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Practice Report: Aaron Rodgers Takes Another Baby Step

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Practice Report: Aaron Rodgers Takes Another Baby Step

If you're to believe the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Pete Dougherty, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers took yet another baby step in his recovery from a broken collarbone at practice on Thursday.

Whether that's enough for him to play in Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys is yet to be seen. As of Wednesday, Rodgers was still not medically cleared for game action, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

It should be noted that the portion of practice open to the media was for individual and group drills only. If Rodgers takes on increased role in a team environment, it's going unseen by the press.

McCarthy will give an update later on Thursday afternoon, but how much information he chooses to divulge is debatable.

Comments (71)

Archie's picture

TT= ass clown
MM = ass-clown
AROD = QB God

Packer fans need to wake up and smell the coffee. Need broom to sweep out old.

murphy's picture

And replace the old with whom?

RC Packer Fan's picture

no point of even responding to his crap Murphy. He's just here to start crap.

C's picture

Fractured sentences, sense no make. Ass-clown good, ass-clown bad? Fear of ass-clown? God's a QB? Jacksonville looking if free-agent.

I drink coffee, smell good. Snyder know Shanahan problem go away with household broom?

murphy's picture

Sweep clean make superbowl.

L's picture

nice

gmanB's picture

TT needs to stay but MM could be replaced with a number of guys. This team needs a swift kick in the pants. It will never happen but a guy like Gruden would come in and light a fire.

MM is soft and his teams always play like it.

C's picture

And said fire would quickly engulf the entire organization leaving only ashes. I would take a dozen assistants currently in the NFL, a few college coaches, perhaps a tackling dummy, a wet pillow and Ron Burgundy as Packers coach before Gruden. We would, 'lead the team in guts', and that's about it.

Evan's picture

I've never really understood the Gruden hype. I love him on MNF, but I feel like his coaching accomplishments have been overblown. Has he ever developed a young QB?

C's picture

It's not just the QB position, but lack of development accross the board with prospects he's been involved in drafting. It's freightening to watch him as a draft-analyst on ESPN. They shit he says and guys he pounds the table for you wonder if he has even the slightest clue on what characteristics are actually translational from college to the pros.

Idiot Fan's picture

He's somebody other than who we have, which makes him totally amazing by definition.

gmanB's picture

I wouldnt want gruden but someone to change the soft culture that is green bay packer football. MM doesnt inspire. Gruden did take the Raiders to an AFC championship game and had many good years with the bucs including a superbowl. Not sure if MM was on the streets that you wouldnt say the same things about his drafting, developing and coaching.

maybe instead of gruden I should have used a harbaugh type guy.

L's picture

A young Favre, did he not?

Evan's picture

Maybe a little...

Offensive Assistant in 1992
WR Coach from 93-94

Mean Jean's picture

TT = The Zombie
MM = The Stooge
DC = The Dufus

FITZCORE 1252'S EVO's picture

MJ = The Troll

themasterfake's picture

F1E=the sage

WKUPackFan's picture

The use of vulgar terms such as a**clown is such an indicator of great intelligence.

RC Packer Fan's picture

Its all about taking baby steps. Just ask Bob Wiley. The book works!

The TKstinator's picture

Dang!
You beat me to it.

I sailed! I'm a sailor! I sailed on my first try!

I want some peace and quiet!!

RC Packer Fan's picture

Burn, Burn, Burnnnnn.....

What about Bob. What about Bob?

Great movie, haven't seen it in a long time.

davyjones's picture

I feel good...
I feel fine...
I feel wonderful...

I feel good...
I feel fine...
I feel wonderful...

The TKstinator's picture

I'll be quiet....

Archie's picture

Get rich quick scheme.

Bet the farm on DAL this week. Repeat of Turkey Day Massacre!

Evan's picture

Betting on the favored team = get rich quick scheme? I don't think you know how gambling works.

(And, yes, I know you're a troll who won't reply. But that was too funny to ignore.)

gmanB's picture

Well here is why Archie could be right: Cowboys need the win. They played like crap against the Bears and are probably going to ready to play on Sunday. There is no way they repeat that terrible performance. Of course, the most important reason why the packers are in trouble is because Sean Lee is probably going to be playing.

It isn't like the packers were unstoppable last week. Regardless if Flynn or Rodgers plays they need to start strong and score some first half points.

Evan's picture

I think you missed my point, but yeah.

