Aaron Rodgers doesn’t need to practice tomorrow to play

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The bookies might be leaning against Aaron Rodgers playing this week, but Mike McCarthy is going to wait until tomorrow to decide.

And even if Rodgers doesn’t participate in tomorrow’s final practice before they play the Vikings, the Packers coach would have no problem playing his star quarterback.

Via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Rodgers may try to do something tomorrow, as his left knee is improving. The Packers don’t practice on Friday.

“Tomorrow’s practice will be a pretty big indicator,” McCarthy said. “So we’ll see how today goes, but nothing has changed. He’s clearly in the day-to-day. Hopefully he’ll be able to do work tomorrow.”

McCarthy then downplayed the need to participate in the Saturday workout, since the game plan is installed, and well, Rodgers is pretty good at the football.

“He could play with no reps,” McCarthy said. “We’ve established that point some time ago in his career. So I think it’s no different. You’d like to walk off the field Saturday and have your plan set, but this is the National Football League, things happen. Guys get sick on Saturday, too. that’s all part of our process where we work the practice-squad guys in and everything. So we’ll be ready for anything, but I know he wants to play. So we’ll see how it goes.”

McCarthy said earlier in the week it was “no layup” that Rodgers would play, after his dramatic return last week, leading a one-legged comeback from a 20-0 deficit to beat the Bears.

If he can’t play, the Packers will turn to DeShone Kizer, who had two turnovers in three possessions last week while Rodgers was being evaluated in the locker room.

70 responses to “Aaron Rodgers doesn’t need to practice tomorrow to play

  1. Well, Deshone Kizer would probably do fine. If you watched the 9ers game the Vikes left people running open all day. If Kittle didn’t drop that gimme pass, the Vikes probably lose that game.

    Packers 24, Vikings 17. If Rodgers plays then probably 31-13

  2. Love how jealous Viking fans are……so silly.

    Don’t know how that team choked so bad in the playoffs last year. Clearly their defense is really not that good.

  3. Of course he doesn’t need to practice tomorrow to play on Sunday. He’s Aaron Rodgers, the greatest QB in the history of the NFL, who just led the greatest comeback in NFL history last Sunday night. Even Mike Zimmer said Rodgers walks on water. Rodgers is playing….this drama is ridiculous.

  4. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 14, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Well, Deshone Kizer would probably do fine. If you watched the 9ers game the Vikes left people running open all day. If Kittle didn’t drop that gimme pass, the Vikes probably lose that game.
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    According to the injury report, Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander will be playing this week. I think that will cut down on a lot of people running open all day.

    Also, if Fuller didn’t drop that gimme pass, the Pack probably lose that game.

  5. tokyosandblaster
    Sep 14, 2018, 11:44 AM CDT
    Well, Deshone Kizer would probably do fine. If you watched the 9ers game the Vikes left people running open all day. If Kittle didn’t drop that gimme pass, the Vikes probably lose that game.
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    A TE running a go route, pass over his shoulder, not unheard of to not catch it. And, he would not have scored. The 49ers might have then scored later. And none of that tells us the outcome of the game.

    Now, your all world QB threw a ball right between the numbers of a dback, and the guy dropped an INT that 100% would have meant your team loses.

    Come on back the next time you need another lesson in how football works. Schools in session, son.

  6. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 14, 2018 at 12:44 pm
    Well, Deshone Kizer would probably do fine. If you watched the 9ers game the Vikes left people running open all day.
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    Kizer played against the same defense that a one legged Rodgers burned multiple times Sunday night.

    Remind us how that worked out…

    If Kizer couldn’t function as a QB last week, his chances this week are somewhere between slim and none.

  7. Aaron Rodgers is one of the greatest players in the history of the NFL. Wish he was on the Vikings. I personally think he got his bell rung big time & the knee is a cover.

  8. This should be a blowout by the packers if Rodgers plays.

    I mean, coming back from an amputated leg.
    With all of the walking on water Rodgers does, all he has to do is throw hail mary passes down the field and it should be an easy victory.

    Right packer fans?

  9. Bookies don’t care if Rodgers plays or not.

    If they made their money predicting things, they’d be broke like the rest of us.

    Bookies make their money by taking the bets of people who think they can predict outcomes. The more accurately they place the odds, the more money they make. It’s called the “vig”.

    The more bets, the more vig.

    You’re welcome.

  10. Of course the Vikings are preparing as if Rodgers is going to play. No prep is needed when facing Kizer. #kizerroll
    Who is the Packers third string QB?

  11. Liberalsruineverything says:
    September 14, 2018 at 1:11 pm
    Regardless of who the QB is the Vikings will be bringing 60 minutes of pain. The entire Packer roster is physically overmatched and slow. It will be obvious on Sunday.

