Aaron Rodgers is back in the building, working with Brett Hundley

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The Packers got an addition to their quarterback meeting room Tuesday, but it wasn’t a trade acquisition.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was back at Lambeau Field for the first time since his collarbone surgery. But a big part of his job lately is to tutor placeholder Brett Hundley, so that there might be something for him to come back to later this year. Rodgers wasn’t on hand for Hundley’s first start last week, but he’s expected to remain nearby while he rehabs.

“When he walks in the room, he has great presence, so it’s great to have him back,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “I think really him stepping away and being out of town, I think, really helped him deal with his situation. But he’s Aaron . . . he feels good about the way things are going so far. I got a full, detailed look at everything with him and [team physician] Dr. McKenzie this morning. Yeah, it’s great having him back in the building.”

Hundley wasn’t going to make anyone forget about Rodgers last week, but with the bye week he has some extra time to work, and with Rodgers at his side, he can learn some new things.

“He plays the game at a different level, a different pace,” McCarthy said of Rodgers. “The biggest thing he can get to Brett is just to play a little faster. We’re not going to try to win the volume game, that’s for sure. That’s something as a football team we need to do a better job of. We need to play faster, both offense and defense. So Aaron can assist in that.

“Just in the meeting today, there’s always a suggestion or a moment you’re watching the tape and going through the Lions defense, their two-minute drills for the year, spend more time on that with the extra time. He’s played a number of games against those guys, so he understands the history of their defense. And history is good to point to when you have a little more extra time like we do today, but the fact of the matter is we’ve got to get dialed into it in game plan, and that process is the same for Aaron that it is for any quarterback. He’ll definitely help Brett with that.”

It’s also a gracious thing for Rodgers to do, since he couldn’t always count on having a Brett helping him learn the position in his early years.

48 responses to “Aaron Rodgers is back in the building, working with Brett Hundley

  1. If our Vikings don’t win the Super Bowl this year, we’ll have wasted the biggest opportunity in the history of our franchise!!

  2. Gracious? It’s kind of his job, isn’t it? Is Rodgers getting a paycheck this week? Well, get in the film room and help out then. Also, there is only one way to play the game faster, that is to have the experience of playing. And Hundley doesn’t have that. I don’t expect Hundley to be as bad as he was his first two games. Mostly because that would be historic awful play for a QB. Even Manziel wasn’t that bad. But, good enough to win any games? I haven’t seen anything that shows that yet.

  3. downtownswinga says:
    October 31, 2017 at 2:27 pm
    So is he done going on talk shows to cry about Anthony Barr and that legal hit?
    _________________

    So why don’t talk show hosts bring on vikings stars to talk about things.

    Oh, that’s right… They don’t have any stars.

  4. only took him 3 weeks of Hollywood and red carpets to finally come back to his “team”.

    Barr didn’t break his collar bone……the collar bone broke the collar bone.

  5. On a Packer article, a Packer fan comes on to pretend to be a Vikings fan. Sad

    not really, you could never make enough noise of your own in the Humpty Dome so you had to fake it and have it illegally piped in. Your could never develop a top flight QB on your own so had to wait for Favre to finally get one and then fake it like you really loved him after hating him for so long. You could never win a Super Bowl Trophy on your own so you fake it and act like you have. Maybe you could ask the league or teams that have more than one (like the Packers) to let you have one out of pity. That is probably the reason you get fake fans. Some kind hearted soul feels sorry for your pathetic wanabe franchise.

  6. coachkilla6 says:
    October 31, 2017 at 2:44 pm
    @conormacleod: On a Packer article that has nothing to do with the Vikings, you’ve posted 50% of the comments already. Saddest!
    ///////////
    On a Packer article, I talked about the article topic and the Packers, and told a Packer fan he should do the same. It’s called talking about the topic at hand.

    What’s your excuse???

