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Packers interested in Brian Westbrook

Brian Westbrook has been looking for work for more than a month, since the Philadelphia Eagles confirmed they would release him in late February.

The Green Bay Packers may be the team to finally offer him a job.

Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, citing two sources, that the Packers are exploring the possibility of adding Westbrook.

Per Silverstein, Westbrook would be expected to fill a role similar to what veteran running back Ahman Green did over the second half of the 2009 season. The Packers also like the leadership Westbrook would bring to the offense.

In 2009 Westbrook had 61 carries for 274 yards and 25 catches for 181 yards
while missing half the season and dealing with concussions and knee and ankle injuries.

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  1. Lex Luger says: Apr 12, 2010 7:31 PM

    If he will play for cheap, why not?

  2. litemater says: Apr 12, 2010 7:34 PM

    Yeah, his knees and ankles will do well up there…

  3. DeVoodoo says: Apr 12, 2010 7:39 PM

    His head has been pretty much reduced to cheese anyway.

  4. myasylum says: Apr 12, 2010 7:40 PM

    Steady Teddy smells a deal!

  5. wee2424 says: Apr 12, 2010 7:41 PM

    I am happy for him. He is a great person and player and as an eagles fan I hope he does good.

  6. SterilizeTHenry says: Apr 12, 2010 7:43 PM

    I’m afraid Westbrook has entered the “I’ve had so many concussions I am scared to get hit” point of his career. This happens too often nowadays. Take Marc Bulger, for example. He is at the point where he would rather toss the ball into triple coverage instead of taking the hard sack.

  7. ICEWALKER says: Apr 12, 2010 7:47 PM

    He’s a player that is past his prime, can’t stay on the field because of injuries, and that concussion problem?
    The NFL might clamp down on playing time involving head problems so I don’t think the Packers should involve themselves with Mr. Westbrook, even if he’s a great person and a great player in his healthy prime.

  8. lebowski says: Apr 12, 2010 7:47 PM

    WTF, a free agent??? Who kidnapped Ted?!

  9. jamesz23 says: Apr 12, 2010 7:50 PM

    He has more big play ability at this stage in his career than Ahman Green. He certainly is a better receiver out of the backfield than Ryan Grant. But can he stay healthy, can he even pass a physical? I say wait until after the draft see if you can get a young guy like McCluster first.

  10. Pervy Harvin says: Apr 12, 2010 7:53 PM

    Of course they are! Even with severe brain damage from multiple concussions he would still be their star player. Stars are absent from the Packer roster. McNugget is dreaming of using an ex Eagle against Chilly as a secret weapon. Little does he know that the only thing Westbrook can offer McNugget at this point in his washed up career is that Pat’s has better Philly cheese steaks than Geno’s. And that is worth the price to McNugget!

  11. Greg says: Apr 12, 2010 7:55 PM

    Westbrook still has some left in the tank. We were one of the best screen pass teams a few seasons ago and signing Westbrook could bring that back as long as he can stay healthy.

  12. FrankfordYellowJackets says: Apr 12, 2010 7:56 PM

    Westbrook is a pro. At the very least he’ll be an inspiration to the team.

  13. Bwa Ha Ha says: Apr 12, 2010 7:59 PM

    Brian Westbrook was a terrific player. Was a terrific player.
    Best of luck to him, but I hope he quits before he gets hit stupid

  14. Bob Nelson says: Apr 12, 2010 8:05 PM

    Ted won’t say anything impolite about a player but I seriously doubt Ted signs him.
    There are so many runningbacks out there especially younger cheaper ones that want to play hard to make it.
    I don’t think Westbrook is good enough to on the Packers opening day roster.
    Only if there are injuries would Ted sign him in November.

  15. marcpackman318 says: Apr 12, 2010 8:13 PM

    C’MON TED! pretty please? lol if we do somehow get this guy it wont be until after the draft and if we dont get a rb early

  16. bonafide says: Apr 12, 2010 8:13 PM

    Is Westbrook really an upgrade over Ahman Green at this point? I’m not so sure.

  17. JJCheesehead says: Apr 12, 2010 8:14 PM

    haha…..charles woodson was a free agent too champ. look at it this way, westbrook’s knees and ankle will always be on ice on the frozen tundra.

  18. AngryPackerFan says: Apr 12, 2010 8:25 PM

    Ted Thompson is great in the draft…. but AWFUL in free agency.

  19. packfan4ever says: Apr 12, 2010 8:26 PM

    looks like he’ll finally get that SB win and go out on top.

  20. schooney says: Apr 12, 2010 8:27 PM

    can he play defensive halfback???

  21. RavensFreak00 says: Apr 12, 2010 8:34 PM

    Retirement is also interested in Brian Westbrook.

  22. Emoney says: Apr 12, 2010 8:35 PM

    He may be injury prone at this point, but I’ll take him anyday over Ahman Green and Brandon Jackson. At least you’ll get a good half of a season out of him. Sign him cheap. Obviously, nobody else is knocking on his door. Hell, if he’s healthy, I’d rather see him start over Grant. I’ve never been a fan of Grant. He has paper stats. He’s not an elite back. Just paid like one, thanks to Favre making him look great in 2007. He has no burst of speed. No cut back moves. No anything. He just runs into the back of the lineman. Sure, once in a while he breaks loose, like against Chicago, which blows up his stats. But take away that run, and he averages about 2.1 yards/carry the rest of the game. Sorry I’m just venting. Grant and Al Harris are two Packers you don’t want to get me started on. I hate them both.

  23. LBPACKFAN says: Apr 12, 2010 8:42 PM

    I am suprised the Vikings didn’t take a look at Westbrook after LT decided to go to a more talented team like the Jets. They could use a star RB as their team lacks one. I don’t see much a difference going Grant-Green or Grant-Westbrook.

  24. Green n' Gold says: Apr 12, 2010 9:03 PM

    AngryPackerFan says:
    April 12, 2010 8:25 PM
    Ted Thompson is great in the draft…. but AWFUL in free agency.
    Guess you feel that Charles Woodson defensive MVP last year and a free agent signing of Thompson is AWFUL too. Get a clue genius, would you rather have Ted adopt the Redskin philosophy of a few years ago and sign every bum on the market? Thought so…

  25. gregjennings says: Apr 12, 2010 9:08 PM

    Vikings suck!!!

  26. Fire Ted says: Apr 12, 2010 9:12 PM

    Pervy…you are a douchebag.

  27. jrmbadger says: Apr 12, 2010 9:23 PM

    “Pervy Harvin says:
    April 12, 2010 7:53 PM
    Of course they are! Even with severe brain damage from multiple concussions he would still be their star player. Stars are absent from the Packer roster. McNugget is dreaming of using an ex Eagle against Chilly as a secret weapon. Little does he know that the only thing Westbrook can offer McNugget at this point in his washed up career is that Pat’s has better Philly cheese steaks than Geno’s. And that is worth the price to McNugget!”
    At least Ryan Grant can hold onto the ball.
    Your “star” running back is a fumbling machine.

  28. Cannon says: Apr 12, 2010 9:26 PM

    Westbrook> Grant

  29. Pervy Harvin says: Apr 12, 2010 9:31 PM

    Fire Ted – Get your thumb out of your mouth and stand up straight boy! I will try to make a man of you yet!
    Your bastard Daddy,
    Pervy

  30. SgtTaggart says: Apr 12, 2010 9:33 PM

    I don’t know why, but the fact that Chilly and the Vikings are not pursuing Westbrook post Taylor and post LT actually makes me nervous about the Pack signing him.
    The Packers don’t have too many freakish weapons on their team, but the thought of a 3rd down set with Westbrook, Finley, DD, and Jennings kind of makes me feel tingly.

