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Jermichael Finley and Nick Barnett are scheduled for surgery

MRI Monday is here in Green Bay, and the early results could be worse.

Packers linebacker Nick Barnett and tight end Jermichael Finley will undergo surgery.  Barnett was hoping to avoid surgery, but he will be out a while.  Some reports have suggested he could return in 6-8 weeks, while others worried his season was over. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said they will know more about Barnett’s prognosis after surgery.

NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports that Finley will miss roughly three weeks with a “minor knee scope.”  McCarthy only said he’d be surprised if the injury was season-ending.  Backup tight end Donald Lee will miss a few weeks.

McCarthy said Aaron Rodgers will at a minimum miss practice time after suffering a concussion on the final play of Sunday’s loss to Washington.  He admitted Rodgers could miss this week’s game. 

Special teams ace Derrick Martin has a “significant” knee injury that will knock him out more than a few weeks.  (Sounded possibly season-ending.)  McCarthy said it’s too early to tell if linebacker Clay Matthews and defensive tackle Ryan Pickett will play this week.

Matthews’ hamstring strain is reportedly not as significant as the one he had in training camp.

Add it all up, and there are really no awful surprises for the Packers.  Barnett’s news was expected.  Rodgers, Matthews, Finley, and Pickett should be back at various points in the next month.

In the meantime, the Packers just need to avoid falling into a big hole.

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  1. BigBear123 says: Oct 11, 2010 1:28 PM

    Excuses for when they play the ViQueens.
    Can call Pack-ViQueens te excuse bowl!
    Both teams are full of excuses for their poor performances.

  2. rovibe says: Oct 11, 2010 1:32 PM

    Here comes the tidal wave of lame excuses from Packers fans when their team goes on a long losing streak… As if every other team in the league doesn’t deal with the same issues. The Bears and Lions were without their starting QB’s yesterday, and still won convincingly. Even the two non-calls on Packers DB’s yesterday for obvious pass interference weren’t enough to keep them from losing. Maybe Green Bay just isn’t that good???

  3. BRUTUS9448 says: Oct 11, 2010 1:36 PM

    I don’t think it matters against the dolphins who plays. They’ll roll pass the fish easily this weekend. bank on it

  4. boysrollsmokespole says: Oct 11, 2010 1:37 PM

    Skins hand out a whipping again this week. The one thing they do well is hit. I always admired the Packers until we played them this week.
    The amount of whining done by the fans is past the point of being able to stomach. You got an azz whooping simple as that. The egirls got handed some cracked ribs and cuncussions the week prior, but no whining from the egirls. McCoy played with cracked ribs and won this week. But jeez you all are like nothing I have ever seen. It wasn like the Skins wernt missing some key players and staring folks that had never even played a full NFL game. Quit your crying. Its an poor reflection of Vince.

  5. JimmySmith says: Oct 11, 2010 1:39 PM

    Could be a lot worse, Aaron Rodgers could have been sexting suggestive photos to a GB Packer employee and facing a 4 game suspension. Thank God Rodgers isn’t a douche bag, he has a chance to play.

  6. Olbermanisadouche says: Oct 11, 2010 1:43 PM

    For a Bears fan to be bragging is pretty sad. The Bears are hands down the worst 4-1 team in the league. Just let the season play itself out a little more and let’s see how much bragging comes out of Bear fans mouths…

  7. Jackson says: Oct 11, 2010 1:46 PM

    Bank on it Brutus? GB couldn’t beat an offensively challenged Redskins team. This is the NFL, there are no ‘gimme’ wins.
    Just ask the Saints, Cowboys, and Chargers..they all didn’t ‘roll’ yesterday.

  8. ClayMath52 says: Oct 11, 2010 1:47 PM

    Ugh… what a mess. If you want to call the reason we lose more games because our starting line-up is missing many players, then fine i’m making an “excuse.” Our team will not play as well with backups…..kind of like every other team in the league.

  9. Tjackfan says: Oct 11, 2010 1:47 PM

    @BigBear123
    You are doing the right thing. Enjoy it while you can. Weeks 1-5 have been both the Bears playoffs and Super Bowl. Congratulations! One thing both Vikings and Packers fans can still agree on is that, “The Bears Still Suck”!

  10. Infidel says: Oct 11, 2010 1:48 PM

    For some bizarre reason, the title-less Vikes’ fans remained obsessed with GB.
    Meanwhile, the Jets prepare to pummel Brett Favre – before Deanna flies in to town this week to finish him off.
    I guess it’s easy to avoid the inevitable 1-3 start to focus on the team with 12 championships.

