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Couch: Aaron Rodgers Is Blowing It, Big Time

We have now moved to the next stage of Aaron Rodgers’ temper tantrum. This is the holding-his-breath stage. Or, you can call it the Jake Kumerow Stage.  Rodgers remains the big story in sports, and Monday’s developments included: 1) Terry Bradshaw calling him “dumber than a box of rocks.’’ 2) Rodgers himself liking a tweet from Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams that read, “Gotta appreciate what u got while ya got it!’’  And best of all 3) NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reporting that a “death knell” of Rodgers’ relationship with Green Bay management came when they cut receiver Jake Kumerow in September. Jake. Kumerow.  So that’s what this is about now? Jake Kumerow? You might remember Kumerow as . . . no, you won’t remember him. The Packers dumped him and then the Buffalo Bills picked him up for a few weeks and dumped him, too. Rodgers is playing from the wrong playbook here. In the summer, he talked about watching “The Last Dance,’’ the Michael Jordan-approved 10-part remembrance of Jordan’s dynasty with the Chicago Bulls. Rodgers told reporters he idolized Jordan as a kid and went to his last regular-season game. As documented in “The Last Dance,’’ Jordan […]

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Written by Greg Couch

Greg earned the 2007 Peter Lisagor Award as the best sports columnist in the Chicagoland area for his work with the Chicago Sun-Times, where he started as a college football writer in 1997 before becoming a general columnist in 2003. He also won a Lisagor in 2016 for his commentary in RollingStone.com and The Guardian.

Couch penned articles and columns for CNN.com/Bleacher Report, AOL Fanhouse, and The Sporting News and contributed as a writer and on-air analyst for FoxSports.com and Fox Sports 1 TV. In his journalistic roles, Couch has covered the grandest stages of tennis from Wimbledon to the Olympics, among numerous national and international sporting spectacles. He also won first place awards from the U.S. Tennis Writers Association for his event coverage and column writing on the sport in 2010.