Every main character or superhero has one flaw that could potentially lead to their downfall. The Hulk has his severe anger issues, Superman has his kryptonite, The Green Lantern has the color yellow, and Wolverine is Canadian.
Iron man is a human who struggles with alcohol and even Luke Skywalker has his flaw of being impulsive and overeager. The Death Star even had a fatal flaw of a two meter thermal exhaust port that, if shot was direct, would lead to destruction on a planetary level.
So, if you want to beat these guys, it’s obvious to go after their weaknesses. The same can be said in the NFL. If you want to win, exploit someone’s weakness.
Every team has their star. The guy who goes out every Sunday and just performs. Taking NO credit away from the Green Bay Packers as a team, it is obvious that Aaron Rodgers is our star, our main character, even our superhero. He’s the guy that we can depend on week-in and week-out to be the backbone of our team.
It can be assumed that Aaron Rodgers must have a flaw then … right? Is it that he can’t complete all of his passes in a game? No, nobody can. Is it that he throws an interception in rare instances? No, everyone does. Is it cold weather? The Chicago Bears? Maybe the discount double check? Long hugs from former teammates? Wayne Elliot?
The answer is nothing. Not on the football field anyway.
It’s safe to assume Aaron Rodgers alone cannot be beat. He’s a definite exception to the flaw-rule. With a 67.1 completion percentage, a 108 passer rating, and 15 touchdowns halfway through the regular season he’s not showing any signs of a flaw.
Sure, he’s not absolutely perfect, but he’s perfect enough for us.
With no apparent flaw, I look forward to the many contributions he makes to the story of the Green Bay Packers in the weeks and years to come.
What do you think? Does he have one major weakness team can exploit?