As expected, torn ACL for Barclay. Done for the year. Pack lose their top backup/swing tackle
OL can never go into the regular season with everybody healthy. It's not allowed
If I ever meet the NFL Injury God, he's a dead man.
Barclay was carted off the practice field Tuesday after being bull-rushed backwards by rookie outside linebacker Adrian Hubbard and planting his right leg awkwardly. As soon as Barclay went down, it seemed to be a serious injury.
Why can't our OLB's ever bull rush a 49er, Bears, Seattle, Vikings, Giants OT and break their phucking ACLs?
This is bullschit. Is it really THAT EASY to just bulrush a tackle and end their play, game, season like that?
Has Clay ever done that for us?
So a TE that was unlikely to make our roster and a backup oline man got injured? Excuse me if I don't write the season off as a bust.
Don't get me wrong, injuries will likely shipwreck us. But we're not there yet.
Well, you said it yourself.
THESE 2 this week are not the catastrophic ones.
But remember this, they add up, and the fact that there are 2 significant (ACL tears) injuries BEFORE we even get to preseason games. That's bad luck.
On the bright side, Colt missing multiple weeks will probably help us stash him on the practice squad if the team decides to only keep 3 TEs. I'd hate to lose him to another team because I think that he could be a major asset in the inverted wishbone if he keeps his head on straight and starts to play up to his reputation. I think he could be the H-Back that they keep trying to find for that formation.
Coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday the following seven players will not travel to Nashville, Tennessee, for the game:
S Morgan Burnett (oblique strain)
WR Jared Abbrederis (torn ACL)
G/T Don Barclay (torn ACL)
TE Colt Lyerla (knee sprain)
S Tanner Miller (ankle)
DT Letroy Guion (hamstring)
DE Jerel Worthy (back)
We obviously know the significant injury ones. Worthy, I believe, is going to ultimately end up on IR. A back issue is not easy to get over when you're a football player, especially a big lineman. Guion needs to actually get on the field to have a chance to make the team, which seems like he won't. The big one is Morgan Burnett. There's no denying his struggles the last couple of seasons and during training camp we have heard many positive attached to Hyde and Richardson, factor in the investment in HaHa, and we may be finally looking at a player losing his starting spot. I hope we get a chance to see Richardson as more of the center fielder with Hyde and HCD working in, some times on the field together, operating closer to the line and/or playing coverage.
Much bigger, much, test for the offense (especially OL) is in store this weekend at St. Louis.
Their DL is, IMO, THE BEST in the NFL, even better than Seattle, NY Jets.
And fast on their home turf.
I wouldn't mind Quinn resting this game. What a test for Bahktiari or Sherrod.
Sherrod has looked very good. My heart goes out to the guy.... I hope he can remain healthy. He could be the best backup OT in the league if he remains healthy..... and then he will be moved into the starting position sooner or later when Bulaga gets hurt again.
Game this week I think is Saturday at 3, on NFL Network?
Brandon Bostick saw increased reps with the starting offense in Monday's practice.
Ultimately I think the starting tight end position is Bostick's to lose. He has more familiarity with the offensive scheme than a player like Richard Rodgers and his physical tools are better than any tight end competing right now.
Julius Peppers on questions about age: 'I'm going to let the film speak for it' http://bit.ly/1ysQSlQ #packers
A day after the Green Bay Packers quarterback was given the Ice Bucket Challenge -- a public awareness campaign to raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) -- by Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, Rodgers accepted.
With the help of Zach Groen of the Packers' public relations staff, Rodgers took a bucket of ice-cold water over his head while standing on Lambeau Field. Rodgers then sent the challenge on to three of his famous friends: musician Darius Rucker, former Packers tight end Tom Crabtree and actor Brian Baumgartner.
"It was worth it," Rodgers said Tuesday. "It wasn't that cold after the first few seconds. Initially, it kind of sent some shivers down your spine."
The Ice Bucket Challenge has become a social media phenomenon that was started by Massachusetts native Pete Frates, a 29-year-old former baseball player at Boston College who was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. The idea is to keep it going by passing on the challenge.
The rookie tight end sustained torn medial-collateral and posterior-collateral ligaments in his right knee in practice Aug. 2. He won't need surgery and has graduated to walking with one crutch instead of two, but he likely will be out for at least a few more weeks with only two weeks of camp remaining.
"It was pretty much what I was expecting," Lyerla said Tuesday. "I can't say a whole lot. I don't imagine being back for the end of training camp."
I think that Seattle would have still dumped Flynn by now and moved onto somebody else. We seem to be the only ones who want him at all. He didn't even drum up much interest in free agency when so many fans thought we should franchise him and trade him for a first round pick.
But if we pick Wilson then Seattle probably doesn't win the Super Bowl last season and we probably have a better record without Rodgers.
Been a long time since I have posted on here. Happy to see us trade Worthy, even if it is for a 7th round pick.
Worthy, even at MSU, was a quick twitch guy - not ideal for a 3-4. He isn't long, nor does he have the size to be a base 3-4DE. That year we all wanted Wolfe who went much earlier to the Broncos and he has turned out to be pretty good (minus injuries). I think the emergence of Boyd last year, plus Daniels and Datone being our pass rushers kinda forced Jerel out. Too bad we never got to see his full potential, maybe we still will in NE. I still am wondering if we PUP Guion (I thought the Packers might PUP Worthy).
In other Packers DL talk, I loved the JS piece on Pennel. I was able to see two practices this year, and Pennel was a guy that kept making plays against the 1st team offense. He will never be a pass rusher, but if he can push the Center into the QB, that is all we need. He reminds me of the typical NT you would draft for a 3-4. He needs to learn how to stay low (Same with Datone).
Lastly, another DL comment. The depth is great right now. If you PUP Guion, you can keep Raji and Pennel as NT's and have Datone/Daniels/Boyd/Thorton as DE's with Boyd being able to also play NT. And on passing downs, you bring Neal back to play a 3-tech to spell Daniels/Datone.