Flying Behind the Mullet
I remember being a freshman in 2004, watching Aaron Rodgers weave his way around the pocket and beyond. I was way too pampered to get that season as my first as a Cal fan, which is probably why I sometimes act like a brat when I talk about their downfall this year. You gotta take the good with the bad–but Rodgers just made the start way too good for me.
Well tonight, for the first time in a long time, I remembered what great QB play the Bears once had. After starting off slow, that young polished Rodgers returned, going strong through the entire game. He did take a few sacks from that powerful Cowboy pass rush. But the Packers managed to get themselves back into that game, thanks in large parts to Rodgers improvisational abilities. He was able to throw on the move, he scrambled for a few first down runs. It was only his first real NFL action, but his future looks bright.
Of course, just as is typical of the mainstream media, they spin things another way.
Rodgers, who spent the week pretending he was Romo in Green Bay practices, provided the kind of rally Favre usually specializes in, even throwing the first touchdown pass of his three-year career. But he’s no Brett Favre, so this comeback came up short.
Sigh. Adrian Peterson overshadowing Marshawn everywhere, and now the spectre of “not being Brett Favre.” Cal alumni are going to have to learn how to get attention the hard way. Fine by me. Keep on going strong Bears.
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