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Packers officially add Vince Young to the mix

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It’s quickly become popular to justify the Packers’ decision to sign quarterback Vince Young by pointing to the first two games of the schedule.

Green Bay opens against the 49ers and the Redskins, two teams with mobile quarterbacks.  Given the manner in which San Fran quarterback Colin Kaepernick zipped through the many holes in the Packers in January, the defense needs to practice against a mobile quarterback.

But the schedule was released in April.  The Packers have known that they’re opening with a one-two punch of quarterbacks who can run.  Why would they wait so long to add a quarterback whose primary job would be to get the defense ready to face other quarterbacks, especially since the rest of the schedule has only one team (the Eagles) that potentially presents the same problem?

Young has joined the Packers because they realize that they rolled the dice and got lucky in 2012 by using Graham Harrell as the backup to Aaron Rodgers.  But with Rodgers sacked 51 times last year and B.J. Coleman unable to leapfrog Harrell in camp and Plan A for revamping the offensive line now blown up (sir), the Packers needed a better backup.

Enter Vince Young, who showed enough ability to win the 2006 offensive rookie of the year award.  His career collapsed after repeated clashes with former Titans coach Jeff Fisher (all of which apparently were Young’s fault), erratic play often fueled by an ability to overcome adversity, a failure to seize upon the opportunity to shine when filling in for Mike Vick in 2011, and distractions that included creditors reportedly showing up at practice last year in Buffalo and hassling Young for the repayment of a lockout loan.

If Young hasn’t been humbled now, he never will be.  Most recently, the process of eyeballing his possessions for auction commenced, given that he still owes $1.7 million.  And when Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew declared last week that half the guys drafted before him in 2006 are now working at Target, we wondered whether even Target would hire Young at this point.

But the Packers did.  Because the Packers simply need a backup quarterback who is better than the one they have.  Because the Packers realize that, while the loss of Bryan Bulaga for the season can be overcome, a season-ending injury to Aaron Rodgers would turn the Packers into the Bad Dream Team.

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  1. grogseal says: Aug 6, 2013 9:19 AM

    A mistake!

  2. jhein23 says: Aug 6, 2013 9:20 AM

    Signing Vince Young isn’t going to change the fact that if Aaron Rodgers ever ends up out for the season the Packers are picking in the top 5 in next April’s draft.

    People making a huge deal out of the Bulaga injury when he didn’t play half of last year and missed 5 games the year before that. The Packers still won a ton of games without him.

  3. nyyjetsknicks says: Aug 6, 2013 9:20 AM

    He got cut by the Bills. He’s not that good…

  4. tatatoothy says: Aug 6, 2013 9:20 AM

    Let the QB controversy begin

    Dream Team 7.0!!

  5. patriots123456 says: Aug 6, 2013 9:22 AM

    Did they cut him a check to pay for his Birthday Party?

  6. 123makarov says: Aug 6, 2013 9:26 AM

    Saying Vince Young didn’t “shine” in 2011 is the understatement of the year. Look at his statistics.

    He threw 9 INTs and just 4 TDs, and while he gained 79 yards on 18 carries, he fumbled twice. His passer rating, over 6 games including 3 starts, was about 60.

    Good luck with that.

  7. cowboyhater says: Aug 6, 2013 9:27 AM

    Interesting, but I like it. The guy must have impressed during his workouts, and plus there is no way they have anything better on the bench, or a better FA out there. The guy deserves another shot, plus Philly was a mess when he got there, and he should not be to blame on their decline.

  8. jagsfan1 says: Aug 6, 2013 9:28 AM

    erratic play often fueled by an ability to overcome adversity,

    Mike – did you mean “inability to overcome adversity”?

    As a Jags fan I can attest to that after he actually cried on the sideline during a Jags game

  9. claymath52 says: Aug 6, 2013 9:28 AM

    He is playing backup QB? I thought he was the fill in left tackle… or at least our new place kicker…

  10. seandconner says: Aug 6, 2013 9:28 AM

    As a Vikings fan, I still like this pickup. I mean it is for one year and even if he sucks, he at least helps the Packers for the first couple of weeks and then you cut him. Everyone is acting like the team and Vince are married for the next 10 years. Obviously, the backups are not performing like they want them to so to be honest, it doesn’t hurt to take a 1 yr option on the guy.

