Sam Shields excited to face Packers for first time

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Sam Shields has spent a lot of time trying to thwart Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers‘ passes, but the result of those efforts never factored into the score of games.

That will change this Sunday. Shields joined the Rams this season after missing all but one game of the last two seasons while recovering from concussions and the cornerback will face his former team for the first time.

“I miss those guys,” Shields said, via the Orange County Register. “I can’t wait. It’s going to be great to see them, and I love them and all that, but when game time comes, it’s definitely going to be that. I’m going to be excited.”

Given what Shields went through, it’s little surprise that his friends and former teammates in Green Bay feel the same way. Head coach Mike McCarthy, quarterback Aaron Rodgers, linebacker Clay Matthews and others said this week, via The Athletic, that they are happy to see Shields back even if he’s now trying to beat them on the field.

16 responses to “Sam Shields excited to face Packers for first time

  1. I’m really happy for Sam Shields and with all the success he and his team are currently experiencing.
    Sam was always such a great kid and the consummate pro in Green Bay.
    A player who battled the odds as an undrafted free agent to make the team at a very competitive position, who would ultimately become a very effective starter in the league and an eventual Super Bowl Champion.

    I was one of the many naysayers, concerned about his health and well being, still am, but he’s proved most of us wrong so far.
    And I hope for his continued success, just not so much this Sunday. 😉

    Extremely excited for Sunday’s matchup at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum
    The Rams look very tough on both sides of the football, and it will be a very good barometer for this Packer team.
    It will be very difficult game indeed.

    And then there is the location of the game itself.
    The Packers haven’t faced the Rams at the Coliseum in 40 years.
    And of course, the historic venue was the site of Super Bowl I, where Green Bay notched it’s 10th Championship.
    A lot of history there, past and present.
    Can’t Wait!

  2. dude will always be a packer… he kinda had no choice when he tattoo’d the super bowl ring on his neck…

  3. This game could go either way. There is only one outcome that I truly don’t expect to see and thats the Packer’s losing in a close game. As a tormented Vikings fan, I’m conditioned to believe that if the Pcaker’s are in striking distance, than Rodgers will find a way to win it. The Packers could win by any margin, or lose by 7+ but I can’t get myself to believe they’ll lose a close, one-score game.

  4. I’m conditioned to believe that if the Packer’s are in striking distance, than the REFS will find a way to win it. The Packers could win by any margin, or lose by 7+ but I can’t get myself to believe they’ll lose a close, one-score game.

  5. Should be a great game. Looking forward to seeing the 2 former Cal QB’s in a shoot out!!! Whose House? Rams House!!!

  6. the packers turned their back on him when he needed help with his brain injuries, now he gets to lay down the most lopsided game of the week.
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    Absolute nonsense.

    Shields saw multiple specialists, and was released by the Packers after NONE of them would clear him for play.

  7. At least the Rams are not playing in St. Louis anymore. That’s where Sam suffered his worst concussion on the concrete sidelines of their dome.

  8. “I’m conditioned to believe that if the Packer’s are in striking distance, than the REFS will find a way to win it. ”

    You mean like the call on Matthews against the Vikings?

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