Aaron Rodgers plans on winning another MVP award

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had a season marred by a broken collarbone for the second time in his career, but he bounced back nicely the last time it happened.

Rodgers broke his collarbone in 2013 and returned to be named NFL MVP in 2014. During Super Bowl weekend in Minneapolis, Rodgers said he’s looking for history to repeat itself.

“I plan on doing that again,” Rodgers said, via the Packers website.

Rodgers made the rounds in Minnesota and expressed some displeasure with the departure of quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt during one appearance. The changes to the coaching staff did have some upside for Rodgers, however.

Joe Philbin is back as offensive coordinator, something Rodgers said that he finds exciting and works well with the goal of winning the Super Bowl for the first time since 2011.

“We have to play championship defense,” Rodgers said. “You look at the final four, all were up at the top in defensive categories. We have to get back to playing that kind of defense. Offensively, we have to get back to what we were doing in ’11. Thankfully the guy who was offensive coordinator in ’11 is back, Joe Philbin.”

Rodgers was also healthy in 2011 and staying that way in 2018 will be essential to hopes of either another Super Bowl or another MVP.

90 responses to “Aaron Rodgers plans on winning another MVP award

  1. Mike should have been canned after the ’14 choke. The team (including his offense) hasn’t been the same since. Outside of BB all NFL head coaches message gets stale. It would be nice if his offense evolved a bit but it’s literally been the exact same for 10 years.

    I’ve never been a huge TT guy but I think he’s gotten a bit of a bad rap. If Nick Collins (and to a lesser extend JMike and Sam Shields) doesn’t suffer a career ending injury I believe they would have been back to a least a couple more SB’s and would have another ring to boot.

  2. MVP should be going to not what is stars of the game but ones who made a difference in a team doing what no one thought as Foles. It is a bogus award when five players are always in the mix .

  3. This story tells you everything you need to know about Aaron Rodgers. He’s more interested in MVP awards than Super Bowl victories. Rodgers is always about Rodgers first…everything else is secondary.

  4. They should have gift wrapped the mvp to him this year. The packers stunk without him. There’s not another player who is more valuable to their team

  5. The Packers have lost their way. They’re in for a couple lean years.

    Hopefully Rodgers is healthy, motivated and with the team by the time they get their act together again.

  6. I’d prefer my QB to be targeting another Super Bowl MVP than a regular season one…
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    He knows his head coach can’t get him back there.

    And frankly, he’s carried the organization long enough.

    If all he does from here on is win individual awards, fine. The organization has failed him considerably.

  7. He may get the MVP, but until they improve their defense he’ll be sitting with his trophy at home on super bowl weekend. All NFC north teams will be better in 2018 so he has no cakewalk to win the division. Should be a fun year.

  8. I remember watching Tom VS Time he was asked do you care about MVP and his response was not really.Brady doesn’t care about MVP ProBowls awards nothing has a tunnel vision for one thing and if it wasn’t for the bonehead defence Brady would of been getting a ring sized for a 6th superbowl ring.

  9. 8-8 teams don’t have anyone considered for mvp, sorry, Erin…(8-8 if if Rodgers plays all 16 games, if he goes down again, Pack will be below .500 once again)

  10. I’d prefer my QB to be targeting another Super Bowl MVP than a regular season one…

    It’s always all about you, isn’t it, Aaron?
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    Wow, people have a hard time with reading comprehension. The question referenced his regular season mvp award in 2014 after his last injury. He answered the question. Pretty simple unless you’re a purple.

  11. I see Vikings fans and haters are still choking on their bitter, salty alligator tears. Must have been a rough two weeks seeing Eagles fans in their bitter cold city and hoisting the Lombardi.

  12. He didn’t say it was his only focus! He just plans on returning to that form and accomplishing all the things he did in 2011 now that Philbin and Pettin are on board. Read between the lines. Give the guy a break, the coaching staff and organization have failed him and under utilized his talents forever. If he was with more aggressive OC’s he’d have more rings! He’s a Lamborghini being driven like beetle! Just R-E-L-A-X and Let let the next season play out!

