What We're Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Jon Meerdink is thankful for Ty Montgomery

I am thankful for Ty Montgomery, the Packers’ wonderful unicorn of a player who is somehow both useful and interesting, a combination that seems incredibly rare on this year’s team.

He runs, he catches, he returns kicks, he exploits obscure rules, and he appears to be a generally fun, likable dude. He’s amusing because his 88 jersey looks so out of place in the backfield. He seems like someone you’d put together in Create-A-Player on Madden and wreck shop with.

I don’t know what the future may be for players similar to Montgomery. Building an offense around one guy who does everything pretty well but does nothing outstanding seems foolish, and the Packers seem so afraid to take him out of mothballs that he may never become more than a bit player anyway. But man, is he fun to watch when they do use him.

Gary Zilavy is thankful for Aaron Rodgers

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for Aaron Rodgers. He is on pace this season to throw for 4,400 yards and 40 touchdowns, and has led the team in rushing over the last four weeks. Even a porous defense can’t temper my excitement to watch an all-time great. Last week, he threw a touchdown seconds after almost having his face ripped off. We shrugged, because we’ve seen it before in Jacksonville this season. And two years ago, he got crunched in half and still tossed a touchdown. I can’t wait for Aaron Rodgers’ Hall of Fame induction highlight reel.

This post first appeared on Acme Packing Company.