  11. alphamail says: Oct 11, 2010 1:51 PM

    No excuses here.
    The Packers played poorly yesterday and suffered some injuries.
    That’s no big deal. Happens with every team.
    The Packers will roll over the Dolphins and Vikings the next two weeks, regardless.
    Favre and Moss are paper tigers who don’t scare anybody.
    A slump is just a slump. Luckly GB has the personnel and coach to get them out of it.
    6-2 at the bye, losers.

  12. Rodgers4President says: Oct 11, 2010 1:51 PM

    rovibe says:
    October 11, 2010 1:32 PM
    Here comes the tidal wave of lame excuses from Packers fans when their team goes on a long losing streak… As if every other team in the league doesn’t deal with the same issues. The Bears and Lions were without their starting QB’s yesterday, and still won convincingly. Even the two non-calls on Packers DB’s yesterday for obvious pass interference weren’t enough to keep them from losing. Maybe Green Bay just isn’t that good???
    ———————————————————–
    So not having 8 starters including your leading receiver (Finley) and possible All-pro QB is not a legitimate excuse?? You’ve got to be kidding me. I understand that injuries aren’t an excuse but what the Packers are going through right now is more than ridiculous. They are down to 3rd and possibly 4th string players starting. Guys that were practice squad players a week or two ago are being pressed into major roles. That is more extreme than just “a few injuries”.

  13. wd40 says: Oct 11, 2010 1:52 PM

    If healthy, a very talanted roster on both sides of the ball.
    As a Redskin fan, it was obvious they were a better team yesterday.
    My concern was with the coaching. Instead of playing to win; they played to crush us.
    On the road you go for the field goal to put you up 10-0.

  14. bonafide says: Oct 11, 2010 1:56 PM

    Maybe it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world if the Packers tanked the season so they could get rid of the that moron of a coach they have.

  15. PackerRube13 says: Oct 11, 2010 1:58 PM

    Ha ha people trying to bait us Packer fans into whining. Do they have us confused with Viking fans? We still have a winning record. The injuries are not the reason for the 2, almost 3, losses. The coaching is. McCarthy has been a joke so far with his game plans, in-game adjustments, and clock management. That has cost us the victories, period.

  16. RyanLilly says: Oct 11, 2010 2:01 PM

    The packers are talented enough to win this week and then pull one out against the Vikings. The good thing about this is that maybe TT will finally trade for a running back since Rodgers will be out this week. How can you say the Bears and Lions won convincingly yesterday? The bears game had what 7 turnovers and the Lions won for the second time in 23 games or something insane like that.

  17. Dolfan34 says: Oct 11, 2010 2:03 PM

    BRUTUS,
    Don’t be so certain the Dolphins will roll over and die this weekend to the Pack. The Pack are severely beat up for this game, are playing some lousy football right now and the Dolphins best efforts so far have come on the road. This is also a game the ‘Phins must have. I hope the Pack feel the same way and take the ‘Phins lightly.

  18. 4-84-28puretalent says: Oct 11, 2010 2:05 PM

    Bears are not a good team even with Cutler. It was easy to see based off the schedule that they would jump out to an early division lead then crumble at the end when it gets tough. Viking and Packer fans don’t worry, we only have to put up with their crap for a few more weeks, then they will disappear from this website as fast as they showed up. BIG GAME TONIGHT!!!!!

  19. isonic1 says: Oct 11, 2010 2:06 PM

    So do people still think Ted Thompson should be GM of Year again? Saw a lot of posts last week saying this. Seems like this week, they want his head.

  20. Kappy says: Oct 11, 2010 2:12 PM

    I know injuries hit every team, but this is ridiculous & I’m not a Packers fan. They’re already without Al Harris & their 2 starting SS. Now they lose Barnett & possibly Matthews for a while? That’s crazy enough, but then you tack on Rodgers & Finley, this team has an excuse if they don’t win. Look what happened to the Giants last season when they lost a couple key defensive guys. They were atrocious. Now that they’re healthy, they’re a top 5 ranked D. Injuries kill seasons, especially on defense when you have to face that offensive monster in Minnesota. How about you non-Packer fans worry about your team winning against the banged-up Pack because if your team loses to them, what will your excuse be? Pretty damn embarrassing.

