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Decision on Aaron Rodgers likely to come earlier this week

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on December 23, 2013 – 2:14 pm


GREEN BAY–A decision on Aaron Rodgers’ availability for this Sunday’s game in Chicago will likely be announced earlier this week than it has in the past.

“Aaron Rodgers? A lot of conversation going on. Hopefully, we can get the question answered sooner than later,” Packers Coach Mike McCarthy said on Monday.

“Aaron wants to play. He fully accepts and understands everything that is going on with his injury. This is clearly a decision for Ted Thompson and I. I think it’s important for us to make a quicker decision.”

McCarthy was asked about the re-injury Clay Matthews sustained to his thumb on Sunday.

“His injury evaluation is still going on. I don’t have anything to report on Clay. The training staff didn’t feel very good about Clay,” McCarthy said.

Click here for packers.com’s full report from McCarthy’s Monday press conference.


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157 Responses to “Decision on Aaron Rodgers likely to come earlier this week”

  1. By henry on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    sit him for the rest of the year the way the defense is playing you cant win anyway why risk him getting hurt till next year when hopefully there is a whole new d that can stop a 3 yr old crawling with a ball in his hands

  2. By PK on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    It is hard to fathom “saving” a player in a game where you are one hit away from a career ending injury ? GO PACK

  3. By charmander on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Henry – you’re joking right? The faith some people have in this team is pathetic. Stop being so afraid to lose and accept that its seasons like these that make a team who they are. It makes them stronger and more feared. A team that can overcome adversity is much more fun to watch that a team that sits it’s starters because it’s afraid to lose and would rather wait til another year. There’s always a “next year”. Why not now?

  4. By Diane on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    I say let him play, they need him

  5. By Shakes McQuackzie on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Never too early in the day for an eye-opener! >>hiccup<<

  6. By Murr on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    PK….This is far from a career threatening injury. It is a broken bone in his non-throwing shoulder. He needs to play. They are 1 win away from winning the division, which is the 1st goal of every team in the NFL.

  7. By Jon on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t think that people who lose all hope after a loss deserve to cheer after a win

  8. By PackersMx on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    If they can’t win without Rodgers might as well cope with the losses and think about next year

  9. By Ninja on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Henry, the Lions have plenty of room in their fan base for more “wait til next year” fans. Have fun. Vic, would you like to chime in?

  10. By Andy on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Worst case scenario, he re-injures it and has all off-season to rest up. Best case scenario, he leads the Packers into the playoffs on a run against teams that will include the 49ers and Seahawks, two teams we desperately need some retribution and payback against.

  11. By Wayne on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    If hes cleared to play YOU play him!!!! Once you get into the playoffs anything can happen. I think we proved that back in 2010. This year at least we would get one home game. The whole goal is to get to the superbowl doesnt matter how you got there the first 16 games it all depends what you do the mintue you get into the playoffs. Alot can happen years to come there might not be a next year or a year after. I mean look at the foolish lions for example.

  12. By Justin on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    I say leave the decision up to Aaron. If he feels good enough to play and he wants to, then I say let him..

  13. By Ryan D on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Why think about next year when this year isn’t over. Every player is one injury away from a career ender every time they get on the playing field. If the docs clear him to play, he better be playing, he is the starter.

  14. By Steve on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Play ‘em, let ‘em crush the bears in sweet revenge, just so I can stop being told we need to sit him, because we have no shot, and blah blah blah.

  15. By Mike on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Rodgers..Matthews..Cobb..any and all cleared players better be on the field. Who knows what 2014 brings, but this year they are a 5 game winning streak from winning it all. Can be done..Team has to play a lot smarter than yesterday though.

  16. By dean harmon on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    theres stil hope play him

  17. By John on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    I would let Rodgers play, we have a better chance of getting into the playoffs and besides that he knows his body better than anyone else. THose people who thinks they can’t win no matter what are fair weather fans. I always back my packers, win or loose. GO PACKERS!!!!!

