Jaguars trade Anthony Smith to Packers

The Green Bay Packers apparently decided after today’s loss to the Miami Dolphins that they need to improve their secondary. And they’ve acted quickly to make it happen.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Packers have acquired safety Anthony Smith in a trade with the Jaguars.

The Packers have been incredibly thin in the secondary since losing safety Morgan Burnett for the season to a torn ACL two weeks ago.

Smith has started three games for the Jaguars this season and was expected to start for them on Monday night. Instead he’ll pack his bags and head north.

76 responses to “Jaguars trade Anthony Smith to Packers

  1. They don’t need a safety. They need to stop committing so many dumb penalties. But then again, I’m a Vikings fan, so I hope they continue with all the flags…

  2. Secondary? What good is an improved secondary when your O-line is swiss cheese?
    By the by, I hate it when trade stories are posted and the full terms of the trade are not disclosed. What did the Jags get in return?

  3. He must want to land on the IR sometime within the next 2 weeks.
    In any case, start him against the Vikings so I can take the Over.

  4. Anthony Smith was in training camp with the Packers in 2009 (and did a hell of a job). He was generally expected to make the team — but was the last cut. Many of us did not agree with the decision.

  5. This goes to show how bad it is in Green Bay.
    The front office and coaching staff think the secondary is the problem?
    How about the 137 yards the front 7 gave up to The R & R Express?
    How about a non-existant run game since Grant went down?
    How about the offensive line getting Rodgers anal raped by Cameron Wake?
    The secondary is about the only GOOD thing the Pack have going for them.
    BTW, if the Oline is counting on Bulaga, HAHAHAHA, good luck with that!!! My grandma could pass block better.

  6. Trade makes no sense. I guess we’ll have to see what the Jags got in return. Why couldn’t we wait til Tuesday?

  7. “rovibe says: October 17, 2010 7:57 PM
    They don’t need a safety. ”
    Uh, what? They’re thin as hell there right now.

  8. Now could they send the Bears an offensive lineman? Or maybe just take a few of ours off our hands?

  9. Franchise, if you think the secondary is GOOD for the Packers, you clearly have not been watching the games. The secondary is hardly good at all for the Packers. But neither is anything else on this team.

  10. Is this the same guy that ran his mouth and guaranteed a win against the pats a few years ago? (squeelers)

  11. Franchise says:
    October 17, 2010 8:05 PM
    This goes to show how bad it is in Green Bay.
    The front office and coaching staff think the secondary is the problem?
    How about the 137 yards the front 7 gave up to The R & R Express?
    How about a non-existant run game since Grant went down?
    How about the offensive line getting Rodgers anal raped by Cameron Wake?
    The secondary is about the only GOOD thing the Pack have going for them.
    BTW, if the Oline is counting on Bulaga, HAHAHAHA, good luck with that!!! My grandma could pass block better.
    ———
    I suppose they should’ve traded for a Swiss army knife?

  12. Is this the same Anthony Smith who played for the Steelers and got torched by Tom Brady on national TV???
    Good luck with that.

  13. Maybe the Bears can take a hint and make a move for an O-line upgrade before Cutler suffers another injury.

  14. I’d give up a Swiss Army Knife for Bulaga. Hell, I’d even cough up one of the nicer $20 ones that have, like, twelve functions instead of seven.

  15. bonafide says:
    Franchise, if you think the secondary is GOOD for the Packers, you clearly have not been watching the games. The secondary is hardly good at all for the Packers. But neither is anything else on this team.
    ————————————————–
    Good, not great.
    Lets not forget the secondary won the Lions game, are tied for 6th in INTs, and they have only allowed 2 plays of 40+ yards.
    Again, its not great, but the GLARING needs on this team are not the secondary.

  16. Jags get compensation for the guy, and probably an undisclosed draft pick.
    Just another pawn moved to get our franchise QB!

  17. Smith started with Steelers but was out of position (and young and uncoachable) at FS rather than SS. He seems to have matured and was doing OK with JAX – I saw him in one game early this year and he had nice pick and a FF. I’m surprised they got rid of him.