  21. Kappy says: Oct 11, 2010 2:13 PM

    I know injuries hit every team, but this is ridiculous & I’m not a Packers fan. They’re already without Al Harris & their 2 starting SS. Now they lose Barnett & possibly Matthews for a while? That’s crazy enough, but then you tack on Rodgers & Finley, this team has an excuse if they don’t win. Look what happened to the Giants last season when they lost a couple key defensive guys. They were atrocious. Now that they’re healthy, they’re a top 5 ranked D. Injuries kill seasons, especially on defense when you have to face that offensive monster in Minnesota. How about you non-Packer fans worry about your team winning against the banged-up Pack because if your team loses to them, what will your excuse be? Pretty damn embarrassing.

  22. andyprough says: Oct 11, 2010 2:15 PM

    You play a Shanahan coached team and get a bunch of knee and leg injuries.
    Gee – who would’ve thunk it? Chop block much??
    Memo to Shanahan – you won those two Super Bowls because of Terrell Davis and John Elway – not because your teams caused so many season ending knee injuries to the opposition. Football games CAN actually be won without intending to cause injuries.
    Why does the league office let this guy keep coaching?

  23. 4-84-28puretalent says: Oct 11, 2010 2:17 PM

    I think what has to be more concerning for the Packer faithful is their coach’s inability to adjust at halftime. It seems as though every game they jump all over their opponent in the first half, then the other team makes adjustments and the Pack fails to do so. If you are that one dimensional, all passing it doesnt take that long to figure out the game plan and adjust. Mccarthy just isnt smart enough to change it up.

  24. william sizemore says: Oct 11, 2010 2:24 PM

    Last week the Dolphins special teams suck, now with theses players out what will the excuse be if the fish don’t win this Sunday, if the coaches can’t get this team up, then perhaps some changes should be made. I am a life long Miami fan and its time for them to show up and win this game, perhaps they will play to win, and not play to not lose. Bill

  25. MrMicrophone says: Oct 11, 2010 2:26 PM

    Seriously. All teams lose players, it happens every year. But for a team to be down so many key starters is certainly out of the ordinary. If the Vikes or Bears lost their starting RB ALONE they’d be crying like babies, much less their MLB, OLB, 2 S’s, 2 TE’s, 2 CB’s and 2 DT’s (and possibly QB next week). The fact is, injuries change seasons. Call it an excuse if you want. I call it a reason.
    Same as if a sudden 60 mph gust of wind blows a game-winning FG to the right. Would that be the reason the kick was missed or just some cry-baby “excuse?” Should that kicker/team have been prepared for such an event beforehand?

  26. PackFaninPackLand says: Oct 11, 2010 2:26 PM

    Re: YoureAllIdiots at 2:00 PM
    The Bears won without their starting QB.
    The Packers are missing:
    Starting Halfback
    BOTH the starting and 2nd string TE’s
    Al Harris
    TWO starting Linebackers
    Starting O. Tackle (Bulaga should start anyway)
    Starting Safety
    TWO Starting D. Lineman (If you count Jolley)
    *potentially their QB*
    So on Offense: 6 to 7 Starters are down. THATS HALF THE OFFENSE.
    ———————–
    Umm, how does Grant, Finley and Tauscher (even adding in the possibility of Rodgers) add up to “6 to 7 Starters are down”
    1.) 3 or 4 is not 6 or 7 … Obama.
    and “THATS HALF THE OFFENSE” ????”
    2.) And even if the 6 or 7 were true (which it isn’t) when do you get to play with 12-14 guys ???
    You’re not exactly a MATH major are you ???
    So YoureAllIdiots, I do NOT want whatever you’re smoking, because you’re delusional.
    But, you should change your user ID to “TheAuthorOfThisCommentIsAnIdiot”.

  27. Sparrowhawk says: Oct 11, 2010 2:29 PM

    BigBear123 ~ Weren’t you here as BigBengal123 last year? It’s nice that you’ve found your voice, but we’ll see if you’re still here in a few weeks when the Pack gets healthy and your team (this year, anyway) is back on the bottom.

  28. JimmySmith says: Oct 11, 2010 2:30 PM

    Contra says: sorry pal – no amount of deflecting will work here. And even if favre was sexting then it’s a big “so what!”
    It might be a “so what” if the women were not the employees or contracted workers of the same organization that pays BrINT’s salary. That alone moves it from crude behavior into the domain of the NFL and there is no way the NFL can whitewash sexual advances from a player to a team employee. They might try to, but in the legal realm, BrINT has screwed the pooch on this one.
    But don’t let the facts of this situation get in the way of your attempt to justify it as “so what”. Childress could also complain about being BrINT’s bitch but the NFL would probably rule that Chilly was just asking for it with the dresses that he wears.

  29. SJ Apollo says: Oct 11, 2010 2:32 PM

    The bad news is that the Packers will be a bit thin for the next few weeks. The good news is that the rest of the NFC sucks. They need to treat water, get healthy, and then make a move.

  30. VikesBlowHorn says: Oct 11, 2010 2:36 PM

    Funny how Vikes fans are talking about the Packers using injuries as excuses before any Packer fans even say anything, but when the Vikings were 0-2, that’s all they could talk about was “Wait until we’re healthy”.

  31. ejmat says: Oct 11, 2010 2:40 PM

    JimmySmith says:
    October 11, 2010 1:39 PM
    Could be a lot worse, Aaron Rodgers could have been sexting suggestive photos to a GB Packer employee and facing a 4 game suspension. Thank God Rodgers isn’t a douche bag, he has a chance to play.
    ——————————
    Great spin. By the way Favre will play this week and next week. In fact he will most likely finish the season regardless of whether the ALLEGATIONS are true or not.
    By the way, if this is true just remember he was a Jet and not a Viking when it happened. So don’t go projecting Packer problems with the Vikings.

  32. GBfanForever says: Oct 11, 2010 2:44 PM

    The really crummy thing about the packs record right now is that after 5 games of football, the packers have only trailed for about 4 out of 310 minutes of play. They could be a dominant team but fate is not on their side right now.

  33. ejmat says: Oct 11, 2010 2:47 PM

    RyanLilly says:
    October 11, 2010 2:01 PM
    The packers are talented enough to win this week and then pull one out against the Vikings. The good thing about this is that maybe TT will finally trade for a running back since Rodgers will be out this week. How can you say the Bears and Lions won convincingly yesterday? The bears game had what 7 turnovers and the Lions won for the second time in 23 games or something insane like that.
    —————————
    Because when you look at the FINAL SCORE it tells you they won convincingly yesterday. What does how many wins in the past have to do with yesterday? The Lions won 44-6. I would say that winning by 38 points would be considered pretty freaking convincing.

  34. ejmat says: Oct 11, 2010 2:57 PM

    JimmySmith says:
    October 11, 2010 2:30 PM
    Contra says: sorry pal – no amount of deflecting will work here. And even if favre was sexting then it’s a big “so what!”
    It might be a “so what” if the women were not the employees or contracted workers of the same organization that pays BrINT’s salary. That alone moves it from crude behavior into the domain of the NFL and there is no way the NFL can whitewash sexual advances from a player to a team employee. They might try to, but in the legal realm, BrINT has screwed the pooch on this one.
    But don’t let the facts of this situation get in the way of your attempt to justify it as “so what”. Childress could also complain about being BrINT’s bitch but the NFL would probably rule that Chilly was just asking for it with the dresses that he wears.
    —————————
    If you really want to talk fact, let us, shall we?
    First off if you know what’s really going on in the case there is no actual proof anything came from Brett Favre. Jenn Stern herself said she was “led to believe” it was Brett Favre.
    So if you want to deal with facts then do so. Learn them before making a mockery of yourself.
    Now to comment on the Packer season – it’s difficult to play without that many starters so yeah if they lose a couple of games without them of course it’s justifiable. No team in the league would fare very well with 5-6 starters being out. Especially starters such as Rodgers, Matthews, Finley, Harris, etc…
    What’s truly funny though is how many of the same Packer fans called the Viking fans whiners when they were missing their starting 2 CBs, one of their starting Safeties, the ProBowl WR in the 1st couple of games in the season? I guess that’s different though.
    It’s all the same around the league. Players are starters because they are typically better than the players that back them up. In the game of football you have to adapt but it doesn’t mean that you are whining just by telling facts. Injuries happen but they make your team weaker regardless of what team it is.

