Blackmon Moved To Safety, Clearing The Way For More Jarrett Bush
The Green Bay Packers love them some Jarrett Bush.
And what’s not to love? It’s like inserting your favorite slapstick comedy right into an NFL game!
Jarrett Bush is the Lt. Frank Drebin of the Green Bay Packers. Despite bungling just about everything imaginable, he still manages to live and catch the bad guy, or in Bush’s case, not get cut and get playing time.
So, the Packers have decided to move cornerback Will Blackmon to safety. Meanwhile, Bush was at cornerback during the start of OTAs, after supposedly being a combo cornerback/safety last season.
The Packers’ cornerback depth now apparently consists of (in order) Charles Woodson, Al Harris (coming off a torn ACL), Tramon Williams (doesn’t have a contract), Jarrett Bush, Brandon Underwood, Pat Lee, Josh Bell and some guys who probably won’t make an NFL roster.
Do you see what I see?
I see a couple uncertainties ahead of Bush. What if Al Harris doesn’t return to form? What if Tramon Williams holds out? What if both of those things happen?
Sure, it’s a worse-case scenario and unlikely to come true, but it scares the living shit out of me.
Behind Bush, there’s some potential.
Underwood improved throughout his rookie campaign and we expect him to continue to do so in his second year. He may be ready for an expanded role in the defense this season.
Lee, on the other hand, has done nothing but get injured since being a second-round pick in 2008. Maybe he’ll stay healthy and live up to his potential.
Like Harris, Blackmon is coming off a torn ACL and isn’t at full strength yet. His move to safety theoretically gives the Packers some additional depth at the position, which is definitely needed.
However, the move also seems to signal the distinct possibility that Bush again, somehow has a decent chance to stick on the Packers’ roster, despite being a worse cornerback than Mark “Toast” Lee was at 5 years old.
It’s great to be a Packers’ fan under the Ted Thompson/Mike McCarthy regime because you’re never short on amusing anecdotes of stupidity.
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