Archive for July, 2014

Packers to go after Andre Johnson?

July 10, 2014

Just starting a rumor of course. Read here. This has been going on for a while now, but Johnson continues to try to force himself out of Houston. Wow, would it be awesome if he somehow landed on the Packers. (I know, I know, not even on TT’s radar – but it’s fun to think about anyway.) With Lacy, Andre Johnson, Nelson, Cobb and possibly Finley – and of course Rodgers – the offense would be completely unstoppable. Honestly how would a defense account for all 5 of those skill players – impossible. Our defense could give up 40 points a game and the team would still be undefeated. (Though I do expect the D to be much better with Peppers opposite Matthews now). And of course he would also be the kind of high character/veteran leader guy that would fit well in the present Packer locker room. I know he’d be expensive but I believe we have some cap space.

 

What should Packers do with Jermichael Finley?

July 10, 2014

I’ve been reading a fair amount about the Jermichael Finley situation in recent weeks. I feel badly for the guy frankly as he was due for a huge payday if he hadn’t gotten injured. Now it will obviously be difficult for him to command a huge salary. But that’s good news for the Packers. As other teams continue to be reluctant to go after him (despite having been medically cleared to play by his doctor), I think the Packers find themselves in a good position here. Though they need to be careful not to wait too much longer. Of course, first Packers’ MDs need to determine that he can play – but then I think the team should start having serious discussions with Finley and his agent right away because if he can return to even part of what he was before, the Packers could get a quality TE at a huge discount. If the Packers had great options lined up behind Finley I might feel differently. And while I think Bostick and Richard Rodgers definitely have potential (I’m not big on Quarless), Finley knows the system, has a good rapport with Rodgers and could step on the field and contribute immediately (again, assuming he’s cleared to play by Packers’ MDs).

I say take the gamble. Your take?


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