His daily crusade against Ted Thompson includes this gem. It states how Jason Taylor's disappointing season might be a boon to the Packers as there's a chance Washington cuts him after this season. Bedard details that Taylor, 34, battled multiple injuries and only managed 1.5 sacks. Here's where it gets good. Almost in the next breath, Bedard rips Ted for not trading for Taylor this summer, calling it:
"In retrospect, it was a disastrous non-move."
WTF? Didn't he just explain that Taylor did next to nothing while eating up an $8 million salary? He continues to ramble about the failings of KGB (even he could have gotten 1.5 sacks), how Taylor was a fiery, take-charge leader the Packers needed, and how GB was not on Taylor's list of locals when looking for a trade (so, it wasn't possible in the first place? Yeah, Dancing With The Stars guy is coming to NE Wisconsin?).
Then, the real bombshell. Bedard states:
"The Packers would be instant Super Bowl favorites in the NFC next season if they did two things: Sign Haynesworth and trade for Taylor."
Whoa!! No way Bedard believes this. No chance. Why?
1) He spends all his time hammering Ted (which is fine), there's no chance he'd endorse the rest of the roster to the point that all they need is Al Haynesworth and a potentially washed-up Jason Taylor to leapfrog the Giants, Cowboys, and Panthers. Even I (ultimate Packer optimist) don't believe this.
2) He's throwing this out there, so when Ted doesn't sign these guys he can say: "Look, all he had to do is sign two guys and they'd be NFC favorites" all of next year.
What a tool. At least he has some opinions, unlike everyone's favorite - Mike Hunt. The headline of his most recent article: "Thompson's Plan May Be Suspect." Oooo, way to take a stance one way or another with that headline! Couldn't stomach reading the actual article.
A quick aside: Big Al and Peppers are the crown jewels of this year's free agent class. Unfortunately, they're not coming to Green Bay. They're not going anywhere. Al attended which college and plays for what NFL team? Both Tennessee. He's not leaving. Peppers takes it a step further. Went to high school in North Carolina, played college ball at U of North Carolina, and the Panthers are located in, you guessed it, North Carolina. I'm thinking he really likes the Tar Heel state. Not making early excuses, just stating reality.
The Milwaukee Urinal-Sentinel with yet another gem. Bob McGinn, who makes Bedard look like he's the President of the Thompson fan club, has this caption about an article about Aaron Rodgers:
At this point in his fledgling career, Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers rates as the 19th-best quarterback in the National Football League.
OK, then. I can't read the entire article because I'm not a "Packer Plus" subscriber. Yeah, like I'm gonna pay 45 bucks to read what Bob f_cking McGinn has to say? I'm not sure how he came about Chuck's 19th best QB rating, but that's not the real point. Say what you want about Rodgers - doesn't deliver in the clutch, doesn't have Brett's leadership, injury-prone, whatever - can you really describe his career as "fledgling?????" That's ridiculous. David Carr's career is fledgling.
Can someone please remind my why I still read this newspaper? D. Orlando Ledbetter was better than these clowns!!