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Report: Packers “pessimistic” about Rodgers this week

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When he discussed his status yesterday, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn’t sound overly optimistic about his chances of returning this week.

Others are feeling the same vibe.

Ed Werder of ESPN describes the Packers as “pessimistic” about his chances of playing against the Cowboys Sunday, even though he’s going to try to practice today.

Rodgers was pointing in that direction himself yesterday, telling Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin that he was “trying to push it” last week and that he was still in too much pain from his broken collarbone to consider playing then.

The Packers are going to wait to do more scans until after today’s attempt, to see if he can get through without the kind of pain he had last week. If he can’t there’s not much point.

Besides, if the Packers can’t win and get some help this week, there might not be any point at all in continuing to wait.

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  1. bucrightoff says: Dec 11, 2013 8:42 AM

    Does it matter with the Cowboys defense? Flynn will light them up too.

  2. dallas88kj says: Dec 11, 2013 8:45 AM

    Meanwhile Matt Flynn is optimistic that he can have a career day against the woeful Cowboys defense, and earn another huge contract somewhere else next season…

  3. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Dec 11, 2013 8:50 AM

    We believe. We will prevail because that’s how things SHOULD be

  4. duece5 says: Dec 11, 2013 8:55 AM

    Obviously, when California-soft Erin is compared to Favre as far as toughness, he comes up, well, S-O-F-T.

    The excuse truck is out…..Rodgers knows his team is going nowhere, and he is going to check out for the year, otherwise he will get obliterated……..no defense, no offensive line……..never stopped Favre, though.

    Do you think Favre would let this happen?

    Nope, not in a million years………….

  5. wrdtoyrmama says: Dec 11, 2013 8:55 AM

    Packers desperately want to pull the plug on this season, and last week’s win made it harder to do so.

    Still, heckuva situation, because then you’ll have everyone on the squad wanting to shut down for the last 3 and just collect their game checks.

  6. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Dec 11, 2013 8:59 AM

    Does not matter. The Dallas collapse is on. They’re rotten.

    #13RINGS

  7. gtodriver says: Dec 11, 2013 9:02 AM

    And the drama continues on “The Days of Our Lives”…

    Will he play? Will our valiant warrior overcome (as Shakespeare wrote years ago) the “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune”?

    Or will he hold a clipboard again this week…

    Beer sales likely to go up this week in Green Bay….

  8. beerbratscheese says: Dec 11, 2013 9:03 AM

    duece5, it’s not about the players. The DOCTORS aren’t clearing him to play. Also, it was a different NFL back then. I promise you Favre would have missed lots of games in today’s NFL because he would not be able to pass concussion tests.

    On the other hand, Rodgers hasn’t missed an entire season like Tom Brady or Peyton Manning has, so he’s got that going for him; which is nice.

  9. gtodriver says: Dec 11, 2013 9:08 AM

    bucrightoff says:

    Does it matter with the Cowboys defense? Flynn will light them up too.
    __________________________________

    The Atlanta defense has given up more points than Dallas. Flynn only managed 22 points against them.

    The real question is can the Green Bay defense hold Dallas to less than the 28 they scored against the Bears.

    Or will they give up 35? I mean, like, they gave up 40 to the turnover prone Lions on Thanksgiving….

  10. koreystringerswidow says: Dec 11, 2013 9:08 AM

    My Korey tried to stay out there just to appease Viking fans, and look what happened.

  11. gtodriver says: Dec 11, 2013 9:17 AM

    beerbratscheese says:

    duece5, it’s not about the players. The DOCTORS aren’t clearing him to play. Also, it was a different NFL back then. I promise you Favre would have missed lots of games in today’s NFL because he would not be able to pass concussion tests.

    On the other hand, Rodgers hasn’t missed an entire season like Tom Brady or Peyton Manning has, so he’s got that going for him; which is nice.
    _______________________________

    Rodgers is the one that said he could play with the pain. Now he’s saying that there is too much pain. He was either lying then or he’s lying now.

    Tom Brady has never missed an entire season.

    Peyton Manning was 35 when he missed his first game – after neck surgery.

    Manning had 208 consecutive starts.

    Rodgers has never started 50 consecutive games and most likely never will.

    Will Rodgers even be playing in the NFL at 35?

  12. duece5 says: Dec 11, 2013 9:21 AM

    beerbratscheese says: Dec 11, 2013 9:03 AM

    duece5, it’s not about the players. The DOCTORS aren’t clearing him to play. Also, it was a different NFL back then. I promise you Favre would have missed lots of games in today’s NFL because he would not be able to pass concussion tests.

