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08:06 AM ET 02.21 | Scott Wells and the Packers may well be headed for divorce. In so many words, Wells is being told by the Green Bay Packers that he has overvalued himself as an undersized, 31-year-old center no matter how well he has played for them. Wells basically is telling the team, "Watch what happens." Looking for a warm and fuzzy resolution to the contractual disagreement between the Packers and their best offensive lineman? Three weeks before the start of unrestricted free agency, the best guess is the Packers will play with a new center next season. ... [The Packers] have the financial flexibility to pay Wells the contract commensurate with the five highest-paid centers that he is seeking.

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February 21, 2012  09:07 AM ET

It would seem that protecting Mr. Rodgers' Neighborhood would be a priority.

February 21, 2012  09:09 AM ET

The Giants will be the next team to be dismantled, it goes with winning

February 21, 2012  09:17 AM ET

Hey I was an undersized center, quit picking on him.

February 21, 2012  09:21 AM ET

Now entering divorce court season.

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February 21, 2012  09:39 AM ET
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dismantled? Salary cap is what kills teams. Players make a name for themselves and can no longer be retained.

Salary cap issues, FA, other teams raiding the coaching staff and front office, all of these things happen to every team, but occur more with the most successful teams. ie>>> Champions

February 21, 2012  09:55 AM ET
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The Giants will be the next team to be dismantled, it goes with winning

The Giants lossesLast Year before season started, OL Lost Seibert, & O'Hara, receivers Steve Smith & TE Kevin Boss, four guys who started on Offense the Year Before.

February 21, 2012  09:58 AM ET
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The Giants lossesLast Year before season started, OL Lost Seibert, & O'Hara, receivers Steve Smith & TE Kevin Boss, four guys who started on Offense the Year Before.

I'd argue that Cruz > Smith and Ballard/Beckum > Boss...not much of a loss considering what the replacements did last season.

February 21, 2012  09:58 AM ET

The Packers may have already played and won their last super bowl.
Being a small market team with no owners with deep pockets, the packers are forced to give up good players and hope to replace them with draft picks.
This season it was Cullen Jenkins who was 1/2 the teams pass rush. He had a very good season this year elsewhere. The Pack would have been in the SB with him for sure, he was that missing link.
Instead they were to rely on Mike Neal to replace him. Neal has been a bust and then some. Always injured and ineffective.
The Pack will let Wells go to and then spend a draft pick replacing him and getting a lesser pass rusher where the need is big.
I envision the Ted Thompson cheap ball trick not working anymore. Too bad the fans will have to watch a lot of also ran teams in the future.
Ted will not compete for those unrestricted free agents who can get you to the SB. No money.

February 21, 2012  10:04 AM ET
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I'd argue that Cruz > Smith and Ballard/Beckum > Boss...not much of a loss considering what the replacements did last season.

Da loss of Seibert, O'Hara & Boss cost them big time on their Running Game!!!

February 21, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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The Packers may have already played and won their last super bowl.Being a small market team with no owners with deep pockets, the packers are forced to give up good players and hope to replace them with draft picks. This season it was Cullen Jenkins who was 1/2 the teams pass rush. He had a very good season this year elsewhere. The Pack would have been in the SB with him for sure, he was that missing link.Instead they were to rely on Mike Neal to replace him. Neal has been a bust and then some. Always injured and ineffective. The Pack will let Wells go to and then spend a draft pick replacing him and getting a lesser pass rusher where the need is big.I envision the Ted Thompson cheap ball trick not working anymore. Too bad the fans will have to watch a lot of also ran teams in the future. Ted will not compete for those unrestricted free agents who can get you to the SB. No money.

Has nothing to do with not having money. They have plenty. It has to do with TTs philosophy. Jenkins wasn't the missing link. Stick-um was. Our receivers/TEs played like crap in our 2 losses. TTs philosophy has worked pretty well so far, so I trust the guy.

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February 21, 2012  12:16 PM ET
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you should really be allowed to delete your own comments, especially when it's because they double post, mods. Most people have figured out the internet by now, mods.

Nope, you have to put something in there that may be inanely construed as disrespectful toward someone to get comments deleted.

February 21, 2012  12:27 PM ET
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you should really be allowed to delete your own comments, especially when it's because they double post, mods. Most people have figured out the internet by now, mods.

At times like this, remember the words of the The Lord. It is written in Luke 23:34...

"Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing."

February 21, 2012  02:10 PM ET

Don't turn into the Bears offensive line.

February 21, 2012  02:11 PM ET

Blow 'em up!

February 21, 2012  02:12 PM ET
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Don't turn into the Bears offensive line.

Enjoy the fall from grace. The fudge boys won't be dominating anybody anymore...

 
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