Sacking Aaron Rodgers Isn't Always This Easy


Rodgers leads all quarterbacks in passing touchdowns this season with 13 and ranks fourth in passing yards with 1,367 through his first five games of 2017.

As Jones relayed it, Montgomery told him that whatever he did - right or wrong - do it fast.

"It made me feel very comfortable about today and the workload today", Montgomery said after practice.

"Anytime he's ready, I'm ready", left guard-turned-replacement left tackle Lane Taylor said.

He was supposed to run a "sneak" route, a move that would have him break toward the middle of the field.

"You hate to ever have one of your key cogs not in there", defensive coordinator Dom Capers said. "Number 2, we've got to get Aaron ready, we've got to get Jamaal ready", McCarthy said. Another DNP would place rookie Aaron Jones at the top of the RB pecking order.

Throughout the game, Montgomery could be seen on the sideline talking with Jones.

Running back Ty Montgomery was once again a full participant despite his broken ribs. This one's been four - so far. It just gives depth in the running back room. But it takes time.

"The only report I got on Kevin this morning is he's progressing", McCarthy said. I'm proud of him. "We've got some good experience, but a lot of things to work on as well, so we need to go to work and get better".

"But this is not a one-man show". The Packers will face a division rival on the road this Sunday when they visit the Minnesota Vikings. Unfortunately, we haven't had that yet this year.

Even in his 24th year in the National Football League, he's still prone to anxiety figuring out how to defend the quarterback Zimmer said is essentially the best he's ever faced. "That's why everybody has to get ready". But given the rookie fifth-round pick's production, perhaps the Packers can wait a little longer to bring back Montgomery. "That's the most important thing, and make sure that I add to the team and don't hinder us at all". We've been taking it day by day.

"Doing this and projecting that, does it happen?" Is it part of the medical staff to do that?

You want parity? Well, here you go.

Over roughly six quarters, Jones has more total rushing yards (174) than Montgomery produced during the first four weeks (152). Still, it will be hard for the Packers to keep Jones off the field after he displayed lead back ability in Dallas. Montgomery ranks 25th at 1.83.