Yes, like some kind of storyline out of the WWE, the Green Bay Packers today announced they have re-signed their #2 all-time rusher Ahman Green. And here he comes, running in to make the save on the Packer offense. Sure, he's not getting down to the ring quite as quick as we remember him in his prime. That limp has gotten considerably more pronounced since last we saw him. And his old, familiar ring attire is valiantly attempting to hold back the weight he's put on since he was the super-duper star that we all remember. But the crowd still roars when his music hits, and when they see him coming into the arena they just know that he is going to turn the tide in favor of their heroes.
Ah, if only it was that simple in the NFL. Unfortunately, no one is going to be falling down for Ahman in the League. And last I checked, it's still frowned upon to use a steel chair on one's enemies on the gridiron. So, what exactly does the return of Ahman mean for the Packers? One thing it most certainly means is we get to hear E$ once again tell us how right he was in saying the Packers should've traded him after the 2003 season. But besides that, is there anything that a 32 year old RB, who has only carried the ball 144 times in the last 2 seasons really brings to the table? I guess depth. Say what you want about him, but if Ryan Grant goes down tomorrow, I don't think anyone will be making the "it's ok, we've got Ahman Green" argument. Maybe he's a better blocker/receiver than the guys we currently have healthy, and can add something else to the pass game? Maybe better on screen passes? But then again, they never really run screens anymore. So, I don't know. I think it's an interesting move. But not necessarily interesting/good.