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Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop cashes in

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Once again, Packers G.M. Ted Thompson has re-signed one of his developing young players for the long haul.  This time, it came at a very  team-friendly price.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop, 26, has agreed to a four-year, $19 million extension with the team.  That’s nice coin for a former sixth-round pick, but it’s a steal considering Bishop’s versatile play this year.

Long considered a toolsy linebacker that Packers fans wanted to see more of, Bishop has emerged as a quality starter following Nick Barnett’s injury.  Bishop has 103 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles, and an interception this season.

Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com writes that Bishop’s deal indicates that either Barnett or A.J. Hawk likely won’t be back next year.  Hawk certainly needs to re-negotiate his contract to return, although that’s been the case all along.  (Hawk is due $10 million next season.  Barnett is due $6 million.)

At such a reasonable price for Bishop, it’s possible the Packers could bring back all three.  The Packers have options, which is exactly what Thompson wants.

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58 Responses to “Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop cashes in”
  1. packattack1967 says: Jan 4, 2011 12:04 PM

    Cant have enough guys like Desmond on your team.

  2. pervyharvin says: Jan 4, 2011 12:13 PM

    Thompson is the biggest cheap skate in the NFL. Can’t believe the zombie hypnotizes players to take such crap contracts…

  3. acdc84 says: Jan 4, 2011 12:22 PM

    Well done TT. Rewarding young up-and-comers, keeping the young talent on the team.

  4. bluestree says: Jan 4, 2011 12:30 PM

    Ted Thompson needs to get busy and cut some scrubs so the Vikings can start building their roster for next year.

  5. wangchung9000 says: Jan 4, 2011 12:35 PM

    @pervyharvin – are you complaining about Thompson, or praising him? Signing good players to reasonably priced contracts is pretty much his job description, no?

  6. minnesconsin says: Jan 4, 2011 12:40 PM

    great move, teddy.

    it’s also worth noting that, since Barnett and Chillar went down this year, Hawk has elevated his play in a big way. The worry was that he wasn’t a great fit for the 3-4, but it turns out he just wasn’t a great fit for the role he was playing alongside Barnett. He’s filled Nicks’ shoes beautifully, while Bishop has filled Hawk’s. He’s taken the calls in the defensive huddle and has been on the field constantly. People expect a lot from a #5 overall pick, with good reason, and it’s true that Hawk’s career stat line doesn’t read like we hoped it would when they drafted him. But he’s never missed a game due to injury and has been great in the community.

    If the packers let anyone go, I hope it’s Barnett. He’s set to make $5.5M and $6M base salaries in the remaining two years of his contact, not sure how much of that is guaranteed. Barnett has an injury history and 3 more years of wear and tear on his body than Hawk does. ’nuff said.

    They’re thin at Safety, so I doubt letting Collins walk would be likely. Morgan Burnett is still unproven, and though Peprah has been good, Collins is still the best safety they have.

  7. stellarperformance says: Jan 4, 2011 12:40 PM

    pervyharvin says:
    Jan 4, 2011 12:13 PM
    Thompson is the biggest cheap skate in the NFL. Can’t believe the zombie hypnotizes players to take such crap contracts…
    ———————————————

    Yeah, instead he could have thrown bushel baskets full of money at has-beens to accomplish an all-in all-now future-be-damned do-or-die philosophy…..seeing how well that has worked for Minnesota.

  8. Beer Cheese Soup says: Jan 4, 2011 12:45 PM

    bluestree says:

    Ted Thompson needs to get busy and cut some scrubs so the Vikings can start building their roster for next year.
    ____________

    Don’t worry, he will. He’s Ted, after all. He’s not gonna pay EVERYONE what they deserve.

    The Vikings need to worry about re-signing their own current players before they start their annual Pack castoff acquisition period though. God, that team is a mess…

  9. countyk66ers says: Jan 4, 2011 12:56 PM

    $4.75 million a year is pretty good Perv. Ted usually gives the guys a better deal later on if their play on the field merits it

  10. minnesconsin says: Jan 4, 2011 1:01 PM

    pervyharvin says:
    Jan 4, 2011 12:13 PM
    Thompson is the biggest cheap skate in the NFL. Can’t believe the zombie hypnotizes players to take such crap contracts…
    ———————-

    jealous much? maybe bishop likes playing for an elite defense under the best D coordinator in the league?

