The Green Bay Packers have finally come to the conclusion that most of us had come to months ago. Defensive tackle Letroy Guion is more trouble than he’s worth.
The Packers released Guion on Tuesday.
Guion’s list of infractions is a hearty one. He was busted for hauling a huge amount of marijuana around in Florida back in 2015. That resulted in a three-game suspension. Guion was busted for violating the NFL’s PED policy this year. He was scheduled to sit the first four games of the year for that one. Then, Guion got a DUI in Hawaii back in June. Surely, another suspension is on the way for that infraction.
The move is probably less about Guion at this point. It seems more about how the Packers feel about their defensive linemen.
Mike Daniels is Mike Daniels, but Dean Lowry, Kenny Clark and even Brian Price appear to have taken a big step forward. Throw in veteran Ricky Jean Francois and there’s your defensive line rotation.
It appears the Packers no longer really need Guion. They probably just brought him to camp as a precautionary measure, with the idea that they’d release him if others stepped up. Otherwise, why bring him to camp at all?
I guess congratulations are in order that it only took the Packers 4 years and (a couple resignings!) to figure out what the Vikings knew.
As per this move being “about how the Packers feel about their defensive linemen.” Yes, but not in the way you think. Any other team would have released him long ago or immediately after the latest. The fact they did not does not reflect healthy confidence in the other members of the D-line. Heck no! Just the opposite. Desperation.
It will be interesting to see which is worse this year: The run defense or the pass defense.
If it was desperation they would have kept him on the roster now. Not to mention they were probably waiting for some details before officially releasing him. The patriots didn’t immediately release Hernandez for a more serious offense. Dallas prematurely released a WR recently before finding out he was not even the guy involved in the crime.
But yes, the Vikings probably saw the red flags when they released him. The packers took a chance on him, it paid off in 2014 when he was arguably their best defensive lineman. Then there were diminishing returns. Also keep in mind the NFLPA is a pretty powerful union and if they released him in any way that could potentially get them in trouble
I think a team can release a player for whatever reason without Union repercussions, sans injury.
Yeah but those Star Caps assholes had integrity. No true Packer fan ever wanted that ex Viking on the team.
The Vikings know enough to sign every GB cut player it seems. They will see what GB knew about Datone Jones this year. They just don’t know enough to win a Super Bowl….oh wait this is the year I forgot.
The Vikings f-ing signed Mossy Cade in the 80’s
Thanks for Gilbert Brown though, I loved that guy.
It’ll be interesting to see when the Vikings get knocked out of playoff contention: The eight game or the ninth.
We don’t even need to talk about getting to Super Bowls with you clowns.
The sad truth is big Ted couldn’t draft anyone better, so they were more or less forced to keep him around.
Lowery, Brice, Clark aren’t exactly a who’s who of defensive lineman my friend, but if they showed improvement over 3 or 4 padded practices, all righty then. Hopefully Daniels can justify his salary, maybe get in the playoffs and make a play.
As far as Guion, word has it, he was just going through the motions in camp acting like he didn’t give a fuck, and that’s why they cut him. Seems Guion expecting good things this season is like vikings players expecting to get into the Super Bowl, neither was going to happen.