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Scott1956:
Lets see if I got this correct, McCarthy came out and said Rodgers was starting because he was healthy enough to play. Not because the Packers needed to run the table to get to the playoffs. So after losing to Carolina, the powers that be put Rodgers on the IR. They didn't say he was re-injured, they just did this. IF Rodgers didn't get hurt, then MM IS a liar about playing him because he's "healthy enough".

ricky:

--- Quote from: Scott1956 on December 20, 2017, 05:25:06 PM ---Lets see if I got this correct, McCarthy came out and said Rodgers was starting because he was healthy enough to play. Not because the Packers needed to run the table to get to the playoffs. So after losing to Carolina, the powers that be put Rodgers on the IR. They didn't say he was re-injured, they just did this. IF Rodgers didn't get hurt, then MM IS a liar about playing him because he's "healthy enough".

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An interesting take. Is it possible that Rodgers was pushing the envelope and lobbying to start ASAP? And wasn't it AR who said he would come back "if it made sense", i.e. that there was still a chance to make the playoffs? And the team let him play, and lost. And once Atlanta won Monday night, the team was eliminated from the playoffs. So, they IR'ed him.

How does this make MM a liar? Was he healthy enough to play? Rodgers and the training staff/medicos said yes. But, do you risk your franchise QB in games when there is literally nothing to gain? If they had won and Atlanta had lost, then, sure, let Rodgers play against Minny. Because he is "healthy enough to play,", which in the NFL means you don't have a bone sticking through your skin. "Healthy enough" isn't healthy; its functional ability to play the position at an adequate level. Which is not the level AR is used to functioning. So, let him rest, give Hundley more playing time, and see what happens.

OneTwoSixFive:
He was healthy enough to play or he wasn't. If he was cleared for last Sunday, he should play this Sunday. If he wasn't fit to play then he shouldn't have played last week. The fact that he was put back on IR suggests he wasn't. It looks to me like the Packers put their playoff circumstances above Rodgers health (probably with Rodgers collusion, as I think he wanted to play).

I know it is much easier to be critical when stood back and not involved, but  I thought the Packers med team (and head coach) were better than that.

ricky:

--- Quote from: OneTwoSixFive on December 21, 2017, 03:17:28 AM ---I know it is much easier to be critical when stood back and not involved, but  I thought the Packers med team (and head coach) were better than that.

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Martellus Benett would agree, and will probably bring up this situation in arguing why he should keep his signing bonus.

Also, we have a fundamental disagreement here. Again, was Rodgers healthy enough to play? Yes. Was it a good idea to play him? Questionable, but, as we both agree, AR was probably pushing hard to return. Is it a good idea to risk his long term health when there is nothing to gain, and a lot to lose? I'd say no.

Leader:

--- Quote from: ricky on December 21, 2017, 05:50:36 AM ---
--- Quote from: OneTwoSixFive on December 21, 2017, 03:17:28 AM ---I know it is much easier to be critical when stood back and not involved, but  I thought the Packers med team (and head coach) were better than that.

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Martellus Benett would agree, and will probably bring up this situation in arguing why he should keep his signing bonus.

Also, we have a fundamental disagreement here. Again, was Rodgers healthy enough to play? Yes. Was it a good idea to play him? Questionable, but, as we both agree, AR was probably pushing hard to return. Is it a good idea to risk his long term health when there is nothing to gain, and a lot to lose? I'd say no.

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Was he CLEARLY healthy enough to play?  Check. (I believe I saw it).
Are there COUNTLESS players active on game day that fit that bill? Check.

Now - are we going to threaten "THE STAR" of the team as opposed to these other players? Far too subjective a topic for my tastes.

Is he healthy now and will he fully recover before next year? Check.

I dont see an issue.

 

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