  18. Great news Pack!
    You traded for a non-starter on the worst secondary in the NFL.
    Ted Thompson was quoted as saying “see, I make trades!”.

  19. haha whenever i hear about this guy i think back to when all the steeler fans were saying this guy was going to be great…

  20. Hell we need to have CEO Murphy step in and fire some of those imposters who are acting as coaches especially Crapers and Sucklum

  21. The Packers have a ton of holes – including Safety. Clearly Bigby isn’t going to be ready to come off of the PUP list. As for getting a running back, apparently Packers fans expect TT to bend over and get raped for one. No one is going to trade TT a decent running back. and for those who cry, “What about Lynch?” Before the rash of injuries the Seahawks looked like they were going to finish aobut 14 spots (at least) higher in the draft order. I would have sent him to Seattle too. And ytou don’t give a three for a guy signed to one year deal that would have bolted at the end of the season.

  22. This guy played great in GB’s camp a couple years ago and they cut him. Then they turn around and trade for him now? Makes zero sense.

  23. Isn’t Jax’ D the 30th ranked unit in the league? And this guy isn’t even good enough to be a full time starter on that sad unit.
    It just wreaks of desperation when Ted Thompson of all people swings a midseason trade, especially for a guy they just cut a year ago. What next, a trade for Noah Herron to bolster the running game? This meltdown is fun to watch, and looks to only be getting started.

  24. Ted Thompson watchers: 1)Seattle wins by 3(upset over Chicago)after trade forM. Lynch who gains 44 yards and scores the go ahead TD! 2)Minnesota wins by 3 after trade for Moss who catches 5 for 55 yards(&the waffler has only 1 interception with 4 TD’s since Moss arrived) 3)Seattle wins by 3 after trade forBranch who catches 9 for 98 &their last TD! 4)PACKERS LOSE by 3 as TT makes NO TRADE! HMM!
    Next week, #4 comes to town (then GB plays Jets, Dallas, Minn & Atl) – Favre may be an idiot OFF of the field, but, if he’s a “game manager” like he was today (& many THOUGHT he’d be last year) or at least keeps turnovers away, GB will have a tough time scoring on the Minnesota D without adding a RB before the trade deadline!
    Oh, that’s right, a better chance TT trades a young relative than a 1-4 draft choice. (Just got Anthony Smith, but, GB needs RB help)!
    Many of us agreed with #4 going elsewhere (worked out best for all, but, that does NOT rationalize TT’s inactivity in free agency and trades!

  25. # nickinpa4u says: October 17, 2010 9:06 PM
    At least Favre’s suspention will only be for 4 games
    _______________
    If you still think Favre gets a “suspention” out of this, you’re probably dumb enough to spell suspension wrong. Maybe when you return to 4th grade for spelling class, you could also enroll in reading comprehension, so you can understand what’s going on with that story, and how it doesn’t pertain to the fact that the wheels are coming off in GB. Schism.

  26. Ted’s getting ready for Brett’s return. This guy is going to singlehandedly stop him. Ha…..

  27. gregjennings says:
    October 17, 2010 9:12 PM
    This guy played great in GB’s camp a couple years ago and they cut him. Then they turn around and trade for him now? Makes zero sense.
    ———
    Congrats! You just summed up a lot of thoughts surrounding the packers – “Makes zero sense.”

  28. Wisconsin_Myself says:
    October 17, 2010 8:35 PM
    Wow, way to shore up the team Ted Thompson!!!
    lolz
    ———–
    I suppose they really could’ve used Marshawn Lynch’s 2.6 yards per carry today.
    lolz

  29. gregjennings says:
    October 17, 2010 9:12 PM
    This guy played great in GB’s camp a couple years ago and they cut him. Then they turn around and trade for him now? Makes zero sense.
    ———
    Have you been watching the injury report? It makes perfect sense when you consider the fact that the Packers are down two strong safeties already. I’m not sure if this is an indictment of Charlie Peprah or an indication of Bigby’s progress.