Tom's picture

You said it Right!! I'm glad someone on here knows his stuff. The line opened at 8. It's now down to 7. I hope all the money in the world is on Dallas Sunday. Enough said. I think you know what I mean. Great Comment!!

FITZCORE 1252'S EVO's picture

"There are 6 different betting options on a game. Anyone who bet on Green Bay last week, Lost."

Hmmm, your resources must be limited. There are literally dozens of options on most games, see here:
https://m.sportsinteraction.com/?

However, when most people talk betting on a game, it's usually referring to either a 'straight up' or 'spread' bet.

"I won’t get into it, but the money most of the time loses"

Whew! Thanks for not getting into it! Just seems so tough to understand. Don't tell me that's how those big buildings in vegas can keep the lights on!?!? Crazy.

fin

Tom's picture

That's exactly how they keep the lights on. There are 6 major betting options. 1st half, 2ond half, Both Halves, Over/Under & Money line. I'm not going to argue with you. If you can't see it, that's your problem. I will tell you this. Las Vegas pays someone a few million dollars a year to come out with the betting line every week. There are all the pro games, & all the division 1 college games.
Take a look at the sheet on Tuesday, when the games are over. He is wrong on 65% - 70% of the games every week. How long would you have your job if you were wrong 65% of the time. It stinks!! If you can't see or smell it, that's your problem. Sounds to me like your losing most of your bets. I'm Not!! I have a home here, & I have a home in Las Vegas. I've paid my dues.

FITZCORE 1252'S EVO's picture

^ :-) lmao ^

Tom's picture

Hope you learned something tonight!! Next time you decide to comment on something, make sure you know what the hell you're talking about. It was A NICE NIGHT FOR ME $$$$$$

FITZCORE 1252'S EVO's picture

If you're betting the line than the favorite and underdog usually payout the same, or very close. If betting the moneyline, then yes, lil d wouldn't pay out near the same as the underdog.

Evan's picture

(You got me, I don't know anything about gambling...)

FITZCORE 1252'S EVO's picture

Do yourself a favor and keep it that way.

Tom's picture

I won't get into it, but the money most of the time loses, just like last Sunday. Green Bay won, but the money lost. Same in Chicago the other night. There are 6 different betting options on a game. Anyone who bet on Green Bay last week, Lost. Enough Said!!

4thand1's picture

Well you should have won, I'm sure you bet on Atlanta.

Tom's picture

No, I don't bet the Green bay game. I had Chicago, when most people were on Dallas. Here's a Tip. Take a look at the Pt. Spread, the Over/Under, & The Teams
playing. Try to figure where the Majority of the money is being bet, with the spread, or the o/u.
Go the other way. I promise, you'll win more games than you lose. You figure it out.

Gill the Goldfish's picture

Ha ha ha! Maybe we should hire Dr. Leo Marvin for the defensive coordinator gig!

RC Packer Fan's picture

I think Dr. Marvin would be better as the teams psychologist. Keep him more familiar with what his actual role is.

Although, he would probably bring some dynamite which would be great for the defense...

The TKstinator's picture

Death Therapy.

RC Packer Fan's picture

lol, no doubt.

FITZCORE 1252'S EVO's picture

Great news, only to be dashed by hearing Lacy is in a boot.

4thand1's picture

Lacy is in a boot for extra protection. He'll play, but Starks may start, he's healthy and will make some big runs against the Dallas swiss cheese D. I think Rodgers plays. I think TT with Manage and MM will coach for a long time. I think you trolls should keep trolling its something your really good at. Like TT managing and MM coaching.

Stroh's picture

I think Starks might be a better matchup vs Dallas. They have a lot of holes to run thru and once thru the LOS Starks has much better speed to take it the distance. Lacy won't outrun anyone. Plus the slashing ability of Starks might allow him to break into the open field more than Lacy's power.

The TKstinator's picture

That's why I think they make a great 1-2 punch. Plus Starks has had trouble staying healthy so a reduced workload seems like a good role for him.

FITZCORE 1252'S EVO's picture

Starks definitely has some burst, he's had several really impressive, lengthy runs this year. That said, I of course hope they are both available, but for a game or two, I think he's capable of shouldering the load. It's when we rely on him to be 'the guy' for long stretches that we get in trouble, his body just can't handle it.

The TKstinator's picture

Agreed
And it'll be nice when Dujuan can join in the fun again too...

