Finally! Things are back to normal around here! The Green Bay Packers finally have the lengthy injury list we are accustomed to.
It just makes me feel… comfortable. Like crawling back into your own bed after a long vacation. Something is just amiss if the Packers don’t have an injury epidemic.
And there’s really some laughable stuff here, as usual.
We already knew receiver Randall Cobb would be out this week.
All of these guys are listed as questionable.
- Receiver Davante Adams (calf)
- Cornerback Jaire Alexander (groin)
- Receiver Geronimo Allison (concussion AND hamstring)
- Cornerback Bashaud Breeland (hamstring)
- Safety Kentrell Brice (ankle)
- Guard Justin McCray (shoulder)
- Guard Lucas Patrick (back)
- Safety Jermaine Whitehead (back)
What’s most comical is Breeland was set to make his debut this week, but he pulled up lame. And with what else but a hamstring injury.
And even though Allison hasn’t practiced this week because of the concussion he also now has, what else? A hamstring injury.
Why is Cobb out? A fucking hamstring injury!
Personally, I think the Packers trainers must purposely tweak guys hamstrings when they go into the training room. The Packers have the record for most hamstring injures both in a season and all time. They also hold those marks for most games missed because of hamstring injuries. They are, indeed, hamstrung.
Surely, some of these guys will play.
We know the situation at receiver, where the team’s three rookie receivers may have to step in and step up. The other interesting situation is at safety. If Brice and Whitehead can’t go, that may open the door for rookie Josh Jackson to stake a claim to that role. Perhaps permanently.
The Packers don’t practice on Friday, so we’ll know more how this plays out after Saturday’s run through.