Two guys who were hardly on the field for the Green Bay Packers on Sunday were credited with getting things back on track at halftime.
Linebacker Jamari Lattimore, who the Packers sit in favor of the awful duo of Brad Jones and A.J. Hawk, and defensive end Johnny Jolly, who injured his shoulder in the first half and didn’t return, were the vocal leaders in the locker room.
“Jolly had a lot to say,” Packers defensive tackle B.J. Raji. “He was talking about how, ‘Just keep playing, keep fighting.’
“And actually Jamari Lattimore really spoke from the heart, got real emotional. I think the guys really felt them on that.”
The Packers were down 26-3 at the time and of course would storm back to win 37-36, which ties them for the biggest comeback in team history.
You would think a guy like Clay Matthews or Hawk would be the ones giving impassioned halftime speeches. Well, you’d be wrong. Neither of those guys has exhibited any leadership characteristics.
In fact, this Packers defense has been pretty much leaderless since Charles Woodson left the building.
So, the task falls to Jolly and Lattimore. The Packers need to re-sign Jolly after the season and maybe they should think about putting Lattimore back on the field.
Can we start a petition to get lattimore into the starting lineup
How about a petition to keep me dumb jennings off the field. That guy is fucking terrible!!
How about a petition that calls for firings, line-up changes, play calling second guesses and the like be prohibited on Mondays following an abso-fucking-lutely epic Packer win?
Tuesday through Sunday? Have at it.
If Woodson is on a one year contract, we should try to get him back. He was the leader and responsible for the chemistry of the defense before. It was a mistake to have released him, or at least offered him a coaching position. (there is a thought, Woodson in place of Capers)
Down by 23 and they were out of purple Gatorade at halftime = a fired up Johnny Jolly
Its criminal that Lattimore isn’t playing. Constantly watching Jones & Hawks miss plays & tackles is more than painfull.
MM get your head out of your ass and play the guy.
Brad Jones makes AJ Hawk look like Mike Singletary by comparison. Seriously, at least Hawk has some pop and doesn’t tackle high. Jones sucks. I hate him.
What a shock. I thought they were playing for tubby twinkle toes.
Come on, Monty.
I imagine Matthews and Hawk have plenty to say. Just because they weren’t the ones to speak up this one time doesn’t mean they provide no leadership.
The same voice can get tuned out. Sometimes, hearing an outside, unexpected voice is the best.
I am glad this got talked about. I imagine Lattimore’s speech was something along the lines of – “Your attitude is for shit! I won’t tolerate any losers in this locker room! Win! Win! Win!”
Hawk played his best football of his career when lattimore was starting next to him. How McCarthy doesnt see this is beyond me
^This This This so much I can’t This this enough. THIS!
Jamari talks the talk and walks too. Watch a replay of Shields’ pic with pressure from Clay. There is a green jersey with #57 on it ready to stop Romo, if he decides to tuck it in. Jamari definitely was a contributor in that play. He deserves more time on the field, and not just during “special” plays.
Jerry Jones might be the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, but I am (part) owner of the Green Bay Packers and my vote is for more playing time for #57.
Oh, and Lattimore & Richardson should be starting.