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Josh Sitton - my fav

Discussion in 'Green Bay Packers Fan Forum' started by weeds, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. weeds

    weeds Fiber deprived old guy.

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  2. Curly Calhoun

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    He got a little vocal and got bounced out, not the most dignified way to leave the team. However, he was great while he was here and I was proud that he was a Green Bay Packer. Best of luck Josh.
     
  4. captainWIMM

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    Sitton was a great player for most of his tenure in Green Bay but I'm a little bit surprised both the team and him felt intrigued by him retiring as a Packer.
     
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    Makes me wonder if he would have been extended instead of released if Gutenkunst had been in charge back then lol.
     
  6. captainWIMM

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    In hindsight, Thompson made the correct move to release Sitton. It was shocking at the time it happened though.
     
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    I don’t disagree with that. It’s just an interesting situation.
     
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    Pugger Cheesehead

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    Welcome home Josh! :D
     
  9. Wi. Mike now in Florida

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    So true.
    Dedicated NFL team players are a dying bred.
    Seems to be more business today then pride in a team
     
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  10. captainWIMM

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    Well, it took Sitton all of one day to sign with the Bears after being released by the Packers.
     
  11. Pugger

    Pugger Cheesehead

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    Yes, but he ain't retiring with them. :D
     
  12. captainWIMM

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    True, but when I think about a lifelong Packer Sitten doesn't come to my mind.
     
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    Apparently it does for him lol. I think his release may have come as of big a surprise to him as it did us. His signing with the Bears was probably both a business decision as well as possibly a little bit of a reaction to the abrupt nature of his release. After a little time to reflect he probably has gotten over it... not to mention the fact that the guys in charge of that decision are now gone.
     
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    Both Sitton and Lang’s contract were going to expire and it was important that one of them go a season early. The timing was odd though. Was hoping for a draft day trade 4 months prior to his release. It turned out well though because Lane Taylor stepped in as his replacement and played well.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I don't hold a grudge against Sitton for signing with the Bears but don't feel the need for him to retire as a Packer.

    It seems the Packers didn't find another team interested in trading for Sitton before they released him.
     
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    Poppa San Levelheaded Staff Member Moderator

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    This is a players prerogative. I see it as a way for them to express gratitude to the fans more than the team.
     
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    It's not a big deal either way but it was surprising to me that both the Packers and Sitton felt the move to be necessary after the way they parted ways.
     
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    Well, management who let Josh go is no longer in charge so that made it easier for Sitton to come 'home'.
     
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    That's not true as Gutekunst was director of player personnel when the Packers decided to release Sitton.
     
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    But it wasn't Gute's call to release Sitton, right?
     
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    While it wasn't Gutekunst calling the shots at that point it's possible he was partly responsible for the decision.
     
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    Maybe... but it’s all but definite that he is responsible for the decision to have him retire as a Packer.
     

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