1. Welcome to Green Bay Packers NFL Football Forum & Community!
    Packer Forum is one of the largest online communities for the Green Bay Packers.

    You are currently viewing our community forums as a guest user.

    Sign Up or

    Having an account grants you additional privileges, such as creating and participating in discussions. Furthermore, we hide most of the ads once you register as a member!
  2. Announcement is LIVE: Read the Forum Post

Anthony Hargrove suspended 8 games

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Big E, May 2, 2012.

  1. Big E

    Big E Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Messages:
    345
    Ratings:
    +106
    Anthony Hargrove has been suspended for 8 games for participation in the Saints bounty program

    @AdamSchefter: "Scott Fujita suspended three games, Anthony Hargrove suspended eight games, Will Smith suspended four games, Jonathan Vilma suspended 1year."
     
  2. MiamiBeachPacker

    MiamiBeachPacker Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    634
    Ratings:
    +257
    Well that sucks.
     
  3. bozz_2006

    bozz_2006 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    Messages:
    4,571
    Ratings:
    +650
    Just saw that. Ouch. I'm sure the organization was bracing for this.
     
  4. TheOnlyMeIKnow

    TheOnlyMeIKnow Guest

    Ratings:
    +11
    It's time to deal with this problem before it becomes HUGE! This is Ted Thompson's 3rd major mistake. There's no way anyone can tell me Ted didn't know this was a possibility. You sign a guy who may be gone half or the WHOLE year? Combine this with Justin Harrell, which never worked, and the Brett Favre trade which it took into the 2nd year for it to work even in a decent capacity, and to me it's adding up. Granted Ted doesn't make as many mistakes as other GMs, but to me, he just seems to do it BIGGER!

    Then you add this year's draft to the mix, and I don't care what the taking heads say, all but one or two picks this entire draft stink! Time for Ted to be GM in Seattle!
     
    • Disagree Disagree x 18
    • Old Old x 4
    • Funny Funny x 3
  5. EvAn

    EvAn Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    Messages:
    86
    Ratings:
    +14
    lol
     
  6. EvAn

    EvAn Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    Messages:
    86
    Ratings:
    +14
    It might be good to have a big fresh body to help the line when we have to make our play off push. Plus Hargrove was dirt cheap.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Messages:
    16,695
    Ratings:
    +2,979
    Wont take me long to figure out who you are, why hide?
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Funny Funny x 1
  8. MiamiBeachPacker

    MiamiBeachPacker Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    634
    Ratings:
    +257

    If nothing else, this will give Daniels and Worthy plenty of opportunities to show what they can do during the season. Especially Daniels.
     
  9. ThxJackVainisi

    ThxJackVainisi Lifelong Packers Fanatic

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Messages:
    4,050
    Ratings:
    +3,136
    That's a funny post, theonlymeyouknow, whether you realize it or not. Were you behind one of the "Fire Ted Thompson" websites? Still upset about the handling of the Favre-made-mess? Calling the 13th Green Bay Packers Championship something that worked "even in a decent capacity"? You weren't a little conflicted about the Packers winning it all were you? I'll bet you were - how sad for you. That's funny stuff, man: Keep it up!
     
    • Funny Funny x 4
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. Rodgers in the House

    Rodgers in the House Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    367
    Ratings:
    +109
    I think Hargrove will become insignificant once these new guys pick up the pace. Especially Daniels. That guy has something to prove and he wants to prove it.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
  11. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Messages:
    16,695
    Ratings:
    +2,979
    He isnt even a Packer fan..He is a red wing fan..Doesnt even have a NFL team other than ones Brett would play for
     
  12. Dan115

    Dan115 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2005
    Messages:
    1,794
    Ratings:
    +484

    Alan from Milwaukee LOL
     
  13. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Messages:
    16,695
    Ratings:
    +2,979

    LOL he got job'd
     
  14. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Messages:
    16,695
    Ratings:
    +2,979
    I am very sure Ted, and other men in charge knew the real possibility he would be pinched..I think that is why the heavy draft picks on the line
     
  15. Big E

    Big E Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Messages:
    345
    Ratings:
    +106
    Ted signed Hargrove for pretty cheap and it included no guarantees so the Packers aren't on the hook for anything. TT knew this was a possibility and prepared for it. I also saw somewhere that Vilma's suspension is effective immediately, but the rest of them will be allowed to participate in offseason workouts and preseason.
     
