I don't know about you, but I love this quote. And that's for two reasons-- first, the "keep their mouths shut" line is just a bizarre and amusing choice of words and second, I have no idea what point he was trying to make. If I "get on board now," that is, get fired up about Rodgers being the Packer starting QB, I get to complain if he flops? Or if I don't get on board now, and instead remain rather concerned about him being the new QB, I'm not allowed to be upset or complain if he stinks? Only blindly optimistic fans are allowed to take him to task when he screws up (which he undoubtedly will, many times)? Huh? Is there some sort of record keeper out there who's going to keep score about who's on or off board? And when is "now"? Can I wait to see if he gets hurt in training camp or how he performs in preseason games before I "get on board," or will the ship already have sailed by then? Exactly when is the departure time, because, personally, I'd like to do a thorough inspection of the vessel before I board.
What a bizarre and hilarious comment. And Rodgers has responded quite defensively, asking people to envision the questions asked by the reporter that would have led to that statement. Uh, what? Why don't you just tell us what the questions were? We have to guess? Is this some sort of entrance exam we have to pass in order "to get on board?" This whole thing is hilarious and I love it. Well done, A-Rodg.