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Packers officially rule Aaron Rodgers out

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Aaron Rodgers felt good enough to make some jokes in the Packers locker room on Friday, but he’s not ready to play football again.

The Packers ruled Rodgers out on Saturday after the medical staff did not clear him for the game.  Rodgers is expected to still make the trip to New England, but Graham Harrell was activated off the team’s practice squad.  Harrell will back up Matt Flynn on Sunday.

Rodgers is expected to be on the sideline to help Flynn during the game.  The team placed safety Anthony Smith on injured reserve to clear roster space for Harrell.

It’s disappointing news for anyone that wanted to see Rodgers vs. Brady on Sunday night, but it doesn’t crush the Packers’ playoff hopes.

Even if the Bears clinch the NFC North Monday night, the Packers have a reasonable path to a Wild Card spot if they could win their final two games against the Giants and Bears.

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  1. icewalker946 says: Dec 18, 2010 12:42 PM

    It was going to be tough going to New England and beating the Patriots. This makes it very tough.

    Packers have been playing down to their opponents all year long. It’s time to play UP this week.

  2. wtfru2 says: Dec 18, 2010 12:49 PM

    Anyone taking bets he doesn’t last 1/4 as long as Favre did?

  3. jdandcoke says: Dec 18, 2010 12:53 PM

    a very reasonable path? if the giants beat philly and wash they’ll have 11 wins even with a gb loss.

    if chicago beats minny and the jets theyll have 11 wins even with a gb loss.

    id say that their path to the playoffs, assuming they lose to the pats (which they will) and only win 10 games AT MOST, is not even close to reasonable. losing to the lions pretty much ended the pack’s season.

  4. tiffpats4eva says: Dec 18, 2010 12:59 PM

    I could be a trap game for us Pats. Green Bay has nothing to lose.

  5. footballrulz says: Dec 18, 2010 1:00 PM

    Oh well, hope Capers defense can at least keep ‘em in the game for awhile.

  6. importantpftcomment says: Dec 18, 2010 1:03 PM

    “Even if the Bears clinch the NFC North Monday night, the Packers have a very reasonable path to a Wild Card spot if they could win their final two games against the Giants and Bears.”

    ______________________

    In reality, that is a HUGE if………

  7. 8man says: Dec 18, 2010 1:04 PM

    Ugh. There goes the big matchup. That loss to Detroit could well be a season killer. Well Flynn could surprise and the Patriots defense is still somewhat suspect. And the Patriots can’t keep up their current pace forever, can they?

    But a part of me says, that Colts-Jags matchup or Giants-Eagles tilt would have been better to see.

  8. pastabelly says: Dec 18, 2010 1:06 PM

    Too bad. Rodgers is fun to watch. I hope he changes his playing style and stops running period. He doesn’t need to do that.

    I hope Belichick decides to rest McCourty as he won’t be needed on Sunday night.

  9. 4sacroc says: Dec 18, 2010 1:12 PM

    Why would you let him travel? Makes no sense. So he’s concussed and he’ll stand on cold, wet field for four hours.

    Brilliant.

    The NFL is fast becoming a joke under Goodell.

  10. theoriginalcaptainmarvel says: Dec 18, 2010 1:12 PM

    Doesn’t matter. Even with Rogers they’re DONE.

  11. tiffpats4eva says: Dec 18, 2010 1:17 PM

    OOPS! S/B It instead of I.

  12. skoalbrother says: Dec 18, 2010 1:18 PM

    Wait…. whats that I hear

    Is it….. Yes, it’s Mama Cass warming up to sing the Pack’s swan song

  13. dirksimmons says: Dec 18, 2010 1:21 PM

    A very reasonable path? You realize they have to play the Giants and the Bears, right? What’s so reasonable about that? Reasonable would be the Panthers and the Lio…oh wait, guess that wouldn’t be too reasonable either.

  14. stellarperformance says: Dec 18, 2010 1:25 PM

    I’m hoping the Packers can pull a “Bears” style victory out of their butts. You know the kind I mean….a few good runbacks, maybe even one for a score,… a pick, maybe even for a score….a fumble recovery, maybe even for a score….get themselves into field goal position once or twice….and let great D keep them in the game. 20-17 Green Bay has a nice ring to it.

