Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is preparing for the Minnesota Vikings with a sense of urgency. Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports photograph

Green Bay Packers: Paging Aaron Rodgers


Up until Aaron Rodgers got hurt against the Chicago Bears, it was pretty easy being a Packers fan. Once Aaron was ruled out, it was as if the ‘you know what’ started to hit the fan, and it’s evident that ‘it’ is still hitting the fan.

The Green Bay Packers just dropped their third game in a row, and is at 5-5 behind the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions who are both 6-5.

In Mike McCarthy’s Monday presser he confirmed they will be going with Scott Tolzien as the starter when the Minnesota Vikings come in to Lambeau Field on Sunday.

I find it very concerning Mike McCarthy nullified any ideas that Rodgers would be coming back to play on Sunday. First of all, it’s only Monday.  There is a whole week for Aaron to get ready and heal a little bit more. Second, this game now becomes the biggest game of the season. We lose this one and the door closes that much more. Third, you can’t be successful with a closed mind.  When you start making decisions the day after a game, you might force things.

Let it develop, Mike.

In a division that is as close as the NFC North we can’t settle for adequate play at quarterback.  Don’t get me wrong, Tolzien has shown some impressive play but it’s little mistakes he makes that Aaron wouldn’t. We need Aaron Rodgers back because it seems as if he makes everyone better. Until that happens, I will remain skeptical of any chance at the playoffs.

The clock is ticking.

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