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Aaron Rodgers mimics his predecessor, sort of

NFL_rodgers4.jpgBy all indications, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has done a great job of replacing the legend who has become locally loathed.  In his second season as a starter, Rodgers led the team to the playoffs behind the “Baby Swiss” offensive line, and he qualified for the Pro Bowl.

So the future is bright, post Brett.

Rodgers is behaving a little bit like the guy who’s job he filled in more ways than one.  Specifically, Rodgers is running his mouth about injuries that weren’t reported as fully as they apparently should have been.

In a recent interview with WTMJ radio, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Rodgers talked about his physical condition during the 2009 campaign:  “I didn’t make a big deal about this but I had some pretty substantial foot injuries throughout the season, sprained both feet at different times in the year.”  He also said he had a left shoulder injury, and that his body didn’t begin feeling good until a month after the season ended.

Though Rodgers was listed as probable in Week Seven and Week Eight with a “foot” injury and probable in Week Nine and Week Ten with “feet” injuries, he never appeared on any other injury report due to a foot problem.  And four weeks as “probable” is a far cry from having “pretty substantial foot injuries throughout the season,” which didn’t heal until a month after the season ended.

Moreover, Rodgers never appeared on the injury report as having a shoulder injury.  Not once.  (In Week Thirteen, he was listed as probable with “ribs.”)

Typically, the NFL doesn’t discipline a team when news of a hidden injury comes out after the book has closed on the season in which the injury was hidden — unless the guy with the hidden injury keeps talking and talking and talking and talking about it.

That’s precisely what happened last year to the Jets, after Rodgers’ predecessor in Green Bay had talked and talked and talked and talked (and talked) about his biceps tendon injuries in late 2008.  Because Brett Favre wouldn’t pipe down, the NFL eventually was forced to fine the Jets, G.M. Mike Tannenbaum, and former head coach Eric Mangini.

So if Rodgers really wants to be like Brett Favre, Rodgers will keep talking and talking and talking and talking about his injuries.
 

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127 Responses to “Aaron Rodgers mimics his predecessor, sort of”
  1. shaggytoodle says: May 15, 2010 11:15 AM

    Good thing he’s tough. The question is will Rodgers agent go all Bus Cook and take pictures of his ankle injuries and show them to the media so the pity card will be played?

  2. footballrulz says: May 15, 2010 11:22 AM

    Oh, I’m sure he’ll read this on PFT and think, “Huh oh, guess I better shut up”.
    Rodgers ain’t Farve.
    Ok Vike fans, let ‘er rip. (LOL)

  3. Fan of Football says: May 15, 2010 11:22 AM

    “In his second season as a starter, Rodgers led the team to the playoffs behind the “Baby Swiss” offensive line, and he qualified for the Pro Bowl.”
    It is unfair to blame 100 % of the sacks on the line. It is well known that AR tends to hold on to the ball too long waiting for that stat padding throw. About 50% of the sacks this year were on AR, not the line.
    ohh, and btw, Favre is not as “loathed” in Wisconsin as you and some of the media thinks he is. Sorry to burst your bubble.

  4. Fan of Football says: May 15, 2010 11:25 AM

    “Good thing he’s tough. The question is will Rodgers agent go all Bus Cook and take pictures of his ankle injuries and show them to the media so the pity card will be played?”
    No, Aaron Rodgers will just make up injuries after the fact and tell it to the media to try to give himself the “tough-guy” image right away that Favre has earned though the years.

  5. Nevisyakker says: May 15, 2010 11:26 AM

    I thought you meant that he had “retired” and then “unretired” and so on and so on and so on…

  6. poiuyt says: May 15, 2010 11:26 AM

    Rodgers is a warrior. He’s just having fun out there.

  7. FlourideSoldOut says: May 15, 2010 11:27 AM

    Floolio, stop biting the hand that feeds you. Players are banged up after day one of training camp. Did you never play this sport you love so much?

  8. myasylum says: May 15, 2010 11:29 AM

    It will be interesting to see Rogers stats when he’s 41 :)

  9. FNGS says: May 15, 2010 11:29 AM

    shaggytoodle says:
    May 15, 2010 11:15 AM
    —————————-
    Good one, and hopefully he doesn’t switch agents to Bus Cook.

  10. Fan of Football says: May 15, 2010 11:30 AM

    What a Diva Rodgers is. First he demands a contract extention when he only started 4 games in the NFL, then he does everything he can to get his picture in TMZ or People magazine, now he is doing everything he can to get his name in the media because he is still bitter that even after he left Green Bay, Favre is still the man and the Nation’s favorite player.

  11. Hap says: May 15, 2010 11:40 AM

    How will his body feel if they dont make the playoffs this yr ?
    Actually,I think The Pack goes deep this year.

  12. SoCalSean says: May 15, 2010 11:41 AM

    He should be trying to correct his google eye.. Seriously, I can’t see a picture of him without laughing.

  13. LBPACKFAN says: May 15, 2010 11:42 AM

    ….and Fan of Football already has 3 posts on here. Weird.

  14. cowboys1 says: May 15, 2010 11:43 AM

    tough guy?? why complain about a shoulder that didnt hurt til AFTER the season ended

  15. footballrulz says: May 15, 2010 11:43 AM

    @ myasylum
    I’m thinking Rodgers will be retired when he’s 41–especially if they don’t get that line fixed. I think he’s alittle smarter than his predecessor
    @ Fan of Football
    Glad to see you didn’t lose any of your homerism during the offseason.

  16. DCViking says: May 15, 2010 11:43 AM

    Suprisingly a quarterback who was pummeled throughout the year had injuries that weren’t 100% reported.
    A non-story here if there ever was one.
    I was impressed with Rodgers toughness after watching the Vikes beat the crap out of him — he just got up a kept playing. Never giving the impression he was rattled or phased.

  17. MrHumble says: May 15, 2010 11:44 AM

    Big difference between AR and BF is that BF won division championships, conference championships and Super Bowl…..AR still has a long ways to go to prove that he is anything more than a Stats QB. Packers had a good team last year and the thing they missed the most was “leadership”…I question if AR has it. Before someone posts otherwise, keep in mind that Stats do not equal leadership. Remember in the year after BF took GB to the conference championship, AR took them to a 6-10 record with the exact same team other than the QB position.

