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Rookie linebacker Dezman Moses has started the past three games for the Packers
With Cedric Benson, Bryan Bulaga, Nick Perry and Desmond Bishop out for the season, to win the Super Bowl, the Packers will have to overcome even more than they did two years ago. In order for that to happen, a number of young and/or untested players will have to step up in the next few months. Bulaga, James Starks, Charlie Peprah and Bishop did just that in 2010. Here’s hoping these players can follow suit:
DON BARCLAY: The undrafted rookie saw his first action of the season last week against the Vikings, and while he didn’t play particularly well at right tackle, he didn’t embarrass himself either. That in itself is encouraging. I’ve been saying for weeks that the Packers can’t win a Super Bowl with T.J. Lang at right tackle and Evan Dietrich-Smith at left guard, and I’m pretty sure the front office and the coaching staff agrees. That means Barclay has to play competently enough to allow Lang to move back to his natural position.
JEREL WORTHY: While fellow second-round pick Casey Hayward has been a stud at corner, Worthy has been a relative non-factor on the defensive line. The former Michigan State star was supposed to add juice to the pass rush, but he’s been less effective in that regard than both Mike Neal and Mike Daniels – neither of whom have exactly set the world on fire. Without a bona fide pass rusher opposite Clay Matthews, the defense desperately needs Worthy to morph into a poor man’s Cullen Jenkins ASAP.
DEZMAN MOSES: The undrafted rookie will probably lose his starting job when Matthews returns, but he won’t fade into oblivion. Not with Erik Walden beginning his annual post-Thanksgiving slide. Moses hasn’t sealed the edge as consistently as the coaches would like, but he hustles and he has enough edge speed to give certain tackles a hard time. Like I said before, the defense desperately needs a second rusher to emerge. If it’s not Worthy, it has to be Moses. Otherwise, this journey isn’t ending in the Promised Land.
JERRON McMILLIAN: I don’t want to see Charles Woodson in the slot when he returns, but I have a feeling that’s where the future Hall of Famer will line up in the dime. If that’s the case, either McMillian or M.D. Jennings will have to play opposite Morgan Burnett. Both youngsters have taken a lot of snaps this season, and both have done a decent job. But decent won’t be good enough come January. One of the two will have to elevate his game a notch, and I think McMillian has the better chance of doing just that.
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Woodson for Sunday night’s game against the Detroit Lions, reports Tim
Twentyman of Lions.com.
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— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman...
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