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Breaking down Green Bay’s free agent priorities

Bears quarterback Cutler reacts as Packers defensive end Jenkins walks past during the first quarter of the NFL NFC Championship football game in Chicago Reuters

The celebration at Lambeau Field was cool.   It’s also the last time the Super Bowl champion Packers will be together as presently constituted.

Like most teams in this strange offseason, the Packers have a number of key free agents if and when previous CBA rules are reinstated.  (In that likely scenario, four years of service will be necessary to be an unrestricted free agent.)

Here’s how we’d break down Green Bay’s free agent priorities.

The big one: Defensive end Cullen Jenkins.

Jenkins seems to think he’s gone.   We doubt the Packers will pay market value for such a productive lineman his age.   With that said, Jenkins is such a big part of the Packers attack that the franchise tag makes a ton of sense.

The key ingredients: Wide receiver James Jones, kicker Mason Crosby, and guard Daryn Colledge.

The Packers would surely like to keep Jones because Donald Driver may not have much left in the tank.  Jones could be tough to keep, though, if he hits the open market.  Crosby figures to be brought back.

Colledge may be coming off his best year and wasn’t happy with his tender offer last year.  He may be able to cash in elsewhere.  He wouldn’t be the first serviceable guard to get overpaid as a free agent.

Role players: Running back John Kuhn, running back Brandon Jackson, and safety Charlie Peprah.

These players probably have more value to the Packers than other teams, so they may wind up returning.

Likely on the way out: Safety Atari Bigby and guard Jason Spitz.

These two probably won’t be back.

The Packers also have to figure out how to rework A.J. Hawk’s contract and decide whether linebacker Nick Barnett should return, but that’s a post for another day.

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  1. gforce90 says: Feb 9, 2011 10:36 AM

    Pittsburgh sucks!

    If you’re not first, you’re last!

  2. berniemadoffsides says: Feb 9, 2011 10:37 AM

    Please, Barnett…. be a New York Giant.

  3. mvp43 says: Feb 9, 2011 10:38 AM

    Nick Barnett tweeted himself out of GB and Desmond Bishop is already a better player than he ever was.

    Jenkins will be back somehow either tagged or with new contract because he is pivotol to that 3-4 defense.

    Peparah & Jones (even with his drops) will be back.

    AJ Hawk had a very solid year and will be back.

  4. chapnastier says: Feb 9, 2011 10:39 AM

    Hawk to Dallas for the love of God!

  5. ruvelligwebuike says: Feb 9, 2011 10:44 AM

    Thompson has a history of retaining key free agents and the money is there. Jenkins, Colledge, Kuhn and Crosby will get done. Hawk will restructure. Barnett can’t beat out Bishop at this point, so if he’s here or if he’s gone, I’m fine with it either way.

    With Burnett and Martin coming back, Peprah is a 50/50 guy. Jackson is a Packer guy, wouldn’t be surprised to see him back.

    Jones. Tough. Is it imperative to pay him when he have Jennings, Jordy, Finley coming back and Driver still somewhat productive? The guy drops a TD every other game. Draft someone and let him fight it out with Swain for the 4 and 5 spots.

  6. nickynick04 says: Feb 9, 2011 10:45 AM

    Tough choices,,,but they are good ones. You cannot go on your heart so these business decisions will work out for the Pack

  7. mick730 says: Feb 9, 2011 10:47 AM

    Nice summary. Jenkins is now over 30 and the Packers have Mike Neal, last year’s number 2 pick who played very well before suffering a shoulder injury, CJ Wilson, who developed faster than most thought, and Johnny Jolly coming back. Jenkins, at his age, and with his injury history over the past three season, may be expendable.

  8. huskerguy says: Feb 9, 2011 10:49 AM

    Jenkins gone- Like to have him back but can’t blame him if he cashes in somewhere else. He has his ring, now for retirement.
    Jones gone- One too many drops.
    Peprah gone- Can get better.

    B-Jax- maybe. Don’t think they will carry 4 RBs. Between him and Nance. Good speed, small guy out of the backfield.

    Colledge- Hope he comes back but we shouldn’t over pay. Average to above average guard.

    Hawk or Barnett- Hmmm… Hawk a little younger. Defense seemed to play better without Barnett. I would love for him to rework his contract and have both on the field again.

