Patrick Reusse: Don't fault Packers' Rodgers for carrying chip

  • Article by: PATRICK REUSSE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 12, 2011 - 11:24 PM

The QB's fire is visible as far away as Israel, where a displaced cheesehead admires how he waited out the Brett Favre drama for his chance.

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northhillNov. 13, 11 6:09 AM

The Packers have had three great quarterbacks. Bart Starr,Bret Favre and Aaron Rodgers. Starr is the best but Rodgers has already passed Farve as number 2.He is the best quarterback in the NFL right now and is getting better.The Packers are also coached by the best coach they have had since Vince Lombardi.He started Rodgers and I think Lombardi would have too.

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paulreyNov. 13, 11 7:30 AM

Why the heck would Rodgers still have a chip on his shoulder?!? Pretty sure that win last February knocked that chip right into the scrap heap. I hate the Packers as much as any Vikings fan, but dang, he is a hell of a QB and has no need to worry about being in Favre's shadow.

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vlombardyNov. 13, 11 8:28 AM

Northhill hits it on the head. Rogers is the greatest post-merger Green Bay QB. He'll never break many of the ex Viking's records-- consecutive games, or of interceptions thrown, for example; so you've got to give those to the Mississippi Missile. It's likely he'll win at least another Championship for the Pack before he retires, and even more unlikely that a stupid interception will cost the team one. Still, he'll have to win 6 Championships to pass Starr for all-time honors.

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matthewJamesNov. 13, 11 8:48 AM

Bart Star wasn't a great QB he played on great teams. He could barely throw the ball 40 yards. Rodgers and Favre are far superior in talent.

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vlombardyNov. 13, 11 8:54 AM

Starr not great? The facts prove otherwise: http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/Articles/11_2103_The_definitive_list:_Top_10_NFL_quarterbacks.html

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superk032001Nov. 13, 11 9:06 AM

Why would you need a chip on your shoulder to play well and work hard to achieve your goals?Do small-minded people have to make up excuses to motivate themselves? Maybe he could use that coming to college, but he was a first-round pick.everyone in America considered him one of the top two QBs. Maybe it was his arrogance that persuaded the 49ers to choose Smith first. Maybe he should look in the mirror before blaming others for snubbing him. That being said, I think he is the top QB in the league by far. He is mobile, accurate, safe with the ball, and he still has a brutal running game. If they ever decide to draft a running back or get one in free agency. I s Said during the off-season that they should go all-out trying to get sproles

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vlombardyNov. 13, 11 9:30 AM

If he plays with a bit of a chip on his shoulder, maybe it's because of watching his predecessor play with with a giant sequoia on his. Good ol' no. 4 had an ego second to none.

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blanche46Nov. 13, 11 9:52 AM

It's hard to "hate" Rogers like I "hated" Favre. He was a guy that I loved to "hate" but never really wanted him to play for any other team or to even retire so I could continue to "hate" him. Plus our record against him was much more competitive lol.

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tjtwinsfanNov. 13, 1110:54 AM

Starr the greatest packer Qb? What are you on? Starr was an average qb. He was just on a team with a lot of stars. Which made him good. Not great. Just like Rodgers would not be a star if he didn't have the receivers he has. Rodgers has a bunch of average to above average receivers that make it hard to know which receiver to cover. It is better to have a bunch of above average receivers than have 2 great ones. You can cover 2 and the teams know you will always try to throw that way. When you have a bunch that are all about the same it makes it hard to know who to cover. But as far as the Packer defense it is a below average defense.

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tjtwinsfanNov. 13, 1110:57 AM

Plus what was Starrs best year passing? Maybe 20 passing tds? Starr the best I don't believe that.

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