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Aaron Rodgers will not play against Cowboys

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on December 13, 2013 – 12:50 pm


GREEN BAY–Aaron Rodgers will not play in Dallas on Sunday.

“Aaron Rodgers is declared out for Sunday’s game. It’s been a difficult morning going through the conversation with Aaron and Dr. McKenzie. He’s very disappointed. He’s frustrated. He was not scanned this morning. He felt like he was ready to play. It’s in our best interests as a football team for Aaron not to play,” Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said on Friday.

“I’m definitely OK with it. (Aaron) feels he’s ready to play,” McCarthy said.

More from McCarthy:

“(Rodgers) feels based on what he’s accomplished physically, what he was able to do at practice on Wednesday and Thursday, he’s ready to go. Hey, it’s not the easiest thing to sit there and tell your franchise quarterback he can’t play in the game when he wants to play in the game. This is clearly a decision that’s made in the best interests of Aaron Rodgers.”

Matt Flynn, obviously, will start his third straight game on Sunday.

“I thought Matt had his best practice today of the two weeks of preparation,” McCarthy said. “I thought Matt was very sharp today, and he obviously took all the reps.”

Flynn said that Friday’s announcement didn’t change anythingfor him.

“My mindset has been all week that I’m going to start,” he said. “The physical work is in the bag now, so mentally, just going over the game plan, making sure I’m 100 percent on everything we want to accomplish.”

Even though Rodgers’ status was uncertain all week, the news didn’t shock the team or shake it’s confidence. Players were prepared for this to go either way.

“We know now, and we have to go win a game,” guard Josh Sitton said.

Other than Rodgers and DE C.J. Wilson (knee), who is also out, everyone else on the Packers’ injury report is probable. That includes RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) and inside LBs Brad Jones (ankle) and Jamari Lattimore (knee), who practiced for the first time this week on Friday.

“I felt like we got healthy as the week went on,” McCarthy said. As for the inside LB situation, which looked tenuous all week, McCarthy said, “We have different packages. We feel we’re prepared to do what we need to do.”

So is Lacy, who was glad he got back on the practice field on Friday.

“They let me run a couple plays to see if I was comfortable, and I felt good out there for the few plays I did,” Lacy said.

“I’m just trying to do what I can to get on the field. I don’t like to miss practice, I don’t want to miss practice, because I feel as though that gets me ready for the game, but that’s just what the situation called for this week.”

Based on Lacy’s limited practice work, it’s possible RB James Starks will play a larger role in the offense on Sunday, though McCarthy remains confident Lacy will be ready to go.

“I have no problem giving the ball to James 20 times if that’s the way it shakes out,” McCarthy said. “I like our running back situation right now.”

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229 Responses to “Aaron Rodgers will not play against Cowboys”

  1. By Bob on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Fire Dr. McKenzie!

    Just kidding of course, good luck Matt, just Flynn baby.

  2. By Tim on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Bummer. Looks like we’ll have to win without him.

  3. By Tony K. on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Adios playoffs!

  4. By Mathew on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    I’m optimistic about the outcome of this game but I can’t help but think the defense will lose it for us. This has happened time and time again over the past 3 years where our defense plays extremely well one week and for some reason, the following 2 weeks, they give up 400+ yards to the opposing offense. Not having Rodgers will hurt us this game because we won’t be able to keep up with the Cowboys offense even though their defense is terrible.

  5. By BIG CHEESE on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    The Pack can still do this! Love the “just Flynn baby”, Bob.

  6. By Charlotte McClendon on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    It’s sad he can’t play but we need him strong and healthy. I will continue to pray for him and his recovery. We have the best team and yes it’s off without him but it’s still the best. Gods speedy recovery to Aaron and our team!! Go PACK Go!!

  7. By James S. on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Why wasn’t he scanned if he felt he was ready to play?

  8. By willber on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Playing for draft pick. TT knows he is going to loose a lot of players to free agency. So he needs a lot of picks in the draft. Trade your high first round pick for multiple.

  9. By CESAR on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Well lets go Flynn!Wow the line just went up to 7 1/2 pts.If we can win this one Mr Rodgers better play the final 2 games.Bummer!!!

  10. By Taylor on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    James, do you realize what scans can do to people if not used with caution? He just got one. As much as I want him to play, he can’t have 7000000 scans done.

  11. By Bob on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply


  12. By Memnoch the Devil on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    If they didn’t scan the collarbone, why in the world they just arbitrarily not let him play?

  13. By D2 on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Lol well written

  14. By Albuquerque Roger on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    well I guess it’s in the best interest for all that he won’t play this week. He’ll be just that much stronger when he does come back. Remember he was in perfect shape when he got huet the first time, so any slight injury now would be that much easier to reinjure. Where do you think we may be now if we would have kept Vince Young as the back up for Aaron ?? Great luck Pack, kick those cow-chips down for good! Hope we start fast and pickup speed !!

  15. By Jack on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Vic keeps telling us to not quit on the season, but the Packers staff clearly has. What a waste.

  16. By Tom on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Flynn will get us through. Rodgers back week after, win rest of games, playoffs, believe GO PACK

  17. By Patman on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hey McCarthy – the best interest of the team is to win games. If the sissy management of the Packers won;t let him play this week, why would we think they will next week? No respect for Packer Management. You don’t prepare each week for injuries, the risk is so slight that #12 get injured again. Mcarthy is a buffoon.just watch how he will bungle the offense this week.

  18. By DK on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    The worst part is that if we can pull off a win without Rodgers this weekend (unlikely) they will probably just pull this same BS next week and string along and not play him against the Steelers. Just trying to keep people interested…..

  19. By Christopher on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Rodgers says he feels great…they didn’t scan the bone…he’s been ruled out…what are they not telling us?

  20. By James S. on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Well that’s kind of a high number but if he’s ready check it out its been close to 6 weeks the exact timetable that was given. I’m fine with him not playing I think Flynn can get it done. But if the man thinks he is ready let him play

  21. By Patman on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Better not play #12 again this year – he might get hurt. heck, better not play him ever again – he might get hurt.
    McCarthy and company are a joke.
    Mgmnt has clearly packed it in for the season – the players see that, so why would they play hard with the look to next year mindset coming out of management.