  9. ianwhetstone says: Feb 9, 2011 11:02 AM

    Tagging Jenkins might make sense if it didn’t cost $13 million or so. If you can’t get him back in the fold on a longer-term deal for less than $13 million in first year compensation, you’re doing something wrong.

  10. cobaltdriver says: Feb 9, 2011 11:10 AM

    The bigger question will be? Who will the Vikings overpay from the Packer scrap pile?

  11. emperorzero says: Feb 9, 2011 11:18 AM

    I think the Packers will try and bring Jenkins back. Neal shows promise, but I think he got hurt too early to be able to say he can replace Jenkins. Burnett did tweet himself out of Green Bay unless he’s willing to take a big pay cut. HAwk needs to re-work his deal, but of Hawk or Burnett, I think Hawk would be back. Jackson I think will be back. James Jones is the classic player that is going to be over paid for what he does and can do and will be gone. Colledge is serviceable, but I think TT will ;ook to upgrade the whole left side of the O-line.

  12. pkrjones says: Feb 9, 2011 11:21 AM

    Jenkins – Franchise tag and then trade to an AFC team in need. Will get more $$ from another team than Packers, but at least GB will get a pick or 2 when he leaves.

    Barnett – Restructure (paycut) or trade.

    Crosby – Extend for another 4 years.

    Jones – Soooooo many teams will tolerate the high percentage of drops… but not GB.

  13. goawayeverybody says: Feb 9, 2011 11:22 AM

    What’s really scary is that this Green Bay offense is going to be so much better with Jermichael Finley back and healthy, not to mention Ryan Grant! I could actually see this team going 17-0 next season.

  14. tuckercarlsonisthevoiceofreason says: Feb 9, 2011 11:28 AM

    Why should the Packers resign any of their free agents? I thought they could just plug in anybody off the street and still win the Super Bowl.

  15. gottawoodley says: Feb 9, 2011 11:31 AM

    gforce90 says:
    Feb 9, 2011 10:36 AM
    Pittsburgh sucks!

    If you’re not first, you’re last!

    ————————————————

    Classy Green Bay fans… I had so much respect for your fans until this years super bowl when you all started your childish trash talking like Jets fans… Way to go!

  16. jarrman46 says: Feb 9, 2011 11:32 AM

    Hawk is not a free agent He is under contract for one more year. Expect him to sign a new long term deal that is more cap friendly. Barnett will be gone. He was never a TT guy , Hewas a Sherman draft pick. I expect some stupid team will throw huge money at James Jones thinking he will be a number 1 reciever. Cullen jenkinswill be franchised. No way TT lets a talent walk away like that and get nothing in return. Maybe similar situation like Corey Williams were he franchised him and then traded him to Cleveland for 2nd round pick. Everyone else on that list is expendable. But I expect most of them will be back.

  17. kcjohnson2 says: Feb 9, 2011 11:34 AM

    Dare I say…nice analysis Rosenthal.

    Unfortunately I think Jenkins, Jones, and Colledge are gone. All three will be in line for a big time (probably slightly overpriced) deals.

    Jenkins is an excellent talent, but his age and injury issues are a concern.

    Jones is too good to a be #3/4 receiver and the Packers can’t afford to pay him what he’s worth. Look for the Packers to draft a young receiver early in this year’s draft.

    Colledge has always wanted left tackle money and will look to cash in as one of the better guards on the market.

  18. aaronitout says: Feb 9, 2011 11:40 AM

    goawayeverybody says:
    Feb 9, 2011 11:22 AM
    What’s really scary is that this Green Bay offense is going to be so much better with Jermichael Finley back and healthy, not to mention Ryan Grant! I could actually see this team going 17-0 next season.

    ————————————————-

    I don’t know if Grant will even get his starting job back next year. I think it is a wash between the two of them.

    GB needs to extend Finley this off-season. I fear that if we let him get anywhere near free agency he will be gone for a big payday. I hope he realizes that his best opportunity for an outstanding career is to stay teamed up with Rodgers/McCarthy for as long as possible.

  19. Matt-NC says: Feb 9, 2011 11:43 AM

    gforce90 says:
    Feb 9, 2011 10:36 AM
    Pittsburgh sucks!

    If you’re not first, you’re last!

    ————————————————

    Ok fellow Packer fan… we won, we called out the haters and doubters.

    Enjoy the victory. Let’s take the highroad now.

