Content
X

Create Account

Or log in with Facebook

X

Log in

Or log in with Facebook

Practice Report: Aaron Rodgers Stands Aside for Matt Flynn

By Category

Practice Report: Aaron Rodgers Stands Aside for Matt Flynn

From Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com:

Rodgers said earlier in the week that he'd need to take a majority of practice reps on Friday if he were to start against the Dallas Cowboys, and that doesn't appear to have happened.

All week long, the company line was that Rodgers still hasn't been medically cleared to play football. Rodgers was to undergo an evaluation on Friday morning, but based upon his practice participation, nothing seems to have changed.

Still, Rodgers has yet to be ruled out. It will be telling to see what his game day status projection (probable, questionable, doubtful or out) is when the team releases such information on Friday afternoon.

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy will meet with the media and address the Rodgers situation later on Friday as well, but as usual, he may have little to offer on the subject.

The good news in Green Bay is that several the players who missed the first two days of practice this week returned to action, including running back Eddie Lacy (ankle) and linebackers Brad Jones (ankle), Jamari Lattimore (knee), Mike Neal (abdomen).

Defensive lineman C.J. Wilson (ankle) was the only player who reportedly didn't practice in at least some capacity.

  • Like Like
  • 1 points

Fan friendly comments only: off Comments (48) This filter will hide comments which have ratio of 5 to 1 down-vote to up-vote.

Arlo's picture

AR officially out versus Dallas.
AR thinks he's ready.
McKensie says no, no, no. MM agrees with the Doc. MM sounds abit frustrated with the whole 'will he or won't he' affair. (at his presser)

TommyG's picture

Arlo, I saw that too.

Oh well. I'm just hoping to see a competitive game. This certainly has been an interesting season.

RC Packer Fan's picture

Yeah, McCarthy was definitely frustrated today.

jack in jersey city's picture

we all (well, most of us) knew that aaron wasn't going to play this week. i think he has a decent chance to start against the steelers if we win this week but that's highly unlikely (and i'm an optimist). i think they're going to shut him down for the last 2 weeks and let him get back to 100% to get ready for next season

RC Packer Fan's picture

If Rodgers is cleared by the doctors, and he is ready to play, and if the Packers win this week. Rodgers will play.

However IMO, if they lose and Lions and Bears win, I don't think Rodgers will play the last 2 weeks regardless of how he feels. (I'm an optimist as well).

jack in jersey city's picture

yep. exactly what i think as well

cLowNEY42's picture

"F" that...

If he's 100% healthy HE HAS TO PLAY.

Gotta play the last game to potentially keep the piece of $h*t bears out of the playoffs.

Keeping the team that ripped this season away from us out of the playoffs would be even better than making the playoffs and getting crushed (most likely scenario, anyhow).

SCHADENFREUDE!!!!!!

jack in jersey city's picture

even if the bares make it into the playoffs they are one-and-done

cLowNEY42's picture

DON'T CARE.

DON'T WANT ANY OF THEM OR ANY OF THEIR FANS TO EXPERIENCE ANY PLEASURE (SWEEP OF PACKERS/DIVISION TITLE/PLAYOFFS).

Bearmeat's picture

98% chance that the season is now over. Sigh.

Is anyone else as sick of McKenzie as I am? I would love to see both Capers and McKenzie "retire."

These are grown men. Playing tackle football. They know they are taking risks with their health. Let them.

SOL's picture

Dr. McKenzie is afraid of being sued. He's not going to release Rodgers till after 8 weeks, which is the normal prognosis for the injury. (I broke the same collarbone in '86 slight fracture) Medical science for healing bones is not like it is for other parts of the body.

cLowNEY42's picture

COWBOYS 31
FLYNN LEAD PACKERS...............37

HOW F'N AWESOME WILL IT BE TO KNOCK THE COWBOYS OUT OF THE PLAYOFF RACE IN THEIR OWN DISGUSTINGLY EMOTIONLESS, DISGRACEFULLY EXCESSIVE, OVERINDULGENCE OF A "STADIUM"???!

IN FRONT OF THAT MORONIC, SELF-INFLATING, POMPUS, COLLECTION OF WANNA-BE "FANS", NO LESS.

JERRY JONES - MEET MATT FLYNN.

YUP - OUR 4 STRING QB JUST BEAT YOUR "SUPERSTAR".

BY THEY WAY... DON'T WE OWE JASON GARRET??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EVERY BIT OF...15/26 311 YDS, 2 TD'S... IS STILL BRANDED ON MY BRAIN!!!!!!!!!!

PAYBACK TIME!

cLowNEY42's picture

HEY DEFENSE - - - - - - - DON'T SUCK!

murphy's picture

PLEASE STOP YELLING

jack in jersey city's picture

LOUD NOISES!!!!

TommyG's picture

AAAGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!

The TKstinator's picture

I LOVE LAMP!

4htand1's picture

I've said it before. If Finley and Cobb were in the line up, Rodgers would be playing. He'd be able to spread it around and pound Lacy. The Packers are pulling a RGIII.

RunAndHyde's picture

F#ck the Bears ..f#ck the lions ....f#ck this whole MOTHERF#CKIN SEASON!!

4htand1's picture

AGREED

jack in jersey city's picture

there's way too much f#cking going on in these parts!

Barutan Seijin's picture

I take it you're not married.

