Prince Amukamara put up a great game against the Green Bay Packers, one that was overshadowed by the loss. He completely shut down 1/3 of the field and helped keep Aaron Rodgers under 200 yards passing. With Amukamara not suiting up, Philip Rivers is likely to go into sniper mode and target the weakness. Rivers will throw to anyone; it doesn’t matter if you are Antonio Gates or an undrafted free agent. If you are open, he will give you the ball.
With all the new additions to the secondary, the Jags shouldn’t take too big of a step back, but this isn’t an injury to take lightly. Amukamara was brought in for a reason and lived up to expectations in week one. He didn’t just have a big game; he played 64 of 68 snaps. He hardly left the field; this shows he has a firm role on this Jags defense.
“ I was very emotional when I found out. Not because of the injury being severe, which it’s not. It’s more because of that stigma and not being able to play all 16 games,” said Amukamara during an interview with “Harp on Sports,” on Sports Radio 930.
This has been the same old song and dance for Amukamara’s career. He is a solid player when he suits up, but has had bad luck with the injury bug. This injury is not severe though, and he will be ready to roll when the Jags face the Ravens in week three.