  18. By Torshia on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    The packers have been doing more then what most people predicted without and Rodgers , they went through so much with out him and every game they come so close to winning or win. I believe with Rodgers they’ll have what it takes to win . And with Rodgers te team it self will have more confidence , Matt Flynn is great and had his moments but Rodgers is always great and now is he time to show it, he’s been on the side lines too long .

  19. By TopToad on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    If the docs clear him, play him! He is getting paid way too much to be riding the bench.

  20. By Vince on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Save him? SAVE? They paid good money to have that man play! If there’s a chance to win, and hes medically cleared, HE WILL PLAY! What a pathetic fan base. “Winning isn’t everything, its the only thing” We all know where that came from. Why in the heck would anyone want to give up when there’s a chance (although unlikely) but yet still a chance to go to the playoffs, win a couple games and get to the big show? Im with Ninja, you wanna quit and wait for next year, I bet Detroit has some open seats. GO PACK GO!!

  21. By Carl on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Interesting change in wording from Mike McCarthy. Since the injury, he has said AR is not “medically cleared” to play and that sitting him is an “organizational decision.” Today, McCarthy said, “This is clearly a decision for Ted Thompson and I. I think it’s important for us to make a quicker decision.” … He made no mention of the medical component today. I wonder what has changed.

  22. By Randy Haugen on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Its not like the Pack are getting blown out of games like the Bears,Vikes etc..Beat the Bears and get some Mo going!.

  23. By Travis D on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    you do realize all green bay needs to do is win and they get into the playoffs. Aaron Rodgers is needed for that save for next season give me a break this season still isn’t over.

  24. By Earl Poulsen on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Let Aaron Rodgers Clay Mathews heal! The rest of the team has to pick up the slack! Hope Matt Flynn gets a lot of help. Go Packers!

  25. By jb on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    i dont think we have a snowballs chance, but if he can play he needs to play. The Packers Chances are greater with him playing.

  26. By dave on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    They don’t need Rogers as bad as they need a defense that knows to stop offenses before they score thirty or more points.

  27. By tregoj on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Rodgers playing needs to be a medical decision, not “Organizational”. Ted Thompson needs to be fired! When you are paying B J Raji more than Rodgers and he wants 10 mil., you better have your head examined.

  28. By Kevin on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    LOL, just goes to show that Rodgers IS medically cleared, just that TT and MM didn’t clear him last week. The way the MM’s conference went on Friday, I’m guessing that it was Ted’s final decision, lol, AR plays this week. GO PACK GO!!:):):)<–that's called being an optimist;) not pessimists like so many of you bandwagons.

  29. By Kevin on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Everyone would love to see Rodgers come back, I know i would since he is so much fun to watch. These last few weeks have had a lot of amazing moments though, sure its hard to watch your team lose, but there were so many injuries back to back that you can hardly blame then. To all you Matt Flynn haters, he has been doing an amazing job, not just on the field but off of it as well, he isn’t just sitting there saying we only lost cause I’m a back up and we don’t have a team, he takes these thing personally and tries to improve on it. I was sad to see the loss on Sunday, but in the end we can still win, and we show our strength more and more every game. So yeah, we lost a few, but maybe its for the best, maybe most of the bandwagon and people with low spirits will go find another and not drag the Pack down.

    GO PACK GO!!!

  30. By Larry on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Carl, good catch! Not a mention of “medically cleared”?? And no reporter asked a followup WTH!

  31. By Rudy--Oregon on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    HO-HO-HO—–Merry Christmas. Our present comes tomorrow! Beat Dem Bears…

  32. By Frank on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Please make Rex Ryan the highest paid D-coordinator in the NFL!

  33. By Utah Packer Fan on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    I think Aaron Rogers said it best.
    “the last time I was injured and missed games in the season we won it all. 2010 Supper Bowl Champs!!!
    IF HE WANTS TO PLAY, LET HIM. He knows what he’s doing.

  34. By Frank on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Chris Mortenson reported that Rodgers wasn’t even close to playing against the Steelers so how can he have a chance this week…Lance Briggs returned 7 weeks after a fractured shoulder and he TACKLES for a living….c’mon already!

  35. By Frank on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    ….and don’t tell me about career ending non throwing collarbone injuries anymore…it’s 8 weeks out!

