'NFL Total Access' recap: Aaron Rodgers vs. Brett Favre

Did you miss Friday's edition of "NFL Total Access" on NFL Network? Catch up with this recap:

Rodgers vs. Favre

Darren Sharper said Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will eclipse Brett Favre in numbers, but won't have the legendary, gunslinger status of the older player. Sharper said Rodgers is a great quarterback, but he can't match the passion with which Favre played. Heath Evans agreed with Sharper, saying he has no doubt that Rodgers' numbers ultimately will be better, but no one can match the legend of No. 4.

Falcons rising?

Evans believes Steven Jackson will make the Atlanta Falcons better. Evans said Tony Gonzalez is still a key for the Falcons and he brings leadership and steady production. He feels Gonzalez is still a mismatch for defenses.

Luck in Year 2

Sharper said Andrew Luck has been unflappable and a steadying force for a young Indianapolis Colts team. Sharper believes the Colts won't have a letdown. He believes in Luck and said with his college offensive coordinator coming to the Colts, he'll only get better.

Cruz's contract saga

Sharper said he doesn't blame New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz for trying to get more money. But as NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala said, he's seen as a slot guy -- a system guy. Sharper sees Hakeem Nicks as a bigger value for the Giants. He said they are a different team with Nicks on the field.

Rex Ryan's ego

Evans said New York Jets coach Rex Ryan might have an ego problem. Evans is old school and said unneeded attention is a distraction. The great coaches in the league have humility about evaluating what they need to do to improve. Not that Ryan doesn't, but there's no nonsense with the other guys.

Graham snubbed?

Sharper can't believe New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham didn't make NFL Network's "Top 100 players of 2013" after being the top-ranked tight end last year. He's a playmaker and an issue for defenses. His numbers are better than guys like Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta, who was ranked No. 100.

Be sure to tune into "NFL Total Access" Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. ET on NFL Network.

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