  20. skeletaldrawing says: Feb 9, 2011 11:45 AM

    Nice summary. It won’t be easy; a franchise tag for Jenkins and a trade to the AFC is their best bet, although his presence in the lockeroom would be missed (also, given he’s a team leader, I worry that it would convey the wrong message to other long time Packers). I wonder if he wants to stay a Packer badly enough to take a bit below market this year with a lot of money tied up in performance bonuses? With the option for a franchise tag and possible trade next year?

    Crosby needs to be extended. Brandon Jackson is incredibly valuable as a blocking back, but many of his comments seemed to indicate he wants to go somewhere where he can get the accolades and paycheck to be an every down back. I don’t think he’s that good in that roll, but there are teams that are short enough in the run department that he can (and probably will IMO) cash in on it.

    Otherwise I agree with everything Rosenthal laid out. To me Jones and Colledge are the biggest question makrs, given they are somewhat dispensable and could probably make a bit more coin elsewhere.

  21. skeletaldrawing says: Feb 9, 2011 11:48 AM

    On Barnett: I actually think they’ll leverage the tweeting incidence to restructure his contract and then bring him back. His comments about coming in to training camp in the best shape of his life with a huge chip on his shoulder to prove himself should be what any team wants to hear, and he certainly has the talent to do it. He could be a bargain.

  22. jimmysee says: Feb 9, 2011 11:53 AM

    A big part of this analysis, which has to be factored in, and which no one has talked about, is what Ted Thompson believes he can get in the draft — looking up, as he is, from the bottom of the well.

    There will be quality players waiting to be selected. The positions they play may help decide which free agents will return and which will move on to the Vikings.

  23. lucky5927 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:00 PM

    If anything I have learned about the Packers the last few seasons, it is to trust their front office. They draft well and are in a great position to pick up a replacement at guard or DE in the 32nd slot. James Jones is inconsistent. He flashes talent and lack of concentration all in the same game. Packers can replace everyone else. I personally would find a corner to groom behind Woodson.

  24. mvp43 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:04 PM

    gottawoodley says:
    Feb 9, 2011 11:31 AM

    Classy Green Bay fans… I had so much respect for your fans until this years super bowl when you all started your childish trash talking like Jets fans… Way to go!

    —————————————-

    All teams have fans that trash talk. Some places are worse than others. When you have 60,000 people together in one place, there will be a few who act stupid.
    You yourself, just trashed Jet fans!

  25. gregjennings85 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:05 PM

    If I’m the GM, I:

    Franchise Cullen Jenkins (he brings so much as a situational pass rusher on passing downs).

    Bring back James Jones, Nick Barnett and Mason Crosby, assuming (other than Barnett) that they accept fair contract levels.

    Let go of AJ Hawk (he has never been a fit in our 3-4, seeing as he can’t shed blocks well enough to play inside and lacks the needed strength and size to play the outside), Daryn Colledge (He should be playing RT in a different offense, because he simply is too high-hipped to anchor as a guard and was washed away at the line too many times this year), Atari Bigby (Solid, but would be better in a 4-6 defense, where he can hide his lack of speed), and Jason Spitz (too expensive for constantly being out with injuries).

    As for John Kuhn and Brandon Jackson, depending on the draft, I’d say both may be gone; our offense functions better with RBs that can both run with and catch the ball. Kuhn is a great receiver, but leaves something to be desired as an NFL runner, and Jackson has nice hands but cannot get upfield quick enough to challenge the line of scrimmage as a pure runner. The thing that helps both, is the fact that they are among the better pass-blocking backs in the league.

    Thanks for your time, I’ll get back to flipping burgers now.

  26. dwhitehurst says: Feb 9, 2011 12:07 PM

    …Hope they can resign Jones, a good character guy, with the stipulation that he spend a little extra time on the Juggs machine.

    ….They still need to find another WR to compete with Swain and add depth given Driver’s age.

    …Finley’s talent is obviously great, but his attitude, behavior concerns me long-term, and hope it doesn’t rub off on Quarless. (Finley’s whine after blowing out his knee about never putting his body on the line again like he was leading up to his injury is not the kind of attitude you want from a starter no matter how good he is. Granted, could just be that he’s still young and immature and needs to grow up and learn to control his emotions, but it is a concern relative to MM’s “Packer People” team-first concept which largely is why they perservered through adversity and won the Super Bowl.)

