The Green Bay Packers will be without their No. 1 cornerback when they face the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Coach Mike McCarthy announced that Sam Shields will miss the game because of a concussion, Friday morning.
Shields suffered the concussion in the first half of the Packers’ win over Dallas, last week.
He was replaced in the lineup by rookie Quinten Rollins, who manned one of the outside spots along with fellow rookie Damarious Randall. Casey Hayward played the slot.
The Cowboys had just 99 net passing yards in that game, so you can see the secondary was just fine without Shields.
That’s a credit to Randall and Rollins, the latter of whom has earned more playing time anyway.
The Raiders, of course, aren’t quite as inept of a passing offense as the Cowboys are with Matt Cassel at the helm. Raiders QB Derek Carr has passed for 3,313 yards, 28 TDs and just nine interceptions, this season.
Carr isn’t great, but he’s young and definitely on the rise. Another guy that falls into that category is Raiders rookie receiver Amari Cooper, who needs just 80 yards to surpass 1,000 on the season.
So let’s hope our youngsters outplay their youngsters.
Well shit, saw this coming, hopefully it’s not a repeat of last season when he got incinerated in his first game back-we’ll need him on point vs. Zona’s receivers.
I guess we’re going to see just how far developed Randall is at this point because Amari Cooper and Derek Carr are the real deal. Wouldn’t be surprised to see him get some safety help and for Dom to ply a fair amount of zone coverage.
If they did there homework right Randall wil be targeted very often when he’s covering.He was easy to fool with that.
Alright. . . That makes my fantasy decision easier. Was going to go with Bortles over Carr, but now I’m pretty sure I’ll be starting Carr. Should be a long day for the Packers’ secondary.