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Ahman Green works out for Packers

To combat some offensive line troubles a few weeks back, the Green Bay Packers looked to the recent past by signing right tackle Mark Tauscher.

Now the team may look even further back to help its running back situation.

The Packers worked out Ahman Green Monday, in addition to Dominic Rhodes.  (We first saw the report from Scout’s Adam Caplan, and it has been confirmed by many outlets since.)

Most likely, the Packers are just kicking some tires in case of emergency later in the season.  Running back DeShawn Wynn missed Sunday’s game with a knee injury, although Brandon Jackson returned the lineup.

Tauscher’s experience thus far is a good reminder that these stories get fans excited, but don’t always have a huge impact.  Tauscher is at least a week away from even participating in team drills with the Packers.

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  1. flusher says: Oct 19, 2009 6:22 PM

    Cant hurt to have alittle more veteran leadership.

  2. MarkTroy says: Oct 19, 2009 6:22 PM

    No – Way.
    Why not Eddie Lee Ivory?

  3. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Oct 19, 2009 6:32 PM

    This is a joke, right?

  4. sven_ftw says: Oct 19, 2009 6:38 PM

    is he hurt already?

  5. DocBG says: Oct 19, 2009 6:39 PM

    MM has stated that green would be a great addition both to the teams passing game and rushing game, as LT is a position sorely needing attention. Green is also expected to fill in at all Offensive linemen positions as needed after a surefire trouncing by the Vikings November 1st.

  6. PackFaninPackLand says: Oct 19, 2009 6:42 PM

    Who’s Eddie Lee Ivory ???
    I remember a RB named Eddie Lee Ivery.
    I bet MarkTroy still spells our ex-quarterback name as FARVE too.

  7. se18a29 says: Oct 19, 2009 6:45 PM

    Nothing will help those losers… lol

  8. wowbaka says: Oct 19, 2009 6:46 PM

    How about Barry Sanders. He can out produce Green and Rhodes.

  9. Tundrastruck says: Oct 19, 2009 6:49 PM

    Florio, we all get that you have a man crush on anyone in a purple jersey, but why hate on the Packers so much?

  10. sand0 says: Oct 19, 2009 6:49 PM

    This team reaks of desperation. 3rd “best” team in their division. Little late to upgrade the RB position. Had all off season.

  11. JimmySmith says: Oct 19, 2009 6:56 PM

    Up next, Jim Taylor, Donnie Anderson and John Brockington.

  12. purplescar says: Oct 19, 2009 7:05 PM

    Yup, desperation cheese … it’s stinky!

  13. myasylum says: Oct 19, 2009 7:13 PM

    It’s not desperation, it’s the Ted Thompson way.
    Cheap, and Cheaper.

  14. Sportygal says: Oct 19, 2009 7:18 PM

    LOL at all the Packer haters. It is not like one of these guys would actually see time as a starter if signed. Rhodes wouldn’t be a bad sign as back-up. Anyways the 3rd “best” team in the division is obviously the Bears.

  15. steamindemonsemens says: Oct 19, 2009 7:19 PM

    May as well bring in ol’ Lawrence Phillips too!

  16. 1mge says: Oct 19, 2009 7:24 PM

    Another Packer artical and the trolls in MN are coming out of the closet again.
    Terdell Middleton is out there.
    Can’t wait for 2012 when the Packers travel to play the L.A. Vikings!

  17. MkePackFan says: Oct 19, 2009 7:32 PM

    # sand0 says: October 19, 2009 6:49 PM
    This team reaks of desperation. 3rd “best” team in their division. Little late to upgrade the RB position. Had all off season.
    —————————————
    3rd best your opinion genius. Last I checked, the Packers still won their head to head w/ Chicago.

  18. hutch says: Oct 19, 2009 7:34 PM

    This makes sense. We have an offense that is outstanding at giving up sacks and penalties, but we just aren’t turning the ball over enough. Green and his every other game fumbling should take care of that.

  19. OmegaXxXNFL says: Oct 19, 2009 8:01 PM

    Funny thing about this season; as every season, the teams everyone thinks are going to the big show, won’t go to the big show. I see another Cardinal story in the fold, I don’t see the Vikings going, nope too fashionable and Viking fans get ready for your offseason Favre antics, ever been held hostage? Get ready; the party is about over, luck is running out get ready to hide your Viking gear until the Vikes are winners again. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Vikings suffer a huge injury on Sunday, one that will cripple them into the remaining weeks to come. I certainly don’t see the Packers making any noise either this year; but I do see a bright future lying ahead for them. Bears, yeah another team with a big future, Lions; yeah well see but definitely building up to something, the least I can say for the aging Vikings (cellar dwellers in the near future). Oh yeah back on topic, LOL Ahman Green, wow that could be interesting.

  20. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Oct 19, 2009 8:03 PM

    hutch says:
    October 19, 2009 7:34 PM
    This makes sense. We have an offense that is outstanding at giving up sacks and penalties, but we just aren’t turning the ball over enough. Green and his every other game fumbling should take care of that.
    —————————-
    Green averaged one fumble for every 54 carries over his career. So far Adrian Peterson is averaging one fumble every 48 carries.
    I’m just sayin.

