There was an interesting report from Jay Glazer on Fox Sunday morning talking about guys who he believes to be on the trade block. One of those players was Green Bay Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumors of this, but it’s definitely the most reputable report.
Even though Clinton-Dix hasn’t really lived up to expectations with the Packers, the report is still a bit surprising.
The first thing that is worth pointing is out is Clinton-Dix is in the final year of his contract. Unless someone really wants to extend a slightly above mediocre safety, it really makes no sense for a team to trade for Clinton-Dix.
From the Packers perspective, safety has been the weak spot of their defense. We have suggested they go find some reinforcements. Specifically, someone to replace Kentrell Brice, who has been awful all season. Brice consistently gets beat deep for huge gains.
Perhaps the Packers have a plan. Jermaine Whitehead has played well as a backup. Josh Jones is a former second-round pick. Cornerback Bashaud Breeland has been mentioned as a possible replacement at safety. What we do know is the first four guys we mentioned are all better suited to play strong safety and support the run. Breeland is the only one we’d trust to be an actual free safety.
Here’s something else we know. Clinton-Dix hasn’t endeared himself to the organization one bit this year. He skipped OTAs because he wanted a new contract. Earlier this season he spoke publicly about his future, saying he didn’t think he’d be in Green Bay next year.
Clearly, the current coaching staff doesn’t appear to be a big fan of Clinton-Dix. You can likely put new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine chief among those non-fans.
Finally, it appears there are some veteran pass rushers available for trade. That’s another area the Packers could use help with.
The trade deadline is October 30.
If…you are going to let him walk anyway, might as well get something for him. It’s not like this team is headed straight to Atlanta in February anyway.
In another thought…..I hope Rob is well. If anything happened to him, i’d like to think this site would let us know.
Rob was well liked by most here, and respected by all. Almost as much as i am.
If you can get an end table & a bag of chips for this guy, go for it
Might as trade him. Heart and will not in every play. Inconsistent, lacks attitude. Wants a warm climate and a bigger city life I believe. At least get a second rounder, maybe a stretch here.
2nd rounder? They’d be lucky to get a used tackling dummy.
Odd that this season seems to be shaping up a lot like the 2013 season that preceded the draft of HHCD in round 1 of the 2014 draft. My gosh, they even tied the Vikings in 2013 on their way to 8-7-1.
2013 started with higher expectations too and soon the team was in deficit and 12 was injured with a broken collar bone. I do remember that some of my smarter Packer fan friends were crazy upset when the team started to rebound later in the season and did eek into the playoffs. One of my buds said we should screw it and play for a better draft position. The way the Packers were playing was going to take them out of the running for HHCD, the odds on favorite for a difference making player of need projected to go rather high in the first round.
As it was, HHCD fell into the Packers lap at pick 21 and lots of folks – at the time – were happy with that. I probably was in that group at the time too. The other highly regarded safety, Calvin Pryor, was taken at 18 by the Jets and where the heck is he now? Deone Bucannon (pick 27) and Jimmie Ward (pick 30) are still playing with their original teams but neither has had a Pro Bowl visit.
HHCD just never really lived up to expectations and his Pro Bowl visit seemed dubious to those who really watched him. After drafting Lacy and HHCD out of Alabama, a bad aftertaste began to develop for Bama draft prospects, now until JK Scott.
PF4L, I can’t agree more. Get something for HHCD now if you can and where’s our man Rob cause he is missed.
Get whatever you can for this half-hearted player. The guy just does enough to get by. He just wants out of Green Bay, it is so fucking obvious. While we are at it, why don’t we jettison MM, Mark Murphy and most of the scouting team as well. It is quite obvious that they are all clueless most of the time . . .
Good start today. My question is when does this team inexplicably take the foot off the gas and blow it?
Yeah, they are playing well right out of the gate on both sides of the ball. The game has a “home game” like feel to it with all the Packer fans in LA.
Just so nobody makes a crucial mistake like fumbling the ball when running a kick return out of the end zone instead of taking the sure thing at the 25. Especially when,…..awww shit,….forget it.
Well Kato, you got your answer.
Lol. It was entertaining to wait and see how they blew it
Ok, MM started out running Jones. It worked good for us. then what happened? He pulled him for his “favorites” Williams and Montgomery. Then MM runs Jones at the half yard line to right tackle? usually their worst running side? For a fucking safety ? That was just the beginning . . . MM and Zook both should have never had Montgomery take it out of the end zone! They successfully kept Aaron Rodgers and the Packers from even having a chance to win the game. This falls solely on the coaching staff for NOT making it perfectly clear to NOT run the ball out. Fuck this coaching staff!
McCarthy HAS to GO. He is so bad once the game starts it makes you want to throw up. But hey I’m sure they had a great week of practice working on pad level.
He isn’t only working on their pad level, “their adversity football production is not high enough right now. They need to improve there. They know it, their players know it. That’s really where their focus is. That’s the difference in this league. There’s a fine line between winning and losing, and they are on the wrong side of the line right now. They clearly understand how and why they’re there. That’s what they’re focused on.”
In case that rhetoric sounds familiar, that was plagiarized from McCarthy’s ” Let’s just state the facts: I’m a highly successful NFL head coach” speech a few years back. “Obviously, people outside of our room don’t feel really good about the now. Personally, I enjoy these type of moments.” Personally Mike, most of us are sick of you enjoying yourself and wish you would do so elsewhere. I mean it’s not like any of us will be collecting millions of dollars and laughing all the way to the bank while being a highly suspect and marginal coach, record be damned. Are we having fun yet?
HAHAHAHAHAHA he’s soft physically wonder if he’s as soft mentally as MM, Zook, and Montgomery
I wonder what would be the better alternative for us. We can trade him and get whatever pick they give us (big if). We can simply not renew his contract, and if he signs with some other team, we get a comp pick for the 2020 draft.