(Editor's note: Just one week before last Sunday night's game against Minnesota, Packers DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila witnessed the birth of his first child, only to get a call later that night informing him his mother had died in a car accident in California. Against the Vikings, Gbaja-Biamila showed great strength and courage, compiling six tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in Green Bay's victory.)
Anybody who has had the opportunity to visit with Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila will discover he's such a quality person. He's someone I've enjoyed getting to know over the past two years that I've broadcasted some Packers games. Once you do get to know him, it's not surprising he responded the way he did despite what he endured last wek. He's a very mature young man, and it doesn't surprise me at all.
There are a lot of those types of players on the Packers, and that's why it doesn't surprise me that they're having such success. In my experiences, good teams, more times than not, have solid individuals with good character. Kabeer is as solid as there is on that team.