The Green Bay Packers didn’t want running back Knile Davis, but the New York Jets did.
Davis was waived on Monday by the Packers, just shy of two weeks after they acquired him in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Jets were awarded him on waivers on Tuesday.
Do you want to know who the winners and losers are here?
Loser: Green Bay Packers
Yeah, sure, the Packers didn’t have to give up that conditional draft pick they sent to the Chiefs for Davis because they released him so quickly, but they did have to create the roster spot to acquire Davis. To do that they put Sam Shields on injured reserve. They followed that move a day later by putting Eddie Lacy on injured reserve. We suspect both of these guys would be healthy enough to return later in the season, but the Packers only have one return from IR designation to use between them. So they gave up either Lacy or Shields for a guy they gave all of five carries to prove himself. Way to go, shitheels!
Loser: Kansas City Chiefs
Well, this is what you get when you make deals with Big Ted, isn’t it? Not a goddam thing. The Chiefs will get no compensation for Davis for the reason mentioned above. Plus, they also just put Jamaal Charles, their starting running back, on injured reserve. So not only could they probably have used Davis as insurance, but they lost him as a kick returner, where he had a 27.1 career average. Maybe the reason the Packers never make any trades isn’t because Big Ted doesn’t want to. Maybe it’s because everyone knows Big Ted is a duplicitous cunt and therefore won’t deal him.
Winner: New York Jets
Hey, look what we found. A running back and kick returner we had to give up NOTHING for! Woooooooooo!
Jets cut him and signed Spiller. Carousel continues.
Something has to be really wrong with Shields Neurologically, to be placed on IR. So the chances of him coming back this season were probably slim to none anyway. If he ever comes back.
Obviously they had to open up roster spots regardless, so who are you gonna move there between Stark’s and Lacy? Lacy can’t come back until week 15 and lets say he does. What kind of shape do you think he’s going to be in after sitting around for 8 weeks? I don’t see TT bringing Eddie back in week 15, or ever.
So how long did the Jets keep Knile Davis around, an afternoon?
Spot on with Eddie. If his weight and conditioning were such an issue leading up to this season. Being on the shelf for 8 weeks certainly isn’t going to end well.
Lacy will be 260 plus after week 15. Burritos, pizza and Cheetos make for a sound diet . . .
Mostly a stupid article. Honestly.
Going into the season with just 2 running backs seemed like sheer folly- now that both are out it’s obvious. Injuries happen but it’s ludicrous to just keep a fraction of what the roster traditionally has. It seems to me Packers have always kept at least 4, and usually 5, RBs: 1 FB and 4 ball carriers. Poor roster composition- no need for 7 WRs when 3 aren’t even being used. Packers will have no quality RB for remainder of the season…… not looking good Billy Ray.
Trade for Adrian Peterson! Skol!
None of this matters, The New England Patriots are already the champions anyways.
Spiller was out there, better than no RB, plus the Chiefs then signed Bishop Sankey off the Pats practice squad, again better than no RB. I just don’t understand. I guess Ripkowski is really a halfback…who knew?
TT “The Frugal GM” when is the Packer Nation going to realize what a piece of shit GM he is and Pressure “MR Glad Hands” Mark Murphy to jettison this fucking fuck . . .