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Four key players ruled out for Packers

The Packers will be missing more than a maintenance worker this weekend.

Outside linebackers Brady Poppinga and Aaron Kampman were ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys.  Tight end Jermichael Finley, who was hopeful to play, will also miss the game.  Last week’s starting right tackle Mark Tauscher will also miss the game, as expected.

Seventh-round rookie Brad Jones will start at outside linebacker for the Packers against an improving Cowboys offensive attack. 

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  1. CutlerISaPussy says: Nov 13, 2009 3:07 PM

    Looks like the the Green Bay Sackers are headed to sub .500. They seem to be right on target to matching last years record. The bright side is, the Puker fans can go ahead and start reading up on the upcoming draft prospects.

  2. chapnasty says: Nov 13, 2009 3:09 PM

    Of course Rosenthal wrote this one… “an improving Cowboys offensive attack.”

  3. bluestree says: Nov 13, 2009 3:10 PM

    Aaron Rodgers better be wearing a steel jock on Sunday.

  4. Norseman says: Nov 13, 2009 3:12 PM

    The Packer ship is listing badly and headed to the bottom.

  5. Fan_Of_ Four says: Nov 13, 2009 3:13 PM

    Enough already !!!
    I am so dayum sick and tired of people calling Aaron Kampman a linebacker. Only a moron would use him this way.

  6. Bill In DC says: Nov 13, 2009 3:13 PM

    I suspect the Packers are making a strategic decision. They probably consider it unlikely that they would win the game if these guys limp in to play, so they are resting them for the games on their schedule that they have a better chance of winning if these guys are fully healthy.
    Not a bad strategy.

  7. Hap says: Nov 13, 2009 3:13 PM

    That means nothing. Let The Cowboys look past them and its go bye-bye time. They’re no slouches.

  8. lebowski says: Nov 13, 2009 3:15 PM

    Justin Harrell wanted company…

  9. Evpimp says: Nov 13, 2009 3:16 PM

    sooo this game will look like last nights game?? Gay rod throws 5 picks and gets sacked 10 more times!! The only thing different is the Cowboys will win by 30!

  10. Cubano says: Nov 13, 2009 3:19 PM

    HA HA, you said “Poppinga”

  11. Fan_Of_ Four says: Nov 13, 2009 3:26 PM

    # CutlerISaPussy says: November 13, 2009 3:07 PM
    Looks like the the Green Bay Sackers are headed to sub .500. They seem to be right on target to matching last years record. The bright side is, the Puker fans can go ahead and start reading up on the upcoming draft prospects.
    >>>>>>>>>>

  12. leatherneck says: Nov 13, 2009 3:27 PM

    Good. Kampman should sit after the concussion.

  13. MushroomCloudMoFo says: Nov 13, 2009 3:27 PM

    “Puker fans can go ahead and start reading up on the upcoming draft prospects.”
    Ha! I’m a Packer fan, and I already have (tear).
    I’m at the point where the best thing that can come from this season is a new coach.

  14. DocBG says: Nov 13, 2009 3:30 PM

    perhaps they shouldn’t be firing those maintenence guys, they might need them for the offensive line, and now OLB. my guess is that barby is out with sore knees, and tasucher is out with rectal trauma.

  15. heysharpshooter says: Nov 13, 2009 3:34 PM

    As a Packers fan I hate to say this… trade Aaron Kampman. He’s clearly not a good fit for this scheme, and although he has been one of my favorite Packers in a long time, he is not getting the job done as a linebacker. Should have tried to dump him at the trade deadline for David Stewart.

  16. Chickenfoot says: Nov 13, 2009 3:43 PM

    Bill In DC says:
    November 13, 2009 3:13 PM
    I suspect the Packers are making a strategic decision. They probably consider it unlikely that they would win the game if these guys limp in to play, so they are resting them for the games on their schedule that they have a better chance of winning if these guys are fully healthy.
    Not a bad strategy.
    ==================================
    Sad thing is Bill, i don’t think there are any winnable games on the schedule.
    This team has no heart.

  17. K-Rock says: Nov 13, 2009 3:46 PM

    I watched tight end Jermichael Finley play many Friday nights under the bright lights at Diboll High School here in East Texas. GO LUMBERJACKS!
    Hope he bounces back from the injury and finishes the season strong.

