Thursday Night Open Thread: What Arron Rodgers is really doing

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In yesterday’s OT I posted this tweet, which highlighted how the Packers are acting as if Rodgers will be back this year.

But then I got to thinking more about it, and I think it goes a bit deeper.

First you have to ask what the Packers are thinking. One possibility is that they’re calling his bluff and don’t think he’ll retire. This is possible, but it doesn’t seem to match what we’re seeing. If they were playing hardball you’d expect Rodgers to try and turn up the pressure. But if anything the rumor mill has cooled off.

So unless Rodgers has straight up given up on this, the other option is that they both think that they’re going to come to a satisfactory conclusion, which can only be a reworking of his contract. And not just to get paid more.

Rodgers’ contract, as it stands now, makes it pretty easy for the Packers to trade or cut him if they want. With Jordan Love in the building Rodgers is feeling the pressure of knowing he can be dumped at any moment. So he’s looking to restructure his contract so that he has more guaranteed money, making cutting or trading him cap-prohibitive for the Packers.

If this is the case, and the Packers agree to a deal where they’re locked into him for another couple years, what do they do with Jordan Love? His rookie deal will be over by then, so it might make sense for the Packers to trade him instead of Rodgers.

And thus Rodgers wins the power struggle over Love.

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BleedingRedAndGold
06/03/2021 10:56 pm

If Tony’s right, what Rodgers is basically screwing over the Packers, Jordan Love, and Packers fans generally in order to be in the driver’s seat, calling the shots. If that sounds egotistical, all I can say is that it fits his track record, because any WR who took a coach’s side over his would be frozen out. Nice career, pity you had to piss it away by not being loyal to me, kid.

BleedingRedAndGold
06/03/2021 10:33 pm
AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 9:57 pm
AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 10:04 pm
pompano
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 10:15 pm

comment image

just Lemmy in jean shorts

AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  pompano
06/03/2021 10:25 pm

Did you watch that documentary? The dudes a icon.

Last edited 8 days ago by AndyReidStach
pompano
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 10:29 pm

Was it a new one? If so, then no.
will look for it, do you remember the name?

pompano
Reply to  pompano
06/03/2021 10:59 pm

thanks

AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  pompano
06/04/2021 12:41 am

I’ll delete cause he’s got some questionable stuff and I don’t want tony to be mad

BleedingRedAndGold
06/03/2021 9:49 pm
BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/03/2021 9:49 pm
steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 8:46 pm

shit happens

A Weather Delay: June 5, 1944
Eisenhower selected June 5, 1944, as the date for the invasion; however, bad weather on the days leading up to the operation caused it to be delayed for 24 hours. On the morning of June 5, after his meteorologist predicted improved conditions for the following day, Eisenhower gave the go-ahead for Operation Overlord. He told the troops: “You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you.”

Later that day, more than 5,000 ships and landing craft carrying troops and supplies left England for the trip across the Channel to France, while more than 11,000 aircraft were mobilized to provide air cover and support for the invasion.

The greatest crusade was about to commence

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 8:49 pm

America has it’s moments for sure

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 9:15 pm

When was the last time something positive has come from Russia?

The place is a wasteland now

Just filled with Thugs and Hackers

AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 9:17 pm

mafia state.

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 9:21 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katyn_massacre

The Katyn massacre[a] was a series of mass executions of nearly 22,000 Polish military officers and intelligentsia carried out by the Soviet Union, specifically the NKVD (“People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs”, the Soviet secret police) in April and May 1940. Though the killings also occurred in the Kalinin and Kharkiv prisons and elsewhere, the massacre is named after the Katyn Forest, where some of the mass graves were first discovered.

AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 9:27 pm

Prior to the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the archival revelations, some historians estimated that the numbers killed by Stalin’s regime were 20 million or higher.[4][5][6]

AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 9:28 pm

Three guys per gun. First guy dies, second picks up the gun etc.

AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 9:28 pm

I’m Volga German.

AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 9:29 pm

Funny thing was a Hispanic guy who worked in HR asking me if I was a nazi because of my last name.

pompano
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 9:49 pm

Report him to…him?

pompano
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 9:50 pm
BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 10:07 pm

But if you asked if he was a supporter of the Castro regime because of his last name, you’d have gotten fired, even after he said that.

Complaints about the “woke” tend to go over the top, as most folks ain’t that bought in – but all those folks defending woke-ist policies and practices are providing cover for a number of corrosive and IMO downright anti-America groups. Not that any of them on the Left will be accountable for that, any more than those on the Right will do anything about their own dangerous activists.

AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/03/2021 10:38 pm

My own cousin who is younger was going off on how the “white people” killed off all the natives and I should hate myself because of that. Me: our family migrated to the US in the 1880’s. After the Russians promised a wonderful life if we taught their military how to farm crops on the western side. Oh, they killed most of them after they showed them how to grow winter wheat.

AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 10:41 pm

America is a melting pot of people looking to make a better life. People forget that or want to take advantage of it.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/04/2021 12:36 am

Truth. People forget that our (European-Americans) ancestors were mostly poor and/or persecuted. If things were so great in Europe, they wouldn’t have left.

larch
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 9:35 pm

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. (French accent required.)

AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  larch
06/03/2021 9:43 pm

My French is really bad.

bonjour como tale vu

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 9:49 pm

Human extermination was a thing in the 1930’s and 40’s

Russia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Romania, etc etc etc

Africa was no different, Japan and China

sickens me

AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 9:52 pm

Look at North Korea, the world turns it head the other way. Kinda sounds like WW2.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 10:01 pm

Not exactly. NK isn’t being ignored, but nobody’s touching them without permission from China, which ain’t going to happen. They are not going to allow a Korean state to border them unless they are China’s client, so NK is untouchable for the foreseeable future. China’s culture has been prone to believing themselves to be better than all other races as well as xenophobic, for a very long time indeed.

AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 8:51 pm

Eisenhower had US troops film and document everything they could from the concentration camps, he knew there would be people to deny it happened.

AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 8:54 pm

I had this conversation today. Human nature hasn’t changed just society with advancements in technology.

pompano
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 9:03 pm

AZ is thinking old going back to old tech Zyklon B for state executions…

AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  pompano
06/03/2021 9:10 pm

Yeah. Just give me the firing squad. I read that, shits fucked up man. I think that one is super painful, your lungs blowup if I remember right.

pompano
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 9:40 pm
pompano
Reply to  pompano
06/03/2021 9:49 pm
steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  pompano
06/03/2021 9:10 pm

that was never used in the US
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zyklon_B

pompano
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 9:38 pm

not yet..

