Packers fired up by the sight of Aaron Rodgers throwing

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The Packers are doing what they have to do at the moment. But the mere sight of quarterback Aaron Rodgers on the practice field running the scout is motivating them, and reminding them what’s at stake.

They kept the hopes of games mattering and Rodgers returning from a broken collarbone alive with an overtime win over the Bucs last week, and seeing him practice on Saturday had them beside themselves.

“That boy, he came back, and he just flicked it,” running back Jamaal Williams said, via Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press Gazette. “I was like, ‘Dang!’ I was like, ‘Wow! Are you sure that man is injured?’ I was like, ‘That is far! I couldn’t even do that on my good day.’ I mean, he flicked it. I feel like he didn’t even throw it. He just flicked it.”

Of course, seeing Rodgers make throws other people can’t make isn’t necessarily news. If the Packers can stay alive long enough to justify putting him back on the field and they make the playoffs somehow, that will be something to marvel at.

At the moment, they’re 6-6 and on the fringe of the NFC Wild Card chase. With the Seahawks and Panthers (8-4) two games ahead of them and the Falcons (7-5) one, they realistically need to win out and get some help to reach the playoffs. In such a case, you take the motivation where you can find it. And seeing their quarterback provides.

“It’s big,” left tackle David Bakhtiari said. “But at the end of the day, we’ve got to take care of what we can take care of. If we don’t give him an opportunity, there’s no point. So we know he’s going to do what he can. Just like when anyone’s hurt, you know they’re going to come back. You’re going to fight as much as you can.

“On our side, we’ve just got to make sure we take care of business for him, so when he comes back he can really give us that jolt on the field with his presence, and that will be big.”

Rodgers’ first potential game back would be in Week 15 at Carolina. If it matters. Which the Packers can control this week against the Browns. Which seems reasonable enough, even for Brett Hundley.

57 responses to “Packers fired up by the sight of Aaron Rodgers throwing

  1. I’m thinking back to 2013 when Aaron broke his left collarbone. He was not put on IR that year so he could come back whenever he was ready. He wound up missing 8 weeks, and didn’t come back as early as expected because he was “having some discomfort handing off.” Now he broke his right (throwing) collarbone and he’s out there flinging 70-yard passes. I guess different bones heal differently at different times, but the 13 screws holding the bone together seemed to suggest that this was a worse injury than last time. I hope he can come back this season, and it looks like he will, but they’d better make extra sure that he’ll be able to take a hit without that thing shattering again.

  2. Even with an injury Rodgers can still get free plays for 12 men on defense and defensive offsides. He can hardly wait to get back out there to hang around with his zebra friends. But I’m guessing that after they lose to Cleveland this week he’ll suddenly suffer a setback and sit out the rest of the year.

  3. If any cheeser wants him to come back for the Vikings game you should think about this. A media that will hype it up as payback for Erin leading up to it, what do you think that will do for motivation for a Viking defense that has been stomping on good offenses all year. He won’t finish that game either.

  4. Defense is still trash, let him heal up for next year. Get rid of the GM who refuses to sign free agents, get rid of the most overhyped defensive coordinator in the league. Then bring in people who know how to build around a franchise qb. The “owners” of this team may be the worst in football….

  5. Can’t wait for Dec 23rd to put an exclamation point on who owns the North. We could have #1 seed locked up and Teddy gets to humiliate the Pack at Lambeau….

  6. The Packers will get fired up after they dismiss/release/fire/stomp on/and otherwise dispose of Ted Thompson, who has and will continue to squander the prime years of Rodgers. Once they dump him, they need to move on to Dom Capers. Oh, I forgot the ribbon cutter – team President Mark Murphy.

    BTW, In Teddy We Trust: How can you possibly adopt a screen name of such ineptitude?

  7. Frazier28/7 says:
    December 5, 2017 at 10:21 am

    good idea to look past the Browns. keep it up.
    ————————————————————-

    “It’s big,” left tackle David Bakhtiari said. “But at the end of the day, we’ve got to take care of what we can take care of.
    If we don’t give him an opportunity, there’s no point.
    “On our side, we’ve just got to make sure we take care of business for him, so when he comes back he can really give us that jolt on the field with his presence, and that will be big.”

    Im sorry, please point out what part of this quote that left you with the stunning realization that they were looking past the Browns.

    As for the rest of you, we all had to wait on pins and needles for endless Teddy Brodgewater updates followed by an overflow of platitudes of his perceived greatness and extraordinary humanity.
    Packer fans were more than generous, it would’ve been nice if you could’ve gave us the same courtesy.
    I know, doubtful.

