Due to the Crew's recent slide of late and their subsequent transformation into a WWE-like culture (that's the most entertainment they've given me in a month), I've caught a little bit of the July/August blues. The sports world in the beautiful state of Wisconsin is an absolute still life (Again thank you Prince for spicing that up for a brief moment.) So with the recent turning of the calendar we at least get a slight sports "stimulu"s with the start of Green Bay Packer training camp. Hoping to keep this short (I know, strange isn't it), I will save our season expectations discussion for a later day. HOWEVER, the Packer rumor mill has been gaining momentum of late due to Ted Thompson's quasi indication that the Packers haven't ruled out making an offer to Michael Vick. In fact, when exiting a recent Q&A with reporters, Thompson walked out of the press room with a boom box on his shoulders that was playing "Who Let the Dogs Out?". That didn't really happen.....I just wanted to see if ya'all were still paying attention.
So what does everybody think of this? Good move? Bad move? Initially I was completely against it. I personally don't think that he is going to be anywhere near as effective as he was when he became the first QB to walk into Green Bay in the playoffs and come out with a victory. Further, how would we use him? We already have a good QB, great receiving corps, and solid running backs. And how would the Green Bay community take the signing of a player with his criminal history. It all seems a bit unreasonable and a bit hypocritical considering TT wouldn't consider signing the likes of TO and Randy Moss.
This move made absolutely no sense to me until the light bulb finally went off. If there's one thing that I (we) all know about Ted Thompson, it's that he LOVES the draft. I mean, face it, we all do. Knowing that and trying to understand this move, it became a little bit more clear. At this point, Michael Vick is a risk......but by NFL standards, what he will likely receive in compensation now will be substantially less than what he was making before he went to the state pen. That being said, if Vick comes back and shows that he still "has it", his trade value could be outstanding! We're talking multiple high picks here. So if this the angle that Thompson is taking, I'm all for it. We've got money to spend, so I would be willing to gamble a few million on a short term (1-2) deal, in hopes that he can still be a dangerous weapon and possible trade bait for the near future.