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Quinten Rollins is Back, Which May Not Be Great for Packers

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.

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Joseph Bonham

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  1. Shawn January 12, 2017

    Hyde would likely be seeing a lot of Prescott’s favorite target – Colt Beasely, and I don’t like that match up. I would prefer Rollins take that assignment and leave Hyde to cover Witten, unless Burnett does. The only way I can see Hyde effectively covering Beasley is if the refs let them play, and I don’t see that happening in Dallas, where they typically get the calls.

  2. PF4L January 12, 2017

    Beasley is legit. All this guy does is catch passes, and moves the chains. He’s had 51 1st down catches this season. Beasley is way to slippery for Hyde. But then again, most receivers are.

    Rodgers would love to have this dude.