Why Greg Camarillo and Javon Walker Are Good Omens For The Packers

Jacob GormanContributor IAugust 25, 2010

OAKLAND, CA - 2009:  Javon Walker of the Oakland Raiders poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Oakland, California.  (Photo by NFL Photos)
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If I were the Green Bay Packers, I'd be pretty pleasantly surprised at the wide receiver issues that seem to be going on in Minnesota right now.

The Vikings, considered a pretty good bet for the NFC North title since Greybeard himself announced his un-retirement for approximately the 69,256,028th time, seem to be in a state of emergency right now, so much so that they signed Javon Walker, who has not been a real factor in several years.

In addition to that dubious move, they went ahead and dealt for veteran wideout Greg Camarillo today, sending defensive back Benny Sapp to the Dolphins.

The worst part? Camarillo and Walker will probably be expected to contribute, because Sidney Rice will be out for half of the season following surgery, and Percy Harvin may be very inconsistent because of his migraine problem. There is little to no depth behind those dynamic receivers, and so the Vikes had to make moves for Walker and Camarillo.

This means that Brett Favre's receiving corps, at least for the first half of the season, won't look much like the one he dominated with last year. Camarillo should be decent, but not much can be expected from Walker.

Thus, I'd imagine the Packers, and especially the Packers' secondary, are pretty excited to face a Vikings offense that won't be the same as the one with which Favre absolutely shredded the Packers' D in both games last year.

The Camarillo deal and Walker signing pretty much gives off a bit of a signal that the Vikings are insecure about our offensive unit without Sidney Rice, and teams such as the Packers (and any other NFC team in the hunt for a playoff berth) could really take advantage of that while Rice is down.