  35. jump25 says: Oct 11, 2010 3:05 PM

    4-84-28puretalent says:
    October 11, 2010 2:17 PM
    I think what has to be more concerning for the Packer faithful is their coach’s inability to adjust at halftime. It seems as though every game they jump all over their opponent in the first half, then the other team makes adjustments and the Pack fails to do so. If you are that one dimensional, all passing it doesnt take that long to figure out the game plan and adjust. Mccarthy just isnt smart enough to change it up.
    ==============================
    I agree, I couldn’t have said it better. mm needs to be able to understand that good coaches make adjustments, he dosn’t seem to make adjustments at half and gets spanked in the second half. And questionble calls, not kicking a field goal? Throwing a review flag when the play happened in front of the Packers bench? His coaching has cost the Pack at least one game and I would say possibly two.
    No excuses from me a good team would have found a way to win the two games. We are close talent wise, there is something missing. The IT factor that great teams have we are missing. Until we find a way to bring that to the field stupid penalties, mental breakdowns, special teams gaffes etc. are going to stand in the way of this team rising to even divisional champions.

  36. DocBG says: Oct 11, 2010 3:11 PM

    # andyprough says: October 11, 2010 2:15 PM
    You play a Shanahan coached team and get a bunch of knee and leg injuries.
    Gee – who would’ve thunk it? Chop block much??
    Memo to Shanahan – you won those two Super Bowls because of Terrell Davis and John Elway – not because your teams caused so many season ending knee injuries to the opposition. Football games CAN actually be won without intending to cause injuries.
    Why does the league office let this guy keep coaching?
    ——————————————————
    Just saw that walgreens in green (with envy) bay has toilet paper on sale, maybe you packer chumps can skip the usual slimjims with your foodstamps and use the tp to wipe some tears?
    your schedule is getting a bit tougher, and now that the real games get started, you guys are crying and blaming your problems on a team that you think is purposely trying to hurt people.
    and yet you are first to complain about vikes fans… get a clue

  37. Dikta's Lost Perm says: Oct 11, 2010 3:21 PM

    Silly Packer fans. The reason you lost was because Clinton Portis and Albert Haynesworth dominated your team. That and the great play of the Skins’ offensive line of Jamal Brown, Trent Williams, Derrick Dockery. Wait…what’s that? The Redskins had injuries too? Can’t be. Clearly the Packers are the only team with injuries because there is no way they could ever lose a game unless they have injuries. Oh yea, or if the refs cheat and decide to call obvious penalties…the haters.
    No, the truth is the Packers just aren’t as good as the “experts” predicted. The offensive line is awful. Special teams poor. Secondary very suspect, even before the inexperienced safeties got hurt. And the coaching is just laughable (other than Capers). It has nothing to do with injuries or refs – they just aren’t that good.
    By the way,the Bears not only won without their starting QB, but also with 3 of their 5 starting offensive linemen out (LT, RG, RT) and without their 4-time pro bowl OLB for most of the 2nd half. No crying, just getting the job done. Try it some time.

  38. IKNOWALL says: Oct 11, 2010 3:23 PM

    I am a season ticket holder for the Packers.
    Even before yesterdays game I have been trying to dump my tickets.
    I saw this season coming—a weak head coach,and an overrated quarterback just promises poor results.
    Finish the season out—trade AR for a high pick and fire the coach.
    Then maybe those of us who live in Green Bay can have hope again———————————————–if only we had kept Favre for a few more years.

  39. JJV says: Oct 11, 2010 3:31 PM

    “I just love how you idiots think losing all these guys isn’t a big deal. Your nothing if not optimistic. Catastrophically ignorantly optimistic.”
    Forgive me for wanting and hoping that my team has success. Is thinking my favorite team can recover from all the injuries optimistic? It sure is, but that is why I am a fan. If I want to hope that my team can bounce back and still make it, what difference does it make to you? When they are losing by two scores with two minutes left, if I want to think that they can force a turnover, score, then get the onside kick and score again, why can’t I?
    Optimism is what keeps fans coming back. Without optimism, my coworker, a Lion’s fan, would have stopped watching football a LONG time ago. Without optimism, there would no longer be any Cubs fans. Without optimism, there would not be a single Bills fan in the stadium for their home games.
    I will continue to think my team can win every game they play, regardless of the situation, because that is what makes me a fan.

  40. PackerRube13 says: Oct 11, 2010 3:34 PM

    IKNOWALL says:
    October 11, 2010 3:23 PM
    I am a season ticket holder for the Packers.
    Even before yesterdays game I have been trying to dump my tickets.
    I saw this season coming—a weak head coach,and an overrated quarterback just promises poor results.
    Finish the season out—trade AR for a high pick and fire the coach.
    Then maybe those of us who live in Green Bay can have hope again————— ——————– ————if only we had kept Favre for a few more years.
    ———————————————
    This may be the dumbest comment I have ever heard. Wow. You take the cake. We are all now dumber for having read what you had to say. Rodgers is a top 5 QB, and 3-2 is not a bad start. We were 4-4 last year with a loss to Tampa on the books, and then we went on a tear to end the season, winning 7/8. The one loss? A last second TD to lose by one point to the defending champs. Please do sell your tickets because we only want real fans in Lambeau. Plus you give new meaning to the word idiot.

