Farewell Johnny Jolly, You Sweet Prince

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Johnny Jolly

Johnny Jolly

Well, what a bunch of assholes. Coach Mike McCarthy paid lip service to the team possibly re-signing defensive lineman Johnny Jolly earlier this week, but it looks like someone has made the decision that that isn’t happening.

Jolly no longer has a locker in the Green Bay Packers locker room.

Now you might say, big deal, he’s not on the team at the moment. Well, neither is Jermichael Finley and he still has a locker.

The Packers were supposedly in wait-and-see mode with both Jolly and Finley. Both had neck injuries last season, although Jolly’s wasn’t nearly as severe as Finley’s.

Finley hasn’t been cleared medically, but the Packers seem content to wait to see if he does get clearance.

Meanwhile, they’ve already moved on from Jolly.

Ryan Pickett is in the same boat — no locker. That was expected, however. No one has been talking about how we’d really like Ryan Pickett back this offseason.

At any rate, you know we love Johnny Jolly. He was the heart and soul of an otherwise soulless Packers defense last season.

Why the Packers wouldn’t want to give him a chance to make the roster again is beyond us. They have SO MANY great defensive linemen…

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.

19 Comments on "Farewell Johnny Jolly, You Sweet Prince"

  1. Pastordad

    What??? Who is on finding out the real skinny on this? Heart and so of a mediocre defense at best…he was one of very few bright spots. They brought him back and I wondered if it was a good idea…but in this case 2 nod chance was a great thing for this team…now no locker…asshole abound!!!

  2. nurseratchett

    This is sad. Assholes! I agree-one of the few bright spots on the defense. With more playmakers around him, I felt like he was really on his way to a comeback.

  3. Pete D

    It’s not right and bad karma not to give this guy his spot back. He’s earned the right to play. Period.

  4. Shawn Iltarion

    For all we know, Johnny is never coming back from that neck injury. If that is the case, you all sound even more stupid than usual.

  5. We have all read the reports indicating Jermichael Finely could resume his playing career. ‘I’, and I say I here because I have not heard similar about Johnny Jolly, nor have I heard about another team interested in signing him or even bringing him in for a physical such as the Seahawks did with Finley.

    By all accounts, Finley is closer to returning than Jolly. It makes sense to keep his locker intact.

    We ought to keep in mind that this blurb is nothing more than an OPINION of the author and no reason to start calling anyone an asshole or getting wound up. Moreover, this blurb comes off as another person stating their opinion as if it were predicated on factual information to get page-hits hoping we click those annoying ads all over here. By all means, if the ad is relevant to you, click it!

    And this here is just my opinion, but I think an interesting topic would have been to say perhaps the Packers know Jolly and/or Pickett couldn’t careless about their locker being used by someone else, whereas they know how fickle Finley is so they keep his intact? That’s a story line right there baby!!!

    Happy reading Packers fans!!

  6. E. Wolf

    This better be because there actually is bad news about him medically. If so, the PR department has done a horrible job imparting that news to the masses.

  7. Packer Bob

    As shocking as this might come to you maybe the Packers know something you don’t. I also find it disturbing that you seem to care nothing about the long-term health of a player. I think that qualifies you as “the asshole”.

    There’s more to life than football.

  8. E. Wolf

    There’s more to life than football.

    Is there more to life than football? Yes. Is there more to life than GREEN BAY PACKER football? NO!

  9. Howard

    I wonder if Jolly has insurance for injury? If he does it may be a mistake to come back in terms of future health and financial stability.

    The team gave Jolly a great opportunity by resigning him last year. If things do not work out because of injury then that is part of the profession Jolly chose along with all athletes.

    Hopefully Jolly can return in good health. If not the organization may find other ways to retain Jollies services and keep johnny in good health for the remainder of his life.

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