  15. 30ptbuck says: Dec 18, 2010 1:27 PM

    This article should say PACKERS OFFICIALLY RULE OUT THE PLAYOFFS
    Too many losses to bad teams. Good teams win the close ones ergo this is not a GOOD team.
    So long, and thanks for all the fish

  16. unreal2k5 says: Dec 18, 2010 1:27 PM

    45-3 Pats. Crosby kicks a 90 yarder!

  17. bluestree says: Dec 18, 2010 1:35 PM

    Looking on the bright side, if the line protects Matt Flynn he can show he has the poise to play in the league and gain great experience, win or lose.
    I can’t help but think back to a Packer team that went to New England missig a truckload of starters and put a beat down on a Patriots team that was coming off a Super Bowl year.
    But, that was with a future HOF’er at qb, and New England’s arrow is up this time.

  18. schemefactory says: Dec 18, 2010 1:36 PM

    it’s not like the patriots have a chance, now! the matt flynn will conjure images of jeff hostettler in us all! crap.

  19. baronvon54 says: Dec 18, 2010 1:38 PM

    This is just another disappointment to add to this season for Packer fans. We’ve gone from Superbowl aspirations to playoffs prayers. This season has taught me a valuable lesson about getting my hopes up.

  20. jackfactor says: Dec 18, 2010 1:40 PM

    I am a diehard Packers fan and will watch every second of these last three games hoping they win, but the playoffs are a fantasy for a team that has found ways to lose close games this year by starting slow every week, having too many penalties to start the season again, too many injuries, untimely errors – doinked FG, fumble on the 1 yard line, etc., and head coach that talks about going from good to great, but never shows a sense of urgency.

    This very good team can be great, just not in 2010 and even if they win 2 of 3 they will be on the outside looking in and do not control their destiny.

    Yes, the Packers beat Brett twice, but missing the playoffs because of not being able to win close games puts MM and TT in a must make the playoffs in 2011 or Mark Murphy needs to make change to prove that there is a sense of urgency at least at 1265 Lombardi Ave.

  21. Lisa (VikesPrincess) says: Dec 18, 2010 1:56 PM

    AR’s had 2 concussions in one year. Since there’s very little chance of making the play-offs they should take precautions and just sit AR the rest of the year. No point in taking chances if they want to keep him long-term.

    He certainly isn’t as durable as the Packers’ former quarterback.

  22. thehatefulnerd says: Dec 18, 2010 1:59 PM

    The Packers play to the level of their competition, as we saw last week against Detoilet. Even with Matt Flynn they’ll beat the Pats. Flynn is inexperienced, but he can play the game.
    Should also see a steady dose of my man James “the secret weapon” Starks.
    MARK IT DOWN!

  23. vegasgolds says: Dec 18, 2010 2:00 PM

    “IRON MAN” title I guess won’t be associated with Aaron???

  24. mnmaverick says: Dec 18, 2010 2:01 PM

    The Packers are done.

    Flynn isn’t going to beat the Patriots and they close the season against the Giants and Bears. They will be fortunate if that isn’t 3 stright losses. The Bears are not going to do a courtsey and allow the Packers to get into the playoffs, forget that.

  25. raiderrob21 says: Dec 18, 2010 2:02 PM

    Bench Greg Jennings in all Fantasy Football Leagues!!!

  26. stetai says: Dec 18, 2010 2:03 PM

    Typical fragile Rodgers.

  27. pudgalvin says: Dec 18, 2010 2:05 PM

    Don Banks is still pretty sure this is the greatest team of all time.

  28. raideralex99 says: Dec 18, 2010 2:05 PM

    Karma is a biotch.
    All Packer fans were concern about was hating on Favre and that he should retire … now he is out … the Vikings are terrible without him.
    Easy wins for the Giants, Bears and Eagles. All three teams making the playoffs … lol.

