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Offline all_about_da_packers  
#1 Posted : Sunday, September 21, 2008 1:29:06 AM(UTC)
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From Bob McGinn:

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Aaron Rodgers played four football seasons with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

His coach, Mike McCarthy, didn't know about that. His offensive coordinator, Joe Philbin, didn't know about that. Almost nobody knows about that.

But it's true, and now the story will be told.

It should answer some of the doubts regarding Rodgers' durability, at least the part about his toughness. And it will shed additional light on his absolute refusal, from an early age, to take no for an answer when it comes to his ultimate success on a football field.



If true, and I can't imagine it not being so with someone like McGinn writing this up, that's pretty damn impressive.

Hard to knock a guy who does that.
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#2 Posted : Sunday, September 21, 2008 1:38:18 AM(UTC)
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I'm new to JS Insider, but... I'm gonna guess McGinn is going to reveal more about this later.
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#3 Posted : Sunday, September 21, 2008 2:10:43 AM(UTC)
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He played with us with that injury? Damn...thats scary.
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There is a great deal of amazing info on Chico that will come out in the press.

Did you know he was originally left handed?

He was left handed from birth. He wrote left handed, threw left, and was all round left handed.

Then one Saturday morning in Chico, California, when he was ten years old, he had his left hand completely cut off by a neighbors lawn mower while jacking around with buddy.

He was too scared to tell his parents, so he sewed his left hand back on himself, and never told a single person. This is why he throws right handed now.

He has always been a gamer.

You will see.

R.P.
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#5 Posted : Sunday, September 21, 2008 4:39:22 AM(UTC)
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He played with us with that injury? Damn...thats scary.


Um I thought Bob was referring to Rodger's earlier days, probably when he was in highschool.

If he did have a torn ACL for four years (including during any of his first three with the Packers) and McCarthy didn't know, someone should be fired from the Packers' medical staff. (you know, medical staff should have detected it and told McCarthy...)
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#6 Posted : Sunday, September 21, 2008 10:46:06 AM(UTC)
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I watched a program on the NFL channel last night. They had a player who part of a year with a torn ACL. 4 years would make him #1 tough guy.
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#7 Posted : Sunday, September 21, 2008 11:45:07 AM(UTC)
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Gimmie a break. The players go thru major physicals before the draft so the teams would know about his acl. More bs trying to make Rodgers look good. Oh ya Raider did you hear how when Rodgers was in college he was in a plane and got bored so he jumped out and crushed both his legs but he didnt tell anyone about it and he just walked away lol. Cmon folks time to be real about some of this stuff.
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Gimmie a break. The players go thru major physicals before the draft so the teams would know about his acl. More bs trying to make Rodgers look good. Oh ya Raider did you hear how when Rodgers was in college he was in a plane and got bored so he jumped out and crushed both his legs but he didnt tell anyone about it and he just walked away lol. Cmon folks time to be real about some of this stuff.


Ummm,RP was being just a little bit sarcastic..... just a little
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#9 Posted : Sunday, September 21, 2008 12:15:33 PM(UTC)
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Bigby when i said get real i was referring to Mike McCarthy not knowing about torn acl and if it happened when he was in high school it would have been made public. i was having fun with Raider :p
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There is a great deal of amazing info on Chico that will come out in the press.

Did you know he was originally left handed?

He was left handed from birth. He wrote left handed, threw left, and was all round left handed.

Then one Saturday morning in Chico, California, when he was ten years old, he had his left hand completely cut off by a neighbors lawn mower while jacking around with buddy.

He was too scared to tell his parents, so he sewed his left hand back on himself, and never told a single person. This is why he throws right handed now.

He has always been a gamer.

You will see.

R.P.

I also heard that story RP.
But it was a little different. He was originally left handed, but when he got his left hand cut off, he sewed it back on backwards. Thus, when he threw the football, it had the spin of a guy throwing it right handed. He thought "What the heck......if the ball is gonna spin that way anyway, i might as well throw it right handed." Thus he switched to right handed throwing.
That also is why when he first came here, he held the ball so high by his helmet when he dropped back to pass. He had to check to make sure his left hand was spun around to hold the ball correctly.
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