  22. By mberg777 on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    If the O line was at 100% they would probobly let him go….it’s not and they will not. Can you imagine Rogers getting drilled and getting jumped on in Dallas? Can you say OVER!!!!!

  23. By Jack on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    So, let me get this straight. Cutler whines all the time about how much he hurts and Trestman starts him this week. Rodgers says he feels great and wants the football and the Packers make him sit. What is wrong with this picture??? With the season on the line we play it safe and cross our little wussy fingers, while the Bears throw caution to the wind and will probably win the division now. Will someone on the Packer staff grow a pair?

  24. By don welsh on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    even the doctors are SOFT.that describes the whole organization.

  25. By Alex on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    There doesn’t seem to be anything do but trust that the people who are actually there and have all of the information can make a better decision than us fans who are just reading about it. Let’s have some faith in our Super Bowl winning coach and management.

  26. By Rick S. on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Jack, he can say he feels great but they test range of motion and strength and if they decide you aren’t physically ready to handle the speed and violence of the game, you ain’t playin’.

  27. By Nathan M. on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Well good bye season. If we lose this week we aren’t making the playoffs. Il take a high draft pick this year we need it.

  28. By James M. on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    They’re done. MM, you’re coaching without AR can’t win against a good team, and they will stack the box so thick, Lacy had better start catching the ball better, or another Lions game is about to happen.

  29. By Rick C. on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    This team has suffered a lot of injuries this year to starters and playmakers especially. Think about it..Finley,Cobb, Lacy and Jones for a little bit, EDS,Barclay, and of course Aaron on offense. Mathews Jones, Perry, Heyward, Shields, Jolly, all have missed significant time. Look at those names!! All playmakers everyone. We can’t have another season like this. In 2010 it worked out because Aaron was perfect in the playoffs. No Aaron this year and we are where we are. Still hopin to get in. That’s not too bad I guess.

  30. By Tim on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    If a bone generally takes 6 weeks to heal why would he not at least be re-evaluated completely, especially when he says he feels good? Whatever happened to listening to your body? Also, with all the access to best practice treatments (bone stimulation, proper nutrition and knowledge of what’s necessary to ensure bone more rapid bone healing, constant access to training and medical staff and proper therapy), I would think that this would lead to faster healing times. I don’t understand.

  31. By joseph on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    All of you shut up we got the best team I the nfl rodgers is awesome but we gotta do it without him for awhile

  32. By Anshel Brusilow on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    What’s your problem?The way these cowboys are playing I could Quarterback your team and I’m 85 years old with arthritic knees. Good luck in the playoffs, and I’m a COWBOY FAN. AB

  33. By tzag on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Well, I wonder what the wait was for this whole week then. This whole delay to see if he’d play Sunday and waiting until Friday was to delay the scan the longest they could to try and get a good outcome but he wasn’t even scanned and ruled out. This is something that Dr. McKenzie and the team would have known by Monday that he wasn’t going to be able to play so why string along the fans until Friday on this. the only logical explanation is that McCarthy is not wanting to show his hand to the Cowboys who is starting because this information could have easily been known as early as Monday. The only thing that appears happened is they went to Dr. McKenzie and he said, No, it’s too soon yet since the last scan to rule you in. No scan, so it had to be that as Rodgers said he felt great and Coach McCarthy said “My man can throw”. Zipping the ball all over the place without pain. Pretty frustrating as a fan to get hopes up like that and to find out he was going to be out regardless of a scan or not. Anyway, Cmon Flynn baby!!!! I know you got it in you to show the world again how good you are!! Go Packers!!!

  34. By packers_2k13 on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    WTF! If he wnat’s to play, LET HIM PLAY1

  35. By Larry Kaiser on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    That is just TERRIBLE news! Flynn will have to have his best game ever and the defense will need to step up again…..GO Pack!!

  36. By Tony Lasko on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    I’m sorry but McCarthy is a joke and I think he’s the one that doesn’t want Aaron playing. Rodgers said he WANTS to play and feels good enough to play but he can’t??? McCarthy is a clown, he’s all defensive over this situation because over the past 5 weeks it’s been exposed (and I’ve been saying this all along) that he is NOT a good coach. The only reason he still has a job is because of Rodgers. I think they’re something going on between them, the way Rodgers yelled at him earlier in the year and slammed the playbook down on Thanksgiving once he saw a certain formation on offense shows that he disagrees with the play calling.

  37. By Matthew Webber on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    All of you call yourself fans but you constantly bash on McCarthy and the packers. You call everyone soft, If they didn’t want to win they wouldn’t have had that comeback win last week. Don’t forget this is the same coach who won us a superbowl yes with the help of Rodgers but its not the point. If your a true fan have some F*&^ing faith because all this negative talk is pathetic. I agree this whole thing is on McCarthy because he should have had a solid backup to start the season, But all of you want to crucify him and the Pack for this. If you are all so much better and managing the team and doing his and Thompson’s job then why don’t you go apply for the position. Its real easy to play the blame game when things aren’t going the way you want. I stick by the pack no matter what! GO PACK GO!

  38. By Matthew Webber on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Oh and one more thing for everyone saying he is exposed…… Where would the Seahawks, Patriots, Broncos, 49ers be without there franchise QB?? They would all be in the same position and so would the coaches!

  39. By G-man on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    You think just maybe the last scan wasn’t where the healing process needed to be for that length of time! If the bone isn’t completely healed you don’t take the chance………Come on guys think!

  40. By DrStampede on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    No Rodgers? No win. No playoffs. Plain and simple. That’s some weak collarbone on your non-throwing arm (that was sarcasm in case you couldn’t tell). MUST be faking it so we can keep losing to get some draft picks. We’ll need about 40 draft choices just to get through next season based on our teams poor conditioning.

  41. By Matthew Webber on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Some of you are so Dense…..

  42. By pack460 on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Why does everybody forget about our offensive lineman when They list people we’ve lost to injury…
    Brian Bulaga!

  43. By Rodell on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    So is Rodgers going to play or not?? jk i’m going into this game not expecting to much, then if we lose it won’t hurt as bad.

  44. By mike on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    1. AR is tough ..most sacked & hit QB in NFL (Thks MM)
    2. AR wanted to play and pissed
    3. Matt Flynn can do it!
    4. MM is ARROGANT & on the way out.. ( praying for it)
    5. Capers will come though.. CLAY is going to have a huge game !

