Monday, September 16, 2013
Starter Pack: Rodgers’ leadership shines
By Rob Demovsky
A roundup of what’s happening on the Green Bay Packers beat.
Aaron Rodgers’ leadership has been a topic of conversation of late, and too often it was for the wrong reasons (see Greg Jennings and Donald Driver, circa July/August 2013).
But one of the things a leader does is give credit to others when things go right.
And, as colleague John Clayton pointed out in his “Last Call” column, Rodgers did that after Sunday’s 38-20 victory over the Washington Redskins at Lambeau Field.
Clayton picked out this nugget from Rodgers’ postgame news conference.
“Guys like John Jolly, B.J. Raji and Randall Cobb were bigger speakers in the locker room,” Rodgers said. “Being vocal is not my forte.”
Added Clayton on Rodgers: His forte is running the offense. On Sunday, he was flawless.
Our ESPN.com game coverage further examined Rodgers’ 480-yard passing performance, which tied the franchise record, James Jones’ big day receiving and we looked at perhaps a surprising end to the streak of consecutive games without a 100-yard running back.