Sherman's happy. Brett Favre is happy. So Rossley, with an outlook changed somewhat by a serious health scare, is happy, too.
"If there's momentum with Mike doing, I want to help him. I want to win," Rossley said in an AP report.
Except for on game day, Rossley's role hasn't changed much as he works with Sherman on the Packers' game plan.
"Tom Rossley is as unselfish a football coach as I've ever been around," Sherman said. "Whatever it takes to win, however he can help us and help me, he's been there for that."
The job gets harder this week as the duo of Sherman and Rossley will have to game plan around a battered offense. Quarterback Brett Favre is sporting a severely bruised and sprained right hand that has kept him out of practice and would keep most QBs out of a game. RB Ahman Green continues to battle a sore Achilles' tendon and guard Maro Rivera has also been out of practice with an ankle injury. If Rivera can't go Sunday vs. Washington, Kevin Barry will move into the starting lineup at right tackle with Mark Tausher moving over to right guard. That will take away one of the Packers favorite weapons, a run package in which Barry reports as an additional lineman.
"Yeah, there's some key parts that we've got to get healthy," Rossley said.