  21. purplescar says: Oct 19, 2009 8:17 PM

    Hey 1mge … I bet the LA vikes still kick your cheesy ass!

  22. MarkTroy says: Oct 19, 2009 8:19 PM

    Hey Packfaninpackland cheeseylimpdick, who are you? My 3rd grade teacher? She had a vagina too!

  23. Rnay says: Oct 19, 2009 8:21 PM

    Kicking the tires on a RB is all well and good. I think William HENDERSON actually has more left in the tank than Green, frankly, When he was not signed several years ago, the man was still healthy and very sure handed—and actually knew how to block someone.
    But my question is when they will get some help for poor “Pinata Boy” Aaron Rodgers???
    PS Mike Florio, feel free to use the name like you did my “Favre-stock a while back. The reason for calling #12 Pinata Boy is just about everyone is taking a whack at him! lol

  24. Fan_Of_ Four says: Oct 19, 2009 8:32 PM

    Ahman Green ,seriously Teddy this is your answer ?
    ROFLMFAO !

  25. sand0 says: Oct 19, 2009 8:32 PM

    # MkePackFan says: October 19, 2009 7:32 PM
    # sand0 says: October 19, 2009 6:49 PM
    This team reaks of desperation. 3rd “best” team in their division. Little late to upgrade the RB position. Had all off season.
    —————————————
    3rd best your opinion genius. Last I checked, the Packers still won their head to head w/ Chicago.
    —————————————–
    Yes, in my opinion numb nuts. That is the only one I can give. Bears were the better team in Lambeau, they just beat themselves. By the end of the season, it will be Vikings, Bears, Packers, then Lions, and in that order. Best believe that.

  26. DocBG says: Oct 19, 2009 8:37 PM

    @OmegaXXnfl
    Uhm, not too sure about that bright future you are alluding to for the pack. If drafting bust after bust, and not using players for their strong points was a winning strategy, the Lions would be America’s team right now.
    Football is not like baseball in the sense that it doesnt take YEARS to rebuild a team, it can be done in 2 season with relative ease IF you know what you are doing (something the packers don’t) Fact of the matter is that you could probably take the top 50% of the commenters on this site and plug them in as GM for the pack and they would do better than they are under TT.

  27. 1mge says: Oct 19, 2009 8:51 PM

    Hey purplescar you idiot troll…its math not magic:
    Simple math looks like the Packers have won 8 of last 12 and 5 of last 7. How about that 34-0 ass whopin as well.
    The Vikings won’t sell out in L.A. either…pathetic.

  28. Lamblow Field filled with Dairyland Drunks says: Oct 19, 2009 8:52 PM

    1mge says:
    October 19, 2009 7:24 PM
    Another Packer artical and the trolls in MN are coming out of the closet again.
    Terdell Middleton is out there.
    Can’t wait for 2012 when the Packers travel to play the L.A. Vikings!
    Packer fans are so predictable the only thing you can come up with is the Vikings stadium which is gaining momentum in MN and might get passed this year. Im sorry your team is terrible Packer fans go get a prescription of some paxil or zanax and just face reality that your a terrible team in a terrible town with terrible fans in a terrible stadium in a terrible state with butt ugly fat people. With a sissy as a QB a dumb fat coach and a moron as your GM. The Vikings will sweep you this year, Favre will probably this offseason but come back just to sweep your dumb ass team again.

  29. karpsta says: Oct 19, 2009 8:54 PM

    This is just an obvious attempt at Thompson to remove the “youngest team in the NFL” label from the Packers. With the signing of a few more older washed up players, they’ll now have savy veterans and perhaps will be able to keep the penalties down to upper single digits.
    I say go for it. The more losses this team can put together the sooner Packer fans can rid themselves of the morons running the show.

  30. PervyHarvin says: Oct 19, 2009 9:29 PM

    I heard Ted Thompson was meeting with Onterrio Smith later this week. Smith is pals with B.J. Raji.

  31. voxveritasonmyspace says: Oct 19, 2009 9:34 PM

    The bobbled snap.
    The Rams game.
    The INT against the Giants in a HUGE playoff game.
    The 44-6 shower faint.
    The December record
    …HOF.

  32. Bob Nelson says: Oct 19, 2009 9:44 PM

    Green Bay is a very open organization and they are not afraid to release information.
    Ted Thompson always keeps options open and is very knowledgable about the market.
    Just seeing what the former players may or may not have left.
    Neither is Thompson’s style as he usually goes with younger players.
    Giving Green a work out out of respect is no big deal.

  33. PervyHarvin says: Oct 19, 2009 10:17 PM

    Bob Nelson says:
    ‘Ted Thompson always keeps options open and is very knowledgable about the market”
    ————————————————–
    Bob,that was a joke right??? Seems to me he knows jack shit about the free agent market!! Hell,even in Madden Football video game my daughter knows enough to trade the draft picks and get great free agents!!! Not everyone is a draft genius like Chilly!