  7. I didn’t realize it was Brett Favre’s job to teach Aaron Rodgers how to play QB.

    Here I thought it was his job to win football games and try to win a Super Bowl as the Packers starter.

  8. truthbetold109 says:
    October 31, 2017 at 2:40 pm
    downtownswinga says:
    October 31, 2017 at 2:27 pm
    So is he done going on talk shows to cry about Anthony Barr and that legal hit?
    _________________

    So why don’t talk show hosts bring on vikings stars to talk about things.
    _______

    Because they’re busy playing football. And the injured guys are hanging out with the team. They don’t make a big production out of walking into the building, either.

  9. Packer fans have given up on their team but I haven’t. If they beat Detroit they’ll only be one game out and the only team with a reasonable chance to catch the Vikings. That should be motivation enough to get a good performance from anyone who is capable. I hope the team doesn’t quit just because they lost one player.

  10. Brett Favre despised Aaron. He wouldn’t lift a finger to help him. He was a threat to his throne. That did have something to do with Ted and Mike pushing him out of GB.
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    They didn’t push Favre anywhere. Fact is, they had no idea what they were doing.

    If they did, why did the allow Favre to show up at the team facility after he un-retired?

    Tehy were so sold on Aaron Rodgers, they let Favre back in teh building, and told him he could “compete” for the Packers QB job.

    M0r0ns.

  11. Wow mostly Viking posters on this thread…..wait that’s not really a shock……little brother syndrome…… sad really that they still won’t make it over the hump this year either….

  12. In Teddy We Trust says:
    October 31, 2017 at 3:13 pm
    truthbetold109 says:
    October 31, 2017 at 2:40 pm
    downtownswinga says:
    October 31, 2017 at 2:27 pm
    So is he done going on talk shows to cry about Anthony Barr and that legal hit?
    _________________

    So why don’t talk show hosts bring on vikings stars to talk about things.
    _______

    Because they’re busy playing football. And the injured guys are hanging out with the team. They don’t make a big production out of walking into the building, either

    ////////

    or it could be that those that make decisions on who to interview from NFL teams would rather play the emergency broadcast signal for 10 minutes than have a Viking player on.

  13. In Teddy We Trust says:
    October 31, 2017 at 3:19 pm
    Packer fans have given up on their team but I haven’t. If they beat Detroit they’ll only be one game out and the only team with a reasonable chance to catch the Vikings.
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    Now that you bring it up, Vikings fans should probably be rooting for the Packers on Monday night. Chances are, the Lions will win more games this season than GB. So, why not hope the Packers put the Lions one more game down on the Vikings for the division? I mean, you can’t really believe the Packers are going to win more games than the Vikings this year, right?

  14. cheek2vegas says:
    October 31, 2017 at 3:30 pm
    Wow mostly Viking posters on this thread…..wait that’s not really a shock……
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    I guess you haven’t heard that Packer fans have sold their tickets for half price and have abandoned ship for the season. Seriously. 50-60% drop in ticket prices last two weeks. Don’t worry, they will be back next September. Probably.

  15. conormacleod says:
    October 31, 2017 at 3:33 pm
    cheek2vegas says:
    October 31, 2017 at 3:30 pm
    Wow mostly Viking posters on this thread…..wait that’s not really a shock……
    ///////
    I guess you haven’t heard that Packer fans have sold their tickets for half price and have abandoned ship for the season. Seriously. 50-60% drop in ticket prices last two weeks. Don’t worry, they will be back next September. Probably.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Math and facts elude you I see…..Packers fans sold their tickets above face…resellers on the other hand might have lowered theirs…but hey don’t let facts get in the way….

  16. “That’s something as a football team we need to do a better job of. We need to play faster, both offense and defense. So Aaron can assist in that.”
    ——
    What is he going to do, stop eating cheese for everyone on the team now too?

  17. Sorry packer fans.

    Anthony Barr is the bell tolling midnight on your little fairy tale.

    Best you can do is try to avoid being in 4th place in the North.

