Confessions of a Polluted Mindset - Let's Dance

The Weekly Packers Brain Drain from Jersey Al.

 

I Hope They Dance:

While my first reaction is a bit of sadness if this is indeed, the last polka, if it ends in one final exultant "roll out the barrels" celebration under the moonlight, the serious moonlight, in LA in February, I say Let's Dance!

Justin Time:

Although we don't know if the story is really true or not, if the Packers had indeed traded Aaron Rodgers for Justin Herbert, I personally would have been thrilled. Mahomes notwithstanding, I think he's the next best young QB that will take this league by storm. Imagine Favre to Rodgers to Herbert with no break in between for Bears and Vikings fans to revel in? Man, that would have been glorious. 

Sneakily Clever:

Wrong Position:

If part of the agreement  was Gutey having to placate Rodgers by bringing back an old buddy, why couldn't it be a defensive lineman? I though we were pretty good at WR already.

Sick PUPpies:

As expected, the Packers have placed Josiah Deguara and David Bakhtiari on the PUP list. Based on the timing of their injuries, one would expect Deguara to be ready for week one but as for DBak, I would call it doubtful.

Messing with Rodgers:

I hope to hell some team leader and jokester (Bakhtiari) organized a mock greeting for Rodgers when he walked in to the locker room. A round of Bronx cheers, the silent treatment, pinned him in a corner and gave him a wedgie... something, anything!

Randall Cobb:

Really?  As much as we all loved Cobb and what he did here (especially against the Bears), is this the best way to spend what little cap money the Packers have left? I don't get it. However, if we get to see something like this again, I might change my mind.

 

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"Jersey Al" Bracco is the Editor-In-Chief, part owner and wearer of many hats for CheeseheadTV.com and PackersTalk.com. He is also a recovering Mason Crosby truther.  Follow Al on twitter at @JerseyalGBP

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greengold's picture

July 28, 2021 at 07:26 am

I’m glad to not have a single thing to take back in this sick receipts game.

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BradHTX's picture

July 28, 2021 at 07:45 am

Let’s dance
Put on your green shoes
And dance on the blue (and orange)
Let’s dance
With Wayne Larivee
On the radio

I’d go on but I haven’t had my coffee yet… Thanks Al, great thoughts creatively expressed as always. Hopefully the drama is on the field, not in the locker room. “IT’S RANDALL COBB AGAIN!!!”

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JerseyAl's picture

July 28, 2021 at 07:49 am

nice. I want more!

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July 28, 2021 at 08:03 am

If Cobb is truly coming back (and the Wisconsin State Journal ran an article this morning saying the trade with Houston was nearly finalized), I think Funchess and ESB just got their walking papers. Adams, Lazard, MVS and Rodgers are locks for the roster and Cobb will be uncuttable even if he performs poorly, so five receiver spots are filled. I doubt the Packers will keep six, so Funchess, ESB and others are out barring injury.

I thought most of the "settlement" between Rodgers and the Packers made sense, but the Cobb move does not, at least to me. Allowing Rodgers to bring back his best buddy when the FO's judgement was that he is not worth his price tag is truly allowing the inmates to run the asylum. Very bad precedent.

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July 28, 2021 at 08:25 am

Cobb was part of the concessions to make the Rodgers scenario ending with Aaron content. If Aaron is content and this is the first step towards mending hurt feelings and a potential contract extension after we have another highly successful year than it is worth it. Teams are willing to give up multiple first round picks for Rodgers which shows his true value. Giving up what I expect to be a late round pick for Cobb and SC dollars is a small price to pay to have a chance at an extension with Rodgers.

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July 28, 2021 at 08:15 am

Rodgers wanted Cobb back, in GB, as part of Rodgers coming back. One last go round, for them both, on their way to the SB and into Packers' lore, for all time! Anyone see Jordy Nelson hanging around Lambeau, lately?

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July 28, 2021 at 08:19 am

I Hope They Dance:
I feel good about our chances to be dancing at the end of the year.

Justin Time:
I was surprised at how well Herbert did last year. He definitely surprised me. But before we crown him the next big thing, I would say lets see how year 2 goes for him.

Sneakily Clever:
yeah, clever. Would have been nice had he not blocked me on twitter for asking him a question, so I could have seen it and commented on it. Oh well..

Wrong Position:
We are pretty good at WR. But hear me out. Last year in the NFC championship game, If we had Cobb over EQ, does Cobb catch that 2 point conversion? I think so. Maybe he provides that 1 extra player that Rodgers trusts more then anything, which means that in the games final moments he has the extra guy he knows will come through. Also it gives him one of his best friends to be able to see and talk to daily. Probably will keep him mentally sharper.

Sick PUPpies:
I would agree that will likely be the case. Though, I will not be surprised if Bakhtiari is back sooner. Assuming he isn't back, our rookies will need to really step up, because we will really need to count on them. Newman is the one to really keep an eye on early.

Messing with Rodgers:
This would be amazing. But since they aren't "close people", I don't know if Bakhtiari will be the one to do it.

Randall Cobb:
I'm not saying we need Cobb, but clearly Rodgers needs Cobb. The good part is that in this offense, Cobb will be a perfect fit. We needed a slot WR and another guy who could do jet sweeps and motion plays. While that role was destined to be Rodgers spot, this allows him to play when he is ready too. Also, this gives the Packers 2 players that are similar. If injury occurs they would have another guy that can do the same thing. Here is another thing that Cobb can do. He can line up in the backfield creating another look. Whether its Jones and Cobb or Dillon and Cobb, they could create a lot of really interesting looks having Cobb there. If this was McCarthy's offense still, I would not be to thrilled about this move. SInce we have LaFleur's offense, I think this could be a really good fit honestly.
To pick up where I left off earlier, perhaps the difference with having Cobb over EQ or Funchess or whoever, is a TD vs a FG. Sometimes thats the difference in winning and losing games.

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murf7777's picture

July 28, 2021 at 08:32 am

Right on RC…if having Rodgers best friend on the team makes Rodgers happy and content I’m all for it. Similar to having Giannis brother on the Bucks. Like it or not, Super stars have leverage in Pro Sports and it will only get bigger.

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July 28, 2021 at 08:24 am

Anything short of SB appearance is a massive fail now. There is really no other way to say it. Rodgers is QB, Offensive coordinator, play caller and Director of Pro player personnel. I don't like any of this. I think it ends badly. Worse than if he didn't come back this year. A playoff exit and the media will point fingers at everyone BUT Aaron Rodgers. I am now to the point where I would rather watch Love play and develop....

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July 28, 2021 at 08:26 am

I hope they dance too. But you hit the nail right on the head; with why couldn't it be a DL. King, Keke, and Z. Smith are showing up on sick list. Which speaks volumes. ( And why Clark needs help. ) Avoiding it only shows the brain fart. Randall Cobb isn't a brain fart. He might just be "A" missing piece. Which is how the last of the money should be spent. On a WR who can return PUNTS. But- I'm not ready to give up on MVS. He's a keeper and won't poison Andys Drama. Messing with Rodgers. Keep your back to the wall.

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July 28, 2021 at 08:29 am

I think Rodgers played the sports media like a fiddle and his Packers buddies were in on it , now let’s play football !

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July 28, 2021 at 08:40 am

Loved the wedgie suggestion, and the video!

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