Aaron Rodgers: Packers QB Can Pick Apart Steelers Defense
Aaron Rodgers will be the unquestioned focus of attention on offense for the Packers. Without Rodgers, it’s a crapshoot on whether or not Matt Flynn can move the team.
Flynn was ineffective against the Lions with no preparation, but surprisingly effective against the Patriots with a week’s prep time. Should Rodgers get knocked out of the game, that makes it difficult to predict how Flynn would react against the Steelers.
But we’re not going to dwell on that because Rodgers is the starting quarterback, and we all hope he doesn’t get injured.
Rodgers has several targets to choose from, including a now-healthy Donald Driver, James Jones and Greg Jennings. There’s also his tight end Andrew Quarless plus James Starks out of the backfield.
The Steelers secondary has a weak link at the moment with Bryant McFadden. McFadden isn’t their best corner to begin with, and now he’s battling injuries. His backup is William Gay, and Gay is going to have to step up, or it’s going to be a long day for Steelers fans.
Rodgers has to play like he did in the first half of the Bears game. The two defenses both are equally stingy, and Rodgers was doing great until that hit by Julius Peppers. Now Rodgers has had two weeks to recover, and assuming James Harrison doesn’t decide to take the fine and try and knock Rogers out of the game, he should be able to score on the Pittsburgh defense.
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