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Offline Nonstopdrivel  
#31 Posted : Sunday, January 25, 2009 12:35:32 AM(UTC)
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No, he's not as good as Favre


Not as good as Favre was, you mean.

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Yes, he needs to improve.


He does? He was a top-6 quarterback for most of the season. It took Favre several seasons to even come close to the kind of output Rodgers had this season. At least 20 teams would probably kill to have a QB as good as ours was this season. Does he have to be No. 1 in every statistical category to satisfy Packers fans? By that standard, Favre himself would never have been good enough for Green Bay, considering he never once lead the league in passer rating!

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Let's lighten up fellas.


I agree.

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Bozz it just pisses me off that alot of posters are basically putting this guy in the hall of fame after one good stats year.


Please point out one poster who is putting Rodgers in the Hall of Fame at this point.

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all the Rodgers lovers are also Favre haters.


I'm a Favre critic, not a Favre hater. I have nothing but admiration for what he did for this team in the first few years of his career. But I don't give him a pass for his faults simply because he had some amazing seasons.

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They are pissed that Brett wanted to go play somewhere else.


Actually, I was pissed that after retiring as close to the top as he would ever get, he then tried to unretire. I was pissed that he was presumptuous enough to assume the Packers owed it to him to let him return to the team, even after going through most of the offseason with Rodgers as the designated starter. I was pissed that he was presumptuous enough to demand that the team whose fans had worshiped the ground he walked on for the past 16 years release him without compensation to play for a division rival, a move he himself later admitted was "vindictive."

Yes, I was pissed. Thankfully, we were blessed with a quarterback who more than took away my irritation with Favre -- he made me excited for the future. Therefore, I couldn't care less where Favre plays next season, and as I said in another thread, I hope he does come back.

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cmon they are saying Rodgers did no wrong at all this year


Name one person who is saying this. We've all been clear in our assertions that Rodgers holds some responsibility for the losses. The point of this thread is that the allegation he has no come-from-behind drives in the 4th quarter is patently false, and that when you look at the statistics, it's obvious more of the responsibility is on the shoulders of the defense and special teams. (Come on, you still haven't addressed my point that in the Carolina game, the Packers' offense held the ball for 16 of the last 19 minutes!).

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I simply asked what angle was he going for because he claims he had a 4th quarter comeback but then in the article it also said Rodgers threw a pick to seal the loss.


He did have a 4th-quarter comeback. He had two in the Carolina game alone. That was my only point, and it's indisputable.

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So i disn't know if the nail in the coffin was that he can't win games at the end or if it was that they were trying to find a way to dismiss that fact.


You still haven't addressed my question: What more can you expect your quarterback to do than to hold the ball for 13 minutes of the final quarter, lead the team to a lead twice in that quarter? Yes, you can hope he'll secure a third lead, but is that a reasonable expectation?

And yes, to a certain extent I am trying to dismiss this argument. Not because what you're saying is factually inaccurate -- it's not -- but because it's irrelevant and a moot point. This has everything to do with Brett Favre adulation and nothing to do with Aaron Rodgers' actual performance on the field. That is blatantly unfair to Rodgers.

Had Favre not established for himself the mythos of the "master of the come-from-behind victory," we wouldn't be having this conversation. That's my point. Rodgers has the unfortunate burden of being Favre's successor, and that is what this is all about.
Offline TheEngineer  
#32 Posted : Sunday, January 25, 2009 12:37:01 AM(UTC)
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Bozz it just pisses me off that alot of posters are basically putting this guy in the hall of fame after one good stats year. My honest opinion is that all the Rodgers lovers are also Favre haters. They are pissed that Brett wanted to go play somewhere else. If Rodgers keeps playing well for the next few years then fine i can see the praise but cmon they are saying Rodgers did no wrong at all this year and we lost because of the rest of the team, isn't that putting one player ahead of the team (oh wait they wouldn't do that because they hate players like that). I asked a simple question to NON about his original post and it went down hill from there. I simply asked what angle was he going for because he claims he had a 4th quarter comeback but then in the article it also said Rodgers threw a pick to seal the loss. So i disn't know if the nail in the coffin was that he can't win games at the end or if it was that they were trying to find a way to dismiss that fact.


Edit: Kinda funny i get to do the Qbs for the project maybe its good because i don't wear the goggles on any player.


You're losing your credibility with this post dhazer. When you start generalising you start weakening your argument. You are also making baseless assumptions of other people's thoughts, which as you should know, are unique to each person.

Again, nobody said Rodgers did no wrong. You are misinterpreting what people are saying. They are saying that Rodgers did perform a 4th quarter comeback, by definition of the term, with facts and statistics to support their argument.

Nobody is saying Rodgers is a hall of fame player. Nobody said Rodgers is a god. Nobody said any of that stuff, but you seem to think any praise on Rodgers, or any concession for Rodgers, seems to be placing him upon a pedestal. No, in fact, what we're trying to do is to dig Rodgers out of that massive hole a lot of posters are throwing him into through sound reasoning and logic.

