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Joe

Philadelphia, PA

#22 Dec 1, 2007
eric wrote:
agreed Favre isnt going to retire because Rodgers is doing well. I supect the 2 should fight for the starting job,prob, is if Rodgers wins out, what next? Id say Let Rodgers start,but what to do with Favre?
If Favre starts,Rodgers is gone, then favre retires after 08 or so,then we have nothing,so looks like TT will have a major decision to make and if it was mine , id go with the better qb in preseason and if it was ROdgers then so be it.
Favre has had a great career and up till last week many great games,hee doesnt play well in Dallas ( thats obvious) hes not played well in big games the last few years,,thats obvious,so what to do.
I propose tell Favre we are going this way,and if he wants to retire so be it,maybe he will change his mind and want to play, like Reggie White did for a hometown team,,( in Favres case N.O. or Tenn. Caro.) ect or who know,if he thinks he can play and we go Rodgers,he may except a trade.
Tough choice coming up and the better for the team,its future is at stake,its not time to be sentimental about it.
Agreed... I think they should have to fight it out and the better qb should get the start... Lets say rodgers starts and favre retires... rodgers still might not want to stay because every little mistake he makes people will compare him to favre or if we have a losing season people will make it all out to be his fault and favre has big shoes to fill and i hope the kid can take the pressure. Personally i think its bigger for a guy coming behind favre then it was for a guy coming behind elway or young or even marino because favre being americas idle.
eric

Marshfield, WI

#23 Dec 1, 2007
Rodgers has a tough makeup! I just hope if Rodges outplays Favre,he gets the nod.The goal is to win not for the sentemental favorite.Like I stated Favre didnt look to thrilled when Rodgers threw that TD.and based on the what are they going to do Cut me?. or its not my job to teach him,,Its obvious Rodgers will give Favre a run for the job and I wouldnt be suprised at all if Rodgers won it. qb and players as well dont last this long,and Favre will deteriate eventually its inevidable,i just hope Rodgers is here,so we have a qb.
Jerry

Milwaukee, WI

#24 Dec 1, 2007
Eric, I don't think Brett would ever agree to back up Rodgers. He'd retire first. I know I'm going to catch hell for this, but I don't think Brett will beat the kid out.

Since: Nov 07

Brooklyn

#25 Dec 1, 2007
When its all said and done it will all come down to Favre. Hes been with this organization for many years and they built repsect for each other. Hes not getting trading or backing up Rodgers..the question is retire or lose rodgers..nothing else really
Joe

Philadelphia, PA

#26 Dec 1, 2007
Jerry wrote:
Eric, I don't think Brett would ever agree to back up Rodgers. He'd retire first. I know I'm going to catch hell for this, but I don't think Brett will beat the kid out.
Im not sure if he will either... Brett might still have the arm but rodgers has the mobility... I think it would be close but i think rodgers would have an advantage due to the quickness of his feet... I see it going either way.
Jerry

Milwaukee, WI

#27 Dec 1, 2007
Joe wrote:
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Im not sure if he will either... Brett might still have the arm but rodgers has the mobility... I think it would be close but i think rodgers would have an advantage due to the quickness of his feet... I see it going either way.
And I agree. It was his mobility that gave Rodgers time against that Dallas rush. But I was also impressed with ARs arm.
Andrew

United States

#28 Dec 1, 2007
Jerry wrote:
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And I agree. It was his mobility that gave Rodgers time against that Dallas rush. But I was also impressed with ARs arm.
In that particular game and defense, it was a huge difference from Favre and Rodgers. Rodgers with those young legs can out do the pass rush pretty well. He picked up some key first downs. His arm was prety good, but those wide outs are pretty impressive. Greg Jennings and Donald Driver and fantastic after the catch...I really like Greg Jennings and the promise he's showing.(he needs more love on Madden '08 for Xbox live)
Andrew

United States

#29 Dec 1, 2007
Jerry wrote:
Eric, I don't think Brett would ever agree to back up Rodgers. He'd retire first. I know I'm going to catch hell for this, but I don't think Brett will beat the kid out.
Whether its our GM, brilliant head coach, wonderful young talent, the right oppenents, or the right time, but this season BF has performed at an all-time high (thus far). Before Dallas' game I was ready to name in the leagues top current 3. If Favre bounces back, stats and performance this year will be somewhat of what he was remembered for. You have to wonderful what AR's stats would be. It would be pretty bold to think he would come out this season and be in talks for the top 3-4 qbs in the league.

