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Aaron Rodgers on his Week 2 performance: I wasn’t in the zone

September 16, 2013

Four hundred eighty yards passing. Four touchdowns, zero picks. A 38-20 win over one of the favorites in the NFC East.

Nah, Aaron Rodgers wasn’t “in the zone.”

Monday on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio, Rodgers told Adam Schein that he didn’t play as well as he hoped to in the Green Bay Packers’ blowout victory over Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins Sunday.

“It looks good in the stat column, but I wouldn’t say it was one of those days I was really in the zone,” Rodgers said. “It was a good day for our offense, but I think there are still some things we can clean up for sure.

“For me, it’s all about how I’m playing in the pocket, how my feet are in the pocket, am I throwing the ball on time — when I’m able to do those things and have the good timing, I’m usually pretty accurate and we’re usually able to make some plays after the catch,” Rodgers explained. “I did a poor job a couple times of just not communicating enough with my backs on a couple of adjustment checks, and then I also missed a couple throws I wanted to hit.”

Yeesh. We can only imagine what’s in store for the Cincinnati Bengals if Rodgers — who, mind you, missed on just eight passes out of his 42 attempts — manages to, you know, figure things out next Sunday.

Rodgers also spoke with Schein about the play of James Starks, who rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown in relief of the injured Eddie Lacy, what he thought of the hit that knocked out Lacy, and talked about his favorite sports broadcast teams.

Schein on Sports airs weekdays at 12 pm ET on Mad Dog Sports Radio, channel 86. You can listen to Schein’s complete interview with Rodgers now on SiriusXM On Demand.