  13. The best qb in the game just threw for 505 yards in his 8th Super Bowl and could care less about personal MVP awards, although it is worth noting he is the current one. He doesn’t really even get compared to other qb’s anymore because that debate has been put to rest.

    Good luck to Rodgers in his comeback season though, when healthy, he is fun to watch.

  14. Funny how teams who haven’t had an MVP QB are suddenly critical of a guy from another team who has one. He’s far from done, and far from leaving GB, in spite of what the haters hope and pray for each and every day.

  15. “We have to play championship defense,” Rodgers said. “You look at the final four, all were up at the top in defensive categories. 

    WRONG.

    The Patriots defense ranked 29th in total yards this year.

  16. The Patriots defense was pathetic this year. Brady throws for 500+yds in the Super Bowl and they can’t help the guy out at all ..almost lost to Bortles & Co. for God’s sake.

  17. Its only 2-days after the Super Bowl and we’re already bored enough to dissect these types of comments? He’s planning on duplicating 2014, and that is to return from a collarbone injury and play at a level high enough to win the MVP. He didn’t say that it’s his personal goal, or his objective and he didn’t prioritize it over any team success. His plans is to win the MVP. Which essentially means: his plan is to return to form and play football better than any other player in the NFL. That should be everyone’s “plan”.

  18. Yes – no one wants to be a regular season MVP because the play required to earn that means you’d never make the playoffs/have a good chance for a SB appearance.

    All he’s saying is he wants to play at that level. QB winning level which – unlike the dumpster to the west – he’s proven he can play at.

  19. If he wins another MVP, maybe Rodgers will get even MORE endorsement deals because we just don’t see him in nearly enough commercials. But even Rodgers draws the line on some things. For example, you’ll never see him endorsing any mobile carrier “Family Plans”.

  20. The best qb in the game just threw for 505 yards in his 8th Super Bowl and could care less about personal MVP awards, although it is worth noting he is the current one. He doesn’t really even get compared to other qb’s anymore because that debate has been put to rest.
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    Packer fans aren’t buying.

    We’ll take Rodgers, now and always.

    Do us a favor and make like a tree.

  21. therealraider says:
    February 6, 2018 at 11:18 am
    “We have to play championship defense,” Rodgers said. “You look at the final four, all were up at the top in defensive categories.

    WRONG.

    The Patriots defense ranked 29th in total yards this year.

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    he may have been partially wrong but still 3 outta 4 had top defenses – something the Packers sorely lack right now.

  22. He should have learned from what just happened to Brady, from league’s MVP to fumbling the SB away. MVP can be a curse.

  23. therealraider says:
    February 6, 2018 at 11:18 am
    “We have to play championship defense,” Rodgers said. “You look at the final four, all were up at the top in defensive categories.

    WRONG.

    The Patriots defense ranked 29th in total yards this year.
    *****
    The Patriots were top five in points allowed however. So, technically he’s correct.

  24. “We have to play championship defense,” Rodgers said. “You look at the final four, all were up at the top in defensive categories. We have to get back to playing that kind of defense.

    ___________

    The Packers would have to gut their entire defense as it stands now. That will take years of rebuilding. But they always have Clay-maker. Aw, too funny.

  25. I hate to be an apologist for a Packer, but I suspect if you look at this quote in the context of an entire interview, Rodgers wouldn’t appear as big of a narcissist as this article indicates.

  26. aarons444 says:
    February 6, 2018 at 11:48 am
    The best qb in the game just threw for 505 yards in his 8th Super Bowl and could care less about personal MVP awards, although it is worth noting he is the current one. He doesn’t really even get compared to other qb’s anymore because that debate has been put to rest.
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    Packer fans aren’t buying.

    We’ll take Rodgers, now and always.

    Do us a favor and make like a tree.

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    Dude seriously? Brady 5 Rodgers has one. Unless we are doing that “New Math” the kids are learning 5 > 1. Brady is the GOAT – in my 43 years of watching NFL football. He is the greatest QB in the modern Super Bowl Era. Look for them to also rename the Lambardi Trophy to the Belichick trophy after Bill retires.

  27. Gotta love the purples. Rodgers answers a question that he is directly asked about winning an MVP, and they accuse him of being arrogant and selfish.

