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Teams show interest in Packers tackle Giacomini

Apparently, there a few NFL teams out there that like Packers tackle Breno Giacomini more than the Packers do.

Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports “several teams” are interested in the 2008 fifth-round pick, although we’re not sure why.  Giacomini has shown no visible progress as a pro and the Packers have done everything possible to avoid him having a role on the offense despite a need at the position.

At this point, Giacomini is fighting for a roster spot in Green Bay.  But it’s possible another team could give up a seventh-round pick or another end-of-the-roster type to acquire Giacomini for depth before Saturday.

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  1. sparky says: Sep 2, 2010 8:50 AM

    Good. Trade him. He’s not shown anything but potential.

  2. JimmySmith says: Sep 2, 2010 8:58 AM

    At this point, I’d take a 7th rounder, no questions asked.

  3. TXYoungGuns82 says: Sep 2, 2010 8:59 AM

    Hopefully we can trade him to a team overloaded with OLBs and short on OTs so we can have a little depth at the position while getting a special teams player who can contribute right away.

  4. Strick says: Sep 2, 2010 9:01 AM

    A fifth for Giacomini? BRENO Giacomini? The Green Bay Packer named Breno Giacomini?
    A fifth?
    Hell, I’d trade him for a fifth of scotch.

  5. terraincognita says: Sep 2, 2010 9:02 AM

    Giacomini and Barbre have potential as good backups for teams that have that requirement. As long term starters, it will not happen. The Packers do not need backups, but two starters for the eventual retirement of Clifton and Taush.

  6. lebowski says: Sep 2, 2010 9:05 AM

    He’s only 25 and was a tight end in college, I know they’ve given him a couple seasons but it’s tough to give up on a dude that’s 6′-7″ and 320 lbs.

  7. Strick says: Sep 2, 2010 9:06 AM

    Never mind my earlier post. I read it wrong.
    But still, anything for him would be good…

  8. Bob Nelson says: Sep 2, 2010 9:11 AM

    He has improved a lot this year.
    The problem is that the Packers O-line is very good and a team strength. Aaron Rodgers has not been sacked this preseason.
    The Packers O-line is healthy and upgraded.
    2 or 3 Packers O-linemen will get signed by lesser teams. A trade makes sense for teams who don’t have high priority on the waiver wire.

  9. Jeremy says: Sep 2, 2010 9:20 AM

    The Packers have an interesting offensive line this year. Take our 3rd string right tackle…PLEASE!!!

  10. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Sep 2, 2010 9:33 AM

    It sounds like “several teams” want to become “friends” with the Giacomini family. Grazie, va bene cosí.

  11. Action Dan says: Sep 2, 2010 9:34 AM

    Bob. I agree that the o-line should be a strength this year.
    Let me beat the Vikings trolls to the punch, though: Yeah, we know Rodgers didn’t get sacked in the preseason 2009 either. And we know what happened.
    I definitely think there will be some excellent carryover from the way the oline shaped up in the 2nd half of the season. Reminds me of the attitude/chemistry of the whole team when they won 4 to close 2006 and almost made the playoffs, but lost due to a NYG tiebreaker.
    Good things are about to happen.

  12. Hauschild says: Sep 2, 2010 9:37 AM

    Bob Nelson,
    God – you Packer Backer’s are naive – Jesus!
    How many times did Rodgers get sacked last pre-season? Why do you mullet heads put so much credence in pre-season games? Green Bay tore it up last season, but they couldn’t stop potent offenses – and, the same thing is going to unfold in 2010 – but, you’re unwitting and you’re gonna be completely blindsided again. Stop the insanity, Bob!!!
    My goodness, some people’s kids?!?!?

  13. T. says: Sep 2, 2010 9:38 AM

    “… ‘several teams’ are interested in the 2008 fifth-round pick, although we’re not sure why.”
    That’s because, not only are you a moron, Rosenberg, what you know about professional football could be tucked away in those size 3 Underoos you’re sportin’. If you actually followed NFL players from a news standpoint and watched the NFL, instead of reading box scores for your worthless fantasy website, you might realize that Giacomini has actually had a good summer, from June going forward. And he played very well against the Colts a week ago. Bet ya missed that, though, didn’t you?

