Aaron Rodgers backs Deion Sanders after the Colorado coach's hilarious response to Jay Norvell's sunglasses jibe: 'If there's a lot of people s*** talking, you must be doing something right'

  • Deion Sanders was the target of criticism from a rival coach this week
  • But Aaron Rodgers thinks there’s a good reason for the trash talk
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Deion Sanders has earned plenty of new fans with his coaching at Colorado – and one of them is none other than Aaron Rodgers.

Sanders, who previously impressed at Jackson State, has surprised the college football world with a 2-0 start at Colorado – and the Buffaloes already have a target on their backs.

Amid Coach Prime’s hilarious response to criticism from Colorado State coach Jay Norvell, Rodgers had this to say:

‘I’m a Colorado fan. I’m a fan of what Deion’s doing,’ Rodgers said on Friday’s ‘Pat McAfee Show,’ which was being taped from Boulder.

‘If there’s a lot of crows pecking and a lot of people s*** talking, you must be doing something right. He shut up the team that was in the national championship [TCU] in week one, and then somebody said something in week two and he shut [Nebraska] up, and somebody said something in week three, and they’re about to shut them up, too.’

Aaron Rodgers was full of praise for Deion Sanders and Colorado on the 'Pat McAfee Show'

Aaron Rodgers was full of praise for Deion Sanders and Colorado on the ‘Pat McAfee Show’

Deion Sanders has earned plenty of plaudits with his coaching thus far at Colorado

Deion Sanders has earned plenty of plaudits with his coaching thus far at Colorado

The injured Jets quarterback was referring to Norvell’s comments on Wednesday, in which he criticized Sanders’ signature look.

‘I sat down with ESPN today. I don’t care if they hear it in Boulder. I told them, I took my hat off and I took my glasses off,’ Norvell said on his radio show, the ‘Coach’s Show.’

‘I said when I talk to grown-ups, I take my hat off and my glasses off. That’s what my mother taught me.’

Sanders took the comments in stride, as he handed out sunglasses to Shannon Sharpe, Stephen A. Smith and Molly Qerim during a Friday appearance on ‘First Take.’

In a video released Friday on Sanders’ Instagram, he also gave his team glasses from his Blenders line and reiterated that the CU-CSU matchup is ‘personal’ but that CSU ‘don’t realize they just helped me with business.’

On Thursday, Sanders was first made aware of Norvell’s comments, and used it as ‘ammunition’ for his players.

‘I’m minding my own business, watching some film trying to get ready, trying to get out here and be the best coach I can be,’ he said. ‘And I look up and I read some bull-junk that they done said about us,’ he told his players on video.

‘Why would you talk about us, when we don’t talk about nobody? All we do is go out here, work our butts off and do our job on Saturday. But when they give us ammunition…

Deion Sanders added some further spice to CU's rivalry game giving First Take his sunglasses

Deion Sanders added some further spice to CU’s rivalry game giving First Take his sunglasses

Sanders gave his Buffaloes team a pair of his Blenders frames in a video released on Friday

Sanders gave his Buffaloes team a pair of his Blenders frames in a video released on Friday

Rodgers sustained his injury getting sacked by Leonard Floyd minutes into the game

Rodgers sustained his injury getting sacked by Leonard Floyd minutes into the game

‘It was just gonna be a good game, but they done messed around and made it personal,’ he said, with his players finishing his sentence and saying the final word.

As for Rodgers, his season came to a shocking end on Monday night as he tore his Achilles tendon vs. the Bills.

He acknowledged on ‘McAfee’ that he faces an uphill road to recovery, but it certainly sounded like he’s determined to come back next season. 

‘What I’d like to say is, give me the doubts. Give me the doubts, give me the timetables. Give me all the things you think can, should or will happen because all I need is that one little extra percent of inspiration, that’s all I need,’ he said.

‘Give me your doubts, give me your prognostications and then watch what I do.’

source: dailymail.co.uk