Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams warns those mocking quarterbacks’ belt celebrations
As it has been said, imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. In the case of Robert Quinn, it was anything but sincere or flattering,
Quinn is no stranger to emulating Aaron Rodgers’ belt celebration; that’s what he did in the past. Sunday night, in the Packers’ 45-30 win over the Bears, the Chicago defense once again mocked Rodgers’ famous title move after beating Green Bay QB in the first quarter.
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The Bears will take a 27-21 lead after halftime before seeing the Packers bounce back and score 24 points in a row.
Rodgers weighed in on the gimmick violation after the game:
#Packers QB Aaron Rodgers on Robert Quinn’s title celebration after his second-round layoff: “It didn’t end well for the most part.”
“Imitation is the highest form of flattery,” he added.
– Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) December 13, 2021
“It didn’t end well for the most part,” said Rodgers.
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Expansion packer Davante Adams weighed in on Monday with a warning for those who dare mock the famous celebration:
Question… .when taunting has the belt ever worked properly?? Laugh out loud
– Davante Adams (@tae15adams) December 13, 2021
“Question…… Does mocking a belt ever work? Lol,” Adams tweeted.
Adams is right: The history of players making fun of Rodgers’ belt celebrations is long but largely unsuccessful.
Early in the season, Seahawks safety Jamal Adams tightened his belt after winning a hit against Rodgers (Rodgers called it an “early Christmas present.”) All was in vain: The Packers would win the game. match the score 17-0.
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“I don’t see him doing that, but not a lot of positive things have come from people doing it over the years,” Rodgers said after the game.
On Sunday, the Packers midfielder continued to assert himself as a part owner of the Bears: He finished with 341 yards and four touchdowns on a 29/37 pass and, most importantly, another W in ledger.
For the future, some advice for NFL players: Check yourself before you sabotage yourself.