Packers planning for Flynn to start, but Rodgers not ruled out

AP

The good news for the Packers is that quarterback Aaron Rodgers has not been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Steelers. The bad news is that Rodgers hasn’t been cleared to return from his broken collarbone, either.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said today that he is currently planning for backup Matt Flynn to start his fourth consecutive game on Sunday. McCarthy added, however, that Rodgers will be evaluated by the team’s medical staff this week.

“Aaron’s situation will be evaluated Wednesday morning and then we’ll have a plan for him come Wednesday,” McCarthy said.

The Packers seem to be leaning toward playing it safe with Rodgers, so it wouldn’t be at all surprising if the result of the Wednesday evaluation is the same as the result of all of his previous evaluations, and the medical staff says he’s simply not ready to play. The good news for the Packers is that they’ve now won two in a row with Flynn.

69 responses to “Packers planning for Flynn to start, but Rodgers not ruled out

  1. The delusional packer fans now think Flynn is an amazing quarterback due to his inflated stats vs the depleted 3 win falcons & 32nd ranked cowboys defense.

    Note to all of you: your team is still extremely bad and lack the defense & offensive talent to compete.

    Your team is just the Jaguars masked by Aaron Rodgers and will never win another superbowl.

    Meanwhile the Vikings dynasty is starting.

  2. The best thing that came out of the Packer’s comeback win is reading all the childish jealous carping by the lavender larry toads who were sure the vikqueen’s win over the egirls would be the focal point of pft.

  3. The Vikings roster is better in almost every single position:

    Better RB – Vikings
    Better WRs – Tied
    Better offensive line – Vikings
    Better tight ends – Vikings
    Better full back – Vikings
    Better QB – Packers

    Now defense:
    Better Safeties – Vikings
    Better linebackers – Vikings
    Better cornerbacks – Packers
    Better defense ends – Vikings
    Better defensive tackle – Vikings

    The Vikings are better in every category but 2, therefore making us a more talented roster…

    Case closed ()

  4. The Vikings roster is better in almost every single position:

    Better RB – Vikings
    Better WRs – Tied
    Better offensive line – Vikings
    Better tight ends – Vikings
    Better full back – Vikings
    Better QB – Packers

    Now defense:
    Better Safeties – Vikings
    Better linebackers – Vikings
    Better cornerbacks – Packers
    Better defense ends – Vikings
    Better defensive tackle – Vikings

    The Vikings are better in every category but 2, therefore making us a more talented roster…

    Case closed ()
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – — — – – – —

    Category that Vikings are not better than Green Bay in: Wins.

  5. thepftpoet says:
    Dec 16, 2013 4:38 PM
    The Vikings roster is better in almost every single position:

    Better RB – Vikings
    Better WRs – Tied
    Better offensive line – Vikings
    Better tight ends – Vikings
    Better full back – Vikings
    Better QB – Packers

    Now defense:
    Better Safeties – Vikings
    Better linebackers – Vikings
    Better cornerbacks – Packers
    Better defense ends – Vikings
    Better defensive tackle – Vikings
    ————————————

    Let me help you with that:
    RB – Vikings
    WR – Packers
    OL – Tie
    TE – Packers
    FB – Packers
    QB – Packers

    S – Tie
    LB – Packers
    CB – Packers
    DE – Vikings
    DT – Packers

  6. @pftpoet. I am a Vikings fan too. But you are delusional if you think that the vikes WRs are better than the packers. I would say that we have a better RB (if only for a couple more years) the pack has a better QB and better WRs the vikes OL in slightly better both defenses stink vikes have a marginally better kicker. The pack are by far the better team when healthy until we can fix our d and get a decent QB

  7. Sorry guys, I’m just so frustrated that my team will never win a Super Bowl and the Packers have won so many that I’m taking it out on you guys.

    I have to go now though, my mom said dinner is ready and if I don’t go eat now I can’t play any xbox tonight.

    XOXO,

    thepftpoet

  8. Packerrs had a great win yesterday. To bad they can’t play the cowboys every week. But it is fun to read the posts of their delusioned fans. They are so cute thinking they are Super Bowl bound. Like a little fluffy puppy chasing his tail. Great entertainment.

