I apologize but I had to take a few days away from Packer news last week. It’s inevitable that at some point I just get sick of hearing the same thing over and over and over again. I swear when the Johnny Jolly story broke, it took less than 15 minutes for 20 articles to pop up to discussing the matter.
Even so, people continue to keep talking about how so much happened this week. But, does any of it really mean anything? The simple answer is no.
I was going to post about Jolly, but all the bases seem to have been covered pretty well. Personally, I think the Packers were prepared for this, knew it was coming in some capacity, and thus this should not be shocking news to anyone. True, I am on record saying the Packers should not out-right cut Jolly, but I never planned on having him to begin the season. The NFL did a huge favor for the Packers here. They did a bigger favor for Ted Thompson.
Since when did signing draft picks become huge news? I was glad to see Burnett ink the deal, but come on. This is going to go down like it does every year. Picks 3-7 will be signed by camp, pick 2 will come close, and Bulaga will be a couple days late. You can take that to the bank. You know what else you can take to the bank? Atari Bigby showing up on time and squashing all this Burnett is going to take Bigby’s job nonsense to rest.
Moving on, I am by no means a Chmura hater. I was a huge Chewie fan back in the day, and as many Packer fans was disappointed with his arrest way back when. I am happy to see him in the Hall-of-Fame, but still feel like there is an asterisk hidden somewhere in the fine print. I touched on that briefly this week on Cheesehead Radio.
Great job this week by Brian Carriveau in getting the inside story on Woodson. I love Charles too, he’s my favorite guy. However, basically he smelled some smoke and said, “We better got out of here.” A smart decision by Charles, but outside of having fun, let’s not make this into a power of Greyskull moment.
Can someone please get Jermichael Finley a PR guy? I know this whole TGIFinley thing is fun on Twitter, but will someone please tell this kid he can’t print up a bunch of T-Shirts with an altered TGIFridays logo as his trademark. Dude, that’s so not going to fly. Even with your questioned acquisition of the phrase aside, your execution in building the brand is terrible. Please Jermichael, get ahold of me for some help.
I still have a bitter taste in my mouth about the whole Rodgers thinks what LeBron did was okay thing. I’ll stop there.
In other boring moments, there was money. I don’t care about the money, how it works, or anything of the sort. I know I pay a lot of it to go to Packer games, and that’s all that matters to me.
To conclude, my real rant of the day is about mission statements as they relate to Packer bloggers. It used to be semi-original to have a mission statement that talked about how you weren’t going to regurgitate the news and only give hard hitting opinion. Now, it’s just getting old and tired. If you’re not going to give the news, give me an intelligent breakdown. If you can’t do that, give me something no one else has, like an exclusive interview. If you can’t do that, create something to wow people. If you can’t do any of that, then please just don’t bother. It’s okay, really.
Have a great weekend.
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