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Scott Tolzien will start for Packers next week

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There won’t be any need to keep a close eye on Seneca Wallace’s groin over the next few days.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said in his postgame press conference Sunday that Scott Tolzien will start at quarterback against the Giants in the Meadowlands next weekend. Tolzien replaced Wallace after one offensive series and piloted the offense the rest of the way in a 27-13 loss to the Eagles.

Tolzien went 24-of-39 for 280 yards on Sunday in the first regular season playing time of his NFL career. He threw two interceptions, one of which was a deflected ball while the other was a bad throw behind Jordy Nelson. He looked better than Wallace looked when he relieved Rodgers in Week Nine and clearly McCarthy thinks he’s a better option even if Wallace gets a clean bill of health.

The Packers are reportedly taking a look at Matt Flynn with Aaron Rodgers out indefinitely with a left collarbone injury. If they do decide to sign him, he’ll be a backup for next week at the very least.

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  1. f1restarter says: Nov 10, 2013 5:14 PM

    He actually wasn’t horrible today, all things considered. Had a couple of bad interceptions but was able to move the team downfield regularly.

    I’d rather see him than Seneca Wallace at any rate.

  2. deltaoracle says: Nov 10, 2013 5:18 PM

    Tolzien could have been intercepted at least three other times. The one in the end zone was the play of the game. WRs had to make some acrobatic catches just to make it look decent. Packers would win a few with an average QB but not with a decimated OLine and a below average QB.

  3. noeffinway says: Nov 10, 2013 5:19 PM

    Sure glad our QB isn’t made of glass.
    GO LIONS!

  4. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 10, 2013 5:23 PM

    I’m sure McCarthy has all the confidence in the world in Scott Tolzien, so they’ll be all set.

  5. GenXJay says: Nov 10, 2013 5:23 PM

    Cheese bay, tasteless & hapless.
    Welcome to the fold. Nothing but a declining loser squad.
    blame injuries all one can; injuries are a part of the game.

  6. fumblenuts says: Nov 10, 2013 5:24 PM

    Just let Matt Flynn back in to start.

  7. thepftpoet says: Nov 10, 2013 5:25 PM

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    The Minnesota Vikings LOLOLOLOL @ you

  8. immafubared says: Nov 10, 2013 5:26 PM

    The season is over for this team if you watched that defense today. By the time Rogers comes back, they will have given up a ton of passing and running yards and lost enough games they will be out of it.

  9. tn16 says: Nov 10, 2013 5:26 PM

    Packers should pick up Stefan Logan from the BC Lions CFL he already has to gotten 2 TD’s and is still a best returner

  10. oldguardof60s says: Nov 10, 2013 5:30 PM

    I savored every play the Eagles made today.

  11. ajalpha1s says: Nov 10, 2013 5:45 PM

    after talking all that smack . packers fans are wishing they had either ponder cassel or freman right about now lmao

  12. wisconsinhillfolk says: Nov 10, 2013 5:51 PM

    I’m a Scott Tolzien fan, but y’all are in trouble.

  13. f1restarter says: Nov 10, 2013 5:52 PM

    thepftpoet says:
    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    The Minnesota Vikings LOLOLOLOL @ you
    ————————
    Here’s another one:

    There’s an NFL team that wears purple and gold.
    With zero world titles, @ over 50 years old.
    One day the fans woke to find their team had been sold,
    And moved to L.A. That’s when I LOL’d.

  14. stankytoes12 says: Nov 10, 2013 5:55 PM

    No.. they certainly arnt, Tolzien came off the bench and looked better than Ponder Cassel or Freeman lol. I love the comment about not having a glass QB go lions lmao. So this is like the first time staffords ever been healthy and the first time Rodgers has been hurt. Are you like… dumb? Yea, a bit.

  15. nickynick04 says: Nov 10, 2013 5:55 PM

    oldguardof60s says: Nov 10, 2013 5:30 PM

    I savored every play the Eagles made today.

    3

    7
    And I savored ever year that goes by and the Eagles do not win a Super Bowl….NOT ONE SUPER BOWL….as pathetic as the Vikings

    Quantcast

  16. johnnyb216 says: Nov 10, 2013 5:57 PM

    Just for the record, I’d take Tolzien over any of the Vikings options at qb. Seneca may be a different story. He just stinks of loser. I think he’ll fit in just fine in Minnesota after he’s cut on Tuesday.

  17. wheels579 says: Nov 10, 2013 6:08 PM

    Tolzien played fairly well today all things considered. Ted might have the last laugh on naysayers yet again.

  18. glennsyank13 says: Nov 10, 2013 6:14 PM

    deltaoracle says: Nov 10, 2013 5:18 PM

    Tolzien could have been intercepted at least three other times. The one in the end zone was the play of the game. WRs had to make some acrobatic catches just to make it look decent. Packers would win a few with an average QB but not with a decimated OLine and a below average QB.

