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PTI: Aaron Rodgers feels best days are still ahead

June 10, 2010 by  
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June 10, 2010, by Don Banks, Sports Illustrated

~When you stop and consider what he has already endured in his first two seasons as the starting quarterback in Green Bay, it makes you wonder if anything about playing the game’s glamour position in this football-crazed town will ever manage to shake the confidence of Aaron Rodgers.

, and we finally did.''”]In 2008, all he did was replace the iconic Brett Favre amidst a backdrop that included the messiest divorce of player and team in the history of professional sports, a full-blown media circus that afforded Rodgers no respite and no way to ease himself into the Packers lineup.  His every move, word and pass attempt was a referendum of sorts on Green Bay’s decision to bid farewell to No. 4, but at the end of that year, no one could say Rodgers was not ready for his close-up.

Then came 2009, when the Packers’ dominant August gave way to the harsh reality of a 4-4 record at midseason, with Rodgers absorbing the beating of his life in the course of being sacked a staggering 36 times in those eight games, losing twice in highly charged head-to-head showdowns with Favre. But Green Bay and A-Rod answered their wake-up call, and a 7-1 record in the second half of the season delivered a playoff berth, where we last saw them in the Arizona desert, losing 51-45 in overtime to Kurt Warner‘s Cardinals in a postseason game for the ages.

Great full story from Banks here

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