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Jimmy Graham Appears Good To Go

Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham has a broken thumb, but despite that, it appears he’s going to play through the injury. He took a step toward doing that on Thursday.

After sitting out Wednesday’s practice, which he customarily does, Graham was not only practicing on Thursday, but catching passes.

Graham had a wrap on his hand, but coach Mike McCarthy said he caught the ball fine.

The Packers will need all hands on deck — or at least as many as they can get — when facing the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Whatever faint playoff hopes the team has make this a must-win game.

It appears Graham will be one of those hands.

If for some reason Graham can’t go, Lance Kendricks would likely get the start. Regardless, it appears Robert Tonyan, who is in his first year with the team, is going to get more opportunities.

Tonyan caught his first regular-season NFL pass — a 54-yard touchdown — in the Packers’ loss to Seattle. Not only does the kid appear to have some talent, but he also has the Aaron Rodgers’ trust nod.

“Bobby’s made plays since he got here,” Rodgers said. “I was really proud of him that he made the team, first of all, because I thought he was very deserving. It was just making sure he got in my vision (on the touchdown). … I told myself before the game if I got a situation like that to take a shot. I saw him in my vision and just tried to throw it as far as I could.”

Tonyan has only 13 offensive snaps on the season, but he certainly made the most of the three he had in Seattle. He should be in line for more, especially with Graham limited.

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  1. Gilby November 23, 2018

    Still miss haha?

    ????

    Our defense has been playing much better without him. Meanwhile on national tv….. Amari cooper… the underachiever….. on his 2nd week in a new system… torches the redskins…on routine short catches…. in route to a 150+yard 2 td performance. This is a cowboys team that has tremendously struggled in passing all year with an overrated qb who cant throw a deep ball yet they managed to pass all over the seasoned Washington secondary. Why? here is my take…

    Clinton-dix… the player whose departure caused this sub to nearly spontaneously combust…is front and center in the comedy of errors known as Washingtons secondary during yesterdays game.

    Lets take a look at 2 big plays in Amari’s nationally televised clinic and the immense impact the #2 PFF SAFETY (BEST EVER)… had. Both plays should look oddly familiar to packers fans (if you actually watch the games)

    https://247sports.com/nfl/dallas-cowboys/Article/Amari-Cooper-90-yard-TD-125127925/ In this clip you see Clinton dix terrible effort, position, inability to change direction and lack of speed. As cooper catches the ball between 3 defenders haha is not only in awful postion as the “safety” but impedes the other redskins db. Doesnt really matter with coopers speed… but it certainly shows dix poor anticipation and lack of study. On this play he sure doesnt look “elite” or “top pff” to me as cooper goes effortlessly by 3 DBS. Notice linebacker…53…. pursuing better than dix as we all know effort was never his cup of tea.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UVPPRsAyxw – on this one notice clinton dix lackadaisical sideline defense followed by zero effort in challenging cooper. This was a busted coverage by SOMEONE … and you can clearly see dix over on the sideline covering absolutely nothing while the middle of the field is wide open. Once again we see his lack of ability to change direction and close gaps as cooper pulls away untouched at the 20. Zero pursuit… zero positioning. Unless the coach game planned cooper 1 on 1 with no middle safety (highly unlikely) it is likely dix should be responsible for the middle of the field instead of gambling on the sideline for picks to bump up his pre free agent stats… (as it appears he was trying to make a play on the outside go route)… unfortunately for him Prescott saw Cooper and he is caught literally guarding the NFL logo. Notice once again.. his terrible hip turn and lack of speed/pursuit.

    We got a 4th round pick to remove this from our lineup and frankly that is an OVERPAYMENT. I would rather see Raven greene spearing receivers due to lack of experience… at least hes in the play… and giving actual effort.

    ps: anyone see clinton dix get trucked YET AGAIN last week? Good riddance.

  2. Howard November 23, 2018

    Well I guess the Packers will have four TEs available for the Vikings. The team has occasionally lined up all four at the goal line. Some of the time MM has three TEs on the field. More often there is two TEs on the field. Most of the time there is only one TE on the field.

    The concern should be only having four D -lineman available for a game. The majority of the plays you need three D linemen on the field. If you want to slow down the run and keep your big guys fresh for the end of the game five big guys for the D line would be wise in case of an in game injury.

    MM said earlier in the week that the team would need to do something about DL depth this week. It looks like Daniels will not be available for this game, and may not be back this year. That leaves only 4 big D lineman on the game day roster.

    As it is now Friday with no new signing, my guess is the Packers are going to bring up a D lineman from the PS. The two guys are James Looney or Deon Simon. I think one of those two are going to get signed to the 53 and Daniels may go to IR. My guess is Simon comes up (big body) to (try) help in the run game.

  3. PF4L November 23, 2018

    In the last game we kept the queens under 500 yards and under 30 points.

    I like our chances.

    1. KILLER November 23, 2018

      I’m sure you’ll see this post on the other article, but, just in case, here you go. I’ll check for your answer on both articles.
      +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      Piffle…aka PF4L… aka Monty….

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      If Vikings win you must stay off this site (your own site) at least as per your Piffle/PF4L identity comments for one full week. Let’s make it 8 days actually. This Monday the 26th thru to midnight Monday December 3rd (so nothing all of either Monday and all days in between).

      If the Packers win then it is I who must stay away for all those same 8 days.

      A tie? We both do!

      Violation of this bet leads to known loss of honor and banning from this site forever. Failing to accept this challenge on your part will lead to a loss of perceived honor and actual respect by the other posters and readers who visit this site.

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      1. Ferris November 23, 2018

        Go away dipshit.

        1. Icebowl November 24, 2018

          “Of all the things I’ve lost I miss my mind the most” Ozzy Osbourne

      2. PF4L November 23, 2018

        You Lonely Boy…are a special kind of moron.

        Find someone to read the definition of sarcasm to you. Then after, ask them nicely to explain it to you.

    2. Icebowl November 24, 2018

      That was funny PF4L…. !!!!

  4. Ferris November 23, 2018

    I don’t think this game matters except for draft position. Not a lot of playoff implications. Green Bay may win one more game this year. Minnesota is looking at 3-3 in their last 6 games. L to Seattle, L to New England and L to Chicago. 8-7-1. Go watch the miracle play that won you nothing for another off season.

  5. Skinny November 23, 2018

    This is great news. Looking forward to his two targeted attempts from Rodgers in the final stat line Sunday night.

  6. TyKo Steamboat November 23, 2018

    (before taxes) If each catch this guy made added up to 10 million per season, then a single reception would be worth $294,117 dollars

    1. Icebowl November 24, 2018

      That 2 houses a catch in Green Bay….