  41. MrMicrophone says: Oct 11, 2010 3:37 PM

    IKNOWALL, you’d rather have Favre than Rodgers right now? Really?? Please justify to all of us how Rodgers is “overrated.” Is he somehow worse than the stats he’s compiled, which happen to be some of the best in the history of the game for a QB’s first 2 years?? ALL of his numbers (including wins) are better than ol’ #4’s were at this stage in his career. And the best part – Rodgers has 10-12 more seasons left ahead of him. Still think the Pack should’ve kept Favre?

  42. Ty Redofbuck says: Oct 11, 2010 3:38 PM

    Haha, excuses for when they play the Vikings?
    How would Minnesota do with Jared Allen(their best pass rusher), Brett Favre(their hangnail hope at a playoff birth), Adrian Peterson(their leading rusher), Vishante Shiancoe(their only player who can stretch the middle of the field and actually catch the ball), their starting safeties(oh wait, they don’t have NFL safeties on their roster), Antoine Winfield(Al Harris’ equivalent), oh, and Mckinnie and Loadholt hurt?
    Ummm…….

  43. Marino420TD's says: Oct 11, 2010 3:41 PM

    My gut says Rodgers plays this weekend… With the Bears sitting atop the standings and the VIKES sure to roll the JETS tonight, they need Rodgers to have any chance to beat an angry and prepared Dolphins team that seems to play better on the road and in early games. We (Dolphins) simply can’t handle prime-time bouts at home.

  44. JohnGaltWho says: Oct 11, 2010 3:49 PM

    Yeah – like IKNOWALL is really a packer fan… “trade AR and fire the coach”. Get a life. Blogging works for you cause you can’t hear the dismissals of your inane nonsense.
    The Bears still suck.
    Ted Thompson sucks.
    Aaron Rodgers and this core team with this core coaching staff will win a superbowl within the next 3 years. The future for the Bears who went all-in this year only to flame out miserably (watch,wait and see) and the Vikings with their drug abusing defensive line that hide behind state judges and washed up dirty old man quarterback will also flounder and fall.
    Then again, if I rooted for those sad franchises, I’d cheer really loudly now cause the good times will be short lived.

  45. Craphonso says: Oct 11, 2010 4:02 PM

    # IKNOWALL says: October 11, 2010 3:23 PM
    I am a season ticket holder for the Packers.
    Even before yesterdays game I have been trying to dump my tickets.
    I saw this season coming—a weak head coach,and an overrated quarterback just promises poor results.
    Finish the season out—trade AR for a high pick and fire the coach.
    Then maybe those of us who live in Green Bay can have hope again————— ——————– ————if only we had kept Favre for a few more years.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    What do you mean “trying to dump your season tickets”? There are something like 60,000 people on the wait list. You wouldn’t have any problem if A. you really had season tickets, or B. You’re really trying to “dump” them.

  46. Rodgers4President says: Oct 11, 2010 4:02 PM

    Dikta’s Lost Perm says:
    October 11, 2010 3:21 PM
    By the way,the Bears not only won without their starting QB, but also with 3 of their 5 starting offensive linemen out (LT, RG, RT) and without their 4-time pro bowl OLB for most of the 2nd half. No crying, just getting the job done. Try it some time.
    ————————————————
    You are honestly trying to say that the Carolina Panthers are the same caliber as the Redskins?
    Packers aren’t just missing some starters. They lost their #1 playmaker on both offense and defense…if you watched the game you would have noticed the Redskins did absolutely NOTHING on offense until Clay Matthews went out. He was dominating them.
    I also agree with McCarthy’s inability to make adjustments. Capers also seems to not be able to adjust on the fly, especially for being “one of the best defensive minds in football.” I’m getting more and more frustrated with coaching each week but I’m not ready to throw the towel in yet. If we can hang on be a game above .500 by our bye-week, we should be able to get healthy and make a run…remember, all you have to do is make the tournament, ask the ’07 Giants.