    After your scrub team loses Greenway you’ll be lining up to overpay Nick Barnett, soon to be the next packer castoff.

  11. ruvelligwebuike says: Jan 4, 2011 1:10 PM

    That damn Thompson again. I’m sick and tired of having quality and depth at every position, and these team-friendly incentive based contracts are really pissing me off.

    Any chance we can mortgage our entire existence on any former pro-bowlers on the plus side of 35 years old? That’s how you really build a Super Bowl team.

  12. pervyharvin says: Jan 4, 2011 1:10 PM

    Why would I be jealous of a team that can’t win a post season game since Favre was at the helm? Have you Pack losers figured out how you will deal with the loss at Philly?

    Vikings are going up and you all know it. Frazier will set the ship right, and Greenway is going nowhere. Heard we are sending Bernard Berrian your way though..

  13. ruvelligwebuike says: Jan 4, 2011 1:21 PM

    I heard the Vikings offered a 1st and 3rd for Matt Flynn. The conditions being they have to pay him $15M a year and don’t get to acquire him until he’s well past his prime.

  14. leroysbutler says: Jan 4, 2011 1:28 PM

    pervyharvin says:
    Jan 4, 2011 12:13 PM
    Thompson is the biggest cheap skate in the NFL. Can’t believe the zombie hypnotizes players to take such crap contracts…

    ————————————————

    As compared to over paying for a washed up pervert QB.

  15. minnesconsin says: Jan 4, 2011 1:30 PM

    pervyharvin says:
    Jan 4, 2011 1:10 PM
    Why would I be jealous of a team that can’t win a post season game since Favre was at the helm? Have you Pack losers figured out how you will deal with the loss at Philly?

    Vikings are going up and you all know it. Frazier will set the ship right, and Greenway is going nowhere. Heard we are sending Bernard Berrian your way though..
    ————

    Frazier sure set that ship right this year, didn’t he? Face the facts, the Vikings temporary flirtation with NFL relevancy is over. These teams are moving in polar opposite directions, just check the standings for the evidence, meboy.

    I can’t say I blame you for your frustration. It must be terribly difficult cheering for a team who has to do business the way the Vikings do, wondering why the Packers are able to do it the right way and have more success than your lousy squad will ever sniff.

  16. loytomaki says: Jan 4, 2011 1:31 PM

    @percyharvin – Look Teddy might be cheap, but what he does do is pay players who have put in the work. The contract dollar amount may not be as high, but they tend to be structured in such a way that the players will actually see the money. Other teams sign guys to 5 year 50 million dollar deals that end up being 3 year 19 million dollar deals followed by the player “taking less money” or hitting the road. You will notice the day after Revis cashed in for example, Teddy signed Woodson to a deal that included about the same $ per year, without him raising a stink about it. Ensuring he will finish his career in Green Bay (probably at safety).

  17. pervyharvin says: Jan 4, 2011 1:32 PM

    Ted Thompson flopped in the 2008 draft. Instead of Jordy Nelson they could have had DeSean Jackson selected at 49. How about RB Ray Rice, who was selected by the Baltimore Ravens at pick 55? New Orleans Saints CB Tracy Porter was taken in the second round of that draft at pick 40. He is an idiot..

  18. packerrube13 says: Jan 4, 2011 1:36 PM

    @Pervy

    You’re an idiot. I mean really? TT is awesome, and the contract is definitely generous for one good year under the guys belt.

    But you’re right, we should follow the Vikings path for building a team. Take on other team’s leftovers and draft terribly. What an idiot. Your team took fourth in the division behind the Lions, so you can officially shut up until next season. Thanks.

  19. pervyharvin says: Jan 4, 2011 1:48 PM

    One more thing, you all can thank the Vikings IF you luck out and beat Philly. You know damn well that McCupcake has the team at Chucky Cheese studying film and that awesome game plan the Vikings put together to beat Philly.

    I’m going to offer you guys my prediction…Packers win the SB!!!! (Now you are really screwed lol)

  20. claymath52 says: Jan 4, 2011 1:49 PM

    TT= Genius. Bishop is a beast and young. How about finding Walden out of no where and he was a huge contributor last week. The guy has an eye for talent and knows when to cut bait, sorry Favre, Kampman, Harris, ……and Barnett.

