Good Riddance, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
Go and miss tackles somewhere else, Ha-Ha Clinton Dix, you bum! That somewhere else is going to be with the Washington Redskins.
The Green Bay Packers dealt Clinton-Dix, their 2014 first-round pick, on Tuesday for a 2019 fourth-round pick.
How does this make sense, you might ask?
Well, here’s how it makes sense. Clinton-Dix was a malcontent. He stayed away from non-mandatory team activities earlier this year because he wanted a new contract. He didn’t get one. Then he talked about how he didn’t expect to be back next year, earlier this season.
It seems he didn’t want to be in Green Bay, so why would the Packers want to keep him around? Get something for him now before he walks in free agency after the season. Also, the Packers get to shed a shitty attitude.
Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst made it clear both Clinton-Dix and running back Ty Montgomery were on the trade block. He followed through and got something for both of them.
In the process, he made one thing clear. If you’re going to be a distraction in the locker room, you’re out.
Both of the guys the Packers traded on Tuesday had become that, although for totally different reasons.
Clinton-Dix had played every snap for the Packers on defense this season. So now everyone is wondering who his replacement will be.
The smart money says it will be one of the Packers many cornerbacks. Perhaps Tramon Williams, who looked overmatched against the Rams speedy receivers. Perhaps rookie Josh Jackson, who deserves more snaps. Perhaps Bashaud Breeland, who the Packers have done absolutely jack shit with since signing him.
The best situation there, as far as we are concerned, is Williams is the free safety, Jackson starts at outside cornerback and Breeland is the next DB on the field.
We’ll surely know more on Wednesday, but the Packers absolutely have had to had a plan in place for this.