  9. If he doesn’t want to add broken jaw and vertebrae to his list of injuries I suggest he sits this one out. Steelers are playing angry.

    I’m joking, sort of, I like Rodgers but tonight lets to Lions!!

  10. @keramidas21

    So you’re saying that stone hands Jermichael Finley is better than Pro Bowl MVP Kyle Rudolph?

    I didn’t know little john Kuhn was better than Pro Bowl Jerome Felton?

    And fat boy dissapearing act BJ Raji is better than Soon to be Hall of Famer Kevin Williams and future superstar Sharrif Floyd?

    Packer fans are less intelligent than I thought…

    And my standards of their intelligence weren’t too high already.

  11. So how long until will GB offers him a huge contract? We’ve all paid him and gotten little result for the investment.

  12. thepftpoet says:
    Dec 16, 2013 4:38 PM

    The Vikings roster is better in almost every single position:

    =============

    You keep telling us what you think you know, Nitz.

    Here’s a stat that can ‘t be disputed:

    Championships

    Green Bay 13
    Minnesota 0

    “Embrace the suck.”

  13. 4sacroc says:
    Dec 16, 2013 4:54 PM
    thepftpoet says:
    Dec 16, 2013 4:38 PM

    The Vikings roster is better in almost every single position:

    =============

    You keep telling us what you think you know, Nitz.

    Here’s a stat that can ‘t be disputed:

    Championships

    Green Bay 13
    Minnesota 0

    “Embrace the suck.”
    —-
    Fixed it for you
    Green Bay 13
    Minnesota 1

  14. theptfpoet says:
    Dec 16, 2013 4:51 PM
    Sorry guys, I’m just so frustrated that my team will never win a Super Bowl and the Packers have won so many that I’m taking it out on you guys.

    I have to go now though, my mom said dinner is ready and if I don’t go eat now I can’t play any xbox tonight.

    XOXO,

    thepftpoet

    ————————————————————–

    But what we really need to know, are you eating in the basement or coming upstairs to the kitchen ?

  15. As s Steelers fan, I would rather Rodgers play. Hate playing a team not at full strength. He is a great player and we dont get to play him but every 4 years.

    That being said, with the Steelers season over, and the Packers season close to it, I would hate for him to play before he is 100%, and risk shortening a career that will end up in the Hall of Fame.

  16. Jesus H. Christ, what the hell is the hold up? The Packers medical staff ALWAYS holds guys out. Fire the training staff/strength&conditioning coaches, WAAAAAAY too many injuried year in year out.

  17. Since we’re doing comparisons…

    Climate: ADX Florence Supermax Prison
    Food: ADX Florence Supermax Prison
    Friendliness: ADX Florence Supermax Prison
    Terrain: ADX Florence Supermax Prison
    Successful football teams: Tie
    Fishing: Minnesota
    Uppity leftist snobs: Minnesota
    Quality of 3.2% ABV beer: Minnesota

    I should keep going, because it’s a tight race…

  18. You keep telling us what you think you know, Nitz.

    Here’s a stat that can ‘t be disputed:

    Championships

    Green Bay 13
    Minnesota 0

    “Embrace the suck.”
    —-

    i love how they said gb has 13 championships vs 5 for the cowboys even though the packers were founded 31 years earlier.

  19. contra74 says:
    Dec 16, 2013 4:58 PM
    4sacroc says:
    Dec 16, 2013 4:54 PM
    thepftpoet says:
    Dec 16, 2013 4:38 PM

    The Vikings roster is better in almost every single position:

    =============

    You keep telling us what you think you know, Nitz.

    Here’s a stat that can ‘t be disputed:

    Championships

    Green Bay 13
    Minnesota 0

    “Embrace the suck.”
    —-
    Fixed it for you
    Green Bay 13
    Minnesota 1
    ———–
    Nice! We’re counting NFL championships before the NFL/AFL merger, but after the start of the Super Bowl as actual championships now?!! So if you didn’t have to win the Super Bowl for it to count as a Championship, does that mean that if you did win the Super Bowl (I know that’s a hard concept to follow as a viking fan) it counts as ANOTHER championship?

