Sam Shields and Don Barclay Are Out

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Sam Shields

Sam Shields

The Green Bay Packers will be relying on a couple of backups today against the New York Giants. Both cornerback Sam Shields and right tackle Don Barclay are inactive.

Barclay didn’t practice all week and although coach Mike McCarthy said there was a possibility he’d play, it isn’t much of a surprise that he can’t. So, get ready to groan.

Marshall Newhouse will start in his place, which means Scott Tolzien can expect heavy pressure in his face all game long.

Shields, on the other hand, comes as a total surprise.

He was listed as probable with a hamstring (surprise!) injury. What happened between Friday and Sunday that would cause the Packers to shelve their best cover corner is a mystery at the moment.

With Shields out, Davon House will move into the starting lineup. And because Casey Hayward is also out, rookie Micah Hyde is going to see the field a lot.

How great that I started Hakeem Nicks on my fantasy team today!

There is some good news on the offensive line. Center Evan Dietrich-Smith is expected to be in the lineup and tackle Derek Sherrod is active for the first time since December 2011, when he broke his leg.

Once Newhouse gives up his third sack of the game, which should be about halfway through the first quarter, maybe the Packers will give Sherrod a shot at right tackle.

Isn’t it awesome having a M.A.S.H. unit as a football team?

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18 Comments on "Sam Shields and Don Barclay Are Out"

  1. Cheese

    The Green Bay Packers will be relying on a couple of backups today? Welcome to the 24 game preseason for 2014.

  2. Maryland Cheese Whiz

    What the fuck? My least favorite word in the English language? Hamstring.

    Defense sucks, too

  3. cd4packers

    Who Cares? The Packers officially SUCK!!!! This has been a long time coming. This team has hid behind AR apron skirts long enough. NOW!!! maybe the powers that be will open their eyes and see that WE NEED CHANGE!!!

    • E. Wolf

      Yeah Mac and Ted are surely responsible for the plethora injuries, including to Rodgers. We have been reduced largely to 2nd and 3rd stringers. No team can compete on that.

  4. 702PackerFan

    There is something fundamentally wrong with The Pack. Players do what they are allowed to do. It starts with the front office and trickles down to the performance on the field. Capers?? No accountability. McCarthy??? No foresight. How does the loss of one player… great or not… determine a season? These are the things that plague me. Nonetheless… Go Pack Go!!!!!! I love my team.

  5. cd4packers

    Oh really? Who didn’t play today that could have made a difference other that RODGERS? Huh smarty pants? Please enlighten me.

    • E. Wolf

      Smarty pants? Either you are in the third grade or have watched too much Mel Brooks.
      Let’s see Don Barclay, Randall Cobb, Sam Shields, Jermichael Finley, Brian Bulaga, Casey Hayward, and that is just off the top of my head without looking at the injury report.

  6. RGO

    What a disgraceful showing today. No heart. No emotion. The Pack is not in the hunt for the playoff when AR returns, then just sit him out the rest of the year. Why risk further injury. It is apparent that this team is dependent on AR playing in order to have a shot at winning. With AR, more losses are guaranteed. I blame McCarthy. When your star goes down, the rest of the team needs to step it up. That ain’t happening. That is the coaches fault. I could not even watch them today. Sickening.

  7. cd4packers

    I looked at the injury report. And as I said before, this team needs an overhaul. The only one on the list that has been worth a a crap this season is Cobb. So there you have it Smarty Panties. We Suck without Rodgers. Everyone knew that if he went down, we would be fucked. Get a clue wisenheimer. lol

  8. Don Q

    If Rodgers would have slid instead of playing hero we’d be 8-2. That injury is on him. If we beat the Queens next week and Rodgers plays on Turkey day we’re back in business.

  9. Kozak

    For everyone who has thrown in the towel, we are ONE game behind the Bears and Lions. If we can beat the Vikings at home, and Aaron is indeed back for the Lions game, they are right in it and winning the division is still quite possible. Remember it’s how you finish that matters. Get on a roll going into the playoffs and anything can happen. Or you can all cry in your beer and wet your panties. I’m not giving up yet.

    • cd4packers

      To me it has never been a matter of the “fans” giving up. We are Packer fans, we stick by our team and we don’t give up. But watching the team yesterday I had the distinct impression that some of the players and coaches have given up. When you are down 14 points in the 4th quarter and decide to punt instead of go for it on on 4th and 2, I think you have given up. They are not playing like the GB Packers, they are playing like one of the worst teams in the NFL. It would be nice to see someone get serious out there instead watching the constant, pathetic lack luster play we are presently seeing from this team. We can’t play the game for them. It’s up to the coaches and the Packer organization to figure out wtf is going wrong here. Do their damn job and at least attempt to stay competitive. If they all of a sudden turn around, and become dynamic players the minute Rodgers steps on the field, I will be glad of course, but I will also wonder if any on these players possess any intrinsic qualities that would prompt them to play at their best whenever they are on the field….not just when AR is present.

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