Seneca Wallace Goes to Injured Reserve

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Seneca Wallace

Seneca Wallace

We knew the Green Bay Packers had to make a move in order to sign quarterback Matt Flynn. We predicted that move would either be to cut backup Seneca Wallace or put him on injured reserve.

It was the latter.

Wallace suffered a groin injury in Sunday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. He left after the first series and Scott Tolzien came on in relief.

While a groin injury isn’t usually season-ending, it was convenient for the Packers.

Coach Mike McCarthy named Tolzien this week’s starter before even evaluating Wallace, so obviously the Packers had no plan to go with the veteran backup moving forward.

Tolzien threw for 280 yards, a touchdown and two picks against the Eagles. Despite those two miscues, McCarthy raved about his performance after the game.

And what the hell? He did play pretty well for a guy who got next to no practice reps during the week.

Unfortunately, that didn’t translate to a victory. Tolzien should be more prepared to face the Giants this week, though.

The Packers will have Flynn behind him for insurance. That’s probably about as well as they can do as long as Aaron Rodgers remains sidelined.

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7 Comments on "Seneca Wallace Goes to Injured Reserve"

  1. Abe Frohman

    I get that the backups don’t get a lot of reps in practice. It just seemed that against the Bears, we were running into an 8 man box a lot on first down when we were behind. That we didn’t open it up says a lot about the confidence, or lack thereof, in Wallace. I thought even with Tolzien, we were way more balanced than the previous week. He won’t be missed…and he won’t be back next year.

    • the real russ letlow

      Wallace didn’t throw downfield much vs the Bears, and I agree, the offense looked very limited and very disappointing. Tolzien looked much better running the offense.

  2. T Pack

    Wallace should never have been on the field. Not sure why they would do that. If Tolzien doesn’t underthrow that pass to Jordy in the endzone we most likely would have won that game. That really changed the momentum and we couldn’t get it back.
    I expect good things this week.

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