April 23, 2014

Worthy vs. Wilson: A rivalry renewed

Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Jerel Worthy has some good, and not-so-good, memories of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.  Worthy, a

Jerel Worthy

defensive tackle from Michigan State University, played against Wilson, a former Wisconsin Badger, twice in the 2011-2012 college football season.

Worthy’s record against Wilson is an early upset win against the fourth ranked Badgers, and one devastating loss in the Big Ten Championship.  This Monday night, Worthy has a chance to add a win to his record against the former Badger quarterback.

When asked about the relationship between Worthy and Wilson, Worthy called Wilson a highly intelligent and close friend.

Audio: Worthy on his relationship with Wilson :12

While Wilson stands at only 5’11”, well short of last season’s quarterback average of 6’3”, Worthy says Russell will do what is necessary to make plays.

Wilson does not let his height affect his play, and he often thinks about those that don’t get the opportunity to prove their worth.

Audio: Wilson on his height :24

Packers defensive linemen coach Mike Trgovac said that Worthy has given the Packer’s defense a little personal insight about playing against Wilson.

Audio: Coach Trgovac on Worthy’s message to defense :17

The Packers are coming off a strong defensive performance against the Chicago Bears when the defense intercepted four of Jay Cutler’s throws and sacked Cutler seven times.

On Monday night, Worthy, and the Packers, will attempt to shut down Wilson and gain an important, and personal, win.