    On the other hand, Rodgers hasn’t missed an entire season like Tom Brady or Peyton Manning has, so he’s got that going for him; which is nice.

    duece5 says:

    Let’s see….concussion versus collarbone= apple and orange.

    Your point further proves the point, Favre would be in there regardless….and you are RIGHT, today’s NFL is softer, as most players are softer today than ever before.

    The doctors have to clear all their players, but you have no idea how what the doctors have said…..you aren’t in the room. the packers don’t have to release ANYTHING regarding his health.

    It could be “healed”, it could not be……no one knows.

    One thing we all know: HE IS NOT OUT THERE.

  13. duece5 says: Dec 11, 2013 9:25 AM

    gtodriver says: Dec 11, 2013 9:02 AM

    And the drama continues on “The Days of Our Lives”…

    Will he play? Will our valiant warrior overcome (as Shakespeare wrote years ago) the “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune”?

    Or will he hold a clipboard again this week…

    Beer sales likely to go up this week in Green Bay….

    duece5 says:

    Erin said the clipboard hurt his boo boo, so no he can’t hold it.

  14. chillyball says: Dec 11, 2013 9:26 AM

    The Super Player of the month goes to Matt Flynn! Who, for two homes games, was able to TIE the pathetic Vikings, and actually beat the more pathetic Falcons by 1 point! What a future he has! Can’t wait to see where Flynn Boulevard goes up — hopefully near a Taco Johns.

  15. chillyball says: Dec 11, 2013 9:27 AM

    Packer fans are delusional.

  16. stellarperformance says: Dec 11, 2013 9:31 AM

    Play him. This is a playoff game. They won’t be mathematically eliminated if they lose, but darn close. Everybody else is hurt too. It’s not his throwing shoulder. Take the chance. Play him.

  17. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 11, 2013 9:31 AM

    I think it’s tremendous that all of the top teams in the NFC North are heroically battling well into December for that coveted playoff berth – relevant teams playing meaningful games.

    And then there are the hapless and tasteless Vikings.

  18. stellarperformance says: Dec 11, 2013 9:32 AM

    duece5 says:
    Dec 11, 2013 9:25 AM
    Erin said the clipboard hurt his boo boo, so no he can’t hold it.
    /////////////////////////////////////////

    Who?

  19. gbmickey says: Dec 11, 2013 9:40 AM

    Look at the poor viking trolls trying to gain any relevance by hanging out on Packer threads. The team and franchise is in such a pathetic state they have nothing positive to say about their own team so they come and jeer the Packers trying to be heard. The attempts to discredit Rodgers is desperation to the nth degree. This coming from bandwagon fans of a franchise that does not even have a NFL caliber starter on the roster. As with every year the season for the Vikings was lost shortly after it began now the so called fans jump around say look at me in desperation while latching on to other teams articles. Shouldnt you be prepping your comments for the eventual 4th successive offseason championship? Take the time now so you come with something original.

  20. wisconsinhillfolk says: Dec 11, 2013 9:43 AM

    Wow! Making fun of a dead guy and his family? I hope you get the attention you so desperately crave.

  21. lambeauwest says: Dec 11, 2013 9:51 AM

    Q:What do you call a Minnesota Viking player with a Superbowl ring?

    A. A thief
    B. Greg Jennings
    C. Delusional
    D. All the above

  22. 1pbrcowboy2 says: Dec 11, 2013 9:56 AM

    If Rodgers wanted and truly wanted to play this week, he would say, no pain feels good ready to go and he would get clearance. Favre played through so much pain it was ridiculous. He played with more pain the last 5 years of his career than Rodgers will endure in a life time. Favre just loved the game, loved to compete and never wanted to feel like he let his teammates or fans down. I like Rodgers but as a true leader, I dont care what the playoffs could bring, he should be jumping up and down on the desks of the doctors and coaches DEMANDING to play in this playoff game. Anything can happen in the playoffs!

  23. lambeauwest says: Dec 11, 2013 9:58 AM

    I find it interesting how the media and the Viking trolls just gobble up this story about how Rodgers is unlikely to play this weekend against Dallas. This is gamesmanship and you guys are buying hook, line, and sinker. I guess the old quote from PT Barnum about a sucker being born every minute is true…..

  24. rikker12 says: Dec 11, 2013 9:59 AM

    As bad as the Vikings are, there fans seem to think talking smack about another team will make them seem some what relevant.
    Maybe you should be worried about AP leaving for Texas, and what QB bust your going to draft this April. Who’s your next 3 year coach going to be!!

  25. cb2gbequalssb says: Dec 11, 2013 10:11 AM

    Funny part is 99% of people that comment on how “soft” Rodgers is has never played real football ever. Just a bunch of fat couch potatoes that have no idea what a hit feels like, let alone being hit by a 350lb defensive tackle. Ya farve was tough but he also threw a million picks when hurt and rarely took hits cause he was always just throwing the ball where ever to avoid a hit. Which usually resulted in a INT.

