Discussion Board
Welcome Guest! You can login or register. Login or Register.

Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Zero2Cool  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, September 24, 2008 9:45:58 PM(UTC)
Quote:
[size=18]Williams, Rouse likely to start Sunday vs. Bucs[/size]

[img_r]http://cmsimg.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=U0&Date=20080924&Category=PKR01&ArtNo=80924164&Ref=AR&Profile=1058&MaxW=150&Border=0[/img_r]Nearly six years ago, the Green Bay Packers went into Foxboro, Mass., and were forced to play two defensive backs they signed off the street that week.

With cornerback Mike McKenzie and safety Darren Sharper out with injuries, the undermanned Packers upset the New England Patriots by playing defensive backs Bryant Westbrook and Todd Franz, who a week earlier were out of football. Neither started in the Packers 28-10 win on Oct. 13, 2002, but both played extensively in dime coverage.

Six years later, the Packers find themselves almost as desperate. On Wednesday, the team listed its entire starting secondary plus top backup safety Aaron Rouse -- who started last week -- on its injury report.

Only cornerback Al Harris, who tore his spleen in Sundays loss to the Dallas Cowboys, has been ruled out for this weeks game at Tampa Bay, but the sheer volume of defensive backs on the injury report has to be a concern considering the list includes safety Atari Bigby (who missed the Dallas game with a hamstring injury), safety Nick Collins (who left the Dallas game with a lower back contusion), cornerback Charles Woodson (who played despite a broken toe), Harris and Rouse.

Its only Wednesday, backup cornerback Will Blackmon said. Monday through Saturday, no one knows what goes on. You hear about all these injuries, but Sunday if thats the case, weve just got to be ready. But its only Wednesday, so you never know whats going to happen.

Its possible General Manager Ted Thompson could make a last-minute roster move like the Packers did before that 2002 Patriots game Westbrook was signed on the Wednesday before that game, while Franz was signed to the practice squad the same day but was not added to the 53-man roster until the day before the game. Practice-squad cornerback Joe Porter would be the most likely option.

But at this point, the Packers appear set to give Tramon Williams the start at cornerback in Harris place and are hopeful the rest of the injured players are healthy enough to play Sunday. Assuming Woodson plays, Blackmon likely would be the third cornerback in the nickel defense. Rookie second-round pick Pat Lee, who has been inactive the first three games, will make his regular-season debut.

Williams, a second-year player who seemingly came out of nowhere to make the team last season, took over the nickel spot in the final month of the regular season last year and won the job this summer. He has made steady improvement in coverage and held up OK in Harris place against the Cowboys before he gave up a 52-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to Miles Austin, whom Williams believes got away with a push-off.

Tramon has been a great surprise for us, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. Starting back when he was acquired in Year 1 and just the way he developed from Year 1 to Year 2 in the offseason. Hes a true testament to hard work (in) the offseason program. He had a good year last year, and we feel very comfortable letting him step in there and play. Im excited for him, and we wont even blink with him in there.

At safety, Bigby is not expected to play, but Collins and Rouse seemed more likely to be ready. The Packers also have Charlie Peprah, who played his first game of the season on Sunday after missing two weeks because of a hamstring injury, and cornerback Jarrett Bush, who will work mostly at safety this week.

I like the depth there, McCarthy said. I feel we have four very good players there, and Jarrett Bush is a natural back there, frankly. Were going to rotate all of those guys in and make sure they are ready. Everybody deals with it. Injuries come in different forms and different times of the year, so thats kind of where we are.

Still, it might not be the most opportune time considering they are facing a team that threw the ball a Bucs-record 67 times in Sundays overtime win over Chicago. Quarterback Brian Griese threw for a career-high 407 yards.

They know that were hurt and banged up right now, so theyre going to take their shots, Collins said. Its up to us to just go out there and make the plays when they do.
TengoJuego  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, September 24, 2008 10:45:18 PM(UTC)
Well we know Woodson is playing, hopefully Bigby will get back on the field, and Collins, well I'm not sure how bad his injury is. I have a feeling he will play.
Heatherthepackgirl  
#3 Posted : Thursday, September 25, 2008 12:06:47 AM(UTC)
They have some great players, I am sure all will be well. :)
zombieslayer  
#4 Posted : Thursday, September 25, 2008 5:59:40 PM(UTC)
Quote:
He has made steady improvement in coverage and held up OK in Harris place against the Cowboys before he gave up a 52-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to Miles Austin, whom Williams believes got away with a push-off.


Anyone watch the game again? Did this happen?
If it did, that would mean Williams did better than I thought he did.
Zero2Cool  
#5 Posted : Thursday, September 25, 2008 7:11:26 PM(UTC)
" said: Go to Quoted Post
They have some great players, I am sure all will be well. :)


They? Who are you talking about?
DGB454  
#6 Posted : Thursday, September 25, 2008 9:24:34 PM(UTC)
" said: Go to Quoted Post
" said: Go to Quoted Post
They have some great players, I am sure all will be well. :)


They? Who are you talking about?


