Nose Tackle Vince Wilfork

vince wilforkVince Wilfork, the Patriots nose tackle, tweeted that the Patriots are not going to pick up his option. With the Packers nose tackle position being in question this year, (Guion with his legal issues and Bj Raji coming off torn biceps last year) a guy like Wilfork could be a pickup along the lines of a Ryan Pickett in ’06.  He was not a sexy player, but made a difference in the Super Bowl run. Wilfork would be that type of guy, especially as a 3-4 nose because his job would mostly be to take up space. But at the same time, the Packers would likely improve the run game and with a solid middle linebacker pickup either through the draft or in free agency…this could be a synergistic move. The whole might be greater than the sum of its parts. Continue reading

Randall Cobb: Is He A Gonner In Green Bay?

090911_Randall-Cobb_400With less than a week to go before the start of free agency, Randall Cobb and the Green Bay Packers have not struck a deal. Reportedly, Cobb’s representation has rejected a five year deal worth between 8 and 9 million annually and if Cobb hits the open market, his chances of being resigned only decrease…. Continue reading

Packer Receivers of History: Carroll Dale

Packers Carroll DaleCarroll Dale was drafted in 1960 in the eighth round of the NFL draft. Unfortunately, it was not to the Green Bay Packers. Carol played the first five years of his NFL career with the Los Angeles Rams. Those first five years were rough for Dale. The Rams were a mediocre team at best and he didn’t experience many wins. In fact he only scored seven touchdowns in that first five years.

After five years of mediocrity the Rams traded Dale to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for a linebacker. It was the best move for Dale’s career.  Continue reading