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Rodgers staunchly supports regular officials

Oct. 30, 2012
 

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers remains happy to have the regular NFL officials back, even though some questionable calls have gone against the Packers lately.

On his ESPN Milwaukee radio show (http://tinyurl.com/94opxkr) Tuesday afternoon, Rodgers said: “We have noticed a major difference having these guys back.”

Rodgers didn’t agree with the 15-yard personal foul penalty against Davon House, who appeared to make legal contact with a Jaguars receiver to break up a pass. But he said that only became obvious with the benefit of replay. By and large, Rodgers has been pleased with the performance of the regular officials.

His only regret is that it took the Packers’ controversial loss to Seattle on a blown replacement official’s call to help settle the dispute between the NFL and the regular officials.

“It’s frustrating that we had to be the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back,” said Rodgers.


Other tidbits from Rodgers' show:

*He said he was “rocked” on a second-half sack in which his fumble was nullified by a Jacksonville penalty. “It was a hit to the head area and I’m fine,” he said.

*Rodgers said the Packers need to do a better job on offense, and that includes running the football.

“When you get to eight games whether you have an identity or not as an offense, one is kind of made for you,” he said.

And right now, the Packers are seen as a team that struggles to run the football. If they can do that better, it will open things up in the passing game.

*Despite an ugly win over Jacksonville on Sunday, Rodgers came away from that game with a good feeling.

“I feel good about where we are at,” he said. “I feel good about the fact we’re 5-3, coming back with three straight wins, looking forward to second half of the season.

"People need not forget that it’s difficult to win in this league."

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