Dean Lowry Appears to Be the Guy At DE
If the Green Bay Packers open week 1 with a three-man front on defense, it now appears Dean Lowry is the answer to the question. That question being, who starts along with Mike Daniels and Letroy Guion?
The answer was supposed to be first-round pick Kenny Clark. He’s been hurt and ineffective. Before that, it was supposed to be the now-suspended Mike Pennel.
Instead, the Packers will turn to a fourth-round pick who did nothing but get shoved around during his first preseason game. When the Packers released their week 1 depth chart on Tuesday, Lowry had the top spot at the defensive end position opposite Daniels.
On Wednesday, coach Mike McCarthy gave Lowry the good old “high motor” label.
McCarthy on rookie Dean Lowry: Excellent football player. You love his motor, the way he flies around. He'll be called on to perform.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) September 7, 2016
And let’s not forget what that means — not much talent, but tries real hard!
As unimpressive as Lowry was in that first preseason game, he did improve as the preseason went on. And that may only be to say that we didn’t notice him getting tossed around like a rag doll like he did that first week.
But that’s progress, people!
And let’s be honest. All Lowry really needs to do is hold up a blocker. Let the linebackers and safeties flow to the ball.
The Packers are not going to win or lose a game based on Dean Lowry… we hope.