    …Colledge likely to sign elsewhere, with Nick MacDonald and a 2011 draftee competing to take his place at LG. Colledge was great on run-blocking on the second level, but nothing for in-line blocking nor in containing bull rushers. Need a stronger player there, imo.

    …As one poster said, unfortunately looks like Barnett may have tweeted himself out of Green Bay. Appreciate his honest and open nature, but it’s very immature of him to continue to air out his grievances publicly, rather than speaking privately face-to-face with those he has a problem with, even after he’s been asked more than once to do so. Not that MM would release him for vindictive reasons though–just that we can’t resign all our lb’s and Bishop has simply earned the right to start.

  27. rho1953 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:15 PM

    Hawk proved his value this year. He was very solid if not spectacular. Barnett can start looking for a new home. He made himself a distraction in the last two weeks. Crosby, Kuhn, Colledge and Crosby should stay if at all possible.

  28. aaronitout says: Feb 9, 2011 12:21 PM

    jimmysee says:
    Feb 9, 2011 11:53 AM
    A big part of this analysis, which has to be factored in, and which no one has talked about, is what Ted Thompson believes he can get in the draft — looking up, as he is, from the bottom of the well.

    There will be quality players waiting to be selected. The positions they play may help decide which free agents will return and which will move on to the Vikings.

    ————————————————-

    I don’t think Thompson views the draft the draft through “roster-colored” glasses. They have their board designed with players rated by value and then draft according to what their board says. I forgot where the article was, I think maybe NFL.com by Michael Lombardi, that said Thompson stays true to his draft board based solely on player value while other teams will develop their draft board in regard to their roster.

    Think of it this way…when Green Bay drafted Jordy Nelson we already had Jennings, Driver, and James Jones. Did we need another 2nd round grade receiver? No. But Thompson drafted him because he was the highest valued player at the time.

    I imagine they think of the roster when they decide to trade up or trade down, think trading up for Matthews because Thompson knew we needed a pass rushing OLB. But other than that they draft based on value.

  29. jarrman46 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:25 PM

    Good thing TT got Tramone Williams and Desmond Bishop resigned before the season ended. Both would have got monster contracts if allowed to hit free agency. Especially Tramone. The bright side is the Packers always haveplenty of money to pay there own players because they dont throw money around on other teams free agents. If any of these players leave it will be because TT and Mike McCarthy felt they were replacable. Hawk is the only one that I percieve as being part of the Packers core group. Thats just what I think though. I could be wrong.

  30. jarrman46 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:32 PM

    Packers dont need to draft anyone to groom behind Woodson. They already have Sam Shields
    Behind him ready to step in. Much like Tramone sat behind Al Harris for two years till he was ready. By the time Shields finally steps in for Woodson he will have had tons of experience anyway because the Packers play a ton of Nickel defense. Plus opponents will be getting there butts kicked by the Pack alot so they will have to pass alot.

  31. mvp43 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:41 PM

    Hawk had a great year:

    111 tackles (72 solo)
    3 pics
    10 passes defended
    1 fumble rec

    Those are great numbers for a LB in a 3-4. He finally feels comfortable in this defense. You need guys like this. Was he worthy of the number 5 pick?……….well I say yes, because he fills that role very solidly that every defense needs. He calls the plays and he’s always around the ball.

  32. biggedso says: Feb 9, 2011 12:46 PM

    jones could be tough to keep?
    he’s a great receiver as long as you don’t throw him the ball.

  33. puddinpouch says: Feb 9, 2011 12:49 PM

    Barnett thinks he’s some kind of movie star. In Green Bay that’s a square peg in a round hole. Bishop, as has been said, reminded us of what we really have at that position and Barnett’s services will no longer be required.

  34. dempsey63 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:50 PM

    James Jones is like the anti-Cris Carter: “All he does is drop touchdowns.”

  35. trapstud says: Feb 9, 2011 12:57 PM

    Hawk will sign a contract extension that will lower the $10 million he is owed next year. Barnett will be cut or maybe traded. Crosby resigned. Colledge can leave he isn’t that good and we won’t match what he can get on the open market. It will be interesting to see what happens with Jones. Personally, I’m sick of the drops and would like to replace Jones, but I’m curious as to if Thompson wants him back and if so, will he match the market. The other tough decision is Jenkins. I would like to keep him with a short 3 yr contract similar to what Clifton got last year but who knows. And everyone keeps saying how deep D-End is in the draft, maybe this would be the year to replace him.

