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Aaron Rodgers’ next Mountain to Climb is the Playoff Mountain

January 9, 2010 by  
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Jan 10, 2010 ~ By Mike Vandermause, Press-Gazette

~Aaron Rodgers has spent much of his competitive life proving the skeptics, critics and naysayers wrong.

He wasn’t supposed to be good enough to earn a Division 1 college scholarship. He wasn’t deemed worthy enough by a majority of NFL teams to be taken in the first round of the 2005 draft. His form wasn’t sound enough, his body wasn’t durable enough, and his arm wasn’t strong enough.

Rodgers is 1-0 against Peyton Manning. Could they meet again next month?

Rodgers is 1-0 against Peyton Manning. Could they meet again next month?

Every time he showed up his doubters, they would find something else to criticize.

He passed for more than 4,000 yards in his first season as an NFL starter in 2008 and despite enduring a painful shoulder injury, started every game. The myth that he lacked toughness was debunked, so the knock on him shifted to his inability to win close games.

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