  11. rockinron2 says: Aug 6, 2013 9:28 AM

    The Packers now have the most “emotionally sensitive” QB group in the league.

  12. titansbro says: Aug 6, 2013 9:33 AM

    There is no point in having a capable backup unless he is a future franchise QB. If they lose Rodgers they are gonna be terrible. What’s the point in struggling for a few more wins when you could just roll with some crappy backup & get a better draft pick? You’d also get an easier schedule the following year. It’s stupid to waste $ on a backup QB.

  13. valhalla2013 says: Aug 6, 2013 9:33 AM

    Vince has not change his attitude for the better in any small way what so ever. Vince recently said he was a young man back then during his “troubles” and he was a victim being in the wrong situation. WHAT A TOOL!

  14. shlort says: Aug 6, 2013 9:33 AM

    Vince just got his last chance to show he can still be a viable NFL QB, even if it is only going to be a back-up role.

    I highly doubt he makes the 53 man roster unless he reallyshines in camp. Young has never been good statistically, but he had been on a titans team that won games. I think the Titans would have been even better with a decent QB, but I get debated on that every time I mention it.

    Hopefully Young has improved his attitude and matured since waking up to the reality that he lacks certain skills that make QBs great. If so, he might just have a new lease on his NFL life. If not, this is the last we will ever hear of him.

  15. clowntown1 says: Aug 6, 2013 9:34 AM

    everyone can hate all they want but the simple fact is they signed a guy to be a back-up quarterback that is better than the two back-up quarterbacks they currently have. For those that can’t follow that logic…..it is called an UPGRADE. Duh.

  16. whatjusthapped says: Aug 6, 2013 9:36 AM

    Geez, its a minor roster move but admittedly it does give the Viking trolls an opportunity to show their ignorance.

    Let’s start with the obvious, the back up QB position is open so why not let Young give it a try? The worst that could happen is that Young sucks as much as Ponder so he gets cut. The best scenario is that he takes command of the #2 qb spot, rides out his one year contract and immediately gets signed by the Vikings who are still looking to solve their QB position at the end of 2013.

    This stuff is not hard to figure out when you apply logic.

  17. dwarftosser says: Aug 6, 2013 9:39 AM

    I doubt VY will beat out Graham Harrell for the #2 spot, but he will add another dimension to the practice that can only help. Certainly not worth questioning the move at this point…

  18. huntsville2012 says: Aug 6, 2013 9:39 AM

    Controversy? The team has Aaron Rogers as the starter. Umm, no controversy.

  19. len462 says: Aug 6, 2013 9:41 AM

    Classic!

  20. chillyball says: Aug 6, 2013 9:42 AM

    Patriots > Packers.

    McCarthy is NOT Bellechick.

  21. klutch14u says: Aug 6, 2013 9:43 AM

    BUT, can he play left tackle???????

  22. Bluestree says: Aug 6, 2013 9:44 AM

    Doubt he’ll make the 53.

  23. gsomatt says: Aug 6, 2013 9:47 AM

    A bit of a risk but he can be cut.

    And if he looks better than Harrel and Coleman, then why not?

    Maybe they pick him for another year, he gets a chance to learn from the best QB-friendly team in the league, gets a starting gig.

    If not, he gets cut.

    No one loses on this deal.

  24. tv426 says: Aug 6, 2013 9:48 AM

    VY won the Rookie of the Year award simply due to media hype. The media was all too ready to anoint him as a “great QB”. His TEAM did well (if you can call 8-8 “well”) and they anointed him. How did that work out since?

  25. lbpackfan says: Aug 6, 2013 9:49 AM

    chillyball says: Aug 6, 2013 9:42 AM

    Patriots > Packers.

    McCarthy is NOT Bellechick.

