LA Rams QB Matthew Stafford Takes Shots at Aaron Rodgers: “I’d Show It To You, But I Don’t Want To Do That. That’s For Other Guys To Do”

Published 01/15/2022, 11:59 AM EST
Sep 12, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) celebrates in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports| Credit-Reuters


Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford during his press conference on Thursday poked fun at Aaron Rodgers for publicly discussing his injury. The injury to Stafford’s toe came under the spotlight during the game against the San Francisco 49ers. LA Rams coach Sean McVay was quick to alter his play calling in the light of him discovering this injury.

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Despite being struggling and having low mobility as the game wore on, Stafford didn’t make any mistakes. The Rams QB enters the Wild Card Round as one of the top QBs under immense pressure to deliver the goods. He does mention the Aaron Rodgers toe injury while talking about his own injury stating, “I’d show it to you, but I don’t want to do that. That’s for other guys to do. I’ll keep my toes to myself.

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During the presser, Stafford states he doesn’t consider himself under pressure and sees the game against the Cardinals as another opportunity to play well. As a QB within the NFL, Stafford has a very poor record in the postseason. He is currently 0-3 and will be playing his 4th playoff game on Monday.

Matthew Stafford looking to step up like Aaron Rodgers

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Many NFL fans see the playoffs as the testing ground where quarterbacks either thrive or just crumble. Many legendary QBs see this as Stafford’s opportunity to change the negative perception surrounding him. A flawless postseason should be the aim of the Rams with the top-tier quality in the roster. Receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Cooper Kupp are well known for their abilities and Stafford needs to pick them out.

Sep 12, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay talks with quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) during a time out in the fourth quarter of the game against the Chicago Bears at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy-Reuters

His TD to INT ratio is really something that will be of major concern for the Rams. Stafford was second with 41 TDs behind the legendary Buccaneers QB Tom Brady with 43 TDs. He also unfortunately was the joint-worst with Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence in the league for throwing interceptions this season with 17. He is fantastic, even flawless when doesn’t throw a single interception going 6-0 this season.

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It is really crucial for Stafford and the Rams to avoid making or forcing the issue at the beginning of games. They really played well in the regular season and will be hoping for a longer and deeper run in the playoffs. He will be looking to emulate Aaron Rodgers’ solitary Super Bowl win with the Rams while gunning to set the records straight.

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Anuj Tazhatuveetil

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An NFL author at EssentiallySports, Anuj Tazhatuveetil is pursuing a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Initially, he worked as a freelance content writer and later as a part of Sports404. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things NFL and NBA, adding to a rather healthy obsession with playing outdoor sports like basketball, and soccer with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of this industry make him a sports aficionado.

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