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Packers Reportedly Bring In Free Agent OL Mike McGlynn for Visit

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Packers Reportedly Bring In Free Agent OL Mike McGlynn for Visit

From veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer of KSDK in St. Louis:

Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette provides clarity, reporting McGlynn will visit sometime this week.

McGlynn enters his seventh season in the NFL in 2014 and spent the past two with the Indianapolis Colts, where he started all 16 games in 2012 and 14 of 15 games played in 2013.

An interior offensive lineman, McGlynn has experience playing both guard and center.

For a team that recently lost Evan Dietrich-Smith in free agency, the Packers could be looking to bring in competition for players like J.C. Tretter and Don Barclay at the center position.

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RC Packer Fan's picture

From the article on Green Bay Press Gazette, it sounded like Mike struggled at Guard but played well at Center. Perhaps he is like EDS and is really best at 1 position.

Also, my cousin has the same name so I am kind of rooting for the Packers to sign him.

RC Packer Fan's picture

Just out of curiosity, what about my post is there to dislike?

I can see I have 1 person that seems to like to dislike everything I say but 4 dislikes for this? Can someone tell me what I said that isn't liked.

jeremyjjbrown's picture

At first I was happy to see the like/dislike buttons but I am slowly, steadily starting to wish they didn't exist.

I'll bet this gets at least 5 dislikes...

RC Packer Fan's picture

Yeah, I agree. They are nice when used properly. Problem is a lot of people here don't use them the right way.

I do wish we could see who liked and disliked stuff.

jeremyjjbrown's picture

I posted how to delete the header from the page in response to someone saying it was disrupting their view of the site on their small laptop and a whole bunch disliked that. They even disliked someone thanking me for posting it.

I thought it was funny that some people are that self important.

RC Packer Fan's picture

Nice. Apparently people have nothing better to do then to come on here and dislike everything.

HankScorpio's picture

That's certainly true enough, John.

LAS VEGAS-TOM's picture

Jeremy brown, Just read this post. I had to reply. I don't know if you meant this to be funny, but I can't help it, I'm holding my stomach. I can't stop laughing. This is better than a soap opera. Sorry!! I can't help it. A whole bunch disliked you for posting a way to delete a header??

You guy's are talking about all the dislikes, & likes you're getting. Your post here of someone who gave a dislike to someone who thanked you, tears me up.

I've been looking at all the comments on the like & dislike feature, & other posts. I see 8/5 4/9 3/5 6/2 0/9 I/5 3/7 5/2 ECT.

Last night I posted what I thought were 2 Decent, Respectful, & Packer backing posts. I got 0/0 on both. WHAT THE HELL IS UP WITH THAT??

I've come to the conclusion, that the more likes & dislikes one has, the more knowledge of Football & the Packers, one must have?? WHAT DOES THAT SAY FOR ME?? I quit drinking 3 weeks ago. I think I'm going to start again.

Once again, I mean No Disrespect, or Offense. LVT

jeremyjjbrown's picture

Not making it up. You can look for yourself in the recent Bulaga at RT post.

LAS VEGAS-TOM's picture

Jeremy brown, You couldn't possibly make that up. I all but fell on the floor, when you said the guy that Thanked you got a dislike. I can't help it, That's Funny. I'm giving you a like. LVT

LAS VEGAS-TOM's picture

Jeremy Brown, I can't believe it. You got 3 dislikes for replying to me??

Stroh's picture

LVTom... "I've come to the conclusion, that the more likes & dislikes one has, the more knowledge of Football & the Packers, one must have??"

I'll take that as a compliment! LOL

Wait for it...

LAS VEGAS-TOM's picture

Thank You!! Every time I read Jeremy Browns post, I can't stop laughing. Somebody Thanked him for his post, & that guy got a dislike. Once again I'm holding my stomach. You can't get any funnier than that. I just noticed I got 2 dislikes for trying to settle a feud. Maybe I'm starting to gain more Football Knowledge. Based on what I've seen with the likes & dislikes, I'm thinking maybe the Buttons are backwards at the Studio, or where ever this Originates from.

