Uh Oh, Derek Sherrod!

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Derek Sherrod

Derek Sherrod

We all got pretty excited about former first-round pick Derek Sherrod after week one of the preseason. We’re a lot less excited now.

The tackle, who hasn’t played, like, ever because of injury saw extensive action against Tennessee and he held his own quite well. That was encouraging for two reasons.

One — hey, this guy might not be a total waste of a draft pick. Maybe the Green Bay Packers might get something out of him. As a backup, sure, but something. Two — well, that Don Barclay injury doesn’t look as bad now. Clearly the Packers are fine if David Bakhtiari or Bryan Bulaga goes down because Sherrod can step in.

Well, not so fast.

Sherrod was pretty much dominated by the St. Louis Rams backups on Saturday.

Quick, who gave up the first sack to the first gay guy in the NFL? If you said Derek Sherrod, you’re a winner!

Granted, Matt Flynn held the ball for about three hours on that particular play, but the point is Sherrod got beat by Michael Sam, who’s a guy on the roster bubble.

According to Bob McGinn, Sherrod didn’t fare any better against Eugene Sims, another backup. 

In 29 snaps at left tackle, Sherrod yielded knockdowns in 2.7 and 2.3 seconds to Sims off the edge, missed Sims a third time, failed on a back-side cut and was penalized for a false start.

What would you call that ladies and gentlemen?

Fucking atrocious.

Just imagine if Sherrod were facing Robert Quinn. Whoever was playing quarterback would be in a box getting lowered six feet into the ground right now.

Sherrod was a finesse guy coming out of college, but he’s become more powerful over the past couples seasons. Finesse or power didn’t really matter on Saturday. Sherrod was too slow footed to use either.

Maybe he’ll rebound, but as it stands, the Packers could very well have another Marshall Newhouse situation on their hands if Bulaga or Bakhtiari go down.

About The Author

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

9 Comments on "Uh Oh, Derek Sherrod!"

  1. BillyBatts

    Last week showed me nothing due to field conditions, so I didn’t drink the kool aid on Sherrod. Im not jumping ship on him just yet after Saturday, its going to take time to adjust to the speed again.

  2. Savage57

    I want to see him with the 1’s trying to keep AR upright before anyone enters final judgement on this cat. But his picture sure does look a lot like Marshall Newhouse.

  3. Howard

    I think we all saw Tolzien almost get killed with Sherrod against the Rams 2’s. Not sure why we want to see Rodgers get killed with Sherrod against another teams 1’s. Maybe it was a bad day but hell Tolzien did not stand a chance on the two series after Rodgers left. Some of the shots Tolzien took almost made the discussion of who is the number two QB a worthless discussion. Sherrod was not the only culprit as disposable rightly indicated. Maybe we put Sherrod in against the Raiders 1’s and choose who will be the sacrificial lamb at QB, Tolzien or Flynn; however it should not be Rodgers under any circumstances during the pre season.

    • Phatgzus

      One of the plays Tolzien got popped on was a screen (I’m pretty sure you have more than enough knowledge of the game to know that a screen is designed to allow penetration, granted Sherrod and the G were double-teaming on a screen which is pretty unusual; even if he missed an assignment, that is correctible).

  4. bart borget

    I agree. I was never impressed in the least with Sherrod in the limited time before his terrible injury. Hope he can rebound next game, but I have my doubts. If he doesn’t show something very soon then time to move on and acquire a more competent backup.

  5. Mason Crosby

    He let Michael Sam dry hump Flynn.. Not that Sam doesn’t enjoy humping skinny white guys, but c’mon!

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