With all the news and discussion about Desmond Bishop's departure, we have and will continue to look towards the future for the Green Bay Packers at the inside linebacker position. For a few moments, however, let's look back to Bishop's past performances in Green and Gold and think about the great moments that he had.
My favorite moment in Bishop's career is a no-brainer. The moment is probably better remembered for Kevin Greene's comment to Clay Matthews: "IT IS TIME." Still, after Clay Matthews forced a fumble out of Rashard Mendenhall on the first play of the fourth quarter in Super Bowl XLV, someone had to be there to recover that ball and firmly bring momentum back in the Packers' favor. That someone was Bishop, who scooped up the ball and gave it back to Aaron Rodgers, who promptly lead a touchdown drive that put the Packers up by 11 points and all but locked up the team's 13th NFL championship.
Another option could be Bishop's interception return for a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings in Lambeau Field during the 2010 regular season. Sadly, I could not round up any video of this play, but it was a major momentum-changer as well. Bishop picked off Brett Favre in the fourth quarter with the Packers up by four and took the ball 32 yards for a score that turned out to be the winning margin in the game - the Vikings would score again late to close to within four once again, but would not complete the comeback.
Did I miss one of your personal favorite Bishop memories? Perhaps someone ran into him during training camp and has a good story to tell? Tell us about your favorite memory of #55 in the comments.