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“So little stuff like that, thats my mindset. I want to play against the best and it was an opportunity to play against Aaron Rodgers two times a year. That was kind of unique and something I really liked, but thats just the kind of person I am. Thats just me. After meeting with Leslie Frazier, Bishop believed the Vikings were a good fit. And repeating what he said the day of his release in Green Bay, Bishop pointed to his crowded position and the fact that his torn hamstring tendon is rare. The Packers, he explains, chose to be cautious. It was really just a numbers game, I suppose,” he said. “Its a lot of uncertainty with me coming back off this injury and the two guys who played, A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones, did a really good job last year.
Theres jokes every now and then, but Im trying to be the same person in the locker room that I was when I was a backup and working on the scout team. It gives you an extra responsibility that you take care of the people that are important to you and realize that you have an opportunity to make an even bigger difference in your community and in your world. Rodgers isnt worried about having to live up to the contract and he shouldnt. The Packers paid him for future performance but they did so using a strong body of work to make a judgment. You know, Ive felt like Ive had to justify myself every year, so this is nothing different, he said. I wouldnt look at it as a burden. When they drafted me, I wanted to prove I was worthy of being a first-round draft pick. When they named me the starter, I felt like I had to prove that I was worthy of being a starter. When we went 6-10 the first year, I felt like I had to prove that I belonged in this league and we could get to the playoffs. When we didnt win in the playoffs (in 2009), I had to prove that I could help this team win a playoff game. When we won a Super Bowl, I had to prove that it wasnt a fluke, that we could have another good season.
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But Rodgers is no different than he was a year ago when he was No. 1. He still provides the best combination of athleticism, experience, arm strength, smarts and “Did you see that throw?” moments of any quarterback in the league. He creates the most problems for defensive coordinators. Adrian Peterson and J.J. Watt have better cases as the best players of last season. Brady and Manning have the edge when it comes to all-timer status. But for 2013, there’s no way I’d pick against Aaron Rodgers in his prime. Now 29 years old with a new contract and five full seasons as a starter under his belt, Rodgers is hitting that sweet spot of a quarterback’s career where his physical skills and mental mastery perfectly align.
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Those three playmakers are ready to break out even more in the coming season. “I believe we have three 1,000-yard receivers in this (locker) room,” Jones added. “I believe me, Randall and Jordy, if we all stay healthy, we can all reach over 1,000. It’s exciting.” … All-Pro outside linebacker Clay Matthews is enthused for the season ahead. Not only did Matthews, like Rodgers, cash in with a big contract extension in the offseason, but the fearsome pass rusher (16 sacks in 2012) has some help in getting after the quarterback. Versatile defensive end Datone Jones was the team’s first-round draft pick this year, and his arrival prompted the coaches to give end Mike Neal a long look as a stand-up linebacker opposite Matthews during the offseason workouts. Weaknesses: While Datone Jones figures to give a lift to a pass rush that has been almost exclusively Matthews’ domain the last couple seasons, the powerful and quick rookie could be of greater help to the defense as a run stopper. Green Bay was exploited on the ground to virtually no end late in the season by Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson and then 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who ran for a playoff-record 181 yards and two touchdowns in the Packers’ season-ending game.