Well, here’s some good news.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the NFC’s offensive player of the year for this year’s NFL 101 Awards. What are the NFL 101 Awards? We’ve never heard of them until today, so we did a little research and here’s what we found.
The “Committee of 101” is a national media committee of 101 sportswriters and sportscasters, who cover the NFL, and are asked to vote on the top offensive player, defensive player, and coach on each of the National Football League conferences, rather than the NFL as a whole.
So, this isn’t the NFL’s official offensive player of the year award, where Rodgers is expected to receive heavy competition from New Orleans’ Drew Brees. It could be an indication how that vote might come out, though.
New England’s Tom Brady won the AFC offensive player award. Minnesota’s Jared Allen and Baltimore’s Terrell Suggs won the defensive awards.
I hope he enjoys all his awards. I would trade Rodgers straight up for Eli Manning if it meant we would win two consecutive playoff games at Lambeau.
Come on now, Walter. The key word here is ‘offensive’. After watching that 15-1 juggernaut get dismantled on their home turf, I’d say most of the fans in the stadium probably were ‘offended’ as they stormed out to the parking lot with a couple minutes left.
I would like to point out that after being a starting quarterback for 4 years at the age of 28 Rodgers has three 4th quater comebacks… THREE! And one was against the Lions in 2008. Did anyone really think they were going to win when they were down by 10 going into the 4th quarter? I’m sure you all did, but for what reason I have no idea.
The 4th quarter comeback is one of the most meaningless stats in all of sports.
The ideal would be to have zero 4th quarter comebacks due to stellar play in the first 3 quarters.
Let me demonstrate:
4th quarter comebacks by Tom Brady this year- 0
4th quarter comebacks by Tim Tebow – 5
Excellent points. At the end of the day, 4th quarter comebacks mean nothing. Winning in the playoffs and moving on to the next week is what matters.
Thank you for setting him straight.
Elway, Sipe and all the rest of the comeback guys usually played with really shitty defenses.
Up until Sunday’s stinker, the D played well enough to keep the Pack in the lead.
not sure which last minute, 4th quarter drive it was this year, but after Rodgers led GB down the field and beat whomever it was they played, one article in the Milwaukee Journal read something like, “Rodgers dismisses critics” – regarding his ability to lead the team to a 4th quarter comeback. i thought, “well that’s just one win in the 4th quarter (not sure how many he had up to that point)..a bit premature to say ‘he’s silenced critics’. ” not waxing about Rodgers abilities (before all of you jump all over me), just saying, it was premature to come to that conclusion. BUT that’s the media here.
A-Rodge won his awards in the first 13 weeks. They were well-earned. Unfortunately, the award he wanted has be won in the final weeks.
All of you cunts are not Packers fans, you’re simply bandwagons that enjoyed the ride and now it’s over are jumping ship. Fuck you all.
truth… if you watch the press conference with Rodgers you know he has a winners heart. He was pissed and disappointed. Sometimes the cards are just not in your favor and that happened on sunday. Rodgers had his first fumble loss of the year, Khun first of his career, grant first fumble of the year. No one would expect that but they will be back next year!
Go Pack Go!
I prefer the “cheer when they win, bitch when they lose and still support the shit out of our Packers” approach.
4th quarter comebacks are meaningless? Eli Manning had six comebacks this year alone. Thats DOUBLE Rodgers entire career total. And now he just beat the Pack at Lambeau and is playing in the NFC Championship game… Again. Enough said.
So you’re apparently making the argument that Manning is superior to Rodgers… While Eli has improved arguments in his favor this year I’m confident that the majority of the GMs in the league would rather have Rodgers under center than Manning.
Also, stating that Manning has more comebacks this year than Rodgers has in his career is not evidence in support of a comeback win being meaningful.
I’ll gladly take the guy who put the team out in front of its opponent consistently and didn’t need late game heroics. But that’s only because I have a brain and would prefer not to play from behind. You go can feel free to go ahead and hope to get down so you can root for a big come back. Idiot.
you’re an idiot
There is no correlation between Manning having 4th Q comebacks and then the Giants beating the Packers in the playoffs.
Manning led a comeback in neither game.
By that same faulty logic, Tebow and the Broncos should have kicked the Patriots’ ass, since Tebow had many more 4th Q comebacks than Brady did this year.
Oh besides comebacks, how about super bowl MVP last year and 29 wins in the last 2 years with the second worst defense. Go eat a dick you negative fuck faces
Elway had a ton of 4th quarter comebacks because Dan Reeves preferred to run the football. It would usually take until the 4th quarter for Reeves to realize that his plan wasn’t working and it was time to let Elway loose.
Rodgers led 3 or 4 4th quarter comebacks in 2008, only to watch the defense lose the game anyway. No fault of his but they don’t count as comebacks. See the problem?
The comeback you mention was probably the first Giants game when they were still in ‘regular season mode’.
I love ruffling the fat rolls of all you whiners crying in your cheeseburgers and french fries right now. Here’s another amazing nugget for you. Rodgers is 3-18 when trailing in the 4th quarter.
That being said. All I’m doing is stating stats. It’s not like I’m saying he sucks.
Hey now, nobody said anybody sucks. Besides, I’m just glad the Packers made it just as far as Tim Tebow did. If Jesus can’t make it past the divisionals, it’s crazy to think the 15-1 Packers would have a chance.