  31. no-4-for-me says: Apr 12, 2010 9:45 PM

    Hey if the money is right, i think he’s as good as any back we have and he has good hands. we have no sliver bullet. It also would give rodgers a great saftey net, covered down feild drop it off on westbrook…save Aron a few sacks hey ?

  32. Jhub12 says: Apr 12, 2010 9:53 PM

    Ted Thompson is horrible in FA? Yea Charles Woodson, Ryan Pickett and Brandon Chillar would all agree with you.

  33. myasylum says: Apr 12, 2010 10:01 PM

    “Guess you feel that Charles Woodson defensive MVP last year and a free agent signing of Thompson is AWFUL too.”
    I love hearing that crap. One guy! ONE! Maybe a few other o.k. free agents, but how does that compare to anyone else in the NFL? Look who the Bears picked up in one year! Thompson hasn’t done that in 5!
    Dont worry, after the Packers suck this year, MAYBE then, you’ll figure it out, or are you going to be so lame as to give him yet another 5 years? Figure it out!
    “I am suprised the Vikings didn’t take a look at Westbrook after LT decided to go to a more talented team like the Jets. They could use a star RB as their team lacks one.”
    Ah… You might want to re-think that one!

  34. LATRELL843 says: Apr 12, 2010 10:11 PM

    Everybody is talking about is Westbrook an upgrade over green, I know for a fact he is an upgrade over Grant!!!! that guy got paid the big bucks and stunk up the joint last season

  35. Pervy Harvin says: Apr 12, 2010 10:35 PM

    Fire Ted- Get the man tube out your mouth snorkeler.

  36. nerd says: Apr 12, 2010 10:41 PM

    Grant is above average, but we have a bunch of guys who are very similar to him. Bjack, Wynn, Lumpkin and Ahman Green, who doesn’t have the speed he used to have.
    We need a guy who can catch a screen (without tipping it up in the air first) and make at least one guy miss. Westbrook could be that guy, if he stays healthy.
    Grant can take it up the middle. We need a guy who can get to the corner.

  37. Brewers19 says: Apr 12, 2010 11:01 PM

    Pervy Harvin – can you make one coherent comment on these boards? It sounds to me like you are jealous at the Packers who most will agree are superior to the Vikings and only getting better as the Vikes regress to an 7-9 team.
    Adding Westbrook can only help. I believe Harvin is still having Migranes from this past season. Should we say he’s washed up too? Westbrook didn’t really start having problems with concussions til this past year. Given his resume, I’d give him a shot to see what he’s got left.

  38. coreylee says: Apr 12, 2010 11:27 PM

    Sign Westbrook and Sharper!

  39. Beer Cheese Soup says: Apr 12, 2010 11:42 PM

    IF (huge if) Ted signs any free agents, it won’t be until halfway through June, and it won’t be until every single other team has already passed on them.
    There’s no point in speculating on who he may or may not be interested in right now. It’ll be a few months before he does anything, and Westbrook will probably be gone by then.

  40. Sheriff04 says: Apr 12, 2010 11:49 PM

    “Guess you feel that Charles Woodson defensive MVP last year and a free agent signing of Thompson is AWFUL too.”
    I love hearing that crap. One guy! ONE! Maybe a few other o.k. free agents, but how does that compare to anyone else in the NFL? Look who the Bears picked up in one year! Thompson hasn’t done that in 5!
    Dont worry, after the Packers suck this year, MAYBE then, you’ll figure it out, or are you going to be so lame as to give him yet another 5 years? Figure it out!”
    HAHAHA ok buddy.
    Woodson Pickett Chillar turned out fine.
    And it doesn’t matter how many you sign. We signed 3 but we get plenty of players through the draft.
    Think of Rodgers. We drafted him. He is our future QB for 10+ years. Whose your future QB. Right.
    Think of Jennings. Drafted. One of the elite WR.
    Think of Clay Matthews. You’ll be worried about that guy for years to come.
    Think of Finley. You will never ever be able to stop him. 160 yards I believe against your crap ass Vikes, and its just starting you wait.
    Think of Jordy Nelson.. I wouldn’t say he’s an elite, but as a 4th WR, haha he can compete with any of the Bears starting WR! TERRIBLE!
    Think of Hawk. He could be much better but he’s consistent.
    There are plenty of draft picks that work out for us. Whether it’s draft or free agency, as long as your team improves a lot in the off season that is the goal of either one of those. We typically choose the draft, and here and there we’ll sign a FA. It doesn’t have to be one or the other, it just needs to help your team.
    Did Haynesworth prove to be a smart move last year. Hell no. Just cause they are super active in FA doesn’t mean they’re doing good. Look how well they did.
    Bears signed Peppers, Taylor and Brandon Man~~~
    … Have like no draft picks left. How do you even know thats gonna even help them. You think the Pack will suck. You are one bad comedian

  41. jimicos says: Apr 12, 2010 11:53 PM

    Pervy Harvin says:
    April 12, 2010 7:53 PM
    Of course they are! Even with severe brain damage from multiple concussions he would still be their star player. Stars are absent from the Packer roster.
    ————————-
    Ryan Grant: 282 carries, 1253 yards, 4.4 ypc, 11 TDs, 1 fumble
    Adrian Peterson: 314 carries, 1353 yards, 4.4 ypc, 18 TDs, 7 fumbles
    Aaron Rodgers: 4434 yards, 30 TDs, 7 INTs, 103.2 QB rating
    Brett Favre: 4202 yards, 33 TDs, 7 INTs, 107.2 QB rating
    You’re right, Pervy. The Packers are completely devoid of talent. Two of their stars have numbers comparable to Vikings players. They suck.

  42. jimicos says: Apr 13, 2010 12:00 AM

    myasylum says:
    April 12, 2010 10:01 PM
    I love hearing that crap. One guy! ONE! Maybe a few other o.k. free agents, but how does that compare to anyone else in the NFL? Look who the Bears picked up in one year! Thompson hasn’t done that in 5!
    ————————-
    You might want to wait for some of the Bears’ free agents to work out prior to declaring them the greatest thing since sliced bread. Remember Jay Cutler? Remember Muhsin Muhammad? Huge free agent signings.
    In Chicago Muhammad never approached the production he got in his contract year, before the Bears stupidly threw wheelbarrows of money at him. In fact, in Muhammad’s three years in Chicago he averaged about half the receiving yardage he got in his contract year.
    I believe Cutler will produce once they get some receivers, but they definitely overpaid for him too.
    They can sign everyone they want.. Unless they employ a scheme that fits their talent, and get enough talent in general, it won’t make a difference.

  43. jimicos says: Apr 13, 2010 12:03 AM

    bonafide says:
    April 12, 2010 8:13 PM
    Is Westbrook really an upgrade over Ahman Green at this point? I’m not so sure.
    ———————–
    I’m on board with this guy. Maybe Westbrook would be a valued piece of the puzzle. And maybe they’d be better served to bring a younger guy up and get him some experience.. Maybe find out what they’ve got.

  44. tatum32 says: Apr 13, 2010 12:04 AM

    “I don’t think Westbrook is good enough to on the Packers opening day roster. ”
    Brandon Jackson, Wynn, are you kidding?
    He’d easily be the 2nd option…he’s probably going to get Rodgers an additional 800 yds in passing…..

  45. acers says: Apr 13, 2010 12:06 AM

    Be realistic pack fans….how many comeback stories do you hear about running backs past their prime? I mean really, I find it almost impossible to list ANY rb over the last 25 years that has had a good first 4 years in the league, slid the last 3 or so, and then BAM….they’re back?! EXTREMELY doubtful. Really, name one……the list is endless of RBs that get near 30 and that’s it. Thomas Jones is playing well at his age, but he hasn’t really slid already., Both LT and Westbrook, Larry Johnson, Ahman Green, Portis is starting to slide/get hurt, Edgerrin James, on and on……
    It would be wasting a roster spot….not the same Westbrook BY FAR……good luck with that one…….I’d concentrate on trying to protect Rodgers.