    WE need Cobb. he’s would make it much easier on Matt

    GO MATT .. show everyone you have it ! and keep yourself in GB ..until you retire!

  45. By obhtn3 on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Has a one man team ever won a NFL game?

  46. By John on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    This is a clear case of the McCarthy taking the blame for Rodgers, so he doesn’t feel the heat. Bet on this you will NOT see Rodgers play again this year! What’s the point? TT and MM have truly left this team thin! When will Murphy see the light and fire TT? This is just a joke!

  47. By Al on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Where is the commitment to winning? The pack, by listening to a doctor, who provides advice only, have wasted a season. It is truly just about the money

  48. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    What a charade….someone scan Dr. McKenzie’s head….who is paying this guy? The Lions and Bears!

  49. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ben Roethlisberger’s injury last year was for more serious and he returned in 3 weeks!

  50. By Beau on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Very disappointing news for sure but as a Pack fan I will cheer the entire team on as always.
    For those that have such negative thoughts regarding everything Green n Gold, don’t watch the game then, problem solved. Ain’t it great, you can do anything you want on Sunday now (clean your garage, put up Christmas lights, what-ever) And since some of you have written off the whole season you will have several weeks to get much done on Sundays. As for me, I will listen or watch all the games.

  51. By Matthew Webber on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    At least Beau has some common sense.

  52. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    I am sick and tired of the complacent packer fan stating the obvious….we are all cheering for the Packers and always will, but for God sakes think about this nonsense and formulate an objective opinion about a QB that says he is ready….he is our best chance of winning and is holding a clipboard while we are 1/2 game out…..Wake up!

  53. By Alex on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    I think the obvious thing is that fans do not have all the information and so by accepting this decision fans are not being complacent but reasonable. Do you really think you are a better coach than the people who have made this their profession and dedicated decades to this game? Weird.

  54. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Beau…thanks for the suggestion…I think I will spend game time writing a letter to Dr. McKenzie suggesting he grow a set of walnuts and put his medical degree to use! YOU GET PAID TO TAKE RISK IN THIS WORLD! People who do not take risk make minimum wage! High paid pansies!

  55. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Alex…you exemplify complacency!

  56. By Alex on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Frank…by not kicking and screaming about things I can’t control…over a GAME? Well, perhaps a little bit of complacency is what is needed from us fans.

  57. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Complacency doesn’t exist in my world….what a loser mentality!

  58. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Kicking and steaming gets things moving in the right direction….complacency rewards mediocrity!

  59. By Alex on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Dude…focus on what you can control and win at that, it’ll be okay. The Packers will play however they play regardless of how angry you get at home. On the other hand, you may be neglecting something you CAN do something about. So please, have a beer and relax.

  60. By Geordie Nelson on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    This is BS. We have suffured for weeks. What a joke. Should’ve shut Aaron down back in November. At least it would save us from this emotional roller coaster that we’re being put through every week. Stop confusing the players! Moral is this low and you’re jerking the player around week in and week out? I’m sick and tired as a fan, watching the Pack tank every year because of injuries. Get the right training staff in there and fight for the player’s health. I’m losing respect for this organization every year. The way they’ve handled this Rodgers situation makes me sick.

  61. By Richard on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    I feel sorry for Arron i know how it feels to be sidelined for an injury. He must think of it as I will only be healthier next week or next month or even next year. God speed. Go Pack.

  62. By todd on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    The bears torched the cowboys last week with a second string QB. If the defense can step up put pressure on the cowboys and Flynn can be consistent Packers can win. If bears and lions lose Packers are on top. TRUE FANS will keep the faith and support the team any word on Randall Cobb??

  63. By Sledge1998 on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    You guys are a joke, not Packers management, and certainly not the doctors. How many of you have MD’s? NFL GM, Head coaching positions? None? I thought not. Sure Rodgers wants to play. Sure he feels good. But one sack or even just a hit maybe and the bone is broken again, and it’s back to square one. Maybe not only for the entire off season but even into next season depending on the severity of the injury. We don’t know. At least I’m willing to admit I don’t know $@&! from shinola when it comes to medicine. I want them to win out and make the playoffs as much or more than the next fan, but lets get rational. Cut Dr. McKenzie and McCarthy some slack. I believe they’re looking out for Rodgers’ health and career as well as the teams investment in him for the future. That doesn’t necessarily mean they’ve given up on this season. It just means they’re not going to make that kind of a stupid high stakes gamble.

  64. By stormeeatl on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    You idiots who think you are better doctors and better coaches need to take a chill pill and go back to your dishwashing job. I mean what thinks you can be a better doctor or MD? You wouldn’t want McCarthy or Dr. McKenzie telling you how to be a troll, would you?

  65. By CoryK_PackFan4Lyfe on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    To anyone out there that says Rodgers is done for the year, and that there is no point in playing him…What are you smoking????????????????

    1) We still have a legitimate chance at the playoffs
    2) We are starting to get to full health minus season ending injuries.
    3) Matt Flynn is getting comfortable, and had his best week.
    4) McCarthy has openly told media they have no plan to shut Aaron down for the year. You think we carry ourselves like the Redskins organization? NO!!!
    5)We have a winning tradition, and the Packers plan to keep playing for that tradition, and more importantly a playoff berth where anything can happen. 2010 Baby!

    GO PACK!!!!!!

  66. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Stormeeati…doctors do make mistakes…that’s why you are here!

  67. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Dr. McKenzie is a hippocrit…guaranteed that he is far more aggressive sending his patients back to work following other orthopedic procedures!

  68. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Different standards with a high profile athlete that gets paid 110 million by the organization that signs your check!

  69. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Can anyone say conflict of interest!

  70. By Matthew Webber on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Frank why don’t you get over yourself you dense MotherF*&%er, I mean seriously your apparently a doctor so go take McKenzies job this off season. Rodgers is the franchise player, Everyone remember what happened to RGIII last year when shanahan refused to pull him?? Yeah look at where his career is at. You want to jeopardize the future for a year we may not even make the playoffs? You want to jeopardize Aarons future because your a pissy fan? GET OVER YOURSELF!!! Flynn can pull out a win here the more Aaron can rest the better. And if we make the playoffs Aaron will be healthy. But apparently you know EXACTLY what your talking about. Numb Nuts.

