Though Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers showed no apparent symptoms of a concussion Sunday, Rivers landed in the concussion protocol Monday after he showed symptoms the Basketball Jerseys Cheap day after Los Angeles’s loss in Jacksonville. Since Rivers did not take an obviously concussive blow, the Chargers could not have known. “In 2017, we have to accept that’s going to happen,” Nowinski said.
Unfortunately for him, he was right. He gave a distinctly un-Rodgers-like performance with three interceptions in the loss to the Panthers, and now there’s no reason for the Packers to play Rodgers any more this season and expose him to the risk of reinjuring himself.
While that news was big coming out of Green Bay, the report that GM Ted Thompson would transition to a different role in a front-office shakeup was enormous for an organization that has been one of the most conservative in football. Thompson, the man who drafted Aaron Rodgers, began his run as the team’s GM in 2005.
With Thompson out of the GM role, the Packers decided to shake up the structure of the personnel department. Brian Gutekunst has been named general manager, with Russ Ball being promoted to executive vice president/director of football operations. Both men, along with coach Mike McCarthy, will report directly to team president and CEO Mark Murphy.
Minnesota’s front four, so disruptive all year, was flummoxed by Philadelphia’s pass protection. When the Eagles wanted to run the ball in the red zone, they did so with ease. When head coach Doug Pederson called a screen pass to kickstart a drive late in the first half, surprising even his Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike players, the linemen gleefully mowed down any defenders in their path. Foles often stood in the pocket as if the Vikings pass rush wasn’t there, comfy in the knowledge that the bad ass Eagles offensive line had his back.