Green Bay Packers: The morning after

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Micah Hyde’s punt return ignites Packers

As reported by the Green Bay Press Gazette

He’s been known as that slow guy from Iowa in the past, but if there’s one thing that Micah Hyde has proven over the course of the past season and one-half, it’s that he’s a football player, plain and simple.

For it was his punt return of 75 yards for a touchdown that put Green Bay up 17-0 just before the end of the first half that helped the Packers continue to roll early and score often in this one.

Hyde has split time with Randall Cobb in the punt return department this year and has only six returns in 2014 – but it’s the production that is impressive – 124 yards and a 20.7-yard average.

"“I just had faith in my guys,” Hyde told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel after the game. “(Davon) House came in at halftime and said, ‘There was no doubt in my mind you weren’t going to fair catch it.’ The ball was up in the air for what seemed like 10 seconds, finally came down and all I had to do was make one cut. The guys up front blocked for me and blocked well.” “Going back to the Tuesday game plan meetings, we just felt Micah, his particular style versus their unit and what we had called is really what we talked about all week,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “He did a great job of catching and getting north and south and finishing it. Great return. I haven’t seen the video of it so I can’t comment on the particulars of the blocking, but Micah’s straight-ahead style we felt was a good way to go today.”"