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Packers QB Rodgers could have more control after play-calling change


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/29/2015) Aaron Rodgers was at the helm of the league's highest-scoring offense last season, and he could now have even more control of that offense this season, per ESPN.com.

Rodgers, who won the his second NFL MVP award while helping the Packers score 30.4 points per game, will probably be more involved in every facet of the offense this year -- including some play-calling.

"He has," Packers quarterbacks coach, Alex Van Pelt, said when asked if Rodgers could call plays. "He could. Sure. Definitely."

The official play-calling duties are in the hands of associate head coach Tome Clements, after coach Mike McCarthy passed them down before last season. The switch is what can give Rodgers more freedom than ever when it comes to the play selection.

"I've always had a lot of freedom," Rodgers said. "It's just occasionally the personnel groupings restricts some of the checks you can make. But that's kind of a natural progression for a quarterback who's been in a system for a long time, if they can handle it to do more things. I have always liked a good starting point for a play, and then have the ability to get us in a better play if you can do it quickly and it’s clean."

Rodgers passed for 4,381 yards and 38 touchdowns in 16 games last season.


Packers to use pistol formation more often this season


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) After implementing the pistol formation into the offense to help take stress off of quarterback Aaron Rodgers' leg in 2014, the Packers are considering to use it more often this season, according to the Journal Sentinel.

"I like the pistol," head coach Mike McCarthy said during a break at the NFL owners meetings this week. "I think there's a lot of value regardless of the injury to Aaron. I know he likes it. There's a place for it year-round in your offense."

Although McCarthy has no intention of turning Rodgers into an option quarterback, the system provides unpredictability for opposing offenses.

"I would say this is about the third year it's been part of our pace and installation," McCarthy said. "Really, when we moved to it exclusively there at the end of the year it really wasn't a change for us.

"I liked it from a self-scout standpoint. It gives you another self-scout variable when you're in the gun, but you also have the tailback behind you. (There are a) lot of benefits to it."


Tampa Sports Authority responds to Aaron Rodgers' 'poor surface' claim


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/7/2015) The Tampa Sports Authority, the company responsible for maintaining Raymond James Stadium, responded to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' claims that he injured his calf because of the poor playing surface in Tampa, according to Jenna Laine of SportsTalkFlorida.com.

TSA released the following statement:

"The field quality tests conducted prior to and following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers/ Green Bay Packers game on Dec. 21, 2014 as required by the NFL, indicated that the Raymond James Stadium field was well within compliance with the NFL Field Guidelines. These same tests were conducted at every 2014 Buccaneer home game at Raymond James Stadium and all were well within compliance with the NFL Field Guidelines."

In a radio interview for ESPN Radio Milwaukee on Thursday, Rodgers claimed that league needed to investigate the conditions at Raymond James Stadium.

"The calf was, in my opinion, due to the poor surface in Tampa," Rodgers said. "Tampa’s where I hurt my shoulder as well back in 2008. I think that there needs to be, looked at, some more uniformity as far as the field conditions because I think there are a couple surfaces that are more likely to create injury than prevent injury."

There's some incredible surfaces in the NFL and there’s some ones that I think need to be looked at. Tampa is one of them because of the amount of play I think that happens there. When you put down so much sod, and it’s very uneven and soft, I think it can lend to more injuries. I've played there three times and been hurt there, it might be directly related to the field, twice."


Packers' Aaron Rodgers blames Bucs' field for calf injury


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2015) Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has pointed to one stadium surface in particular to blame for the calf injury that slowed him down at the end of the season.

"Due to the poor surface in Tampa," Rodgers said while appearing on his weekly radio show on ESPN Milwaukee.

While Rodgers isn't a fan of the playing surface at Raymond James Stadium, he still had a good day statistically when his Packers played the Buccaneers on Dec. 21. Rodgers completed 31-of-40 passes for 318 yards and one touchdown in a 20-3 win.


Packers' Aaron Rodgers named NFL MVP at NFL Honors


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2015) Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the 2015 NFL MVP at the NFL Honors awards show, held Saturday at the Phoenix Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Ariz.

Rodgers played all 16 regular-season games in 2014 for just the second time in the last five seasons, completing 65.6 percent of his passes while racking up 4,381 passing yards, 38 passing touchdowns and five interceptions. He also added two more touchdowns on the ground while gaining 269 rushing yards on 43 carries.

Several other awards were handed out at the ceremony Saturday, as follows.

