Packers Are Beat Up, But So Are the Bengals
The Green Bay Packers have pretty much become synonymous with injuries. This year, 35 different guys have come up with a hamstring injury.
Well, maybe not that many, but too many. So, here’s today’s Packers injury rodeo.
Five guys sat out completely — safety Morgan Burnett, cornerback Jarrett Bush, cornerback Casey Hayward, fullback John Kuhn and running back Eddie Lacy. How many of those guys have hamstring injuries? Three of them.
Additionally, tight end Jermichael Finley, guard T.J. Lang and defensive tackle Johnny Jolly were limited in practice, but we expect these guys to play this week.
The bad news is, Hayward is out and Burnett probably is too for the third week in a row.
“He’s coming along. Not the progress I’m sure Morgan wants,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “I think he’s going to be a long shot this week.”
So the Packers depleted secondary is going to be depleted again. Only this week, they face one of the best receivers in the NFL in A.J. Green.
But wait! There’s good news. The Cincinnati Bengals are also in trouble in the secondary.
Cornerbacks Dre Kirkpatrick and Adam “Pacman” Jones were both hurt on Monday night, which has Cincinnati scrambling. They brought in free agent Curtis Marsh, yesterday.
This is a guy who was cut by the Eagles before the start of the season. Do you know how bad the Eagles defense is? It’s bad. And this guy couldn’t make it. And now he’s going to cover Jordy Nelson, James Jones or Randall Cobb?
We wouldn’t be surprised if both teams put up 40-some points and combine for over 800 yards in total passing offense.
Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.