Green Bay Packers are (mostly) over Seattle meltdown

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January 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Green Bay Packers free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (21) is congratulated by team mates after intercepting a pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half in the NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field. Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

If the Green Bay Packers say they are over their Seattle meltdown in the NFC Championship game – they don’t really mean it.

Newly-signed Randall Cobb met with the media on the first day of offseason voluntary workouts with that message.

No one is talking about Seattle. No one is focusing on the past … the players, coaches and personnel are focused squarely on the future. This is a nice message, to be sure. But is it the truth? I don’t see any way that it could be.

After the excruciating loss, Aaron Rodgers sat at the podium clearly in shock and said that this hurt would take a very long time to heal. All 53 of those players will be harboring anger and frustration over that day for years come, it’s just inevitable.

As fans, we’re still feeling it, too.

Yes, it’s easy to say that we are “over it” and “moving on to 2015” – the same party line that the players themselves are now uttering.

It just isn’t that easy in real life.

When I think about what transpired in those final 3 minutes and 52 seconds, I still want to put my fist through a wall, and I had no hand in the loss whatsoever.

For those involved in that epic meltdown, it’s a billion times worse.

“If I had just made a play here, a play there …” or “if I had just caught that one ball” or “what if I had made that tackle?” thoughts are swirling in their heads and have been for the entire offseason.

It’s not easy to forget about a meltdown like that.

Even if we WERE able to let it go, would the media allow us to?

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