AP Offensive Player of the Year: DeMarco Murray, Cowboys

AP Defensive Player of the Year: J.J. Watt, Texans

AP Offensive Rookie of the Year: Odell Beckham, Giants

AP Defensive Rookie of the Year: Aaron Donald, Rams

AP Comeback Player of the Year: Rob Gronkowski, Patriots

AP Coach of the Year: Bruce Arians, Cardinals

AP Assistant Coach of the Year: Todd Bowles, Cardinals

Walter Payton Man of Year: Thomas Davis, Panthers

Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award: Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals

Salute to Service Award: Jared Allen, Bears

NFL.com Fantasy Player of the Year: Le'Veon Bell, Steelers

FedEx Air Player of the Year: Aaron Rodgers, Packers

FedEx Ground Player of the Year: Le'Veon Bell, Steelers

Deacon Jones Award: Justin Houston, Chiefs

Greatness on the Road Award: Tony Romo, Cowboys

Bridgestone Performance Play of the Year: Odell Beckham one-handed catch

Don Shula High School Coach of the Year: Bruce Larson, Somerset (Wisconsin) High School

In addition, eight finalists were voted into the Hall of Fame: running back Jerome Bettis, wide receiver Tim Brown, defensive end/linebacker Charles Haley, linebacker Junior Seau, guard Will Shields, center Mick Tingelhoff and executives Bill Polian and Ron Wolf.


Andy Dalton replacing Aaron Rodgers at Pro Bowl


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/20/2015) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, who threw 19 touchdowns and 17 interceptions, is going to the Pro Bowl in place of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the Bengals announced. Rodgers pulled out due to his calf injury.

This will be Dalton's second Pro Bowl, as he also made it in 2011.


Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers held under 200 yards in loss


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/18/2015) Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for just 178 yards on 19 of 34 passing in Green Bay's 28-22 loss to the Seahawks in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

After settling for field goals on their first two chances, Rodgers scrambled around the pocket before finding wide receiver Randall Cobb in the back of the end zone for a 13-yard touchdown.

Despite the strong early start, Rodgers threw two interceptions and was limping most of the second half, most noticeably on a 12 yard scramble to get out of bounds to set a field goal late.

"It's going to be a missed opportunity that we're probably going to think about the rest of my career," Rodgers said. "We were the better team today and we played well enough to win and we can't blame anybody but ourselves."


Packers Aaron Rodgers, Eddie Lacy good to go for Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/18/2015) Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and running back Eddie Lacy are both active for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Seahawks.

Rodgers, who is dealing with a torn calf muscle, played through the injury last week and was considered probable for the contest.

Lacy was dealing with a knee injury, but was also considered probable for the game.

The Packers are currently 8-point underdogs against the Seahawks Sunday.


Packers QB Rodgers, RB Lacy listed as probable for NFC title game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Packers announced Friday quarterback Aaron Rodgers (calf) and running back Eddie Lacy (knee) are both listed as probable for Sunday's NFC title game at Seattle. Defensive end Josh Boyd (ankle) and guard Josh Sitton (toe) are also probable.

"Aaron is getting ready to play," McCarthy said during his Friday press conference. "Looks good. Everything is on schedule."

McCarthy also had a positive report on Lacy.

"Looks good to me," McCarthy said.

The Seahawks are considered 7 1/2-point favorites for Sunday's game.


Seahawks' Earl Thomas: 'I'm not buying into' Rodgers' leg injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2015) Seahawks safety Earl Thomas is not a believer of the calf injury Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered late in the season. He told reporters on Thursday that he and the rest of his defensive unit won't play Rodgers any differently, despite his injury, according to ESPN.

"I'm not buying into this leg issue," Thomas said. "I saw him scramble close to the goal line on the Cowboys, so he's not fooling me with that. I'm not falling into that."

Rodgers avoided Richard Sherman's side and was limited to 189 passing yards, with one touchdown and one interception in this year's season opener against Seattle. Thomas had just five combined tackles that night. He finished the season with 97 tackles, three forced fumbles and one interception.

Seattle is a 7 1/2-point home favorite in Sunday's NFC Championship Game against Green Bay.


Aaron Rodgers gets in a limited practice Thursday


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/15/2015) Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who sat out Wednesday's practice with his calf injury, participated in a portion of practice Thursday, including two team periods, coach Mike McCarthy said.

"He's getting ready to play," McCarthy said. Asked how Rodgers looked compared to last week, the coach said: "I don't do comparisons. He's getting ready to play."

Rodgers will play but lacks his usual mobility. Green Bay is a 7.5-point underdog in Sunday's NFC Championship Game at Seattle.


Packers' Aaron Rodgers on Richard Sherman: I'll throw to open guy


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2015) Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was bombarded with questions regarding his team's failure to throw at Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman in the season opener. He reiterated that although he has plenty of respect for Sherman, he plans to throw to the open man come Sunday's NFC title game at Seattle, per the team's official website.

"I plan to throw it to the open guy. That's the way I've played for a number of years. I'll go through my progressions and play the way I've always played," Rodgers said. "It's important to throw it to the right and to the left a little."