You know.... Those guys. Them over there. That group of guys who we're talking about. Those dudes on that team.
bozz_2006  
#7 Posted : Thursday, September 25, 2008 9:32:40 PM(UTC)
" said: Go to Quoted Post
" said: Go to Quoted Post
" said: Go to Quoted Post
They have some great players, I am sure all will be well. :)


They? Who are you talking about?


You know.... Those guys. Them over there. That group of guys who we're talking about. Those dudes on that team.


that would be "we"
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
beast (5h) : Happy Birthday
wpr (10h) : Hope you had a great day Z.
uffda udfa (14h) : Happy Birthday, Z.
macbob (19h) : Z2C-Hope you had a wonderful birthday! Thanks for providing us a great place to hang out.
Smokey (23-Sep) : Anyone watching the Utah vs Arizona tonight .
Cheesey (22-Sep) : No..."Fired FROM the forge!"LOL!
Smokey (21-Sep) : A "Forged in Fire" wash out ? LOL
Cheesey (21-Sep) : Zero got cut??? I TOLD him not to play with knives!
uffda udfa (21-Sep) : Spriggs to IR.
uffda udfa (21-Sep) : Nick Perry having surgery on finger likely out this week.
Zero2Cool (21-Sep) : Ravens add RB John Crockett from the practice squad to active.
Zero2Cool (21-Sep) : No Cobb this sunday??
buckeyepackfan (21-Sep) : Was a nice run Zero, always that chance they bring you back! :)
Zero2Cool (21-Sep) : I did.
gbguy20 (20-Sep) : francois is back. so who got cut?
Zero2Cool (20-Sep) : Football Sunday at 8:30AM CT ...nice
beast (20-Sep) : Would of had to give us a draft pick if they kept him. They just wanted him until someone else got off a suspension.
gbguy20 (20-Sep) : surprised they didn't keep him until they played us
Zero2Cool (19-Sep) : Cowboys have waived linebacker Jayrone Elliott, who was acquired in a trade from the Green Bay Packers
Zero2Cool (19-Sep) : ClayMatthews52 is awfully close to setting the #Packers all-time sack record.
uffda udfa (19-Sep) : Pelissero: Banged up on o-line, #Packers worked out 3 today, per source: Fahn Cooper, Givens Price and Brandon Thomas.
Zero2Cool (19-Sep) : Yup, PFT flips to whatever gets clickys
Zero2Cool (19-Sep) : Reuben Foster (ankle) sheds walking boot (and some wanted him as a Packers player!)
gbguy20 (19-Sep) : pft was raving abot gb last week
Zero2Cool (19-Sep) : Bash packers = ratings. nothing more. unreal how dumb some places are
Zero2Cool (19-Sep) : PFT is stupid
uffda udfa (19-Sep) : from pft.com rankings: 6. Packers (1-1; No. 1): Take away Rodgers, and the Packers wouldn’t win a game.
uffda udfa (19-Sep) : Yes. Sorry.
Zero2Cool (19-Sep) : "We are hypnotized by the talent of Aaron Rodgers" | @ColinCowherd
Zero2Cool (19-Sep) : another damn hurricane???
wpr (19-Sep) : So you are saying Jordy is 150-150 for Sunday U2?
uffda udfa (19-Sep) : Jordy 50-50 for Sunday per Schefter.
uffda udfa (19-Sep) : Jordy 50-50 for Sunday per Schefter.
uffda udfa (19-Sep) : Jordy 50-50 for Sunday per Schefter.
Zero2Cool (19-Sep) : Kidding, you might be right. I don't know.
Please sign in to use Fan Shout
2017 Packers Schedule
Sunday, Sep 10 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Sep 17 @ 7:30 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Sep 24 @ 3:25 PM
BENGALS
Thursday, Sep 28 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 8 @ 3:25 PM
at Cowboys
Sunday, Oct 15 @ 12:00 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Oct 22 @ 12:00 PM
SAINTS
Sunday, Oct 29 @ 12:00 AM
- BYE -
Monday, Nov 6 @ 7:30 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Nov 12 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Sunday, Nov 19 @ 12:00 PM
RAVENS
Sunday, Nov 26 @ 7:30 PM
at Steelers
Sunday, Dec 3 @ 12:00 PM
BUCCANEERS
Sunday, Dec 10 @ 12:00 PM
at Browns
Sunday, Dec 17 @ 12:00 PM
at Panthers
Saturday, Dec 23 @ 7:30 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Dec 31 @ 12:00 PM
at Lions
Think About It
Think About It
Recent Topics
8h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Barfarn

23-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

23-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

22-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

22-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / steveishere

22-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / DoddPower

21-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

21-Sep / Around The NFL / Cheesey

21-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / DoddPower

20-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

20-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / yooperfan

20-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

19-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / Poppa San

19-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / Dulak

19-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

Headlines