Nick Perry's picture

Common guys, there's the trolls factor, people that don't care for you, or the ones who should be G.M.'s, Head Coach, and Players all rolled into one. Who cares who likes it or dislikes it? Sites like this are meant for Packers fans to speak they're mind, voice a opinion, whatever it may be. My favorites are what I call "Keyboard Warriors". You know damn well most wouldn't have the sack to say the things they type to your face. Forget about it and have fun! GO PACK GO!

Jordan's picture

I gave ya a like man. Tough crowd hey.

RC Packer Fan's picture

Thanks. It's not a huge deal to me, I was mostly curious. Also I was hoping the ones that were hiding behind their dislikes would say why they disliked it. Especially the one guy that dislikes everyone of my posts.

Birney the baker's picture

RC, more than likely it's Stroh or Stohkinoff doing it in some sick attempt to take away the fact he's getting disliked at an alarming rate.

RC, I wouldn't worry about it. This is just a temporary thing. You didn't say anything to warrant a dislike. It's a fake vote sort of like an illegal with no voting rights voting for Obama. Pay no attention. The only true one is Stroh's. People truly dislike this guy it's amazing. If they had a "hate" rating I bet all his numbers double.

RC Packer Fan's picture

Could be. Honestly it doesn't bother me. I really was hoping for a response from one of the disliking people.

Birney the baker's picture

lol... you really think Stroh is going to come on and say he did it to you or anyone else for that matter? Not in a million years.

This reminds me of back in high school. Our idiot teacher who we all hated use to pass out a bowl when he wanted anonymous information as to who the person was that f'd with his book while he went to the bathroom. He passes it around and we all have to drop a folded up paper slip in saying who that person was that did it. Instead of giving a name, everyone in the class wrote "I did it" lol

Stroh's picture

RCPackFan.... We've had a lot of good discussions and I've always enjoyed them. I haven't given you any dislikes. I think the feature is stupid and rarely even use it. Unlike my personal troll #2, tom B who creates numberous names of peope he wishes he had for friends and runs around disliking everything.

I said when they rolled out the like/dislike function it was a bad idea.

RC Packer Fan's picture

Honestly I didn't think it was you. We have had a lot of really good conversations. I hope to have more in the future.
As far as the likes/dislikes I really don't care.
Tom b has many names? Is 1 of them Arlo?

Birney the baker's picture

I have one name RC. It's that idiot Stoh trying to divert the attention away from the fact he's the guy more than likely doing it. What you don't know RC is this Stroh guy spends pretty much every day going to different Packers boards. He has no other hobbies. This is his life and he also has a lot of different names that he goes by despite what he says. That's why I came out fighting with him off the bat. I knew who he was immediatlely. He's a liar and is in fact the guy that is giving most people here "dislikes". Do you remember just a few days ago he was the only guy getting the dislikes. He couldn't handle the truth so he resorted to rating everyone with dislikes so he wouldn't stand out. He's done this before trust me on this.

