We might as well talk about it because we know some of your are thinking about it. The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to release cornerback Davon House when they can’t find anyone willing to trade something for him.
The #Jaguars are shopping CB Davon House, a former big-money FA signing due $6M in 2017, source says. Expected to release him if no takers.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 28, 2017
It’s laughable that Jacksonville is shopping House, but then it was laughable when they decided to pay him $6.125 million annually when they signed him as a free agent in 2015. They really think another team is going to take on his salary? This is why you perennially suck, Jacksonville!
Naturally, if you’re a Green Bay Packers fan, the thought at least briefly crossed your mind. Green Bay could bring back House for probably next to nothing. They have garbage cornerbacks. House could at least go in there and compete.
Maybe. But no, bad idea.
Let us give you a little perspective here.
First, you’ll recall House was never a starter for the Packers. He was decent in some matchups, particularly on the outside. House was also decent — although nowhere near great — during his first year in Jacksonville. He started all 16 games, had 49 tackles, a really-nice total of 23 passes defended and four interceptions.
Last year, however, was a debacle.
House started only four games. He totaled only 17 tackles, had no interceptions and didn’t even knock down a pass. House was available for all 16 games. He got only 272 snaps on the season FOR JACKSONVILLE! Pro Football Focus gave him a grade of 43.6.
Yes, I’ll give this to you. Two of the Packers’ corners were actually graded worse — Damarious Randall (39.6) and Demetri Goodson (43.2).
While that’s laughable, sad and all kinds of other stuff, the point is simple. The Packers need a major upgrade at cornerback and Davon House surely is not it.
House is an interesting case. His first year numbers in Jacksonville made it look like the Packers made a huge mistake not resigning him. 23 passes defended and 4 interceptions for a team that normally plays from behind is really really spectacular. He has height and has great speed so the numbers he achieved were projectable and foreseeable. Which made not resigning him an even worse seeming gaffe.
Then the wheels fell off last year. Why is what I’d like to know. Did he get fat and slow? Attitude, drunk, drugs? Undisclosed mystery injury? Caught having sex with the secondary coaches personally monogrammed playbook? What was it? Really, he was the cornerback version of Blake Bortles. From hero to zero. And on the exact same team!
We know from year one in Jacksonville what House can achieve if focused and in good health. That is pro bowl level play. But we know from last year there is no guarantee of it. It is a roll of the dice.
A smart GM willing to take some risk would sign him to an incentive laden contract and see what they have but with little or no guaranteed money. TT is neither smart nor willing to take risks so it will never happen for the Packers.
If we needed a CB I’d encourage my Vikes to pick him up but we are filthy stacked at CB so someone else will get lucky or quickly move on from the experiment.
You’d encourage the vikings to pick him up?
How would you do this, send them an e-mail? Call Spielman directly? Send them a letter? Call the main # and ask to talk to someone in charge?
Have you encouraged them from starting 5-0, then self destructing into the big pile of shit nobodys we all know to be the minn. vikings?
I have no clue why House’s production fell so bad from his first season with the Jags, i guess because like everyone else, who follows the Jags?
But i will say this, maybe there is a reason why his play fell off idk. Tramon Williams had a shoulder injury and got a pass from Packer fans for his shitty play blaming it on his old injury.
But you can’t deny what House did in his 2015 season. Because when all was said and done, House had a better season than Shields that year, and came a lot cheaper. Same can be said about Hayward.
Considering our cornerback situation, i wouldn’t judge House too harshly, or take anything off the table. But then again, Ted will probably roll with the corners he’s got because they are high picks, and he’ll sign a few UDFA’s along the way and outsmart everyone.
Since when does Ted have a weak segment of the team, and it’s rectified the next season?….It doesn’t happen. It takes years, and you all know this.
Maybe there are still a few Packer fans around, somewhere, i don’t know where, who think Ted is doing all he can to field a Championship team. But for the rest of us, under the eye test, he doesn’t seem like he really even gives a fuck. Speaking of the walking dead, anyone here boo from Ted lately? I didn’t think so. But then again, these are supposed to be the 2 1/2 months out of the year that Ted actually works.
We’ll see him soon, after his draft picks, to tell us how good they are, and how they were lucky to get them…..smh. Just like after every draft.
One of the most poorly written articles I’ve ever seen on this website. Go watch some of his 2015 games before you even start to talk about that season. How did he do against Mike Evans in 2015? 3/6 for 36 yards 0 TDs and 3 PDs (Targets: 4 Evans, 1 Jackson, 1 ASJ). How about vs Brees/Cooks or Rivers/Floyd or Fitzpatrick/Marshall or Luck/Hilton? I already have all of those numbers and I know you can’t tell me. Then you proceed to pimp PFF and fail to acknowledge that their metrics clearly don’t correct for sample size. I have zero problems with the 2 TDs he gave up vs Adams and Benjamin in the first two weeks.
Just clean it up. That’s all I’m asking for. 2015 House was fantastic.
TT will mumble some words this morning at the combine. It should be riveting. BPA, just looking for best guys, can’t have them all, it’s a tough league, try to sign our own, draft and develop, etc.
lol…going out on a limb huh? :)
While he wasn’t good last year, whats the worst that can happen? They are going to end up cutting him, and I bet he will end up being cheap. He has proven to be able to play outside in the packers system, which is needed. Never underestimate veteran depth.