Two days after learning they’ll lose starting safety Morgan Burnett for the season, the Green Bay Packers may be down a second valuable defender. Reports are linebacker Brandon Chillar, who didn’t play Sunday, may have a serious shoulder injury.
Chillar injured his shoulder against Detroit and his agent now says it may end his season. The Packers expect to know more Wednesday.
The injury would be another blow to the Packers defense. Chillar is the Packers best cover linebacker and the team would be forced to use the slow-footed A.J. Hawk more often. Desmond Bishop would also see increased playing time.
That being said, if the injury is season-ending, it wouldn’t be the end of the world. Linebacker is one of the Packers deepest positions. Chillar is a better all-around player than Hawk, but Hawk isn’t completely incapable.
Chillar has 11 tackles and an interception on the season.
well fuck us.
What joe said.
At least it’s not another secondary player.
This is the part in Titanic, where the quartet is playing on the deck. The ship is sinking. No more life boats.
The loss of Chillar completely neuters our defense because none of the other linebackers can be trusted in coverage. All of our aggressive blitz packages are no more.
we could just use a safety…..DOH!
I am not too worried about the loss of Chillar. I am worried about the collaborative loss of many of our starters, but Chillar is the least worrisome.
I know that Ted Thompson is stuck in his ways about bustin’ out the check book and paying for a developed player rather than developing his own, but I think you need to take your shots while you can.
When you have a team that is on the brink, like the Packers, you take chances- and eventually you end up with a team full of Sean Jones’, Eugene Robinsons’, Santana Dotsons’, Andre Risons’- a team full of spot starters that mesh throughout a season and take your team to the glory land.