LAS VEGAS-TOM's picture

Hi Tom B., I guess I've said before, that I try to remain neutral on this site. What's between you & Stroh, is between you & him. I hope I use the right words here. You've more than made your point on Stroh. I would say, that at this point, it's almost becoming over kill. I don't know you, but I know you have a lot of Football knowledge. I don't know Stroh either, but he also seems to have a lot of Football knowledge. I don't know if what you are saying is true, but you seem to have Bitter Hatred for this guy. I had a Foreman, if I met him in a bar, it might be the last day of his life. As much as I agree with you on some things, I don't like reading some of the things you've said to Stroh. I would tell Stroh, I don't like him referring to you as his Bitch. If this were me, I would tell, (Suggest) to both of you to take the High Road. If what you say, is true, & doesn't stop, then you 2 need to meet somewhere and settle this. That's what I'd do. I wouldn't take, what you've said to him, & I wouldn't take what he's said to you. When it comes to the Draft & a lot of the player's, I might be the dumbest person on this post, but I don't want to hear it. If someone gives me s#@t, they're going to get it back, & vice versa. You have way too much football knowledge & interest in the GB Packers, to be carrying on this vendetta against Stroh. I'd say everyone's probably formed their opinion. I'm just trying to help here. I know I'd much rather be able to talk to you about different issues, than to be arguing back & forth every day with you. Stroh & I did not start out as friends. We aren't what you'd call friends now, I'm now glad to say, we can post or reply to one another with respect. I know if I give him S#@t, I'm going to get it back, & he knows if he gives me any s#@t, he's going to get it back. It's a lot more enjoyable to be able to talk respectfully to someone, even if you have issues. Unless this guy Broke Up your Marriage, or Stole your High School Sweetheart, None of this Football is worth anything. My wife & I lost our only child, My Son at 21. What does any of this crap compare to that. Try taking the High Road Tom, I think both of you will feel better about it. In the scheme of things, the GB Packers are pretty far down the scale, of what's really important. JMO Hope I've said the right things?? Think About It!! LVT

Birney the baker's picture

LVT, I understand your position and condolences on your son. That's tough!!

Anyway, it seems real easy just to take the high road but you don't know this guy. He's a nut. His mouth won't shut. It's continuous. The only way to deal with this guy is by fighting fire with fire. I am sorry you don't like the words coming out but this is normal for the both of us. Take it with a grain of salt. I actually laugh at all the people here that are all in a tissy over Stroh purposely "disliking" their posts. You have no clue what this guy Stroh has done in the past five years to me and thousands of others. It pales in comparison to these minor complaints of someone disliking what they say.

Just going to tell you LVT that it's best to stay out of this fight though I do respect your words. It's not always going to be this way but for now this guy thinks he's some type of king and loves to belittle and degrade others here for having an opinion and people here all seem afraid of him. I am telling you this guy is a big whiney woman when you fight back. I am setting the example for all on how to deal with this idiot. He is nothing but the playground bully. Hit him in the mouth and do it daily I say. His days of acting like King Obama are officially over!!

LAS VEGAS-TOM's picture

Hi Tom B., Thank you for the respectful reply. I thought maybe you were really going to nail me for getting involved. You're are right. I best stay out of this. It's none of my business. Hope to be able to agree & disagree with you in the future. I've always been a loner. I'm sure there will be plenty you'll disagree with me on. I hope it will always be respectfully. I thought maybe I could help here, but 1/2 way through, I knew I was probably getting into something, I had No Business getting into. My intentions were in the right place, & I look forward to posting & replying from time to time with you, even if we disagree. I'm going to say the same thing to Stroh.

Stroh's picture

Los Vegan-Tom. We've bumped heads once or twice. I would say now, that we understand one another and have a healthy respect for one another. I even like your comments and respect what you say. Personally I would call you a friend even.

Its unfortunate that the other tom can't do that and had to continually comment toward me or use my name in every comment. I got sick of it and let his obsession get the best of me. I read right thru petty comments and they roll of my back w/o notice. An unhealthy obsession and continual discourse as he uses is difficult for me to turn away from.

Look forward to hearing more of your objective viewpoints.

Birney the baker's picture

LVT, let me translate in English what Mr. Strohkinoff just said to you.

I honestly don't know who the hell you are LVT. If we bumped heads I am sure it was your fault and whatever you said was probably a stupid thing because I have no clue who you are. I only care about what I say. I don't pay attention to anything you have ever said now or in the future. I only am reading what you are saying now because it involves me. If you want to continue to kiss my ass LVT go ahead and I'll call you my friend. If you say anything bad about me you'll be my lifetime bitch like Tom Birney. Yes, I'll own your ass forever.

