Packers signing outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus

The former Texan reportedly turned down more money elsewhere to join Green Bay's defense.

The Packers keep adding discarded veterans to their defense, the latest move reportedly being the addition of veteran outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus.

The former Texans linebacker, who was released after Houston was unable to find a trade partner. has three sacks, four tackles for a loss, three quarterback hits and 12 tackles in six games for Houston this season.

The Packers have need for reinforcements at outside backer with Za'Dariuus Smith on injured reserve with a back injury and Preston Smith not practicing today after sustaining an oblique injury in Sunday's win over the Bears. 

One interesting note from Demovsky, Mercilus apparently agreed to terms with the Packers while turning down more money from other teams. 

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dobber's picture

October 20, 2021 at 02:49 pm

This is what "all-in" looks like, and what we've seen other teams do while we wished the Packers would in the past.

Gute and the Packers serious about putting pieces together.

Just as with the Jaylon Smith signing, the Packers got better today.

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Guam's picture

October 20, 2021 at 03:26 pm

Hard to believe a Packer GM is this all-in. Gotten too used to Ted Thompson I guess. I love it!

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Houndog's picture

October 20, 2021 at 04:28 pm

dobber,
From what I saw against the Bears on Sunday, I'm thinking signing Mercilus likely spells the end for Jaylon Smith.
Man, he looked out of sorts, bordering on confused, and slow.

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Since'61's picture

October 20, 2021 at 04:45 pm

Houndog, I'm thinking that it's not looking good for Z to return rather than replacing Jaylon Smith. Also as far as I know Mercilus is an outside guy while Jaylon was signed to help the Packers at ILB. We'll see. Thanks, Since '61

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Philarod's picture

October 20, 2021 at 08:16 pm

True. I've been thinking the same as you ... since '21.
(But seriously, while I hope you're wrong about Z Smith, that sounds like a good supposition.)

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jannes bjornson's picture

October 21, 2021 at 02:09 am

Low Probability he suits up for the green and gold in '21 or in the future. OLB will be a draft priority in 2022.

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Starrbrite's picture

October 20, 2021 at 05:17 pm

I’m thinking along the same line as “Since ‘61”.

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Oppy's picture

October 20, 2021 at 05:56 pm

Since '61 has it right.

Two different position groups, two different players.

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PackfanNY's picture

October 20, 2021 at 10:02 pm

Mercilus will likely play outside LB. That has nothing to do with Smith. Smith, in fact only played 17/61 defensive snaps. Campbell played by far the most with Barnes and Smith playing what was left almost equally.

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Coldworld's picture

October 20, 2021 at 11:04 pm

You’d be confused after maybe 2 practices in a very different D. Let’s give him a week or two to learn the system before we start to pat him on the back or push him out the door. Mercilus will probably have some of those issues.

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dobber's picture

October 21, 2021 at 08:40 am

He'll have the advantage of being in more of a "see ball, get ball" position, whereas Jaylon Smith actually had to fit into the defense. I think he'll play this weekend...15-20 snaps, as a guess.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

October 21, 2021 at 04:10 am

"IF the Packers signed Whitney Mercilus at a veteran minimum deal, his contract could come in as low as $566,667 on the salary cap using the Veteran Salary Benefit rule in the CBA. Let's see when the actual details roll in."
Ken Ingalls Packers Cap.

I like Gute's willingness to try to improve. This should be an inexpensive move even if Mercilus would not do a qualified contract and he is somewhat more expensive. Not sure why he wouldn't though. I don't think it makes much difference to him unless he doesn't have an offset and can double dip. Waiting for the details.

Jaylon Smith signed for his minimum of $990K, which results in a cap charge to GB of $770K since he missed the first 5 weeks.

https://twitter.com/KenIngalls/status/1450894546825580556

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croatpackfan's picture

October 21, 2021 at 10:09 am

I read that Mercillus have to be paid by Texans. That might be reason he accepted low money with Packers.

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jh9's picture

October 20, 2021 at 03:19 pm

This is another good signing. However, BG needs to upgrade the DL and give Kenny Clark some help. Once he does that, he will have proved he is all-in to me.

