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    Super Bowl Or Bust!

    Aaron Rodgers senses Packers are hungry
    Posted Jun 10, 2014

    Mike Spofford
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    Veteran QB says expectation is to win and win now

    GREEN BAY—Aaron Rodgers repeated on Tuesday a phrase he used as OTAs began two weeks ago, that this Packers team has a “different feel” to it.

    Rodgers also expounded on that thought in a way that should pump up the fan base.

    “You sense the hunger that we have, which is exciting,” Rodgers said following a workout at a breezy Ray Nitschke Field.

    “I’m probably more excited for this season than I’ve been in a long time because of the attitude I see from this team and just the young talent that we have. If we can put it all together, it could be pretty exciting around here.”

    For Rodgers, that excitement in part is generated by seeing the mix of young draft picks with veteran acquisitions like Julius Peppers on the field together. More specific to the offense he runs, Rodgers is also fired up about his receiving corps.

    Beyond the top three of Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Jarrett Boykin, Rodgers has seen second-round pick Davante Adams make his share of plays this spring. He also mentioned the strong start from Chris Harper, until a tweaked hamstring forced Harper to sit out on Tuesday.

    The competition shaping up amongst them, rookie draft picks Jared Abbrederis and Jeff Janis, plus holdovers Myles White, Kevin Dorsey and Alex Gillett will be one of the top storylines of training camp.


    “It might not be the big names we’ve had in the past when we had the whole stable of guys,” Rodgers said, referring to the two years that Nelson and Cobb played alongside Greg Jennings, Donald Driver and James Jones. “But I think you can definitely see us keeping six guys in that position because we are a pretty deep group.

    “Really spots four through six, potentially, it’s pretty wide open.”

    Unspoken there is that Boykin will be difficult to unseat for that third spot, which he assumed for 10 games last season when Cobb was injured.

    “No pressure at all,” Boykin said of the increased expectations. “I’ve been playing football for 24 years. This is what I love to do. I’m going to do whatever I can to excel. I’ll just keep working, and nothing’s different.

    “Don’t get complacent, don’t get content, keep pushing.”

    The push is coming from all directions. Cobb said his long absence last season “re-lit a fire” in him, while the rookies have shown a dedication to the playbook that has prompted Head Coach Mike McCarthy to comment on the “maturity” of this team and how much farther along it is at this stage.

    Rodgers has played a part in that, picking his spots to educate the young route-runners on the finer points of the offense.


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    “He helps everyone,” rookie tight end Richard Rodgers said. “He’ll really quiz you on little things. He puts his trust in us to run the right routes and make the right reads and blocks, so when he talks to us, it’s about little stuff and what we need to be alert for on certain plays.”

    The pass-catching Rodgers continued to catch on Tuesday, hauling in one quick throw from Rodgers and another from Scott Tolzien with a nifty adjustment along the sideline on a ball that fluttered a bit in the wind.

    Plays like that have led the starting quarterback to term “laughable” that draft experts graded the Cal tight end a late sixth-round pick, given the talent he’s displayed thus far.

    “It’s helmets and shorts, but you have to be excited about his body type and the hands,” Rodgers the QB said of the 6-4, 257-pound tight end the Packers selected in the third round. “He’s made some incredible catches, makes it look easy. I think he’s really going to push for playing time if he can transfer what he’s done in the spring now into the fall.”

    Therein lies the rub, with pads yet to go on and the regular-season opener nearly three full months away.

    The veteran team leader and former league MVP is fully in tune with that, but if he ratcheted up the hype for the 2014 Packers on Tuesday and created a Super-Bowl-or-bust mentality, so be it.

    “That’s how we like it,” he said. “This is Titletown. This is why they pay us the way they pay us. There’s expectation to win and win now. We feel it. As an older player, you feel it even more.

    “This is a great opportunity for us. It’s a combination of team chemistry and staying healthy, and then playing the right way at the right time. That’s what we did in 2010, and we’ve got to get back there.”
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    I feel that way about this team. This is the most excited I've been about our team in a while, specifically the defense. Stay healthy and I think this is our year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpackers12 View Post
    I feel that way about this team. This is the most excited I've been about our team in a while, specifically the defense. Stay healthy and I think this is our year.
    I feel like we need to put more pressure on ourselves.

    I remember before 96 Favre came out and essentially said SB or bust, he may have said it word for word.


    We need that on us I think. We have a super young team so that should help with the hunger I suppose.

    I have to imagine we're tired of getting bounced early obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    I feel like we need to put more pressure on ourselves.

    I remember before 96 Favre came out and essentially said SB or bust, he may have said it word for word.


    We need that on us I think. We have a super young team so that should help with the hunger I suppose.

    I have to imagine we're tired of getting bounced early obviously.
    The Seahawks pretty much did last year without literally coming out and saying it. I remember a sound bite from Sherman's mic where one of the Seahawks players said they were winning the SB last year and it was pretty early in the season too.
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    Remember when the team wore Cowboy hats before the season started because the super bowl was in Dallas? More of that. That team had some serious swagger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpackers12 View Post
    Remember when the team wore Cowboy hats before the season started because the super bowl was in Dallas? More of that. That team had some serious swagger.
    The best was when McCarthy before the Eagles game said "we're already breaking tape for the ATL game, it's GOING to be tough."

    I was like yessssssssssssssssssssssss

    I instantly fell in love with that fat tub of lard.

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    Or when they went and got their ring sizes before they made it to the SB lol. I want that confidence back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigCheese12 View Post
    Or when they went and got their ring sizes before they made it to the SB lol. I want that confidence back.
    I've heard of people doing that before at least...

    I don't think I've ever heard anyone say their next playoff opponent will be tough. Then beat them by 30 lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    I've heard of people doing that before at least...

    I don't think I've ever heard anyone say their next playoff opponent will be tough. Then beat them by 30 lol
    lol true
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    I would bet on that team to beat any of the last 5-10 super bowl champs. We were ****ing loaded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpackers12 View Post
    I would bet on that team to beat any of the last 5-10 super bowl champs. We were ****ing loaded.
    The 96 team? Yeah that team really was loaded. #1 on both offense and defense. I've never seen a team that dominant. Imagine how they would've been with freeman and brooks being healthy all year- one of the most prolific passing attacks ever.

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    19-0 or I'm jumping the bandwagon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezekial View Post
    19-0 or I'm jumping the bandwagon.
    Seahawks 9ers or Bears?

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    Bears, best offense ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezekial View Post
    Bears, best offense ever

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    LOOOOOOOOOOOOL.

    Everything about the SEA is better.

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