Will the “film room hot streak” translate to the field?
An interesting story surfaced about a week ago, pertaining to Aaron Rodgers finding something on film from a 2010 game. He said that the film study has “definitely helped” him find his groove after a slow start.
Rodgers never went into detail on what the clip showed. But as long as he continues to percolate during the rest of training camp, who is going to be asking questions? Bill Huber, the Packers’ Sports Illustrated beat writer tracked Rodgers for a 25-of-28 day. That line that included fourth-down conversions and third-and-long situations.
It goes without saying that competition breeds excellence. Very few came into this offseason expecting first-round pick Jordan Love to challenge for the No. 1 quarterback spot at the outset of his career. The Packers, of course, are hoping to see the lineage translate seamlessly from Brett Favre to Aaron Rodgers, and then Love. And that means he’s likely to wait a bit. But, bringing in a pissed off, motivated Rodgers obviously has its benefits.
One can take a wild guess. It could be a difference in Rodgers’ throwing stance and the velocity. It could be him rekindling the flame in terms of throwing towards the middle of the field. Last season, he threw only 24.6 percent of his passes in the middle, the lowest among 32 active quarterbacks.
That aversion basically acted as another defender in a zone, since he seemed to refuse going there. It’s a straw grasp, but whatever he found from that Super Bowl season has observers raving.