Read here from Lori Nickel at jsonline re Aaron Rodgers’ foot injuries possibly rendering him less mobile. While his mobility is certainly part of what makes Rodgers unique and extra dangerous, I wonder sometimes if it also complicates his decision making. I wonder if Rodgers’ injuries could actually help him focus on making better passing decisions because he may not have as much of a running option as he normally does. Perhaps he’ll have to throw a few passes away instead of trying to run for it…which might lead to fewer sacks? Even though Matt Ryan has played kind of shaky in his last few starts for Atlanta, one thing he does well is throw the ball away. If it’s not there, he just chucks it away. Sure, as a fan the loss of down is frustrating, but it’s less frustrating that taking a sack. Great mobile QBs like Steve Young had to learn how to balance the ability to run with his great talent for passing the ball. It probably takes time to develop, but I kind of wonder again, if this nagging injury might just help Rodgers focus on passing from the pocket – hopefully he’ll have more time to do so too with Tauscher and Clifton in there.
Rodgers’ foot injuries a potential positive?