What I’m Hearing…
I’m hearing that Aaron has been approached about a new contact. Remember Rodgers changed agents earlier this season. Look for this to happen during the Packers bye week.
I’m hearing Ryan Grant’s hamstring is on the mend. HC Mike McCarthy seems to be handling this injury very well.
I’m hearing Cincinnati HC Marvin Lewis has come under some fire, however don’t look for him to be fired during the season. Mike Brown is a little too thrifty to allow that.
I’m hearing Willis McGahee will have his touches limited this season. Look for Ray Rice and Le’Ron McClain to receive the bulk of the carries.
“What I’m Hearing…” is a regular x4 column written by Boris.
* I’m hearing Peyton Manning may not be ready to start the regular season. This is from a former NFL player with ties to the Manning family.
Manning is experiencing flare ups in the knee. This is occurring when walking or putting any pressure on it. Manning has had some fluid removed from the Bursa Sac in his knee.
Yes, Manning is expected to practice Tuesday. It will be interesting to see if he can make it through one practice without the flare-ups that have been reported.
* It’s been documented Aaron Rodgers and Donald Driver had an interesting conversation on the plane ride home after the debacle by the bay in San Francisco. NFL.com Video: Aaron Rodgers Interview
I’m hearing Aaron is taking a much more active & vocal leadership role in the locker room (which is exactly what DD wants). Who is the unquestioned leader on the Packers? Easily, it’s Donald Driver. But, DD is sharp enough to realize he cannot do it alone and knows his quarterback must develop into that role. Aaron is being asked to grow up fairly fast for a guy that doesn’t turn 25 until December 2, 2008. Aaron has the mental make-up to take this leadership role by the horns, run with it and be successful.