  18. PackFaninPackLand says: May 15, 2010 11:52 AM

    Florio: “By all indications, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has done a great job of replacing the legend who has become locally loathed.”
    As usual in Keith Uber-Moron fashion, what Florio opines and “the facts” are 2 different things. Fact is that MOST Packer fans know it is Ted Thompson that ran Favre out of town. Just because the losers that now “magically” hate Favre after cheering for him for 16 years are the dominant commentors on your web site and a couple others on GB web sites proves nothing other than the fact that they get some sort of weird thrill out of posting a faceless, nameless, anonymous negative comment about a legend.
    Fact is Favre had already won 2 MVP awards and a Super Bowl before he became the diva that Rodgers is ALREADY and was before even starting a single game in the NFL. Rodgers refuses to sign autographs anymore. Plus, now he HAS to ride over to practice at Packers Training Camp in a coach’s car rather than the time honored tradition of walking the 300-400 yards from Lambeau to the practice field or riding a kids bike because he can’t be bothered with POSSIBLY having to sign a couple of autographs or talk to a few fans along the way. Hell, he wont even show up now at Packers Fan Fest anymore (i.e. donate 2 hours of his time, in March, of the 4-5 months of off-season he has). All this from a quarterback that took over a 13-3 NFC Championship Game team with 21 returning starters and he has a 17-15 career W-L record.
    I never heard Favre complain about an injury until his 17th season in the league, and already Rodgers has whined about his 2 years in a row now. And this is after he got hurt in EACH of the 2 other times as a back-up when he played more than 3 or 4 snaps at the end of a game.
    Hey Rodgers, win an MVP or two, win a Super Bowl, or, hell, even win a playoff game or two, and THEN maybe you will have earned the right to complain. Otherwise, shut the “f” up !

  19. se18a29 says: May 15, 2010 11:55 AM

    Mrs. Rodgers, when you win a Superbowl then you can act like Favre. Until then shut your pie hole, fool.

  20. halestorm74 says: May 15, 2010 11:57 AM

    SEASON SWEEP AGAINST THE PACK!!!! HAHAHAHAHA
    JUST LIKE LAST YEAR!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  21. Contra says: May 15, 2010 12:02 PM

    Rodgers is nowhere near the caliber of Favre.
    The Packers better brace themselves for another long season.
    Riots will ensue In Green Bay after another back to back beatdown at the hand of the Vikings.
    Too bad the Packers are not allowed tobmove as surely they would have done so a while ago so as not to keep facing the Vikings in the same division.

  22. GBfanForever says: May 15, 2010 12:06 PM

    I don’t see why he didn’t take some pictures and have them sent to the press. Tough guys shouldn’t have to flaunt their injuries.

  23. mossholder says: May 15, 2010 12:07 PM

    Sure if you say the 6-10 is on Rodgers’ shoulders than that’s just stupid and ignorant. He threw 4,000 yards in his first year. Our defense is why we lost so many games that year. Rodgers led our team to a great offense in both of his years. It’s because of our defensive improvement that we are a better team now.

  24. FreeAgentPro says: May 15, 2010 12:07 PM

    Aaron prolly has no interest in being compared to Brett. He is a good QB that will continue to get better.

  25. bluestree says: May 15, 2010 12:07 PM

    Hey Fan of Football, it sure is nice Bret let’s you put your ipad on the floor so you still post while your head’s between his knees. Say hi to Childo while you’re down there.

  26. mike says: May 15, 2010 12:10 PM

    MrHumble says: May 15, 2010 11:44 AM
    Remember in the year after BF took GB to the conference championship, AR took them to a 6-10 record with the exact same team other than the QB position.
    So they skipped the draft? Didnt lose or sign any free agents? Didnt have any injuries?

  27. claytonbigsby says: May 15, 2010 12:13 PM

    Now that is clever. You found a way to bring us a Brett Favre story that does not involve him at all.,

  28. GBfanForever says: May 15, 2010 12:15 PM

    “….and Fan of Football already has 3 posts on here. Weird.”
    LOL! He needs to convince himself that the guy who just threw for more yards in a season for the pack the favre ever did somehow isn’t a stud.
    BTW-What’s the deal with this blog? I don’t see how you can imply wrongdoing by not being 100% forthcoming with an injury. Just about every player in the league has somewhat of an injury to every part of his body by the middle of the season. Could it really be that you’re only concerned with the poor gamblers MF?

  29. LBPACKFAN says: May 15, 2010 12:15 PM

    ARodg WILL come back next season.
    Packers are NOT moving to Los Angeles.
    Mark my words.

  30. purple hay-seuss says: May 15, 2010 12:16 PM

    SoCalSean says: May 15, 2010 11:41 AM
    He should be trying to correct his google eye.. Seriously, I can’t see a picture of him without laughing
    ++++
    Do you make public fun of Drew Brees’ large facial birthmark , too?
    Besides, if you keep using that term to describe his eye, the Packers fans here may infer that the computer search engine company has started making body parts.
    Shame on you. And if you’re a Vikings fan, double dog shame on you.
    Mikey writes stuff like this to bait us into the crap we’re so good at pitching and spitting. All he had to say was “Favre”.

  31. packerhater28 says: May 15, 2010 12:23 PM

    To be a Packer fan is to live in an 20 year old trailer and wear a wife beater shirt and drink the warmest and nastiest beer while beating their women(which is either a hog or a cow)and collecting thier wellfare checks.These “people” for lack of another word ,usally dropped out of the 7th grade and really don’t know any better.
    They are not only the laughing stock of the NFL but in all social gatherings outside of WI.They have names like “JimmySmith and Bob Nelson ,pretty creative names.Inbreeding is more then commen in the Packer community as well as “making love” to animals.

  32. Sacram3ntal says: May 15, 2010 12:26 PM

    I love how nearly every post on here is some insecure Vikings fan, stammering out some half-wit attempt to torpedo Aaron Rodgers.
    Get. A. Grip.

  33. Da Vikes says: May 15, 2010 12:26 PM

    Not All us Vikings fans act like idiots.
    You Packers fans should be proud of Aaron Rodgers…
    I think he is good, And will be one of the Best no doubt… He got pounded and got back up, Reminds me of Brett in that respect…
    I only dislike him on Sundays, Like I used to with Brett …

  34. Sparrowhawk says: May 15, 2010 12:30 PM

    Florio has one thing right in this article; Packer fans do loath Brett Favre. There are a few “Favre” fans who called themselves Packer fans for a few years, but most of them are wearing purple number four jerseys and still swooning over Brett like a teenage girl with a man crush.
    Why would a Viking fan choose a user name that makes him appear to be a Packer fan? Curious times.

  35. myasylum says: May 15, 2010 12:32 PM

    Packers are going no where this year. They have done nothing.

  36. bbulldog says: May 15, 2010 12:35 PM

    Good one Packerhater, you missed one thing though, to be the envy of your rivals to the west:)

  37. bbulldog says: May 15, 2010 12:40 PM

    The Packers, Steelers, Cowboys, Raiders,Patriots, and Bears are national teams, the Vikings are not. The Vikings have trouble selling out their games:-)Their is probably still more Packers fans in that state than Vikings fans.

  38. Sterling says: May 15, 2010 12:49 PM

    Rodgers has benefitted from having WRs who were well “trained” by Favre. Everywhere Favre has been, he has elevated the WR corps – witness Jericho Cotchery, Sidney Rice, etc. As a result, Rodgers has one of the best WR corps in the league, but Driver will be leaving soon, and who knows about the others (except Jennings, who will be with the Pack for a good long time). I just wonder what AR would manage to do if all of his WRs were hurt and he had to elevate his game to compensate. Could he do it? I dunno; he’s never had to try.
    It’s remarkable that he’s been as “durable” as he has; when he was Favre’s backup, he magically got hurt every time he stepped onto the field and then was lost to the team for weeks. One wonders how he suddenly managed to toughen up. Guess the money just wasn’t big enough for him before. And yeah, he demanded, and received, a contract the equivalent of Favre’s when he’d only started 4 games in the NFL. I don’t know how much of that was AR’s insistence and how much was Ted Thompson trying to stick it to Favre any way he could. But there’s no way, with Tom Brady making $5 million a year, that Rodgers is worth $12 million.

