3 players Packers must bench after Week 4 embarrassment

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The Green Bay Packers need to make changes after their embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Detroit Lions in Week 4.

Detroit dominated Green Bay at Lambeau Field in a primetime game. How times have changed. Matt LaFleur leads a talented but inexperienced team, so there were always going to be rough performances. But the Packers made too many unacceptable mistakes on Thursday Night Football.

The benefit of playing early in the week is that LaFleur has additional time to evaluate what went wrong and make corrections. That starts by benching these three players.

3. Kingsley Enagbare

The Packers had high hopes for Kingsley Enagbare entering year two. He has started all four games this season, and Preston Smith is the team's only pass rusher to play more snaps.

Rashan Gary's snaps will increase as the games go on, but the Packers need to seriously consider reducing Enagbare's role. He has offered next to nothing as a pass rusher. According to Pro Football Reference, Enagbare has zero sacks, one QB hit, zero hurries, and one pressure.

On a night filled with mistakes against the Lions, Enagbare had arguably the Packers' most embarrassing play. Detroit ran a reverse with Kalif Raymond, and Enagbare was blocked by Jared Goff. Yes, Green Bay's starting outside linebacker was blocked by Detroit's quarterback.

Enagbare is a talented player. He is young and will improve. But he has not performed well in a starting role this season. Gary will eventually take over, but the Packers should give more opportunities to first-round pick Lukas Van Ness in the meantime.