Not surprisingly, former Green Bay Packers cornerback and current Cleveland Browns safety Damarious Randall has some thoughts on the current state of his former team.
Randall was asked about the team firing coach Mike McCarthy and if he thought McCarthy could still be a good coach.
“I don’t know,’’ Randall said of McCarthy. “They traded away all their good players and they expect Aaron Rodgers to just be magical. The magic hasn’t been so magical lately. But other than that, I don’t know.”
Randall is probably mostly referring to himself. He was dealt to the Browns early in the offseason. However, the Packers have also traded safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, running back Ty Montgomery and backup quarterback Brett Hundley this year.
Randall went on to be seemingly critical of general manager Brian Gutekunst.
“The G.M. that drafted me (Ted Thompson) was no longer there,’’ said Randall. “So the guy that came in (Brian Gutekunst) felt they wanted to go a different direction. I’ve got nothing but respect for him. Just tell him thank you. I don’t know what they were doing, but it is what it is.”
Randall has played well for the Browns this year. Probably better than he ever played for the Packers. Of course, the Packers were playing him out of position at cornerback, something McCarthy admitted was a mistake.
He has been solid at his natural position for Cleveland. Funny he didn’t bash Mike for making him play corner instead of safety.
My question is, why didn’t McCarthy say it was a mistake playing Randall out of position years ago? He’s the Head Coach…..right?
Some may say because they needed him at corner. Well, i do remember Ted after that draft saying repeatedly he was a corner. So we play guys out of position for need. Get ready
Spriggs, we need you to return kicks. Jamaal Williams, Crosby’s struggling, we’re going to need you to replace him. In other words…if you want to (draft), play guys out of position, be prepared to lose.
Dysfunction…..around every corner.
Lol. Randall should stick to football. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I couldn’t help but laugh when he said they traded their “good players” away. Um. You, HHCD, and Ty Montgomery were good players? I mean, maybe average.
Sounds like Randall is trying to earn brownie points with McCarthy before he comes to Cleveland.
I’m not defending Randall because i think he’s sort of a jag, but…..
He’s grading out at #25 among Safety’s. No one currently on the Packers comes close. T Willy is bringing up the rear at #74. Not a bad free agent pick up for only 5 mill.
Eddie pleasant graded out as an undrafted free agent.
I actually do want to be able to say Gute is making improvements, so when i start seeing it, i’ll acknowledge it. We don’t have 5 years to try to get things right, we have to hit on a lot of things yesterday.