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Decision on Aaron Rodgers Coming on Thursday

If Aaron Rodgers is correct, Mike McCarthy will been telling the truth on Monday when he said a decision would be made on the Packers starting quarterback "sooner than later," although not much sooner.

Rodgers said Tuesday during his weekly radio show on ESPN radio affiliates in Milwaukee and Madison and streamed on ESPNWisconsin.com, "We've done a scan and we are going through the process of evaluation. Probably not what everybody wants to hear, but I can say definitively there will be… Thursday one way or another a definitive conclusion to this week's unknown."

In previous weeks, the Packers have taken the decision down to the end of the practice week, declaring Rodgers out on Friday for the past several weeks.

The change may have came sooner this week had it not been for the Christmas holiday, for which the team is being given the day off. Thursday will be the first day of on-field preparations for this upcoming Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears with a playoff spot on the line.

Rodgers would not go into details about the scan of his broken collarbone but did acknowledge that the team is collecting second opinions from others than team doctor Pat McKenzie.

Comments (55)

swshko21's picture

First time comment. I don't want to read too much into it, but if you watch James Jones' interview today, a reporter asks him, "If the only thing your son wanted for Christmas was for Rodgers to play, would your son be happy?" And Jones says under his breath, "I think so." Like I said, I don't want to read to much into it, but I am hopefull!

Digital Tucker is he real's picture

oh...second opinion..., that's a little somethin somethin

Sum Ding Wong's picture

Wow dat really quic. a magore deceesen before fryday. What are dey smokin in gb.

James's picture

Really? So what. This is so funny. Who cares when the decision is made to mismanage our team. You don't "schedule it". It should have been decided two weeks ago. As I said two weeks ago....Regardless of the outcome of this season....even if we win the division...remember we did that regardless of TT and his decisions. He needs to go this year. Let us all remember how he hosed us all the way to the last game of the season, regardless if it is this week or the next. We as fans don't put up with this BS.

Stroh's picture

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl/news/20130312/nfl-free-agents-front...

I guess your right... Lets fire then entire GB Front Office. Could you put your foot further up your own Ass?

RunAndHyde's picture

Nice work

4thand1's picture

Lets hire Matt Millen. At least the trolls would have a legitimate gripe. lmfao, fire one of the best GM's in the game. Since its x-mas , maybe the Packers could get Jesus to heal all the injured players since TT isn't capable of doing it.

The TKstinator's picture

(Go) home, James.

Oh wait. Fetch me my slippers, then go home. This way you've at least served a purpose.

Clay's picture

Seriously I just can't wrap my mind around the trolling...don't know what to do about it either.

I appreciate others helping to give them a reality check even though the trolls will never change.

I love how for the trolls it's always the hottest team in the NFL that becomes the 'model' of success and how to run a team; last year it was San Fran, and now Chip Kelly is the greatest play caller in the history of the game to give a couple examples.

Further another element of the trolling is blaming Ted for the injuries.

People don't get that sometimes in life shit happens.

This year shit happened in spades to the Pack.

I am not saying Ted doesn't make mistakes... Safety play is abysmal, overpaid B Jones and Burnett to name a couple examples, but wow the endless hate and the hilarious thinking that there is a magic GM who will come in, hit on every draft pick and blow the salary cap on overpriced free agents is such a joke.

Every analyst in the country had the Pack picking Lacy in the first round this year and Ted manages to trade down and still get the guy.

Silly Ted so naive....(sarcasm)

That move alone sets up the Pack offense to be a machine in the next few years to come.

Anyway peace out. Merry Christmas Trolls.

cLowNEY42's picture

"last year it was San Fran, and now Chip Kelly"

No - it's still San Fran.

I only have 2 "beefs" with TT...

1. He will not fill obvious holes with proven talent.
2. He sucks (lately) in the first round.

4thand1's picture

Well if we have a few losing seasons in a row, TT can draft higher in the order. If that happens he won't survive because he'll get fired for putting a losing product on the field. Mario Williams sure has put Buffalo on the map. Oh and Julius Peppers too. Bears are winning championships every year. $$$$$$ well spent.

Stroh's picture

LOL... Well said!