  36. gregjennings85 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:59 PM

    I like AJ Hawk as a man, but you must be delusional to not have seen the dozen or so times he attempted to find RBs in the Super Bowl, only to run smack dab into the lead blocker and be washed completely out of the hole.

    He is simply too tight in the hips to slip a block, and as I said before, not stout enough to get off said blocks. Trust me, I wish he was Ray Lewis, but I can’t deny what I see.

    His best position is at OLB in a 4-3, preferrably a cover-2 scheme, where he can run downhill and find the ball carrier. He has above average speed and good tackling technique, it’s just that 3-4 ILBs need to be much better with their hand usage and looser with their hips (see: Lawrence Timmons and James Farrior).

  37. hsatpft says: Feb 9, 2011 12:59 PM

    The Packers aren’t going to pay market value for Jenkins but at the same time they will be willing to pay him the average of the top 5 DL in the NFL? Sounds like a contradiction. Do you mean they won’t resign him to a long term contract due to his age? Please clarify.
    Also, these posts about franchising him & then trading him aren’t realistic. The “other” team won’t be willing to give much in trade because they have no guarantee that he’ll be with “them” beyond 1 year.

  38. ruvelligwebuike says: Feb 9, 2011 1:02 PM

    Running back spots will be interesting this year.

    Grant and Starks are semi-similar runners with one being far less expensive than the other. Throw Nance, Jackson and probably a draft pick in there, plus Kuhn, Hall and Johnson as fullbacks and you’ll have 9 guys competing for 5 (maybe 6) spots at the max.

    Cheap route: Starks, Nance, late round pick
    FB: Hall and Johnson

    “Packer People” route: Starks, Grant, Jackson
    FB: Kuhn, Hall, Johnson

    Best route in my opinion: Starks, Grant, Nance
    FB: Kuhn, Hall

    I really like Brandon Jackson, but the upside is more with Nance and he’ll free up money to be spent elsewhere. We have enough LB/FB body types without Johnson needed for ST and the guy is not a good receiver out of the backfield at all.

  39. clintonportisheadd says: Feb 9, 2011 1:09 PM

    AJ Hawk has always been a disappointment and needs to take a HUGE pay cut to stay.

    Let Jones go and draft some speed at WR. Remember its the QB who makes the WR (not the other way around).

    Keep Crosby. Kick Barnett out (hes always been too thuggish for GB anyway).

    Keep Coleridge and Jenkins IF they are reasonable in pay demand.

  40. garyman1 says: Feb 9, 2011 1:27 PM

    Hawk will need to take a pay cut but he is always on the field (no small task given the team injuries this year) and is a sure tackler. Jones simply drops too many balls at critical times. We need get Jenkins back even if it means overpaying him… everyone else listed is expendable.

  41. huskerguy says: Feb 9, 2011 1:34 PM

    “I personally would find a corner to groom behind Woodson.”

    Shields is it but they do need to draft another to groom for the nickle.

  42. granadafan says: Feb 9, 2011 1:44 PM

    I’d give James Jones another chance. The guy clearly has the skills to get open and has the speed to separate from the opposing DBs. If he continues treat the ball like Rosie O’Donnell handles a diet, then the Packers should drop this guy. Many 49ers fans wanted to ditch Jerry Rice his rookie year due to so many crucial drops. Not saying Jones is Rice, but give him a chance.

    A great leader like Rodgers showed confidence in his teammates like Jordy Nelson after two very critical drops but never smashed him into the ground like so many others wanted to.

  43. childressrulz says: Feb 9, 2011 1:45 PM

    The Packers have plenty of money. TT has been stockpiling it through the years. That said we shouldn’t keep most of those people. Can Barnett, and Colledge asap. Jenkins is going to be expensive but we should try and keep him. The rest offer an average deal and see who wants to play for a contender and who doesn’t.

  44. ted1sheckler says: Feb 9, 2011 1:59 PM

    Typical Packer fans.
    #1 What do the Vikngs have to do with any of the Packers doings in FA? The last guys they picked up from GB that stuck were Sharper and Longwell…….years ago.
    #2 17-0? Really? Really?!.
    Why can’t you just be happy and enjoy this win for, I dont know at least a week before you worry about the next one? Fans of teams outside of the North are now getting dose of what we listen too daily. There is a reason when GB fans travel to other stadium they get beat up and messed with….they ask for and deserve it. At least you can now share your classlessness with all the NFL fans. You are the most hated fans on the planet for a reason.