  34. OmegaXxXNFL says: Oct 19, 2009 10:18 PM

    “Uhm, not too sure about that bright future you are alluding to for the pack. If drafting bust after bust, and not using players for their strong points was a winning strategy, the Lions would be America’s team right now.”
    Yeah; bust after bust, what busts are you referring to might I ask? Get the boy (Rodgers) some protection and draft a stud RB and Green Bay is solid! Now explain to me all the “busts” Green Bay has made drafting?

  35. MkePackFan says: Oct 19, 2009 10:39 PM

    Either way…typical Favre lovers, TT haters, and Viking trolls…somehow in their small minds a workout = signing.
    Just a “just in case” measure if Deshawn Wynn can’t go Sunday and Grant & Jackson both get injured…it’s what any well-run organization does, preparing for the “just in case”.
    Nevermind when NE goes & signs +36 year old LBs, nobody has a problem then.

  36. packerbackerg says: Oct 19, 2009 10:40 PM

    Yeah yeah, you know…it’s no big deal, but why not…the return of Batman wouldn’t make or break us now…but it can’t hurt. And Eddie Lee…LOL…that is one of my old time favs…

  37. packerbackerg says: Oct 19, 2009 10:45 PM

    The Return of BATMAN!! That is awsome!

  38. sharpecheddar84 says: Oct 19, 2009 11:03 PM

    I like to see they are looking for some help in the backfield but nothing will change unless we get some help on the O-Line.

  39. Majik Man says: Oct 19, 2009 11:03 PM

    Really Omega? Does Justin Harrell ring a bell? AJ Hawk? BJ Raji? Brian Brohm? Brandon Jackson? And every offensive lineman picked since 2005.

  40. Lamblow Field filled with Dairyland Drunks says: Oct 19, 2009 11:45 PM

    DT Harrell was a bust A.J hawk is average a bust for a top 5 pick. to early to tell for Raji but early signs dont look good. that cornerback Carroll was horrible. Clay Mathews looks good, Jordy nelson wasnt worth a 2nd round pick. Thats all I can think of but the only 2 really good players GB has drafted recently that I can think of is Jennings and Rodgers. If I’m wrong let me know?

  41. DocBG says: Oct 20, 2009 12:32 AM

    @Omega_myparentsshouldhavejustflushedme
    Raji (bust in waiting)
    Harrel (busted)
    Brohm (might as well use the kicker in emergencies)
    Hawk (20% decline in tackles per year since rookie year, busted)
    Daryn Colledge (any offensive lineman for the pack sucks bigtime. BUST)
    Pat Lee(this could change, but currently nowhere near producing like a 2nd round pick should be, BUSTED)
    Terrance murphy (2nd rounder, allready out of the league, big time BUST)
    This is just looking at 1st and 2nd round picks, and ONLY pointing out the ones that are CLEAR busts that the pack has done NOTHING WITH. Congrats on being the youngest team (that has no talent)
    Conversely, you go back in the draft looking at round 1 and 2 picks for the vikes and you see guys like Harvin(starter), Loadholt(starter), AP(starter), Greenway(starter), Tyrell Johnson(starter), Sydney Rice (starter), Cedric Griffin (starter). Only one in that group thats not starting is Booty, but to be fair he’s sitting behind alot of experience at QB, so no harm there.
    See how it looks when a team actually knows how to draft? Combine GOOD drafts with GOOD FA signings and you wind up with a GREAT team. Combine terrible drafting with no FA activity at all and you wind up with a mediocre team at best. suck failure GB.

  42. PackFaninPackLand says: Oct 20, 2009 1:43 AM

    Re: MarkTroy
    Ahhhh, did I hurt your feelings ??? With your spelling I’m surprised you got THRU the third grade Jethro.
    Are you gonna pout and go tell your Mommy on me ???
    It’s not my fault you can’t spell a simple five letter word.

  43. Beer Cheese Soup says: Oct 20, 2009 3:31 AM

    DocBG says:
    Fact of the matter is that you could probably take the top 50% of the commenters on this site and plug them in as GM for the pack and they would do better than they are under TT.
    ____________________________________
    That’s the first (and likely last) thing you’ve ever said that I agreed with. Well put.
    Seriously TT, Ahman Green?? Why not Ken Ruettgers too, he might be cheap enough for ya..

  44. MarkTroy says: Oct 20, 2009 8:12 AM

    Hey PackfaninPackland
    You must be the ass in the Wisconsin crowd. Everyone else there is very nice to me and my boy when we come to Packer games.
    You are a real turd. why don’t you give me your direct email so we can discuss this further?

  45. Ftfxr says: Oct 20, 2009 8:19 AM

    But my question is when they will get some help for poor “Pinata Boy” Aaron Rodgers???
    I just heard Lynn Dickey is on his way from Scranton in the Green Bay Packer company station wagon.

