We knew the Green Bay Packers would need Corey Linsley at some point, didn’t we?
Although this is possibly the douchiest thing any douche could say about any other douche, Chris Berman used to say it about Cris Carter: all he does is catch touchdowns.
Well, we’ll say something similar about Mike McCarthy’s Green Bay Packers: all they do is get injured.
The latest key player to get injured is arguably the team’s best offensive lineman, center J.C. Tretter.
Tretter suffered a knee injury late against the Atlanta Falcons. Although he finished the game, he reportedly won’t be able to go this week against Indianapolis and likely won’t play for several weeks.
That means the Packers will return to Linsley, the guy who replaced Tretter in the starting lineup because Tretter was injured and who Tretter replaced in the starting lineup because Linsley was injured and who Linsley is now replacing in the starting lineup because Tretter is injured.
You know, Green Bay Packers, baby!
Just how they roll!
The bottom line is this. The Packers’ line has been much better this season with Tretter as the starting center. That’s not to say Linsley is bad, but we want Tretter on the field.
The Packers will apparently activate Linsley from the physically unable to perform list and start him for Tretter this week. That would fill the roster spot the Packers vacated when they released running back Knile Davis on Monday.
Prepare to have more runs stuffed at the line of scrimmage.
Really like Tretter. Anyone else notice how he is the only lineman to get in someones face after a play and go get his guy up off the field?
Its a trade-off
I prefer Tretter
Tretter = Lighter, more mobile, faster, better in pass pro
Linsley = Mauler, stronger, better run blocker, tough
As we almost exclusively pass at this time, we would be better with Tretter