So Long, Jeff Janis

Jeff Janis on the end-around

Jeff Janis left the Green Bay Packers on Friday and signed with the Cleveland Browns. A lot of Packers fans were saddened. Others were angry. Some were happy that Janis will seemingly now get a chance to realize his potential as a receiver.

I have my doubts about that.

Although I have no love for Fat Mike and his ability to creatively utilize players like Janis or get the most out of them, we are talking about a guy who has 17 career receptions for 200 yards in a four-year career. If that were one season, I’d say maybe he has a chance to contribute on offense for the Browns. I’m all for the guy proving me wrong, but history suggests he won’t.

I’ve never quite understood the fascination with Janis. Has a special teams player ever had a bigger fan club? Anyway, I’m sure the legend will only grow in Cleveland.

Here’s what some of the boys had to say.

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Long live the People’s Champion.

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17 Comments on "So Long, Jeff Janis"

  1. Robster

    I think a big part of the hype is due to Jeff’s game-changing qualities. As I endlessly watch his highlight tapes , the announcer’s voice echoes: “This guy does nothing but catch touchdowns.” Five of them in preseason. His college career and All-American status was filled with similar heroics. Then there’s his unique athleticism and the possibilities that brings. Nor can we discount the fairy-tale aspects: small town, Division II college, white guy playing a black man’s position. Thanks for the post, which shows his teammates hold him in the same high regard that the fans do. He’s what makes being a sports fan great!

  2. I don’t want to be the materialistic weasel of the bunch, but do you think the Packers will get a compensation pick out of the deal? ;-)

    • PF4L

      You don’t start reading the will at the funeral my friend. Can that wait until we’ve had the time to properly mourn?

      Long live the People’s Champion.

  3. Cheese

    Three articles about Jeff Janis going to the Browns? I think TotalPackers likes Janis more than anyone I know.

    • MM²SUCK

      Agreed. I believe that they do it to enable all of the smart asses, misanthropes, ne’er do wells, schadenfreudist’s, assholes and know it all’s . . . myself included. From a purely reactionary place, this place is a hoot . . . Love coming in hear.

  4. Jschizl

    1265 Lombardi ave will no longer have the glory hole specials. It’s a fucking shame. Biggest off season loss in the history of the franchise. They could have turned him into a corner and solved their cornerback problems.

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