  21. bleedgreen says: Jan 4, 2011 1:49 PM

    pervyharvin says:
    Jan 4, 2011 1:32 PM
    Ted Thompson flopped in the 2008 draft. Instead of Jordy Nelson they could have had DeSean Jackson selected at 49. How about RB Ray Rice, who was selected by the Baltimore Ravens at pick 55? New Orleans Saints CB Tracy Porter was taken in the second round of that draft at pick 40. He is an idiot..

    ————————

    I noticed the Vikings didn’t take any of those players either…

  22. pervyharvin says: Jan 4, 2011 1:52 PM

    Where can my girl get one of those new line of Aaron Rodgers purses? And that Fay Matthews hair highlights?? Thanks..

  23. shaggytoodle says: Jan 4, 2011 1:56 PM

    @ Pwevy you REALLY know how to play the percentages, the Vikings probably have to be on the up because it can’t get much worse then it is.

    I believe this is a fair deal for everyone. Good price and great depth, TT keeps his cool and doesn’t panic. If we lose a couple of players at a position he waits, because he feels like he made good picks like Starks who hopefully get better with playing time like a lot of the players stepping up for injuries have.

    Instead Pervy would rather freak out and flush a 3rd round pick down the toilet for a player that was on the roster for less then a month.

  24. minnesconsin says: Jan 4, 2011 1:57 PM

    pervyharvin says:
    Jan 4, 2011 1:32 PM
    Ted Thompson flopped in the 2008 draft. Instead of Jordy Nelson they could have had DeSean Jackson selected at 49. How about RB Ray Rice, who was selected by the Baltimore Ravens at pick 55? New Orleans Saints CB Tracy Porter was taken in the second round of that draft at pick 40. He is an idiot..
    ———-
    nice comeback perv! yeah, but…yeah, but…yeah, but…waaaaaahhhhh! typical vikings crybaby :)

    quick question: who did the Vikes take in the first round of the 2008 draft?

    quick answer: nobody, they traded it for overpriced free agent talent!

    MN’s first pick of that draft was Safety Tyrell Johnson at pick 43, when DJ was still on the board. How’s he working out? I’ll help you out: 2 career picks and 9 total passes defensed in 3 seasons. Congrats on that one. I guess the Queens figured they didn’t need another WR, what with the big off-season acquisition of superstar Bernard Berrian. B-twice, what!??! SKOL!

    The Eagles made a great pick to get D-Jax, but TT wasn’t the only GM looking for a WR who passed on him. Here’s a list of the stellar group of WR’s selected before him in that draft: Donnie Avery. Devin Thomas. Jordy Nelson. James Hardy. Eddie Royal. Jerome Simpson

    need I go on?

  25. minnesconsin says: Jan 4, 2011 2:06 PM

    as a side note, if you were going to rip the Packers 2008 draft, why not start with Brian Brohm, who was an awful, awful pick? Of course, unlike the Vikings with T-Joke, the Packers know when to cut bait on a bad draft pick. And getting Matt Flynn in the 7th round of that draft helped ease the pain.

    but don’t worry, the Vikes did manage to steal John David Booty in the 5th round.

  26. acmepacker says: Jan 4, 2011 2:07 PM

    pervyharvin says:
    Jan 4, 2011 1:10 PM
    Why would I be jealous of a team that can’t win a post season game since Favre was at the helm? Have you Pack losers figured out how you will deal with the loss at Philly?

    If that would happen, we’ll just come and ask you how to handle a loss. You’ve had so much more practice at handling losses than we have. Being at the bottom of the division must really really sting.

  27. jimmy1smith says: Jan 4, 2011 2:08 PM

    To the Viking fans to the west, this is how it is done. The player proves he is worth the contract on the field and gets rewarded for it.

    To see the opposite of that, check on the Vikings. Pay a DE $70 million only to see him get one sack thru the first 7 games contributing to a losing record. Or pay a WR $44 million to drop balls. Or pay a Qb $1 million per game only to watch him get distracted by his previous sex pervert acts that finally caught up with him.

    Two different managment approaches and the results are in the W-L #’s, one team is in the playoffs, the other team is not.

