Railbird Central Podcast: Match Game, Sean Richardson Edition

Will the Green Bay Packers match the Oakland Raiders' offer? We break the safety's value in today's episode.

Episode 513

Now that safety Sean Richardson has signed an restricted free agent offer sheet with the Oakland Raiders, we analyze whether the Green Bay Packers should match the offer. We break down Richardson's worth and value both from a football standpoint as well as a dollar amount. We also get into this year's safety class in the NFL Draft in the event that Richardson should leave.

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Imma Fubared's picture

April 08, 2015 at 04:32 pm

Why would we pay him big bucks? We hardly used the guy?

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Maudy's picture

April 08, 2015 at 05:36 pm

Let him go! Way too expensive!

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Allan Murphy's picture

April 08, 2015 at 07:51 pm

Pay the man best player of other 2 that left .

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Clay Zombo's picture

April 09, 2015 at 02:35 am

He was already set to make 1.54 million, if they think hes got a bright future then another 1.01 million isnt all that much for an ascending player.

One thing I do know is if they do match it they will start using him more, maybe as a dime LB or in some kind of 3 safety look. Ted wont pay that kind of money to a backup/special teams guy, he must have a bigger role.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

April 10, 2015 at 11:28 am

That is the issue: is Richardson ascending? I've seen little evidence of it. But I agree with you and I would listen to the coaches to see if he can play a bigger role.

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Evan's picture

April 10, 2015 at 11:59 am

I think there is no question he's ascending...now at what trajectory and to what final level is the question. But from where he started undrafted, to the injury, to his role on special teams last year, he's most definitely ascending.

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4thand1's picture

April 10, 2015 at 10:24 pm

I think there's a reason that players like him and Bostick don't see the field. They just don't get "it".

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HankScorpio's picture

April 11, 2015 at 10:21 am

The difference between Bostick and Richardson is that TE was a much weaker spot than Safety in 2014. Bostick played little despite the Packers looking for contributions from his position. Richardson played a little despite the Packers getting good production from his position from Burnett, Clinton-Dix and Hyde ahead of him.

Richardson did manage to find his way on the field for 10% of the defensive snaps. That means the Packers saw something in him that they could use. One of those things is providing a fall back plan if the Packers are unable to find a cover LB in the draft or better run support in "Big Okie" nickel package.

He's a developing player on a team that plans for player development to improve. I hope the Packers bite the bullet and match the offer. Especially with two DBs already gone and another still pending (Bush).

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