Free agency hasn’t even started yet and we’re already tired of the Green Bay Packers inability to get anything done. It’s going to be a long offseason. That one-year deal with B.J. Raji that was supposedly close to being done? Not close to being done after all!
Woooooooooo! Go Pack Go!
Packers DT BJ Raji plans to spend next few days gauging value. Nothing imminent. Could return on 1-year deal depending on interest elsewhere
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2014
Raji was reportedly set to sign a one-year, $4 million deal with the Packers on Thursday. He was going to do that because he sucked ball sack in 2013 and realized no one was going to pay him any substantive amount of money.
Now, like all of the Packers’ other free agents, he’s going to test the market. It’s like they’re colluding — hey, let’s show these pricks they can’t lowball us anymore!
Look, we could frankly give two shits if Raji’s fat ass is back on the Packers or not. He hasn’t played well since 2010. What does suck offseason after offseason is sitting around and hearing the Packers are actually going to make a move and do SOMETHING or even ANYTHING and then they somehow aren’t able to do so.
Being that it’s a constant theme, you might begin to think there’s a certain degree of ineptness involved. But nooooooo, the Packers are clearly just being cautious.
Slow and steady wins the race!
Anyway, we fully expect Raji will find out he’s worth next to nothing on the open market and come back to the Packers. That apparently won’t happen until next week at the earliest, however.
I could see Raji signing elsewhere.
He miscalculated on the $8M offer from the Packers, but he’s a big body. He wasn’t injured, so the off year seems to indicate a lack of motivation. Let him test the market and see what happens. If he wants to re-sign with the Packers, I would give him less than $4M, but load the contract with incentives.
Nice job of creating news by Ian Rapoport.
As I said before, it would not make a lot of sense for Raji to sign something a couple days before free agency starts. Might as well wait a couple days and check it out, now.
This from PFT:
“If Raji takes a one-year deal, he must be confident he will be utilized in a manner that best suits his skills.”
Raji not at NT…
Sherrod at guard…
Neal at LB…
Perry at any place other than ROLB…
Quarless in the backfield (ahem: pick6)…
Does the staff know the best spot for their players?
Let him walk or get him cheap. How about $1M per sack or $100,000 per tackle, maybe he’ll make a play once in a while.
If he gets a nibble somewhere else, oh well. we will be better off without the 2013 version of Raji. I wouldn’t get too much heartburn over it. If he stays for a year, he may really have something to prove, so OK. I’m OK either way.
Slow and steady won you a Super Bowl. But what have the Packers done for you lately, right?
The idea is to be consistently at the top, not hovering a notch below. But when you set lower standards/ expectations for yourself or your football team…I guess you get what you want.
If you define the top as being in the Super Bowl, then your goal is impossible.
Consistently in the playoffs is what you ask from your GM. From there it is up to the coaches and players to get it done.
Top = a repeating 1win+ Playoff team (or better) IMO.
Super Bowl = BEST team. Unless you go laying eggs like the Broncos. I still dont understand that game…
That one’s easy, Tucson, they were paper tigers (or in this case, donkeys). Seattle has great DBs who can press and disrupt timing patterns, a front 7 that can get to the QB before the receivers can get downfield on the press, and can stuff the run game with any of their starters. Denver has a QB with a weak arm who relies on timing routes or holes in zone (which Seattle runs little of), a poor to average running attack with no pounder (the type of RBs that typically fair decently vs. Seattle), and a strength of competition that would make Waldo look like the Hulk.