Aaron Rodgers didn't bash the Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst for not making any trade deadline moves but also didn't sound too happy about the fact that his team opted to stay quiet. After their first eight games of the season, the Packers are 3-5.
The Packers haven't looked convincing so far this season and they look nowhere near contending for the Super Bowl. Rodgers was hoping the Packers would make some moves prior to the trade deadline but nothing happened.
“Brian [Gutekunst] didn't think whatever was out there was worth whatever was required of what was given up. That just sends a message to us that we've got to play with the guys we've got and win with the guys we've got," Rodgers said.
Rodgers has been voicing frustration this season
Rodgers has already voiced his frustration several times this season. Just 10 days ago, Packers was openly indicating that it was time for the Packers to bench some players.
“It’s definitely not just one play here or there. It’s 20 percent of the time. If we have 50 plays and we have 10 missed assignments or mental errors, that’s 20 percent of the time. So that’s way too high.
In the past we were looking more like, less than 10 percent, so that gives us a really good chance to be successful. 20 percent, that’s way too high. That’s one play a series where you’re really making it tough on yourself.
So we’ve got to fix that. I think guys who are making too many mistakes shouldn’t be playing. Gotta start cutting some reps. And maybe guys who aren’t playing, give them a chance," Rodgers said 10 days ago.
The Packers, who have lost four consecutive games, are playing the Detroit Lions this Sunday. It remains to be seen if Rodgers and company can end their losing streak when they take on the Lions this Sunday.