  36. By Mike on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Sit him for the rest of his career…. Why risk injury when you pay him so much…. He might hurt his wittle finger….

    Do you “sit him” folks realize how stupid that would be? That is why you play football with your index fingers and thumbs…. You have no respect for sport.

    “Ohh… its so hard to win. Might as well give up.”

    And y’all want to play coach.

  37. By Frank on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    I’ll tell you about career ending coaching and administrative decisions!

  38. By Mark R. on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    It’s time….let him play and really see if we can do something this year.

  39. By rob on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    when rogers can bench press what he did before the injury, 10 times,then he is resdy to play. it’s that simple. not before.

  40. By Frank on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    The “organization” is sending mixed messages to the rest of the players that are playing through injury right now, not to mention they are tarnishing Aaron’s leadership! He wants to play and battle with his brothers!

  41. By Commando on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    I say have the share holders fire Thomson, Murphy, All the Doctors and McCarthy and get back to the Vince Lambadi way of Packer Football…….this QB fiasco is a disgrace..

  42. By eduardorva on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    i think it wouldn’t matter if we win on sunday because we would be one game and done in the playoffs for one reason; the defense. the defense can’t make a stop to save their lives. so one would think that sitting Aaron is the way to go, but i think not.
    the Packers as a professional football club they have to TRY to win every game they play regardless of the situation; that means playing Rodgers. at least that is what i would do.
    Merry Christmas to you all and happy new year.
    Lets hope for a much improved in all aspects defense next year and not to have so many injuries.

  43. By dude on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    im getting very sick and tired of seeing the phrase “bandwagon fan” on here. we’re packer fans that phrase doesnt apply to us A, and B. theres a BIG difference between being a whiner/somebody that wasnt around in the 70’s and 80’s when we REALLY where a bad team, and somebody that just jumps ship to another team. your all going to be on here even if we where 4-11. THAT SAID, we’re the GREEN BAY PACKERS, our team doesnt rollover and quit because we dont think we can do it. if you would have told me even toward the end of 2010 that the pack was going to win it all i would have laughed at you… well… if he’s cleared START HIM!!!

  44. By T Thompson on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    I just had a scan of my crotch…no balls noted..not cleared to manage a team!

  45. By T Thompson on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    My big fat wallet got in the way!

  46. By Fritz from LaCrosse on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Rodgers is medically ok, but there is a rust factor, admittedly, unknown. suit him up but let Flynn start, and if the Bears show up without their D again, then the pack may not need him to step in for Flynn, but Rodgers could still be ready for the first playoff game in GB. Flynn is constantly improving, and he gained important experience this week on how to run without sliding, you have to cover up the ball in traffic. He gains valuable experience like that each week he plays.

  47. By Megan on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Next Sunday Rodgers will be approaching almost 8 weeks since fracturing his clavicle on his non-throwing arm. This is right at the average recovery time needed for such an injury. BOTTOM LINE: If Rodgers feels good to go, he should be starting against the Bears next week. The O-line will step up and Rodgers will get the chance to repay the Bears for ruining his season. The Packers are not a team that gives up and neither are there fans. The seasons not over, but it does come down to this Sunday’s game against the Bears. Fortunately, the Packers are in charge of their own destiny. It’s a no brainer, LET HIM PLAY. Oh yeah, Go Pack Go!

  48. By walt on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    It may an easier decision for TT this week because a win means a home game and more $$. Anyway these guys are paid to play and getting hurt is part of the game. Ar this time of year they all are hurting somewhere in their body. So let AR play, chances are slim of another injury and waiting until next year won’t guarantee he doesn’t get some other type injury and also doesn’t guarantee the team will have this chance again. So PLAY AND WIN!!!

  49. By burso83 on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Clay broke his thumb, so has NFL.com reported. why is there no information on the packers homepage?

  50. By T Thompson on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Clay broke his broken thumb? No worries as long as it isn’t Aaron!

  51. By T Thompson on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Another sissy QB out for the season….Romo!

  52. By Jacqueline Davis on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Packers have the best Quarterback in the NFL, we need him just play him. He’s ready. Get his rear out there and stop this insanity. Oh, and fix the offensive line and defense for the next season. Enough already.