It's too bad that this Tom guy had to come here and disrupt my role as the top dog at CheesheadTV. I got sick of him telling the truth about me and had to fight back so people wouldn't believe him. You see LVT, I am insane and I have zero emotion. I am so sick that nothing someone says about me can stop me from posting nonstop on this or any other Packers board. Tom Birney is my bitch as you know. I own him. I love to control people and tell them where to go when they say something stupid or something I don't agree with. I am obsessed with being right and I must be the no. 1 person here for Packer information.

I do not look forward to hearing anymore of your viewpoints because frankly the only thing that matters here is what I say. I would appreciate it if you would just bow to me and go along your merry way. I am far bigger and more important here than you are or ever will be LVT.

Sincerely,

Stroh

LAS VEGAS-TOM's picture

Hi Stroh, I thought maybe I could help with this, but I really had No Business getting involved. As I've said to Tom B., I would hope that we can post & reply respectfully to one another. We've knocked heads, as you say, but S#@T happens. I understand you, & I'm pretty sure you understand me. I'm even more sure we will be disagreeing in the upcoming season. That's what this board is about. As long as it can be done without name calling & it's respectful, that's how I think it should be. Your posts, for the most part are beyond my scope of knowledge, but I would hope we can Post & Reply from time to time. I should not have got involved here. I can remember when I was 19, & Wiping the whole world. Now I'm 66. Life's Too Short!!

Stroh's picture

RC... That would be my guess. LMFAO

We'll continue to have good conversations cuz we both have a depth of knowledge and respect for each others thoughts.

Nick Perry's picture

@ Tom Birney... Stroh and I don't care for one another either, the difference is Tom, I really don't pay any attention to him and him for the most part lately, he doesn't pay attention to me. It just works better that way. I've had several "Stroh Favorites", but this one, this is still one of my favorites.

http://www.cheeseheadtv.com/blog/tundra-vision-the-phillips-brand-of-3-4...

Go ahead and look at his comment on that article. I can almost see him stamping his feet on the ground demanding credit!

Stroh's picture

Yet here you are keeping it alive. You should leave well enough alone... Guess your like that tomfool and obsessed w/ me to. Truly pathetic!

Birney the baker's picture

Nick, the guy is sick. You don't pay attention to him no doubt but he definitely pays attention to you 24/7. The second you even mention the guys name he will retaliate even if you are just talking about him to make a point about something he did In the past. I bet you a million bucks he responds back. I've known this sick person for over 5 years. He's obsessed with being right and thinks he's actually on the level of Paul Ott Carruth. lol All the guy does every day is scour the internet looking for Packer information then spits that info back to you as though he was the guy who said it.

Yeah I did enjoy that link you provided thank you, funny as hell. That's Mr. Strohkinoff. All upset that he didn't get credit for saying it first when he never did. Now he's accusing me of making up fake names so I can rate all his posts as many dislikes as possible. lol Like I said, he's sick.

Just glad I was able to help some of you out here who are experiencing problems with this nut. He acts like the big bully on the playground but all you have to do is hit him in the mouth day after day then he becomes powerless. He's almost at that point now though of course he'll continue on being the dick he always is. Best to ignore him but if you can't ignore him just humiliate him. He's worthy of that.

Nick Perry's picture

LMAO!!!!! You we're right Tom! Thanks for the advice but I'll continue to ignore him. He actually has some good points from time to time, just not a people person I guess. Perhaps it has something to do with lunch money as a child.

Birney the baker's picture

Nick, this man is so hated that he rarely leaves his house. Right now he's a stay at home dad but his wife keeps the kids at a day care because she fears how they will turn out being with him all day.

Stroh's picture

Really? Like you ignored me in this instance. Face it you don't like me cuz I know a lot more than you and you can't keep up w/ me! Your problem not mine. Get a life!

Stroh's picture

Your not even worthy my time to dislike a comment from you. Your obsession w/ me is truly insane. You making up names of people and disliking every comment I make 20x's shows more about you than it does me.

Birney the baker's picture

So let me get this straight Strohkinoff. Everybody here except me loves you? lol Surely you can't be serious? So I'm the insane one so obsessed with you that I have made up over 20 I.D.'s just so I can give you as many "dislikes" as possible? This is your theory as to why you are getting so many dislikes lately? lol Ah, ok whatever you say.

