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Rodgers says he's ready to lead Packers

Replacing a legend isn't easy, but Aaron Rodgers says he's prepared to handle the scrutiny and pressure he'll face as the Packers' starting quarterback, writes Pat Yasinskas.

Originally Published: March 5, 2008
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com

They had been teammates for a full year before Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers started talking the same language.

It was sometime in minicamp or training camp of 2006 when Favre reached out to the man he knew would someday replace him as quarterback of the Green Bay Packers.

"That's when Brett came to me and he really encouraged me in a couple areas where I could improve my mental toughness and the way I would deal with adversity,'' Rodgers said Wednesday by telephone ...

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