Brett whether given the cirumstances or just being a great football player, Favre is having an MVP-like year which means he is performing amongst the highest level in the league. I think AR will be good and has a chance of being great but Favre was great before this year even started and is playing great now..(pretty proven)

I think MM BF TT AR will all know when BF is no longer than AR. I think we have a good coach that can make it very clue to Brett when his time has come, given he doesn't retire before his decline.
Jerry

Milwaukee, WI

#30 Dec 2, 2007
I agree Andrew, it would be over the edge to suggest Rodgers would be one of the top 5 QBs. But at least he showed us he could be a player of the future. Until Thursday we never knew where the guy was in his development.
eric

Marshfield, WI

#31 Dec 2, 2007
Bretts arm will always be tremendous, It is the rest of the body that will go.

No way Favre backs up Rodgers agreed,,but do you lose a great backup/future starter,so Favre can leave when hes ready and then may end up with nothing,or tell Favre your a backup if you stay in GB and give him an option to retire or leave for another place,but Rodgers wont stay around forever,and there may be other qb:s in college now that would be NFL quality,but we know what we have now and the mystery of whats out there,so which way to go?
Jerry

Milwaukee, WI

#32 Dec 2, 2007
So Eric, Andrew, Joe what do you think is going to happen with the QB situation. Obviously Favre will finish out this season, but do you think he or Rodgers will be the man next season? And what will happen to whoever is not the starter?
eric

Marshfield, WI

#33 Dec 2, 2007
I think Rodgers should be the qb,but what will happen who knows?

Favre is having a career year,until the dallas game which he never plays well in Dalas anyway,and he sucks in StLouis as well so we can maybe see one more of the dalllsa performences out of him.We will be playoff bound and if he sucks in the playoffs TT will i think go with AR or pressure coach MC to do so.IF he does well in the playoffs, he will stay and coacnMC and TT have a major decision to make,Loyalty says Favre,fans say Favre, with records in reach it says let Favre go one more season and break a few records and send him out on top if we win it next year.Rodgers can be more effective at this point,speed kills,and if you pressure Favre you can throw him off,as you seen with his INT vs Chicago to Urlacher,and a few picks the last few games,he doesnt have that mobility Rodgers has.

Like I said,do we:
go Favre the sentimental choice let him play it out and hope he doesnt fall back which he will. adnlose ROdgers,to FA eventually.....
go Rodgers,hope he can handle the pressure of being the man to back up a legend and anythign he does will never equal that of Favre? and hope hes as good as advertised.
Do we trade Rodgers now that his value is skyhigh,get some more good picks with ^TT at the helm and hope you can get a few more years from Brett adnd we can develop another qb. Tough choice PR wise for TT but thats why he gets the big bucks......to me id go Rodgers
eric

Marshfield, WI

#34 Dec 2, 2007
With Marino Yards record he will break this year. Elway record most win at home record,,( Favre needs 3 home wins to tie or pass that record) then it says let Favre break those records,he deserves it and the Packers can use the great moment to celabrate.

id go Rodgers or sign Rodgers long term and tell Favre 08 is your last in GB and let Favre go out in style.
Andrew

United States

#35 Dec 2, 2007
I have no idea what will happen with our qb situation. Green Bay's back-up qbs were always talented enough to leave and at least start short-term if not long-term for some other team.

I don't think they should let AR go from what I have seen from him. Unfortunetely, my opinion and evulation doesn't mean squat. Given a talented team, I really do believe Favre will not retire until he's 40. I think given the right circumstances he will play 2008 and 2009.(given that he produces and plays similar to this year)

TT and MM should probably sit down with AR and explain this unique situation and depending on whether AR understands it or not. If they really want AR as their future then they should lock him up long term even if it is going to be a little costly. People were complaining about TT not spending our CAP ROOM, maybe he should sign AR long term keeping him happy.

What's better than being a second string QB making the best back-up salary watching a TRUE LEGEND finally finish his career????

.......Okay, maybe starting for a team and becoming their superstar QB is better...

I think Aaron Rodgers will be very understanding and cooperative with this situation. I believe he will take over for the Green Bay Packers during the 2010 season, after 4 seasons of being a back-up...

