LeRoy Butler may not have the most fluid explanation for everything football, but he’s certainly nailed the Brett Favre-Aaron Rodgers comparison angle. Butler basically associates Brett Favre as being the mother of the Green Bay Packers. Then, he goes on to associate Aaron Rodgers as the stepmother who comes in after the parents are divorced. The kids don’t like the stepmother, Butler explains, but eventually they basically have to. We can sit here and compare Rodgers and Favre all we want. And some of us probably will for as long as Rodgers’ career continues. But the fact of the matter is they are two different players in two different circumstances and one will never equal the other no matter the accolades. They’ll just be different and solid in their own right. LeRoy Butler joined WSSP in Milwaukee with The Big Show to discuss Ted Thompson putting together a Super Bowl championship team, the Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre stepmother comparison and Charles Woodson getting knocked out of the Super Bowl.
On Ted Thompson relishing the fact that he’s going to have the 32nd pick:
“When I woke up this morning, that’s the first thing I said: ‘He’s going to get the 32nd pick and he’s going to be a star. … It’s going to be some kid that somebody never wanted or he’ll trade back five spots, pick up a first-rounder next year and pick up some long-snapper from Idaho State or something and he’s our new backup holder or something. I trust whatever he does, and if you don’t right now, what is it going to take?”
If we can stop talking about Brett Favre now:
“We’re all one big family and we’re happy for one another. I liken it, again, to if you’ve been through a divorce and you’ve been with your wife for 16 years and you love her and you’ve got five kids from her. When you divorce, you’ve got a new wife coming in and three of those kids may not even accept this young lady, but they’re going to have to.”
On Charles Woodson being knocked out of the game:
“I think that’s the reason why Woodson fought for the IR guys to be in the picture, because this could happen to any of us. That’s why he’s a professional and that’s why they value what he says. … You don’t need to apologize for getting hurt. You got hurt and we’re going to get the trophy for you. We’re going to go do it.”