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Underwood’s time with Packers figures to be up

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While the wife of Packers cornerback Brandon Underwood has done her best to cover for her husband after a recent domestic disturbance, it’s quite possible the incident will end Underwood’s tumultuous run in Green Bay.

Greg A. Bedard of the Boston Globe writes that Underwood “should be in his final days as a Packer.”  The former Packers beat writer believes that coach Mike McCarthy’s stated goal to only have “Packer People” of high character on the roster should make the decision easy.

“Underwood, like [Johnny] Jolly, should never play for the Packers again. Or the phrase ‘Packer people’ is worth about as much as the paper it was printed on,” Bedard writes.

Considering Underwood’s relatively minor role at a deep position for the Packers, getting rid of him shouldn’t be too painful.

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  1. woodyg says: Jul 10, 2011 10:00 AM

    Even before the latest ‘legal & ethical’ issue with Underwood, his days were numbered as a Packer anyway ….. Once he’s let go, look for the Vikes or Lions to pick him up ….. Both teams seem to be more lenient when it comes to ‘character issues’ …… Plus, they both need help …… It’ll be an epic battle in the NFC North to see who avoids last place, the Vikes or Lions …..

  2. alextallitsch says: Jul 10, 2011 10:20 AM

    Anthony Smith should be tied to his belt on the way out the door.

  3. melonnhead says: Jul 10, 2011 10:26 AM

    Yeah. Most teams will cut problem children unless they’re starters.

  4. doowix says: Jul 10, 2011 10:26 AM

    The Vikings have already placed the order for their last place commemorative t-shirts and hats.

    The Lions on the other hand will be battling your Packers for the division crown.

  5. dailynorseman says: Jul 10, 2011 10:45 AM

    The phrase “Packer people” has never even been worth as much as the paper its been printed on. Everyone outside of Green Bay already knows that.

    It’s hilarious that the Packer honks still want to play the “Minnesota takes all the guys with character issues” card, too. After all, when Koren Robinson was arrested for drunkenly speeding down Minnesota’s highways and was cut by the Vikings, does anyone remember which NFC North team signed him two weeks later?

    Oh, yeah. . .you know the answer.

    Love the high and mighty self-righteousness of the Packer fans, though. They actually believe they have some sort of moral high ground over the rest of the fans and teams in the National Football League. You have to drink a lot of turpentine to reach that level of delusion.

  6. dailynorseman says: Jul 10, 2011 10:48 AM

    The Vikings have already placed the order for their last place commemorative t-shirts and hats.

    Sorry. . .the Detroit Lions are still the Detroit Lions until the Minnesota Vikings tell them otherwise.

    After all, the last time the Detroit Lions were allegedly “on the upswing,” they thought it would be a good idea to go 0-16.

    Shoot for your first winning season this century, then talk smack.

  7. Derty Ernie says: Jul 10, 2011 11:30 AM

    A person is innocent until proven guilty. OK prove him guilty and dump the bum. Another wife willing to lie and cover up for abuse to keep the money coming in.

    I wonder how wifie she will be if he is kicked out of the NFL. We know who will be beating on who if that happens. Ha

  8. darthhitman says: Jul 10, 2011 11:47 AM

    @woodyg

    If the Lions are “more lenient” with character flaws and issues tell me, why did the Lions PASS on Adam Jones when CB was one of their top positions of need? WHY did they pass on Haynesworth even though he has spoken with desire to play in detroit and he and Schwartz go back? You’re a complete idiot Packer homer who only knows his team and his team only…if you even know them. Lions wont be battling for the basement, Lions are coming for the division crown afterall, WHO beat your pack with a 3rd string QB and one of the worst secondaries in the league again?

  9. dragonfly99 says: Jul 10, 2011 12:06 PM

    Look for the Vikings to pick him up once the lockout is over. Character issues don’t seem to matter to them, plus they’re always looking to get Packers’ cast-offs.

