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It's Getting Cold In Green Bay, Brad Jones Takes Over As The Starter, And Rodgers On The Philbin Tragedy

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Giants playoff week: Thursday Packers practice report - JSOnline. Only backup LB Robert Francois has been held out of practice due to an injury (hamstring). The weather is getting cold in Green Bay with snow in the forecast by Friday. LT Chad Clifton has taken over for Marshall Newhouse as the starting left tackle (no surprise), and LB Brad Jones has taken over for Erik Walden on the outside (no surprise after Jones had a strong game against the Lions in Week 17).

Sports Radio Interviews " Blog Archive " Packers vs. Giants: Aaron Rodgers Prepares Green Bay for Repeat Super Bowl Run while Team Mourns Tragedy Beset upon Joe Philbin’s Family. Most of the interview is about the tragic death of Michael Philbin, with a few words about the talented players on the Giants defense. Here's what he had to say about tragedy coming at the same time as a playoff game:

We’re all professionals and you have to be able to separate the off the field from the on field stuff and make sure when you’re at work it’s your main focus, but we’re human as well. The human element in this is that it’s on your mind, you’re thinking about it, you’re thinking about Joe, you’re going to miss Joe.