Packers Are Now Supposedly Interested in Letroy Guion

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Letroy Guion

Letroy Guion

This is getting comical, but more on that in a bit. The Green Bay Packers are now supposedly interested in free agent defensive tackle Letroy Guion, who played last season with the Minnesota Vikings.

He is scheduled to come to Green Bay on Sunday, but we all know he ain’t making that trip.

Guion is 6-4, 303 and just 26 years old, although he’s entering his seventh season in the league. In 2013, he recorded 21 tackles and a sack in 13 games. His best year was 2012, when he had 31 tackles and two sacks in 15 games.

Why the Packers would sign a guy the Vikings don’t want is beyond us. Don’t they know the pipeline runs the other direction?

Anyway, the Packers continue to pretend to be interested in all kinds of defensive linemen. The guy they were supposedly interested in yesterday, Vance Walker, will reportedly be signing with Kansas City.

Ohhhhhhh! Just a day late. Shucks!

The guys the Packers were supposedly interested in before that — Al Woods and Arthur Jones — also signed with other teams before they got to Green Bay. Oh, and former Giants defensive lineman Justin Tuck said the Packers were in the mix, but the Raiders signed him first.

So now Guion has a visit scheduled for Sunday, so some other team can conveniently swoop in and sign him before then.

Then the Packers can say, “But guys, we’re participating in free agency!”

Seriously. Has anyone else noticed the Packers’ pattern of “showing interest” in outside free agents and then scheduling them for visits three days from now?

Other teams that are interested in free agents actually try to get them in their building BEFORE anyone else does. Not the Packers.

Makes you think that they either have a bunch of incompetents handling travel arrangements or they don’t really have any intention of signing these guys. Maybe they’re just doing it to keep the fans from hurling pipe bombs through the upstairs windows at 1265.

Technically, the Packers are participating in free agency. They’re just not doing anything to be competitive in free agency.

“But guys, look! We’re showing interest in all kinds of outside free agents! It’s in the newspapers!”

About The Author

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

20 Comments on "Packers Are Now Supposedly Interested in Letroy Guion"

  1. E.J.Breider

    sign Charles Tillman and put him at safety ! Pick up a tight end……. AND A KICK RETURNER. They’re out there … how ’bout it Ted ?

  2. Sean

    Seems like they want any DT that will play for league minimum.

    Way to get more “playmakers” for the defense.

  3. Bobby S

    Set the alarm for mid April Packer fans. By that time the SFA market will be in full swing (S stands for street) and Ted will find a hockey player from Nova Scotia he projects as an OLB and a guy that would have been a first rounder if he didn’t lose a leg in a skiing accident. Think about it, all these teams know the cap is going to $150 shortly and spending accordingly. The freak had close to $35 this year alone. All the talent is gone and teams have positioned themselves for the coming season….not the Packers! They have added absolutely nothing new to a team that proved itself to be less than mediocre without AR. Maybe missing the playoffs will get him fired? Problem is Murphy’s a cartoon character with zero balls so probably not! Frustrating……very frustrating!

    • Shawn Iltarion

      Less than mediocre without their starting QB!!!

      HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

      Your colossal dumbassery is stunning!

      Maybe missing the playoffs (for the first time in 6 years) will get him fired? HAHAHAHA!!!

      Props! You are deserving of the my top quote for morons-

      “Should we NOT take the advice of the GALATICALLY STUPID?!!”

  4. Bobby S

    I knew it would happen! Rumors that dick in the mouth TT just wasted more $ on another one of his “guys”. Word out he signed fat lazy ass disinterested Raji. BJ signed ’cause nobody who watched his film the last 3 years would touch him. Who’s next, Starks, Newhouse?? It’s actually not easy to be this useless and derail a HOF qb’s career, but the albino’s got it down to a science. Just ask #4

    • Shawn Iltarion

      #4?

      You mean the guy who kept derailing the Packers’ playoff chances by throwing the ball to the wrong team?

      Yeah, let’s ask him.

  5. MJ

    It’s getting insanely frustrating. We are not talking about top notch free agents. Just decent players for the spots we are currently strugling in (DL, S, LB). Patching those holes the team could then draft not out of need, but in a more free way, selecting the best available talent, which in turn would set up a nice future. Or conversely, taking the best available while not leaving serious weak links to the team.

    Paying some decent (not overly flashy) player 3M, to fill in for a position where our starter is clearly messing it up is not “overspending” or “not caring for the cap”, as some claim in packers.com. Yes, these players may even be some other team’s back ups or rotational players, but they are currently better than our starters. What could be wrong with hire those…

  6. Najeh Davenportland

    I’m starting to hate my fellow Packer fans on here. Nothing but a bunch of whiny babies. Get a grip or go root for the Queens.

