The news just keeps getting worse for the Green Bay Packers. Running back Cedric Benson has a Lisfranc foot injury and will miss at least eight weeks.
The news was first reported by ESPN.
The network also said Benson could miss the entire season. New York Jets receiver Santonio Holmes suffered the same injury last week and he’s now on injured reserve.
A Lisfranc fracture occurs when one or all of the metatarsal bones are displaced from the tarsus. In other words, bones are all over the place.
Benson, who went down in the first half of the Packers’ loss to the Colts, said after the game he didn’t think his injury was serious. Good thing he’s not a doctor.
The Packers will have to pull it together with Alex Green, Brandon Saine and James Starks, who has been inactive for both games since returning from a turf toe injury.
Great, we went from “he’ll be back soon” to “out for eight weeks”. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse. What other “surprises” can we expect before this season is over?
What do you expect signing a 10time thug and 5 time washout to $800k as your primary back? More stubbornness from a front office who didn’t fire Capers immediately after the NFC championship and thinks running the ball isn’t necessary.
Yeah, Ted Thompson must be the reason for the stretch runs. And I think I read that same study that correlates poor off-field behavior with mid-foot injuries.
Because all of those past, off the field issues, sure did play a significant role in his injury on Sunday. Right? How is he a 5 time wash-out, after only playing for two previous teams?
Fire Capers after the NFC Championship game? The only NFC Championship game we’ve been to with Capers, we won & went on to win the Super Bowl. Fire him for winning a Super Bowl?
What the fuck are you talking about, idiot.
Wow. Stupidest post ever. You don’t understand how injuries happen do you. You think it’s some kind of magic karma.
How does being a thug and/or washout effect his being injured. That makes no fucking sense.
“More stubbornness from a front office who didn’t fire Capers immediately after the NFC championship and thinks running the ball isn’t necessary.”
Fuck you, just fuck you. I’m so sick of you fake fans. Everyone is awesome when we’re winning and you wanna fire everyone when we don’t . Go try running/coaching a professional NFL football team before you start to make baseless accusations you dumb fuck.
Benson was quite effective since week 2. I’m pretty sure that when Cedric had his foot stomped on breaking and displacing all of his metatarsal bones has everything to do with being a thug you twat.
Well M.M. you can pass for 4 quarters now and get your Quarterback sacked more
Good bye, Benson. Nice knowing ya.
Good thing Starks is still around.
Green with some explosiveness. Haven’t seen that out of a GB back in a while.
Packers should be fine here. What they need is to get their QB back on track, not their running game.
We really need to do a by comittee type running game now, also bring in Cobb for that percy harvin/sproles type role – open field runner coming out of the backfield. That should give some options. While we need to run more the team isnt designed to do that, I’d like to see them get half way and do a lot more short basses out of the backfield. That should open up some deeper passes.
What the hell are you all pissing and moaning about? This is good news! This team went 15-1 without this pile of shit last year and won the fucking Super Bowl without any semblance of a running game two years ago. The offense doesn’t need Cedric Benson to survive — in fact they’re all the better for it.
There’s a reason no one wanted Benson 3 months ago. Before Sunday he was avg 3.5 yards per/touch and wasn’t even picking up more than 57 yards a game when he got handed the ball 16 fucking times. Before yesterday there were only 12 running backs in the NFL who touched the ball more than Benson had — that’s embarrassing considering he was jobless until the desperate GB front office reluctantly picked up the phone.
You want to know what’s wrong with this damn offense? Look no further than McCarthy’s sudden impulse to re-invent the wheel and start grounding and pounding. Since when did this team need to run the ball to win?
With Benson all the sudden incorporated into the offense Rodgers numbers have all but crashed. He’s outside the league leaders by a wide margin in attempts per/game, yards per/game (he’s actually near the bottom there), his QB rating is the lowest it’s been since 2008 and he’s been sacked a league high 21 times. Interestingly enough tho he’s got one of the highest completion percentages in the league and for how many close, late games this team has already been in — those attempt numbers are shockingly low. How is the best QB in the league and reigning MVP only throwing for 241 yards per/game? How pathetic is that?
That should tell you two things, GB isn’t throwing the ball enough (and when they do GB receivers lead the league in drops, yet Rodgers still has a 68 comp % — go figure), the O-line sucks beyond belief (21 sacks!) and one more time…THIS ISN’T A RUNNING OFFENSE. Cedric Benson is a non-factor, the fact that he’s out is a good thing. Let Starks or Green share the load and fucking throw the ball on 1st and 10. And find a new god damn tight-end while your at it.
