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Cheese Curds, 6/4: Aaron Rodgers weighs in on Drew Brees

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The Packers quarterback broke his silence on recent events, but did his words go far enough?

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It took longer than many hoped or expected, but Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers finally weighed in on the unrest over racial inequality sweeping the United States.

Sort of.

Rodgers took to Instagram to respond to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ remark (that he apologized for this morning) that he “would never agree with anyone disrespecting the flag of the United States or our country.”

The Packers quarterback defended his team’s action of locking arms during the national anthem before a game two years ago, saying it was never about the flag then or now and implored people (including Brees) to “listen with an open heart” and called for people to educate themselves and “turn word and thought into action.”

While not directly addressing the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis or the racial inequality facing our country, Rodgers did at least respond to a peer who made a rather insensitive and frankly ignorant statement.

That said, Rodgers’ words would hold more weight if he’d directly address current events instead of vaguely discussing them in a statement directed more at Brees than his own black teammates.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers on protests: ‘It has never been about an anthem or a flag’—PackersNews.com

This isn’t the time for vague statements, Aaron. It’s the time for courage and swift specific action. Your teammates have made their feelings crystal clear. Can you, a white quarterback who’s one of the most famous athletes in the world, do the same? If you can, you can have a much more significant impact than just slapping the wrist of a fellow MVP quarterback.

Jordan Love has never been afraid to work—Packers.com

Maturity and intelligence served Rodgers well during a painful transition and the same traits are present in his likely successor. Jordan Love’s poise will serve him well during what could be another rough transition between starting quarterbacks for the Packers.

It’s up to Matt LaFleur to create big plays for Packers without big additions—ESPN

The of pretty much any new talent in the wide receiver room means Matt LaFleur will have to get creative to generate explosiveness on offense.

PFF: Packers have 3 of NFL’s top 50 players, and one isn’t Aaron Rodgers—Packers Wire

You read that right. The Packers had three players in Pro Football Focus’ Top 50 and nobody named Aaron (Jones or Rodgers) made the list.

Man drinks liter of lemon juice in under 17 seconds for world record—UPI

This would put me in a sour mood. I’d lose my zest for life as this doesn’t really ap-peel to me. Someone would need to come to my aid.