"Ask Vic" is published on Monday and Thursday through the offseason.
Eric from Las Vegas, NV
Apparently the Packers were supposed to pick a cornerback in the 2020 draft or you'd swim Scott Creek.
Now I remember. I was a year early, or maybe the Packers were a year late.
Adam from Madison, WI
After my shock wore off with the Love pick, I went back on the DVR and watched LaFleur's reaction. He jumped up and pumped his fists. Clearly, this was a choice made by all before the draft. Why hesitate now?
Do you think Rodgers saw that fist pump?
Whitney from Sun Prairie, WI
Can you think of a time when media consensus was right? There’s a thought piece saying media consensus is too often a projection of perceived moral superiority, rather than a mark of super thinking.
In the Internet era, media consensus is too often the result of what will produce clicks. I don't look for media consensus, I look for insight.
Justin from Delavan, WI
What was the first NFL fancy stadium, a change from the run-down, blue-collar stadiums?
What era defines run-down, blue-collar stadiums? For me, it's the Yankee Stadium era, which makes the Three Rivers/Giants Stadium/Texas Stadium era fancy.
Peter from Benton City, WA
What do you think of the Brandt plan: Let him sit the year, recoup some money and trade him next offseason.
If you know Rodgers will sit out the year, it's a good plan, but I see no reason to believe Rodgers will sit out. If I was his agent, I would advise him to report for the start of training camp, make himself available to the media and say for all to read and hear he wants to be traded, if that's what he really wants. The distraction he'd create would be too much for the Packers to bear; they'd almost have to trade him. There's no gain in the Packers paying Rodgers nearly $15 million to sabotage the season and embarrass the franchise. Again, resolution is the only sensible outcome. The sooner, the better.
Scott from Melbourne, Australia
Do you have any thoughts on performance-enhancing drugs in football? Do you think they are common? Do you think they are a problem? Do you think people care?
Yes, yes, no.
Jack from Chicago, IL
Vic, Green Bay has the most committed cap for 2022. The whistle is coming, but it’s exciting in a way. Is it possible to lie between the tracks?
Your question will be answered by what the Packers do with Rodgers. If they sign him to a new contract, his dead money will explode and the Packers will have no choice but to try and outrun the train. If they trade him, they can get off the tracks in time to effect a brief and relatively painless repair. If the Packers knew Love is their future at quarterback, the decision is a no-brainer.
Alex from Orlando, FL
Vic, do the Jaguars need to build a new stadium to solidify themselves in Jacksonville for the next 30 years?
The Jaguars' stadium was built on the cheap, so the team and the city have certainly gotten their money's worth from it. All things age. I can see a new stadium being built in the parking lot and the current stadium becoming a parking lot when the new stadium is complete. Yes, it would solidify the Jaguars' future in Jacksonville.
Tyler from Greenfield, WI
Vic, may you please forgive any political vitriol from this moniker in the past. Your column is better than ever and I don’t think it has to do with my more centered views on life. Maybe the media is primarily responsible for hypnotizing me and most other Packers fans into seeing past his rage fits and other concerning behaviors. More fairly I would say the responsibility is solely on a group of fans who possibly placed too much value on validation from external sources. Maybe it was his charmed play. Forgive me if there is not much left to say but what is your explanation of what allowed this delusion to continue for so long? I have a feeling you have a tough opinion on this so please tell us the brutal truth as you see it.
In my opinion, Rodgers felt betrayed by the Packers when they turned their affections to Love. The marriage might be irreparably damaged. I don't see a delusion. I see a divorce. My concern is for the children.
Gregg from Durham, NC
How could the Rodgers dilemma move the league to propose changes to the next CBA?
A new contract to make someone honor a contract?
Dan from Kewaskum, WI
Vic, Aaron Rodgers is about to start the fourth quarter of his standoff with the Packers. How does he choke this one away? Also, it really bothers me Rodgers deferred to Crosby. I feel like Brady or Manning would have told the kicker to get off the field, we're going for it. Am I wrong? And did that final sequence happen on the same goal line Starr called his own number.
The Packers were at the north end zone. The south end zone was too ashamed to watch.