Despite all evidence to the contrary, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says his approach to playing with an injured calf never changed during the team’s win over Dallas.
Maybe it didn’t knowingly change, but we would beg to differ. In the first half, Rodgers was a statue in the pocket and threw for 90 yards. In the second half, he moved outside the pocket repeatedly and threw for 226 yards.
That’s night and day.
However, Rodgers says he was apprehensive about getting outside of the pocket during the game.
“Nothing changed in the approach,” Rodgers said. “There was some apprehension on getting out of the pocket that stayed with me the entire game. I was for whatever reason able to move to my left a little easier, hopping on my right (foot) and not having to put a lot of pressure on my left foot.”
To us, it seems like he just took a couple of quarters to figure out what he could and couldn’t do. You could argue that not practicing all week contributed to that, but that’s the hand the Packers have been dealt.
Their quarterback isn’t going to magically return to 100 percent this week, so it will be more of the same against Seattle.
And, oh, by the way, stop asking about the injury.
“It’s not better. It’s worse than when I started the game, but it’s doing OK,” Rodgers said of the injury. “I’m tired of talking about it. It is what it is. It’s a significant injury. I was able to get through it.”
It will be all right. Team will man up to try an compensate for AR. Victory in NFL can happen any game;any team. We will succeed. Go Pack Go!!!