  71. By Tim B. on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply


    Well, having been a Packer fan for more than 45 years, like many on this site I’m sure, I have no problem taking a long-term, safety-first approach with A.R.

    Can we sneak out another win and stay in the hunt? That’s a question only Matthews and his defensive brethren can answer. Psst, the correct answer Clay is, “yes.”

    If I can’t have Rodgers this Sunday, I’ll take another serving of last week’s second half defense, please.

  72. By PK on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    A lot of Selfish people that need to get a life from What I read . This is a game. Entertainemnt. A reason to break out the Usingers All Beef Salami ! GO PACK

  73. By greenbaykansas on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    If you don’t like the way thing are ran don’t cry about it find another team. If he is still hurt nothing anybody can do about it. The coaches and staff know more than any of us do. If you don’t like just go away. The coaches have gotten us a super bowl any many playoffs so shut up already

  74. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Matt…I suggest you refrain from personal insults because I do not think like you!

  75. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    This board is for opinions so deal with it…just like you deal with your boss at Walmart!

  76. By Matthew Webber on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Im not gonna refrain from them, All you have been doing is whining and pissing at people on here. The negative talk is so annoying. If all your gonna do it piss and moan get off of here because the majority of people don’t want to hear it.

  77. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Truth hurts….Rodgers wants to play but a doc afraid of liability will not clear him!

  78. By Matthew Webber on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    WOOOOOOOOOAHH clever comeback I feel so insulted! let me go cry a litte…….

  79. By Matthew Webber on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    It has nothing to do with the truth, The truth is his bone isn’t healed and regardless of what Aaron wants the doctors wont clear him until they no its a low risk. But clearly your to incompetent to understand the procedure they go through to clear a player.

  80. By Geordie Nelson on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hubris gone! Faith slowly returning…the game is won by the team not one player. We are up against some insurmountable odds, at last we can say in one voice, that we will not go gently into that good night. This will be a season that we will remember forever.


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  82. By kenkearns on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    I agree with a previous comment, about no scan this week. In fact no scan since 12/4….How do you make a medical decision without it, especially since Rodgers thinks he is ready..

  83. By Patman on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Matthew – what time does your shift start at the Quickie Mart? If Rodgers says he feels great, why doesn’t that carry any credibility. The worrywart packers are afraid of him reinjuring his shoulder. The risk of that happening is so slim it shouldn’t be a concern. The season is on the line from here on out, but apparently McCarthy thinks the season is already done. No reason to sit AR. Just becasue we are frustrated with this dumb decision does not mean we are not fans and shouldn’t be allowed to watch the game.

  84. By Matthew Webber on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Oh I see the risk is so slim you must be a doctor im sorry I didn’t know you knew.

  85. By Alex on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Patman, How is the risk of him re-injuring his collarbone “so slim it shouldn’t be a concern”? Seems like he would just need to get hit again in a similar way that he got hurt in the first place. Sorry, I’ll defer to the professional training and medical staff on this one.

  86. By Patman on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    This Just in – Thompson, McKenzie, and Mccarthy have forfeited Sunday’s game. They stated they are afraid players may get hurt and aren’t willing to take the chance. They will reevaluate the chance of injury for next week’s game and announce their decision on Tuesday.

  87. By Pat on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Once again all my family drives to Dallas to see the Pack play. I have been to four games now and each time some thing happens and I get to watch thrm lose..I sure hope this isn’t another time. Maybe were the jinx:(

  88. By Patman on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    he has had 6 weeks to heal what was not a complete break. I’m not saying he is 100% but don;t you think he is well enough to play? AR himself does. if he feels that way I’m on board. Silly decision.

  89. By Emwardo on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Your only as good as your record.

  90. By BIG CHEESE on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    I never realized so many doctors were Packer fans. Go Pack Go……….

  91. By Omahasky on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    I agree with Patman, the risk is already low, Dr’s care about one thing foremost – legal liability, every Dr. these days can take no risks, make no mistakes, perform excessive testing, etc. due to malpractice risks in our litigious society. Do Dr’s control our lives, do you do everything your doctor says to minimize risk of health concerns?

  92. By Garland on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Sounds like we have a lot of “fair weather” fans. We can win with Flynn in Dallas, and The D which is healthier can slow down the cowpatties. Without Rogers, they are still the Green Bay Packers.

  93. By Matthew Webber on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Cracks are worse then breaks, Since they don’t heal the same way but once again I understand your all doctors so ill leave you professionals to clear Rodgers yourselves.

  94. By Gary on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    I sent for the playoff tickets in hope.Why don,t they next year add the season ticket and play off tickets together and then they don,t have to get any replies.And just think of the all the savings.,Just a little younger and cheek. Gary

  95. By Jovan Garretson on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    So even with our franchise QB stating he feels good & ready to go he’s still ruled out if the Packers doesn’t make postseason McCarthy knows that he has to wear this season on his sleeve not saying Flynn won’t play well (he’s not Rodgers) if my team loses that’s the season

  96. By john on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    I’ll say it again…7-8-1, no playoffs. Happy New Year.

  97. By Mn packer on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ok so Rodgers will not play Matt will do his best as well as the rest of the team
    But what bothers me the most is all the injuries year after year how is this posible? Lack of training ?
    Keep the faith pack nation we could be having a season like the vike queens

    Go Pack Go

  98. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Matt…since I am the mother f@&$@&$ you proclaim I suggest you start calling me DAD!

  99. By Omahasky on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Exactly, why is Green Bay always the most injured team every year? What’s up with the medical staff and training?

  100. By Joyce_from_Merton on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Coach is NOT getting the support from Rodgers. Rodgers needs to man up and get on the field. If we lose again, we are tarnishing the record of the greatest football mind in history, Coach McCarthy.


  101. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Bravo Patman….don’t drink the packer kool-aid….real fans expect the best…complacent fans accept excuses and wait until next year….BTW…go read about Roethlisbergers injury last year….he retuned in 3 weeks with special shoulder pads lined with kevlar.

  102. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Big Bens injury was to his throwing shoulder and a broken rib almost punctured his aorta!

  103. By Matthew Webber on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Wow wanting random guys to call you dad? Did you take your prescription. Someone get frank’s mom to make him put down the computer and go lay back down in his padded room.

  104. By Commando on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    McCarthy is starting to look more like the Pillsbury Dough Boy instead of a leader….

