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Friday, January 8, 2010
Cards 'whipped' 71-10 in four quarters?

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

This Greg Bedard story, about the Packers' confidence heading into the wild-card round, caught my attention on two fronts:
The Week 17 result between Green Bay and Arizona tells us nothing about how the game might go Sunday, but if the Packers feel added confidence, that's good for them. The Cardinals can also use the game to their advantage if they care about disproving perceptions about the games' meaning.

On the other matter, Holmgren's approach obviously did not resonate with Evans. It's the coach's job to get the most from his players, so that one is ultimately on Holmgren. But it's also probably true that Evans could have done more to realize his potential while in Seattle. He probably matured naturally over the years, making it easier for other coaches to affect him.