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Knile Davis trade should benefit both Chiefs and Packers

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The Packers have a need at running back. The Chiefs have more running backs than they can play. And so a trade makes sense for both teams.

And that’s just what has happened, as the Chiefs have traded running back Knile Davis to Green Bay, reportedly for a conditional late-round draft pick.

With Jamaal Charles now healthy and Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West both strong options as well, the Chiefs didn’t have much room for Davis, their 2013 third-round draft pick. He had just one carry this season, and he was a candidate to get released.

But the Chiefs got something for him, so that’s a positive. For the Packers, who are down to Eddie Lacy as their only remaining running back as James Starks recovers from surgery, a late-round pick is a reasonable price to pay for a running back who can contribute anything at all.

Davis, who has been effective as a receiver out of the backfield, should be a decent complement to Lacy. Davis has also been a good kickoff returner, with a career average of 27.2 yards and two touchdowns, and the Packers may use him there as well.

The Packers think Davis can be effective in Green Bay, and he’ll almost certainly get more playing time than he was getting in Kansas City. Perhaps as soon as Thursday night against the Bears.

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  1. carpalboss says: Oct 18, 2016 9:16 AM

    Miles Davis should Jazz up the Packers offense. (see what I did there….LOL)

  2. sportmigos says: Oct 18, 2016 9:16 AM

    obvious panic move smh

  3. kickinpuppies says: Oct 18, 2016 9:20 AM

    But can he throw?!?

  4. brettfavrecellphone says: Oct 18, 2016 9:21 AM

    Look at Aaron Rodgers numbers since the NFL started caring about football PSI. They are really bad.

    Maybe the NFL suspended the wrong guy.

  5. bigdawg24 says: Oct 18, 2016 9:22 AM

    This trade will benefit the Packers much more than the Chiefs. I am sure the Chiefs will throw away yet another later round pick on a DB that you will watch get burnt over and over again.

  6. nhpats says: Oct 18, 2016 9:23 AM

    It seems it was not long ago that the Packers were actually a good team….. Not so much anymore.

  7. jjackwagon says: Oct 18, 2016 9:29 AM

    Davis is a good back. He had some fumblitis early on and tumbled down the depth chart. Then with West & Ware turning it on he could never move back up.
    Davis is at least as good or better than the 25-32nd ranked starting RB in the league right now.

  8. pkrlvr says: Oct 18, 2016 9:35 AM

    obvious panic move smh
    ——-
    Obvious to whom? They needed a third back, they got a decent one cheap. Panic is giving up a first and fourth (possibly a third) for someone else’s qb who is constantly injured.

  9. kcflake says: Oct 18, 2016 9:36 AM

    Davis is a talented player. It was injuries and ill timed fumbles that doomed him in KC. Good Luck Knile.

  10. dkeucd says: Oct 18, 2016 9:41 AM

    Anxiously awaiting the Romo to Denver trade.

  11. norrismen17 says: Oct 18, 2016 9:46 AM

    Perfect more turnovers from the fumbling machine.

  12. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 18, 2016 9:49 AM

    Good move. I wonder who woke up Ted?

  13. thisistheonlygame says: Oct 18, 2016 9:49 AM

    pkrlvr says:
    Oct 18, 2016 9:35 AM
    obvious panic move smh
    ——-
    Obvious to whom? They needed a third back, they got a decent one cheap. Panic is giving up a first and fourth (possibly a third) for someone else’s qb who is constantly injured.

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

    Actually it’s worst than that. Vegas has put the odds 6 to 1 that it will be a first and a second round pick for Bradford.

  14. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 18, 2016 9:50 AM

    Da Knile ain’t just a river in Egypt.

  15. gtodriver says: Oct 18, 2016 9:50 AM

    @pkrlvr

    Who is the number 2 back?

    smh…

  16. unbridledsexy says: Oct 18, 2016 9:50 AM

    I’ll never forget the Monday night game against the Pats when’s kniles Davis was introduced to the world. The infamous “We’re on to Cincinnati” game. Didn’t he have close to 200 yards? He’s a good back if McCarthy can use him correctly.

  17. 4sacroc says: Oct 18, 2016 9:52 AM

    How bad must GB practice squad RB’s be that they need to give up a draft pick for a KC backup.

    Can you answer that, Ted?

