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Rodgers’ greatest attribute might be his brain.

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by longtimefan, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Amazing






    http://www.espnwisconsin.com/common/page.php?feed=2&id=17521&is_corp=1

     
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  2. Forget Favre

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    In the "Ask Vic" section over at packers.com a fan was impressed at A-Rod's ability to recall plays during the press conference and suggested he might have a photographic memory.
    I dunno if that's true or not but he might.
    Seeing this and the more I learn about him makes me all that more glad that he is our QB.
    I wouldn't want anyone else. Not even Brady or Eli who have more than one ring.
     
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    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I have heard him on occasion bring up specific plays from prev games and give down and distances
     
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    It certainly doesn't hurt to be a quick thinker, but having an arm that can throw a 40 yard laser on the run, with pin point accuracy, probably is more important.
     
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    I don't think the "not even" needs to be used when talking about the interception machine that is Eli Manning. The talent level isn't even in the same ballpark between him and Rodgers.
     
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  6. Beebe82

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    Rodgers has a little Sheldon Cooper in him to be sure. He has talked about (in 2014) plays that have happened in 2010, when talking about facing the Jets. Mentioned the exact personnel, time on the clock, etc.

    Granted they could have just gone through the play in film study, but he's literally a human dictionary of packer plays over the past 10 seasons and best of all, he can perform analysis on the information, make the correct read / decision 98% of the time and has the physical tools to make the play. He's clearly surpassed anything Peyton Manning did physically in his prime (only Marino and maybe Favre are in the same league as Rodgers) and I think he's passed him up in the mental department too.

    Manning approaches the game like a statistician and will guess completely wrong every so often, that's why he has a much higher INT total. Rodgers approaches it the same way but has way better intuitive skills to go along with his technical knowledge (some how he "knew" Briggs' call didn't reach the entire team before the snap, no stat or amount of film study can tell you that). If you gave him a full on meyers-briggs test I'm sure he would score off the charts for iNtuition.

    Sadly Rodgers is three years behind in all time stats like TDs and Yards, so he won't get the national recognition as "the best ever" but for fans who would post to a forum or board and the NFL insiders, he will go down as the most gifted QB ever.
     
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    TJV Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    By listening to his show with Wilde you quickly learn if he doesn't have total recall, he's damn close to that. Rodgers is the complete package. In addition to his intelligence and arm strength he has incredible footwork and is athletic enough to use his feet to hurt Ds. He's got one of the quickest releases I've seen. He's the best McCarthy has every seen in one of his drills in QB camp which improve dexterity. In addition to his physical and mental attributes he is fiercely motivated. And to top it off, by all indications he's a good human being.
     
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    All of this sounds good, but can he solve a rubik's cube?
     
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    That's not what his gf said
     
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    I'm sure that you mean that in the way that you mean that instead of a different way to mean that....
     
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    And to a receiver that is also on the run.
    I never stop being amazed by that.
    This first play is just so freaking incredible.
    I think it shows Air-Run's talent right there:

    http://www.packers.com/media-center...ghlights/329b3030-6389-48f3-a336-f8e474fe87cf
     
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    I would say he does not have an eidetic (photographic) memory because in another video when he's talking about learning guitar he calls it a challenge to learn new chords and their positions. If he had an eidetic memory, he would be able to study a chord book and know every chord he would ever need in very short order.

    What I believe he possesses is an off-the-charts football IQ. He sees and understands more of what is going on pre-snap than anyone else who has ever played the position. He is able to read defenses with such thorough understanding of each defender's personal tendencies and abilities that he is able to predict how the defense will react with such precision that it's as if he is seeing the play unfold before it ever happens. This is probably exactly what Magic Johnson was talking about when he compared him to Larry Bird, who had that same gift.
     
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    From what I've read, Rogers had 1300 or 1400 on his SAT, which wouldn't have gotten him into Cal if he couldn't play football. But he's certainly a genius when it comes to playing QB in the NFL.
     
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