    • MJ

      SImply pointing out facts, Najeh.
      The team has systematically regressed since 2010.
      You have to aknowledge that no other top team (SF, SEA, DEN, NO, NE) builds solely though the draft these days.

      Yes, I give you that, TT has been quite succesful in the draft (not OVERLY succesful as Vic Ketchman claims in packers.com). That adds up to a “good team”, not a team with deep playoffs chances.

      • Shawn Iltarion

        MJ, none of things you listed are facts. Actually, they are all wrong.

        Anyone saying the Packers didn’t have a chance at a deep playoff run last season didn’t watch the playoffs. The Packers lost to San Fran by a last second FG with Clay Matthews and Sam Shields not even playing. San Fran lost to Seattle on a last second tipped pass.

        • MJ

          “All wrong” you say. I will politely justify those listed things.

          “The team has systematically regressed since 2010.”
          2010 : Good regular season (10-6). Post season: SB! — Both, offense and defense took part.
          2011 : Extremely good season. Post season: One and out vs the Giants.
          2012: Very good season. Our defense was soft against the run; very good against the pass. Post season: win vs the Vikes (with their backup QB; not a feat). Out vs SF and the dynamic Kaep.

          2013: Barely made it to the playoffs. Defense started very strongly against the run, soft against pass. Then it just went completely soft. Injuries plagued the team, I agree. But even at the begining of the season we were settling for too many field goals. You don’t pay a QB 20M to get FGs and hope for the defense to make stops. Out in the first play-offs game vs SF again. SF was vastly superior in defense, and slightly inferior in offense. Our run defense stood surprisingly well. The passing defense was a different story. You have to acknowledge at least that the match was played in freezing cold temperatures, to the detriment of SF (GB is better prepared for that).
          The trend from 2010 on goes downwards. I relly hope 2014 will prove me wrong.

          “You have to aknowledge that no other top team (SF, SEA, DEN, NO, NE) builds solely though the draft these days.” ==> check the last movements, and those preceeding the 2013 season. I don’t mean overspending here. If you don’t like betting on a large contract for a big name player, just find decent ones to replace those who were outright bad. Good teams also draft well; they just also make use of FA to get even sharper. SEA has a core of excellent players that came from the 2010, 2011, and 2012 drafts (many of their 2013 draftees are not even on the team), and got their pass rush on last free agency. For how long have we been looking for “the guy opposite Clay Matthews”? GB’s best shot at a SB is within Rodgers’ prime, which will not last forever.

          “TT has been quite succesful in the draft (not OVERLY succesful as Vic Ketchman claims in packers.com)”. Monty has compared the drafting successes of TT and SEA’s GM previously.
          I completely agree that Eddie Lacy was a disguised cyborg. Vic of packers.com goes farther and says that Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel were benched in their teams, and that we instead found a starter in Bakhtiari. I like Bakhtiari as our starter. But he started because the ther OTs available were outright terrible at keepeng Rodgers upright.

  7. Troy hawley

    I wish someone would force their hand and actually show up for the interview Forcing Ted Thompson to sign them. I don’t even care about who They’re interested in anymore. You cry wolf too many times and people Quit listening.

  8. Troy hawley

    This is for Mr Davenport… I hear you on your end. It just gets frustrating is all. Wish you was still pounding the rock for the Packers, you was a beast! Peace out brother. Good to hear from you too!!!!

  9. Shawn Iltarion

    I have ZERO interest in Letroy Guion, or any other Viking.

    Does anyone consider that the PLAYER and his AGENT probably have some say in when they are gonna visit?

    It is more like these players know they are not likely to sign with Green Bay, and therefore, always schedule the Green Bay visit last. It still behooves them to list Green Bay as a suitor to help drive up their cost.

  10. Abe Frohman

    My guess is that TT doesn’t want to get in a bidding war. He doesn’t fall in love with a guy and say “I have to sign this guy or the world will end.” He has a slotted salary for each of the 53 guys on the team. If you pay one more, you have to pay another less. That’s just good management in the salary cap era. Look at James Jones as a classic example. He’ll end up coming back with his tail between his legs – just like last time – without a shred of negotiating leverage. TT will start at the veteran’s minimum and they will work up.

    IF, and it’s a big if, we have a good draft and some guys can contribute (Lord only knows we need a safety or two as well as ILB), there’s no reason that this team can’t seriously contend for another championship.

    I too am one of those guys that want to see us plug all of the holes in the roster via free agency because I have no patience and want to win it all every year. Yet when was the last time we had to cut a guy to get below the cap? Bottom line is that the percentage of free agents working out versus that of draft choices is about the same, except the latter is significantly less expensive.

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