Back when we were singling out guys for playing like crap in the Green Bay Packers loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Friday, cornerback Davon House was right behind backup QB Graham Harrell on that list.
House gave up the Cards’ first touchdown, a 38-yarder to Andre Roberts. He followed that by allowing a 36-yard completion to Charles Hawkins, where he was totally out of position, and an 18-yard completion to Michael Floyd. He did all this in only 16 total plays. So imagine if he played the whole game.
House started Friday’s game with Sam Shields, as both Tramon Williams and Casey Hayward were out because of injury. If this week’s practice is any indication, he won’t be starting Saturday’s game if both those guys remain out. Rookie Micah Hyde is lining up ahead of House in practice this week.
House knows he sucked holy hell too, calling the game hands down the worst of his career.
“I had a horrible game,” House said. “In preseason, the best players that compete in the preseason should play, and Micah had a better game than me. I did horrible, so that’s what I get for being bad.”
A year after impressing early in camp and earning the inside track for the starting spot opposite Williams, it now looks like House might have trouble making the roster. House got injured in the first preseason game last year and by the time he returned, Shields was entrenched as the starter and Hayward as the nickel back.
Those three guys will likely all be on the roster again this year (Hayward and Shields are more or less locks) and now Hyde looks like a good shot to make it as well. Even if House sticks around, he’ll need to pick it up if he’s going to get any playing time at all.
I can’t remember a time when the Packers used a defense that employed five cornerbacks on the field at once.
Three more preseason games to go, though. Still time to make a move. And still time for someone to get hurt.