The Green Bay Packers placed injured running back Eddie Lacy on injured reserve on Thursday. They had to make a move in order to activate running back Don Jackson from the practice squad, something we’ve been hearing would happen all week long.
Lacy will reportedly have surgery on his injured ankle.
#Packers RB Eddie Lacy will have surgery on his left ankle and be put on injured reserve I'm told.
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) October 20, 2016
Thus, the complete and utter failure of the men who run the Green Bay Packers is now officially complete in this instance.
None of this would have been necessary if general manager Ted Thompson had stocked his roster with enough capable running backs. Instead, he choose to go with just two. When both James Starks and Lacy pulled up with injuries prior to the Dallas game, Thompson seemingly had one choice — go get another running back.
He again refused to do so.
That forced coach Mike McCarthy to run Lacy on an injured ankle.
Certainly, McCarthy’s options weren’t great. He was left with fullback Aaron Ripkowski and two receivers — Ty Montgomery and Randall Cobb — to use in the backfield if Lacy didn’t play. Still, those options are better than ruining the long-term health of your No. 1 back for a single game.
But that’s what McCarthy chose to do.
Lacy’s injury only got worse after playing against Dallas, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. It was an ANKLE INJURY for Christ sake!
So now Lacy — the Packers’ only effective offensive weapon this season — will be out at least eight weeks. The Packers could use their designation to return on Lacy after eight weeks. However, if they do that, it means they can’t use it on cornerback Sam Shields, who they also put on IR this week.
Teams can only recall one player from IR per season.
If you think the Packers’ offense is going to show any signs of improvement with Don Jackson, Knile Davis or even James Starks running the ball, you are in for a rude awakening.
We’ve seen some idiotic and inept moves from this regime before, but this one has to take the cake since it was totally preventable.
FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL!
Complete failure :(
I know Kuhn was a fullback, but he could step in and play on 3rd for us at tailback or pick up some random slack. glad we let him go…..im sure his contract was less than Jared Cook’s
and kuhn has more td’s this season than all our running backs combined if you think hes over the hill
Well knowing MM and TT this means the running back coach has to be fired. Total bullshit from the day one that some dumbass(s) determined to only keep 2 RBs on a NFL team. Incompetence, negligence, and dereliction of duty in so many ways. But the good thing is look forward to that new running back coach.
Is this the same rb that MM didn’t rule out for tonight’s game?
So how does TT handle a situation such as this when he’s woken up and told the news. Does he give the Packers medical staff raises across the board? I don’t see why not, everything else they do is ass-backwards.
Yes give the medical staff a raise and while TT is at it he can extend the contract of MM. Then the ginger MM once he takes his hard hat off can extend TT. If they do this all at the same time as firing the real culprit, the RB coach they can realize a discount from their contract’s attorney. That is what makes you a great Manager. The cheap Ass probably made the Lacy move and the Jackson move on the same paper to save one filing fee. After all that is part of their fiduciary duty.
LOl! That may be closer to the truth than you think . . .
I guess it’s a good thing that Lacy went and got a 2nd opinion on his own. The Packers might have taped him up again and played him, maybe ruining his career. Exactly like the genius move last Sunday, that had to have the approval of the Packers medical staff.
This we know…….Based on MM not ruling Lacy out, that means that the Packers medical staff didn’t rule him out.
Cue the circus music…….
Yes with the clowns and their oversized shoes and red noses going around in circles, standing in the same spot, honking their clown horns.
Lol. They probably would have tried to trot him back out.
And one more thing, don’t be surprised if Lacy comes back, he’s over 260
I’m getting the feeling grumpy ol’ man is angry for some reason and fucking things up deliberately.
And isn’t it fucking amazing…that people like Phatguz and E. Wolf and others, aren’t in here defending TT and MM like they’ve done so fervently and mocking us fans that actually saw the regression of this team happening years ago. Where are all you boys now? On behalf of all of us, for all the times you pencil dicks talked shit to anyone of us in the past defending those clowns….,,,,,,,,,,,
Go eat a dick!
Amen . . . especially to that Fat Jebus . The arrogant and self loathing schadenfreudist that he is. TRUE BANDWAGON GUYS ARE THE ONES WHO GO LOST when teams start to fade. Pots calling the kettle black in my opinion. They are definitely poster boys for bandwagon fans. I have also noticed that their little minions have gone quiet as well . . . drowning rats leaving a sinking ship . . .
That sneaky MM. It is not the running back coaches fault. It is the fault of the 2011 collective bargaining agreement that reduced off season practice time. Wasn’t it MM that with the reduced practice time caused by the CBA had the team practice less than other years, even though they had an extra week for the HOF game?
What really SUCKS, is nothing will change?? You have timid Green Bay ass-sucking media who will never ask tough questions or call Bevis & Butthead out in media. Mark Murphy WTF. I say it again, HOW the F%$K does a career back-up safety/bench warmer become basically the Temp Owner of the Flagship Franchise of the NFL????