  28. danimalk82 says: Jan 4, 2011 2:09 PM

    Dear Pervy,

    Hahaha what an idiot! I guess TT just accidentally put together a 2nd ranked defense (points allowed) despite suffering nearly the most (if not the most) injuries in the league. Also, I guess you’d like to criticize his acquisition of offense players and/or coaches considering we have been in the top 5 in total points scored in the NFL 3 out of the last 4 years.

    Hope you feel confident in Joe Webb’s abilities because he’s all you got at QB unless the three stooges lure any other grandpa’s out of retirement.

    If that doesn’t work out, I’m sure you’ll have fun baiting or trolling other fans of superior teams in your spare time, which you seem to have a lot of.

    Sincerely,
    Yo Mama

  29. juhsepi says: Jan 4, 2011 2:23 PM

    Hawk will be gone, He already put his house up for sale once during the preseason.

    He always seems a step late when coming on the Blitz. However, he covers the run very well. I think He’s a good enough player, but He’d be better off as a MLB in the 4-3.

    Bishop, is just a beast though. I think He’d be a Pro-Bowler already if Thompson didn’t have two first rounders playing ahead of him already. . .

  30. elgaffo says: Jan 4, 2011 2:28 PM

    glad to get bishop on board. If we can Keep Barnett and Hawk, great! if not I’d rather see Barnett go than Hawk. Too bad his injury cost him this season. TT is a smart guy, sometimes he bothers fans, but what GM has 100% satisfaction rating. Packers will always compete, and that is because they build a team instead of buy a team.

  31. shaggytoodle says: Jan 4, 2011 2:32 PM

    pervyharvin says:
    Jan 4, 2011 1:32 PM
    Ted Thompson flopped in the 2008 draft. Instead of Jordy Nelson they could have had DeSean Jackson selected at 49.
    ______________________

    Jackson is a hell of a reciever, but I wouldn’t want him on my team that guy is a COMPLETE jerk. The Packers all ready have an awesome reciever under 6’0 tall that stretches the field, his name is Greg Jennings, and he is a lot more mature then that, donkey Jackson ever will be, just in case your wondering though Pervy TT helped pay him too, he did it a matter that if GJ would WANT to leave GB before he is 30 he can go test the market, another contract that the player and team can feel fair about.

    We don’t need to THANK Minny if we win on Sunday, for anything. GB beat them in the season opener so the Pack may have an idea of what they are doing, reguardless of what your nonsensicle opinion is.

  32. 4sacroc says: Jan 4, 2011 2:42 PM

    pervyharvin says:
    Jan 4, 2011 12:13 PM

    Thompson is the biggest cheap skate in the NFL. Can’t believe the zombie hypnotizes players to take such crap contracts…

    ==============

    Pack 31
    Favres 3

    Keep telling us what you think you know, ‘Nitz.

  33. 4sacroc says: Jan 4, 2011 2:44 PM

    pervyharvin says:
    Jan 4, 2011 1:32 PM

    Ted Thompson flopped in the 2008 draft. Instead of Jordy Nelson they could have had DeSean Jackson selected at 49.
    ______________________

    Vikes roster looks dandy going forward.

    Yeah, you’re in great shape, titleless one.

  34. favreflavoredwaffles says: Jan 4, 2011 2:51 PM

    Dear Pervy,

    Hope you feel confident in Joe Webb’s abilities because he’s all you got at QB unless the three stooges lure any other grandpa’s out of retirement.

    If that doesn’t work out, I’m sure you’ll have fun baiting or trolling other fans of superior teams in your spare time, which you seem to have a lot of.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Let me also add that while TT has built a very solid and probably deepest talent pool in the league, he also didn’t stretch himself thin by paying players well past their prime with unGodly money…(See Favre, Hutchinson, etc.). For the money the Vikes are overpaying JarHead Allen…he should be fixing the roof. BTW…if you want to keep ripping Rodgers about his first name…notice your own roster has an “Erin” spelled like a chick, dick. Good luck with the soon-to-be ProBowler Rhett Bomar.

    You’re like arguing with a 7 year old about bedtime. Someone comes back to you with some logic and instead of thinking about how you may be wrong (usually the case) and come back with something clever (NEVER), all you have left is comments about how the QB or GM are gay, the people of WI are fat drunks……classy. Minnesota is North Dakota, WI and Alabama all in one once you get outside the Twins. And your spouts about playoff results. Dude, last time I checked, your trophy caseis still F-ing empty.

