Packers prepare for Eagles with Wallace at quarterback

Packers prepare for Eagles with Wallace at quarterback

The Packers returned to the practice field Wednesday, preparing for life (in the short term) without Aaron Rodgers.
It's been 21 years, or 346 games since a starting quarterback in Green Bay missed back to back contests

But that streak is expected to be snapped as Seneca Wallace fills in for Aaron Rodgers as he recovers from a broken collarbone.

"Obviously I'm not going to be Aaron Rodgers," said Wallace on Wednesday, "He's been doing great things here for years, so my job is to try to go in and try to maintain things at a good level, win some ball games until he gets back and healthy. So that's my job."

Wallace has a 5-and-16 record as a starter over his 10-year career... and while his performance wasn't great Monday night, his teammates say the extra reps will make a big difference going forward.

"Practice is always going to help," said wide receiver Jordy Nelson.  "He's going to go from taking maybe five plays a week in practice to all of them so it's going to help him and it's going to help us. I think as an offense as a whole we will be able to perform better"

"Getting out there with the first team receivers, first team o-line, just getting his timing down and getting more confident."  said James Jones, "Knowing what kind of plays we are going to call when we go into the game instead of just being thrown into the fire.

To back up Wallace, the Packers signed former Wisconsin Badger Scott Tolzien from the practice squad.  Following Wednesday's practice, Tolzien commented on how Rodgers is doing as a "coach" while he's out with his injury.

"He's been great for me and Seneca. By no means does he have to reach out to us to help us learn the offense, but he is the first one to help us out when we do have a question. I know both myself and Seneca, we are really appreciative of that."

In the end it won't matter how good Rodgers is off the field... His backup will need to be good enough on it to help the team win.

"You just have to go in there and battle your butt off," Wallace said, "and you're going to expect that your teammates are going to do the same"

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