Monday, December 12, 2005
Jump For Joy
This is a scene that I could definately get used to seeing. The Packers celebrating a huge goal line stand in the 4th Q as Grady Jackson (the big 75) led the charge as they stoned 3 straight runs into the endzone on the game changing series of plays. Both Carroll (28) and Collins (36) not only had good games, but very good seasons. This stand was indicative of how the defense has played all season, tough. After a shaky first quarter where they gave up 13 points, with 10 of those given up after a turnover and special teams meltdown, and 96 yards of offense, they settled down and gave up 0 points and 145 yards over the final 3 quarters.
Samkon Gado was fantastic with 171 yards and a touchdown and the game saving shovel pass in the 4th Q that prevented a safety. Reggie Bush? We don't need no stinking Reggie Bush! Gado has proven that he can be an NFL starting RB. I'd be just fine with LB AJ Hawk, thank you very much.
A tough win against the otherworldly Lebron James on Saturday night 111-106 where "The Chosen One" scored 52 points. Look at that for a second, 52 of the 106 points were scored by one player. Frankly, I'm glad that the Bucks do not have a player that can do this. You may think I'm nuts, but the Bucks have built a TEAM versus going with the one incredible player. Only one other Cav scored double digit points in the game (Ilgauskas had 20) and that to me is a detriment to the overall success of the team. The Bucks on the other hand had 5 players in double digits, not to mention Magloire pulling down 15 boards (nobody on the Cavs had a particularly good game on the glass). The Bucks have a good team that is learning how to win with everybody contributing in clutch situations, whereas the Cavs just have one superstar player that can dominate a game, but the rest of his teammates don't know how to help him and cannot be counted on down the stretch as they are too busy watching LeBron.