While I couldn’t watch the game (I’m in Minnesota), I was following game blogs/box score and watched the highlights this morning. Wow. Aaron Rodgers looks so good it’s unreal. His passes seem so remarkably catchable. That’s a quality something that even some other good QBs don’t have to this extent. He can put air under them, he can throw a sweet touch pass, he can follow that up by throwing a bullet between defenders. He looked really, really good last night. And, our receiving group looks really good as well. Rodgers has a bunch of dangerous targets every time he drops back – defenses may key on Jennings, but Driver, Nelson, Jones, Finley, Sutton, Lee – any of these guys can catch the ball. (That said, I would like to see the team run more screens to Grant – then defenses would have to account for yet another potential pass catcher (for now, when Grant’s in and it’s not a running play, defenses can safely assume he won’t catch the ball).
I hope Sutton makes the team. Rodgers likes Finley. FInley does look good, but more importantly, Rodgers likes him so look for Finley to replace Lee this year as the primary pass-catching TE. I love our defense too – these turnovers are a big reason why I’ve wanted to move to a 3-4 now for a while. It just seems to be a better defense for disrupting opposing offenses.
One thing I want to note, and I will have to post something separately on this later, is that if this team continues to play like this and these young guys continue to develop, we all better start singing the praises of Mike McCarthy and his staff. Seeing Rodgers playing like this, Finley, Grant, the O-Line, all the young guys especially – it really seems like there is some coaching going on.