  46. Fan of Football says: Apr 13, 2010 12:24 AM

    “WTF, a free agent??? Who kidnapped Ted?!”
    since he was released, he is not a true free agent. that should give TT enough leeway to sign Westbroke while keeping his “asleep during free agency” streak alive.

  47. crise40g says: Apr 13, 2010 12:24 AM

    Some guys don’t know when to call it quits. How many concussions do you need before you get the message? For his own safety, he should hang it up.

  48. Green n' Gold says: Apr 13, 2010 12:52 AM

    myasylum says:
    April 12, 2010 10:01 PM
    “Guess you feel that Charles Woodson defensive MVP last year and a free agent signing of Thompson is AWFUL too.”
    I love hearing that crap. One guy! ONE! Maybe a few other o.k. free agents, but how does that compare to anyone else in the NFL? Look who the Bears picked up in one year! Thompson hasn’t done that in 5!
    Dont worry, after the Packers suck this year, MAYBE then, you’ll figure it out, or are you going to be so lame as to give him yet another 5 years? Figure it out!
    The Bears? You think two FA’s can fix that mess. The Bears mortgaged their future on a Jeff George clone in Jay Cutler. They’re screwed for years to come. Thompson doesn’t need to roll the dice on overpriced, overhyped and over the hill free agents. He inherited a mess from Sherman and had to retool the whole damn roster genius! The result, one of the deepest and YOUNGEST rosters in league. The Pack will be competitive for years to come. Go ask the Snyder owned Redskins or corporate owned Cowboys how the FA derby has worked out for them. A lot of blown $$ on old stiffs with nothing to show for it. Maybe the Bears could get Albert Haynsworth from the Skins for a 5th rounder. Wait…do the Bears even have a 5th rounder left? LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. Leroy'sButler says: Apr 13, 2010 1:07 AM

    Westbrook should retire so he can enjoy the rest of his life. Aikman and Young had gas left in the tank but were smart enough to know when to hang it up.

  50. mcgr8569 says: Apr 13, 2010 1:43 AM

    @Pervy Harvin
    What about Jim’s?
    @LBPACKFAN
    Do Red Sox fans say that the Yankees haven’t had a decent Shortstop in the past 15 years? Get over yourself.

  51. mcgr8569 says: Apr 13, 2010 1:48 AM

    “Look who the Bears picked up in one year! Thompson hasn’t done that in 5!”
    Are you really talking about Peppers, Chester Taylor, and Brandon Manumaleuna? I’d like you to track their stats next year (Lions not included!)

  52. mcgr8569 says: Apr 13, 2010 1:51 AM

    “We need a guy who can catch a screen (without tipping it up in the air first) and make at least one guy miss.”
    Wouldn’t you rather have a guy who tips it to himself 4 times, then makes 8 guys miss, and knocks over three?

  53. skol28 says: Apr 13, 2010 2:12 AM

    Wow.

  54. PhootballFilosophy says: Apr 13, 2010 3:16 AM

    Ted got lucky with Woodson. The only value Westbrook brings to the team is a veteran presence, and with Rodgers at quarterback and Driver still on the team, I think the offense has enough veteran leadership. Other than that, Westbrook is broken down and will likely get injured yet again if he plays this year. Westbrook = wasted money and a wasted roster spot.
    Also, it’s great when fans make fun of AP’s fumbling problem, especially Packer fans when in an instant, many of them (at least the rational ones, and a rational Packer fan may be an oxymoron in and of itself) would swap their back for AP any day.

  55. ICEWALKER says: Apr 13, 2010 6:16 AM

    LATRELL843 says:
    Everybody is talking about is Westbrook an upgrade over green, I know for a fact he is an upgrade over Grant!!!! that guy got paid the big bucks and stunk up the joint last season
    ———————————-
    Grant “stunk up the joint”?
    Let’s look at the stats, shall we;
    Yards 1,253 7th in NFL
    TD 11 7th in NFL
    Yds/gm 78.3 11th in NFL
    Now the big two at least for me;
    ATT 282 7th in NFL
    FUMBLES 0
    Yeah, zero fumbles in 282 attempts.
    Look at the stats and THEN ask yourself if he stunk up the joint.
    Or get off the joints, people.

  56. last starfighter says: Apr 13, 2010 6:43 AM

    I’d like to see Westbrook in play in GB if his head is healthy enough. One of the best players of the last decade. Grant is a stud starter and had identical stats to those of Adrian Peterson last season. Of course Grant got passed over for the pro-bowl but at least he hung onto the ball last season.

  57. ChuckForeman44 says: Apr 13, 2010 6:58 AM

    nerd says:
    April 12, 2010 10:41 PM
    Grant is above average, but we have a bunch of guys who are very similar to him. Bjack, Wynn, Lumpkin and Ahman Green, who doesn’t have the speed he used to have.
    We need a guy who can catch a screen (without tipping it up in the air first) and make at least one guy miss. Westbrook could be that guy, if he stays healthy.
    Grant can take it up the middle. We need a guy who can get to the corner.
    Now thats funny…..if Grant cant “take it up the middle”, he would be the only guy on the team!! As far as Im concerned, every Packer “Takes it up the middle!!” They dont call you clowns the Fudge Packers for nothing!

  58. Annuvin says: Apr 13, 2010 7:57 AM

    Also, it’s great when fans make fun of AP’s fumbling problem, especially Packer fans when in an instant, many of them (at least the rational ones, and a rational Packer fan may be an oxymoron in and of itself) would swap their back for AP any day.
    ———————–
    Of course we would… Because “Butterfingers” Peterson did simply awesome against the Saints in the NFC Championship, didn’t he? Maybe next time he should lay off the fried chicken until AFTER the game.

  59. Ambrose says: Apr 13, 2010 8:25 AM

    ChuckForeman44 says:
    April 13, 2010 6:58 AM
    They dont call you clowns the Fudge Packers for nothing.
    ___________________________________
    Another brilliant comedian with the most original material possible. That (again) is some funny funny stuff and I cannot believe you thought of it all by yourself. “They” is you and the other mentally challenged, girlfriend-less, lonely, pathetic, homosexually-fixated seventh grade drop-outs that call themselves Viking fans. Get out of your purple pajamas once in awhile and go back to school. Moron.

  60. Supersuckers says: Apr 13, 2010 8:40 AM

    Beer Cheese Soup says:
    April 12, 2010 11:42 PM
    IF (huge if) Ted signs any free agents, it won’t be until halfway through June, and it won’t be until every single other team has already passed on them.
    There’s no point in speculating on who he may or may not be interested in right now. It’ll be a few months before he does anything, and Westbrook will probably be gone by then.
    —————
    What are you talking aout? tauscher, Clifton, blackmon, Spitz and others were all free agents and they have already signed.

  61. Ambrose says: Apr 13, 2010 8:50 AM

    I’d like to hear from some Eagles fans on this guy. What do you say….does he still have anything?

  62. Gregjennings85 says: Apr 13, 2010 9:37 AM

    @Pervy Harvin:
    Congrats on:
    1.) Favre and the Queens dynamite year that netted you both the NFC Championship and the Lombardi Trophy.
    2.) The injury-riddled season that will be 2010 (See Joe Montana’s 2nd year with the Chiefs).
    3.) The soon-to-be 4 game suspension for the ‘Williams Wall’.
    4.) Favre being chased, and leveled, in 2010 by the likes of:
    a.) Peppers
    b.) Peppers
    c.) Matthews
    d.) Matthews
    e.) Suh (Lions)
    f.) Suh
    g.) Giants
    h.) Cowboys
    i.) Eagles
    j.) Redskins
    k.) Patriots
    l.) Jets
    m.) Dolphins
    One thing’s for sure: Seeing how the Saints game went last year, none of the coaches of the above teams will be coming after Favre if he hobbles back to the Queens in 2010.
    ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
    @gregjennings: I like the name, bud. Welcome to the terra dome.