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Guam's picture

October 20, 2021 at 03:24 pm

The issue is who is available. Gute has substantially reinforced the linebacking crew over the past three weeks with Jaylon Smith and Whitney Mercilus. Do you have any suggestions as to who Gute should sign from the current FA DLs? I don't know of any that would make the Packers appreciably better. It is easy to criticize, harder to do.

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jh9's picture

October 20, 2021 at 03:27 pm

IMO, the Packers will fail, once again, to make it to the Super Bowl if they don’t upgrade the defensive line. They have no one on the active roster or practice squad with the ability to provide substantial improvement. The only way I see out of this situation is to make a trade.

The trade deadline is approaching, and I know everyone says that isn’t the Packers way. Well, if this is Aaron Rodgers’ “Last Dance,” I would argue this year is a special circumstance. For those who would say the Packers can’t afford a better player, I have four suggestions of defensive linemen on teams not going anywhere and who might be available for a low to medium draft pick. All four have been productive this year, and are affordable.

Next to each player’s name is their current PFF score and average yearly salary. (A PFF score of 60 is neutral - the player is doing his job. Above 60 means a player is doing more to help his team win. Under 60...)

Tyler Lancaster 51.1 - $1,250,000
Dean Lowry 58.5 - $6,775,000
Kingsley Keke 58.2 - $708,316
(For comparison) Kenny Clark 79.3 - $17,500,000

WFT - Tim Settle 71.7 - $628,000
Jets - Folorunso Fatukasi 77.3 - $658,500
Jaguars - Jay Tufele 72.4 - $1,076,000
Steelers - Chris Wormley 77.6 - $2,250,000 - (Pittsburgh traded a 5th round pick to Baltimore for Wormley.)

I’m sure there are other productive, affordable players, but are the Packers truly all-in this season?

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Caden819's picture

October 20, 2021 at 05:46 pm

I'm all for Jay Tufele! I loved watching that dude wreak havoc at USC

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Swisch's picture

October 20, 2021 at 06:14 pm

Kudos to you, jh9. It's impressive to see a fan back up his request with such detailed homework to present possible solutions.
Thanks.
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It seems our defensive line is playing well of late, and may be rounding into a much better unit.
So do we give the current guys more time to show their stuff, or do we bring in a new guy?
I don't know anything about these proposed defensive linemen, so am interested to know if other fans consider them as upgrades to our current group.

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jh9's picture

October 20, 2021 at 07:33 pm

In 2020, Dean Lowry’s PFF grade for the year was 57.3. Personally, I think it would be foolish to expect much more out of him this year. I don’t know how anyone else feels, but I think BG has to own up to his mistake of giving Lowry a contract of almost $7M per year.

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Grandfathered's picture

October 20, 2021 at 08:38 pm

Why would it be foolish to expect more out of Lowry this year? The last two games in particular he's played better. I'm always expecting players to get better, or try anyway. And Lowry is available.

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Guam's picture

October 20, 2021 at 10:18 pm

Much better post than your first one jh9 - I gave you a thumbs up on this one. Not sure a trade can be had as it takes two to trade, but it is worth exploring. I have been a critic of the D-line as well, but I haven't seen any FAs I like better than our current guys.

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marpag1's picture

October 21, 2021 at 02:18 am

Credit to you for suggesting a few actual names of productive, low cost players. But to be honest, that is a very easy thing to do. I can easily name a handful of productive, low cost Packers.

The real challenge is to find an NFL team that is actually stupid enough to trade away productive, low cost players. That's a bit more difficult, no?

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

October 21, 2021 at 04:56 am

Fatukasi is a fine run stuffer (90.4 PFF run grade in 2019 plus 2020). His overall PFF grade is 77.4 this year. So, apparently just decent pass rush skills. He has played NT, 3 tech and some 5 tech (6'4" tall).

Jets stink again. They brought in Saleh and the thought in some quarters (i.e. media - I have zero idea) is his new scheme renders Fatukasi less useful.

Fatukasi (6th rounder) is in his fourth year and earned the PPE salary raise to $2.183M, so the acquiring team would have a cap charge of about $1.4M or so. That's doable: GB would cut someone and the net might be maybe $1M this year (it depends on who they cut!).

