Archive for March, 2011
I was at this game with ammo, Coach & Satori. The 4 of us had a very fun time at Lambeau, before & after the game. Here we go….
The news was official and awful. The day after the Packers victory over the Eagles, RB Ryan Grant had maintained his ankle injury wasn’t all that serious. Medical science said otherwise.
Grant was diagnosed with torn ligaments in his ankle and the Packers didn’t even bother wasting any time or energy: they placed him on the IR list Sept. 14th and his season was over after one half of football, 8 carries and 45 yards.
It was a devastating blow.
Never a great running team in the best of times, the Packers at least had a quality back in Grant who had churned out 2 straight 1,000-yard seasons since coming to the Packers from the Giants in 2007 for a 6th round draft choice.
He was never widely hailed throughout the league as a great RB, but he had done a solid job in Green Bay, entering the 2010 season with 3,412 rushing yards and coming off a superb 2009 campaign where he gained 1,253 and scored 11 TD’s
Now Mike McCarthy had to fill the void. But how? and with WHO?!?
I will be recapping the entire season starting with game #1. Are you ready? Enjoy the journey, one more time!
Everything the Green Bay Packers would be in 2010, they would introduce in the first rugged game of the season. That first contest against the Philadelphia Eagles was, in a very real sense, a microcosm of the entire season.
The opener of a wild 16-game campaign revealed the Packers’ tough defense, led by a flowing-haired madman linebacker named Clay Matthews. They debuted an offense that could be breathtaking one minute and stunningly inert the next. They made plays one minute and no plays the next.
They suffered shattering, debilitating, injuries to key players that were seemingly impossible to recover from.
But at Philly’s Lincoln Financial Field, the Packers hopped on board their Super Bowl express and took the first in many winding, twisting turns. It would not be easy, but what else was new?!?!