Add guard T.J. Lang to the list of the players who wants nothing to do with the Hall of Fame game.
The NFL has requested the Green Bay Packers participate in the game, which is held in Canton, Ohio each year during Hall of Fame induction weekend. The Packers are a target because Brett Favre is headlining the 2016 Hall of Fame class.
The game would give the Packers a fifth preseason game or, in other words, another opportunity for someone to suffer a season-ending injury before the real season even begins.
Aaron Rodgers has publicly stated his dislike for the game. Now Lang has followed suit.
Why nobody wants to play that game ?????? https://t.co/RiT3muHjMW
— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) February 14, 2016
I've heard rumblings https://t.co/jVcqTeLZRc
— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) February 14, 2016
Will the Packers be spared from the game if the players are publicly vocal about it?
We have our doubts.
The decision will ultimately come down to the league and Packers management, i.e. president Mark Murphy.
Murphy is a company man and isn’t likely to do anything to displease the league.
Players like Lang, Sitton, Matthews, Rodgers, etc are not going to see the field in that game except from the sideline. Lang is bitching about an extra week of practice. Spoiled rich athletes who can’t put in an extra week of practice without complaining. If Murphy has the balls, he needs to emphatically say yes just to make the whiners sweat it out in camp an extra week.
Kramer can’t make it into the hall of fame because he wrote a book discussing team details and most of these privileged athletes take to Twitter and social media constantly to bitch and moan about about the slightest perceived wrong. It is a fucking extra week, get over it!
They knew what they were into when they signed their contract. If he doesn’t like his job, I suggest he goes find a other one.
The dude just had shoulder surgery and I’m sure all of the starters don’t want to play at all after watching Jordy go down last season.
If they play the replacements and undrafted free agents, we should be fine. It is another opportunity to see what we have talentwise. Also wouldn’t complain to see ARodge throwing some passes to Abbrederis and Janis, to help them both earn his majesty’s trust. Who knows, maybe they are needed again on offense and this time we don’t look foolish trotting Adams if he drops it again and again and again.
That’s exactly what they should do, aren’t rosters at 90 now anyway? I wouldn’t suit up any offense or defensive starters in this game. Hell I wouldn’t even do it for the most of the pre season games.
If Janis would get hurt you guys would start bitching
Janis doesn’t get hurt. All he does is make plays.
So? You are already bitching about us bitching about something that may not even happen . . .
Mark Murphy is a pussy and has micro nuts…..doesn’t want to upset the league and afraid to fire his homo bitch GM
Derpitty do! Look at me! I can type on a keyboard and post stuff that makes me look like a retard too. Fire TT! Murphy is pussy! Packers will never win a SB with MM! Rodgers is being wasted! Derp! Derp! Derp!
And your point is?
I hope Packers do not play 5th pre-season game. While unlikely starters would play much, you are still putting your draft picks out there and putting them at risk. While you would like to see more reps for some (vets & rookies alike), the injury risk outweighs that a bit.
Everybody chill out. There’s nothing wrong with SUBSTITUTING some of the newer guys’ practice time with some lower level NFL game time. I would think it’s good for the GM, the coaching staff, and roster depth. Don’t overplay/overpractice ANYONE ever.. just be smart and play them the right way. packers fans who don’t care about the backups to the backups, don’t watch. I’m sure some bands will be interested, however.
Oh look, more comments from uneducated people who think the vets are whiners for not wanting to play. Let me clue you idiots in here.
Nobody wants to play a pre-season game. Nobody. Did you read correctly? NOBODY.
Any pro will tell you they’d rather sit out because these games do not matter. They won’t win you a Superbowl, and more often than not they will take you out of the running to earn one if you lose a star player, like the injury to Jordy.
If you care more about seeing your favorite players play in a meaningless game than seeing them play in a game that matters, say the Superbowl, then get off this site, throw out anything football related that you own, and never watch these games again. Winning is everything in this sport. We’re better off without you fools hiding behind a computer and talking your trash as if these players owe you anything. They don’t owe you a damn thing, their contracts is for them and the league, not for you.