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Jones not upset with Rodgers

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 18, 2012 – 2:30 pm

WR James Jones said on Tuesday that the sideline scolding he received from QB Aaron Rodgers against the Bears last Thursday was not a problem between the two. After Rodgers threw an interception in the fourth quarter on a pass intended for Jones, TV cameras showed Rodgers visibly upset with Jones for turning one way on his route when Rodgers expected him to turn the other.

“Me and A-Rod are way closer than that to let something like that come in between us,” Jones said. “We’re out there trying to win the ballgame. It was my fault. I gave him mixed signals. We’re all emotional out there.

“I’m not mad at him. We’re trying to win. Get on me. I messed up.”

Jones chalked it up to a family squabble, heightened by the frustration many were feeling for the offense’s struggles through the first two weeks. He said Rodgers later apologized to him for calling him out in front of everyone like that, but he told Rodgers there was no need to do so.

“I messed up. Frustration happens,” Jones said. “It’s all good, no love lost. We’re teammates, we’re family in here. We’re all trying to win.”

Jones added that questioning Rodgers’ leadership abilities in the wake of the incident was “ridiculous.”

“He’s a natural-born leader, not just by what he says but how he carries himself, how he plays the game, how he handles certain situations,” Jones said. “Everybody in this locker room looks up to him as a leader. Everybody in this locker room believes in him.”


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21 Responses to “Jones not upset with Rodgers”

  1. By BRinMilwaukee on Sep 18, 2012 | Reply

    Very classy response by JJ. He messed up, Aaron apologized, it’s all good.

  2. By Mike on Sep 18, 2012 | Reply

    JJ will have a big game monday night!

  3. By John on Sep 18, 2012 | Reply

    Rodgers has earned the right to chew some butt when it is necessary. Jones knows it. JJ, way to not be petty like a Bear.

  4. By Chris on Sep 18, 2012 | Reply

    Like BRinMilwaukee said, classy response. Calling it like it is, accepting responsibility and moving on. I think that reflects the way the Packers do business and play football.

  5. By woodiepackers on Sep 18, 2012 | Reply

    jj is a class act pro.,and always was one that was he’s still a packer there are alot of other nfl players that can learn from jj the way he go about business i always tell my grandson to watch jj and learn from him we all are cheeseheads this is not the first time that jj showed that he’sa standup guy and a class act go jj A-ROD love you,go pack!!!

  6. By Dennis on Sep 18, 2012 | Reply

    Mr Jones is a very classy guy. He is a real role model. I wish him the best in his season with the green and gold.

  7. By rab077jackson on Sep 18, 2012 | Reply

    This is one of the reasons the Packers are one of America’s favorite teams. They ARE family in green Bay. They all know each other, their families are a team, same as the players. The NFL is a tuff business, but it green bay it is more than a business. Why do players come to Green bay for less money than they could make in a larger metro area? Family, love of each other, country, God. Its not always about money folks. Look out NFL, Green bay is alive and well. I see a 13-3 season coming, playoffs, and Super Bowl appearence.

  8. By HobokenPackerFan on Sep 18, 2012 | Reply

    JJ is always gets rumored as someone the Packers might look to move. This is just one of the reasons why that should not be the case.

  9. By James Kopesky on Sep 18, 2012 | Reply

    Very mature response. Let’s move on.

  10. By MNPackerFan on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply

    Society has become a little too sensitive when we have to over-analyze the tone of voice used in a football game to ensure nobody’s feelings were hurt.

  11. By Ron on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply

    I gained a lot more respect for James Jones from this then I would have otherwise had with his inconsistent routes and misplays on balls that hit his hands…He confessed up to it and the two men hashed it out like Pro’s and it is done. Move on…Good to see.

  12. By John on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply

    Yea JJ way to shed some light for us. I hated how Terry Bradshaw had the audacity to call out Aaron Rodgers for calling out his teammate. A real leader looks at fault and does his best to correct them. At that moment Rodgers wanted to show how hungry he was about winning the game so his conversation came off ass agression, but it wasn’t towards JJ it was towards winning and flawless execution

  13. By B52-Claymaker on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply

    Great handling of the situation by both Aaron and JJ. Does indeed show the respect of each other and the need to move on. Go Pack Go!

  14. By bryan86 on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply

    Monday night don’t be surprised if double j ends up in the end zone for 6 from rodgers.

  15. By Nikhil on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, what a great response. Most receivers in this league would respond sharply, criticizing their QB and protecting their image. Im not sure whose fault it was, but for Jones to respond like this makes him in a unique category of receivers that any team would be proud to have.

  16. By Ryan on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply

    Yea, Super bowl champion and MVP Rogers is not a good leader. I cant handle following the nfl anymore

  17. By dety ernie on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply

    Time for Jones to move on. His head hasn’t been in the game for two years. Rogers is just tired of the BS with him running the wrong routes. How long has he been a Packer and doesn’t know the routes?
    Time for a trade me thinks. Send a message to the rest of the team; know your job do your job.
    Jones acts like this was a one time mess up. Its been two years.

  18. By Mark from PA on Sep 21, 2012 | Reply

    Ryan,
    Maybe you should stop watching the NFL and blogging about it. I hear the NHL is looking for bloggers.

  19. By Mark from PA on Sep 21, 2012 | Reply

    I missed that Terry Bradshaw comment on A-Rod. Did he look at the bumbling cry baby on the other side of the field. Culter would cry to the grounds crew if an ant was crawling on him. It might hurt him to actually smile.

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