GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The highlight of Aaron Rodgers' radio show Tuesday on ESPN 540 in Milwaukee was easily his most in-depth comments about his leadership style since former teammates Greg Jennings and Donald Driver criticized him earlier this summer.
Those comments were detailed here.
But Rodgers, who does the show weekly during the regular season and playoffs, also made some other interesting remarks during his first appearance of the 2013 season.
Here are a couple of highlights:
On the idea of having a veteran, Seneca Wallace, as his backup for the first time in his career, Rodgers said: “I’m excited about the opportunity to work with him. Like I told him yesterday, I said, ‘I want input. I want to have conversations. I want to know what you’re seeing and what you’re thinking,’ because he’s been around a lot of football, and he really knows the game. It will be a good situation.”
On why he has said several times that he likes the vibe on this team, Rodgers said: “Johnny Jolly. In all seriousness, that’s a big part of it. Having him back, he brings a lot of energy, he brings that confidence to the defense, some nasty to them. But at the same time I think if you really step back, and those of us who played with him, you really have an appreciation for what’s gone through and how he’s responded to that adversity. He really is enjoying this opportunity and embracing the fact that this is such a privilege to play in this league. His attitude and his approach has made an impact on a lot of guys, myself, a lot of guys his (defensive line) room.”
Rodgers speaks with reporters on Wednesdays during the regular season, but we will try to bring you some highlights each week from his Tuesday show.