Monday, September 26, 2005

3 in a Row

The Packers are 0-3 for the first time since 1988. The Packers are trying to rebuild so it’s understandable when the team makes mistakes. But when your veterans are making the silly mistakes you know you have a problem. Brett Favre already has 7 interceptions this year, Ryan Longwell, Packers’ placekicker, missed an extra point, his first in 156 attempts, and fullback William Henderson fumbled, which led to a Buccaneers touchdown. The 17-16 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was a heartbreaker, and things are definitely not going the Packers’ way, but there is a silver lining. No team in the NFC North has more than one win, so they haven’t played themselves completely out of contention. Next week is against the Carolina Panthers, let’s hope the Packers are ready to play.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Walker Out For Season

Quite possibly some of the worst words a receiver can hear are, "You have a torn ACL." But that is what Javon Walker heard on Monday. Walker, Green Bay's number 1 receiver, will be out for the rest of the season. In the third quarter of the Packers loss to Detroit on Sunday, Walker caught a 55 yard pass to be rewarded with surgery and an 8 to 12 month recovery period.
"Certainly his impact as a football player and as a person in the locker room is huge," said Packers coach Mike Sherman, "but I think our team will be fairly resilient in regard to that. People are going to have to step forward. When you have an injury like this, as difficult as it may be, it's an opportunity for other people."
The opportunity is going to Donald Driver, Robert Ferguson, and rookie Terrence Murphy. Murphy is coming off of an injury, but this is a time where he has to shake it off and prove to the coach and team he belongs on the field.