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McCarthy: Aaron Rodgers still “a couple weeks away”

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At his Monday press conference, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said quarterback Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) is “a couple weeks away” from returning to action, Paul Imig of FoxSportsWisconsin reported.

McCarthy also confirmed that free-agent quarterback Matt Flynn had worked out for the club, but he indicated no decision had been made on whom will back up Scott Tolzien for Sunday’s game at the Giants.

“Well, Matt Flynn’s here. He went through his workout this morning. Looks good,” McCarthy said. “That’s really all I have all for you right now. Everything else is a work in progress. I just came from the training room. A lot of the information that you need to make decisions is still coming in, so we’re still trying to put it all together.”

Flynn, 28, played for the Packers from 2008 through 2011. He has had stints with Oakland and Buffalo this season.

Asked if Seneca Wallace (groin) would be available on Sunday, McCarthy said: “His information is one of the ones that just came in, so I don’t have an answer for you.”

Wallace started Sunday’s 27-13 loss against the Eagles but departed in the first quarter with his injury. Tolzien, who was promoted from the practice squad earlier in the week, completed 24-of-39 passes for 280 yards with one TD and two interceptions.

“I thought he played an outstanding football game based on the amount of preparation,” McCarthy said of Tolzien on Monday.  ” . . . I saw a young man get better during the course of the game running plays he hasn’t played yet and doing things that I thought was exceptional for a young quarterback. I was very pleased with his performance.”

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  1. Paul M. says: Nov 11, 2013 5:05 PM

    Obsessed Packer fans will turn this into a Viking thread any moment now.

  2. thehatefulnerd says: Nov 11, 2013 5:09 PM

    Seneca punked out in the first series. Pulled a Jay Cutler.

    Tolzien however, showed he could play. Pleasantly surprised with his arm. Not intimidated to be on an NFL field.

    I’d ditch Wallace after what happened Sunday. Start Tolzien and get Flynn up to speed. Like to know the status of Flynn’s arm.

  3. lks311 says: Nov 11, 2013 5:13 PM

    I hope he’s back by Thanksgiving.

  4. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 11, 2013 5:13 PM

    I think Tolzien looked pretty good considering the circumstances yesterday. He appeared to have good pocket presence. He gets rid of the ball incredibly fast. He may have some accuracy issues, and I can’t tell if he can scramble. Time will tell.

    All in all his development should help the team in the long run.

  5. obsessedvikingfan says: Nov 11, 2013 5:15 PM

    I have never had a broken bone like that. My only broken bones were shattered Tib/fib so healing was a year.

    If someone can come back that quickly from a broken bone and play football where any given play can almost kill you, mad props to A Rodg.

    I for one hope he misses the Vikings game. A win is a win and if he isn’t in there, MN has a chance. With him in there, there isn’t a snowballs chance in HE// MN wins.

  6. riverace19 says: Nov 11, 2013 5:15 PM

    As long as the Packers defense plays like they did the last 2 weeks it doesn’t matter who is under center taking snaps… Awful performances, lack of desire.

  7. thepftpoet says: Nov 11, 2013 5:17 PM

    Aaron Rodgers injury ultimately capitalized the lack of talent on the Green Bay Packer’s team

    Other than their wide Recievers (who were still made better by Aaron Rodgers) They don’t have that much talent in any position on their roster

    Below-average defense & offensive line, filled with “homegrown” players without any talent

    They should rename this team the Green Bay Aaron Rodgers

    Enjoy your 6-10 season.

  8. thepftpoet says: Nov 11, 2013 5:22 PM

    Top NFC north teams without their starting QB:
    1. Vikings
    2. Lions
    3. Bears
    4. YMCA Football team
    5.
    6.
    7. Packers

  9. stellarperformance says: Nov 11, 2013 5:29 PM

    I agree with McCarthy. What a performance by Tolzien. This kid has heart…and talent. The QB position is not why the Packers lost two winnable games (aside from the fact that anybody can do it because it’s a “system”, which has to be one of the stupidest statements ever made.)

    The defense is the weak link, not QB. Fix it. If Capers is the problem, fix the problem. If a free agent addition (next year) is needed, then do it already.