  10. bunjy96 says: Jul 10, 2011 12:09 PM

    This just might be the right time for some teams to get rid of their “problem children” and replace them with FA who aren’t problems.

    The 2 with the Packers are just the tip of the iceberg.

    By the same token, some teams just don’t care about character-see Bengals, Cincinnati.

    This is an unusual year and we may never see another one like it.

    That also doesn’t mean to go out and spend like a drunken sailor as some teams are so wont to do in regular years.

    Guess we’ll find out who has the cool heads.

  11. gbfanforever says: Jul 10, 2011 12:11 PM

    “Yeah. Most teams will cut problem children unless they’re starters.”

    Johny Jolly is a starter, so is Santonio Holmes, Terrell Owens, Randy Moss, Haynesworth, et al. Sometimes starters (Ben R. for example) get preferential treatment from their team but not always

  12. packerrube13 says: Jul 10, 2011 12:27 PM

    As a packer fan, I’m also a believer in the lions. But doowix lets see them get to .500 before saying things about them challenging the reigning champs.

  13. dd393 says: Jul 10, 2011 12:44 PM

    Why in the world would you quote a New England Patriot’s writer for a story on a Packer? Yeah, Bedard used to write for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, but he wasn’t really an outstanding reporter by any means. Try quoting Bob McGinn, who actually knows what he’s talking about.

    Be that as it may, yeah, two screw-ups in two years will be enough to get him dumped. He has the raw talent, but doesn’t have the brain to work with it. So long, Brandon. Good luck with your next team. I hear the Bengals might be in the market for a CB. You’d fit in pretty well there.

  14. tangysizzl says: Jul 10, 2011 1:02 PM

    Ted Thompson is the kind of guy that will give a kid a second chance but Underwood and Jolly have had theres and blew it. Both guys were 6th round picks and thats about where you want to take your chances on guys with questionable character.

    Anthony Smith is a FA and although he might be resigned for training camp I just don’t see him making the team for 2011.

    As for the Lions, anyone that watched some of their games last season knows they are not the same old Lions. I welcome the challenge though, good competition always makes you better.

    And in case you didn’t know, the Packers won the SB without winning the Division so if you want to crown them, then crown their ass.

    Just kidding Denny Green.

  15. vikescry1 says: Jul 10, 2011 1:26 PM

    well hoping there will be football this year, lets stop bashing the division teams ok. lets wait til this season and hope we have something to really bash each other about! and viking fans you can bring up koren robinson all you want but when randy moss was running down street cops and smokin blunts a lot of viking fans defended him. same with the williams wall. just sayin.

  16. thehatefulnerd says: Jul 10, 2011 1:30 PM

    He’ll be an upgrade for the Queens both on and off the field.
    His wife can stay.

  17. vikescry1 says: Jul 10, 2011 1:31 PM

    i also agree about the lions, there getting better. but there first 3 picks this year have character issue’s. (supposedly per the experts) but really if we have football this year it should be fun.

  18. therealfranchise says: Jul 10, 2011 2:13 PM

    Packer faithful really want to sweep this Underwood issue under the rug quickly, considering there were other players involved, and the fact that the so-called victim was actually a hooker.

    I guess it makes the organization feel better to jettison the scapegoat in this case.

    And BTW, Packer People?

    Mark Chmura.

    Nuff said.

  19. duffer58 says: Jul 10, 2011 2:15 PM

    Bedard knows nothing. Who cares what he says.

  20. beedubyatoo says: Jul 10, 2011 2:27 PM

    The Lions need offensive linemen who can actually block someone prior to having them challange for anything other than the first draft choice in 2012. Keep Stafford on the field for a few games, see if he can accomplish something and then you can talk smack to Packer fans.

  21. voicefreason says: Jul 10, 2011 2:37 PM

    The Packers aren’t going to have a team left if they think they are going to fire all the players who get arrested. This team is in the frickin’ news every week with another one of their criminal bangers getting arrested. What a joke. Please McCarthy, stop trying to emulate Brad Childress and try to be your own man.

