I’m writing this week’s Packers stock report while watching the Seahawks destroy the 49ers. After the Seahawks went up 14-0, my wife said that she hopes the Packers do not have to play the Seahawks in the playoffs.
I threatened to take back her Christmas present for uttering such nonsense. I want to play the Seahawks and I want to play them bad. I want to play them right now. Screw the Vikings. Bring on the Seahawks.
Beating the Seahawks in the playoffs would make me giddy. Every Packers fan should want to play the Seahawks again and beat the s**t out of them.
The Seahawks’ attitude after Fail Mary was a disgrace. Plus, Pete Carroll has always been a disgrace and it would be really sweet to beat him.
A Packers vs. Seahawks playoff matchup is what makes football awesome.
I’m getting all fired up just thinking about it. I need to calm down.
On to the stock report:
Welcome back to the rising category, sir. Please stay a while. At least through the first Sunday in February.
Who put a quarter in Sam Shields? He’s like my little nieces and nephews when it’s time to open Christmas presents, all fired up and just attacking everything in sight. This aggression and emotion was nowhere to be found last season. Just like it makes me smile to see my little nieces and nephews tear into their presents, seeing Shields make picks and get to the QB on blitzes also makes me grin from ear to ear.
Just another game with a touchdown from Jones. I’m not sure what else there is to say about Jones this season.
A pass-rushing threat from the defensive line? This would be the ultimate Packers Christmas present. If you have any tape left over from wrapping Christmas presents, drop it off at Lambeau. The Packers need it to tape up Neal so he stays healthy the rest of the season. (ok, I’m done with the Christmas references now. Promise.)
How about some love for Brad Jones? He made a few nice sticks at the goal line against the Bears and was tough again against the Titans. Brad Jones at middle linebacker…who woulda thought…
The guys up front deserve credit for the recent improvement in the run game. I’m sure the insertion of Evan Dietrich-Smith and Don Barclay has helped, but I’m going to stick with Sitton, the Packers best all-around lineman. Perhaps a review of the film will reveal other strong performances up front, but Sitton looked tough again on Sunday.
He had an interception, but lost his starting spot to Dezman Moses. Walden was good early in the season, but faded once Matthews went down. Odds are Walden is still going to see the field fairly often, so hopefully he holds his own when he’s out there.
Sad Titans Fan
Poor guy. I hope he didn’t travel all the way from Nashville for Sunday’s game. What a way to spend Christmas.
Adam Czech is a a freelance sports reporter living in the Twin Cities and a proud supporter of American corn farmers. When not working, Adam is usually writing about, thinking about or worrying about the Packers. Follow Adam on Twitter. Twitter .