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When Aaron Rodgers was drafted in 2005, it was 23 spots behind the No. 1 pick, Alex Smith, who was picked by Rodgers’ hometown 49ers.
Instead of getting a chance to start and being recognized for his ability, Rodgers took the clipboard behind Brett Favre, while Smith was given the run of the San Francisco offense in his first season.
Within a few years, though, the storylines changed. Smith worked under new coaches and offensive coordinators almost every season, with the 49ers becoming a laughingstock and Smith being widely panned. Rodgers, meanwhile, took over in Green Bay and is now considered one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, with a Super Bowl trophy and MVP honors to boot.
That doesn’t mean there’s any animosity from Rodgers toward Smith, though. Just the opposite, in fact — Rodgers wishes his draft buddy would get a chance to shine.
“I can’t imagine to have to go through that many offensive coordinators, and the turnovers in coaches has been tough for him,” Rodgers told ...
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GREEN BAY, Wis. Less than eight minutes away from clinching the NFC North, the Packers, with a comfortable 21-10 lead over the Chicago Bears, decided to try a trick play. However, it backfired terribly, almost got the Bears back in the game and had quarterback Aaron Rodgers wondering why it was even attempted.
"I wasn't thrilled with the call, to be honest with you,"...
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After watching the San Francisco 49ers win their biggest game of the season on the road against the New England Patriots Sunday night, Jim Harbuagh probably feels a little better about his decision to go with Colin Kaepernick over Alex Smith. Kaepernick threw some perfect deep balls and helped hold off New England’s improbable comeback, proving the Niners are a legitimate Super...
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers threw 3 touchdown passes, all to receiver James Jones in their NFC North clinching win against the Chicago Bears 21-13.
Rodgers went 23/36 for 291 YDS on the day.
The win makes it six straight over the rival Bears, who fall to 8-6. With the latest loss, Chicago is in grave danger of the missing the playoffs. Optimism for the Bears, who started...
CHICAGO The past two months haven't been spectacular for Green Bay, but after a 2-3 start to the regular season, the 10-4 Packers are now the NFC North champions following their road win Sunday afternoon over the Bears.
"I'm thrilled to win a division championship," coach Mike McCarthy said. "We know we're now in the tournament, the playoffs, and now...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- When the Packers cruised through the regular season last year, earned the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs and had a bye in the first round, the end result was clearly not what the team wanted.
But that experience of getting blown out by the New York Giants in the postseason divisional round has not changed the way coach Mike McCarthy views a first-round bye.
Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has been known for his "predator" muscle-flexing sack celebration for years, but apparently he spent his down time rehabbing an injured hamstring coming up with something new and, well, seemingly better suited for Chippendales than Soldier Field.
After taking down Chicago's Jay Cutler on Sunday for his first sack since returning from...
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The Chicago Bears came into the 2012 NFL Season with a goal, to once again become Super Bowl Champions. The Bears missed the playoffs last season due to a handful of injuries and a poor offense. They lacked an elite play making WR and a consistent Quarterback.
So the Bears made a statement in the past NFL off-season. They went out and snagged...
Coach Mike McCarthy isn't about to disregard the importance of the first-round bye simply because his Green Bay Packers were bounced out of last season's NFC playoffs without a victory.
The only difference in his team's pursuit of that goal this season is the starters likely won't be receiving any rest over the final weeks this time around.
Green Bay can help its...