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Rodgers talks IR issue, Barnett bails on Twitter

Posted on: January 29, 2011 5:41 pm
Edited on: January 29, 2011 8:51 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Remember that whole Packers picture controversy? The one where several members of the team on IR were upset that the team wouldn't let them take part in the picture ? And then the team relented and let them be in the pic after all ?

Yeah, Mike McCarthy didn't like it (he thought it got overblown) and you have to think Packers fans didn't like it either. But Aaron Rodgers talked about it Saturday, and there's a good chance his words could stir the pot again.

"Well, I’ll say this," Rodgers said per Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee . "I was on IR back in 2006, and I chose to stick around and finish out the season with my guys and be here every game. Some of those guys didn’t. And so, we love them, we care about them, we don’t wish injury on anybody, but this is a group of guys that's really come together and has been great to work with. It's been great to work with the guys we brought in midseason, some of them, and the young guys. Some of the guys who were injured, you know, they are still part of this team, but some of them didn’t choose to stick around."

Those comments are just vague enough to avoid any public perception that Rodgers is pointing fingers, but it's pretty obvious that he is at least speaking to Nick Barnett and Jermichael Finley.

Both those players were on IR, both were absent from the Packers' facility after their season-ending injuries, and both were quite active on Twitter following their exclusion from the picture.

It remains to be seen whether Rodgers' comments actually create any sort of stir, but Nick Barnett (not-so-coincidentally) is deleting his Twitter account.

"Goodbye Twitter ... It was fun while it lasted ... But we need to focus on important things," Barnett tweeted. "Before I delete this page I just want to say I was never trying to be a distraction ... I am [a] Packer have been one for 8 years going on 9 years."

Look, everyone will tell you that this "controversy" isn't a big deal. And it probably isn't. But there's certainly something a little discomforting for Green Bay and Packers fans when the biggest story surrounding the team is a totally meaningless team photo distraction that it can't seem to shake.

Oh yes, and all of this happening before media week starts. Which means it's not the last that we've heard of it.

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Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2011 11:04 am
 

Rodgers talks IR issue, Barnett bails on Twitter

Talk about the media trying to stir up some kind of drama.  Lame.  Well, I heard that Roethlisberger called Pouncey a pussy and a quitter for not playing in the Super Bowl, so there. <h1 id="firstHeading" class="firstHeading" style="color: black; background-image: none; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.1em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: #aaaaaa; width: auto; font-size: 1.6em; overflow-x: hidden; overflow-y: hidden; line-height: 1.2em; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">



Since: Oct 22, 2010
Posted on: January 30, 2011 12:21 am
 

Rodgers talks IR issue, Barnett bails on Twitter

Yet again you have the media drawing conclusion to nothing.  However, Roger is right.  If Barnett and Finley really wanted to be a part of the team they should have stuck around and rehab in GB.  They rehabed on their own and their defense.. I'm not getting the full attention of the trainers (I seem to remember there is no "I" in team yet with them it's always about "I").  They have been no-shows during the season after they got injuried and placed on IR and now suddenly they want to remind us and Packernation that they're still here.  If you want to be a member of the packers, stick around and support your team.  I think with Bishop getting his contact extension means that we can expect that either Hawk or Barnett is shown the door in the off-season.  Too pricey for what they have given to the Packers.  I would prefer it to be Barnett.  The guy can't tackle, over-pursues, and is always out of position plus his personality and off-the-field issues in GB isn't up to par with what GB wants out of their players (ie all the night club incidents and his arrest for assult on a female in Appleton while at a night club which he pledge "no contest").  Personally, I think Barnett just punched his ticket out of Titletown with "Twitter".  &nb
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Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: January 29, 2011 6:44 pm
 

Rodgers talks IR issue, Barnett bails on Twitter

stories like this reminds me of how far media coverage has come. 10 years ago this is a footnote  during the super bowl


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