Interesting that I actually drafted the following post over a week ago.
“I realize it’s a bit early for this sort of post, but I think the Packers should take a careful look at the NYG’s DE Osi Umenyiora after the season ends. While Umenyiora will technically be under contract next year yet, he had been looking for a new contract or to be traded earlier this year – and if a new contract is not figured out (which looks unlikely at the moment), it is likely he’ll be traded. The Pack should get in on this. He could really help balance out the lack of pass rush and overall lack of activity on the ride side of our defense. He’ll be expensive, but by not re-signing Finley and letting Flynn go – and perhaps clearing off cap space in other ways, we could make room for a player like Umenyiora. While his injury history is a bit concerning (he missed 4 games this year), in 2011 he finished with 9 sacks and 2 forced fumbles (and of course a monster sack/forced fumble yesterday against the Pack). These aren’t bad stats considering he missed time due to injury. In 2010, he had 11.5 sacks and 10 forced fumbles – 10 FORCED FUMBLES. That is astonishing.
Make a splash TT and go after someone who can play. We’ll need to focus on defense this offseason through the draft and free agency. Read here for more on Umenyiora.