  18. Emoney says: Nov 13, 2009 3:49 PM

    The only way we can trade Kampman at this point is to put the tag on him at the end of the season and attempt to trade him. Of course, teams know that the Packers will be desperate to move him, so they’ll only get lowball offers.
    Should have traded in last off season when they announced the 3-4 transition. Kampman and the smarter fans knew this wasn’t going to work, no matter how much our idiot coach claimed that he was picking up the scheme.
    He shouldn’t be covering Percy Harvin and Derrick Ward. Hence, why he was burned.
    The Packers are in trouble. They need a running back, two tackles, a guard, a safety, and another cornerback to take over for Al Harris.
    I’ve got a headache just thinking about this.

  19. Vikes-N-Favre says: Nov 13, 2009 4:06 PM

    They should rename themselves the Green Bay Titanics and their team slogan should be “Because we are sinking fast”

  20. footballrulz says: Nov 13, 2009 4:07 PM

    Poppinga has been demoted to special teams & should be demoted to another team. Kampman should sit with a concussion, hell, they’re not utilizing his ability anyway. Finley’s been out & I don’t think anyone thought Tauscher would finisih the season anyway. Doubt Clifton makes it through the game.
    @ bluestree–hell, he needs a full suit of armour.
    @ chickenfoot–I don’t know, I still think we can take Detroit. Other than that, it ain’t lookin good. Hard to have heart when your coach keeps throwing you under the bus & the defensive coach puts shackles on his players.
    @ MushroomCloudMoFo–Amen, & don’t forget the GM too.
    @emoney–Al “Embarrassed” Harris got a big come uppance last Sunday. Talking that smack shit & the rookie QB comes back & nails himi on hte next play. Needs to quit running his mouth & og back to the Pro Bowl calibre player he was a few years ago. Seems that guy always gets burnt in “big” games. Who woulda thought Tampa Bay would turn out to be a big game?

  21. Twiz says: Nov 13, 2009 4:13 PM

    The Packers are only a few key players/personnel away from being serious contenders……
    a quality QB
    the entire O line
    Linebackers
    a decent running back
    a decent Tight End
    a Head Coach (3rd team for Capers)?
    a GM
    Get those players/personnel in place, they could actually contend for a wild card!

  22. TiltnSpill says: Nov 13, 2009 4:39 PM

    I’m absolutely appalled by the members here that call themselves Packer fans.
    @mushroomCloudMofo – The season is far from over
    @chickenfoot – No heart my ass. Donald Driver plays his ass off every single down.
    It’s amazing who jumps off the bandwagon after a bad loss. You remind me of Philly fans after they lost to Oakland.
    1 game doesn’t decide a season and winning cures all… just ask Denver.

  23. merrillhodgestoupee says: Nov 13, 2009 4:41 PM

    Mayor McCheese is on his last hamburger. What is the record for having the division won tearly, cause I dont think our Packers or bears can even think about the Playoffs…Oh well Vikings will lose in first round anyway..
    Bye Bye Mayor McCheese.

  24. Chickenfoot says: Nov 13, 2009 4:51 PM

    TiltnSpill says:
    November 13, 2009 4:39 PM
    @chickenfoot – No heart my ass. Donald Driver plays his ass off every single down
    =================================
    1 guy out of 53 has heart….oooooh stop the presses!!!
    I was talking about the team as a whole!
    No leadership , no direction, no discipline, no heart, and now you can add no class.
    That fits well because 98% of their fans have no class either.
    Tilt, obviously you aren’t a golfer……I’m a Vikings fan and I’m loving this implosion.
    You keep thinking the season isn’t over….sorry to say. it was over 2 weeks ago.

  25. PkrNboro says: Nov 13, 2009 4:56 PM

    Didja see that Spitz had surgery?
    had a nerve “released”…
    WTF ??
    He’ll never be the same…
    Clifton is 2 yrs past serviceability.
    Colledge has ALWAYS sucked.
    Spitz was mediocre, at best.
    Wells is UNDERsized.
    Sitton is unknown.
    Barbre is a JOKE.
    GB is screwed…
    …and years and years away from putting together an O-line.
    God help us…

  26. McBleezy says: Nov 13, 2009 5:20 PM

    Theres no way Dallas is overlooking this game.