  63. Ruvell100 says: Apr 13, 2010 11:25 AM

    Interesting.
    Adrian Peterson is an NFL star and Ryan Grant is a bum, despite similar numbers in every category except fumbles lost.
    Ted Thompson is inactive in free agency, despite re-signing or restructuring nearly every core player on the roster during his tenure? What, your own guys don’t count as free agents?
    The sad thing about the growth of the NFL and increased media outlets is that you realize that a very large percentage of U.S. citizens are mentally handicapped. No long range thinking ability, entitlement attitude, and no common sense.

  64. ChuckForeman44 says: Apr 13, 2010 12:28 PM

    Ambrose….Fave is gone…get over it.
    Does your Mom know youre on her computer? Probably not because shes at Pervy’s house.

  65. Supersuckers says: Apr 13, 2010 1:07 PM

    ChuckForeman44 says:
    April 13, 2010 12:28 PM
    Ambrose….Fave is gone…get over it.
    Does your Mom know youre on her computer? Probably not because shes at Pervy’s house.
    ——-
    What part of “you can keep that douche” even resembles that Ambrose and the rest of us TRUE Packer fans are not over Favre? He

  66. Supersuckers says: Apr 13, 2010 1:13 PM

    myasylum says:
    April 12, 2010 10:01 PM
    “Guess you feel that Charles Woodson defensive MVP last year and a free agent signing of Thompson is AWFUL too.”
    I love hearing that crap. One guy! ONE! Maybe a few other o.k. free agents, but how does that compare to anyone else in the NFL? Look who the Bears picked up in one year! Thompson hasn’t done that in 5!
    Dont worry, after the Packers suck this year, MAYBE then, you’ll figure it out, or are you going to be so lame as to give him yet another 5 years? Figure it out!
    “I am suprised the Vikings didn’t take a look at Westbrook after LT decided to go to a more talented team like the Jets. They could use a star RB as their team lacks one.”
    Ah… You might want to re-think that one!
    —————–
    You sir are the one that has yet to figure anything out about the NFL.

  67. Pervy Harvin says: Apr 13, 2010 1:38 PM

    If Supersuckers and Gregjennings85 dutch rudder each other, who will blast cheese first??
    $20 bucks on Super…..

  68. footballrulz says: Apr 13, 2010 1:38 PM

    ChuckForeman44 says:
    April 13, 2010 6:58 AM
    They dont call you clowns the Fudge Packers for nothing.
    ________________________________
    Well, well, I see we have another intelligent, informed football minded poster among us. How long did it take you to come up with that? Absolutely brilliant.
    There’s a hole in your pocket. Why don’t you see where it goes?

  69. Supersuckers says: Apr 13, 2010 1:55 PM

    Pervy Harvin says:
    April 13, 2010 1:38 PM
    If Supersuckers and Gregjennings85 dutch rudder each other, who will blast cheese first??
    $20 bucks on Super…..
    ———
    Whig,
    PA PA PA PA PA PA PERVY!

  70. Ambrose says: Apr 13, 2010 2:27 PM

    Pervy Harvin says:
    April 13, 2010 1:38 PM
    If Supersuckers and Gregjennings85 dutch rudder each other, who will blast cheese first.
    _________________________________
    What? I don’t think very many people on this site have a clue what you are talking about, including me. Dutch rudder? Blast cheese? WTF? I find it fascinating that so many Viking posters on this site are tripping over themselves to come up with never-ending homo-erotic references. Very telling as a community. No wonder they call Minneapolis the San Francisco of the Midwest. You speak the language.

  71. The Polish Rifle says: Apr 13, 2010 2:29 PM

    Perv Harvin,
    What weight class did you fight in in the WEC & what year was it?

  72. packers4life says: Apr 13, 2010 5:18 PM

    “Stars are absent from the Packer roster”
    Uhmmm…..Have you heard of Aaron Rodgers? Greg Jennings? Jermichael Finley? Charles Woodson? Nick Collins? Yeah that’s what I thought
    And the only thing absent is a brain in that thick head of yours.

  73. Ambrose says: Apr 13, 2010 5:41 PM

    ChuckForeman44 says:
    April 13, 2010 12:28 PM
    Does your Mom know you’re on her computer?
    ___________________________________
    This is tiresome too, unfunny, and as far from original as you can get. Keep trying. And please take offense to the grammar corrections. Moron.

  74. chickenragnarpartdeux says: Apr 13, 2010 6:17 PM

    I just cant get over how someone uses the same joke over and over and thinks its funny…..

  75. DCViking says: Apr 13, 2010 6:43 PM

    Ambrose says: April 13, 2010 2:27 PM
    Pervy Harvin says:
    April 13, 2010 1:38 PM
    If Supersuckers and Gregjennings85 dutch rudder each other, who will blast cheese first.
    _________________________________
    What? I don’t think very many people on this site have a clue what you are talking about, including me. Dutch rudder? Blast cheese? WTF? I find it fascinating that so many Viking posters on this site are tripping over themselves to come up with never-ending homo-erotic references. Very telling as a community. No wonder they call Minneapolis the San Francisco of the Midwest. You speak the language.
    ————————————————-
    If you don’t know what they stand for, how do you know they are homo-erotic?
    And let’s know forget you love the Packers…nuff said.

  76. Pervy Harvin says: Apr 13, 2010 7:53 PM

    @ The Polish Rifle- Fought middle weight in 2002- 2004. All fights in Lemoore, California.

  77. gnarlswoodson says: Apr 13, 2010 9:09 PM

    Perv Harvin,
    What weight class did you fight in in the WEC & what year was it?

  78. Beer Cheese Soup says: Apr 14, 2010 1:08 AM

    Suck says:
    What are you talking aout? tauscher, Clifton, blackmon, Spitz and others were all free agents and they have already signed.
    ___________________________________
    Ahh.. you would be referring to the free agents that only WERE free agents because Ted the tightwad didn’t want to extend them before the cap went away.
    I was talking about bringing in NEW talent, you know, the kind that wasn’t here last season? (Although associating the word “talent” with last year’s very offensive line is quite a stretch, I admit.) THAT is what Ted won’t do until June, until all of the valuable players are long gone. Nice use of technicalities to almost prove your point though.
    Westbrook will be signed shortly after the draft, by a team that wasn’t able to pick the rookie 3rd down back they wanted. He’ll be long gone by June, so this entire article is moot.
    Ted sucks in FA, mainly because he doesn’t have enough experience using it. It’s not “his way”. Woodson is the one and only exception, proof that even a blind squirrel can find a nut occasionally. Pickett, Williams and Chillar are merely adequate, and the rest of Ted’s bargain-basement signings are where you would expect them to be: either already off the team or stinking up the place.
    At least the complete lack of FA activity leaves plenty of money for Ted to overpay his draft picks though. Your tax dollars hard at work. Not mine though, thank God.

  79. jimicos says: Apr 14, 2010 1:46 AM

    chickenragnarpartdeux says:
    April 13, 2010 6:17 PM
    I just cant get over how someone uses the same joke over and over and thinks its funny…..
    ————————
    I know. But that’s Pervy. Accept it and move on.

