they stink right now......McCarthy is an idiot for trying to turn Rodgers into the next Favre instead of letting him be his own QB and surrounding him accordingly.
While Rodgers will be an awesome QB eventually, it just looks like McCarthy is trying to have the same team as 2 years ago minus Favre plus Rodgers. Very few coaches ,Gibbs,Belichick, maybe a few others have been able to succeed year after year with plug and play teams.
Although i don't like Rodgers as much as Favre, i do think he was put in an unfair position by McCarthy and Thompson, the way it all went down.
Rodgers doesn't yet have enough experience to win behind a crappy O-line, Favre could win at least half of those close ones simply on will alone, that will come in time for Rodgers; he might be one of those guys that finds greatness with another team someday.....a la Steve Young.
Not sure I follow. I don't see how they are trying to turn him into Favre. He hasn't played ANYTHING like Favre. Clearly they've worked to make him NOT like Favre in that they try to minimize the risky throws.
Secondly, I don't get the plug and play thing either...so when Favre left were they supposed to dump the team and find a new roster? They built this team for the future...at the risk of alienating Favre. Its young and all the guys have had a few years now of building rapport with Rodgers...they all knew he was the one that was going to hopefully be future QB of the franchise.
Rodgers WAS put in an unfair situation...by ALL parties involved. He was the real casualty of that whole situation BUT that is past now. Its really not the factor this year.
You are right about him not having the experience to win behind that line but honestly Favre wouldn't have survived behind that line. We all know him for his durability but at this age, he's proven to be human now and he can get hurt. If Favre was the one being brought down 37 times, he'd be in IR right now. Not sure I get the Steve Young analogy how you used it. Young played terribly in Tampa and was considered a bust. Rodgers is performing like one of the better QBs in the league despite a poor Oline. Young was deemed a bust and was traded away...Rodgers is signed to a HUGE contract and is the future of the franchise. The Young analogy works in that Young sat behind Montana watching a great QB and taking notes then stepping in for him after he went onto a new team to finish his career. The analogy works GREAT there...Young got off to a shaky start in SF too. He didn't instantly shine...the team went 4-4 in his first 8 starts and he was injured twice in his first 2 years.