    I’m as big a Vikings homer as anyone, been one ever since Alan Page kicked the holy bejeezus out of the Detroit offensive line that time in 1971. But one thing I’ve learned about this team, as we saw in Philly last year, is that when put on natural grass you never know. I’ve seen them look slow on Chicago grass, Lambeau grass, Philly grass. Agreed this is still a fast team, but we’ll have to see how their speed matches up on grass. Just seen it too many times.

  12. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 14, 2018 at 12:44 pm
    Well, Deshone Kizer would probably do fine. If you watched the 9ers game the Vikes left people running open all day. If Kittle didn’t drop that gimme pass, the Vikes probably lose that game.

    Packers 24, Vikings 17. If Rodgers plays then probably 31-13
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    Trae Waynes tweaked his knee and went out of the game. Hughes had to play corner when he practiced nickel all week. He didn’t do bad had a pick six. Nice try though. Good Good let the vindication and redemption build into hate. Now Young Rodgers, you must lose!

  13. Interesting dilemma: If Rodgers is injured is it worth risking aggravating the injury or possibly losing him for the whole season by playing against the Vikings?

    If there is any chance his knee is compromised, I’d keep him out of the game. One loss to the Vikings is a steep price, but losing Rodgers for an extended period carries a far bigger cost.

  14. Does anyone truly believe this is confounding the Vikings??
    They’re preparing for Rodgers. Done.
    Do you really think if the Diva doesn’t play Zimmer is going to freak out because he didn’t prepare for DeShone Kizer??? Puh-leaze.

  15. He is so incredible that I bet he throws for 500 yards and 4 TDs on his first
    pass and then turns it over to his backups for the remaining 59:48 of game time.

  16. Only he and Favre needed this much attention to survive. Nobody outside of GB cares if he plays or not.

  17. Rodgers is fruitcake diva. Most overrated qb of all time. Every year is either a playoff choke job or he’s injured and done for the year. Rodgers should be wrapped up with bubble wrap and put a sign on him saying “handle with care” .

  18. ok so your the coach. Your franchise and really, the entire team considering who is the backup, would go down the drain if the Vikes, they know which knee to take out, get to flatten him for another year. Would you play him and take that chance or let Kizermania take a beating and the entire team too from a talented defense and offense and live to fight another day?

    I say mental mike keeps him out.

  19. favreblows says:

    September 14, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Love how jealous Viking fans are……so silly.

    Don’t know how that team choked so bad in the playoffs last year. Clearly their defense is really not that good.
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    How did your team do in the playoffs last year?

  20. redandgoldhitman52 says:
    September 14, 2018 at 1:58 pm
    Rodgers is fruitcake diva. Most overrated qb of all time. Every year is either a playoff choke job or he’s injured and done for the year. Rodgers should be wrapped up with bubble wrap and put a sign on him saying “handle with care” .
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    Ya he is so great, in the Seattle Playoff game with the ball on the six, they ran three times and got nada. The great one made zero pass attempts to get the score up. The pack could have easily been up 24 zip at halftime with his arm and gone to the SB. Worst defeat in their history and Rodgers the great one did nothing to save his team.

  21. Here’s what everyone knows, Rodgers will miss the season with an injury again, or he’ll choke in the playoffs as usual. He’s soft, made of glass, and the greatest choker of all time. That playoff choke job against the seahawks was priceless. Lol.🍔

  22. lenthevikesfan says:
    September 14, 2018 at 1:18 pm
    “He will get a shot before the game and he will play and he will play like Aaron Rodgers”.

    And that would be a really stupid move because he could do major damage to his knee that could keep Rodgers out for a year.

  23. I can’t believe that McCarthy is even debating whether or not to let Rodgers play. This guy is the face of the franchise and without a doubt the most important player on the team. You don’t put that guy out there injured just to see if you can win a game in Week 2. I understand it’s a divisional game but why would you take the risk of losing him for the season this ealry in the year. Let him rest for a week or two and bring him back when he’s actually healthy. He’s way too valuable to put out there less than 100%

  24. Packer fans hope Rodgers plays because once again they have no backup alternative. Only the Green Bay Packers would choose the quarterback of an 0-16 team to be their backup. If Kizer doesn’t throw a pick in overtime, Cleveland might have actually beat the Packers for their only win last year. Yep, they picked that guy to back up their best player. Real smart.

  25. nathanp2013 says:
    September 14, 2018 at 12:41 pm
    First NFL player to ever take a cart ride over a stinger… what a warrior!
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    Nevermind the replay where it shows his knee being landed on and his leg being bent halfway to the ground. SMH

  26. mnvikes1961 says:
    September 14, 2018 at 2:21 pm
    Aaron Rodgers doesn’t need to practice tomorrow to play… in his Super Bowl.
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    Given that Rodgers has actually WON a super bowl, a lowly game against the Vikings would hardly ever compare. But since the Vikings haven’t won anything in their long history, playing the Packers is THEIR Super Bowl.