  10. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 11, 2013 5:31 PM

    obsessedvikingfan says:

    I have never had a broken bone like that. My only broken bones were shattered Tib/fib so healing was a year.

    If someone can come back that quickly from a broken bone and play football where any given play can almost kill you, mad props to A Rodg.
    ___________________________

    Yes he’ll have to be tough but chances are his injury is nothing like yours. If his collarbone was “shattered” he’d be out for the year.

    We have no idea if its a true break into 2 or more separate pieces, if its a fracture but not a break, and how bad a fracture etc.

    If he’s coming back that quickly chances are it was a partial fracture and a small one at that.

  11. gb4mn0 says: Nov 11, 2013 5:35 PM

    thepftpoet says: Nov 11, 2013 5:17 PM

    Aaron Rodgers injury ultimately capitalized the lack of talent on the Green Bay Packer’s team
    ——————————————————–

    “ultimately capitalized the lack of talent”

    In your feeble attempt to represent yourself as a literate prodigy you inadvertently showcased yourself as a plastic banana unlearned dolt.

  12. farvite says: Nov 11, 2013 5:37 PM

    “If it keeps on raining, the levees going to break”…

  13. zwiz69 says: Nov 11, 2013 5:38 PM

    Call Brett Favre, he would still be playing!

  14. steves11 says: Nov 11, 2013 5:43 PM

    I wouldn’t get too excited over Tolzien’s performance on Sunday. He did it, after all, against the worst ranked defense in the NFL.

  15. Ted Thompson the Genius says: Nov 11, 2013 5:45 PM

    If the Vikings lost their three quarterbacks and had to start Joe Webb, they would look a lot like the Packers right now.

  16. vegasgreek says: Nov 11, 2013 5:54 PM

    Tolzien is gutsy and smart . he has a pro arm and can make all the throws . worth keeping on the team next season to develop . The Packers must win the next 2 games and get Rodgers ready for the Lions on Thanks giving. They can do it if the defense steps up and creates turn overs . the loss of safety Nick Collins still haunts this team. he was a stud who made big plays in the clutch.

  17. trollsetter says: Nov 11, 2013 5:55 PM

    They should be ushered into the playoffs based solely on the amount of championships they won in the past. Such an honored and honorable organization.

  18. duece5 says: Nov 11, 2013 5:57 PM

    Cue the packers fans that take Dr. McCarthy “literally”, that he will only miss 2 more games.

    If in fact he is out only a “couple” of more weeks, that would make it only a 3 week injury, which 95% of these injuries are 4-8 weeks.

    Chances are, he misses 3-4 more games.

    If they rush him back, then the packers will commit an error similar to the bears in that they brought Cutler back too early. I doubt McCarthy wants to be blamed with rushing Erin out there, and someone dumps on his shoulder again.

    If there is anything more obvious, Rodger’s absence has shown that he is the entire franchise. defense and Kicker aren’t even average.

    Rodgers has glossed over a myriad of issues.

  19. lnfinite says: Nov 11, 2013 6:06 PM

    Hello Brett, can you play for a few weeks??

  20. dtownsportslions says: Nov 11, 2013 6:09 PM

    Bring him back for Thanksgiving against the Lions. I want to see the Lions play Green Bay’s best and like we saw against Chicago, bringing back your starter against Detroit’s DL might not be the best idea.

  21. ddjesus says: Nov 11, 2013 6:13 PM

    I was clamoring for Flynn with the rest of them, but Tolzien has at least put me at ease just in case Matt isn’t ready. Besides the horrible redzone pick, he performed admirably.

  22. jarrman46 says: Nov 11, 2013 6:22 PM

    Top NFC North teams without there starting running back
    1 Green Bay
    2 Detroit
    3 Chicago
    4 leg less blind school

    999 Vikings

  23. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Nov 11, 2013 6:23 PM

    I thought Scott did great. I can’t wait to see what he does with a full week to practices.

    When is the last time a Viking QB threw for 280 or more yards in a game? Here’s a hint: Hasn’t yet happened in 2013.

  24. trollsetter says: Nov 11, 2013 6:37 PM

    All the Packers need to turn this thing around is a once in a generation franchise quarterback. They’d be contenders!

