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E-mail GREEN BAY https://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Marwin-Evans-Jersey , Wis. (AP) Josh Rosen abides by The Dude, and hes not referring directly to the character from the film, The Big Lebowski, either.Instead its the nickname that the Arizona Cardinals quarterback has given to Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers, for some reason.It was just hes that guy, that man, Rosen said about Rodgers resemblance to the laid-back movie character. I guess I thought it was funny.The Cardinals rookie and the two-time NFL MVP have struck up a friendship that seems to go beyond football.Come Sunday, the Packers hope to teach Rosen a lesson when Arizona visits Lambeau Field.Green Bay (4-6-1) desperately needs a win to keep alive their fading playoff aspirations. The beleaguered Cardinals (2-9), who have the worst offense in the league Jermaine Whitehead Jersey , might just be the foe that they need to face to get going.Weve put ourselves in this hole, and now weve got to find a way to climb out, Rodgers said.Green Bay limped through its past five games having lost all four on the road and beating Miami at home. Coach Mike McCarthys club finishes the season with three of five at home. Four of the opponents have losing records, so a glimmer of hope remains especially if the Packers can win out.But they cant afford to look that far ahead, especially with nagging problems on offense.Of particular concern are problems with third down conversions (37 percent), where the Packers are just 24th in the league. They could use veteran receiver Randall Cobb, who has been sidelined by a hamstring injury, to help in those situations.Now Green Bay has to face a defense that leads the NFC with 37 sacks, with a line hit by recent injuries. Left tackle David Bakhtiari (knee) and left guard Lane Taylor (quad) were each on the injury report during the week.Yet even in whats considered a down year for the Packers Aaron Ripkowski Color Rush Jersey , coach Steve Wilks is wary of Rodgers.Is he a first-ballot Hall of Famer? Yes, he is, Wilks said. Weve got to do a great job on the outside of disrupting timing with their receivers trying to throw off some timing and make him hold on to the football.Maybe Rosen will even get some tips from Rodgers after the game. He doesnt mind being called The Dude.Its right at the top of compliments, Rodgers said.Other notes and things to watch:RODGERS VS. CARDINALSThey probably arent his greatest memories, but Rodgers played a pivotal role in two of the most dramatic Cardinals playoff victories.Back in the 2010 wild-card game, Rodgers and Kurt Warner staged a memorable passing duel in Arizonas 51-45 overtime victory. In a 2016 divisional playoff game, Rodgers somehow converted two desperation passes in the final seconds to force overtime. But Arizona won the coin toss in OT and Carson Palmer connected with Larry Fitzgerald on a 75-yard play that set up a 5-yard shovel pass to Fitzgerald for the winning touchdown.RECORD WATCHSpeaking of Fitzgerald, the veteran receiver with 1,278 catches needs four to pass Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (1 https://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Demetri-Goodson-Jersey ,281 with 49ers) for most receptions in NFL history with one team. Rookie cornerback Jaire Alexander, who was seven when Fitzgerald broke into the league 15 seasons ago, might have to cover the veteran.So I mean its pretty wild to think about it. But Ive got my young legs under me so Im good, Alexander said.AT THE BOTTOMRosen took over as the starter in Week 4. Wilks said that the rookie has been a little inconsistent but making strides. Hes completing 55 percent of passes with 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. The Cardinals have the 32nd and worst offense in the league.Hes moving forward, hes progressing. Do we need more consistency? Yes, Wilks said.SACK MASTERSThe game features the top pass rushes in the NFC. The Cardinals Chandler Jones is fourth in the NFL with 11 sacks, including 4&#189; over his past three games.He jumps off the tape, McCarthy said. So obviously hell be a focal point for us.The Packers might have backup Jason Spriggs protecting Rodgers blind side if Bakhtiari cant play.SECOND CHANCEZane Gonzalez will get a second chance as an NFL kicker when he takes over the job for the Cardinals on Sunday after veteran Phil Dawson was placed on injured reserve. Gonzalez was an All-American kicker at Arizona State and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the seventh round and earned the kicking job in training camp. But he was released after two games this season after missing two field goals and two extra points against New Orleans. The search for the next Green Bay Packers head coach is still in its infancy but judging by the list of candidates the team has reached out to so far, one common thread seems to be emerging.A need for discipline.This makes one assume both team president Mark Murphy and general manager Brian Gutekunst feel former coach Mike McCarthy was getting a little too lax and perhaps a little too comfortable with his players. Players were not being held accountable and that is what Murphy and Gutekunst apparently feel needs to change first and foremost.New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels seems to be the perfect candidate if this is the case. Hes stood up to Tom Brady multiple times and theyve still succeeded together. He doesnt come without his risks JK Scott Jersey , but having Rodgers on the roster could be something that ultimately makes McDaniels fully commit to finally leaving New England.Others on the list also would install a strong sense of discipline including Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores who has called himself a disciplinarian and Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak.Regardless of who the Packers hire, it seems like restoring order is top of mind for the team. Gutekunst by all accounts had a phenomenal offseason but that didnt translate onto the field.Gutekunst proved he can get the right ingredients. Now he just needs to find a talented chef.Theres more on the coaching search plus where the Packers rank as far as appeal in their coach opening in todays cheese curds.Packers confirmed coaching candidates indicate a desire for disciplinePackersNews.comWhile the Packers never had the look of a team completely lacking discipline, players were not being held accountable for their mistakes so that is where Green Bay is focusing on their search it appears.Packers clean out lockersPackers.comUncertainty hung in the air over Lambeau Field more than any time in the last 13 years Monday as players emptied their lockers. The team will likely look vastly different in 2019, its just not clear who will be back and who wont.Packers gain plenty of company in their coaching searchWisconsin State JournalThere are now eight openings in the NFL, which is 25% of the league. Green Bay will have to move fairly quickly to get their guy despite the obvious attractiveness of their job.Ranking NFL coaching vacancies: Browns, Packers most alluringNFL.comOne would assume the Packers would be hands down the most attractive job thanks to the presence of Rodgers, but Baker Mayfields stunning debut in Cleveland has propelled the Browns into the top tier as well.Package thief makes off with box of cat poopUPIThere is no word if a San Diego nightclub owner tried to make the thief eat said cat poop.

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