Chicago Bears linebacker Lamarr Houston had some not too nice words for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers describing one of the top players in the NFL as “arrogant”.
“He’s a little arrogant for me. He’s a little too arrogant. He’s a cheesehead. I’m a Bear. He’s a cheesehead. But I have a lot of respect for his game, I will say that. He’s a great quarterback. As a player, I have a lot of respect for him … but the whole championship belt thing kind of gets on my nerves,” Houston said via Sports Nation.
“I didn’t really look at him after (the sack), because I don’t give two flying (expletive) about him. I really don’t like that guy.”
According to Dan Hanzus, an NFL writer from the league’s official website Houston’s hate on Rodgers rooted from the fact of Rodgers’ “celebration move”:
“Houston is referring to Rodgers’ celebration move in which he pantomimes having a championship belt across his waist. The move, a nod to the world of professional wrestling, is usually reserved for rushing touchdowns and became the centerpiece of an enduring — or endless, depending on your perspective — State Farm Insurance ad campaign,” Hanzus wrote.
“Houston’s first criticism of Rodgers came last Thanksgiving, when the pass rusher had a sack, nine tackles and a fumble recovery in Chicago’s upset win over the Packers at Lambeau Field.”
Houston has played for the Oakland Raiders from 2010 to 2013 before he joined the Bears in 2014. However, even he’s a relatively new guy in Chicago it appears the Bears-Packers rivalry is getting to him and attacking the rival quarterback is a nice start to add fuel to NFL rivalry.