Jermaine Whitehead Getting Cut is a Surprise
Green Bay Packers made some moves on Tuesday. One of those was cutting Jermaine Whitehead from the team. Whitehead figured to be a major player for the Packers in the second half of the year with the departure of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix yet he found himself out of a job a week after being a prominent player for the Packers. What happened? Well, he slapped a helmet in the second quarter leading to an ejection that left the Packers defense scrambling, and they also sign safety Ibraheim Campbell who played for Pettine in 2015. Whitehead did not fit on this time any longer.
It does seem like Brian Gutekunst is more dialed in with what’s going on in his locker room than Ted Thompson. There is not a long leash for players like there seemed to be at times in years past. Maybe it’s due to the consistent mental errors, and the Packers coaching staff is relaying the message that the team isn’t very sound. Whitehead’s head slap did not cost him his job, but it didn’t help either. Even though the penalty was a terrible call, we saw how Whitehead’s departure affected the team especially after Kentrell Brice went out with injury.
Campbell is a decent player. He seems to rate as a solid safety in coverage and a slightly above average safety. There’s some thought he could start Game 1 for the Packers. They’ll need the help with Kevin King out indefinitely and Brice listed as questionable, they’re going to need some help against whichever Miami quarterback they’re facing on Sunday. Hopefully, Campbell can make an impact out the gates for the Packers.