We have said it before when Green Bay Packers James Jones and Randall Cobb both went down in week 6, and we have to say it all the more now with Jermichael Finley possibly suffering a career-ending injury. The Packers have to rely on the skill set of Eddie Lacy.
To say Lacy has been phenomenal to this point is an understatement. Lacy has led the NFL in rushing through the last three weeks. The Packers offense would not have functioned if not for the threat of the run.
Thankfully, things should not be too bad. James Jones should hopefully return next week. Having Jones in the lineup should make up for Finley’s absence at least as a reliable pass catcher. Andrew Quarless should be the starting tight end, and while he might not be close to the receiver Finley is, he is much more of a run blocker.
Quarless is the reason that the Packers should put all their chips in on Lacy. Quarless is not the talent that Finley is, but he can be used to pave the way for Lacy. When Eddie Lacy gets going, the safeties are going to creep up into the box, and Aaron Rodgers can make them pay just like he did on the long touchdown plays to Jordy Nelson and James Jones.
Lacy will make games that would take longer with our full passing offense on the field move faster by giving the Packers clock control. and keeping the opposing offense on the sidelines.
It is definitely not the situation the Packers or any other team would want to be in. But the fact that they have an answer to some really tough and bad injuries is a testament to how good this Packers team can be come December.