Brady on Bucs’ offense: ‘Our job is to go out there and score points, so we haven’t’

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers(2-1) suffered their first loss of the season as they fell to the Packers(2-1) 14-12 in Tampa Bay on Sunday. 

The talk all week was this possibly being the last matchup between Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, but the defenses ruled the day as both teams combined for 26 points.

However, despite their offensive struggles, the Bucs almost sent it into overtime. Late in the game, the Buccaneers had an opportunity to tie the game on a two-point conversion after Brady connected with Russell Gage on a one-yard touchdown pass.

But, on the two-point conversion try, the Buccaneers got pushed back five yards after a delay of the game penalty. After the penalty was marked off, the Buccaneers attempted the play, but Packers LB De’Vondre Campbell deflected Brady’s pass, and the Packers held on.

After the game, Buccaneers head Todd Bowles discussed his reaction to the penalty.

“We got a delay of game, we didn’t get set up fast enough, and it’s something that can’t happen,” he said.

“It wasn’t just that moment; there were a few things that happened that we can’t let happen. We got six crucial penalties at different times that cost us the ball game –shooting ourselves in the foot to give us a chance to win. We know they’re a good football team – hats off to them, but we made some dumb mistakes ourselves.”

Brady, who completed 31-of-42 passes for 271 yards and one touchdown, said it was bad execution on the two-point conversion try.

“There’s a lot to it, so bad execution on offense at a time where we needed good execution, and we didn’t get it,” he said. “There was a lot of other times where we had a lot of other bad execution, and I think the reality is when you do that, you don’t have the opportunity to score points. There were too many plays where we were behind the sticks and not good on third down – penalties, turnovers, missed opportunities. Defense played great, we [have to] play better on offense – we [have to] do [much] better job – we haven’t scored many points all season, so three games, we [have to] get a lot better.”

In the first three games, Tampa Bay’s offense has struggled, and they have not scored over 20 points this season. Yes, not having Chris Godwin(hamstring), Julio Jones(knee), and Mike Evans(suspension) on the field against the Packers doesn’t help, but according to Brady, in the end, the team’s execution has to be better.

“Our job is to go out there and score points, so we haven’t – we’re just not doing it, but you’re not going to score points if we don’t execute well,” Brady said. “They did a better job than us. They have a good defense – a good physical defense. I give them a lot of credit. They forced us to make a lot of good plays, and we just didn’t do a great job on execution.”

Tampa Bay has to be better on offense. The defense got the job done as they held the Packers to 14 points, and on most days, that should be enough. However, because of Tampa Bay’s offense, it wasn’t enough.

Jaguars’ Luton: ‘We all expect better’

The Jacksonville Jaguars showed a lot of heart against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday and had a lead in the fourth quarter, but Aaron Rodgers connected with Davante Adams on the game-winning touchdown as the Packers(7-2) defeated Jacksonville(1-8) 24-20.

The Jaguars have now lost eight straight games, but they played hard against the Packers. However, like most bad teams, they have a tough time closing out games. WR Keelan Cole Sr., who returned a punt 91 yards for a TD and also caught a 12-yard TD pass, discussed the importance of closing out games.

“Yeah, but that’s the little things that we have to go in and get better at, which honestly has been happening throughout the weeks,” Cole said after the game. “We just can’t finish it. Obviously, we can come up with a lot of excuses, but at the end of the day, we line up in front of them, and we have to finish it. Really, we just have to finish. We’re starting to figure out how to come out, how to be consistent throughout the game, and then we have to figure out how to finish it through, not even in the fourth quarter but the last four minutes of the fourth quarter.”

On Sunday, Jaguars rookie QB Jake Luton completed 18 of 35 passes for 169 yards and one TD, and while it’s great to be in a close game, there are no moral victories in the NFL, which Luton discussed.

 “Yeah, that is great. You want to be in a position right there to be in striking distance to win a game, but at the end of the day, this is the National Football League, and we get paid to win games,” Luton said. “Whether you lose by one or lose by 40, it is still a loss. It still goes in the loss column. So we have to figure out a way to make those plays when we need to make them and go win games. That is what we are here to do.

 “We all expect better. I feel like everyone feels like we are really close. We are proud of the way that we fight. It isn’t a lack of effort by any means. I think everybody on both sides of the ball is busting their butts as hard as they can. It is just a matter of execution. Guys are upset. They want and expect better. We all do. I don’t think there is any hanging of heads. There is just a personal expectation from each and every one of us to improve and put us in a situation to go win ballgames.”