“It's an oversized hat.. funny”

Since: Mar 07

Marquette MI

#36 Dec 2, 2007
I think the bigger issue with roger's performance and favre's lack of performance in this game was the play calling. trust me i was more than happy to see rogers rise to the occasion and keep us in the game. he played very well, but it wasn't until they scaled down the offense and got back to what got them to 10-1 in the first place. driver and jennings run short routes and pick up the yards after the play better than any wr duo in the nfl in my opinion. while favre was in, the coaching staff continued to shoot themselves in the foot and insisted on deep routes, mostly in a 5 wide offense. it didn't take long for dallas to pick up on that and defend against it. the result was multiple interceptions along with a couple of near picks on top of the fact that the lack of protection put favre in a position to be injured. once again i'm not trying to dog on rogers, he showed me what he really could be, a quality nfl starting quarterback. that being said, i'd rather see the packers continue to win and right now and in the immediate future (aka next year) i would have to say that favre running the offense that got the packers to 10-1 with smart passes fired to recievers that are in a position to continue the play and that would be favre.
Joe

Philadelphia, PA

#37 Dec 2, 2007
Wonderin in Wisconsin wrote:
I think the bigger issue with roger's performance and favre's lack of performance in this game was the play calling. trust me i was more than happy to see rogers rise to the occasion and keep us in the game. he played very well, but it wasn't until they scaled down the offense and got back to what got them to 10-1 in the first place. driver and jennings run short routes and pick up the yards after the play better than any wr duo in the nfl in my opinion. while favre was in, the coaching staff continued to shoot themselves in the foot and insisted on deep routes, mostly in a 5 wide offense. it didn't take long for dallas to pick up on that and defend against it. the result was multiple interceptions along with a couple of near picks on top of the fact that the lack of protection put favre in a position to be injured. once again i'm not trying to dog on rogers, he showed me what he really could be, a quality nfl starting quarterback. that being said, i'd rather see the packers continue to win and right now and in the immediate future (aka next year) i would have to say that favre running the offense that got the packers to 10-1 with smart passes fired to recievers that are in a position to continue the play and that would be favre.
I agree I didnt like the play calling in the beginning but they did not force favre to throw it deep... There were a number of times when he had someone open on the side or over the middle but he rushed his throws and tried to beat them with a 1 hit wonder and dallas expected it and favre got burned and it lead to us losing the game. As favre as next year i think it will come down to training camp and if favre wins out then he is are starter but i want it to be because he still has it and not because its his job by default. He is having an mvp type season and it could be his best ever and if he continues to play at this high level then he will be are starter next year but lets hope that dallas game was the last because when it comes to the playoffs you dont get 2nd chances. I love favre but I want the pack to win a superbowl more and that will come down to favres arm and his game smarts.
Joe

Philadelphia, PA

#38 Dec 2, 2007
sorry about the typos... I was in a rush

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Since: Mar 07

Marquette MI

#39 Dec 10, 2007
good point about the play calling did not force favre into throwing the bad passes. i completely agree. i saw the open receivers that the four and five wide sets created, he just forced the issue and hurt his team as a result. that is never what you want out of your quarterback even if he is a first ballot hall of famer and my personal favorite player in sports. i think that if anything can be gained from the dallas game in regards to favre's play is that maybe it reinforced the idea that when he plays smart and makes the best pass available, he has a great bunch of receivers that can continue the play. that is what has lead to favre's best year in ages if not ever, and the packer's offensive success this year. he seemed to get back to the winning game plan against oakland and it worked out like it should. let's just hope that favre can keep his cool when it comes to true pressure situations such as the dallas game, aka the upcoming playoffs. finally, i would like to say that there is a time and place in the green bay offense to open up the field and spread out copious amounts of receivers, lets just not do it for an entire quarter when the opposing defense has already successfully adjusted to it picked two and knocked the starting qb out of the game. go packers!!!
rich

United States

#40 Dec 11, 2007
Guys lets remember 1 thing .He got hurt early in the game and we all know how quick he can change from bad to very very good . who knows what might have been we cant see the future
TT for president

Marshfield, WI

#41 Dec 11, 2007
True but we also know he sucks in Dallas and not that good in big games the past 5 years or so

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