Sunday was a disaster for the Green Bay Packers vs the Cincinnati Bengals, and despite Bungul-like effort by Cincinnati to give away the game, the Pack ultimately lost becasue their offense simply couldn’t move the ball effectively through the air against the Bengaks defense.
Much of that had to do with not having one of their top receiving options. Early in the game, starting tight end Jermichael Finley was hit by safety George Iloka, and suffered a concussion on the play.
In his relief, Andrew Quarles didn’t look ready for to be a featured weapon in the Packers pass-happy offense. He dropped a pair of passes, including a slant over the middle in the second-quarter that would have put the Pack in the redzone, but instead, they wound-up punting on that possession.
Quarless, who was selected in the fifth-round of the 2010 draft, had played in just 25 games in his career before Sunday. During this time, he posted 25 catches for 281 yards and one touchdown.
While the Packers like to throw the ball a lot, don’t expect to see Quarless featured in the offense, as Rodgers has shown in the past that if you can’t catch the ball consistently, he won’t even bother looking your way.
Hopefully, Finley can return soon, as he was posting good TE-1 numbers, and shouldn’t be slowed by this concussion.