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Jumal Rolle is No More

Jumal Rolle

Cornerback Jumal Rolle is no more.

He didn’t disappear from the face of the earth or anything. He just went and signed with the Houston Texans on Tuesday. And as far as we’re concerned, that’s the same thing.

Rolle, as you’ll recall, has been getting the high hard one from Big Ted since the Green Bay Packers announced their final roster cuts.

First of all, he didn’t make the roster, even though he clearly deserved to. The guy was a menace to opposing offenses in the preseason. Instead, Big Ted kept his boy, sixth-round pick Demetri Goodson, as the team’s sixth cornerback.

Possibly complicating that decision was the fact that Goodson had a concussion at the time. Had the Packers cut him, they would have had to pay him an injury settlement and then couldn’t have re-signed him for six weeks.

Nonetheless, Rolle outplayed Goodson by a wide margin, but Goodson got the roster spot. There were rumors that, after Goodson was healthy, he would get waived and Rolle would be brought up from the practice squad, which is where he went after being released.

That never happened and Goodson, who obviously won’t be contributing anything this year, has been inactive for the first four games.

This gets even dumber. A couple weeks ago, Child Warrior Andy Mulumba tore an ACL. Lost for the year. Sent to IR.

The Packers never filled that roster spot. So they could have brought a guy who earned a roster spot up to the roster at any point since putting Mulumba on injured reserve two weeks ago.

Refused to do so for whatever reason.

This week, the Texans came calling and guess what? Rolle, probably tired of getting pounded in the ass by Big Ted, went and signed with them.

We’re not sure if the Packers offered Rolle that open roster spot. They most likely did. They’ve brought practice squad players up to the roster when other teams have tried to poach them in the past.

But why would Rolle even consider it at this point?

In Houston, he’ll probably get a chance to play. In Green Bay, he’s not playing unless someone gets injured. That, and he doesn’t have to get fucked anymore.

Let’s be clear here. We don’t get worked up about shit like this because the Packers just let a future All-Pro walk away. Rolle would have been buried on the depth chart in Green Bay.

Our problem is with the face that he earned the right to be buried on the depth chart in Green Bay.

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Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

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11 Comments

  1. Sean October 1, 2014

    We should also not forget that Williams and House are free agents…. the depth in the secondary can go bye bye in a hurry.

  2. jimbo October 1, 2014

    An entire article on a guy who wasn’t good enough to make the team. Give me a break.

    1. MJ October 1, 2014

      He was good. There were some better ones, though.
      He has a chance in any of the DB starved teams, either due to injuries or to plain lack of talent there.

  3. Sanguine camper October 1, 2014

    Another blunder by TT. Goodson is at best a long term project with very little chance of making an impact. Rolle will be a starter

  4. Shawn Neuser October 1, 2014

    Are we talking about a back up? Not a starter, not a starter, but a back up? A back up? We are sitting here talking about a back up. A back up?

    Anyway, I agree that Rolle outplayed Goodson in the preseason, helped by the fact that Goodson missed most of the preseason with his concussion. However, the coaching staff saw these two through OTAs and training camp, and they thought Goodson was better. Enough said.

  5. MJ October 1, 2014

    Even though it is not an Earth shattering loss, it is still a dumb one. Goodson has been healthy for a long time. Why didn’t they release him to sign Rolle, it is beyond me.

  6. C.C. October 1, 2014

    Sure, it’s no big deal until Williams, House and Bush are gone next year. That’s only 3 of the top 6 corners on the roster. Leaving only Shields, Hayward who’s struggled this year and the always overrated in coverage Hyde. So when Goodson and Hyde are getting burned next year in coverage as GB’s 3rd and 4th corners everyone can think back to now and how this “wasn’t a big deal”.

  7. gort October 1, 2014

    The key point is that TT still has only 52 on the active roster. WTF!!!

  8. Dan October 1, 2014

    We talkin bout him being good in practice. We ain’t talkin bout him in the game…we talkin about practice.

    Please let Bridgewater’s ankle get rolled like Quaker. I ponder the thought.

  9. kc October 1, 2014

    he did not outplay demetri goodson. This is a joke of an article. demetri showed far more potential than he did. I want you to write an article on rolle every year for the next ten years, and when year after year rolle isn’t even in the pro bowl, apologize again. I’m not saying goodson is going to be a superstar, but he showed far more potential to be at least a contributor.

  10. Fritz October 2, 2014

    52 on the roster and 3 QB to boot. Something is up. Maybe secret outreach to some hi profile FA still on the mkt. like champ bailey et. al?