  47. TheBaySay says: Oct 11, 2010 4:05 PM

    I don’t know why Derrick Martin is referred to as a “special teams ace.” He plays on special teams. Occasionally he makes a tackle. The Packers have no special teams aces, nor do they have a special teams coach. TWICE in the Washington game we had the wrong number of players on the field in kicking situations. “Inspector CluSlocum” should be reading the want ads right now.
    The only good thing is that there are no really good teams in the NFC. If – and I admit it’s an if – the Packers can stumble their way to a 10-6 or maybe even 9-7 mark and get relatively healthy at the end of the year, they have as good a chance of getting to Dallas as anyone else.

  48. andyprough says: Oct 11, 2010 4:09 PM

    @DocBG – No, I’m not a Packer fan, I’m a Steeler fan. Everyone knows about Shanahan’s wonderful blocking system – chop them at the knees, watch ‘em fall.

  49. Fritz says: Oct 11, 2010 4:19 PM

    ejmat says,
    “By the way, if this is true just remember he was a Jet and not a Viking when it happened. So don’t go projecting Packer problems with the Vikings.”
    _________________________________
    You therefore have missed the whole point of his doing this. He just wanted to fit in if his plans worked and he ended up with the CryQueens.
    Good play on his part. CryQueens—pictures of d.i.c.k.s or fake one’s to store someone else’s piss in. Well now he’s a real Queen finally.

  50. JohnGaltWho says: Oct 11, 2010 4:23 PM

    And no one’s asking for special protection for Rodgers but when he gets speared by a helmet to helmet hit, a flag should be thrown. Redskins will happily pay the fine but come on… Packers gave the ball back to Cutler after he took a helmet by Zombo (called appropriately)… this one on Rodgers was clear cut.

  51. DaBadGuy says: Oct 11, 2010 4:24 PM

    A slightly different slant here…
    Any thought that the Packers just aren’t conditioned properly? No this does not mean they are not tough, not willing to gut it out?
    But given the rash of injuries which the Packers have suffered over the past few years, could this be a systemic problem in the way the training staff prepares the team?

  52. JJV says: Oct 11, 2010 4:28 PM

    WetHog says: October 11, 2010 4:07 PM
    “As for the lone Pack D player that got hurt, Clay Mathews, he pulled his hammy rushing around the edge. Thats it.”
    Ryan Pickett and Frank Zombo play defense too.

  53. MrHumble says: Oct 11, 2010 4:40 PM

    Amazing how Packer fans will spin most anything, regardless if it is rational or not and when all else fails them, they find the need to recite their glorious history to anyone who will listen (no one outside of wisconsin), back when the nfl was just football between 6 teams and they didn’t even where helmets, LOL Well Packer fans, you know what Confucious says about history, ” One dwells on the past when the present and future hold no promise”………Get use to the injuries, every team experiences them, the Vikings have been missing 5-6 starters all year and their two losses came by a total of 9pts to the defending SB champion on the road and to another playoff team from last year. Of common opponents thus far this year, the Vikes crushed the Lions whereas the Pack had to hang on to win by 2 at Lambeau. Remember also, the Pack hasn’t played a single team with a winning record this year and have still struggled, what are they gonna do when they play the tough part of their schedule……I think we all know the answer to that. As McLardy said yesterday when talking about Rodger’s performance, ” he gets paid to win not to look good………(stats)”

  54. The Beer Baron says: Oct 11, 2010 4:44 PM

    Rodgers4President says:
    October 11, 2010 4:02 PM
    You are honestly trying to say that the Carolina Panthers are the same caliber as the Redskins?
    ———————————————–
    There are high school teams that are better than the Panthers.
    No, I’m honestly trying to say that the Packers just aren’t that good of a team and all you nonsensical Packer fans need to stop whining and making excuses. Everyone has injuries, and to better players than Jermichael Finley and Clay Matthews (such as Jay Cutler and Lance Briggs). And if you would have watched the game without your green and gold glasses on, you would have noticed that the Skins were missing several key players too, including several on their o-line which is at least part of the reason why Matthews was able to do so well. Injuries are part of the game and if you don’t have the depth to account for it, then clearly you aren’t that good of a team.

  55. muchmaligned says: Oct 11, 2010 4:46 PM

    @rovibe,
    “Maybe” my ass! I told everyone they aren’t that good. I also predicted that their porous offensive line would get Rodgers (Best QB in the league. Ahhhhhhhahahahahahahahahahaha) killed. He’s not dead, but he doesn’t know the difference at this point. McCarthy is a chump and his team has been nothing but big talk since he got there. This is a .500 team. Bet.
    I hate the Packers, but their Hill Folk fans are beneath contempt.
    Go Lions!!! Go Badgers!!!!