    I can’t believe your teachers in 7th grade let you sit on a laptop at school all day. No wonder the Chinese are kicking our asses.

  35. breakingthehuddle says: Jan 4, 2011 2:55 PM

    Love the signing… it’s so nice to see guys who bide their time and contribute on special teams get their chance and make the most of it. Bishop deserves it. I like the way the team is wrapping up the young guys (Tramon Williams, Desmond Bishop, etc.) in anticipation of duds like A.J. Hawk getting let go.

    Gotta love Ted Thompson. The man knows how to build a team.

  36. acdc84 says: Jan 4, 2011 3:06 PM

    That damn Thompson again. I’m sick and tired of having quality and depth at every position, and these team-friendly incentive based contracts are really pissing me off.

    Any chance we can mortgage our entire existence on any former pro-bowlers on the plus side of 35 years old? That’s how you really build a Super Bowl team.

    Awesome!

  37. cmstrick says: Jan 4, 2011 3:13 PM

    Why is it that my insightful, well-thought-out, rational comments get deleted while pervyharvin is allowed to troll endlessly (and successfully) about topics not even related to the article?

    Maybe I should start every comment with, “ZOMG!!! TT has teh SUXX0R!!!!!”

  38. cmizzad says: Jan 4, 2011 3:15 PM

    #
    pervyharvin says: Jan 4, 2011 1:32 PM

    Ted Thompson flopped in the 2008 draft. Instead of Jordy Nelson they could have had DeSean Jackson selected at 49. How about RB Ray Rice, who was selected by the Baltimore Ravens at pick 55? New Orleans Saints CB Tracy Porter was taken in the second round of that draft at pick 40. He is an idiot…

    ____________________________________

    Yeah, he really reached for Jermichael Finley in the 3rd round. Other than having 100 times the upside Shiancoe ever wishes he had, it was just a terrible, terrible pick.

    And for the record, Jordy would be a number 2 on half of the NFL teams.

  39. chillyp says: Jan 4, 2011 3:29 PM

    I don’t understand all the back slapping Pack Fan is doing. You do realize that the Pack got into the playoffs as a wild card and face an uphill battle. They’re 3-5 on the road and will be facing teams that are strong at home. The road to Super Bowl will most likely be going through one of these strong home teams. Then once/if they get to the Superbowl they’ll most likely face an AFC opponent that is strong on the road. Then add this together with Aaron Rodgers likely hood to suffer another concussion in the playoff or another blow to a depleted Packer Def and the likelihood of a SB championship diminishes largely.

    I wouldn’t be so quick to count the Vikings out next year (26 playoff appearances by the Packers, Vikes and Bears. 18 DV Champs for the Bears. 18 Division Champs Vikes. 13 DV Champs for Packer), also it wont be easy with the Bears returning a lot of starters nor would I count the up and coming Lions (Pack beat 28-26 and 7-3) out next year. If anything you should be applauding the division opponents for making the NFC North so exciting to watch year in and year out and pray it never looks like the NFC West.

  40. superalpha says: Jan 4, 2011 3:43 PM

    LOL at the haters. TT can find better players off the street than most teams. And GB has the coaches to get the most out of them. Glad the Packers didn’t waste millions on Peppers – can’t wait to see(?) him disappear at playoff time.

    Last place Vikings and their fans are right about one thing….nowhere to go but up! More likely a Lions-esque ten year wallow in the mud is in the cards.

    Enjoy, my tubby, pasty Minnesota friends!

  41. mick730 says: Jan 4, 2011 3:49 PM

    Why is it so hard for Viking fans to stay on topic? Chillyp, you do realize the topic at hand is the signing of Desmond Bishop to a contract extension? What on earth does your post have to do with the subject at hand? If Packer fans are happy about this signing, why do you feel the need to chime in about something completely irrelevant? That your Viking organization has compeltely imploded this year and looks to be in the tank for the foreseeable future, does not require the fan base of other teams to be as down in the mouth as you and Pervey.

    I’m confused as to why the signing of Bishop to this contract extension should make Packer fans applaud their division opponents. Can you offer some explanation in that regard?

