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(WTMJ)   The Aaron Rodgers era begins...with an interception on his first series. It's preseason, which means fans get four more meaningless weeks to boo him   (620wtmj.com ) divider line 67
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2008-08-11 10:42:20 PM  
9 for 15, should have been 12 for 15 with three badly dropped balls. That interception was a strike on the money and the receiver didn't hang on to it.

And I haven't really heard the boo birds.
 
2008-08-11 10:46:58 PM  
Rodgers doesn't look bad, I think Favre taught him a thing or two. I just hope he stays healthy, because his backups look terrible.
 
2008-08-11 11:00:43 PM  
uhhhhhh... that was Brohm whose first pass on his first series was picked off. Watched a lot of football in your life, Subby?
 
2008-08-11 11:08:28 PM  
Favre must be a Farker.

/Or should I say Favrer?
 
2008-08-11 11:09:13 PM  
Submitter, you obviously missed the standing ovation the fans gave Aaron Rodgers when he stepped on the field. In spite of what the ESPN announcers said, that standing ovation was for Rodgers.

And yes, that interception wasn't his fault. The receiver didn't hang onto the ball.
 
2008-08-11 11:44:46 PM  
i saw that interception, it was a deflection out of the receiver's hands, not his fault.
 
2008-08-12 12:20:31 AM  
Aaron Rodgers looked fairly good, actually, all things considered.
 
2008-08-12 12:20:47 AM  
Can Fark please make a policy of only greenlighting links submitted by people who have actually watched the farking games they're writing headlines for?
 
2008-08-12 12:20:57 AM  
Aaron Rodgers white knights in here.
 
2008-08-12 12:26:07 AM  
I was at the game. The crowd was obviously overwhelmingly on his side, and the majority of those there seemed to back the team more than Favre. I have a feeling that ESPN did not portray it that way.
 
2008-08-12 12:27:50 AM  
So when Favre throws one, it's ok, he's having a good time, he's a gun slinger. Rodgers does it, and he sucks ass.

Got it.
 
2008-08-12 12:27:56 AM  
i hope rodgers has a better season than brett im a dumb cowboy attention whore favre.
 
2008-08-12 12:30:34 AM  

rppp01a: So when Favre throws one, it's ok, he's having a good time, he's a gun slinger. Rodgers does it, and he sucks ass.

Got it.


I think you just nailed the upcoming season there.
 
2008-08-12 12:33:57 AM  
Why the hell would people boo him... he's rising to the position management gave him. It wasn't his decision to send Favre packing.... time to focus on the future. He played one heck of quarter, not timid on the long ball. The interception was due to the receiver not playing it right, letting it come to the body.
 
2008-08-12 12:40:39 AM  

dkendr: uhhhhhh... that was Brohm whose first pass on his first series was picked off. Watched a lot of football in your life, Subby?


it's preseason, we're not using our first string snark yet.
 
2008-08-12 12:40:55 AM  
I didnt see the game. How did Carson Palmer look?
 
2008-08-12 12:41:53 AM  

SilentStrider: i saw that interception, it was a deflection out of the receiver's hands, not his fault.


ALL interceptions are the QB's fault...
 
2008-08-12 12:41:56 AM  
He looked damned good for someone who has never started a game.
 
2008-08-12 12:42:38 AM  

bostonowns: i hope rodgers has a better season than brett im a dumb cowboy attention whore favre.


Speaking of whores, how's your mom?
 
2008-08-12 12:43:27 AM  
It may be preseason, but it's still real to me, dammit!
 
2008-08-12 12:53:26 AM  
FAIL Subby
Watch the damn game, the pass was tipped. Rodgers is under ridiculous pressure because of assholes like you. Show objectivity.
 
2008-08-12 12:57:37 AM  
Rodgers looked pretty good. I was really surprised.

And yeah, that pass was on the money.
 
2008-08-12 01:04:46 AM  
Carson Palmer looked like Carson Palmer. Take that as you will.
 
2008-08-12 01:10:43 AM  
As someone who has doubted his durability, I can honestly say, im happy that he got up from two pretty decent hits today! He played well. The INT was not his fault, he was having some problems with letting the ball go a bit high on his release (Favre used to have the same problems when he was young)
I was a bit disappointed in Brohm, hopefully he has a year or two to sit behind Rodgers and learn, well see...
 
