As I wrote in the last post, Desmond Bishop being the odd ILB out is ridiculous. I know he’s coming off an injury, but Hawk is coming off of chronic below-averageness and Brad Jones is coming off of never-doing-anything-at-all…ness. The whole thing leaves me suspicious. I think one of two things may have happened:
- The Packers either know or have reason to believe Bishop’s injury is likely to be a bigger problem than Bishop is claiming. (Though again, an injured Bishop is better than either of the other clowns in the middle.)
- Someone in the organization (McCarthy? Dom Capers? TT?) simply doesn’t like Desmond Bishop. I’m not sure how this could be the case when by all accounts he is such a good guy – and of course this wouldn’t make sense considering his on-field performance. But this isn’t the first time the Packers have essentially screwed Bishop. He waited far too long before being given the chance to play regularly on this team. He was good enough to start a full 2 years before he actually did take over as a starter.
Teams will come after Bishop big-time (they apparently already are). He will dominate again. And even if he ends up on the Vikes, I’ll still be a Desmond Bishop fan.