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Brad Jones

Brad Jones isn’t playing on Sunday.

The Green Bay Packers have officially ruled Jones out of their game with the New York Jets this week. Now, if only A.J. Hawk would be ruled out for eternity, we’d be happy as a pig in shit.

Anyway, it appears Jamari Lattimore will start in place of Jones, who’s been held out of practice all week with a phantom leg injury. Sam Barrington could also see some action.

It appears coach Mike McCarthy has set the stage for Lattimore to take Jones’ job and it there’s any mercy, that will actually transpire.

“It’s a big opportunity. Anytime you get a chance to go and perform. If you perform at a high level, you don’t want to give that spot back,” McCarthy said, when asked about Lattimore’s opportunity.

Before we all jump to the conclusion that this is a done deal, we should consider history for a moment. Jones was injured last year. Lattimore replaced him in the starting lineup and played better football. However, Jones still got his job back when he was healthy again.

Of course, Jones wasn’t coming off a game with three missed tackles and two huge penalties that resulted in first downs then either.

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Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

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14 Comments

  1. disposable hero September 12, 2014

    Good. Of course, Jones is one of TTs picks and is making a decent amount of money so his “undisclosed injury” will only keep him out of the starting line up for a short time. Hopefully Lattimore plays out of his mind and gives the coaches no choice but to keep him on the field. Looking forward to Sunday.

  2. bob colapinto September 12, 2014

    Monty – I love how you express our “long suffering” viewpoints so eloquently, but please curtail the “colorful” language. May be you’ll even get Ted’s attention!! Here’s to victory & Bart’s full recovery.

    1. bob September 12, 2014

      fuck off bob!

  3. DanM September 12, 2014

    Go Lattimore!

  4. Shawn Neuser September 12, 2014

    Brad Jones has the same quad injury that stopped him from practicing last week.

    Personally, I also would rather see Barrington out there. I don’t expect to see either he or Lattimore light it up, but hey, maybe one of them can prove me wrong.

    Regardless, I hope they don’t enter the line-up worrying too much about blowing assignments and basically play a AJ Hawk type of game. As much as I think Hawk is unfairly criticized for being reliable and assignment sure, the Packers need a playmaker next to him, not a clone of him. So, hopefully either have the confidence to approach the opportunity as a chance to WIN the position and not merely a chance to not LOSE it.

    1. Savage57 September 13, 2014

      The criticism of Hawk is fair and earned.

      He no longer possesses the physical tools (if he ever did) to effectively play the position.

      I hope that MM and DC just cut bait with Hawk and Jones.

  5. GrnMachineCrushesQueens September 12, 2014

    Lattimore is overrated – severely. Barrington is the better player and will be the one to replace Jones this year. Lattimore reminds me of a small, annoying, yapping dog when he’s out there. Alotta fire and brimstone, but misses assignments and tackles.

    Bring me a blend of AJ Hawk and Dez Bishop and we’d have a player who’d fill the hole for the next 10 years, in my opinion.

  6. Jtmax September 12, 2014

    We re so deep at olb we should just have olb play ilb. Problem solved. Anoyher way to put elliot on the field.

  7. Howard September 12, 2014

    I think we will see Lattimore on run downs and Barrington on pass downs this week then we can have a sample of who is better. I also like Barrington over Lattimore. We cannot forget Bradford at some point. With Jones inactive Bradford should be up at least for ST’s.

    For right now It is just good to see someone other than Jones. If no one is better than Jones on the team then we are going to have problems all year.

  8. ay hombre September 12, 2014

    How perfect that you have AP in this picture. That’s some omnipotent shit going on right there!

  9. Don Q September 12, 2014

    Adrian “The Switch” Peterson my not see the light of day. That’s what you get for abusing kids dickhead.

  10. Disposable h3ro September 12, 2014

    Dumb fuck Peterstain keeping it real.

  11. the real jeff ircink September 12, 2014

    the charge (as of 9/12 – 8:36pm) is reckless child injury – not child abuse, Don Q. if you’re gonna practice being a lawyer or a member of the grand jury or whatever it is you’re blathering on about, try and get the charges correct. there’s a difference…dickhead.

  12. ay hombre September 12, 2014

    I have to agree with the sentiment that Barrington might be the better player. He has flashed more often than Lattimore in the preseason and has more east to west speed. I was a big proponent of Lattimore’s but I’ve come to the conclusion that his strong reputation is based on a couple games early last season. Early. In a what have you done for me lately league, Lattimore hasn’t done much lately. He needs to make a statement on Sunday or he’ll be on the bench again soon.

    Actually he’ll likely be on the bench anyway because when Brad Jones can play, Brad Jones does play.