The Green Bay Packers reportedly have a new target to help them perpetuate their failure of an offseason — free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw.
Bradshaw, who rushed for 1,015 yards with the Giants in 14 games last season, is being targeted by the Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, according to Adam Schefter.
We actually like Bradshaw better than Steven Jackson, who the Packers were hot on last week and then failed to sign. Although he’s had some injuries, missing four games in 2011 and two in 2012, Bradshaw turns 27 this week. Jackson will be 30 when the season starts.
Additionally, Bradshaw will probably come a lot cheaper than Jackson and we all know the Packers have zero desire to pay market value for anyone.
“So you’re tellin’ me there’s a chance!”
Why yes, Lloyd, I am. There’s not a lot of competition for Bradshaw, so that definitely works in the Packers favor. In Pittsburgh, Bradshaw walks into a crowded backfield. In Green Bay, he’s probably the default starter.
Of course, the way the Packers have been operating this offseason, they’ll refuse to budge on their offer and Bradshaw will sign with Pittsburgh for $5 more. If Ted Thompson has shown us anything in recent weeks it’s that failure is par for the course.
Yea, don’t think we’re gonna take Bradshaw. Why mess with the tradition of sitting on our asses?
Best. Headline. Ever. Touche Montgomery.
I’m calling my shot…Peyton Hillis.
Love the headline…it has gotten comical.
As soon as we “lost out” on Jackson I jokingly said watch we will sign Hillis.. I don’t think I want to be right on that one.
Antonio Brown tweeted that he’d love to have Bradshaw join the Steelers on Bradshaw’s twitter account…so, you know how this will go.
Part of me hopes they take him…he won’t play a full season for us and the more I see this kid La’Veon Bell from MSU, the more I start to really like him as an early or late 2nd round selection for us. He’s big but is in the best shape of his life and boasts 6% body fat. He’d be a solid downhill runner for us to pair with DuJuan and the Steelers are apparently high on him as well.
Part of me wonders if both Packers and Steelers are being patient to check medical on Bradshaw and both are gunning for the same kid in the draft. If we don’t pick up Terry, I mean Ahmad Bradshaw and we don’t get La’Veon, I suspect that Stepfan Taylor, Standford in Round 3 will be the fall back option.
I think Schefter just attaches the Packers to any RB hitting the market.
Ahmad Bradshaw is notorious for spending quality time on Tom Coughlin’s shit list.
Like VJ, I am also a La’Veon Bell fan. However, as I’ve said before, DuJuan Harris. DuJuan Harris. DuJuan Harris.
This is the exact year TT loves. He does nothing but poke around in free agency then the draft comes and he racks up good talent for the packers to go on and win eleven or twelve games. After that is the funny part though, all you wimpy little sissies crying about Steven Jackson and anyone else Ted looked at, has to shut up and say good job Ted.
No one is going sign Bradshaw until they know the extent of his foot injury.
“If Ted Thompson has shown us anything in recent weeks it’s that failure is par for the course.”
What does that even mean. Do you really buy into the hype that a Superbowl in won in March? Is Bradshaw the missing piece? I don’t think he’s all that better than Benson and you can resign Benson for less. Benson also knows the playbook and you know what he’ll get outta him (assuming his foots heals). You get none of that with Bradshaw. You assume that what he did with the Giants will translate to the Packers. You have no guarantee of that. So why risk it? Hell, he might not even want to play for GB. Doesn’t sound like Steven Jackson did either.
Does that mean they shouldn’t sign him? No, but if they don’t it’s not the end of the world.
Unless Ted has the draft of his life, no way is this Packers team competing for anything beyond MAYBE the division. Maybe.
Every team in the NFCN has done big FA acquisitions to make their team better. Someone in their right mind tell me this team is better minus Jennings, Crabtree, Woodson, etc. and I’ll call you a liar or worse.
You wont draft that many impact starters, and there’s way too many gaps on Defense and a marginal o-line and no decent RB in camp in the last 4 years.
Do something Ted.
You sir are 110% correct. Everything you just said cannot be disputed, it’s completely the truth.
