Kampman a Jaguar

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Read here from Bedard/jsonline. Aaron Kampman is no longer a Packer. Part of me is sad that he’s gone. I really liked Aaron Kampman and what he stood for as an athlete in and out of football. He was by all accounts a super decent guy and I’m always left with a feeling of loss when a good character guy leaves the family.

But I have to admit, Steve and I had called for his trade last year – we could have gotten more than the likely compensatory pick we’ll get for him now. I just don’t think he would have been able to contribute a whole lot this coming year as a LB (though he might have helped in hybrid 4-3 or 4-4 line-ups up on the line).

I hope for his sake that Kampman tears it up down in Jacksonville.

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8 Responses to “Kampman a Jaguar”

  1. Travis Says:

    I think Kampman will play great, maybe not too well after the injury but the next year should be a top notch year for him. I hope he does, he was great in the 4-3 and we just pretty much held him back in our 3-4 because it wasn’t the system for him.

    Great guy, great player, and glad everything worked out. We could of gotten something last year which would of been nice, but hey, he may of been able to make the transition and it would of been a great move. We took a shot, it didn’t pan out, so we move on.

  2. Joe Says:

    Good luck to him. I think he’ll do well and he deserves another shot at greatness; he would never be great playing out of position in GB.

  3. Ron La Canne Says:

    I will miss him He was the prototypical Packer as a player and a man. God bless you Aaron and I hope to see you in the Pro Bowl next year.

  4. 56coop Says:

    Really hated to see this guy go. Wish The Pack could have just figured out someway to keep his hands on the ground. Guess that just doesn’t work in a 3-4 offense.

    TT needs to concern himself with O line, especially now with “Pep” in the division.

    Just some more “idle fan chatter”.

  5. 56coop Says:

    Oh, & I think it’s a shame, not a word about this at Packers.com

  6. nick Says:

    Totally agree about a trade last year. But- its hard to not give him a shot at that OLB spot before doing that given how lean and fast he was as a DE. That, and then he was seriously hurt midway through the season. So – while it sucks we arent getting more, I cant fault Thompson too much for holding off.

    I’m just glad he is going to Jacksonville rather than someone we play often…

  7. foundinidaho Says:

    Isn’t it nice, though, to have a situation where we can be so supportive and hope that he does well? Unlike that other, um, asshat.

    Good luck, Kampy, we’ll miss you.

  8. Brady Augustine Says:

    You know, you are right. I love A-Kamp too. I said he was not a LB from the start but if you called for the trade, you were right. If I had known about the injury, I would have said the same. That muddles the issue (well it’s a done deal now) but I hope he is happy with his hand in the dirt again…he deserves it.

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