He was asking about fantasy football and who he should start. He decided to go with Rodgers which was the correct choice. And at this point, Rodgers is a better QB then Favre. If the man had a decent offensive line, he would be putting up sick numbers.
If you're going to sit here and honestly say Rodgers could not have avoided some of those sacks, there really is no point in continuing this "conversation". Rodgers did not play poorly last night and gave his team a a chance to win, but he also held onto the football too long.
How hard is for you to realize that Rodgers is to blame for most of those sacks? In the NFL you can't hold onto the ball for 5 seconds. That safety was 100% Rodgers fault
Rodgers is NOT to blame. These are on the coaching staff and the style of the Packers offense. They are relying way too heavily on down field passing. Rodgers had to hold onto the ball for the routes to develop. You saw early in the game some quick passes and screens to counter the rush, where did that go?
What did you see when Rodgers got the time for the routes to develop? Longer completions down field while also hitting his receivers in spots where they could add onto some YAC yards. Your notion that Rodgers numbers are inflated because of YAC yards is moronic, a good QB puts his guys in spots to catch and run.
This is not taking away anything from the game Favre had. He played really well. Had a TON of time, but he still made them pay. The Packers blitzes didn't even come close to getting home on many key 3rd downs, and it let to huge completions and numbers.
True and false.
Rodgers doesn't have the options that Favre does. The Packers routinely have to keep tight ends and running backs in to block, leaving the only options down field. He had no check down options!
And this is fact, since we like facts in this thread. I posted it last night and can find the link again if wanted. But coming into this week, Rodgers averaged 15.7 yards in the 'air' per completion, 1st in the league. Meaning the ball traveled that far. Favre averaged under 6 yards in the air, last in the league. He has the check down options that the Packers do not have the luxury with the horrendous offensive line.
Also I find it laughable that you blame the sacks on the coaching. This is the NFL. It takes those WR's absolutely no time to run 20 yard posts. Especially when you could make the case that the Packers have more speed at the WR/TE position than 90% of teams in the league
Ok, so even if we assume that the Packers only throwing options are way downfield and take a half hour to develop, does the coach say, "Now hang on to that damn ball, even iff your going to get pummled because we want to show a strong committment to this downfield attack!"
Clearly all the coaches fault. :jimlad:
As for an earlier comment, yeah Rodgers has an overall losing record as a starter. He has started a whopping 20 games. He showed a weakness last year in leading a team from behind late in games. But he was essentially a rookie in terms of experience. And there is no throw that Rodgers can not make, his arm is every bit as strong/accurate as Favre's ever was. The only questions I have about Rodgers are durability and some of the intangibles that Favre showed in his prime.
No question in my mind that the Packers made the correct decision in letting Favre go. His ego turned it into the huge mess that it became.