I don't recall saying Brett Hundley didn't lose the game, though it would probably be unfair to place it all on him. The Packers lost the game because they scored only 17 points on a defense that can't stop much. Another way to put it: the Packers lost because they did not have Aaron Rodgers. It won't be the first time this season that happens.
Problem wasn't how many passes Brett Hundley threw. It's that he completed only 12 of the 25. You can't win with your starting quarterback completing fewer than 50 percent. It's also extremely difficult to win with your starting quarterback completing only 12 passes. I think a bigger problem than how many passes Hundley threw was how many carries Aaron Jones didn't get. Even though McCarthy made him the bell cow, you could argue he should've gotten more than 17 carries against a defense that clearly had no answer for him.
Because Brett Hundley gives them the best chance to win. Backup quarterbacks on the open market are available for a reason, and it's almost always because they aren't good enough to win. I don't see a quarterback available who would be an exception. As for Joe Callahan, if it gets to that point in the Packers season, it's definitely time to pack it in.
Certainly. He learned Mike McCarthy's offense, and he spent a lot of time around Brett Hundley. He also practiced against the Packers defense. I'm sure he piped them some info.
That will be an interesting question for Aaron Rodgers whenever he next speaks with the media: with two broken collarbones since 2013, does he need to alter the way he plays. Here's guessing he'll say no.
Not really. He was a fifth-round quarterback. It's not like they drafted him high. Backups are backups for a reason. To expect Hundley, or any long-time backup, to step right in and play like a starting-caliber NFL quarterback is probably unrealistic. I would've said that before yesterday.
Maybe there's a chance of that, but he was never getting paid like a top-5 receiver. He's a really good player, but possession-type receivers don't find their way to the top of the salary pole.
There is no "outside of Aaron Rodgers." That is the problem.
That could all be a factor, especially nerves. But accuracy was a knock on him entering the draft. So it wasn't entirely surprising.
That's a good point. Long term, the Packers probably wasn't that percentage to be lower. I'm guess they'll sprinkle the other guys in more in the season's second half.
So the problem is I'm rational? OK.
Yeah, I get your point there. I do. Bottom line, it wouldn't matter. If this team lost Aaron Rodgers, it was never going far. It lost Aaron Rodgers. It isn't going far.
All right, folks. That's a good place to end today. Thanks to everyone who participated, and sorry I couldn't get to all the questions. Early availability today out at Lambeau Field. Until next time, take care everyone.