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Aaron Rodgers concussion means Matt Flynn could start

Aaron Rodgers has started 37 consecutive games since taking over for Brett Favre as the Packers’ quarterback. But with Rodgers recovering from a concussion, Matt Flynn could start on Sunday.

It’s definitely possible,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said, per the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “I know at a minimum [Rodgers will] miss some practice time.”

Rodgers will not be allowed to return to action until he’s cleared by team doctors and an independent doctor, and Flynn said he expects to run the offense at practice on Wednesday. If he starts on Sunday he’ll be the first quarterback other than Rodgers and Favre to start a game for the Packers since Don Majkowski in 1992.

Said Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin of the possibility that Rodgers will miss time, “We’ll be fine.”

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45 Responses to “Aaron Rodgers concussion means Matt Flynn could start”
  1. Philly99 says: Oct 11, 2010 10:15 PM

    What is interesting about Matt Flynn starting, is he was one of the two quarterbacks taken the year favre went to the Jets. You will recall Favre throwing a tantrum because the Packers wouldn’t let him just stroll back in when he wanted to. Flynn wouldn’t be a Packer most likely if Favre hadn’t played games with the organization.

  2. funi says: Oct 11, 2010 10:21 PM

    Panic in cheese land! Calling Don Majkowski!

  3. Shredder says: Oct 11, 2010 10:26 PM

    “We’ll be fine”
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA!!!!
    Packers are done!

  4. Craphonso says: Oct 11, 2010 10:29 PM

    Or, in other words: When a starting QB suffers a concussion, there is a chance that the backup QB might start the following Sunday.
    Do you seriously call this journalism, Michael David Smith? What’s your next headline–Water is Wet; The Sky Is Blue?
    Sheesh.

  5. paintman34 says: Oct 11, 2010 10:31 PM

    go miami!

  6. Plankshelmet says: Oct 11, 2010 10:32 PM

    Packers cant win a game without Rodgers. they are fooling themselfs if they think Matt Flynn and there running game is good enough.

  7. armchair_probowler says: Oct 11, 2010 10:33 PM

    Did I miss the point of this article…. or did you have nothing better to do than tell us if the starting QB of the Packers is injured and can’t play it would then mean that the backup QB would play?

  8. FireJerryJones says: Oct 11, 2010 10:39 PM

    Meanwhile all the masseuses in Green Bay are lining up to sue the Packers and Favre

  9. ClayMath52 says: Oct 11, 2010 10:43 PM

    Plankshelmet says:
    October 11, 2010 10:32 PM
    Packers cant win a game without Rodgers. they are fooling themselfs if they think Matt Flynn and there running game is good enough.
    __________________________________
    Hey Capitan Obvious, I just wanted to thank you on behalf of all PFT followers for your indepth observation. Keep it coming. Say something like Todd Collins is a bad QB or the Rams have a bad team.

  10. David.walden05 says: Oct 11, 2010 10:48 PM

    Before people come in here and say “injuries are no excuse blalablabla”
    Tell me how would your team perform if three of your top five players got knocked out for the game?
    What would the vikings be without AP, Jared Allen & Sidney Rice? well there offense is crap without one of those guys.

  11. Benny Mendenberger-Ward says: Oct 11, 2010 10:50 PM

    Damn shame they are losing all these players to injuries. The Packers might be the best team in the NFC when healthy. Right now I think it is the Falcons.

  12. kekkio says: Oct 11, 2010 10:51 PM

    No!!! anybody but Rodgers!! They cant fail against Miami they suck!!

  13. jimmySee says: Oct 11, 2010 10:52 PM

    The funniest thing here is that those Vikings trolls keep telling us the Packers can’t win a game WITH Rodgers!
    Make up your minds bone heads.

  14. Plankshelmet says: Oct 11, 2010 10:52 PM

    Hey Capitan Obvious, I just wanted to thank you on behalf of all PFT followers for your indepth observation. Keep it coming. Say something like Todd Collins is a bad QB or the Rams have a bad team.
    ___________________________________
    Easy there Clay. I know that roid rage is hard to control but keep a handle on it.

  15. hnirobert says: Oct 11, 2010 10:54 PM

    Don’t worry about it Packer fans, my Fins will find a way to lose. That’s what South Florida football teams do best lately.