  80. Pervy Harvin says: Apr 14, 2010 8:42 AM

    @ jimicos- You are such a sad little man…..say hi to shitterson

  81. chickenragnarpartdeux says: Apr 14, 2010 8:53 AM

    Supersuckers says:
    April 13, 2010 8:40 AM
    Beer Cheese Soup says:
    April 12, 2010 11:42 PM
    IF (huge if) Ted signs any free agents, it won’t be until halfway through June, and it won’t be until every single other team has already passed on them.
    There’s no point in speculating on who he may or may not be interested in right now. It’ll be a few months before he does anything, and Westbrook will probably be gone by then.
    —————
    What are you talking aout? tauscher, Clifton, blackmon, Spitz and others were all free agents and they have already signed.
    ==============================
    Quit “playing” dumb. You know quite well , he menat other teams FA”s.
    ————————————–
    jimicos says:
    April 14, 2010 1:46 AM
    chickenragnarpartdeux says:
    April 13, 2010 6:17 PM
    I just cant get over how someone uses the same joke over and over and thinks its funny…..
    ————————
    I know. But that’s Pervy. Accept it and move on.
    =================================
    Wasn’t talking about Pervy.
    ———————————————–
    Ambrose says:
    April 13, 2010 5:41 PM
    ChuckForeman44 says:
    April 13, 2010 12:28 PM
    Does your Mom know you’re on her computer?
    ___________________________________
    This is tiresome too, unfunny, and as far from original as you can get. Keep trying. And please take offense to the grammar corrections. Moron.
    ================================
    This is classic, Ambrose coming down on people for being “unoriginal”.
    You have to be the least original poster on this site, what with your “owning” of people!
    Here is your definition of irony Polish.

  82. Supersuckers says: Apr 14, 2010 9:53 AM

    Pervy Harvin says:
    April 14, 2010 8:42 AM
    @ jimicos- You are such a sad little man…..say hi to shitterson
    —————–
    PA PA PA PA PA PA PERVY!!!!!

  83. Supersuckers says: Apr 14, 2010 10:19 AM

    Chicken,
    You mean other teams castaways? Why would you want to offer a ridiculous contract that his own team wont match? Then have to compensate that team with draft picks if he was restricted? Makes zero sense. Dumb money free agency doesn’t work and if you look at it at its basic core its common sense as to why it doesn’t work.

  84. Supersuckers says: Apr 14, 2010 10:25 AM

    beer/majik says this incredibly stupid statement,
    “Ted sucks in FA, mainly because he doesn’t have enough experience using it. It’s not “his way”. Woodson is the one and only exception, proof that even a blind squirrel can find a nut occasionally. Pickett, Williams and Chillar are merely adequate, and the rest of Ted’s bargain-basement signings are where you would expect them to be: either already off the team or stinking up the place. ”
    ————————
    Answer me this armchair GM. Who is “good” at free agency? Why would you want to overpay for another teams castaway? Once again I offer you this….
    Green Bay Packers
    Attn Human Resources/Mark Murphy
    1265 Lombardi Avenue
    Green Bay WI 54301

  85. Pervy Harvin says: Apr 14, 2010 10:50 AM

    @ Supersuckers- Is that said like CHA CHA CHA CHIA? I do have a Chia Pet. POS didn’t grow…

  86. jimicos says: Apr 14, 2010 11:10 AM

    Supersuckers says:
    April 14, 2010 10:19 AM
    Chicken,
    You mean other teams castaways? Why would you want to offer a ridiculous contract that his own team wont match? Then have to compensate that team with draft picks if he was restricted? Makes zero sense. Dumb money free agency doesn’t work and if you look at it at its basic core its common sense as to why it doesn’t work.
    ————————–
    This is partially true. Go whole hog in free agency like Dan Snyder or, surprisingly, Jerry Angelo and you’ll be disappointed with the results. Hand-pick an elite player and a few guys under the radar and free agency can be a great way to fill wholes and give you flexibility in the draft.
    But in general, I agree with you. Consistently using the free agent market as a way to build a team is a recipe for paying twice as much as you should. Unfortunately, that’s not what fans want. They want action.

  87. chickenragnarpartdeux says: Apr 14, 2010 11:12 AM

    Supersuckers says:
    April 14, 2010 10:19 AM
    Chicken,
    You mean other teams castaways? Why would you want to offer a ridiculous contract that his own team wont match? Then have to compensate that team with draft picks if he was restricted? Makes zero sense. Dumb money free agency doesn’t work and if you look at it at its basic core its common sense as to why it doesn’t work.
    =================================
    For the final (hopefully) time, I am not just talking about this year!
    He rarely signs any Fa’s. There is a happy medium.
    He doesn’t have to be Dan Snyder dumb, but, he could have improved this team with a few more
    Fa’s.
    Teddy Teabags way doesn’t work either.
    up 1 year , down the next. 13-3 to 6-10 to 11-5, what comes this year? 5-11?
    Jarred Gaither could be had for a 2nd round pick right now, he’s better than any lineman the Packers have. Why is he not even looking into this? Is he saving that pick for a 4 th fullback or a 6th WR. or better yet, another NT?
    Too not even explore trades or FA’s is foolish.
    He is acting like the NFL is still playing by 70’s rules.
    I’d say if he was an awesome drafter, this way might work, but he misses just as much as he hits.
    Why wouldn’t any GM use ALL the tools at his disposal? He’s just handcuffing himself, but I hear his ” life partner” is into that.
    I suppose this is where you give me the address to Packer headquarters, right?

  88. Ambrose says: Apr 14, 2010 11:49 AM

    chickenragnarpartdeux says:
    April 14, 2010 8:53 AM
    You have to be the least original poster on this site, what with your “owning” of people.
    __________________________________
    I am pleased to see that you recognize yourself. It proves my point that you (and other boringly similar posters like you,) got nothin’ (again.) Boring simpletons…”owned” by the likes of me and hanging out on Packer sites for our amusement. Did you have to change your name…… again?

  89. Ambrose says: Apr 14, 2010 11:57 AM

    DCViking says:
    April 13, 2010 6:43 PM
    If you don’t know what they stand for, how do you know they are homo-erotic?
    ————————————————
    I consider the (repetitious) source(s.) It’s not difficult.

  90. chickenragnarpartdeux says: Apr 14, 2010 12:24 PM

    censored yet again…pathetic

  91. chickenragnarpartdeux says: Apr 14, 2010 12:51 PM

    Ambrose says:
    April 14, 2010 11:49 AM
    chickenragnarpartdeux says:
    April 14, 2010 8:53 AM
    You have to be the least original poster on this site, what with your “owning” of people.
    __________________________________
    I am pleased to see that you recognize yourself. It proves my point that you (and other boringly similar posters like you,) got nothin’ (again.) Boring simpletons…”owned” by the likes of me and hanging out on Packer sites for our amusement. Did you have to change your name…… again?
    =================================
    the owning in question is dubious at best and a bald faced lie to boot.
    Keep telling yourself that you “own” people on the site. whatever makes you feel good about yourself. But. I tell you, if coming on here and supposedly ” owning” people is what does it for you, yours is a very sad life to live.
    I’d look into alternatives.
    Yup, changed my name again.
    I keep forgetting that fork and toaster do not go together when making a suggestion to an idiot such as yourself.
    You haven’t owned anyone you 1/2 a hard on.
    Much the pity that you think so.

  92. Supersuckers says: Apr 14, 2010 12:54 PM

    Jimicos I agree with you 100 percent. I didn’t mean to totally leave out free agency. Ted had done fine with free agency and the draft. They have tons of talent. He also looks into trades Chicken and has executed many. Especially draft day. As far as Gaither goes he is tendered at a 1st rd pick. No thank you. And how do you know they arent in talks to trade for him? he is coming off a head injury but Ted never talks which is another reason people hate him. And yes if you want the address I will provide it.

  93. Supersuckers says: Apr 14, 2010 12:59 PM

    Plus you think Ted is going to trade a SECOND round pick for a guy who hits the open market in a year? No No i don’t think so. only way this would happen is to haev a long term agreement in place before the trigger is pulled. Come on man….

  94. Ambrose says: Apr 14, 2010 1:28 PM

    chickenragnarpartdeux says:
    April 14, 2010 12:51 PM
    Yup, changed my name again.
    I keep forgetting that fork and toaster do not go together when making a suggestion to an idiot such as yourself.
    ————————————————-
    Relax Chickenhead…I don’t take myself any more seriously than you do. The stuff that is said on here is designed to provoke….you know that. But I am curious about your choice of a new name; “…partdeux…” ? What’s with that. Is that an homage to New Orleans?

