It appears the Green Bay Packers will be without starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga for another week.
Bulaga, who has a strained MCL, was listed as questionable on the injury report and as limited in practice. That’s the exact same way he was listed last Friday and then was inactive on Sunday.
Should you be worried?
Well, there’s always reason to be worried when Derek Sherrod is in the game, as he will likely be again this week. BUT, there’s also reason to believe you shouldn’t be overly worried.
Although I know it isn’t shared by everyone who writes for us, I thought Sherrod played a hell of a lot better in week 2 than he did in week 1. Packers coach Mike McCarthy gave the same assessment to the media today.
And while the Detroit Lions’ defensive line is somewhat imposing, they’re certainly not anymore imposing than the New York Jets’.
The wild card here is turf.
The Packers will be playing on it in Detroit. If you recall the preseason, they also played on it in St. Louis and Sherrod got absolutely destroyed in that game. By backups.
Like, totally wasted on just about every play. Looked like he’d never played a down of football in his life. Atrocious, atrocious performance. If he were a mule, they would have dragged him out behind the shed and shot his sorry ass.
After the game, it was pointed out that Sherrod has trouble with guys on the faster surface.
So we’ll have to hope he’s figured out how to at least slow guys down on turf since then.
MM needs to be smart. If Sherrod is in there, you have to call the game differently. Always want a FB or TE to help block right side. Sherrod is just a big body just taking up space. He can’t move laterally.
This could be the difference between a W & an L