Unlike Brett Favre before him, Josh Sitton is not sticking it to the Green Bay Packers.
That’s what some people figured when Sitton quickly signed with the division rival Chicago Bears after being released by the Packers. Sitton was out in Green Bay on Saturday afternoon and had a new three-year deal in Chicago by Sunday evening.
But that had nothing to do with any hard feelings, Sitton said.
“I wanted to get the decision made (Sunday) or (Monday), as quickly as I can,” Sitton said. “I wanted to get to where I was going and be able to learn the offense and be able to jump in right this week. The longer it took, the harder it would have been to learn the offense. Chicago, they had me in first, and they got it done first.”
It probably didn’t hurt that the Bears ponied up $21 million with $10 million guaranteed, either.
“Honestly, it didn’t have anything to do with sticking it to the Packers,” he said. “More familiar with the division, close to where I was.”
Are we buying that?
On one hand, we don’t believe Sitton is vindictive like Favre. On the other hand, there was plenty of interest in Sitton after he was released. Twelve teams reportedly called his agent on Saturday. He probably could have listened to some other offers, but he didn’t.
Sitton isn’t going to say this, but we’re sure he’d get some satisfaction from showing Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy he’s still got it.
Unlike Favre, Sitton wouldn’t be too far in the wrong in feeling that way.
In other news, someone is FINALLY standing up to that insufferable prick Skip Brainless. Seeing Troy Aikman pick him apart is a refreshing change of pace after a disappointing Football weekend. Seriously, fuck that prick.
Over the past few years, little by little, Aikman has been growing on me. Buck, on the other hand, can go fuck himself with a rusty dildo ad infinitum for all I care.
Shannon Sharpe + Skip Bayless = worst talk show of all time, I’d rather watch the View…okay maybe not, but it’s close.
Why not stick it to the Packers. They stuck it to him.
Neither the Packers or Sitton are “sticking it” to each other. I bet Dennis also gets upset when a player holds out despite being under contract. Too funny that many adults still believe in loyalty in any type of workplace….
Seems funny that there weren’t any teams interested when he was trying to be traded???
Great point. Good it be that they were NOT shopping him and were merely dumping him out of recalcitrance for his comments regarding the play calling? This still makes no sense at all.
COULD . . . not good.
That definitely could be part of TT’s motive. Waiting to cut Sitton
until the last minute bespeaks a get-back. TT doesn’t like to pay guards
or wide-receivers; especially if they lip off. (See Greg Jennings.) He’s a mean,
cheap, vindictive man who is most concerned about covering his own ass.
That why we still have Adams.
Why give up players/picks and cap space when you can negotiate a contract with all the variables in your favor in a few hours/days?
I didn’t see anyone saying that he was sticking it to the Packers. I think you’d have to be a moron to express that view. He was released 8 days before the regular season, 5 days if you count down from Thursday.
Ted didn’t give him the luxury of time, to take his time, and visit a bunch of teams. The Bears offered him a fairly decent 3 yer deal, what was he supposed to tell them 6 days before the 1st game?….ok, let me go visit other teams, i’ll think about it?
GET REAL…nice article.