  105. By Fordrewls on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    I agree.. Thought the same thing. Seems like they are throwing the towel in.

  106. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Go back to cleaning the bathrooms at Walmart!

  107. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply


  108. By Commando on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Since the Packers are not owned by a person, is it not time for a share holders to stand up and vote the entire management out????

  109. By Fordrewls on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply


  110. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Commando….just need a new training staff and doc!

  111. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Unless your a complacent loser….then everything is just fine!

  112. By Joyce_from_Merton on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Is it true Favre has flown in for a work out? That would guarantee 3 straight victories!

  113. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    The handling of Rodgers throughout his injury should be the watershed moment this franchise needs to make change in their training staff and team doc!

  114. By Commando on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Someone needs to genetically bring back Vince Lombardi so he can come clean up this conservative, mismanaged, and weak minded fools that have taken control of the Packers organization….

  115. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    This should be the watershed moment that this franchise needs to change their training staff and team doc!

  116. By wiguyinmn on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    so many people (was going to say “fans” but not sure how accurate that would be) that think they’re both a doctor AND a coach, but luckily for the good of humanity, they’re neither!!

  117. By Al Neubauer on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    The rest of the Team will have to play there best! Go Pack!

  118. By Fordrewls on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply


  119. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Do not need to be a doc to hear Rodgers say he is READY!

  120. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Joyce….Favre can’t play….he needs to be CLEARED!

  121. By wiguyinmn on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    i forgot the part where they also think they are athletic trainers with a magical mix of weight training and yoga that renders bones unbreakable.

  122. By Fordrewls on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    What’s status of Cobb, Vic? He still on IR? I heard he was ready too. Way to give up Pack. Lombardi would be going NUTS if he was still around.

  123. By wiguyinmn on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    yeah Frank, just like your doc obviously listened to you when you told him you were ready to go off your meds.

    remind me, what school did Rodgers get his medical degree from?

  124. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Al…the rest of the team is playing their best, however they can only score 16ppg without Rodgers as opposed to 30ppg with Rodgers! No team can win averaging 16ppg!

  125. By Fordrewls on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Where’s the LIKE button?

  126. By wiguyinmn on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    cobb just started running this week. doesn’t sound incredibly close to being ready for football just yet. doubt we see him unless we make the playoffs. no reason for the team to divulge too much on his condition until he’s getting close though.

  127. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Wig…did I attack you personally? I gave an opinion!

  128. By billfromcville on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Joyce, you mean 3 straight losses from the king of CHOKE!

  129. By Fordrewls on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Thanks, must’ve been a false report then… Go Pack

  130. By Omahasky on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Jordan’s doc told him it was best not to play in game 5 of the NBA finals when he had the flu……..

  131. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Wig….how did the doc compensate you when he dropped you on your head?

  132. By wiguyinmn on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    you gave an opinion that the Packers should ignore the opinion of their team physician, based on how a player says he “feels.”

    i provided a hypothetical example of a doctor patient relationship that I feel illustrates why this would be a bad practice. i stand by my remarks.

  133. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    It’s a personal attack about me taking meds…wise up!

  134. By Matthew Webber on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    You think everything is personal, But I guess if the shoe fits wear it frank…..

  135. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Calling someone a mother f@&$&@ is personal Matt!

  136. By Frank on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Get back to cleaning the toilets Matt!

  137. By Matthew Webber on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Only in your book is that personal frank, and once again if the shoe fits….

  138. By Matthew Webber on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Woah frank the cleaning toilets was a little too personal….. I don’t think I like that…..

  139. By Roger K on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Can’t help but feel that Aaron is ready but the coaches aren’t satisfied that the Offensive line can keep him safe and not cave in to the Defense like they have in the past

  140. By Joyce_from_Merton on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Rodgers needs to man up. 110 million for THIS? while the average Packer fan is on welfare and eating government cheese??? REFUND!

  141. By double-0-7 on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Aaron starts…….Aaron doesn’t start……..The game will depend on the defense not giving the game away regardless of our QB.
    The falcons were marching down the field at the end of the game. It looked like we were going to choke again and Boom!, the defense finally made a play. This was a dome team at Lambeau on a freezing cold day!.
    Packer D MUST stop talking about improving, and actually , IMPROVE!

  142. By Kate on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    It’s obvious some of you don’t know medicine. If he just had the clavicle images even a week ago not much is going to have changed since then. Every patient is different, they estimate 6 weeks, but that’s not set in stone. If he was to play this week, every defensive player for the cowboys is going to be aiming for that left side. He got very lucky that his fracture didn’t require surgery, so why put him in before it is completely healed and risk rebreaking it and needing surgery? If you are a true pack fan you will stand behind the team no matter who is QB.

  143. By Vince on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    So a HEALED collarbone is not at risk Kate?

  144. By Vince on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Kate…how is it obvious that we do not know medicine…and why is it not obvious that you know medicine?

  145. By Brandon on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Wake up people. We are 1/2 a game back and everyone is bit*hing about how the season is over. Be supportive fans and cheer this team on until the end. Every season isn’t going to be a 10+ season. Guess what…..we’re going to make it in at 8-7-1. Lions will only win one more and the bears are getting their last win of the season this week against detroit. Really not that far fetched. And what does that mean for the packers? Just win two more. Won’t be pretty and even if we do make playoffs we might lay an egg, but come on, let’s be a little more optimistic

  146. By Brandon on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Against Cleveland*

  147. By Brandon on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    8-7-1. Playoffs. Merry Christmas

  148. By wayne t on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Yes Bring back Vince,
    Bring back Bart
    Bring back Brett
    Aaron, is a great 1/4 back, they best
    he needs to come back if he is capable
    if we are going to go any where this last 3 weeks

  149. By sandy becker on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Wow…EVVVVVVERYBODYYYYY wants A-Rodg to Play including himself!!! I remember Brett coming back to play against the Bears with one of the WORST sprained ankles EVER!! Sure- he threw 5 touchdowns and was a Rockstar!! A-rodg doesn’t have a consecutive game streak…and the PACK is struggling with a TON_0_Injuries. Aaron doesn’t have a sprained ankle but an injury that could be career threatening if it Gets REALLY messed up…let’s all just GET ALONG and enjoy the rest of the games…we’ve had it PRETTY Good the past couple of decades…why cause so much chaos for a season that would probably end in a wild-card loss with the defense and lack of playmakers on offense anyways. It’s JUST NOT OUR YEAR!! Deal with it and GO PACK!!

