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Joe Philbin's presence 'meant a lot' to Packers

Posted on: January 15, 2012 10:36 pm
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Philbin's presence "meant a lot" to Green Bay Sunday. (AP)
By Will Brinson

Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin made an extremely difficult decision this past week and coached during Green Bay's game against the Giants on Sunday despite his son dying less than a week ago.

It took an immense amount of courage to do so, and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers expressed after the 37-20 loss just how much it meant.

“It meant a lot just having him here," Rodgers said, via our Packers Rapid Reporter James Carlton. "I think deep down a lot of us wanted to get this one for him, give some happiness to him and his family."

Prior to the game, Rodgers huddled the team up and they chanted "family!" before running out on the field. It was an obvious tribute to Philbin.

It's unfortunate that the team couldn't come through for their offensive coordinator in this tough time, but it's also telling of his relationship with his players and the team that he found it comforting (one would assume) to join them at Lambeau Field on Sunday.

And it's also telling of his character and dedication to the Packers that he came to work despite the worst-possible circumstances. Clearly, it meant a lot.

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Since: Dec 19, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:46 pm
 

Joe Philbin's presence 'meant a lot' to Packers

Quite honestly I'm speechless..I don't like the Packers but this is beyond the game or any team..Feel bad for the man but on a football level...never mind..simply would be bad timing.



Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 3:21 pm
 

Joe Philbin's presence 'meant a lot' to Packers

Classless and stupid. 



Since: Apr 20, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2012 1:00 pm
 

Joe Philbin's presence 'meant a lot' to Packers

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Since: Apr 20, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2012 12:44 pm
 

Joe Philbin's presence 'meant a lot' to Packers

Fatwhitechicks.....EXACTLY WHY EVERYONE HATES PHILLY FANS! You, your team, your fans and city are the most pathetic thing in sports!

You want to speak of "crackheads".....how is Andy Reid's kids doing these days?  Or are you one of his kids?



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Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2012 12:15 am
 

Joe Philbin's presence 'meant a lot' to Packers

I guess that's why they played like they just came from the cemetery.


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