  29. mnmaverick says: Dec 18, 2010 2:11 PM

    Rodgers is a rhythm Quarterback, He was in a groove but it will take him a game or two to get it back after sitting out with a concussion.

    You’re all done, Packer fans. Enjoy the off-season….

  30. puddinpouch says: Dec 18, 2010 2:23 PM

    @unreal2k5: Crosby hits a 90 yarder? Dude, this is going to be awesome!!!! Buckle up that chinstrap!!

  31. dwhitehurst says: Dec 18, 2010 2:28 PM

    Rodgers or not, they should have “officially ruled out” the Packer’s Offensive Line weeks ago, and the Zone Blocking Scheme (for a cold weather team!) years ago. For sure, defense wins championships, but without an adequate offensive line, you will never reach the championship to begin with.

    So as far as I’m concerned, why risk Rodger’s whole career by sending him out there to play behind this bunch of Raggety Annes, when it is clear that Oline couldn’t drive block a Martin Grammatica, nor pass block an Adam Schefter even if that twit were to strap on the gear.

    The fork has been in for some time.

  32. footballrulz says: Dec 18, 2010 2:36 PM

    tiffpats4eva says:
    Dec 18, 2010 12:59 PM
    I could be a trap game for us Pats. Green Bay has nothing to lose
    _______________________________
    It’s only a trap game if NE let’s it be, like GB did in Detroit last week–can’t see that happening although they do still have to play the game–On any given Sunday…
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    “Even if the Bears clinch the NFC North Monday night, the Packers have a reasonable path to a Wild Card spot”
    __________________________________
    I guess reasonable is in the eyes of the beholder
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    skoalbrother says:
    Dec 18, 2010 1:18 PM
    Wait…. whats that I hear

    Is it….. Yes, it’s Mama Cass warming up to sing the Pack’s swan song
    ___________________________________
    What? California Dreamin? No, that’s the Vikes, I think
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    baronvon54 says:
    Dec 18, 2010 1:38 PM
    This is just another disappointment to add to this season for Packer fans. We’ve gone from Superbowl aspirations to playoffs prayers. This season has taught me a valuable lesson about getting my hopes up
    _________________________________
    You must not have been a Packer fan for long. I’ve been learning that lesson for years.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Yes, the Packers beat Brett twice, but missing the playoffs because of not being able to win close games puts MM and TT in a must make the playoffs in 2011 or Mark Murphy needs to make change to prove that there is a sense of urgency at least at 1265 Lombardi Ave.
    _______________________________
    Do they really need to wait until then. At least replace MM.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    He certainly isn’t as durable as the Packers’ former quarterback
    ________________________________
    Neither is any other QB in NFL history…
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    mnmaverick says:
    Dec 18, 2010 2:11 PM
    Rodgers is a rhythm Quarterback, He was in a groove but it will take him a game or two to get it back after sitting out with a concussion.

    You’re all done, Packer fans. Enjoy the off-season….
    __________________________________
    Funny, I haven’t seen one Packer fan taking solace in the fact thet they beat the Vikes twice this year. Last year beating the Pack twice made most of the Vike’s fans whole season–oh well, I guess one has to look at small victories until they have actually seen the big picture. Enjoy the offseason also….for many years to come…that’s what happens when you try to buy a SB…

  33. shiftyshellshocked says: Dec 18, 2010 2:36 PM

    what a cream puff, typical Packer, get on the field gay boy.

  34. deweyaxewound says: Dec 18, 2010 2:37 PM

    #
    stellarperformance says: Dec 18, 2010 1:25 PM

    I’m hoping the Packers can pull a “Bears” style victory out of their butts. You know the kind I mean….a few good runbacks, maybe even one for a score,… a pick, maybe even for a score….a fumble recovery, maybe even for a score….get themselves into field goal position once or twice….and let great D keep them in the game. 20-17 Green Bay has a nice ring to it.
    _________________________________

    Is that supposed to be some kind of dig at the Bears?