  39. LBPACKFAN says: May 15, 2010 12:50 PM

    packerhater28
    Laughing stock of the league? LOL
    Thanks for humoring us.

  40. tradebait9 says: May 15, 2010 12:51 PM

    LBPACKFAN……….There’s a good chance Rogers WON’T be back if he get sacked as many times as he did last year against the Vikings.
    Mark my words!

  41. Ron says: May 15, 2010 12:53 PM

    I’ve got to be honest, I’m a longtime Packer-hating, Viking fan and I have to admit, Aaron Rodgers will be the best QB in football sooner than later. At times, he reminds me of another number 12(that one who plays in New England) and when he gets a better offensive line and a consistant running game, look the hell out!!

  42. mattgso says: May 15, 2010 1:00 PM

    Rivals? Vikings are not big rivals to the Packers. They are division rivals to the Packers like the Lions, nothing more.

  43. Contra says: May 15, 2010 1:03 PM

    Packers go 8-8 this year and domestic violence in Wisconsin increases by 65%. Mark my words.

  44. RossyRoss says: May 15, 2010 1:05 PM

    Way to have back up QB’s Ted. Maybe in 2010 we should have 4 FB’s on the roster rather than 3 line in 09. & have only Rodger as the 1 QB on the roster.

  45. Vikes-N-Favre says: May 15, 2010 1:09 PM

    I will give Aaron Rodgers one thing, he is a tough S.O.B. when it comes to playing injured. Early in his career, he would see limited action and he would get injured easily. Most people thought when he became a starter that he would have a difficult time staying healthy and playing a complete season and he has done that so far so props to him.

  46. AngryPackerFan says: May 15, 2010 1:13 PM

    The guy is being tough, and then coming clean. You’re never happy with things anymore Florio. All you do it nitpick.

  47. robert ethen says: May 15, 2010 1:13 PM

    Mister Rodgers has the lumbago and the bursitis, you know. And of course the fickle colon now that he’s getting older. It’s been damp and chilly in the Neighbourhood and those cardigans are getting rather frayed and tattered. As long as he doesnt’ fall and break a hip or anything like that.

  48. JimmySmith says: May 15, 2010 1:14 PM

    Rodgers shouldn’t be compared to Favre just yet. Wait till he get his own personal locker away from the other players. Wait till the Packers draft a QB and then Rodgers can denounce it and say he is going to do nothing to help that QB. Wait till he starts telling the GM what players to sign and then throws a hissy fit when it doesn’t happen. Wait till the Packers qualify for the post season in 5 out of 7 seasons only to lose each time in large part due to poor QB play.
    Only then can he be compared to Lord Favre.
    And by the way, we don’t “loathe” Favre, we just don’t respect his wishy washy, self indulgent ways. Other than that, I am sure he is a fine citizen.

  49. The_Emperor says: May 15, 2010 1:17 PM

    Ah yes, the 22 Rodgers fans in the U.S. collectively dropping to their knees, closing their mouths and opening wide…

  50. bucc19 says: May 15, 2010 1:23 PM

    To be a Viking fan is to live in an 20 year old trailer and wear a wife beater shirt and drink the warmest and nastiest beer while beating their women(which is either a hog or a cow)and collecting thier wellfare checks.These “people” for lack of another word ,usally dropped out of the 7th grade and really don’t know any better.
    They are not only the laughing stock of the NFL but in all social gatherings outside of MN.They have names like “Pervert Harvin and (LOL) “fan” of football ,pretty creative names.Inbreeding is more then commen in the Viking community as well as “making love” to animals.
    And to be a Viking fan is to have their trailers on a 20 acre pond they call a “lake”, they call their trailer a “cabin”, and they eat raw fish instead of fried.. Besides the interveiwer asked Rodgers if he was hurting after the season, it’s not like he bared his soul and tears to the world like going to Greta Van Sustern or ESPN, he was talking to a LOCAL radio station.

  51. MrHumble says: May 15, 2010 1:23 PM

    AR has so far proven that he is a good….stats qb and I don’t think anyone will question that. BUT..until he adds “just a few” MVP’s, Division Championships, Conference Chanpionships, countless NFL QB records,guaranteed HOF’er, and a Superbowl to his resume, he will be just that, a stats qb…..I remember one Archie Manning was a great stats qb but what else did he accomplish? AR could go on to have a fantastic career but I don’t think there is a single person who would bet any money on AR eclipsing BF’s accomplishments. Even last year, at 41 BF was 3rd in MVP balloting AR’s name no where to be found. I am “bashing” AR, he has looked good thus far but for anyone to compare him to BF is like comparing Alex Smith to one Joe Montana…..stats and potential don’t cut it.

  52. Beer Cheese Soup says: May 15, 2010 1:27 PM

    mike says:
    So they skipped the draft? Didnt lose or sign any free agents? Didnt have any injuries?
    ____________________________________
    Exactly. They drafted a bunch of career backups and didn’t sign anyone.
    …just like any other offseason during Ted’s reign of failure.
    ___
    purple hay-seuss says:
    Mikey writes stuff like this to bait us into the crap we’re so good at pitching and spitting. All he had to say was “Favre”.
    ____________________________________
    Very good, you can actually see the blatantly obvious! That’s rare on this site.
    Who can blame “Mikey” for milking the PFT sheep to get page hits though? We all have to pay the bills somehow.
    _____
    Fan of Football says:
    ohh, and btw, Favre is not as “loathed” in Wisconsin as you and some of the media thinks he is. Sorry to burst your bubble.
    ____________________________________
    You and MajikBullet (wherever he’s been lately) don’t make up the entire population of Wisconsin. nice try though.

  53. danlinker says: May 15, 2010 1:28 PM

    “Aaron Rodgers mimics his predecessor, sort of”
    What, did he kick the shit out of the packers twice?

  54. Contra says: May 15, 2010 1:28 PM

    JimmySmith says:
    May 15, 2010 1:14 PM
    Rodgers shouldn’t be compared to Favre just yet. Wait till he get his own personal locker away from the other players. Wait till the Packers draft a QB and then Rodgers can denounce it and say he is going to do nothing to help that QB. Wait till he starts telling the GM what players to sign and then throws a hissy fit when it doesn’t happen. Wait till the Packers qualify for the post season in 5 out of 7 seasons only to lose each time in large part due to poor QB play.
    Only then can he be compared to Lord Favre.
    And by the way, we don’t “loathe” Favre, we just don’t respect his wishy washy, self indulgent ways. Other than that, I am sure he is a fine citizen.
    —-
    I guess we don’t have to wait for him to gift wrap a playoff win to an opponent like Brett did. Heck, he started that trend off earlier in his career than Brett did so I’m sure he will beat Brett out in that department. Good luck with him the next 10 years…that’s if he can make it that far after continued beatings by the Vikings.