  30. Contra says:
    October 17, 2010 9:35 PM
    Congrats! You just summed up a lot of thoughts surrounding the packers – “Makes zero sense.”
    ———-
    So you’re telling us if Antoine Winfield, Asher Allen and Chris Cook were all injured you’d be scratching your head when the Vikings trade for Benny Sapp?
    It makes perfect sense. They’re down two strong safeties and Smith has a little exposure to the Packers’ system. Perfect sense–assuming Bigby’s return is not going well.

  31. Hmmm… Did he’ll freeze over. Tiny Ted made a move? What rb did we… Awww shat.
    Leave us alone Vikings or we will sick Smith on you!
    Wake me when this nightmare is over.

  32. MN FAVRE says:
    October 17, 2010 9:24 PM
    Ted Thompson watchers: 1)Seattle wins by 3(upset over Chicago)after trade forM. Lynch who gains 44 yards and scores the go ahead TD! 2)Minnesota wins by 3 after trade for Moss who catches 5 for 55 yards(&the waffler has only 1 interception with 4 TD’s since Moss arrived) 3)Seattle wins by 3 after trade forBranch who catches 9 for 98 &their last TD! 4)PACKERS LOSE by 3 as TT makes NO TRADE! HMM!
    ———
    Yes, I’m sure Ted’s kicking himself over missing out on Marshawn Lynch’s explosive 44 yards today. And it only took him 17 carries to gain those 44 yards. Why, with only another 25 or 30 carries he could’ve reached 100 yards. Wouldn’t that have been something!
    Thompson must be really kicking himself for not making that trade.

  33. Well, I liked the way he played while he was here in Jacksonville. I’d like to say thanks for helping us beat the Colts, I wish him the best in Green Bay.

  34. It’s funny how certain less intelligent Packer fans make light of Lynch’s performance against Chicago, but the fact of the matter is that his 2.6 YPC and 1 TD against them would have been a vast improvement over Jackson’s 7 for 12, 0 TD performance against the Bears. Chicago has a pretty good run defense, and Lynch’s score proved to be the difference.

  35. ACS2 says:
    October 17, 2010 9:57 PM
    MN FAVRE says:
    October 17, 2010 9:24 PM
    Ted Thompson watchers: 1)Seattle wins by 3(upset over Chicago)after trade forM. Lynch who gains 44 yards and scores the go ahead TD! 2)Minnesota wins by 3 after trade for Moss who catches 5 for 55 yards(&the waffler has only 1 interception with 4 TD’s since Moss arrived) 3)Seattle wins by 3 after trade forBranch who catches 9 for 98 &their last TD! 4)PACKERS LOSE by 3 as TT makes NO TRADE! HMM!
    ———
    Yes, I’m sure Ted’s kicking himself over missing out on Marshawn Lynch’s explosive 44 yards today. And it only took him 17 carries to gain those 44 yards. Why, with only another 25 or 30 carries he could’ve reached 100 yards. Wouldn’t that have been something!
    Thompson must be really kicking himself for not making that trade.
    ———–
    You seem to be the ONLY one on here trying to positively spin anything Packer related. When are you going to give it up!? Everyone else has awoken from the pipedream that is the preseason championship. Give it up already!

  36. Majik Bullet says:
    October 17, 2010 10:20 PM
    It’s funny how certain less intelligent Packer fans make light of Lynch’s performance against Chicago, but the fact of the matter is that his 2.6 YPC and 1 TD against them would have been a vast improvement over Jackson’s 7 for 12, 0 TD performance against the Bears. Chicago has a pretty good run defense, and Lynch’s score proved to be the difference.
    ————
    And yet he was outperformed by John Kuhn’s 6 carry, 31 yard performance. But Kuhn came out of Shippensburg, and we all know how those Shippensburg guys run.
    You’re such an idiot, Majik. Try not to pollute this thread like all the others you touch.