No one expected the Jaguars to have the lead in the fourth quarter on Sunday, and while they’re no moral victories in the NFL, you have to give this team credit for fighting and clawing, but in the end, it’s another loss for the Jaguars.

Jags’ Schobert on Rodgers: ‘He’s still a person, can still be affected by pressure’

It’s been a long first half of the season for Jacksonville Jaguars, and after defeating the Colts in Week 1, Jacksonville(1-7) has lost seven in a row. Now, they have to go on the road to beat Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers(6-2), which won’t be easy. 

In eight games, Rodgers has thrown 24 touchdowns(third-best in the league) and only two interceptions. Rodgers also has the best QBR(87.6) in football.

 “He’s as advertised,” Jaguars S Jarrod Wilson said on Thursday. “He’s just a really big arm. He can make every single throw on the football field, just [has] a big arm. I only played him that once. That was actually my first game in the league, so definitely remember him; just [has] a big arm. I’ve been watching film on him all week, and he definitely throws it up there and gives his receivers opportunities to make plays, so just his arm…

“I think it’s his experience too. To have an arm like that, it’s kind of like arm talent is key, but he’s just experienced now. [I] think he’s in over year 13, 14, I’m not sure, so he’s seen everything. There’s not anything that’s going to go out there and surprise him, so it’s really just kind of doing what you have to do, being in your right spot to make the plays, and they’ll come. I know he trusts his arm, and he can make every throw, and I just know his experience is what usually takes over for him.”

While Rodgers is not turning the football over much in 2020, Jaguars LB Joe Schobert, a Packers fan as a child, believes any player can make mistakes, including Rodgers.

“Growing up as a Packer fan, I was spoiled with Brett Favre, transitioned to Aaron Rodgers for my whole childhood watching them play,” Schobert said on Thursday. “He’s just done a lot of great things in Green Bay. He’s been MVP of the league multiple times, probably has a case for multiple more.

“As you get into the NFL and you understand how hard the game is and how fast and how good defenses are and defensive backs are, [it] makes you appreciate it a little bit more that he’s still doing it at such a high level when he was doing it for a long time since I was in third, fourth grade. But at the same time, you’re up here, and you see things on film, you realize he’s a person. He’s made mistakes. He doesn’t make as many mistakes as some other people, but he’s still a person, can still be affected by pressure, throw some balls that are up for grabs. So, we just have to be ready to take advantage of it because he will give an opportunity. He’s a human just like the rest of us.”

At times, it appears Rodgers is not human on the football field, but in the end, Schobert is right. If the Jaguars can find a way to make Rodgers uncomfortable, maybe mistakes will happen. However, all those things are easier said than done.

 

 

 

Rodgers on loss to SF: ‘It’s different ballgame playing in 20-degree weather with snow, cold, and wind’

Anytime you win 14 games in a season, which was the case for the 2019 Green Bay Packers, you could probably call your season a success, especially when you consider that the Packers were 6-9-1 in 2018.

Under first-year head coach Matt LaFleur, Green Bay had a lot of success in 2019, including winning the NFC North, but they just were not good enough to get past the San Francisco 49ers, who defeated the Packers 37-20 in the NFC title game at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday.

In two matchups with the 49ers in 2019, one in the regular season and playoffs, San Francisco dominated the Packers and outscored them 74-28, but according to Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, the talent gap between the two teams is not that big.

“It looks pretty big,” Rodgers said after the game. “They got us a couple of times, but I don’t think it’s that big. I think we’re really close. We’re just a little more consistent performance away from consistently playing with these guys.

“We got them at their place twice. I’ve said this before, but we’ve got to get one of these at home. It’s different ballgame playing in 20-degree weather with snow, cold, and wind. It’s a different type of game to play in.”

The 36-year-old Rodgers, who just completed his 15th NFL season, is still playing at an elite level, but he is getting older, and after how things turned out for the Packers in 2019, Rodgers thought that Green Bay could possibly win it all in 2019. 

“Yeah. It’s a little raw right now for sure,” Rodgers said. “It definitely hurts a little more than earlier in the career just because you realize how difficult it is to get to this spot. With all of the changes this offseason, the installation of a new system, and a new program, to get to this point, you feel like it was something special because it just didn’t really make sense.

