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Packers Daily Links: Bulaga, Worthy Added to Injury Report

There's nothing to suggest the injuries are serious, but tackle Bryan Bulaga and defensive lineman Jerel Worthy were added to the Packers' injury report on Wednesday. "New to the injury report was RT Bryan Bulaga (knee), who McCarthy said was limited on Wednesday," writes James Carlton of CBSSports.com. "Bulaga didn't appear to be injured during the game Monday night, when he was beaten badly for three sacks, including two embarrassing ones by Seahawks rookie DE Bruce Irvin. On one of those sacks, Irvin bull-rushed Bulaga and knocked him down with one arm, getting to QB Aaron Rodgers in barely more than two seconds. Bulaga has typically been one of the Packers' best offensive linemen." Worthy exited Monday's game with a shoulder injury but later returned to action. He was also limited in practice.

More on the injury report comes from ESPNMilwaukee.com, PackersNews.com and JSOnline.

Rejoice, Packers fans. The deal with the NFL referees' union is official, although many Packers fans would say it came two days too late. "After two days of marathon negotiations — and mounting frustration among coaches, players and fans — the NFL and the referees' union announced at 11 p.m. Wednesday that a tentative agreement had been reached to end a lockout that began in June," writes Barry Wilner of the Associated Press. The regular referees will begin work this week, including Sunday's Packers-Saints game, and even tonight's Thursday night football game between the Browns and Ravens.

More on the deal between the NFL and the referees comes from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, JSOnline, ESPNMilwaukee.com and Fox Sports as well as unique take from Packers' players and the respect they have for the job of referee at the Journal Sentinel.

Defensive back Charles Woodson addressed the team on Wednesday, according to Tyler Dunne of the Journal Sentinel. "The eight-time Pro Bowl player rarely speaks up," writes Dunne. "When Woodson does speak - as he famously did following the 2010 NFC Championship Game - his message resonates. Cornerback Tramon Williams said what Woodson told the team is precisely what he was thinking but that 'it comes out of his mouth a little better.'" Mike McCarthy also addressed the team and shared similar sentiments. Judging from his press conference, it was probably one that the team just move on.

More on Mike McCarthy and moving on from Monday's game comes from the Press-Gazette, Fox Sports Wisconsin and JSOnline.

Safety M.D. Jennings has become a household name ever since Monday night's game, and several features on him appeared in the media on Wednesday, including one at JSOnline. "Text messages and phone calls never stopped," writes Tyler Dunne about Jennings. "So eventually, Jennings did something he rarely ever does. He shut off his phone. First, Monday night. And then again on Tuesday night. Even then, he couldn't escape the play. When Jennings woke up Wednesday morning, he made breakfast and flipped on Good Morning America. And there was the play again." Jennings also talked about the play itself and said he wouldn't have done anything different, including batting down the ball.

More on M.D. Jennings comes from Packer Report and the Press-Gazette.

A Packers player preferred to remain anonymous when answering a question from Rob Reischel of Packer Report, what do the Packers do with Jermichael Finley? "That's a great question," the player is quoted as saying. "A lot of us are wondering that ourselves." Not often are Packers players quoted anonymously. It makes you wonder how teammates feel about Finley.

A breakdown of Monday's blown call and the referee's ruling comes from ProFootballTalk.com, Packer Report and Packerpedia.

Scouting reports on the New Orleans Saints appear at the Journal Sentinel, Press-Gazette and Packer Report.

According to which report you believe, T.J. Lang may or may not have had the most re-tweeted tweet in Twitter history, from JSOnline and Fox Sports Wisconsin.

Brian Billick of the NFL Network notes the classy approach Mike McCarthy took after Monday's game.

Aaron Rodgers reacts to Monday's game and looks forward to the Saints in articles by the Associated Press and Fox Sports Wisconsin.

The Xs and Os of defending Monday's Hail Mary is detailed in the Journal Sentinel.

Packer Plus this week includes a feature on cornerback Sam Shields, former Packers kicker Jan Stanerud and a preview of the Saints game.

Breaking down the eight sacks given up by the Packers on Monday is Bleacher Report NFC North blogger Andrew Garda.

Cornerback Tramon Williams criticized the NFL in a blog post appearing at JSOnline.

JSOnline does a good job of rounding up reaction from national columnists to Monday night's game.

From Fox 11, the Lambeau Field expansion project is on schedule and on budget.

In his weekly column at JSOnline, Cheesehead TV's own Zach Kruse looks at the lack of big plays from the Packers offense.

 

Charles Barkley talks about losing money on a bet made on the Packers Monday night.

The crew at the Press-Gazette takes a look back at Monday's game in their weekly Insiders video.

Video:Former Packer LeRoy Butler answers five questions and looks at some Xs and Os in his weekly video series at JSOnline...

Brian Carriveau is the author of "It's Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America," a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and an editor at Cheesehead TV. To contact Brian, email carriveau@uwalumni.com.

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Evan's picture

Nice anonymous quote. Fuck whatever Packer player said that.

MarkinMadison's picture

You know what, that comment could be just the tip of the iceberg. I'm not saying I'm happy to read it. Really, shut the heck up and play, because it does not help the locker room for a team that really needs to come together. And shame on McCarthy for not stomping on this stuff. (Chumura had a lot to say on this topic recently.) But I would not go "F" bomb on it. There may be a lot of concrete stories about Finley that come out after he is gone where you will be saying, "damn, screw Finley."

Evan's picture

Yeah, that very easily could be true after he's gone, but until then:

A. Keep it in house.

B. If you do feel the need to speak out and stir up trouble, sign your name to it.

MarkinMadison's picture

It was a pointed comment, no doubt. On the other hand, it was about the least you could say (if you must say anything) and signing a name to it would only have made it a bigger deal than it is. I'm assuming that Finley SHOULD already know how guys feel, and I'm HOPING that it will light a fire under him.

PackersRS's picture

An knee injury could constitute as an injury that prevents him from bending with his knees...

The article does say he didn't appear to be injuried in the game, but if he was it does make sense and explain his terrible play.

CSS's picture

It wasn't his bend getting him in trouble. Whatever the reason may be, he's not extending any kind of punch this season off the snap to redirect or alter the movement of the end. He did it last year, he hasn't done it nearly as much this year. I give him a pass on 1 (possibly a 2nd) one of those sacks. That first one he took an open palm to the chin and facemask that drove him back. That's not legal, and it was blatantly obvious.

Doesn't mitigate his punch issues off the snap. There's no reason to get beat inside by speed rushers, which he is.

PackersRS's picture

http://www.nfl.com/videos/green-bay-packers/0ap1000000065953/Seahawks-de...

http://www.nfl.com/videos/green-bay-packers/0ap2000000065699/Seahawks-de...

I think both times he's late to set up and gets caught off balance. Yes both times he tries to punch and is embarassing but I think that's a result of being unbalanced. And yes, there is the hands to the face but he's out of balance before it.

The knee could explain it.

Point Packer's picture

After what Finley's agent said (and don't even begin to tell me "JerDropTheBall" didn't help plant it) he deserves all the crap he gets. A waste of talent.

woodson4president's picture

I like worthy,i dont remember seing a player with a faster jump off the snap...maybe ever.

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