  95. Pervy Harvin says: Apr 14, 2010 1:29 PM

    I love to listen to you Packer Pud Pullers dream of good drafting,free agency and trades by Dead Thompson in hopes of making your franchise remotely relevant in the NFC North. Reminds me of the loser convicts on Hard Time on National Geographic Channel. Sitting around drinking toilet tea and dreaming about an El Camino ,a ranch in Wyoming some day and a herd of profitable cattle. You are all dreamers……

  96. chickenragnarpartdeux says: Apr 14, 2010 1:47 PM

    As far as Gaither goes he is tendered at a 1st rd pick. No thank you. And how do you know they arent in talks to trade for him? he is coming off a head injury but Ted never talks which is another reason people hate him. And yes if you want the address I will provide it.
    Plus you think Ted is going to trade a SECOND round pick for a guy who hits the open market in a year? No No i don’t think so. only way this would happen is to haev a long term agreement in place before the trigger is pulled. Come on man….
    ==================================
    It’s been well documented on this site, that they are looking for a 2nd round pick for him. So you are wrong.
    Just because ted doesn’t talk, doesn’t man no other Gms talk.
    Umm, yeah, if they traded for him, you would make sure you’d secure him long term…..duh.
    Really Super? Really?!?!
    I would think that would be self explanatory, but to you, I guess it isn’t.
    Gaither is loads better than anyone the Pack has on the OL.
    WHy wouldn’t you want him?
    He is some other teams “castaway”?
    Which one is he? The skipper? Gilligan?
    There is a chance to improve the team right there with proven player, and he will not do it.
    You being a Packer fan, I’d be pissed at that.
    “Come on man.”
    I see you “superiority complex” is kicking into overdrive again.
    Are you going to change your mind when TT is no longer GM and the next guy uses all avenues to improve the team?
    You were all for how Wolf did business, now you are totally on board with TT………..
    Next guy does it like Wolf, you’ ll be back on that is the best way to do it……

  97. Supersuckers says: Apr 14, 2010 1:57 PM

    Chicken,
    I am not qualified to be judgmental of what Ron Wolf did or didn’t do. The results are right there. he was there roughly 9 years and won one title. he has publicly displayed disappointment in that. So maybe that tells you something right there. The point about Thompson not talking was to the press. Meaning he doesn’t tip his hand and let anyone outside of the few at the top what he is researching or negotiating. Thankfully. You are insisting that he is doing nothing and if you really believe that he does nothing then I’m going to have to lump you into the Majik/Beer category of surface thinker.

  98. Supersuckers says: Apr 14, 2010 2:01 PM

    Pervy Harvin says:
    April 14, 2010 1:29 PM
    I love to listen to you Packer Pud Pullers dream of good drafting,free agency and trades by Dead Thompson in hopes of making your franchise remotely relevant in the NFC North. Reminds me of the loser convicts on Hard Time on National Geographic Channel. Sitting around drinking toilet tea and dreaming about an El Camino ,a ranch in Wyoming some day and a herd of profitable cattle. You are all dreamers……
    ———-
    Pervy you dumb whigga how is a team that finished one game out of first irrelevant in a 4 team division?

  99. Supersuckers says: Apr 14, 2010 2:05 PM

    Chicken,
    “Gaither is loads better than anyone the Pack has on the OL.”
    -How are any of us qualified to make that statement?
    “Just because ted doesn’t talk, doesn’t man no other Gms talk.
    -I was referring to the press about his plans.
    “There is a chance to improve the team right there with proven player, and he will not do it.”
    -How do you know this? And Second part, if they do not pursue them there is a damn good reason. they are the qualified professionals of their field. Not us.
    “I see you “superiority complex” is kicking into overdrive again.”
    -Huh?

  100. chickenragnarpartdeux says: Apr 14, 2010 3:23 PM

    partdeux…” ?
    Ambrose…Hot Shots the movie.
    I know it’s all in fun, i like provoking as much as the next guy, probably moreso.

  101. jimicos says: Apr 14, 2010 3:31 PM

    chickenragnarpartdeux says:
    April 14, 2010 11:12 AM
    Jarred Gaither could be had for a 2nd round pick right now, he’s better than any lineman the Packers have. Why is he not even looking into this? Is he saving that pick for a 4 th fullback or a 6th WR. or better yet, another NT?
    Too not even explore trades or FA’s is foolish.
    —————————
    It’s a pretty big assumption to state he’s not exploring trades. But I’m sure he runs all his decisions past you, right chicken?

  102. chickenragnarpartdeux says: Apr 14, 2010 4:13 PM

    Supersuckers says:
    April 14, 2010 1:57 PM
    Chicken,
    I am not qualified to be judgmental of what Ron Wolf did or didn’t do. The results are right there. he was there roughly 9 years and won one title. he has publicly displayed disappointment in that. So maybe that tells you something right there. The point about Thompson not talking was to the press. Meaning he doesn’t tip his hand and let anyone outside of the few at the top what he is researching or negotiating. Thankfully. You are insisting that he is doing nothing and if you really believe that he does nothing then I’m going to have to lump you into the Majik/Beer category of surface thinker.
    =================================
    Your 1st line states” I am not qualified to be judgemental on Ron Wolf”.
    Your last line states;” You are insisting he is doing nothing then, I’m going to have to lump you in with Majik/Beer in the category of surface thinkers.”
    So what qualifies you to be judgemental of the other posters on here? You continually say you are a “know nothing” but you incessantly tell others how wrong they are for thinking the way they do. Think about it.
    My point about Wolf was not whether you were qualified to judge or whether he was happy with 1 title.
    My point WAS, you thought he was the greatest GM ever back then. He used trades, FA and the draft to make his team.
    Now, that way of making a team is all wrong, because TT builds through the draft?
    Coincidence? I think not. WHoever the Packer GM is, they are infallible, right?
    Whichever way the Packers happen to be building their team at any given time is the right way……..UFF!
    I’m not insisting he is doing nothing. I’m insisting that he is not using all of his resources.
    Just because I don’t run a football team, doesn’t mean I can’t question someone who does.
    I have every right to my opinion just as much as you do.
    I’m not surface thinking. I’m being a realist, he doesn’t use his resources to their full potential.

  103. chickenragnarpartdeux says: Apr 14, 2010 4:23 PM

    Gaither is loads better than anyone the Pack has on the OL.”
    -How are any of us qualified to make that statement?
    =============================
    He wasn’t part of a line that gave up over 50 sacks….That’s how.
    ———————-
    “Just because ted doesn’t talk, doesn’t man no other Gms talk.
    -I was referring to the press about his plans.
    ================================
    I was referring to the fact that if he’s looking at trades, just because he doesn’t talkm doesn’t mean the other GM won’t.
    ——————————————
    There is a chance to improve the team right there with proven player, and he will not do it.”
    -How do you know this? And Second part, if they do not pursue them there is a damn good reason. they are the qualified professionals of their field. Not us.
    ================================
    1st part: again, what part of giving up 50+ sacks don’t you get?
    2nd part: They never pursue them, that’s the problem. The “good reason”? TT “builds through the draft”.
    Just because they are “qualified professionals” doesn’t mean you cannot question them!!
    You don’t think Lions fans questioned Millen?
    Gms get fired all the time. Why/ because they were wrong!!!!!!!!
    How you blindly follow is beyond me. Lemming off a cliff I guess.
    ==================================
    I see you “superiority complex” is kicking into overdrive again.”
    -Huh?
    —————————-
    Don’t play dumb.
    The way i root for my teams and my opinions on sports do not jibe with yours.
    So you think I’m wrong and you are right and you “may have to call me a surface thinker”.
    Give me a damn break.