  53. By Frank on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    If Rodgers was playing the NFL would have flexed this game to Sunday night.

  54. By Shakes McQuackzie on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Frank, it’s my fault. I was a little tipsy when I examined Rodgers last week and I accidentally re-broke the clavicle. My bad, everyone. >>hiccup<<

  55. By james on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    If Rodgers isn’t allowed to play Sunday Ted Thompson will be afraid to show his face in public anywhere west of Lake Michigan

  56. By Craig on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    there is a difference between faith in a team and wishful thinking. The Packers have not shown any reason for fans to have faith that they could stop anyone. If you want to “hope” or “wish” the Pack can stop the Bears then go ahead. Just don’t have faith that they’ll do it.

  57. By Frank on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Doesn’t this Rodgers fiasco remind you of the movie Ground Hogs Day? Every Monday starts the same nonsense with the same outcome.

  58. By Ralph Colucci on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    In Flynn we trust! Has Matt Flynn ever let us down? No. He kept us in it against all odds and now we play the Bears for the division on closing night! (Well, Closing Day?) Nevertheless we need to run the ball to beat Chicago so Flynn may be the way to go. Forecast calls for frozen field with some snow – Perfect for Kuhn & Starks. Cutler will choke as he always does in big games and Rodgers can be ready to host a warm weather team, all of whom stink on the road, in Green Bay in January!

  59. By Mark on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t get the huge concern here. This is a bone that should heal fine even if it breaks. Different story with a joint injury. This team would improve immediately if #12 can go.

  60. By Joyce_from_Merton on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    love how this “official” blog has no news on “minor” player Clay Mathews season ending injury. Spend less time censoring posts and more time talking Packers news perhaps.

  61. By double-0-7 on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    CANT give up 38 points at home and expect to WIN!.
    Start Rogers, or, Flynn, doesn’t matter. Start a DEFENSE!

  62. By Gman on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    If Aaron feels well enough to play then let him. Pad that left shoulder real well and send him out there with instructions to throw the ball away quicker if nobody is open and don’t take any unnessary hits. Beating the bears is always a necessity. GO PACK!!

  63. By windycitycheesehead on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    for all Packers fans who are saying trash about sitting Rodgers or any other players because they can’t win… just wait ’til next year…..I say this to you. there is plenty of space on the Redskins bandwagon. you won’t be missed. what garbage! by that logic should star players sit any time the packers are under dogs or if the playoffs are out of reach. if Rodgers is cleared to play… he should play.

  64. By Kevin K on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    ESPN report says Rodgers is worried about further injury and asked the Packers to call it an “organizational decision”. He wants to control the message. Said Rodgers would take too much flack in being compared to old #4 with regards to playing through an injury if he didn’t play last week. Interesting take on it that I haven’t heard before, kinda makes you wonder…

    While you can’t believe everything media outlets report, usually where there’s smoke, there’s fire…

  65. By jeff on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    My opinion, if he is cleared by the medical team he should play. If not let Flynn go to Chicago and win the game. After that continue to have rogers evaluated and if he can go for the playoffs great if not Flynn can do it. That is packer faith!!!!

  66. By double-0-7 on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Know what would be a refreshing change?
    For Pickett, and Raji to shed block and make a tackle.
    We accept the fact they won’t get a sack between them so if they can’t get it done at the point of attack, its time to shed their fat from the team.

  67. By Bill Callahan on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Win or lose you try to do it with the best players you have available and Rogers gives you that chance. You do not sit someone to save them from getting hurt when the division is on the line. The o line has got to step up and realize how important it is to protect a quarterback like Rogers. While Matt Flynn is doing an ok job he does not give you the same quality of play that Aaron does. This is a must win game an giving up is not part of what the Packer Nation is all about. We need our best players on the field if they are able to be there and that includes Clay Mathews.

  68. By packers_in2k13 on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    If he wants to play let him play

  69. By frozen tundra on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Clay Mathews needs to suck it up and put some DAM DUCK TAPE ON IT AND PLAY LIKE A MAN!!!!

