Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers were teammates from 2005 through 2007 before Favre moved on and Rodgers took over the reigns at quarterback for the Packers. The two discussed the Packers’ 4-1 start on SiriusXM NFL Radio, but not before a little banter about Favre’s 50th birthday(October 10th).
As the big day is coming up, Favre jokingly asked Rodgers if he will buy him a Porsche or something. Rodgers said, “that’s what you want?” Knowing the kind of guy Rodgers is, Favre said he would not be surprised to see a Porsche end up at his home, but kidding aside, Favre got to the meat of the conversation.
Asking Rodgers how the relationship is going between him and first year head coach Matt LaFleur, Rodgers admitted that it is a work in progress, and knew it would be such coming out of training camp. After all, Rodgers had never heard his voice in the headset and needed to get used to the rhythm and stuff. Now things have really been sharp and we’re starting to finish some of the calls coming out.
Rodgers acknowledges that it helps a lot when you can anticipate some of the calls and get into a flow confidence-wise, and it really helps to run the ball because it opens some other things in our plan. Not against Dallas, but the previous couple of weeks the Packers faced a lot of Cover 2 and Rodgers admits they didn’t run the ball nearly as well as they wanted to. Against Philadelphia they were very aggressive and threw the ball a bunch of times, moving the ball methodically down the field. Switching it up against Dallas, Rodgers mentioned when in the red zone we’re going to run it, when people think we’re a pass-heavy team. Ran the ball in four times against the Cowboys, three on a very similar scheme.
Rodgers reiterated something he remembers Favre saying years ago: I said after the game, all the stuff you’ve done statistically, you’ve done it all and you did it all, it comes a point where it’s about the wins and people are still going to focus on how many touchdowns you threw.
In the end, it’s ultimately about championships. Rodgers knows that they are now putting themselves into position in a very deep NFC, and a win on the road in Dallas goes a long way for the confidence in the team moving forward.
"The most important thing is championships."
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I forgot who it was, but some NFL writer said the guy that has had the biggest second year jump was MVS. Ummm, to me he hasn’t really changed. DJ Chark has been the guy who has really caught my eye. Basically the Jags #1 right now and definitely made Minshew’s life easier as a rookie QB. Last year in 11 games: 14 catches for 174 yards and 0 TDs. This year in 5 games: 27 catches 485 yards and 5 TDs. Not even going to bother looking up MVS stats because I know they aren’t as good
Yea, i agree. Ironically, i was just thinking about the receiver depth after Adams, in a post i recently wrote. I was thinking to myself, where is MVS’s second year jump, have we seen progression in his route running? I’m seriously disappointed for 2 reasons. I was/am a MVS fan. We needed him to progress even with Adams on the field. With Adams out last week, Rodgers only had 4 completions to his other receivers. Yea, we won the game, but 4 receptions to receivers, will not cut it in this league. Without the turnovers last game, we lose that game easily.
Jimmy G thoughts: I keep hearing the coach and the QB talk about getting Jimmy more involved. I don’t doubt their intentions and expectations of getting him more involved. But he’s basically halfway through his contract. At what point does reality set in, that Jimmy himself, is not getting the job done? When Jordy was let go, and Jimmy was signed, it was talked about how jimmy could replace the loss of Jordy as he’s not just a tight end but can play the receiver role as well. Many people believed that. I think my feelings about it were clearly articulated before the ink had a chance to dry. Gute’s first season in totality, was a D at best, plain and simple. This year is going better, but he clearly dropped the ball on offense, again.
Another thought related to the Packers offense and skill position guys: I would like them to try and get the tight ends more involved in the offense. Bob Tonyan in particular. If they are going to be facing more cover 2, you have to exploit it with your TEs. Especially if they have plans to run the ball at a heavier clip, PA passes focusing on TEs getting behind the backers in the seams would help open the offense up.
One game at a time
“You just can’t turn the ball over and expect to win in this league” – Jameis Winston: Spokesman for the Mentally Challenged.
He was concentrating on crab legs
His revelation of what it takes to win in this league, i’m sure is something every team and every football fan is now learning because he revealed the secret to winning.
This dude has made me nauseous from the get go, him and Newton.