Donald Driver has weighed in on comments made by his former teammate about his former quarterback.
Driver appeared on ESPN Radio's "Mike and Mike" on Thursday morning, and had this to say about Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings' comments about Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers:
“We’ve always said that the quarterback is the one that needs to take the pressure off everyone else. If a guy runs the wrong route, it’s easy for the quarterback to say, ‘Hey, I told him to run that route’ than for the guy to be like, ‘Well, I ran the wrong route.’ Sometimes you ask Aaron to take the pressure off the guys so we won’t look bad, but he didn’t want to do that. He felt like if you did something bad, you do it. But I think that’s the difference. You want that leadership, and I think sometimes you may not feel like you got it. You have to earn that respect at the end of the day, and I think that’s what Greg was probably referring to.”
Driver added: “no one knows exactly what happened between those two. I didn’t see anything during the season; I didn’t see anything after the season. But you just never know, you never know what types of things happen between them.”
Jennings had jabbed Rodgers and the Packers in the media before, referring to Rodgers as '12' in the media and saying he had been 'brainwashed' during his time in Green Bay.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy had this to say about Driver's comments after the team's practice on Thursday: "Frankly I think Aaron (Rodgers) manages his job responsibility very well. Accountability is throughout your whole football team, the quarterback position, we take a lot of pride in the way it's coached. It's the most overly criticized position on our whole team internally."
Current Packers wide receiver James Jones had a strong reaction to the comments as well.
"Everybody in here's a man, you're not in college no more, you're not in high school no more," Jones said. "You're a man when you make a mistake, you got to own up to your own mistake. I mean, it ain't his (Rodgers') responsibility to take everyone else's wrongdoing. We make a mistake we own up to our mistake, when he makes a mistake he owns up to his. He lets us know when he's wrong and we let him know when he's wrong."
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