  70. By DAPAKRZ on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    We are the one team where we don’t have “owner’s pressure”. Accordingly, we get LEGITIMATE medical opinions where other teams don’t. This one’s simple: If the doctors say Rodgers is healed, play him. If not, the season’s over….But, really, how many of us thought that we’d still be in it with one game left without Rodgers for half a season? Not me. The defense is horrid. Flynn (bless his soul) throws like a girl. He’s might be more accurate than Tebow but that’s about it. We have no down-the-field threat when Flynn is in there because he can’t throw it more than 20 yards with any degree of accuracy. Hindsight is 20/20 but McCarthy should have been more aggressive in the first halves with Tolzien and let him throw more on first down. No rookie is going to play well starting each game down by 14. Flynn gave us a spark against the Vikings but, he has no upside…Which is why he got cut by three different teams…

    Besides that, this winter is starting out cold. If Rodgers can’t play, let the Bears get clobbered by the 49ers for a change.

  71. By Tom Goodwin on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    so if he gets hurt first game next year we play for 2016 Why does anyone think next year they will be better? You have very few chances in life and to play for next year is crazy.

  72. By PackFan61 on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    If he is cleared medically to play, just TRY and hold Rodgers back!! He wants to be out there more than anything. After the years we have had him, and the previous years with Brett, we have been SO spoiled at the QB position. Come on, guys….get in their corner, cheer on your team! We are one win away from the playoffs!

  73. By DarwinsMyth on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    We’re at the end… the last game. There’s no more flirting with disaster. We must play our best players, and that means Aaron Rodgers at QB. We are fortunate to be where we’re at… just 1/2 game out of first, and one win from taking the division away from our most hated rival. This Sunday’s game has become the most important game of the year. If your life was dependent upon winning, wouldn’t you easily choose Aaron Rodgers to play, even if he was at 90% healed? For the past 2 weeks, McCarthy has said that Rodgers was throwing sharp. For me, that makes it a go for this Sunday, and if we must, we can use running plays, moving pockets, shotgun formations, and screens, to help protect Rodgers.

  74. By DarwinsMyth on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Also… Clay Matthews has been sucking it up. He’s been playing with the right thumb not being fully healed. Now, it’s been re-injured the same way it was originally injured. If there is any way for Matthews to get on that field, he will be there, so don’t question his toughness.

  75. By sharee on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    packers suck

  76. By Pack Fan in MN on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    I say play Aaron on third down only. I think he could use this approach to negotiate with MM and TT.

  77. By Racer on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    sharee….then get off our website douchebag.

  78. By Brad on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Why are people so pessimistic about beating the Bears?? After a blow out loss to the Eagles, who’s to say that even without Aaron the Packers aren’t the better team? Seriously, the nerve of some of you “fans” out there is sickening. Go jump on the Broncos or the Seahawks bandwagon.

  79. By Rudy Medina on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Rodgers is a p u s s y

  80. By James M. on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    blah blah blah, who cares right now? I’ve been watching the 40whiners game for the past 20 minutes. Have you ever seen so many yuppies in one place in your life?

  81. By James M. on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    fans are booing because Atlanta is running with the ball instead of kicking it…lol jk, football… get it?

  82. By obhtn3 on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    AR’s injury is worse than what they tell us. MM just needs to quit sugar coating everything and tell us what is going on. You can’t blame TT for protecting the Packers $110 million investment. Come Sunday the Packers will do their best and if they win, good for them. If they loose, so be it. It is just a game. The sun will come up the next day and life will go on. To quote AR….”you play for the moment and not the score” AR and all the Packers rock!

  83. By walt on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    TT looks, acts, and talks like a wimp and can’t understand why his players don’t do the same. COMMON MAN.

  84. By James M. on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    The reason they won is because Colin was promised two camels and a Rolls Royce. Hey Matt, wanna Twinkie?

  85. By Brian on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Be realistic. Most of our top players are on IR, plus we go into Chicago with no Mathews and Jolly. Chicago put Rogers out of the last game with a ‘full body weight’ tackle and their goal will be the same this game. No way the Pack can compete with the top teams even if they happen to beat Chicago. Better to let Rogers heal completely so he will be good for the long hall.

