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Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Quick hits from QB Aaron Rodgers

By Michael Rothstein

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, he of the discount double check, spoke with the Detroit media on a conference call Wednesday.

As always, here are the highlights in quick, bullet-point form:
"When you’re watching the Lions' offense on film, when you’re playing the defense that they are against, you see a lot of teams strongly favoring Calvin [Johnson]," Rodgers said. "Obviously, either man under with a high safety or a zone under with a high safety or pressing them with a couple of guys helping. He presents a lot of issues for a defense. For us, it’s just been our ability to throw the football, it’s given us a lot of two-high looks  and you’ve got to make the most out of the run opportunities."
"You have a young, stud quarterback and you’ve got the top receiver in the league," Rodgers said. "You add Reggie Bush to the mix and that’s just on offense. Defense stayed the same and gotten better. They drafted a couple real good kids, they added a safety, they are healthy over there. I’m not surprised at all. I think this is a team that has the pieces in place."