A Scout’s Take on the Decision to Keep Aaron Rodgers Inactive vs. the Steelers

December 21, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I had another opportunity to speak with scout Chris Landry again yesterday on the Steve Duemig show. Chris has a background with the LSU football program, plus he worked in the NFL with both the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns. Chris also played a major role in the development of the NFL Scouting Combine.
I wanted to get an opinion from Chris regarding the dynamics that take place when a player and a coach both feel that the player is ready to play again after rehabbing after a serious injury, and the discussion they have with upper management and the medical staff.
The player and coach I'm speaking of are Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers.
On Thursday, both Rodgers and McCarthy concurred that No. 12 is ready to play after rehabbing from a fractured clavicle that occurred on November 4 versus the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field.
"Aaron Rodgers practiced well today," McCarthy said via Packers.com. "We have the medical meetin...

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