It appears the Green Bay Packers will have cornerback Quinten Rollins available this week, but that isn’t necessarily good news.
Rollins returned to practice on Thursday after missing the Packers’ wild card game with the Giants because of a concussion.
Why is that potentially bad news for the Packers?
As you’ve probably noticed, Rollins has been playing terribly this season. He consistently gets beat on double moves, which is a rookie mistake. When we last saw him, he was repeatedly getting torched by Detroit’s receivers.
Meanwhile, other players have been playing better, namely LaDarius Gunter, Damarious Randall and Micah Hyde. We detailed earlier this week why that is the cornerback group that gives the Packers the best chance to win.
So now the Packers have a decision to make. Stick with Gunter, Randall and Hyde and leave Rollins on the bench or play Rollins and sit one of the other three?
If Rollins gets back in the lineup, it will likely be at the expense of Hyde and that’s a question of athleticism vs. fundamentals.
At the moment, we prefer fundamentals.