After winning just 20 games all of last year, Brooklyn is 15-23 for the 11th seed in the East.
Thompson and McCarthy also know Hundley wasn’t great in his seven starts — 170 passing yards per game, eight touchdown passes, eight interceptions, 78.0 rating, barely able to get by 4-9 Tampa Bay and 0-13 Cleveland the last two weeks. Rodgers conversely was off to an outstanding start before his injury this season — a 4-1 record with 13 touchdown passes and just three interceptions.
Rodgers might be a little rusty at first; he’s been practicing for a couple weeks, but game speed is certainly at a different level, and the QB is not supposed to get hit in practice. Still, he’s a much better option than Hundley against the 9-4 Panthers followed by Rodgers’ revenge game at home against the 10-3 Vikings, then the regular-season finale in Detroit against the 7-6 Lions, who as of now are still in contention.
It will be interesting to see whether McCarthy tries to protect Rodgers with quick release passes and/or tells him not to scramble unless he can safely get out of bounds … all while hoping to lean on a recently improved running game.
You have to play your game, McCarthy said about his star’s return, So the coach’s public posture is that he’ll turn Rodgers loose.
A visibly frustrated Jimmy Butler is standing in front of his locker. His playoff-bound, star-studded Timberwolves just lost, 98-97, to a Nets team whose most recognizable, healthy face is DeMarre Carroll. Butler doesn’t know where his team’s energy was on Wednesday night, but he knows one thing for sure:
You can’t take any team in this league lightly, he Cheap NFL Jerseys Usa conceded. They Jerseys From China came out, did what they wanted to do and got them a W.
This has been the case much more often than last year for a Brooklyn Nets team that is exceeding expectations just three months into the regular season.
And that’s after their veteran leader, Jeremy Lin, ruptured his patella and called his season quits in Game 1 and after D’Angelo Russell underwent a minor knee surgery and has been sidelined since Nov. 11.
The Nets beat the Timberwolves on Wednesday without Caris LeVert, their two-way playmaker and usual first player off the bench, who was out with a groin injury. It marked yet another win against playoff teams that Brooklyn has no business beating… or do they?