Well, it appears our dreams of watching Aaron Rodgers quarterback the Green Bay Packers against the Dallas Cowboys this week will come down to a decision by the team doctor on Wednesday.
It almost seemed like a foregone conclusion that Rodgers would suit up this week after missing more than a month with a fractured collarbone. Well, not so fast.
“Aaron Rodgers, he’ll work out tomorrow. He’ll be evaluated Wednesday morning by Pat McKenzie. They’re going to do more than last week,” coach Mike McCarthy said.
McCarthy went on to say that Rodgers is getting closer.
“Rodgers is progressing. The biggest thing is strength and comfort. He felt better on Friday than Wednesday. He made some progress last week.”
In the meantime, the Packers are preparing as if Matt Flynn will be the starter again.
Flynn was good enough against Atlanta, throwing for 258 yards and a touchdown. Atlanta isn’t very good, though. Are the Cowboys?
Well, not on defense. They let Bears quarterback Josh McCown throw for 348 yards and four touchdowns on Monday night. The Bears punted zero times in that game.
Dallas is a league-worst 32nd in pass defense.
So maybe it doesn’t matter who’s playing quarterback against the Cowboys.
Doesnt matter he will not be starting the Dallas game. Flynn will be your starter. IM sure after what the Pack Org saw last night with that shitty Dallas D they were like Fuck Flynn can beat these guys and we can save Aaron for rest of the season.. I actually want Flynn to play and win to shut the ESPN1500 MPLS radio guys trap holes…
Well, this should be interesting, do they bring Rodgers back, or give him more time and roll the dice that Flynn can beat another weak defensive team.
It would be interesting to see the Packers play the Boys with a back up QB, after the Bears railed them with a back up QB.
Interesting, or gut-wrenching?
Depends on the outcome.
Good point. I’m not so sure how Rodgers goes from proclaiming he was pain free 3 weeks ago, and now says he’s in pain.
This maybe directed more to McCarthy than Rodgers, I believe Rodgers wants to play. But i’ll say this. Were getting into crunch time to win the division, after 6 weeks, i think it’s time to man up and play football. If Rodgers is in fact feeling some sort of pain, after this much time, i don’t care. This is the NFL, i don’t think this would be the 1st time a NFL player played with pain.
hmm…?? I am pretty sure Favre would have been back on the field playing by now. :)
Well, that’s true, but what also is true, is that when he played hurt, he sucked, but hey, he kept his streak going.
Favre was pretty good when playing injured during the early years.
In 2003, when he broke his thumb, he had a pretty good year, would have been excellent if not for the picks.
In ’04 he apparently threw a game-winning TD pass to Walker immediately after suffering a concussion and didn’t remember throwing the pass.
He was indeed pretty terrible for half a season with the
J-E-T-S when he tore his biceps.
Seriously though, just loom at the list of injuries he’s played through, it’s incredible that he was even able to play, let alone succeed.
…on a fast track…
put the QB 1 in there and let him have at it.
watching the locker room video – AR’s collar bone must not hurt too bad cause he hugged Flynn, who was still in pads, pretty hard. no wince, no flinch, no problem. Play ball.
So maybe he’ll have to play with a little pain, does he have any idea how much pain a 12-less Packer squad inflicts on us? I gouged one of my eyes out a couple weeks back during the giants game, I’m rockin a patch now…
I’m at the point where I’m not only wearing my cheesehead as a sign of solidarity, but also for head protection to ward off any concussions I might receive from bashing my head against the wall, point in case-the kick 6.
During the Lions game, i puked so hard, all the turkey, stuffing potato’s, a half piece of apple pie, and 2 slices of pizza from the night before came up. I don’t recommend violent projectile vomiting with no warning.