So I'll play your game that you just played with Nick Perry. If you are not even worthy of my time why are you constantly responding back to me and talking about me? Not only are you a liar you are also a hypocrite. Now please, ignore me while I go on not ignoring you. It's better that way. Everybody knows by now that your side to every story is the b.s. one. It's nice to see you finally figured things out.

Stroh's picture

Your an insect.. A gnat that I swat away and crush. Your my bitch nothing more! I OWN you.

Birney the baker's picture

Playing right into my hands. Funny how I get the real you to come out more and more. Keep owning me Strohkinoff. It's all about control and power with you so not surprised you use the word "own". I bet you paid for your Russian wife too. How much did she cost you? You own your wife, put her to work immediately while you stay at home and post on the Packers boards all day. A brilliant plan. Modern day slavery is alive and well in TN I see.

Nick Perry's picture

That's WAY over the line, to call someone "Your Bitch". You once described yourself at 5' 10" 160 pounds, something close to that. At those measurable's, you'd have a hard time crushing anything. You should be kicked off this site, just like all the others for saying something like that.

4thand1's picture

You get a dislike for bringing up politics on a sports blog. Politics SUCK.

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

Sorry, I clicked on "like" for your posts, so I can't help you with why people clicked on dislike. I really like the like and dislike buttons. If others have already posted on a topic and I have nothing to add, I can use the buttons. I think it would be very interesting if you could click on the like and dislike buttons and get a list of the names of the people who liked or disliked a comment. IDK how hard or expensive it might be to build that into the website.

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

Wow, 2AM and I got a dislike inside of 30 minutes of posting! Maybe we all should just discount 1 dislike since there might be one person who just hits dislike automatically?

RC Packer Fan's picture

No problem. I really don't put to much concern into who likes or dislikes my comments. There definitely is 1 person though that dislikes everything. I'm thinking its between 3-4 people.

I like the like/dislike buttons, I just don't like the ones that just use it just to dislike every comment because they have no life and choose to come here and dislike everyone..

I would love it if you could see who liked it and who disliked it. Facebook you can see who liked stuff, and its nice.

Vrog's picture

This is getting beyond ridiculous

Allan Murphy's picture

is he dirty in middle ?

4thand1's picture

Pervert

4thand1's picture

HHHMMMM, 9 people with no sense of humor.

RC Packer Fan's picture

I thought it was funny.

Jordan's picture

This guy sounds like the backup center. Might be a good pickup. Packers won't have to use a late round draft on a G/C. Probably much less risk if they pick him up. No need to shuffle O-line if tretter goes down.

RC Packer Fan's picture

He might be a backup only type of player. He might be like EDS where he didn't really fit in at guard but plays well at center.

I think it might be worth bringing him in to compete with Tretter, and Barclay.
Its not going to cost a lot and really what downside would there be? If he doesn't work out, they can cut him.

Jordan's picture

As crazy as it may sound......I think they may actually have to guarantee this guy some money. Packers brought him in to talk, work him out, and let doctors look at him (I assume).

But you're right, they can cut him, and I don't think it will be that much money (lost) against the cap.

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/252654841.html?ipad=y

TommyG's picture

I'm a big fan of not needing to shift 4 OL just because 1 guy gets injured.

Ibleedgreenmore's picture

Well they got a few months to figure it out.

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

McGlynn was a 4th round pick in 2008. He is 29 years old. He has started 48 games in 6 seasons, playing guard and some center. Started 11 games at guard and 3 games at center for the injured starting center Satele (Indianapolis) and many thought he outplayed Satele, but Satele himself was released later, in part due to poor play and a $5.1 million cap #. McGlynn is 6'5" tall, weighs 325 pounds. Mike Wells of ESPN described McGlynn as solid in playing center in relief of Satele. Bill Polian though rated him as a "D" FA player worth only vet minimum on a 1 year contract with no guaranteed $. Base pay of $1.5 million last year but with a cap # of 2.5 million.

