Packers changing long snappers, again

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Now it’s getting ridiculous for the Packers.

It’s one thing to lose quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a broken collarbone, now they can’t keep a long snapper on the field.

According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, the Packers are going to have to use their third long snapper of the season this week, after Taybor Pepper sustained a foot injury in practice.

“We’re moving forward,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “It was an unfortunate injury yesterday at practice.”

They’re bringing back Derek Hart to fill in for him this week, rather than use emergency snapper Richard Rodgers, their backup tight end.

Pepper replaced Brett Goode earlier this year. Goode’s done one of the league’s most-overlooked jobs since 2008, other than the two games he missed at the end of 2015 with a torn ACL. He was brought back during training camp when others struggled, but he injured his hamstring in Week Three. They released him with an injury settlement the following week, and can’t bring him back until after Week 10.

17 responses to “Packers changing long snappers, again

  1. This season has been a success in my eyes. Finally, Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy have been exposed as the frauds they are. Sometimes, you have to take a step back to take two steps forward. After the season, Mike and Ted will certainly be fired and we can finally get a competent coach and GM!

    Unfortunately, our roster is pathetic aside from Aaron. The new GM should trade Aaron and accelerate our rebuild. We’ll either be a mediocre team until Aaron retires and then we’ll be horrible. Or, we’ll be a horrible team with at least a chance to rebuild. All I know is that I’m not looking forward to the next 5, 10, 15+ years.

  2. Injuries are the great equalizer in the division. There are more than usual this year and some more important than others. Next Man Up will be a real challenge. The good thing is; it’s still early and despite boasting to the contrary, the Vikings haven’t yet accomplished anything.

  3. The entire Packer organization has been mismanaged for years with Aaron Rodger hiding many of the effects from its incompetence. The amateur training staff and subpar training facilities are just another example. It is going to take a very long time to correct all the damage being done, if they ever get started.

  4. cheeseisfattening says:
    November 3, 2017 at 1:50 pm
    The entire Packer organization has been mismanaged for years with Aaron Rodger hiding many of the effects from its incompetence. The amateur training staff and subpar training facilities are just another example. It is going to take a very long time to correct all the damage being done, if they ever get started.
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    How did they ever dominate the division so effectively for the past decade? Were the Vikings really that pitiful, even after drafting ahead of the Packers nearly every year?

  5. trophylessvikings says:
    November 3, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Subpar training facilities??? Have you ever even been to Lambeau? Easily one of the best facilities in the NFL.

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    A stadium with aluminum benches automatically eliminates Lambeau as one of the best facilities in the NFL. They should sell more fake stock to raise money for real seats.

  6. irishgary says:

    November 3, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    @cheeseisfattening

    Are you a stock holder? Why are you so concerned about the Packers?
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    you still believe that myth?

    #foolsgold

  7. Tough break. I don’t know why our snappers leaving. Maybe they just don’t like it here in Green Bay.

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