  42. 11xhershallwalkers says: Jan 4, 2011 4:01 PM

    #
    cmizzad says: Jan 4, 2011 3:15 PM

    #
    pervyharvin says: Jan 4, 2011 1:32 PM

    Ted Thompson flopped in the 2008 draft. Instead of Jordy Nelson they could have had DeSean Jackson selected at 49. How about RB Ray Rice, who was selected by the Baltimore Ravens at pick 55? New Orleans Saints CB Tracy Porter was taken in the second round of that draft at pick 40. He is an idiot…

    ____________________________________

    Yeah, he really reached for Jermichael Finley in the 3rd round. Other than having 100 times the upside Shiancoe ever wishes he had, it was just a terrible, terrible pick.

    And for the record, Jordy would be a number 2 on half of the NFL teams.

    ———————————————–
    Are you really arguing over Tightends? As for Jordy Nelson being a #2 that’s a stretch. 100recption 1200yds 6Tds with 6fumbles over 3 season doesn’t scream standout nor a #2 on a team. That screams more like a Hank Baskett caliber player. Seriously when Donald Driver retires here soon you think Jordy Nelson is the heir apparent?>

  43. dayglo80 says: Jan 4, 2011 4:14 PM

    It is really a shame the fudge pack puts down a Vikings organization that has made the playoffs 26 times out of their 50 year history where as the Packers finally earned their 26th playoff appearance in this their 90th NFL season. Seriously go hide some more, I am sure you don’t remember the years from 1968-1992 where you made only 2 playoff appearances? A good 25 football seasons of near silence from the cheeseheads these are what they refer to as they Muenster years in Green Bay lore. You’ve won the division once since 2004, you haven’t won a playoff game since Brett Farve was QB and you might have a good GM but you’re coach is just as bad as Childress. His game managing skills are horrible most recent example is at NE when he calls timeouts with a minute left only to watch time run out on him at the 20 yardline. The Vikings had probably the worst NFL season a team could have and yes it was a laughing joke this year.
    It all started back from when they lost in the NFC Championship game. Childress becamse the latest coach to let Farve control him. Then Sidney Rice gets surgery way too late to matter, Percy gets more migranes misses majority of camp and the three amigos go to Mississippi to get Farve. That right there before the season even started was a sign this year was meant for turmoil. But to then for the sexting charges to come out then trade a 3rd round pick for Randy Moss only to cut him 4 weeks later, then Percy again to migranes, then lose Farve, then the roof collapsed it was a season that no one will ever forget.
    I for one have no excuses it is what it is, the most satifing and accomplishing feat of the year is that Childress finally got canned and the Leslie Frazier Chapter is open. He’s been a winner wherever he has gone. The Vikings have a lot of things to get straight but that is from Childress who constantly ran his authority over players and coaches. We’ll see where Frazier wqill go with this but in the 6 weeks since he’s been coach he has had to deal with more than any coach has dealt with in an entire career and came out of it 3-3 with a group of players who were already planning their summer vacations. He dealt with the roof collapse, the TCF game, the loss of Farve, , TJack,AP, S Rice, Hutch, both safeties and a couple corners.
    With all that said I don’t hate, good luck GB and Chi in playoffs but seriously NE is on fire and someone is going to have to pull off a tremendous upset to knock them off their Super Bowl quest

  44. slatetundra07 says: Jan 4, 2011 4:22 PM

    It’s okay now Pervy…Queens season is officially down the toliet…you can now put on the Rodgers jersey you’ve been hiding all season long.

  45. granadafan says: Jan 4, 2011 4:41 PM

    Good for Desmond Bishop. Ever since he was at CAL, he’s been making his presence felt on the field. Yeah, he probably could have received a higher contract, but at what price? A crappier team? A coach he potentially doesn’t get along with? Jealous teammates. Sometimes money isn’t everything and he seems to be in a good situation in Green Bay, even if this California kid is freezing his butt off there!

    Good luck, Packers.

  46. thehatefulnerd says: Jan 4, 2011 4:43 PM

    Great signing. When he was just “Mr. August,” Dez claimed he was the second best ILB in the conference. Guess he wasn’t too far off.
    As for Jordi Nelson, he’d be #2 on most teams, but we got a ton of quality depth at that position, as we do at most. Thanks to TT.