  46. MarkTroy says: Oct 20, 2009 8:21 AM

    PackFaninPackLand says:
    October 19, 2009 6:42 PM
    Who’s Eddie Lee Ivory ???
    I remember a RB named Eddie Lee Ivery.
    I bet MarkTroy still spells our ex-quarterback name as FARVE too.
    __________________________-____
    I can’t believe you’re busting my chops as a fellow Packer fan for mispelling “Ivery”.
    You are true Internet Troll and deserve a trophy.
    Submit to me your email addy so we can discuss it like adults. Oh wait, you must be 14.
    You cannot be one of the many people we meet in Wisconsin each year because you are an ass.

  47. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Oct 20, 2009 9:31 AM

    Lamblow Field filled with Dairyland Drunks says:
    October 19, 2009 11:45 PM
    DT Harrell was a bust A.J hawk is average a bust for a top 5 pick. to early to tell for Raji but early signs dont look good. that cornerback Carroll was horrible. Clay Mathews looks good, Jordy nelson wasnt worth a 2nd round pick. Thats all I can think of but the only 2 really good players GB has drafted recently that I can think of is Jennings and Rodgers. If I’m wrong let me know?
    —————————–
    Agreed on Harrell and Hawk. Carroll was beyond terrible, but he also wasn’t a Thompson pick.
    Can’t call Nelson a bad pick. When Driver’s gone we’ll see what he’s made of. That one’s too early to tell. He generally looks good when he’s playing.
    As far as good players drafted by Thompson, there’s Rodgers, Nick Collins, Johnny Jolly (in the 6th), Jennings, James Jones, Mason Crosby, Clay Matthews and Finley. With some of those guys it’s too early to tell whether they were great picks, but they’ve certainly shown potential.
    And although he’s known as a guy who doesn’t make a lot of splashes in free agency, he did bring in Charles Woodson, Ryan Grant, Donald Lee, Ryan Pickett and Brandon Chillar.

  48. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Oct 20, 2009 9:38 AM

    DocBG says:
    October 20, 2009 12:32 AM
    @Omega_myparentsshouldhavejustflushedme
    Raji (bust in waiting)
    Harrel (busted)
    Brohm (might as well use the kicker in emergencies)
    Hawk (20% decline in tackles per year since rookie year, busted)
    Daryn Colledge (any offensive lineman for the pack sucks bigtime. BUST)
    Pat Lee(this could change, but currently nowhere near producing like a 2nd round pick should be, BUSTED)
    Terrance murphy (2nd rounder, allready out of the league, big time BUST)
    This is just looking at 1st and 2nd round picks, and ONLY pointing out the ones that are CLEAR busts that the pack has done NOTHING WITH. Congrats on being the youngest team (that has no talent)
    Conversely, you go back in the draft looking at round 1 and 2 picks for the vikes and you see guys like Harvin(starter), Loadholt(starter), AP(starter), Greenway(starter), Tyrell Johnson(starter), Sydney Rice (starter), Cedric Griffin (starter). Only one in that group thats not starting is Booty, but to be fair he’s sitting behind alot of experience at QB, so no harm there.
    See how it looks when a team actually knows how to draft? Combine GOOD drafts with GOOD FA signings and you wind up with a GREAT team. Combine terrible drafting with no FA activity at all and you wind up with a mediocre team at best. suck failure GB.
    —————————–
    OK, I see how this works. So if it’s a Vikings player and he starts, then he’s clearly not a bust. But if it’s a Packers player who starts he’s probably a bust.
    Remove the purple-tinted goggles and back slowly away from the keyboard.
    By the way, Booty isn’t even on their active roster. He’s not one of the 3 best QBs on the squad, so I think it’s safe to call him a bust. In fact, they cut him from the practice squad and were able to re-sign him days later. There’s no market for him. Bust. If Brohm’s a bust, Booty’s a big time bust.
    And Raji’s a bust in waiting? Alright, whatever you say. You’ve proven yourself to be so knowledgeable and objective so far. ;)

  49. Chickenfoot says: Oct 20, 2009 10:15 AM

    Brohm 2nd round= Bust
    Booty 5th round= marginal bust
    A second rounder is expected to be a major contributor for years.
    A 5th rounder is a marginal player to begin with.
    ” take off your green and gold tinted glasses”
    ANother idiotic post brought to you by:
    Adampissandmoanerson.
    Man, what an asshat!

  50. Beer Cheese Soup says: Oct 20, 2009 10:57 AM

    It’s pretty f—ed to call Terrance Murphy a bust when he looked good until a career ending neck injury. Is Udeze a bust too then?? Also, how do you call Raji or Nelson busts? They haven’t been around long enough, and Colledge (as a guard, not LT) and Spitz are the only decent players on our joke of a line. Seeing some pretty extreme bias out of the Viking fans today.
    …other than that though, you’re right. TT can’t draft for sh-t. He should be gone fairly soon though.

