Johnny Jolly Has Significant Injury, Out For Sunday

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Johnny Jolly

Johnny Jolly

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.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

19 Comments on "Johnny Jolly Has Significant Injury, Out For Sunday"

  1. PF4L

    Saw McCarthys presser. Apparently Rodgers looked good. They are going through the process. Is this anything new we haven’t heard? Still listed him as Limited. but………….

    What happened to Rodgers taking snaps with the #1’s last week, is that still happening or …..?

    Before you even type it….I KNOW, I KNOW.

  2. T-Pack

    Looks like Flynn again. Flynn & Tolzien have been taking snaps with the first team all week.
    Oh wait maybe that s just gamesmanship!

    • Art Vandeleigh

      Nice Pull. Just start bitching about injuries, and your love for TT and you will have the Wolfina Tri-fecta!

    • E. Wolf

      Last week certainly Mac knew Rodgers would not play. This week I am pretty sure he knows whether Rogers will play or not–certainly by Wednesday or Thursday. I still think it is probably a ruse and that Rodgers will start. Either way, Mac and Co already knew a day or two ago.
      That IS gamesmanship par excellence.
      Oh and Art, the Packers have in fact led the NFL injuries three out of four years now. This year of course it has been on an entirely different level. Just because it perturbs you for me to emphasize this does not make it any less true.

      • PF4L

        #17 written by E. Wolf
        12/18/2013 – 3:40 pm

        “A little rich for you to talk about being annoying.
        And yes, Gamesmanship does abound with McCarthy. He knows that Rodgers will play.”

        McCarthy knows that Rodgers will play? Why? Because you said so?

        Gee, Rodgers isn’t playing is he? No, he isn’t…..WRONG AGAIN JUNIOR..

  3. PF4L

    Truth be told, i think even with the injury, ( i heard Jolly should be back in good shape next season) i think Jolly has a great XMas. Based on where he was 1 year ago compared to today. I’m proud of him.

    • Gort

      Couldn’t agree more. Johnny Jolly should be a candidate for comeback player of the year. Really disappointed to hear he is out.

  4. lars

    Jolly is a great comeback story, but this is probably it for him. Bulging disk in his neck will require surgery. Stingers throughout the season. See Jeremy Thompson for a comparison.

    Boyd’s increased playing time is probably more about match-ups in Capers’ passive, two-gap scheme as well as Jolly and Wilson being out with injuries and Pickett near the end.

    All of these players (not just Jones) have to adapt to Capers, not the other way around—as very few played the scheme in college. Dayton played an attacking one-gap hybrid system at UCLA.

  5. Phatgzus

    Get better JJ, def a CBPoY candidate and and even better morality tale; hopefully you’ll be wearing the green and gold next year big man.

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  7. tedtomato

    Hmmmm…no mention of worthy..was he rushed back? Maybe raji would play better if he played his natural position..why do dum & mcfatty keep moving guys out of their natural positions?

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