Maybe Fatukasi doesn't want to play for a lousy team? Maybe the Jets want a 2022 draft pick instead of waiting for a 2023 comp pick? IDK. Not hard to find media speculation on the Jets trading Fatukasi.

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Harold Drake's picture

October 21, 2021 at 01:31 am

Dear jh9! You're absolutely right. Gutekunst the Destroyer (my term for him following his lunatic move to draft Love instead of an elite WR and cause Rodgers to exit the team after specifically stating that he wanted to finish his career with the Packers) has made some outstanding pickups in De'Vondre Campbell and possibly also Douglas in the secondary and now another LB pass rusher in Mercilius.

You, Taryns Eyes, and a small minority of enlightened people on this sight have figured it out. Yes, the Packers need to upgrade the LB corps and yes they need to bolster the DL to give Kenny Clark a powerful ally. Why are these things so obvious - Nagler gets it - yet the delirious Packers' party line CHTV faithful seem oblivious to reality. At least Gutekunst the Destroyer seems to be awakening to the reality that this is the Packers' last chance to reach the Super Bowl with next season's departure of Rodgers, Adams, and probably MVS, too. Maybe Gozer Gute will also realise that the Packers are unable to pressure opposing QBs without adding a major stud on the DL which would likely free up Kenny Clark to get to the QB.

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Nate-1980's picture

October 21, 2021 at 06:44 pm

Absolutely right on Harold, if Gute doesn’t some how get Rodgers to sign a new contract he will have single handedly ruined this franchise for years.. Hate Rodgers all you want, but he’s still a top 10-5 qb in this league at a minimum , and Love isn’t better than back up quality at this point..Sure he could be ok, but chances are we’ll be drafting another qb in a few years, and this team will be a dumpster fire, and there’s only one guy to blame.. The almighty can do no wrong GOD good ole gluteus Maximus..

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Razer's picture

October 20, 2021 at 03:38 pm

I just never expected for the Packers to be in on any of these mid-season discussions - seems so strange. Glad that we are adding these kind of players to help get us over the top. Ted would have closed the purse and rolled CAP money into next year. Rodgers finally asked "what are you saving it for?"

Welcome to Green Bay Mr. Mercilus.

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x3racer3x's picture

October 20, 2021 at 03:50 pm

Don’t understand the article in regards to Houston finding a trade partner. He wasn’t traded if he was released.

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x3racer3x's picture

October 20, 2021 at 03:51 pm

I’m thinking “unable” was what was meant to be written.

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Razer's picture

October 20, 2021 at 04:01 pm

...The former Texans linebacker, who was released after Houston was able to find a trade partner...

I am thinking that Nagler meant to say "the former Houston linebacker was released as part of the Texan's meltdown". Sad to see a franchise get dismantled.

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Houndog's picture

October 20, 2021 at 04:25 pm

I'm thinking you nailed it, on your second try.

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PewAuKeeFan's picture

October 20, 2021 at 09:32 pm

CheeseheadTV authors (I have not noticed any exceptions) do not believe in proof-reading.... that is for nerds, it seems, not for fans.

So we as readers have to assume what the author meant to convey, not what is written, and roll accordingly.

Hey, at least we get a good Packer fan experience here 😁

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

October 21, 2021 at 05:20 am

Ha, you should hear me talk! My son often complains about having to translate my babble.

As it happens, Jersey Al wanted to me to pitch a quarter into the "oops" jar for for each typo. But I was able to hold out for better terms: Al deducts $1 million dollars from my paycheck per typo.

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TarynsEyes's picture

October 20, 2021 at 04:05 pm

This says to me that Rodgers and Adams are both gone after this season with the FO hoping to get one more SB before.

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Oppy's picture

October 20, 2021 at 06:01 pm

Everything that needed to be said about the future of AR and potentially DA was stated by the flurry of off season activity in terms of renegotiated contracts to keep the great majority of the 2020 roster together by kicking the salary cap damage into 2022.

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Grandfathered's picture

October 20, 2021 at 08:45 pm

A very reasonable opinion. It sounds to me like its possible they can't get by the cap to keep either one of them.