    ——————————————–

    What a brilliant statement.

  26. fi1thymcnasty1 says: Aug 6, 2013 9:51 AM

    If you want a logical explanation of the VY signing, read whatjusthapped’s comment above. That guy knows how to apply logic to situation and explain so that it makes sense. Really, really logical. Oh, wait – he’s an idiot. Nevermind.

  27. themike31 says: Aug 6, 2013 9:54 AM

    titansbro says: Aug 6, 2013 9:33 AM

    There is no point in having a capable backup unless he is a future franchise QB.
    —————————–

    Man, now I feel really bad for the 20 or so teams that don’t even have a future franchise QB as their starter!

    You do realize that “franchise QBs” don’t just grow on trees, don’t you?

  28. jeff6381 says: Aug 6, 2013 9:55 AM

    Happy for him he will learn from a great coach and QB. Good Luck VY!!!

  29. afcdomination says: Aug 6, 2013 9:57 AM

    uhhh people make a big deal out of the buluga injury for good reason. hes one of their better young OL who when healthy was a big piece of the offense. you take him out and you lose one of maybe 6 guys you actually trust to protect your QB. its a major loss, just because you played well without him before doesn’t mean its not a big loss.

    this was a new year where he was an important starter.

    pretending its not a big loss doesn’t make it so

  30. packerbackernj says: Aug 6, 2013 10:00 AM

    In 3 years, once Tom Clements and Mike McCarthy get their claws into VY, he’ll be traded for a 3rd round pick.

  31. stellarperformance says: Aug 6, 2013 10:00 AM

    Even if he is no better than the two guys they have, he can at least make something happen on a broken play. The other two can’t.

    “So we have that goin’ for us.”

  32. tennesseeoilers says: Aug 6, 2013 10:00 AM

    Both camps in the Vince Young argument are wrong. You rarely see a logical and informed post about him by fans or, for that matter, even journalists. As a Titans fan of 16 years, I’m telling you, he is neither a joke of a player or a should’a-been Hall of Famer who was ruined by bad coaching.

    90 percent of Vince’s problems on the field are in his heart and his head. Frankly, his raw talent has always been immense. Unfortunately, he has yet to show the discipline and work ethic it takes to be a team leader or grow as a player.

    If you’re a Packer’s fan, there are reasons to be encouraged. For starters, before he succumbed to cancer, OC Mike Heimerdinger was working closely with Vince and had him peaking in the 2010 season. Halfway through the season, Vince had not only been throwing deep balls with striking accuracy, he was the 2nd highest rated passer in the NFL. It was then that he injured his throwing hand and blew up at Fisher when the coach wouldn’t let him go back in. That ended his Titans’ tenure.

  33. standintexas says: Aug 6, 2013 10:05 AM

    BUT, BUT, BUT….. Vince can still throw his should pads father up into the stands than Rogers can. At least he can before the game is over.

  34. jlmd17 says: Aug 6, 2013 10:06 AM

    I’m sure Rodgers is thrilled that he has to hang out with the guy during the season in meetings etc. Ever heard him being interviewed? Typical big 12 education or lack thereof.

  35. arrowtoyourknee says: Aug 6, 2013 10:07 AM

    whatjusthapped says: Aug 6, 2013 9:36 AM

    Geez, its a minor roster move but admittedly it does give the Viking trolls an opportunity to show their ignorance.

    Let’s start with the obvious, the back up QB position is open so why not let Young give it a try? The worst that could happen is that Young sucks as much as Ponder so he gets cut. The best scenario is that he takes command of the #2 qb spot, rides out his one year contract and immediately gets signed by the Vikings who are still looking to solve their QB position at the end of 2013.

    This stuff is not hard to figure out when you apply logic.

    ——————-

    Funny that he says this when not a single Vikings fan has knocked this post.
    Defensive much..? Jeeze

  36. ninefingers9 says: Aug 6, 2013 10:08 AM

    Lol, Packer talk has gone from “SB contender?” to “should they tank to get a better draft pick” for some of the rubes. Calm the F down!

