The hits just keep coming for the Green Bay Packers beat up defense. Linebacker Nick Perry suffered a broken foot in Sunday’s win over the Baltimore Ravens.
THIS JUST IN: Packers LB Nick Perry has a broken foot. Perry was starting in place of injured LB Clay Matthews.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) October 14, 2013
It’s not yet known how long he’ll be out, but it’s a blow to a team that was already thin at outside linebacker. Perry started in place of Clay Matthews, who’s out three to four weeks with a broken thumb, on Sunday.
Perry turned in five tackles, a sack and a forced fumble. It was his second solid game in a row. Perry had two sacks against Detroit the previous week.
So now what?
The next guy up would be undrafted rookie Andy Mulumba. Mulumba has actually been playing fairly regularly as a backup and he has 10 tackles this season.
Rookie Nate Palmer is the only other outside linebacker on the roster. He’s played in just two games this season.
See this is why I whined & bitched about an unfair Week-4 Bye. Sucks.
As long as the Cobb & Perry injuries are not season ending, I guess its ok…
Thankful that Lattimore & Neal are playing well rite now. (When do Worthy & Hayward return?)
Why is a week 4 bye unfair?
Why would you whine or bitch about that?
Does that change anything?
Packers have been fortunate to have mid-season byes in the past.
Wouldn’t it be unfair if the Packers **didn’t** have an early bye on occasion?
A week-4 Bye is garbage. Noone wants that.
I wish there were 2 Byes or every team gets a week 8, 9, or 10 BYE.
It’s not only Green Bay, but no teams in the NFL should have a week 4 or 5 BYE. Now we have 13 games in a row to endure. You play 3 games, are mostly healthy, have momentum & then you have a BYE in week 4??? WTF?
this should mean the PACK won’t have a Week 4 BYE for about 12-13 years I would think…
My wish would probably come true if not for the popularity of Fantasy Football.
I agree, they should have all the byes in the middle of the season. Fuck fantasy football.
A week 4 bye is garbage! No one should have to have it then. They should have 2 byes every year and always on the same weeks. Then you can add 2 more games a year too…
yes to 2 byes…then a week 4 bye would be ok.
No to 18 games.
suit up Kevin Greene. He still looks like he could bring it.
List of injuries this season is insane. Will see alot more of Lacy that is for sure. They also should probably sign a veteran free agent receiver to pick up the slack. Don’t need anybody flashy just an experience WR that can jump right in for a few weeks.
Heard the browns are looking to trade Greg Little as well. Might be something there.
Maybe five times over the course of Thompson’s entire tenure has he traded or signed a veteran free agent. Nothing of note recently — there’s just not talent there, but the price-tag is very real.
Who are we going to trade? Not Boyd — Jolly and Pickett are over 30. Packers are deep at positions where they’re injured (RB/2nd). Thompson won’t trade draft picks.
With McCarthy’s offense, nobody is going to “jump right in.” Don’t see how they trade for a veteran receiver that will take at least 3 weeks before he can be anywhere near productive — and then be stuck with his guaranteed contract if injured or playing poorly.
Thompson might bring up someone on the PS, and then sign someone to the PS that was in training camp.
We are grabbing Tavarres King from the Broncos who almost made their roster but ended up on their practice squad. He’s a pretty solid pickup if we can get him, a very very confident young guy. He was AJ Green’s complement at Georgia though he is not that tall or physically gifted.
Well Cleveland this week is like a bye. Yeah yeah I know they won a few games but seriously ive seen them play (on tv) and we shouldnt have a problem.
Biggest thing is we win enough games to stay in the division race. I see 9 wins being good enough to make the playoffs in the NFC this year. We have 3 already. Chicago and Detroit are still going to lose at least 6 a peice. Neither of those teams beats the 10-6 mark.
One thing we have learned in the new NFL. Get healthy and get hot at the end of the year. (Though the Packers proved in 2010 that 100% healthy isnt needed either, just the hot part).
Like a bye? Thats the seventh ranked defence and this aint your 2009-2012 packers just rolling everyone for 4 scores by the half. There has also been a lot of sloppy play this year for the packers, like that kuhn play on sunday, so I’m anticipating another dog fight like the last two weeks, which fortunatly we seem to have the balls to win at the moment.
Two words: Brandon Weeden. Packers will be fine.
Yeah and you saw what Detroit did to that defense IN Ohio. The Packers havent lost at home in how many fucking games? Yeah Cleveland isnt breaking that streak.
Just when Perry seemed to be starting to earn his keep…. If we weren’t so think at ILB, either Jones or Lattimore could have been switched back outside in a pinch, but clearly that is NOT an option at the moment. I was really impressed with how well Jamari Lattimore played along side Hawk.
Hawk sold his soul to the devil for an increase in his forty of .5mph. That or him and Nike discovered a new shoe for white guys that adds speed and they are in just the testing phase….
Pay the man, Monty.
Rebel, my man, you are off base on a couple points there.
For one, the Browns are far from a bye. They have a good defense, and with all the injuries to the Packer offense, it is far from a given that we can score 30+ against them.
That puts the game in the 20s, and Weeden might be a joker, but even he can be effective if there is little pass rush to bother him. With Perry out, the Packers are now without their 2 best pass rushers, and the Browns have a much better offensive line than the Ravens do.
Secondly, 9-7 will not make the playoffs in the NFC. It is even conceivable that a 10-6 team could be left out.
I think we can agree that both the Seahawks and the 49ers will finish better than 10-6. That takes up one of the wildcards. Then, you have the Lions, Bears and Packers. One will win the division and another will get the wildcard. With the NFC North playing the AFC North and the NFC East this year, both weak divisions, I can easily see two of these three, if not all three going 10-6 or better.
I kinda see this faux injury rotation setting up for this team. As one guy is ready to come back, another goes down. When the 2nd comes back, a third goes down. It’s not just “next man up”, it’s also just as much “next man down.”
So our excellent depth is really paying off. It’s like watching an NL baseball game, the entire roster must contribute to win. Every week it’s a different lineup, but the results don’t change.
The cowgirls won a couple SuperBowls in seasons in which they had a week 4 bye. Just sayin’.