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Jolly 'blessed' after big night in Packers win

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Jolly 'blessed' after big night in Packers win

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Aug 18, 2013

A defensive lineman getting an opportunity to put his hands on an interception is rare.

It's even more rare to see anyone come back to seize an opportunity at a second go-round of an NFL career after a drug addiction and prison.

Johnny Jolly simultaneously experienced both Saturday night during the Packers' 19-7 win over St. Louis.

"I've just got to work hard, take advantage of the opportunities that I get.  I'm blessed to be in the situation that I'm in," said Jolly to our Larry McCarren.

"I'm getting the feel back as I get in better shape.  I get a better feel for the game.  It's all coming back to me.  I just have to work hard at what I do, and everything will come  back into place."

Jolly grabbed a tipped pass at the goal line to help stop a St. Louis Rams drive in the second half.

"It was great.  I had to drop back on the play.  (Loyce) Means had a good play on the ball and tipped it.  Luckily, I was running and in a position I needed to be in for the catch, and thank God for that," said Jolly.

"If he didn't tip it, I wouldn't have got it.  I've got to give credit to him."

Jolly also had a tackle for loss on the same drive.
 

Jay Sorgi

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A lifelong sports fanatic whose grandfather appeared on a weekly show in the early years of 620WTMJ, Jay was well-groomed for a career with Journal Broadcast Group and WTMJ.