Chief-Blinders-On
06/03/2021 8:02 pm

Pos No Player RB 1 Jerick McKinnon CB 2 Dicaprio Bootle WR 2 Dalton Schoen QB 4 Chad Henne WR 5 Daurice Fountain P 5 Tommy Townsend LB 6 Zayne Anderson QB 6 Shane Buechele K 7 Harrison Butker QB 8 Anthony Gordon WR 9 Chris Finke WR 10 Tyreek Hill WR 11 Demarcus Robinson WR 12 Gehrig Dieter WR 13 Byron Pringle WR 14 Cornell Powell QB 15 Patrick Mahomes WR 17 Mecole Hardman WR 19 Antonio Callaway S 20 Will Parks CB 21 Mike Hughes S 22 Juan Thornhill S 23 Armani Watts S 24 Devon Key RB 24 Elijah McGuire RB 25 Clyde Edwards-Helaire CB 27 Rashad Fenton CB 29 BoPete Keyes CB 30 Deandre Baker DB 31 Manny Patterson RB 31 Darrel Williams S 32 Tyrann Mathieu RB 34 Darwin Thompson CB 35 Charvarius Ward CB 38 L’Jarius Sneed DB 39 Marlon Character S 40 Rodney Clemons RB 40 Derrick Gore LS 41 James Winchester LB 43 Emmanuel Smith LB 44 Dorian O’Daniel FB 45 Michael Burton DB 45 Chris Lammons LB 46 Riley Cole LB 47 Darius Harris TE 48 Nick Keizer S 49 Daniel Sorensen LB 50 Willie Gay Jr. DE 51 Michael Danna DE 52 Demone Harris C 52 Creed Humphrey LB 53 Anthony Hitchens LB 54 Nick Bolton DE 55 Frank Clark LB 56 Ben Niemann T 57 Orlando Brown Jr. LB 59 Omari Cobb DE 59 Joshua Kaindoh C 61 Darryl Williams G 62 Joe Thuney G 65 Trey Smith C 66 Austin Blythe T 67 Lucas Niang G 69 Kyle Long T 70 Prince Tega Wanogho G 73 Nick Allegretti T 74 Martinas Rankin T 75 Mike Remmers G 76 Laurent Duvernay-Tardif G 77 Andrew Wylie T 79 Yasir Durant TE 80 Evan Baylis TE 81 Blake Bell TE 83 Noah Gray WR 84 Chad Williams WR 85 Marcus Kemp TE 87 Travis Kelce WR 88 Joe Fortson WR 89 Maurice Ffrench DT 90 Jarran Reed DE 90 Tim Ward DT 91 Derrick Nnadi DT 93 Tyler Clark DE 94 Taco Charlton DT 95 Chris Jones DE 97 Austin Edwards… Read more »

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steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  Chief-Blinders-On
06/03/2021 8:10 pm

haha

CBO

pompano
Reply to  Chief-Blinders-On
06/03/2021 8:13 pm

tldr

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  pompano
06/03/2021 8:16 pm

Too long Dear Leader

Chief-Blinders-On
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 8:20 pm

just Jersey numbers

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  Chief-Blinders-On
06/03/2021 8:22 pm

I cracked the code!!!!!!

AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 8:35 pm

a little change up.

larch
Reply to  pompano
06/03/2021 9:38 pm

Hahaha, I did, cause I couldn’t remember who was 99.

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  Chief-Blinders-On
06/03/2021 8:21 pm

you are prepping for training camp

Brown is 57
Thuney is 62

ohoh

Demone Harris and Creed Humphrey are my fav number B——52

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  Chief-Blinders-On
06/03/2021 8:25 pm

I think Reed and Ward make the team so someone will not be 90

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  Chief-Blinders-On
06/03/2021 8:33 pm

Fricken awesome if he makes that 2nd year jump

CB 38 L’Jarius Sneed

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 7:20 pm

does anyone else get exhausted with American holidays?

May 31 Memorial Day
June 20 Fathers Day
July 4 Fourth of July

Not to mention Flag Day June 14
Juneteenth June 19

I should work for the Government, not in the military

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 7:42 pm

No!!! I love the summer holidays. If anyone tries to make me work over those weekends, not happening.

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  probablyamistake
06/03/2021 7:45 pm

I used to make a ton of money on summer holidays

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 7:47 pm

Dang capitalists man

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steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  probablyamistake
06/03/2021 7:56 pm

Hell Yeah

I would trade that money for those memories

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 8:02 pm

my bad

How do you……

Warpath
Warpath
06/03/2021 7:02 pm

You fuckers crack me up.

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 6:53 pm

I was pondering today

Thank God we are not immortal

just think of the leadership if given forever to acquire power?

AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 8:10 pm

The crazy thing to ponder is the hierarchy of the afterlife. I just know I’m going to be stuck on dishes for eternity.

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 8:12 pm

hahhhahahahha

I don’t mind

I have done dishes all my life

We can laugh it up together

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 8:13 pm

someone else can push that rock up the hill!!!!!

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 8:14 pm

we can listen too

pompano
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 10:36 pm

Made me think of the RAH novel Job: A Comedy of Justice.
Dishwashing as strategy when being sent thru alternate universes, some things always need to be done.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
06/03/2021 10:38 pm

Also as a school of philosophy, but then again, RAH pulled no punches with that satire.

