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Cheese Curds, 2/22: Former teammate praises Aaron Rodgers’ leadership

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Yes, you read that correctly.

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One of the most ridiculous things in NFL media circles recently is the consistent attack on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ leadership qualities. A select few media outlets seem to enjoy taking comments from Rodgers’ former Packers teammates and spinning them into a narrative about how the two-time MVP is a bad teammate or a poor leader.

Most of the comments that lead to these narratives come from one of two or three sources. Meanwhile, there are far more other players who show their support for Rodgers and their appreciation for their relationship with him, but they don’t make the headlines.

So today, let’s make sure that Jordy Nelson does make some headlines for his interview defending Rodgers against the foolishness being spread by these bad apples. If anyone would know Rodgers best, it’s the receiver who caught more passes and more touchdowns from him than anyone else.

Also, if our final curd of the week is to be believed, I might live forever. Enjoy.

Jordy Nelson on criticism of Packers' Aaron Rodgers: ‘The same people’ saying ‘the same stuff’ | Pro football | madison.com
You can probably bet that Nelson isn't sending former teammates Greg Jennings or Jermichael Finley any Christmas cards. Nelson spoke to Jason Wilde and said "it's comical" when he reads comments like theirs that are critical of Rodgers. He took it one step further regarding Finley, laughing about the former tight end's rant about being held accountable on the practice field.

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Bibbs was teammates with Sanders in Denver, likely prompting his push on social media. However, Denver is expected to keep Sanders for 2019, so that puts a damper on Bibbs' hopes.

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Forester was on two championship teams in the 1960s and made three All-Pro teams, becoming a star linebacker after Vince Lombardi arrived in Green Bay. Before that, he was a steady but relatively unknown starter on bad teams.

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It's interesting to see a couple of draft prospects on this list but neither of them are named Nick Bosa.

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No argument here.