  37. Contra says:
    October 17, 2010 10:45 PM
    You seem to be the ONLY one on here trying to positively spin anything Packer related. When are you going to give it up!? Everyone else has awoken from the pipedream that is the preseason championship. Give it up already!
    ———-
    Oh, how easy it is to appear wise. Simply put stupid words in your opponent’s mouth and prove him wrong.
    Please show me where I predicted great things for this team. Please do.
    At any rate, this thread has nothing to do with anything the “experts” said about this team in the preseason. I’m simply pointing out that it makes damn good sense to trade for a strong safety when your top two players at the position find themselves unable to play. Do you disagree?

  38. Hey, maybe shouldn’t have cut this guy when we had him. Would have saved one of Ted’s precious draft picks.

  39. “You seem to be the ONLY one on here trying to positively spin anything Packer related. When are you going to give it up!? Everyone else has awoken from the pipedream that is the preseason championship. Give it up already!”
    It’s because everything else on this thread is polluted with immature jackass Viking ‘fans’ like yourself claiming the Packers to be bad team and that the Vikings are the better team. Sorry but the Vikings are not any better. Their secondary sucks ass just as much as the Packers. They are getting no pass rush from the overrated Jared Allen and they had no pass game until today.
    Oh yeah did I mention they are 2-3?

  40. jrhsd says:
    Ted Thompson was quoted as saying “see, I make trades!”
    ____________
    That sums it up nicely. He didn’t want to give up a pick for someone he already had at one point, but even with his trademark ego, he’s starting to realize the writing is on the wall.
    ___
    ACS2 says:
    Yes, I’m sure Ted’s kicking himself over missing out on Marshawn Lynch’s explosive 44 yards today. And it only took him 17 carries to gain those 44 yards. Why, with only another 25 or 30 carries he could’ve reached 100 yards. Wouldn’t that have been something!
    Thompson must be really kicking himself for not making that trade.
    ____________
    Maybe not yet. He will be once it becomes the final straw and it costs him his job.

  41. packers4life says:
    October 18, 2010 12:44 AM
    Oh yeah did I mention they are 2-3?
    ——
    hahahah 2-3 with a BYE.
    Don’t worry, that sweet BYE will come for the Packers soon enough. However, you will have to rack up a few losses before you get to it!

  42. What Jags are as thing as the Packers if not more and they trade their one of the best players to the packers. I can’t believe they did it.

  43. “goJags says:
    October 18, 2010 7:11 AM
    What Jags are as thing as the Packers if not more and they trade their one of the best players to the packers. I can’t believe they did it. ”
    Anthony Smith is not one of their best players. He was a decent starter who was going to be replaced next year anyway. Gene Smith is just stockpiling picks. It’s always nice to get a draft pick for a guy who was a street free agent.

  44. ACS2 says: October 17, 2010 11:22 PM
    Majik Bullet says:
    October 17, 2010 10:20 PM
    It’s funny how certain less intelligent Packer fans make light of Lynch’s performance against Chicago, but the fact of the matter is that his 2.6 YPC and 1 TD against them would have been a vast improvement over Jackson’s 7 for 12, 0 TD performance against the Bears. Chicago has a pretty good run defense, and Lynch’s score proved to be the difference.
    ————
    And yet he was outperformed by John Kuhn’s 6 carry, 31 yard performance. But Kuhn came out of Shippensburg, and we all know how those Shippensburg guys run.
    ___________________
    Only certain less intelligent Packer fans would say that 31 yards and 0 TD’s in a loss is better than 44 yards and 1 TD in a win.

  45. der6495 says:
    October 17, 2010 11:59 PM
    Hey, maybe shouldn’t have cut this guy when we had him. Would have saved one of Ted’s precious draft picks.
    ———
    Situations change, der. At the time Smith was waived the Packers had two healthy strong safeties. Granted, I think Smith was better than Rouse and Thompson cut the wrong one.. But the fact remains–you need to make difficult personnel decisions in roster cutdowns. And hindsight (especially that of the idiots in threads like these) is 20/20.
    Soooo many people were calling Thompson an idiot for keeping 4 TEs. Then his top two TEs went down to injury. Predictably, those idiots have been quiet on the 4 TE question.

