| Monday, January 1, 2007
Strong Finish; My Intention Is To Stay In Green Bay
Finishing our season with four straight wins, including the one Sunday night in Chicago, was something that was much-needed and was something that will help this football team in the years to come. We had done this before, 2000, when we won the last five games of that season. We didn't get into the playoffs that year, but it was a good boost into the next season. That is how I see the way we finished in 2006.
We battled all the way. Our young players really grew up and stayed together. I think they learned what it takes to win in this league.
My contract is up in March, and that is something to be addressed in the coming weeks and months. I want to be here and the Packers want me to be here. It's a matter of getting our time together, talking, finishing and agreeing to things and getting a contract drawn up.
I think the Packers will approach my agent again and we'll talk. We've been talking back and forth all season long. To me, it's a matter of time. I believe I will be back with the Packers in 2007.
My season was fun. It was hard at times, coming back from the injury, but for the most part I achieved my goals -- I wanted to be as good as I could be to help this team win. I was productive and I worked well with the young players on our offensive line.
Being healthy for the most part all year, except for the hamstring injury, was a positive. I think this organization, this franchise, everything is moving forward. I saw the way these young guys worked, every day, and that will pay off.
For me, the next step is to rest and relax. I want to spend a lot of time with my family and really just sit around and do nothing. I want to watch TV, play video games, watch movies, things like that. I'm on my own time now.
My body felt pretty good all year. Coming back from the injury was a drain in some senses, but I knew that if I kept at it, I would be able to achieve what I wanted to achieve.
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