Aaron Rodgers finally discusses Packers

  • I have no idea what has been doing for the past month, but I do know that he's done a good job of avoiding the media.The quarterback basically went dark after it became known that he doesn't want to be in Green Bay anymore. Sure, Rodgers has been busy: He popped up at the Kentucky Derby -- where he refused to do an on-camera interview -- and he's been having fun in Hawaii, but before Monday night, I was starting to think that he was only taking all these trips so he could avoid talking to the media. I mean, half the reason I went on vacation last week was so I didn't have to talk to my neighbors for six days.After nearly a month of ducking the media, Rodgers finally agreed to an interview and we'll be covering that in-depth today. Also, apparently wants to be traded to one of two teams. Oh, and we'll https://www.shopprogrizzlies.com/memphis-grizzlies-jeresy/tyus-jones-jersey also be predicting the ' entire season today, so let's get to the rundown.As always, here's your weekly reminder to tell all your friends to sign up for the newsletter. To sign up, all you have to do is . 1. Today's show: An in-depth look at the NFC WestNow that we've made it through every big event on the 's offseason calendar, we've decided to take a look back to see how each team did, and today, that means we're going to take an in-depth look at the NFC West.How did each of the teams do in free agency? Did they help themselves in the draft? Did the NFL give them a friendly schedule? We'll be covering all those topics and more for each NFC West team. Not to mention, we'll also be going over the win totals and the divisional odds for each team.For today's show, Will Brinson brought in our NFC West guru, Jeff Kerr, and although the two didn't agree on everything, they did agree that the could be a dark horse in the https://www.shopprogrizzlies.com/memphis-grizzlies-jeresy/killian-tillie-jersey division. The team's Over/Under has been set at eight wins and both guys think they'll get over that. "I think Arizona profiles as a team that should finish above .500 with their additions," Brinson said, referring to the signings of guys like , and . "I would like the over with eight wins. I don't think it's crazy to suggest they could win the division."I do think it's crazy to suggest Arizona could win the division, but I wasn't on the podcast to disagree with Brinson's take."They should win over eight games," Kerr said. "They should've won over eight games last year. They were probably going to be a playoff team last year if their star quarterback doesn't get hurt." The fact that played hurt is a good point. The Cardinals started the season 5-2, but then fell apart after Murray . If Murray can stay healthy, the over does feel like a good bet, but I'm not ready to jump on the division-winning bandwagon with Brinson just yet.To listen to today's show -- and to follow the podcast -- .2. Aaron Rodgers finally talks about the drama in Green BayI'm not sure if Aaron Rodgers has been purposely ducking the media over the past month, but it kind of feels that way. Over the past four weeks, Rodgers has been the hottest topic in the NFL, but no one actually knows first-hand how he feels about the situation in Green Bay because no one has had a chance to ask him. Well, that changed on Monday night when https://www.shopprogrizzlies.com/memphis-grizzlies-jeresy/jahlil-tripp-jersey Rodgers to help celebrate Kenny Mayne's final episode. Although the entire conversation wasn't about football , Mayne made sure to ask Rodgers the one question everyone was hoping he would ask: "Are you demanding a trade?"It was a simple five-word question and Rodgers could have shut down all the trade speculation with a simple "no," but that's now how he responded. Instead, he kind of ducked the question while also offering a lengthy answer."With my situation, look, it's never been about the draft pick, picking Jordan Love ," Rodgers said. "I love Jordan, he's a great kid. A lot of fun to work together. I love the coaching staff, love my teammates, love the fan base in Green Bay. It's been an incredible 16 years. It's just kind of about a philosophy and maybe forgetting it is about the people that make the thing go. It's about character. It's about culture. It's about doing the things the right way. A lot this was put in motion last year. The wrench was just kind of throw into it when I won MVP and played the way I played last year. This is just kind of the spill out of all that. But, look, it's about the people and that's the most important thing. Green Bay has always been about the people." Rodgers spent a good part of the interview emphasizing the fact that the Packers organization is one that was built by the people."Culture is built brick by https://www.shopprogrizzlies.com/memphis-grizzlies-jeresy/brandon-clarke-jersey brick, the ," Rodgers said. "Not by the organization. Not by the building. Not by the corporation. It's built by the people."Over the past four weeks, the belief was the Rodgers was upset with the front office and he didn't do anything to change that perception during this interview. As a matter of fact, when he went through that list of people that he "loves" in Green Bay, you'll notice that he left out those in the front office. Rodgers clearly has a problem with the Packers' front office and it seems unlikely the team is going to be able to do anything to change how he feels. Rodgers skipped the first day of offseason training activities (OTAs) on Monday and although that's not a huge deal, it is worth noting because he's never skipped OTAs before.Although Rodgers is free to skip OTAs, things will likely get much more interesting next month. The Packers' mandatory minicamp runs from June 15-17 and if he's a no-show https://www.shopprogrizzlies.com/memphis-grizzlies-jeresy/jaren-jackson-jr-jersey for that, then the team will have a real problem on its hands, because at that point, the Packers will have no way to know if he'll even show up for training camp. Basically, the Packers could soon reach a breaking point, which could lead them to finally trade Rodgers, even though that's not what they want to do right now.3. NFL players trying to recruit Julio JonesIn what might have been the greatest live television phone call of all time, Julio Jones revealed on Monday that he officially wants out of Atlanta. Apparently, news travels fast in the NFL, because after Jones made it known that he wants out, multiple players took to Twitter to start their recruitment pitch. Here's a short list of players who have : CB . Slay and then added the word "Eagles" along with a pair of googly eyes. If that doesn't entice you, I don't know what will. CB . Ramsey went a slightly different route and tried to sell Jones on Los Angeles. CB . The Ravens corner said Baltimore makes sense because it would allow the receiver to be a "bird forever." This recruitment pitch could also work for the Eagles, Cardinals or . OL . Brown had four simple words for Jones, "Come be a Patriot!" RB . These two were working out together last week and it's pretty clear that Henry would love to see Jones head to Nashville.Of course, the irony here is that recruiting Jones isn't going to help at all because Jone