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Harold Drake's picture

October 21, 2021 at 01:22 am

Dear TarynsEyes! Thank you for echoing my general argument that in engineering the departures of Rodgers and Adams in order to put his selfish stamp on the team, Gutekunst has finally had an ephiphany and come to the realisation that this is indeed the last dance to the Super Bowl and he might in fact need to add some pieces - especially to the pathetic defense - in order to give the Packers any chance of advancing to the SB.

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Oppy's picture

October 21, 2021 at 07:29 am

I've never considered it selfish to make difficult decisions that are in the best interests of the long-term health of the team, while knowing such decisions will be wildly unpopular with a good deal of the fan base.

That's what Gutekunst has done. If it works or not remains to be seen. Aaron Rodgers dons the green and gold because Ted Thompson did the same thing. Ted Thompson was also vilified by much of the fan base for doing so, just like Gutekunst will be.

Hopefully, there will be another 10-15 years of winning football in GB because the GM did his job and planned for the post-ROdgers era.

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jurp's picture

October 21, 2021 at 09:51 am

Given the apparent lack of high-quality QBs in the next draft (and possibly also 23's draft - too soon to tell), Gutekunst's drafting of Love may become the best first rounder we've drafted since Rodgers.

Of course, if Love flames out, then it'll be the worst since maybe Mandarich or Justin Harrell. Time will tell. That's why he's paid to make the tough decisions.

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Nate-1980's picture

October 21, 2021 at 06:54 pm

“Best interest “hahaha, that was a good one ha..

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Oppy's picture

October 21, 2021 at 08:22 pm

I wouldn't expect you to understand what doing something in the best interest of another is.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

October 21, 2021 at 10:40 pm

Harold,
Did someone hack your account?

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TheBigCheeze's picture

October 20, 2021 at 04:50 pm

... let's hope the new signing is "merciless" to opposing QBs....🧀🧀🧀

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jurp's picture

October 20, 2021 at 05:48 pm

Always loved his name - you want your D to be Mercy-less.

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Packers0808's picture

October 20, 2021 at 04:58 pm

My guess some Packer presently is going to be let go from PS!

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jannes bjornson's picture

October 20, 2021 at 05:26 pm

They can move Yiadom by 6:00 PM.

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croatpackfan's picture

October 21, 2021 at 10:14 am

I will suggest try to trade him to Giants, they may found he is more valuable than Jackson...

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jhtobias's picture

October 20, 2021 at 05:26 pm

Eithet way if by some miracle zadarious comes back this yr this guy is a great rotational piece ..

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Swisch's picture

October 20, 2021 at 06:20 pm

This seems exciting.
Do fans think Mercilus still has a lot of his former ability to give to the Packers?
At this point in their careers, is this an even better signing for the Packers than J.J. Watt?
I'd be glad to get some opinions.

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Minniman's picture

October 20, 2021 at 10:40 pm

We’ll have an inkling or that answer in 2 weeks

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

October 21, 2021 at 05:31 am

I was more excited about Jaylon Smith.

Hmm, that's a good straight line.

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Packers0808's picture

October 20, 2021 at 06:26 pm

Dunbar released!

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Packers0808's picture

October 20, 2021 at 08:08 pm

Why in the world would I get a thumbs down because someone was released! People sometimes.......................

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Somedumbname's picture

October 20, 2021 at 08:26 pm

I didn't thumbs down you, but Dunbar was released when we signed OLB Aaron Adeoye. Maybe that is why?

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Packers0808's picture

October 20, 2021 at 09:08 pm

Could be but in that case at least explain it, I would.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

October 21, 2021 at 05:34 am

Like Pewaukee, I gave you a thumbs up to compensate.

I imagine that the downvotes were because the Packers may have released a guy who can play in the NFL in favor of a player who can't. IDK.

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NJMagic's picture

October 21, 2021 at 01:20 pm

Same!

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Packers0808's picture

October 21, 2021 at 08:04 am

Agree but never said why he was released, was just surprised it happened so quick. What a week or so and gone. Oh well, no big deal!

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PewAuKeeFan's picture

October 20, 2021 at 09:35 pm

Just for that, to compensate, I thumbs-upped you 😊

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ImaPayne's picture

October 20, 2021 at 06:31 pm

I know nothing about him but when a team gives up on someone and lets him go for nuttin honey who knows. If we got him cheap how bad can that be. What we have now aint very good.