The Packers kept their top receiver, Jordy Nelson on the opposite side of the All-Pro corner. Sherman never switched sides to cover Nelson. Instead, he was on Jarrett Boykin or Davante Adams throughout the night. As a result, Boykin and Adams were held without a grab, but Nelson came down with nine passes for 83 yards and Randall Cobb registered 58 yards on six receptions. The Packers still lost 36-16 in Week 1, and Rodgers was limited to 189 passing yards, with one touchdown and one interception.

Rodgers missed practice Wednesday due to a lingering calf injury, but noted that he feels "pretty similar" to how he felt a week ago against Dallas.

The Packers are 7 1/2-point underdogs for Sunday's championship game.


QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) misses Wednesday's practice again


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2015) Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers did not practice Wednesday due to a lingering calf injury. Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien handled the quarterback reps Wednesday.

Rodgers also missed practice last week before leading Green Bay to a playoff win against the Cowboys on Sunday, clinching a spot in the NFC title game at Seattle. The Packers are 7 1/2-point underdogs for Sunday's championship game.


Aaron Rodgers says injured calf has not improved


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/13/2015) While Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that quarterback Aaron Rodgers felt better this week than last, Rodgers wasn't nearly as encouraging Tuesday. After saying he didn't significantly aggravate his left calf strain in the playoff win over Dallas, Rodgers continued:

"It's not better. It's worse than when I started the game but it's doing OK. I'm tired of talking about it. It is what it is. It's a significant injury. I was able to get through it."

Rodgers made the comments on his weekly radio show on ESPN Wisconsin 540 AM, and they were transcribed by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Rodgers said he used hand signals to let team physician Patrick McKenzie know how he was feeling. "Thumb down meant actually I was feeling pretty good, so I was able to give him the thumb down a couple times," Rodgers said.

Rodgers was on fire in the second half against the Cowboys, hitting 15 of 20 throws for 226 yards and two touchdowns. He played almost the entire game in the shotgun.

"Nothing changed in the approach," Rodgers said on the radio show. "There was some apprehension on getting out of the pocket that stayed with me the entire game. I was for whatever reason able to move to my left a little easier, hopping on my right (foot) and not having to put a lot of pressure on my left foot."

Green Bay is a 7.5-point underdog at Seattle in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.


McCarthy: '(Rodgers) feels better this week than this time last week'


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/12/2015) Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Monday quarterback Aaron Rodgers made it through the game very well and that he feels better this week than he did last week.

Rodgers, who is playing through a torn calf muscle, completed 24 of 35 passes for 316 yards with three touchdowns in Green Bay's 26-21 win over the Cowboys Sunday. He is set to go through treatment Monday and Tuesday, as does the rest of the team.

It is unknown whether Rodgers will practice over the next few days in preparation for Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Seahawks.

Green Bay is currently a 7 1/2-point underdog.


Packers in title game: Biggest underdogs ever with Aaron Rodgers


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/11/2015) The Packers opened as 7-point underdogs in next Sunday's NFC Championship Game at Seattle -- the biggest underdogs they've ever been with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, reports Pro Football Talk. Early action on Seattle pushed the line to 7.5 at most sportsbooks.

Citing the Spreadapedia database, PFT said the Packers have never closed as underdogs of seven or more points in any of Rodgers' 113 starts, including playoffs.

In fact, according to PFT, only once has Green Bay been even a 6-point dog with Rodgers starting. It happened in 2010 at the Jets, and the Packers won 9-0.

In Mike McCarthy's nine-year tenure, the Packers have been underdogs of a touchdown or more only three times. Two came in 2006 before Rodgers took over as the fulltime starter. In 2010, with Matt Flynn starting, Green Bay was a 14.5-point underdog at New England.

The large spread next Sunday stems from Seattle's home dominance, the Seahawks' season-opening 36-16 win over the Packers, and Rodgers' calf injury, which has all but eliminated his mobility.

In the AFC Championship Game, New England opened as a 7-point favorite over Indianapolis. The line was holding as of late Sunday night.


Aaron Rodgers: 'I think I've got 120 minutes left in me'


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/11/2015) Although his sprained left calf felt "a little bit worse" after Sunday's playoff win, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is confident he'll be able to play effectively in the NFC Championship Game and, potentially, the Super Bowl.

"I think I've got 120 minutes left in me," Rodgers said, per ESPN.com. "So I'm going to do everything I can to make sure I can play all those minutes."

Rodgers, who's lacking his usual mobility, is not expected to practice much this week ahead of next Sunday's NFC title game in Seattle. He went through limited practices last Thursday and Friday, then lit up the Cowboys for 316 yards and three touchdowns in the 26-21 victory.

Green Bay is a 7-point underdog at Seattle.