  22. hobartbaker says: Jul 10, 2011 2:38 PM

    McCarthy told Underwood he had to become “Packer people”. Brandon looked out at the group of pasty, bloated, drunk, obnoxious fans in the parking lot. Wearing cheeseheads or camo trucker hats, beer in one hand and bratwurst in the other. Pot bellies half covered by T shirts, fat ass cracks showing above sagging jeans. All of them women. Maybe pumping gas for a living back in Ohio wasn’t so bad after all.

  23. Soulman45 says: Jul 10, 2011 2:48 PM

    @woodyg says: Jul 10, 2011 10:00 AM

    Even before the latest ‘legal & ethical’ issue with Underwood, his days were numbered as a Packer anyway ….. Once he’s let go, look for the Vikes or Lions to pick him up ….. Both teams seem to be more lenient when it comes to ‘character issues’ …… Plus, they both need help …… It’ll be an epic battle in the NFC North to see who avoids last place, the Vikes or Lions ….
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    have not had a jailbird lately it could happen any day, I just hope it doesn't.

  24. woodyg says: Jul 10, 2011 2:49 PM

    What are these numbers ?? …. 10, 14, 16, 9, 13, 11, 10, 11, 13, & 14 …….

    Answer ….. The number of losses by the Lions the past ten years ……

    Delutional Lion fans think that the arrival of the ‘boy named Suh’ along with C. Johnson will propel their team to a winning season …… Think again ….. You’ll need much more than you’ve got to even go 8-8 …….

  25. greenbay4ever says: Jul 10, 2011 2:59 PM

    The thing is we do have a moral compass that points us in the right direction more often than nit. Haters just want to hate. That’s what they do. As for Koren robinson he had characters issues but got a lot support from the packers and turned his life around. People forget that.

  26. kcjohnson2 says: Jul 10, 2011 6:27 PM

    Vikings fans wouldn’t know anything about this kind of character issue. The couple was having an argument about wearing a championship necklace. Such an argument would be impossible for any Vikings player past or present to have.

  27. stellarperformance says: Jul 10, 2011 7:14 PM

    hobartbaker says: Jul 10, 2011 2:38 PM
    Maybe pumping gas for a living back in Ohio wasn’t so bad after all.
    ——————————————————————-

    Waxing nostalgic are we? It sounds like the voice of experience. You know what they say….write what you know.

  28. stellarperformance says: Jul 10, 2011 7:16 PM

    You think Packer management actually cares about misdemeanor incidents, committed by roster fringe-dwellers?

  29. stellarperformance says: Jul 10, 2011 7:20 PM

    therealfranchise says: Jul 10, 2011 2:13 PM
    And BTW, Packer People?
    Mark Chmura.
    ——————————————————————-

    If your point was to ask “did Mark Chmura ever play for the Packers again after his incident?,” the answer is no. But we already knew that. You need some fresh news. It is time to through out those stacks of hoarder-qualifying newspapers blocking the hallway in your double-wide.

  30. stellarperformance says: Jul 10, 2011 7:28 PM

    hobartbaker says: Jul 10, 2011 2:38 PM
    Brandon looked out at the group of pasty, bloated, drunk, obnoxious fans in the parking lot. Wearing cheeseheads or camo trucker hats, beer in one hand and bratwurst in the other. Pot bellies half covered by T shirts, fat ass cracks showing above sagging jeans. All of them women.
    —————————————————————

    ….and there you are…sitting at home….creating and fantasizing the scene from above….while typing with one hand. Nobody blames you…everybody wants to get close to Champions.

  31. therealfranchise says: Jul 10, 2011 9:29 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    “If your point was to ask “did Mark Chmura ever play for the Packers again after his incident?,” the answer is no. But we already knew that. You need some fresh news. It is time to through out those stacks of hoarder-qualifying newspapers blocking the hallway in your double-wide.”