Lacy is done stick a fork in him. Fat guys with chornically bad ankles dont last long in the NFL. Lacy had a chance to stay healthy DESPITE knowing he has bum ankles by coming in much lighter this offseason and he failed to do so. He obviously doesnt give a shit about being a pro and only played hard this year due to contract potential. Fuck him. This from a former huge fan (I have his plaque on my wall, er did). As for MM and TT if this doesnt cement the grey area people firmly in the Get The Fuck Rid of These 2 Ass Clowns then I dont know what will. They played an injured RB with a bum ankle and now he needs surgery. Add to that the fact your GM has done nothing to prepare for, or to deal with the now current fucking crisis. Its like 2 monkeys trying to fuck a football. Pathetic.
MM has to go and TT needs to retire.
On the bright side (trying hard to see a positive here) I think Don Jackson is going to surprise some people. Very violent runner, has a lot of speed. Very driven guy.
Think about it?? If Rodgers doesn’t fall in their lap in 05 draft, both those ASS-Clowns, McFat & Cadaver Thompson would been fired years ago. They never traded up, they got lucky Rodgers slid. Any of you think Tightwad Ted would have traded up to get him?? If you do, I got beach front property in Arizona I’ll sell you. Thompson is the WORST GM in NFL. Its like weekend at Bernie’s, they have to prop Ted up on occasion for media footage.
Murphy needs to go also! he is the one with the power to get rid of Thompson and McCarthy. get ready to go through to 70’s and 80’s all over again when the Packers were the laughing stock of the NFL!
Yeah.. Im fucking DONE.
You know, Lacy and Shields may both end up staying on IR for the season. Wouldn’t be a stretch to see John Crockett, depending on how severe his shoulder injury actually was, being called up. He is close to his 8 weeks on IR, he could potentially be ready before Starks comes back from surgery.
It’s a real possibility that last sunday might have been the last game you saw Lacy in green and gold. i’m calling it 50/50.
QUESTION…How could it be, that the 2nd Doctor’s instant opinion is surgery, But the Packers medical staff wasn’t. It’s very clear that the 2nd opinion stood far taller than the 1st, …..without question. What does that tell you?
ANSWER: Either A) They didn’t run an MRI to save money. B) Incompetence.
Does this sound familiar?
Remember Montgomery’s ankle injury (week 6)? The Packers kept trying to shove him back on the practice field week after week after week after….(i contend because Nelson was out for the year) but it kept hurting and swelling up i’d imagine.
Anyone guess what happened next? Finally went under the knife 7-8 weeks after initial injury.
The Packers are secretive about injury’s because they are assholes, not because of “gamesmanship” E. Wolf.
Did you hear about how McCarthy got that poor maintenance worker fired…imagine what McCarthy could do to the reputation/practice of a doctor in the Green Bay community who defied him! Putting that out there now before any conspiracy theories rear their ugly heads.
Let’s be honest, do any of you actually believe MM, TT or MM will be gone next year? They already proved that will not happen (see Dom Capers circa 2011). Getting rid of the coach or GM would require an ounce of testicular fortitude that The Murphy clearly doesn’t have. So where does that leave the team for the rest of this year and next? Same bland 3 receiver sets and defensive schemes, little to no FA moves, questionable draft selections and a team with a number of talented players dying on the vine. Status Quo. NOTHING TO SEE HERE, MOVE ALONG.
Hey, this just in! Over on PFT an article about McCarthy and injuries. One quote from the article;
“McCarthy’s team has been hit by enough injuries that they ruled seven players out for Thursday night’s game against the Bears and he said that he believes the “outrageous” amount of injuries around the league are a result of the limits placed on practice time.”
I wonder if Mikey factored in self imposed limits on practice time before he said that? Like letting players have off when they were scheduled, or cutting practices short. You would think the guy bemoaning the shortage of practice time would fully optimize the allotted time he has to his advantage.
or….not playing injured players
Come on, you know better than that. You can’t factor in bad coaching decisions. Playing injured players doesn’t support his theory/agenda. It sounds better when it is the NFL/players union fucking him over.
The Packers should lobby for a rule change that allows an extra player on the roster for each undrafted player a team signs. You know, a 2 for 1 deal. The Packers could have 60-65 man rosters available every week. Made up of former basketball players, and golfers, not to mention bowlers, archers, race car drivers, fishermen, any number of backgrounds that translate to football. Ready and willing to be coached up and set to go the moment one of Mikey’s inevitable failures appear. Problem is, when that strategy fails, what excuse will Mikey have then?
LOL every time this team wins against a JV team (see Detroit) MM gives them an extra day off. He usually gives them extra time off before the Bye week as well. For him to say lack of practice time hurts a team is like Hillary Clinton saying she never got any emails from Bengazhi asking for help….
Give me a FUCKING break!
Anyone know what happened to Don Jackson? CBS really didn’t elaborate. Who would have thought the RB situation could even get worse? Odds on overreaction, and keeping 6-8 RBs on the roster next season??
How much more fat will Eddie “China Food” Lacey get sitting on IR? A smart move would have been to bring back Alanzo Harris. He played in the system for almost a year. Colt Lyerla is still out there also…