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No One Told Lane Taylor He was Starting

This is just glorious. Any time Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy talks about the importance of communication from now on, remember that he’s a flaming hypocrite.

We found out Lane Taylor would be taking over for released left guard Josh Sitton on Monday. We found that out by hearing McCarthy tell everyone at his press conference. At that point, Taylor didn’t even know.

He found out through an ESPN news alert on his phone that appeared after McCarthy’s presser.

So just to review, Mr. Communication Mike McCarthy has refused to tell his team why Sitton was released and didn’t even tell the guy replacing him in the starting lineup that he was starting.

That’s some solid communication right there.

Obviously, all eyes will be on Taylor this Sunday. What does he think about that?

Well, he’s saying the right things.

“I’m not going to try to make it bigger than it actually is,” Taylor said. “I’ve been watching for years. So I definitely know what it’s supposed to look like and what is expected of me.

“It’s definitely going to be exciting. A little different than in the past. I know I’ll be out there and will be getting after it.”

Of course, saying the right things and actually playing well are two different things. Taylor can be as calm an level-headed as he wants. We’ll see how he reacts when thrown into the fire.

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Mordecai Jones

Mordecai is a writer living in Los Angeles. He primarily writes screenplays, but also does crap like this because GREEN BAY PACKERS, baby!

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18 Comments

  1. PF4L September 9, 2016

    Now see, i’m already breathing easier. the man has been watching for years. I’ve been watching golf for years, i just can’t figure out why i’m not on the Tour yet.

  2. Chad Lundberg September 9, 2016

    If Packers win it all this year, these articles will become just laughable. You guys have gotten to the point where if MM does it, its automatically the wrong thing.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK September 9, 2016

      So do you agree with any of this Sitton related mess?

      1. Chad Lundberg September 9, 2016

        Here’s how I feel about the Sitton move. It’s not like Thompson was in his office one day and went “Derr… I’m gonna cut Josh Sitton… Derr….”. *slaps himself. Ted and the coaches have a much better feel on how the players are and who is worthy of keeping than we do. What I’m really frustrated about is what exactly is the reason they let him go, since they won’t offer us an official explanation. Maybe they know that Barclay, Taylor, Tretter or Linsley is entirely capable of filling in that role without much problem. Maybe they plan to give someone a raise this year. Also consider that Ted hasn’t been able to sign the big name free agents we need to fill in the positions of need on the roster. That would cost a fortune and could derail future seasons. So maybe now Ted is finally making it clear that he’s not going to go as easy on his players, especially the new players that he has to depend so heavily on. Cutting your punter and one of your best players within a week will send that message. Whatever the reason is, it’s ridiculous to think that they would just cut Josh Sitton for virtually no reason.

        1. PF4L September 10, 2016

          A lot of maybe’s in there, Maybe cutting your best lineman is sending a message to the young players? The message that it sent is that they will weaken this team, and not owe a player any explanation. Is that a good message?

          You also state that to sign free agents, to fill positions, would cost a fortune. How much did they sign Cook for? (go look it up)…………….ok, your back. Now, was that a fortune? Did Danny Trevathan cost the bears a fortune?

          Nobody is accusing the Packers of releasing Sitton for virtually no reason. The best consensus is that they released him for a personal issue, the health of the line or strength of the team, be damned. THAT’S THE ISSUE people are having. Other than the fact, they won’t tell anyone why they released him, which should irritate any Packer player, or fan.

          Now, the reason the punter was let go is fairly evident, he sucked. Sitton was the best line protector of their franchise QB and a stud run blocker. That’s not so easily explained. Or swept under the rug and forgotten, like TED and Mike want

          Lastly…MMTTDCSUCK, asked you a simple question, you gave no answer. I’ll talk to him and explain to him you didn’t understand the question. But i’ll ask you my own question, i’ll keep it simple……Are the Packers better off with, or without Sitton, starting for the Green Bay Packers this season?

    2. Killer September 9, 2016

      C’mon, Chad “Captain Hindsight in the Future” Lundberg! Treating a valued and extremely effective veteran player with dishonor and a distinct lack of wisdom is not proven correct or incorrect by the outcome of the season. If the Packers go 0-16 it was wrong and stupid. If they go undefeated and win the Super Bowl it was wrong and stupid.