  14. PackersHome says: Sep 2, 2010 9:41 AM

    As a Packers fan, I’m probably not supposed to say this, but, who the hell in their right mind would want anyone from our OL? I could see someone wanting one of our WR. Sure. But our OL?
    Maybe Breno runs fast and it’s Mr Davis at the door?

  15. terraincognita says: Sep 2, 2010 9:57 AM

    Wait, that’s a thought. Giacomini taking a Rodgers pass as a tight end beyond the line of scrimmage and heading downfield. “Tackle this, bitches.”

  16. purpleguy says: Sep 2, 2010 10:00 AM

    Hey, as long as they keep Barbre and Colledge, this Viking fan is happy.

  17. minnesconsin_ad says: Sep 2, 2010 10:05 AM

    thank you for the dose of reality, PackersHome. I’d trade breno for a banana and a grande latte. speaking of…breakfast…

  18. RC IV says: Sep 2, 2010 10:19 AM

    Action Dan says:
    September 2, 2010 9:34 AM
    Bob. I agree that the o-line should be a strength this year.
    Let me beat the Vikings trolls to the punch, though: Yeah, we know Rodgers didn’t get sacked in the preseason 2009 either. And we know what happened.
    I definitely think there will be some excellent carryover from the way the oline shaped up in the 2nd half of the season. Reminds me of the attitude/chemistry of the whole team when they won 4 to close 2006 and almost made the playoffs, but lost due to a NYG tiebreaker.
    ================================
    Excellent carry over?
    When last seen in a MEANINGFUL game, this unit gave up FIVE sacks!!!!
    You been sniffing glue already this morning?
    Watch this guy go to another team and dominate though, it would figure, TT and MM wouldn’t know a good O lineman if the guy sat on their face. Although I shouldn’t say that, i don’t want to give TT any ideas he doesn’t already have.

  19. jrmbadger says: Sep 2, 2010 10:26 AM

    “Hauschild says:
    September 2, 2010 9:37 AM
    Bob Nelson,
    God – you Packer Backer’s are naive – Jesus!
    How many times did Rodgers get sacked last pre-season? Why do you mullet heads put so much credence in pre-season games? Green Bay tore it up last season, but they couldn’t stop potent offenses – and, the same thing is going to unfold in 2010 – but, you’re unwitting and you’re gonna be completely blindsided again. Stop the insanity, Bob!!!
    My goodness, some people’s kids?!?!?”
    Before you shoot your mouth off and accuse someone else of being stupid, perhaps you should know what you are talking about.
    The offensive line last year when Rodgers got sacked so much was missing Tauscher and Clifton. As soon as those guys got healthy the sacks slowed to a trickle.
    Over the last 8 games of the regular season and the one playoff game, when those guys were starting, the line gave up around 10 sacks. Not bad.
    Those guys are now healthy and have been all of training camp. Plus the Pack picked up Bulaga who by all accounts is a solid Tackle and Guard should Tauscher or Clifton get injured.
    Combined with the fact that Rodgers has been getting rid of the ball much quicker in preseason means the line will be just fine.
    In fact, contrary to popular belief, I don’t consider the O-line a weakness. In fact, I don’t think the team has a weakness on the Offensive side of the ball. Even the shaky Mason Crosby has been lights-out as of late.
    Giacomini’s problem is that he’s too big. He’s like 6’7″ and has basically no leverage against shorter defensive lineman. He got beat all training camp by even scrub D-Lineman. He’s tempting to teams because of his size, but really the height is working against him.
    If the Packers were smart, they would try him at D-line and see if he can’t start knocking down passes.

  20. Ruvell100 says: Sep 2, 2010 10:39 AM

    Tausch, Clifton, Lang, Bulaga…set at tackle. Guacamole has shown potential, but he’s been around awhile and there is no place for him right now.
    Get something for him while you can.

