I’ve been waiting for some kind of a gut feeling about the upcoming draft for the Packers. Especially concerning the first round. For months, I’ve sat here with nothing. Absolutely nothing. Really no clue about what the Pack might do. I have thoughts on what they should do – and will be posting some of these thoughts in the coming days. But I have no idea what TT has planned. TT could trade down if there are any takers, he could shock the world and trade up for Aaron Curry, he could take Malcolm Jenkins because he thinks he’s a great athlete, he could take BJ Raji because it would be nice to add some depth to the D-Line, or he could take one of a handful of decent LB options. Or, he could take another WR, or he might snag a QB from a college nobody has ever heard of, or he might take a punter or he might draft Brother Steve for the new position of “team arguer” – the guy who argues with teammates until they get really pissed off leading to angrier and more aggressive play. I have no idea what’s going to happen and I haven’t had a gut feeling about anything…until yesterday.
Lately, my 21 month old son has been making up words…like his father. He thinks it’s very, very funny. (The difference, of course, is that he hasn’t learned about verbal immunity and his need to add “if you will” or “as it were” to any made up word giving him proper license to make up the word…he’ll learn eventually.) Anyway, what he does is say a random word he believes is not a word and then laughs very hard making everyone nearby laugh very hard as well. Repeatedly yesterday, for I’d say 20 minutes, he kept yelling the ‘word’ “maybin, maybin, maybin…” until the room would break out in laughter. Shortly after this Maybin outburst, I happened to review an article on the draft mentioning one Aaron Maybin. Perhaps it’s a sign (actually, I doubt it, but with TT at the helm, this may be as legit a guess as any another).