  104. Supersuckers says: Apr 14, 2010 5:02 PM

    Chicken,
    How many sacks were allowed once Clifton and tauscher were healthy? Or at least healthy enough to play??
    Blindly follow?
    If the other GM new what was right for his team he would shut the hell up on any developing player aqcuisistion. One that would talk would be out of a job.
    you are also putting words in my mouth.
    Thompson doesnt pursue trades or Free agents? Are you really going to say that? He avoids costly mistakes. Something his priors cannot say.

  105. chickenragnarpartdeux says: Apr 14, 2010 5:51 PM

    jimicos says:
    April 14, 2010 3:31 PM
    chickenragnarpartdeux says:
    April 14, 2010 11:12 AM
    Jarred Gaither could be had for a 2nd round pick right now, he’s better than any lineman the Packers have. Why is he not even looking into this? Is he saving that pick for a 4 th fullback or a 6th WR. or better yet, another NT?
    Too not even explore trades or FA’s is foolish.
    —————————
    It’s a pretty big assumption to state he’s not exploring trades. But I’m sure he runs all his decisions past you, right chicken?
    =================================
    Stop thinking with your dipstick Jimi.
    He’s “made ” virtually no trades.
    You know what I’m getting at, why must you ‘play” dumb?
    Let me ask you this would you give up a # 2 for Gaither?
    Why or why not?

  106. Beer Cheese Soup says: Apr 14, 2010 7:06 PM

    Suck says all he ever says:
    Once again I offer you this….
    Green Bay Packers
    Attn Human Resources/Mark Murphy
    1265 Lombardi Avenue
    Green Bay WI 54301
    ____________________________________
    Of course you do. Once again, I point out the obvious: if you had a way to disprove my statement of facts, you would do so. Sadly however, you don’t.

  107. Beer Cheese Soup says: Apr 14, 2010 8:51 PM

    chickenragnarpartdeux says:
    Let me ask you this would you give up a # 2 for Gaither?
    Why or why not?
    ___________________________________
    Yes. Anyone with our pathetic line would be stupid not to. Gaither isn’t the greatest, but he’s MUCH better than what we have now, and he’s better than anyone we would be able to get in the 2nd.
    It will never happen though. Remember, this is Ted. He could have had Randy Moss for a 4th and declined, thinking he’d get better value out of Allen Barbre.
    He will continue to do things his way, we will continue to be a mediocre team, and the mindless sheep that ignorantly call themselves Packer fans will continue to follow him, while watching Chicago and Minnesota dominate the division. Shameful.

  108. badfish69 says: Apr 14, 2010 9:34 PM

    Randy Moss!!! blah blah blah
    Why would you want Thompson to trade anything for someone who wasn’t interested in being on the team anyway?

  109. chickenragnarpartdeux says: Apr 14, 2010 10:19 PM

    Supersuckers says:
    April 14, 2010 5:02 PM
    Chicken,
    How many sacks were allowed once Clifton and tauscher were healthy? Or at least healthy enough to play??
    Blindly follow?
    If the other GM new what was right for his team he would shut the hell up on any developing player aqcuisistion. One that would talk would be out of a job.
    you are also putting words in my mouth.
    Thompson doesnt pursue trades or Free agents? Are you really going to say that? He avoids costly mistakes. Something his priors cannot say.
    ==================================
    Are you going to count on Tausch and Clifton staying healthy all year? I sure wouldn’t.
    Gaither is better than any other player on that line.
    Yes, blindly follow. Because he is the GM of your favorite team, It seems to me, you think he can do no wrong.
    GM’s should shut up? Where do you think the rumors come from? A lot of them come from the front office. That is besides the point anyway.
    The point is: Outside of moving up in the draft.
    1 trade in 5 yrs. 5 FA signings in 5 years, spotty drafting, and you think the guy is infallible.
    How am I putting words in your mouth?
    Im responding to what you have typed to me.
    He doesn’t pursue them enough!
    Outside of Woodson, the FA’s are serviceable.
    Avoids costly mistakes?
    How do you know not going out and getting Moss doesn’t put them in the SB,
    He’s a difference maker. You going to tell me he wouldn’t have made a difference?
    Look what Favre did for Rice this year.
    TT plays it too safe. that is the bottom line.

  110. Pervy Harvin says: Apr 14, 2010 10:36 PM

    An Open Letter To Ted Thompson
    By Aaron Nagler on Jul 28, 2008 with 14 Comments
    Dear Mr. Thompson,
    I realize you don’t read this blog. But on the off chance you happen to be surfing the net late tonight and stumble upon this here post, I’d like to express something to you that you may hear quite a little bit over the next few days.
    Let him go.
    That’s right. Give him the release he and his bumpkin agent have been trying to get since last season. It’s obvious now that the league is on Brett’s side, what with the Commissioner stepping in and all. And I realize you worry, as is understandable, about the nightmare that will ensue PR-wise if and when Favre signs with the Vikings.
    But here’s the thing.
    You’ll beat him. And not just on opening night, but again on November 9th. You have the better team, and you know it. The Vikings went and got Jared Allen. How did he do against Chad Clifton last year? Oh that’s right. Cliffy stoned him. The Vikings were picked to go to the Super Bowl by Paul Zimmerman over at SI.com? Let you in on a little secret. Last year he picked the Saints. Yeah, the ones that didn’t make the playoffs.
    Let him go Ted. And no, I’m not one of those people who’s been bashing your handling of this thing. Just read the last month or so of this blog. I’m in your corner. Favre had a great year last year – right up until it mattered. And the success he did have? More to do with your coach than with Favre himself. And that’s another thing. Have you watched what Favre looked like when Darrell Bevel was his quarterbacks coach? That’s right. Just slightly better than Kyle Orton. (Who finally got his revenge by outplaying Favre last year, by the way) And who would be calling the plays? Brad Childress. That right there is worth 14 points. For the Packers.
    So please Ted, let him go. Yes, the media will say you blinked. Your team will have to deal with a circus for a few weeks. Until opening night when you whoop Favre’s ass.
    LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL …………….

  111. Supersuckers says: Apr 14, 2010 10:57 PM

    Chicken,
    I’ll give you the why not. The money wouldn’t make sense. If they could lock this guy up for 4 years at 12 mil……6 guaranteed then ok. Other wise they are saving money by drafting and developing a LT that doesn’t cost them a precious 2nd rounder. A 2nd rounder LT would cost less.

  112. Supersuckers says: Apr 14, 2010 11:02 PM

    Beer Cheese Soup says:
    April 14, 2010 7:06 PM
    Suck says all he ever says:
    Once again I offer you this….
    Green Bay Packers
    Attn Human Resources/Mark Murphy
    1265 Lombardi Avenue
    Green Bay WI 54301
    ____________________________________
    Of course you do. Once again, I point out the obvious: if you had a way to disprove my statement of facts, you would do so. Sadly however, you don’t.
    ———–
    Beer you point out nothing obvious. If things were that obvious you would be running a NFL team earning 3 mil a year. But you are not. That’s the only thing that is obvious. Trust….Steady Teddy.

  113. Pervy Harvin says: Apr 14, 2010 11:28 PM

    @ Supersuckers….When are you going to get Dead Teds junk out of your mouth and admit failure at free agency,drafting,trading, etc….?????

