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Green Bay Packers center Jeff Saturday high-fives fans after an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 28-27. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
Nancy Armour of the Associated Press discussed Jeff Saturday's first return to Indy since signing with the Packers. Saturday also briefly discussed the circumstances of his departure:
New coach Chuck Pagano actually expressed interest in keeping Saturday, but the talks didn't go very far.
"At the end of the day, we parted as good as you can part," Saturday said. "My contract ended, there was no release."
According to the article, the Green Bay offensive line hasn't done well protecting Aaron Rodgers, but Rodgers is very happy with Saturday. Still, it looks strange seeing 63 in green and yellow.
I watched Saturday in slow motion in a video from Packers - Saints. He can still hold his ground. In my mind I thought that all the Center has to do after calling the protection is to prevent not being pushed back.
I also noticed that almost on every play Jeff had another guy , a guard helping him to push the tackle.
I also saw some plays when he didn't have anybody to block, kind of weird, and he would start looking around to see how else he can help.
@codrutc I've seen that too when he was here in Indy. I think that looking around for someone to block thing happens more to the center than the guards. I've got to agree, I think Saturday's still got it. He's a heck if a player. It seems like the good Centers can usually play well into their 30s.