We never really got the whole Brandon Burks thing. But then again, we never really understood what the hell Big Ted was doing with the Green Bay Packers’ running backs anyway.
After a nice preseason, the Packers kept Burks on their final 53-man roster. For a day…
Then they released him when they picked up Jhurell Pressley off waivers from the Vikings. They could have re-signed Burks to the practice squad after he cleared waivers, but they didn’t. Then they released Pressley about a week after they signed him, leaving the team with only two legit running backs.
You know how that turned out.
The Packers made a failure of a trade for Knile Davis. They brought a guy who wasn’t even in camp with them or anyone else up off the practice squad. And their best running back at this time actually turned out to be a receiver.
So at no time did they apparently consider bringing back the guy who earned a roster spot to start the season to begin with. That doesn’t seem preposterous at all, does it?
That’s when Big Ted finally decided to bring Brandon Burks back to the team — on the practice squad.
Look, we’re going to give up on trying to figure out how the Packers judge running backs because, here’s the thing…
These asshats obviously have no idea!
Burks, good enough to make the team, but not good enough to be on the practice squad. Pressley, good enough to claim, but not good enough to get any on-field action. Lacy, good enough to supposedly carry the offense, but not good enough to sit out a game to make sure he was healthy. Davis, good enough to trade for, but not good enough to give more than five carries before releasing.
Let’s just hand it to Ripkowski on the five occasions in which the team is going to run the football each game from here on out, okay?