“He’s a little arrogant for me. He’s a little too arrogant,” Houston grinned during an appearance on ESPN’s SportsNation on Monday.
“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.”
A six-year NFL veteran, Houston expressed discontent toward Rodgers last November following the Bears' upset of Green Bay at Lambeau Field on Thanksgiving night.
Houston played a large role in the victory, recording nine tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery as Chicago’s defense held Rodgers to a 62.4 quarterback rating. The passer rating was the lowest of Rodgers’ regular-season career against the Bears. It also was also a season low for Rodgers to that point, the seventh lowest of his career in the regular season, and his lowest quarterback rating ever at Lambeau Field since he became a starter in 2008.
“I didn’t really look at him after [the sack], because I don't give two flying [expletive] about him,” Houston said after the game. “I really don’t like that guy.”
The Bears next play the Packers in Week 7 on Thursday night at Lambeau Field.