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Aaron Rodgers blames first interception of season on getting hit in the nuts (twice)

That was no discount double check for Aaron Rodgers on Sunday.

That was no low cost double verify for Aaron Rodgers on Sunday.
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Every man is aware of the ache of getting hit in the balls. It’s excruciating. Depending on the severity of the baby-maker bruising, even the hardest guys could possibly be down for the depend for 10-Quarter-hour. Yesterday, in an look on the Pat McAfee Show, Aaron Rodgers set the report straight about his efficiency towards the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, claiming that his first interception wasn’t his fault. He solely threw that choose as a result of of “the double nut shot I took.”

Now the apparent subsequent step is to find out whether or not or not these statements are true. According to Rodgers, he took a shot to not one, however each of his gonads, making the devastation all the extra appalling. So, let’s break down the play from a basic standpoint.

This was Rodgers’ first interception of the day. Saints rookie Paulson Adebo, somebody I’ve at all times been excessive on (simply saying), got here away with the first INT of his profession, and it got here towards the reigning NFL MVP. That’s bought to be an excellent feeling. Nonetheless, from the video, it does in reality seem as if Rodgers was hit in the nuts not less than as soon as. Saints defensive finish Cameron Jordan (No. 94) does, as Rodgers mentioned, “clothesline” his proper arm seemingly into Rodgers’ groin space. The supposed second shot is far much less clear. While the second-farthest rusher on the left aspect does get very near the place the place the solar don’t shine, we will’t precisely see whether or not or not the defender’s hand does attain round (not in that means) to Rodgers’ genitals.

If all of that is true, then I’ve mad respect for the short-lived Jeopardy! host. Anyone who can get hit in the cajones by two extremely robust males and never solely handle to throw a move, but additionally stroll off the subject inside the subsequent minute…that’s commendable. LeBron James was on the floor for a looooooooooooong time after he bought poked in the eye throughout a sport in May, and in the meantime Rodgers bought proper again up after being hit twice in the nuts. That’s not a jab at LeBron. I’d be performed for twenty-four hours if I bought poked in the eye. I’d be taking a day without work work and cancelling plans whereas I put frozen peas over my eyehole. However, as somebody who has skilled each varieties of ache in their lifetime, what Rodgers endured is undoubtedly worse.

Rodgers’ testicles gave the impression to be tremendous all through the relaxation of the sport. He doesn’t blame his second interception on sore nuts or something. But seeing as how the Packers misplaced 38-3 to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, it’s solely regular to search for causes as to why that is likely to be.

Rodgers says he “doesn’t like to make excuses” with regards to interceptions, and that’s tremendous, but when he did really get knocked in the knackers twice on one play, that’s a fairly good excuse in my e book.

#Note-Author Name – Jon Hoefling

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