  21. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Sep 2, 2010 10:39 AM

    bob nelson said that the pckers O-line is very good and a team strength.

  22. ZombieRevolution says: Sep 2, 2010 10:49 AM

    “…although we’re not sure why.”
    When NFL teams begin to monitor PFT for more than selected news (i.e. contracts, siginings, players complaining about other players, etc.) PFT’s opinion on actual football skills will likely then be taken seriously.

  23. FriarBob says: Sep 2, 2010 10:51 AM

    Even if the guy sucks as a Packers right tackle (and he apparently does), not every team in the league uses the same OL blocking scheme. There are other schemes out there, maybe he’ll fit better in one of those.

  24. RC IV says: Sep 2, 2010 10:57 AM

    Maybe he just can’t quite figure out that whole “pad level” thing jrm…..

  25. Favre's Hamartia says: Sep 2, 2010 11:00 AM

    To all the Viking trolls posting on this article, who constantly piss and moan about Packer fans posting on Favre articles -
    You are commenting on a story about a scrub offensive lineman. Your right to complain has officially been revoked.
    Besides, you should be high on Giacomini – judging by your history of player acquisition, you’ll be rushing to sign him right after the Packers kick him to the curb.

  26. RC IV says: Sep 2, 2010 12:02 PM

    Besides, you should be high on Giacomini – judging by your history of player acquisition, you’ll be rushing to sign him right after the Packers kick him to the curb.
    ===========================
    Nah, we only take the pro nrow caliber type guys.
    You know Sharper, Longwell, and Favre?
    We took ferguson because of depth concerns at WR, he was cut at the 1st chance.
    Montgomery is just training camp fodder.
    As for the whole trolling thing?
    Piss up a rope. You guys are on EVERY vikes post, we are on most Packer ones, we are all at fault.
    Revoke this!

  27. Charles Wood says: Sep 2, 2010 1:32 PM

    Vikings fans are just hurt because all the experts are now picking the Pack to win the North now. So they are reverting to LAST YEAR’S weaknesses to try and get under our skin. It’s actually quit comical if you think about it.. and I can play that game too:
    I’m pretty scared of playing the Vikings this season with Rice and Harvin playing lights out… not to mention Favre who seems to be healthy as ever. It’s a good thing they don’t have the trifecta of WR’s there- like if they added a superstar like say, Javon Walker or maybe one of Chad Henne’s targets. Then again- Bernard Berrian will some day be voted to the “All World” team and All Day Baby is a great target especially since he never fumbles. Oh, and that killer secondary and Pro Bowl O-line… damn that team frightens me.

  28. minnesconsin_ad says: Sep 2, 2010 1:32 PM

    this is purely conjecture, we’ll see how things shake out in the season. but my feeling at this time is that Jermichael Finley is going to play as big a role as any Packer offensive lineman in drastically reducing the sack count on Rodgers this year. Early last season he was just holding on to the ball way too long, always looking for bigger chunks. With the confidence he has in JF right now, this shouldn’t be an issue.

  29. goombar2 says: Sep 2, 2010 1:45 PM

    vike fans are just jealous. If they had Gio, he’d be starting at LT for them. The viking line is so old and shot, and Mt. McGoofus is the worst tackle in the league.
    I bet Chilli is willing to part with a 2nd for Gio.

  30. Favre's Hamartia says: Sep 2, 2010 1:59 PM

    @RC IV -
    Don’t forget Javon Walker, buddy.
    You’re pretty pissy this morning – you must be realizing how long of a season you’re in for. You should look up “Hamartia” in the dictionary – much as you want to ignore me, you’ll have to deal with Favre’s Hamartia all year long.
    Piss up a rope – that’s the best you can come up with? Your insults are getting pretty stale. Better circle the wagons with Pervy and Gravy and come up with something better for 2010 – once we get into the season, personal insults are all you’ll have to fall back on.

