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Nick Barnett could be done for the season

Posted on: October 6, 2010 8:14 pm
Edited on: October 6, 2010 10:40 pm
Posted by Andy Benoit

UPDATE: 10:40 p.m. ET: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Barnett is indeed out for the season with a wrist injury similar to the one Brian Urlacher suffered last season. Read below to learn what went down and what this means. Rapid Reporter and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writer Greg Bedard reports that Packers inside linebacker Nick Barnett could be out for the season. Sources tell Bedard that Barnett needs surgery on his injured right wrist. N. Barnett

The surgery is not a matter of if, but when. As soon as it happens, Barnett will be shelved. Bedard’s sources believe the surgery will occur before the end of the season, though Barnett will get a second opinion on Friday.

Barnett hurt the wrist in the first half of Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions but returned and finished the game wearing a cast.

If Friday’s diagnosis goes against Barnett, it will mark the second time in three years that he’s landed on Injured Reserve (ACL in ’08). Bedard writes, “Barnett, 29, would be a big loss for the defense. The eight-year veteran is one of the vocal and emotional leaders of the unit, and makes the calls in the huddle and adjustments before the play.”

This is true, though it’s worth mentioning that Dom Capers’ scheme puts minimal stock in the inside linebacker position. The defensive line and outside linebackers carry Green Bay’s front seven. Barnett, who has speed to burn, has gone from playmaker to solid contributor in the 3-4 defense.

Because Brandon Chillar is dealing with a shoulder injury, Desmond Bishop would likely start in Barnett’s place next to A.J. Hawk. Bishop, a third-year pro, was given a crack at earning a starting job prior to the season, though coaches were quick to abandon that plan.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 11:04 am

Nick Barnett could be done for the season

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 8:33 pm

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Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2010 12:11 pm

Nick Barnett could be done for the season

I get so sick of hearing how the packers have all these guys on their team that they drafted and no free agents...that is something to talk about and nice work by TT.

But with injuries piling up for this squad...Free agents are instant starters and add depth. Draft picks add starters occasionally and not great depth. 

Nice work TT you do half your job correctly.

Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2010 12:01 pm

Nick Barnett could be done for the season

This Packers team is:  BUILT TO WIN NOW!!!! So why is TT not doing anything? Cause of those draft picks he loves so much. GET SOME HELP NOW, IT'S BEEN 14 YEARS. LETS WIN NOW!!!!!!!

Since: Oct 7, 2010
Posted on: October 7, 2010 11:59 am

Nick Barnett could be done for the season

gotcha, ok. sorry about that.

Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: October 7, 2010 11:51 am

Nick Barnett could be done for the season

It takes a real fan to admit faults, sure, but to say we should concede the division, to a team thats 1-2 and has looked pretty bad for the most part,  thats just ridiculous. As said in the article, the MLB is not a super important position, and we do have people to fill that spot. Same talent level? no, but Barnett was not the best in the league either.We didn't just lose Ray Lewis. Its obvious we are having some major injury issues, but we are expected to get some of those resolved in the next few weeks. Bigby should be back soon as will Harris and that will help immensely with coverage. We need to address the running game, but at the same time, GB got to the NFC championship game three years ago when they had no running game for half the season. If our offense starts playing like it can in the passing game, we are going to put up a lot of pts. I don't think theres a lot of teams that can feel bad about  their offense when they have put up over 25 in 3 of 4 games and 30+ in 2 and I feel like we havent been playing all that well. 
Admittedly its troubling to see all of these people go down with season-ending stuff, but as long as you have people to step up, you have a season ahead of you. Anyone who gives up because of this should have given up when Grant went down, when we lost to the Bears, and when Favre came back. Just look at the team, its scheme's, and the people we still have. There's plenty of season left. It's sad to see Packer fans jump ship this quickly

Since: Jun 1, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2010 11:29 am

Nick Barnett could be done for the season

With all these injuries and the fact TT hasn't tried to fill the holes we may as well concede the div to the vikes now and jockey for draft position.

Footballfan4eva,  I commented on the statement above, written by packman30.  Nobody else's. 


Since: Oct 7, 2010
Posted on: October 7, 2010 10:34 am

Nick Barnett could be done for the season

bradazz- woodson's house is just saying it how it is. it takes balls for a true fan to admit their team faults. quit living in a disilluisioned world that your team is perfect or whatever it is you think they are and realize your team needs some help defensively.

Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: October 7, 2010 9:50 am

Nick Barnett could be done for the season

Ted needs to get off his as* and pick up a RB, the SS cut from San Fran and get a LB now.
The O is good, could be great if Aaron gets his way, but besides the D line and OLB's and Woodson the rest is below average to average.  Time to start drinking. 

Since: Jun 1, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2010 9:26 am

Nick Barnett could be done for the season

You should find another team to cheer for.  No true Packer fan would ever say that.  Pathetic.  

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