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Aaron Rodgers Absent From Packers Training Camp Practice

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Aaron Rodgers Absent From Packers Training Camp Practice

According to any number of reports from Packers beat writers on social media, quarterback Aaron Rodgers is not in attendance at Tuesday's training camp practice in Green Bay.

The reason for Rodgers' absence is unknown, but according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com...

UPDATE at 12:17 p.m. CT:

Still no official word from the team, but there's this from Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel...

 

UPDATE at 2:44 p.m. CT: Head coach Mike McCarthy confirmed Rodgers only has a head cold and is expected to be back at practice on Wednesday.

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Hyatt's picture

Rodgers- "If I can't practice, I can't practice. It is as simple as that. It ain't about that at all. It's easy to sum it up if you're just talking about practice. We're sitting here, and I'm supposed to be the franchise player, and we're talking about practice. I mean listen, we're sitting here talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, but we're talking about practice. Not the game that I go out there and die for and play every game last it's my last but we're talking about practice man. How silly is that?

Now I know that I'm supposed to lead by example and all that but I'm not shoving that aside like it don't mean anything. I know it's important, I honestly do but we're talking about practice. We're talking about practice man. We're talking about practice. We're talking about practice. We're not talking about the game. We're talking about practice. When you come to Lambeau, and you see me play, you've seen me play right, you've seen me give everything I've got, but we're talking about practice right now."

Wilde- "Is it possible that if you practiced, not you but you would make your teammates better?"

Rodgers- "How in the hell can I make my teammates better by practicing?!?"

I want this to happen.

packsmack25's picture

It's obvious he's undergoing his brainwashing today.

Mojo's picture

lol

Evan's picture

Clockwork Orange style, with a montage of Super Bowl trophies and Packers Hall of Famers interspersed with photos of Lions players mugshots, photos of all the different Bears QBs and Vikings players on orgy cruises.

Jamie's picture

Great

Lou's picture

Based on the backup QB play to date, that kind of byline on ESPN could send shock waves to Packer fans everywhere. Is it just me ? Watching several other exhibition games, the 2nd and 3rd string QB's (playing with backup talent not the starters on offense) look so much better than what we have ? They look more poised and have better arms, even Rex Grossman last night looked like he would be welcomed to back up Rodgers.

Ranch Tooth's picture

It's not just you.

But the fact is, TT just doesn't want pay much for a journeyman backup QB like a Grossman. He figures the season is down the tubes anyway if #12 is out for any lengthy period of time. And I kinda have to agree with that. Why tie more money up in the QB spot if there is next to no chance of winning any meaningful games without your starting QB? Makes sense to me.

Mojo's picture

Have to agree Lou. In general I've seen better play from the opposition backups than from our lads. Now a cynic might say that's not because our QBs are so bad, but that our 2nd and 3rd stringers on D don't compare to the same from our opponents. I don't know, but I'm not counting on much if ARod goes down.

Jamie's picture

I don't necessarily disagree, but I think there are maybe 3 playoff contending teams (WAS with Cousins, NE with Mallet (though that may be a stretch), and DAL with Orton) in the NFL that have a backup that could pick up where the starter left off, or at minimum hold down the proverbial fort.

Now, I do think we are definitely in the bottom 1/3 of the league at that position, but it's not like anyone below the top 5 backups in the league could carry this or any other team for a moderate to lengthy stretch.

So all

Jamie's picture

I don't necessarily disagree, but at the same time think there are maybe 3 playoff contending teams (WAS with Cousins, NE with Mallet (though that may be a stretch), and DAL with Orton (though I don't think they make the playoffs w/ or w/o Romo)) in the NFL that have a backup that could pick up where the starter left off, or at minimum hold down the proverbial fort.

Now, I do think we are definitely in the bottom 1/3 of the league at that position, but it's not like anyone below the top 5 backups in the league could carry this or any other team for a moderate to lengthy stretch. It's just not happenin.

So all with all if that said...by and large, that's just the way it is in the NFL.

The TKstinator's picture

Gimme the 2013 version of Zeke Bratkowski!
Honestly, who the heck IS the best backup QB in the NFL? And if the guy is so good, why doesn't he start someplace else?

The TKstinator's picture

Aaron Brooks
Mark Brunell
Matt Hasselbeck
Matt Flynn

See what I'm getting at here?

Evan's picture

I really was hoping Ted would bring back Hasselbeck to serve as backup this year. But that was wishful thinking.

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