    Maybe you should ask yorself if you know WTF you are talking about. Chmura wasnt released because he had sex with the underage girl, but because of a career ending injury.

    Maybe you should ask yourself why he hosts a Packer show on Wisconsin TV, and is still affiliated with the organization.

    Want current news? Answer my question about the other players involved, or the fact of what multiple players were doing with hookers.

    Packer fans rolled on about the Vikings Love Boat incident, but yet cant take the fact that it happened in their backyard too. At least the Vikings players didnt “allegedly” attempt to rape a woman.

    As for the double wide comment, from your own mouth:

    stellarperformance says: Waxing nostalgic are we? It sounds like the voice of experience. You know what they say….write what you know.

  32. dailynorseman says: Jul 10, 2011 10:51 PM

    As for Koren robinson he had characters issues but got a lot support from the packers and turned his life around. People forget that.

    Naturally. . .as soon as he signed with the Packers, he became a feel-good story of a guy attempting to battle his demons and overcome his addiction.

    Of course, two weeks prior to that when he was still a Viking, those same people referred to him, simply, as a “G** D*** drunk.”

    People forget that, too.

  33. stellarperformance says: Jul 11, 2011 7:13 AM

    therealfranchise says: Jul 10, 2011 9:29 PM
    Maybe you should ask yourself if you know WTF you are talking about. Chmura wasn’t released because he had sex with the underage girl, but because of a career ending injury.
    ——————————————————————-

    Chmura was released by the Packers in 2000. After his release, he was invited to camp and attempted a comeback with the Washington Redskins, and the New Orleans Saints showed interest as well.

    Q: Which team was missing from his comeback attempt..the team for which he was the third best TE in the history of the franchise?

    A: Packers.

    They didn’t extend an invite to him. They were done with him. Now do you get it?

  34. stellarperformance says: Jul 11, 2011 7:20 AM

    therealfranchise says: Jul 10, 2011 9:29 PM
    Answer my question about the other players involved, or the fact of what multiple players were doing with hookers
    ——————————————————————-

    You still need fresh news.

    Sgt. Gerald Grimsled says “the six others are not suspected of criminal activity.” They are Matthew Flynn, Khalil Jones, Joshua Sitton, Korey Hall, Bradley Jones and Clay Matthews.

    Do you have access to the internet? Maybe someone can show you how to determine what is old news and what is fresh. Keep trying.

  35. gregjennings85 says: Jul 11, 2011 1:47 PM

    Thanks, Captain Obvious.

    Bedard was one of the worst Packers beat guys of all time. When he would do spots on local Milwaukee radio, it was hard to jerk the wheel into an oncoming semi, he was so hard to listen to.

    To boot, his articles were always off, and his attitude stunk of some sort of elite status.

    That being said, I’m sure Boston loves him.

  36. therealfranchise says: Jul 11, 2011 7:12 PM

    @stellarperformance

    Good points. With those same points all of the Packer faithful cannot use the Vikings Love Boat scandal in any debate about team character from hear on out, since no players were cited in any “illegal activity”.

    Come on, you cant be that naive can you? A bunch of players with hookers. What do you think they were doing, playing Monopoly?

    After Chmura was released, the Packers front office got him an offer to go to the Saints, and he was physically unable (per Chmura himself).

    Again, I point to the fact that not only is he STILL working for the Packers, he is in their HOF. Great show of character.

    Stay classy Sconnie!!

  37. stellarperformance says: Jul 12, 2011 7:37 AM

    therealfranchise says: Jul 11, 2011 7:12 PM
    Good points. With those same points all of the Packer faithful cannot use the Vikings Love Boat scandal in any debate about team character from hear on out, since no players were cited in any “illegal activity”.
    —————————————————————

    OK. You won’t get any argument out of me. We all know the NFL isn’t Boy Scouts.

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