  56. Blutodunnit2 says: Oct 11, 2010 5:00 PM

    Packers fan for many years and when I saw the preseason predictions, I cringed. A ton of injuries on this team but no excuses from me – how you deal with it shows what you are made of. All teams have them- just seems like the Pack has had way more than their share. The only thing I can say with all honesty is that I truly believe that the Packers and the Vikings each have the worst head coaches in the league. BOTH look totally lost…….

  57. IKNOWALL says: Oct 11, 2010 5:40 PM

    No excuses—-all teams must be properly coached and managed to deal with injuries.
    ALL TEAMS.
    Qbs get knocked on occasion–this does not mean that Rodgers is a candyass—-
    oh,wait———Favre has NEVER missed a game–
    Green Bay—–maybe if you beg—–Farve will come back.
    You can only hope———

  58. Footballz says: Oct 11, 2010 5:50 PM

    Ty Redofbuck says:
    October 11, 2010 3:38 PM
    Haha, excuses for when they play the Vikings?
    How would Minnesota do with Jared Allen(their best pass rusher), Brett Favre(their hangnail hope at a playoff birth), Adrian Peterson(their leading rusher), Vishante Shiancoe(their only player who can stretch the middle of the field and actually catch the ball), their starting safeties(oh wait, they don’t have NFL safeties on their roster), Antoine Winfield(Al Harris’ equivalent), oh, and Mckinnie and Loadholt hurt?
    Ummm…….
    We would still beat you. However, Adrian Peterson should not be compared to Ryan Grant because he is our leading rusher. Losing Peterson would be like you losing Greg Jennings and Donald Driver. However, this year we have played without Mckinnie and Loadholt at times, Sullivan our Center, our 2nd and 3rd CBs, Gerhart (who is more comparable to Grant’s talent), Rice, Shiancoe, and Harvin. But our losses are because we suck and yours are because you are injured.

  59. sand0 says: Oct 11, 2010 5:50 PM

    It is almost guaranteed that the slackers lose the next two games, maybe more. Dolphins and Vikings are superior teams without those injuries. Now that the seed of excuse is planted in the players heads…
    We’ll see what they are made of alright.

  60. JJV says: Oct 11, 2010 5:59 PM

    MrHumble says: October 11, 2010 4:40 PM
    “Amazing how Packer fans will spin most anything,”
    “Remember also, the Pack hasn’t played a single team with a winning record this year and have still struggled, ”
    Well, there is spin, and then there is just being flat out wrong. The Packers have played:
    Bears (4-1)
    Eagles (3-2)
    Redskins (3-2)

  61. Beer Cheese Soup says: Oct 11, 2010 6:43 PM

    IKNOWALL says:
    I am a season ticket holder for the Packers.
    ____________
    You think we believe that?
    You’ve already been marked as a troll on various threads, buddy. Change your username, then try posting that crap again. maybe then you’ll convince someone that isn’t a Viking fan.

  62. Beer Cheese Soup says: Oct 11, 2010 7:12 PM

    The Beer Baron says:
    Injuries are part of the game and if you don’t have the depth to account for it, then clearly you aren’t that good of a team
    ____________
    Hello, Voice of Reason. Great to meet you.
    I have been saying the exact same for almost six years. Usually teams that build primarily through the draft like the Steelers, have great depth. Injuries have never derailed their playoff hopes, only lack of referee cooperation.
    However, the New Ted Packers, who completely abhor free agency, clearly don’t have that depth. They clearly don’t have more than a handful of quality starters (most of whom are now out with injuries) either. They do save a lot more money than other teams though, and that is all Ted and his fans really care about.

  63. Fritz says: Oct 11, 2010 7:56 PM

    Mr Humble says,
    they find the need to recite their glorious history to anyone who will listen (no one outside of wisconsin), back when the nfl was just football between 6 teams and they didn’t even where helmets, LOL Well Packer fans, you know what Confucious says about history, ” One dwells on the past when the present and future hold no promise”…..
    Well in that case Mr Unhumble the Queens hold a lot of promise because they have no history other than choking.

  64. packers4life says: Oct 12, 2010 11:49 PM

    It’s funny how you Viking asswipes say the Packers are overrated but yet your team is the one with the 1-3 record. The same team people mistakenly recognized as ‘Super Bowl contenders’

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