The Green Bay Packers spent the offseason but didn’t make any major moves, and coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson have led the team to position of strength.
Cody Daniels, the former Packers offensive lineman, knows what it’s like to have the team’s season come crashing down so abruptly. When the Packers’ season ended with a 20-13 overtime loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday, Daniels was overjoyed.
“Obviously, there’s a feeling of relief,” he said during an appearance on WSAU-TV’s “Players Keepsake” podcast. “It’s the emotion of the situation. I’ve been through a lot of stuff. A lot of lows.”
According to Daniels, he thinks Rodgers is more excited about playing with Tom Brady in New England than they are about playing in Green Bay.
He even has good reason for not thinking much of one of his former teammates.
“To be honest, I don’t really have to analyze him,” Daniels said. “I’ve played against him a couple of times, so I think he wants to play in Green Bay. I feel like if he did, I definitely understand why he would.”
One other point Daniels couldn’t help but touch on was Rodgers and his former teammates haven’t fully processed the loss of Aaron Rodgers.
“To be honest, yeah, everybody’s grief, but we’re just in disbelief,” Daniels said. “The odds of that happening were really, really small, and everyone’s sad, but we’re all just in shock.”
Listen to the entire interview here.