    Doubtful.

  18. conormacleod says:
    October 31, 2017 at 2:29 pm
    @arianil985: On a Packer article, a Packer fan comes on to pretend to be a Vikings fan. Sad!
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    The day you come out and admonish all of the pathetic Barney fans that post under the guise of Packer fans, I’ll actually care what you have to say.
    Otherwise, give it a rest!

  19. wafflestomp says:
    October 31, 2017 at 3:58 pm
    conormacleod says:
    October 31, 2017 at 2:29 pm
    @arianil985: On a Packer article, a Packer fan comes on to pretend to be a Vikings fan. Sad!
    —————————-
    The day you come out and admonish all of the pathetic Barney fans that post under the guise of Packer fans, I’ll actually care what you have to say.
    Otherwise, give it a rest!
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    I have actually. Anybody who does that is annoying and doesn’t contribute anything here. I mean, your constant use of some made up nickname that you hope connects isn’t contributing anything either, but at least you’re unabashedly Packers. Notice how I call your team Packers? I also call your QB Rodgers, Aaron, or AR. It’s called being an adult.

  20. cheek2vegas says:
    October 31, 2017 at 3:38 pm
    conormacleod says:
    October 31, 2017 at 3:33 pm
    cheek2vegas says:
    October 31, 2017 at 3:30 pm
    Wow mostly Viking posters on this thread…..wait that’s not really a shock……
    ///////
    I guess you haven’t heard that Packer fans have sold their tickets for half price and have abandoned ship for the season. Seriously. 50-60% drop in ticket prices last two weeks. Don’t worry, they will be back next September. Probably.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Math and facts elude you I see…..Packers fans sold their tickets above face…resellers on the other hand might have lowered theirs…but hey don’t let facts get in the way….
    /////////
    I said prices have dropped in last two weeks. It is true. If a ticket sold week one for $100, and now sells for $50, the ticket price has dropped in half. It is now 50% of what it would have cost me to attend a game before Rodgers went down. Seems like simple math to me. And also what news outlets are reporting.

  21. cheek2vegas says:
    October 31, 2017 at 3:38 pm
    conormacleod says:
    October 31, 2017 at 3:33 pm
    cheek2vegas says:
    October 31, 2017 at 3:30 pm
    Wow mostly Viking posters on this thread…..wait that’s not really a shock……
    ///////
    I guess you haven’t heard that Packer fans have sold their tickets for half price and have abandoned ship for the season. Seriously. 50-60% drop in ticket prices last two weeks. Don’t worry, they will be back next September. Probably.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Math and facts elude you I see…..Packers fans sold their tickets above face…resellers on the other hand might have lowered theirs…but hey don’t let facts get in the way….
    —————————————–

    You are exactly right.
    As a season ticket holder, I sometimes sell my unused tickets on the secondary markets.
    Prior to Rodgers’ injury, you couldn’t find a ticket to the Saints/Packers game for under $250.
    Afterwards, the prices came down to face value with a small markup.
    And they remain about the same.
    But Hey, Barneys, go ahead and spin this anyway you want to.
    It’s all just more gibberish to the well informed.

  22. Big difference: Aaron Rodgers was drafted to supplant Favre and eventually take his job, so Favre didn’t want to help him do that. Hundley is nowhere near about to take Rodgers job, so it’s easy for him to help.

    If the Packers drafted Deshaun Watson last year as Rodgers successor and they were in this situation, I’m guessing Rodgers would be a lot less willing to help out.

  23. “We’re not going to try to win the volume game, that’s for sure. That’s something as a football team we need to do a better job of.”

    Start with better play calls, fool.

  24. Good move, as I’ve always thought Rodgers was the brains behind the Packers’ offense anyhow. And it would be nice if there was a one-comment limit on each PFT article.

  25. Even now. Even now the Viking trolls are still more interested in the Packers than their own team. Wow.

  26. TheVikingsHaveHowManySBTrophys? says:
    October 31, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Brett Favre despised Aaron.