  150. By dan on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    I guess people have a short memory look what happened with woodson and his clavicle he had the whole off season too heal and re broke it the next season and the O line needs help I would not play him.

  151. By Justin on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Well it looks like the Doctor should be evaluated too. He obviously has head issues. Also, why are they listening to that idiot. If Rodgers feels good then let him play. I think he knows himself better than the doctor does. They deserve to lose because they do not even want to win!

  152. By FiveO Packer Fan on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    We have to play the game with the players we have. Win or lose “GO PACK GO”. I still say we need a NEW Defensive Coordinator.

  153. By Hamilton_Reskie on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Mark my words – the ‘boys are gonna destroy our Packers Sunday – we had a shot with A-Rodg, but with Flynn, we are SUNK.

  154. By Andy on Dec 13, 2013 | Reply

    Some of those comments… wow. We need an IQ test before allowing people to comment.

    For one, of course he’s going to say he wants to play. He’s not going to say he wants to sit out.
    Secondly, why would we let stupid fans make medical decisions instead of professionally trained doctors? Oh wait, armchair experts. Everyone is an expert behind the computer screen.

    All the doomsayers really want to feel smart. If we lose, they can act like they are all knowing and brag that they were right. If they are wrong, they have the satisfaction of winning and they disappear until next week.

    Anonymous comments from stupid people make me want to vomit.

  155. By "The Iowa BOOT Man" on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Common! Rodgers you gotta take your SKIRT OFF and PLAY no matter what LIBTARDED docs say! I know, lets just play like the LIBTARDS do – NOBODY looses so NOBOBY gets their feelings hurt! – gotta have ya! – you get paid a TRILLION Fricking bucks so you GOTTA paly hurt like EVERYBODY else in the league does!! flynn holds the balls for 5.5 years before he even thinks of throwing it so you can FORGET about winning any games that matter with him! As a wiseman once said “wait till next year” or is that next Century!!!

  156. By Mark on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply


  157. By adibsafari on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    what your meaning.. Pada 14 Des 2013 01:50, “Green Bay Packers Official Blog” menulis:

    > Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor posted: “GREEN BAY–Aaron Rodgers > will not play in Dallas on Sunday. “Aaron Rodgers is declared out for > Sunday’s game. It’s been a difficult morning going through the conversation > with Aaron and Dr. McKenzie. He’s very disappointed. He’s frustrated. He > was not “

  158. By Jeff on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    You get paid millions to play football, and you don’t want to play. Please, you lost all my respect. What a waste of a season. Hope they fire you Aaron. Might as well come out of the closet and admit that too while your being a such a pansy.

  159. By MikeG on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Some people seem to forget that Romo suffered a broken collarbone during the 2010 season (October, if I remember correctly), and didn’t take another snap the rest of the season. AR had his injury in November. As disappointed as I am that he won’t be playing against the Cowboys (I’ve had tickets to this game prior to his injury), I can understand the need for caution.

  160. By john on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    I know this is off-subject, but as an out-of-town fan, I can’t figure out what’s going on with Derrick Sherrod…is he healthy? Is he playing? Is he any good? Packers haven’t had good luck with many 1st rounders. Anybody know?

  161. By Ryan on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    all of u fans complaining are pathetic and really give us Packer nation bad rep for real just a bunch of sobbing babies on here Grow Up

  162. By john on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Time to pull out the stat book on injuries. In 2008, Pro Football Propectus started issuing the AGL (Adjusted Games Lost) stat. It looks at starters, long-term replacements and important situational player injuries and weights them according to Probable, Questionable, Doubtful or Out status. Since 2008, the Packers have ranked 25,25,30,16,32, averaging 25.6. of the 32 teams. That means a Packer is far more likely to get injured than, let’s say, a Chicago Bear. Bad luck or bad training management?

  163. By double-0-7 on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Can we just hug it out?. The season rests on the defense, not the QB. Flynn proved he can play. Go D!

  164. By Barbara Mazer on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Just beat Dallas

  165. By Mark on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Amazing!! MM can’t coach, TT forgot how to do his job and that 2010 championship never happened.

    One thing I am disappointed with MM and TT is them not having quality QB;s in the rotation. I was stunned how they handled it at the end of pre-season and we were gambling more than ever at that position. Our worst nightmare happened. Lesson learned. I do believe we have two backup’s now moving forward.

    But to suggest these guys should be fired is absolutely ridiculous!

    I wonder what all you “know-it-alls” will be saying when the Pack wins and Detroit loses this Sunday?

    I know what I’ll be saying.

    Merry Xmas @# ithes!!

  166. By Mark on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Oh yeah,

    How great will it be when we win Sunday and have Rodgers back AT HOME next week against the Steelers. Do you think the crowd will be into it??

  167. By James M. on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Armchair qb’s that pay the salary cap. Without them, you don’t have a fan owned team. Get it? You think every fan has to have your opinion? Because I don’t agree with you. I believe there should have been at least a second opinion. This doc might just be a quack, because everyone knows our DC is a putz. At the very least we should have known in the beginning that it was more serious than what was being led to believe, so we could prepare for the cold winter. See, that’s the problem with MM, he’s the king of secrets on and off the field. He doesn’t know how to play in your face football.

  168. By whitey on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    some of you are real idiots, if rodgers says he is ready he is ready, only he knows his body and how it feels and what he can do, everyone knows are medical staff is conservative and scared to put players back on field, with season on the line he should play if he says he can, players have come back weeks sooner with worse injuries

  169. By Frank on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Exactly Whitey…the only thing a scan will do is release Dr. Doolittle from liability. A doctor whose checks are signed by the Packers organization is only protecting himself and the teams 110 million dollar investment….no real medical decision involved…can anyone say conflict of interest?

  170. By Frank on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Anyone can sign an AMA (against medical advice) and release a doctor from liability. I think in this case TT is afraid to lose 110 mil….but think of how much they lose by missing the playoffs! Especially a home game if they win the division.

  171. By Damon on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Flynn is still a decent backup and should hold up well against that atrocious Cowboys D, haven’t lost faith in my Pack yet! Here’s to Lacy having a monster game to allow Flynn to be able to get us down the field as well.

