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For injured Packers, where does the blame fall?

March 04, 2018 - 6:29 pm

In a season defined by one critical injury, there has been plenty of finger pointing across Packer nation. Fans lost hope, the team lost games and coaches lost jobs. The offseason saw plenty of turnover across the coaching staff, but one area remained untouched - the strength and conditioning staff. As Tom Silverstein explains (FULL STORY HERE), to blame any specific (perhaps collarbone) injury on the strength and conditioning staff is unfair and unrealistic. But the sheer quantity of meaningul injuries boggles the mind.

Only five position players started all 16 for the Packers last season: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Corey Linsley, Dean Lowry, Blake Martinez and Aaron Ripkowski.

Meanwhile, the list of starters who missed at least one start reads like a phone book: Aaron Rodgers, Ty Montgomery, Aaron Jones, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Davante Adams, Martellus Bennett, David Bakhtiari, Lane Taylor, Jahri Evans, Bryan Bulaga, Kenny Clark, Mike Daniels, Clay Matthews, Nick Perry, Jake Ryan, Kevin King, Davon House, Damarious Randall, Morgan Burnett...and that doesn't even get to the bench.

So, where does the blame fall?