  55. Leroy'sButler says: May 15, 2010 1:34 PM

    It’s going to be sad when the Vikings move to L.A. Their basement dwelling fans sure are entertaining. I will miss them.

  56. kevinlone says: May 15, 2010 1:38 PM

    I have always loved the banter between Viking fans and Packer fans!! I’m really gonna miss that when that sorry ass team from MN moves to LA!Nice fan base morons!!!Fifty years in the league and still haven’t won a damn thing!! I’d move too!!!

  57. wrath4771 says: May 15, 2010 1:43 PM

    Sorry the difference is Rodgers is running his mouth after the season, while even Florio pointed out Farve would say he had Polio during the week to cover in case he sucked it up. If anything, Rodgers is saying, I could have been even better.

  58. Fan of Football says: May 15, 2010 1:45 PM

    “LOL! He needs to convince himself that the guy who just threw for more yards in a season for the pack the favre ever did somehow isn’t a stud. ”
    Green Bay’s offense is nothing like it was when Favre was here. It has morphed into a pass first offense where the run is an afterthought. It is more spread offense then west coast. It started in 2008 when MM and TTs goals were to pad AR’s stats to try to justify getting rid of Favre and morphed into the offense it is today. Night and day from 2007. If Favre played in this current GB offense, there is no doubt he could get 5000 yards. Heck, he got as many yards and more TD (and wins) than Rodgers playing in an offense with no-name WRs who he never played with before. There is no doubt that even at 41, Favre is the better QB.

  59. Gunther69 says: May 15, 2010 1:48 PM

    Truth hurts? Why is it bad for a player to say what is really going on? Media hacks only want people to believe the made-up BS they spew.

  60. Fan of Football says: May 15, 2010 1:48 PM

    AR’s finest performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-jXI302iOs

  61. bluestree says: May 15, 2010 1:51 PM

    @sterling; What bret did was get rid of the ball on time and hit the open man, which he is very good at. Sydney Rice didn’t change, the QB did. TJack doesn’t make quick reads, and Cotchery was good before bret got there. Not to say the Viking wideouts didn’t elevate their games at all. If you know the ball may be coming you keep working to get open.
    I don’t seriously think the Vikings consider TJack a long term solution. They want people to think that they do; he’s trade bait.
    Anybody notice all the guys saying the Packers got nothing, 8-8 next year etc, are the same guys that were celebrating the Vikings Super Bowl win in January! lol ! Maybe they want to post pictures of their bruised tushies on the net.
    Hey Contra, se18a29………..how ’bout them Saints!!
    LMFAO!

  62. purple hay-seuss says: May 15, 2010 1:54 PM

    Who’s the dillrod that claims that, aside from Green Bay, the other 3 NFC North teams are basically a bunch of Lean-Tos added to the sparkling palace that is Lambeau field? That Minnesota isn’t a “real rivalry” with the hallowed Packers?
    Name the football game that has the single highest rating in television history. You’ll say it was because Favre was coming back…and that is right. But he didn’t play GB alone. He had to throw it to somebody and hand it to somebody. Somebody else had to sack Rodgers, what, 60 times? The Vikings Defense ATE the Packers that day. Favre doesn’t play Defense. His blocking technique is so bad he gets fined for it. Favre’s history is there, yada yada. But it was a great game for the entire Minnesota Vikings team. Favre got all the press. The box score doesn’t say Favre beat Packers, it says the Vikings beat Green Bay.
    I say screw your definition of ‘real rivalry’. The big attention goes to the big games, and GB vs Minny are always big games. Favre’s arrival and the related hoopla were amplifiers to the existing rivalry.

  63. Manbearpig says: May 15, 2010 2:02 PM

    I wonder if one of the sprained ankles occurred when he drop kicked the football to Karlos Dansby for the game winning touchdown in the playoffs against Arizona? Those pigskins are pretty hard.
    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  64. LBPACKFAN says: May 15, 2010 2:04 PM

    Fan of Football -
    What Favre does:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UUeqvquXZI

  65. badfish69 says: May 15, 2010 2:05 PM

    If Rodgers can improve on getting the ball out quicker in heavy rush situations and getting a little air under his deep passes ( I think he tends to get a little over excited still when he has a guy wide open down the field and rushes, causing the ball to come out flatter and causing over throws), he will be a MVP candidate next year.
    If Capers and the D can figure out their covering the middle of the field problems, then watch the hell out NFL.

  66. bluestree says: May 15, 2010 2:13 PM

    Dear Brett,
    You know Deanna will never love you the way I can, please come back to me. Whenever you want, just come back. It doen’t have to be right now, anytime this summer, even this fall, just please don’t leave me. And don’t worry, I’ll fix that rotten Ted. I’ll post nasty things about him all over the internet, under various screen names. Just please don’t leave me, or I couldn’t go on.
    Signed Fan of Farvsballs

  67. CanadianVikingFan says: May 15, 2010 2:20 PM

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the second coming of Favre.

  68. Manbearpig says: May 15, 2010 2:30 PM

    If Rodgers can improve on getting the ball out quicker in heavy rush situations and getting a little air under his deep passes ( I think he tends to get a little over excited still when he has a guy wide open down the field and rushes, causing the ball to come out flatter and causing over throws), he will be a MVP candidate next year.
    _____________________________
    If Rodgers can improve on not dropkicking the ball to the other team’s linebacker for game-winning touchdowns, he will be an MVP candidate next year.

  69. brasho says: May 15, 2010 2:33 PM

    Foolio, injuries only have to be disclosed if it limits the player in practice and/or can/will affect game-day availability. How many times have you gotten that explanation from the league itself and yet you still don’t understand it?

  70. se18a29 says: May 15, 2010 2:46 PM

    Sacram3ntal says:
    May 15, 2010 12:26 PM
    I love how nearly every post on here is some insecure Vikings fan, stammering out some half-wit attempt to torpedo Aaron Rodgers.
    Get. A. Grip.
    Clown… 2-0 against the pukers is not insecure, it’s domination over an inferior foe of girlscouts.

  71. AtTheMurph says: May 15, 2010 2:53 PM

    Rodgers is a top 5 QB right now and he’s just finished his second year as a starter. He’s 26 yrs old and is easily the best young QB in th eleague on the leagues youngest squad. He got his ass creamed last season behind an injured and ineffective line. So he got beat up and said he got beat up and he played through all of those injuried, aches and pains….so what?
    Thompson ran Favre out of town. Good, he should have because after the 2007 NFC Championship game everyone in Packerland knew that Favre would never win the big game again and he proved it to the world in his last game with the Jets and his NFC Championship Game Blunder II with MN. Thompson was obviously correct. If some other Packers fans are mad at him for doing the right thing so what. They’re blind and stupid. Rodgers has a chance to win the big game and Favre never will again.

  72. Jeph Query says: May 15, 2010 3:14 PM

    To all the Viking fans (Mr Humble, etc) who think that Rodgers isn’t any good because he hasn’t won a Superbowl yet.
    What does that say of the history of your beloved Vikings?
    He’s been a starter for 2 years. How long have the Vikings been in the league?

