That was the message Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy for reporters during his Thursday press conference.
McCarthy was referring to quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ mobility.
“I would think he’s back,” McCarthy said. “He’s in excellent shape. He’s moved very well. There’s two ways to throw the football – drop back or you have an action passing game. Ability to move the quarterback is something that stresses the defense.”
Rodgers was hindered by a calf injury he suffered late in the regular season that he played with throughout the playoffs.
While it didn’t seem to slow Rodgers or the Packers in terms of moving the ball, it certainly limited their offensive attack.
Rodgers is at his best when he’s moving around. You could argue he throws better on the run than he does from the pocket. You could also say that he’s the best at throwing on the run in the league and you probably wouldn’t get much of an argument.
The Packers utilize that because, as McCarthy noted, it stresses the defense.
This is going to be a fun season.
Monty, it sounds like you actually had a lot of fun writing this article were excited about the subject instead of your usual pessimistic irritated self. More of the former please! I’ve always respected your say it like it is approach, but it’s ok to be positive about things too. This is when you’re at your best.
A mobile Aaron Rodgers would have crushed both the Seahawks and the Patriots. The Packers don’t have any tall receivers or tight ends so he’s got to scramble to find guys like Cobb open. That’s two years in a row his health has affected the season.