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 6:39 pm
steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 6:33 pm

seems the evening crew is on vacation

Where would you want to go if you could go on your dream vacation?

Have you done that already?

rip58lovealways
rip58lovealways
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 6:48 pm

Well I’m not working, so my day drinking has been moved up into the AM… so my bedtime has prevented my participation..yes I am ashamed..

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  rip58lovealways
06/03/2021 6:51 pm

Well Pompano will not give you crap for your excuse 🙂

Working is not an excuse

I got stimulated….
I think

The IRS said you owe us and you will get that?
The Feds have not showed up at the door Yet

pompano
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 7:09 pm

I’m unsure how to read that 🙂
fyi, still not day drinkin’, weekdays anyways, holidays excepted 🙂

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  pompano
06/03/2021 7:13 pm

I have been told without verification from the Bank

Ronnie Reagan: “Trust but verify”

pompano
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 7:21 pm

If you collected unemployment and had taxes taken out they made the 1st $10,200 tax free, I’m awaiting my refund for that.
You can get your IRS transcript online, if you care.

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  pompano
06/03/2021 7:22 pm

I have my own IRS hotline now

direct from my bank acct to them usually

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 7:25 pm

it is nice I guess

I get my pension check and they take 6/7th’s of that to pay my taxes on taking my pension 🙁

AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 7:51 pm

The real kick in the ass is killing over in the ER then having past due bills from said hospital before you’re discharged. Hmm, I should have tried harder I guess.

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 8:11 pm

do not resescitate or whatever

AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 8:24 pm

they asked but I will not sign one. I just told them when it’s time they can make the choice to harvest what they can.

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 8:30 pm

they will do whatever to max their profits

organ donation is awesome

I think I have destroyed all my organs already

Snafu
Snafu
Reply to  rip58lovealways
06/03/2021 7:04 pm

I’m not as think as you drunk I yam.

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  Tony Sommer
06/03/2021 8:28 pm

then I would say Boardwalk for you,

Do not pass go and do not get paid 200 dollars

Imagination man

MOAR power Scotty!!

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 6:30 pm

Love always wins 🙂

3rdnlong
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 6:41 pm

Pretty easy to win while sitting on the bench. Providing, of course, that your team is winning.

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  3rdnlong
06/03/2021 6:44 pm

Chase Daniel approved

rip58lovealways
rip58lovealways
06/03/2021 5:57 pm
rip58lovealways
rip58lovealways
06/03/2021 5:46 pm
AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  rip58lovealways
06/03/2021 6:17 pm
rip58lovealways
rip58lovealways
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 6:43 pm

That funny, the old lady and I was just trying to figure out what show that song was from… thx

AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  rip58lovealways
06/03/2021 7:02 pm

You got me going down the rabbit hole of theme songs from my childhood now.

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 7:10 pm

Suicide is painless?

AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 7:34 pm

me: grandpa, I don’t know what these ladies on TV are wearing but I think I like it. Haha

Snafu
Snafu
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 9:17 pm

Hope and hope for a tits.

pompano
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 9:45 pm

Bad comedy, hot girls, hit show (I watched)

AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 7:40 pm
probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 7:44 pm

How do you know?

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  probablyamistake
06/03/2021 7:47 pm

It is a theme song

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 7:49 pm

I know, it was a joke. Evidently not a very good one 😉

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  probablyamistake
06/03/2021 7:50 pm
AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 7:57 pm
steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  AndyReidStach
06/03/2021 8:18 pm

welcome to the wormholes!

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  probablyamistake
06/03/2021 7:51 pm

like many a MASH joke 🙂

rip58lovealways
rip58lovealways
Reply to  steve_chiefs
06/03/2021 8:10 pm
rip58lovealways
rip58lovealways
Reply to  rip58lovealways
06/03/2021 8:11 pm
Nasrani
Nasrani
06/03/2021 5:31 pm

I always dreamt I’d be a star
But those dreams didn’t get too far

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