Top Five Ways Aaron Rodgers Can Become The Man in Green Bay

Jersey Al BraccoSenior Analyst IJanuary 15, 2009

Aaron - five suggestions for you...

1) Stop wearing those ridiculous hats to the post-game press conferences. Dude, we know you're from California, but you're not a skateboarder—you're an NFL quarterback, dammit. Please try looking like one!

2) Listen Aaron, even if it's true, do you really want to list Princess Bride as your favorite movie in your Packer Bio? Something like "Die Hard" would probably  sound a lot better.

3) Scrap the nickname A-Rod. It's taken already, and it has negative vibes. See definition in dictionary:  "A-Rod—Nickname for pretty-boy, narcissistic, robotic and incredible over-rated professional athlete that would sell out his mother for more money or fame."

4) Stop being so damn polite. Show frustration when McCarthy calls three straight hand-offs for no gain on first and goal at the three. Give your defense a hard time when they give up 50-yard passes late in games right after you drove the team for a score. Give Mason Crosby a good swift kick in the ass when he gets a 38-yard field goal blocked to lose a game. And while you're at it, try to get McCarthy riled up, too. (But that's a different article.)

5) In all seriousness, continue the pattern you set in college and as a pro. In two years as California's starting quarterback, you threw for 43 touchdowns and only 13 interceptions in 665 attempts. You hold the school career record for lowest percentage of passes intercepted at 1.95 percent, This season with the Packers, you threw for 28 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 536 attempts. OK, you did try to force a few throws late in games when behind, but if you learn from those mistakes, Green Bay will be lucky enough to have a damn good quarterback for years to come.

Be you're own man, Aaron, but be THE man.