  46. Beer Cheese Soup says:
    October 18, 2010 12:55 AM
    Maybe not yet. He will be once it becomes the final straw and it costs him his job.
    ———-
    Like a broken record.

  47. Viking week you little Packer turds…get ready to choke on Berts giant weiner again!
    I’m eating exotic toasted cheese sandwiches every night this week.You know, like your depleted cheeser D will get toasted Sunday! Tonight a fine WI Limburger on rye with bacon and walleye fillet…mmm washed with a PBR just for you!

  48. Majik Bullet says:
    October 18, 2010 8:25 AM
    Only certain less intelligent Packer fans would say that 31 yards and 0 TD’s in a loss is better than 44 yards and 1 TD in a win.
    ———-
    Only a moron would say that a 2.6 yard average is better than a 5.2 yard average.
    TDs will come when they come. And I thought you put all wins/losses on the QB? At least, that’s what you do when Favre wins and when Rodgers loses. So how are you tying this Seahawks win to Lynch? Clearly it’s Hasslebeck’s win.

  49. Only certain less intelligent Packer fans accuse someone else of putting wins and losses solely on the QB because it’s convenient for their argument. When in reality, said less intelligent fans are notorious for blaming Favre for every loss he ever took, but blame everyone else when Rodgers chokes.
    And I never said 2.6 was better than 5.2, just that 44 was better than 31, 1 was better than zero, a win is better than a loss, and the Vikings are better than the Packers.

  50. Majik Bullet says:
    October 18, 2010 10:33 AM
    Only certain less intelligent Packer fans accuse someone else of putting wins and losses solely on the QB because it’s convenient for their argument. When in reality, said less intelligent fans are notorious for blaming Favre for every loss he ever took, but blame everyone else when Rodgers chokes.
    And I never said 2.6 was better than 5.2, just that 44 was better than 31, 1 was better than zero, a win is better than a loss, and the Vikings are better than the Packers.
    ———
    OK, so you’d rather have a RB run 17 times for 44 yards than have a RB run 6 times for 31 yards. Good to know. I’ll chalk that one up to idiocy.. Just like everything else you say.
    And no, I don’t absolve Rodgers of all his mistakes. And I’ve never attached the QB solely to wins/losses like you do. It’s a team game, as I’ve said multiple times when trudging through your pathetic attempts at arguments. I blame Favre for his actions. Same with Rodgers.
    As for the Vikings and Packers, I suppose 2-3 is better than 3-3, right? Is that how it works in a “brain” that concludes 2.6 is better than 5.2?
    Having said that, I fully expect the Vikings to win on Sunday night. If they can’t beat the Packers’ 2nd and 3rd stringers they ought to send Favre home and begin rebuilding.

  51. ACS2 says:
    October 17, 2010 11:34 PM
    At any rate, this thread has nothing to do with anything the “experts” said about this team in the preseason. I’m simply pointing out that it makes damn good sense to trade for a strong safety when your top two players at the position find themselves unable to play. Do you disagree?
    ———
    I’m still waiting, Contra. I really want to know if you think this makes sense. It’ll probably explain a lot.

  52. “Majik Bullet says:
    October 18, 2010 10:33 AM
    Only certain less intelligent Packer fans accuse someone else of putting wins and losses solely on the QB because it’s convenient for their argument. When in reality, said less intelligent fans are notorious for blaming Favre for every loss he ever took, but blame everyone else when Rodgers chokes.
    And I never said 2.6 was better than 5.2, just that 44 was better than 31, 1 was better than zero, a win is better than a loss, and the Vikings are better than the Packers.”
    ——————-
    Were you beat up alot as a kid? Why do you hate so much in your writing? Right now the Packers arent very good. That would be a correct assesment. But right now isnt January. They were 4-4 last year and turned it around. I expect them to do it again. So does the organization.

