Aaron Rodgers made it clear he wasn't happy with the attitude from his teammates following a loss to the New York Giants on London. In their first trip to London, the Green Bay Packers suffered an upset 27-22 loss to the Giants.
After the game, Packers star cornerback Jaire Alexander said he would be worried only if the Packers lose next week to the New York Jets. Through the first five games of the year, the Packers own a 3-2 record. "I ain't worried, but if we lose next week, then I'll be worried.
But it's a new situation for everybody. New circumstances, sleep patterns. It's a whole adjustment here in London," Alexander said, per ESPN. Alexander wasn't the only Packer that delivered a similar message to Alexander's. Rodgers wasn't happy about it.
"Frankly, I don't like all this conversation about losing next week. I'm a firm believer in the power of words and manifestation. And we've got to check ourselves on that, because talking about that is not winning football.
There was conversation about it in the locker room, and I don't like it. Ja's my guy, but we don't need to be talking like that," Rodgers said in a response to Alexander's post-game comments.
Rodgers on the Packers offense without Davante Adams, Marques Valdes-Scantling
After Adams and Valdes-Scantling left the Packers in the offseason, concerns regarding the Packers offense arised.
After the Giants game, Rodgers was asked whether he feels this Packers offense simply isn't built for a deep run. "You make a good point. It's something to think about," Rodgers said. In Week 4, the Packers struggled on their home field against the New England Patriots but avoided a shock defeat.
In that game, the Patriots played with their third-string quarterback. After surviving the Patriots game, the Packers couldn't do the same against the Giants. Addressing the team's loss, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur admitted his players simply weren't up to the task against the Giants.
"That's what happens in this league when you don't come ready to play. Not that we didn't come ready to play, but they obviously outexecuted us in the second half. Like I told our team, it's just disappointing, but we can't let one loss compound into another," LaFleur said. In Week 6, the Packers are hosting the New York Jets.
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