Everyone’s favorite tight end, Jermichael Finley, looks like he’ll be on the field for the Green Bay Packers this week.
Finley has been limited in practice all week with a toe injury, but he’s listed as probable on the injury report and guys who are listed as probable play on Sundays.
So get ready for some Big Fin making catches and whiffing on blocks!
The news wasn’t quite as good for left guard Josh Sitton and safety Morgan Burnett. Both are listed as questionable, meaning they’re 50/50 to play.
Sitton is dealing with a back injury and Burnett is dealing with a hamstring injury.
The good news is Burnett has practiced all week on a limited basis. If he doesn’t have any soreness tomorrow, there’s a good chance he’ll go on Sunday.
If he doesn’t, we’ll be treated to another week of Jerron McMillian, although it’s likely undrafted rookie Chris Banjo will also get some playing time.
Sitton also practiced today on a limited basis today. If he sits out, we’ll get to revisit the glory of Marshall Newhouse, who will step in at right tackle. The Packers will then shift either Don Barclay or T.J. Lang to Sitton’s spot.
Hopin’ to see Morgan Burnett out there Sunday! We need him.
The one guy on the injured list we can most afford to have sit is in…YAY ROCK HANDS!!!
If defense gives up another 450 yds, we still shouldn’t get worried? we’re stuck with Dom till season ends?
I’m APPALLED that you would say that !!!
Geez, if we got a lead we might be able to see Taylor at guard, and let Barclay return to right tackle.
…so, I, uh, hmm, don’t look for it to happen.
Finley isn’t injured. He’s just looking for an excuse to sit for 6-8 games this season in order to avoid a knee injury that would reduce his contract value for next year.
O line could be interesting, and that is not in a good way.
Like I said, Finley won’t let a toe slow him down. He’s got a contract to earn.
We need Sitton out there. Don’t need any more shuffling on that offensive line.
Moving a tackle when a guard gets injured is stupid. Always has been. Let Greg Van Roten or Lane Taylor play the effin spot they are backing up and leave Barclay where he is.
If you don’t have confidence in GVR or Taylor to play the position, then you shouldn’t have kept them on the effin roster in the first place.
I think the point is to put the best 5 out there on game day.
TED THOMPSON, Packers GM
Although the draft was rich in safety talent, Thompson sat on his hands. The Packers were one of only 12 NFL teams that didn’t draft a safety.
TRENT BAALKE, 49ers GM
The 49ers, by comparison, faced a similar offseason predicament when they lost all-pro safety Dashon Goldson to Tampa Bay in unrestricted free agency.
But unlike the Packers, the 49ers took an aggressive approach to shore up a weak position. They traded a third-round draft choice to move up 13 spots in the first round to select Reid at No. 18 overall. Consider it a draft pick well spent and perhaps the move that cemented the 49ers’ Week 1 victory.
Reid was all over the field last weekend. He had an interception, six tackles and broke up a pass.
Thanks Ted, thanks a lot.
Haha… if the 49er GM hadn’t let Goldson go in the first place, he wouldn’t have had to essentially spend 2 high picks to replace him.
Reid also missed a couple tackles on Sunday.
If you are gonna argue that TT should have taken a safety, then you have to say which guy that safety would be replacing- Datone Jones or Eddie Lacy.
I believe you were for taking Jones in the 1st and Bacarri Rambo in the 2nd. That means no Eddie Lacy. I saw Rambo play a little on Sunday, and he doesn’t look to be the player that Lacy should be.
Finley would be milking that toe if it was not a contract year. That is fact. Since he is on my FF team I am glad that he is playing paycheck and gonna suit up.
As for the other 2, if you look at the Packers history under Meathead, questionable is as good as out. Sitton and Burnett wont be playing on Sunday.