  51. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Oct 20, 2009 11:03 AM

    See, you make a decent observation and then just throw insults in for spice.
    Anyway, it’s hard to say they expected Brohm to be a “major contributor for years” when they already expected Rodgers to be the starter for years.
    So which is it, dipshit? They drafted him to be a backup QB. They expected Rodgers to be the starter. So in that respect, Brohm is doing exactly as they had planned. He’s being outperformed by Flynn, but they didn’t draft Brohm to be the starter. Tool.

  52. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Oct 20, 2009 11:05 AM

    And that’s all you’ve got to say? Brohm? That’s it? Thompson’s had major problems drafting linemen. On both sides. And he’s had major high round misses. But you’re going to jump on Brohm when he was drafted as a backup?

  53. Chickenfoot says: Oct 20, 2009 11:42 AM

    I really shouldn’t have to explain to you Adam, but I will.
    Brohm was drafted in the 2nd, correct?
    Drafting a guy in the 2nd round to be the main back up(for years) and having him get outplayed by a 7th round pick and being relegated to the practice squad, that equals a bust! I really don’t think they expected a 2nd round pick to wind up on the practice squad.
    Booty, drafted in the 5th round, correct?
    5th round or lower equals project QB.
    Also on the Vikings roster:
    Rosenfels: 9 year vet, spot starts.
    Jackson : has started in the league, spotty play
    Favre: Hall of fame QB
    Had they not got Favre, Booty would be the 3rd QB.
    How is that a bust? He was a project to begin with!
    I targeted Booty Brohm , because that is what your response to Docbg centered on!
    Anything else?
    Reading comprehension is a wonderful thing!

  54. Ambrose says: Oct 20, 2009 12:47 PM

    I am not too impressed with the Packers or the Vikings. 6-0 sells newspapers, that is about it. They could be 4-2 very easily…but they-re not! I will say this though…the Vikings may have won the last game by virtue of a missed FG, but they also put themselves in a position to win, and sometimes that is (nearly) as good. Had they not done that, then the missed FG wouldn’t even be part of the conversation.
    The Packers are fortunate to be 3-2. They could’ve lost to the Bears too. Two games in the loss column is enough to keep me hopeful that they can still fix enough issues to catch the Vikings. If that means Ahman Green, great…let’s see it. The Vikings are on a fast train right now (now!), but the Favre Reality Tour has barely begun (and I like Favre, so put the Favre-haters moniker to rest.) He fades late in the season, hurt arm or no hurt arm.

  55. Supersuckers says: Oct 20, 2009 1:02 PM

    I agree with them at least taking a look. I heard a radio interview last week with Ahman and he said he is in great condition. Probably not a feature back anymore but could be a good compliment to Grant. They really do not run that many zone runs or at least as many as they did two years ago. Boy all you Thompson haters were just livid when they let Green go. Now we can get him back rebuilt albeit older and slower but wise for the vet minimum! How did Riviera do after Ted made the correct decision to let him go? When gazing into a crystal ball (which is essentially a GM’s job) one should be happy to be correct 55 percent of the time with draft picks and FA’s. Thompson is WAAAAYYYYYY over that benchmark which was established by his mentor Ron Wolf in his autobiography. But everyone loves Wolf. Oh well. Hindsight is always 20/20.

  56. Supersuckers says: Oct 20, 2009 1:04 PM

    Just have to chalk it up to Thompson haters not quite having all the facts. Or any of them really..

  57. DocBG says: Oct 20, 2009 1:11 PM

    @ beer cheese soup Its hard to say on this side of things too, but there will probably be other things in the future that we agree on, for the most part you seem to be setting an example for other packer fans in that you are reasonable and understand that sometimes your team sucks and does stupid things that hurt their chances of winning, anyone who thinks otherwise is a homer and there is no point in argueing with them because of it.
    @ adamchrisschefterson Get a clue you moron, Booty was drafted in the 5th round, he would be 2nd string on that pathetic depth chart the packers have behind rodgers, AND i openly admited that the guy wasn’t playing like he could be. keep in mind you tool that brohm was a 2nd round BUST booty was a 5th round project, personally i don’t think booty has what it takes physically, mentally he has the potential. All of which is completely besides the point, because we are talking about the packers suckass draft history. If they drafted him to be a career backup (which is clearly wrong, he was there in case rodgers couldn’t handle the shadow) why in the hell waste a perfectly good 2nd pick on him when you can trade for a great career backup/ middle of the road starter (see Rosenfels, Sage) and only use a 4th rounder? Piss poor management on the packers side of things, blow a 2nd round pick for a practice squad level talented QB.
    Sad thing is there is no reason for any complaints as a Viking fan, TT and MM are driving the pack completely into the dirt and the pack will not be successful under their poor leadership. Bascially, the vikes will be fighting chicago every year for the division, and due to play 4 games against well below average team (the pack and detroit) whoever doesn’t win the division should have a shot at a WC. Good news for the vikes as long as TT and MM stick around.

  58. Supersuckers says: Oct 20, 2009 1:36 PM

    DocBG has a crystal ball?? 1.21 jigowatts? Your last paragraph seems to suggest that you may know the future. If so I am very interested in many other non football related things we could check into?