Johnny Reb's picture

You guys should take it easy on Flynn. The guy came in and salvaged a certain loss for you in his first effort, ten days after signing. Also, got you a win over Atlanta completing 75 percent when it was NINE DEGREES.
As for the loss at Detroit...Had the O-line not let him get used as a welcome mat seven times (How the hell do you think Rogers busted his collarbone in the first place) things might have been different. There were 21 other guys on the field that day that played worse than Flynn.
Ya'll sound a bit like those ingrates in Alabama.

C's picture

"How the hell do you think Rogers busted his collarbone in the first place...."

He broke it by vacating a pocket and holding onto the ball too long. I believe the injury happened after 4 full seconds, an eternity by NFL QB standards.

I'm fine rolling with Flynn, but don't romanticize it: He locks onto receivers, can't account for extra rushers prior to the snap, has no drive on the ball beyond 15 yards between the hashes and can't throw open a receiver. They need to be seperated and waiving a hand in the air to catch the impending rainbow.

I don't see most being 'ingrates'. Most are realistic about what they have under center in Flynn and it's unlikely he can keep pace with a high-powered Dallas offense on the road. Packers go +2 on turnovers and we may have something.

4thand1's picture

If you watch the play Barclay pushed McClellan passed Rodgers then promptly quit blocking. McClellan turned and caught Rodgers from behind. I pin that injury on Barclay. He hasn't shown much this year.

C's picture

How long should a tackle hold? 5 seconds? 6? Rodgers puts himself at risk after 3.5 seconds, and this time he paid.

4thand1's picture

Watch the play. He let his guy run right passed him. Rodgers was out of the pocket. You block until the whistle. So you're saying its ok to just block a little. Glad you're not the o-line coach.

C's picture

Oh burn. That cut deep random internet guy.

4thand1's picture

Well that's bullshit. He was out of the pocket near the line of scrimmage. He was extending the play and his line men should know this and not quit on the play. He does it all the time. In case you haven't been watching, there's nobody better at it.

Stroh's picture

If you watched the play Barclay played a little patty cake and touched hands w/ McClellin. Nothing more! He didn't block him and really didn't even engage him. Barclay completely blew it and allowed McClellin to get after Rodgers. Barclay did nothing whatsoever. It was all on Barclay that's for damn sure.

C's picture

Mcginn's rating called it a coverage sack. Anybody venture to guess what that means to Rodgers internal clock to release the ball? Was that a 2.5 second play clock McCarthy used in training camp or a 4-6 second clock? Do remind me....

Stroh's picture

I don't give a damn what it was called. McClellin rushed upfield wasn't ever engaged nor blocked. Rodgers ducked underneath McClellin looking for a target. Due to McClellin not being blocked allowed him to get right after Rodgers, whereas if Barclay had been engaged w/ him he wouldn't have been able to get to him and Rodgers would have gotten a pass off. Totally blame Barclay for not doing a damn thing!

As was mentioned go watch the play.

4thand1's picture

YW internet guy 2. I win.

RunAndHyde's picture

None of us are coaches...we are motherfn regular Joes commenting on a blog. It happened weeks ago stfu n move on.

4thand1's picture

Yes, but the injury is still affecting the team today. I'm not happy with the play at RT. Some people want to pin the injury on Rodgers. Injuries happen, this one still stings.

The TKstinator's picture

Is the pocket really all that safe? Seriously? All bs aside I'd love to see some kinda "research" on QB injuries inside vs outside the pocket.

Extreme example, but, where was Theismann when Lawrence Taylor tore off his leg and beat him with it?

4thand1's picture

Brady got his knee torn up in the pocket.

Stroh's picture

Brady was in the pocket when he got hit and tore his ACL, so was Carson Palmer when he got hit and tore his ACL while playing for Cincy. As many injuries happen inside the pocket as out, maybe more.

The TKstinator's picture

It sure seems like it, yes. I have thought for a long time that "the safety of the pocket" is overrated.

FITZCORE 1252'S EVO's picture

Fer shiz. The pocket is safe as can be, until it collapses and is no longer a pocket.

RunAndHyde's picture

So...stay inside the pocket while it collapses? Ain't nobody got time fo dat!

Christian's picture

Rodgers won't play, it's that simple.

Al Katraz's picture

Its a fast carpet in Dallas and they have speedy receivers, we have slow to move and react safeties. The game comes down to passing and Dallas has the better passing game. Both D's suck so that's a toss up.
Dallas at home, everything on the line for them as well, and we got Flynn? Tough to call.

Stroh's picture

That might be the most positive sounding comment you've made here. Packers w/ Flynn at QB tough to call. Packers w/ Rodgers at QB no brainer.

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