  28. The Packers would have to gut their entire defense as it stands now. That will take years of rebuilding. But they always have Clay-maker. Aw, too funny.
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    They have better peices than people like to give them credit for. (Daniels, HHC-D, Clark, Perry, Martinez..)

    Let’s see where they end up IF they get real coaching now that pre-historic Dom is gone.

  29. usdcoyotesfan says:
    February 6, 2018 at 12:21 pm
    Gotta love the purples. Rodgers answers a question that he is directly asked about winning an MVP, and they accuse him of being arrogant and selfish.

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    No, but I will tell you this – If the Packers don’t ante up and pay the man, put a supporting cast around him as his contract is up this year. Rodgers to New England next year after Brady retires or to the Saints after Brees retires. Could be his last year in Green and Gold Packer faithful.

  30. No, but I will tell you this – If the Packers don’t ante up and pay the man, put a supporting cast around him as his contract is up this year. Rodgers to New England next year after Brady retires or to the Saints after Brees retires. Could be his last year in Green and Gold Packer faithful.
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    I’d force my way to the Jags, if I were him.

  31. Brady 5 Rodgers has one.
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    The Patriots have 5 from 2001-present

    The Packers have 1 from 2008-present

    Last I checked, 45 other players are active on game day.

  32. purpleguy says:
    February 6, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    I hate to be an apologist for a Packer, but I suspect if you look at this quote in the context of an entire interview, Rodgers wouldn’t appear as big of a narcissist as this article indicates.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    As always, thank you for bringing some sanity into the conversation. If you haven’t actually seen the interview, it’s short and worth watching. It looked like Rodgers was maybe having more fun than the law allows (at least for operating a motor vehicle).

  33. Brady is the most accomplished for sure but best at the position? No.

    Name a single SB win he has that wouldn’t have been won with Rodgers, Peyton or Brees playing QB? He’s never won a SB by more than 6 points.

    Hint – it’s zero.

    Show me one GB team that Brady would have won a SB with that Rodgers couldn’t because of Rodgers ability as QB.

    Hint – it’s zero.

    There’s NOTHING he does as a QB that other QB’s can’t do. He does tend to have a top 10 D when he wins and not when he loses – sorta like every other GOAT people like to mention.

  34. In Teddy We Trust says:
    February 6, 2018 at 10:39 am
    Aaron Rodgers should be MVP every year because that team proved they are slightly better than the Browns without him. Slightly.
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    And yet, they are projected to contend for the title AHEAD of the “well-balanced” Vikings!

    How is that possible?

  35. mnvikes1961 says:
    February 6, 2018 at 12:11 pm
    The Packers would have to gut their entire defense as it stands now. That will take years of rebuilding. But they always have Clay-maker. Aw, too funny.
    ////////////////////////////////////

    Not really. They finished at #22. A reasonable improvement should be enough. The Patriots defense was ranked #31 during the regular season, and I think I saw them nearly win the SuperBowl while the Vikings were nowhere in sight.

    THAT’S too funny.

  36. Rogers has ZERO playoff wins win trailing in the 4th quarter by more that 1 point!!! ZERO!!! Let that sink in!!!
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    Of 7 playoff losses, Mike McCarthy has lost 5, FIVE, on the final play of the game.

    Rodgers can’t overcome McCarthys ineptitude.

  37. stellarperformance says:
    February 6, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Not really. They finished at #22. A reasonable improvement should be enough. The Patriots defense was ranked #31 during the regular season, and I think I saw them nearly win the SuperBowl while the Vikings were nowhere in sight.

    *****
    Speaking of nowhere in sight, where were the Packers this season? Vikings were one game away from the Super Bowl while the Packers were one game under .500. Finishing third in the NFC North really doesn’t give you much to brag about. I guess your version of the Minnesota Miracle was when Brett Hundley led the Pack to an overtime victory over the winless Cleveland Browns. (Yeah, people will be talking about that one for years). Before you talk smack about the Vikings, maybe the Packers should worry more about whether they can stay ahead of the Bears, let alone keep pace with the Lions. Blow Pack blow!