  172. By kygirl1 on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Patman, his buddy Mike, lost soul Frank, and his Cousin Commando, and to all you doubters out there….the Packers mgmt. wants to win like anybody else! Playing in todays league, there’s a lot of hitting, namely toward the QB if given the chance. Better that Rodger heals completely than send him out too soon! One good hit could put him out for good! As for McCarthy, he’s one of the best coaches out there! I believe in him and hope he’ll roll out his best game plan yet. By the way who helped us get a Super Bowl win a few years ago?( it wasn’t Sister Theresa)The blame game needs to fall on the injuries we’ve had. I have faith in our coaches, especially when we get everybody back healthy! Go Packers!! Kick some extra big Dallas booty for these doubters would ya?!!!

  173. By Frank on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Ky…appropriate name for someone who takes it from the Packers…guess I just need some lube to handle this ramming of B.S…..it’s hard to take it dry!

  174. By Frank on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    living in the past and resting on your laurels is usual business for packer fans…that’s what got you through the 70’s and 80’s!

  175. By Joyce_from_Merton on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Mark is right – Coach McCarthy is the greatest football mind ever! Name ONE COACH that has EVER won a superbowl! HA! He is the ONLY ONE EVAR!

  176. By Hamilton_Reskie on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Joyce – Coach McCarthy is in fact one of the, probably, two or three greatest NFL strategists in history, but someone wins the super bowl every year!

  177. By double-0-7 on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Frank; I’m of the opinion that the reason you are so critical of the Packers is to fill the void you have in your own woeful life. Are you number 1 at what you do?. No need to answer. We already know.
    You expect your team to make you feel like a winner because you are not one yourself. Pretty pathetic.
    You owe kygirl1 an apology.
    Have a nice day in spite of yourself

  178. By Beau on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Bit disappointing to read a lot of hateful comments posted.
    I had always put GB fans one notch above other team fans but I see like all fans of all teams, there are those that whine – hate and will never be happy (they just like to piss and moan and it really comes out when things are tough)

    No one ever said you have to agree 100% with TT or MM, any of the team or people that post things you disagree with but at least keep it constructive and not personal with others that post. There are certain fans you want to be around / have some knowledge (like mostly knowing what they don’t know) and the others.

    I think some people like to be miserable and hate it when others around them are not also. I don’t recall whiney fans ever changing the outcome of a game or a season but simply making the game less enjoyable.

  179. By frozen tundra on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    JUST to settle everything here,M.M. backed us into the Super Bowl 2010, The 2011 team should’ve been a super bowl team but M.M. can’t be MAN enough to say GOOD BYE to D.C. A great coach doesn’t full around with HOPES that the defensive coach is going to get it right SOMETIME in the future! D.C. got to go!!!!! I CALL IT 3 AND OUT!!!!!

  180. By Frank on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Double 0-7… Is that your record in life or your IQ? I owe no one an apology for keeping it real and not drinking the packer kool-aid. I am more of a packer fan than you could ever be…I am critical when they deserve it…and people on this board do not appreciate opinions that differ from their own. You’re problaby the same pathetic person posting under different handles!

  181. By frozen tundra on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    HERE’S A WAKE UP CALL!!! DALLAS 34 GREEN BAY 10 last weeks game was against a 3-9 dome team, and we won by 1 point!! COME ON MAN!!!!

  182. By Frank on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    I have been critical of a process that has kept our best player on the bench and possibly cost us our season. That is what this forum is for and If my comments bother you then why don’t you formulate an educated argument instead of resorting to person insults….you might learn something by being challenged!

  183. By Frank on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    ….negativity would be bashing the team without cause…7 weeks with a non throwing shoulder injury deserves questioning…how a bout a 2nd opinion…I have challenged everyone on this board to give an example of an athlete that has suffered long term damage from a non throwing collarbone being re- injured.

  184. By Rick S. on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Blerk Fwerk wud of plaid!!!! Just sayon!!!!

  185. By Frank on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Was Peterson’s knee SCANNED to PROVE he is 100% HEALED? In came back in unprecedented time and took tremendous risk in doing so! Ben Roethlisberger came back from a rib injury that almost punctured his aorta in 3 weeks using special shoulder pads….give me a break…Dr. McKenzie is protecting his own a$$!

  186. By Frank on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    The only risk at this point is not making the playoffs!

  187. By Vince on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Frank is right

  188. By D. Capers on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    I will try harder. It’s my fault.

  189. By Vince on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Packer management should refrain from starting each week with the hope Rogers might play. They know the severity of the injury and if it was this bad they should have said 8-10 weeks from the beginning

  190. By kygirl1 on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Frank…..who’s been throwing personal insults? Your comments are inappropriate and weird!! Find another website! That, or the Packers should “bleep” out the majority of your comments.

  191. By Frank on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    That’s right censor those that do not share you opinion ky. My insults are in response to those who threw the first stone! You just proved my point….you want censorship rather than debate of differing opinions!

  192. By Rick S. on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    A dog’s barking is not an opinion, Frank. But I defend your right to bark. Woof.

  193. By Gary on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    I am caught between a rock and a hard place. I don’t know what I think and/or how I feel about this whole situation (and for the record, I believe that if we take care of the ball and we limit our defensive mistakes, Matt can get us through the next game or two). Listen, I am a stockholder and have been a Packers fan for over 50 years. I love Aaron Rodgers and want him to be our QB for as long as he can. He is one of, if not the best QB in the game today (and as far as I’m concerned he is the best right now). I know we want to protect him from re-injuring himself if he comes back too soon. A little part of me understands what is going on. However, everything I’ve looked up and read, and the few orthopedics I’ve talked to say that if he did play and re-injured it, the worst case scenario is surgery and back at training camp next year. Are we not still in a playoff race? Whatever happened to doing whatever it takes? Do players not sacrifice anymore to bring a championship home? Do coaches not trust their players if they feel they can and want to play especially with the playoffs on the line? I don’t know what to think. Maybe MM and/or TT don’t think this team can win it all even with Rodgers. Maybe, even though we’re being told otherwise, Rodgers is the one that doesn’t want to chance it. I don’t know.
    Before I get blasted for my next statement, I want to say that I understand and, I am very well aware that NO two players are the same. I understand that just because one player would handle this situation one way doesn’t mean another player would or should handle it the same way. I’m not saying saying either of them would be right or wrong. But, for all of you who bashed him and continue to do so, I believe (and it would be hard to find anybody to honestly be able to disagree with me) that Brett would have already been playing especially with the playoffs on the line. He made us pull our hair out plenty of times but he spoiled us with his willingness to play with injury and/or pain (again, especially with the Pack needing wins to get to the playoffs). To the Pack, pull together and let’s beat Dallas (I believe Detroit will lose one more time) and to Aaron get well and get back soon. And if you truly want to play, tell MM to give you the ball and get the h–l out of the way!!!

