You could make an argument that Quinten Rollins has been the Green Bay Packers’ best cornerback this season, mostly because he hasn’t been getting torched like Damarious Randall or injured like Sam Shields.
Well, that last part is changing. Rollins, who injured his groin on Saturday and missed Sunday’s game, has already been ruled out of Thursday’s contest with the Chicago Bears.
“Quinten Rollins hurt himself yesterday at practice,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said on Sunday. “Last-minute injuries are a challenge. He won’t be available this week against Chicago. I know that. Other than that, I don’t have a full timeline.”
Rollins’ absence is compounded by the fact that Shields hasn’t played since week 1 because of a concussion. Randall came back from his own groin injury against Dallas, but aggravated that injury and left after 18 snaps. That left the Packers with LaDarius Gunter and Demetri Goodson on the outside, Micah Hyde in the slot and safety Morgan Burnett as the dime cornerback.
It appears the Packers might be forced to use that lineup again on Thursday, with possibly rookie Josh Hawkins getting some action as well.
In the bigger picture, Rollins being ruled out so early in the week suggests he has a significant injury.
Perhaps fortunately, the 1-5 Bears are on the docket this week.
The Bears strength incredibly, is now the passing game, and the Packers D weakness is the passing game. Pretty good odds of the Bears passing for over 300 yards. Not very good odds of the Packers doing so. Oddly, the Packer o-line is better overall but the best two offensive linemen on the field Thursday will be Bears — Josh Sitton (thanks to TT and MM!) and Kyle Long.
It is a tremendous advantage to play the mandatory Thursday night game at home instead of on the road and the Bears have a much much MUCH worse injury situation than the Packers. Still, the Bears do have much much MUCH better coaching and a lot more heart.
Should be interesting.
Jesus. This is not good! I think our defense will look BETTER since the Bears O-line is not nearly as good as the Boys’. That being said. . . we’re gonna get burned for long TD passes at least twice in this game. Hopefully our offense can get it’s shit together. Can’t say I’m optimistic considering our RB situation. SHIT. . . This will be an interesting one!
Gotta hand it to The Ol’ Cadaver Thompson. we need make some moves, upgrade roster, what’s he do??? trade for Knile Davis from KC who was inactive, benched for fumbling problems and buried on depth chart cuz he has trouble catching and blocking, and he struggles with west coast offense. GREATTTTTTT, shrewd geriatric Ted.
lets not make Deal for jaamal Charles, like trade Jordy Nelson & all WRs except Cobb, something substancial???? NOOOO give us your worst RB who can’t play, yea, that’s the ticket.