  26. idratherbedeadandcoldthengreenandgold says: Dec 11, 2013 10:23 AM

    Rodgers = Bob Sanders. What a soft QB , soft team , and the worst fans in all of sports. Live in the Past Green Bay , live in the past its all you have.

  27. dahmergeinteam says: Dec 11, 2013 10:23 AM

    Yes, pessimism is our next door neighbor here in Wisconsin, but I am friendly, come over and join my sewing club.

  28. Jikky Jax says: Dec 11, 2013 10:38 AM

    I know we like to have our fun, but we should probably take it easy on Rodgers.

    AD had a similar injury at the end of his college career and if not for that, there is no way he would slipped to us in the draft. We got lucky and should be cognizant of that. So, if an injury of this type can cause a stud RB like AD to slip in the draft, I think it is reasonable for Rodgers to miss a few games.

  29. watchdawg1103 says: Dec 11, 2013 10:43 AM

    Whether they start Matt Flynn or Matt Damon, our defense is terrible and won’t matter. They shouldn’t rush their franchise QB back too soon, when they probably won’t need him against us. Plus Detroit isn’t playing their best right now and Chicago has 2 tough games before finishing against Green Bay and he may be needed then.

  30. trollsetter says: Dec 11, 2013 10:46 AM

    It’s just way too easy.

  31. sonofad says: Dec 11, 2013 10:47 AM

    dahmergeinteam says:
    Dec 11, 2013 10:23 AM
    Yes, pessimism is our next door neighbor here in Wisconsin, but I am friendly, come over and join my sewing club.

    _______________________________

    Daddy says you can babysit me anytime.

  32. 1pbrcowboy2 says: Dec 11, 2013 10:55 AM

    cb2gbequalssb says:
    Dec 11, 2013 10:11 AM
    Funny part is 99% of people that comment on how “soft” Rodgers is has never played real football ever. Just a bunch of fat couch potatoes that have no idea what a hit feels like, let alone being hit by a 350lb defensive tackle. Ya farve was tough but he also threw a million picks when hurt and rarely took hits cause he was always just throwing the ball where ever to avoid a hit. Which usually resulted in a INT.

    LOL…. I can assure you I played football and rode bulls the majority of my life and sustained numerous injuries including both collarbones’ broken, one needing pinned so I can tell you first hand what he is feeling, though my pain tollerance is probably much higher than his. I will be going in for my first of the two partial shoulder replacement surgeries on the 30th followed by repairing my MCL/ACL tare. I rode bulls 3 weeks after breaking my collarbone (non-pinned one) so I can tell you that he may be in some discomfort but they can use some padding and slings to help and play. Is there a risk to reinjure…. certainly…could it be career ending to reinjure….the likelyhood is slim to none.

    So after tooting my horn… what is the reason you bring up Favre’s int’s? We are talking about leadership and toughness. That’s like viking fans throwing rocks when they live in a glass house. Don’t try to diminish what Favre did by throwing out the obvious but then I could counter that stupid point by stating all of his other high lights. Like playing and leading his team to a career night days after the tragic loss of his father…. on and on and on.

    I am saying… if Rodgers wants to play and show anykind of leadership and raise this team up… he can and should this week with everything on the line.

  33. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Dec 11, 2013 11:07 AM

    The same people defending Rodgers here ripped Christian Ponder for missing a playoff game last year. Ponder was physically unable to lift his right arm, which is kind of important for a quarterback. Rodgers is feeling some discomfort and is afraid to get hit because the collarbone might break again. This is your playoffs, son. Man up.

  34. stellarperformance says: Dec 11, 2013 11:36 AM

    It may not be Rodgers’ choice, pain notwithstanding. He is the franchise. Every team in the league wants a guy like Rodgers. If it were solely up to him, I have no doubt he’d give it a shot. The powers-that-be own the show.

  35. trollsetter says: Dec 11, 2013 11:44 AM

    It’s always tough to watch a 30 something star quarterback’s reliability start to diminish. Without world beater Rodgers, the Packers are just a lonely pair of clown shoes.

  36. imthedudedude says: Dec 11, 2013 11:59 AM

    Loving all the haters here, means they are scared, we all know who rules the NFC north. GO PACK GO

  37. superjroch says: Dec 11, 2013 12:33 PM

    It’s time to start bringing out the word “soft” when discussing Aaron Rodgers. If this is a pain tolerance issue, and he’s not out there, I’m starting to wonder how dedicated he is to this team.

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