It was cold in Chicago on Sunday. It wasn’t record-breaking cold as was predicted, but the temperature was around 10 degrees and that’s plenty chilly. That cold took a toll on at least a couple helmets during the Green Bay Packers’ victory over the Chicago Bears.
You probably saw Bears running back Kadeem Carey get the C decal knocked off his head by Packers linebacker Joe Thomas. Here’s that shot again.
Joe Thomas knocks the decal off Kadeem Carey's helmet with vicious hit. pic.twitter.com/gMyjk8mMaT
— ✶ Sports Mockery ✶ (@sportsmockery) December 18, 2016
Packers linebacker Jake Ryan’s helmet didn’t come apart so cleanly. He lost paint and decals.
Great moments in helmet decal malfunctions: Packers LB Jake Ryan, 12/19/16. pic.twitter.com/BqzRbsFiOD
— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) December 19, 2016
Frankly, we’ve never seen anything quite like that.
I need to say something about Rodgers. There have been articles about Rodgers lack of leadership. Based mostly on 2 malcontents, Finley and Jennings. What’s worse, is that some fans bought into it. It’s a free Country, think what you want. So will i.
But consider this…..In 2014 he told all the fans to RELAX right? In other words, he took all the heat off the team, and he put the spotlight on himself. He took charge of the team…..then proceeded to win the league MVP and a 12-4 record. That’s a leader.
Also consider…after a 4 game beatdown this season and heavy heat on the team, even though Rodgers was playing well.
Rodgers took it upon himself to put the focus back on him by saying the Packers could run the table. Again….He put the spotlight on himself and he took charge of the team again. In doing so, during that stretch, was the hottest QB in the league, including the games during the losing streak when the defense collapsed.
I don’t know about you, but i’d call that a leader.
So consider taking two things into account in the future……
1) Instead of following the thoughts of some mentally bankrupt writer that needs to manufacture a story because of their own limitations in writing. Someone who feels that writing a “fluff” piece is easier than writing something intelligent. Take the article for what it is, and have the wisdom to know better.
2) Realize that Rodgers is highly intelligent, complex, a perfectionist and is on a higher level than most QB’s in the history of the NFL, and make know mistake, a leader. Enjoy the ride while he’s here.
I love he’s our QB and he shows some amazing stuf but someone said it may be a blessing in disguise he’s limmited by his injury. And that might be right cause I saw his tendency to wander around stead throwing coming back a little.
He might not have been sacked yesterday if he had his wheels. Plus, he’s #1 outside the pocket in P R. He makes shit happen outside the pocket, you don’t take that away. Most teams would say, they want him to stay in the pocket.
While Jennings and Finley both are blowhards, I don’t really think Driver is. Idk. It’s easy to say someone to say stuff to the media and come off as a leader, but we don’t really know what happens in the locker rooms or practice. I will say I have noticed a difference in Rodgers over the past month on the field, it seems like he is making more of a concerted effort on the field to be a leader.