Spending on FA = Over-spending. You don't find much proven talent in FA unless its beyond the cap constraints of their current team. FA become FA for a reason. VERY, and I mean, VERY few FA are worth the money for the procuction. Best you can hope for is usually a stop gap player that's either older or has more holes in his game than most fans realize, till they are on the team. At which time the fans screaming and cheering the signing then are complaining that the GM bothered to waste the money!

The TKstinator's picture

+1!

cLowNEY42's picture

Good point.

I'm sure there wasn't a single FA safety that was better than MD Jennings who would have fit salary-wise.

Not a one.

The TKstinator's picture

You know, there might have been, and there still might be. But remember, TT shows faith and patience in his coaches in the "and develop" part of "draft and develop". He was likely expecting 22 or 43 to suck less. And when 22 failed to avoid suckage, they let him go. And, I don't think TT would deny that he makes mistakes. One thing he isn't is a BSer. An egomaniac he is not.

Clay's picture

Don't forget TT can't sign any free agents because on the first day of training camp said free agent(s) would have ACL tears and be done for the year. Then the trolls would blame TT for not seeing the future. Plus our training staff is so dumb they don't know what a hamstring is right? (sarcasm)

Barutan Seijin's picture

Yep, Woodson really sucked. Sure wish TT had never signed that overpriced stopgap corner.

Stroh's picture

He also didn't have 20M tied up (1/6 of the salary cap) in one player. And while Woodson was one of the very few who worked out very well, it doesn't change the truth. Guess you don't recognize all the facts just pick and chose the few that fit your argument.

packeraaron's picture

For every Woodson there are a few Frank Walkers.

billy's picture

dont worry TT will keep us mediocre if it means spending any money...stands are full, whats to worry....and i find it funny that any critical comments are from "trolls"....ok, rather a troll than a lapdog...

Stroh's picture

Trolls never follow up w/ any actual evidence (due to the fact it cant be provided), nor reasonable explanations. Just spew forth a load of crap.

cLowNEY42's picture

So I need to show proof that TT doesn't sign FA's?

Stroh's picture

Didn't say that. What you would need to do is show proof that they would be a noticeable upgrade at a comparable cost.

The TKstinator's picture

"Keep us mediocre"?
Could it be that you are a bit spoiled?
How long have you been a fan of this team?

Stroh's picture

By mediocre do you mean in the playoffs every year and contending for a SB? At least assuming your all world QB doesn't miss 1/2 the season?

Mags's picture

You mean one and done!

Clay's picture

Do you know how much under the cap the Packers are Billy?

Barutan Seijin's picture

It follows from the operative definition of "troll", which is someone the poster disagrees with.

Pot stirrers consider their pot-stirring to be truth-telling, never trolling. Trolling is what the other guy does.

Homers are stirring the pot in this thread, so the "trolls" are the more critical/analytical types.

zeke's picture

How is saying something like "Thompson refuses to spend money" analytical? When someone points out that there is a salary cap and the Packers aren't far under it, that isn't being a "homer;" that's addressing reality. If you disagree with how Thompson builds the roster, great. There are plenty of arguments to be made that support that. But throwing out statements like "Thompson sucks because he won't spend money" are not only demonstrably false, they are what most people would define as trolling.

4thand1's picture

Even the mighty Patriots don't win every year. Playoffs sure, just like the Packers. If they some how get in this year its great, thanks to a little luck due to the suckage of da Bears and Lolins. Where would the Pats be without Brady? Belichick is lucky like MM I guess. 16 players on IR. Funny the top playoff teams are also the healthiest.

Clay's picture

I live in New England 4th and 1 (born and raised in Milwaukee though) and as such am very dialed in to the Pats. I can say you are SPOT ON with that point. Remember traded up with New England to get Clay Matthews and DOWN with New England to get Greg Jennings. With that pick Belichek chose Chad Jackson, a receiver who never did squat. Bill can't draft and develop receivers to save his life not to mention he is a cheating S.O.B who gave 60 million dollars to a multi murderer. I'm sure our Packer troll fans would swap him for McCarthy and TT in a heart beat!

Stroh's picture

Thompson OWNS Belicheat... Flat Out OWNS him!

Barutan Seijin's picture

Right. And in '08 when Brady went out in the first game the Pats went 0-16.