  37. justinstuckrule says: Aug 6, 2013 10:11 AM

    Great pickup by the Packers. Young always beats the Giants going all the way back to his rookie year and through his stint with the Eagles. The Packers play the Giants again this year and I fear my Giants having to try to stop him again. If Rodgers, the best QB playing today, gets hurt it’s good to have a playoff-tested QB like Young backing him up.

  38. audioflint says: Aug 6, 2013 10:12 AM

    There’s no better team for him to play for. A small town with little distraction and a rich NFL history. I would assume he also knows that this could be his last chance. The last talented QB who walked into the GB locker room with an ego problem was Brett Favre – and that turned out pretty good. Go Lions

  39. baddegg says: Aug 6, 2013 10:16 AM

    Vince Young is crazy.

  40. germanstingray says: Aug 6, 2013 10:18 AM

    To commemorate the event, Vince will be throwing himself a $300K party.

  41. aldante66 says: Aug 6, 2013 10:21 AM

    It would make absolutely perfect sense if you saw the scrimmage the other night and watched BJ Coleman toss two interceptions and look like a high school QB who was just learning to throw. He was that bad.

    Obviously he is the odd person out. Hope he didn’t by a new house or car lately.

  42. gtodriver says: Aug 6, 2013 10:21 AM

    whatjusthapped says:

    Geez, its a minor roster move but admittedly it does give the Viking trolls an opportunity to show their ignorance.

    Let’s start with the obvious, the back up QB position is open so why not let Young give it a try? The worst that could happen is that Young sucks as much as Ponder so he gets cut. The best scenario is that he takes command of the #2 qb spot, rides out his one year contract and immediately gets signed by the Vikings who are still looking to solve their QB position at the end of 2013.

    This stuff is not hard to figure out when you apply logic.
    _______________

    You really missed the logic on this one.

    But then, with green and gold glasses on, it’s hard to see anything correctly.

    You already have your last year’s backup competing with a new guy to be the #2. So the position shouldn’t be “open”. Either the current guy shows he deserves the spot or the new guy beats him out.

    Of course, they both suck, but that’s another story.

    Although you didn’t choose to mention the widely posted theory that this is to learn how to defense the read option for weeks 1 and 2, that theory is also misguided.

    The schedule has been out for a long time – if they wanted to learn how to defense the read option with a player rental – they would have had Vince Young here at the start of camp so that they could better utilize his “talents”.

    The “logical” answer, after losing what your HC considers his best option at LT, is that the team is actually worried about whether AR can stay upright with the continued makeshift OL that TT has provided.

    Most people would put the priority on finding a LT, but TT is taking the cheap route and signed a 3rd backup QB instead of a starting LT.

    Of course, if Eddie Lacy can’t stay away from the buffet table, he might be able to play LT.

    The Vikings could have had Vince Young for peanuts a long time ago, but decided that Young didn’t have anything to offer.

    So, the Packers actually signed a Vikings reject…

    Ponder outplayed AR the last time our two team met, so I doubt they would be interested in any backup QB that would be released by the Packers – Young, Harrell or Coleman.

  43. GenXJay says: Aug 6, 2013 10:24 AM

    desperation move.

  44. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 6, 2013 10:28 AM

    People are right when they say that the Packers get a top-5 draft pick if Rodgers gets hurt. What does that say about the rest of the team? Having Rodgers allows people to believe that they have a great team, but it’s a terrible team with one great player and a few good players. Take an objective look at this roster and you’ll see that the great Ted Thompson lucked into a guy falling to his spot in the draft when he needed a quarterback and no one else did, and he hasn’t done much else.

  45. jrmbadger says: Aug 6, 2013 10:29 AM

    This is actually good news for the Vikings. McCarthy and Clemens will get this guy looking good and in 2 years when the Vikings finally put an end to Christian Ponder’s misery, VY will be ready and willing to have the Vikings overpay for him.

    I just have to work on keeping my lunch from coming up when I see him in a Packer uniform.

