Comments on: Packers Inexplicably Cut Aaron Rouse http://totalpackers.com/2009/09/23/packers-inexplicably-cut-aaron-rouse/ Your Green Bay Packers: Telling It Like It Is Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:13:39 +0000 hourly 1 By: Do the Packers Miss Anthony Smith? | Total Packers http://totalpackers.com/2009/09/23/packers-inexplicably-cut-aaron-rouse/#comment-4706 Thu, 22 Apr 2010 20:43:10 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=1543#comment-4706 […] The Packers cut safety Anthony Smith during their final roster cutdown, instead deciding to keep Jarret Bush and Aaron Rouse. The team also traded for Derrick Martin. Rouse has since been cut. […]

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By: B Marr http://totalpackers.com/2009/09/23/packers-inexplicably-cut-aaron-rouse/#comment-1089 Mon, 28 Sep 2009 08:39:05 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=1543#comment-1089 Kuhn – two touchdowns today.

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By: Terry http://totalpackers.com/2009/09/23/packers-inexplicably-cut-aaron-rouse/#comment-1029 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 21:58:39 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=1543#comment-1029 Does anyone actually follow what’s going on with the Packers? Or, do (some of) you just sit around and wait for a knee to jerk to establish your reaction (and bash Ted T)? Aaron Rouse was cut to make room for the new safety, period. He was also cut because he had been hindered by a hamstring injury throughout training camp and, in the game against Cincy, he was further injured by a neck “stinger.” He may not have been able to play this week anyway, due to those injuries. No other team will probably be looking to sign him, due to those injuries and Rouse is guaranteed his salary for the rest of the year because he was on the opening day roster. This move allows the Packers to fill the immediate need at safety (and, the Packers will only be obligated to pay the new safety for the games he is on the roster, not for the rest of the year), Rouse will be able to recover from his injuries (while still being paid) and, once he is recovered he could be re-signed to the roster. In effect, the Packers may have placed Rouse on a recallable injured reserve. Rouse doesn’t loose any money, he can recover from his injuries AND he can come back to play this year. The team fills the immediate need at safety for this game and until, Bigby, Collins or Rouse are ready to play again.

Kuhn and Hall are core special teams players and McCarthy said that one of the biggest deciding factors for this year would be special team play when deciding roster cuts. Johnson made it on potential to be a bruising fullback, like William Henderson. Anthony Smith didn’t play special teams and, according to various reports I read, Smith took chances in coverage. When he guessed right, he made big plays. However, the coaches felt he took too many chances (and increased the potential for big plays against us….remember Steelers vs Pats when Brady burned him repeatedly?) and that he wasn’t worth keeping since he didn’t play special teams.

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By: Mikey http://totalpackers.com/2009/09/23/packers-inexplicably-cut-aaron-rouse/#comment-1026 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 20:31:13 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=1543#comment-1026 HORSESHIT!!! WE cut Rouse and keep John Kuhn? John who? the guy has scored ONCE in his 4 seasons in the leauge. we have Korey Hall, and the draft pick Quinn Johnson who i thought wasn’t going to still be on the team at this point. Point being cut Kuhn and go get Rouse back!

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By: Jeremy Brown http://totalpackers.com/2009/09/23/packers-inexplicably-cut-aaron-rouse/#comment-1025 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 19:52:56 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=1543#comment-1025 The Packers backups at Safety are a problem. Rouse is a lousy player who is physical but consistently takes bad angles. Bush is a knuckle head who struggles to stay in the game mentally. Smith, had no interest in competing on special teams. I can see cause to release guys like that. That said, I can’t understand why, right now, they would release any of them when they have 3 FB’s on the roster, and Capers zone coverages rely on the two or three safeties making educated reads. We only need one FB!

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By: wslc http://totalpackers.com/2009/09/23/packers-inexplicably-cut-aaron-rouse/#comment-1024 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 18:59:26 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=1543#comment-1024 well, we made Odom look like Lawrence Taylor last week. With Jarrett Bush lording over the defensive backfield for an entire game, we just might see the “greatest show on turf” reborn.

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By: Monty http://totalpackers.com/2009/09/23/packers-inexplicably-cut-aaron-rouse/#comment-1023 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 18:56:54 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=1543#comment-1023 Rouse was in trouble during training camp, but Ted apparently decided he was better on special teams than Smith, so he stuck. I said then, and I’ll say it again, it was a mistake to cut Smith. Unless Derrick Martin is up to speed, the Packers could be in trouble in the secondary. Fortunately, they play the Rams on Sunday.

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By: cooker71 http://totalpackers.com/2009/09/23/packers-inexplicably-cut-aaron-rouse/#comment-1022 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 18:07:44 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=1543#comment-1022 Yeah this made no sense to me either.

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