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Leatherhead's picture

October 20, 2021 at 08:15 pm

Houston is going nowhere. Why pay a bunch of money to go nowhere? So that’s why we got a shot at him. He wouldn’t have been available if Houston had a prayer.

Not a top guy, but a plenty good vet.

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croatpackfan's picture

October 21, 2021 at 10:17 am

Huston have to pay his contract, so they will pay him to play for Packers...

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Coldworld's picture

October 20, 2021 at 11:13 pm

Houston gave him a ridiculous 54 million contract in 2018 of which 28 million was guaranteed. I hear he’s paid by the Texans this year and next. In the interim, they moved from the 3:4 where he was an OLB and have been trying to make him a DE in a 4:3 DE. That’s not necessarily a viable transition.

He didn’t fit Houston’s new defense. They cut their losses. He does fit ours (and apparently ruled out 4:3 teams). He doesn’t have to be all pro to improve the team, just better than Burks and, ideally, Hamilton, and spell those ahead of him. If he is more, that’s a huge bonus.

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Crankbait's picture

October 20, 2021 at 09:16 pm

Packers front office finally gets it after wasting last 10 years of Aaron Rodgers at his peak......what changed ?
We know what changed, Aaron Rodgers spoke his mind and Packers are realizing now that they do not have a viable replacement for him.

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Coldworld's picture

October 20, 2021 at 11:15 pm

Lol, this started well before this off season.

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Harold Drake's picture

October 21, 2021 at 01:18 am

Dear Crankbait! I'm with you. So glad to see a few people in the CHTV commentariat who see things for what they are. We should form an opposition bloc within CHTV to stage an intervention with the blind faithful who don't seem to mind that Gutekunst, aka Gozer the Destroyer, has cost us the last four or five years of Aaron Rodgers' playing career.

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dobber's picture

October 21, 2021 at 08:54 am

"Gutekunst, aka Gozer the Destroyer, has cost us the last four or five years of Aaron Rodgers' playing career."

**Yawn**

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jurp's picture

October 21, 2021 at 09:56 am

I think if Harold wants a GM who's a "Destroyer", he should look no further than the now-ex-Texan Bill O'Brien. THAT guy was a true Destroyer. Gutekunst? No.

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croatpackfan's picture

October 21, 2021 at 10:19 am

Only one who wasted last 10 years is Aaron Rodgers by himself...

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4thand1's picture

October 20, 2021 at 09:23 pm

Oh to be a fly on the wall in the meeting of AR, MLF, Gute, and MM last summer. I'm thinking it went something like this, bring back Cobb and get some more play makers or else. With a banged up secondary, and 2 Smiths out, Gute made the moves he had too.

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Harold Drake's picture

October 21, 2021 at 01:15 am

Amazing. Gutekunst the Destroyer may actually be trying to help the team win a Super Bowl this year in Aaron Rodgers' and Davantae Adams' last seasons with the Packers. Splendid. Simply splendid. What's next - finding a DL to complement Kenny Clark? Drafting a wide receiver instead of a QB in the draft? Oh, sorry, that ship has sailed!

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JerseyAl's picture

October 22, 2021 at 12:08 pm

How many times are you going to repeat the same thing? As you can see from the thumbs count, people are tired of it.

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Lphill's picture

October 21, 2021 at 07:12 am

Can anyone show me a statement from Rodgers saying this is his last season in Green Bay ?

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x24's picture

October 21, 2021 at 08:59 am

I too find this comical. Rodgers say nothing and everybody loses their mind

It's all conjecture

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Nate-1980's picture

October 21, 2021 at 07:04 pm

Well our godly gm has to actually offer a contract for that to happen, I don’t think he has the guts or smarts to do that and admit a mistake, time will tell..

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13TimeChamps's picture

October 22, 2021 at 03:03 pm

Well, maybe you can give him a call and explain to him how things should be done. I'm sure he'd appreciate your vast knowledge and expertise.

