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The Grant Napear Show – November 15, 2011

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Today on The Grant Napear Show, with the NBA still unable to come to an agreement the season is truly at risk. Callers made their voice heard early in the show about the lockout saying that they are disappointed that the two sides cannot come together. It was clear that callers are very frustrated that the season may be lost.

The first guest on the show was quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers. With the Packers still undefeated there was a lot to talk about. In response to Grant’s question of whether Rodgers could possibly play any better than he is at this point in the season Rodgers said “Offensively we are playing very well, we just have to keep it going.”

Rodgers went on to talk about his ability to play so well so consistently saying; “You have to be able to have very quick reactions to what you see on both sides of the field.” He expanded by saying, “It is always good to have an idea of who you want to go to pre snap.” Living in Green Bay you become subject to harsh weather conditions, in response to what it is like to play in windy, freezing conditions Rodgers said “It is more difficult to play in the elements, we have a slight advantage because we live in the weather.” Reflecting on last night’s win over the Vikings Rodgers talked about Vikings defensive end Jared Allen saying, “You have to know where he is at every play. He’s a beast; by the time he is all done playing he could be a hall of famer.”

Grant went on to ask Rodgers his thoughts on the NBA lockout. Rodgers feels that the players should stay together, and hopefully they will be able to get something done. Closing out the interview Rogers shares his thoughts on how he is able stay Aaron Rogers during all of fame and living in a spotlight saying, I have two great parents that have raised me to be who I am today. I enjoy being 1 of 53. We have a great group of guys. We have had a great start to the season and I hope we can keep it rolling.

Next on the show head coach of the Oakland Raiders Hue Jackson comes on to talk all things Raiders. While reflecting on last Thursdays win over the chargers Coach Jackson said “I felt our team dominated both sides of the field and came out and played really hard.” In response to Grant’s question about his coaching style Coach Jackson said, “I don’t think you can lead anybody by fear,” adding, “I think you handle furniture, you coach and mold people.” Coach Jackson went on to talk about the ups and downs of the season saying, when you win everything is more exciting. And when you lose you have to be able to get your players back.

Closing the show Brian Baldinger with the NFL Network joins the show to talk all things NFL. Baldinger in response to Grant’s question about Broncos QB Tim Tebow said, it is only a matter of time before he gets hurt. He takes a lot shots playing the style of football that he plays. The next test will be Thursday when the Broncos will face the NY Jets. Baldinger feels the Jets will not allow Tebow to run.

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