4htand1's picture

So if the Packers lose out, will they pick in the top 5? Clean house and get some good young talent they can plug in right away. AH shit to many wins. Crap, just checked, there will 10 teams picking ahead of GB, maybe 12.

jack in jersey city's picture

yeah, we would be picking mid-round

RunAndHyde's picture

4 words...Ha Ha Clinton Dix

cLowNEY42's picture

TT - please get me one of these...

Khalil Mack
Jadeveon Clowney
Anthony Barr
C.J. Mosley
Jace Amaro
Stephon Tuitt
Eric Ebron
RaShede Hageman
Justin Gilbert
Hasean Clinton-Dix
Sammy Watkins
Marqise Lee

RunAndHyde's picture

Barr would change this D in a very very good way.

lennysmalls's picture

Barr will likely be long gone by the time the Packers pick, probably Clowney too.

Stroh's picture

Its highly unlikely the Packers draft another OLB. They already have Matthews and Perry. WHile many continue to ride Perry and call him a bust, the Packers know that he is still progressing as a 34 OLB. Its not unusual for 34 OLB to take 3 years to become really good, in fact Pitts usually gives them that long before making them starters. Add in the fact that Neal is looking like a real find at the position and its even more unlikely. That's assuming they re-sign Neal who is a FA after this year. Neal is starting to make a lot of plays. He has 3 sacks in the past 4 games and a couple forced fumbles on the year.

I would also say its highly unlikely the Packers use a 1st on a WR. 2nd or 3rd for sure but I doubt a first.

Most likely to be a big guy again. OL or DL both being possibilities.

Would seem like a Safety is a strong possibility and can't be discounted.

cLowNEY42's picture

Stroh,

Don't pick a potential superstar OLB because you already have Neal and Perry.

Sounds like a perfect idea.

Signed,
Sam Bowie

Stroh's picture

Clown... Niether Barr nor Mack will be around when the Packers pick. Even if we needed an OLB they won't be on the board. And theres plenty of reasons to think Neal and Perry will continue to progress and become very good OLB. Also you need to have the strong side OLB be able to play strong vs the run and not just be free lance pass rushers like Matthews. The strong OLB (think Woodley) has to be strong enough to take OL on and not give up ground. One of the OLB has to be a role player as much as a freelance playmaker!

Its called knowing the scheme and the necessity of discipline w/in the scheme.

cLowNEY42's picture

Trade up.

Stroh's picture

If the Packers draft a LB its most likely to be CJ Mosley. He would be an ILB in the 34 and he has good speed and outstanding instincts. He might be a playmaker on the order of Bowman/Willis in SF or maybe Daryl Washington in AZ.

RunAndHyde's picture

Stroh ...hypothetically speaking because he will probably be gone...you don't see Barr playing on the DLine? I sure do. Right next to his UCLA bubby. I would think safety first round though.....a ton of playmakers out there this year....and we need one.

Stroh's picture

RandH... Not sure what your implying. Do you think Barr would be a 34 DE? He might be able to play 43 DE but even that might be a stretch. I think he's a natural born 34 OLB just like Matthews who CBS compares him to. He's less than 250 lbs, so I don't see him bulking up to 270. It would also be a waste of his excellent athleticism to play DE. Even if he goes to a 43 D he should still be an OLB.

RunAndHyde's picture

Guess your right he's extremely fast it'd be stupid to waste his speed. We could put him at olb n Perry with his hand in the dirt like he originally wanted haha.

The TKstinator's picture

I would have no problem with a defensive player at almost any position. It looks to me like GB could use upgrades all over the place. Sure I'd like to see a safety but TT won't reach.
Better defensive personnel: better defense.

RunAndHyde's picture

Where's Longshanks...with all his."It will be fine guys Flynn will throw for 400 yrds and 4tds " talk?

4htand1's picture

It could happen. Dallas is on pace to give up almost 7k yards. They really suck.

Stroh's picture

They AVERAGE giving up 300 yds. Flynn had 258 vs Atl. He should be able to get 300 IMO. Add a little Starks and Lacy and the Packers offense will be hummin. 30+ pts on offense and contain DallAss to upper 20 pt. Packers win. I hope!

RunAndHyde's picture

30 + Stroh? Cmon now. That's being pretty optimistic.

Stroh's picture

I said I Hope! Look if Flynn is able to put up 300 yds and Starks and Lacy combine to run for 150+ that's a lot of offense. That being the case 30 pts should be easily attainable.

lennysmalls's picture

Rodgers probably done for the season.

The TKstinator's picture

Nothing is over until WE SAY it's over!
Did we surrender when the germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

lennysmalls's picture

LOL! In the spirit of Belushi and Animal House, the Packers should throw 10,000 marbles onto the field when the Cowboys come out of the tunnel. Morgan Burnett could sneak into the stands and swing from a rope, bounce off the scoreboard, and intercept Tony Romo.

phillythedane's picture

Thanks. I needed that.

RunAndHyde's picture

Well I hope Stroh is right...yo.

The TKstinator's picture

Straight up.
Team be doing it with the real flow.

Log in to comment, upload your game day photos and more!

Not a member yet? Join free.

If you have already commented on Cheesehead TV in the past, we've created an account for you. Just verify your email, set a password and you're golden.

Or log in with Facebook

Packers Tickets

Must Read

Quote

"I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious."
"The Bears still suck!"
"A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall. "