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December

Packers Stock Report: Bring on the Seahawks Edition

Sam Shields

Packers CB Sam Shields is on the rise.

I’m writing this week’s Packers stock report while watching the Seahawks destroy the 49ers. After the Seahawks went up 14-0, my wife said that she hopes the Packers do not have to play the Seahawks in the playoffs.

I threatened to take back her Christmas present for uttering such nonsense. I want to play the Seahawks and I want to play them bad. I want to play them right now. Screw the Vikings. Bring on the Seahawks.

Beating the Seahawks in the playoffs would make me giddy. Every Packers fan should want to play the Seahawks again and beat the s**t out of them.

The Seahawks’ attitude after Fail Mary was a disgrace. Plus, Pete Carroll has always been a disgrace and it would be really sweet to beat him.

A Packers vs. Seahawks playoff matchup is what makes football awesome.

I’m getting all fired up just thinking about it. I need to calm down.

On to the stock report:

Rising

Aaron Rodgers
Welcome back to the rising category, sir. Please stay a while. At least through the first Sunday in February.

Sam Shields
Who put a quarter in Sam Shields? He’s like my little nieces and nephews when it’s time to open Christmas presents, all fired up and just attacking everything in sight. This aggression and emotion was nowhere to be found last season. Just like it makes me smile to see my little nieces and nephews tear into their presents, seeing Shields make picks and get to the QB on blitzes also makes me grin from ear to ear.

James Jones
Just another game with a touchdown from Jones. I’m not sure what else there is to say about Jones this season.

Steady

Mike Neal
A pass-rushing threat from the defensive line? This would be the ultimate Packers Christmas present. If you have any tape left over from wrapping Christmas presents, drop it off at Lambeau. The Packers need it to tape up Neal so he stays healthy the rest of the season. (ok, I’m done with the Christmas references now. Promise.)

Brad Jones
How about some love for Brad Jones? He made a few nice sticks at the goal line against the Bears and was tough again against the Titans. Brad Jones at middle linebacker…who woulda thought…

25

December

Packers Santa Says: Time to Start a New Streak

Packers Santa

Packers Santa

Last year at this time, Packers Santa and I traveled to Green Bay to deliver a bag of coal to Mike McCarthy. You see, Packers Santa always knows if they’ve been bad or good. Last year around Christmas time, the Packers were coming off of two straight losses and had lost three out of their last four games.

The bag of coal must have gotten the message through because the Packers beat the Giants that week and hadn’t lost a game since… until last week.

Now, we’re not about to give McCarthy a bag of coal over one loss, but I’ve discussed this with Packers Santa, and we’ve decided on this little message:

He will be bringing all of the Packers a clean sheet of paper. Something to record their next winning streak on…

As the Packers embark on this new journey towards a second straight Super Bowl, I just want to take a minute to say THANK YOU to everyone that reads, comments and frequents this site. It’s a tremendous amount of fun hanging out with everyone here, and truthfully, it’s you, the reader and your participation and feedback that makes all of this hard work worthwhile.

So on behalf of all the writers here on AllGreenbayPackers.com,  I’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah or the best of whatever holiday you celebrate. May you make some great family memories and may the Packers start a whole new streak starting on Christmas night.

Go Pack!

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Jersey Al Bracco is the founder and editor of AllGreenBayPackers.com, and the co-founder of Packers Talk Radio Network. He can be heard as one of the Co-Hosts on Cheesehead Radio and is the Green Bay Packers Draft Analyst for Drafttek.com.

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