Aaron Rodgers: Pain isn’t an issue, taking a hit is

AP

Packers coach Mike McCarthy called Scott Tolzien his starter for the Week 12 game against the Vikings, but the guy that Tolzien’s replacing wasn’t quite ready to rule himself out on Tuesday.

Aaron Rodgers referenced Dumb and Dumber when asked about his chances of playing on Sunday, intimating that he’s got a one in a million chance of playing in the game. Rodgers said during an appearance on ESPN 540 that if he isn’t practicing on Friday, there’s no chance he’s playing on Sunday. Rodgers said the same about the practice next Tuesday before the team’s Thanksgiving date with the Lions and explained that pain in his collarbone isn’t getting in the way of a return.

“I think the biggest issue is not the pain at this point,” Rodgers said. “It is the risk of taking a shot like that and what it would do if [the collarbone] displaced. Obviously, I’d be out for the season and worried about any type of complications going forward.”

Rodgers has been throwing and running without any pain, but has yet to take a snap since getting hurt in Week Nine. The Packers lost that game to the Bears and they’ve lost the next two to push themselves down the ladder for playoff positioning in the NFC. Any extension of that losing streak is going to leave Rodgers with a lot of work to do whenever he gets back in the lineup.

68 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: Pain isn’t an issue, taking a hit is

  1. Toughest QB’s in the NFC North:
    1. Matthew Stafford
    2. Christian Ponder
    3. Josh McCown
    4. Jay Cutler
    5. Jay Cutler’s groin
    6.
    7.
    8.
    999. Aaron Rodgers

  2. Tolzein is going to have a Matt-Flynn-Like game against that Vikings defense. Final stat prediction: 370 total yards, 4 tds, no picks (Vikings secondary is deathly afraid of the football). Pack roll, 42-19.

  3. It’s comical that only weeks ago Packers fans were telling other teams fans that they can’t blame injuries for their team’s failures. Yet now they are all blaming their pathetic team’s awful play on in injuries. ROFLLL!!!!!!!!

    Other teams learned to move on and win games without their starting QB, I guess Packers are just not a good overall team. ROFLLL

  4. “I think the biggest issue is not the pain at this point,” Rodgers said. “It is the risk of taking a shot like that and what it would do if [the collarbone] displaced. Obviously, I’d be out for the season and worried about any type of complications going forward.”
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    In other words, you’re done for the season. Pack it up packers fans, its over. By the way, whatever happened to that reality show about your fanbase? I even checked comedy central, no on it.

  5. If/when the Packers smoke the Vikings – what’s the storyline then?

    What/how do Viking fans even look themselves in the mirror?

    Gloat all you want – GB struggles without their HOF QB (2nd one in a row and that’s just got to hurt) but what is the Vikings excuse? You have your HOF RB and had 3 first round picks last draft in the game.
    GB beats you with a practice squad QB and then what?

    Fraiser get’s canned? Just like when GB got Chilly fired? Seems to be a history there.

  6. Bring back Favre! He would have never missed a game in the first place. That would be a good move to smooth over the FPackers relationship with Favre. They already messed that up once. Replacing a classy guy with someone with a porn stache! haha

  7. Vikings fans should really try to be more respectful towards their betters.

    If it turns out the Vikings are the only team that can’t beat Green Bay without Rodgers, us Packer fans are planning to be exceptionally obnoxious about it come Monday morning. Personally, I’m looking forward to it.

    Just food for thought.

  8. First off, that stache is hilarious, like a true molester uncle he’s rocking it white trash style. I can’t help but laugh every time I see that thing lol.

    I’m a Vikes fan and I respect GB, even without Rodgers they are playing better as a team than the Vikes are right now. The Vikes have a lot of talented players, but as a team they aren’t playing well at all. So it’s not a shock that GB would be able to beat them with their 3rd string QB with a conservative game plan.

  9. us Packer fans are planning to be exceptionally obnoxious about it come Monday morning.
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    The best thing about this is that nobody will notice a difference…

  10. Ah yes, cue the Viking trolls who have never played football for real in their life questioning someone else’s toughness.

    Just remember, injured or not, we have Aaron Rodgers as our QB.

    You still will have Chrissy Flounder and his band of journeyman backups.

    Once upon a time, you at least had AP and Jared Allen. Now AP is on the decline and can’t carry your whole team anymore and Jared Allen is washed up and likely to be cut.

    Good luck with that.

  11. If if A-Rod comes back this week, see them winning only2-3 more games. Home for the Holidays this year. Maybe McCarthy will fire Capers AND the Training staff/Strength&Conditioning Coaches since they can’t keep anybody on the field. And maybe In Ted We Trust will draft guys w/o prior injury history, for once.