  73. Fan of Football says: May 15, 2010 3:19 PM

    LBPACKFAN,
    Yeah yeah, we all here have seen it many times. yawn! The point is that you can no longer say the Packers now have a QB who won’t choke it away in the playoffs. Rodgers did in his first big game in his career. TWICE! The overthrow of a WIDE FREAKIN OPEN Jennings for the win and then ludicrously holding onto the ball too long in a 3rd and short. AR is choking away playoff games LONG before Favre ever did. At least he won GB a SB before he did it, Rodgers did it in his first playoff appearance ever!

  74. mattgso says: May 15, 2010 3:25 PM

    # purple hay-seuss says: May 15, 2010 1:54 PM
    “…Who’s the dillrod that claims that, aside from Green Bay, the other 3 NFC North teams are basically a bunch of Lean-Tos added to the sparkling palace that is Lambeau field? That Minnesota isn’t a “real rivalry” with the hallowed Packers?…”
    I guess you have some secret decoder that injects all sorts of other meaning into forum posts. Because I didn’t write all that extra fluff.
    All I stated was the truth: Packers-Bears has been and always will be the top rivalry in the NFCN. I dare say one of the top rivalries in the entire NFL.
    Packers-Lions is a big game. Packers-vikings is a big game. All divisional games are big games. True, this past year the Packer-viking rivalry had an extra dose of drama. But it’s a flash in the pan compared to the storied history of the all out wars Green Bay and Chicago have had.

  75. purpleguy says: May 15, 2010 3:28 PM

    Don’t worry cheesers, I’m sure Ari Fleischer is now huddling with TT and McLardy preparing a PR scheme blaming the failure to properly report Rodgers’ injuries on either: (1) that lippy maintenance guy McLardy fired; (2) tampering by Chilly; or (3) a devious scheme by Bus Cook and Lord Favre to make them look dishonest and incompetent.

  76. okemon says: May 15, 2010 3:31 PM

    wait a minute…..LBPackerFan laughed at the comment of being the laughing stock of the league???? what about the rest of the comment???? LOL unbelievable ….. do you people actually consider how you appear on a national post????

  77. metstadiumguy says: May 15, 2010 3:36 PM

    mattgso says:
    May 15, 2010 1:00 PM
    Rivals? Vikings are not big rivals to the Packers. They are division rivals to the Packers like the Lions, nothing more
    REALLY?????? They’ve only played each other twice for the past 50 years…LOL And their records against each other are close to even- so what constitutes a rivalry in your opinion then???
    Ron White is correct in saying that you can’t fix stupid!! LOL

  78. GBfanForever says: May 15, 2010 3:42 PM

    “If Rodgers can improve on getting the ball out quicker in heavy rush situations and getting a little air under his deep passes ( I think he tends to get a little over excited still when he has a guy wide open down the field and rushes, causing the ball to come out flatter and causing over throws), he will be a MVP candidate next year.”
    I think he improved alot in the second half of the season at getting rid of the ball sooner. He’s just always looking for the big play. It also helped that the O-line got healthier. If Quarles adds a presence in the 2 TE sets with Finley and Jennings and Driver at WR, it could be a historically great passing offense. I don’t think he has a problem getting air under his deep throws which is where I think he has much more touch than favre ever did.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Umd8wYua2e4&feature=related

  79. metstadiumguy says: May 15, 2010 3:42 PM

    LBPACKFAN says:
    May 15, 2010 2:04 PM
    Fan of Football -
    What Favre does:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ4X6tNWDs8
    yes he threw an INT late in that game- but you “supposed” packers fans are soooo bitter about him leaving that you forget that he did the above- while Aaron Rodgers has done NOTHING yet!!!

  80. Bob Nelson says: May 15, 2010 3:50 PM

    If he started every game and was listed as probable
    what is the harm?
    Should they weekly announce to dirty players like Haynesworth and Jared Allen that stomping on feet might produce more injury?
    1/4 of the season he was listed as probable.
    The Packers appear to be significantly more open regarding injuries than most teams. Report those injuries in a starter would get you fired from the Patriots.

  81. metstadiumguy says: May 15, 2010 3:52 PM

    Packers fans……NO the Vikings haven’t ever won a superbowl- BUT there have been 44 superbowls and if it wasn’t for a certain “DIVA” you like to refer to- you wouldn’t have won one since (or been in) the 2nd superbowl. So eliminate Fvare from your history and you wouldn’t have been IN a superbowl in 42 years!!! Funny how Favre sucks and Aaron Rodgers gets tons of praise- don’t get me wrong- he’s a decent QB but has done less SO FAR than Mackowski- dont even try to compare him to Favre, Montana, Brady etc- As a Vikings fan- I wont allow people to compare AP to Brown, Payton etc- He hasn’t done anything other than the 296 yd record to compare him YET. Quit drinking the paint thinner and come back to the REAL WORLD!!!

  82. Beer Cheese Soup says: May 15, 2010 3:57 PM

    badfish69 says:
    If Rodgers can improve on getting the ball out quicker in heavy rush situations and getting a little air under his deep passes ( I think he tends to get a little over excited still when he has a guy wide open down the field and rushes, causing the ball to come out flatter and causing over throws), he will be a MVP candidate next year.
    If Capers and the D can figure out their covering the middle of the field problems, then watch the hell out NFL.
    ____________________________________
    …and if some McCarthy can call more than five running plays per game, or if Ted can pull off two consecutive respectable drafts, or pick up even one decent O-Lineman that wasn’t a Sherman pick, or sign a decent free agent once in a, well, ever..
    ….THEN we will have a competitive team.
    Until then, you should get comfortable. It will probably be a while.

  83. Hank says: May 15, 2010 4:00 PM

    # Fan of Football says: May 15, 2010 1:45 PM
    “LOL! He needs to convince himself that the guy who just threw for more yards in a season for the pack the favre ever did somehow isn’t a stud. ”
    Green Bay’s offense is nothing like it was when Favre was here. It has morphed into a pass first offense where the run is an afterthought. It is more spread offense then west coast. It started in 2008 when MM and TTs goals were to pad AR’s stats to try to justify getting rid of Favre and morphed into the offense it is today. Night and day from 2007. If Favre played in this current GB offense, there is no doubt he could get 5000 yards. Heck, he got as many yards and more TD (and wins) than Rodgers playing in an offense with no-name WRs who he never played with before. There is no doubt that even at 41, Favre is the better QB.
    ————————————————–
    The stupid just flows.
    Everybody knows Holmgren and the West Coast offense was nothin’ but 3 yards and a cloud of dust.
    The clown that wrote the preceding idiocy has been laughed off of so many Packer BBs and now you know why.