2008-08-12 01:15:02 AM  
Did he look like Carson Palmer playing the Browns (Yay!) or Carson Palmer playing the Steelers (Yeesh!)?
 
2008-08-12 01:17:51 AM  
Misinformation in the headline. Check.
Greenlight. Check.
Fans arguing over the said misinformation. Check.
 
2008-08-12 01:21:26 AM  

I'm The Foot Farking Master: SilentStrider: i saw that interception, it was a deflection out of the receiver's hands, not his fault.

ALL interceptions are the QB's fault...


especially when the receiver deflects it directly to the receiver. with the very hands the ball hit him in.

yeah, Rogers' fault all the way.
 
2008-08-12 01:22:53 AM  
oops, forget the "d"
 
2008-08-12 01:35:49 AM  

mikaloyd: I didnt see the game. How did Carson Palmer look?


I was pretty focused on the Packers, but he didn't look very good. They didn't have a running game to speak of until the 2nd string d-line went in for the 3rd or 4th drive, so there were a lot of guys in coverage and nobody open. He almost made a nice completion down the sideline but it was broken up by the safety's hit on the WR.
 
2008-08-12 01:38:43 AM  
Also, Tony Kornheiser said at the beginning of the game that no QB in the history of the NFL has had more pressure on him than A-Rodg right now. I don't know that I agree, but I also can't think of a situation where a guy had it worse. Steve Young is the only one who even comes close.
 
2008-08-12 01:46:02 AM  
Until Peyton Manning won, he was always under obscene amounts of pressure...
 
2008-08-12 02:11:16 AM  
I liked the smile after the Driver drop (at least the way it was edited to look on Sportscenter), looked like a "are they trying to haze me by dropping passes?" smile.
 
2008-08-12 02:32:13 AM  

mikaloyd: I didnt see the game. How did Carson Palmer look?


His brother looked better than him.
 
2008-08-12 02:32:52 AM  

I'm The Foot Farking Master: SilentStrider: i saw that interception, it was a deflection out of the receiver's hands, not his fault.

ALL interceptions are the QB's fault...


Um, no, not when it is right between the 8 and the 3. fark Francies.
 
2008-08-12 02:34:40 AM  
Subby is a douche. I hate GB and he looked strong. They should of had 2TD's more with his greatness. He had 1 bad toss down field. Next time watch the game
 
2008-08-12 02:35:33 AM  
Tony Kornheiser's mouth was firmly hoovering Favre's ass, by the way.
 
2008-08-12 02:37:25 AM  
Rodgers was 9 for 15 with a td and a pick. If the receivers would have caught the balls in their hands he would have been 12/15 with a TD and two of those incompletions were thrown away...anybody remember Favre throwing the ball away in his first 8 years? Didn't think so.
 
2008-08-12 02:44:54 AM  

Sabyen91: His brother looked better than him.


I lol'd when I saw the box score and found out they picked his brother up.
 
2008-08-12 03:21:06 AM  
Balls thrown away and dropped passes should be stats that go with the basic QB stats, too. They don't have to count for anything, but it would be interesting to see how much of an effect it has on different QB's QB ratings.

Especially since many times throwing the ball away is a positive play in its own right. Better than throwing for a 3 yard loss or taking a sack, anyway.
 
2008-08-12 03:56:29 AM  

IAmRight: Balls thrown away and dropped passes should be stats that go with the basic QB stats, too. They don't have to count for anything, but it would be interesting to see how much of an effect it has on different QB's QB ratings.

Especially since many times throwing the ball away is a positive play in its own right. Better than throwing for a 3 yard loss or taking a sack, anyway.


Agreed, but sometimes it could be the QB's fault for a throw away, such as not reading the defense right and looking at the wrong receiver etc. But I do think dropped passes would be a good idea, i mean, technically a dropped pass counts against both the WR and QB which is odd.
I like your thinking tho
 
2008-08-12 04:29:57 AM  
Tony Kornheiser is a farking jackass moron. I'd seriously rather listen to Madden than him.
 
2008-08-12 04:39:37 AM  
Watched the first half and Rodgers looked very good. After all that crap they were saying about him throwing ints in camp I was expecting him to look a lot more nervous out there but he looked very confident and led his team on two great drives which should have resulted in 2 tds if that receiver hadn't let it bounce off his chest. My only criticism is that he throws a little too hard. It's fine for the deep ball but on those over the middle routes ( like that incomplete to Driver) he's gonna get a lot of drops or ints off deflections. The bengals defense was horrible btw. I didn't expect much but can they at least learn how to tackle? The GB receivers were shaking them off like they were children.
 
