The Green Bay Packers need an outside receiver. We’ve discussed this at length. The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to unload receiver Martavis Bryant. And here’s where it gets interesting.
There are now rumors that the Packers may trade for Bryant and the player in that trade would be Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
That’s the sort of bold move we haven’t seen since Ron Wolf was the sheriff in town.
Personally, I beg general manager Brian Gutekunst to make this happen. Bryant certainly has his issues and hasn’t quite lived up to his billing, but Clinton-Dix is an overrated bum.
Remember this in the Packers’ season finale?
Clinton-Dix has gotten by and gained recognition because he was a first-round pick. He has 11 career interceptions, but only 22 passes defended in four seasons. Some guys knock down that many balls in a single season.
Clinton-Dix has no awareness. I will point back to the Luke Wilson touchdown in the NFC Championship in Seattle. That ball was thrown from the other side of the field. It was in the air so long you or I could have knocked it away. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, however, could not.
Sweet safety playing, Ha Ha. Good effort!
Further, the guy can’t communicate. When Morgan Burnett was out in 2017, the Packers initially handed the defensive headset to Clinton-Dix. That lasted one game. Because he was so terrible at getting the defense in position, the Packers quickly turned that duty over to linebacker Blake Martinez.
The guy is a straight-up bum. If Gutekunst could unload him for a bag of chips, maybe BBQ flavor or sour cream and onion, I’d call that a win for the Packers.
Shit, I’d take a wheel of cheese!
As for the other chip, Bryant isn’t exactly a peach either. In three seasons, he has 126 catches for 1,917 yards and 17 TDs. He was suspended all of 2016 for repeated drug violations.
He likes the weed, but that would actually endear him to many of his new Packers’ teammates.
Additionally, the Steelers benched him for a game in 2017 for some social media nonsense. Mike Tomlin runs a real tight ship over there, you know.
But here’s the thing. Bryant is 6-4 and the kid can run. He averaged 21.1 per reception as a rookie. The Packers have no receiver like this. They’ve long needed one.
Deep balls. Jump balls.
No offense to Ben Roethlisberger, but Aaron Rodgers could make Bryant a star.
Let’s make this happen, Gutes.