Roundup: Rodgers stays clear of the hype

Aaron Rodgers spent three years as Brett Favre‘s backup in Green Bay. The two haven’t talked much since Favre first retired in March 2008 and the team decided to move on with Rodgers at the helm.

The NFL has provided the biggest stage for their reunion, as the Packers and the Favre-led Minnesota Vikings square off this week on Monday Night Football.

Rodgers told the Green Bay Press-Gazette that he’s staying clear of the hype surrounding the game:

    “I’m not looking at this game any different. This is an important game against a tough opponent. But it’s Week 4, and we’ve got 16 weeks.”

Rodgers’ cool demeanor doesn’t surprise the Packers’ coaching staff.

    “That’s his type of personality,” Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements said. “He has an even keel. He gets a little fiery on the field at times, which is fine, but he’s an easy-going guy off the field.”

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