  114. chickenragnarpartdeux says: Apr 15, 2010 8:46 AM

    Supersuckers says:
    April 14, 2010 10:57 PM
    Chicken,
    I’ll give you the why not. The money wouldn’t make sense. If they could lock this guy up for 4 years at 12 mil……6 guaranteed then ok. Other wise they are saving money by drafting and developing a LT that doesn’t cost them a precious 2nd rounder. A 2nd rounder LT would cost less
    ==================================
    lol lol lol…..
    Develop a LT?!!? Seriously?
    He hasn’t developed an OL in 5 years worth a crap…cmon man!!
    ————————
    A 2nd rounder LT would cost less
    =======================
    Yup, thats TT in a nutshell right there.
    Have the right answer in front of you, but take the cheap way out.
    Hold your head steady, Teddy Thas it…..don’t back away…………

  115. Supersuckers says: Apr 15, 2010 8:54 AM

    Pervy Harvin says:
    April 14, 2010 11:28 PM
    @ Supersuckers….When are you going to get Dead Teds junk out of your mouth and admit failure at free agency,drafting,trading, etc….?????
    ————-
    If and when he fails Whig. Gm’s have a different way of looking at things. they look at seasons as coaches look at games. they look 5 years down the road. There is a reason why GM’s are rarely around HQ during the season. They are scouting across the country. Looking to the future. they leave the day to day seasonal football to the coaching staff until their is a need for in season replacements due to injury or poor performance based upon recommendations from the coaching staff. This isn’t fantasy football like so many of you think it is. Just plug a guy here from Oakland and trade a 2nd round pick for a lineman that may not fit in green Bay therefore his performance may suffer….I mean there are so many intangibles in real life football. In fantasy you literally plug a guy in and it doesnt matter because it doesnt affect his real life or the real lives of those around him. Lose the fantasy football mentality and get beyond the surface people.

  116. Supersuckers says: Apr 15, 2010 8:59 AM

    Chicken,
    The Moss comment is pure hindsight. Green Bay was coming into the 2nd year of the McCarthy tenure coming of an 8-8 record. They were not expecting 13-3. everythinig went right for that team that year. Put yourself in their shoes back then and ask your self is the risk worth the reward? Before that season that is. You say it puts them into the Super Bowl well it might have using hind sight but at the time he wasn’t enough to do so. they had no idea every bounce and call was going to go their way that year. How would Moss and his poor work ethic affeected the young guys around him? Negatively without question.

  117. Supersuckers says: Apr 15, 2010 9:00 AM

    chickenragnarpartdeux says:
    April 15, 2010 8:46 AM
    Supersuckers says:
    April 14, 2010 10:57 PM
    Chicken,
    I’ll give you the why not. The money wouldn’t make sense. If they could lock this guy up for 4 years at 12 mil……6 guaranteed then ok. Other wise they are saving money by drafting and developing a LT that doesn’t cost them a precious 2nd rounder. A 2nd rounder LT would cost less
    ==================================
    lol lol lol…..
    Develop a LT?!!? Seriously?
    He hasn’t developed an OL in 5 years worth a crap…cmon man!!
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    A 2nd rounder LT would cost less
    =======================
    Yup, thats TT in a nutshell right there.
    Have the right answer in front of you, but take the cheap way out.
    Hold your head steady, Teddy Thas it…..don’t back away…………
    ——————
    It is a business. to be viable for the long term you have to be calculating.

  118. chickenragnarpartdeux says: Apr 15, 2010 9:07 AM

    badfish69 says:
    April 14, 2010 9:34 PM
    Randy Moss!!! blah blah blah
    Why would you want Thompson to trade anything for someone who wasn’t interested in being on the team anyway?
    ==========================
    Yeah the alternative was staying in Oakland.
    Sorry bladfish, you are in over your head.
    That was a turd of post, you should be ashamed.

  119. chickenragnarpartdeux says: Apr 15, 2010 10:00 AM

    Supersuckers says:
    April 15, 2010 8:59 AM
    Chicken,
    The Moss comment is pure hindsight. Green Bay was coming into the 2nd year of the McCarthy tenure coming of an 8-8 record. They were not expecting 13-3. everythinig went right for that team that year. Put yourself in their shoes back then and ask your self is the risk worth the reward? Before that season that is. You say it puts them into the Super Bowl well it might have using hind sight but at the time he wasn’t enough to do so. they had no idea every bounce and call was going to go their way that year. How would Moss and his poor work ethic affeected the young guys around him? Negatively without question.
    ================================
    I used “maybe’s” just like you did.
    ” In hindsight” just like you did with Favre.
    Please explain where my post about TT is any different than what you said about Favre.
    Moss is only a detriment when the team is not winning. Favre and Moss together, I’d love to see that.
    A 4th round pick to find out what would happen?
    it’s idiotic not to do it.
    Of course, you would have missed out on the guard that is built like Ken, but plays like Barbie.
    Ted isn’t always right.
    I’ll be waiting for your response on how you can use hindsight and maybes and i can’t.

  120. Ruvell100 says: Apr 15, 2010 10:29 AM

    Beer says
    “He will continue to do things his way, we will continue to be a mediocre team, and the mindless sheep that ignorantly call themselves Packer fans will continue to follow him, while watching Chicago and Minnesota dominate the division. Shameful.”
    ________________
    I think that monsoon-like rain in Seattle is getting to your head, Beer. Minnesota has won the North twice since realignment and the Bears???dominate??? Next year they plan on bringing in Lawrence Taylor to provide a little youth to the D. Old, tired D. Stagnant offense. Of course, you are the kind of guy that thinks a 31 year old back and one speed rusher can turn a chronic 7-9 team into a Super Bowl contender.
    If following a team that was 11-5, 7-1 in the final 8, with their entire core returning is being a mindless sheep and a Packer fan, you’re right. You got me.

  121. Profanity in ALL CAPS says: Apr 15, 2010 10:36 AM

    vikings fans
    packer fans
    Nobody cares about you, or your boring ass states! The only reason you are on the radar is because of Favre
    Shut- UP

  122. chickenragnarpartdeux says: Apr 15, 2010 10:44 AM

    If following a team that was 11-5, 7-1 in the final 8, with their entire core returning is being a mindless sheep and a Packer fan, you’re right. You got me.
    ===============================
    If following a team that gave up 51 points in a WC game and is bragging bout an 11-5 record, when their record against winning teams last year was below.500…..yeah, he’s got you there too.
    TT’s solution to the OL problem?
    Resign 2 tackles that cannot play a whole year injury free.
    TT’s solution to covering for Harris being hurt and possibly out for longer than expected, not to mention, he’s 35?
    Nothing.
    I don’t get how you guys just blindly believe that TT knows what he is doing?
    His track record is below average!!
    But, he IS the packer GM.
    We all know that the Packer “way” is the right way…..ufff
    Lemmings off a cliff is all you are.

  123. chickenragnarpartdeux says: Apr 15, 2010 11:09 AM

    Profanity in ALL CAPS says:
    April 15, 2010 10:36 AM
    vikings fans
    packer fans
    Nobody cares about you, or your boring ass states! The only reason you are on the radar is because of Favre
    Shut- UP
    ==================================
    I’ve seen you on several different team threads, spouting the same nonsense.
    No knowledge whatsoever.
    I hesitated to even respond to you as you are an obvious attention whore, but i wanted to let you know that you are an ignorant POS.
    I’m sure that isnt the 1st time today that you have heard that.
    I’m guessing it’s about the 9876th time you’ve heard it in your life.
    Do yourself a favor and just stop posting.
    What you are doing is pathetic.

  124. Ruvell100 says: Apr 15, 2010 11:18 AM

    “I don’t get how you guys just blindly believe that TT knows what he is doing?”
    ____________________
    How do you blindly believe he doesn’t, especially after your prediction 72 times of “He CAN’T sign all those guys, He CAN’T!” I hated Sherman as a GM, by the way, so my approval of TT has nothing to do with blind faith.
    ———
    “TT’s solution to covering for Harris being hurt and possibly out for longer than expected, not to mention, he’s 35?”
    ___________________
    The draft hasn’t happened yet. Lee and Blackmon are returning and Tramon proved to be a capable starter. I would blame 51 points on a scheme issue more than a talent issue anyway.
    ———
    By the way, how is 11-5 mediocrity and 12-4 one of the most celebrated seasons in Vikings history?

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