A nice sentiment from Dale Z over at the Lounge. This, of course, references Mike McCarthy's phrasing at his very first press conference, where he laid out a vision of acquiring 'Packer People' to bring to the greatest franchise in sports. And while McCarthy and Dale both reference players, it's good to read that Dave Redding, the new strength and conditioning coach, is most definitely 'Packer People':
Raised in Nebraska, Redding was a fan of two teams as a kid - the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Green Bay Packers. He fulfilled a lifelong dream by playing for the Cornhuskers in college, and at age 56 he's realizing another one by joining the Packers as their new strength and conditioning coordinator.
"If Nebraska lost on Saturday and Green Bay lost on Sunday, I was in therapy Monday morning," Redding said of his childhood. "I couldn't go to school. I was just a kid who was obsessed with those two teams. Now if they both won, I got A's all week long, I was the leader, I was doing everything.
"I was out in the alley running wind sprints with my Nebraska jersey on and my Green Bay helmet, and my mom and dad are trying to get me to (come in for) dinner."
Words can not express how thoroughly brilliant that is.