Found November 16, 2012 on
Ahhhs and boos.
Those are the two distinct and opposite reactions the home crowd rains down on the same missed opportunity. Popular Green Bay Packers named Jennings, Jordy and James hear the former.
The latter may seem reserved solely for embattled tight end Jermichael Finley when he does the same thing . . . drop the rock.
I first noticed the hostility toward Finley during the 2012 season opener at my favorite place to cover a football game, historic Lambeau Field. The Packers played host to the NFC Championship Game runners-up, the San Francisco 49ers, and the joint was hoppin'.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed a simple, routine short-yardage pass to his intended target. Finley made the grab. Then I heard it. It was unequivocal.
If an entire crowd can break out in insincere, sarcastic applause, this one did. "Look, what do you know, he caught the football he's paid handsomely to catch," was how that reaction struck me. I cringed a little an...
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Coach Mike McCarthy told reporters after the Packers' 24-20 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday that the team won't ''blink'' in its commitment to Crosby.
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Healthy and on his game, cornerback Tramon Williams will square off against wide receiver Calvin Johnson on Sunday. "Everyone around the league knows Calvin is one of the best in the game," Williams said.
We get questions every week on whether or not owners should be holding onto Benson in hopes of playoff glory. Benson, who claims to be 65% and not in a hurry to return before he is healthy, is eligible to return in Week 14. Benson said he is very confident that he will return before the end of the year.
Green Bay Packers (6-3) at Detroit Lions (4-5)
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Injured running back Cedric Benson is eligible to return to practice next week, but that seems unlikely. Plus, much more from a busy Friday at Lambeau Field.
Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams is apparently not very original. Earlier this week, Williams dubbed himself “Optimus Prime” in anticipation of his upcoming matchup against Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, a.k.a. Megatron. That sounds awfully familiar.
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The Detroit Lions have watched Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers rise to league stardom on the field -- and off the field, with the endless "Discount Double Check" commercials. Although they have respect for their NFC counterparts, as one Lions defender stated, "there's no love lost between the two of us."