Monday, November 02, 2009

Rodgers showing effects of sacks

After taking another 6 sacks yesterday -- and a league-leading 31 after just 7 games -- it's no wonder that Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is not feeling particularly good at this point of the season.

Rodgers was noticeably limping before the end of yesterday's game vs. the ViQueens. Turns out the nagging sprain he's had in one foot got aggravated, and now is joined by a sprained toe on the other foot. Still, Rodgers is expected to be under center when the Packers play at Tampa Bay on Sunday. Although to be honest, this is a game one would think the back up QB could win. Would be nice to have Rodgers get some needed rest from the physical abuse he's taking via the sieve-like nature of the O-line and his own penchant for taking a sack over getting rid of the ball.

One of the other big injuries that came out of the game yesterday was a broken hand on LB Brandon Chillar. He had surgery on it today and is expected to be out at least 2 weeks before returning to play with a cast.

On another matter, this second loss to the 'Queens has for the second time prompted a player on defense to question schemes and how players are being used. First time around it was Charles Woodson; this time, it's Cullen Jenkins. And if it hasn't already happened, you can be sure that Jenkins, like Woodson, will have a little one-on-one time with one of the coaches to remind him about not airing things like this in public. Oh, sure, we like hearing about these things...but the coaching staff doesn't.

If you want to catch up on some of these things in more detail, check here for a good summary article in Yahoo Sports.

And, yes, it's OK to still be very bummed out about the result of yesterday's game.