  18. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Oct 18, 2016 9:54 AM

    Big PACK guy here. Yikes! We have enough problems hanging onto the ball this year. hopefully he doesn’t see the feild smh GO PACK…

    >

  19. leatherface2012 says: Oct 18, 2016 9:59 AM

    pkrlvr says:
    Oct 18, 2016 9:35 AM

    obvious panic move smh
    ——-
    Obvious to whom? They needed a third back, they got a decent one cheap. Panic is giving up a first and fourth (possibly a third) for someone else’s qb who is constantly injured.

    AND YET 5-0 IS BETTER THAN 3-2 I THINK

  20. 4sacroc says: Oct 18, 2016 10:00 AM

    kcflake says:
    Oct 18, 2016 9:36 AM

    Davis is a talented player. It was injuries and ill timed fumbles that doomed him in KC. Good Luck Knile.
    =================

    Ill-timed fumbles. When is a fumble well timed?

  21. tritz32 says: Oct 18, 2016 10:00 AM

    Ted Thompson has made some very strange moves this year.

    First he brings in Peter Mortell to compete with Tim Masthay in camp and preseason. Mortell outplays Masthay (IMO) but Ted cuts him. Then Ted cuts Masthay just before the opener. He ends up signing a punter who has been by far the worst of the three in question.

    He cut Josh Sitton (pro bowl guard) just before the opener and gets nothing in return. If you were going to cut him why not trade before the season and get something, anything in return? In Ted’s defense the OLine hasn’t taken a hit as Lane Johnson has been good.

    And now he trades for a player in mid-season for one of those late round condition picks he loves. Do they not have a RB on the practice squad they could call up? I can’t imagine Davis is a big upgrade over some no named practice squad player?

    Aaron Rodgers has been a below average QB for a full calendar now.

    I feel like I’m in the twilight zone.

    PS – I’m expecting Alshon and Meredith to go for about 18 catches, 250 yards and 2 TD’s with the top 3 CB’s out.

  22. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 18, 2016 10:06 AM

    pkrlvr says:
    Oct 18, 2016 9:35 AM

    Panic is giving up a first and fourth (possibly a third) for someone else’s qb who is constantly injured.
    _____

    That conditional pick could be a second if the Vikings win the Super Bowl. I’d say that would be worth it.

    You still really think that Sam Bradford isn’t worth somebody like Kenny Clark?

  23. cliffordt says: Oct 18, 2016 10:13 AM

    Knile Davis can flat out ball. Packers did well adding him to their roster.

    KC has a fine WR on the practice squad, veteran Frankie Hammond, out of FL. I expect he’ll be picked up too as talent-rich KC says goodbye to productive players.

  24. carloswlassiter says: Oct 18, 2016 10:14 AM

    pkrlvr says:
    Oct 18, 2016 9:35 AM

    Panic is giving up a first and fourth (possibly a third) for someone else’s qb who is constantly injured.
    ————————————————————–
    Is it a panic move if the guy plays lights out and the team is undefeated?

    At this rate, that 1st round pick is going to be a very, very late pick.

  25. jermainewiggins says: Oct 18, 2016 10:17 AM

    Pkrlvr says:
    Oct 18, 2016 9:35 AM
    obvious panic move smh
    ——-
    Obvious to whom? They needed a third back, they got a decent one cheap. Panic is giving up a first and fourth (possibly a third) for someone else’s qb who is constantly injured.

    Our “panic” is worth the risk as the vikings actually have a super bowl caliber roster… paying off so far isn’t it?

  26. timmmah10 says: Oct 18, 2016 10:24 AM

    Honestly, I’m surprised it took this long for KC to trade him! Once he fell out of favor last year, I figured he was going to get moved over the offseason…

  27. jhtobias says: Oct 18, 2016 10:26 AM

    Oh Viking trolls up early for your shift at taco bell .. Winter is coming better make sure you get your arena football league home field advantage .. Best ofvluck

  28. Kelly's Chronicles says: Oct 18, 2016 10:29 AM

    Ted Thompson actually made a trade?

  29. xavier179 says: Oct 18, 2016 10:30 AM

    Now all they have to do is trade for a defensive line and secondary and the Pack is set.

  30. senxic says: Oct 18, 2016 10:33 AM

    Just more Vikings trolls showing jealousy toward GB as per norm. Nothing to see.