  59. Beer Cheese Soup says: Oct 20, 2009 2:46 PM

    DocBG says:
    @ beer cheese soup Its hard to say on this side of things too, but there will probably be other things in the future that we agree on, for the most part you seem to be setting an example for other packer fans in that you are reasonable and understand that sometimes your team sucks and does stupid things that hurt their chances of winning, anyone who thinks otherwise is a homer and there is no point in argueing with them because of it.
    ____________________________________
    Every team does stupid things. For instance, Childress’ playcalling makes Martyball look aggressive, he’s just lucky he’s got Favre now to make up for it (not unlike Big Mac did in ’07).
    I do try to be reasonable. I’m a Pack fan for life whether they play well or not, so why try to pretend a 6-10 turd is a chocolate bar?
    I also like to keep my expectations low. It minimizes disappointment that way. Now, if they keep losing, I at least get some slight satisfaction about being right, but if by some miracle they turn it around and make an unlikely run (again like ’07), it’s a total surprise and therefore that much more exciting.
    I gotta disagree about not arguing with the homers though, regardless of what team their delusions relate to. Finding new and creative ways to put these douchebags in their place every day is the entire point of this site.

  60. packers4life says: Oct 20, 2009 3:24 PM

    “Terrance murphy (2nd rounder, allready out of the league, big time BUST)”
    Give the dude a freakin’ break. He suffered a career ending neck injury. There was nothing he could do.
    and by the way, Thompson has drafted plenty of good players. Let’s see…he got Greg Jennings, Aaron Rodgers, Jermichael Finley, Jordy Nelson, James Jones, Johnny Jolly, Clay Matthews, Brady Poppinga (whom people seem to forget), A.J. Hawk (He is NOT a bust) Nick Collins and Mason Crosby. He signed Tramon Williams and Atari Bigby as undrafted free agents. He also signed Charles Woodson, Ryan Pickett and Brandon Chilliar whom all three have made an impact in some sort of way.
    and the Vikings have had plenty of draft busts over the years as well. Does Troy Williamson ring a bell? Or how about Eramus James? Michael Bennett?

  61. Supersuckers says: Oct 20, 2009 3:44 PM

    I think Hawk is about done in Green Bay. He played in about 1/3 of the defensive snaps on Sunday. Gives the impression the coaches are phasing some other players in. He will be useful for depth and breathers the rest of the year but he doesn’t make the team next year in my opinion. He is due roster money and frankly he just isnt worth it. Seems like all Wisconsin players are busts except for Al Toon and Chambers.

  62. Chickenfoot says: Oct 20, 2009 3:48 PM

    packers4life:
    #5 overall pick, regresses every year. If you are a top 5 pick, you should be a perrenial pro bowl type player——Hawk? Not even close!
    Nelson and Jones? who knows yet?
    Matthews? looks good, but just a rookie right now.
    Nick Collins? Good, if he can stay healthy, same with Bigby.
    How many game winning or tying kicks has crosby missed so far?
    We are talking about TT and his tenure, so don’t be going back to the Tice/ Green eras for bad draft picks.
    Chilly and Speilman have done a great job with the draft and FA.

  63. Beer Cheese Soup says: Oct 20, 2009 3:53 PM

    4life-
    I already said that about Murphy, Poppinga is a solid special teamer at best, Nelson and Finley are good but largely unproven.
    Hawk is considered a bust because despite being a decent and reliable player, he’s not near as good as a top-5 pick should be. Crosby is nothing special, and hasn’t yet proven to be a dependable replacement for Longwell.
    In other words, these Viking fans are right, TT sucks at drafting more than half the time, and his unwillingness to fill holes/add talent through trades and FA has us mired in mediocrity for as long as he’s in charge.
    Also, you forgot the Vikings’ all time biggest bust, voted Worst First Round Pick Ever by Sports Illustrated: Dimitrius Underwood. Hilarious story there..

  64. Supersuckers says: Oct 20, 2009 4:12 PM

    Beer Cheese:
    Thompson has been right more then he has been wrong. Chillar, Woodson, Grant, Pickett all examples of something you say he refuses to do. That’s just not so. What he refuses to do is overpay. THAT is stupid. Especially for a organization that turned a measley 4 million dollar profit last year. Beer cheese, please explain what you would have done with that 4 million.