  25. GenXJay says: Nov 11, 2013 6:39 PM

    stellarperformance,
    No one has an idea of what you’re trying to convey.
    Anyway. Relax & collect that paycheck, ShAaron. Trim that ‘stache for the sideline camera.

  26. glennsyank13 says: Nov 11, 2013 6:42 PM

    The funniest part of it all is that the worse the Packers play, the more it makes Greg Jennings look like an idiot. He claimed Rodgers getting all the credit was a travesty. Now, not only has Greg done absolutely nothing in Minnesota, the Packers offense actually is based upon Rodgers.

  27. Ted Thompson the Genius says: Nov 11, 2013 6:43 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:Nov 11, 2013 6:23 PM

    When is the last time a Viking QB threw for 280 or more yards in a game? Here’s a hint: Hasn’t yet happened in 2013.
    ________

    When is the last time the Packers won a game? Here’s a hint: Since before the Vikings’ last win.

  28. leatherface2012 says: Nov 11, 2013 6:43 PM

    Flynn, 28, played for the Packers from 2008 through 2011. He has had stints with Oakland and Buffalo this season.

    ummmm he got let go from the raiders and bills. as far as playing from 08 to 11′ he got in 2 games that he threw for a ton of yards and turned it into a huge signing bonus. he’s still crap

  29. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Nov 11, 2013 7:01 PM

    Ha. You didn’t really play that card with a 2-win team, did you?

  30. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 11, 2013 7:02 PM

    As the late great Bud Grant once said “Viking fans are small people (figuratively), living small lives, beneath the giant shadow of the Green Bay Packers.

  31. footballnut85 says: Nov 11, 2013 7:05 PM

    Imagine Tolzien with a full week of practice will look pretty good. I also imagine the Giants will throw everything at him but the Empire State Building. He played like I knew he was capable of playing. He is a winner! Cut Wallace and find a backup for Tolzien! With Rodgers in his ear he will be OK!

  32. denverdude7 says: Nov 11, 2013 7:10 PM

    Aaron Rodgers should take the remainder of the year off to be sure he is fully healed.

    Sincerely,
    The Chicago Bears

  33. thetruthcampaign says: Nov 11, 2013 7:17 PM

    Good luck with that.

  34. kmartinson says: Nov 11, 2013 7:18 PM

    Packers need to worry about two offensive linemen not finishing the game—that’s scary. QB didn’t lose that game. D-Line and secondary not making any plays is the problem. You can only put in so many back-up guys. If they can get through the next couple of weeks unscathed and squeak out 2 wins they will be fine. Guys will then be back—hopefully it’s not too late.

  35. Talk football or shut your pie hole... says: Nov 11, 2013 7:39 PM

    Make that 10 division titles between 1967 and 1979. 16 was a typo on my part. Sort of like 1972 and the packers division title… Accidents happen…

  36. Talk football or shut your pie hole... says: Nov 11, 2013 7:51 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says:
    Nov 11, 2013 7:02 PM
    As the late great Bud Grant once said “Viking fans are small people (figuratively), living small lives, beneath the giant shadow of the Green Bay Packers.

    ————–

    Bud isn’t dead… But he did ok against the packers. For example from 1967 through 1979 the Vikings went 20-5-1 against Green Bay and won 10 division titles while Green Bay won 1. I certainly miss Bud. I’m sure some true Packers fans, those that are true football fans probably miss him too. That doesn’t include you because you aren’t a true fan. You’re just a blowhard who likes to make noise.

  37. cags777 says: Nov 11, 2013 9:36 PM

    Packers should shut Rodgers down for the season. The Packers aren’t going to make the playoffs, and it’s not worth risking further injury.

  38. dougy1970 says: Nov 12, 2013 2:55 AM

    Eagles held the ball for the final 9 minutes of the game and kneeled it out. Has that ever happened in NFL history? 9 minutes?

    Put another way, the Packers quit.

  39. chalie16 says: Nov 12, 2013 11:05 PM

    Poor Discount Collarbone, he should wait until the 1st game in Dec. to come back at the earliest. If he gets hurt again on Thanksgiving, the Packers can forget about the playoffs.

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