    —————

    Thank god they don’t have the Vikings’ QBs then

  19. vltrophy14 says: Nov 10, 2013 6:16 PM

    Hey pftpoet let me give u some much needed info
    1)Packers have 13 Championships. 4 of them are Super Bowl trophies
    2)The SB Trophy is named after OUR former head coach
    3)I have as many SB Championships as the Vikings. ZERO
    4)You guys will likely have a top 5 draft pick
    5)You guys had 3 first round picks & you still suck so u guys keep signing our rejects when they leave the Packers & know that if A.D. ever goes down u guys will suck even more than u do now

  20. evansvc says: Nov 10, 2013 6:18 PM

    Bring back VINCE YOUNG… He is ready to play NOW…. He is hungry, motivated and determined to show he can play this game at a high level…. Vince know how to WIN ball games…

  21. fordmandalay says: Nov 10, 2013 6:34 PM

    It won’t matter who QBs the Pack if their defense can’t stop the other team. They’re looking pretty damn bad.

  22. stellarperformance says: Nov 10, 2013 6:48 PM

    The QB is not the reason they lost to either Chicago or Philly. It’s the defense. They’re terrible. Fix it and you’ll fix the second-string QB issue.

  23. Paul M. says: Nov 10, 2013 6:56 PM

    Looks like the annual holiday tradition of watching the Packers being blown out in the playoffs won’t happen this year.

  24. footballnut85 says: Nov 10, 2013 7:04 PM

    Pack defense is horrendous. I think Tolzien can handle himself with a week of reps. Don’t sell this kid short!

  25. wafflestomp says: Nov 10, 2013 7:09 PM

    noeffinway says: Nov 10, 2013 5:19 PM

    Sure glad our QB isn’t made of glass.
    GO LIONS!

    —————————————————————————————-

    Didn’t Mathew Stafford miss 19 games his first 2 years in the league.
    Lion fans are becoming as stupid as Viking fans. As funny too!

  26. jimthebuilder27 says: Nov 10, 2013 7:20 PM

    Pftpoet, are you and your fellow Viking fans on crack?? Why are the Packers in despair at QB? The QB is not why they lost (though it didn’t help). They lost Monday night and today largely because of the defense.

    Plus, Tolzien didn’t look bad for his first start. Certainly looked better than Freeman for the Vikes. He’s probably better than Ponder or Cassel too!

  27. jazsrt says: Nov 10, 2013 7:28 PM

    wafflestomp says:
    Nov 10, 2013 7:09 PM
    noeffinway says: Nov 10, 2013 5:19 PM

    Sure glad our QB isn’t made of glass.
    GO LIONS!

    —————————————————————————————-

    Didn’t Mathew Stafford miss 19 games his first 2 years in the league.
    Lion fans are becoming as stupid as Viking fans. As funny too!

    _________________________________

    -x2

  28. trollsetter says: Nov 10, 2013 7:29 PM

    Awesome, you have 13 titles, a QB with a broken collarbone, a terrible defense, and a worse back-up QB. You won’t even sniff a 14th championship this year.

  29. Frazier28/7 says: Nov 10, 2013 7:40 PM

    Why are you so concerned about the 2-7 Vikings? Hello Packer fans! You’re about to miss the playoffs thanks to Scott Tolzien, and you’re more concerned about the Vikings history??
    Hahahahaha!!!!! I know Wisconsin is boring, but come on, the playoffs and trying to win just your 3rd championship in 50+ years is the only thing that matters to you people.

    Don’t start Rodgers against that front 4 of Detroit.

  30. greenbay4life says: Nov 10, 2013 7:44 PM

    Why all the hostility towards Wallace!? He was 5-5 before exiting the game after a late hit! If Matthews’ hit on Foles was late then one on Wallace definitely was! Wallace had thrown it AND had run out of bounds by the time he got hit!! I feel bad for the guy cause I truly believe he could have lead the Pack to a W today.

  31. kev86 says: Nov 10, 2013 7:51 PM

    See you Sunday – The New York Football Giants

  32. imaginesuperbowlwin says: Nov 10, 2013 7:51 PM

    All this bad karma juju started when Sharon pushed the camera away from him before kickoff Monday night. Don’t like cameras in your face? You’re in the wrong business.

  33. farvite says: Nov 10, 2013 8:20 PM

    Call Brett, or it’s over.

  34. bigdan7885 says: Nov 10, 2013 8:24 PM

    Favre?

  35. stellarperformance says: Nov 10, 2013 8:36 PM

    imaginesuperbowlwin says:
    Nov 10, 2013 7:51 PM
    All this bad karma juju started when Sharon pushed the camera away from him before kickoff Monday night. Don’t like cameras in your face? You’re in the wrong business.
    ////////////////////////////////////////

    Who??

  36. favrewillreturn says: Nov 10, 2013 8:59 PM

    All these Qbs out for GB. You know what Favre would do. He would have led the Packers to victory and inspired that helpless defense of the Packers.

  37. pftisahalftruth says: Nov 10, 2013 9:08 PM

    Bring back VINCE YOUNG… He is ready to play NOW…. He is hungry, motivated and determined to show he can play this game at a high level…. Vince know how to WIN ball games…
    ————

    Hi Vince!

  38. GenXJay says: Nov 10, 2013 9:56 PM

    stellarperformance,
    what?