      I know PF4L does not like it when I post this because he thinks everyone already knows about it and it is old history. I think many people don’t know about it. Seems like Packer fans would stop cheering for the team or AT THE VERY LEAST stop defending MM from ANYTHING. So I am pretty sure Captain Hindsight in the Future has no idea. So, here it is:

      http://archive.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/69932532.html

      Or do you really think winning the 2011 Super Bowl meant what MM did to this guy was right and wise? Sure, no way the Packers would have won that Super Bowl is that poor bastard were not completely screwed over….

      Hey, man, the Germans successfully invaded Poland. It was a success so all good, huh?

      1. Chad Lundberg September 9, 2016

        My only point was that it seems like over the years, the hatred for MM has grown exponentially. So much to point where no matter what, it’s the worst possible interpretation of every scenario. Mike McCarthy a hypocrite???? I mean, isn’t there the possibility that he hadn’t made up his mind until a few hours before that conference? Maybe he wanted to surprise Taylor that he had earned the job up there? Furthermore, what’s the big frickin deal if he didn’t tell him anyway??? If MM wins another Super Bowl, nobody’s gonna give a damn what he says, wrong and hypocritical or not.

    3. PF4L September 9, 2016

      Chad, the people who blindly follow other people, are called followers. The people who are in front of the followers, are called leaders. The difference between the follower and the leader, is the leader has the capability of thinking for themselves. A trait that the follower envy’s. That’s why he followers.

      1. PF4L September 9, 2016

        * follows

    4. Chad Lundberg September 9, 2016

      Everybody’s against me…

      1. PF4L September 10, 2016

        Not true Chad…..I think what some fans want other fans to know, is that Ted and Mike aren’t faultless, and they are not unaccountable. They act unaccountable by getting rid of there best lineman, without giving a common sense valid reason why.

        Ted and Mike’s job is to give the team and it’s fans, the best chance of reaching the goal of getting to the Super Bowl. Therefore, fans are wondering how subtracting the best talent from the front line of the team 8 days before their 1st game, accomplishes that goal. Fans keep wondering, because they don’t have an answer why. Apparently, nor do the players. Or the rest of the Nation that follows football for that matter.

      2. Killer September 10, 2016

        All right, Chad, now I feel a little bad. The criticism does fulfill a valuable function though. TT and MM have little if any accountability for anything. Maybe to each other? But the comments by fans can have a collective effect. Maybe. Like peer pressure only it is fan pressure.

        The more think about it… I should stop pointing out all the crappiness integral to TT and MM. As a Vikings fan the last thing I want is for them to correct their wrongs or, God forbid, be replaced by competent leadership.

        1. PF4L September 10, 2016

          Killer makes a fantastic point how he wouldn’t want the Packers to correct wrongs, etc.

          It’s the same feeling i had when the Bears signed Cutler long term. That was a great day. It’s the same way i feel that the Vikings players need to go on more boat rides, how Peterson needs to have more children, how thankful i am for the likes of Ponder, Bridgewater, and the new hired gunslinger Bradford. And let me to you what i think of Detroit……………

          Anyway, it’s the 2016 season…LET’S DO THIS!!

  3. Nick September 9, 2016

    I don’t know why there are fans out there who defend TT and MM.by the grace of God we won the bowl in 2010 and we almost managed to lose it. It is almost impossible to not be good when you have had 2 of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game yet for some reason we give MM and TT credit for it we watch year after year of moronic decisions that they never are held accountable for.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK September 9, 2016

      Yep! This ^^^^^^^^

    2. Zwoeger September 10, 2016

      Exactly. I few years ago I stated that sometimes I wishes we had lost that one so we may have got rit of those two. I’m not sure anymore because there is stil that other sucker Mark Murphy.

  4. Rik September 9, 2016

    Yep obviously a wasted season cause of that move

    Don’t know how I will ever be able to watch the Packers now that Sitton is gone.

    Probably have to start watching the Bears now.

    1. PF4L September 10, 2016

      Enjoy..I just read that they have room in the herd for 1 more sheep.