Time to spread the love (or lack thereof) around a bit this Saturday morning. Here’s six Packer stories to sound off on. We got tall-boys today.
In an article titled “Kampan: Not As Good As Advertised” CHTV argues that defensive end Aaron Kampan is good but not great.
“But when the chips are down, when the Packers absolutely need a sack, and Kampman is going against something more than a journeyman, you can forget it.”
I’ll be one of the few to agree with CHTV that Kampan has not acheived elite status, nor will he ever. On the flip side, he is a stand up guy, the hardest worker you’ll ever not meet, and a consummate professional. Pick your poison Nagler… and be happy about it. On that note…
Not really, but he obviously isn’t wearing any blinders. Yesterday, I was looking over some receiver rankings in the National Football Post. Greg Jennings is ranked behind such names as Lee Evans and Roddy White. Bedard holds the opinion that the list is fairly accurate.
“Don’t see anyone on there I’d rank him ahead of. Maybe Housh because he’s more possession. But he doesn’t drop passes.“
Greg Jennings will strike him down when he least expects it. Karma came full cirlce later in the day when Bedard got owned on Twitter.
I have to give Rail Bird Central a little credit here. Not a Favre related story has appeared on this blog in recent memory. The bigger question is why? Does Brian not believe in the hype? Is he a Favre guy in disguise? This is the man who hates Quinn Johnson you know.
Seriously though, while most are talking about Brett, Brian has been amassing a pretty decent chunk of non-Favre related stories lately. Including finding this video of Mark Murphy getting crushed (in the gazoomba’s) in dodgeball.
I understand that everyone (including us) like to ride the Favre train, but Scott Hanson of the NFL Network needs to keep it current.
“At one point, according to the source, Favre got passionate on the phone, telling Goodell, “He (Thompson) doesn’t want me going to Minnesota, because he knows I’ll kick his ass twice a year!”
Way to bust out a quote from last year to light that fire. Can you say desperate for anything? On a side note, there is a nice little video of the Favre injury from a doctor’s perspective. It’s worth a watch.
Let’s finally put this puppy to rest. There was a little debate on the Packers Lounge chatbox this week about the Nick Collins situation. After recently citing personal issues as the reason for his absence earlier in the season, his agent in no uncertain terms says that Nick is sitting out because of his contract.
“Collins’s agent told Wilde that Collins has legitimate family issues but that he would not be attending the off-season program regardless of any family matters. The agent also said that Collins would not attend the organized team activities later this month if the team isn’t willing to discuss a new deal.”
Sorry Pack93z, I am not ready to take back my ”Collins is a douche” statement just yet. It’s ALWAYS about the money.
It’s never too early to look at power rankings, and I love it when the Packers are what I consider underdogs.
“I’m shocked the Packers won only six games last year. It just showed how valuable a piece of their puzzle Cullen Jenkins was. At 6-2 and 305 pounds and with good lateral quickness, he should come back from the torn pectoral that caused him to miss 12 games last year and play very well in the new 3-4. This is a team with far better talent than six wins, and I expect Aaron Rodgers to be better in the fourth quarter this year than last, by the sheer experience factor.”
I think the CBS rankings are a far better gauge than Peter King’s rankings. The Bears at #4? Come on.
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