    Sounds like a good solid win to me!
    What, defense and special teams don’t count in this league anymore?
    (And you act like Cutler & the Bears offense haven’t had key drives, game-winners, and big plays throughout the season–the offense has bailed the defense out a few times this year too you know…)

    One last thing–how much would you have given for any ONE of those plays last Sunday against Detroit? That’s what I thought. ;-)

  35. 4sacroc says: Dec 18, 2010 2:45 PM

    Favre = 20 years and 1 title.

    Pardon me if I don’t seem particularly excited by that stat.

  36. simplesimon1 says: Dec 18, 2010 2:52 PM

    Note to Freeman tomorrow. Throw the ball away or simply go down to a knee, no matter how tough and big you are. I know you plow oveer would-be LB’s for 2 point conveersions, but this is Suh and company this week. Just ask Jay Cutler, Donovan McNabb and Aaron Rodgers what happens when you try to get pretty against a Lions team that’s playing for pride with nothing to lose…… Trust me, go down and live to play another down.

  37. kevinoc63 says: Dec 18, 2010 3:00 PM

    This is bad news for the Pats. They always seem to struggle against backup quarterbacks. I wonder if it is because they have less film on them and don’t know what their weaknesses are…..but they will still win.

  38. stixzidinia says: Dec 18, 2010 3:15 PM

    Anyone taking bets he doesn’t last 1/4 as long as Favre did?

    ————————————

    And he won’t be wheelchair-bound and drooling on himself in 10 years like Favre will be. Some things in life aren’t worth it. It’s just a game. It doesn’t stand for anything. It’s just entertainment.

  39. pastabelly says: Dec 18, 2010 3:17 PM

    kevinoc63 says:
    Dec 18, 2010 3:00 PM
    This is bad news for the Pats.
    ================================

    Did you just make this up? There is no freaking scenario out there that says Green Bay will harder to beat for the Patriots than Rodgers would be. In recent memory, the one backup they struggled against was Matt Schaub and that was a long time ago.

  40. patriotinvasion says: Dec 18, 2010 3:33 PM

    I’m sure some of you bums will find a way to blame the Rodgers injury on Belichick and the Patriots. Like Belichick sent a super sonic signal telekinetically to Rodgers’ skull that caused this concussion…lol…ring #4 is getting closer…can you all smell Dynasty Phase 2 cooking in the oven? (2 picks in each of the first 3 rounds in April)…mmmmm, smells good

  41. sickpuppyz says: Dec 18, 2010 3:38 PM

    they must be growing some magic herb in packer land. they were gonna get destroyed with Rodgers at qb, let alone some scrub who can’t hack it in the NFL. so either you are delusional or just smoking some magi chronic to hear you thin the packers have a chance. relying on the defense won’t help teh packers. the Patriots game sans Moss renders big bad defenses to spectators of the Brady show…see the Steelers, Jets, Bears etc. they all gave up between 36-45 points. and the game’s weren’t even that close if NE had decided they would go for more scores and run it up a bit. the Jets and Bears didn’t have to work much on D in the 2nd half. the only issue here is how many TDs will they get beat by with a 4 being the line.

  42. shaggytoodle says: Dec 18, 2010 3:39 PM

    stetai says:
    Dec 18, 2010 2:03 PM
    Typical fragile Rodgers
    ___________________

    The guy misses one start since becoming starter and he is FRAGILE??

    You can’t judge the guys toughness on this one because its the doctors who put him through the tests that have a say not him.

  43. supersuckers3 says: Dec 18, 2010 3:41 PM

    Tomorrow night will be GB’s finest hour. This isnt fantasy football. This is a man’s game. Men. There is too much on the line for a well coached group of professionals to get blown out

  44. nesuperfan says: Dec 18, 2010 3:41 PM

    kevinoc63 says:
    Dec 18, 2010 3:00 PM
    This is bad news for the Pats. They always seem to struggle against backup quarterbacks
    ________________________________

    I don’t know about that, but even if that is true, I just have one word: Snow.

    It is supposed to snow. Brady and snow = win.

  45. richmondhokie says: Dec 18, 2010 3:59 PM

    Even with Rodgers, the chances of beating the Pats are small. They’re saving Rodgers to go against the Giants, who are infinitely more beatable than the Patriots. If they play Rodgers vs. the Pats and he gets hurt even worse, then they’re toast for the rest of the season. This move, while it may well cost them the battle (the game against the Pats), could win the war (get them a playoff berth).

