“You showed us that an 18-year-old could play with the best. You showed us that a championship, an exhibition game and a charity event are all must-wins. You showed us how to play chess while others played checkers. You showed us how to hit game winner after game winner. You showed us hat an 81-point game is a real thing. You showed us that gold still matters. You showed us how to take an ice bath. You showed us how to score 30 points in a quarter, twice. You showed us the Mamba face. You showed us how to demand perfection and demand it of everyone. You showed us how to put big-boy pants on. You showed us that you were never out of it, ever. You showed us how inspirational a pair of free throws could be.
“It has been said that time heals all wounds. I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue, and the pain lessens, but it is never gone.” -Spencer Reid, 2x01 The Fisher King, Part 2
Packers.com’s Larry McCarren sits down with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in a special three-part edition of ‘Under the Cap.’ In this part one, Rodgers recalls his favorite plays, his definition of success, and his expectations.
You have to play your best football in the season if you want to move on. A play in the first quarter can have a game-impacting result, as can a play down the stretch. You never know when that play’s going to be, so you have to be consistent from the first snap of the game until it says zero on the clock, and hopefully we’ll be ahead on the scoreboard.