My Thoughts On The Green Bay Packers Offseason

The most news from 1265 Lombardi Avenue so far this offseason has been with the coaching staff.

To no surprise, special teams coordinator Maurice Drayton was relieved of his duties yesterday after the Divisional Round playoff game against the 49ers put the cherry on top of a horrific 2021 season for the special teams.

My advise to Matt LaFleur is to not promote from within (again) for the next special teams coordinator.

The Packers promoted Jason Vrable to wide receivers/passing game coordinator, Luke Butkus to offensive line coach, Connor Lewis to assistant quarterbacks coach and Ryan Mahaffey to assistant offensive line coach.

Dick Butkus had a pretty funny response to Luke Butkus’ promotion:

To quote Gene Hackman from Hoosiers: “My practices aren’t designed for your enjoyment.” And they shouldn’t be, and I hope LaFleur and co. have that mentality for the 2022 season.

Now I’ll share my thoughts on the roster on players that are free agents, trade pieces, etc., at some point, it’s time to move on…

Aaron Rodgers:

I’m going to give you what I think the Packers are thinking and then what I want to have happen.

What I think the Packers are thinking: I think they will find a way to bring him back, he will play for one more year and they will have gotten two seasons of MVP (regular season) quarterback play and a third of most likely high level play. So three years of high level play from their starting quarterback and then they try and trade him next offseason even if they give him an extension.

Now here is what I want, and this is directed towards Brian Gutekunst:

Brian, you made a bold move when you drafted Jordan Love and you’ve done a great job of assembling a team that was talented enough to win a Super Bowl the last three years. Now, you’ve taken some heat from the general public and from your own quarterback when it comes to how you’ve gone about it.

But you’ve gone about it and this team has been knocking on the door and again and again and again, be it the play of your quarterback, the defense, the special teams, this team as constructed keeps banging its head against the wall, it can’t quite get over the hump for whatever reason.

It is time to reset. It is time to trade Aaron Rodgers and get a boat load of assets in return, be that all picks, be that all picks and a player or two.

It’s time to rip the bandaid off. Be bold, Brian. Be bold.

Devante Adams:

I think the Packers will franchise tag Tae and there will be a huge standoff and it will be a monster drama. Can’t wait.

De’Vondre Campbell:

They find a way to resign him. Don’t ask me how, that’s Russ Ball’s job.

Lucas Patrick:

I think he’s played his last down as a Packer and I don’t like it. He’s a lunch pail type of guy and I love him as a player.

Chandon Sullivan:

I think it’s probably similar case as Lucas Patrick. He serves Packers well and it’s probably time to move on.

Rasul Douglas:

I want him back. But, it depends if the agent is willing to work with the Packers. I hope he’s back, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s gone.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling:

I think he’s gone. This is one of the tough choices.

Corey Bojorquez:

I think he’s back. Promising first season in the green and gold and I think they’ll find a way to keep him in the G.

Robert Tonyan:

This is a tough one. I think the injury helps Green Bay. I think they figure out a way to get it done and he’s back.

Tyler Lancaster:

I think he’s gone. He’s been a great lunch pail guy. Important piece, especially against the run, but I think they move on.

Whitney Mercilus:

I love what he brought, but I don’t think he’s back.

Dennis Kelly:

I think he’s back and I think Packers move on from Billy Turner, but that’s just a guess.

Equanimeous St. Brown:

I think there’s a good chance he’s back on a team friendly deal.

Oren Burks:

He’s gone. When your one value to the team is a special teams guy and there’s ample tape of you messing up, you’re gone.

Isaac Yiadom:

He’s gone.

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