  46. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 6, 2013 10:31 AM

    If anyone can revitalize Young it’s McCarthy and Clements. If not, Young will be in good company with all the other hapless and tasteless QB’s fielded by the division weakling Vikings and Bears.

  47. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 6, 2013 10:32 AM

    Could Vince Young really be any worse than that noodle armed Ponder chick?

  48. hrmlss says: Aug 6, 2013 10:41 AM

    So does this start his Hall Of Fame run again? And I’d take him over Chris Ponder any day!

  49. wikipediasaidso says: Aug 6, 2013 10:49 AM

    I’ll never forget the childish, sulky temper Young showed when things weren’t going well in TN, and it will always influence my opinion of him, but I don’t have any desire to beat up on the guy either. He has talent, and he’s not a bad person, but his immaturity and sense of entitlement about his job back then was pretty ugly at times. You can outgrow those things though, so here’s hoping Young has.

    Not the best of circumstances to have only a couple of weeks to make a case for a roster spot, but good for him if he can do it.

  50. jrmbadger says: Aug 6, 2013 10:57 AM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:Aug 6, 2013 10:28 AM

    People are right when they say that the Packers get a top-5 draft pick if Rodgers gets hurt. What does that say about the rest of the team? Having Rodgers allows people to believe that they have a great team, but it’s a terrible team with one great player and a few good players. Take an objective look at this roster and you’ll see that the great Ted Thompson lucked into a guy falling to his spot in the draft when he needed a quarterback and no one else did, and he hasn’t done much else.

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

    Says the guy who’s favorite team IS one guy. Face it Rick, if the Vikings lost AP, they’d go 2-14. I don’t think you can talk smack on this point.

    And besides, you know, it’s not like Ted didn’t draft guys like Clay Matthews, BJ Raji, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, and Bulaga to name a few. Yup, Aaron Rodgers is Ted’s only success story.

    How’s your guy’s pet project at QB doin? Oh right….

  51. mgpet says: Aug 6, 2013 11:02 AM

    Vince! Savings account! Look into it!

  52. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 6, 2013 11:03 AM

    He’s only better than about 50 QBs that already had jobs. But all 31 other teams already have a starter and backup QB that they are perfectly happy with, go figure.

  53. nashvilleseahawk says: Aug 6, 2013 11:06 AM

    Worst. Quarterback. Ever.

  54. 15to12 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:08 AM

    So Green Bay would struggle without Rodgers? Wow that’s a real piece of insight. Losing the best player in the world….and it would hurt your team? Wow how did you figure that out. As if the patriots, broncos, saints, lions, giants would have a prayer of making the playoffs without their future hall of fame QB. Duh.

  55. fi1thymcnasty1 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:11 AM

    I like to call men “tasteless”. Is that weird?

  56. jagtiger says: Aug 6, 2013 11:12 AM

    Dumber than dirt

  57. respectgsh says: Aug 6, 2013 11:15 AM

    @titansbro
    No point in having a backup QB unless he is a future franchise player? Really? What happens when your starter goes down for say 3-4 games. Picking up a couple wins in a 16 game season can be the difference between missing the playoffs and going to the Superbowl. Trust me as a Bears fan I watched my team fritter away a great record mostly due to horrible backup QB play and the season prior, as all Pack fans know, watched the backup throw the winning TD to a defensive tackle in the NFCCG. Of course it doesn’t mean that team necessarily reaches the SB but they lost by 7 points. So a competent backup like say Matt Moore, TJ Yates, or even a guy like say Jeff Hostetler can make a difference.
    Go ahead Pack fans, smile. I would if I were you. Perhaps I will soon.

  58. packfan0492 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:15 AM

    Seen him at Target last night.

  59. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Aug 6, 2013 11:23 AM

    gtodriver says: Aug 6, 2013 10:21 AM

    Most people would put the priority on finding a LT, but TT is taking the cheap route and signed a 3rd backup QB instead of a starting LT.

    Of course, if Eddie Lacy can’t stay away from the buffet table, he might be able to play LT.