Also, it doesn't matter if the team scores more than a TD to be considered a comeback. Just because we put the Lions away in the first game doesn't make it any less of a comeback. If you can score more than once to put the game out of reach, you better believe they'll do it.
Offline Stevetarded  
#33 Posted : Sunday, January 25, 2009 12:41:10 AM(UTC)
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" said: Go to Quoted Post
Bozz it just pisses me off that alot of posters are basically putting this guy in the hall of fame after one good stats year. My honest opinion is that all the Rodgers lovers are also Favre haters. They are pissed that Brett wanted to go play somewhere else. If Rodgers keeps playing well for the next few years then fine i can see the praise but cmon they are saying Rodgers did no wrong at all this year and we lost because of the rest of the team, isn't that putting one player ahead of the team (oh wait they wouldn't do that because they hate players like that). I asked a simple question to NON about his original post and it went down hill from there. I simply asked what angle was he going for because he claims he had a 4th quarter comeback but then in the article it also said Rodgers threw a pick to seal the loss. So i disn't know if the nail in the coffin was that he can't win games at the end or if it was that they were trying to find a way to dismiss that fact.


Edit: Kinda funny i get to do the Qbs for the project maybe its good because i don't wear the goggles on any player.


I don't know what kind of goggles they are but you are definitely wearing some. I have not seen a single thing that would indicate people putting Rodgers in the hall or calling him a superstar like you say. That is a huge overreaction on your part. I would be willing to bet that 95% of the pro-rodgers posts here are doing nothing but combating criticisms (such was the case with the OP of this thread). Criticizing him is fine it's just about the way you go about it. Blaming the guy for our losing season when he outperformed most of the other QBs in the NFL this year is dumb. He probably wouldn't make the top 10 of things wrong with this team.

In most of the games that I watched Rodgers seemed like the only thing that was working well. Everyone to supports the QB of their favorite football team are only doing so because they hate Brett Favre??? WTF is that. No, you are right. We should all just throw the guy under the bus and ignore the fact that our offense was top 10 and our defense was 22.
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#34 Posted : Sunday, January 25, 2009 12:50:52 AM(UTC)
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Since people are comparing Rodgers and Favre.

Rodgers in the 4th Quarter had a QB rating of 87.8 and 89.4 in the 4th Quarter when the game is within 7 points.

Last time Favre tied or had better numbers......

In 2001 Favre had a better QB rating in the 4th Quarter

and you have to go back to 1998 for a tied or better QB rating for 4th Quarter within 7 points.
Offline Nonstopdrivel  
#35 Posted : Sunday, January 25, 2009 12:56:03 AM(UTC)
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Interesting statistics, beast. Where did you find them?
Offline beast  
#36 Posted : Sunday, January 25, 2009 12:59:53 AM(UTC)
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Interesting statistics, beast. Where did you find them?


NFL.com

http://www.nfl.com/playe...tionalstats?id=ROD339293
http://www.nfl.com/playe...AV540222&season=2001
http://www.nfl.com/playe...AV540222&season=1998

last time I've heard that was a credible source.
Offline Rios39  
#37 Posted : Sunday, January 25, 2009 1:13:13 AM(UTC)
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Well I'm afraid the proof is in the pudding on this one.
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#38 Posted : Sunday, January 25, 2009 1:52:04 AM(UTC)
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Well I'm afraid the proof is in the pudding on this one.
i give up cuz here we go with the bs stat of passer rating lol. Whatever i still see 6-10 as a record. I read an article on how stupid the passer rating actually is, It was saying something like that the top 20 qbs this year had better passer rating then the leading qb 10 years ago. But whatever i see alot of people trying to say they never said things. So i plain give up on saying anything about the FRANCHISE not bad for a guy that played one year. I'm just going to read the boards and not make any more posts.


ps just think how good his passer rating would have been if he didnt have that i think z figured it out to be 53 in the final 5 minutes.
Offline beast  
#39 Posted : Sunday, January 25, 2009 1:59:04 AM(UTC)
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here we go with the bs stat of passer rating


Why is BS?

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I read an article on how stupid the passer rating actually is


Please send link.

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Whatever i still see 6-10 as a record.


That's how the team did. Not Rodgers.
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#40 Posted : Sunday, January 25, 2009 2:06:41 AM(UTC)
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Rodgers did have a come back in the first Detroit, GB was down by 1 and got a FG with 5:17 left. Could this be why they start saying in the final 5 minutes? I think so.

But since Woodson gets a pick right after and Jackson scores a TD to extend the lead, then Woodson and Collins each get a pick 6 putting the game way out of reach, it no longer matters.

I would like to see Rodgers do better, and I would also like to the McCarthy give him a chance to do better. It seems that in the 2 minute offense that Rodgers does not have full controll. That should be expanded this next year.
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