“We weren’t picked by most people to win our division, but we found a way to not only do that but to win a home playoff game and get to this spot. It just kind of felt like it was meant to be almost, so that was a little bit disappointing. It’s a little more disappointing when you realize that I don’t have the same number of years ahead of me as I do behind me.”

The Packers will always have a shot as long as Rodgers is playing at an elite level. However, they have to improve their run defense and get Rodgers more to work with on offense. In reality, anytime you give up 285 yards on the ground as they did against the 49ers on Sunday, it’s tough to win, and while they won 13 games in the regular season, this team was not championship-caliber, which means they have more work to do in the offseason to make this roster better.

Rodgers on winning division: ‘Other than James Jones, probably, there’s not many people who thought this was possible’

The Green Bay Packers(12-3) are NFC North champions after going on the road and defeating the Vikings 23-10 on Monday night, and with a victory against the Lions in Week 17, can secure the second seed in the NFC, which means they will get a bye and host a playoff game in the Divisional Round.

What has made the Packers so successful in 2019 was on full display on Monday night. They got 154 yards on the ground, and two touchdowns from RB Aaron Jones, and defensively, Green Bay sacked Kirk Cousins five times, including 3.5 sacks from LB Za’Darius Smith. 

According to Packers Pro Bowl quarterback Aaron Rodgers, winning the division is the first step for this football team.

“That’s really sweet,” Rodgers said about winning the NFC North. “To celebrate in the locker room with those guys, a lot of guys weren’t here in 2016, the last time we got to put these hats on. That was a sweet run, winning six in a row to finish it up inDetroit. But there’s really nothing like checking that first box on the goal list of winning your division, obviously secures a home playoff game, and now we’re playing for even more coming up next week.”

Coming into the season, many were questioning whether Rodgers and Packers head coach Matt LaFleur could be successful together, but that has been since quieted. After the game on Monday night, Rodgers discussed when he realized the Packers could be very good this season.

“I believed, I would say midway through training camp, that we did have something that could be special,” Rodgers said. “But like I just told Matt, nobody expected us to be in this position, to be 12-3, to win the North. Other than James Jones(former Packers WR), probably, there’s not many people who thought this was possible, just with so many moving pieces and new players and a new scheme. That feels pretty good for sure. To do it with Matt and just to see the emotion — I just told him I thought he just made some really good tactical decisions tonight that were important.”

The Packers, who have won four in a row, are in a good spot right now, especially if they can secure a first-round bye, which is very likely. Green Bay is peaking at the right time, and as long as they have Rodgers, they’re going to be a tough out in the NFC.

 

Rodgers on Packers and playoffs: ‘We’re going to need some help’

The Green Bay Packers are struggling right now. They have lost four of their last five games, including last night as they lost to the Vikings 24-17 to fall to 4-6-1. At this point, the Packers are going have to win out and get some help from others to make the playoffs.

After losing to the Vikings on Sunday night, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers discussed the team’s chances of making the playoffs in 2018.

Q: Do you think the playoffs are still realistic for you guys?

A: We’re going to need some help. We need to win these five [games], and then get some help.

Q: You said at one point that you were looking forward to finding that galvanizing
moment for this team. Are you worried that it might not come that it’s too late?

A: We are where we are right now, record-wise, and we are going to need some help from some teams and then we have got to take care of our own business. We are going to have to find a way to win a game on the road. We are 0-6 on the road. We just need to go back home, get some rest, beat Arizona, and then come back, beat Atlanta. Then we need to go to Chicago, a place we’ve won a number of times, beat them. Go to New York around Christmas, beat them, and then come home against Detroit, beat them. Get a little help.

Q: Does a 9-6-1 record get you into the playoffs?

A: I don’t know. But I can tell you that 8-7-1 won’t get in, I don’t think.

Q: What has this season been like compared to other seasons since the playoffs
seem to be more of a reach this year?

A: Yeah it seemed like that in ’16 as well. Nobody thought we could do it. Then we came together in Philly, got the job done. Came around and beat Houston, beat Seattle, went on the road and beat Chicago, came back home and beat Minnesota, went on the road and beat Detroit. We’ve done it before. We just have to find a way. The way our defense played tonight and with the injuries they had, to hold them to 24 points, we got to win this game. So, offensively, we got to be a lot better. We all got to play better, myself included. We started off the game nice. We had a couple good drives, we were rolling there, and we did our unfortunate typical lull and couldn’t get it going again.

