Hey everyone, welcome to the live blog. It's a cloudy, mildly cold afternoon at Lambeau Field for Packers vs. Dolphins. But it's always cheery on the blog.
Hopefully, everybody has had a good weekend and is ready for some good discussion, analysis and mid-season football.
There are some interesting developments with the inactive list.
For the Packers: WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) and CB Kevin King (hamstring) are both out. That's not too much of a surprise. King had been declared out and Cobb was questionable. For the Dolphins, however, they are going to be without three O-linemen, including tackles Laremy Tunsil and Ju'waun James. The other starter is LG Ted Larsen, who has been filling in for starter Josh Sittom.
No, I think they're probably being cautious and hoping he can go Thursday at Seattle. I wouldn't be surprised if he's back next week.
In retrospect, maybe we were expecting too much from Philbin. It's not like he's not a proponent of McCarthy's system. The only thing I think he might not be doing that I thought he would is promote more running.
He tweaked his hamstring in practice this week. He was listed as questionable.
King I think would have been inactive no matter what. Cobb could be because of the short week.
Ask me later in the season when we have more than a half season to go.
I agree. I wouldn't anticipate him returning especially with Allison, MVS, ESB and Moore returning.
Had a big coffee on the drive up here, so I'm going with H2O. But that will change as the game progresses.
Not really. He had that shoulder injury his senior year but as I recalled he didn't miss many games and was a four-year starter. I do need to check that to make sure I'm not hallucinating.
I thought with the exception of a play or two he played pretty solidly. They didn't give him a lot of help and I don't remember Rodgers getting pressured a ton off that side unless it was an overload blitz.
It doesn't look too bad. I'll give you an official wind speed once I have it.
He never really had great separation, IMHO. Anytime he doesn't have two good receivers around him, he's not that good. He needs other receivers to take pressure off him.
The complicated part for the WRs is they have to learn every position and every route from every position. That's not easy. In addition, they have to know every hand signal and audible Rodgers creates. And they have to know how Rodgers wants certain routes run. It's not the system that's that tough, it's all the variables.
Hamstring injuries happen all the time. This is the healthiest the Packers have been in years.
Yes, they should have $40-50 million if they don't re-sign anybody before the year is over.