Antoine Bethea, Indianapolis (5-11, 203)
117 tackles, 2 INTs, 1 sack
Bethea has made two Pro Bowls in eight NFL seasons. He’s played all 16 games the past six years. If you want a guy who’s consistent, stays healthy and will hit an opposing ball carrier in the mouth, then you could do a lot worse than this guy. Hell, he’s from Newport News, so you know he’s a bad MF’er. Bethea will turn 30 this year and while we’re sure he has some decent years left, Thompson hates old guys. Except for Jeff Saturday. And that didn’t work out so well.
Jesus, is this it?
Forget these guys.
Yeah, like Donte Whitner, there are some good strong safeties in there, but strong safety is the only position that Burnett plays at even a mediocre level.
Packers need a centerfielder type FS. Jarius Byrd and Steve Brown are the only guys that fit that bill. Byrd will be too expensive and Brown is coming off a torn ACL.
I have four words for this situation- first round draft pick.
We’re not going to get any of these guys. We should just convert Micah Hyde to safety and take a safety in the first round of the draft.
Three words, but agreed we need to address this through the draft; I would rather see us draft a D-lineman or one of the few decent ILBs in the first or trade down and then draft 1 or 2 safeties in the 2nd.
My gut says that in the first round we will draft a WR, or maybe a guy who played ILB in college and high school to a safety spot. Why not!?
I think I like our chances with the college guys better.
Only the ghost knows. And don’t be too sure about that.
Polamalu will be a cap casualty and be a free agent. He is the Packer’s 2013 Eugene Robinson. Book it!
you had the audacity to mention MAJOR WRIGHT?!?!
They will restructure polamalu…he’s half the player he was 4 years ago.