Wisconsin folk hero John Kuhn totally stuck it to the Green Bay Packers.
Kuhn, who now plays for the New Orleans Saints and has been on injured reserve since October, has spent his time with the team during the layoff learning about the coaching and scouting operations. Kuhn says he wants to play one more year, but would like to remain in football after his playing career.
So, it was one of those things they whisper about around the NFL. A player helps his current team game plan against his former team.
Kuhn was reportedly heavily involved in game planning when the Saints faced the Packers in week 7. The Saints won a 26-17 contest at Lambeau Field that the Packers had within their mitts.
“I wanted all of it because my clock is ticking in the NFL as a player, so I want to soak up every second that I have,” Kuhn said. “I feel like the best way to do that is to be involved and contribute in any way that you can.”
I’m sure every Packers fan would love to Kuhn continue on in football after his playing career. How else will they be able to yell “Kuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhn?”
It will be interesting to see if the Packers give him a job.
Before that happens, it appears Kuhn will get another run at a Super Bowl as a player. The Saints are reportedly activating him from injured reserve. The team will likely be the fourth seed in the NFC.
So there’s your rooting interest, now that the Packers are goners.
Reporting on this and not the packers IR controversy?
Kato, you and I certainly have our disagreements — understandable given which corners of the boxing ring we each occupy — but here we agree.
This site is supposed to keep fans in the know. Basically. And be a meeting place for information, ideas, debate. Too often the site has actively and consciously practiced deception. The above article is pretty much a version of that. Aaron Rodgers dating women is another one.
But, now we have a new low. Actively trying to keep fans ignorant of their favorite subject — the very same subject they are supposed to be in depth in the know and completely dedicated towards.
Hey, man, I wish the Vikes never had the Love Boat incident. And some Vikings sites may well have defended it in opinion pieces — “What’s wrong with prostitutes if you can afford them? They need to make a living! It helps the economy!” — but, by God, they at least reported on it. They manned up. They did not duck and cower like this site.
Monty, writing as Piffle, even suggested it is not a story unless the NFL decides it is. Huh? Really? Going to let the NFL dictate what you cover? So, for instance, when did the NFL cover how Kuhn “back-stabbed” the Packers? So that excuse is just a dodge for trying to avoid the elephant in the room, not wanting to take a stand, wishing it will all just go away.
Don’t get me wrong. It probably will die a quiet death but that does not mean keeping your readership ignorant on purpose. It’s aiding and abetting cheating for one thing — after the fact.
The reason I say it probably will die a quiet death is that it is inconvenient to the NFL. It is clear cut and obvious the Packers violated the rules and the consequence is extremely clear. But, they can’t do it. They can’t do what’s right for its own sake.
In fact, you can pretty much see the cover up. NFL.com won’t report these events and the NFL Network won’t either. Even though it is arguably THE biggest news in football. Packers caught cheating? By rules Aaron Rodgers must be put on waivers and will end up with the Browns? Hey, argue whatever you want but that is BIG news. But the cover up is worse and more obvious than just the places run directly by the NFL. CBS and other networks that have TV contracts with the NFL have all pulled the story. Even ESPN who broke the story! They want to keep their Monday night football. It’s obvious the NFL has been calling and issuing threats and directives.
Quite hilarious: The NFL refers all questions about this to the Packers. So, if you are concerned about what the fox has been doing in the hen house, don’t go to the farmer, just take the fox’s word for it. Meanwhile the Packers issue “No comment”. The NFL is not even man enough to give their own “No comment”, they want you to make a special trip to get the “No comment” from the cheating Packers….
Since Green Bay media and places that cover the Packers (such as this here site we are on) are falling flat on their faces covering this you may need to rely on (gasp!) Chicago media:
Bitch, here’s how it works. The league approved the move. It’s over. No recourse. But you keep pissing and moaning about it, over and over and over. Kind of like “we’re going to the Super Bowl this year” coming out of the mouth of a Vikings fan. Happens incessantly, always winds up being much ado about nothing.
Oh, and this gem. “This site is supposed to keep fans in the know. Basically. And be a meeting place for information, ideas, debate.” That’s just ign’ant. It’s place to mock anything Vikings related and smack down shitheads who come here taking shots at the most successful and revered franchise in the NFL, while trying to legitimize that aggregation of bitch-made motherfuckers they support.
Don’t worry Savage, he stops spewing once the Vikings lose in the playoffs…except for the “We weren’t expected to win it this year…next year is the year” speech. Don’t let it bug you just picture him in his basement being miserable…it helps.
Do you know the difference between a story and an “issue” lonely boy?
If i was you i’d find someone new to read these articles to you, someone who can explain them to you as they read it. surely someone in your Trailer Park has, at least a GED?
Way to go Kato, you set off the land mine.
How exactly did Kuhn “stick it” to the Packers? Oh wow, he was involved in game planning against a team he played for over two years ago. What a backstabber! Like it takes a ton of effort to figure out what McMuffin is gonna do on offense.
Plenty of people within the organization seem to be “sticking it” to the Packers with their own ineptness. Anything they get/got from John Kuhn is pretty inconsequential.
When folks bring this stuff up I just never really got it I guess. Players move around this league all the time. Are they supposed to be sworn to some loyalty of silence to the team they came from? James Harrison was just let go by the Steelers and picked up by the Pats. You think he’s going to say, “Oh no Mr Bellichek, I can’t be telling you nuthin’ bout what Mr Tomlin would do when he plays you.” Bull sh!t. You know especially when people are bitter they get blabby.
It is because of this that coaches have to stay fresh and unique with schemes and play calling.
Good luck to you John Kuhn. Thanks for all the good dedicated years as a Packer and continued success moving forward with your dreams and ambitions.
I’ll be rooting for the Saints or any other NFC team to beat the Vikings, a team that is replete with scumbags.
Barring that, a defeat in the Super Bowl in their home dome would be good also.