The Packers are a worse team right now than they were in January — and that’s really saying something. We can look at the Jennings, Woodson, Crabtree, Walden in all the different angles and aspects we want to but the bottom line here is that this team hasn’t gotten better. Sure we’ve freed up some cap space but that doesn’t mean this team has gotten any better.
The Vikings lost Harvin and Winfield and gained Jennings. Have they gotten better? Questionable.
The Lions gained Reggie Bush and Glover Quin, but they lost Cliff Avril and Drayton Florence.
The Bears might have improved their offense, but the core of their defense is one year older and they lost Nick Roach and Brian Urlacher is unsigned.
I’m not sure any of these teams have improved. We will see. Being improved on paper doesn’t win football games.
How many games did the Packers lose when both Greg Jennings and Charles Woodson didn’t play? Answer: 1, the Giants’ game, except Clay Matthews also missed that game.
So, I believe you are overselling the impact of losing two guys who missed most of last season.
On the other hand, Desmond Bishop, Nick Perry and Bryan Bulaga will all be back next season. That is 3 pretty important starters. Also, the Packers only had DuJuan Harris for the last couple games.
So, yeah, even without a couple impact draft picks, the Packers should be better next season.
Spot on, sir, I doft mine cap in your general direction.
Might I add that Cobb, Perry, Hayward, House, Worthy, Daniels and the other youngsters will have another year of improvement under their belt, that can’t hurt.
Oh, and Packer Bob….Bradshaw is in a whole other league better than Benson. We’re you serious?
I think people are quick to forget big time injurys to key players like bishop house and perry on d last year. I feel our d will be better this year week 1 than last year at week 1. I will take Hayward over Woodson at this point in there careers easy. Have a little faith please ask the eagles how free agency works. Truth is I would like to see Bradshaw in green and gold as much as the next packer fan but ill tell u right now if we don’t get him we will get a rb in the draft early and we just have to trust the architect that has taken us to the very top. In Ted we trust. God bless and love to all. Laugh love joy
Sturno is right, P Bob. Bradshaw is better. But Bradshaw will be more expensive. Let’s hope he gets cheaper day by day… then Bradshaw will be the perfect fit for the Pack.
And i hate to say this….
But i think free agents and / or great draft will not help 2013 much.
Gonna be luck of less injuries and Rodgers putting up Player of week numbers every week and i guess you could add better play calling.
Defense gonna be up and down like always i fear
How old is Bradshaw?
The problem with drafting only is Ted is wasting Rodgers prime years. Look at What happened the last 2 years. Total waste of 2 years. 2 good regular seasons and a total unacceptable flop in the playoffs. The reason ted does this is because heis a stubborn, arrogant, do it my way jackass. Ron wolf is twice the GM ted ever will be.
Well summarized Iltarion the Greater.
I hope to cheese your right….
Bradshaw is only 27. So his window is technically still open..
The pack has been playing the limbo rock ( how low can you go) at the running back position for so long now that any discussion of it seems pointless.
I thought this was the year they draft an rb in the first two rounds. But their depth on defense due to injury, and FA is quite low. The o line is probably the top priority on offense.
I’d love to get RB Eddie Lacy from Bama in the draft, but I doubt if he’s still available when our turn comes. But picking up Bradshaw at age 27 would be cool too. Iltarion (sp?) makes good points about all the returning injured players we’ll have in the fall–Perry, Bishop, Bulaga, and others. That’s even better than untested rookie draft picks, no matter their perceived potential.
Bradshaw’s agent is just putting Packers name out there so that the Steelers will cough up more dough.
Packers… “Hi, How much does Bradshaw want?”
Agent… “More than you want spend”
Packers… “Wow you’re right… well if he doesn’t sign in a month we might be touch”
Agent… “Hey Media… GB is really interested in Bradshaw”
Agent… Hey Steelers… GB is really interested in Bradshaw you might have seen the reports in the media. He would really like to do a deal with you though. If you offer just a little bit more… I’m sure we can work something out.”
Gotta love agents working the media… and us suckers buying it.