Platitude: a remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful.
They’re boring, but I’m here to tell you that platitudes are just fine in the NFL Playoffs.
The Green Bay Packers are using a lot of them ahead of Saturday’s game against the Rams.
The Packers held their normal game week media availability on Tuesday.
By and large, it was boring.
Aaron Rodgers was complimentary of the Rams’ defense, as he should be.
Davante Adams was complimentary of Rams All-Pro corner Jalen Ramsey, as he should be.
Corey Linsley was complimentary of Rams All-World pass rusher Aaron Donald, as he should be.
Trash talk is more fun, but there’s no reason to do it before the game.
The Packers are the favorite. They know it. We know it. The Rams know it.
Nobody needs to talk about it.
You don’t want to give the underdog any bulletin board material.
Look no further than JuJu Smith-Schuster, Chase Claypool, and the Pittsburgh Steelers for why that’s a bad idea.
I don’t need trash talk this week.
Give me boring.
Boring soundbites. Boring game prep. And a boring blowout win.