Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bigby goes down

We are only one week into the '09 campaign, and the injury bug has already made it's way to Green Bay. And no, Bigby doesn't have H1N1 swine flu. Bigby was hurt in the Bears/Packers brawl on Sunday night, and his injury is being dubbed a "significant knee strain" by coach McCarthy.

Bigby is out for at least four weeks.

What does this mean? Well for starters it means that we will yet again see Aaron Rouse starting at strong safety. Rouse will once again be given the chance to prove himself to the Green Bay faithful on Sunday against the Bengals. He will be tested too, with the ever-so-confident Chad Ochocinco and Laverneous Coles running around in the backfield.

My fervent hope is that Rouse can step it up. Bigby wasn't exactly the best cover safety anyways, but never the less is a big part of the Packers defense. Of all the people we could "afford" to lose, Bigby is the most expendable starter.

If, however, Rouse falls on his face, don't be suprised to hear "Why did we cut Anthony Smith?" in the press on Monday morning.

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