| Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Feels Great to Break the Packers’ Rushing Record, Just Wish We Won the Game!!
I am very proud to be the Green Bay Packers’ all-time rushing leader because it shows that all the hard work and dedication that myself and my teammates have expended over my career made a difference. I am very excited to be in the record books for an NFL dynasty in the Green Bay Packers. It would have been much better if I broke the record in a victory. We played a tough game against a hungry Tampa Bay team and unfortunately came out with the loss. We were unable to establish ourselves on offense or defense, which caused us to fight from behind for the whole game. We are looking ahead to our game this Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys at home as a way to rejuvenate our offense and come out with a win.
I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped me break this rushing record. It would be impossible for me to run for over 8,208 yards without the support of my offensive line, fullbacks, tight ends, wide receivers, coaches, quarterbacks, family, and fans. Breaking Hall of Famer Jim Taylor’s career rushing record is definitely a very rewarding and satisfying accomplishment, but one that I can share with all of my teammates and coaches during my time in Green Bay from 200-2006 and this 2009-10 season. I would like to thank Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, my two quarterbacks in Green Bay, for helping me run for so many yards. Without their skill occupying the defenders’ minds, I never would have had the room to run for over 8,000 yards as a Packer. Our offensive line and wide receivers have been very strong and have played a huge role in the success of our running game. Football is a team sport, so the accomplishment of breaking the franchise rushing record goes to all my teammates who played with me over this awesome stretch as a Packer.
I am steadily making the transition to playing a bigger role in this offense, but I still view my major role as a team leader. I want to help this team win in any way I can, whether that is on kickoff returns, at running back, or blocking. We played a tough game against the Tampa Bay Bucs on their home field and played from behind the whole game. We will take this loss as an opportunity to grow and learn from our mistakes on offense and defense.
I am looking forward to facing the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday afternoon at Lambeau. The Dallas defense is strong and athletic, so we will have to study a lot of film in preparation for a tough game. The Cowboys are on a hot streak, so we will have to look for ways to slow them down and come out with the victory. I am happy we are facing them at home, as opposed to the Cowboys’ new facility. Having the Packer fans at our back is definitely a big advantage!
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