  16. Grimace421 says: Oct 11, 2010 11:04 PM

    Matt Flynn?!?! …pshh…He’s no Todd Collins…

  17. Mike McCarthy's Moobs says: Oct 11, 2010 11:07 PM

    So what players are going to be available in the top 10 of the 2011 NFL Draft?

  18. tnsteve says: Oct 11, 2010 11:10 PM

    So, who hires the independent doctor?
    Who pays the independent doctor?
    Who oversees the independent doctor?
    Are there 32 independent doctors – one in each city – or do they all go to someone like James Andrews?

  19. funi says: Oct 11, 2010 11:17 PM

    Why was packerbacker1980 comment allowed? Vulgarity! He should be banned by your rules! Or is this the Godell rules, no charges 4 games, guilty beyond a reasonable doubt nothing!

  20. Occam says: Oct 11, 2010 11:27 PM

    Fascinating article! So, if the starting RB couldn’t play, would his backup then play? I’m glad PFT is here to clear up these mysteries.

  21. Bob Loblaw says: Oct 11, 2010 11:48 PM

    armchair_probowler says: “Did I miss the point of this article…”
    Yes you did. Any article involving the Vikings or Packers equals more internet hits and blog comments than about 20-25 of the other teams combined (how many Tampa Bay or Buffalo posts do you see on PFT daily?), which equals more advertising money.
    Of course we both helped PFT’s cause of meaningless Viking and Packer posts by commenting on this.

  22. brett favres crocs says: Oct 11, 2010 11:54 PM

    Post my comments, florio!

  23. PackerBacker1980 says: Oct 12, 2010 12:27 AM

    Funi, Pervy says F this and F that by the dozens… but it’s awful if by a Packers fan? HYPOCRITE!!!!

  24. 1mge says: Oct 12, 2010 12:28 AM

    Vikings 1-3

  25. longestlegs says: Oct 12, 2010 12:29 AM

    Its totally possible that the Lions are the actual best team in the NFC North.
    Weird.

  26. Ruvell200 says: Oct 12, 2010 12:36 AM

    I just posted on….
    “If starting quarterback doesn’t play, backup quarterback will play.”

  27. stusbadbulb says: Oct 12, 2010 12:36 AM

    How many games did Favre miss as a Packer again?

  28. thehatefulnerd says: Oct 12, 2010 12:39 AM

    One thing’s for sure. I’d take Matt Flynn over Brett Favre right now.
    (Flynn also looks like Matt Damon, so maybe he’ll be good for ratings.)

  29. Calistin says: Oct 12, 2010 12:42 AM

    Rodgers will play and the Pack will get a big win before Minnesota comes to town for the big showdown.
    Go Pack!

  30. packers4life says: Oct 12, 2010 12:43 AM

    “So what players are going to be available in the top 10 of the 2011 NFL Draft?”
    I don’t know. Why don’t you ask your 1-3 Vikings.

  31. j-wil says: Oct 12, 2010 12:58 AM

    hey aaron, stop sending pics of your tool and blaming it on me……not funny! I know it’s you……punk.

  32. smithopher says: Oct 12, 2010 3:32 AM

    Dolphins are gonna win this one, I’m saying that and I’m a Jets fan. I was looking forward to my division rivals playing Green Bay this season. I thought the Jets would win at home and the rest of them would hopefully lose to the Packers. Doesn’t look like it now. Thanks for nothing, guys.

  33. nickinpa4u says: Oct 12, 2010 6:51 AM

    It’s all about staying healthy,,,,Vikes or Pack. Whichever remains the healthiest will win the division. All of the BS mud slinging back and forth is childish 8 th grade stuff. But I guess they are Eagle fans in training

  34. Redskinfansince82 says: Oct 12, 2010 8:21 AM

    Everybody keep saying Aaron Rodgers got concussed on the last play by Jeromy Jarmon 90# but that was icing on the cake. Rodgers got smacked earlier in the game by London Fletcher and Lorenzo Alexander on a blitz. He should have been pulled then for health reasons. Your coach should be ashamed for keeping him in there to save his job and the season. Note to Peyton Manning ,wear an extra flack jacket buddy and make sure you have the proper inflation for that helmet. And under no circumstances should you try to run with the ball in your hands. Goodluck! HAIL!

