What do the Green Bay Packers love more than anything else? Defensive futility!
Okay, other than that.
The Packers came out of camp with just one fullback on their roster this season — Aaron Ripkowski. While that is perfectly normal, this is a team and a regime that once carried three fullbacks on their roster and has carried two more times than most.
Last season, the Packers finished the season with two. Undrafted rookie Joe Kerridge joined Ripkowski.
Kerridge was a tough cut — in terms of performance, not position — following camp, this year. Much like receiver Max McCarffrey, who was/is in the same position, Kerridge is now back.
The Packers signed Kerridge to the practice squad on Monday.
That’s where Kerridge started his Packers career. The team initially signed him to the practice squad last October. They brought him up to the active roster shortly thereafter. Kerridge played in eight games for the Packers in 2016.
So now he’s back where he started. If there happen to be injuries, we wouldn’t doubt Kerridge could find himself back on the active roster again.
……and the trading deadline passes !
This is a good move. He probably should have been kept before Ripkowski because he can block. And I don’t know about you, but when I think of a fullback, the first thing I think of is him knocking someone on his ass. Kerridge can do that. Ripkowski is a bit of a paddy-caker. Doesn’t really use his size in a physical way and plays with too much finesse. I like the idea of Kerridge opening some holes for Aaron Jones. Furthermore I feel this move only signals what appears to be pretty apparent already: The Packers don’t have much faith in Hundley and know they better be able to run the ball with authority.
Can they bring John Schneider back too?……at least he tries to make his team better. #emptylambeau until Thompson and McCarthy are gone. Nobody will want to watch these games anyway.
Schneider hasn’t been perfect either. Haven’t been able to draft offensive linemen or wide receivers.
That’s the big move Cadaver Ted intiates. 31st ranked defense, Ted see’s no reason to seek trade help. No speed at WR, TE you can time with sundial, currently no QB, but lets sit in office, sip hot soup, take naps.
mix in 85 passing yards with another FB, that will put fear in upcoming opponents
…and Barclay signs w Lions
Oh shit, the tables have turned now! Practice squad fullbacks for the win yall!!!!!