Aaron Rodgers says it was great to get the trolls off the Packers’ backs for at least a week.
Oh, man, you don’t know me very well, do you?
Maybe, you know, just a little trolling? A “Mini-Troll”?
I’m still Cheese Skeptical. Especially since Green Bay has to visit the 49ers this coming Sunday night. Quoting Mike Tyson, “Everybody has a plan until they get hit in the mouth.”
Rodgers was great last night in a 35-17 win over the Lions. Four touchdown passes and 255 yards. Unlike last week in the opener against the Saints, Aaron Rodgers looked suspiciously like Aaron Rodgers. Two of his throws were jaw-droppers, a 50-yard streak/fade to Davante Adams and a laser beam TD to the post, over a linebacker and between two safeties, to rookie Robert (Bobby!) Tonyan.
I’ve often said that Rodgers is the most complete NFL quarterbacking package I’ve ever witnessed. He sees things nobody else sees. He makes throws nobody else makes. He has a command of his team’s offense that is unmatched. And when he’s really locked in, like last night, he makes it all look easy. It’s not.
Still, it’s been ten seasons since A-Rod took his team to the Super Bowl. That streak will reach eleven. It ain’t happening for the Packers in 2021. And then who knows where he’ll be next year?
First the good news for Aaron Jones. He scored four TDs last night in that Packers’ win at Lambeau. But, uh, but, uh, he…he….he lost his dad’s ashes. Jones was wearing them on a chain that suspended a football-shaped medallion containing the ashes of Alvin Jones, Sr., who passed away at 56 from COVID-19. The chain came off at some point in the game. So far, it has not been found. Aaron says his dad would laugh his head off at the notion his remains would be lost on the grass at Lambeau. I believe that. Bless them both.
Only Carson Wentz…ONLY Carson Wentz…could sprain BOTH ankles in a game, as he did Sunday in a Colts loss to the Rams. Wentz did not sprain a third ankle only because he doesn’t have three legs. I say that with respect. He’s a tough guy. But if he can’t go this week against the Titans, the Colts are looking 0-3 straight in the eye. You ever heard of Jacob Eason? Yeah, naw…me neither.
I have no room to get cocky. I’m a Texans fan. Davis Mills…THE Davis Mills?…to start Thursday against the Panthers? There’s just not enough beer in the world.