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Seahawks Not Buying Into Rodgers’ Calf Injury

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Here’s something stupid to kick off your day. The Seattle Seahawks, a team where intelligence is a distant second to athletic ability, are not buying Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ calf injury.

Apparently, he’s just hobbling around out there for show.

Good show, sir!

“I’m not buying into this leg issue,” Seahawks safety Earl Thomas said. “I saw him scramble close to the goal line on the Cowboys, so he’s not fooling me with that. I’m not falling into that.”

Scramble?

You mean that time that he took a couple steps forward in the pocket and then threw an awkward touchdown pass to Andrew Quarless?

Alrighty.

Here’s Seattle’s other safety, Kam Chancellor, also known as Dr. Hobbly Wobble up in the Pacific Northwest.

“That’s the mentality you’ve got to have,” Chancellor said. “I’m not really concerned with his hobbly or wobbly calf, whatever. I’m concerned about Aaron Rodgers. If he’s in that game, no matter how he’s feeling, he’s still Aaron Rodgers. He’s capable of making plays, capable of getting the ball downfield, getting it to his receivers and just running their offense.

“So you’ve got to respect a guy like that. No matter what’s wrong with him, you can’t doubt him or say that it’s going to be a little different because he’s hobbly and wobbly. You don’t want any surprises, so just go in with that mentality and you won’t be surprised.”

Ah, well. That actually makes some sense.

Good for you. Well done on forming a rational and independent thought.

Then here’s linebacker K.J. Wright, who is fully able to express what we’re really talking about here — that Seattle isn’t going to play Rodgers any differently than if he were 100 percent healthy.

“We’re going to treat him like he’s healthy and 100 percent,” Wright said. “I expect them to run the similar plays that they have in the past.

“We know he’s a little banged up, but he looked just fine to me in that last game. He was making most of his throws. He didn’t scramble as much and get out of the pocket as he’s done in the past, but for the most part, he’s making all of his throws and he looks just fine.”

Obviously, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has been drilling in the idea that his team shouldn’t take Rodgers lightly, even though he’s injured.

That’s probably a sound idea, considering an injured Rodgers has thrown for more than 300 yards in his last two games.

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Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

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14 Comments

  1. Snarff January 16, 2015

    The Shehawks haven’t played a real QB for the last 12 games. They should FEAR Rogers.

  2. Some Guy January 16, 2015

    Hobbly and wobbly. Sounds like a good title for a children’s book.

  3. MMK January 16, 2015

    I wouldn’t think that “fearing and respecting him as though he’s 100%” while simultaneously figuring out ways to exploit his immobility should be mutually exclusive ideas?

  4. Hawk_Eye January 16, 2015

    The Seahawks have played so many tough defenses down the stretch, Green Bay will be a cake walk.

    1. ferris January 16, 2015

      No wonder I loathe Seattle fans. Now talk about the fact that Golden Tate caught that ball.

      1. RaKrom January 16, 2015

        He did

      2. Cheese January 16, 2015

        “Fact*”

  5. pf4l January 16, 2015

    I don’t really give a fuck what the Seahawks think.

    On with the predictions…..

  6. Organicbuzz January 16, 2015

    He’ll be doing the” hobbly wobbly” in a State Farm commercial after we win the Super Bowl baby! Go Pack Go!!!

  7. kato January 16, 2015

    If the packers win on Sunday, I will go on a limb and say it will be one of the top five victories in the history of the team. From Aaron Rodgers playing injured, to playing on the road against the defending champs, to being such heavy underdogs in the second most important game of the season, it would be the stuff of legend. We can only hope…..

  8. Some Guy January 16, 2015

    The Seattle DB’s should be called the Legion of Dumb.

  9. Packer Bob January 16, 2015

    This is just stupid chest thumping. They can’t be fooled! They’re prepared for anything. They’re the Seahawks, yo!

  10. Shawn Neuser January 16, 2015

    Earl Thomas will not be fooled by no banana in the tailpipe.

    Good to know.

    1. Mr Bob Harris January 16, 2015

      Beautiful