    The Vikings could have had Vince Young for peanuts a long time ago, but decided that Young didn’t have anything to offer.

    So, the Packers actually signed a Vikings reject…

    _____

    The Packers have a left tackle ready to go. This may shock you, but there are other ways to stock a team than by signing over the hill free agents.

    As for Young being a Vikings “reject,” I bet most Packer fans can live with that. You’re talking about a front office whose strategy is, “hey that guy played for Green Bay and he’s available?” Cool, pay him whatever he wants.”

  60. grapeape67 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:23 AM

    He fits in with the Packers scheme.
    They cry when they lose
    Great pick up Packers!! when was the last time he played?? lmao
    You should’ve had him when you played the Vikings for home field advantage and a firt week bye last season!! lol

  61. thefiesty1 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:30 AM

    35-19, better than many starting QB’s. Just keep hating and see what he does if he is called upon to give Rodgers a break.

  62. gbpshareholder says: Aug 6, 2013 11:33 AM

    TT does everything he does for his own reason, and I have a firm belief he did not just forget how to build a roster. If Young make the roster, it will be because TT and MM want him there.

  63. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 6, 2013 11:37 AM

    jrmbadger says:Aug 6, 2013 10:57 AM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:Aug 6, 2013 10:28 AM

    People are right when they say that the Packers get a top-5 draft pick if Rodgers gets hurt. What does that say about the rest of the team? Having Rodgers allows people to believe that they have a great team, but it’s a terrible team with one great player and a few good players. Take an objective look at this roster and you’ll see that the great Ted Thompson lucked into a guy falling to his spot in the draft when he needed a quarterback and no one else did, and he hasn’t done much else.

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

    Says the guy who’s favorite team IS one guy. Face it Rick, if the Vikings lost AP, they’d go 2-14. I don’t think you can talk smack on this point.

    And besides, you know, it’s not like Ted didn’t draft guys like Clay Matthews, BJ Raji, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, and Bulaga to name a few. Yup, Aaron Rodgers is Ted’s only success story.

    How’s your guy’s pet project at QB doin? Oh right….
    ______

    Matthews is good, Raji won’t be on the team next year, Nelson regressed, Cobb has potential, and Bulaga has never done anything and is always hurt. Those are your success stories?

    Put the Packers roster up against the Vikings roster and anyone who knows anything about football would pick the Viking over the Packer at least 70% of the time.

  64. cryptker says: Aug 6, 2013 11:39 AM

    Dream Team!

  65. lrical says: Aug 6, 2013 11:43 AM

    Better rent a shack and pay off that debt

  66. sampsonswag01 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:46 AM

    I take great solace in knowing so many teams are putting forth such efforts to thwart the read-option over the offseason and pre-season all the while the teams that were employing those schemes will have themselves evolved passed the read-option in different ways.

    That’s why it cracks me up when people think Kaepernick and Wilson will be shut down because DC’s will have “figured them out over the offseason.” Both of those guys are concrete competitors who work very hard and will do everything necessary to continue to evolve their games (something Cam Newton did not do) assuring THEY stay ahead of the curve. Both of those guys are great passers too and they’ll have no problem dicing up defenses with arms or legs…….I just hope not Wilson on Week 2!

    Great season ahead! Glad football IS BACK!!

  67. sampsonswag01 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:46 AM

    **past

  68. hotbox24 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:50 AM

    All this great stuff about the “Queens” every year, and yet when did they when a Super Bowl. Yeah they can build a winner!

  69. stellarperformance says: Aug 6, 2013 11:54 AM

    jagsfan1 says:
    Aug 6, 2013 9:28 AM
    As a Jags fan I can attest to that after he actually cried on the sideline during a Jags game
    ///////////////////////////////////

    If I’m not mistaken, I think that was about the time someone whispered to him there were rumors he was being traded to Minnesota.

  70. EJ says: Aug 6, 2013 11:58 AM

    nyyjetsknicks says:
    Aug 6, 2013 9:20 AM

    He got cut by the Bills. He’s not that good…

    Yeah, because if it would have been the Jets that cut him instead of the Bills, then the Packers wouldn’t have even looked at him.