    Fixed it for YOU then –
    Green Bay 15
    Minnesota 1

    Or are you counting one of your division banners as your “Championship”?

  20. You guys do know pftpoet is multiple people right? You haven’t seen the slip ups? Guy/gal is logicalvoice, filthy, tokyo, and pftpoet. Sometimes a Steelersixring thing too.

    it’s HILARIOUS

  21. As inane as it is to compare rosters and think that matters – I would take Eddie Lacey today over Adrian Petersen today. Lacey has more upside going forward and thats saying something cause I have tremendous respect (and pity) for Adrian Petersen.

  22. eagleseagleseagles says:
    Dec 16, 2013 4:36 PM
    The packers without Aaron Rodgers is like mac without cheese or peanut butter without jelly!

    ————————————————–
    More like lamb and tuna fish

  23. There is some delusion out there all right… mostly from the guy that thinks the closest the Vikings have been to the Packers this season was the tie in GB.

    Flynn isn’t great but hes keeping GBs chances at the playoffs alive. Which is more help than any player in Minny. can give their team.

  24. Rodgers was “close” to returning on Thanksgiving day after 4 weeks of his 4-6 weeks assumed healing time, 3 weeks of additional healing and nothing has changed? Comeonnnn, this is football… the risk of injury does not go away even when healthy, this is a contact sport…
    The playoffs are knocking on the door, please let Rodgers answer it….

  25. allday420ap says:
    Dec 16, 2013 5:29 PM
    Packers are a disgrace to America. Grow a pair, sharon

    ———————————————-
    His pair must be bigger then your brain, you should know he has little to no influence on if he starts or not.

  26. thepftpoet says:
    Dec 16, 2013 4:38 PM
    The Vikings roster is better in almost every single position:

    Better RB – Vikings
    Better WRs – Tied
    Better offensive line – Vikings
    Better tight ends – Vikings
    Better full back – Vikings
    Better QB – Packers

    Now defense:
    Better Safeties – Vikings
    Better linebackers – Vikings
    Better cornerbacks – Packers
    Better defense ends – Vikings
    Better defensive tackle – Vikings

    The Vikings are better in every category but 2, therefore making us a more talented roster…

    Case closed () ———————————————————————————————————————————————– yeah your record shows us how much better your team is. yes the packers have been struggling this year our starting qb has been out, your starting qb ,well does the vikings have a starting caliber qb??? nope (case closed)

  27. allday420ap says:
    Dec 16, 2013 5:29 PM
    Packers are a disgrace to America. Grow a pair, sharon

    ———————————————————————————————————————————————— he would but he declined some of those p.e.d.s that peterson has been taking.

  28. Flynn’s done more to keep the Packers in the hunt for the playoffs while their MVP is out with a medical condition than AP has done for the Vikings while healthy.

    Packers are still in it to win the division with 2 games to go. Vikings typically are running their mock drafts to see what “sure thing” they’re going to draft in the top 15 again this year by week 9.

    Remember that Vikings? MVP RB coming back, 3 first round draft picks and you were going to dominate?

    You guys keep saying that the Packers are garbage without Aaron but Flynn’s kept that garbage together. A guy cut of 3 teams in the last 2 years. AP’s done exactly NOTHING as the league MVP to help his team stay in the playoff race. What particular brand of garbage does that make the Vikings.

    Pathetic.

  29. bordner says:
    Dec 16, 2013 5:18 PM
    contra74 says:
    Dec 16, 2013 4:58 PM
    4sacroc says:
    Dec 16, 2013 4:54 PM
    thepftpoet says:
    Dec 16, 2013 4:38 PM

    The Vikings roster is better in almost every single position:

    =============

    You keep telling us what you think you know, Nitz.