    At least GB got some RB help. Much needed move. Hopefully it works out.

    -The only stat that matters is a championship.

  31. kcflake says: Oct 18, 2016 10:42 AM

    Goodell will probably sneak in and steal the late round pick compensation from the Chiefs back pocket, like he did with our 3rd rounder last year.

  32. 13worldchampioinships says: Oct 18, 2016 10:44 AM

    jhtobias says:
    Oct 18, 2016 10:26 AM
    Oh Viking trolls up early for your shift at taco bell .. Winter is coming better make sure you get your arena football league home field advantage .. Best ofvluck


    That doesn’t make any sense.

  33. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Oct 18, 2016 10:45 AM

    Hard to imagine what it’d be like transitioning from one city to another, one team to another on short notice, and then possibly be on the field on Sunday without really knowing the plays or your teammates. Heck, I can barely handle moving from the french fry frier to the drive-thru window at the same burger joint I’ve worked at for the last 18 months. I don’t get to work the register too much anymore because I kept fumbling the change.

  34. packerenglishmajor says: Oct 18, 2016 10:48 AM

    The missing puzzle piece is found – hoho

  35. codythao35 says: Oct 18, 2016 10:51 AM

    He must be sick to his stomache for having to go there. Who wants to play for a team that struggle line the Pack ten. I feel sorry for this kid.

  36. codythao35 says: Oct 18, 2016 10:54 AM

    I can tell he’s sick to his stomache for having to go there just to choke with a mediocrity team.

  37. ariani1985 says: Oct 18, 2016 10:58 AM

    is he the new starting QB?

  38. rollotomasi14 says: Oct 18, 2016 10:59 AM

    Before Deflategate Rodgers had stated he likes his footballs over inflated, after Deflategate the NFL says it is going to keep track of the PSI. Rodgers performance starts to decline. Coincidence?

  39. ariani1985 says: Oct 18, 2016 11:02 AM

    is he the new starting QB? then again this is the same GM that gave up 2 first rounders to get Brady Pappinga.

  40. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 18, 2016 11:10 AM

    These purples are like that crazy, clingy ex that turned into a full fledged she-stalker when you had to let her go. She might have had a nice home, a great career, and even a few good friends… but she found no joy in any of it due to her weird obsession with you.

  41. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Oct 18, 2016 11:15 AM

    Welcome to the land of deKnile.

  42. jermainewiggins says: Oct 18, 2016 11:20 AM

    senxic says:
    Oct 18, 2016 10:33 AM
    Just more Vikings trolls showing jealousy toward GB as per norm. Nothing to see.

    At least GB got some RB help. Much needed move. Hopefully it works out.

    -The only stat that matters is a championship.

    …..

    Just another packer fan living in the past, nothing to see. Jealousy? Yeah after watching the game on Sunday we are soooooooo jealous a-rodg is looking real good! Lolololol

  43. purplepackerhater says: Oct 18, 2016 11:24 AM

    Discount Double Cheat’s been exposed for what he is, a mediocre QB when forced to comply with league PSI rules.

    The only scary part about this trade is that it may actually spur Thompson to do his job and limit the Packers inevitable decline to merely 3rd in the division.

  44. allight59 says: Oct 18, 2016 11:26 AM

    Good move, with one of the worst QBs in the NFL in Erin, you need a RB to take the ball 40 times a game cause passing sure ain’t gonna win you any games…

  45. fartweasel says: Oct 18, 2016 11:27 AM

    Can he throw or tackle?

  46. ragnarthemagnificent says: Oct 18, 2016 11:30 AM

    Is he going to play QB?

  47. gaetz23 says: Oct 18, 2016 11:30 AM

    I fully expect cribbage12 to remind us that good GMs don’t add to their roster by using UDFAs, free agents or trades.

  48. zooropeanx says: Oct 18, 2016 11:36 AM

    I never understood when people talking about “living in the past.”

    In sports and in life in general, isn’t success determined on the past?

    Sports is all about celebrating the past. Making comments about Packers fan or any other fans living the past is silly.

  49. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 18, 2016 11:38 AM

    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Oct 18, 2016 11:10 AM

    These purples are like that crazy, clingy ex that turned into a full fledged she-stalker when you had to let her go. She might have had a nice home, a great career, and even a few good friends… but she found no joy in any of it due to her weird obsession with you.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    And each and every one of their obsessive posts is like another bouquet of purple flowers on your windshield in the morning.