Put the ball in Rodgers hands! Eli Manning, Matty Ice, Brees, Stafford and Brandon fucking Weeden and Carson Palmer are all throwing the fucking ball 40 times or more per/game consistently. Two weeks ago against the Saints Rodgers throws 41 times for 319 and 4 TD’s, offense throws up season-high 28 points! Coincidence??
Fuck running the ball, put the ball in your best players hands and find a tight-end who can catch the damn ball.
Too bad DJ WIlliams didn’t have a better game, that alone could have pushed Finley.
Good thing you and all the other 15-1 idiots aren’t in charge of this team. Monty’s previous article proves that when they run the ball a certain % of the time, they usually come out with the ‘W’. In rare cases, when Rodgers threw like 70% of the time, did they actually win and might I remind you the offense had to play out of it’s frickin mind to win all of those games because our defense just plain sucks since Cullen and Nick the pick left the team. Those were significant because IMPACT players make all the difference in the world, evidence Clay Matthews.
You must run the ball effectively to win in this league because, as always, it opens up the passing game and vice versa. The Packers have become too predictable throwing it on every down (defense plays 2 deep safety with no run threat) and the results for our side—not usually good.
Really. You sure? You wanna the numbers the last two years and compare?
The Pack were near the bottom in rushing attempts, att per/game, yards per/game and total rushing yards the last two years. In fact GB, NE and New Orleans (the three most high powered and high scoring offenses in the league the last two years) have run the ball almost 200 times less than anyone else in the league. Who was the Pack’s leading rusher in 2010? (without looking it up — cause I know you don’t know).
You don’t need to run the ball period. New Orleans has the best offense in the league for the third year in a row and they run the ball as much about as much an intelligent thought enters your head.
You must have Cedric Benson on your fantasy team. That’s the only reason you could be stupid enough to think that this offense seriously needs to run the ball to win.
At least they didn’t play Starks, he should have a better chance of being 100% now.
Ryan Grant, signed with the Skins a couple of weeks ago. He was activated for this past week against the Falcons and had 1 carry for 5….that’s right 5 yards. Expect to see a lot more of him in the coming weeks on Sportscenter.
What is with all th estupid anger talk? sheesh grow up
2012 has now become a “re-building” year….
Give Saine, Green the touches – prep for future.
Beat Bears twice and call it a successful 8-8 season.
Need to protect ARodg from Watts Sunday night lest he joins Cedric The Impersonator
Your right guy, when they did nothing but throw against the 49ers they won that game, and when they were doing nothing but throwing in the first half against seattle getting rodgers sacked 9 times and going scoreless, all that does help to prove your point they need to throw more
Note they didnt actually win the 9ers game
I see the packers offense struggling because the wide receivers are having trouble with press coverage. Finley too. The windows Rodgers has to throw into are smaller. Then the safeties over the top are limiting the big play. I think we really miss Jennings and the consistency he brings.
As for running the ball, what it brings is an opportunity for the OLine to flex its muscles and dominate a little bit. It wears down the defensive line. I think Benson is the best back we’ve had here in terms of making something out of nothing since Ahman Green.
Are you crazy? You don’t need to run the ball? The 2010 GB, NO & NE rushing yards were 1606, 1519 & 1973 respectively (that’s 100+ yds/gm for two & almost as many for NO). Regardless of attempts, you need a viable running threat to keep defenses honest & draw them in the box, conversely, one dimensional (passing or running only) is to predictable & easy to defend. Think ATL vs. GB last year (ATL takes that game if they keep the M. Turner pounding going instead of pass only in 2nd half) & NO vs. SEA (2010) everyone knew NO was done when R. Bush was their only running game & what happened! Yes, of course you need a running threat!
For all ur great numbers, the saints were 6th in run yards last year, this year they are towards the bottom and their scoreing is indeed down
And if u wanna look at this years stats, the pats have the best offense and their 6th passing, and third in run yardage, and they lead the league in yardage and points
Fuck fuck fuckity fuck.
We’ve been cursed. Someone cut the head off a live chicken while singing “the bears still suck” tonight at midnight!
(No chickens were hurt during this post)