  86. By Allen Hafele on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Rajiv has 15 tackles in 15 games……PATHETIC!!!

  87. By Frank on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Long hall? Don’t you mean long haul….how can you expect your comments to be taken seriously when you make such grammatical errors? It’s not a typo. Most people who argue that Rodgers should rest are not well thought out and all to willing to throw in the towel!

  88. By Bill Lopez on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    I called up the packers ticket office and cancelled my 4 club seats today….sick of paying that much for a ball-less QB, ball-less defense and an arrogant coach.

    Take someone else’s money Rodgers….your not getting mine anymore….pansy a s s….

  89. By James M. on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah yeah yeah, I have been listening to each side b!t ching to each other on their on premise since halftime during the game Sunday, on the blog, and I don’t care anymore. I’m finding more humor in the positions each side is taking.

  90. By James M. on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    uhoh the Vic police got me on my second half post!!!

  91. By James M. on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Vic, ever hear the term two kit kats and a coke?

  92. By Alan on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Sorry to say but for those of us who have been Packer fans for 40 or more years, or that remember the 70’s and 80’s are not as pessimistic as those who have been fans during the winning years of the past 20 years. Everything dosen’t always go right. The defense is playing as well as you would like but it was worse in the early 80’s when we has to win by scores of 48-47 like against Washington on MNF.

  93. By James M. on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Love the Pack, hate the organization. Down with the censorship, up with the freedom of speech that we all share, good or bad! Voice your opinions people, this is what Green Bay stands for. The right to speak, no matter how minute!

  94. By James M. on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Rudy, Rudy, Rudy…. oops Aaron, Aaron, Aaron!

  95. By Greg on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Play Aaron! I know the team is not very good this year (as they have thoroughly demonstrated). But the whole country would like to see what the best quarterback in the game can do in a situation like this?? Don’t put it past Rodgers to carry this team to another Super Bowl!! Take a shot at this thing!!!

  96. By James M. on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Nah, if he doesn’t play, he doesn’t play. 1 month is long enough, now we can joke about it. Simple as that. We’re idiots, remember? They made us believe it was a fracture, even without Aaron ever wearing any type of restrainment harnesses. I feel like a Griffin, hopefully Peter.

  97. By Frank on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Sorry Allan, I suffered through the Starr and Gregg coaching nightmares and this is getting ridiculous on so many fronts.

  98. By Frank on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Non displaced, non surgical, non throwing shoulder, 8 weeks and counting….absurd!

  99. By Frank on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Diabetics heal faster than this guy!

  100. By James M. on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Drop it. You saw him jog back out on the field during the Bears game in a sweatshirt. That should have told you something, that (fractures require full immobilization) were patsies.

  101. By James M. on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    Sorry, Pastys, mmmmm.

  102. By James M. on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply

    And for all you complacent fans that believe what they tell you, try watching the past 8 weeks of football, really? Fracture???? Wow. Invisible braces must be the new trend to clavicles! Moving his arm in any way in the beginning must have made a jigsaw puzzle of the ways they set it, oops. They never set it did they? Nor did they brace it to any original position. But I’m just a conspirator.

  103. By James M. on Dec 23, 2013 | Reply


  104. By darklife41 on Dec 24, 2013 | Reply

    This is a management which sat Rodgers prior to 2011 playoffs, so I find it hard to believe they’ll allow him to play now. It didn’t work out well in 2011 and it won’t work out well now. Times like this I miss Lombardi (best players always on the field), and Ron Wolf (signed FAs when needed). The draft & develop and next man up strategies are a joke. I’d never boycott a Packers game, but next year will be painful to watch if Dom Capers is still around. 2 defensive drafts and we have mediocre talent to show for it.

  105. By Greg Jordan on Dec 24, 2013 | Reply

    Rush over to the Packers Pro Shop……they have a special going

    buy Aaron Rodgers $100 jersey and get a pair of pink panties with it for free!