  50. packerfan4ever says: Oct 18, 2016 11:40 AM

    Vikings trolls – how many Superbowls have the Vikings won?

  51. nyneal says: Oct 18, 2016 11:43 AM

    I like the move. Davis will help the Packers immediately and he’s still a young guy.

    As for Vikings fans — I give your team credit for pulling the deal to get Bradford. As long as he stays healthy, he’s a huge upgrade over Bridgewater. and you have a young team so the loss of those draft choices isn’t that big of a deal.

    But — I will remind you — no team was ever handed a championship trophy in October, so don’t start counting your chickens……..

  52. packmanfan says: Oct 18, 2016 11:49 AM

    brettfavrecellphone says:
    Oct 18, 2016 9:21 AM

    Look at Aaron Rodgers numbers since the NFL started caring about football PSI. They are really bad.

    Maybe the NFL suspended the wrong guy.
    ————————————————————————–
    They are playing as if he has been suspended.

  53. 4sacroc says: Oct 18, 2016 11:53 AM

    Just a quick reminder:

    Championships:

    Green Bay – 13
    Minnesota – 0

  54. redhandpack says: Oct 18, 2016 11:55 AM

    So,as usual…on a Green Bay article there’s more vikequeen fans trolling here than Packer comments. Two things…these post are all during the day, so that tells me use guys need to get out of your mommies basement and get a job!…and…Knile was a beast in college, and if he can keep from fumbling, He’s a huge upgrade from anybody on our practice squad. I would rather be a life-long Packer fan, even during a down year, than a queen fan who know’s not what a single championship feels like.

  55. Kerouac says: Oct 18, 2016 12:00 PM

    Thot Chiefs fans had a large inferiority complex re: the Raiders (they do) who’ve won 3x as many World Championships as KC, but it appears that Vikings fandom (who put the o in ofer: o-4), clobbered by the Chiefs, Dolphins, Steelers & Raiders, sport an even bigger one. Understandable: the last time Mini-soda even managed to make it to an Superbowl, were still wearing leather helmets.

    On the other end the spectrum, an modern day Patriots fandom epitomizes the grand delusion theirs be an superiority complex. Curious, as neither they, their Coach or QB can carry the shoes of the Packers, Lombardi, or Starr, as same in the case Vikings.

    Love em or hate em, there are the Packers… and everyone else.
    As the Yankees baseball, Celtics basketball & Canadians hockey, the dynastic ones of Green Bay remain the best ever as their 13 ‘World Championships attest… peerless. Vikings? We’ll leave the lights on for you.

  56. jag1959 says: Oct 18, 2016 12:01 PM

    As a fan of neither team it’s always entertaining to visit Packer threads and see the MN trolls displaying there insecurities. It’s a little like Eagle fans throwing smack. If your team hasn’t won a SB maybe you should hang back on the smack talk a touch. Talking the talk is just that. On second thought please keep it up, you’re funny as he!!

  57. packmanfan says: Oct 18, 2016 12:03 PM

    Just a fan who has zero knowledge of football.
    If I did, I would be working for a team and not sitting here.
    So I hope the Packers office knows what they are doing.
    Because I don’t know how this can help Aaron improve, if at all.

  58. pooflingingmonkey says: Oct 18, 2016 12:03 PM

    Why would a Vikings fan be jealous of Green Bay this year? That’s laughable. Not even close this year.

  59. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Oct 18, 2016 12:08 PM

    Davis will not help the Packers immediately. He’s got to get there first. There are no direct flights into Green Bay. No trains. No busses. No boats. No tunnels. No paved roads.
    By the time he hikes that far, it’ll be two weeks. At least. And he’ll be exhausted. And depressed.

  60. senxic says: Oct 18, 2016 12:17 PM

    jermainewiggins says:
    Oct 18, 2016 11:20 AM
    senxic says:
    Oct 18, 2016 10:33 AM
    Just more Vikings trolls showing jealousy toward GB as per norm. Nothing to see.

    At least GB got some RB help. Much needed move. Hopefully it works out.

    -The only stat that matters is a championship.

    …..