  84. Sterling says: May 15, 2010 4:00 PM

    I forgot one thing: Rodgers needs to do what he’s doing, for 10 years, with MIKE SHERMAN as his coach. And still take the Packers to the playoffs every year except one. Yeah. Oh, and set every QB record. Then he’ll be like Favre.
    Everyone forgets how mediocre the Packers were in terms of support for Favre. It isn’t that way now.
    And whoever the idiot was who said Favre didn’t elevate the WRs in Minnesota: Go back and check the stats. Rice was a NOBODY before Favre. 2007, 31 catches for 396 yards; 2008, 15 catches for a measly 141 yards. 2009: 83 catches for 1312 yards. Believe me, he was never going to be anybody’s All-Pro before Favre. (And if you watched the preseason games, you saw Favre get the ball to him and Rice drop it. Over. And over.) Let’s not forget that no one expected much out of Percy Harvin, either – but look what he did. If you aren’t a great QB, you simply don’t establish that kind of rapport that easily. Great QBs teach WRs, and if you ask any WR, they’ll tell you that. Don’t be a moron; guys don’t develop in a vacuum.
    If great WRs made great QBs, rather than the other way around, Randy Moss would have made Oakland into a winner. We all know how that went.

  85. LBPACKFAN says: May 15, 2010 4:07 PM

    Rodgers had a great season…so did Favre….both choked in the playoffs.
    No arguing there.
    The Vikings are overrated. Big time. What exactly did they do last year? Favre “stuck” it to the Pack twice…great…good for him.
    contra -
    Prepare for another long season? 11-5 is a long season? Finishing the year 7-1…??? Hmmm…
    I think the Vikes should prepare for a long season.
    Vikes pounded on crappy teams…they had the 2nd easiest schedule in 2009 and didn’t even have a winning record on the road…Seahawks…Browns…Rams…Lions twice…Bears…the 5th string Giants team…an offense-less Bengals team late in the year…a hail mary vs the Frank Gore-less niners at home…defense gets pounded by the Ravens but win on missed FG.
    Next year will be tough for the NFC North. Division winner goes 10-6…my prediction.

  86. CanadianVikingFan says: May 15, 2010 4:24 PM

    I will be one of the first Viking fans to admit that Aaron Rodgers is a hell of a QB, stupid at times, but he will be a great one. Whether that turns into SBs or not is for the future and hopefully the latter.
    Let the Vikes win at least one please!

  87. irishgary says: May 15, 2010 4:39 PM

    @Fan of Football
    What do Favres balls taste like?

  88. footballrulz says: May 15, 2010 4:47 PM

    Manbearpig says:
    May 15, 2010 2:30 PM
    If Rodgers can improve on getting the ball out quicker in heavy rush situations and getting a little air under his deep passes ( I think he tends to get a little over excited still when he has a guy wide open down the field and rushes, causing the ball to come out flatter and causing over throws), he will be a MVP candidate next year.
    _____________________________
    If Rodgers can improve on not dropkicking the ball to the other team’s linebacker for game-winning touchdowns, he will be an MVP candidate next year.
    ________________________________
    Yep, them illegal hits to the head area bitch ain’t they.

  89. GirthyOne says: May 15, 2010 4:54 PM

    Stop printing that Brett Favre is loathed locally. Very few have that opinion. The loud mouths on the radio are the ones spewing the loathing rhetoric, I assume at the behest of Terrible Ted Thompson.
    Loved Brett, miss Brett and wish him well. TT should have traded him the day he walked in the door if he wasn’t going to try and win with him. TT will never be forgiven for that horrid judgement. POS.

  90. DaVikesSuk says: May 15, 2010 5:06 PM

    Vikes will never win a SB, certainly not with granda as QB. I sure hope he comes back so we can see one more choke job INT in the playoffs. Wasn’t that sweet last season? I can still see him lobbing that pass to the Saints DB….

  91. p ditty says: May 15, 2010 5:23 PM

    Vikings fans saying that AR doesn’t have any MVPs or Super Bowl wins is hilarious. Your qb did it with our team and I got to enjoy every minute of it!!!
    I know what it feels like to party after a Super Bowl win, did it more than once. I also have a hat signed by AR from a golf course last year that he tells me to “stay cool”.
    As a Packer fan we have been blessed for generations with a storybook history, best game day experience and stadium and trophies. Vikings fans have the curse of being losers. Simple as that and it played out the most unbelievably best way last January.

  92. Green n' Gold says: May 15, 2010 5:25 PM

    Can’t believe all the haters hating on Rodgers. A diva? Please…Would you sign autographs to a fanbase that was telling him daily verbally and by signage to go f**k himself prior to the 2006 season? He obviously has a long memory, as he should. Packer fans are lucky as hell to have this guy and not some broken down, spoiled diva who hasn’t won a BIG GAME since 1996!
    The guy has shown nothing but class throughout the circus caused by Brent. As such, he was rewarded with a sizeable contract extension that was DESERVED. Didn’t even have to demand, Thompson is no fool. He knows when he’s in the presence of greatness.
    And finally to Fan of Football, Queens fans and the rest of the non-believers. Watch .52 seconds in, 70 YARDS IN THE AIR!! Put this in your pipe and smoke it!! What the rest of the league and you haters will be dealing with for the next decade!! LMFAO!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHVEH4al_ns

  93. Sacram3ntal says: May 15, 2010 5:27 PM

    se18a29 sputtered:
    Clown… 2-0 against the pukers is not insecure, it’s domination over an inferior foe of girlscouts.
    ______________________________
    “derr.. look see der were I sez pukers instead of packers, dats kahmedy, dontcha- know?”
    lol, You tool.
    I couldnt care less about either of these teams- just crazy how anytime this site mentions the Packers or the Saints, thousands of little purple tampons start to get worked overtime.
    Hundreds of you start banging away this nonsense, all of it reeking of insecurity… and the knowledge that the window for your team to win anything meaningful is halfway shut after last year.
    Ever since Favre brought a reason for the rest of the country to even notice the Vikings, we’ve all gotten to see your true-colors, Vikes fans.
    Whiny, sore-losing, unappreciative, coach-hating, ref-blaming, fair-weather bunch of sell outs.

  94. TheBaySay says: May 15, 2010 5:28 PM

    packerhater28 says: “These ‘people’ for lack of another word USALLY dropped out of the 7th grade…”
    I believe we have another demonstration of being hoisted on your own petard. At least I think that’s what the phrase was back in sixth grade.

  95. footballrulz says: May 15, 2010 5:42 PM

    @ theBaySay
    Oh, keep looking, there’s more than one example of complete idiocy in that post.

  96. Fan of Football says: May 15, 2010 6:09 PM

    “Vikes pounded on crappy teams…they had the 2nd easiest schedule in 2009 and didn’t even have a winning record on the road…Seahawks…Browns…Rams…Lions twice…Bears…the 5th string Giants team…an offense-less Bengals team late in the year..”
    gee, kind of sounds like the Packers. How many teams with winning records did they beat last year again?
    The difference was the Vikings showed they belonged in the Playoffs and were as good as their record indicated. The Packers didn’t. The regular season and who they beat is completely meaningless. The Packers were one and out against a team with a QB who had one foot out the door and a joke of a defense. Meanwhile the Vikings annihilated a very good and peaking Cowboys team and were a couple bad ref calls away from beating the SB champs in their home stadium!!
    Bottom line: The Vikes belonged, the Packers did not.

