The only Green Bay Packers cornerback to make a positive play against the Atlanta Falcons, Davon House, is now also the only injured Green Bay Packers cornerback.
House missed Wednesday’s practice with a shoulder injury. He’s currently undergoing tests, but this appears to be more than a nick.
“He hurt his shoulder, we’re still looking at. I don’t see him being available tomorrow for practice,” coach Mike McCarthy said after practice.
House had two tackles against the Falcons and knocked down two passes. More notably, he was the only defensive back who had any success against Julio Jones, who went off for 259 receiving yards.
In fact, you could argue that House — the tallest of the Packers’ cornerbacks — has played the best against big receivers like Jones all season.
So on the surface, losing House wouldn’t appear to be that big of a deal. He is just the third or fourth cornerback, depending on the day of the week.
However, knowing that he may be the Packers’ best defense against a Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans or Calvin Johnson, and House’s potential loss could be huge.
We’re getting ahead of ourselves though. Stay tuned.
Just hope it’s not a nerve injury…
Between TW, SS, CH and House its a pick your poison kind of deal. Remember coming out of camp DB’s were supposed to be a deep unit, a position of strength for this defense?
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Like Packer fans experiencing emotional distress after 1/2 of a football game while simultaneously ignoring the rest of the regular season? You’re damn straight.
All hyperbole created by the Packer press. All serviceable without a doubt. Until the Pack get a decent DC in town, they will all continue to be mercurial. Good coaching, and attention to details from a good DC and his assistants could go a long way in correcting these inconsistencies. Not players (they have them), not plays, just good instruction and techniques need to be applied, otherwise these players would stay on point rather than what they have continued to do each game, every season for the last 4-5 years.
Holy shit! You just figured it all out! Somebody tell the Packers!