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November 05, 2013

Wisconsin Columnist: What If Rodgers Got Hurt Monday?: Two days before Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a collarbone break, Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel wrote a column stating the team could win if he was lost to injury. "Fools will cry that I'm jinxing Rodgers and the Packers by writing about this," McGinn wrote. "Injury is the grimmest fact of life in the NFL. The Packers have been immune at quarterback for 21 years, but it doesn't represent the unthinkable for them. ... [T]he guess here is that even if the Packers were to lose Rodgers early Monday night against the Chicago Bears they'd find ways to finish 11-5."

posted by rcade to football at 12:28 PM - 6 comments

Not that I'm dancing a jig about Rodgers getting hurt, but the Cheeseheads have had it way too good for too long when it comes to having a continuous stretch of top-notch QB play (except for Favre in the playoffs). It's time they get a taste of what other fans around the league have to put up with.

I hope Rodgers gets well soon and the Packers still miss the playoffs.

posted by TheQatarian at 04:14 PM on November 05

Your comment made me curious how long it has been since the Pack had three leading passers in three seasons. It was in 1992, when Favre followed Tomczak in 1991 and Majkowski and 1990.

posted by rcade at 06:16 PM on November 05

but the Cheeseheads have had it way too good for too long when it comes to having a continuous stretch of top-notch QB play

Sure, but everyone else has been hurt. Even their Super Bowl year they had a ton of injuries. Can't we just call it even?

posted by tron7 at 10:15 PM on November 05

Maybe it's just my perception, but it seems like the past 2-3 seasons NFL injuries have skyrocketed. It used to be one or two big names would get hurt each year, now it seems like one or two big names per team get hurt each year. It doubly sucks because it makes the league so much more of a crapshoot.

posted by yerfatma at 02:12 PM on November 06

but it seems like the past 2-3 seasons NFL injuries have skyrocketed.

My wild guesses:

1) They are reporting more injuries than before, especially concussions.

2) Due to the avoidance of head shots by everyone in the league, tackles/hits are coming in lower and doing more damage to the knees/ankles than before.

posted by grum@work at 02:47 PM on November 06

3) Due to fantasy football, people notice more injuries to players on teams other than the ones they support. (and injuries to less-than-stars gather more coverage)

posted by bender at 08:31 PM on November 06

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