    Here’s a stat that can ‘t be disputed:

    Championships

    Green Bay 13
    Minnesota 0

    “Embrace the suck.”
    —-
    Fixed it for you
    Green Bay 13
    Minnesota 1
    ———–
    Nice! We’re counting NFL championships before the NFL/AFL merger, but after the start of the Super Bowl as actual championships now?!! So if you didn’t have to win the Super Bowl for it to count as a Championship, does that mean that if you did win the Super Bowl (I know that’s a hard concept to follow as a viking fan) it counts as ANOTHER championship?

    Fixed it for YOU then –
    Green Bay 15
    Minnesota 1

    Or are you counting one of your division banners as your “Championship”?
    —-
    Im just basing it off the official NFL stats. Take it up with the NFL if you have a problem with it. Need their address?

  30. I can’t say that I am a delusional Packers fan that assumes Flynn is taking us to the Superbowl, but I will say I’m slightly less concerned that he’s not 🙂

  31. Matt Flynn is no different than Aaron Rodgers other than Aaron’s big mouth. Otherwise, the Packers chances of winning are about the same. What Flynn lacks in a quick release like AR, he makes up for in the 4th quarter hero factor that AR never had. Good time to be a Packer fan knowing there is ZERO dropoff when Rodgers is on the sidelines!

  32. thepftpoet says:Dec 16, 2013 4:38 PM

    The Vikings roster is better in almost every single position:

    Better RB – Vikings
    Better WRs – Tied
    Better offensive line – Vikings
    Better tight ends – Vikings
    Better full back – Vikings
    Better QB – Packers

    Now defense:
    Better Safeties – Vikings
    Better linebackers – Vikings
    Better cornerbacks – Packers
    Better defense ends – Vikings
    Better defensive tackle – Vikings

    The Vikings are better in every category but 2, therefore making us a more talented roster…

    Case closed ()
    _____________________________

    You forgot wins and losses. That is what matters most. The Vikings can have the best player in the NFL at every position, if they keep going 1 for 4 in every 4 game stretch, they are junk.

    Talk smack once the Vikings hoist a Lombardi. Until then, the Vikings are losers.

  33. Hey Vikes fans, I thought with the Vikings having an MVP in Peterson, having a “better roster” and 3 first round picks the Super Bowl was guaranteed??

    By the way pftpoet, what exactly does earning a Pro Bowl MVP mean? That’s right, very little, its fools good.

    Chew on that for intelligence!

  34. “The Vikings roster is better in almost every single position:”…

    That’s why the Packers can win the division and go to the playoffs and the Vikings are going to figure out why they’ve never won a Super Bowl during the long off season which begins for them in two weeks.

    You are only as good as your record, not your fantasy stats. BTW- anyone arrested this week from your “awesome” roster?

  35. If Brady could put 50 on the steelers, imagine what Rodgers could do along with Cobb….

    Steelers were lit up by a 1 dimensional Packer offense the last two times we played…. now that we’ve got Lacy, I can’t wait to see us hit up some deep play action passes on the 2010 defensive fraud of the year.

  36. allday420ap says: Dec 16, 2013 5:29 PM

    Packers are a disgrace to America. Grow a pair, sharon
    ————————————————-

    Looks like Adrian Peterson is just as soft as Rodgers. How come he’s not playing? He doesn’t even have a broken bone. Oh, and I’d make fun of him by giving him a girls name too, but, it’s already Adrian.

  37. Nice to see that Matt Flynn is back in an offensive system that fits his skillset.

    Just as Joe Montana would not have fit in most of the other NFL teams when his draft class was drafted, it is the utmost importance to keep in mind to match the QB’s skillset with the offensive system of the team.

    This was true with Farve as he did not fit in the Falcon’s system. This was true with Montana. This was true with Tarkenton. And it really showed in the career of Kurt Warner who flourished in wide open offenses to get his teams to Super Bowls and was unremarkable when tasked with running ball control offenses that utilized unsophisticated passing attacks under Coughlin (Giants) and Denny Green when Warner first came to the Cards.

    Perhaps there are some QB poor teams who might now give up a first rounder for Cousins if he repeats his above average play for the last two games and looks to fit in a system similar to what the Redskins uses.

