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Packers Still Trying To Improve D, Sign Quinton Dial

Well, look at Big Ted still trying to tweak that defense! A couple days after officially signing former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks, the Green Bay Packers added one of his former teammates. They signed defensive lineman Quinton Dial on Tuesday.

Like Brooks before him, Dial was also released by the 49ers. However, it seems entirely scheme-related with Dial. The 49ers are transitioning to a 4-3 defense this year. Dial is a 3-4 guy, which not coincidentally is what the Packers play.

Dial is only 27 and at 6-5, 318 adds an imposing figure to the Packers’ defense. He started 26 games for the 49ers over the past two seasons. Dial had 36 tackles (and no sacks) while starting 11 games in 2016. He piled up 59 tackles and 2.5 sacks while starting 15 in 2015.

It’s a nice addition for the Packers, but as you know, when someone comes, someone else has to go. That guy is defensive end Christian Ringo.

Ringo had himself a nice preseason for the Packers and seemed to earn a roster spot. The Packers can re-sign him to the practice squad if he clears waivers. Tough to part with Justin McCray, we know. He definitely needs to be on the roster…

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  1. Drater September 5, 2017

    Nice signing and I like our DL this year…at least on paper

  2. MMTTDCSUCK September 5, 2017

    Well . . . what do you know? Alternate universe?

  3. Howard September 5, 2017

    Dial has more of the height, weight, and length vs Ringo that you would like to see in a 3-4 defensive tackle. Dials size is a good replacement for Pennell and Guion, hopefully short the drugs. With Lowery and Dial I would hope the D sees more batted passes this year. Remember guys if you don’t get to the QB arms up.

  4. KILLER September 5, 2017

    Dial is OK. Did TT give him 5 more million?

    1. Howard September 5, 2017

      I thought I would help you out since you are so interested in the Packers salary cap figures. Below from Spotrac.

      Quinton Dial signed a 1 year, $775,000 contract with the Green Bay Packers, including an average annual salary of $775,000. In 2017, Dial will earn a base salary of $775,000, while carrying a cap hit of $775,000.

      CONTRACT TERMS:1 yr(s) / $775,000 SIGNING BONUS- AVERAGE SALARY$775,000

      1. Cheese September 5, 2017

        So another one year prove it deal. Why the hell can’t TT do that for Clay Matthews?

      2. KILLER September 5, 2017

        Hey, that’s the same contract Ahmad Brooks was supposed to sign. What happened?

  5. Ferris September 5, 2017

    Did TT read a Bill Belichik book in the past 2 weeks or something? Or is he just in the room now as E. Wolf makes all the decisions.

    1. PF4L September 5, 2017

      Belichick would give them more than a week to learn a defense and get acclimated.

      Although it’s something, aren’t these actions from Thompson a little late in his tenure? Maybe others are correct, maybe Wolf has a hand in this, we really don’t know. One thing i do know is, signing some UDFA’s late in the game is one thing, respect is shown when and where it is earned and the only place that matters, on the field.

      Signing these players may make our defense better, idk. But i know this, if signing UDFA that other teams cut makes your team better, what does that say about your draft results and your coaching staff’s ability to develop?

  6. Howard September 5, 2017

    It is early for Spotrac to post a contract. Spotrac currently says 1 year at $775, 000 for Dial.

    I guess it beats the hell out of the Vikings paying Floyd (6.7mil) and Datone Jones (1.6) approximately 8.6 mil for one year (2017) with potentially no regular season snaps.

    1. Kato September 5, 2017

      Howard don’t you dare bash the Vikings. They are a superior NFL team, Adam Thelien and Stefon Diggs are premier NFL receivers, Killer said so!

      1. Howard September 5, 2017

        For the sake of clarity the above should be approximately 8.3 mil. Not 8.6 mil. Hate to have someone complain about me not being accurate regarding the Vikings. The Vikings did do well in only having an approximate 2.6 mil. dead cap hit for Alex Boone.

        1. KILLER September 5, 2017

          How about that 30 million — PER THIS YEAR ALONE — for Grandpa Ahmad Brooks, made-of-Clay Matthews, and Perry?

          Whatcha think, 2 million per sack?

          1. Howard September 5, 2017

            Actually it is approximately 26 mil. or less depending on the bonuses that Brooks may or may not earn. Clay takes up 15 mil of that and is overpaid based on the last 2 years performance.

            It will probably cost the Packers somewhere between 1 to 2 mil. per sack.

            How many sacks are the Vikings going to get for the 8.3 mil. This year 0? That is 8.3 mil. Approximately for 0 sacks. So what do you think about paying 8.3 million for 0.0 sacks. Those are Blutarsky type numbers.

  7. Xlvordie September 5, 2017

    I’m still trying to figure out why Price isn’t on this team

  8. Mike K September 6, 2017

    How Sweet will it be this year when Americas True Team, Green & Gold win Super Bowl in that Lavender Landfill. Packers should hang a Banner there?? At least there would be one for “World Champions” not “play-off appearance” SUCK on that Penis Logo Viking Scum-Bags!!!!!!!!!

  9. Please September 6, 2017

    Is draft and develop officially over? I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time.

    1. Xlvordie September 6, 2017


      1. Please September 6, 2017

        How so wise one?

        1. PF4L September 6, 2017

          Draft and develop was officially over back in 2009. Maybe not by choice, but over nonetheless.

  10. ay hombre September 6, 2017

    I don’t give a shit if these moves work or not. I just like that we’re actually trying. That’s all I give a shit about. Constantly try and better your roster. That’s it.

    1. PF4L September 6, 2017

      Yea, good point. It does beat drafting some players for 3 days, then saying…”Ok, i can relax until next April.”

  11. PF4L September 6, 2017

    But we do give a shit if they work or not don’t we? Isn’t that the whole idea? Improving the team enough to reach Super Bowls?

    Why do we wait until the twelfth hour to try though? I suppose someone can also “try” to draft well.

    I think there is a difference with trying to go all in and what Ted’s doing. I could be wrong but it seems to me, that signing low level udfa, older guys who were once serviceable, guys recently cut is nothing more than trying to stop the bleeding. Sure, your adding depth, but what this team lacks is play makers on defense. Depth isn’t the root of the problem, the play of the starters are the issue, depth is for relief, and injuries, and we were/are fairly bankrupt there to begin with, and we still are in certain area’s even on offense, like the O-line. We have depth there, they kept 10, but lets be real, if any of those clowns have to play because of injuries, we’ll all be nervous, including the coaches.

    Going into week one, none of us has a fucking clue what our corner backs are gonna look like do we? We sure as shit didn’t see much in the pre-season. God bless Packer Nation fans that are hoping or thinking were going to the Super Bowl this season. This team will go as far as the offense takes them.

    Ted’s been trying to correct the defense for years and years, but he keeps missing. McCarthy shares blame because he won’t make any moves to his staff, and he insist on being the off. coordinator so he doesn’t have the time, or the inclination the watch over the whole team, like a Head Coach should be doing.

    Who knows how many Super Bowls we would have been in since 2011 with a defense ranked 10th-15th. Remember 2012, that’s the year Ted went all in on the draft trying to fix the defense, and he’s still “TRYING”.