The guy you think about the least on the Green Bay Packers roster is on that roster no more. Long snapper Brett Goode was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday.
Where the hell did this come from?
Well, that’s a good question.
Goode apparently suffered a knee injury in the Packers’ win over Oakland.
It’s curious that the Packers waited until Tuesday to make the move, though. They put receiver Ty Montgomery on injured reserve on Monday in order to activate God’s Gifts. So, in theory, they could have gone on pretending Montgomery was going to play again this season for a few more weeks and put Goode on IR in order to activate Gifts.
The Packers also signed long snapper Rick Lovato to take Goode’s roster spot.
Lovato is a rookie who was in camp with the Bears.
Colt Lyerla can long snap…
Fuck, this could be a major issue.
He is a superb long snapper. Damn shame. This could really affect the outcome of games.
They weren’t going to to put Goode on IR to activate Quarless just to pretend Montgomery is going to play when they don’t have a long snapper on the roster.
Maybe they think God’s Gifts can long snap. If not, Colt Lyerla or Jeff Janis surely can, then again it’d be a bit if a shame to move one of the best gunners in the league to center; but Hell, he’s Jeff Janis, he could probably snap the ball to himself then run under it 80 yards later and score a TD all while boning a supermodel and eating a 72-oz. ribeye from a T-Rex that he killed with his bare hands (having used a time machine he initially built to save Abe Lincoln, MLK, and John Lennon, and kill bin Laden, again) Because that’s just how FLY this white guy is.
So Fat Jesus! What actually is your take on the L.S. problem? rather than this vapid sarcasm . . .
Damn straight he can.
I want to have Janis’s babies.
Lol vapid, nope, there was a point to my sarcasm.
You’re so pissed now that ya boi has been called out as were you by another commented, so you’re trying to rontbebexact same thing to me, unfortunately for you, I actually have thoughts somewhat deeper than pure rants on the topics I decide to contribute to.
Regarding the LS situation, it’s pretty simple: TT and his scouting department do their jobs year round, so obviously they think this Lovato kid gives them the best chance to replace one of if not THE most consistent LS in the league. It’s likely the remaining teams are going to challenge this notion and attempt to pressure the middle of the Packers FG and punt units. Perhaps MM will respond by going max protect on punts. Whatever the case, unless Lovato is a complete disaster he’s our LS for the rest of the year, maybe even the future (though likely not), because it’s too late in the season to be playing musical chairs with players.
Yes I do dig the potential of Janis, but I just feel for the guy not getting more chances. When he gets chances on kickoffs he shines, he breaks tackles and has great lateral movement. I would think that you would want that “potential” out there on the field as well . . . BTW, I’m not pissed at all fat jesus . . . But it is quite obvious that I am getting under your thin skin . . . But thanks for the response. I will counter with the fact that Crosby (in the past) has allowed things to get into his head. Let us hope that this is not the case. Brett Goode is an exceptional LS. I can not even remember him muffing a snap. That is very comforting to a Kicker like Crosby . . .
Janis is great in the open field which makes him a great kick returner, unfortunately running routes and catching passes is completely different from returning kicks. Janis HAS gotten his chances, yes run bad routes, failed to properly adjust to the ball, and dropped passes. Yes also done some good things but he is not consistent, and if you aren’t consistent you won’t last long in the NFL , especially with Aaron Rodgers level of demanding for execution. Janis HAS talent, he is young, I’m not saying the Packers should give up on him and never play him, but he is likely not the savior that the Janisites make him out to be. I think Abbrederis and Adams (yes yes been historically awful catching the ball this season but he does get open, particularly of late) will be much more likely to help the passing game this year the next, and probably for years to come; that doesn’t mean I don’t think Janis can serve a usefulnpurpose for this offense.
Right now he has solidified himself as our kick returner, I don’t think he should be returning punts because that takes a different skill set, both in terms of fielding the ball (which he had issues with in the preseason) and finding and getting to the lanes. Hyde is not having a good year in terms of return average (though twice earlier in the season he was close to breaking free), but he hasn’t had a ton of opportunities. The thing with Hyde is he’s proven-he has amazing hands and always gets positive yardage, I’ll take that in a PR over explosive and fumble-prone anyway-remember the Broncos explosive PR WITH fumbling issues from a few years ago, where is he now.
Thanks, some good points. I still believe that something is up between Rodgers and Janis though. I will still stick to my guns about Janis getting more “Fly” or “Post” routes to open up the field in the middle. His speed and his potential can create openings for the middle because the safeties’ would have to pick him up to protect from a potential score. Boom Rodgers to some other WR in the middle.