Does Aaron Rodgers have what it takes to win big games? : Packers Insider

Does Aaron Rodgers have what it takes to win big games?

October 23, 2010 by  
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Tickets to the Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings game at Lambeau Field are red hot despite the chilly weather and the chilly record Aaron Rodgers has in close games in his career.

~Oct 24, 2010 ~ by Lori Nickel

~Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. – Jack Welch, former CEO of GE and top-selling author

The first 24 years of Aaron Rodgers’ life were about becoming the man he was meant to be. There were no doubts in his mind about who exactly that was.

Rodgers knew all he needed was time and tests to mold himself into an athlete, competitor and quarterback.

Years 25 and 26 have been about something more, something bigger.

The point wasn’t to play the position. The point was to lead a team.

Aaron Rodgers has won a lot of games with Green Bay, but critics point to Rodgers and the Packers being 0-5 in overtime games and 1-11 in games that have been decided by four points or fewer.

He’s won respect for his arm, his discipline and his demeanor.

The next challenge awaits: Sunday night at Lambeau Field against the Minnesota Vikings and their legendary field leader, Brett Favre.

This particular test comes at a tough time. Rodgers is playing with fewer weapons because of injuries to key players, is throwing more interceptions than he’d like, is just two weeks removed from a concussion and is leading a Packers team that has dropped three of its last four games.

But that’s what leadership is about, he said – lifting the people around you.

In a preseason interview at his home in San Diego, before he knew what challenges he would face in the 2010 season, Rodgers said moments like this are exactly what he has been preparing for his entire life.

Moments to lift a team.

“I expected to be here,” he said.

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