  38. Rodgers can’t overcome McCarthys ineptitude.
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    so correct Rodgers would have won the past 5 super bowls if he was in NE.

  39. so correct Rodgers would have won the past 5 super bowls if he was in NE.
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    No question in my mind. But no way to know conclusively, obviously.

  40. Rodgers Playoff losses;

    2009 @ Arizona 51-45 (OT) – Packers trailed 31-10 after the first drive the of the 3rd. Packers D gave up 531 total yards. Rodgers put up 35 points to force OT.

    2011 V Giants, 37-20 – after a hail mary to end the 1st, the Pack trailed by 10 for almost the entire 2nd half. Not a good game for Rodgers (78 QB rating)

    2012 @ 49ers, 45-31 – The Colin Kaepernick game. 579 yards allowed. 5-7-9.. 444 to Kaep ALONE!

    2013 V 49ers, 23-20 – Packers took lead in the 4th, Rodgers had to fight back to tie, hapless Packers defense folded, FG to end regulation.

    2014 @ Seattle, 28-22 (OT) – Packers lead 19-7 when they punted with 4:00 to go in the game. Epic implosion. Epic.

    2015 @ Arizona, 26-20 (OT) – Rodgers hail mary forced OT.. Nobody covered Fitz, game over.

    2016 @ Atlanta, 44-21 – Packers started the game trailing 31-0. Absolutely outmatched from the start.

    So… how many of those games would you expect another QB to win?

    A couple dogs for Rodgers there, no doubt, but do you honestly think any other QB would have a record that would look much different than his? There are some EPIC meltdowns there. On a scale I’ve never seen before. Teams just don’t lose that way. McCarthy does it most every year.

  41. Well, Bradys record is clear for all to see…as is Rodgers. No comparison. Rodgers is clearly the more physically gifted but nobody has ever been smarter or more clutch than Brady

  42. teal379 says:
    February 6, 2018 at 1:03 pm
    Brady is the most accomplished for sure but best at the position? No.

    Name a single SB win he has that wouldn’t have been won with Rodgers, Peyton or Brees playing QB? He’s never won a SB by more than 6 points.

    Hint – it’s zero.

    Show me one GB team that Brady would have won a SB with that Rodgers couldn’t because of Rodgers ability as QB.

    Hint – it’s zero.

    There’s NOTHING he does as a QB that other QB’s can’t do. He does tend to have a top 10 D when he wins and not when he loses – sorta like every other GOAT people like to mention.
    ——————–

    Really? So last year vs. Atlanta you think Rodgers leads his team back from 28-3? Yeah right, he loses to Atlanta all the time. And the SB before that vs. the Seahawks, you think Rodgers gets a 10pt 4th quarter comeback? Nope, he could barely hold a 10+ point lead against the Seahawks just 2 weeks before that SB.

    And since Rodgers has only been to the SB once, can’t say which Brady would’ve done instead, but take some of the Packers playoff losses, like all those vs Falcons and Seahawks, Brady can win those too.

    People like to discredit Brady just because he isn’t the most athletic or doesn’t wow you with flashy play, but what he does that other QBs can’t do is mental, and haters love to overlook the mental aspect. They’ll call Peyton great because of it, even though Brady prob has a better arm anyway, but not give Brady’s football IQ credit.

  43. Cmon Packer fans Aaron is not the Green Jesus and McCarthy isn’t the pope. Ya all act out like fans are speaking against the divinity if you talk about the Packers. The times have changed and with the balance in the NFC in general, the way coaches scheme now a days, draft for depth etc….the game has passed the Packers by. Again one man does not make a team and we’ve all been witnessed to that this year – Shut down Aaron – you shut down the Packers.

  44. mrdarkness13 says:
    February 6, 2018 at 5:15 pm
    Cmon Packer fans Aaron is not the Green Jesus and McCarthy isn’t the pope. Ya all act out like fans are speaking against the divinity if you talk about the Packers. The times have changed and with the balance in the NFC in general, the way coaches scheme now a days, draft for depth etc….the game has passed the Packers by. Again one man does not make a team and we’ve all been witnessed to that this year – Shut down Aaron – you shut down the Packers.
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    This is just more wishful thinking. This is the same vernacular we’ve been hearing for a quarter century. Just because you say the Packers have been passed by doesn’t make it true.