    Just another packer fan living in the past, nothing to see. Jealousy? Yeah after watching the game on Sunday we are soooooooo jealous a-rodg is looking real good! Lolololol

    ——

    At least we have a past. Viking fans just flood any GB thread with pollution and don’t even really comment on the topic.

    GB needed running help, so they went out and got some. That was the purpose of the thread – not a GB bash thread by a notoriously bad team fan base.

  61. 13worldchampioinships says: Oct 18, 2016 12:18 PM

    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Oct 18, 2016 11:38 AM
    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Oct 18, 2016 11:10 AM

    These purples are like that crazy, clingy ex that turned into a full fledged she-stalker when you had to let her go. She might have had a nice home, a great career, and even a few good friends… but she found no joy in any of it due to her weird obsession with you.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    And each and every one of their obsessive posts is like another bouquet of purple flowers on your windshield in the morning.

    I know you take pride in your PFT posts, but this one was a swing and a miss.

  62. purpleguy says: Oct 18, 2016 12:20 PM

    The question that should be asked of TT is why he went into the season with a fumble prone backup and a starter that wasn’t in shape the year before? I always thought he should’ve signed Forte — he’s being wasted in NY. Still have a hard time believing Rodgers won’t get his act together here soon.

  63. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 18, 2016 12:28 PM

    pooflingingmonkey says:
    Oct 18, 2016 12:03 PM

    Why would a Vikings fan be jealous of Green Bay this year? That’s laughable. Not even close this year.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    And yet, here they are, with their insecurities bared for all to see. I think envy is only a very small part of it. I think it’s got more to do with their need to be relevant.

    The purples think that annoying us makes them our rival. It doesn’t; it just makes them annoying.

  64. xDocOpsx says: Oct 18, 2016 12:38 PM

    4sacroc says:
    Oct 18, 2016 9:52 AM
    How bad must GB practice squad RB’s be that they need to give up a draft pick for a KC backup.

    Can you answer that, Ted?

    ^^^^^^^^^^

    They are also talking about bringing up their practice squad RB as well. They might need both since it is a short week and Lacy is still injured.

  65. senxic says: Oct 18, 2016 12:41 PM

    It’s easy to tell the ones that have never been near the top before, because they just don’t know how to handle it.

    It is one thing to be excited about your teams success, that’s great. History has shown that teams that run their mouths after 6 weeks into a season, often end up with foot in mouth by the end. The best teams peak around playoff time. I am not saying GB will, because they show no signs of that currently. Once you get to the dance, anything goes.

    Is GB great right now? No, they aren’t. Is AR playing great? No, he isn’t. Does that make him or the team bad? Not by a long shot. I know you like history, so go look at his numbers and tell me he is bad. Last I checked 3-2 is over .500. They are playing awful and are still managing to win more than they lose.

    I have faith in my team to turn it around. Do you have faith in yours?

    I’ve said MIN has a good team this year a few times, and they do. Spewing the same dribble and rhetoric only detracts from your teams success.

    -The only stat that matters is a championship.

  66. packmanfan says: Oct 18, 2016 12:44 PM

    4sacroc says:
    Oct 18, 2016 11:53 AM

    Just a quick reminder:

    Championships:

    Green Bay – 13
    Minnesota – 0
    —————————————————————————
    When we are hot, I feel like this is something to brag about.
    When we suck, as we do right now, this is nothing but ancient history.
    How can we have any bragging rights when a team that has zero championships is doing better than us right now?
    No can can disagree with that stat. What I disagree with is the feelings behind it.
    Just face the music that the Vikings are better than the Pack in the present.

  67. ariani1985 says: Oct 18, 2016 12:51 PM

    Packers trolls, bragging about championships from the stone age! congrats!

  68. ariani1985 says: Oct 18, 2016 12:54 PM

    a jag fan should not be commentating on a big boy thread. jag1959

  69. andrwken says: Oct 18, 2016 1:11 PM

    leatherface2012 says:
    Oct 18, 2016 9:59 AM
    pkrlvr says:
    Oct 18, 2016 9:35 AM

    obvious panic move smh
    ——-
    Obvious to whom? They needed a third back, they got a decent one cheap. Panic is giving up a first and fourth (possibly a third) for someone else’s qb who is constantly injured.

