On tonight’s episode of NFL MONDAY QB on CBS Sports Network, Boomer Esiason had this to say about Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers as they head into their postseason road contest at the Skins:
“All three teams in that division went into Lambeau and won this year. That’s the first time that that has happened since 1991. There are a lot of problems there. I do not like the way they’re going into the playoffs. I think Washington will manhandle them come Sunday afternoon at FedEx Field. Part of it is Aaron Rodgers because he openly complains. You never hear Tom Brady complain about Bill Belichick or Josh McDaniels. But in the last few weeks it’s been a lot of chirping from him.”
“He’d be better served not saying anything and not letting it get out of the locker room… I don’t like their mindset. I don’t like their confidence. And I don’t think their defense is that good.”
Boomer laying the smack down on A.A. Ron.
I actually find Aaron Rodgers and his candor to be quite refreshing. Most other star players usually talk as if every word was first tested on a focus group. Everything they say is a press release written by a flack. Rodgers actually expresses an opinion. Granted the Pack did have kind of a disappointing season. Of course when Aaron Rodgers led the Packers to a Super Bowl win, they entered that postseason as a low seed/wild card/underdog/having to go on the road for every game too.
So they might surprise ya!
That said, Esiason does make a few good points, and again, I appreciate his bluntness. Boomer is a decent talking head/analyst because he doesn’t back down at all. He’s much brighter and more insightful than Phil Simms, to which he is frequently compared. His comments about Rodgers here are reminiscent of what he said about another big name, big personality NFC North QB1.
You’ll recall a couple year ago when Esiason referred to Jay Cutler as maybe a “top 15 QB in the NFL, maybe.”
Boomer certainly has his detractors though. You’ll recall the time Lawrence Taylor called him “a dickhead” during a talk radio appearance.
Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, currently contributes to the Chicago Tribune RedEye. He also appears regularly on numerous television and radio talk shows all across the country. Catch him Tuesdays on KOZN 1620 The Zone.