Aaron Rodgers doesn't hide disdain for preseason

Aaron Rodgers made it clear on Sunday: He's no fan of the preseason.

After his top receiver, Jordy Nelson, sustained a potentially serious knee injury that could significantly impact their offense in Sunday's preseason game at Pittsburgh, the Green Bay Packers quarterback ripped the idea of exhibition football.

"It's difficult to lose a guy like that in a meaningless game," a downtrodden Rodgers said during his postgame news conference.

In response to a question about how the Packers' offense performed on the game's opening series -- a 10-play, 80-yard touchdown drive -- Rodgers, in part, replied: "This game doesn't mean anything."

Rodgers then said he felt he could adequately prepare for the regular season without a single preseason game.

When asked if he wished the preseason were eliminated, he said: "I think a lot of players around the league probably do. At least cut it down, maybe, to a couple."

Earlier this summer, Packers president Mark Murphy acknowledged there's a problem with a four-game preseason schedule (five if your team plays in the Hall of Fame game) but said no one has come up with a solution that would be agreeable to all parties. Murphy was talking about it more from a ticket-price standpoint.

Rodgers admitted that a change in the preseason is unlikely.

"We'll see," Rodgers said. "A lot would have to happen. The fans, I think, are paying close to full-price tickets. It's not just the coaches' and the players' decision."