  46. pkrlvr says: Dec 18, 2010 4:20 PM

    I have a feeling this game is going to really expose McCarthy. As much as the pack needs to win, I expect a total destruction:(

  47. hobartbaker says: Dec 18, 2010 4:25 PM

    Aaron will be a back up to Brett Favre on the PUP list for the balance of the season.

  48. theytukrjobs says: Dec 18, 2010 4:26 PM

    And he won’t be wheelchair-bound and drooling on himself in 10 years like Favre will be. Some things in life aren’t worth it. It’s just a game. It doesn’t stand for anything. It’s just entertainment.

    ———————————-

    And what makes you think Favre will? Rodgers has already had more concussions in his career than Favre. He’s also already had three injuries causing him to miss extended time while Favre has had only one.

    I’ve said this many times and I’ll say it again. The current Packers team is EXTREMELY similar to the Daunte Culpepper Vikings years. Just think about it. You have this stat monster QB who is somewhat injury prone. An offense capable of putting up big numbers. A fat dumb coach. Everyone knows this Packer team won’t do anything in the playoffs until they can get the current QB and organization out of there.

    Yes, Rodgers is not a championship caliber QB. He always plays poorly in high pressure situations.

  49. jdandcoke says: Dec 18, 2010 5:30 PM

    richmondhokie

    that may be the case, but the last defense rodgers wants to see is that of the giants. without a packers running game the giants will be licking their chops for a chance to knock rodgers out for good.

    no….the pack should just let aaron heal up for next year. no sense in having osi, tuck, or JPP end his career. the giants would destroy the packers.

  50. packercpa says: Dec 18, 2010 5:31 PM

    It always amazes me how everybody believes that Favre brought so much glory to the Packers. He won one SuperBowl, lost a SuperBowl and that was in 1996 and 1997. Until he lost in the NFC title game, we weren’t back in the NFC Championship.

    Aaron Rodgers is a fun quarterback to watch. Get him a decent running game and another offensive lineman and the Packers will be the team to beat for years to come. We are just seeing what he can do.

    MM might be another issue. After watching some of his play calling (last week on 4th and 1 with the game on the line) I am not sure he knows how to win a close game. Maybe he should let Rodgers call the plays in the last 2 minutes and see what happens.

  51. kevinoc63 says: Dec 18, 2010 5:47 PM

    pastabelly says: Dec 18, 2010 3:17 PM

    Did you just make this up?

    Well, what about these two performance against quaterbacks they likely had little film on:

    Against Buffalo: Fitzpatrick 20-28, 247 yds, 2 tds

    Against Detroit: Hill 27-46, 285 yds, 1 td

  52. cmd5 says: Dec 18, 2010 6:27 PM

    looks like the heavyweight champion just got knocked out like gb’s season hahahahah hey fruitcake rodgers give me the belt jesture now!!!

  53. purpleguy says: Dec 18, 2010 6:40 PM

    Rodgers is too valuable to waste behind that crappy O-line, particularly after two concussions. Smart move by the Pack. So who’s the 3rd QB — Jordy Nelson?

  54. stixzidinia says: Dec 18, 2010 6:47 PM

    And what makes you think Favre will? Rodgers has already had more concussions in his career than Favre. He’s also already had three injuries causing him to miss extended time while Favre has had only one

    ——————————

    Concussions weren’t taken seriously for 95% of Favre’s career. I’ll bet he’s had plenty of undiagnosed concussions. And your assessment of Rodgers couldn’t be any more far off. There isn’t a team in the NFL that would rather have Favre over Rodgers…..including the Vikings.

  55. philtration says: Dec 18, 2010 7:22 PM

    “The Packers have a reasonable path to a Wild Card spot if they could win their final two games against the Giants and Bears.”

    In reality they have a really good shot at not winning another game this year.

  56. packfaninpackland says: Dec 18, 2010 7:28 PM

    And once again columnist Jason Wilde looks like a buffoon.

