What a game! That was a blast watching the Packers beat the Bengals. Truly a blast. Our new BFF, Geronimo Allison, made a name for himself in one night after having introduced himself to the NFL only since just last October. That was when his first ever professional catch went for a touchdown.
Overtime. Packers versus the Bengals. Tensions are running high and that is an understatement. However, the Packers pulled off a win with twenty-seven to twenty-four being the final score. Allison basically won the game for the Packers by setting up their game-winning field goal. He did a seventy-two catch and run play, giving the Packers the closeness they needed to seal the deal on the field goal.
Here is what the Head Coach Mike McCarthy said about Geronimo Allison:
- “No surprise on Geronimo. Really, you could see it coming in preseason. So he’s taken that leap from Year 1 to 2. Plays with a lot of confidence. He’s just a damn good football player, so it’s no surprise he made that play.”
The amazing thing about Allison is that he rose to our awareness so quickly. A year ago he wasn’t on anyone’s radar. Just a rookie, plain and simple. Last year he didn’t even make the roster until week eight, and in the following thirteen games he did seventeen catches, a little over two hundred and fifty yards, and two touchdowns.
Another receiver, Jordy Nelson, had a lot of good things to say about Geronimo Allison:
- “We preach that a lot to our young guys: Even though you might not be a starter right now, we’ll eventually rely on you at some point. Usually, it’s down the road, not necessarily Week 3. He’s prepared. He knows his stuff. That’s impressed us from Day 1 since he’s been here. For a guy who if you think back to the beginning of last year was on the practice team, now he’s our No. 4 guy, our No. 3 guy. It’s real impressive.”
What all of us are impressed about with Allison, including top receivers and players like Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, is how quickly this young buck has proven himself to us. Really impressive!
Green Bay Packers
Ah, the Green Bay Packers. Watching Packers football and NFL football in generally truly is a joy, but there is just something about the Green Bay Packers that just gets us every time. Probably it is the team cohesion that really makes us admire this team. Here is a quote from quarterback Aaron Rodgers on his feelings about Geronimo Allison:
- “I’ve known Geronimo has been a player for a long time. He’s a fantastic part of our offense, does a lot of things really, really well. He’s a tough kid, a really tough competitor. I remember the first day I watched him at training camp, I said, ‘How do you not get drafted?’ I said this kid’s fantastic. He’s got a great attitude. I was ripping him a little bit Week 1 about him being suspended and missing him out there, but it’s good having him back. He’s a guy who can really help him out, especially with Cobby being banged up. I’m really proud of him.”
And for some thoughts from the rising star himself:
- “This year, I feel more comfortable out there. I’m running routes with my eyes up. I can see the finish, and I just feel comfortable putting my feet on the ground and making people miss. Last year, I was just a young guy wanting to do the right thing, make the right play and move onto the next play. This year, it’s not only about making the right play. It’s going out there and trying to score.”
We can’t wait to see this guy give it his all once again!