The Green Bay Packers have reported that quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a slight fracture in his collarbone and will be on a “week to week” injury list. Along with Rodgers, the Packers placed tight end Jermichael Finley on the season ending injured reserved list. These are two devastating injuries to a Packers team that is already banged up. Many analysts have begun to say that the Packers should prepare for 2014, and even fans have started to thrown in the towel on this 2013 season. I’m going to tell you why a REAL Packers fan would never doubt this team.
It is easy for anyone to believe the Packers are in trouble without Rodgers and of course it won’t be easy. Rodgers is one of the best quarterbacks in the league and the offense will have to be adjusted now around back up Seneca Wallace. However, the offense has started to find a run game and now that Wallace will have a full week with the number one offense, he will feel much more at ease.
The Packers sit at 5-3 and are still in a tie for first place in the NFC North. The fact that anyone can say this season is officially a wash without Rodgers is simply idiotic and has no trust in an organization that has overcome adversity several times and has still been successful.
I will be taking the trip from Stamford, Connecticut to Green Bay this weekend to watch the Packers take on the Philadelphia Eagles. I expect Packers fans to be at full strength inside Lambeau Field with continued support for the team. This season is far from over and I believe that the Packers can overcome all their injuries, hang around in the division and make the playoffs; from there, anything can happen.
For those fans that have given up hope on this season because we have lost Rodgers, well here’s what the great Vince Lombardi would say to you: “The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.”