Q: On the rest of the season…

A: We’ll see what we’re made of for the last five weeks. Are we going to stick together through these tough times or are we going to start splintering? I’d like to think that the leadership is in place that we can stick together through whatever happens. But these five weeks will show it.

What to look for in Week 9 of the NFL

MAGNIFICENT MAHOMES: Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES leads the NFL with 2,526 passing yards and 26 touchdown passes through the first eight weeks of the season. Mahomes has thrown for at least 300 yards in each of his last seven games.

With 300 passing yards at Cleveland (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Mahomes would join ANDREW LUCK (2014) as the only quarterbacks with at least 300 passing yards in eight consecutive games within a single season in league history.

The players with at least 300 passing yards in the most consecutive games within a single season in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 300+ PASS YARDS

Andrew Luck

Indianapolis

2014

8

Drew Brees

New Orleans

2011

7

Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City

2018

7*

*Active streak

Mahomes, who has thrown four touchdown passes in three consecutive games and five total games this season, can become the third quarterback in league annals with at least four touchdown passes in six different games in a single season, joining PEYTON MANNING (six games in 2004 and nine in 2013) and Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO(six in 1984). Manning and Marino each won the Associated Press Most Valuable Player award in those seasons.

The players with the most games with at least four touchdown passes within a single season in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

GAMES WITH 4+ TOUCHDOWN PASSES

Peyton Manning#

Denver

2013

9

Peyton Manning#

Indianapolis

2004

6

Dan Marino^#

Miami

1984

6

Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City

2018

5

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

#Named Associated Press Most Valuable Player

— NFL —

HERE COMES HOUSTON: Houston quarterback DESHAUN WATSON passed for five touchdowns with a 156.0 rating in the Texans’ 42-23 victory over Miami in Week 8.

Watson, who has 34 touchdown passes in 15 career games, needs one touchdown pass on Sunday at Denver (4:05 PM ET, CBS) to join Pro Football Hall of Famers KURT WARNER (39 touchdowns) and DAN MARINO (35) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with at least 35 touchdown passes in their first 16 career games.

The quarterbacks with the most touchdown passes in their first 16 career games in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASONS

PASSING TOUCHDOWNS

Kurt Warner^

St. Louis

1998-99

39

Dan Marino^

Miami

1983-84

35

Deshaun Watson

Houston

2017-18

34*

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

*In 15 career games

The HOUSTON TEXANS have won five consecutive games following an 0-3 start to the season. With a win on Sunday, the Texans would join the 1970 NEW YORK GIANTS as the only teams since 1970 to win six consecutive games immediately following an 0-3 start.

— NFL —

SUPER CAM: Carolina quarterback CAM NEWTON has 58 career rushing touchdowns, the most by a quarterback in NFL history, and has at least five rushing touchdowns in each of his first seven seasons in the NFL.

Newton, who has four rushing touchdowns this season and faces Tampa Bay on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX), needs one rushing touchdown to become the first quarterback and seventh player overall in NFL history with at least five rushing touchdowns in eight consecutive seasons.

The players with at least five rushing touchdowns in the most consecutive seasons in league annals:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH 5+ RUSH TDS

Marshall Faulk^

Indianapolis, St. Louis

10

LaDainian Tomlinson^

San Diego, New York Jets

10

Jim Brown^

Cleveland

9

Ricky Watters

San Francisco, Philadelphia, Seattle

9

Eddie George

Houston Oilers/Tennessee

8

Thurman Thomas^

Buffalo

8

Cam Newton

Carolina

7*

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

*Has four rushing touchdowns in 2018

— NFL —

BACK TO BACK: Los Angeles Rams running back TODD GURLEY leads the NFL with 1,151 scrimmage yards and 15 touchdowns (11 rushing, four receiving) through the Rams’ first eight games of the 2018 season.

Gurley, who led the NFL with 19 touchdowns (13 rushing, six receiving) last season, needs one receiving touchdown on Sunday at New Orleans (4:25 PM ET, FOX) to join Pro Football Hall of Famer MARSHALL FAULK (2000-01) as the only players in NFL history with at least 10 rushing touchdowns and five receiving touchdowns in consecutive seasons.

The players with at least 10 rushing touchdowns and five receiving touchdowns in consecutive seasons in NFL history: 

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

RUSHING TDS

RECEIVING TDS

Marshall Faulk^

St. Louis

2000

18

8

St. Louis

2001

12

9

Todd Gurley

Los Angeles Rams

2017

13

6

Los Angeles Rams

2018

11*

4*

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

*Entering Week 9

— NFL —

CAN’T STOP THIS THIELEN: Minnesota wide receiver ADAM THIELEN had seven receptions for 103 yards and one touchdown in Week 8 and leads the league with 74 receptions and 925 receiving yards this season. Thielen is the first player in NFL history with at least 100 receiving yards in each of his team’s first eight games to start a season.

