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.