  45. jc1958coo says: Feb 9, 2011 2:00 PM

    OMG there are so many to pick from, half the teams in the league wish they had tat problem!
    i don’t see many teams signing until after the CBA!! are you paying for 16 or 18 games?

  46. gbpackersfan12 says: Feb 9, 2011 2:35 PM

    “There is a reason when GB fans travel to other stadium they get beat up and messed with….they ask for and deserve it. At least you can now share your classlessness with all the NFL fans. You are the most hated fans on the planet for a reason.”
    __________________________________

    Give me a freakin break…. you’ve lost your mind. Do Viking and Bears fans think the Packer Fans are the most hated/worst/hillbilly/cheese loving/idiots… Yup. I’ve heard it all. Why, because most of these fans would give ANYTHING, and I mean ANYTHING to have the success the Packer franchise has had and the direction they are going. They would give anything to be able to love and care for a franchise like it’s family. To have a community own the team and not have to worry about it packing up and moving (MN) at anytime. To win more championships than any team in NFL history. To grow up with legend after legend with rich history and tradition. Yes, I expect nothing less from a Vikings fan to come on here and slam Packer Nation. You should… it’s all you’ve got right now. I feel bad for you, but you get what is deserved, and Packer Nation got what it deserved… a World Championship. And not matter what you say, and how bitter you become, you can’t take that away from anyone of us. And next year when I’m attending GB away games, living it up with other NFL fans, being respectful, having fun, and just living life, you can keep convincing yourself everyone hates us.

    Man it sucks to be a Packer Fan…. in the eyes of Viking fan.

    Welcome back to reality. Life is GREAT! And thank God for the GB Packers.

  47. edsbay says: Feb 9, 2011 2:35 PM

    I have total confidence in TT & Mark Murphy. They have proven their smarts in the past.

    Cannot keep players based on your heart….besides…Minnesota will try to sign them like they always do cuz they don’t know how to draft.

    2nd place is first loser!

  48. puddinpouch says: Feb 9, 2011 2:37 PM

    @ted1sheckler Just precious. We are enjoying this win for what it’s for. The Vikings haven’t been on our minds for two months. But chumps like you only serve to remind us why your club deserves such little respect.

    It’s going to be years and years before you have the opportunity to blow another NFC Championship.

  49. jarrman46 says: Feb 9, 2011 2:38 PM

    Yes it is possibleto franchise a player and then trade him.
    Cory Williams was franchised by the Packers and then traded to the Cleveland Browns for a 2nd round pick.
    Then Cleveland signed him to a longer contract .
    Someone like Cullen Jenkins will probably have multiple teams interested in him. This would ensure a team that they could acquire him. Im not saying it will happen but it is a route TT can take. I just cant see TT letting Cullen Jenkins just walk. This is probably just a waste of time though because I think the Packers will keep him anyway.

  50. gregjennings85 says: Feb 9, 2011 2:46 PM

    ruvelligwebuike:

    James Starks is the best RB on the team, and it’s not even close.

  51. ruvelligwebuike says: Feb 9, 2011 3:07 PM

    gregjennings85:

    Starks has the most upside and is the one that is guaranteed a roster spot. I’m talking about who stays and who goes among RB’s and FB’s. You like my list or not?

  52. ted1sheckler says: Feb 9, 2011 4:00 PM

    Tards:
    Try reading some of these posts and comprehending mine. I don’t hate the Packer franchise or its players. It’s the “we” fan mentality. Like because your a fan or “owner” that you have something to do with the win. I’ve tried being good about it to Packer fans and you get nothing but trash talk back. You can’t just be gracious,its the rub it in mentality. I mean, we saw it here all year. Sac team you beat, their fans all said how classlessness GB fans were. How many posts were there about Pack fans getting beat up? There’s a reason for it. You are the biggest loudmouths around. You think you deserve a SB every year. It’s sickening. I’m not jealous or envious at all. I try to be a good fan and all you get is crap back. The gist of my post is that its not even a week gone by an d your talking repeat. Savor the one that was just won for petes sake! Of course your poor QB( I one upper Favre)(really needs to grow up) told you you’d repeat right? Get it straight we don’t hate the team or players. They deserved it. The fans? Not so much. Go hibernating and we’ll see you when the season starts.