  8. Of course the thought of AR coming back gives us hope. Have you seen our anemic offense without him? It’s going to be a tall order to get to 10-6 and by no means is it a lock. I think anyone would feel a lot more optimistic with our QB back considering how great he is. You know it, and we know it.

    haters gonna hate. keep it up.

    toodlez

  9. The Packers suck, TT sucks, McCarthy sucks, Rodgers sucks, the defense sucks, etc, etc. We get it fellas. I don’t even know why GB has a team….we will never be able to live up to the success of the team to our west. It really is pointless to try, the Minnesota Vikings are the best team in any sport that has ever existed, anywhere. I admit it, now please go away.

  10. bondlake says:
    December 5, 2017 at 10:51 am

    BTW, In Teddy We Trust: How can you possibly adopt a screen name of such ineptitude?
    __________

    I see where you’re confused, but the “Teddy” to which I refer in my screen name is not Ted Thompson, it’s Teddy Bridgewater. It’s a takeoff on the “In Ted We Trust” mantra that was frequently stated by Packer fans on this site a few years ago in reference to the GM. You don’t see that much anymore…

  11. The Packers have the tie breaker over Seattle by beating them head to head. Green Bay plays Carolina in week 15. If Aaron returns and they win. The Pack will have tie breakers over the 2 teams, they are chasing for 1 spot. A win over The Browns and a Panther loss to The Vikings, sets up Aaron’s return for the final wildcard berth in week 15. Green Bay also owns head to head breaker over Dallas.

  12. He looks great throwing…. ALL QB’s in the NFL look great throwing under no pressure in practice!

    Tell me how he looks under pressure or after a big hit in a real game. If I were a Packers fan, I’d hope Rodgers sits out and McCarthy and Ted Thompson get canned. (Capers too)

    Rodgers injury has proven that they’ve have been floating along for the last several years behind A Rodge. The best QB in the history of the league is being held back by these boneheads.

  13. As the entire NFL trembles after hearing this news! Ha. The weaknesses of this “team” have really been exposed and its not enough to have just 1 member back. I know he’d like to have revenge on the Vikings, but he might just get hurt a lot worse if that’s his motive.

  14. The last thing any of these NFC teams wants to see is a healthy Rodgers in the playoffs with a chip on his shoulder.

  15. Doesn’t matter if the Packers are eliminated from the playoffs, Rodgers is coming back. That means a win against Minnesota and the loss a top seed for them.

  16. I love how Vikings fans pretend like they didn’t have a tingle in their nethers when Theodore started throwing again.

  17. The Browns get their first win this week. Mark it.
    ——
    And we all know that Viking fans are the great prognosticators, just look at last year when they claimed the division was locked up after week 5.

  18. pkrlvr says:
    December 5, 2017 at 11:04 am
    The Packers suck, TT sucks, McCarthy sucks, Rodgers sucks, the defense sucks. I don’t even know why GB has a team….we will never be able to live up to the success of the team to our west. It really is pointless to try, the Minnesota Vikings are the best team in any sport that has ever existed, anywhere. I admit it.
    ——————————

    Well it’s about time you see things our way! Welcome aboard!

  19. 13xworldchamps says:
    December 5, 2017 at 11:31 am
    The last thing any of these NFC teams wants to see is a healthy Rodgers in the playoffs with a chip on his shoulder.
    ********************************

    Actually, 3 chips on his shoulders now. 1 from draft day, and 1 for each broken clavicle.

  20. pkrlvr says:
    December 5, 2017 at 11:50 am

    The Browns get their first win this week. Mark it.
    ——
    And we all know that Viking fans are the great prognosticators, just look at last year when they claimed the division was locked up after week 5.

    ________________________

    You really want to go there? How about the Packers will have the division wrapped up by November? The Vikings go south after the bye (several games ago)? Josh Jones will be the defensive rookie of the year in the NFL? And those were not offered by a single poster; those were opinions of a number of Packer fans offered on this board.

  21. Deep down Viking fans know that if Aaron Rodgers comes back and the Packers make the playoffs their Super Bowl dreams are over once more!

  22. One of the latest fantasies from Green Bay is that Vikings fan are “scared” that Aaron Rodgers will return. One poster even went so far as to suggest that we will wet ourselves at the very sight of Rodgers emerging from the tunnel.

    Several weeks ago we played the Rams, then the highest scoring offense in the NFL. They had put 50+ points up on recent opponents. We held them to 7 points on their opening drive.

    Last week we played the Falcons, who had lately amassed a 75% third down conversion rate. We held them to 1 of 10 third downs, and held one of the NFL’s best offenses (lately) to three field goals.

    Etc.

