[tps_header]You Should Know These Green Bay Packers[/tps_header]
Look, this should come as no surprise if you follow the Green Bay Packers religiously. They keep a bunch of clowns you’ve never heard of each year.
Some of them are undrafted free agents like Dezman Moses or Sam Shields. Others are guys that sat around on the practice squad like [shudder] Graham Harrell. And then there are others who Big Ted just signed to free agent contracts, like… well, we don’t really remember any of those guys.
But there might be one this year! Because, as you know, Big Ted hasn’t signed anyone of note in free agency since Charles Woodson.
But that’s not the point. The Packers are going to have a bunch of clowns you’ve never heard of — and we use that term very loosely, because some of these guys are going to contribute — on their roster this season.
Here’s a look at those guys and why you should keep an eye on them.
This, of course, is a tribute to the evil genius that is Ted Thompson. Big Ted, we salute you!
I agree Mulumba has shown flashes. What he needs to do is not lose that desire. I’m thinking of guys like Zombo, Dezman Moses, etc who looked good for one freaking year, then went in the tank for whatever reason.
Zombo got hurt pretty bad. It’s a shame, because the guy played hard, and has a great name.
My question would be: if you are going to bring in someone to just block, why not put an extra T out on those plays? Would it be too obvious? Is Mulligan like a back-up T that has better hands than, say, Newhouse?
Flexibility if Rodgers calls an audible, or wants to send Mulligan in motion, I can’t recall ever seeing an o-linemen go in motion. It may also create some hesitancy on the defense as to whether the play is a pass or run, even if Mulligan isn’t a major pass-catching threat (Crabtree wasn’t either) I’d contend he’s a better receiver than Newhouse. That being said, having 2 TEs or a known blocking TE in the formation is usually a good indicator you’re going to run.
maybe they can ride to the stadium together on game day in one of those tiny electric cars. they pull up to Lambeau and everybody starts popping out……
Good write up and I agree w/every one. Mulligan as we see above has his doubters still. Newhouse can’t run block to save his life, so no you want Mulligan in there. He essentially replaces Crabtree. Throw in Bostic and butter-fingered Williams, and there’s your TE group. Kuhn makes it, too, especially now that Harris is on IR.
I am fine with Kuhn making the roster as long as they never, fucking ever, hand off the ball to him again. Ever!
“He’s got a crew cut and he’s white, so you know he only does one thing well and we’re not talking about dancing”.