Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers shared his thoughts on the Bears with their fans on Sunday. Next, a former Bears player shared his thoughts on Rodgers.
Olin Kreutz, appearing on WSCR radio in Chicago, said of Rodgers: “I would like to punch him in the face.
“When you see that, that’s your first reaction, right? Kreutz added of Rodgers’ interaction with Chicago fans after scoring a touchdown at Soldier Field, via NBCChicago.com. “I don’t care if you’re right. I don’t care about his excuse, it’s just your first reaction. To me, that’s a lame excuse. . . . Just because you are right doesn’t mean you are right to do it.
Rodgers responded to Kreutz’s remarks during his weekly appearance with Pat McAfee.
“Are we becoming so gentle as a society that we can’t go back and forth now?” Rodgers said, via NBCSportsChicago.com. “Someone can pay for a ticket and say whatever they want, what they should be able to do, that’s fine, but the only time you answer something back, it gets caught by the hot mic.” . . now it is that I have disrespected an entire city and an organization and my own organization.
Yeah, it’s a shame that people are so sensitive.
Meanwhile, Kreutz may not have engaged in mere hyperbole. In 2005, he punched Bears teammate Fred Miller in the face, breaking his jaw. Kreutz reportedly did the same before the 1998 draft with a University of Washington teammate, based on an ESPN.com article regarding Miller’s injury.
So basically Rodgers should keep his head on a pivot. Of all the people who might like to punch him in the face, Kreutz is one with a clear track record of punching in the face.