Getting cut – it’s a reality for many veterans with high salary cap numbers this time of year. Yesterday, the New Orleans Saints released cornerback Mike McKenzie, and I must say, it couldn’t have happened to a better guy.
McKenzie is 32 and would have had a salary cap number of $4.575 million this year. Now, he’s out of work and frankly, I couldn’t care less.
Mike McKenzie is douche.
No… wait. Mike McKenzie is fucking douche.
If you’re unaware of where these strong feelings for McKenzie come from, then you don’t recall why McKenzie wound up on the Saints to begin with, five seasons ago.
During the 2003 season, McKenzie was the Green Bay Packers top cornerback. Before the 2004 season, several cornerbacks were given big money on the free agent market.
McKenzie, who was in the midst of a contract that paid him $17.1 million over five years, decided he was better and worth more than the aforementioned cornerbacks. So, instead of being a man and honoring a commitment to the Packers he signed in 2002, McKenzie demanded that the team renegotiate his deal.
When the Packers denied the request, McKenzie demanded a trade. The Packers didn’t budge.
McKenzie sat out all of training camp and the first game of the 2004 season, before reporting to the Packers. His request for a trade remained after reporting.
During the saga, he hired super douche, Drew Rosenhaus to represent him – his fifth agent in six years. McKenzie’s former agent, Brian Parker, quit on McKenzie after he demanded the trade.
Once McKenzie reported to the Packers, he suffered a mysterious hamstring injury that sidelined him for all but nine snaps of the season. After the season’s fourth game, the Packers and then-coach/general manager Mike Sherman shipped McKenzie to the Saints for a second-round draft choice and quarterback J.T. “The Irish Wonder” O’ Sullivan.
It was an ugly string of events perpetrated by one ugly son of a bitch. On a side note, does anyone else think McKenzie looks like the Predator?
The incident opened the door for future pussies and prima donnas like Javon Walker to hold the Packers hostage to their demands.
So today, I once again say fuck you, Mike McKenzie. I hope you never play another down of football in your life. You don’t deserve it.
Rest assured loyal readers, unlike other Packer publications, we here at Totalpackers hold a grudge. Time heals all wounds? F that. And F Javon Walker, Bus Cook, and Mike McKenzie. Complete list available upon request.
mike started the trend that once you snub the GBP, your career takes a tumble. right javon, you suckhole cunt. F the bears!
i remember this incident well and i’m with you, screw mckenzie. he got his in the end. kudos to brian parker for telling mckenzie to take his classless-act some place else. turns out there is at least one sports agent with a set of standards. fitting he would end up with drew rosenhaus. a perfect match!
Brian Parker has grown up in the pro sports world. He’s seen it all in the NFL/NBA world and didn’t hesitate to drop a top talent. Sounds like an agent who says he won’t compromise and actually follows through on his word. Rosenhaus was Mckenzie’s 5th agent in 6 years is a classic – holy shit Mckenzie must have been one bigtime knucklehead.
Mckenzie must been handful cause he had something like 5 agents during his career