The Green Bay Packers held their Wednesday practice on Thursday this week and defensive linemen Mike Daniels and Josh Boyd were the surprise DNPs.
The week’s schedule was pushed back a day because the Packers play Monday night, giving them an extra day of preparation. Or non-preparation, as it were.
At any rate, you would be correct if you just thought to yourself — but I didn’t notice Daniels or Boyd get injured last Sunday. Apparently, they’re both just sore from running into other wide bodies all season long.
There appears to be little to no chance either guy would miss Monday’s game and both should be back at practice this week.
Josh Boyd (knee) said he's hoping to be back at practice Friday. Like Mike Daniels, was experiencing some soreness #Packers
— Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) December 4, 2014
So there’s the good news amidst the bad news. Now, here’s the bad news amidst the bad news.
Cornerback Sam Shields also sat out of Thursday’s practice. He did get injured last Sunday, suffering a concussion, which means he’s in the process of going through the NFL’s now you can’t sue us after you retire protocol.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy seemed to have no idea whether Shields would be able to play this week.
If he can’t go, then Davon House, who stepped in for Shields against New England, would likely get the nod.
I may be the only one, but I’m getting really nervous about Monday’s game. After the Pack’s hard fought victory against a tier 1 team, they just seem ripe to have some sort of a major screw up…I’m feeling major injuries coming…(knocking on wood as typing). Sheilds hasn’t had the season we all expected out of him, I’m hoping he can turn it on in the remainder and into the playoffs.
On a separate note I saw that on packers.com they are finally talking about benching Hawk. Haha, about two years behind this site I have to say.
Minus some of the drivel that’s on here, I still appreciate the no bs stuff on here that calls it how it is. Keep up the good work!
Ok, some useful drivel: the playoffs scenario (early ed.)—
1. NO hosts a WC (lions or E WC prob. Dallas)
2. W div. champ hosts and beats other WC.
3. E ch. hosts W div. ch. and wins.
4. GB hosts and beats winner of game 1 above.
5. GB hosts and beats winner of game 3 above winning nfc.
Thats all u need to know.
Remember u read it here first!
“which means he’s in the process of going through the NFL’s now you can’t sue us after you retire protocol.”
The players are the one’s suing and complaining about it, just what exactly is the NFL supposed to do? Anyone in the NFL’s position would do the exact same thing.
I say just let those two rest. Week opponent, playing at home, a pretty good chance this game is a win. I say activate them in the off chance that the D keeps giving up points to these losers, but keep them on the sideline as much as possible.