  106. By Rich Lawton on Dec 24, 2013 | Reply

    My comments censored because I want mm and Dom gone…sad editing

  107. By Rich Lawton on Dec 24, 2013 | Reply

    Lacy and stark….line them up TOGETHER

  108. By Walter Noffsinger on Dec 24, 2013 | Reply

    Bottom line, no matter who the quarterback is beat DA Bears and we win the division. Case closed. Time for the defense to step up otherwise it won’t matter if Aaron Rodgers plays or not. I believe the offense can beat anybody it’s the defense that worries me.

  109. By wiley carlson on Dec 24, 2013 | Reply

    Merry Christmas. go Pack go.

  110. By Drew on Dec 24, 2013 | Reply

    Sit Rogers out. You have 2 more years to recoup. CB Fans.

  111. By Ben Magana on Dec 24, 2013 | Reply

    I came to the conclusion that the Ted Thompson and the rest of management decided they couldn’t win and get in the playoffs but at the end of each week the last few weeks the Packers still find themselves in it.

    With the rising NFC teams the Packers need to act now. Our “D” is struggling but look win we won the Super Bowl against the Steelers and came back the next year as the number one seed only to lose to the Giants. So with nothing be certain and RIGHT NOW we have a chance to make the playoffs and get on a roll Rodgers needs to play.

    If we aren’t trying to tank the season, then he will play. If he doesn’t play this week then I guess the NFL is scripted.

  112. By John The Baptist on Dec 24, 2013 | Reply

    Gee, Ben, and you must be right.

  113. By John The Baptist on Dec 24, 2013 | Reply


  114. By Moneyplays on Dec 24, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t think Rogers wants to play. He’s not as tough as Favre…. How does it go from a four to six week injury to week 7? 8?????? Please!!! If it’s Thompsons call then Thompson needs to MAN UP and take responsibility for the decision. I can guarantee Mike wants him out there.

  115. By Canadian Bill on Dec 24, 2013 | Reply

    Fun reading some of those stupid no brainer comments. Rodgers will be back when he is cleared by everyone.

  116. By Canadian Bill on Dec 24, 2013 | Reply

    Flynn has done very well for a backup and if he is the man on Sunday then so be it. Go pack Go

  117. By double-0-7 on Dec 24, 2013 | Reply

    Start Aaron, sit Aaron. Enough already. We have been talking about this to the point past nauseam.
    The defense is the deciding factor regardless of who the QB is. I know Aaron is better. No $$$$hit, Sherlock! but you can’t give up copus points and put it on the shoulders of the offense to outscore everyone. Come on already!.

  118. By Self-Centered Barbarian on Dec 24, 2013 | Reply

    Play the man. So what if he gets killed.

  119. By Self-Centered Barbarian's Sister on Dec 24, 2013 | Reply

    I agree, Self-Centered Barbarian! Luv ya bro!

  120. By Self-Centered Barbarian's Mother on Dec 24, 2013 | Reply

    That’s my boy!

  121. By jimx29 on Dec 24, 2013 | Reply

    rub some dirt in it and get the eff out there cutl….errum…A-Rod

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  123. By Horse's Backside on Dec 24, 2013 | Reply

    He should play! I don’t care if breaks the thing in a million pieces and snaps around in the dirt like a worm on a fish hook! PLAY!!!!

  124. By bacrone on Dec 24, 2013 | Reply

    the prize is within site,take a deep breath and give it everything we have. go down fighting not sitting. now im going to little bears site and jerk their chain. GO PACK GO

  125. By frozen tundra on Dec 24, 2013 | Reply

    Tell clay to suck it up and put some duck tape around it and play like a man!!!

  126. By Hans_from_Milwaukee on Dec 24, 2013 | Reply

    We should know tonight I believe if ARodge can play – it would be a nice Christmas gift for Packer fans if he would play this Sunday!

  127. By Santa Claus on Dec 25, 2013 | Reply

    Fire Capers!

  128. By Negative Nellie on Dec 25, 2013 | Reply

    Bah humbug, Rodgers will ruin my Christmas!

  129. By Negative Nellie on Dec 25, 2013 | Reply

    Clay will not play!

  130. By Negative Nellie on Dec 25, 2013 | Reply

    Capers will retun!

