Aaron Rodgers stated the Packers’ tough begin in a Week 1 loss to the Saints was the results of just a few issues — together with a “painful double nut shot” and “low energy.”
After the Packers had been blown out by the Saints, 38-3, in Sunday’s season opener, the franchise quarterback known as into the “Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday to elucidate what went mistaken.
“It was one of those days… It was a rough one. Offensively we were bad… [and] not in rhythm,” stated Rodgers, who was intercepted twice by New Orleans’ rookie defensive again Paulson Adebo and security Marcus Williams.
The reigning NFL MVP was pulled from the sport with almost 11 minutes left and completed 15-of-28 for 133 yards with no touchdowns.
During the interview, Rodgers famous that he needed to debate the primary interception early on within the third, when he was beneath stress by Adebo.
“I don’t like to make a lot of excuses for interceptions,” he stated, encouraging listeners to “return and watch it. “There’s some s–t ones, ones you would like you had again, [and] there’s some ones that basically aren’t your fault. That one was completely as a result of double nut shot I took.
“I stepped up in the pocket, I was going to throw it across my body to Davante [Adams]… And I’ve thrown it in practice before. I don’t feel bad about that throw. Right before I’m throwing it, I took a left clothesline… and somebody on the right, with a right cross, double nut shot.”
While it was a painful hit, Rodgers did say he ought to’ve compensated on the throw and wasn’t precisely protected within the space of the hit.
“I guess I gotta overcome that, throw a better ball. That was a painful one. They got their money’s worth on that one… When I started playing football in 8th grade, I wore a cup, and that was my last day wearing a cup. I definitely thought about that after [the hit].”
When requested about whether or not or not he feels the necessity to deal with “speculation” that Sunday’s efficiency is a sign he “doesn’t care,” Rodgers stated, “No.”
He added, “I believe it is likely to be a freak-out exterior of the ability. I believe it’s studying lesson for us. We can’t play like that, we are able to’t begin a recreation like that… our power degree was just a little bit low earlier than the sport. We gotta do a greater job at responding to adversity. There’s not a lot to say. We obtained our asses beat by 35 factors. We’re all pissed off about it. But, we simply transfer on. We obtained 16 extra to go. We can’t dwell on this one and let it affect subsequent week.
“Any great competitor is never OK with losing, but I think the response has to be the thing you set your mind to… watch the film, you flush it… and you move on to the next opponent.”
The Packers subsequent host the Lions on “Monday Night Football.”