  47. Beer Cheese Soup says: Jan 4, 2011 5:27 PM

    pervyharvin says:

    Ted Thompson flopped in the 2008 draft. Instead of Jordy Nelson they could have had DeSean Jackson selected at 49. How about RB Ray Rice, who was selected by the Baltimore Ravens at pick 55? New Orleans Saints CB Tracy Porter was taken in the second round of that draft at pick 40. He is an idiot…
    ____________

    Yes, and he thought Colledge could play LT better than McNeill in ’06, led off with Justin Harrell in ’07, and also picked Brian Brohm in ’08, and the list goes on.

    No one here is going to say Ted is the best at what he does. He’s made a lot of mistakes. Fortunately, he’s also gotten a lot of good late-round steals, and for the most part, the McCarthy/Capers combo seems to be able to coach a lot of very mediocre talents to NFL starter level. Especially this year.

    Every post you make just makes you look more and more like a bitter, senile geriatric, Pervy. It’s not our fault the Vikings went from solid contender to soap opera as quickly as they did. It’s not our fault you paid that money for a Moss jersey you never got to wear, and it’s not our fault you can’t stop watching MMA long enough to go out and maybe meet some women. Give it a rest, old man.

  48. pervyharvin says: Jan 4, 2011 6:15 PM

    I would love to thank all of you Packer sheep! I bet Grady this morning that I could get Pecker Nation to attack me full out. He said bs,so we bet 20 bucks a response. Thanks for buying my vodka and hooker tonight Pecker heads…I love you all!

  49. cmizzad says: Jan 4, 2011 8:17 PM

    11xhershallwalkers says: Jan 4, 2011 4:01 PM

    Are you really arguing over Tightends? As for Jordy Nelson being a #2 that’s a stretch. 100recption 1200yds 6Tds with 6fumbles over 3 season doesn’t scream standout nor a #2 on a team. That screams more like a Hank Baskett caliber player. Seriously when Donald Driver retires here soon you think Jordy Nelson is the heir apparent?>

    ____________________________________

    No, I was arguing that the 2008 draft wasn’t a complete bust. However, if you draft a TE that could potentially be the best in the NFL, then yes, it is a big deal and worth mentioning.

    The reason Jordy’s stats aren’t impressive is the WR/TE depth the Packers have. Plus, with the way Rodgers spreads it around, even the #1 (Jennings) isn’t likely ever going to lead the league in yards or catches. Much less the the #3 or #4. The point I was making is that not all NFL teams have such depth at the skill pass catching positions.

    I didn’t think I needed to spell all this out but I guess I do.

  50. jimmy1smith says: Jan 4, 2011 9:23 PM

    dayglo80 says:
    It is really a shame the fudge pack puts down a Vikings organization that has made the playoffs 26 times out of their 50 year history

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++\
    You are making our point for us but you left out the best part, 50 years and no superbowl wins. 0-4 at that level. OK, how about the last 5 NFC championship games, 0-5 there. Do you see a trend here?

    The objective is to win a Superbowl. Not just make the playoffs. I didn’t check the numbers but if you are right and the Vikings made the playoffs in 26 different seasons, they are bigger chokers that I originally thought.

    How’s the stadium deal coming along? No, I mean the one out in LA.

  51. Beer Cheese Soup says: Jan 5, 2011 1:03 AM

    jimmy1smith says:

    You left out the best part, 50 years and no superbowl wins. 0-4 at that level. OK, how about the last 5 NFC championship games, 0-5 there. Do you see a trend here?

    The objective is to win a Superbowl. Not just make the playoffs. I didn’t check the numbers but if you are right and the Vikings made the playoffs in 26 different seasons, they are bigger chokers that I originally thought.
    _____________

    Definitely your best post to date, Jimmy. Not that that’s saying much.

    At the end of the year, one team wins. 31 all lose. You can talk about your playoff appearances and your various stages of losing, but all that does is help determine draft order. From the Super Bowl loser on down to a 1-15, every one of those teams has had a failed season.

