Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay in Week 2: The Packers perspective
By Adam Carlson
1) Aaron Rodgers is dealing with an injury right now and isn’t practicing. Do you think he will be good to go for Sunday? And how different is this Green Bay without him?
First of all, I am a huge fan of DeShone Kizer. I am Fighting Irish to the bone and I really believe, if he would have returned to Notre Dame for one more season, he could have been the first overall pick. However, he was thrown into a starting role with the Cleveland Browns and is now learning a new system, while trying to live up to Aaron Rodgers. Quite the roller-coaster welcome to the NFL.
I wouldn’t play Rodgers this Sunday if the knee sprain is a big concern. No need to risk losing your franchise for an entire season, over one game. Sadly, the Packers are like buying a BMW, minus the engine, when Rodgers is out. He is such a rare talent. Rodgers is a competitor and really wants to be on the field. Not sure if he can walk on water, but he will play on Sunday.
2) How do the Packers go about attacking a defense as stout and able to rush the quarterback as the Minnesota Vikings?
Randall Cobb. Many fans had Cobb on the block this offseason. It was clear on Sunday night that when Rodgers has to stay in the pocket, Cobb is his guy. Snap the ball and get it out, quickly. Look for a lot of three-step dropbacks, with quick throws. Ty Montgomery is another name to watch. He had a horrific preseason, but with Rodgers being limited in mobility, Montgomery could be another quick screen option this week.