It’s been a long road back for former first-round pick Derek Sherrod. He broke his leg late in the 2011 season and was active for the first time since then last week in the Green Bay Packers loss to the Giants.
He actually played three snaps on the field goal unit, but didn’t get any snaps on offense.
That could change this week.
Marshall Newhouse filled in for the injured Don Barclay at right tackle last week and was his usual lackluster self. If Barclay remains out, then the Packers might turn to Sherrod at right tackle, at least part of the time.
“Derek Sherrod had an excellent week of practice [last week],” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said earlier this week. “His padded work on Thursday, I thought he took a huge step. You saw a lot of things that I think he needed to feel and see, and it’s on video, and we’re able to coach off of it. He hasn’t been in training camp, and those type of practices are what he needs, and he’ll have another padded practice this week.”
The key with Sherrod is getting him up to speed.
He spent the first part of this season on the physically unable to perform list, so he hasn’t had the reps the rest of the offensive linemen have. When he finally plays some offense during a game, he’ll probably be alternating with Newhouse.
Of course, if Barclay comes back, that could make this all moot.
We know what we have in Newhouse…why not give Sherrod a try.
If you want to win Trophys, your 1st picks need to pan-out.
There are three things i hate about the packers: Jarrett Bush,McMillan and Marshall newhouse, let sherrod see some time
I just don’t understand Newhouse.
He doesn’t use his hands/arms when he blocks. He’s got to latch on, between the numbers — that’s legal and absolutely necessary. It’s like he’s afraid to touch the opponent. He’s got to hit the guy and knock him off his stride — to get a few more seconds of protection.
How does Campen not correct this? It happens on every single play.
Is Newhouse deaf? Can he not play to the whistle? It’s like he gives it a good “one Mississippi” and then says “fuck it — I’m done for this play.”
That is Campen for not pressing the issue harder, and benching him if he does not! Oh wait! MM keeps saying he is his starter perhaps another one of his favorites!
why not try Sherrod? Newhouse is not doing much, and Sherrod is a first rounder with injury issues, that are hopefully over. Get him in there!
This soap opera has gone on for 2 years. I think IF Sherrod is healthy, it’s time to put up or shut up. McCarthy can say he had a good practice all he wants, He has said this before again and again. I look at it like this, if he’s not good enough to replace Marshall Newhouse…Lets move on, talk is cheap.