Colledge Not Happy With Packers Over White House Snub

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Daryn Colledge

Colledge isn't pleased with his former team.

Like the rest of us, former Green Bay Packers guard [intlink id=”94″ type=”category”]Daryn Colledge[/intlink] probably watched the team’s White House visit online.

Of course, we didn’t play on the 2010 Packers and Colledge did.

As expected, the Packers didn’t bother to invite players like Colledge, who signed with the [intlink id=”174″ type=”category”]Arizona Cardinals[/intlink] this offseason, to the event. Colledge openly expressed his disappointment.

“It’s a disappointing fact that they didn’t even call guys that helped win to see if they wanted to join them,” he told Kent Somers.

Although it probably would have been a nightmare logistically, the Packers leaving guys out who were on the team and helped them win is reminiscent of when they decided to take the team Super Bowl photo without the players on injured reserve. In fact, it’s probably worse.

Word is, current Packers who weren’t on last year’s team did get to go to the White House even though they had nothing to do with the team’s Super Bowl win.

Even if the Packers had invited former players and asked them to make their own arrangements, it would have been better than nothing.

For an organization that coined the term Packer people, it wasn’t a very Packer move.

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15 Comments on "Colledge Not Happy With Packers Over White House Snub"

  1. Ben

    That is just shitty of the Packers to do that to those that got them the W regardless whom they play for now. Not how we roll in Wisconsin folks

  2. Taryn

    Don’t blame the Packer ORG,blame the NFL and the NFLPA as permission for the team could have been made as with the ROMO wedding,then all the members of the SB team could have done this in April.

  3. Jeremy

    I don’t get it. Its just stupid. Ron Harlan would never have done this. I would like Mark Murphy to explain this one.

  4. Laura

    Teams are the current team, not the players who make up the team. Unfortunate for anyone who feels slighted, but it’s about the franchise, not the individual contributors.

  5. Kirby

    I am so glad that Colledge is gone…what a cry baby! If he wanted to go to the White House he should have re-signed with the Packers! You want to go to the White House College? Go win a trophy with the Cardinals and shut up!

  6. David

    They took Tauscher which was classy.

    I could see why they might not have wanted to take everyone. But I think they should have come up with a rationale to take long serving starters with more than 4 years.

    That would have meant that Colledge, Barnett, Poppinga and D. Lee should have been invited.

  7. Randy R

    If you played, you should go, or at least be invited, i think thats Bush league. Seems to me Teds thinking is, if your a Packer, we treat you right, if your not, we wont give you a second thought.

  8. Shawn iltarion

    I don’t give a shit.

    So, Colledge, along with anyone else, is going to skip practice with their current employer to attend a function with their former employer? Yeah, I don’t think so.

    So, really this comes down to people being upset over not getting a phone call, which they would have turned down anyway.

    So, get over it. And I’ll try to get over the fact that A-Rodge and Greg Jennings had to convert on 3rd and 10 because nimrod committed a false start on 3rd and 5 on the key drive in the Super Bowl.

  9. cjenkins

    The Packers moved past the SuperBowl and are focusing on this year. The time for the White House visit is April. Doing this now and reuniting teammates from other teams brings focus away from this year. Keep the current teammates together and let them bond a little and share some in something special. I agree with the Packers on this. I’m sure this is not what they really wanted either, but because of the lockout, it is what it is.

  10. Chris K

    Who F— cares! Its a time when teams are running their own operations. Its really a deal that is being bigger than it should be. GET OVER IT. They brought Tausch & Wilhelm

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