  52. dayglo80 says: Jan 5, 2011 9:32 AM

    And the Packers claim to fame is 1 Super Bowl win in the last 42 seasons… Really get a F***in life. The way they spout their mouth you would figure they were the Patriots winners of 3 possibly 4 out of last 10 Super Bowls. Packer fans hold on to this Lombardi legacy and a coupl of frozen moments from not even in my lifetime. Oh and the Vikings 0-5 in last 5 NFC Titles games remark well how long has it been since you even won a playoff game? Oh yeah Brett was still your QB anyway you slice it we all failed to reach the ultimate goal some, like me are just more open to admit it, then some retodds that put cheese on their heads. Oh and in that same 42 year span the Fudge Pack has appeared in a whopping 4 Conference Title games, once again you would think they have made it 30 straight seasons with how much better that team is then the Vikings. Hopefully this will shed some light on to why some of the Viking fans call you beer drinking, wife swapping, sister marrying losers because not only do you show your jealousy for an organization that has made much more headlines than your sorry cast for the last 40+ years but you also show your incompetency.
    The stadium will come and we look forward to a new place to stake our division titles, oh and when was the last time the Packers had one of those? Oh yeah a guy named Brett was there.

  53. ruvelligwebuike says: Jan 5, 2011 10:29 AM

    dayglo80- That was the most pathetic attempt I’ve ever heard in my life, but this one takes the cake. It is also a microcosm of the patheticness of Minnesotans as a whole….

    “not only do you show your jealousy for an organization that has made much more headlines than your sorry cast for the last 40+ years but you also show your incompetency”

    Which headlines? Al and Alma’s blunt smokin’, dice shootin’ boat orgy, Whizzinators, begging a 41 year old man to lead you to last place in the division, 12 men in the huddle, Shiancoe’s schlong, free agent wowers like Berrian and Madieau Williams, endless playoff embarrassment, stadium implosions, or moving your worthless franchise to LA? Hey, at least you’ll have the Gopher football team to cheer for!

    Only a Minnesota kid would take headlines and no money over quiet, deadly and rich.

  54. dayglo80 says: Jan 5, 2011 2:30 PM

    Nah I am talking 1998 best offense in NFL history, Randy breaking rookie td mark, rush defense #1 three seasons in a row a first in modern NFL history… A defense that was so great they had a nickname, still haven’t heard a fudge pack nickname other than a cheesehead, not the most intimidationg if you ask me…
    Don’t be jealous even in all those years of bad publicity they managed more Division championship games then the lowly fudge packers. 9 NFC championship games to 6 since the Super Bowl was created.
    You forgot to mention the other “headline” @ruvelligwebuike, since you believe the postseason accolades are so important, when Moss MOONED your @ss in our only head-to-head playoff game, a 31-17 waxing in your own stadium… STFU

  55. dayglo80 says: Jan 5, 2011 2:43 PM

    Last thing I have to say 18 NFC North Titles as well along the way of all that bad PR to the Pack’s 13… The breaks haven’t gone our way in the post season, one day it will change but you can’t hide the fact we dominate our division.

  56. ruvelligwebuike says: Jan 5, 2011 3:01 PM

    Hey Dayglo, I was at that game! Favre threw another 4 picks, adding to his amazing playoff legacy. Isn’t that the Grandpa you dug out of retirement who killed your season last year with a retard pick and led you to 5 whole wins this year?

    And instead of worrying about team nicknames that have resulted in 0 Super Bowl appearances in over 30 years, maybe you should worry about your team’s financial future. I would start by marketing to the GLBT community. It makes up half the population of Minneapolis. Maybe that’s what Chilly was doing when he dressed up in drag. Hell, if he would have done that in ’08, maybe you would have sold out a playoff game before 2 extensions and major corporate buyouts.

  57. ruvelligwebuike says: Jan 5, 2011 3:12 PM

    Since realignment aka the formation of the NFC North.

    Packers- 4 titles
    Bears- 3 titles
    Vikings- 2 titles

    Anything else from this decade?

    How about the one befo…oh wait, the Packers won 2 NFC Championships and a Super Bowl in that decade. Better stick to the 80’s.

  58. Beer Cheese Soup says: Jan 5, 2011 7:28 PM

    Dayglo-

    Your bitter jealousy is so strong you could probably slice it.

    No matter what you say about your various meaningless consolation prizes: division titles, playoff appearances, Championship game appearances, and Super Bowl losses, it will never change the fact that every Vikings season in history has ended in complete failure.

    You are a fan of a team tied for the least trophies in the league. You are a fan of a team tied for the most failed attempts to win a Super Bowl. Yet, you feel you have something to say to fans of a team that has far and away the MOST championships in league history.

    Guess what: you don’t have anything to say to us. You can’t win this one. Your argument is a complete failure, as is your team. You need to give it up already. You’re only making yourself look worse with every post.

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