    ÷÷÷

    Join the club Brett. Join the club.

  27. Alright lets talk about coach McCarthy. Not to long ago he stated he was a successful couch when asked if he was on the hot seat. He’s now 0-2 without Rodgers. His record wasn’t very good in 2013 with Aaron either. So is he really a successful coach?

    I am huge Packer fan but its time for a change. Ted drafting out of position players, Dom being Dom. Go for it on 4th down the Packers are giving up 85% of 4th down attempts, and finally McCarthy on 3rd and short. OMG what terrible play calling.

    I want the Packers to win every Superbowl but I feel with the current office and coaching staff that is not going to happen.

    Go Pack Go! Get er done Brett we need you.

  28. It’s also a gracious thing for Rodgers to do, since he couldn’t always count on having a Brett helping him learn the position in his early years.

    The funny thing about this statement is. It wasn’t said by Rodgers or McCarthy or anyone from the Packers it was written by the author and used as bait to get Barney fans to write stupid things and it worked. You guys are so intelligent!

  29. Aaron Rodgers is back. From the big city. We weren’t sure he would come back at all. But then, he had to. He’s under contract.

  30. conormacleod says:
    October 31, 2017 at 2:29 pm
    @arianil985: On a Packer article, a Packer fan comes on to pretend to be a Vikings fan. Sad!

    \\\\\\\\\\\\

    You actually are willing to take credit for ariani?

    Every team has those guys, but I would never call any of the users on this site that post like ariani a fan of my favorite team.

    The company you keep….

  31. Rodgers was able to watch Favre’s greatness and learn the pro game for three years.

    He never had to start a game for Favre, because Favre started every friggin’ game the Packers played once he earned the starting job.

    If Rodgers was really doing his job, he would have been on the sidelines to help young Brett against the Saints.

    But Rodgers had a different agenda – had to get on TV and whinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnneeeeeeeeeeeeeee….

  32. waffles…

    “As a season ticket holder, I sometimes sell my unused tickets on the secondary markets.
    Prior to Rodgers’ injury, you couldn’t find a ticket to the Saints/Packers game for under $250.
    Afterwards, the prices came down to face value with a small markup.”

    Or, in many cases, well below face value.

    I lived in Wisconsin for 20+ years – and know that there are always tickets available for face value or less. I personally couldn’t GIVE a pair of Packer tickets away in December one year (company giveway – winner didn’t want them – I spent 2 weeks trying to give them away).

    Tickets on StubHub are less than $60.00 right now.

    Craigslist in Madison has Packer/Lions tickets (from an individual) – Sec 314 Row 8 with a face value of $115.00 for best offer over $1.00.

    Or how about this CL ad in Milwaukee:

    “ALMOST FREE PACKERS VS. LIONS TICKETS

    Packers vs. Lions Tickets November 6th. Lower Bowl!! Great seats!!!

    Section 130 Row 23. Four seats all together. Come cheer on the pack!!! $90 each.

    BELOW FACE VALUE!!!! WHAT A STEAL!!!”

    That’s how it really rolls in Green Bay, despite the lies of the “stockholders”…

  33. The only thing Rodgers learned from Favre was how stupid turnovers killed any chance of winning. Something even vikings fans can agree on.

  34. Rodgers has had his share of turnovers – many that ended the Packers hopes of winning a game.

    Every season ending playoff loss in Rodgers career includes at least 1 turnover. Some of them were extemely dramatic turnovers to watch too….

  35. stellarperformance says:
    October 31, 2017 at 5:12 pm
    Even now. Even now the Viking trolls are still more interested in the Packers than their own team. Wow.
    /////
    No. But making fun of Packer fans happens to be more fun than actually doing work. Plus, articles on the Packers are going to be so rare for the rest of the season we just want to have fun while there is one. Especially about your gracious QB showing up to work.

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