They’re Praying for Corey Linsley

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Corey Linsley

Corey Linsley

Of course there’s going to be some trash talking when the Seattle Seahawks defense is involved. Linebacker Bruce Irvin appears to be trying to get in rookie center Corey Linsley’s head.

You know because he’s a rookie and he better be afraid of the big, bad Seahawks.

Irvin says they’re praying for Linsley because he’ll be facing Brandon Mebane.

“If I’m a rookie and I’ve got Brandon Mebane my first game – he’s one of the best nose tackles in the league – it’s going to be big for him,” Irvin said. “I’m gonna pray for him. It’s going to be a long night, man.”

That’s a good Ween song — It’s Gonna Be a Long Night. A bit of a Motorhead ripoff, but good nonetheless.

Oh, the Seahawks. Right.

Mebane is pretty good, we suppose. He had 45 tackles last season, which is more than double what B.J. Raji or Ryan Pickett had last season.

No sacks though.

Of course, the last time the Packers saw these creeps back in 2012, they had a field day against the offensive line.

Mebane abused Jeff Saturday like a rented mule, recording two sacks on the night. He had three all season. Irvin did the same to Bryan Bulaga, recording two sacks of his own.

Thankfully, Saturday is retired and Bulaga has given way to the steadier David Bakhtiari on the left side.

So yeah, talk is cheap.

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12 Comments on "They’re Praying for Corey Linsley"

  1. Cheesemaker

    Linsley is a top product of an Ohio culture that treats football like a religion. He’s played a lot of games at very high level and for some big stakes. And last time I looked, he put up 36 reps at the combine. Nobody needs to pray for Corey Linsley – this moment is probably what Corey Linsley has been praying for most of his life.

  2. Kato

    This makes me want the packers to beat the holy piss out of the seahawks even more. I really hope first play of the game Linsley seals off Membane and Lacy busts off a long gain. That would be glorious.

  3. UpNorth

    Let them keep running their mouths. Linsley will be just fine. Might be jittery at first but I fully expect him to round out and even potentially take the starting Center job even with the return of Tretter, though I’m sure TT and MM will hand the job right back to Tretter since they’ve spent a whole year developing him. We’ll see but the sooner the this game starts the better. Seahawks truly are in a stratosphere of their own.

  4. nurseratchett

    God is obviously on the Seahags sideline…we all saw the fail mary & the blind ref who upheld it.

    It would be so sweet to hand them their collective assess tomorrow night…

    GO PACK GO!!!!!

  5. Tucson Packer

    Nobody is going to mistakenly use “classy organization” and “Seahawks” in the same line.

    That’s okay though, they don’t have or want any.

  6. 13time1265

    As we have all seen rookies can come out and play there first year. All you have to do when you play with the Seahawks is stay on your game and don’t let Whoopi Sherman or any of the other assortment of DICKBAG they have in the Seahawks organization get the best of you.

  7. DJ

    All those defensive stats are apples & oranges. Two years ago we were one dimensional & couldnt run the football for dick. Times have changed. The days of DL’s teeing off on us are OVER. Teams better keep their gap discipline or we will gash them with power and carve them with play action. I dont care who we’re playing or where…..our offense will get theirs. The issue is on the other side of the ball. Can we stop anybody? We’ll find out.

  8. Phatgzus

    Er, wasn’t Bulaga always on the right side? Newhouse was our LT and I’d say Bak-T is quite the improvement. As for Linsley, he has 2 of the best guards in the biz and Aaron Rodgers covering his ass (literally and figuratively); as long as he doesnt screw up the snap or completely miss an assignment (like on a twist) he’ll be fine.

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