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Ask Vic Halftime: Aaron Rodgers puts it on the money

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on October 27, 2013 – 8:53 pm

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Zack from Tallahassee, FL

You called it, Vic, on Cordarelle Patterson. This will be a good game.

All I wrote is that he’s a big-play guy that gives me much more concern than Greg Jennings does. Patterson was very nearly the Packers’ first-round pick last spring.

Tony from Lancaster, PA

Vic, even though the Vikings are a one-win team, it seems they are one player away from being a really good team. What say you?

I agree, but that one player is the most important player of all and the most difficult player to find, the quarterback. If Christian Ponder was to come of age, the Vikings could make a second-half-of-the-season run for the playoffs. There are a lot of teams with losing records in the NFC. The No. 6 seed is wide open. The Giants are a team I believe can come to life. The season is still young.

Frank from Flieden, Germany

Vic, how about the crowd? How much green is in there?

The Packers have a lot of fans here tonight, and they are loud. I would put the crowd at 60-40, Vikings fans.

Sam fromm Madison, WI

Jordy has some of the best hands I’ve ever seen. I have no idea how he catches some of those passes. Have you ever covered a receiver as sure-handed?

Sam, I’ve covered some very good receivers, beginning with Lynn Swann and John Stallworth. Jordy Nelson is an outstanding receiver. On the 11-yard touchdown catch Nelson made, Aaron Rodgers’ pass was jaw-dropping. He fit it into the tightest of windows and he zipped it past Josh Robinson’s head before Robinson was able to turn and see the ball. On the 76-yarder, the window was just as tight. Those were two incredibly skilled passes by Rodgers. Do you understand where I’m going with this?

Scott from Kennewick, WA

In the second quarter, Adrian Peterson lowered his head right into Tramon Williams’ head. Is that not a perfect example of the the new rule that should have been called?

It probably is, but it’s a rule I don’t like and it doesn’t offend me that I have yet to see it enforced. I’m all for player safety, but I don’t want to see aggressiveness eliminated from the game. Initiating contact is a trrademark of great backs. That’s just my opinion, and it would be the same if Eddie Lacy dropped his head on a Vikings cornerback.

Doug from Maplewood, MO

With so many teams going to solid-color uniforms, like the Vikings going all purple on Sunday night, will we see the Packers wear solid-green uniforms?

I hope not. I think the Vikings’ uniforms are awful looking. I don’t know why they ever changed their uniform style. I always liked their uniforms. These look like clown suits.

Ricky from Denison, IA

What do you think about how the Packers defense is doing in the first half?

The pass interference penalty on Tramon Williams was an awful call. Until that play, the defense was playing outstanding football. This is a defense on the rise. When Clay Matthews and Nick Perry return to action, I think this defense could become special.

Darin from Toronto, ON

Vic, what was going through your mind when you saw the opening play?

I thought to myself, the Packers should’ve kicked it farther. I think most people remember how it bothered me that the Vikings maneuvered to get back into the first round and draft Patterson. He’s a guy with huge upside. He can be their next Randy Moss.

Bill from Green Bay, WI

How about Micah Hyde, huh?

Randall Cobb might’ve just become a full-time receiver. The Packers are growing. Their roster is getting deeper and more talented. That’s what development does for good young players, and Hyde is one of them. By the time Cobb and Matthews return to action, look out.

 


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