Q: Your reaction to JPP's predictionA: I am not going to stand up and make a prediction, like he did because he did it. I ride with him, he's my teammate, I'm riding with him on whatever he says, I'm riding with him, no doubt about it.
Q: How confident are you?A: I am very confident, I feel good about our opportunity. Wake up every morning feeling so good about this game. They are a good football team, you can't take anything away from them. They are 15-1 and to go 15-1 in a league like this is special because guys are coming for you every week. I just like our opportunity that we have and we've got to go out and take advantage of it. They are going to go out and lay it down for us and we've got to take it.
Q: What are your memories from the '07 Championship game?A: It's a special thing watching that then, but this is a different team now, a different opportunity, a different year, we've just got to hope that we can do it again. That's all I hope for. Like Tuck said earlier, we are playing against a ferocious quarterback, great receivers that know where to go, he knows where they are going to be, they protect the line. We just have to go out there and do the best we can.
Q: Why does the running game look better in recent weeks? What is the key to making that happen?A: Our line, the guys move people out of the way, the coach puts us in the best position that we could possibly be in to run the ball. We knew (Atlanta) did a lot of slanting and angling and knew that they were light and like to run. So with a team like that you have to go right at them and that's what we came out in the second half and did.
Q: What do you recall about that first run in '07 over Woodson?A: Oh yea because nothing had happened before that. They only had one drive and we got the ball and that happened and the sideline got up, everybody got pumped up and on it went. It was still a dog fight, we just didn't run away with it, but it definitely came out to our favor in the end.
Re: the defenseA: I think our defense is playing well right now. They are playing as well as anybody in the league. Things come together like they have in the last couple weeks, it's going to be tough to beat us and that physical presence they have and we have as well on offense, we've just got to go out there and make them want to play, we have to play our game.Q: Do you think the running game is as important this week with Aaron Rodgers?A: Oh yes, if we can keep him off the field and the less opportunities they have on offense, the better our chance of winning. They've got a good defense, we played them already. There are not going to be any secrets to what they want to do. They've got some heavy guys in there. They've got a good team overall, it's going to be a dog fight, but a dog fight I think we can win.
Q: Last time you played them they didn't have both inside linebackers, how different do you feel that will be in this game?A: I have no idea how different it's going to be. I don't care either way. I don't care who's in there, that's just the way I feel and I hope everybody else on our football team feels the same way. I don't care whose back, whose playing, it doesn't bother me one bit.
Q: Is this as good as you've felt in the late season as you have in a long time?A: Oh no question. I feel really good and I don't know the reason for that but I feel good and I am confident in our chances and a lot of guys on our team are healthy this time of year and that's all that matters.
Re: distribution of carriesA: That's not planned, it's just the way the game goes. We've got a lot of different situations and we've got different running backs that do different things and that's the only thing that can stop me from getting as many carries as I would like. Just the way the game goes. No one plans for me not to get this or to get that and if the game could go our way, we both will have a lot of carries.
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