  27. ThanksTed says: Nov 13, 2009 6:14 PM

    Emoney says:
    November 13, 2009 3:49 PM
    The only way we can trade Kampman at this point is to put the tag on him at the end of the season and attempt to trade him. Of course, teams know that the Packers will be desperate to move him, so they’ll only get lowball offers.
    YOU ARE RIGHT ON EMONEY.
    I just talked to Ted and he is all in favor. He wants a draft pick rather than a proven veteran so he can bring down the average age.
    The Bears, Lions, and Viking are willing to give high picks but Ted says:
    “No way. Mike and I don’t need to have the Packer fans watch our former stud defensive end twice a year go Jared Allen on poor old AROD. Besides, high draft picks eat up too much salary cap. That forces me to pick bad players like Brohm and Harrell who I can cut after a year or two. We don’t have to play the Browns for 4 more years, maybe they will take Kampman like they took pro-bowl alternate Corey Williams last year. I got a bag of used balls and a kicking tee for him. Maybe I can get a 5th round pick for Kampman and take Jarrett Bush’s brother — Not quite as good as Jarrett, who looks good on the highlight films running after people. Hey Mike — get me some eggs.”

  28. SgtSigma says: Nov 13, 2009 6:57 PM

    the one Packer “fan” is the only one that can’t see the light…
    riiiiight
    SKOL

  29. chapnasty says: Nov 13, 2009 7:22 PM

    Ware gets 4 sacks…. in the first quarter

  30. Vikefanman says: Nov 13, 2009 7:27 PM

    Bill In DC says:
    November 13, 2009 3:13 PM
    I suspect the Packers are making a strategic decision. They probably consider it unlikely that they would win the game if these guys limp in to play, so they are resting them for the games on their schedule that they have a better chance of winning if these guys are fully healthy.
    Not a bad strategy.
    ==================================
    You mean teams like Tampa Bay?

  31. PackerBacker1980 says: Nov 13, 2009 7:47 PM

    you Viking fans act as if you have won a SB… until you have won a SB. you can’t talk trash..

  32. packers4life says: Nov 13, 2009 10:49 PM

    “After Harrell & Hawk the Packers should just trade away all their first round picks. Thompson hasn’t hit on a first round pick since he left Seattle.”
    Ever heard of, oh I don’t know, Aaron Rodgers?? or better yet, Clay Matthews??
    You Viking fans sure have a ton of time on your hands if you feel it is necessary to comment EVERY single Packer story.

  33. badmoonrison says: Nov 14, 2009 1:33 AM

    I’m a Packer fan for life, and let me tell you it looks bleak. Since Nov. 2008 they have 6 wins: 2 from the bears, 2 from the lions, and one each from st. louis and cleveland. AHHH

  34. JimmySmith says: Nov 14, 2009 6:18 AM

    Let the Viking fans talk now, we all know they will have very little to say after the first playoff game when they pull their customary choke job.
    For a franchise that never won anything, if fact, they are most famous for the amount of playoff games they should have won and lost, the Biqueen fans are feeling frisky. But Chickenshit and his fellow band of idiots will be singing a different tune when Brent throws up 4 INT’s come the playoffs.

  35. ThanksTed says: Nov 14, 2009 10:17 AM

    GOOD POINT PACKERS4LIFE
    Rodgers and Matthews are great. They have won 10 games in their career as starters. I would tell you that is 2 wins per year for the five years that TT has been GM, but you will probably say numbers lie and liars use numbers. Maybe you can’t count or you can’t handle the truth.
    Take care.

  36. Shalhoub66 says: Nov 14, 2009 11:48 AM

    Big Mike is the most uninspiring coach in all of sports… he waddles up and down the sideline trying to figure out whats going on

  37. TheBaySay says: Nov 14, 2009 4:39 PM

    Vikes-N-Favre: You may now add “Comedian” to “Football Commentator” under the heading of “Jobs I have no chance of ever getting in the real world.”

  38. Bigskyvikes says: Nov 14, 2009 5:23 PM

    I just read that the Greenbay Packers are going broke and may have to sell off the team!
    They said it would be a win/win because they could sell the team to LA and than since 64% of the state of Wisconsin is a loyal Vikings fans that they would use tax dollars from both states to build the Vikes a new stadium. In Mn.
    The stadium would be large enough so season ticket holders from Mn and Ws for the Vikes and the Pack could renew their season tickets for seats in the new Vikings stadium!
    I think this is great news and cant wait.

  39. Supersuckers says: Nov 14, 2009 7:47 PM

    Jimmy,
    You take one of the most recognized organizations for choking in the world of sports and mix that with a qb that has played miserably in the post season past 1996 and we could see a collapse of biblical proportions. COULD see.

  40. packers4life says: Nov 15, 2009 4:58 AM

    “I just read that the Greenbay Packers are going broke and may have to sell off the team!”
    Sorry but the Packers will never, ever move. Odds are that the team will be sold is 1 and one billion.

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