    SKOLOLOL

  27. What a Hoax A Rodge has attempted to pulled off. Your knee is fine quit acting a fool. No one likes this guy… Not even his own family.. He thinks he’s inferior to everyone around him. X marks the the phantom spot said Tony Barr

  28. Unfortunately. I think Rodgers plays but gets injured worse by Minnesota’s hard hitting defense. Did we learn nothing last year? We should bench Aaron even if he’s 100% healthy… it’s not worth blowing our whole season for 2 games.

    With that said, if Aaron does play and gets injured worse… Our coaching staff is gone. Which is long overdue. It would be tough to swilling but we would have to thank the purple for exposing are horrendous coaching staff in back-to-back years.

  29. Vikings Will Choke As Usual says:

    September 14, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    mnvikes1961 says:
    September 14, 2018 at 2:21 pm
    Aaron Rodgers doesn’t need to practice tomorrow to play… in his Super Bowl.
    ——–
    Given that Rodgers has actually WON a super bowl, a lowly game against the Vikings would hardly ever compare. But since the Vikings haven’t won anything in their long history, playing the Packers is THEIR Super Bowl.

    SKOLOLOL

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    If the Vikings are so “lowly” why risk further injury? Why not send in Kiser or Boil? You green and yellows will disappear after Sundays game, leaving true packer fans to talk football with.

  30. The Packer/Viking fans so funny it’s ridiculous . Two bad there are 30 other teams in the league. They must have forgotten or never knew.

  31. I realize Vikings fans/trolls anxiety is reaching it’s peak and are obsessing on Aaron Rodgers and can’t stop, but for Packers fans I have some other news:

    Davante Adams is looking probable for the game. Oren Burks practiced again and it is looking more like he will play as well👍

    All positives.

    Vikings news: Pat Elflein out for the game.

    Nick Perry, Clay Matthews, Reggie Gilbert, Mo Wilkerson, Kenny Clark, Mike Daniels are laughing at this dumpster fire of a O-line they are about to face.

    Mike Pettine: “Yes I think it would be accurate to say we will be using more exotic fronts and exotic blitzes this week than last”

    Poor Kirk😃💣👊💥

    #100Seasons

    #TitleTown

    #DrinkingGrapeCrushAt3PMSunday

    #GoPackGo!

  32. Over/Under on holding calls against the Packers O-Line. Wait, you can’t have an under when the answer is always zero.

  33. “Only he and Favre needed this much attention to survive. Nobody outside of GB cares if he plays or not.”

    Lolz an awful lot of Vikes fan posting in this thread sure seem to

    Barneys are funny

  34. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 14, 2018 at 4:08 pm
    I realize Vikings fans/trolls anxiety is reaching it’s peak and are obsessing on Aaron Rodgers and can’t stop, but for Packers fans I have some other news:

    Davante Adams is looking probable for the game. Oren Burks practiced again and it is looking more like he will play as well👍

    All positives.

    Vikings news: Pat Elflein out for the game.

    Nick Perry, Clay Matthews, Reggie Gilbert, Mo Wilkerson, Kenny Clark, Mike Daniels are laughing at this dumpster fire of a O-line they are about to face.

    Mike Pettine: “Yes I think it would be accurate to say we will be using more exotic fronts and exotic blitzes this week than last”

    Poor Kirk😃💣👊💥

    _____________

    Please… The Packers wish they had a D as good as the 49’ers. The Packers D is nothing more than a bunch of Girl Scouts.

  35. @mnvikes1961

    Pay real close attention Sunday little one.

    I keep hearing how amazing this Vikings whole roster is. How the Packers have “no chance” in this game. I guess the Packers are going to get blown out if you believed the lying, nervous, scared Vikings trolls here like you.

    Vikings fan guaranteeing victory. Exactly where we want them👍

    #100Seasons

    #TitleTown

    #LoudLambeau

    #GoPackGo!

  36. officialgame says:
    And that would be a really stupid move because he could do major damage to his knee that could keep Rodgers out for a year.
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    Hmmm… You mean like what every player on the field ( and an occasional ref or coach on the sideline ) faces every time the ball is snapped?

    The only thing they knew on Sunday night was that his ACL was most likely still attached otherwise they had no idea what was going on inside his knee and yet there he was on the field for the second half.

  37. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 14, 2018 at 5:11

    Vikings fan guaranteeing victory. Exactly where we want them

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    Not seeing any Viking fan guarantee victory. And what does “exactly where we want them” mean?

  38. lol. vikings. your team is an afterthought. cant wait for cousins to be cousins.. because he’s terrible. a waste of 80 milion. derp

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