  12. WOW…packer fans are funny. The one guy that says it’s going to be 42-19….Really? C’Mon man(in my Keyshawn voice).
    Vikes got a real chance in Lambeau without Rodgers….any person that says otherwise just doesn’t know football.
    With Rodgers, vikes got no chance.

  13. thepftpoet says: Nov 19, 2013 5:38 PM

    Toughest QB’s in the NFC North:
    1. Matthew Stafford
    2. Christian Ponder
    3. Josh McCown
    4. Jay Cutler
    5. Jay Cutler’s groin
    6.
    7.
    8.
    999. Aaron Rodgers
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    How does Ponder get any kind of credibility when Josh Freeman knocked him out the game before even suiting up?

  14. swaggyy says: Nov 19, 2013 5:49 PM

    The Packers are not making the playoffs bahahaha.
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    Bears, Lions and Vikings fans can say this about as often as Packers fans can say “Bears/Lions/Vikings are making the playoffs”.

    I guess when you can only say it once every 4-5 years, you gotta beat it into the ground when you can.

  15. @ bobby2478 says: Nov 19, 2013 6:13 PM

    First off, that stache is hilarious, like a true molester uncle he’s rocking it white trash style. I can’t help but laugh every time I see that thing lol.
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    The STACHE is symbolic to November Men’s Prostate Cancer Awareness. Men are asked to grow a mustache to bring awareness to mens cancer. I’ll admit he doesn’t wear one very well.

  16. Actually, I like all this good-natured ribbing between Packers fans and Vikings fans. Let’s honest, we’ll both be better next year. The Packers will have Rodgers at 100%, and the Vikings will have anyone besides Christy Ponder.

  17. Toughest QB’s in the NFC North: 1. Matthew Stafford 2. Christian Ponder 3. Josh McCown 4. Jay Cutler 5. Jay Cutler’s groin 6. 7. 8. 999. Aaron Rodgers
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    Seriously? Stafford is made of glass. How many games did he miss his first few years? Cutler and Rodgers have absorbed way more punishment than Stafford.

  18. On Sunday the Packers can win their second game of the season against the hapless and tasteless Vikings – making it 4 straight years in a row.

    Maybe the gutless 2-8 Vikings can show a little pride for a change, and not be humiliated again by the Packer backups.

  19. I’m pretty stoked for the next few years…

    The Packers are clearly the best team in the division when healthy, top 5 in the NFL easily…

    Add a few high draft picks?

    Wow. More rings than Vikings fans can count!

    (Not saying much)

  20. When the Packers lose on Sunday, their fans need to admit that this is not a playoff team
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    It’s not a playoff team with a practice squad 3rd string QB. Nobody believes that. However with a heathy Rodgers it’s 100% a playoff team. Even the most die hard Viking fan knows this. Stop with the ridiculous posts.

  21. allday28mvpmvp says: Nov 19, 2013 6:55 PM

    When the Packers lose on Sunday, their fans need to admit that this is not a playoff team
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    Without Aaron Rodgers, Randall Cobb, Jermichael Finley, Bryan Bulaga, Don Barclay, Nick Perry, Casey Hayward, Sam Shields, Robert Francois, etc. I can admit the Packers are not a playoff team. That’s why it’d be awesome when/if the Packers win on Sunday.

    If enough of these players got healthy soon, especially Rodgers) this team can still compete for the NFC North. Not saying they will win it, by any means. But to say they are already officially done, it’s lame.

  22. thepftpoet says: Nov 19, 2013 5:38 PM

    Toughest QB’s in the NFC North:
    1. Matthew Stafford
    2. Christian Ponder
    3. Josh McCown
    4. Jay Cutler
    5. Jay Cutler’s groin
    6.
    7.
    8.
    999. Aaron Rodgers

    You sir are an idiot. Don’t think Jay Cutler cameback when the Super Bowl was on the line for Da-Bears. Ponder really, he didn’t start the playoff game last year with a sore arm. For the rest of the Packers Haters, yes our team is depleted by injuries we have about 15 or more rookies in our starting line-up. It’s takes time in football especially to develop chemistry & grow. How would your teams do in our situation??? Exactly they wouldn’t have much success.

  23. The first few weeks we heard “next man up” from Packer fans. Now its just injury excuses.

    If one or a couple key players are hurt, its bad luck. If most of your top players are hurt then your team is just fragile and soft.

  24. Sitting out until after thanksgiving would be the smartest thing to do.

    And I’m not just saying that because I’m a bears fan and love watching the backup packers play on Sunday.