  35. Brian Spears says: Oct 12, 2010 8:32 AM

    Packers should have beat the redskins but McCarthy Coached with so much stupidity that he messed the whole game up. 10 rushes well over 100 yards, Im not a math major thats a great average maybe keep handing the ball off instead of throwing 50 times and stopping the clock on all those incomplete passes.
    Hail to the Redskins

  36. overkil2 says: Oct 12, 2010 9:01 AM

    Yeah, looks like Miami caught a huge break. Even if Rodgers can play, he won’t be 100% and he’s gotta be careful not to take a hard hit.
    I like Miami’s chances.

  37. Philtration says: Oct 12, 2010 9:10 AM

    The Bears beat Carolina 23-6 with Cutler on the bench cheesedicks. Todd Collins was as bad as it gets in that game and it was never close.
    Let’s see what the mighty Packers can do with Nicolas Cage on the sidelines.
    At least the Packers are no longer the most overrated team in the league.
    They are now tied with the Vikings for that honor.

  38. BREES has a BUSH says: Oct 12, 2010 9:34 AM

    Listen pac fans (i feel we are buds now since we both hate vikes and their fans). Matt Flynn is better than you guys think he is, and like rodgers, hes had time to sit and learn the offense pretty well. Flynn is a guy who finds ways to win; granted it was college that im referring to but a winner is a winner and he plays his heart out every single snap. Hes Intelligent, he wont make poor costly mistakes, and he’ll find a way to win if given the chance.

  39. Bordner says: Oct 12, 2010 9:43 AM

    Philtration says:
    October 12, 2010 9:10 AM
    At least the Packers are no longer the most overrated team in the league.
    They are now tied with the Vikings for that honor.
    ———————————————–
    You can’t be overrated unless you’re at least rated.
    The bears are widely acknowledged as the worst 4-1 team in the league. No one is even considering them as having a legitimate chance to win the division. They’re the bears.

  40. slegeir says: Oct 12, 2010 10:32 AM

    Mr. F holding his elbow all 4th qtr. Don’t think he’ll make it through the season. He should’ve stayed retired and all these allegations wouldn’t have even come up. Now his family has to try to deal with that. All the great memories of him but now the memory that will last is the one of him on that video! Ick!!

  41. VikesBlowHorn says: Oct 12, 2010 12:00 PM

    I don’t get why Favre was holding his elbow when his vagina is clearly between his legs.

  42. Philtration says: Oct 12, 2010 1:48 PM

    # Bordner says: October 12, 2010 9:43 AM
    You can’t be overrated unless you’re at least rated.
    The bears are widely acknowledged as the worst 4-1 team in the league. No one is even considering them as having a legitimate chance to win the division. They’re the bears.
    ===================================
    I would much rather be the worst 4-1 team in the league than the best 3-2 team.
    By the way…. if the Bears are really that overrated, and they have already beaten the Packers, then what does that say about Green Bay?
    Which team is really the overrated one here?
    Keep looking at the stupid power rankings while ignoring the standings.
    Power rankings are written by sports writers before the season starts and then they spend the next 4 months trying to spin their way out of it to prove that they were right all along.

  43. arodgers12 says: Oct 12, 2010 11:34 PM

    Even if the Pack goes to 3-3, the season is by no means over. Rodgers, Harris, Taucher, Matthews, and Bigby will be back soon. Followed by Finley for the stretch run.

  44. nickinpa4u says: Oct 13, 2010 6:02 AM

    I thought the Eagle fans were the most ignorant football fans,,The Viking fans are closing in fast.
    Oops I take that back,,,the Viking fans are now the number one most ignorant fans in the league replacing the Eagle fans…Congrates

  45. FavretoMoss says: Oct 13, 2010 12:24 PM

    Viking fans are now the number one most ignorant fans in the league replacing the Eagle fans…Congrates
    =================================
    Not real sure there buddy, but when you “try” insulting a fanbases intelligence, I think it behooves you to spell everything correctly.
    It’s congrats, not congrates. And you are calling someone else ignorant? Priceless.

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