  53. cletusvandam says: Feb 9, 2011 4:01 PM

    GB should use twitter to inform the world that Nick Barnett will be cut

  54. claymath52 says: Feb 9, 2011 4:06 PM

    gottawoodley says:
    Feb 9, 2011 11:31 AM
    gforce90 says:
    Feb 9, 2011 10:36 AM
    Pittsburgh sucks!

    If you’re not first, you’re last!

    ————————————————

    Classy Green Bay fans… I had so much respect for your fans until this years super bowl when you all started your childish trash talking like Jets fans… Way to go!

    ____________________________________________________________________

    This dude does not represent all GB Fans and I agree makes us look like idiots.

  55. claymath52 says: Feb 9, 2011 4:09 PM

    Yeah I agree its time for Barnett and the Pack to part ways. Between twitter and his expansive celebrations with every single tackle i’m ok if we get nothing for him.

    This is going to be a great offseason of competition. Morgan Burnett will give Peprah a run for his money but both dudes are talented.

  56. liu145 says: Feb 9, 2011 4:44 PM

    claymath52 says:
    Feb 9, 2011 4:06 PM
    gottawoodley says:
    Feb 9, 2011 11:31 AM
    gforce90 says:
    Feb 9, 2011 10:36 AM
    Pittsburgh sucks!

    If you’re not first, you’re last!

    ————————————————

    Classy Green Bay fans… I had so much respect for your fans until this years super bowl when you all started your childish trash talking like Jets fans… Way to go!

    ____________________________________________________________________

    This dude does not represent all GB Fans and I agree makes us look like idiots.

    _________________________________

    I hate that fans for any team are catagorized because of turds like gforce90. Here’s one Packer fan’s apology for him.

  57. dwhitehurst says: Feb 9, 2011 9:38 PM

    ted1sheckler says:
    Feb 9, 2011 1:59 PM

    Typical Packer fans.

    Why can’t you just be happy and enjoy this win for, I don’t know at least a week before you worry about the next one? Fans of teams outside of the North are now getting dose of what we listen too daily.
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    “Why?”, you ask?

    Some things you cannot know and understand unless you have first experienced them. Unless and until you’ve experienced your team winning a Super Bowl, you will never be able to understand. I’m sure the thinking of fans of teams like the Patriots or Steelers after they’ve won a Super Bowl you wouldn’t understand either. Only fans of teams who’ve won a Super Bowl can really understand this: Once you reach the pinnacle, and have enjoyed the rush, and know what’s it like, then the next thing on your mind is to climb another mountain, go through the same journey again.

    For others like yourself, you’re on the outside looking in. I’m not knocking you for that, it’s just a fact: You haven’t experienced it yet, so you cannot really know.

    You’re on the outside looking in.

    Yes, we Packers fans are happy. Very happy. Very grateful too. Yes, we are enjoying the win, something you cannot do, since it isn’t your team of choice.

    You’re on the outside looking in.

    When it comes to understanding fans of other teams who have never won a Super Bowl, well, I too am on the outside looking in when it comes to understanding why they think the way they do, including why a Vikings fan like yourself, who has known nothing but an 0-4 “close-but-no-cigar” history with all that such will do to a fan’s psyche, would bother to read Packer threads and write a long post calling us classless fans. I mean, don’t you have a Vikings thread to do that on?

    You’re on the outside looking in….

    “Fans of teams outside the North Division”, as you cite them, are now getting a dose of what we Packer’s fans put up with from envious and bitter Vikings fans posting smack on our threads about the Packers, asking themselves why Vikings fans give themselves a daily dose of Packer threads, when it isn’t even the team they follow.

    You’re on the outside looking in……

    Those of us inside at the party are having a great time enjoying the present mountaintop, which is PRECISELY WHY we’re talking about the next fantastic journey up another mountain. It’s such a rush, but you don’t know, how could you know, you’ve never been inside the party to understand…..

    You’re on the outside looking in….