    AND YET 5-0 IS BETTER THAN 3-2 I THINK

    __________

    Record is irrelevant.

    If Bradford gets hurt, which we know he can, that is a huge bust of a trade. Unless he is coming back next year to take teddy’s place.

    A late round pick trade that doesn’t pan out won’t even be discussed by anyone but viking fans.

  70. andrwken says: Oct 18, 2016 1:18 PM

    In Teddy We Trust says:
    Oct 18, 2016 10:06 AM
    pkrlvr says:
    Oct 18, 2016 9:35 AM

    Panic is giving up a first and fourth (possibly a third) for someone else’s qb who is constantly injured.
    _____

    That conditional pick could be a second if the Vikings win the Super Bowl. I’d say that would be worth it.

    You still really think that Sam Bradford isn’t worth somebody like Kenny Clark?

    ————-

    At this point absolutely, but Clark has been playing well. Noone can gauge whether the Bradford trade was worth it yet, I would say we can analyze the deal next preseason, when he’s played a full season.

    Is he still the starter? Did you win the Superbowl?

    A playoff loss and two high picks spent is not worth more than two drafted players, is it?

    I mean the Packers are terrible by Minnesota standards because all they do is make the playoffs every year, correct?

  71. jimmysee says: Oct 18, 2016 1:29 PM

    Wow — don’t see that every day!

  72. finchy74 says: Oct 18, 2016 1:58 PM

    oh man.. I needed a good chuckle today. You know things are bad in the land of bellies and broads when all they’ve got is blurting out “championships!!! but, but, championships!! You! Bad! Us! Good!!!”

    Nobody remembers what happened 4 weeks ago in the NFL, let alone years ago. Although I do remember that NFC championship game a couple years ago. That was pretty cool.

  73. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 18, 2016 2:11 PM

    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Oct 18, 2016 12:28 PM

    The purples think that annoying us makes them our rival. It doesn’t; it just makes them annoying.
    ______

    The Vikings aren’t your rival. The Bears and Lions are your rivals. Those are the teams you’re competing against for division positioning this year.

  74. purplepackerhater says: Oct 18, 2016 2:14 PM

    Actually, by just being here for 4 games/wins, he’s done enough to get Minnesota to a strong position for making the post season even if he got injured tomorrow. The vikings 3rd/2nd string QB Heineicke will be eligible to play in a couple weeks and he looked very promising last year.

    I’d trade a late round 1st and 4th for a guaranteed four + wins.

  75. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 18, 2016 2:14 PM

    “Although I do remember that NFC championship game a couple years ago. That was pretty cool.”

    Pretty cool? It was completely cool. I remember it like it was yesterday. The Vikings finally had a QB thanks to the Packers, they had a little success, the purples went all berserk like they are now, only to hear Paul Allen lose his mind as Favre stuck it to them one last time. And the Packers won their fourth Super Bowl the following year.

    Thanks for the reminder!

  76. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 18, 2016 2:17 PM

    andrwken says:
    Oct 18, 2016 1:18 PM

    Noone can gauge whether the Bradford trade was worth it yet, I would say we can analyze the deal next preseason, when he’s played a full season.

    Is he still the starter? Did you win the Superbowl?

    A playoff loss and two high picks spent is not worth more than two drafted players, is it?
    ________

    So no team should ever make a trade unless you can look into the future to see how it’s going to turn out? All trades involve risk. If you’re paralyzed by fear of a move not working out, you’re never going to get the big payoff.

    The Vikings had a Super Bowl contender until their quarterback got hurt. They made a trade for another quarterback and they’re a Super Bowl contender again. Win or lose, the trade was worth it because you have the opportunity to take your shot.

  77. senxic says: Oct 18, 2016 2:27 PM

    In Teddy We Trust says:
    Oct 18, 2016 2:11 PM
    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Oct 18, 2016 12:28 PM

    The purples think that annoying us makes them our rival. It doesn’t; it just makes them annoying.
    ______

    The Vikings aren’t your rival. The Bears and Lions are your rivals. Those are the teams you’re competing against for division positioning this year.

    ———–

    I am sure you don’t need to be reminded that great things can fall apart quickly. It always amuses me when people brag 6 weeks into a season and think they have it all wrapped up.

    Once they take the paper off the present, they aren’t always happy with what they get.