    Thing is though, not even Vince Young would sign with the Jets. #NoCircusForVince

  71. praetorian12 says: Aug 6, 2013 12:02 PM

    This would be a great move… if Vince Young could play Right Tackle…

  72. themike31 says: Aug 6, 2013 12:07 PM

    Ted Thompson has put together a roster that, despite starting or relying on plenty of late round picks and UDFAs, has won consistently over the last 4 years.

    Until any other GM in the division can do that they don’t have much room to talk.

  73. eatlessveggies says: Aug 6, 2013 12:18 PM

    This a good move for both sides. Vince needs to take advantage of learning the GB coaches.

  74. realskipbayless says: Aug 6, 2013 12:21 PM

    The packers shoulda just signed me I woulda taken $1.00 less than VY and could give them about the same kinda play VY would. I used too root for this guy his first couple years but he’s just not that good or smart.

  75. melikefootball says: Aug 6, 2013 12:40 PM

    How many out there are shaking their heads on this one.

  76. chi01town says: Aug 6, 2013 12:47 PM

    Ha ha ha ha the packers are a joke.
    Vince Young? get real. a practice dummie. Ha ha ha ha I cant wait until the first regular season games start. the 49ers will kill green bay

  77. phillyjeff says: Aug 6, 2013 12:50 PM

    Dream Team is back. We’re back Baby!!!

  78. echoparkla says: Aug 6, 2013 12:58 PM

    They got a back up QB that has a 31-19 record in the NFL

  79. veeguy says: Aug 6, 2013 1:04 PM

    I can’t believe people are criticizing the quarterback choice of a coaching staff that has had exactly *2* starting quarterbacks playing CONTINUOUSLY for the PAST 18 years! Some teams have had 20 OR MORE quarterbacks in that time period. People can criticize the Packers for other things, but quarterbacks, they do pretty damn good.

  80. bigblu73 says: Aug 6, 2013 1:21 PM

    clowntown1 says:
    Aug 6, 2013 9:34 AM
    everyone can hate all they want but the simple fact is they signed a guy to be a back-up quarterback that is better than the two back-up quarterbacks they currently have. For those that can’t follow that logic…..it is called an UPGRADE. Duh.
    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Couldn’t agree with you more!!! 35-19 in his Career as a starter. R.O.Y. 2X Pro-Bowler, Victory in the Playoffs! I’d say that is an extreme upgrade compared to 2 guys that HAVE NEVER TAKEN A STARTING SNAP in the NFL! So he gives the Packers a much needed EXPERIENCED backup QB while also helping them prepare for the 1st couple of weeks of the season. He also will help them at the end of the season prepare for an inevitable playoff matchup against either SF/Seattle. IMO its a smart acquisition all the way around. Hopefully for Vince he can get some good exposure during the Pre-season games and catch on with a team next year that will allow him a serious chance for a starting position. He’d certainly be the best QB on the Jags RIGHT NOW!

  81. jrmbadger says: Aug 6, 2013 1:50 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:Aug 6, 2013 11:37 AM

    Matthews is good, Raji won’t be on the team next year, Nelson regressed, Cobb has potential, and Bulaga has never done anything and is always hurt. Those are your success stories?
    ===========================
    Who cares if Raji wont be on the team next year? Jared Allen won’t be on your team next year either. What does that have to do with anything? Thompson still drafted Raji right? Or are you shifting your argument because you know you made a ridiculous argument with no possible way to win it?

    While Nelson didn’t have as good a year last year, he still had more receiving yards than ANY Viking receiver.

    Bulaga was only the anchor on the 2011 championship team…. apparently he’s never done anything.

    But now, the Viking fan argument shifts again from “Rodgers is a system quarterback” to “Rodgers is so great, the rest of your team stinks”. Which is it Rick?

  82. sandersmarcus10 says: Aug 6, 2013 2:05 PM

    For all you people that keep mentioning that dream team crap, HE SAID “LIKE” A DREAM TEAM NOT THIS “IS” A DREAM TEAM damn let it die already!!

