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James Jones Says Packers Knew At Halftime They’d Win Last Week

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One more interesting note from the Green Bay Packers win over the Dallas Cowboys last week — receiver James Jones said they knew they’d win, even at halftime, on Thursday.

So, while the rest of us were sitting around moping and kissing the playoffs goodbye, the Packers were busy pulling their shit together.

We told you about the speeches Jamari Lattimore and Johnny Jolly made to the defense. Well, Jones says the offense was just as confident.

“When we walked into the locker room at halftime, every single person that walked into that locker room was yelling and screaming, ‘Get it in your head, get it in your mind right now, we are going to win this game. We are going to come back and win this game.’ Nobody was in there moping, nobody came in there sad. ‘What are we going to do? We’re losing.’ Everybody was upbeat like, ‘Let’s just get our stuff together and come out and win the game.’ It rubbed off on everybody and we came out of halftime with a lot of energy and played Packer football. An unbelievable win for us.”

That mindset could help the Packers down the stretch. While I think we can all agree that they don’t want to lay a turd in the first half again going forward, at least we know they remain calm and focused in the face of adversity.

Coach Mike McCarthy was also preaching about that earlier this week, noting that he didn’t expect his team to have a letdown after the emotions of last week’s win.

We’ll see on Sunday.

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Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

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6 Comments

  1. Chitown Badger December 20, 2013

    That’s awesome. And that makes one of us that thought they’d win.

  2. the real russ letlow December 20, 2013

    A full 4 quarters of “Packer Football” would be greatly appreciated. I’ve been chewing on the TUMS pretty regularly.

  3. Kozak December 20, 2013

    This team has serious flaws. But damn, they do have heart.

  4. Nacho dan December 20, 2013

    The packers remind me of that kid that doesn’t do there homework till an hour before it’s due.

    1. Phatgzus December 20, 2013

      Awesome analogy.

  5. PF4L December 20, 2013

    Idk. No other player said that, i heard from other players that the “win” talk wasn’t happening, but that they talked about going out and playing like men, which i can buy considering the embarassement of the 1st half. This proclamation seems to come pretty late after the game. So who knows.

    One thing i do know, if they keep playing like that 1st half, or like the Lions game, prayers might me in order.

    I believe it’s gonna take 4 quarters of not shitting the bed football, to beat the Steelers, especially if Rodgers doesn’t play.

    But i’ll tell ya, it couldn’t be any better to win, then play Cutler and the rest of the Fuck sticks down south, for the NFC North.