Sean Payton expects better than Aaron Rodgers.
Payton, the former longtime Saints head coach now serving as a Fox NFL analyst, expressed his displeasure with Rodgers’ body language and comments following the Packers’ Week 1 loss to the Vikings.
“It drives me crazy,” Payton said He said on the “NFL Rhodes Show”.. “It drives me crazy.”
Rogers has it. He was particularly critical of the team’s young receiving corps.The Packers lost Davante Adams this offseason when they traded him to the Raiders. During the pre-season“The young guys, especially the young receivers, we have to be more consistent,” Rogers said. Too many drops, too many bad route decisions, running the wrong way. We need to improve in that area.
That feeling has now carried over into the regular season, which saw rookie receiver Christian Watson throw an easy, wide-open 75-yard touchdown early in the loss.
“There are going to be growing pains,” Rodgers said after the game. “This is real football, it’s important. It’s different, there’s nerves. … We have to make those plays.
Those comments rubbed Payton the wrong way, Rodgers preferring to take the blame instead of placing blame on rookies and young players.
“After the game, we go into the interview in the locker room and the first question Aaron was asked was to go back and he mentioned the first play of the game that he dropped from the starter,” Payton said. “And I thought, ‘Come on.’ I like Aaron Rodgers, but I didn’t like what I saw.