  39. rtp295 says: Nov 10, 2013 10:02 PM

    Tolzien wasn’t even on the team in the preseason, and wasn’t even on our active roster till about a week ago. That being said, he played pretty good for just being thrown in there, with a week of preparation he may be pretty productive.

    That being said if our defense doesn’t step it up, we are going to have a tough time beating anyone without Rodgers.

  40. packerbacker12 says: Nov 10, 2013 10:07 PM

    “Why are you so concerned about the 2-7 Vikings? Hello Packer fans! You’re about to miss the playoffs thanks to Scott Tolzien, and you’re more concerned about the Vikings history??”

    Concerned? Packer fans could care less about that crappy team. All we are doing is defending our team from inbred Viking fans who can’t keep their trap shut.

  41. GenXJay says: Nov 10, 2013 10:49 PM

    packerbacker12,
    if you’re defending cheese bays honor, then you suck at that too.

  42. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 10, 2013 11:04 PM

    What a great opportunity for Tolzien, who looks the part so far. He gets to pilot the team while they attempt to win a NFL record 14th World Championship.

  43. dougy1970 says: Nov 10, 2013 11:57 PM

    All the talk about the Packers “great” organization really comes down to one thing. They have Aaron Rodgers and other teams don’t.

    Isn’t it amazing how toothless the Packers are without Rodgers? All the draft picks for all the other positions and all the MM/TT praise don’t amount to a hill of beans without Aaron Rodgers.

    Rodgers was insufferably arrogant before. Now, we can suffer his arrogance. Rodgers is the entire team.

  44. cobaltdriver says: Nov 11, 2013 12:24 AM

    Why are you so concerned about the 2-7 Vikings? Hello Packer fans! You’re about to miss the playoffs thanks to Scott Tolzien, and you’re more concerned about the Vikings history??
    Hahahahaha!!!!! I know Wisconsin is boring, but come on, the playoffs and trying to win just your 3rd championship in 50+ years is the only thing that matters to you people.
    Why are you Viking fans blabbing on a post about the Packers?

  45. Ted Thompson the Genius says: Nov 11, 2013 1:15 AM

    There won’t be any need to keep a close eye on Seneca Wallace’s groin over the next few days.
    _______

    Thank heaven for small favors.

  46. Ted Thompson the Genius says: Nov 11, 2013 1:16 AM

    The Packers looked like the Vikings today, if the Vikings’ quarterback and defense were much, much worse.

  47. fourthand20 says: Nov 11, 2013 1:22 AM

    It will be interesting how Tolzien responds after a week of practice with the first team. Even as a Lions fan, I think, with a soft schedule, Green Bay can surprise you.

  48. crappygovernment says: Nov 11, 2013 6:30 AM

    Why tolerate all of the NFL’s overrated minority Qbs if Tebow won’t be tolerated?

    Tebow could do better than RGIII’s 3-6 record!

  49. stellarperformance says: Nov 11, 2013 7:22 AM

    Check out Tolzien on Wikipedia. It’s pretty impressive. I think he will do well. I was impressed with a lot of what he did yesterday and I think he’ll do better with some preparation.

  50. cags777 says: Nov 11, 2013 8:38 AM

    Yesterday’s performance proved that the Green Bay Packers are not God’s gift to football as many of their fans would like the rest of the world to believe. In fact, I’m starting to think they care more about taking shots at a team that’s 2-7 than the overall health of their team. Quite pathetic, Packers fans.

  51. twayward says: Nov 11, 2013 9:52 AM

    Wow! how lucky can my Giants get?

    After starting the season 0-6…

    Win #1: Josh Freeman had less than a week to learn the Vikings playbook;

    Win #2: Michael Vick struggled due to injury and inexperienced Matt Barkley played like a third-string QB;

    Win #3: super-speedy Terrelle Pryor played despite a knee injury and clearly was not his mobile self.

    And now, instead of facing the best QB in football today (no. not peyton. not tom. not drew), the Gmen game-plan for Scott Tolzien.

    if you can’t be good, be lucky.

  52. jimboinlimbo says: Nov 11, 2013 10:06 AM

    stellarperformance says: Nov 11, 2013 7:22 AM

    Check out Tolzien on Wikipedia. It’s pretty impressive. I think he will do well. I was impressed with a lot of what he did yesterday and I think he’ll do better with some preparation.
    ———————————————————
    Tolzien made a couple of good throws I’ll admit. He also threw two interceptions, had two interceptions dropped by the Eagles defense and had two more tipped in the air that could have been picked. He won’t get that lucky most Sundays. Keep in mind that, in the NFL, a back up QB usually has his best outing when coming into a game unannounced like Tolzien did yesterday. If he were even a #2 or #3 QB caliber player he wouldn’t have been on anyone’s practice squad…ever…

  53. Jikky Jax says: Nov 11, 2013 1:08 PM

    Wow, let’s take it easy fellow Vike fans. You do know we play the Packers in a couple of weeks? I’m a firm believer that what goes around comes around, so let’s try to show a little restraint and class, shall we…

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