Green Bay Packers cornerback Kevin King had his rookie season cut short due to a shoulder injury. His other shoulder was injured during the preseason. Now, King will miss time because of a groin injury.
Much like Nick Perry, Kevin King is made of glass.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy pretty much ruled King out for the Washington game, on Wednesday.
“I’m hoping it’ll be short term. We’ll know more. I think he’s going to be hard pressed to play this week,” McCarthy said.
King played just 26 snaps against Minnesota before leaving with the injury. Many have pointed out that the Packers’ secondary struggled after King left. That’s not an entirely accurate picture.
The Packers’ secondary really only struggled in the 4th quarter against the Vikings. King didn’t play the entire second half. The struggles were largely the result of three guys — cornerback Davon House, who initially replaced King, and safeties Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Kentrell Brice. House and Brice in particular struggled, but Brice was hands-down the worst of the bunch.
What’s the plan without King?
The Packers went to rookies Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson after King went down and House faltered against the Vikings. That would appear to be the logical move going forward.
Clearly, the Packers don’t know the severity of King’s injury yet. Will he miss a little time or a lot? That’s what needs to be determined now.
King missed the final five games of his rookie season after being shut down because of that shoulder injury.
i know it’s early to call this dude a bust like i have previously, but …c’mon, look at him, he’s a twig. It’s not like this dude didn’t have injury history in college ball. I’d like the think Ted and his staff (Gute) were aware of this and just rolled the dice.
As far as the article listing all the def. backs, where is T. Willy mentioned? Does he just…..get a pass? I don’t know what PFF graded him out at, but the eye test and my DVR says he got burned multiple times. But give him a pass, like most people did for 2 years after his shoulder injury. Speaking of 5 million dollar mistakes, how’s Wilkerson looking?
I agree, didn’t like the pick either due to his body type. This guy was never going to be able to play physical with that frame. I get the other stuff, the height, the speed, but damn. Holy fuck that is turning into a shit draft class. I cry thinking about the guys we passed on. Remember the Packers scouts saying they graded Biegel higher than Watt that year. WHAT! Also they said Montravious Adams had Sapp like qualities. We got two RBs out of that class that’s it. The rest is shit.
Is Adams still on this team?
You got that right. Packer scout team is piss poor. I agree on Watt! Thompson and Ball still with them. Big mistakes.
TJ Watt has 10 sacks in only 2 games so far this season.
Never mind. I’m an idiot. He has only 3 sacks so far this season.
King is a Perry! Glass for sure.
I’m still wondering why Ha Ha sucks-dix is still on this team. Pettine’s defense is no different than capers. Holding people accountable…what a joke.
2 games vs. 9 seasons, and they are the same defense? Holy shit and I thought I was pessimistic.
Well its early, but it feels like the CBs as a whole are alot better. Safety spot would be 100 times better with Eric Reid back there but the Packers are scared shitless about bringing him in.
Will Nick Perry every be quick enough to sack a QB? Looks more like a 5 technique 4-3 DE to me.