Patriots’ Bill Belichick Reveals Thoughts On Packers’ Aaron Rodgers

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Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are heading on the road for Week 4 as they have a daunting matchup with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. That is always a tough trip for teams to make and it could be even tougher for the Patriots as they may be without starting quarterback Mac Jones.

Jones suffered what has been deemed a high ankle sprain while playing against the Baltimore Ravens last week. While he and the coaching staff have kept his playing status mum for the week, his absence at practice tells a different story.

While New England could be playing with a backup, the Packers will have their starter, Aaron Rodgers, under center. Rodgers has gotten off to a slow start, by his standards, this season as he looks to build chemistry and cohesion with a new group of receivers.

He has already called out the pass-catching group once following their Week 1 loss to the Minnesota Vikings and they have certainly improved the subsequent two weeks. Rookie Romeo Doubs had a breakout in Week 3 as they are certainly heading in the right direction.

Alas, there is still plenty of work left to do. But, New England certainly isn’t underestimating the future Hall of Famer. Not one to usually hand out compliments and praise, Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick was very complimentary of Rodgers when talking about him this week.

“He rarely makes a mistake where he has a bad play…he makes some plays that there’s not many guys that could make.”

That is about as praiseful as Bill Belichick will get as he recognizes just how good Aaron Rodgers can be. Even with a group of weapons he hasn’t built a rapport with yet, Belichick and the Patriots know how dangerous Rodgers is and will be keying in on slowing him down this weekend in hopes of pulling off the upset victory.