  78. whatjusthapped says: Oct 18, 2016 2:38 PM

    Bottom line, the Packers haven’t had a third down back in years. Put him in the backfield, release him into the flat and dump off the ball, he’s good enough to make yardage on his own.

    Their PS back is a complete unknown, so the Packers took a hedged bet on this guy. Might I remind everyone that the last time the Packers traded a late round pick (6th round) for a RB, his name was Ryan Grant and he had a couple of 1000 yard seasons so I will give Ted Thompson the benefit of the doubt, despite what our championship-less football experts to the West think.

  79. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 18, 2016 2:49 PM

    “The Vikings aren’t your rival. The Bears and Lions are your rivals. Those are the teams you’re competing against for division positioning this year.”

    Attribute it to whatever reason(s) you need to; I’m just glad to see you finally understand that the Vikings aren’t any kind of rival to the Packers.

  80. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 18, 2016 2:50 PM

    It’s like shooting fish in a barrel.

    Fish!

    In a barrel!

  81. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 18, 2016 2:57 PM

    I know that’s not as sexy as trading away a 1st round draft pick for an injury prone QB, but we do what we can. Although, is it really that sexy a trade if your 1st rounders don’t ever play?

  82. andrwken says: Oct 18, 2016 3:14 PM

    In Teddy We Trust says:
    Oct 18, 2016 2:17 PM
    andrwken says:
    Oct 18, 2016 1:18 PM

    Noone can gauge whether the Bradford trade was worth it yet, I would say we can analyze the deal next preseason, when he’s played a full season.

    Is he still the starter? Did you win the Superbowl?

    A playoff loss and two high picks spent is not worth more than two drafted players, is it?
    ________

    So no team should ever make a trade unless you can look into the future to see how it’s going to turn out? All trades involve risk. If you’re paralyzed by fear of a move not working out, you’re never going to get the big payoff.

    The Vikings had a Super Bowl contender until their quarterback got hurt. They made a trade for another quarterback and they’re a Super Bowl contender again. Win or lose, the trade was worth it because you have the opportunity to take your shot.

    ——–
    That’s not what I said. It’s what you read. I said we won’t know if it’s worth it until next year. I never said you don’t “take your shot”. I said we won’t know if he’s worth the trade until next year. Or are you the only one qualified to decide who’s a bust?

    My opinion when you got him was that he was an upgrade over Teddy. I actually thought you were better with him if he stays healthy. But don’t you dare bash teddy was all I heard from vike fans.

    Now if you win a superbowl with this guy, great. It was absolutely worth it. If you lose in the first round this year and Teddy takes the job back next year, are you going to tell me two high draft picks was worth it?

  83. madmannkc says: Oct 18, 2016 3:32 PM

    231 lbs. 4.35 speed. He is a very good back. Just didn’t fit kc run blocking. He will have 100 yrs rushing Thursday night. Packers got a good back

  84. 250dollarnflowner says: Oct 18, 2016 3:34 PM

    i wonder if knile is going to do p90x, juggling and xbox team building exercises with ed?

  85. 250dollarnflowner says: Oct 18, 2016 3:35 PM

    i heard the packer brass picked knile up from the greyhound station and took him out for a nice NE wisconsin meal at long john silver’s. that’s the red carpet treatment in Manitowoc County!!

  86. ragnarthemagnificent says: Oct 18, 2016 3:56 PM

    The Packers are their own rivals, did you hear all the booing on Sunday! It sounded like a Kanye West concert.

  87. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 18, 2016 4:01 PM

    andrwken says:
    Oct 18, 2016 3:14 PM

    Now if you win a superbowl with this guy, great. It was absolutely worth it. If you lose in the first round this year and Teddy takes the job back next year, are you going to tell me two high draft picks was worth it?
    _______

    Yes, because my team had a chance to win. Having a chance to win a Super Bowl and failing is better than going the whole season knowing you don’t have a chance. I will wish that things had gone differently, but I won’t second guess Spielman for making the deal.

    The purpose of a draft pick is so you can acquire a player who can help you win. The Vikings used next year’s first round pick to acquire a player who can help them win right now. How in the world is it better to have a draft pick that has at best a 50% chance of working out?

    By the way, if they lose in the first round, the conditional pick is a fourth. That’s not a high pick. Furthermore, if Teddy takes the job back next year (unlikely at this point), the Vikings will trade Bradford to another quarterback-needy team.

