Packers move to NOT get Lynch could haunt them later on


The Packers need help at running back, and there was a guy out there for the taking that has shown enough talent that could have helped the team right away – Marshawn Lynch.

The Seattle Seahawks swooped in on Tuesday and grabbed Lynch away from the Bills for a third-round pick, something that many feel Ted Thompson should have offered the Bills at least a 3rd rounder, if not more.

Reports though do say that the Packers were in the mix, though it’s tough figure out at the end of the day what they were offering the Bills. It must not have been much.

An NFL source who knew of the trade talks said Thompson was in on the bidding for Lynch. The source didn’t know what Thompson offered, but it’s safe to say it wasn’t as much as Seattle, because there were no factors to think 0-4 Buffalo did anything but take the best offer. That means Thompson didn’t offer a third-round pick. He should have.

So where do the Packers go from here? It appears that Brandon Jackson will continue to be the feature back. He is putting up just 34.3 yards per game, and has 137 yards and one touchdown. Next on the roster is John Kuhn, with 121 yards with one TD.

Lynch? He has 164 yards, 41 yards per game with the Bills, but has been fighting for playing time with Fred Jackson and rookie C.J. Spiller. He now has a shot to be the man in Seattle. He should have been in Green Bay, but instead, it could be a move that Thompson regrets if the teams running woes continue.


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8 Responses to “Packers move to NOT get Lynch could haunt them later on”

  1. Darryl says:

    Are you kiding me Ted? Why in the world would You not make a serious effort to get a quality back when we need one so desperately at this stage in the season? to quote Brett Favre “take two weeks off and then quit!!!!”

    • Jean says:

      I don’t know what Ted was thinking. The Pack is hurting, and there must have been at least a better offer that could have been made to secure Lynch. Sure hope that doesn’t bite Ted in the butt. Unfortunately, the rest of the team has more pressure placed upon them now to deliver a win.

  2. james says:

    stupid thompson

  3. Roy says:

    I think that Packers should offer Ahmud Green a contract. I am quit sure he would give up the league he is playing in to come back to NFL and the Packers!!!!

  4. Warren G says:

    Ted, I’ve been a ‘Packer’ fan since my two cousins Dan Grimm and Boyd Dowler played for the Packers under Vince Lombardi. I lived in the San Francisco bay area for many years and took a lot of flack from the stinkin’ 49er fans and the rotten’ Raider fans. but I stuck to my Packers. Please, don’t make it difficult to be a Packer Backer by making dumb mistakes like this one. As the saying goes,,,

  5. typical T.T——-I WISH HE’D JUST GO AWAY

  6. Mark Hay says:

    The Packers may indeed have offered just as much as Seattle, but the Pack’s 3rd round pick would widely be expected to be a lower choice than Seattle’s, hence we’d have to step up to a 2nd rounder which apparently NOBODY ELSE thought he was worth, either. Kind of like the hole you’re in playing a suited card game where you’re bidding the lower suit to somebody else so have to go a whole level higher to get the bid, which may mean getting set (it was more than it was worth, IOW).

  7. Tom G. says:

    The Bills got a 4th round pick (plus a conditional pick), not a 3rd round pick for Lynch.