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Pocket presence is something that can be hard to define and only noticeable when a play goes horribly wrong.
Some quarterbacks like Tom Brady, who athletically are way below even the league average, are able to buy extra time by by sliding left, right and stepping up in the pocket and away from pass rushers.
Though Aaron Rodgers is twice the athlete Brady ever was, he doesn't often break the pocket to run. He has an innate ability to feel the pressure, find comfortable space in a collapsing pocket and deliver an accurate throw.
True to form, Rodgers had elite pocket presence during Thursday's game.
Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is known for complicated blitz packages that create a number of problems, both pre-snap and post-snap, for quarterbacks.
The Saints got to Aaron Rodgers just twice on Thursday night, once in the first quarter and once in the fourth. While the offensive line should definitely be recognized for a solid performance, Rodgers helped them out by time and again buying time and making quick decisions with the ball.