Aaron Rodgers denies trolling Falcons with ‘hard count’ call out
Aaron Rodgers is probably the best quarterback in the NFL at getting opponents to jump offsides, and there was one point during Monday night’s game when it sounded like he may have made the Atlanta Falcons do just that in savage fashion. Unfortunately, Rodgers says his troll game isn’t as strong as people made it out to be.
Rodgers made the Falcons jump with an aggressive hard count on a 3rd-and-7 in the first quarter. It sounded like the Green Bay Packers quarterback caused the penalty by literally saying “hard count!”
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 6, 2020
In an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show” Tuesday, Rodgers said he did not yell “hard count!”
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) October 6, 2020
Rodgers likely said “hut-go,” which is a more traditional cadence and sounds a lot like “hard count!” Whatever he said worked, as the Falcons jumped offsides and gave the Packers a free play.
Regardless of what he said to fool the Falcons, Rodgers had his way with their defense all night. He completed 27-of-33 passes for 327 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in Green Bay’s 30-16 win. The performance added to what is now a historically good start to the year for the former MVP.