Terry Bradshaw has had enough of Aaron Rodgers’ drama in Green Bay, and Hall of Famer thinks the solution is for the NFL MVP to shut up and play.
Bradshaw said, “Being upset shows me how vulnerable he is.” Moss and Maggie’s show at WFAN. “Who the hell cares who you’re recruiting? I mean, he’s a three-time best player and he’s worried about who drafted him last year, # 1?”
Bradshaw referred to his own experiences late in his career with the Steelers, stating that “Pittsburgh penned Mark Malone # 1, Cliff Stodd in the third or fourth round. I made them come to me from all angles. I embraced her, because when we went to training,” I wasn’t worried about these guys. It didn’t scare me a little. So, I don’t understand why he’s so upset in Green Bay … … let him cry. Retire. You’re 38. Go and retire. See you later … it makes him look weak. “
The Steelers drafted Malone out of Arizona in 1980 because he believed Bradshaw would only last another two years. Instead, he remained the four-time Super Bowl winner, who had suffered injuries as his career ended, in four more campaigns. Having been limited to one appearance in 1983, Bradshaw tried to play his powerhouse in the spring of 1984 – pondering whether to return from his elbow problems to give him another boost at the age of 36.
It wasn’t just one time either. Bradshaw complained about how the Steelers were handling the midfield for a while.
On February 29, 1984, a story was published in The Miami Herald titled BRADSHAW to his coach: Keep your mouth shut, as Chuck Knoll said after the Steelers’ takeover of Miami midfielder David Woodley, “We’re not sure Terry. We expect it will be like last year only. With regard to not getting any improvement. “
Bradshaw’s response? If he wants opinions, he should contact me and ask me and stop making all of those comments. He should close his mouth and pay attention to the draft and not make statements about me until he is absolutely sure of what he says. “
At the start of April, the news was on Bradshaw from The Associated Press that he had “recently thrown a painless soccer ball, according to a physical therapist,” a funnyly transparent leak on the part of the midfielder in rehab.
Two weeks later, Bradshaw was in Tampa promoting a water park, and he told the Orlando Sentinel, “Chuck created the situation between us. The press kept chasing him about me, so he finally said, ‘If he can’t play, he’s not good for us. Then he said I should look for work.’ My life. Heck, I’m the one suffering because my job is at stake. He’s still training … I can play with the Steelers even if Chuck hates me. “
Not only is Bradshaw a hypocrite, what he said 37 years ago is worse than anything Rodgers brought up during this saga. Because not only did Bradshaw use beef with brass Steelers, he went out of his way to rip off the other guys who now says he “always cuddled in”.
On Stoudt, who was actually a participant in the fifth round in 1977 and led Pittsburgh to a league title in 1983 – his first chance as a rookie – Bradshaw said, “For Cliff, well, you can talk about a good game, but you” gotta go there. And we do it sooner or later. After the eighth or ninth game last year, he lost. “
Stoudt’s departure to the USFL led to Steelers trading for Woodley, and before he even met his new teammate, Bradshaw said, “It wasn’t worth half a million dollars a year, but the USFL created that market.”
At least you can tell at the time that Bradshaw was a management shell. When can you remember a professional athlete saying that a colleague, not to mention your teammate, was overpaid?
Bradshaw ended up not returning in 1984, and with a mix of Malone and Woodley, the Steelers won the Central Asian title again and went to the convention title match.
Unlike Bradshaw at this point in his career, Rodgers is healthy and playing at the best player level. This does not make it wrong for assertors to plan for the future without it. And he’s also not mistaken for Rudgers having an opinion about going to great lengths to win another Super Bowl game before moving on, perhaps to a TV career where we have already seen Jeopardy who hosted him as a guest! He may be a better media personality than Bradshaw, as well as a quarterback player and team-mate.