Rodgers ignores Favre swipes

The other day in an interview on Atlanta’s 790 The Zone, former Packers great Brett Favre made what...

The other day in an interview on Atlanta’s 790 The Zone, former Packers great Brett Favre made what could only be interpreted as not-so-subtle knocks against Aaron Rodgers. (REUTERS/Tim Shaffer)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

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Aaron Rodgers didn’t take the bait.

The other day in an interview on Atlanta’s 790 The Zone, former Packers great Brett Favre made what could only be interpreted as not-so-subtle knocks against Rodgers, the quarterback that has replaced him in the hearts and minds of Packers’ fans.

Favre said he wasn’t surprised Rodgers won a Super Bowl, but “the biggest surprise to me would be that he didn’t do it sooner.” To that rap he added that Rodgers “just kind of fell into a good situation.”

Said Favre: “He’s got tremendous talent, he’s very bright and he got a chance to kind of sit and watch and he saw successful teams do it right. And so he just kind of fell into a good situation. And on top of that, he’s a good player. I don’t think anyone would question now the talent around him is even better than when I was there. So I really was surprised it took him so long.”

When asked to respond, Rodgers took the high road.

“I’m just going to say that I was really proud of our team,” Rodgers said. “It takes 53 guys to win a championship and we had the right recipe last year and we’re trying to do the same thing this season.”

Gee, thanks Brett.


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