As a crazy Tuesday evening winds down with no further developments in the ongoing Randy Moss drama, I’m compelled to point out a nagging concern regarding one of the other significant news items of the day.
The Packers should have matched or beaten the modest trade package offered by the Seahawks for former Bills running back Marshawn Lynch.
On a night when we’re again reminded of former Packers quarterback Brett Favre’s prior desire to bring Randy Moss to Green Bay, current Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has made it known he wanted Lynch to come to town.
“Bring him on,” Rodgers told Greg Bedard in September. “He’s a great player.”
Great players currently are lacking in the Packers’ backfield. John Kuhn had 39 yards against the Lions on Sunday; Brandon Jackson had 33. Six days earlier against the Bears, Kuhn had 31 and Jackson had 12 — eight fewer than Rodgers. Against the Bills in Week Two, the first game without starting Ryan Grant, Kuhn had 36 yards, Jackson had 29, and Rodgers had 20.
The Packers need a strong tailback. It’ll be considerably harder to throw the ball when the weather turns, and the past three weeks have shown us that the Packers can’t, or won’t, commit to the run. Lynch could have been a huge difference maker for a team that hasn’t been playing like the Super Bowl favorite it’s supposed to be.