    The Packers are still the team to beat in the North Division. You know it. I know it. Everybody knows it.

  45. ariani1985 says:
    February 6, 2018 at 1:42 pm
    Rogers has ZERO playoff wins win trailing in the 4th quarter by more that 1 point!!! ZERO!!! Let that sink in!!!
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    Nick Foles has as many receiving touchdowns in the SB as Viking career leader Stu Voigt.

    Let that sink… !!!!

  46. Well, Bradys record is clear for all to see…as is Rodgers. No comparison. Rodgers is clearly the more physically gifted but nobody has ever been smarter or more clutch than Brady
    =====

    Joe Montana, undefeated in Super Bowls

    Bart Starr, 3-peat, 5 Championships, highest rated post-season QB of all-time.

  47. stellarperformance says:
    February 6, 2018 at 1:16 pm
    In Teddy We Trust says:
    February 6, 2018 at 10:39 am
    Aaron Rodgers should be MVP every year because that team proved they are slightly better than the Browns without him. Slightly.
    ///////////////////////////

    And yet, they are projected to contend for the title AHEAD of the “well-balanced” Vikings!

    How is that possible?

    ___________

    Looks like their projection means a lot to you. So according to the preseason analysis year after year- the Packers should win it (or at least be in it) every single season. So what happens?

  48. stellarperformance says:
    February 6, 2018 at 1:16 pm
    In Teddy We Trust says:
    February 6, 2018 at 10:39 am
    Aaron Rodgers should be MVP every year because that team proved they are slightly better than the Browns without him. Slightly.
    ///////////////////////////

    And yet, they are projected to contend for the title AHEAD of the “well-balanced” Vikings!

    How is that possible?

    ///////////////////

    And yet the 2018 preseason power rankings are out and the Vikings are number 7 and the packers are number 10, how is that possible? You told all of us to watch.😂

  49. flviking says:
    February 7, 2018 at 9:32 am
    And yet the 2018 preseason power rankings are out and the Vikings are number 7 and the packers are number 10, how is that possible? You told all of us to watch.
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    Congratulations. I know how important preseason power rankings are to Viking fans.

  50. flviking says:
    February 7, 2018 at 9:32 am
    And yet the 2018 preseason power rankings are out and the Vikings are number 7 and the packers are number 10, how is that possible? You told all of us to watch.😂
    //////////////////////////////////////////

    Too soon. I had to go back and read it myself. I knew somebody would twist the truth in their favor, and you won!

    The NFL preseason power rankings you cite clearly states “the criteria for this too soon ranking is based on how each team fared in 2017,” combined with other criteria. Not applicable.

    Come back in June or July. Just watch. You’ll see.

  51. packertruth says:
    February 6, 2018 at 6:38 pm
    ariani1985 says:
    February 6, 2018 at 1:42 pm
    Rogers has ZERO playoff wins win trailing in the 4th quarter by more that 1 point!!! ZERO!!! Let that sink in!!!

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    Im not sure its fair to quote playoff wins for Rogers. Nick was a linebacker who played 10 games for the Packers in 2004. I assume thats who you meant as I couldnt find anyone else named Rogers who has played for the Packers in the past two decades.

  52. Rodgers is speaking for the entire team, not himself. I mean, he is the entire team right?

  53. mrdarkness13 says:
    February 6, 2018 at 5:15 pm
    Shut down Aaron – you shut down the Packers.
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    That’s brilliant. How perfectly insightful. I’m pretty sure if you shut down any quarterback you’ll shut down the team, but hey, you’re the expert.

  54. “Dude seriously? Brady 5 Rodgers has one. Unless we are doing that “New Math” the kids are learning 5 > 1. Brady is the GOAT – in my 43 years of watching NFL football. He is the greatest QB in the modern Super Bowl Era.”