    These do not guarantee that Rodgers will not beat the Vikings; after all, he is an excellent QB and Green Bay is a different team with him. The idea, however, that we Vikings fans are somehow scared by his return is ridiculous.

  23. Best scenario is GB wins their next two games and gets to 8-6. In order to make the playoffs they will at a minimum have to win 3 of the last 4 and get some help, but I would love for Dec 23rd game to mean something and have Rogers come back against the Vikings at home.

    It would be good for football and good for Packer fans to come to grips that this division is no longer theirs. Everyone respects Rogers and what he means to the NFL and to a team that is mediocre at best without him. With a healthy Rogers the Packers ARE playoff contenders. I just hope it is the Vikings who put them out of the playoffs.

  24. gbbvan says:

    December 5, 2017 at 10:59 am

    The purple obsession never ends!
    /////////////////
    Well, a division rival might get their HOF QB back, and the Vikings play that team one more time this year. Seems like commenting on this would be normal. However, your team might get your HOF QB back, and all you can talk about is the Vikings. Ya, somebody is definitely obsessed all right…

  25. Ya, somebody is definitely obsessed all right…
    ——
    Says the 30th viking fan to post in this story. Lol @ the irony. You post about us in your threads, you post about us in ours, then you say we are obsessed trolls. It’s like bizarro world up in here.

  26. rah rah sis boom bah!!! what are these guys like 12 years old? enjoy the offseason Erin…..let the big boys play playoff football you china doll!!!

    ****

    A inexperienced playoff team like the vikes come playoff time might have some issues.

  27. Perhaps some people are not aware that the Packers have made the playoffs eight years in a row. That TT has built and MM has coached a consistent winner.

    The Packers have maintained excellence over the years, while the hyped up potential dynasties like Denver sacrificed the future for one Super Bowl, or imploded like San Francisco. Only New England has more wins than the Packers over the last ten years. You can be a fan of a consistent winner, or you can wear purple and consistently lose.

  28. wib22 says:
    December 5, 2017 at 2:57 pm
    ****
    A inexperienced playoff team like the vikes come playoff time might have some issues.
    ///////////
    What does it mean to play in the playoffs, except to play against adversity, and learn from said adversity. The Vikings are clearly battle tested. A crazy tough loss two seasons ago on a kick. An unprecedented amount of injuries to key players and O-line last season. The last several wins alone have shown they have learned from those adversities, and are ready to take the next step.

  29. pkrlvr says:
    December 5, 2017 at 1:01 pm
    ////////////
    Ok, let’s review. This is a story about the all world Packer QB that could possibly come back this season. Vikings fans are posting about the story, the Packers, the QB. Packer fans are posting about……THE VIKINGS!!

  30. they’re playing the New England card again! Skolololol!
    You guys really want to compare yourself to the model of excellence in the NFL when you’ve won 2 championships in 50 years and are a one man trick pony operation, huh? Thats hilarious.

    Oh. And you are looking past the Browns.

    We want Rodgers playing week 16 so we can break your season again, although you’ll just be playing for pride and draft positioning.

  31. While the rest of us –fans of the other 30 teams in the NFL– laugh mercilessly at the stupidity displayed by the Vikings and Packers fans on this site.

    You all make the Upper Midwest look like a joke…

  32. Wow there are a ton of non-Packer fans here who are clearly scared to death of Rodgers coming back.

    They should be. Reinserting the GOAT back into the lineup instantly turns the Packers into a Super Bowl contender.

  33. How about this, Viking fans stop commenting on Packer stories and Packer fans stop commenting on Viking stories. There problem solved…

  34. Wow. Even now. Even now while the Vikings aren’t embracing their annual suck the obsessed Viking trolls remain intrinsically fascinated by the Packers. I think they’re feeding off our successful brainwashed-to-win mentality and have no real clue how to deal with it.

    That’s my guess.

  35. mnfaninil says:
    December 5, 2017 at 12:41 pm
    It would be good for football and good for Packer fans to come to grips that this division is no longer theirs.
    ///////////////////////////////////////

    ………and to think it only took twenty-five years. The divisional competition really stepped up.

    I love it when Viking trolls predict the future.

    Tell us………do the Vikings win the SuoerBowl? They don’t falter by your rules, the “Viking Fan Postseason Rules for Just the Packers?” Do they?

    You can tell us, Nostradamus.

  36. If I were the Packers brass I’d keep Rodgers off IR in the chance he’d return. Most everyone is aware Green Bay is a different squad with him. That said, they’re better than I thought without him. Tight wire a couple more wins and the Wildcard chances improve drastically. I still think Minnesota is.far better team, but the Packers with Rodgers would make an interesting season even more interesting. Play on!

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