  31. vikesmakesmudducksdumb says: Sep 2, 2010 3:38 PM

    Gravy will be quiet in short order, only one more week until the flogging of the queens…

  32. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Sep 2, 2010 4:24 PM

    goombar2 says: September 2, 2010 1:45 PM
    vike fans are just jealous. If they had Gio, he’d be starting at LT for them. The viking line is so old and shot, and Mt. McGoofus is the worst tackle in the league.
    ****************************
    you’re quite mad you know. the vikes lt is a pro bowler, just like hutch at lg, even tho he was playing through injury last year like our 1st year center, and both are recovered now.
    and you are officially clinically insane when you’re trying to pretend that the vikes o-line is old, when they have 2 2nd year starters – especially considering that the pckers 2 ot’s are ANCIENT and made of glass.
    the pckers o-line is still horrible and the vikes will sack erin 14 times again this year but the pckers are very unlikely to touch favre again, just like last year.
    i keep trying to explain to you people that you have a horrible defense with no pass rush and 2 rookies forced to start in the 2ndary, that’s why the pckers will finish 3rd in the nfcc.
    vikes – 11-5
    bears – 9-7
    pckers 8-8
    lions – 7-9

  33. Ambrose says: Sep 2, 2010 8:08 PM

    Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: September 2, 2010 4:24 PM
    ….and the vikes will sack erin 14 times again this year…
    ————————————————————————–
    Who?

  34. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Sep 2, 2010 9:28 PM

    oops i meant aaron

  35. brainranger67 says: Sep 2, 2010 10:21 PM

    I knew gravy didn’t graduate from middle school, he can’t spell real well… soon he will be silenced by the lowly purple play

  36. RC IV says: Sep 2, 2010 11:08 PM

    Eharmony:
    Yur whole post was conjecture. You have zero clue what’s going to happrn, kinda like your every day life.
    You post on just as many Vikes threads…worried? you should be.

  37. goombar2 says: Sep 3, 2010 12:12 AM

    Mt. McGoofus is a toilet bowler. The dude got benched and when he went to Miami he mad such an ass of himself he was sent home. And Hutch is over the hill and injury prone. He’s another that made it to the probowl on name only.
    Ha ha ha ha! Only a dork would defend Mt. McGoofus. Of course, your favorite team killed it’s last franchise T, maybe that’s why McGoofus is such a bum. Maybe he’s worried about being worked to death?

  38. Ambrose says: Sep 3, 2010 6:51 AM

    Emoney says: September 2, 2010 8:04 PM
    …….I never see you guys on Detroit or Chicago stories bashing them because you know you’re not worried about them.
    ————————————————————————–
    E…your whole post was dead-on.

  39. RC IV says: Sep 3, 2010 9:00 AM

    Ambrose says:
    September 3, 2010 6:51 AM
    Emoney says: September 2, 2010 8:04 PM
    …….I never see you guys on Detroit or Chicago stories bashing them because you know you’re not worried about them.
    ——————– ——————– ——————– ————–
    E…your whole post was dead-on.
    ===========================
    Ambrose: dead on? no one wants to hear about your penis Gramps.
    You really cant even get a soft on?
    ============================
    I really can’t see how you can call that post dead on when, you dont even know what will happen this season.
    It’s all a prediction.
    As for us being on Packer threads, no, we dont go on detriot and Chicago threads, we dont hate them.
    I don’t fear the packers, not at all. I welcome the challenge, they are a good team, they just aren’t the juggernaut you proclaim them to be.
    I actually have no problems with the Packers team, its just the idiots that support them that I can’t stand.

  40. Ambrose says: Sep 3, 2010 7:32 PM

    RC IV says: September 3, 2010 9:00 AM
    I actually have no problems with the Packers team, its just the idiots that support them that I can’t stand.
    ____________________________________________
    Who asked you?

  41. badfish69 says: Sep 4, 2010 1:42 AM

    Well you better hope that Tauch and Clifton get hurt again right away because that is the only way that will ever happen again.

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