Stroh's picture

No but they didn't make the playoff either did they?! They also had a backup QB that didn't get hurt and have to end up going as low as the #4 option at QB. Cassell was on their roster and a backup to Brady for 3 full years prior to the '08 season.

wilsonmaywick's picture

Let's see how San Fran looks when they have to pay Kaepernick A-Rod money. Same goes for Seattle and Wilson. That will change the calculus for paying the rest of the team.

cLowNEY42's picture

This comment proves you are a troll (according to Stroh) because...

"Trolls never follow up w/ any actual evidence (due to the fact it cant be provided)"

Stroh's word, right there.

Sorry but you're a troll because you posted an opinion without including evidence.

4thand1's picture

I know some of the people posting have played sports. Its really hard to get up for a game when you lose your best player, or players. Your almost defeated mentally before the game starts. Every player on the Packers say they have confidence in Fylnn, Tolzein, Wallace when in reality they don't. They know they're behind the 8 ball every time they step on the field. I've been there and it sucks.

Stroh's picture

Agreed. That's why I've said REPEATEDLY that losing Rodgers affects the entire team... Offensively, defensively and on ST. Every facet of game day really... Right down to the way the coaches call plays!

There is an actual grieving period involved in it too. Its why the Packers looked lost the first couple games w/o Rodgers but have regained their footing to some degree since then.

BradHTX's picture

This is a really interesting point. I would guess it is probably even more the case with the Packers and Rodgers, since he is not only the "face of the franchise" but as QB also the leader of the offense -- as opposed to, say, Minnesota losing Peterson a couple years back, where they lost their best player but not the one directing everyone else in the huddle?

This is actually the one area where I think the Packers still miss Charles Woodson, even though his skills were clearly in severe decline: after Rodgers, it seems there is no one else on the team who is a real leader that the other players rally around. As the most dominant defensive player, you'd like to think Matthews would be that guy, but he doesn't seem to be. Hawk and Pickett, as the "elder statesmen," would be candidates, but they don't seem to be either. But leadership isn't necessarily a function of either skills or experience, it's a character trait that exists on its own.

Makes me wonder if the fact that there is no longer a Woodson or Reggie White at least partially contributes to the Packers' ineptitude with Rodgers out (along with the obvious fact that Rodgers' skills make everyone around him look better).

wilsonmaywick's picture

Brad:

"leadership isn’t necessarily a function of either skills or experience, it’s a character trait that exists on its own."

This is an excellent point and very true...well said.

cLowNEY42's picture

Hey Wilson,

This comment proves you are a troll (according to Stroh) because…

“Trolls never follow up w/ any actual evidence (due to the fact it cant be provided)”

Stroh’s word, right there.

Sorry but you’re a troll because you posted an opinion without including evidence.

cLowNEY42's picture

Hey Brad,

This comment proves you are a troll (according to Stroh) because…

“Trolls never follow up w/ any actual evidence (due to the fact it cant be provided)”

Stroh’s word, right there.

Sorry but you’re a troll because you posted an opinion without including evidence.

cLowNEY42's picture

Hey Stroh,

This comment proves you are a troll (according to you) because…

“Trolls never follow up w/ any actual evidence (due to the fact it cant be provided)”

Your words, right there.

Sorry but you’re a troll because you posted an opinion without including evidence.

The TKstinator's picture

I didn't choose sports.
They chose me, because I've got strength and speed.

RunAndHyde's picture

And a very nice jaw line.

Stroh's picture

Are you complimenting his manly good looks?! LMAO

RunAndHyde's picture

It just sounded good at the time.

BradHTX's picture

This is one of the best exchanges I've seen on this site in a long time... Awesome!

The TKstinator's picture

Why, thank you sir.
Clearly, we take our goofing around very seriously.

RunAndHyde's picture

Yeah thanks Brad. And if u would like to send a donation to any of us feel free to contact us. But remember we only take "straight cash homie" lol.

cLowNEY42's picture

Hey 4th and 1,

This comment proves you are a troll (according to Stroh) because…

“Trolls never follow up w/ any actual evidence (due to the fact it cant be provided)”

Stroh’s word, right there.

Sorry but you’re a troll because you posted an opinion without including evidence.

RC Packer Fan's picture

Does anyone know what time McCarthy's press conference will be today?

RunAndHyde's picture

Not....soon...enough.

The TKstinator's picture

1:15 central time is the word on the street

RC Packer Fan's picture

Thank you.

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