We talked about how tackle Jason Spriggs may be reaching the end of his short run with the Green Bay Packers.
If you read the tea leaves, it seems obvious. The former second-round pick hasn’t lived up to expectations. He’s stunk it up for now, two consecutive training camps. He was moved from the left side to the right side. And finally, he was demoted from first string to second for the Packers’ first preseason game in favor of Byron Bell.
Not looking good!
But don’t tell Spriggs that. He is unaware of what’s happening here.
Asked why he got demoted…
“No idea,” Spriggs said. “I’m going to let the coaches handle anything they want to say about that.”
Coach Mike McCarthy wouldn’t get into a discussion about the issue. He simply called it a “coach’s decision.” In other words, he’s not telling. Not telling the media and certainly not telling the guy who got demoted.
No doubt, this could be McCarthy sending a message without saying anything. A get-your-shit-together-or-else message.
Perhaps the pep talks haven’t worked with Spriggs. Maybe yelling at the guy didn’t do the trick. So, here’s a message you might understand — you’re now behind Byron Bell on the depth chart. Play better or we’re going to cut your ass.
Actually i agree, the thing is, Bell also played like shit. My thought initially was the Packers were trying to send Spriggs a wake up call.
Anyway you want to look at it, for a traded up 2nd round pick, This guy hasn’t answered the bell.