Tausch re-signs

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Good news. I’m glad that he was re-signed. I think re-signing him was actually more important that re-signing Clifton. I realize Clifton is blind-side etc, and most people regard left tackle as one of the most important positions on the field. I think we would have missed Tausch at RT more than we would have missed Clifton at LT this coming year – in part because I think Lang may be the guy at LT pretty soon. I also think Clifton is not much better than average at this point in part because I really wonder re his run blocking ability anymore. But Tauscher’s absence and then presence last year pretty clearly showed that we’re not ready to move on to some younger dude at RT yet (and that Tausch still plays at a high level).

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8 Responses to “Tausch re-signs”

  1. Cindy V Says:

    I’m glad that the Pack have resigned Mark for another two years. With Clifton and Wells on the line, we should start the season better than last year. I’m not sure why Allen Barbre is still with the team unless he’s a measure of poor for the new guys they bring into camp this summer. Sitton and Lang should be okay. Any ideas if Darren Colledge will be back?

  2. nick Says:

    Good to lock up tauscher, collins and pickett. At the very worst Tauscher becomes a great mentor for the younger guys.

    Now all we need is a good young corner in the draft as well as probably another big, fast DE.

    My favorite so far (although he is a safety) is Rolle out of FSU. A rhode’s scholar and a projected late first round pick (or early second). Great character guy and (obviously) very smart.

  3. Cindy V Says:

    I’m changing the topic: This from MSNBC.com

    Glanville’s eye-opening explanation of trading Favre

    Posted by Mike Florio on March 18, 2010 7:53 AM ET

    We often hear criticism of trades because the player for whom the trade was made never justifies the price that was paid. Some trades end up being criticized because the player becomes in his new home a great player. Or, as the case may be, a Hall of Famer.

    That was indeed the case nearly 20 years ago, when Brett Favre was shipped to the Packers after only one season in Atlanta.

    Our buddy Thom Abraham of WNSR in Nashville passes along a clip of a recent interview with former Falcons coach Jerry Glanville, who defended the decision to trade Favre in blunt terms.

    “I had to get him out of Atlanta. . . . I could not sober him up,” Glanville said. “I sent him to a city where at 9:00 at night the only thing that’s open is Chili Joes. You can get it two ways, with or without onions. And that’s what made Brett Favre make a comeback was going to a town that closed down. If I would have traded him to New York, nobody to this day would have known who Brett Favre ever was.”

    Favre has been candid regarding his issues with alcohol and painkillers, which he eventually beat several years ago. (He was addicted to the same substance at the center of Ryan Leaf’s ongoing criminal woes.) Still, we can’t recall Glanville ever being quite so candid about the reason for the trade. He has mentioned needing to send Favre to a town that closes up early, but Glanville had never suggested that Favre’s problems were essentially continuous.

    The reference to New York is interesting, given that former Packers G.M. Ron Wolf worked for the Jets when Favre was drafted — and Wolf was hoping to land Favre. One of Wolf’s first orders of business once arriving in Green Bay was to get Favre.

  4. Cindy V Says:

    Changing the topic again. Aaron Kampman took out an ad in today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel thanking the Packer fans for their support over the years. Classy guy.

  5. Ron La Canne Says:

    The Packer fans should be the ones to take out an as. He added a shole lot to the team and will be missed. All the best in Jacksonville, and maythe Pro-Bowl be one of your accomposhmenats this year.

  6. Brady Augustine Says:

    Though I don’t like comments that change the subject, the Jerry Glanville post was very interesting. I take it with a large grain of salt for the timing and the fact that Glanville sucked. He is obviously going to find something to say that exhonerates him. Good point though, but a. Brett Favre did NOT get sober because he came to GB. Anyone who thinks an alcoholic can’t find beer in GB is CRAZY! b. The fact that Brett sobered up and reached his potential has more to do with the loving support of his wife (tough love at times). She stayed with him but let him know that she would leave if he didn’t straighten up. Married couples frequently owe each other a lot of their successes…this is the case here.

  7. Brady Augustine Says:

    Love what Cindy had to say about the signing of Taush helping the team start better. We were very close to homefield advantage this season even with the inconsistent start. I think the inconsistency WAS due to the O line. If we had the production out of the running game, and that many less sacks against A-Rod….which of those games would we have lost? Not many that is for sure. We ended up 11-5 with all those sacks. Can you imagine if we can protect that great QB we have back there…sky’s the limit!

  8. Nick Says:

    Flozell Adams was just released by Dallas. Would be a good veteran pickup for the Pack to shore up this line.

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