Packers coach Mike McCarthy hasn’t said publicly whether his team will rest players the last few weeks of the season, but the early tea leaves point to the Packers’ truly going for an undefeated record.
B.J. Raji thinks that’s the way the Packers will approach things. It’s also how Packers safety Charlie Peprah hopes the team attacks their final games.
“It’s definitely something that’s in the back of our minds. Why not shoot for greatness? Why not be legendary?” Peprah asked NFL.com’s Albert Breer.
Sensing himself going off script for a minute, Peprah returned to coachspeak.
“But we’re gonna take this thing one game at a time. As cliché as that sounds, that’s been the formula, and it’s been working for us and we’re gonna continue to do that. But it would be sweet if we went 16-0, can’t lie to you,” Peprah said.
It sounds like Aaron Rodgers already knows how McCarthy plans to approach the final weeks.
“I am anxious to get to Sunday and am excited about the opportunity to wrap things up,” Rodgers told Jason Wilde on his ESPNMilwaukee radio show via ESPN.com. “There is some information that is privileged and some that is for some people’s ears only. So I can’t say that I’m completely oblivious [to] what the potential plans are, but I am excited about the rest of the team figuring them out as well.”
It would stand to reason that Rodgers would only be excited for the rest of the team to find out if the team was truly shooting “for greatness.” Rodgers also indicated players could potentially get pulled early if scores get out of hand, but that’s to be expected.
All signs point towards the Packers making a run at immortality.