  131. By Negative Nellie on Dec 25, 2013 | Reply


  132. By Negative Nellie on Dec 25, 2013 | Reply

    TT will get a pay raise!

  133. By Scrooge on Dec 25, 2013 | Reply

    Time to rebuild!

  134. By Hans_from_Milwaukee on Dec 25, 2013 | Reply

    Tony Hromo needs an epidural for his reproductive issues – but at least Hromo is playing

  135. By Scrooge on Dec 25, 2013 | Reply

    Apparently there is no risk of PERMANENT injury if you play QB with a herniated lumbar disc……JUST PARALYSIS…..the irony is a collarbone injury has paralysed the Packers!

  136. By Scrooge on Dec 25, 2013 | Reply

    Please hire the Cowboys doctor!

  137. By Scrooge on Dec 25, 2013 | Reply

    Last time I checked the Cowgirls ORGANIZATION has a lot invested in Romo and the ORGANIZATION believes they should do whatever it takes to play him!

  138. By Aarons Collarbone on Dec 25, 2013 | Reply

    I’m only 99.9% healed! Can’t play…too risky!

  139. By wayne now living in KC on Dec 25, 2013 | Reply

    Packer fan for nearly fifty years.

    I wonder if Brett Favre were quaterbacking would he be playing? I think we know the answer.

    Wish the whole team had that type of commitment

  140. By Horse's Backside on Dec 25, 2013 | Reply

    Bloat Skroat would play! Just sayin!

  141. By Phyllis on Dec 25, 2013 | Reply

    Hi Horse’s Backside…I mean Rick S!

  142. By Frank on Dec 25, 2013 | Reply

    More cryptic language by Rodgers and the Packers means he will not play!

  143. By Frank on Dec 25, 2013 | Reply

    Ben Bernanke is more transparent!

  144. By John Denver's Gavel on Dec 26, 2013 | Reply

    The ORGANIZATION has misled their cherished fan base. The DECISION, or lack thereof, has tarnished this great ORGANIZATION. For shame, make the right DECISION, Ted; get him on the field already or stop the lies. He never even wore a brace for god sakes!

  145. By Scrooge on Dec 26, 2013 | Reply

    TT left coal in my stocking!

  146. By Horse's Backside on Dec 26, 2013 | Reply

    STFU already

  147. By Joyce_from_Merton on Dec 26, 2013 | Reply

    My guess (just speculation) is the docs are saying he is good to go in private, but roggers does not want to reinjure the non throwing shoulder.

    his body, his right to just take the 100 million to the BANK and not play.

  148. By Horse's Backside on Dec 26, 2013 | Reply


  149. By Vince Ciccone on Dec 26, 2013 | Reply

    Aaron Rodgers must play sore or not sore. Life is about risk. Flynn is good but we need our best QB for the biggest game.
    Rodgers is not the GB franchise – Vince Lombardi made the historic Green Bay the franchise it is today. In honor and respect to Vince Lombardi GB need to rekindle his spirit to win for the team. Rodgers is a superstar QB but he is not Green Bay – like the rest of the team he needs to give his all to GB – to honor the great team that Vince Lombardi gave his entire self for. Rodgers must play.

  150. By Micky on Dec 26, 2013 | Reply

    As much as I love watching him play, this is a medical decision first, if he is deemed unready I can live with that. If he goes back too early, gets reinjured, we will still be in same situation as now. Making playoffs is important, but making them doesn’t mean much if we still can’t get it together to make anything of it. It’s just not worth the risk. Rather watch a healthy ready team next year, and chalk this up to one of those years that just didn’t quite work out.

  151. By John Denver's Gavel on Dec 26, 2013 | Reply

    wow, in your little story, you make Lombardi out to be quite Christ-like. Does he resurrect in the south end zone on Sundays in December only?

  152. By Frank on Dec 26, 2013 | Reply

    It’s bad news for the Bears! HE’S BACK! Oh no! He might get hurt…don’t play him!

  153. By Frank on Dec 26, 2013 | Reply

    Sorry to all the pack it in Loser’s and wait until next year!

  154. By Frank on Dec 26, 2013 | Reply

    Hold back your excitement MM!

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