Friday, October 07, 2005

WR Terrence Murphy was lost for the season with the neck injury he sustained at Carolina. Murphy hadn't shown much yet this season, but he had shown some promise and the potential to replace some of the production lost by WR Javon Walker's injury. With the loss of three receivers (Murphy, Walker, and TE Bubba Franks) that the Packers expected to contribute or substantially contribute this season, depth is now a major problem. Favre knows how to spread the ball around to multiple receivers, which he will have to do now more than ever with all these injuries.

C Mike Flanagan will miss some time too after having hernia surgery this week. Flanagan has played fine this season, his first playing time since 2003, but he isn't the same. No one might notice Flanagan's absence because C Scott Wells has been very solid this season. The bigger concern is that LT Chad Clifton might not return immediately. Clifton is the best offensive lineman on the team. The line played well against Carolina when Adrian Klemm moved from left guard to left tackle, but it is unlikely Klemm will play well all season at left tackle. Klemm had a couple of opportunites to start at left tackle in New England and he never established himself as an effective starter.

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