  97. metstadiumguy says: May 15, 2010 6:11 PM

    Packers fans claiming that all Vikings fans do is post dribble on Packers posts….LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ever hear the word HYPOCRITE????? I’m not even going to START on what the idiot Packers fans say on Vikings articles….LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I find it ironic that for an organization that according to most Packers fans is a “loser” franchise and has never won a thing etc etc etc….why do you even let yourselves get sooooo worked up about what Vikings fans say????? Besides- a TRUE fan like most Vikings fans that i know would NEVER rip the player that resurrected a perennial LOSER franchise that hadn’t won ANYTHING after SBII in 1968!!!!!!!! oh yeah for you Packers fans that would be 42 years!!!! I hope and pray that the Vikings win a superbowl someday- not only for my own enjoyment but that people in cheddarland will have NOTHING to say!!
    I understand why cheddarheads talk about nothing else- because they have NOTHING else.
    We in Minnesota can watch the Vikings, Twins, Wild, T-Wolves. Gophers hockey, basketball, football- just to mention a few- GB you can watch the Packers and………. polka bands???

  98. ZombieRevolution says: May 15, 2010 6:21 PM

    “Specifically, Rodgers is running his mouth about injuries that weren’t reported as fully as they apparently should have been.”
    So Florio- how is that paper cut you got treating you? While it is true that all NFL players get hurt and most do not make a big deal of it, few get reporters asking about it frequently.
    Florio’s disdain for Favre- a guy who has helped make PFT the NFL’s #1 rated drama publication is pretty self serving.

  99. Franchise says: May 15, 2010 6:41 PM

    @ bbulldog,
    You obviously have never been to Minnesota. Even though there is 4 pro teams in the state, and as good as the Twins are, this is the Vikings state, always has been. Thats why the team will never leave.
    @ PackFaninPackLand,
    You may be the one and only Packer fan with any common sense. Very good post.
    And finally, Rodgers is a very good QB, but he will never be or do what Favre has done, so comparing them is useless.

  100. Revolution22 says: May 15, 2010 6:43 PM

    “They are not only the laughing stock of the NFL but in all social gatherings outside of WI.They have names like “JimmySmith and Bob Nelson ,pretty creative names.Inbreeding is more then commen in the Packer community as well as “making love” to animals.”
    It’s ok you feel that way. It’s a mixture of jealousy, and just being a Viking fan in general. I mean, you can’t be a fan of any of the other rivals. Otherwise, you’d have no room to show your face here at all. Brett Favre had a lucky year lsat year. He’ll play this year, I think, but lightning won’t strike twice. Moreover, the longer he plays, the higher the chance you purple penis eaters get to see him carted off the field. When it happens, don’t go away from that game mad. Just go the hell away.

  101. GBfanForever says: May 15, 2010 7:16 PM

    @GereenandGold
    “And finally to Fan of Football, Queens fans and the rest of the non-believers. Watch .52 seconds in, 70 YARDS IN THE AIR!! Put this in your pipe and smoke it!! What the rest of the league and you haters will be dealing with for the next decade!! LMFAO!! ”
    That was an awesome throw. He makes those throws look so easy too, like it’s just a flick of the wrist. BF has to wind up and contort his body like he’s throwing a javelin to throw the ball downfield. I’d say that maybe only Cutler or possibly Stafford have stronger arms right now than Rodgers, of course they don’t have his accuracy though.

  102. bluestree says: May 15, 2010 7:36 PM

    “…and if some McCarthy can call more than five running plays per game, or if Ted can pull off two consecutive respectable drafts, or pick up even one decent O-Lineman that wasn’t a Sherman pick, or sign a decent free agent once in a, well, ever..
    ….THEN we will have a competitive team. ”
    ——————————————
    1200 yard rusher…..that’s a ground game.
    All Ted’s drafts have been respectable. Some losers, some winners, about like everyone else.
    Josh Sitton………graded out as best lineman in ’09.
    Decent free agent? How about Charles Woodson!
    Time to come in from the cold, Soup. Admit you’re wrong, admit you just have a hard on for TT that you’re having a hard time getting over, because this is bs dude. Are you one of them, or one of us? Admit you are wrong, now, or else it’s time to stop using “we” Soup, that ship is sailing.

  103. 1mge says: May 15, 2010 8:05 PM

    Over the past 4 years GB is 5-3 over the Queens and yet somehow the Queen fans think they got the best of GB?
    How bout those L.A. Vikings!!

  104. Green n' Gold says: May 15, 2010 8:12 PM

    @GBfanForever
    You’re right, he does make it look so easy. The sky’s the limit for him, he has so much raw natural talent. The criticism or abuse he gets for a SECOND YEAR STARTER WHO HAS THROWN FOR 8000 YARDS IN TWO SEASONS IS LAUGHABLE!!
    I haven’t seen enough of Stafford to make an accurate statement as far as arm strength. Not sure he could throw a ball 70 yards in the air though. As for Cutler, his arm is overrated IMO, and so is his overall play. Bad Attitude, Pussy, (Hates getting Hit), led the league in red zone picks last year and finally, he has the Brent Favre syndrome. When he gets flushed, he throws late over the middle every time resulting in picks.

  105. MrHumble says: May 15, 2010 8:14 PM

    Jeph Query says:
    May 15, 2010 3:14 PM
    To all the Viking fans (Mr Humble, etc) who think that Rodgers isn’t any good because he hasn’t won a Superbowl yet.
    What does that say of the history of your beloved Vikings?
    He’s been a starter for 2 years. How long have the Vikings been in the league?
    I wasn’t going to respond to such an asinine comparison, goes from BF and AR to AR and Vikings organization……and then on top of it, what is the point of the comparison? AR has not won anything yet so your point is….?????? Also, I never said AR wasn’t any good, far from it my friend. All I said is he can’t be compared to the likes of BF, Montana, Young, Brady, Manning etc., QB’s who have all accomplished many goals, awards, records and SB’s. Get your freakin’ facts straight before you try to utter your nonsense. Only thing I can think of is that Jeph Queer is an obvious Sconie who is drunk on cheap beer and mad at his wife who also happens to be his first cousin. His argument is like saying that AR can’t be any good because he hasn’t won a World Series yet……apples and oranges my friend.

  106. mattgso says: May 15, 2010 8:44 PM

    # metstadiumguy says: May 15, 2010 3:36 PM
    “REALLY?????? They’ve only played each other twice for the past 50 years…LOL And their records against each other are close to even- so what constitutes a rivalry in your opinion then???
    Ron White is correct in saying that you can’t fix stupid!! LOL”
    I’ll say it again: Packers-vikings is a divisional rivalry. It’s on par with the Packers-Lions rivalry. Divisional games are always big.
    But it’s not as big….again not as big…. as the rivalry history between the Packers and the Bears. I’m talking the entire history. Not one isolated year.
    The games against the Bears have much more intensity for teh Packer fans than the games against the Lions and vikings. One more time…. Lions and vikings import, but the dates on the calendar against the Bears get circled in bright red.
    Clear enough?

  107. shaggytoodle says: May 15, 2010 8:52 PM

    No, Aaron Rodgers will just make up injuries after the fact and tell it to the media to try to give himself the “tough-guy” image right away that Favre has earned though the years.
    He didn’t make up that shoulder injury he suffered vs. Tampa Bay two seasons ago. He is tougher than you give him credit for.

