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Cheese Curds 8/14: Aaron Charles Rodgers in charge

The Packers quarterback has made it clear he wants another ring. Will anyone dare get in the way?

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This just in: Aaron Rodgers runs the show in Green Bay.

While that might be obvious to even the most casual football fan, Rodgers has been everywhere this week or rather, his words have been. The Green Bay Packers quarterback gave his thoughts on a variety of topics this week from developing chemistry with his new star tight end to calling out his young wide receivers.

What does all this tell you? Rodgers is fired up and the rest of league knows it should dread a mad Aaron Rodgers. The quarterback seems dialed in and ready to take no prisoners in his quest for a second Super Bowl ring. Will he be able to pull it off in the long season ahead?

Time will tell, but you’d be foolish to bet against number 12.

Rodgers is front and center in today’s cheese curds plus why unicorns may not be all they’re cracked up to be.

Packers’ Aaron Rodgers sees benefits in playing Thursday in home exhibition—

It’s hard to believe but Rodgers has not thrown a pass on the turf at Lambeau Field in over 300 days thanks to last season’s collarbone injury. Rodgers sees benefits to playing Thursday despite obvious risks and given how slow the offense has started the past few years, it’s really hard to argue against him.

Aaron Rodgers raves about new TE Jimmy Graham—Packers Wire

Many fans are still bemoaning the loss of Jordy Nelson, but should Rodgers and Graham develop the same kind of connection then many will forget the loss of number 87. Judging by Rodgers’ comments and what’s been seen in practice so far, we could see something special between the tight end and quarterback.

Aaron Rodgers on practice criticism: It’s not personal, it’s business—ESPN

Rodgers generated headlines by calling out his younger receivers’ “piss poor” effort in a previous practice and those youngsters replied with a solid overall showing in last week’s preseason win over the Tennessee Titans. Rodgers hopes the guys didn’t take it personally, and judging by the results it looks like they didn’t.

I don’t know about you guys, but that sounds like just poor leadership to me. /sarcasm

Roquan Smith agrees to $18.4M rookie deal with Bears—

Congrats to the Bears for doing what should have been done a long time ago.

Sheriff deputies rescue group stranded on rainbow unicorn raft—UPI

Unicorns are supposed to be magical right? Well, these officers are very talented for actually roping one.