Ever wonder what a quarterback in the NFL thinks about between plays? One of the premier quarterbacks in the NFL gave us a little insight into what goes on during those 40 seconds.
In a great interview with the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel Online, Aaron Rodgers discussed what he is thinking between plays and how long it usually takes for things to progress.
Some of the more interesting things that Bob McGinn let us in on was the fact that Rodgers doesn’t wear a mouthpiece. Apparently Brett Favre never wore one and Rodgers always disliked trying to call a play and audible with the mouthpiece in.
Generally Rodgers will hear head coach Mike McCarthy’s voice sometime between the 30 second and 15 second mark, where league rules mandate that all communication goes silent for the remaining 15 seconds.
If Rodgers has any trouble understanding McCarthy’s thick Pittsburgh accent, he has certain hand gestures to signal to his coach to call the play again. Rodgers also let us know that even he occasionally forgets a play that has been called, but usually opts for a safe play in its place.
A great article and a fascinating inside look at a place most of us have never been.