  108. metstadiumguy says: May 15, 2010 9:43 PM

    1mge says:
    Over the past 4 years GB is 5-3 over the Queens and yet somehow the Queen fans think they got the best of GB?
    How bout those L.A. Vikings!!
    Ok- since we are micro-analyzing recent stats- the Aaron Rodgers led Packers are 1-3 vs the Vikings
    mattgso says:
    May 15, 2010 8:44 PM
    I’ll say it again: Packers-vikings is a divisional rivalry. It’s on par with the Packers-Lions rivalry. Divisional games are always big.
    But it’s not as big….again not as big…. as the rivalry history between the Packers and the Bears. I’m talking the entire history. Not one isolated year
    the bears for the most part have sucked since the mid 80′s- i’m not arguing that the Bears arent a longer rival- thats obvious but to compare the Vikings Packers games to the Lions packers games is RIDICULOUS!!!!

  109. Free Ryan Leaf says: May 15, 2010 9:47 PM

    # Fan of Football says: May 15, 2010 11:22 AM
    About 50% of the sacks this year were on AR, not the line.
    ——-
    Two publications dispute your estimation. Neither the ESPN NFC North blog nor the Journal Sentinel came close to this percentage of blame laid at Rodgers feet. One had his responsible for 23% and the other just under 30% and both were based on film near the halfway point of the season. Each number is much closer to typical for QBs, esp. young starters.
    Everything on the line settled down once Clifton was healthy enough to start (and Colledge went back to guard) and Tauscher was resigned. McCarthy also altered the offense (starting with the Cowboys game) putting more options and protections under Rodgers control at the LOS. Neither fact backs up you contention that Rodgers was the difference.

  110. bbulldog says: May 15, 2010 9:47 PM

    To whoever posted, “that since AR hasn’t won a SB yet, he isn’t an elite QB”, and than the poster asked,” what that would make the Vikings franchise since they have never won anything???” That post was the best post in here, precise and to the point, kind of like 13 championships to 0, or maybe Lambeau Field to the God awful place the Vikings play in.

  111. mcgr8569 says: May 15, 2010 9:57 PM

    The pulse of the smart Vikings fans out there (yeah, okay, SMART Vikings fans… people will have fun with that) will tell you that they would much rather have any of the other QBs in the division, for the long term.
    Rodgers is a stud.
    Cutler can be elite if he quits being such a douche and has weapons.
    Stafford is a stud, and will make the Lions relevant.
    With all of that said, and knowing that I loathed the jersey Favre wore for all those years, last season sure was a fun ride. Thanks Brett, it was worth every minute (until the last couple!)
    Maybe next year.
    and will everyone please settle down on here? people get pretty mouthy when they have their big keyboard to hide behind.

  112. pkrpwr says: May 15, 2010 10:15 PM

    This site must be getting desparate for news….Get off A Rod

  113. jibfest says: May 15, 2010 10:34 PM

    Im personally happy to see Rogers succeed for two reason. One is people ripped this dude when Favre left, saying he was a nobody, he would fail, etc. He didn’t fail. The other reason is I can’t stand Favre these past few seasons and I know it kills him to see Rogers have success. I’m sure he wished that Rogers would flop. Sounds just like what people are saying about Kevin Kolb.

  114. jibfest says: May 15, 2010 10:39 PM

    reasons*

  115. PurpleRaid12 says: May 15, 2010 10:52 PM

    Cool video Green N’ Gold,
    Funny, I didn’t see any film from the Viking games… or the Tampa Bay game for that matter. Say hey to JimmySmith for me.

  116. sand0 says: May 16, 2010 12:07 AM

    They all play hurt. It is the pussies like Favre and Rodgers that actually tell you about it.

  117. Philtration says: May 16, 2010 12:34 AM

    Packer fans love their QB to act just like they do.
    A bunch of nose picking drama queens.
    Most retarded fans of any sport.

  118. Shalhoub66 says: May 16, 2010 4:00 AM

    # LBPACKFAN says: May 15, 2010 12:15 PM
    ARodg WILL come back next season.
    Packers are NOT moving to Los Angeles.
    Mark my words.
    ——————————-
    best comment ever posted on pft.
    ARod is tough he got his ass kicked last season and started every game. He can take a beating and get right back up, he learned from on of the toughest of all time.

  119. mattgso says: May 16, 2010 6:51 AM

    # metstadiumguy says: May 15, 2010 9:43 PM
    “…the bears for the most part have sucked since the mid 80′s- i’m not arguing that the Bears arent a longer rival- thats obvious but to compare the Vikings Packers games to the Lions packers games is RIDICULOUS!!!!…”
    Why is it ridiculous? It’s a divisional rivalry. Very important to win those.
    But ask any Packer or Bears fan: Which games to the gear up for the most? vikings are a distant 2nd.

  120. .Vox Veritas. says: May 16, 2010 10:44 AM

    “By all indications, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has done a great job of replacing the legend who has become locally loathed.”
    You should let the first round pick win a playoff game before you start polishing his balls, Florio.

  121. GirthyOne says: May 16, 2010 11:22 AM

    How come Aaron Rodgers head is bigger than it used to be?
    I mean it quite literally. His head looks bigger. His arm is certainly stronger. Those injury issues disappeared.
    Say it ain’t so, Aaron. And for the sake of all of us cheering for your beloved 12 championship team, PLEASE DON’T GET CAUGHT!

  122. c.carterhof says: May 16, 2010 11:49 AM

    The rivalry thing comes and goes, when one of the teams sucks for any length of time the rivalry kinda disappears.
    When I first started watching football, (74) Vikes didnt have a good division rivalry. They all sucked! I considered them all sorry because none of em were good for any length of time.
    The Bears came up in the 80′s and changed that. Then Favre came along and made the Pack relevant, up until then tho I never thought much of them.

  123. GirthyOne says: May 16, 2010 5:20 PM

    I remember when the Bears were good and Charles Martin drove Jim McMahon into the turf and wrecked his shoulder. That awesome group of players never competed again. Beautiful.
    How’s that for relevance there carterhof? HAHAHAHAHAHA!

  124. TheBaySay says: May 16, 2010 5:48 PM

    Actually c.carterhof, although the Packers weren’t much good most years from ’74 to Favre, I’m pretty sure the series was about even during that time period. Maybe there was a lot of other stuff you missed out on too, who knows.

  125. The Real Shuxion says: May 16, 2010 7:01 PM

    JimmySmith says: May 15, 2010 1:14 PM
    Wait till the Packers qualify for the post season in 5 out of 7 seasons only to lose each time in large part due to poor QB play.
    ——————————————————
    Enjoy another season not winning the division and the false hope of doing anything in the playoffs.

  126. gogobox says: May 16, 2010 9:13 PM

    ……so
    lets talk tough when he’s 41, untill then… shut up

  127. Occam says: May 16, 2010 10:01 PM

    p ditty says:
    “I also have a hat signed by AR from a golf course last year that he tells me to “stay cool”.”
    Wow. You are my idol. Really. A hat??? Autographed???? Stay cool man, stay cool.

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