  65. Beer Cheese Soup says: Oct 20, 2009 8:03 PM

    Suckers-
    I really didn’t see you as a TT apologist. Damn, I was starting to like you and value your opinion too.
    1-Thompson has NOT been right more than wrong. All of his years of trading down for multiple draft picks have yielded a total of 7 out of 22 starters, and at least 3 of those would be backups on other teams. Sherman’s much older draft picks include 6 current starters, 3 of whom came in the 7th round. I think we all agree Sherman was a lousy GM. What does that make TT?
    2-Chillar, Woodson, and Pickett only signed after NO other teams gave them an offer, and two of the three would also likely be backups on almost every other team. See, TT doesn’t like to compete with other teams to land quality FA’s. He is perfectly happy scraping the bottom of the barrel. Read: CHEAP. Also, for every Woodson, there’s at least two Frank Walker, Anthony Smith, Duke Preston, or Derrick Frost types. The man simply does not know how to recognize talent. As for Grant, how well has he played lately? He had one good half-year, and that was because the threat of Favre was able to make sure no one stacked the box on him, and our line was still mostly Sherman’s and therefore decent then. If you go back and read the headline for this very article, you’ll get an idea of just how good Grant is now.
    3-Your 4 million number is misleading and you know it. That’s 4 million straight PROFIT. As in after all the players, coaches, training staff, new training facility, accountant’s and TT’s over-inflated salary have been paid. What number matters, in terms of which players you can afford, is the salary cap, of which we have about $20 million, among the highest in the league. What would I do with that? Let’s see.. get some quality linemen, maybe some backups in the secondary, maybe a threat at TE, for starters.. You, and many others, seem to believe whatever cap money you don’t spend, you keep. Actually, it falls under revenue sharing, and is given to the Vikings, among others. If you don’t use it, you lose it. Why the hell hasn’t TT used it?!
    Sorry for the lengthy post. Bottom line: TT sucks. If you defend him, you suck too. I hope you like looking up at the Vikings like we are now. If nothing changes, we’re going to be here for a while.

  66. footballfan says: Oct 20, 2009 11:21 PM

    If anything signing Green would be classy. He is 46 yards away from being the Packers All-time leader in rushing yards. Plus he can’t be worse than the zero production they are getting from Jackson and Wynn……..can he?

  67. Supersuckers says: Oct 21, 2009 8:56 AM

    Beer Cheese:
    Wow. You need a lessson in finance and business in general. You have it backwards. Salary cay availabillity does not mean you have the dollars to spend it!! 4 million profit vs. 20 million cap space. What would their operating profit have been if TT had used all 20 million of cap room last year Mr Wizard? Why hasnt he used it? Its not REAL MONEY! ITS THE MAX A TEAM CAN SPEND! The net income INCLUDES the revenue sharing!
    Starters???? This isnt the 60′s anymore. They have two dozen different personel groups that can run the first play of the game so about anyone can be a starter. That means you leave out many important players TT has drafted. Ron Wolf said himself if you are right 55 percent of the time you are ahead of the game.

  68. Chickenfoot says: Oct 21, 2009 9:22 AM

    Too bad TT has been right about 30% of the time.
    In the 1st few rounds it’s more like 20%.
    Horrible egotistical GM. Rather lose with “his” guys the win with some of his own and some from others.
    I hope he stays forever!

  69. Supersuckers says: Oct 21, 2009 9:24 AM

    Just caught something else from your post Beer that made me almost spit up my diet Dr Pepper and I quote “Chillar, Woodson, and Pickett only signed after NO other teams gave them an offer” You made that up. All three received offers from their existing teams plus others. Isn’t that exactly what Free Agency is?

  70. Supersuckers says: Oct 21, 2009 9:41 AM

    Using your ancient logic of what a “starter” is I went to the Packers depth chart which even they will tell you means squat but to use YOUR interpretation of what a starter is I counted 16 out of the 22 were Thompson acquisistions and if you include the specialists 23/29 are Thompson acquisistions. please explain…..

  71. Supersuckers says: Oct 21, 2009 9:44 AM

    Well Chicken I’d like to see some facts to back up those numbers. If that was the case why is Driver still playing with Jones waiting in the wings? Why is Harris still playing with Williams in the wings? I am not qualified to determine if a GM is egotistical or horrible but I do know he inherited a mess and it seems to be headed in the right direction. Im a meager fan. Thats my interpretation. The glass is half full. The team is profitable. 3-2. Eh..would like to be better but thats what the rest of the season is for. And there is alot of it left.

  72. Chickenfoot says: Oct 21, 2009 10:51 AM

    If the right direction is down…then i guess you are right.
    I wouldn’t be proud of any of the 5 starters on the OL.
    2 dBS that can’t stay healthy
    Crosby at kicker is not clutch.
    Driver is gon after this year and you know it.
    Chilly and R. speilman inherited a mess also.
    Didn’t you always say there has to be a progression from year to year?
    Vikes 6-10, 8-8, 10-6, 6-0 and counting
    Pack 8-8 ,13-3,6-10, 3-2 and average at best
    You said yourself that it’s playoffs or TT should be gone.
    It’s not suprising that you don’t to admit that they are average……you wouldn’t give up last year when it was obvious that they weren’t going anywhere.
    That is commendable, but illogical.
    They are going nowhere with that porous OL.
    You just can’t win consistently with no protection.
    Sure they will be 4-2 after this week most likely, but when they play the better teams they won’t be able to get away with it.
    Penalties are killing them also.
    Look Arod is great, but he can’t do it alone, not consistently, which is why you are sitting pretty close to average.
    TT being egotistical by not shoring up the OL is most likely going to cause thsi team to miss the Playoffs.
    I’m telling you right now:
    IF the Vikes lose to the Steelers and Pack beats the Browns
    vikes 6-1 pack 4-2
    IF the Vikes beat the Pack : Vikes 7-1 Pack 4-3.
    Your season is over.
    You better hope that they win that game or there is no chance.

