Bishop wants (and deserves) more playing time : Packers Insider

Bishop wants (and deserves) more playing time

June 28, 2010 by  
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June 28, 2010, by Greg A. Bedard

~Players don’t come much more loyal or understanding than Green Bay Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop.

He is set to enter his fourth season, and from all appearances Bishop continues to be stuck in the same place: core special teams player, reserve inside linebacker with little hope – outside of an injury – for any real playing time.

"The team is trying to get to the Super Bowl. That's the main goal. But at the same time, in the back of my mind, I'm itching to get in there and make my statement."

For a lot of players, frustration would be too much to hide. Ask his coaches and teammates, though, and Bishop is the same player he’s always been. Still works hard. Still just does his job. Doesn’t make waves.

But that doesn’t mean Bishop, who has demonstrated big-play ability when given the chance, ignores his circumstances.

“It’s a real sticky situation,” Bishop said Monday. “I want to be out there badly. But at the same time, some people out there don’t even have jobs, so I’m kind of grateful to be in the position I’m in to even have a job and being able to compete for whatever.

“The team is trying to get to the Super Bowl. That’s the main goal. But at the same time, in the back of my mind, I’m itching to get in there and make my statement.”

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