Aaron Rodgers throws three TDs in divisional playoff win vs. Dallas


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2015) Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers overcame a lingering calf injury to throw three touchdowns during a 26-21 win during Sunday's divisional playoff game vs. Dallas. Rodgers completed 24 of 35 passes for 316 yards and no interceptions, while rushing for minus-4 yards on four carries.

Rodgers, who came into the game as probable, wasted little time getting Green Bay on the scoreboard. He threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Quarless on the Packers' opening drive in the first quarter, giving Green Bay a 7-0 lead.

Rodgers' last two touchdowns were clutch in the second half. He connected with Davante Adams on a 46-yard touchdown play late in the third quarter to give Green Bay a 21-20 lead. Although, Adams deserves plenty of credit for that play as he made a few defenders miss on his way to the end zone.

Rodgers then put Green Bay ahead for good with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Richard Rodgers with 9:10 left in the game. Rodgers was able to avoid the pass rush and fire a pass between two defenders to his tight end.

The Packers will now move onto the NFC Championship Game at Seattle next Sunday.


Packers QB Aaron Rodgers active for divisional playoff game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2015) As expected, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (calf) was cleared to start Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Cowboys. Rodgers was listed as probable on the injury report.

The Packers are considered 5 1/2-point favorites for Sunday's playoff game. Rodgers is set to face a Cowboys defense that allowed 251.9 passing yards per game during the 2014 regular season. The Cowboys also allowed 22 passing touchdowns in 16 games.


Packers enter playoff opener with four probables


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2015) Packers safety Sean Richardson (knee) was the only Green Bay player labeled questionable for Sunday's playoff game against Dallas. Meanwhile, quarterback Aaron Rodgers (calf), defensive tackle Josh Boyd (knee), cornerback Davon House (shoulder) and guard Josh Sitton (toe) were all listed as probable.

Packers' Aaron Rodgers (calf) officially probable for Dallas game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2015) Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is dealing with a slight tear in his calf muscle in addition to a calf strain, was a limited participant in practice Friday and was officially labeled as probable for Sunday's pivotal playoff game against the Cowboys, per the team's official website.

"Aaron Rodgers came through the practice with everything OK. Feels good today. I feel he's going to be available for the game," coach Mike McCarthy told reporters.

The decision to list Rodgers as probable doesn't come as much of a surprise, after being a limited participant on back-to-back days. The Packers are 5 1/2-point favorites for Sunday's divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field, per VegasInsider.com.


Report: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has slight tear in calf muscle


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2015) Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a slight tear in his calf muscle, sources told ESPN. He is also dealing with a significant strain.

The injury is not expected to sideline Rodgers for Sunday's playoff game vs. Dallas, but it could impact his mobility.

"There’s no question he will play, but there’s also no question he will not be 100 percent," said one doctor familiar with the injury. "The question is whether he’ll be 95 percent or 50 percent."

Coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers practiced during the team periods Thursday. McCarthy added Rodgers took 50-60 percent of the reps in practice.

The Packers remain 6-point favorites for Sunday's divisional playoff game.


Packers' McCarthy: Rodgers will get some practice reps Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2015) Packers coach Mike McCarthy said quarterback Aaron Rodgers will split time Thursday between rehabbing his calf injury and practicing with the team, according to SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Rodgers sat out practice Wednesday, but McCarthy doesn't seem concerned about his availability for Sunday's playoff game against the Cowboys.

"I plan on Aaron playing Sunday," McCarthy said Wednesday. "Aaron is totally into the game plan. He's taken all the reps in the walk-throughs. Mentally, he's right on top of it."

The Packers remain 6-point favorites for Sunday's divisional playoff game.


Packers' McCarthy: 'I plan on Aaron Rodgers playing Sunday'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2015) Packers coach Mike McCarthy indicated Wednesday quarterback Aaron Rodgers is on track to start Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Cowboys, despite missing practice Wednesday due to a lingering calf injury.

"I plan on Aaron playing Sunday," McCarthy said. "Today's schedule was for him to stay exclusively in the training room. Aaron is totally into the game plan. He's taken all the reps in the walk-throughs. Mentally, he's right on top of it."

Backup quarterbacks Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien took the reps in practice Wednesday with Rodgers sidelined. The Packers are 6-point favorites for Sunday's playoff game.


Packers QB Aaron Rodgers not practicing Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2015) Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was absent from the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media. Backup quarterbacks Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien were taking all the reps as the team is preparing for Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Cowboys.

Rodgers indicated he might miss practice time this week because of a lingering calf injury. However, it doesn't appear the injury will keep him sidelined for Sunday's game.

"It feels better," Rodgers told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Tuesday. "We'll see what happens this week, as far as practice reps. Everybody's so concerned about them. I'm not. And my teammates aren't either. We'd like to get out there at some point and move around a little bit. It just depends on how I'm feeling."

The Packers are 6-point favorites for Sunday's playoff game.