One of the injuries to come out of the Green Bay Packers throttling of the Carolina Panthers on Sunday was cornerback Davon House.
House, who started for the injured Sam Shields, dislocated a finger knocking away a pass in the fourth quarter. He didn’t return, but no worries.
On Monday, House said he plans on practicing when the team hits the field on Wednesday. Good news for the Packers, as we don’t expect Shields and his balky knee to be ready when the Packers face the Saints this week.
Tramon Williams, the Packers’ other injured corner, played with a sprained ankle on Sunday, although you wouldn’t have known it.
Williams didn’t do anything in practice leading up to the game, which made it somewhat surprising to see him in the starting lineup. After the game, he said he felt fine.
That should give the Packers a top three of Williams, House and Casey Hayward to face Drew Brees, barring a surprise recovery by Shields.
Brace yourselves for, ‘The Sam Shields injury is worse than we originally thought.’
We may have the deepest secondary in the league. I really hope that TT will address the ILB position this coming year with at least a D2 and D4 (or higher!).
Most of the early Mocks have the Pack taking ILB Perryman from Miami. Although, it would be interesting to see if Benardick McKinney could somehow still be available to us in the first. That would be a must have pick. Also, the TE Funchess is available in 1st, we gotta get him if McKinney is gone. However if we end up picking late and both are gone. Perryman could be a great 1st rounder to help improve out immediate needs.
“Although you wouldn’t have know it”? While he played well for the majority of the game, there were two times he matched up against the 6’5″ Kelvin Benjamin, and he couldn’t leap to prevent the catch. One was a 32 yard catch, and the other a TD. That kind of inability to leap could be very very key against the No. 1 passer in the NFL this week. Especially if TW is lined up against 6’7″ Jimmy Graham. Better hope that ankle injury is healed and a non-factor going into that game.
I suppose the silver lining is that I’m pretty sure Williams is not going to be lining up across from Graham the whole game. He’ll be moving around constantly. I admire Williams for his ethic and poise but yes against those huge receivers he’s at a great disadvantage. I really don’t think the game plan will be to shut down Graham completely but more like minimize the damage like they do with other big name receivers these days.
At least Graham also has the bum shoulder, but who knows how he’ll look come Sunday, playing NO in that dome is never easy no matter what, but I’m more inclined to think it will be House or Hyde hovering around Graham…and hopefully not Hawk.