Let’s say this about Aaron Rodgers: He has handled this entire situation exceedingly well. Aside from his ill-advised comments to Sports Illustrated, Rodgers has said the right thing at every step of this fiasco. That includes his comments today, on learning that Brett Favre has filed reinstatement papers.
“I’m not as affected as you guys think I am or should be,” he said. “They told me I’m the starter, and until that changes, that’s going to be my focus. I keep saying that…I have confidence in myself and I have confidence in how the coaches on the staff feel about me,” he said. “And he’s not here yet. We’re still dealing in hypotheticals for the moment, until he gets here.”
Charles Woodson, however, acknowledged that the Favre situation is a distraction and that things will get worse if Favre comes to camp.
“Any time you have a situation where there is a distraction or one guy getting all the attention or the buzz, rather than on us concentrating or executing plays, you get tired of answering questions…It’s only going to be worse if he shows up in camp tomorrow or the next day. We’ve just all got to be prepared to be professionals and to practice hard and work hard and make sure everyone on the team is doing their job.”
Andy has gotten word of Woodson saying other, less constructive things in the locker room today. Assuming they’re true, he’ll post them here later tonight.
And it gets uglier.