CharVike wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:33 am
StumpHunter wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:25 pm
If he played for the Vikings and got his coach fired by losing games intentionally?
He threw games. ok. That coach should have been fired. The entire FO should have been fired.
You're saying Rodgers threw games and because he threw them, his head coach and the front office should been/were fired?
I find that preposterous on its face.
Look at when Favre was throwing a fit over in Packerland and what happened to him. He was sent packing (no pun intended) and Rodgers was installed at QB.
So now the Packers have reached the point where instead of establishing credibility, they're going to coddle a malcontent and punish those who are just trying to do their jobs and help the overall team win?
I mean, it's entirely possible that is the case, but if it is, woe to the Packers. Truly. They have entered at least a long decline that will affect their future ability to hire anyone with character and of quality. Who would want to go into a situation where, if they anger the sacred cow(s) of the organization, they are promised a swift, unceremonious kick in the rear on their way out the door and will also get the blame for any failures in addition?
I can't imagine anyone of quality accepting something like that, no matter what money is involved.
Player malcontents are simply not to be tolerated. For that matter, even head coach malcontents are usually punted (witness what happened to Dennis Green when he left the Vikings after writing his book disparaging the ownership of the team at the time). If you let a malcontent start to dictate things to the wider organization, the organization is dead, even if it walks and talks for a while longer.
It is true that Rodgers might have no longer like playing for McCarthy, but I saw more than enough from the entire team in McCarthy's last season to suggest that it wasn't the players, or even one particular special player, responsible for McCarthy's exit. It seemed like the entire team was undisciplined and ill-prepared with many uncharacteristic mistakes. Hard for me to blame Rodgers for what happened, and even harder for me to believe he intentionally caused any Packers losses.