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

The dislike this time came inside of 45 minutes at 3 AM. Not sure what there is to dislike. I googled the Indianapolis newspapers, over the cap, and a few websites to obtain some basic facts about McGlynn. I provided the only opinions I found: one by Mike Wells of ESPN and another expressed by Bill Polian. I did not express my opinion regarding McGlynn because I have not formed an opinion yet. Oh well, dislike all you want!

RC Packer Fan's picture

Don't worry, I got your back. I liked both of your comments. :-)

I haven't seen much other then what was said on Green Bay Press Gazette. Which is essentially what you stated.

I wouldn't mind seeing the Packer signing him just because my cousin has the same name. It would be a fun thing for my family. As far as his play on the field, I have no idea.
I just thought it was interesting that they said he played well at center in the 3 games last year.

MarkinMadison's picture

Well, if they want to get bigger at the middle to counter the Lions' DL this guy fits the bill. Not sure why he would play better at C then G given his size. You lose a fraction of a second at C over G when snapping the ball so I always thought it was the harder position to play. But whatever. Maybe he just had some down competition in those three games. Maybe he just had his nirvana moment where the universe came together for him. Either way, there is not much to lose by bringing him in. From the outside, it definitely looks safer than counting on Tretter rising up or Barclay making the switch.

Nick Perry's picture

That's my concern about Tretter, going against the likes of Fairly and Suh, with no game time under his belt. I did read in the Journal that Tretter had been practicing with the Packers at the end of the season for 7 weeks, so they clearly have some idea. MM said the kid kid has been working hard and is smart as hell, encouraging. McCarthy thinks he'll handle the mental part no problem.

HankScorpio's picture

This guy wouldn't appear to be a significant signing but at this point in free agency, the bargains are flying. Assuming they are talking small contract, I say the more the merrier. Extra competition never hurts a team.

Having said that, I'm fine with the Packers adding their normal 1 or 2 draft choices to what they have and calling it an offseason along the OL. And signing McGlyn wouldn't really alter the need to draft OL. That should be done each and every year. Five guys play at any one time so it is impossible to be so strong that drafting more help to protect the franchise is not a smart move.

RC Packer Fan's picture

Not significant but possibly a dependable backup, who could at least offer competition at Center. So while not a headliner type of signing it could have a good impact with the other players on the OL.
Also if they were to sign him, they wouldn't have to go into the draft having to draft a G/C prospect. They could take more of a Tackle prospect if they chose to.
We know how Thompson works for the most part. He will draft at least 1 player on the OL.

Evan's picture

I don't know anything about this guy, but I'm 100% in favor of bringing in a low-cost veteran center as insurance.

RC Packer Fan's picture

yup. I agree.
Nothing really to lose by bringing him in.

LAS VEGAS-TOM's picture

RC, I've started to follow this McGlyn story. I agree, he should be brought in. Could this guy start, or are we set with who we have? He has Good size & seems to have Good Reviews.

I've also been following the like & dislike situation. Something is amuck here. Evan said the same thing you did, & he has No dislikes, & you have 2 dislikes. I seem to be lucky to get either one?? I'll give you a like, Evan as well. LVT

RC Packer Fan's picture

Yeah I think it would be worth the signing.

Isn't it funny with the likes/dislikes. I had 1 that seemed to dislike everything of mine, now it looks like there is 3. Even when I just repeat what others say.

4thand1's picture

How many likes would a dislike like, if a dislike could like likes? Dislikes are like assholes, everyone has one.

BradHTX's picture

And most of them stink.

Honestly, without the feature if hiding comments that have too many dislikes, the whole like/dislike thing is kind of pointless. And I say that as someone who inevitably clicks to read Archie's latest rant on Jersey Al. I can't help myself, it's like slowing down to rubberneck at an accident.

If everyone in the above comment thread would focus their energy on discussing the Packers rather than getting into pissing matches all the time, the comments would be more interesting in general.

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