“I think what happens in the media a lot of times is people pull up stats. They pull up statistics and while they tell part of the story, they don’t tell the whole story,” explained ex-Packers backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who played 17 NFL seasons and is now an NFL analyst for ESPN. “I think that’s happened with Aaron Rodgers this year.
“I basically was told (by ESPN), ‘Hey, Aaron Rodgers is having a down year. Can you tell us why?’ So I turned on the tape and really studied the tape. The game that I watched when that happened, he had three drops, six throwaways and all his other incompletions were shot plays — 1-on-1s downfield, 50/50 balls. If I was the quarterback coach grading him, he would have had no incompletions I’d have put on him. And this was a game where people were writing about him struggling.”“I just think their offense is a work in progress. But I think he could end up having one of the best finishes to this season that you could put up against any other year of his career if they’re able to finish this thing and end up in Miami.”