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Nobody Told Myles White He was Being Released

Myles White

ESPN has a story about how receiver Myles White, who was released by the Green Bay Packers to make room for James Jones, holds no grudge against Jones. It sounds like he does hold a grudge against the Packers though and with pretty good reason.

No one — not coach Mike McCarthy, general manager Ted Thompson or anyone else — bothered to tell him he was being released. Here’s the damning line from that piece by Rob Demovsky.

By Monday, (White) had been released without so much as a conversation with coach Mike McCarthy or a call to his agent from anyone in the organization.

Not only is it shitty that White got released after making the 53-man roster out of training camp for the first time in three tries, but no one could be bothered to tell the guy? That’s straight-up fucked up.

In fact, the only one on the Packers White communicated with was the guy who replaced him on the roster. Jones actually had the decency to have a conversation with the kid.

And if you think this is an isolated incident, it isn’t.

This Packers regime has unceremoniously dispatched a number of players without so much as a “thanks for your contributions, but we’ve decided to go in a different direction” phone call. During the summer of 2014, they were publicly stating how free agents Ryan Pickett and Johnny Jolly could be brought back while privately making other plans. Pickett came out and said he never even got a call from the Packers to say they were moving on.

Kind of a slap in the face, if you ask us, particularly for an organization that goes on and on about high character and “Packer people.”

Guess that stuff doesn’t apply to the people running the team.

They can say all they want about it being a business, but this bit of it was obviously conducted by a bunch of pussies.

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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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29 Comments

  1. MMTTDCSUCK September 8, 2015

    And we are surprised?

    1. Jimbo September 8, 2015

      It was reported that a team source notified him. Just not TT or MM.

  2. Skinny September 8, 2015

    The hardest thing to do in life is to look someone in the eye and tell them they didn’t get the job or we’re letting you go. Welcome to real world Myles.

    1. Cheese September 8, 2015

      Still no excuse. Man up and be the leader that you’re suppose to be. Too late now though, it is what it is.

  3. Zwoeger September 8, 2015

    I do’nt like this at all. Another sign on the wall we are slipping away from being the classiest organisation in the NFL. Like that commercialisation of the bicycle tradition to name another recently that comes to mind.

  4. DJ September 8, 2015

    Why do we always believe everything anyone says?

    1. Mike R September 8, 2015

      There is a pattern, as Monty said. This isn’t one guy that said this. They even did it to one of the all time great Packers, Charles Woodson. Fucking shitty.

  5. Packer Bob September 8, 2015

    You don’t think other teams do this? It’s a tough business. If you want hugs and a cherry on your ice cream go work somewhere else were the average salary is less than $1M/year.

  6. Howard September 8, 2015

    You hear all the time it is a business decision, or it is just part of doing business. The team always say, that guy is a professional when they want to compliment a player. Well there is a right way and a wrong way to conduct business. If indeed White was waived without so much as a good bye or good luck to White or his agent, it is not a professional way to conduct your business Ted and Mike. Start being professionals as you expect from your players.

    Very deserving criticism of the organization Monty.

    1. shawn September 8, 2015

      How can you be cut without being notified? Explain that one.

    2. Abe Frohman September 9, 2015

      What Shawn said….I mean it’s usually a big deal to get the playbook back (or the iPad, or whatever the plays are on). That can’t happen without having a meeting.

  7. Packrat Dan September 8, 2015

    Howard, your absolutely right on. I’m am disappointed in the packer organization.

  8. E. Wolf September 8, 2015

    I can only imagine that the Bears, Lions and above all Vikings have a need at receiver. Here is someone who has the motivation to play against us for a hated rival.

  9. Organicbuzz September 8, 2015

    I can see Uncle Ted being arrogant like that but Coach Mike seems like he would do better in that situation. Respect is a two way street.Go Pack Go!!!

  10. Icebowling September 8, 2015

    Who knows if this is even true or someone’s story?

  11. the real russ letlow September 8, 2015

    someone had to tell him, or he would have shown up for team stuff on Monday.

