Aaron Rodgers’ Hail Mary Mindset
Jared Cook dropped a pass over the middle that would have ended the first half. I looked at the clock – six seconds on fourth down…. It’s Hail Mary time. Aaron Rodgers goes to his right and launches it in the air like he’s done many times before…. All of the sudden you see Randall Cobb with a chance and he catches the football. A third Hail Mary completed in the last 13 months. Are you kidding me, Rodgers? It’s starting to become a regular thing that I don’t ever get tired of and wonder when if it’s ever going to fail when Rodgers has the right distance.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) January 8, 2017
Like this one was more of the run-of-the-mill Hail Mary if that even makes any sense. Rodgers rolled out and threw it up there with Cobb in the very back of the end zone. The degree of difficulty with Detroit and Arizona ones were so much harder due to being at the end of the game and Packers trailing (In retrospect, I can’t believe GB didn’t go for two and the win in the divisional round. They could have won that game although Packers would have been housed by Carolina the following week). This one did shift the momentum of this football game. Cobb had his most impactful game of the season tonight and that got him going.
Rodgers said after the game about how the Hail Mary changed everything. I’m starting to believe he’s going to win a fucking playoff game or a Super Bowl doing this shit. It’s easily one of the most terrifying things an opposing player can do at almost perfect level. In Dallas, would he hit the scoreboard if he did his usual launch? We might get to see it out in full force again, who knows.