Well deserved. Add to the fact Rodgers’ running ability, and it shouldn’t have been a close debate. It is unfortunate that GB lost early in the play-offs, but the Giants in many ways lucked into the win, given the drops (Finley cost himself millions given it is a contract year) and the extraordinary bad defense, even for the Packers.
Imagine if DeSean were to sign with GB and Rodgers finally had a deep threat?
the packers failed this season because they failed to address their biggest issues coming into the season, and that is their utter lack of pass rush. they got away with it last year because of Jenkins inside, except they decided to lose him to the eagles in free agency while not bringing someone else this year, thereby transforming an already questionable pass rush (with Jenkins) into an atrocious one. that was an uncharacteristic mistake for an organization that has made a name for itself for being a master at roster building and it cost home boy Rogers a ring. this was their year.
Aaron Rodgers was interviewed by Bob Costas before the game yesterday and was asked what separated Tom Brady from the rest of the quarterbacks in the NFL. Rodgers said that Brady was better than anyone at looking off defenders with his eyes and making subtle moves in the pocket to get free from defenders and make the key throws. I think that Rodgers was speaking metaphorically about himself, because those are his strengths as well. You could see them early on in his career at Cal.
Everyone is raving about Kline as the next savior at Cal. He can have the biggest arm in the world a la Kyle Boller, but unless he possesses those two qualities he just going to be another Hinder or Bridgford in the Tedford system.
The most recent edition of ESPN magazine predicts Zach Kline as the Davey O’Brien winner in 2015. Has his picture among the predicted Heisman, Doak Walker and other winners. Pretty cool. Definitely, most definitely Kline comes in with more potential and regard thatn anyoner else we have or have had in the recent past. Up to Tedford to let this kid play!
Will – that’s a fact. If I ever have sons I’m naming them bad ass names just in case.
Maximus, Titan, Ace, Bolt, etc.
Thanks for that info Scotty. I think the pressure will be massive for Tedford to get Kline on the field if Maynard struggles this year. I will continue to stand by my belief that the pressure to play Kline will be unlike anything we’ve seen at Cal in the Tedford era. It’s partially to do with Rodgers’ success. In our hearts we dream that Kline is a Rodgers type guy. Which is unfair on the kid.
But then again, I’m sure he wants it that way too. Since he has admitted to growing up idolizing Rodgers. That makes you feel old doesn’t it?
Hey Moren- you don’t troll around here because we’re losers. You’re the sad pathetic kid hanging around the fringes of the popular kids hoping to be accepted and liked. When you were rejected by Cal you realized that your mission in life is to cowardly troll Cal blogs and be an idget. Congrats! You are successfully living your dream – as a loser.
So pathetic are you is the fact you were both banned and laughed off the websites of the school you claim, $C. They don’t want you, neither do we. But go ahead and keep posting your inane ramblings. Just stay in the dark closet, far enough from any real human interaction.
In the three times I have seen Kline play it was his accuracy that stood out more than anything. His O-line was not that good and he was consistently under pressure, yet he made all his throws going both left and right, deep and short, timing and zip routes. He is a bit cocky and you gota love his hair. Reminded me of Pawlawski.
Some of you liberal fans may not like this, but he and his teammates are staunch conservatives. After Bin Laden was taken out Kline wore an American flag belt buckle to class and supposedly his teacher wanted it removed. Kline supposedly replied he was wearing the buckle in memory of all the thousands of people Bin Laden wasted. Go Bears!