Aaron Rodgers Not Likely to Play this Week

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Aaron Rodgers: spectating

Aaron Rodgers: spectating

This was fairly predictable. It looks like the Green Bay Packers will be without quarterback Aaron Rodgers for another week.

Coach Mike McCarthy said as much on Monday.

“He wants to play, but after talking to medical staff, I would say it’s slim to none that he’ll play,” McCarthy said.

He went on to say that Rodgers would have to practice Wednesday in order to face the Detroit Lions on Thursday. So now the question is who will start for the Packers?

Scott Tolzien started on Sunday, but was pulled in favor of Matt Flynn in the third quarter. Flynn led the Packers back to tie the game and looked pretty good doing it.

Tolzien had just 98 yards before getting the hook and had trouble moving the offense.

Flynn seems like the obvious choice here, particularly considering the success he’s had against the Lions — 480 yards and six touchdowns at the end of the 2011 season. However, McCarthy didn’t commit to either guy on Monday.

“We’re going to prepare both of them to play,” he said. “We had to run things in this game we hadn’t practiced last week. We can’t have that happen again.”

Alrighty then.

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15 Comments on "Aaron Rodgers Not Likely to Play this Week"

  1. Shawn Iltarion

    No surprise.

    I think we can expect anyone who did not play on Sunday will not play on Thursday. That means Shields and Perry are out as well.

    Not having Shields for this game is a pretty big blow.

    Also no surprise that MM will play his coach’s game and not reveal to Detroit who is starting. That is a given.

  2. the real russ letlow

    damn, thought maybe an outside chance. maybe the dudes who didn’t play yesterday were close and were held until Thursday. who knows, the Pack isn’t very forthcoming about injuries.

  3. PF4L

    I posted (in a cocky manner) yesterday, that Rodgers would be playing against Detroit. It seems i may have gotten bad information, for this i apologize. But i promise this, that is the “last” time i dial up the “Psychic Hotline”. I’m starting to think they may not know everything.

  4. PF4L

    So if Shields is out, does this mean Tramon will be covering CJ? Burleson is back? Strap yourself in boys, gonna be a bumpy ride.

  5. Shawn Iltarion

    Of course, Tramon will be covering Megatron. I am less concerned about that than about what that means elsewhere.

    House may be covering Burleson. Or if they put Burleson in the slot, then Hyde has to cover him.

    And of course, we still have to account for Reggie Bush. Ugh.

    • Phatgzus

      And that’s not the only bush that has to be accounted for, ’cause if Sam ain’t playin’ then you best believe Jarrett is, and that’s a big win for the Leos. That said, I’m more worried about Megatron than Reggie, though I probably shouldn’t be.

  6. cd4packers

    Well, all I can say is that Reggie Bush is no Toby Gerhardt. And Toby had a heck of an easy day tip toeing through the Packers D. Bush looked lazy and weak on Sunday. Very unlike his normal go get em self. It’s possible Bush will still be experiencing the ho hums on Turkey day. But there just may be too many obstacles for the Packers to overcome to pull out a win this time. I’m not putting much hope in that lifeless defense of ours. But miracles do happen…….Oh, God, please let us beat the Lions? I will start going to church again I promise. :)

  7. Phatgzus

    Maybe ol’ Johnny’ll force feed the Lions staff and players the Turducken before the game so that they all pass out at the half.

  8. rebelgb

    Expect an ass whooping on Thursday. The Packers are outgunned and will be out coached. I know everyone wants to build this game up like some super competitive live or die game but the fact is its not really even a fair fight. The Packers will be dominated.

    Just keeping it real. Cant lose the people we have lost and expect to beat a team like the Lions (as much as I hate them fuckers). The biggest 2 ass kickings will be our Oline which will be dominated (and MM will make no account in his gameplan for this) and our secondary is going to get fucking raped and RAPED hard.

  9. T Pack

    Have to start Flynn. I am still not sure why he didn;t become the starter the minute he was signed. For all intent purposes he is a starting QB- why would we start a 3rd string practice QB over Flynn? Makes no sense. Would have crushed the Vikings if Flynn was the starter and it seems the defense played better as well.

    Turkey day will be a tough one though.

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