Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix’s NFL saga continues with a signing last week to the Dallas Cowboys. After four complete seasons with the Packers under former defensive coordinator Dom Capers, Clinton-Dix(no connection to the Monica Lewinsky scandal) was traded to the Washington Redskins mid-season in 2018 in exchange for a fourth round pick.
In 2019, he signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears(suck) worth $5.5 million. Despite a decent performance last season, he was not resigned and has now ended up with the Dallas Cowboys with another one-year deal worth $4 million — as reported by NFL Network’s Jane Slater.
I know some Packer fans were sad to see him go in 2018, but his void was filled by draft-pick FS Darnell Savage who, while not setting the world on fire, has done a fairly decent job as a rookie. As for his departure, the writing was on the wall leading up to it.
Our writer, Rob Born, speculated the following last year:
Had Clinton-Dix become a toxic and disruptive force off the field?
I’m not personally aware of any proof to that effect, but it certainly does seem to be the case. As commenter Tyko pointed out in response to Rob’s article, Clinton-Dix was not very thrilled to be picked by the Packers in the first place.
His attitude seems to keep him from finding a home in the NFL and has likely cost him millions already. It honestly baffles me how someone like him played for Nick Saban and leave with that attitude. At this rate, he will likely continue to be the NFL’s mercenary free safety.
Update: Changed wording that indicated he was acquired by the Cowboys via trade
Sometimes people like this guy don’t understand why signing Graham 2 years ago was foolish. They “don’t get it” unless it’s thoroughly explained to them in every detail, and even then, they might not get it. But i do my best.
SOME GUY……5 hours ago
There was still a chance Graham could be good if he teamed up with Rodgers. Two years ago, Graham wasn’t entirely washed up. Fast forward…now we know he definitely is washed up.
@Pairatestes …He wasn’t worth the money to be paid as the highest tight end in the league two years ago, not even close. The signing at the time wasn’t foolish, the amount of money they signed him for was extremely foolish. Same thing bear fans and the media are saying now….the amount of money.
In other words…….If the Bears signed Graham for 2 years, 7 million, no signing bonus, no guarantee. Paid him 3 or 3.5 million his first year with a clear 2nd year out, nobody would have said a bad word about that signing. Paying him his market value.
The reason Ryan Pace is getting blasted, is because of the amount. He didn’t learn from Gutenkunst and Russ Ball’s mistake.
Good article……It’s my speculation, the reason Dix no longer is a Packer is because he kept putting himself above the team. Just not sure why McCarthy put his stamp on him going to Dallas, unless…he didn’t have a say in the matter.
Now as JP correctly mentioned, Dix is now going on his team, to team, to team tour. I’ve often mentioned about players being with so many teams in X amount of years, that my view on that is they have a foot out the league door. If they are somewhat skilled, it’s usually an attitude and/or a locker room problem. Otherwise they are usually players on the fence talent wise. But either way, both usually have a foot outside the door.
Right or wrong….This is just one aspect of how PF4L see’s the NFL world. Unfiltered, contained in a no bullshit zone….as always.
Since i’m here….I hope everyone is being safe as possible in these trying times. It will get worse before it gets better. Our lives are changing rapidly, but keep three things in mind….
1) In time…this will pass and things will be back to normal and we can start enjoying life again.
2) I’m not going to preach on what you should or shouldn’t be doing, you already know all that. I’m just saying, during these times there will be people who are suffering, maybe financially, or with basic daily needs. So…if you are able…..help those around you if you have the means and you are capable of helping. It might not cost you much, but it probably will mean the world to them.
3) We all have families who love and depend on us, we all have friends who enjoy each others company. Be as safe as you can be.
To all of you….Take care, keep the faith…God Bless
Word. Don’t go hang out on the FL beaches.
Take care, man. Stay safe and watch out for the Kung Flu.
Ditto. All the time away from work has been boring as hell, but at least I still have a job. No sports on, but have been doing other things like reading, shooting groundhogs out at my parents, working on puzzles, and a little bit of video games.
It is times like this that make you reevaluate life a bit. What’s important, what is not. Maybe people that don’t get the recognition in life that they should. I always thought of people that work in grocery stores as bottom rung of the workforce, minimal skills people. Now, in a pandemic they are literally some of the most important jobs out there right now besides healthcare workers. They stock shelves and run the store so that people can acquire their basic needs, all while coming in constant contact with people that may be infected.
I hope things get back to normal soon, because I am really scared for this nation’s economy if it doesn’t.
Agreed, especially health care. I’ve read some comments from medical personnel.
They can almost deal with risking their own health, but what really stresses them out is catching the virus, going home and risk giving it to their spouse and kids, and not knowing it. They have to keep their distance from their family.
I can understand when they say they dread going to work.