The Green Bay Packers continue to anxiously await the return of their All-Pro quarterback in Aaron Rodgers. After he suffered a broken collarbone during the team’s Week 9 Monday Night Football game against the Chicago Bears, the team has been unable to get into the win column, losing that game, along with next week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, and on Sunday against the New York Giants, Scott Tolzien got his first NFL start in hopes of stopping the bleeding.
He was unable to do so, as he finished 24/34 passing and threw three interceptions in Green Bay’s 27-13 loss to the Giants on Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium. Even though it was his first NFL start, he was quick to take the blame for his team’s third-straight loss:
“Three turnovers, that’s the bottom line. Those are killers,” Tolzien said. “The guys work too hard, and that’s on me completely.”
Head Coach Mike MCarthy isn’t too happy with his performance either:
“I think you can’t look past all of the positive things he did, but at the same time, we have to be real honest about it,” McCarthy said. “He knows it. Everyone knows it. Five interceptions in two games is something that will be addressed.”
Tolzien’s final interception came late in the game when he overthrew wide receiver Jarrett Boykin, and Giants safety Antrel Rolle was basically playing centerfield and caught what would have been a routine fly-ball in baseball.
Still, the Packers don’t have any other options until Rodgers comes back, leading to Tolzein starting again this week vs the Minnesota Vikings:
McCarthy: Scott Tolzien will start this week.
— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) November 18, 2013