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Richard Rodgers Vindicated

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by PackerfaninCarolina, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. PackerfaninCarolina

    PackerfaninCarolina Cheesehead

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    How bout that for a Rodgers to Rodgers connection. He might not be fast, but anyone wanna doubt he can catch now?
     
  2. Packerlifer

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    I don't think any one really doubted he could catch. It was his running after the catch that stood out tonight.

    The way he went for that ball in the end zone at the finish...
     
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  3. PackerFanLV

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    8 targets 8catches 162 yrds and a TD. Thats pretty dang good.
     
  4. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    he has great hands...no one doubts it..

    His speed sucks, and get break tackles

    But who cares right now
     
  5. Zeck180

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    Good thing he caught it and not Adams who was right behind him, he would've dropped it.
     
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  6. Sky King

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    I admit to having the same thought while looking at the replays. R. Rodgers did an outstanding job of high-pointing the ball.
     
  7. red4tribe

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    I thought the same thing.
     
  8. DC_Packer

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    His prior basketball experience came up huge there. He had his back towards AR when the ball was thrown, turned around to locate the ball- then looked back to locate the end zone- located the ball again, and the caught it at the highest point.
     
  9. Pokerbrat2000

    Pokerbrat2000 Opinions are like A-holes, we all have one.

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    Let's give RR some credit and just be thankful he didn't catch it 2 yards short of the end zone and get tackled!
     
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  10. melvin dangerr

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    I was down on RR but tonight "shine on man shine on" he never quit.....
     
  11. JP Doyal

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    Lmao we know he wouldn't have been able to break the tackle to make it into the end zone haha
     
  12. pacmaniac

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    Credit to Aaron as well for throwing the ball so high in the air to give RR time to position himself.

    If Aaron had thrown the ball with a normal arc, that ball would have traveled 100 yards in the air.
     
  13. Mondio

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    That last play was perfect for him and should serve as a teaching point to other receivers and the coaching staff. RR can be valuable to this offense. Even between the 20's. He doesn't need to be a seam buster, he's not built that way. Run him to an area and put the ball where he can shield the defender and he has great hands to catch with. Even if he's only 7 yards down field, that's 7 yards and I'll take them. Especially when we only needed 6 for a first down.
     
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  14. Vrill

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    RR has excellent hands. More of a possession type TE.
     
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  15. Patriotplayer90

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    I don't think his speed is as bad as once suspected. He is just not a quick or explosive guy, he needs a couple of steps to get going and most catches we've seen from him have been when his momentum had already stopped. When he gets a running start, he doesn't look like Gronk but he certainly looks more agile than on those short screens.
     
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  16. Curly Calhoun

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    He played well, with some big catches on the Pack's third touchdown drive as well. Let's hope he can sustain it.

    In the end, Green Bay wins on a Hail Mary, a disputed call, against a team that Golden Tate plays for. If that's not karma, then there's no such thing.
     
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    As much as I'm similarly at fault, it's always fun to see forum reaction. RRodgers was getting accolades early in the year, during the winning streak. Then during the down time, he was the worst 3rd round choice, ever. Now, after one catch (OK, maybe one game), he's back in good graces again. Gotta love it.
     
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  18. gopkrs

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    I was giving RR a hard time last week. But this week was different. Yes, he had some of those almost worthless short passes but he had several catches where he was actually running farther upfield. That is the way to use him; not just as a dumpoff. Not a really fun game to watch but all that ends well...
     
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    Or he would have caught it and everyone dogging him would have to backpedal in their comments.
     
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  20. sschind

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    I'll take a TE who catches pretty much everything thrown at him and doesn't get many YAC as opposed to one who breaks an occasional tackle but can't catch.

    I'd love to have a guy like Gronk but it isn't necessary. Lots of teams win without a Gronk. We need guy who can catch the ball when it is thrown at him anything else is gravy.
     
  21. Packerlover

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    Richard Rodgers is one of my favorite players and he had a good game. The hail mary catch is epic.. What a game and the defense shut down the lions in the second half.

    "A New Hope."
     
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  22. Croak

    Croak Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    My son put him on his fantasy team at the beginning of the season and I laughed at him. Guess he's laughing now.
     
  23. PackerfaninCarolina

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    I suppose that's a reference to Jermichael Finley?
     
  24. captainWIMM

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    There wasn´t ever any doubt that Rodgers has great hands, he´s just not athletic or physical enough to make yards after he catches the ball. If the Packers end up using him like last night though he could turn into a much needed weapon for the QB. He did a perfect job on the hail mary.
     
  25. Patriotplayer90

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    INobody doubted his hands, as they are great, but his athletic ability for a 3rd rounder. He's not painfully slow as I thought (Finley ran a 4.81) as much as he painfully lacks in quickness and acceleration, so if any route involves him stopping and catching the ball, like the screens we've seen, that's as far as he is going to go.

    But when he catches the ball in stride, he looks like a completely different player. Taking away the long pass, he still had 7 catches for like 85 yards, which is drastically better than what we've seen from him.
     
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