  12. NachoDan September 8, 2015

    “Youre fucking out, I’m fucking in!” – James Jones

  13. shawn September 8, 2015

    Haha… way to jump to conclusions based off that one weak quote, which doesn’t really say a lot. For all we know, he was given the news by his position coach with MM in the room, which is standard procedure, and he was just disappointed that he and MM didn’t have a chat about it afterwards. I’m sure MM is a little busy with the Bears and the Seahawks on the docket. Sorry.

    This means exactly shit to me. Let’s hear the full story of how he was actually released before we start talking junk about someone being in the wrong when we have no damn clue other than some taken out of context quote.

    1. Howard September 8, 2015

      I heard McCarthy say ” I have not talked to Myles yet”, and that is not taken out of context. I doubt McCarthy was sitting in the room with the position coach and did not talk to White. I would believe McCarthy could take 5 minutes or less and talk to White.

    2. DJ September 9, 2015

      That is BS, man. Rationalize it all you want. MM confirmed he didnt speak to him. End of story. The kid busted his ass for 3yrs FOR HIM, thinks he achieved his dream of making the roster, then it gets snatched away. Fine. It was the sound football move. But at least have the fucking decency as a leader to reach out personally to the young man BEFORE you announce signing Jones. There isnt anything routine about this scenario whatsoever. All it unfortunately shows is that our SOP is to be gutless & classless. Its a stain on the colors, man.

  14. Jimbo September 8, 2015

    Obviously someone notified him it just was not TT or MM. Do some more fact checking before slamming your own team?

  15. jtmax September 8, 2015

    Another shitty thing is that he has shown up in camp and preseason while goodson has been hurt again. They chose to keep the cripple and let go of a good football player. That is shittier.

    1. shawn September 9, 2015

      This has nothing to do with Myles White. It has to do with your axe to grind. Boring really.

  16. PF4L September 9, 2015

    “Get your shit outa my locker kid” – JJ

    Kidding of course. As Jimbo stated, i’m sure someone contacted him or his agent. But at the same time, after keeping him on the 53 man roster, McCarthy should have talked to the kid and showed some class.

  17. Phatgzus September 9, 2015

    This may be the biggest non-issue I’ve ever seen, holy shit you people are seriously getting this offended by this? Fuck Isis, Boko Haram, the citizens of Syria and Greece, and the the thousands of dead immigrants fleeing the Middle East, THIS right here is the truly important shit that we need to turn our heads into fucking blood volcanoes about. My God, people, this is the standard MO for organizations in this 0 Kelvin business (because for the 5 millionth time, that’s what football ultimately is for these people-a business). Hell, you don’t even have the entire story, and you’re treating the organization as though they just doctored some footballs or videotaped opponents’ practices or burned down their own facilities to collect on the insurance (whoops…) or ya know, killed 3 million Cambodians.

    -Ho Lee Schitte.

    1. PF4L September 9, 2015

      Yea…i suppose they could change the name of this site to “Theworldsproblems.com” and we could get into all these issues. But i’d rather talk about the Packers.

      Lighten up Francis.

      But…i am curious to know how dead immigrants can flee the Middle East.

      Don’t ever leave this sight, your pure gold. Gold Jerry, Gold!!!

      1. Phatgzus September 9, 2015

        Kinda missed the point there, PF buddy.-I’m not the one losing my shit over possibly the most trivial occurrence the world has ever known (FYI, THAT was the point, just to help with your [note the proper usage] reading comprehension). I’m down to talk about the Packers too, how about some real issues though? Like oh, I dunno, how ready Vic Fangio will have this abominable Bears defense for the Packers in week 1? If Randall Cobb is absent from the game will the Bears be able to take advantage of that or will the youngsters be able to burn that secondary? Will the O-line be able to stay healthy? How will our LBs and DL perform vs. Forte. Will Jay be Jay? Yaddayaddayadda.

        Lmao, didn’t know you were the sheriff of ’round these here parts though, real man of the people; seriously dude, you deserve a medal for your service, a true war hero, the Forrest Gump of our generation if you will. Anyway, keep recycling those hackneyed quotes (note the irony in this statement?) many others have used previously to much greater effect.

  18. Chuck Cecil's Nose September 9, 2015

    Since when does anyone believe what stir the pot Dumovski writes?

  19. PF4L September 9, 2015

    I love you man!! :)…C’mon…the dead immigrants fleeing question was funny…smile.