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Shopping Desmond Bishop?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by BorderRivals.com, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. SpartaChris

    SpartaChris Cheesehead

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    There's also GM's that want to run a team like him, but that hasn't exactly fared well...
     
  2. SpartaChris

    SpartaChris Cheesehead

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    As for Bishop trade rumors, I imagine these discussions are mostly injury vs. salary related. It's possible he's not rehabbing as well as we'd like, so when you factor in his salary, the team might feel it's better off without him.
     
  3. bozz_2006

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    yep. never just about ability. Ability. Availability. Cost. And never just short term.
     
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  4. GeeDogWarrior

    GeeDogWarrior 0 - 0

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    I really wouldn't like it if we traded away Bishop.... Unless Terrell Manning is all of a sudden a beast at ILB.
    I'm really looking forward to Clay/Bishop/Brad(?)/Perry - with Datone and company up front.

    I'd be really bummed if we get rid of Bishop.
     
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  5. PikeBadger

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    I respect your opinion but I wouldn't be bummed in the least. If Ted thinks that now is the time to get rid of Bishop, then he obviously has a plan for his replacement. I mean really, we played the entire season without him last year. I think it is a very good sign that we are hearing that he's being shopped. It certainly leads me to believe that MM & TT feel that Jones, Manning and Lattimore are on the upswing because obviously Hawk is not going to make a sudden jump in productivity. Hawk is what he is. Maybe there is still a FA out there that he is going to sign. Unless you're hearing what's on MM & TT mind first hand, there is really no way to know. It's not like they are going to purposefully sabotage the team.
     
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  6. HardRightEdge

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    Metaphorical smoke yields no metaphorical fire most of the time. This rumor makes little or no sense.
     
  7. slaughter25

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    http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/205002831.html

    UPDATE: A source with knowledge of the situation told JSOnline's Tom Silverstein that the Packers are not actively shopping Bishop around. That may mean that they have simply fielded a few inquiries from other teams.

    Figured as much
     
  8. PFanCan

    PFanCan That's MISTER Cheesehead, to you.

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    So, this entire thread of posters jumping off of cliffs, bashing TT and trading personal insults with each other is built upon a rumor that turns out to be false. LOL. :tup:

    Guess that's why we are called "fanatics", eh?
     
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  9. slaughter25

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    Pretttty much. Sept cant come fast enough!!
     
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  10. GeeDogWarrior

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    whew! Glad none of us overreacted or anything. :whistling:
     
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  11. buggybill2003

    buggybill2003 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    oh for **** sake guys !!!
     
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  12. ivo610

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    This whole thread cracks me up
     
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  13. rodell330

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    Not really. Ive talked about trades yea but i wouldnt cnsider Wake a "castoff", nice try tho.
     
  14. bozz_2006

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    So, just in case this is one of those cases where your English doesn't jibe with our English, what does "oh for **** sake guys!!!" mean in English English?:D
     
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  15. HyponGrey

    HyponGrey Caseus Locutus Est

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    Rumors. I don't think the team is actively trying to get rid of him, I think it's more other teams are inquiring and we're bothering to entertain their lousy offers.
     
  16. mayo44

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    Why? Do you know something the Packers don't know about him?
     
  17. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I asked someone today if it was all a smoke screen, and it was
     
  18. BorderRivals.com

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    Phew. Glad your neighbor confirmed it was a smoke screen ;)
     
  19. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    No---they didnt confirm..They didnt know...But the article posted seems to indicate it was a smoke screen
     
  20. buggybill2003

    buggybill2003 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Please gentlemen, please desist from this personal attack, and remain on friendly terms........or something like that :roflmao:
     
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  21. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    Damage control. Now that they found out they couldn't even pick up another 7th rounder for him they have to make it seem like it was all just a rumor. Otherwise you have a disgruntled player on your hands. ;)
     
  22. HardRightEdge

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    The rumor made no sense. Nobody would give up anything of value for any player with that kind of injury at that late hour without the benefit of a medical exam, and TT wouldn't give the guy away if there's any chance he can regain his form.
     
  23. NelsonsLongCatch

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    It more than likely breaks down like this: The Packers aren't paying Brad Jones $4M/year to play special teams and AJ Hawk has two working legs. The fact of the matter is that nobody knows what kind of progress Bishop has made. His hamstring could be worse than people believe.
     
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  24. slaughter25

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    Or it more likely breaks down like this (Spolier alert. This is what really happened) A team or two called the Packers asking about Bishop. No one made any deals TT deemed worthy for his starting MLB. A sports reporter looking to put up something unique among the millions of tweets flying around about the draft hears about it from one of the teams who tried to place an insufficient offer for Bishop. Boom instantly Packer fans are blowing up about it in their favorite forums/bars/ etc. People google search looking for answers and where does it lead them? Nfl.com/Twitter/whatever. Site hits = revenue. All these guys do is search for some reason to get people talking about them and whoever they work for.
     
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  25. Darth Garfunkel

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    Maybe they just meant Desmond Bishop went shopping...

    For like pants or something.
     
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