2008-08-12 05:12:09 AM  

Freak: My only criticism is that he throws a little too hard.


But FAVRE THROWS LASERS AND ROGERS HAS A NOODLE ARM!
 
2008-08-12 06:01:35 AM  

John Nash: Also, Tony Kornheiser said at the beginning of the game that no QB in the history of the NFL has had more pressure on him than A-Rodg right now. I don't know that I agree, but I also can't think of a situation where a guy had it worse. Steve Young is the only one who even comes close.


Tony Cornholer is why I can't watcj Monday Night games any more.

However, in this case he just so happens to be correct.
 
2008-08-12 07:10:08 AM  
John Nash:Also, Tony Kornheiser said at the beginning of the game that no QB in the history of the NFL has had more pressure on him than A-Rodg right now. I don't know that I agree, but I also can't think of a situation where a guy had it worse. Steve Young is the only one who even comes close.

I had a hard time understanding Kornheiser during the game, considering he had Favre's balls in his mouth the entire time.
 
2008-08-12 07:11:49 AM  
I listened to half the game on the Pack's flagship. Watched the 2nd half at work. Crowd sounded supportive to me... Larivee had to yell on touchdowns.

Mr. Rodgers got knocked around a bit and he came up in one piece. Christ, it's the pre-season. Brohm and Flynn took their 1st NFL snaps and did okay. The kids are alright.
 
2008-08-12 07:37:09 AM  
I only saw the first half. Rodgers looked pretty good out there. And being a pre-season game, this was more of a chance to get the players rotated onto the field to get their chance to play and show management what the can do.

Rodgers will do just fine.

Brohm needs to do some serious work in his off time though... seems like the pressure gets to him and he quickly passes off the ball just to get it over with....

Didn't look like anyone missed Favre.... except for the ultra-annoying announcers. They made me turn down the sound a bit so I could actually watch the game. Who hires these morons?
 
2008-08-12 08:31:31 AM  

Freak: Watched the first half and Rodgers looked very good. After all that crap they were saying about him throwing ints in camp I was expecting him to look a lot more nervous out there but he looked very confident and led his team on two great drives which should have resulted in 2 tds if that receiver hadn't let it bounce off his chest. My only criticism is that he throws a little too hard. It's fine for the deep ball but on those over the middle routes ( like that incomplete to Driver) he's gonna get a lot of drops or ints off deflections. The bengals defense was horrible btw. I didn't expect much but can they at least learn how to tackle? The GB receivers were shaking them off like they were children.



Once again ESPN's fine reporting failed to mention that most of Rodgers training camp ints came during 2 minute drills. If you watched that clip on ESPN you would have wondered WTF? Why would he ever had thrown that ball. It makes sense now that you know it was a 2 minute drill. That was the simulated end of game hail mary. I believe he threw one during a blitz drill too. Rodgers wasn't perfect by any means but he looked good. He doesn't react quick enough to pressure and it appears that his RBs don't pick up blitzes that well. This could be a problem given the defenses he will face in his own division. I agree with the throwing the ball too hard thing too. Overall I think he looked pretty good though. He'll have some growing pains this year but I think the Pack will make the playoffs.
 
2008-08-12 08:44:34 AM  

msannomalley: Submitter, you obviously missed the standing ovation the fans gave Aaron Rodgers when he stepped on the field. In spite of what the ESPN announcers said, that standing ovation was for Rodgers.


Actually Jaws said it was for Rodgers and Cornhole stepped in and said it was for the team.

But yeah, subby obviously missed the game because Rodgers looked very sharp aside from missing that wide open pass to...Jones I think it was.
 
2008-08-12 09:04:13 AM  
I didn't see sharp at all from rodgers. I saw a lot of passes that were high and meant the recievers had to reach for them. That's a great way to string out a WR for a hit between the ribs. They are lucky they were playing the Bengals who's defense is no better than school yard kids.

As much as the interception was the recievers fault, so to was the TD 50% Jennings 50% ridiculous tackling. Rodgers did not look good, especially on that deep pass. Small sample size but it definitely looks like a step back from his "miracle loss" at Dallas.
 
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