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Aaron Rodgers Talks Mike Tomlin, Ben Roethlisberger’s Legacy and Pittsburgh on ManningCast



Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, appeared on the ManningCast, a broadcast of Monday Night Football that features the Manning brothers, Peyton and Eli, where they give their takes on the game and interview guests.

In this segment, the Manning brothers asked Aaron Rodgers on a number of things about his career in Green Bay and also about Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Pittsburgh as a whole.

Peyton Manning asked Rodgers about a stare shared between him and Tomlin in the Steelers-Packers matchup in week four. The stare was a funny moment in a bad 27-17 loss for the Steelers, as Rodgers and Tomlin acknowledged each other in a joking manner.

“I was trying to catch him with 12 [players] on the field and he was over there shaking his head at me, like no-no-no not today,” Rodgers said on the stare. “I love Mike Tomlin and he’s been around for a long time. We played him in the Super Bowl and I have a ton of respect for him.”

The Manning Brothers also asked Rodgers on his thoughts on Roethlisberger’s legacy not only as a Pittsburgh Steeler, but also

What a career, Rodgers said. “Eli, yourself, Ben and Phil [Phillip Rivers] were all drafted before me. I was a sophomore in college and followed your guys’ careers and you’re all Hall of Famers. That’s pretty incredible. To see you guys drafted, in the top 10 I believe, to all have incredible, stellar careers is unheard of.

“And Ben, love watching him play. As much as we’re known for trailblazers for different things in the league, you know Ben and the no-huddle for so many years, especially I think about that Arizona Super Bowl where he took the team down for the game-winning score, that’s when he was in his happy place for sure and so much respect for what he’s accomplished in the field. He’s a tough, tough dude. Even his teammates this year talk about what he’s been playing through with his hip injury and making zero qualms about it. … He deserves a lot of credit for his toughness what he’s brought to that city. Two championships, a ton of winning seasons and just so much respect for what he has accomplished.”

Before they finished the segment, Rodgers asked the Manning Brothers whether they followed the popular local Twitter account, “Pittsburgh Dad” and how he loves the language of the Pittsburgh region.

“I’ve been around Pittsburgh people all my life,” Rodgers said. “From Mike McCarthy, Dom Capers, Alex Van Pelt, Luke Getsy. I’ve learned so many words from the Pittsburghese language man … People from Pittsburgh are really proud of it. You know that toughness, that blue-collar, that grit that those people have. I’ve been around them for a lot of years and I enjoy the heck out of them.”


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