Hot Read: Packers Will Face Fisher at Right Tackle

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41VD7J4037L._SX425_Kansas City head coach Andy Reid told reporters on Saturday that their first round draft pick from 2013, Eric Fisher, will start at right tackle against the Packers. The MAC Conference standout played at Central Michigan from 2009-2012 and was drafted to help protect Alex Smith. Fisher’s rookie season was less than stellar but the 2015 season has brought struggles of its own.

Fisher has only taken 3 snaps through the first two games due to an ankle injury. It was reported (and then quickly denied by Andy Reid) that Fisher himself requested to sit out of the week one matchup with the Texans because he could not handle JJ Watt. Fisher was originally a left tackle but the Chiefs switched him to the right. He will be wearing number 72 and likely be thrown a barrage of pressures from Clay Matthews on passing downs. Nick Perry may also have a chance to shine as well depending on the rotation.

Fisher, for all intents and purposes, was a serviceable but at times pedestrian right tackle in the NFL. The Chiefs are hoping to get a boost by having him back as the starter and hope his return will bode well for the success of Jamaal Charles. At the same time, the Packers will look to exploit and confuse a young player who will not be 100%. It all goes down tomorrow night.Kevin and Clay

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3 Comments

  1.   January 8, 2016, 4:25 pm

    Realistically, Washington hasn’t beaten a team with a winning record all season. I may be underestimating their talent, but my opinion is that they’re the weakest playoff team of both conferences. Their offense is decent, especially if Cousins is allowed to get into a rhythm and they have serious speed at WR. Their front 4 on D is good, but their secondary is full of holes.

    If Rodgers is to get on a roll, this is the team to do it against. Our passing game has responded well late in games against much better Ds than this with no run game. I still think we’ll struggle to run the ball with a banged up O-line and Lacy’s sore ribs. I would never suggest we don’t run at all, but running on 1st and 2nd down and consecutive 1st downs has hurt us all year long. I’d like to see a 75/25 pass/run ratio – including a few runs by Rodgers.

    So my best guess is that it comes down to 5 keys:
    Consistent pressure on Cousins
    Turnovers
    McCarthy’s play calling getting Rodgers into rhythm early with some timing routes and screens to RBs
    Not calling too many run plays which plays to the strength of Redskins’ D
    Rodgers playing well.

    I didn’t list our O-line playing well because Rodgers can overcome most of that when performing like he’s capable, and frankly, I’d prefer to see him tuck it and run to slow down the pass rush a bit. Go Pack go!

  2.   January 8, 2016, 3:12 pm

    Your dreaming if you think they are able to run the ball…….
    They don’t need bounces just a swift kick in the butt to Mc Carthy the play caller( joke)

    •   January 8, 2016, 3:42 pm

      You could be right Bill…I may be dreaming. But I think a bounce or two our way is more likely than anyone giving McCarthy a swift kick in the butt. At this point, I would be content to see some consistent individual wins that add up to an extended drive. 😀

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