Aaron Rodgers: Mike Tomlin “a fantastic coach”, the Steelers a dangerous team coming out of a “game of anomalies”
Aaron Rodgers may be a Californian kid, but he has spent most of his professional career with a Yinzer to his ear in former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, who is now with the Cowboys of Dallas. The future Hall of Fame quarterback was on the Pat McAfee Show talking about Pittsburgh, as his Packers host the Steelers next week.
“It’s a big city of blue collar workers. There are a lot of great people who live there; it has a lot of history, this town, ”Rodgers told McAfee, who is himself from the area, before expressing his appreciation for Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.
“I have a lot of respect for Mike. I think he’s a fantastic coach, ”said Rodgers. “I like the way he leads. I like the way he talks after games. He always seems to keep things really balanced. Looks like he’s someone the players love to play for ”.
The Packers are 2-1 after two solid games, but they, including Rodgers, have played terribly in Game 1 of the season. The Steelers are now seated at 1-2 after impressing in Game 1 with a road win over the Buffalo Bills.
“There are some anomalous games so early in the season. You overreact on Mondays and people crown MVP, Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, ”Rodgers said of the number of injuries the Steelers suffered on Sunday.
“TJ [Watt] got injured in week two against the Raiders and didn’t play last week. He’s one of the top two or three defensive players in the league so his return is a total change if he comes back this week, which I expect him to do, ”he said. .
Watt recorded three sacks and two forced fumbles in the first six quarters of the season before injuring his groin. He didn’t play last Sunday, nor did his compatriot Alex Highsmith. They also have two starting defensive linemen on the reserve / injured roster.
“They’re 1-2 right now after a tough divisional loss. It looks like a dangerous football team so we’ll have to be prepared to go, ”Rodgers said. If he completes his accuracy he passes as he has done for the past couple of weeks, however, I would say they are ready for this high school.