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Support for Aaron Rodgers comes from an unlikely place

The drama that is former Green Bay Packers wide receivers versus Aaron Rodgers would be somewhat comical if it had not continued to rear its ugly head this week.

While the latest attacks against Rodgers, arguably the best player at his position, if not the entire league, have come from an unlikely source in Donald Driver. But it has come to our attention that the player who defended Rodgers was none other than former Packers cornerback Charles Woodson who had nothing but good things to say about Rodgers:

Former Packers cornerback Charles Woodson had nothing but good things to say about Aaron Rodgers. Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE photograph

“I’m not sure where all this stuff is coming from,” Woodson said. “I just don’t understand … I think A-Rod would consider these guys his friends, so for stuff like this to be coming out about him now that the guys are gone, it’s got to be hurtful to him because what are they talking about, to question his leadership ability, his leadership skills? The guy is one of the best players in the NFL, and I think he does a great job as far as leading them into battle.”

His support of Rodgers only confirms what many of us knew all along – that Sir Charles understands what it means to know where your bread is buttered. Despite his displeasure in how he was treated when he was released by the Packers, he didn’t even consider throwing Rodgers under that bus.

To what end, he must have asked himself, would criticizing Aaron Rodgers be a benefit? Unlike Driver and especially Greg Jennings, Woodson seems to have an understanding and the class not to have to stoop to such low measures.

Most surprising to me was why Driver decided to get into the act. Again – to what end?

Woodson summed things up appropriately:

“I’m not sure where the attacks – and believe me, they are not warranted, for sure – I don’t know where it’s coming from.”

“Every player should look at him and say, ‘Here’s a guy who’s really on top of the world, and he’s trying to get better. That’s what I think is so hard to understand about what [Jennings and Driver] said.”

Thanks, Charles.

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  • Bob Navigato

    I didn’t place any importance at all on what Jennings had to say cause it was just sour grapes, but Driver is another matter. I’m a die-hard Bears fan and as such know just how good Rodgers has been against us. The an is a stud QB , of that there is no doubt. I expect to hear more from current team mates if his and will only be suspect about his leadership qualities if we gear nothing from them. Silence can be telling.

  • nicholas starling

    I’ve lost all respect for Driver and Jennings. Their criticism is ridiculous.

  • skeletony

    I think Driver was one of those particularly silly Favre fans who thought Brett could do no wrong and that Rodgers did not really deserve to be QB and that Thompson was just doing what he did because of some sort of ‘ageism’.
    Truth is that Rodgers was and is a better QB than Favre ever was. Favre had an undeniably strong arm and sometimes played spectacularly well. But he never was in Aaron Rodgers’ league. AR is smarter and more accurate and has much better mobility to add to that.
    I am a Seattle fan BTW but did not come here to disrespect or get into any back and forth.