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

Packers release Barnett

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by ivo610, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. PackersRS

    PackersRS Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2008
    Messages:
    8,471
    Ratings:
    +979
    You play for the rivals, I hate you. It's not complicated people!
     
  2. GreenBayGal

    GreenBayGal Cheese Goddess

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Messages:
    4,374
    Ratings:
    +1,123
    I used to like Barnett until I learned he didn't like oranges...cripes!
     
    • Like Like x 3
  3. IluvGB

    IluvGB I <3 Packers!!!!

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2006
    Messages:
    4,351
    Ratings:
    +845
    I don't know why the orange comments have totally made my day!!!

    for some reason it just makes me laugh!
     
  4. AllouezPackerFan

    AllouezPackerFan Section 121 Row 47

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,602
    Ratings:
    +339

    Yes....Robert Ferguson, Ryan Longwell, Darren Sharper.....Butthead Favre......HATE ALL OF THEM!
     
  5. Future

    Future He did WHAT?

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Messages:
    362
    Ratings:
    +87
    Robert Ferguson wasn't worth my time to hate.
     
  6. bornnraisedwhodat

    bornnraisedwhodat Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2011
    Messages:
    23
    Ratings:
    +5
    Hi guys. Saints fan here.

    Earlier today, Barrnet tweeted Jon Vilma to "put in a good word for me"
    Not sure if this is just friendly tweeting or if Barnett is engaging in talks with the Saints.

    But anyway, us Saints fans were wondering what's the deal with Nick? When you guys were a 4-3, what LB position did he play? Why is he being cut? Is he washed up or are you guys just getting younger at the position? Just trying to get a little scouting report from da Packer fans!:happy0005:
     
  7. A12ROD903

    A12ROD903 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    570
    Ratings:
    +22
    Nick plays ILB. Hes been with Packers for 8 years since he was a rookie. He got cut for 2 reasons I can think of, the salary cap being the first and the second is that he has had 2 significant injuries over the last 2-3 seasons. Other than that, he was on his way to becoming GB's leading tackler of all time.

    Id like to see him go to a team where he can continue winning.
     
  8. bornnraisedwhodat

    bornnraisedwhodat Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2011
    Messages:
    23
    Ratings:
    +5
    Do you think he could play SAM or WILL in a 4-3?
     
  9. DevilDon

    DevilDon Inclement Weather Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1,391
    Ratings:
    +445
    He was good in coverage from the middle but wasn't called on much. I think the Saints will get the most from him in situational play. He's flexible and was until a couple of years ago considered one of the best up and comers. I wouldn't be afraid to try him at Sam if he's healthy.
    The reason the Packers are moving on is that the team's depth is good enough to look past popular players and move towards the future. He has been injury prone as of late.
    Nick was a popular player in Green Bay among fans but he made a stink about a team photo during the week leading up to the SB.
    So add it up, high price, injuries (if you're not playing, you're just costing money) and add in that he was selfish during the glory run to the SB you can see he's not a shining star here right now.
    It might be enough of a slap in the face to him to bring him down to his old days instead of being a prima donna. It's a coin toss.
    Fortunately for Green Bay, we already have his replacement. Looking forward to the fistfight first week with you guys. See you in the NFCCG.
     
  10. LAG

    LAG Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2010
    Messages:
    513
    Ratings:
    +164
    Thanks but no thanks, GreenBayGal.

    Something about Barnett's wild celebrations after some plays he was involved in, that didn't mean squat to the outcome of the game, always left me sorta aloof.
     
  11. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Messages:
    16,670
    Ratings:
    +2,970
    Those wondering how he will be for their team..

    Nick is famous for celebrating making a tackle after the ball carrier gained 5 yards..

    I dont think he has the ability to shed a block and tackle the Rb on a consistent basis..Never did like his coverage skills..

    If I am not mistaken, he has blitzed some and could never get to the q/b, not strong enough if you ask me..
     
  12. gbsb11

    gbsb11 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hard to hold the photo thing against Barnett, possibly could have been handled better on his part, but Packers management should have known to find a way to include those guys who had contributed so much.
     
  13. AllouezPackerFan

    AllouezPackerFan Section 121 Row 47

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,602
    Ratings:
    +339

    Very true. Celebrating making a tackle for a five yard gain when we are down by 21 points. Classic Barnett.
     
  14. DevilDon

    DevilDon Inclement Weather Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1,391
    Ratings:
    +445
    It might have been, Barnett opened his yap early. He should have talked into the ear of Rodgers or Woodson. Let the leaders have a word OR he could have called the organisation directly. Instead he made it about him.
    You don't know if management wouldn't have found a way. He made it an issue before it was an issue. The photo wasn't taken yet.
    Besides, the Packers gave Al Harris a ring. Don't for a second think the organization doesn't appreciate players' service.
     

Share This Page