Weekly Green Bay Packers News from Twitter and other Sources by Al Bracco and Jayme Joers (As heard on Cheesehead Radio – 12/21/11 ). Interview with Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee at the 75 minute mark.
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Al : Well, there’s no doubt what the lead story is tonight. The Green Bay Packers no longer have a donut at the end of their record. The Packers suffered their first loss at the hands of the KC Chiefs after an ugly performance by the Packers while the Chiefs did everything right. The Packers finally met their trap team, ironically, just as C.D. stopped calling every game a trap game.
Jayme: As if losing wasn’t bad enough, the Packers offensive line was decimated during the game, adding injury to insult, so to speak. Bryan Bulaga left the game with a knee injury and then his replacement Derrick Sherrod, suffered a double leg fracture. The Packers quickly put Sherrod on Injured Reserve and signed street free agent Herb Taylor, a former backup with the Chiefs who hasn’t made a roster in 2 years. Bulaga will not be ready for the Bears, but Chad Clifton did some limited practicing today, so perhaps he may be available in the near future.
Al: The Packers certainly have some problems, but nothing like that of one of their fans. In what can only be called a horrible story, a drunken 36 year-old Wisconsin woman has been arrested for choking her 11-year old daughter in a rage over the Packers’ poor play.Her husband said that she also threw her dinner on the floor, broke a lamp and tried to punch him in the face. The young girl was shaken and suffered minor injuries, but is otherwise OK. The mother is charged with felony child abuse, which could land her 12 ½ years in prison.
Jayme: On a happier note, a few days after the Packers disappointed many against the Chiefs, Ryan Grant did not disappoint over 4000 children in Milwaukee’s US cellular Arena.
Together with Craig Counsell of the Milwaukee Brewers, Grant participated in a Read-a-Thon in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Book record for the most children reading together with an adult. The total number of children was 4, 586, which did indeed set a new record.
Al: In records of another type, the San Francisco 49ers are still in the hunt for the Conference’s best record, thanks to their win Monday night against the Steelers and the Packers loss to the Chiefs. Mike McCarthy was disappointed the Packers weren’t able to lock up home field for the entire playoffs, much more so that losing the chance at a perfect record. Of course, with two weeks still to go, all the Packers need is one more win or 49ers loss and home field is theirs.
Jayme: The Packers this week ensured that something else would be theirs, namely 6’ 4” wide receiver Tori Gurley. Gurley, an undrafted free agent on the Packers’ practice squad all season, turned down an offer to join the Vikings roster and instead chose to stay with the Packers. To make it easier for Gurley, the Packers, gave him a raise equivalent to the rookie minimum salary, as reported by Packernews.com’s Rob Demovsky. This move tells you much the Packers like Gurley and possibly how much they think they’re going to need another wide receiver next season.
“Gems from the Packers Twitterverse…”
Jayme: We’ll start off with the latest injury news via twitter. Ty Dunne reported this afternoon that James Starks, Brandon Saine, Desmond Bishop and Chad Clifton were practicing today. Bryan Bulaga, however, has already been ruled out for Sunday.
Al: We’ll follow that up with a tweet from another of the Packers’ walking wounded, Greg Jennings, who tweeted, “Getting this knee right so I can come out of the phone booth like Superman on them when I get back. #Grinding #BeGreat.
Jayme: Bj Raji felt the need to send out a message to all Packers fans, loyal or not. Raji tweeted, To the real packer fans: I’m sorry u had to witness that, smh… To the front runners: (y’all aren’t worth a comment)
Al: And finally, summing up what we’ve all been thinking since the Packers loss and the preponderance of fans bitching about it on twitter, Brad Stanley says, “Imagine what our twitter feeds would look like if the Packers lost more than one game every 20 tries? Sheesh”
Sheesh is right…
And that folks, was your…
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Jersey Al Bracco is the founder and editor of AllGreenBayPackers.com, and the co-founder of Packers Talk Radio Network. He can be heard as one of the Co-Hosts on Cheesehead Radio and is the Green Bay Packers Draft Analyst for Drafttek.com.