How Aaron Rodgers Saved the Packers

December 10, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

GREEN BAY, Wis. — There was no pivotal meeting or grand moment. There was no lecture or screaming. There was Aaron Rodgers doing what he has always done. A one-on-one chat here. A conversation in a position-group setting there. 
No nastiness. No condescension. No hysterics. Just Rodgers showing the most under-discussed of his talents: his ability to lead.
Rodgers never stops fighting, and we didn't need the Miracle in Motown to know that. It's the brain, athleticism and passing accuracy that have made him what he is—a Super Bowl winner and future Hall of Famer. But in what has been his hardest season, away from the cameras and the glare and the fandom, very quietly, his personal determination to improve this team has been the difference for the Packers. That's not an opinion. It's what multiple teammates told me.
One story they tell is from a few weeks ago. Rodgers had been upset for weeks about the study habits of some of the team's younger offensi...

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