Let's, for the pure fun of it, imagine what the conversation between Green Bay's star quarterback, and his backup, may have sounded like after Monday night's loss to the Minnesota Vikings. It may have went something like this.
Aaron: Hi Matt, how ya doin? Thought we'd watch some film together.
Matt: Great, see ya there!
Aaron slowly shuffles in, putting as little weight on his sprained left ankle as is humanly possible, while trying not to irritate that pesky broken toe on his right foot.
MF: Hey, let me grab those crutches. How's the arm?
AR: They both feel great, but umh, Matt I was thinking. I think you should be the one to start against the Lions.
MF (A look of utter terror on his face): Don't be crazy Aaron, you're the man, you should start.
AR (After an unsuccessful attempt to keep the dribble from sliding down his chin): Matt, I know you would never want to leave the Pack, but hey, it wouldn't hurt to have a few starts under your belt. You know, just in case.
MF: No, No, Aaron, that just wouldn't be right. You should start. You have so much more experience.
AR: That's my point, you need the experience so much more than I do. You should start. Besides, I'm having a small problem hearing out of my left ear. You know, the one I accidentally banged against the locker room door after the game.
MF: Oh, so that's how it happened. I kind of wondered. But we got a bye comin' up, and didn't the doc say he's gonna remove those stitches from your forehead in a few days? And that concussion is only minor. Heck, it should be fine by then.
AR: Yeah, but you're a great quarterback, and it's such a shame for you to be riding the pine when you could be out there playing for a great team like the packers. You should definately start.
MF: Heck, after Doc removes the cast from your left arm, you should be ready to go. By gametime, you'll only have that small cast on your right wrist, and if you don't mind my saying, I noticed that you were having some trouble with your follow through, so it may even help. No, you should start for sure.
AR: Matt, I may have a little problem calling the plays with my jaw wired shut. I can't just mumble like I am now. I gotta learn how to master that hard count like Brett. You should start.
MF: Hey, I got an idea. Let's go see how Brian's doing on the practice squad.
AR: Great idea. let's go!