  194. By Frank on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Bravo Gary!

  195. By Rick S. on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Gary, Rodgers is saying that he feels better, and the healing of the bone must be near the point of getting him cleared to play. But I see the pictures of him throwing and he is holding his left arm awkwardly, which means that he’s trying to compensate and avoid a jolt of pain when he releases the ball right his right hand and arm (the whole body is involved in his throwing).

  196. By Vince on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Wow Rick. Were the throws completed? Cause that’s all that matters. Aaron can deal with pain

  197. By Rick S. on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    That’s what we don’t know, Vince. For all we know, right now Flynn has more accuracy and velocity. We heard that AR practiced, and said he “felt better,” but there was nothing about how good he looked. We do not know.

  198. By DAPAKRZ on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    As bad as the Cowboys’ defense is, I don’t think we’ll win down there. If we lose, lets’ give all the good players we have as much opportunity to get healthy as we can. Let’s give the young players the chance to see what they can do. Let’s find out which players aren’t going to make it no matter what. If we lose three meaningless games at the end all that means is that TT will have the opportunity to draft in the top half. That may be what we need if we are to return to Super Bowl form.

  199. By Canadian Bill on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Rodgers isnt playing. No use whining and complaining. We have to win period. The defence will come around. Go Pack Go

  200. By Vince on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    I tend to agree with Gary and Frank. Its 7 weeks and the season is on the line. It’s time to play, take the risk of offseason surgery which is less risk now then it was 3 weeks ago. Woodson came back 9 weeks after his 2nd fracture of the same collarbone and he is making tackles

  201. By D. Capers on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Hey bill, don’t you mean defense?

  202. By Mark on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply


  203. By Mark on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Frank,

    Looks Like you’ve been at it all day. Why don’t you go spend some time with the family. I’m sure they miss you. When the Pack wins tomorrow and Detroit loses again you’ll feel much better on Monday when you go back to work. You do have a job right? Just a joke Frank. I’m sure you’re a wonderful person. I know because your a Packer fan. Packer fans I know are not hateful or hurtful.

    PS – Will you be at next week’s game when Rodgers rolls out of the tunnel? I will. Just think, they will be 8-6-1 after that game and playing Chicago for the division tiltle! It’s called hope Frank. The same thing I had back in 2010. Worked then why not now? That’s a fan.

    Merry Christmas Frank!

  204. By Frank on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Likewise Mark…bet half these people who spew venom for not agreeing do not remember the Randy Wright and David Whitehust days…I am an out of market fan that has gone to the greatest lengths and spent a fortune to follow this team pre Internet days…

  205. By Vince on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Rich Wingo!

  206. By Christi Cady on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    First, dont want to be told to “shut up” like a previous commentator was since this is a public opinion blog. I am not understanding why a scan wasnt performed either. I also feel that the drs and management are purposely throwing the season for reasons I dont understand either. Been a Packers fan since birth and this is very disheartening behavior! Grow some balls, mngmt and lets compete like we used to!!:/

  207. By Christi Cady on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    RIGHT ON, Gary! Spoken like a true fan!!;)

  208. By Canadian Bill on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Dom no one even gives you the time of day. Go back to bed or go smoke another joint eh!

  209. By Frank on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Bravo Christi….doesn’t mean you are not a fan…we all want the pack to win…but want the best chance to win!

  210. By Matt on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Looks like we’ve got a bunch of tough guys here on this website. Ya’ll should try out for the team. You could probably play through broken and fractured bones, concussions and more. This team would have every starter every week if we had the toughness of those who comment on this website.

  211. By double-0-7 on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Frank, any time you want to get together to figure hit out, you just let me know

  212. By Gary7 on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    So who ruled Rodgers out, the doc or another lame move from McCarty? How is throwing in the towel on the season in the best inteest of the team? If Rodgers thought he was ready and felt ready then let him play. What is McCarthy saving Rodgers for, the golf season?

  213. By tzag on Dec 14, 2013 | Reply

    Well, if there going to shut Rodgers down when the game matters (playoff implications) and we happen to lose this weekend (hope not) then I really hope I don’t see Rodgers under center the rest of this year starting a game for the Pack. Starting a gam, right when it didn’t matter anymore would feel like a real kick in the face for this Packer fan. Go Flynn! and Go Pack!

  214. By Mike on Dec 15, 2013 | Reply

    The packers have had a rough season but still winnable with the injuries ..the running game has finally come home. With 3 games left it’s time to put the women and children to bed and go get breakfast ….GO PAC GO.

  215. By Rick S. on Dec 15, 2013 | Reply

    When the Packers win it all, Frank will change his name to Phyllis and post about how she knew they could do it.

  216. By Frank on Dec 15, 2013 | Reply

    Longhorns looking at MM for head coach!

  217. By frozen tundra on Dec 15, 2013 | Reply

    I hope that it true, Longhorns can have him!!

  218. By frozen tundra on Dec 15, 2013 | Reply

    It would be nice to get a coach with some FIRE in his presence on the sideline, might fire up the players! I could see GRUDEN at the helms!

  219. By Trufus Jonz on Dec 15, 2013 | Reply

    game day predictions:

    Cowboys 35. Packers 10.

    Hope I am wrong

  220. By Frank on Dec 15, 2013 | Reply

    Same old Cutler…red zone pick…overrated piece of garbage

  221. By Matt on Dec 15, 2013 | Reply

    Does anyone have any positive opinions on players or coaches here? I for one love MM, TT,DC and AR. Suggesting any of these guys are anything but good for our team is preposterous!

  222. By Mn packer on Dec 15, 2013 | Reply

    So what do all you negative nellies have to say now ?? Back on the wagon I’m sure

  223. By tru cheesehead on Dec 18, 2013 | Reply

    36 to 37 guess we didntneed rogers

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