    So all you can do is look through the window and troll and ridicule people at the party inside, the party you’ve not yet earned the right to attend, but in your heart of hearts think such meritocracy shouldn’t apply to you, since you’re a Vikings fan who the world should know are so much classier than their hick neighbors (who are no less and no more Midwestern fly-over country than you are), and so frustrated that no one else sees this like you do. So you lash out….green with envy, bitter as your cold winter, puffing yourself up with a false air of superiority when you have nothing in the trophy case to show for it yet. Like I said….

    You’re on the outside looking in….

    We’ve done nothing to you…the “Purple Karma”, you’re suffering you brought on yourself. Worse part of it is, given there’s a big chance your state legislature won’t be able to pass a stadium bill given their huge deficit, and you’ll be forced to have a dose of the Packers every weekend of the season on your TV. But I do not pity you as you pity yourself. How could I?

    I’m on the inside and couldn’t give a rat’s behind who is on the outside. Just enjoying this mountaintop and surveying the next mountain to climb.

    Now, go read one of your Laura Ingalls Wilder books and let us Packer fans enjoy our party. :)

    Go Pack!!!

  58. puddinpouch says: Feb 10, 2011 2:30 AM

    Laura Ingalls Wilder was conceived on a bitterly cold night in Wisconsin! There’s a museum!

  59. JimmySmith says: Feb 10, 2011 9:10 AM

    The Packers will figure it out without much of a problem.

    The good news for Viking fans is that one or two of these players will hit the open market and they have a chance to improve their last place team. Ask the Redskins how that strategy works out.

  60. ted1sheckler says: Feb 10, 2011 11:31 AM

    Thanks for the novel that exactly proved my point for me.

    There is no “mountain for you to climb”! You are a freaking fan, that is all. You aren’t on the inside, your a fan!! This idiotic we mentality is so funny. Get a life douche, its entertainment. I’m not jealous or bitter at all. I just hate most packer fans and their “we” mentality. I’ve seen quite a few good ones on here so I shouldn’t generalize, but you’ve proven that you are a turd. I don’t expect you to change, I’ve lived in Sconnie land all my life, whether the pack is 4-12 or 12-4, your fanfare is just unbearable,for the most part. Blowhard,bullheaded, nonobjective know nothing.
    You better get back to the “party”. TT’s weener is getting cold.

  61. dwhitehurst says: Feb 10, 2011 3:43 PM

    puddinpouch says:
    Feb 10, 2011 2:30 AM
    Laura Ingalls Wilder was conceived on a bitterly cold night in Wisconsin! There’s a museum!
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    Yes, you’re right Sherlock.

    There’s also a museum at Walnut Grove, MN in your own “prairie state” of Minnesota. Just do a Wikipedia. She was born and lived in Pepin, WI along the Mississippi River (beautiful area btw) for the first decade of her life, on the basis of which she wrote “Little house in the Big Woods.” But then she moved to Walnut Grove, MN on the basis of which she wrote the more familiar “Little House on the Prairie.” (Later she moved further west into prairie country, living in South Dakota, and finally living in Missouri.) Heck, as far as I’m concerned, as far as the winter weather goes, I’d much prefer the “dairy state” with its hills and trees to lessen the windchill than a flat, treeless “prairie state” like most of Minnesota is. But hey, if you’re from the Twin Cities, I can’t expect you to necessarily know that, since as one whose lived in different parts of Minnesota due to job-placements (Edina, Duluth, Luverne), I realize very well how the Twin Cities is somewhat divorced from the rest of the state of MN in its navel-gazing self-absorption yuppie white-collar schtick, so that when you knock Wisconsin for too “country”, too small town/rural farm hicks, you’re really knocking the culture and people from most of the state of Minnesota as well, not to mention any other Midwestern state.

  62. dwhitehurst says: Feb 10, 2011 5:15 PM

    ted1sheckler says:
    Feb 10, 2011 11:31 AM

    I’m not jealous or bitter at all. I just hate most packer fans and their “we” mentality.
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    No, no bitterness there. Ok, whatever. You just ‘hate’ for no reason. You just posted like 3 of your own lesser novels on this thread for no reason. That makes sense. lol

  63. wheresmyjuice says: Feb 11, 2011 6:05 PM

    Nnamdi Asomugha should be #1 on this list!!

  64. deconjonesbitchslap says: Feb 21, 2011 9:52 PM

    i don’t think a good way to start off with aspirations of a repeat title is to start with at least 2 new offensive lineman.

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