With 100 receiving yards on Sunday against Detroit (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Thielen would become the only player in NFL history to record nine consecutive games with at least 100 receiving yards.

The players with the most consecutive games with at least 100 receiving yards in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 100+ REC. YARDS

Calvin Johnson

Detroit

2012

8

Adam Thielen

Minnesota

2018

8*

*Active streak

Thielen, who also has a touchdown catch in each of his past five games, can become the only player since 1970 with at least 100 receiving yards and a touchdown reception in six consecutive games.

With six receptions and 75 receiving yards this week, Thielen would become the sixth undrafted player in the common draft era (since 1967) to record consecutive seasons with at least 80 receptions and 1,000 receiving yards.

The undrafted players with the most consecutive seasons of at least 80 catches and 1,000 receiving yards in the common draft era:

PLAYER

TEAM

YEARS

CONSECUTIVE SEASONS

Rod Smith

Denver

2000-02

3

Wes Welker

New England

2007-09

3

Victor Cruz

New York Giants

2011-12

2

J.T. Smith

St. Louis Cardinals

1986-87

2

Wes Welker

New England

2011-12

2

Adam Thielen

Minnesota

2017-18*

1*

*Has 74 catches for 925 yards in 2018

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ELITE EIGHT: Atlanta wide receiver JULIO JONES has 638 receptions for 9,866 yards and 43 touchdowns in 102 career NFL games.

With 134 receiving yards on Sunday at Washington (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Jones would surpass CALVIN JOHNSON (115 games) as the fastest player to reach 10,000 career receiving yards in NFL history.

The players to reach 10,000 career receiving yards in the fewest games in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

FEWEST GAMES TO 10,000 RECEIVING YARDS

Calvin Johnson

Detroit

115

Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh

116

Torry Holt

St. Louis

116

Lance Alworth^

San Diego

120

Jerry Rice^

San Francisco

121

Marvin Harrison^

Indianapolis

122

Julio Jones

Atlanta

102*

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

*Has 9,866 career receiving yards

With 134 receiving yards, Jones can also become the sixth player in league annals with at least 10,000 receiving yards in their first eight seasons.

The players with at least 10,000 receiving yards in their first eight seasons in league history:

​PLAYER

TEAM(S)

RECEIVING YARDS IN 1ST 8 SEASONS

Torry Holt

St. Louis

10,675

Calvin Johnson

Detroit

10,405

Jerry Rice^

San Francisco

10,273

Randy Moss^

Minnesota, Oakland

10,147

Marvin Harrison^

Indianapolis

10,072

Julio Jones

Atlanta

9,866*

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

*In eighth season

— NFL —

TOP DAWG: Cleveland defensive end MYLES GARRETT ties for the AFC lead with eight sacks in 2018 and has 15 sacks in 19 career games.

Garrett, who will play his 20th career game on Sunday against Kansas City (1:00 PM ET, CBS), needs two sacks to become the fourth player with at least 17 sacks in their first 20 career games since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic.

The players with the most sacks in their first 20 career games since 1982:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASONS

SACKS

Joey Bosa

Los Angeles Chargers

2016-17

19

Aldon Smith

San Francisco

2011-12

18.5

Clay Matthews

Green Bay

2009-10

17

Myles Garrett

Cleveland

2017-18

15*

*In 19 career games

Vikings’ Zimmer on Rodgers: ‘There aren’t enough superlatives to say about this guy’

When Aaron Rodgers went down with a knee injury in the first half against the Bears on Sunday night, many thought that he would never step on a field again in 2018, and furthermore, many thought the Packers would lose to the Bears after being down 20-0 in the 3rd quarter.

However, Rodgers, who was clearly not one-hundred percent, brought the team back. He willed the Packers to a 24-23 victory over Chicago at Lambeau Field.

At this point, Rodgers’ availability is unknown as the Packers host Minnesota next Sunday.

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer ran out of adjectives when it came to discussing the greatness of Rodgers.

“The guy is unbelievable. There aren’t enough superlatives to say about this guy,” Zimmer told the media today. “He’s just amazing; receivers did a great job as well. I thought their offensive line blocked really well at the end. We’re going to have our hands full.”

