The 3 Worst Case Free Agency Scenarios for the Green Bay Packers Post-Lockout
It’s somewhat funny talking about worst case scenarios for the Green Bay Packers in free agency, considering they just won the Super Bowl.
I’m not saying that a Super Bowl champion team doesn’t have weaknesses, but to be honest, they did an incredible job filling many of those in the draft.
Once the lockout lifts, the free agent and trading market will open up and teams and players will be able to start doing business.
I have a feeling the Packers are pretty content with what they have right now, but they do have a very short list of things that need to be taken care of in regards to free agency.
Here are the three worst case free agency scenarios for the Packers:
3. Losing Mason Crosby
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Sure, you might say that a kicker is not a huge deal, but let me tell you that your kicker is arguably the most underrated player on the field at any given time.
He is second to perhaps only the long-snapper, but that is a different story.
Crosby isn’t all-world material, but he is a solid kicker that understands how to kick in the elements, and is pretty darn proficient at Lambeau.
It’s an art form to be able to kick well at the frozen tundra, so the Packers would do well to re-sign him.
If not, I think they could end up regretting it.
2. Not Re-Signing John Kuhn
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How will we ever survive without our favorite “three yards and a cloud of dust” runner!?
Seriously though, Kuhn was such a factor to the Packers success last season, and even though he may not be the most effective runner, he is still good for the team and can help out in many other ways.
Moving him back to the more natural fullback position and giving him free reign to block and carry the ball in short yardage situations could prove to be very effective for the Pack in 2011.
He’s somebody I wouldn’t let go off.
Plus, Kuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhn is becoming a legend in Green Bay!
1. Nnamdi Asomugha going to Detroit Lions
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This is easily the worst case scenario for the Packers, but thankfully it looks to be a long shot.
First, it would be rather disappointing because the Packers seem to be in the running for Asomugha, and having him on this defense would easily make them the favorites for a repeat at the Super Bowl.
The very fact that Asomugha would be going to a young up-and-coming team with a much improved defense in the division, though, would be the most devastating. As odd as it is to say, the Lions will probably be the biggest competition in the division.
If the Packers feel they can’t get Asomugha, their best bet would be to get in a bidding war to try to push his asking price up higher, because as it stands right now, $18-$20 million a year is already way too rich for Detroit.
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