Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 11/17/14

GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 15: Linebacker Desmond Bishop #55 of the Green Bay Packers goes in to sack quarterback Brett Ratliff #5 of the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter during the preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 15, 2009 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers inside linebacker Desmond Bishop faced a difficult reality this week. All of the personal goals he set for himself this season were dangling by their final thread. The calf injury Bishop suffered in the week leading up to Green Bay's Thanksgiving Day win over the Lions -- and then aggravated during that game -- had cost him what he had been working for since being selected by the Packers in the sixth round of the 2007 draft."I know in my mind, I know in my heart, that if I would have played all the games, at the end of the regular season, I'm 100 percent convinced I would have led the league in tackles," Bishop said. "Guaranteed."Through 10 games this season, Bishop was second in the NFL in tackles. He was also tied for the team lead in sacks and tackles-for-loss and was likely on his way to his first Pro Bowl.But after missing the last 3 12 games, Bishop knows that it would be nearly impossible for him to make up the 49-tackle difference between him and t...
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