The Green Bay Packers weak-ass defensive line just got weaker. Johnny Jolly has what coach Mike McCarthy called a significant injury and he’s been ruled out for Sunday.
Jolly left last Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury in the first quarter and didn’t return.
That’s a blow for the Packers. Jolly has just 21 tackles and one sack on the season, but he played his best game of the season two weeks ago against Atlanta. He finished with five tackles in that contest.
We’ve talked a number of times about how the defensive line has seemingly devolved as the season has gone on.
That charge has been led by B.J. Raji, who has just 15 tackles on the season, which goes well with his zero sacks. That fat bastard has five games where he hasn’t registered a single tackle this season.
Ryan Pickett has only been slightly better with 18 tackles on the year.
Then there are the guys who can’t even get on the field. Rookie first-round pick Datone Jones has seen his snap count decrease of late and Jerel Worthy has just one tackle since returning from the physically unable to perform list.
Meanwhile, C.J. Wilson has been inactive on game days for much of the season.
The one guy who has been playing well is Mike Daniels, but he’s primarily an inside pass rusher.
Our bet? The Packers turn to Josh Boyd, who’s seen his role increase in the past few weeks and has actually been taking snaps away from Jones.