Articles from around the Web
Click here to buy PDF version
Official Account: @fboutsiders
Scott Kacsmar: @FO_ScottKacsmar
Ben Muth: @FO_WordofMuth
Aaron Schatz: @FO_ASchatz
Vince Verhei: @FO_VVerhei
-- plus --
Bill Connelly: @SBN_BillC
Cian Fahey: @Cianaf
Brian Fremeau: @bcfremeau
Tom Gower: @ThomasGower
Andrew Healy: @AndHealy
Rivers McCown: @RiversMcCown
Chad Peltier: @CGPeltier
Rob Weintraub: @robwein
Sterling Xie: @SterlingXie
Need help on FanDuel or DraftKings? Purchase a subscription from the website that specializes in daily fantasy.
05 Nov 2013
According to Adam Schefter's sources, Rodgers could miss three weeks after fracturing his collarbone in the first quarter against the Bears on Monday night.
Posted by: Rivers McCown on 05 Nov 2013
24 comments, Last at
07 Nov 2013, 8:00pm by
At least Julio Jones and Owen Daniels can keep him company in my fantasy team's recovery room.
Is it the injuries? All year I've been trying to understand why I can't make a reasonable week of picks this season. This year is absolutely on crack. I'm doing better against the spread than I am straight up. Has this really been a record year for injuries? It seems like we lose marquee players every week.
I'd have to think the free agent QB market is pretty thin right now too. Seneca Wallace is a known quantity and reason to sign someone else, like Charlie Batch or a 50 something Vinnie Testaverde.
Pretty sure Favre is available.
Matt Flynn is available.
Thank you, I had a good laugh.
Isn't Jeff George still up for it?
Stop exaggerating. Vinny doesn't turn 50 until next week. And honestly, I would take a 49-year-old Vinny Testaverde over some QBs who are currently in the league, though Seneca Wallace is not one of them.
This discussion is going to be de-railed by discussion of Saint T the Incapable, but until then we can talk about actual quarterbacks!
I don't know what's out there that's not clearly worse than Wallace. David Carr is a free agent but somehow seems like a bad pick for playing with good weapons behind a porous offensive line. Vince Young has a bit of experience with the system but it's only three weeks and they obviously didn't see much to like or he would be there instead of Wallace now. B.J. Coleman is a similar story, though he at least has a full year in rather than three weeks. Wallace probably really is the best bet.
Is Matt Flynn still out there? Would he be better than Seneca Wallace?
I think they should pick up Flynn. Even if Rodgers is only out a few weeks (which some reports have made sound possible), GB still needs another QB, since Rodgers and Wallace are the only ones on the 53 man roster.
They also have Scott Tolzien on the practice squad, but I'm pretty sure Flynn would be better.
Also, unlike Carson Palmer and Josh Freeman getting thrown into the fire with new teams in the past couple of years, Flynn's experience with the system and players should mean he could be ready to play fairly quickly, if they needed him to.
Flynn is also a better long term backup plan that Wallace, if he doesn't get any more interest as a potential starter anywhere.
Buffalo released him yesterday, so they could sign him, provided he clears waivers.
If you're the Lions or Bears, would you pick up Flynn just to prevent the Packers from getting him?
The Packers have some sort of strength of schedule tiebreaker over the both the Lions and the Bears, so they won't get the opportunity.
Flynn seems like the right choice to me. At the very least see if he looks better than Wallace in practice.
I would love to see them sign Flynn, and for him to have a couple of really good games, and parlay that into another big contract, and then get beat out in training camp again.
The circle of life...
Is it the Doug Peterson Principle that says QBs rise to their level of incompetance?
Rumor mill has it that something is wrong with Flynn's throwing arm. It was mentioned today on ESPN Milwaukee. Nobody had any details.
Personally, I wish they had kept VY. I realize he may not have been able to do all the things McCarthy would like the QB to do. But he at least could probably have kept the Packers competitive for a couple games. It's up to the coach to keep the best players and modify the game plan to fit his players, not find players that best fit the game plan even if they're not very good.
I hope he comes back as good as he has ever been. But I cannot help myself feeling glad that he will probably not face the Giants...
Redskins and Cowboys fans are none too pleased that this injury is just in time for the Packers games against the Eagles and the Giants.
How badly did Vince Young scare them? He's had a few weeks with the team so he's got a step on David Carr and some others.
Stepping on David Carr only comes after he's actually entered the game.
Adam Schefter is probably going on sources that told him these things typically take that long. Rodgers has stated they are still testing and doesn't have a timetable for his return. http://www.espnwisconsin.com/common/page.php?feed=2&id=10981&is_corp=1
I will preface this by saying I would never hope for another team's players to get injured, but it happened. Now the Lions suddenly have their best opportunity to win their division since the early 90's....and one that won't come again for years. As a Lions fan I'm conditioned to expect them to blow it, of course. Next week's game in Chicago will be quite telling.
QB Scott Tolzien signed to active roster from practice squad.
Has Atlanta found the third part of its "triplets" in Devonta Freeman? And who are the top triplets of the DVOA era?
See All XP | NFL XP | College XP
© Football Outsiders, Inc. // Site powered by Stein-Wein // Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties