Jolly 'blessed' after big night in Packers win
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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.