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He's Back But He Can't Play Defense

Bill Michaels
December 13, 2017 - 11:46 pm

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says that he’s not coming back to save the season.  He’s says that he’s coming back to play quarterback the best way he knows how.  I respect that.  He doesn’t want to seem as if he’s more important that anyone else in that locker room, even though we all know he is.  Hell, even the guys in that locker room know he is.  But what I could take some exception with is the comment, “Hopefully we all raise our level of play, collectively, and find a way win these three game”.

Now, I don’t take exception with Rodgers comment, mind you, other than to harken back when he originally went down with the collarbone injury.  Wasn’t it the defensive players who said the exact same thing when #12 was being carted off the field at U.S. Bank Stadium back on October 15th?

Weren’t they supposed to “raise their level of play”, “step up”, “next man up mentality” …and so on?

I hope Rodgers return puts some pep in the step of everyone wearing Green & Gold but I think we’re fooling ourselves if we think certain things are going to get any better because Rodgers is playing again.