Not hearing it: Aaron Rodgers tunes out his critics
Rewind: Its not often that Aaron Rodgers plays poorly, but his performance in Sundays 34-30 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals might have been his worst since the 2009 road loss at then-winless Tampa Bay. On Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium, Rodgers posted his second-lowest passer rating (64.5) in a game he completed since that loss to the Bucs (57.6) on Nov. 8, 2009, and his lowest in a game he finished since Oct. 31, 2010, against the New York Jets (59.7). Rodgers snapped his NFL-record streak of 41 straight games without multiple interceptions, but one of his two picks was the result of a poor route by receiver James Jones . Rodgers Fast-forward: The Packers have their bye this week. Batted balls: Rodgers quick release means he doesnt usually have many passes batted down at the line of scrimmage, but the Bengals did it three times in the final two minutes on Sunday, including on his last pass on fourth-and-5 from the Cincinnati 20-yard line with 1:25 left. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Rodgers previously had only one game in the past five seasons in which three of his passes were batted down. Prediction: Rodgers will bounce back with a strong performance on Oct.
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During a series that ended with a field goal with 6:23 left in the first half, Rodgers appeared to be unhappy with at least one play call from McCarthy and gestured toward the Packers’ sideline. As Rodgers came off the field, he had an intense exchange with McCarthy that was caught on camera and shown on the game broadcast. “I think anytime you get into a situation where there’s a change in rhythm and personnel and play calls, things like that, it’s frustrating,” McCarthy said Sunday. “I had called a certain play in a certain situation, and he was frustrated by it. I feel good. One [disagreement] every three weeks would be awesome.” Added McCarthy during his postgame news conference: “He’s competitive, man. That’s what I love about him. I didn’t really think it was that big of a deal, frankly.” Packers defensive tackle B.J. Raji was seen trying to calm Rodgers on the sideline. It wasn’t the first time Rodgers showed frustration with McCarthy during or after a game. Last season at Minnesota, Rodgers confronted McCarthy for throwing the challenge flag on a turnover play that would have been automatically reviewed.
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“There used to be the adage that, ‘Oh, I don’t read that stuff.’ That doesn’t exist anymore. Those days are over. And (Rodgers is) probably no different. “He’s aware of what’s out there, and frankly, it’s good business for him to know what’s out there. I understand how the business works. He has a brand that he has established and at some point in his life will be a legacy that he’s leaving. He’s conscientious about that. “But at the end of the day, I think like a lot of young players, someone that’s really as driven as him and somebody that’s used a lot of moments in his past for self-motivation he’s in a really good place.” Building character Rodgers was barely recruited out of high school. He played community college ball for a year before transferring to Cal. He fell to No.
Will he be embraced by his teammates? Stay tuned (but also keep an eye on T D.J. Fluker and WR Keenan Allen). Christopher Hanewinckel, USA TODAY Sports Fullscreen Terrance Williams, Cowboys: The Baylor product moves up the road after leading the Big 12 in receiving yards in 2012 (1,832). The third-rounder won’t post such numbers for Dallas, but he — like Laurent Robinson and Kevin Ogletree before him — could make his presence felt as QB Tony Romo’s slot receiver. Tim Heitman, USA TODAY Sports Fullscreen Damontre Moore, Giants: He displayed first-round talent in 2012 after logging 12.5 sacks for Texas A&M. He’ll need to sharpen his moves and bulk up, but Moore could become a factor on passing downs for a team that let DE Osi Umenyiora go in free agency. Julio Cortez, AP Zach Ertz, Eagles: While at Stanford, the tight end caused plenty of headaches for former Oregon coach Chip Kelly. Now they’ve joined forces in Philadelphia, and Ertz could quickly emerge as one of the weapons in Kelly’s highly anticipated offense. Howard Smith, USA TODAY Sports Fullscreen David Amerson, Redskins: He brings a gambling reputation from N.C. State, and new teammate DeAngelo Hall can provide a first-hand account of how freelancing serves NFL corners. Amerson should battle immediately for the nickel role and may have Hall’s job by next season. Geoff Burke, USA TODAY Sports Jon Bostic, Bears: With Brian Urlacher retired, the second rounder has a shot at moving into the NFL’s most glorious positions Chicago middle linebacker — if he can displace veteran D.J. Williams. Nam Y. Huh, AP Fullscreen Ezekiel Ziggy Ansah, Lions: The Ghana native and BYU product is short on football experience but long on potential. He’ll be asked to provide pressure for a squad that lost last year’s starting defensive ends, Cliff Avril and Kyle Vanden Bosch. Andrew Weber, USA TODAY Sports Fullscreen Eddie Lacy (pictured, 27) and Johnathan Franklin, Packers: Green Bay has never ranked better than 14th running the ball since QB Aaron Rodgers replaced Brett Favre in 2008.