  73. Supersuckers says: Oct 21, 2009 11:13 AM

    I can’t predict the future. All I know is 3-2 not playing very well. A season is never over after 7 games. Especially if you have a winning record. I guess I didn’t understand that. Again, I am not qualified to determine if a NFL team is average or not this early into the season. I said the bit about the progression in the Childress extension story. I remember the defending NFC Champs made the playoffs with a 9-7 record a few weeks after losing by 50 to New England. If that team didn’t give up them why in the world would this Packer team just succumb to the opinion that they are average and going nowhere?

  74. Supersuckers says: Oct 21, 2009 11:17 AM

    Most say you cant win consistently without a running game also yet the team that won the NFC title and was a C-hair from winning the whole thing was last in the league in rushing. I don’t know….anything can and usually does happen. you just have to get in the tournament.

  75. Chickenfoot says: Oct 21, 2009 12:06 PM

    OK my point is IF:
    after the next Pack/Vike IF Minnesota wins:
    Vikes 7-1
    Pack 4-3
    Even if Gb were to win on the Vikes bye week,
    they would be 5-3. Thats 2 full games behind the Vikes.
    Losing both games head to head. Even if the Vikes lose both to the Bears, that assures a 4-2 division record……thats the best the Pack would be able to do. Minnesota would hold the tiebreaker.
    Not to mention the packers have a stretch coming up where they play the Cowboys, 49ers,Lions(win) then have the ,Ravens, Bears,
    and Steelers.
    If they are at 7-1 and the Pack at 5-3, Minnesota only hast to play .500 ball to finish 11-5.
    Green bay would have to go 6-2….not with that shcedule.
    Not to mention you have the bears to contend with also.
    As for last in rushing, you know Grant was a house afire the last 7 games of the season and in the “tournament”.
    Don’t play dumb.
    Your secenario “could happen” but the odds and logic are against it.
    Good day sir. I said good day!

  76. Supersuckers says: Oct 21, 2009 12:25 PM

    Grant? Arizona went 2-4 down the stretch. Maybe you are forgetting there are two wild cards. 10-6 gets you at minimum tied fo4r one of those. so a 4-3 packer team (assuming winning in Cleveland and losing to Minnesota) would need to go 6-3 to get that. Very possible. Anything is popssible. Minny loses this week and GB wins then the 1st GB can pull even in the division race. With this bug in Cleveland I dont know what to think.

  77. Supersuckers says: Oct 21, 2009 12:38 PM

    Arizona Cardinals (NFC Champs) rushing yards last 7 games of the year when “Grant” was a house of fire
    76
    23
    25
    63
    43
    44
    111 (hey!)
    55 yards per game. They were around 68 or something like that for the year.

  78. Chickenfoot says: Oct 21, 2009 1:12 PM

    Dude! WTF are you talking about?
    Grant, in 07! For the Packers!
    week 10 on:
    119 hey!
    88
    101 Hey!
    94
    156 HEy!
    55
    100 HEY!
    57
    “tournament”
    201 HEY!!!!
    29—-Giants controlled the ball for 40 minutes?!?!
    I realize there are 2 WC teams—don’t condescend to me.
    1 of those is coming out of the East. You’ll play hell getting the other one from the Falcons.
    Just remeber you suggest 6-3…..
    Cowboys
    49ers
    Ravens
    Bears
    Steelers
    Winning 2of 5 of those would be a miracle for the Packers…….barring a leauge wide H1n1 virus hitting every team but the Packers.
    I personally don’t think any of those 5 games are winnable by any means for the packers.
    All 5 teams have monster pass rushing, the Packers couldn’t even stop the Lions from getting their 5 sack average.
    I applaud you for your loyalty, but sooner or later you have to face facts.
    This isn’t that good of team with out an OL that can protect.
    You better pray to god that Rodgers doen’t get hurt….
    I’m not trying to be a dick, it’s just they are an 8-8 team at best.

  79. Supersuckers says: Oct 21, 2009 1:22 PM

    I was refering to the reigning NFC champs. The cardinals. Most say you cant win without running. They stunk at it (league worst by far) and were seconds away from winning it all. Point is you certainly do not have to be a perfect team to be in position to make a run. Again, I cannot predict the future so I do not know if a wild card is coming out of the east, west, nort, or south. What I am saying is 10-6 gets you to the tiebreaker bear minimum.

  80. Chickenfoot says: Oct 21, 2009 2:16 PM

    With their schedule, they aren’t sniffing 10-6

  81. Chickenfoot says: Oct 22, 2009 1:42 PM

    Team Revenues
    Minus Salary cap spending
    Minus Operating expenses
    Equals Team Earnings

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