The Green Bay Packers are after some more running backs. We all know that. They appear to be chasing two of the most controversial ones available.
We’ve been over their continued flirtation with former Minnesota Vikings running back and child abuser Adrian Peterson. The Packers also appear extremely interested in former Oklahoma Sooners running back and woman puncher Joe Mixon.
This isn’t the first time the Packers have been connected to Mixon. One of the team’s scouts was wowed by Mixon at his pro day.
The assumption then was Mixon was too talented — he’s considered by most to be the most talented back in this draft — to be available when the Packers pick at No. 29. That doesn’t seem entirely far-fetched anymore, with rumors circulating that some teams have removed Mixon from their draft board entirely.
So now the Packers are flirting with Mixon too.
Aforementioned team that brought in Joe Mixon this week was the Packers. Like others, getting info/medical they didn't get at Combine.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 30, 2017
The assault was pretty bad, but it happened in 2014. Only last year did the video of it get released.
In theory, Mixon could be a different person today than he was three years ago. In theory, the Packers might not care one way or another.
They certainly don’t let off-the-field issues get in the way when they think someone has talent.
Who would you rather have? A guy who beats his children or one who punches women?
Mixon is a supreme talent (he was once deciding between OK and WI for colleges as a HS recruit). The woman he punched was entirely at fault for inciting the entire thing so no, I do not give a f&$k about that one time when he rightfully defended himself against a drunken whore who got what she deserved (in this case). I’d grab Mixon before I’d draft Christian McCaffrey and I wouldn’t regret my decision one bit. He’s a stud.
Exhibit A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPeu45ehdnI&t=59s
That actually was a rather poignant last line, and it came from mordecai…go figure.
I think the Packers are doing their due diligence. A lot of teams are bringing him in. Why wouldn’t you? If it’s a possible pick anywhere in the draft, you have to check him out.
Most peoples thoughts are he’ll go in the 2nd, and i’m not doubting that. But if i was playing make believe i’m a NFL General Manager, here it is. I saw the video, he was wrong, i get it. But she wasn’t so innocent. If his past behavior before and after that incident, checks out positively 100%, i’m treating it as a road bump. And i give the guy a nod and a 2nd chance.
For the Packers to get him, i believe they’d have to trade up in the 2nd. But i’m not so sure some team that loves him, doesn’t take him in the 1st. Again, that’s if he didn’t have any other anger issues.
How does this guy, come into Green Bay for a visit….and none of the local reporters reported it? I mean….seriously? Was there a directive from the Packers to keep it hush? Seems like it.
I was kinda looking forward to what 1st round bust Ted drafts again on defense myself.
and makes the guy he drafted switch positions?
Assuming Ted doesn’t surprise the fuck out of us and trade up in the first round, packers should honestly trade down to a team looking to grab a QB at the bottom of the first and grab an extra pick in the process. There isnt a big difference in talent in that area of the draft.
Like PF4L said, if the rest of his background checks out, I would think hard about taking him early in the 2nd
Ted’s drafting a punter in the first round.
Danny Harp, football and TTs track teammate in HS: “During track season our coach told us to sit down and take a rest. We got to talking about what we wanted to do when we grew up. When it came to Ted, he said, ‘When I grow up I’m going to be the general manager of the Green Bay Packers or the New York Yankees.’ That’s exactly what he said. We all laughed, and he looked at us like, ‘I’m not kidding….”
What Danny didn’t tell you was that he and Ted would sometimes play dress-up.
I’m going to assume that Mixon has matured enough in the last 3 years to where I’m going to draft him with the 29th pick. We need a great RB, and if we don’t get this guy in the 1st rd, the Vikings will take him in the 2nd rd and shove him down our throats on game day.
What most people don’t know is that this wasn’t Mixon’s first assault of a female. The cops were called to his high school when he punched and threw down a girl there. The situation was swept under the carpet – another prime example of special treatment for athletes. In 2014, he blew his 2nd chance. He’s now on his 3rd with a proven track record of anger issues and violence towards women. Add an alcohol addiction to the mix (which he was treated for), and you have an extremely high risk individual. How many chances should a person get? And why would anyone pay millions of dollars to someone with this history, putting their club’s reputation on the line?