  83. gtodriver says: Aug 6, 2013 2:26 PM

    Great Caesar’s Ghost says:

    The Packers have a left tackle ready to go. This may shock you, but there are other ways to stock a team than by signing over the hill free agents.

    As for Young being a Vikings “reject,” I bet most Packer fans can live with that. You’re talking about a front office whose strategy is, “hey that guy played for Green Bay and he’s available?” Cool, pay him whatever he wants.”
    _____________________________

    Are you serious? You’re a Packer fan, so I suppose you are.

    Newhouse was moved to RT because he sucked at left tackle and Bakhtiari has never played a down in the NFL. Bakhtiari has been practicing at RT in a battle for that position with Newhouse.

    One of these two, according to you, ” is ready to go” at LT.

    Just to remind you, the Packers schedule has some of the best edge rushers in the business for your LT to go up against starting with San Francisco 49ers All-Pro Aldon Smith in Week 1.

    In the following weeks:

    2 Michael Johnson, CIN 11.5
    6 Terrell Suggs, BAL 2*
    8, 12 Jared Allen, MIN 12
    9, 17 Julius Peppers, CHI 11.5
    11 Jason Pierre-Paul, NYG 6.5
    15 DeMarcus Ware, DAL 11.5

    *5 games

    Who would you rather have playing against that group – a rookie or a player that your own coaching staff thought should be playing a different position?

    The best option most likely isn’t on the team yet, so you do not have a LT “ready to go”.

    We paid Jennings less than what the Packers had offered. We gave Bishop a vet’s minimum deal with a few incentives.

    Go ahead and deny the truth. It’s what Packer fans like you do.

  84. pakrbakr76 says: Aug 6, 2013 3:44 PM

    As filthymcnasty1 might say…

    …should Rodgers goes down, this just ensures that the Packers will defeat the hapless and tasteless Vikings and Bears twice each again this season as in seasons past.

  85. themike31 says: Aug 6, 2013 3:44 PM

    Marshall Newhouse started 18 games for a team that won 12 games and beat the Vikings twice. If he has to go back to LT, he’s kinda ready. Barclay can go at RT if needed – Vikings fans seem to have forgotten him bulldozing them on a game clinching, run-heavy, fourth-quarter drive in game one last year. Bakhtiari has been better than both in camp, so I’m willing to bet on him.

    Sucks to lose Bulaga, but not losing sleep over the tackle positions one bit.

  86. pakrbakr76 says: Aug 6, 2013 3:54 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 6, 2013 10:28 AM

    People are right when they say that the Packers get a top-5 draft pick if Rodgers gets hurt. What does that say about the rest of the team?…

    +++++++++++++

    It says nothing about the rest of the team, rather that their depth at the QB position is virtually nil after Rodgers. Nothing more, nothing less.

    You should know all about having virtually no depth at QB with good ‘ol “Noodles” behind center.

  87. andyisfat says: Aug 6, 2013 4:10 PM

    If he says dream team once, cut him.

  88. larryboodry says: Aug 6, 2013 9:25 PM

    Y’all better hope Rodgers stays healthy. (Just like Cutler better stay healthy…Josh McCown vs. Vince Young is not a Bears-Packers matchup we wanna see – ever.)

  89. n001363 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:23 PM

    Yeah! Powerhouse addition to those Packers. Their probably checking the CNBC site to see if it raised their stock price!

  90. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Aug 7, 2013 4:00 PM

    gtodriver says: Aug 6, 2013 2:26 PM

    Are you serious? You’re a Packer fan, so I suppose you are.

    Newhouse was moved to RT because he sucked at left tackle and Bakhtiari has never played a down in the NFL. Bakhtiari has been practicing at RT in a battle for that position with Newhouse.

    One of these two, according to you, ” is ready to go” at LT.

    ________

    Bakhtiari. Believe it or not, all NFL players start out with zero downs played.

    Anyway, you worry too much. The Packers will be fine.

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