You could argue, and I would, that the Green Bay Packers just suffered their first major injury of the season. The entire offense could die in a plane crash and we wouldn’t really care, but defensive lineman Letroy Guion’s injury makes a difference.
Guion has a sprained medial collateral ligament and could miss up to three weeks, according to Demovsky.
That makes the Packers’ thinnest position even thinner. They were already without one of their top three guys while Mike Pennel waits out his suspension. That will end after week four, which looks like the soonest Guion could be back.
So here’s your best-case scenario — Mike Daniels continues to play like an All-Pro and makes up for everyone else. Everyone else, at this point, are rookies Kenny Clark, Dean Lowry and second-year player Christian Ringo.
Ringo spent last season on the practice squad. As for the other two, the best thing we can say about Lowry is we don’t notice he’s on the field. Clark, as a first-round pick, has been a flaming disappointment to date.
But that’s the thing about Ted Thompson’s first-round picks. In most cases, they don’t blossom until four or five years down the road, if at all.
If the Detroit Lions had any running backs, we might be worried. As it is, the Packers should be fine in week 3 with the scrubs they have. The bye follows.
We should have drafted Vernon Butler ahead of Kenny Clark
Funny you should say that- I thought the same at that time, and after watching them play their first 2 games, still believe it’s true. I still remember exactly where I was when Justin Harrell was drafted……
Yes indeed Tyko, you and I were both upset with the pick of Clark over Butler who looks to fit right in with a real Championship D like Carolina has. Matter of fact, if I wss in charge you’d also have travis Kelce (over Lacy) and Allen Robinson (over Davante) but hey, what do fans and professional on-air evaluators know compared to good ol Teddy, right? He builds a cheap roster of UDFA guys!
Fucking A . . .
Mordecai! You DID it! You made me laugh while making an astute observation=
“But that’s the thing about Ted Thompson’s first-round picks. In most cases, they don’t blossom until four or five years down the road, if at all.”
The Vikings can get all giddy about this win. They might even start the pre-planning stages on where to hang their next Divisional banner. But at the end of the day, as bad as the Packer offense was, they only won by 3 points, at home. A win yes, but hardly a statement.
In other news, it looks like Father time has caught up with Mr. Peterson. 31 rushes for 50 yards equates to 1.6 ypc. Any other player who puts up those #’s is either benched or released. The Vikings will wait till the off-season to show him the door. The good news is he’ll have more time to spend with his kids. The bad news is he’ll have more time to spend with his kids.
What part of 2games terrific run defense is a weak link?
WAKE THE F*** UP