Memo To Ted Thompson: Pay Tramon

Tramon Williams has earned a contract extension.

From the desk of Cheesehead TV:

Ted,

Not sure if you noticed but Tramon Williams has improved every year he's been in the league and is currently playing the best football on the team, better than the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year - you know, the one who's contract you extended right before the season started.

The longer you wait, the more he'll end up costing, especially if he hits the open market. No matter what the situation is with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, teams will pay big money for a young, ascending cornerback.

Pay the man.

Aaron Nagler

cc: Corey Behnke

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Kevin's picture

October 20, 2010 at 12:09 pm

I agree, Pay the man

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G-Town Mike's picture

October 20, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Yep. He needs to pay him now. Our other options are getting older (Harris, Woodson) or suck (Blackmon, Bush)

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hyperRevue's picture

October 20, 2010 at 01:25 pm

Blackmon?

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davyjones's picture

October 20, 2010 at 01:31 pm

He may have dozed off for 6 or so games.

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Anthony's picture

October 20, 2010 at 04:22 pm

Blackmon was released during the OFFSEASON........

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nerdmann's picture

October 20, 2010 at 04:26 pm

Wouldn't entirely shock me to see Blackmon return, especially if we lose another safety.
We still don't have a real punt returner.

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RockinRodgers's picture

October 20, 2010 at 12:15 pm

This would make to much sense. Why pay TW when Poppingia is due for a pay raise.

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Bearmeat's picture

October 20, 2010 at 12:31 pm

now THAT is funny! +1 Rockin..

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Morli's picture

October 20, 2010 at 12:18 pm

I know this sounds cynical, but we should be able to pay Tramon enough money, because Barnett is injured. With the lights-out performance of Bishop in his place, we' ll (hopefully) get rid of Hawk and save some much needed money.
Anyhoo, I'm anxious to see, wether we'll extend Williams and Jenkins(who plays some amazing ball, too). If Wilson takes a step, I don't expect Jenkins in Green and Gold in 11/12.

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abiderman's picture

October 20, 2010 at 12:21 pm

As Deion "Prime Time" Sanders would say... Pay da man!

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Tarynfor 12's picture

October 20, 2010 at 12:26 pm

I believe the response from TT will be(with shoulders shruuged ala MM) will take a look at the tape...

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davyjones's picture

October 20, 2010 at 12:36 pm

or...we'll get all that contract stuff "cleaned up".

Seriously, I had my doubts about Tramon when he came on for harris and he has SOOO exceeded expectations. In addition to his clear talent level, he is young, hungry, and clearly coachable. All attributes we should be willing to pay for.

I'd also be inclined to put Jenkins in this memo also. He's played well, played hurt, and worked his a$$ off playing far more snaps than he rightfully should have to.

Perhaps TT will hear the Pay now, or Pay more later idea.

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Dave's picture

October 20, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Ted, pay me too!

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Chris's picture

October 20, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Maybe Capers puts in a good word for Tramon.

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JoePackersNYC's picture

October 20, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Can't imagine us not paying him, considering he's young and he has come through our system. Plus it's an extra draft pick for TT to play around with.

Show him the money!

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Aaron Rogders's picture

October 20, 2010 at 12:50 pm

I think you all forget that as soon as Ted pays da man, pay da man no longer has incentive to continue playing at a high level.

Look at what happened with Woodson, Jennings, and Rodgers for example.

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mel's picture

October 20, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Pay him?? We don't have any money cause we spent so much on that lynch trade... Oh wait you didn't so PAY HIM!!!!!

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lebowski's picture

October 20, 2010 at 01:06 pm

Get this extension done, Tramon is one of the brightest spots on this team. I was happy we sweetened Woodson's deal, he earned it, but Tramon's earning it this year and will only get better. Not sure if Jenkins will get his, I hope so, but Neal is waiting in the wings (if he can ever get HEALTHY).

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davyjones's picture

October 20, 2010 at 01:29 pm

Neal Just signed a deal!! Plus, while he's certainly shown potential, he's only played a handful of snaps! He's got some SERIOUS waiting in the wing to do.

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lebowski's picture

October 20, 2010 at 01:40 pm

Didn't mean waiting in the wings for money, I meant waiting in the wings for playing time.

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Brooklyn81's picture

October 20, 2010 at 01:38 pm

Pay them both. And please get a stud CB in the off season. Its just about time to move Woodson to Safety

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hyperRevue's picture

October 20, 2010 at 01:42 pm

Tramon is exactly the type of player TT will pony up for. I have no doubt he'll get it done.

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gratif's picture

October 20, 2010 at 01:50 pm

with raji and neal looking excellent, I'd say Tramon is clearly a priority over Jenkins.

Jenkins is on the wrong side of 30 and has a history of wearing down at the end of the season. Packers are currently #6 in payroll. Jolly will be back on the cheap. I don't see Cullen in GB next year.

Sad, he's been a player.

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PackerAaron's picture

October 20, 2010 at 01:51 pm

"Jenkins is on the wrong side of 30" - He's 29.

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PackerBacker's picture

October 20, 2010 at 02:37 pm

Maybe Gratif prefers players over 30.

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PkrNboro's picture

October 20, 2010 at 02:37 pm

ok...ok...
so he's on the wrong side of 29...
sheesh... ;)

it would be nice to get him back, and Jolly -- could finally be the key to getting some QB pressure.

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hyperRevue's picture

October 20, 2010 at 02:30 pm

I wouldn't count on Jolly for anything.

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PackerBacker's picture

October 20, 2010 at 02:39 pm

Except maybe a hookup for "Purple Drank".

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PkrNboro's picture

October 20, 2010 at 02:51 pm

but he could likely be had for cheap, as someone mentioned earlier...

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Morli's picture

October 20, 2010 at 03:12 pm

Maybe we cut him and then try to pick him up via a trade? (pointless TT-bashing, I like it a lot)

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Nypacker's picture

October 20, 2010 at 04:43 pm

Aaron I think you're absolutley crazy. Sure Tramon has played great but you always know how player's get after signing a new deal. They all get a case of "new-contractitis." Sadly Nick Collins has been one of them as I haven't seen anything out of him yet this season. Same goes for Tausch and Clifton.

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thepretzelhead's picture

October 20, 2010 at 05:12 pm

And while we are paying people- pay TT.

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Mel's picture

October 21, 2010 at 11:12 am

We did pay him.. Now its time to fire him and pay someone else!!!

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