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Jake Ryan Is Done For 2018

It’s what we all expected would be the case. When linebacker Jake Ryan went down on Monday, it was presumed that he tore his ACL.

That has now been confirmed.

Ryan, who would have been playing his fourth season, had been a part-time starter for the Green Bay Packers. He started 12 games in 2017 and 10 in 2016. Ryan had 81 and 82 tackles in those seasons, respectively.

Ryan has been solid against the run, but isn’t good in coverage. That’s part of the reason Blake Martinez has become the No. 1 and most used inside linebacker. That’s also part of the reason the Packers drafted Oren Burks in the third round.

The Packers have already said they have no plans to sign a veteran, even though there are some capable guys available.

So it looks like it will be Martinez, Burks and whatever safety the Packers drop into the box.

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  1. Drater August 1, 2018

    How can you ever replace a player like Jack Brian?

  2. TyKo Steamboat August 1, 2018

    Well fuck me, Cynthia Frelund….

    Jake Ryan was the number 2 ILB in the NFL vs. the run according to PFF behind only Luke Keuchly. Dude is slower than molasses but a mean compliment to Blake Martinez. This is a loss. Fuck my life & my wife.

    Oren Burks had better be effen ready.

  3. Cheese August 1, 2018

    Why not sign a veteran, especially while they’re still in training camp? It’s not like they’re going to disrespect Burks who has never started a game before. Even if it’s just for depth. So the defense is going to rotate safety’s into the ILB position all year and hope nobody else gets injured????

  4. PF4L August 1, 2018

    Ryan was always around the ball, because he had something not all players have, a motor and desire. Unfortunately for him this game is nearing 75% passing offense and he was never destined to become a full time starter in this league given his limitations in coverage.

    Damn….that sounded like a eulogy.

    Well….it sucks for him, but as the Packers would always say back in 2010 before they won the Super Bowl….

    Next man up!

    1. TyKo Steamboat August 2, 2018

      Well said. Still a big loss though

  5. Gort August 1, 2018

    I still think that 52 would be a very good ILB.
    He could be that 3 down linebacker – enough speed to cover and big enough to handle the run.
    This discussion sounds familiar – Déjà vu all over again, again, again . . . .

  6. DaBeerDaPackDaCheese August 2, 2018

    ERIC REID! Too bad the league owners blacklisted the guy…

    1. TyKo Steamboat August 2, 2018

      Packers don’t have an owner… I smell connection!

      1. Mitch Anthony August 2, 2018

        Collusion too. Can’t forget collusion. It is the buzzword of the day.

        1. PF4L August 2, 2018

          In simpler times when a player did something stupid, they took their lumps and learned another life lesson.

          These days, it seems there are only two things to do…find someone to blame, and take them to Court.