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Why does it seem on a sack, Rodgers goes down way to easy?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by packer98, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. packer98

    packer98 Cheesehead

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    Do you think he is told this not to get hurt?
     
  2. Packerlifer

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    If you're caught you're caught and struggling further pointlessly is not only a good way to get injured but commit a turnover, too. Take the sack but keep possession of the ball. Don't turn a bad play into a disaster.
    But you also have to consider how good Rodgers is a running and avoiding defenders when he can do that. I don't think he goes down too easy; he's just playing intelligent football.
     
  3. DonnieCash

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    Rodgers has done a good job thus far avoiding getting sacked. But when he's caught he's caught.

    I don't think its realistic for him to try and escape at that point and risk an injury. Whether there's a solid backup or not.
     
  4. yooperfan

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    It doesn't seem that way to me at all.
     
  5. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    it seems that way to people that are AR haters cuz they are looking for ANY excuse as to why he shouldn't be the q/b
     
  6. Favreforever721

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    I don't think that is true. It seems to be the opposite to me. Aaron has avoided at least 2-3 sacks because he was squirming away when he was grabbed, or spinning and throwing a pass.
     
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  8. bigaaron

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    That very well could be.
     
  9. PackOne

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    I would rather him go down, secure the ball, and not try to get too fancy. Rather than, run around blindly and fumble.
     
  10. arrowgargantuan

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    i've seen him go down without hesitation a couple of times, but i've also seen the exact opposite..break/avoid a tackle and get out of the pocket. i think his pocket awareness is still in the infant stage (normal for a QB with 3 starts). that would explain the anomaly in my opinion...
     
  11. carlos

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    As Bart Starr would say "Sometimes you just have yo eat the ball." Take the sack, avoid the turnover, less chance of injury, means smart football.
     
  12. theodoric

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    Against the cowboys, i saw a couple of plays where rodgers spun away from tacklers and escaped.
     
  13. sundown

    sundown no cheese

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    I think AR does a good job trying to get away from the passrush,he has quick feet but it is hard to scramble when there are 2 or 3 guys in the backfield such is to often the case,our O line has got to step up,remember as good as he is,he is a first year starter.
     
  14. doughsellz

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    I agree whole-heartedly with your assessment. His awareness of the pocket isn't great yet. The speed of the game has caught him off guard several times & he lays down. Other times he's looked a lot like his predecessor though & been agile enough to avoid the rush & find enough space to make a play.

    Maybe it seems like an equal amount of each to some but to me it's a little too much of the former. That can be evidenced by the amount of sacks thru 4 games in '08 as opposed to '07. Different teams played, different players on O-line & different circumstances notwithstanding, I think the 37-year old did a better job of avoiding sacks in '07 than Rodgers has thus far in '08.

    That's a given with the experience level of Rodgers. Athleticism only gets one so far. Couple that with experience & Rodgers will be highly effective.

    There's a lot of us who believe this scenario was not in the best interest of the '08 Green Bay Packers. The goal is to win a SB. Gambling that GB would be able to overcome the inexperience of a 1st-year starter at the most important position on a football team was pretentious at best.

    Will the ends justify the means? Will Rodgers stay healthy enough to validate TT's methods? Will we look back on '08 as a lost opportunity? Am I wrong to pose these hypotheticals after just 4 games? Yes, yes, no, yes?
     
  15. TheHawkIsHowling

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    Yeah I completely agree, I don't know what games the OP has been watching but imo A-Rodg has done a very good job of avoiding sacks so far this season.
     

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