Sunday, October 13, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: Green Bay Packers
By Rob Demovsky
BALTIMORE -- Observed in the locker room after the Green Bay Packers' 19-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens:
Last man standing: Jordy Nelson was the only one of the Packers’ top three receivers left in the game after Randall Cobb and James Jones both were knocked by injuries in the first half, and he was the last player to leave the locker room after the game. “Unfortunately we lost some guys,” said Nelson, who caught four passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. “Hopefully it’s not as bad as what some of it looked, and they’ll be back quick.”
Running back fuel: Running back Eddie Lacy, whose 120 yards on 23 carries gave him his first 100-yard rushing game in the NFL, had three empty bottles of Gatorade and one empty bottle of water in his locker. Without Cobb and Jones, Lacy knew he would get a lot of carries. “I had to stay hydrated,” Lacy said.
Happy quarterback: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was the last Packers player to enter the locker room after the game, but before he did, he stopped outside the door where his position coach, Ben McAdoo, was waiting to give him a hug.
Team victory: Tight end Ryan Taylor was seated in front of his locker when reporters entered. To no one in particular, Taylor said: “That’s a team win right there.”