Thursday, November 19, 2009

Aaron Rodgers and Alex Smith revisited

This Sunday, at Lambeau Field ,the Packers take on the 49ers (who selected Alex Smith over Aaron Rodgers in the 2005 NFL draft). The two will be forever linked together, but both have taken different paths in their short NFL careers. They may look alike but that's where the similarities end. Alex Smith the No. 1 overall pick started right away for a bad 49er team and hurt his shoulder in 2007 and 2008, and has had 5 new offensive coordinators. Meanwhile, it was a blessing in disguise for Rodgers to drop to the No. 24 overall pick to the Packers. Rodgers rode the bench for his first 3 seasons behind Brett Favre but now is the future of the Green Bay Packers. Who knows what would have happened if the roles would have been reversed! “It still hurt when my name wasn’t called first, but it also hurt second, third, fourth all the way down to 23,” Rodgers said. “But I got here and was excited about it. The rest was history.
“It was difficult to go through that one day in April, but I think it’s made all the difference now.” The real kicker here is Mike McCarthy, the Packers head coach now, was the offensive coordinator for the 49ers at that time and played a part of the decision to take Alex Smith over Aaron Rodgers.
Also, I have some buddies coming into town Monday on Nov. 23 to check out the Cheech and Chong show at the Radisson Three Clans Ballroom. Defiantly never a dull time with these two in town.

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