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Packers Daily Links: Rodgers, McCarthy Called Best Quarterback/Coach Combo in NFL

Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy have been called the best quarterback/coach combo in a column by's Adam Schein. "One of the reasons I rank Rodgers and McCarthy ahead of Eli and Coughlin or Brady and Belichick is because the Packers' pair is attached at the hip," writes Schein. "McCarthy calls the plays, but the coach shares a brain with his quarterback. McCarthy and Rodgers have the same philosophy, formed through years of quarterback school, offseason programs, training camps, practices and game-day experiences. They meet, they talk, they plan for the chess match. And then they dominate." You'll receive no arguments here, although the other combinations mentioned by Schein are worthy competitors. After all, Rodgers/McCarthy have fewer Super Bowl rings than Eli/Coughlin and Brady/Belichick.

Packers rookie running back Johnathan Franklin joined the All Packers Talk podcast on Thursday for an interview. The fourth round draft choice had some interesting things to say about Randall Cobb being a mentor on punt returns. It was also interesting to hear Franklin talk about the coldest game he's ever played in, a bowl game in Washington, D.C. where it was 14 degrees. Franklin said he couldn't wait for the game to be over. It gets even colder in Green Bay, Johnathan. Wear some warm clothes and get used to it.

A feature on tight end Jermichael Finley appears at "This is an all-new Jermichael Finley," writes reporter Paul Imig. "The most outspoken member of the Green Bay Packers has completely shifted his locker room demeanor and off-the-field attitude in recent months." The article talks about how much quieter and less outspoken Finley has become recently. For a guy who's said many foolish things in Green Bay, that's not necessarily a bad thing. But the most important thing will be his play on the field.

In an interview with the Green Bay Press-Gazette, punter Tim Masthay talked about the challenge of place-kick holding for a left-footed kicker this offseason. “I don’t know that I’m game-ready right now, but I think I’m doing a decent job with it," Masthay is quoted as saying by reporter Wes Hodkiewicz. "Once I found out we signed Giorgio (Tavecchio), when I was back in Kentucky, I started working on it right away. It’s coming along and I’m confident in it.”

A feature on inside linebacker Terrell Manning is published at

Blog posts at are on the Packers offense and the inside linebackers.

An article on first round draft choice Datone Jones appears at Packer Report.

Video: has footage of soon-to-be Hall of Famer Dave Robinson doing a recent book signing in Oshkosh...

Brian Carriveau is the author of "It's Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America," and editor of Cheesehead TV's "Pro Football Draft Preview." To contact Brian, email [email protected].

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FITZCORE 1252'S EVO's picture

“This is an all-new Jermichael Finley,” writes reporter Paul Imig. “The most outspoken member of the Green Bay Packers has completely shifted his locker room demeanor and off-the-field attitude in recent months.”

Hmmm, an apparent shift in philosophy in a contract year. Maybe he does have some smarts in that dome.

PackerBacker's picture

You could make an argument that it started halfway through last year. When reports came out that he was spending more time with Rodgers watching film and talking about preferences.
Either way, and for whatever reason, it's good to see.

Stroh's picture

Your ridiculous! For Christs sake, you bitch for years cuz he actually has something to say, and then when he starts saying nothing but the PC answer you complain that he has ulterior motives! Give the guy a break for Gods sake.

For a guy that, according to you isn't smart, he's quite well spoken! Usually the first sign of intelligence.

PackerBacker's picture

So far. They have fewer rings - so far.

FITZCORE 1252'S EVO's picture

Yes. Let's revisit the totals in 7-10 years.

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The TKstinator's picture

I wonder if these fans who are so demanding of "their team" apply those same stringent standards to themselves? Such as, "not satisfied being in the top 5 in sales in the company, gotta be #1!" Working round the clock, nights and weekends, just to get that little edge.
Do they only demand this of "their team"?

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FITZCORE 1252'S EVO's picture

Solid price point.

California Cheesehead's picture

Dude, they give that class for free in school and people still can't get it right. Soon enough people will just thump their chests and grunt.

Stroh's picture

If Your offended by that, I'm sure your just not intelligent enough to figure out that this is a freakin blog and some of us don't give a damn. However, if we were writing a report for work, we actually do give a damn and make sure we get it right!

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Dude, maybe if they'd invest a little hard earned coin of their own they would finally absorb that which you and I enjoy every day.

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I had no idea that this is a "freakin blog"...isn't that some kind of sex thing?

GBPDAN's picture

And in other news. ..Dom Capers/Eric Walden named worst defensive playoff combo against the read option

Lucky953's picture

Ha ha. Hey, if Dom knew they were gonna run read option, he would have had MM draft a fast, athletic DL.

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