Friday, September 13, 2013
Behind enemy lines: Packers links
By John Keim
Searching the Internet for stories on the Green Bay Packers so you don't have to:
The Redskins aren’t the only team dealing with the health of a safety. And unlike the Redskins with Brandon Meriweather, the Packers know what they’re consistently missing when safety Morgan Burnett is sidelined. The Redskins have only had Meriweather for half a game; Burnett is in his fourth year with Green Bay and is the Packers’ most experienced safety.Burnett is taking it slow.“You look at his experience in our defense, you look at his responsibility, and he’s the key communicator,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters this week. “He’s been doing it since Day 1. He’s obviously someone we hold in high regard. Anytime, technically your quarterback of your defense is not with you, it’s the responsibility of the others to pick it up. But there’s a reason why he’s back there. He’s a very good player.”Also in that report is an injury update, which includes the health of tight end Jermichael Finley.
Rookie left tackle David Bakhtiari and second-year right tackle Don Barclay did a solid job in the season opener. ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky wrote that the Packers had one of the most unheralded tackle combinations in the league on opening day, with Bakhtiari a fourth-round pick and Barclay undrafted. Only 21 starting tackles in the NFL were drafted in the fourth round or lower or signed as an undrafted free agent.