When the Green Bay Packers face the Atlanta Falcons it appears they will do so without No. 1 receiver Jordy Nelson.
Nelson has been given a chance to play in the NFC Championship game, but it is only a slight chance, according to Rob Demovsky.
The source reiterated what ESPN reported last week that Nelson did not sustain any major internal injuries but added that it would still be difficult for Nelson to play just two weeks after he broke ribs. In fact, the source said that most players would have little or no chance to play that soon after such an injury but that “Nelson is different than most players.”
Nelson was initially supposed to practice last Saturday and if he made it through that, he would have been given a chance to play on Sunday. Instead, the Packers ended up ruling Nelson out on Friday.
In the end, it didn’t much matter. The Packers’ offense still managed to put up 34 points and Aaron Rodgers still managed to throw for 356 yards.
And sure, we’d love to have Jordy Nelson back this week, but the Packers can still function without him. Hopefully, there will be one more game this year and Nelson will return for that one.
Packets are once again blowing smoke about Jordy’s “chances” of playing this week. If the miracle streak continues for another week, then 4 weeks off should be good enough to get Jordy back fir the SB.
Apparently the rumor was that Nelson broke 3 ribs. Stacy Dales interviewed him yesterday and asked him if that was the case.
Nelson refused to answer the question. Leaving no doubt he takes Fat Mikes gag order seriously.
Good thing that SECRET didn’t get out. That could have changed the outcome of the game.
Fat Mike = Gamesmanship.
In a side note: The Packers told the media that Nelson isn’t ruled out of Sunday’s game. I believe that about as much as i believed it last week.
Not surprising in the slightest.
How can I be the only one who’s super pissed about this??? Leon Hall’s hit wasn’t dirty but it was still wholly unnecessary and dangerous. He aimed at his ribs instead of just pushing him out of bounds. Look, I get that we’ll score 38 points, BUT HOW DOES THAT EVEN MATTER??? THE FALCONS WILL JUST SCORE 45!! The Packers may have moved the ball well against the Cowboys, but there were times when the offense stalled too, and had Jordy been playing, he might have been the difference maker, even if it was for only drive, or even one play. We score 35 and only the 4th quarter, we’ve virtually got the game wrapped up, because Dallas realizes they can’t afford to keep running the ball, it simply doesn’t keep up, Dak starts throwing, wham, pick. Completely different game.
We will not have this luxury against the Falcons. They will score 45 points if they need to, but it’s the Packers that will struggle to match them, pass for pass.
At this point, the only hope is for the secondary to turn it around for just this one game. Maybe, Morgan Burnett comes back, maybe he has an effect at the line of scrimmage that does just enough to keep the Falcons to have to punt once. Maybe LaDarious Gunter will have an ok enough game and turn it around like he has all year. Maybe. But it’s our only chance now, and it’s a lot to ride on.
Seriously, just… FUCK LEON HALL!!!!
The bastard would never admit it, but like you mentioned, he coulda just pushed him out of bounds. He was wanting to inflict some pain and it worked out for them, too bad the end result didn’t. I hear Julio re aggravated his turf toe, maybe Gunter or someone should press him and accidentally step all over his foot. Whatever it takes to get to Houston!!
On a serious note, I hope this is the week we see Mathews step up. Other than the Hyde pick, did our d ever stop them? The penalty helped stop one drive and then a couple others we somehow held to fgs. Now they face a more explosive offense. They need some sort of break like a tipped pass for an int or strip sack. Something to get them that extra possession and points. Randall looked like shit last week so maybe this will be his good week. Seems like he alternates lately.
How about guys play through some pain…..I am not talking about Jordy with broken ribs. There are tons of dudes who won’t play because of some pain…..Earn you HUGE paychecks!
Now wait a G D minute here…..
If Fat Mike claims Nelson has a chance to play, he has a chance to play.
When Mike talks……i listen.
I get the whole he’s got a chance to play talk. I know it won’t happen, but he’s trying to at least make Atlanta waste some time thinking about the possibility. I say keep him active and occasionally use him to run some decoy routes. Obviously you don’t want him in harms way but why not keep him active and Trevor Davis inactive? At least jordy commands respect on the field. What was the point of Davis out there those few snaps? Everyone knows he’s not getting a target. At least atl will think jordy can get a target. I know it might be damn tempting for Aaron to throw him the ball but I say keep him active over Davis. Adams is banged up and they will be thin at wr but we know if they get desperate they have Janis and can get Montgomery back and put Michael at rb. Just a thought.
Bill Michaels said that Jordy’s ribs are cracked, not broken. He also said it was two ribs, and not three. With bone stimulation and a lot of padding, it’s not impossible but it is improbable.
My opinion is that Jordy should not be active unless he is 95-100%.
As a Packers fan, I am starting to feel more confident that the Packers will be on there way to the Super Bowl. Here are some of the reasons.
1. Aaron Rodgers is a magician.
2. Jared Cook was inactive for the first meeting against the Falcons.
3. Ty Montgomery was inactive for the first meeting against the Falcons.
4. Randall Cobb was inactive for the first meeting against the Falcons.
5. Adrian Clayborn, one of the Falcons best pass rushers is out for the year. He sacked Rodgers twice in the first meeting.
6. One of the Falcons best cornerbacks Desmond Trufant suffered a season ending injury as well a week after the first meeting against the Packers.
7. Julio Jones may be slightly limited during the game.
This game has 2 similar teams in that they both have an excellent offense, but also a not-so-great defense. The Packers offense will be on fire, and hopefully the defense can play at least a decent game.
If you saw his talk with Stacy Dales, he admits it’s hard just to breathe. Those who have had broken/fractured ribs know all about that. If you cough or sneeze, it hurts like a MOFO. Much less play receiver in the NFL
Been there, absolutely correct. Tried to compete in martial arts national tournament with bruised ribs – totally immobile – got killed in sparring trying to catch shallow breaths…
He ain’t playing….
Julio may set the ALL time single game receiving record on this sad defense!!! I dnt care if the Packers do win the whole thing, please get rid of Capers……I cringe when these announcers say stuff like, “one of the best DC out there.” Really……. Okaaaaay!
So lets look at this little fact: The 2011 Packers set the NFL ALL TIME RECORD for pass defense futility!!! NO other team EVER gave up the yards those bums did!
Now, a full 5 years later……same horrendous backfield! I get some starters are out….but these backups…..where did they find these dudes? Wow!!!!!
The only positive thing I saw was right after the game winning field goal the broadcast showed Rodgers. Jordy came up to Rodgers and gave him a big underhanded slap on the ass with the arm on the injured side. No reaction of pain on Jordy’s face. He did immediately walk away and did not get involved in the hug fest with Rodgers and Van Pelt. In no way is that the same as taking a hit or breathing heavy after running but it showed Jordy was not favoring the injured side. Of course Jordy may have regretted the slap after the fact.
IF Clay and Julius don’t come to play, the Packers will likely not move on. We need a BIG pass rush.
……….and secondary that doesn’t play soft against resulting screens to T.Cokeman – that kid’s a MF rocket…..
Vijay. not only are you correct, but besides that. Against the Falcons offense, everybody player on defense better show the hell up, or we’ll be talking about who wins the SB…The Pats or the Falcons.
If we even got in the Super Bowl, i would shit my shorts coming from 4-6.