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Packers lose safety Burnett for season

Posted on: October 4, 2010 1:02 pm
Edited on: October 4, 2010 1:05 pm
Posted by Andy Benoit

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has announced that third-round rookie safety Morgan Burnett is out with a torn ACL. The underclassman from Georgia Tech injured his knee in the second quarter against Detroit. M. Burnett (US Presswire)

Greg Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote Sunday, “How Burnett was injured is just as much of a mystery as the injury itself.
Burnett was last seen on the field with 11:39 left in the second quarter after Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best fumbled, and it was recovered by the Packers. (But) Burnett was not in on the fumble. He did get involved in the post-fumble scrum, so it's possible he tweaked a knee as someone pulled him off the pile.”

Burnett had been filling in for an injured Atari Bigby (the hard-hitting Bigby is on PUP after August ankle surgery). Coaches loved the youngster’s playmaking potential, though he had been somewhat up-and-down in coverage reads.

Still, the loss hurts. Because untested Charlie Peprah has been fighting a quad injury, former Ravens corner/safety Derrick Martin replaced Burnett Sunday. Martin is versatile and experienced, but his lack of athleticism is noticeable (see Calvin Johnson’s second touchdown grab from Sunday).

The Packers hope to get Bigby back October 18. Cornerback Al Harris is also eligible to come off PUP then. If Harris can contribute, the Packers, will at least have some depth to work with. That’s all Dom Capers needs for his diverse coverage schemes.

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Since: Apr 9, 2010
Posted on: October 4, 2010 2:04 pm

Packers lose safety Burnett for season

You have got to be kidding me. Well looks like Bigby is going to get his starting spot back. Let's hope he's ready to play when he comes off the PUP. Sometimes teams are just snake bit by injuries all season. This is shaping up to be one of those seasons. It's too bad for Burnett, he was only going to get better with playing time.

Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: October 4, 2010 2:00 pm

Packers lose safety Burnett for season

The packers really need to get atari, annd harris back seems that teams can pass on us way too easy.  Its not good that we have to rely on rogers to pull out a win when our D gives up way to many passing yards.  IF the packers didn't have rogers they would probably end up like 8-8....and i think that would be a generous estimate considering we have no running game now either....

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