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Packers gaining confidence in Rodgers' strong arm

It's never easy to replace a legend. However Aaron Rodgers' strong arm is easing some of the worry over how the Packers will manage without Brett Favre, writes John Clayton.

Originally Published: June 18, 2008
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The best evidence of how much Brett Favre's presence suffocated the attention of Packers outsiders resides in the right arm of Aaron Rodgers.

As it turns out, Rodgers has a very strong arm. He's had the strong arm since he's been in Green Bay. The football explodes off his hand on each throw in practice. Teammates have noticed it for years because they work with or against him in practice.

Thanks to the towering presence of No. 4, though, who knew?

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