Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline Zero2Cool  
#1 Posted : Thursday, December 11, 2008 11:09:03 PM(UTC)
Rank: Premier Member

Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2015Yahoo! Fantasy Football - Gold: 2009FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2011FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2016ESPN NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2013

United States
Joined: 10/13/2006(UTC)
Location: Green Bay, WI
Applause Given: 2,499
Applause Received: 4,042
Quote:
[img_r]http://cmsimg.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=U0&Date=20081211&Category=PKR01&ArtNo=81211166&Ref=AR&Profile=1058&MaxW=318&Border=0[/img_r]Green Bay Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop might have shown enough in Sundays loss to Houston to earn an expanded role regardless of Brandon Chillars health.

Chillar, who missed the Houston game with a strained groin, was a full participant in practice on Thursday and looked like he was back to full speed, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said.

But Bishop continued to get work with the starting defense, and McCarthy indicated there might be room to play more than three linebackers on Sunday at Jacksonville.

Asked how coaches would decide whom to play if Chillar tests well on Friday morning, McCarthy said, Thats an excellent question. I think well use the week of practice really to determine that. I think its very obvious, you (cant) have enough good quality productive football players. So, well find a way to make that work.

One way to make it work would be splitting up work in the base and subpackage defenses, as the Packers did to get Chillar on the field in passing situations before Nick Barnetts season-ending knee injury on Nov. 9 pressed Chillar into the starting lineup.

Against Houston, Bishop started in Chillars place at weak-side linebacker and stayed on the field in the Packers nickel, dime and seven-defensive back coverages. He struggled some in pass coverage, most notably getting beat by tight end Owen Daniels for a 27-yard catch-and-run on the Texans winning drive. But Bishop also made several impact plays in the early going something sorely needed by a defense that has floundered during the Packers three-game losing streak.

The second-year pro and former sixth-round draft pick was credited with 12 tackles, including eight solo, a sack and one that dropped running back Cecil Sapp for a 3-yard loss. Bishop also stripped Daniels at the Packers 1-yard line and on Thursday was credited with a second forced fumble after a scoring change by the Elias Sports Bureau.

He did a good job stepping in playing, Chillar said. Well see where it leads us. Ill try to help the team wherever I can, and thats been my stance the whole year.

Offensive lineman added
[ul]The Packers placed tackle Mark Tauscher on injured reserve and added another offensive lineman to take his place, signing first-year pro Nevin McCaskill off of Philadelphias practice squad.

Undrafted in 2007 out of Hampton, where he started his final 34 consecutive games at left tackle, the 6-foot-4, 315-pound McCaskill is listed as a tackle but also can play guard. He spent last season on Buffalos practice squad.

McCaskill will wear No. 67 for the Packers.

The Tauscher move was expected since Monday, when it was confirmed the veteran sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in Sundays loss to Houston. Team physician Dr. Patrick McKenzie is expected to perform Tauschers surgery next week.[/ul]

Pettways view of the Jaguars
[ul]McKenzie was to perform another ACL surgery on Friday on special teams player Kenny Pettway, who was injured Nov. 30 against Carolina.

That means Pettway wont make the trip for the Packers game against his former team, the Jaguars, who have been a mess on and off the field while falling from 11-5 last season to 4-9.

Pettway described the Jaguars downturn as very shocking.

Its a complete turnaround from when I was there, Pettway said, leaning on crutches in the locker room. It went from everybody together to it seems like everybodys just on your own down there. When I was there, it was family-like and everything, everybody was on the same page.

I dont know, man. They just fell apart.[/ul]

Health watch
[ul]Packers fullback Korey Hall (knee) and defensive tackle Justin Harrell (hip) missed practice for a second straight day, and defensive tackle Ryan Pickett was sent home sick.

Hall and Harrell were to be tested this morning and are questionable at best for Sunday. McCarthy said he had no indication Picketts illness will keep him out.

Cornerback Charles Woodson (toe) and backup linebacker Danny Lansanah (ankle) remained limited. End Jeremy Thompson (ankle) was upgraded to full participation. Only safety Atari Bigby (shoulder) has been ruled out.[/ul]

Meanwhile, in Jacksonville
[ul]The Jaguars placed running back Fred Taylor on injured reserve with torn ligaments in his left thumb.

Taylor, the 11th-year pro who has spent his entire career with Jacksonville, had started all 13 games this season but split carries with smaller, quicker backup Maurice Jones-Drew. Taylor (6-1, 228) had 143 carries for 556 yards and a touchdown plus 16 receptions; Jones-Drew (5-7, 208) has 142 carries for 607 yards and 11 touchdowns, as well as 50 catches for 462 yards and another score.