As the head coach of the Vikings, Zimmer has battled Rodgers numerous times, and he also witnessed the greatness of Rodgers when he was the defensive coordinator with Cincinnati.

“The guy is an unbelievable player. He’s obviously, I don’t want to say anybody’s the best, but he’s pretty darn close to being the best guy,” Zimmer said. “I mean his arm is unbelievable. I still remember when I played him in a preseason game in Cincinnati. He ducked under a guy, spun, rolled to his right and threw a 30-yard dart on the sideline over there, and I said, “Holy crap.” Since that day I’ve had the utmost respect for this guy. He can make every throw, he’s smart, he’s tough obviously. He’s a great player.”

Rodgers is the best QB in football, and last night proved that. He’s special, he’s great, and he’s simply the best.

However, as we saw last night, if the Packers don’t have Rodgers, they are going to have a hard time making the playoffs in 2018!

 

Favre on Rodgers: ‘I think when it’s all said and done, he’s a top-5 player of all-time’

Aaron Rodgers is a happy man right now. On Wednesday, the Packers announced that Rodgers and the team have agreed to an extension, and according to reports, it’s a four-year, $134 million extension, which makes Rodgers the highest-paid player in the NFL.

The 34-year-old Rodgers is still playing at a very high level. He arguably is the best quarterback in football, and because of that, his former teammate Hall of Famer Brett Favre believes Rodgers deserves every penny of his new contract.

“I’m sure he would probably say the same thing. I don’t know if anybody is worth that,” Favre told TMZ Sports.  “But, if there is one person who’s worth it, it would be Aaron. He’s a playmaker; He is fun to watch, and it’s one of those things whether you like him or not, you can’t deny that he’s entertaining.”

Favre, who was a great player in own right, believes that Rodgers will be a top-5 player in league history when it’s all said and done:

“The longer he plays, the more you’re going to assume he’s going to accumulate numbers that are going to be astounding,” Favre said. “Not that he hasn’t already, so I think when it’s all said and done, he’s a top-5 player of all-time regardless of position. Quite frankly, he could be there right now.”

According to Favre, who spent some time with Rodgers this summer, a great player is one who makes others better, and Favre believes that is what Rodgers does.

“As longs as he plays Aaron Rodgers’ football, that’s bad news for everyone else,” Favre said. “He elevates this team(Packers). To me, a great player is one who elevates the guys around him; makes them better, and you know when that guy is on the field, that your chances of winning(the other teams) are very slim, and Aaron Rodgers has that ability. That’s why when you talk about whether a guy is worth it or not worth it. I think he’s as worth it as anyone out there because of what he does to the rest of his team.”

Rodgers could end up as a top-5 player when his career is over, but at this point, you could argue that he is not a top-5 QB of all-time. He could end up being a top-5 QB and a top-5 player when it’s all said and done, but I think he has some more work to do.

Fortunately for Rodgers, he will get paid handsomely to do it!

 

 

 

 

Pack Daniels: ‘When you have the GOAT at QB, you always have a chance at a SB'(Video)

Unfortunately for the 2017 Green Bay Packers, you could argue that their season ended when Aaron Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone in WeeK 6 against the Vikings. At the time, Green Bay was 4-1, but after Rodgers’ injury, the Packers went 3-8 in the final 11 games. Rodgers would return for one game, but it was not enough as the Packers were officially eliminated from playoff contention after losing to Carolina in Week 15.

Fortunately for the Packers, Rodgers is back and healthy. The Packers let go of Jordy Nelson but added Jimmy Graham and Marcedes Lewis.  Also, they brought in former Browns head coach Mike Pettine as their defensive coordinator, which is good news to Packers Pro Bowl DT Mike Daniels.

“I absolutely love it,” Daniels told goforitradio.com at his 2nd annual football camp in New Jersey.  “Coach Pettine has had a top 10 defense everywhere he went, and I’m glad he is bringing it to Green Bay.”

Daniels is very excited about the 2018 NFL season, and believes with Aaron Rodgers, the Packers will always be in contention for a championship.

“When you have the greatest of all time at quarterback, you always have a chance at a Super Bowl,”  Daniels said.

Listen below as Daniels discusses his camp, his performance last season, Aaron Rodgers, and more:

For more information about the Mike Daniels Football Camp, go to his website: http://www.mikedanielsfootballcamps.com/