  53. I was at this game yesterday and I have to say that it was so disappointing. From kicking game to running game the team is in disarray.
    Bad officiating on both sides. Non existant running game. Who lines up on a 3rd and 1 with an empty backfield?
    You cant pin this loss on qb…this goes all the way to the top

  54. I was at this game yesterday and I have to say that it was so disappointing. From kicking game to running game the team is in disarray.
    Bad officiating on both sides. Non existant running game. Who lines up on a 3rd and 1 with an empty backfield?
    You cant pin this loss on qb…this goes all the way to the top

  55. “Who lines up on a 3rd and 1 with an empty backfield? ”
    —————
    The same team that went empty on 4 and goal from the one with 20 seconds left and scored against a confused defense. That was brilliant football. AROD is the MAN!

  56. “From kicking game to running game the team is in disarray.”
    Nothing is wrong with the kicking game. Crosby is actually having himself a pretty good start to the season.

  57. If the loss of one player (Morgan Burnett) makes you “incredibly thin” in the secondary, you weren’t too “thick” in the first place.
    Well, wait a minute. There are at least two people at GB right now that I would consider thick. And they aren’t players.
    Caint hep it – I’m feelin’ mean …

  58. Supersuckers2 says: October 18, 2010 11:18 AM
    Were you beat up alot as a kid? Why do you hate so much in your writing? Right now the Packers arent very good. That would be a correct assesment. But right now isnt January. They were 4-4 last year and turned it around. I expect them to do it again. So does the organization.
    _________________
    So if you agree with my assessment, why would you argue with me about it? Makes about as much sense as a guy who still gets beat up as an adult asking someone else if they got beat up as a kid.
    And besides, it was directed at the biggest piece of human trash on here, ACS. Not only is he a lowlife, but his unbelievable idiocy is now shining through. In the same post, he tried to say GB was better than the Vikes, then went on to say how he expected the Vikes to beat GB. Wouldn’t that mean that the Vikes were better? By the way white trash, how was that 1.8 YPC Kuhn put up yesterday, was that better than Lynch’s 2.6?

  59. # Supersuckers2 says: October 18, 2010 12:55 PM
    The same team that went empty on 4 and goal from the one with 20 seconds left and scored against a confused defense. That was brilliant football. AROD is the MAN!
    ________________
    Yep, the MAN. The man who blew yet another overtime game with his signature 3rd down sack. o-5 in OT lifetime now. Brilliant football.

  60. narmer2000 says:
    You cant pin this loss on qb…this goes all the way to the top
    ____________
    That’s exactly right. Rodgers has caused his share of losses, but he didn’t cause this one. Ted did, which seems to be an ongoing theme this year.
    ___
    Majik Bullet says:
    Yep, the MAN. The man who blew yet another overtime game with his signature 3rd down sack. o-5 in OT lifetime now. Brilliant football.
    _____________
    This is a team sport. I don’t expect any Favre fan to realize that, but it is.
    Let’s see.. Rodgers takes a lot of sacks, Grant is out and Kuhn has a 1.8 YPC.
    Is that Rodgers’s fault, or is it on the guy who failed to provide even a division 1-quality OL, focused on receiving TE’s rather than those who can stay in to block occasionally, and failed so epically to trade for an RB that the only solution remaining was to attempt to convert a backup fullback??
    Credit Rodgers for still being alive after standing behind that pathetic line weekly, let alone winning any games. I really don’t know what you’re expecting of him.
    He’s the quarterback of a Ted team, not the Steelers or Patriots. No Ted team will ever win when it matters. That was proven once in Seattle, and it’s been proven again now. You could have the greatest QB ever on that team, and they still would never even sniff a Superbowl. That has nothing to do with Rodgers.

  61. Beer Cheese
    I agree that Ted is awful, but Rodgers shares some of the blame. Taking that sack was ridiculous. And last I checked, the 2007 Favre led Packers came an overtime away from the Super Bowl. That would be considered “sniffing” one. But I agree, the Ted and Rodgers combo will be forever mired in mediocrity.

  62. Ted should swim out into green bay no one would ever hear or now because he never makes any moves at least a running back Ted. Cmon mannnn!!!

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