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Bishop signs with the Vikings

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Shawnsta3, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Shawnsta3

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    Damn good football player
    Was a huge fan of him At CAL
     
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  3. PackerFlatLander

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    Damn. This has to be a medical issue, because we sure as hell don't have the greatest depth at LB. This pretty well sucks the balls off a goat.
     
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  4. Shawnsta3

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    I agree. Really surprising to see Smith/Bishop cut in the same off-season with no additions made.

    Evidently they didn't want to hold onto a injured Smith for early in the season or Bishop coming back off his injury with a $3.46 million base salary.

    Hawk's restructured contract and Jones's new deal really set this ball rolling.

    It looks likely that TT was shopping him during the draft now.
     
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    Ugh. The prospect of Hawk and Jones in there doesn't exactly inspire waves of confidence. They're both okay and that's it. Neither of them are game-changing difference makers, based on what we've seen in the past. I'd even argue that Jones is better than Hawk.
     
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  6. Shawnsta3

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    This is what I posted about Bishop in the ‘Jones was a secret superstar’ thread earlier today:

    “BTW, if it's true Bishop was on the trading block, do they know something about his injury situation we don't or is there another reason they no longer like him? Of Hawk, Jones and Bishop I'd expect Bishop to make the biggest impact and I'm not sure why they apparently don't agree. And if they were trying to peddle Bishop, why waive Smith? (I'm optimistic about Manning but he's done nothing so far.) As I posted previously, I don't think the ILBs have to be better than they were last season for the D to take another step in the right direction this season (better DL, better pass rush, better safety play, and perhaps even better CB play will take care of that), but I am shaking my head a bit on their moves at ILB so far.”

    I just don’t get this if it’s not medical. Has anyone heard or read that Bishop was a problem in the locker room? (I haven’t.) Is this just pressure to get him to restructure?
     
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    Did the coaches and/or TT see something against Kaepernick and Peterson twice last year that we didn't see?
    All I saw were these guys being turnstyles making Kaepernick and Peterson look better than they ever have.

    We missed Bishop, that much I can say for certain.

    What the staff or management have seen that we haven't, that I can't comment on, but it has to be medical.
    That's a nasty injury. It was a complete tear. Gruesome, even he said.
     
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  10. Einstein McFly

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    Maybe he's going to be a half step slower and that's not good enough for them or he'll be 100% but they really want to get rid of injury risks. Makes sense in terms of getting rid of Smith if that's the case, though it makes drafting Lacy a little odd. Either way, I hope Manning has been tearing it up out there and made this an easy decision because he's got to be the #3 guy now.
     
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    What is the deal?? He has got to be hurt. The Lb group is a mess..it scares me knowing Brad Jones and AJ Hawk may be the starters.
     
  12. HyponGrey

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    As years go by I believe less and less in Winston Moss.

    We're seriously going to take more than a few shots up the gut for this. ILB is officially suspect.

    Makes me want to make a Pokemon picture with MM in the trainer spot that says "Leadership Void has appeared!" With Bishop and Woodson in the opposing trainer spot. Should someone actually make this, post it here.
     
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    Also, Bishop says he's 100%
     
  14. longtimefan

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    http://www.jsonline.com/sports/packers/desmond-bishop-could-be-released-b9932140z1-211148221.html



     
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    Maybe they really liked what they saw out of the rookies in OTA's and decided it was time to part ways for various reasons. Even without counting CM3, Perry, Hawk, and Jones there are 8 LB's on the active roster right now granted cut days are to come and there is something to be said about quality over quantity, but I don't think they would come to a decision like this haphazardly.
     
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    They must obviously have high hopes for Brad Jones if they let Bishop go like this. Does this also mean they're counting on Terrell Manning's development?
     
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    He hasnt been released yet..
     
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    There's a part of me that worries about the message we might be sending to the team. Get hurt and you might get cut? Bishop wasn't some fringe starter, he was a leader on defense. The guys notice, and they probably figure if it can happen to them.

    Putting yourself in their shoes, how motivated would you be to play at a highly physical level if in the back of your mind you were worried that doing so could cost you your job and livelihood?
     
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    This seems like posturing to get Bishop to renegotiate. He claims to be healthy. Nobody has disputed it. He is our best linebacker. He's not old. His contract isn't grossly inflated because it's in the final years....to me this is the equivelant of Green Bay saying that we need a divorce, hoping it forces Bishop to #@$% or get off the pot.
     
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    I somewhat agree about the message, but that's pro sports. If any of those guys think that Mom & Dad are running the show, they are sorely mistaken
     
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    I just don't understand this in the least. He's the beast of the defense - the only one we had. He has to have lingering health issues that the team is not disclosing in hopes of dealing him. If not, the only reason for this move is financial savings. But, then we get back to - WHY THE F*** ARE WE KEEPING A.J. HAWK OVER HIM!?!?!! He's done NOTHING to warrant this long tenure over Bishop. Hawk has zero turnovers in two full seasons! This irritates the living hell out of me.
     
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    Absolutely, 100% agreed. You know, I'll tell you what ... I typically defend Ted Thompson on most matters, but in the case of AJ Hawk, this is getting ridiculous. Honestly, I think this is one big case of - "I drafted him with the 5th pick overall and I will look really stupid if I cut him". That's what this looks like to me. It's the same reason they let Justin Harrell hang around for about two years longer than they needed to. This is called damage control and it's NOT working. AJ Hawk isn't even as good as Brian Noble was and frankly, that's saying something.
     
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    "Bishop has not beeen able to participated in the the Packer off season program , beause he has not been cleared by team doctors to return from his hamstring tendon injury last August. It needed to be surgically reattached " *

    *source : Green Bay Press-Gazette- June 12, 2013 -Article "Bishop appears to be odd man out at ILB " by PG Sports reporter Rob Demovsky
     
  24. Oshkoshpackfan

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    bring nick barnett (sp?) back....lol....he is a free agent....could be had cheap.
     
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    Jsonline link I posted said he didnt fail any tests
     

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