Receiver Jerry Porter (groin) sat out practice for the second straight day, while defensive tackle Tony McDaniel (toe) was upgraded to limited participation.[/ul]
Offline djcubez  
#2 Posted : Thursday, December 11, 2008 11:10:52 PM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Gold: 2014

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: Madison
Applause Given: 11
Applause Received: 17
I liked Bishop's fire. If he could learn to cover he could be one hell of a linebacker.
Offline Blank402  
#3 Posted : Friday, December 12, 2008 12:37:38 AM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 8/28/2008(UTC)
Applause Received: 1
I wouldn't mind if they put him in at MLB and let Hawk go back to OLB, that way he wouldn't be put in as many coverage situations. Or maybe just keep him in on running downs only.
Offline Greg C.  
#4 Posted : Friday, December 12, 2008 12:49:38 AM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 8/9/2008(UTC)
Location: Marquette, Michigan
Applause Received: 48
I've always liked Bishop. Maybe next year he can somehow get into the starting lineup, though there would probably have to be a trade to make room for him.
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error


Fan Shout
uffda udfa (2h) : Sit Davante if he has a bad ankle. We remember 2015.
uffda udfa (2h) : Davante is not going to practice until SAT at earliest.
uffda udfa (2h) : Davante and Jordy may be inactive at ATL.
Smokey (3h) : ROFL !!
Cheesey (3h) : The Packers SMOKED the COWBOYS!!!LOL!
Smokey (4h) : Ever Smoke a Turkey, it takes lots of rolling papers. LOL
Smokey (4h) : Thanks Cheesey. LOL
Cheesey (4h) : Smokey, it was chicken gizzards (and hearts)!
Cheesey (4h) : So let's just start by saying, I love you!
Zero2Cool (4h) : Great, Geronimo Allison is on the injury report.
Zero2Cool (5h) : Most irritating tweets/tweet starters: 1) This >>> 2) Yep, ...3) There it is.... 4) Not good 5) XX doing XX things 6) Because xxx
Zero2Cool (9h) : Belichick when asked to discuss the importance of having the home crowd behind them: “I don’t know. Go ask Dallas and Kansas City.” …Oof.
Smokey (9h) : BRAVO, ZERO !
Zero2Cool (10h) : Something to watch: Last time both road teams won the Conference title games? 2012.. when New England and Atlanta hosted.
Zero2Cool (10h) : When Ty Montgomery is contacted within 1 yard of the LOS, he averages 4.5 YPC, best for RBs. Atlanta allowed 2.0 YPC, 4th worst for defenses
Zero2Cool (12h) : ProFootballFocus says Packers have 7th best front seven. Falcons 24th.
uffda udfa (12h) : *you're
uffda udfa (12h) : Tell me how to win your heart for I haven't got a clue.
uffda udfa (12h) : Is it me your looking for?
Smokey (12h) : Hello ?
Smokey (14h) : WHAT HAPPENED WITH "CRIXUS", OUR NEWEST MEMBER ?
uffda udfa (18h) : WELCOME Rick12...wonder what the 12 is for? :)
uffda udfa (18h) : The former per Mike Silver of NFLN
uffda udfa (18h) : Falcons OC, Kyle Shanahan "almost certain" to take Niners job. That's a terrible distraction for them.
Smokey (18h) : WELCOME to the forum crixus.
Smokey (21h) : Coffee or Hot Chocolate ?
Smokey (21h) : French Toast or Pancakes ?
Smokey (21h) : Sausage or Bacon ?
Zero2Cool (17-Jan) : Falcons have officially placed DL Adrian Clayborn on IR
Zero2Cool (17-Jan) : Why? What's the difference? Can you cook same meals with one?
hardrocker950 (17-Jan) : Get a pressure cooker and your crock pot will collect dust lol
Zero2Cool (17-Jan) : Bill Vinovich is our ref. You might remember him from 4th and 26.
Smokey (17-Jan) : They were chicken livers, and they are fabulous . LOL
uffda udfa (17-Jan) : Not if Matt Ryan puts up a 40 passer rating. :) The last two were unfavorable conditions. This is dome time.
Cheesey (17-Jan) : Smokey, went to fire up the crock pot to slow cook some chicken gizzards, it burned out!
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

2016 Packers Schedule
Sunday, Sep 11 @ 12:00 PM
at Jaguars
Sunday, Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Oct 2 @ 12:00 AM
BYE
Sunday, Oct 9 @ 7:30 PM
GIANTS
Sunday, Oct 16 @ 3:25 PM
COWBOYS
Thursday, Oct 20 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 30 @ 3:25 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Nov 6 @ 3:25 PM
COLTS
Sunday, Nov 13 @ 12:00 PM
at Titans
Sunday, Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM
at Redskins
Monday, Nov 28 @ 7:30 PM
at Eagles
Sunday, Dec 4 @ 12:00 PM
TEXANS
Sunday, Dec 11 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Dec 18 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Saturday, Dec 24 @ 12:00 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Jan 1 @ 7:30 PM
at Lions

Think About It
Think About It

Recent Topics
1m / Green Bay Packers Talk / yooperfan

44m / Green Bay Packers Talk / DoddPower

50m / Fantasy Sports Talk / hardrocker950

1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / shield4life

2h / Green Bay Packers Talk / hardrocker950

3h / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

3h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

3h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

4h / Community Welcome! / wpr

5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DoddPower

5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

8h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Porforis

8h / Around The NFL / Smokey

11h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Porforis

11h / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackFanWithTwins


Packers Headlines