  38. I’ve been a Packers fan for 50 years — and I like that the team always takes the long view approach.

    It’s way more important that Aaron fully heal than for him to get into any individual game.

    No matter what the playoff ramifications.

    As for tonight — go Balamore.

  39. allday420ap says:
    Dec 16, 2013 5:29 PM
    Packers are a disgrace to America. Grow a pair, sharon
    //////////////////////////////

    Who?

  40. thesconnienation says:

    “Does anyone know if Minnesota is trying to attract a professional football team with that stadium they are building?”
    ———————-
    That was awesome sconnie !!!!

  41. Are Packer fans going to be calling for Rodgers to be benched for the red hot Flynn? No, only my fellow Bear fans are that stupid.

    BTW, I understand Cutler isn’t quite on Rodgers level.

  42. I don’t know why anyone would argue about who has better linebackers or any other position. The quarterback is by far the most important position in football. So to say the packers are only better because they have Rodgers is obvious. The Vikings right guard is better…..who cares! You can find one of those working at Burger King if yours gets hurt! The QB is and will always be the guy who makes the team. This is not complicated.

  43. pftpoet, u forget the vikings lost to that terrible 32nd ranked defense and gave up a late TD pass to none other than Tony Romo. U also lost to a stellar 0-6 giants team handing them their first win. ur wins, a below avg steelers, the redskins (tough one there), bears in an OT field goal battle, philly was a decent win and u tied what u call a terrible terrible packers team that according to u only ranks higher in QB who was out that game, and cornerbacks.

  44. I never have understood the viking capacity to lie so frequently and publicly when everyone can prove they are lying.

    This story is about Aaron Rodgers recovery and whether he will be playing this week against the Steelers or not.

    The result of Monday Night’s game may influence the decision (A Ravens’ win increases the Packers playoff chances and the likelihood of Rodgers playing)

    The trophyless vikings have never ever won a World Championship, are near the bottom of the league in revenue, season ticket sales, and attendance. They have only 23 wins in the last 4 seasons or a .359 winning percentage. They have not done more than infrequently win their division since Gerald Ford was President.

    The viking liars haven’t earned the right to be heard about anything regarding the NFL.

  45. thepftpoet says:
    The Vikings roster is better in almost every single position:
    ….Better QB – Packers….”

    i actually disagree. The Qb position is even.
    both teams rosters have a drama filled overpaid, head-case riding pine.

  46. Packers are going to dump Rogers, get a third rounder for him or something and move on to Flynn. The new team will take over the 22 mil a year contract. Ted T will then use the money to trade his first, second and third picks for a ton of 5,6,7 rounders and undrafteds and build a team from there.

  47. threedeep- Green Bay is north of Milwaukee. Therefore, Milwaukee is south of Green Bay. To get to Milwaukee from Green Bay, one must drive south. They are also >100 miles apart.

  48. I think it’s great the the majority of NFC North teams are valiantly battling into the final weeks of the season for a coveted playoff berth. These teams are the heart and soul of the Black and Blue Division, and are a credit to the NFL and fans everywhere.

    And then there are the Vikings.

  49. Let Rogers heal, there is nothing left for GB this year other than getting ready for next. No matter who plays, the Packers are in for a beating next week.

  50. Wow. Just wow. Ravens beat Lions on the leg of Tucker. Now who would’ve predicted before yesterday that the Packers would control their own destiny at this point? Wow.

  51. Caveat though….This still isn’t the Packers of 2010, who got hot late in the season and kept hot through the playoffs. That team had a top-5 defense. This one has a #21 ranked defense. Still, chances are very slim, but just knowing they have a chance of making it back to the dance (playoffs) is exciting.

  52. Minnesota dynasty huh? One winning season since 2010, yeah sounds like they are doing really well. If they have superior players at all those positions then why aren’t they winning? Vikings suck and will continue to suck. Sure the Packers beat some bad teams, but that can be said about any team. Just having a shot at the playoffs at this point is exciting enough for most Packer fans!

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