Hey, what’s up, people?
You know, even in challenging times, we have a whole lot to be thankful for. Just for life itself. We should take a minute and be thankful to have another day to live and have breath in our lungs. We can’t take that for granted. Personally, we Packers have practice Thanksgiving morning, and then I’ll be going over to teammate Greg Jennings’ home for dinner.
It was an exciting play and my adrenalin was going and I tossed the ball down with some emotion, but I have no idea what I said. I even replayed it and tried to figure it out, but I still have no clue. I got lost in the moment.
People have been talking about our come-from-behind win over the Lions last weekend, where I got to catch the winning TD. It was made out that my visor was gritty and sweaty, that I had trouble seeing the ball till the last second. Sure there was some sweat and some rubber from the turf on it, but it wasn’t that bad! It was a little harder to find the ball, but I saw it. And yes, one defender had my right arm, but I corralled it with my left. I’m surprised they didn’t call pass interference, but we play to be higher than the refs. We’ve got to make the plays when they’re there to be made.
We practice for these types of things—the ball isn’t going to be perfect every single time, and defenders are going to make it difficult to catch. So we work on putting our bodies in different positions in practice, keeping your feet in bounds, tight catches in the end zone. It was an exciting play and my adrenalin was going and I tossed the ball down with some emotion, but I have no idea what I said. I even replayed the highlight and tried to figure it out, but I still have no clue. I got lost in the moment.
You don’t know when you’re going to get the opportunity, and it was big—behind with the clock ticking down—to grab that ball, get the touchdown and eventually win the game. Before the drive, Aaron Rodgers pulled us over and told us that if our D gets the stop, which they did, then we just needed to take it one play at a time. We did just that and put ourselves in position to win.
We’re on a good winning streak with 5 straight, but we’ve got to continue to execute our game plan. We’ve got some tough opponents coming up, including going to New York to match up against the Super Bowl Champion Giants. After the painful way they ended our season last year in the NFC Divisional Playoffs, we’re looking forward to playing them again. Then we’ve got divisional games. We pretty much control our own destiny and want to win our division again.
Now let’s talk a little about style. Everyone has their own. It could be the way they carry themselves, the way they dress or the way they talk and act. Everybody has their thing, their own aura that tells you who they are. Kanye has his own style. Fabolous has his own style. I’ll let other people judge my style, but somebody I think carries himself in a similar way to me is Usher—the way he dresses, the way he represents himself.
A lot of my suits are custom made, and I use different sources including Elevee clothing. They’ve taken care of me the past couple years with suits, sports jackets and some casual wear, including shirts. I like to be a little different, but at the same time, I still want to keep it business. I’ve never been a flashy person. We receivers like to say we’re the best dressed on the team! I do buy clothes off the rack, but I make sure I have a female friend with me, so they can tell me what looks good and what doesn’t. Ladies are a good barometer. Oh, and I’m a big fan of A.G. Jeans!
I’d like to give it up for our great fans who continue to come out and support the Packers. They are the best fans in the world, they’re so die-hard, and it’s nice when on the road you still feel like you’ve got some home-field advantage.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone, enjoy your family and friends, be safe, and follow me on Twitter @rcobb18.
—As told to Ashley Jude Collie