  88. 250dollarnflowner says: Oct 18, 2016 4:04 PM

    poor knile… Erin will be giving him the stink eye by the 4th quarter thursday night and MM will be fat shaming him before New Years.

  89. 250dollarnflowner says: Oct 18, 2016 4:07 PM

    wow small world.. last week he was taking handoffs from the best QB to come out of the 2005 draft. This week, not so much!

  90. xDocOpsx says: Oct 18, 2016 5:29 PM

    carloswlassiter says:
    Oct 18, 2016 10:14 AM
    pkrlvr says:
    Oct 18, 2016 9:35 AM

    Is it a panic move if the guy plays lights out and the team is undefeated?

    At this rate, that 1st round pick is going to be a very, very late pick.

    ^^^^^^^^

    It’s still a 1st round pick. If that player doesn’t win them a Superbowl then it isn’t worth it. What round and pick was the “Next Elite QB” (that every fan has already forgotten about) aka Teddy drafted?

  91. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 18, 2016 5:44 PM

    “If you lose in the first round this year and Teddy takes the job back next year, are you going to tell me two high draft picks was worth it?”

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Of course he’s not going to tell you that. He’s going to tell you it’s the Packers’ fault; or the refs are all crooked; or the league office hates the Vikings and has games rigged against them. You know… the usual.

  92. icebowler says: Oct 18, 2016 8:03 PM

    Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    Oct 18, 2016 12:08 PM
    Davis will not help the Packers immediately. He’s got to get there first. There are no direct flights into Green Bay. No trains. No busses. No boats. No tunnels. No paved roads.
    By the time he hikes that far, it’ll be two weeks. At least. And he’ll be exhausted. And depressed.
    ———————————————————–
    But I heard that you pick up hitchhikers coming east thru Fargo.

  93. shlort says: Oct 18, 2016 8:30 PM

    Davis showed he could be a decent pro. I have seen some impactful plays from him over the years. If he can stay healthy, he can contribute in Green Bays system.

    The problem in Green Bay is Rodgers. He says he is a kittle off. I see him being a lot off. If his play continues to be average for the rest of the season, the packers will be lucky to go .500 on the year. At that point, it will be time to pick up a new quarterback and Trade Rodgers to some desperate team tat will fork over some decent picks for him. Rodgers looks done to me.

  94. gtodriver says: Oct 18, 2016 9:44 PM

    senxic says:

    I am sure you don’t need to be reminded that great things can fall apart quickly. It always amuses me when people brag 6 weeks into a season and think they have it all wrapped up.

    ————————

    Reminds me of Packer fans last season…😀

    Then they lost to every team in the NFC North at Lambeau in their 4 – 6 run to close out the season…

  95. Bohannon says: Oct 19, 2016 10:54 AM

    leatherface2012 says:
    Oct 18, 2016 9:59 AM
    pkrlvr says:
    Oct 18, 2016 9:35 AM

    obvious panic move smh
    ——-
    Obvious to whom? They needed a third back, they got a decent one cheap. Panic is giving up a first and fourth (possibly a third) for someone else’s qb who is constantly injured.

    AND YET 5-0 IS BETTER THAN 3-2 I THINK

    ____________________________

    I’ll take that and 4 superbowl trophies vs the vikings wining the first quarter of a long season.

  96. gaetz23 says: Oct 19, 2016 1:16 PM

    xDocOpsx says:
    Oct 18, 2016 5:29 PM

    It’s still a 1st round pick. If that player doesn’t win them a Superbowl then it isn’t worth it. What round and pick was the “Next Elite QB” (that every fan has already forgotten about) aka Teddy drafted?
    —————————————————-
    Remember when that one team traded 2 1st rounders, 2 2nd rounders and a 3rd rounder for a 34 year old QB (John Hadl) who would throw 9 TDs and 29 Ints for them? And then the team would go on to miss the playoffs 18 of the 19 years after the trade? The Vikings were dealing from an area of strength, their draft capital. There’s still plenty there to move up if there’s anyone Spielman likes in round 1 (Thanks Miami!). Regardless of whether or not Bradford helps Minnesota to a Superbowl, this is not a franchise crippling trade…unlike the one mentioned above.

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