    Of course this is why the Wisconsin State Journal got rid of his arse !

  57. randymossblewit says: Dec 18, 2010 7:31 PM

    The packers are not a super bowl contender just because aaron rodgers puts up good fantasy numbers…..gimme a break.

  58. scytherius says: Dec 18, 2010 7:38 PM

    Damn the Packers have been killed by injuries this year. And Rodgers … please start sliding.

    Was really looking to a Rodgers and Brady shootout. Would have been fun. Oh well, may still be a good game though it’s gonna be tough for anyone to beat the Pats.

  59. packfaninpackland says: Dec 18, 2010 7:51 PM

    @ 4sacroc at 2:45 PM

    “Favre = 20 years and 1 title.

    Pardon me if I don’t seem particularly excited by that stat.”
    ————————–
    Peyton Manning – 13 years and 1 title.
    Dan Marino – 17 years and 0 titles.

    So, you’re point ???

    By the way, all the people hatin’ on Favre for this season, take a gander at Marino’s stats in his final year. Much the same stats as Favre’s this year. Oh yeah, and he ended his career with a 62-7 loss to the mighty Jag You Ares in his final game !

  60. angelosdraftboard says: Dec 18, 2010 8:07 PM

    4sacroc says:
    Dec 18, 2010 2:45 PM
    Favre = 20 years and 1 title.

    Pardon me if I don’t seem particularly excited by that stat.

    ———————————————–

    Rodgers = 6 years and 0 playoff wins.

    He will be entering his 7th season next year . He better pick up the pace if he’s going to be the multiple Super Bowl champion you Packer fans have been talking about..

  61. jmeist says: Dec 18, 2010 8:24 PM

    Why is everyone bashing on probably the next big quarterback in the NFL?

    It’s not like Big Ben has missed any games before…

  62. favreflavoredwaffles says: Dec 18, 2010 10:09 PM

    pkrlvr says:
    Dec 18, 2010 4:20 PM
    I have a feeling this game is going to really expose McCarthy. As much as the pack needs to win, I expect a total destruction:(
    ___________________________________

    Expose him how…..? By trying to figure out how to win games with a completely injury depleted team, and without a RB because your GM is a tightwad idiot….?

    Tell us grasshoppper, when you get the call from Green Bay what will you do different….?

    STFU and change your Username too….you’re as bad as Favre you backstabbing prick.

  63. packfaninpackland says: Dec 18, 2010 10:23 PM

    @ 4sacroc at 2:45 PM

    “Favre = 20 years and 1 title.

    Pardon me if I don’t seem particularly excited by that stat.”
    ———————————————–
    Gee 4sacroc, if one were to cite “stats”, one could say this is Rodgers’ 6th season with the Packers. By his 6th season with the Packers, Favre had won 9 playoff games, One Super Bowl, and 3 MVP’s. So when people say there’s no comparision between Rodgers & Favre, they’re right, as the total thus far for Rodgers in those categories is ZERO, ZERO, and ZERO !

  64. richm2256 says: Dec 18, 2010 11:36 PM

    patriotinvasion says:
    ring #4 is getting closer…can you all smell Dynasty Phase 2 cooking in the oven? (2 picks in each of the first 3 rounds in April)…mmmmm, smells good
    ————————————————-
    How about they win the games first, knucklehead? Did you learn NOTHING from 2007?

  65. vikinghater says: Dec 18, 2010 11:54 PM

    Dec 18, 2010 1:40 PM
    I am a diehard Packers fan and will watch every second of these last three games hoping they win, but the playoffs are a fantasy for a team that has found ways to lose close games this year by starting slow every week, having too many penalties to start the season again, too many injuries, untimely errors – doinked FG, fumble on the 1 yard line, etc., and head coach that talks about going from good to great, but never shows a sense of urgency.

    This very good team can be great, just not in 2010 and even if they win 2 of 3 they will be on the outside looking in and do not control their destiny.

    Yes, the Packers beat Brett twice, but missing the playoffs because of not being able to win close games puts MM and TT in a must make the playoffs in 2011 or Mark Murphy needs to make change to prove that there is a sense of urgency at least at 1265 Lombardi Ave.

