Ryan Pickett Says He’s Playing

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Ryan Pickett

Ryan Pickett

Ryan Pickett does not want to go quietly into the night. He’s not ready to retire. He told Tyler Dunne there’s a 100 percent chance he’s playing somewhere in 2014.

That probably won’t be with the Green Bay Packers though.

The Packers have done nothing to signal that they have any interest in bringing Pickett back in 2014. They haven’t even called him and meanwhile, they’ve gone and stocked their defensive line with plenty of bodies.

Coach Mike McCarthy says the door isn’t closed on Pickett’s return, but the writing is on the wall.

“You can’t blame them,” Pickett said. “They’re moving forward. They’re bringing in guys that do different things. That’s what they’re supposed to do.”

This is typical Packers. For some reason, they can’t just openly admit that they’ve moved on. They don’t even have the courtesy to tell the player that they’ve moved on. They just let him twist in the wind until one day it’s the regular season and he isn’t on the roster.

I mean, even a simple “We’re pretty happy with the guys we have right now,” would be sufficient. We can read between those lines. But no.

The door is open, everyone!

So anyway, Pickett will be 35 this year and he didn’t play well at all last season. He ended up with only 19 tackles, down from 52 the year before. That would have made him the team’s worst and/or most disappointing defensive lineman if B.J. Raji wasn’t also employed by the Packers in 2013.

Pickett blames his ineffectiveness on a bruised knee that he suffered in the first Chicago game. The Packers probably blame it on old age.

At any rate, Pickett isn’t deterred. He’s adamant about playing this season and he’d like to play for a contender.

Getting a job mashing bodies isn’t unheard of at Pickett’s age, either. That fat fuck Pat Williams played until he was 38.

You can’t teach large.

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.

6 Comments on "Ryan Pickett Says He’s Playing"

  1. Chad Lundberg

    I think TT and MM are interested in bringing Jolly and Pickett back but only if they sustain some big injuries on the D-Line. As it stands now, we have like 11 big guys, so there’s not even room for those two.

    • Kato

      Agreed. Could easily be a midseason acquisition. Lets hope the injury gods are on our side for once and it doesnt come to that.

  2. Phatgzus

    The door will always be open, that is until B.J. Raji gets his fat ass stuck in it on his way outta town.

  3. Howard

    Almost felt sorry for Pickett, Raji, and Jolly last year as they ran onto and off the field every other play. Fairly certain that they ran more yards after the plays were over than during plays. All three seamed to be out of shape. This showed up in Dline play in the fourth quarter even early in the season when the D was playing good.

    If Capers is going to keep rotating Dline constantly then he needs players that will not get gassed running to and from the sidelines.

  4. C.C.

    “This is typical Packers. For some reason, they can’t just openly admit that they’ve moved on. They don’t even have the courtesy to tell the player that they’ve moved on. They just let him twist in the wind” – On point. So irritating when they do that.

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