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NitschkeFromTheGrave's picture

October 21, 2021 at 08:23 am

Well well, Gut finally making some defensive moves that I and a lot of you have been pounding our fists over. This is progress.

Retread? Castaway from another team? Or closet play-maker that wanted to leave the Texans? I don't know and who cares, we got him now, we needed to up the talent on defense and we are in better shape today than we were yesterday. How much better? Time will tell...

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

October 21, 2021 at 11:48 am

That dude just looks like a beast! Excited to see him in Green & Gold!

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NJMagic's picture

October 21, 2021 at 01:22 pm

Sigh. All BG has done is put together a team. That can withstand losing 6 of it's top 10 players, including 3 pro bowlers, an OL with depth that week in and week out has held up 'fine" ....

What else do people want???

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

October 21, 2021 at 10:49 pm

A lot of whiners!

Gute has significant more value and impact than Rodgers now, and even more each year into the future.

Amazing how people forget the 6 and 10 seasons and no playoffs with Rodgers and then immediately after Gute takes over two straight NFCG appearances. LF hired and team surging and have a good backup QB in Love setting up Packers for years to come. Laughable!

HaroldDrake you are sounding much like the exiled CCTV fan of a few years ago. Hate to bring up the old profile name.

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JerseyAl's picture

October 22, 2021 at 12:09 pm

"Hate to bring up the old profile name."

Please do...

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greengold's picture

October 22, 2021 at 12:50 pm

This has been a remarkable set of additions to the Packers roster of late by Brian Gutekunst. Anyone bashing him doesn't understand the mechanics of adding quality talent to an already loaded roster with a lot of high cap figure contracts.

I get fans wanting this or that position bolstered. I do the same thing. But, within very limited cap constraints, BG has built, and continues to build a roster capable of winning it all. These are LONG seasons, and a game of attrition. Everyone in the league, lately, seems in need of CB. Jaire goes down, and BG brings in 3 players to see who can stick to the roster. ILB was a much needed upgrade, and he brings in tremendous VALUE because that was what his team's cap allowed for. De'Vondre Campbell is proving himself to be a difference maker.

Barnes gets injured, again, and Jaylon Smith drops in his lap! JS had a draft grade off the charts "Perennial All-Pro," prior to his ACL tear in his last bowl game. The guy's numbers blow away those of any ILB on our team over the last 3 years. Another addition who some fans complain about, after having had a little more than 1 week of practice with his new team... ??? I think Smith and Campbell will be a formidable pairing within a matter of weeks for our middle D. I'm here for it, man!!! A lot of us have been pining for great ILB play in Green Bay for years, if not decades. I think we're finally going to see that with these two players.

In comes Whitney Mercilus, as Preston Smith goes out with injury. This is like stars aligning. Granted, his numbers took a dip last year, but that was on a super shitty team in HOU. I think we will see the 2019 version of Mercilus or better here with him playing for the Packers. He's motivated to win a Super Bowl ring.

Perfect. He is one extremely capable player at a position of great need.

If I'm not mistaken, somehow, Gutekunst still has a little cap wiggle to sign another Interior DL or to trade for one before the deadline. There are many other teams who wish they had this level of talent scouting and player acquisition acumen. Our OL loaded with young talents through the first 6 weeks is a testament to how good BG really is. Yosh Nijman UDFA 2019, Jon Runyan Jr R6 2020, Josh Myers R2 2021 and Royce Newman R5 2021 held down the fort for much of our 5-1 record this season with Billy Turner. Just remarkable player evaluation talents we are witnessing from BG & his staff.

Looking at the whole picture, BG has done quite a lot with very little in terms of non-committed cap resources, and I believe we will be surprised by the results in time. We'll see just how good he is if he can close the deal, and the Packers win this next Super Bowl. That's the measure here.

These new players will need some time to acclimate to their new team in GB while learning their responsibilities and teammates. Maybe we get some of our starters back from injury in due time - some of the best players in the NFL at their respective positions. We are fortunate to be able to just sit back and see what they do. I think it's gonna be really damn cool. I love this Whitney Mercilus signing. That dude is motivated to tear it up.

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Nobody's picture

October 25, 2021 at 04:14 pm

Will Packers go after Wr Brandon Cooks or CB Kyle Fuller?

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