    If you make a chart of playoff games during Brady’s career and Rodgers career for their W-L record when their defense gives up 0-5, 6-10, 11-15, etc, their records are close but Rodgers is equal or better than Brady in every category except the categories when the defense gives up 36 or more. He is 0-3, Brady is now 0-1. Rodgers has lost just one playoff game when the defense gave up less than 26 (gave up 23). Look it up. Rodgers would have at least as many rings as Brady with that defense, and likely even more with Belichick coaching instead of McCarthy. Rodgers > Brady. There is nothing Brady can do better than Rodgers other than be on a better team with a better coach.

  55. “2011 V Giants, 37-20 – after a hail mary to end the 1st, the Pack trailed by 10 for almost the entire 2nd half. Not a good game for Rodgers (78 QB rating)”

    The Packers lost 4 fumbles and the receivers clearly dropped 7 passes, arguably 9 drops in all. Rodgers was not his usual great self, but played much better than the stats show.

    This year everybody saw the Packers go from Super Bowl contender to the Browns when Rodgers was injured. When has that ever happened with the Pats/Brady? Answer: Never

  56. stellarperformance says:
    February 7, 2018 at 10:01 am
    flviking says:
    February 7, 2018 at 9:32 am
    And yet the 2018 preseason power rankings are out and the Vikings are number 7 and the packers are number 10, how is that possible? You told all of us to watch.😂
    //////////////////////////////////////////

    Too soon. I had to go back and read it myself. I knew somebody would twist the truth in their favor, and you won!

    The NFL preseason power rankings you cite clearly states “the criteria for this too soon ranking is based on how each team fared in 2017,” combined with other criteria. Not applicable.

    Come back in June or July. Just watch. You’ll see

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    And in June or July you’ll change your story yet again, whatever.

  57. djvh2 says:
    February 7, 2018 at 10:30 pm
    This year everybody saw the Packers go from Super Bowl contender to the Browns when Rodgers was injured. When has that ever happened with the Pats/Brady? Answer: Never
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    That’s because Hundley is terrible! He can’t throw! He couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn. If the Packers had Tarvaris Jackson or Christian Ponder they would’ve fared just fine.

  58. This year everybody saw the Packers go from Super Bowl contender to the Browns when Rodgers was injured. When has that ever happened with the Pats/Brady? Answer: Never
    =====

    Yep, Brady plays for a better organization.

    Who would dispute that?

    If that’s some kind of shot at Rodgers… dream on!

  59. aarons444 says: (in response to my Feb 7 10:30pm post)
    February 8, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    If that’s some kind of shot at Rodgers… dream on!
    ——————————————————
    It’s the exact opposite of a shot at Rodgers. It’s saying that without Rodgers the Packers are the Browns. Without Brady, the Patriots are still a very good team. Obviously Brady is great, but Rodgers is as good or better than Brady at everything. In addition to overcoming a bad defense, he also overcomes a bad head coach every year. Rodgers will never get his due as a winner because McCarthy has been his coach.

  60. therealraider says:

    February 6, 2018 at 11:18 am

    “We have to play championship defense,” Rodgers said. “You look at the final four, all were up at the top in defensive categories.

    WRONG.

    The Patriots defense ranked 29th in total yards this year.

    ————-

    Yea but they were in top 5 in yards allows. This Patriots defense might have been the worst defense the Patriots have had in a Superbowl, but they are still better than the Packers defense.

  61. stellarperformance says:

    February 8, 2018 at 11:31 am

    djvh2 says:
    February 7, 2018 at 10:30 pm
    This year everybody saw the Packers go from Super Bowl contender to the Browns when Rodgers was injured. When has that ever happened with the Pats/Brady? Answer: Never
    ////////////////

    That’s because Hundley is terrible! He can’t throw! He couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn. If the Packers had Tarvaris Jackson or Christian Ponder they would’ve fared just fine.

    ————–

    Wrong again. Yes Hundley is bad, but the Patriots have less off a drop off is because their rosters are overally more strong. The Packer defense is always near the bottom so if they lose their QB, they are done.

  62. “I’d prefer my QB to be targeting another Super Bowl MVP than a regular season one…”

    ——————-

    The man was literally asked if he plans on winning another MVP and he said “I plan on doing that again.”

    Suddenly that means he doesn’t want to win the Super Bowl?

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