First, he sighed.
Detroit Lions middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch then replied not with a name but a jersey number - "12" - when asked what had stood out about Green Bay's offense during his pregame video study.
That's the kind of dehumanizing effect Aaron Rodgers can have on opposing defenses.
No NFL quarterback is hotter entering the FOX America's Game of the Week between the Lions and visiting Packers (1 p.m. ET Sunday). Over the past seven weeks, Rodgers has the most scoring passes (22) and best touchdown-to-interception ratio with only three turnovers.
Such torrid play has helped Green Bay rebound from a 2-3 start with a four-game winning streak.
"He makes that thing go," Tulloch told FOXSports.com after Wednesday's practice at Lions headquarters. "You look at the receivers across the board from Randall Cobb to James Jones to Jordy Nelson (with at least 40 catches). He's spreading the ball out very well."
During five seasons he spent with Tennessee before joining the Lion...