Packers Not Concerned with Baratz' Comments
CREATED Sep. 20, 2012
GREEN BAY, Wis.--It began last Friday, when a twitter post on Jermichael Finley’s agent Blake Baratz’ feed read, ‘Aaron Rodgers is a great quarterback, but not a great leader’.
A notion harped upon by many throughout the past week, but brushed off by members of the team today.
“He's the leader of this team, he's the man,” said Finley. “I respect him as a player. Outside of the locker room I'm a fan of Aaron Rodgers, so we good.”
“Aaron's the best leader, one of the best leaders on this team, so there's not even a comment on it,” agreed Offensive Tackle Bryan Bulaga.
“It's silly, you know,” said Rodgers. “It’s the same thing if the guy at the 5 Guys Burgers didn't like the way I was tipping. It's just people who aren’t in the locker room making comments. I don't have a reaction to it, it's not an issue.”
Head Coach Mike McCarthy says any remnants of an issue seem unlikely.
“I don't get involved in ignorant comments on social media,” he said. “That's not a locker room issue in my view. I feel strongly that we have a very healthy locker room.”
“I care less what Blake do,” said Finley, “as long as he takes care of my business at the end of the day.”
Baratz has not removed the tweet or apologized for it, he stands by what he says.
Not that anyone in the Packers locker room appears to be too shaken by it.