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Harrell, Coleman gets look-sees elsewhere

Thompson AP

On the same day the Packers had a compelling need to reunite with quarterbacks Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman (but didn’t), the two former Green Bay signal-callers got chances to show other teams what they can do.

Per a league source, Coleman had a workout with the Seahawks, along with receivers Ramses Barden, Danny Coale, and Mike Thomas.  (Chances are Coleman was brought in simply to throw the ball to the other three.)

Also, Harrell worked out for the Bucs, along with running backs Brandon Jackson, Darius Reynaud, and Delone Carter, receiver Jordan Norwood, tight ends Kyle Adams and Andre Hardy, and quarterback Mike Kafka.  (Chances are that Harrell and Kafka were brought in simply to throw the ball to the other six.)

The Packers have shown no desire to bring back either of the two quarterbacks who were on the roster throughout the offseason and deep into training camp and the preseason.  The fact that G.M. Ted Thompson hung his hat on both Coleman and Harrell as the 2014 pre-regular season backup plan for Aaron Rodgers and then shifted to Seneca Wallace and Scott Tolzein has earned the otherwise infallible Thompson more than a passing mention in this week’s PFT Live Hot Seat.

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10 Responses to “Harrell, Coleman gets look-sees elsewhere”
  1. sactogary says: Nov 6, 2013 4:43 PM

    Let’s see what Wallace can do with a week of first-team reps before we put TT on the Hot Seat. Seneca didn’t set the world on fire in his previous gigs, but neither did Jason Campbell or Josh McCown – and they seem to be doing okay.

  2. captainronmexico says: Nov 6, 2013 4:55 PM

    Sactogary – Seneca Wallace isn’t going to learn how to have an NFL-caliber arm this week – something the other 2 guys you mention actually have.

    Epic fail by the Pack to try to be a SB contender with this guy as the primary backup. Might be the worst 2 in the league. Big mistake.

    Call the Gunslinger.

  3. jjthesportsguy says: Nov 6, 2013 5:15 PM

    Half the teams in the league can’t find a starting QB so I don’t take it too hard on TT. Injuries are part of the game. The Packers haven’t been faced with this situation in 22 years. No other team can day that.

  4. jasncondit says: Nov 6, 2013 5:30 PM

    As a Detroit Lions fan who wants to see his team go far I would (while I know it won’t happen) give up the season if they called Favre. But only if he came in and won the SuperBowl with Rodgers watching the whole time. Drop the mic and walk off into the sunset…I’d laugh my butt off for a decade!

  5. mattoman01 says: Nov 6, 2013 5:59 PM

    You know it won’t happen because if #4 came in and saved the season, it would be TT’s worst nightmare. Thompson would rather miss the playoffs than let Favre be the savior.

  6. brewpack42 says: Nov 6, 2013 6:26 PM

    Give me a break, TT on the hot seat. You are right, GMs who draft league MVPs, consistently have good teams that are almost 100% comprised of their own draft picks, and win the Super Bowl should be on the hot seat because they don’t have a back up quarterback you approve of…. By the way Seneca hasn’t gotten many reps, and McCown had 2 weeks to prepare but by all means compare their play. I am pretty sure lifetime that Seneca Wallace has better qb rating. I also find it funny that your argument is that they were cut this season. Lots of players that end up producing for teams get picked up off the waiver wire or as free agents.

  7. seadawgs72 says: Nov 7, 2013 3:31 PM

    Brewpack: Well said.

  8. billfox284 says: Nov 7, 2013 4:06 PM

    Tolzien is not better than Wallace. The guy that might have won the Chicago game for GB was VY – who has been blackballed. If I’m GB management – I seriously consider taking another look at VY…

  9. evansvc says: Nov 7, 2013 6:23 PM

    Bring in VINCE YOUNG…
    He is ready to play NOW…. Vince is 6′-5″– mobile– with talent and playoff experience…. He is hungry, motivated and determined to show he can play this game at a high level…. Vince Young know how to WIN….
    Vince is a LOW risk-HIGH reward type of guy… and a wise choice for any GM/Head Coach looking to upgrade their quarterback pool….

  10. axespray says: Nov 10, 2013 12:19 AM

    50 of the 53 players were drafted by him (not including dudes on IR/pup list), he spent the previous two off seasons addressing our needs (Defense/Oline/HBs) – yet he’s on the hot-seat cause his guy got injured and there’s not another All Pro QB on the roster to take his place?

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