Following Sunday’s game in which LB Preston Smith had 2 sacks against the Carolina Panthers, he indicated in an interview that he and Za’Darius Smith were in competition to see who can be the first to hit ten sacks. To celebrate Preston reaching that goal first, he will be buying Rolex watches for the entire defense:
— Baillie Burmaster (@bayburmTV) November 11, 2019
Za’Darius indicated that, had he won, every player would have received a chain with their numbers on it.
The Smiths have been the stars of Defensive Coordinator Mike Pettine’s defense this season with the Packers. However, they did not come cheap as Preston signed a four-year deal worth $52 million and Za’Darius signed a four-year deal worth $66 million. Both were already defensive stars before signing with the Packers — Preston previously played with the Washington Redskins while Za’Darius played with the Baltimore Ravens.
Preston now has 10 sacks so far for the season which puts him tied at 3rd in the league. Za’Darius has 8.5 sacks so far which also puts him in the top 10 in the league.
The Packers are heading into their bye week which will follow in Week 12 with a game against the 49ers in San Francisco that is almost certain to be their toughest of the season. While the Seattle Seahawks recently thwarted the 49ers’ win streak, Kyle Shannan’s team is still one of the best in the league and their rushing attack will be the ultimate test for a Packer defense that has not performed well at stopping the run.
Don’t give one to Kevin King.
That Niners/Seahawks game last night was spectacular. If it’s any indication, our O-Line is in for a long…. fucking…. day. Aaron better get his running legs ready. I hope LaFleur game plans a lot of quick strikes and Aaron is able to hit receivers in stride. Holding the ball for an eternity like he’s accustomed to doing will not turn out well otherwise.
We need to stay a game ahead of Seattle, at least, because Jadeveon Clowney is a monster and there’s no way I want us having to travel to Seattle in the playoffs.
They won’t have to unless Seattle wins that division. As long as Seattle remains a wild card and the Packers are the division winners the Seahawks will be the road team. To be honest the Packers match up better against Seattle than they do against the 49ers. Seattle’s offensive line is God awful, they don’t run the ball well, and their secondary isn’t all that great. It’s a game that could turn into a high scoring affair which to me favors the Packers
I don’t like having SF after the bye. We lost 3 out of 4 lately only winning against the Giants in 2016. Those were with Big Mac at the helm though.
If this post reaches 10 comments, will Jason buy us a Rolex each?
I have an I O U for a Rolex from Monty. I have no doubt i’ll still get it cuz he….promised.
Mr. Smith, please shop local. Do your business with a local jeweler in the Green Bay area. Don’t get the urge to say, I don’t know, maybe carpool and road trip to Chicago (as an example).