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Johnny Jolly Named Packers' Ed Block Courage Award Winner

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Johnny Jolly Named Packers' Ed Block Courage Award Winner

Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly was named the team's 2013 Ed Block Courage Award winner, according to the award's official website.

According to the website:

Each year, the Ed Block Courage Awards honors those National Football League players who exemplify commitments to the principles of sportsmanship and courage. This award is unique in that the recipients are selected solely by a vote of their teammates. Every fall all thirty two teams conduct a vote which results in each team selecting their Ed Block Courage Award recipient for the year.

In 2013, Jolly came back from a three-year suspension by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy along with a stint in prison. He played in 13 games, starting eight, and made 21 tackles.

Jolly and the winners from each NFL team will be honored at a banquet held March 17 in Baltimore.

Other recent recipients of the award from the Packers include cornerbacks Tramon Williams and Charles Woodson and offensive lineman T.J. Lang.

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RC Packer Fan's picture

I'm glad to see that Jolly won an award, but how in the hell did he not win Comeback Player of the Year???

Isn't that award supposed to be for a player that didn't play the year prior or missed the majority of the season before, and is 'coming back and playing well'?

Yeah, Rivers had a good year this year, but since he sucked the previous years why should he be the 'Comeback Player of the Year'? He didn't comeback from anything other then sucking...

Even if Jolly didn't win that award, I'm sure they could have found other better players other then Rivers...

Jayme Snowden's picture

This makes me beyond happy.
You know how much he meant to his teammates this year, and how he inspired, galvanized and motivated them. Good for him and good for the rest of the Packers.

ben's picture

The packers could really use Jolly's mean streak and attitude the next couple of years. Along with another nasty big man, a diamond in the ruff out of Delaware, Zack Kerr.

The Complete Green & Gold Blue Print

Announce the transition to a 4-3 base defense and Clay Matthews (1 of the best cover LBs in the game) as the next Ray Nitschke, who had 25 INTs as a Packer's MLB.
Clay Nitschke in 2014: 164Tackles, 5.5Sacks, 3INTs, 4FF, 23TFL, 12PD

TRADE#1: Brad Jones(ILB,$3million/), Round7pick21 } for { 49er's LaMichael James(RB/KR), Craig Dahl(S,$1.5million/)
{The 49ers are hard against the cap and are in need of multiple 3-4 ILBs. San Fran gets a young, & as of now would be starting ILB for a super cap-friendly $1.5million/. While the packers would get an under-rated back, buried on the 49ers depth chart, that averages 28 yards / KR.}

TRADE#2: Tramon(CB,$7.5million/)&Franklin(RB)(160pts), Round3pick21(165), 2015-Round3&4(111)= 436pts } for { Bengal Round2pick23(350), Round4pick23(56), Round5pick24(30)= 436pts
{The Bengal corners include 36-year old Terrence Newman off an MCL, Leon Hall with 2 achilles' tears in 3 seasons, a 2 season wonder in Packman Jones, & Tre Kirkpatrick who generally played poorly in coverage last year. While John Franklin had what will be the best game of his career in Cincinnati, Tramon could easily be their #1 corner at a reasonable $7.5million/. The Bengals are poised to make a run, but also potentially desperate at CB. They have a lot of cap-room.}

TRADE#3: Scott Tolzien(QB,42pts), Round2pick21(370), 2015Round2(230)= 642pts } for { Cleveland's Round2pick3(550), Round4pick6(92)= 642pts
{Cleveland has shown interest in and values Scott Tolzien. Maybe they wouldn't mind moving down 18 picks in the 2nd round, to pick up another 2nd round pick and a potential starting QB.}

2014 53 man depth chart (w/ 4-3 base)
QB: Rodgers, Flynn(2year), Connor Shaw(Round5pick24)
RB: Lacey, LaMichael James(KR), DuJuan, Dri Archer(KR)(Compensatory6th)
FB: Kuhn(2year), Jay Prosch(Round4pick23)
WR: Cobb, Jordy, Boykin, Jeff Janis(Round4pick6), Harper
TE: Jace Amaro(Round1pick21 ), Colt Lyerla(Round4Pick21), Stoneburner, Bostick
OL: Bakhtiari, Sitton, EDS(2year), Lang, Bulaga, Barclay, Tretter, Sharrod
DL: Neal(3year), Daniels, Datone, Perry, Boyd, Zak Kerr(Round6pick21), Jolly(2year), Mulumba, Worthy
LB: Matthews(MLB), AJ Hawk(back 2 OLB), [RyanShazier/KyleVanNoy](Round2pick3), Telvin Smith(Round2pick23), Lattimore(tendered), Chase Thomas
CB: Shields(franchised), House, Heyward, Marqueston Huff(Compensatory4th), Nixon
S: Burnett, Hyde, Alden Darby(Round5pick21), Richardson
ST: Goode, Crosby, Masthay

Let go:
A lot of the ZoneBlitzScheme & more of the ZoneBlockingScheme (time 2 man up) MM'sPlaycalling, Finley, Raji, JJones, Quarless, Starks, Bush, Pickett md, Newhouse, md, & Wilson. (BJones, Tramon, Tolzien via trade)

Up for extension: Nelson, Cobb, Shields, Daniels, House, Bulaga, Dujuan. (In order, with Nelson setting the tone and Shields a leading franchise tag candidate)

2015 Draft Picks: Round1, Round5, Round6, Round7

Goal-line D
LE: Datone/Neal DT: Jolly/Boyd NT: Zack/Jolly DT: Boyd/Daniels RE: Daniels/Neal/Worthy

Base, Run D
LE: Datone/Neal DT: Jolly/Boyd DT: Zack/Jolly RE: Boyd/Daniels
SLB: AJ MLB: CLAY WLB: Shazier;VanNoy/Perry

Base, Pass D
LE: Neal/Datone DT: Datone/Boyd DT: Daniels/Boyd RE: Perry/Daniels
SLB: AJ MLB: CLAY WLB: Shazier;VanNoy

Nickel Heavy
LE: Datone/Neal DT: Jolly/Datone/Zack DT: Boyd/Datone/Zack RE: Daniels/Perry

LE: Neal/CLAY DT: Datone/Neal/Jolly DT: Daniels/Neal/Boyd RE: Perry/Mulumba
LB: Shazier;VanNoy/Telvin LB: CLAY/Telvin

LE: CLAY/Neal DT: Neal/Datone DT: Daniels/Datone RE: Perry/Mulumba
LB: Shazier;VanNoy/Telvin/CLAY

Evan's picture

Man, it's been so nice around here without this nonsense.

RC Packer Fan's picture

No offense, but I stopped reading after 'The packers could really use Jolly’s mean streak and attitude the next couple of years.'

That sentence alone is accurate and should continue from there...

If your looking for nasty guys look at Calvin Pryor. Big hitter. He would be similar to a Kam Chancellor.

Arlo's picture

It's called 'too much time on my hands'.

Sorry Ben, but you have a better chance of being drafted by the Pack (7th rounder maybe?) than any of your proposed trades ever happening.

Phatgzus's picture

Seriously, dude, free agency doesn't even start for another month and the draft for 3.

And for the love of God CLay Matthews III is NOT a MLB, he'd be more likely to play DE in a 4-3 than MLB.

Evan's picture

But his first name rhymes with Nitschke's!

Phatgzus's picture

So that's how that works. In that case I'm off to start my Hall-of-Fame-destined country music career, sayonara.

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