Aaron Rodgers has brutal half for Packers, fantasy owners
Sign up now! Aaron Rodgers has brutal half for Packers, fantasy owners Gear Up! Daniel Kelley, SBNation Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2013, 2:48 PM Quarterback Aaron Rodgers had one of the worst halves of his career in the first half Sunday, completing only seven of his 14 attempts for 64 yards, with no touchdowns. Despite external link that, the Green Bay Packers lead the Cincinnati Bengals 16-14 at the half. The Bengal defense has swarmed Rodgers, and has three sacks at the half. Rodgers has completed passes to five different receivers, but no single guy has more than two receptions. He also has a single rush for two yards. Fantasy impact: Rodgers entered this game without starting running back Eddie Lacy , and lost tight end Jermichael Finley early as well – both guys with concussions. Between those losses and the fact that the Bengals have a strong defense to begin with, it’s easy to understand why Rodgers might have struggled. That said, it’s still Aaron Rodgers, and he still has Jordy Nelson , James Jones , and Randall Cobb. Odds are good he has a strong second half, and odds are even better he’s still the Aaron Rodgers his owners have come to know and love going forward.
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Rodgers threw two interceptions, completed 26 of 43 passes totaling 217 yards and threw just one touchdown pass. I wouldnt quite consider this performance $22 million-per-year worthy. There are currently six quarterbacks in the NFL who have a higher completion rating. To rub salt in the wound, those six include Andy Dalton of the Bengals, a team that just defeated the Packers after the cheeseheads scored 30 unanswered points; Tony Romo, who led the league in interceptions last year and one of the biggest laughing stocks in football, Jay Cutler of the infamous Bears. What did Jay Cutler do after winning the Super Bowl? He turned off his Xbox Zing! In all seriousness though, Im impressed Jay 3-0 and leading the NFC North. Rodgers, why arent we up there? Is the weight of the cheeseheads on Rodgers shoulder (pad) too heavy for him to bear? Until this years win against the Redskins, the Packers went 44 straight games without a 100-yard rusher.
Aaron Rodgers fails for fantasy owners in Week 3
Jennings both got their hands on while attempting to gain possession. The two officials near the play initially gave separate signals of touchdown and time out, before ruling the players had simultaneous possession, resulting in a Seahawks game-winning score. The controversial outcome took place under the cloud of the NFL officiating lockout, which coincidentally ended just days later. Front Row spoke with MNFs Mike Tirico to get his thoughts on the Fail Mary and what he remembers from calling the game that night in Seattle. What are your memories from the Fail Mary game? continue reading E:60 returns with NFL Draft special showcasing Auburn investigation, Alabama star RB, 30 for 30 short film The Irrelevant Giant ESPNs award-winning news magazine E:60 makes its Spring 2013 premiere tonight with an NFL Draft Special (ESPN, 7 p.m. ET), 48 hours before the event begins also on ESPN in New York City. This is the first of a four-episode E:60 Spring flight with shows also airing April 30, May 7 and 14. The four features premiering tonight include an E:60 exclusive report on the Auburn football program; a profile of Alabama running back and prime draft prospect Eddie Lacy; an exclusive television presentation of the 30 for 30 short film The Irrelevant Giant; and a compilation of NFL stars draft day memories.
Aaron Rodgers Contract: Packers’ QB Reportedly To Earn Highest Salary In NFL History
Now? He’s of the most beloved figures in the state’s rich sports history. The Wisconsin Legislature designated Dec. 12, 2012, as “Aaron Rodgers Day,” and students and workers throughout the state were encouraged to celebrate by wearing his jersey. When he was shown on the scoreboard at the Milwaukee Bucks’ playoff game against the Miami Heat on Thursday, he got one of the biggest cheers of the night. Rodgers will be 36 when the deal ends. He said he thinks he has at least eight years left in his legs and his body, when asked if wondered if this would be his last contract. “A lot of times you don’t see a deal all the way through if you’re playing well. It’s just the nature of some of these contracts. That’s a long way off. In order to even get to that conversation, it’s going to take many years in a row at a consistently high level of play for me, which I expect to do,” Rodgers said.
Packers’ Aaron Rodgers getting used to life without Donald Driver, Greg Jennings
Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 Aaron Rodgers fails for fantasy owners in Week 3 Related In partnership with SBNation.com By Sharona Sports Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers only threw for 244 yards and one touchdown in the Packers’ loss to the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday. Rodgers also threw two interceptions and was sacked four times. Rodgers has a rookie left tackle protecting his blind side and also lost his two starting running backs in James Starks and Johnathan Franklin in the game. The Packers have a bye week in Week 4 and they need it, with running back Eddie Lacy already sidelined. Fantasy impact: The Packers are dealing with issues on the offensive line and and injury at the running back position. Rodgers is an elite quarterback and this game shouldn’t give fantasy owners cause for concern. The Bengals have a very good defense and the best defensive line in the NFL. Lacy should be back in Week 5 which should help the offense. Rodgers is still one of the best quarterbacks in the league and should rebound in Week 5 when the Packers face the Detroit Lions. Keep up with all of our Fantasy Coverage