  16. Brandon

    Brandon Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2012
    Messages:
    219
    Ratings:
    +106
    I know he was only signed to a 1 year deal, but that's still $825,000 that will be spent on very little productivity. Can the Packers release him and make space or is that not possible? I guess I don't fully understand how it works when you sign a player who is disciplined for their actions on another team.
     
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  17. bozz_2006

    bozz_2006 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    Messages:
    4,571
    Ratings:
    +650
    $412,500.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  18. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Messages:
    16,695
    Ratings:
    +2,979

    This is what you get for TROLLING...People actually do research on this type of stuff to alreadyou didnt make posters like you look foolish...Not that you didnt already

    http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/149843715.html


     
  19. mradtke66

    mradtke66 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    Messages:
    476
    Ratings:
    +190
    I'm none too worried about this. If anything, have Neal and Hargrove on suspension is almost a good thing.

    How is that possible? They don't count against the roster limit while suspended and they won't be paid during their suspension. They are free players. Once the suspension is over, we can look at our roster, see who we have put on IR, and then replace them with a now-unsuspended player.

    It's no different than picking up a street free agent after week 10 as an injury replacement, but these guys will have gone through our off and pre seasons. In theory, we like them more than street free agents.
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
    • Like Like x 1
  20. El Guapo

    El Guapo Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,597
    Ratings:
    +1,466
    Right on mradtke66. I was thinking the same way. Hargrove was suspended WITHOUT PAY so I think that we'll get at least as much value as we'll get out of Driver's $1M cost. Having fresh legs come into the D-line is also huge. There are no legs that wear down faster on an NFL team save for maybe RB.

    Let's also not forget that these suspensions will be appealed. Who knows, the Williams Wall delayed their suspensions for years before they finally kicked in. We may have Hargrove all season if this turns into a legal battle.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  21. realcaliforniacheese

    realcaliforniacheese A-Rods Boss

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Messages:
    2,264
    Ratings:
    +966
    I agree, The Union is going to fight this tooth and nail.
     
  22. jaybadger82

    jaybadger82 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Messages:
    810
    Ratings:
    +387
    Yep, yep -Hargrove will come in fresh at the midway point of the season and breath some fire into the front line with fresh legs. Plus he's playing for a contract. (I've written off Neal at this point.)

    The appeal will be interesting. The NFL hands down these suspensions with nothing that resembles due process (access to evidence, opportunity to rebut, etc). Sure as hell took them long enough to come up with these punishments. Why can't they offer a better explanation for an eight game suspension than vague statements like "obstructing the investigation?"

    Not saying the suspension will be lifted but it might be trimmed back a game or two. Beyond that, the NFL's discipline procedures/policy is draconian for a unionized industry...
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  23. jerryricefumbled

    jerryricefumbled Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2011
    Messages:
    40
    Ratings:
    +15
    Annoying that he won't be available right but no real loss. He wasn't on the team last year, was cheap to sign and it maybe actually benefit some of our rookies to get in some playing time early on.
     
  24. Southpaw

    Southpaw Endorphin Junkie

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,164
    Ratings:
    +422
    Well this sucks. While Hargrove was just another guy on the rotation, you can never have enough defensive lineman, IMO.

    Good thing we drafted Worthy and Daniels.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  25. 13 Times Champs

    13 Times Champs Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    Messages:
    3,924
    Ratings:
    +1,379
    Disappointed for sure. Maybe Neal will come back and surprise me.
     
    • Like Like x 1

Share This Page