"The other safety (James Ihedigbo) came over and actually made a very knowledgeable point, which I appreciated a little intelligent answer back and forth about some of the issues defensive players have to deal with (trying to hit) the target area," Rodgers said. "I totally understand that and get that."
If Rodgers really gets it, he understands Elam shouldn't have been penalized, isn't going be fined and he is down a receiver because of that precious "proper hitting zone" as it's now defined by the NFL.
Newton's laws of motion are clear: For every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction.
Matt Elam's hit was the reaction to an untenable policy here and the only thing to blame for Cobb's injury is good intentions gone bad.
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THE GAMES - (All Times Eastern) - WEEK 7
Seattle (5-1) at Arizona (3-3), Thursday, 8:25 p.m.
LINE: Seahawks by 6 1/2
THE SKINNY: If the Cardinals plan to get involved in the NFC West race, it's imperative they hold serve at home when the division-leading Seattle Seahawks arrive for "Thursday Night Football." The rough and tumble West could very well be the NFL's toughest division and is currently the league's only one in which all four teams are at or above .500.
This game features two of the NFL's premier cornerbacks in Arizona's Patrick Peterson and Seattle's Richard Sherman. Both ball hawks are in their third NFL season and Peterson's 10 interceptions since 2012 are third in the NFL behind Sherman (11) and Chicago's Tim Jennings (12).
Seattle has been mortal away from the Pacific Northwest this season, rallying late to beat Carolina and Houston before stumbling in Indianapolis. Meanwhile, Arizona has the kind of defense that could make things difficult for the Seahawks' running game and has the revenge factor after the ugly 58-0 setback in the Pacific Northwest last season.
The Cardinals come in here as the far more desperate team and have a history of handling Seattle in the desert, so that makes Arizona the prudent pick here ... if Carson Palmer can play a somewhat clean game. And that's a big "if."
PREDICTION: Cardinals 23, Seahawks 20
Tampa Bay (0-5) at Atlanta (1-4), Sunday, 1 p.m.
LINE: Falcons by 7
THE SKINNY: Call the Falcons a Super Bowl contender gone awry thanks to injuries and ineptitude. The latest of example of Murphy's Law striking Dixie was the season-ending broken foot of All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones.
As bad as things are in Atlanta, though, they are even worse in Tampa, where things like MRSA and the Josh Freeman debacle have turned embattled head coach Greg Schiano into a dead man walking.
PREDICTION: Falcons 20, Buccaneers 10
St. Louis (3-3) at Carolina (2-3), Sunday, 1 p.m.
LINE: Panthers by 6
THE SKINNY: The Rams have rebounded to win two in a row, including last week's 38-13 rout at Houston in which St. Louis scored in all three phases, offense, defense and special teams.
"I think everyone totally bought in," said Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, who recorded a career-best 134.6 passer rating. "If you look at the way we've played the past two weeks, it's been a completely different mind-set and attitude."
Carolina had that same mind-set and attitude in Minneapolis a week ago as Cam Newton accounted for four touchdowns -- three passing, one rushing -- in the Panthers' 35-10 drubbing of the Vikings. The former Rookie of the Year joined former Viking Daunte Culpepper as the only quarterbacks in the Super Bowl era to record three games with at least three passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown during their first three NFL seasons.