  25. veence69 says:

    Tolzein is going to have a Matt-Flynn-Like game against that Vikings defense. Final stat prediction: 370 total yards, 4 tds, no picks (Vikings secondary is deathly afraid of the football). Pack roll, 42-19.
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    Once again, lack of football knowledge coming from a fan of the green and gold.

    The Packers secondary is last in the league in INT’s.

    Admittedly, the Vikings secondary is not the best, but they do have twice as many INT’s as the Packers.

    They’ll increase their lead on Sunday when Mr. INT Tolzien starts chucking the rock…. 😉

  26. If one or a couple key players are hurt, its bad luck. If most of your top players are hurt then your team is just fragile and soft.

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    That is what the Viking fans said in 2010. Oh yeah we won a Super Bowl. But you know how that feels……… Never mind

  27. Scott Tolzien should benefit greatly from his experience in these types of games.

    He went to Wisconsin, so he’s used to kicking the crap out of teams from Minnesota.

  28. beerbratscheese says:

    Bears, Lions and Vikings fans can say this about as often as Packers fans can say “Bears/Lions/Vikings are making the playoffs”.

    I guess when you can only say it once every 4-5 years, you gotta beat it into the ground when you can.
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    Once again, lack of football knowledge coming from a fan of the green and gold.

    The Packers are the only team in the NFL to go 25 years without scoring a single TD in the playoffs of a full regulation season.

    And 19 of those 25 years, the Packers didn’t even put together a winning season.

    In the history of the NFL North/Central – no team has been to the playoffs more often than the Vikings. No team has won more divisional championships than the Vikings. It’s not even close – the Vikings have 18 titles and 27 playoff appearances.

    The Packers only have 18 playoff appearances and 11 titles.

  29. The Vikings got easily handled by a Rodgers-led Packer just a few weeks ago so they’d better play on fire to have any chance to beat a Rodgers-less Packer team.

    If they don’t commit stupid turnovers, which the packers rarely force anyway this year, they have a chance to beat a Tolzein-led Packer team.

    Hey Green Bay, if you lose to Minnesota and Detroit in the span of 5 days your season basically is over at 5-7. You’ll need to be at least 10-6 to win the division, and the wild card will be from the NFC South and West at 10-6 or better.

  30. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 19, 2013 6:49 PM

    On Sunday the Packers can win their second game of the season against the hapless and tasteless Vikings – making it 4 straight years in a row.

    —-

    Another GB historian!

    Yeah, 4 years in a row…

    Except last year when Ponder beat the Pack in the last game of the regular season

  31. Don’t risk the season or future……Even if Rodgers misses the next two games, if they split (likely) then they can still make it into the playoffs. If they lose to Vikings, it’s over.

  32. Has anyone even asked themselves if the Vikings even want the win? A win would only serve to take them out of the top 3 picks for the draft.

  33. beerbratscheese says:

    Bears, Lions and Vikings fans can say this about as often as Packers fans can say “Bears/Lions/Vikings are making the playoffs”.

    I guess when you can only say it once every 4-5 years, you gotta beat it into the ground when you can.
    ______________________________

    Once again, lack of football knowledge coming from a fan of the green and gold.

    The Packers are the only team in the NFL to go 25 years without scoring a single TD in the playoffs of a full regulation season.

    And 19 of those 25 years, the Packers didn’t even put together a winning season.

    In the history of the NFL North/Central – no team has been to the playoffs more often than the Vikings. No team has won more divisional championships than the Vikings. It’s not even close – the Vikings have 18 titles and 27 playoff appearances.

    The Packers only have 18 playoff appearances and 11 titles.

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    Report comment..hello pot..meet kettle!!!

  34. As a Vikings fan, I hope that the Packers pull one out and that the Vikings help solidify their top 3 draft pick.
    I am also a humanitarian. I see that there are already paint thinner shortages here in Wisconsin since they have lost 3 straight and I hear sirens every night around 6:00 when the packers lose.
    You folks truly are the rednecks of the North

  35. I’m no Steelers fan (50 years+ Bears fan) but none of the listed NFC North QB’s hold a candle to toughness like Roethlisberger.

    As far as the ‘stache goes, isn’t that for Rodgers double-check commercials with the old SNL Chicago Bears Super Fans???

  36. “Once again, lack of football knowledge coming from a fan of the green and gold.

    The Packers are the only team in the NFL to go 25 years without scoring a single TD in the playoffs of a full regulation season.

    And 19 of those 25 years, the Packers didn’t even put together a winning season.

    In the history of the NFL North/Central – no team has been to the playoffs more often than the Vikings. No team has won more divisional championships than the Vikings. It’s not even close – the Vikings have 18 titles and 27 playoff appearances.

    The Packers only have 18 playoff appearances and 11 titles.”

