Audiosoft Forums : EJukebox Last active: Never
Not logged in [Login - Register]
Go To Bottom

Printable Version | Subscribe | Add to Favourites   Post new thread Poll:
Author: Subject: might need most on defense is more pressur
liny195
Member
***




Posts: 184
Registered: 6-20-2018
Member Is Offline

posted on 7-9-2018 at 07:20 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
might need most on defense is more pressur

GREEN BAY Carlton Davis Jersey Buccaneers , Wis. (AP) A week of missing practice with a groin injury allowed Clay Matthews to get an up-close view of injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ rehab work after collarbone surgery.

Matthews might be back this week for the Green Bay Packers. If the linebacker had any say, Rodgers might follow him back to the field in a few weeks, too.

First things first for the Packers: Green Bay must beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday to keep flickering playoff hopes alive. Getting the veteran pass rusher back would help.

Article continues below ...
”I’m feeling good actually,” Matthews said after practice Wednesday. ”But every day I was getting exponentially better, so I feel really good today … granted it was a light practice, but I definitely envision seeing myself out there Sunday.”

Matthews returned to practice as a limited participant after missing all of last week leading up to the 31-28 loss Sunday to the Pittsburgh Steelers that left Green Bay at 5-6. It’s two games out of a wild-card spot in the NFC.

In a 1-4 tailspin since Rodgers got hurt on Oct. 15 at Minnesota, the Packers might need to win their last five games while other contenders falter. Rodgers is first eligible to practice starting Saturday Isaac Yiadom Jersey Broncos , assuming he’s even healthy enough from right collarbone surgery to be cleared by the team doctor.

If that happens, the earliest Rodgers would be able to return would be Week 15 at Carolina. The Packers from the start have said Rodgers’ injury could end his season.

While there are no guarantees, Matthews has been impressed with Rodgers’ rehab.

”This past week, being a part of that rehab group, to watch Aaron, what he’s been doing in there, I think we probably should have kept him off (injured reserve) the way he’s coming along Youth Connor Williams Jersey , some of the balls he’s throwing,” Matthews said. ”Accuracy-wise, everything a quarterback has to do is pretty remarkable.”

But where the Packers are in the playoff picture may also determine Rodgers’ future the rest of the year. It will be up to backup Brett Hundley, who showed progress in the loss to Pittsburgh, to guide the offense for at least the next couple weeks.

Getting more three-turnover games like the one the defense produced against Pittsburgh’s prolific offense would help. Green Bay forced takeaways even without Matthews and run-stuffing defensive lineman Kenny Clark (ankle).

In his second year in the league, Clark has turned into an important piece up front next to Mike Daniels. After being carted off the field, Clark thought his season was over.

He’s hoping to come back Isaiah Oliver Jersey Falcons , too, against Tampa after returning to practice Wednesday.

”It was ugly. My ankle was swollen,” Clark said. ”I thought it was worse than what it was, honestly. I’m happy it was a high ankle sprain.”

What the Packers might need most on defense is more pressure on the quarterback after coming up with one sack against the Steelers. The defense rarely blitzed while concentrating on stopping receiver Antonio Brown, putting the onus on pass rushers to win matchups. Other times, the Packers rushed three but kept a defender close to the line to spy on crossing routes.

”But we have to win this week … after all these losses,” Matthews said. ”But it starts with a win. We were close on Sunday night Youth Carlton Davis Jersey , but close doesn’t cut it. This is the week.”

Notes: RB Aaron Jones (knee) returned to practice for the first time since getting hurt on Nov. 12 against Chicago. The team’s leading rusher was limited. … RB Ty Montgomery (ribs/wrist) missed practice, as did CB Kevin King (shoulder).



For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL

. Authentic Womens Donte Jackson Jersey , Scooter Gennett Jersey Womens , Womens Leighton Vander Esch Jersey , Cheap Dwyane Wade Jersey ,
View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
Post new thread Poll:

Go To Top

Audiosoft Home | Download EJukebox for Windows | Register EJukebox
©2016 Audiosoft Network. All rights reserved.
[queries: 16]
HTML5 Color Picker for CSS Opacity
Short Url Service with Stats