    ———————————————————–

    Well put brother!! I couldn’t have said it better!

  66. vikesfan4life says: Dec 19, 2010 12:01 AM

    Sure glad the Packers beat the Vikes twice on their way to winning the Super Bowl. I would like to officially welcome the Packers and their fans to the off-season. Your two wins over the Vikes mean squat.

  67. vikinghater says: Dec 19, 2010 12:08 AM

    I get a real kick out of these Queen fans. Before the season: we’re gonna kick your Packers’ ass, we’re going to the super bowl, Brett is gonna lead us to the promise land, look at the list of everybody we brought in on our team…we can’t miss. NOW: All their doing is bashing the Pack. They’ve had a great season this year with 50% of the team injured. And don’t think they haven’t because they beat your asses twice. You can have Brett. He could have had the world by the ass had he retired from GB. Now he’s a has been, that takes pictures of his dick. About the only thing that can stand up anymore!!!! You can have him and his big_______, I mean contract, I think……..

  68. stanklepoot says: Dec 19, 2010 12:17 AM

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    tiffpats4eva says: Dec 18, 2010 12:59 PM

    I could be a trap game for us Pats. Green Bay has nothing to lose.
    _________________________
    Yes, but the Packers have nothing to win with either. The defense is decent, but the running game is horrible. I don’t see Flynn keeping the Packers in games like Rodgers does…certainly not against the Patriots in Foxboro. This won’t be a game as much as a public execution. Who knows, maybe the Pats will take some mercy on the Packers and sit Brady in the second half.

  69. stanklepoot says: Dec 19, 2010 12:33 AM

    #
    supersuckers3 says: Dec 18, 2010 3:41 PM

    Tomorrow night will be GB’s finest hour. This isnt fantasy football. This is a man’s game. Men. There is too much on the line for a well coached group of professionals to get blown out
    ______________________
    What game are you talking about? The well coached comment clearly rules the Packers out.

  70. stanklepoot says: Dec 19, 2010 12:38 AM

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    richmondhokie says: Dec 18, 2010 3:59 PM

    Even with Rodgers, the chances of beating the Pats are small. They’re saving Rodgers to go against the Giants, who are infinitely more beatable than the Patriots. If they play Rodgers vs. the Pats and he gets hurt even worse, then they’re toast for the rest of the season. This move, while it may well cost them the battle (the game against the Pats), could win the war (get them a playoff berth).
    ________________________
    Don’t think you fully understand this story richmond. The Packers aren’t saving Rodgers for the Giants. Rodgers took and failed the concussion test. Starting, or playing for that matter, is not an option at all. There’s no strategy involved here. I do agree, however, that the Giants are clearly a more beatable team than the Pats at Foxboro…especially if the Giants keep turning the ball over.

  71. stanklepoot says: Dec 19, 2010 12:53 AM

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    packercpa says: Dec 18, 2010 5:31 PM

    It always amazes me how everybody believes that Favre brought so much glory to the Packers. He won one SuperBowl, lost a SuperBowl and that was in 1996 and 1997. Until he lost in the NFC title game, we weren’t back in the NFC Championship.

    Aaron Rodgers is a fun quarterback to watch. Get him a decent running game and another offensive lineman and the Packers will be the team to beat for years to come. We are just seeing what he can do.

    MM might be another issue. After watching some of his play calling (last week on 4th and 1 with the game on the line) I am not sure he knows how to win a close game. Maybe he should let Rodgers call the plays in the last 2 minutes and see what happens.
    _______________________
    You know, I never picked a side in the whole Favre-GB deal until so many GB fans turned on Favre the way they did. Complain about his waffling all you want, but at the end of the day the organization made the choice to move on. That was their right, and in the long run it was the right move. I have no problem with that. What I do have a problem with is seeing so many Packer fans turn on Favre and go so far as call him a traitor (not saying you called him a traitor, but I’ve seen it a fair amount of times) because he decided he wanted to keep playing after the Packers front office decided they didn’t want to keep him on the roster. It’s sad to see all these people who once claimed he was either the best QB ever or close to it now attack his accomplishments. So, now that he’s on another team, one SB win and another appearance (the only ones since the Lombardi era for the Packers) means nothing? Tell that to the Colts fans who think Peyton is the best QB ever. He has the same record. Favre made the Packers relevant again for the first time in how many years? Oh, and while he may only have one SB ring and one more appearance, he kept an otherwise inferior Packers team competitive year in and year out. Of course Packer fans should support their team over a former player, but the speed and viciousness with which Packer fans turned on one of the best players to ever wear their team’s uniform is simply disgusting, and it shows what poor fans they really are. I don’t imagine I’ll ever see Colts fans attack Johnny Unitas for not retiring after the team moved on without him, and it’s not like his last year went all that great either.

  72. uncommon1 says: Dec 19, 2010 1:04 AM

    randymossblewit says:
    Dec 18, 2010 7:31 PM
    The packers are not a super bowl contender just because aaron rodgers puts up good fantasy numbers…..gimme a break.
    **************

    You need to work on your punctuation. There is supposed to be a period after contender. Also, the second part of your post is a sentence fragment. You’ll get it. Practice makes perfect

  73. joetoronto says: Dec 19, 2010 6:26 AM

    stanklepoot:

    I couldn’t have said it better myself. Right on the money.

    It’s clearly a complete lack of class, plain and simple.

  74. stvang says: Dec 19, 2010 11:03 AM

    Farve = 20 year 1 Superbowl win

    I count 10 teams that would gladly take that.

    •Minnesota Vikings (0-4) 1970, 1974, 1975, 1977
    •Buffalo Bills (0-4) consecutively 1991-1994
    •Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) 1982, 1989
    •Philadelphia Eagles (0-2) 1981, 2005
    •San Diego Chargers (0-1) 1995
    •Atlanta Falcons (0-1) 1999
    •Tennessee Titans (0-1) 2000
    •Carolina Panthers (0-1) 2004
    •Seattle Seahawks (0-1) 2006
    •Arizona Cardinals (0-1) 2009

  75. dwhitehurst says: Dec 19, 2010 3:47 PM

    stanklepoot says: Dec 19, 2010 12:53 AM:

    “Of course Packer fans should support their team over a former player, but the speed and viciousness with which Packer fans turned on one of the best players to ever wear their team’s uniform is simply disgusting, and it shows what poor fans they really are.”
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    I don’t expect you to understand, but Favre put himself ahead of the team, and took the low road by taking his complaints public, basically stepping all over Rodgers by his comment on Greta Van Susternen of, “What? You expect me to hold a clipboard for Aaron Rodgers?!” (while Rodgers patiently held it for him for 3 years without ever complaining). The point is, Favre became bigger than the team, as such a comment shows.

    No doubt a Vikes’s fan will retort, “Well, why didn’t the Packers just release him as Favre himself requested?”

    To which we reply, “Because he was under contract. The Packers held his rights.”

    To which the Vikes reply again, “So what. You could have released him.”

    To which we reply, “You could say that about ANY player who throws a hissy fit and takes things public, and then by doing that you set a precedent for any disgruntled player under contract to try the same routine.”

    To which the Vikes fan says, “But it’s Favre! Don’t you owe him that?!”

    To which the Packer’s fan simply says, “No. We don’t. No wants of any player are ever bigger than what benefits the team as a whole, and releasing Favre for nothing would not benefit the team, anymore than doing so for any other player under contract.”

    If this is “viscious” and “ungrateful” towards Favre on the part of the Packers and their fans, then so be it. But it’s not. It’s just a Viqueen’s biased view of things based on selective facts, while ignoring others (e.g., the fact that flip-flopping Favre UNretired 3 times in the same offseason), as a way of justifying their tampering during that whole process, as well as trying to make themselves feel better about falling short of what they had wished in getting Favre. A Vikes fan did not go through thick and thin with Favre for 16 years to really understand. They can’t.

    But that’s the psychology of the 2nd spouse who craves to be the sloppy seconds. You can have him. Enjoy LA! :)

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