Jon Gruden Finally Opens Up About The Khalil Mack Trade

Adjust Comment Print

The "New" Playbook: With all that transpired Sunday night, it can be easy to forget that the Packers' offense was pretty gross early on. Crosby's PAT put the Packers up for the first time in the game, 24-23, with 2:13 to go. Surely this kind of scenario couldn't play out for the Bears against a traditionally stout Packers team on their home field?

He was carted off the field after taking a hit to his left leg during the first half against the Chicago Bears.

Even after Rodgers came back, Green Bay's win probability dropped under 5 percent when Rodgers was called for intentional grounding with 1:26 left in the third quarter, setting up a third-and-14 from the Packers' own 15-yard line.

And while most had their eyes on the remarkable comeback of Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who returned to the game after an apparent knee injury, others had their eyes centered on his girlfriend Danica Patrick.

He finished 20 of 30 for 286 yards, including 17 of 23 for 273 yards in the second half. The second-year quarterback accounted for

Jon Gruden said at his introductory press conference way back in January that he just wanted to coach football.

"I don't know", Zimmer said about the injury and the game.

With the Vikings returning to Lambeau Field on Sunday, Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer shrugged off a question Monday on whether it is a challenge not knowing if Green Bay's quarterback will be Rodgers or backup DeShone Kizer. Gurley is the better player, facing a much worse defense, so I feel good about this pick even if Lynch gets a ton of carries.

"Each day [in practice], you just had this sense that [Mack] could go probably a lot more than we thought, " Staley said.

YES. The Rams led the league in points per game last season, and while they may be due for some regression, they nearly certainly improved by replacing Sammy Watkins with Brandin Cooks . The comeback was extra special because of just how deeply Packers fans had fallen into a pit of despair before their spirits soared sky-high when Rodgers started painting a second-half masterpiece.

"I told the guys at halftime, I said, 'If you shut 'em out, we're gonna win, ' " Rodgers said.

"Obviously, Khalil Mack didn't want to play here".