    Do you know how hypocritical you sound right now? Viking fans always rag on Packer fans for being too much in the past but you do the exact same thing right here.

  37. Tolzien has thrown for 619 yards in the past two games. He’ll be fine. Don’t worry about us, after all, it’s just the vikings.

  38. @gtodriver

    Don’t forget about the Ed Thorpe memorial championship trophy you guys are always crowing about. Where can I go to see that by te way?

  39. cobaltdriver says: Nov 19, 2013 8:29 PM

    In the history of the NFL North/Central – no team has been to the playoffs more often than the Vikings. No team has won more divisional championships than the Vikings. It’s not even close – the Vikings have 18 titles and 27 playoff appearances.

    The Packers only have 18 playoff appearances and 11 titles.

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    Wow, fascinating. So the Vikings have five more division titles than the Packers do NFL titles. (Or maybe 14 more, because Minnesotans have their own separate “Fact & Record Book” that starts in 1969.)

    If you have twice as many quarters as I have dollars, guess who has more money?

  40. Once again, lack of football knowledge coming from a fan of the green and gold.

    The Packers are the only team in the NFL to go 25 years without scoring a single TD in the playoffs of a full regulation season.

    And 19 of those 25 years, the Packers didn’t even put together a winning season.

    In the history of the NFL North/Central – no team has been to the playoffs more often than the Vikings. No team has won more divisional championships than the Vikings. It’s not even close – the Vikings have 18 titles and 27 playoff appearances.

    The Packers only have 18 playoff appearances and 11 titles

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    ummm…and those playoff appearances and division titles are worth exactly what when compared to Super Bowl rings?

    yes, nothing.

    thepvyharvin should come on here and whap you with the jimmy

  41. In the history of the NFL North/Central – no team has been to the playoffs more often than the Vikings. No team has won more divisional championships than the Vikings. It’s not even close – the Vikings have 18 titles and 27 playoff appearances.

    The Packers only have 18 playoff appearances and 11 titles.
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    So what you’re saying is that the Packers have been the more efficient team at winning NFL Championships with fewer opportunities.

    I would totally agree with your assessment.

  42. Packers should win the game but I don’t think it is going to be pretty. More field goals and lots of scoring by the Vikings.

    Packers will have to put up 30+ points to overcome there lousy defense. It is do able but there will be a lot of dropped passes and interceptions along the way.

    In the long run it doesn’t mean a lot to beat up on a bad team but a win may keep them in the hunt until Rodgers gets his nerve back.

  43. The Packers only have 18 playoff appearances and 11 titles.
    13 world championships and 4 Superbowls!!!It s all about the rings..division titles mean squat,..and FYI..the old NFC central was the lousiest division in football throught the 70s and 80s..someone had to win it

  44. I work with several young guys from Minnesota who are big time Viking fans, and three out of the four do not want the Vikings to win any more games! I told them I always enjoyed the role of the spoiler when the Packers were out of it early, but they want no part of it. The times, they are a-changin’.

  45. gtodriver and cobaltdriver respond to my post with the exact same comment, word for word. Can you say “multiple account”?

    Hey, clowncardriver, I didn’t think I needed to quantify by saying I was talking about “recent” history.

    Every team goes through “phases/dark ages”. The Vikings have been in a dark age since Denny Green was let go. The Vikings have made the playoffs only 4 times in 12 years since (this year will make it 13 years)>

    Since the Mike Holgrem/Ron Wolf era, the Packers have made the playoffs 15 of 21 years. Despite not looking good now, they could make it 16 times in 22 years this year.

  46. thepftpoet says:Nov 19, 2013 5:50 PM

    Without Rodgers, The Packers are worse than the Jags
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    Yet, jsut a little bit better than the Vikings. lol

  47. I like the post about the toughest QBs in the North. Jay Cutler is the toughest by far. Have you seen the beating he has taken in Chicago? It is no wonder he ends up hurt a lot. People talk about Rodgers taking shots.. well, Jay Cutler takes a lot of shots, and I don’t know the stats, but I am guessing he is down more than anyone in the league.

    The only team in the north that does not have a franchise guy at the QB position is Minnesota. They have missed at that position for a while. Not saying they haven’t tried, they have, and they haven’t been lucky enough to hit the jackpot.

  48. I would rather lose this season with a back-up quarterback and let Aaron Rodgers heal properly. I’d rather have the Packers come back next year and kick ass all over the NFL. Yes, the team has other injuries. We did win Super Bowl XLV with 15 players on IR. But the loss of Rodgers is just too much. The defense is struggling for god knows what reason. I say to call it a day, let Rodgers get to 100% and go to the Superbowl in 2014.

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