Truth & Rumors > NFL

Green Bay Packers won't overpay for Steven Jackson

Views
3148
Comments
7

07:39 PM ET 03.13 | The clock is ticking on Steven Jackson, at least that's what the Green Bay Packers want him to think. By bringing in Peyton Hillis on Tuesday, the Packers sent a loud message to free agent running back Steven Jackson that they're not going to wait around forever for him to decide on whether or not he wants to play for them. The idea of Steven Jackson in the Green Bay Packers offense is terrifying for opponents, and signing him makes a ton of sense for the Packers. The only knock on the Packers offense in recent years is the fact that they've have no running game whatsoever, and many believe that if a decent running back had been in town over the last few years, the Packers may have already won another Super Bowl. Still, as exciting as it may be, the Packers aren't going to allow Jackson to control negotiations and one thing the Packers are not about to do is enter a bidding war for Jackson that sees them overpay to acquire his services.

Fansided

Steven Jackson, Getty Images/Otto Greule Jr Steven Jackson, Getty Images/Otto Greule Jr
Comment #1 has been removed
March 13, 2013  10:37 PM ET

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

March 13, 2013  11:06 PM ET

It will take more than just a back like Jackson to get the Pack deep into the post-season. Dom Capers' defense hasn't done them any favors the past couple of years.

Be choosy, Steven. There are other contenders out there with whom you could do just as well.

March 14, 2013  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

It will take more than just a back like Jackson to get the Pack deep into the post-season. Dom Capers' defense hasn't done them any favors the past couple of years.Be choosy, Steven. There are other contenders out there with whom you could do just as well.

wishful thinking from a bears fan.

a back like jackson not only improves the offense but also the defense. gb struggled running the ball last season which left them in a lot of 3rd and longs which lead to a lot of 3 and outs. obviously the gb defense isnt very good so having stretches where the offense couldnt even help them field position and rest wise is just asking for trouble.

and if he feels there are other contenders that give him a better chance hes probably smoking rocks. youre not gonna find a much better situation than playing with the best qb in the league. if its about money gb shouldnt bother. giving a 30 year old rb a bunch of money is just bad business.

March 14, 2013  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

wishful thinking from a bears fan.a back like jackson not only improves the offense but also the defense. gb struggled running the ball last season which left them in a lot of 3rd and longs which lead to a lot of 3 and outs. obviously the gb defense isnt very good so having stretches where the offense couldnt even help them field position and rest wise is just asking for trouble.and if he feels there are other contenders that give him a better chance hes probably smoking rocks. youre not gonna find a much better situation than playing with the best qb in the league. if its about money gb shouldnt bother. giving a 30 year old rb a bunch of money is just bad business.

LOL..nothing to add, just wanted to laugh at the 1st sentence. But it was totally on point

March 14, 2013  12:13 PM ET

The Packers are an anomoly: no running game, no pass rush, average defensive backs, poor run defense and they win 11 games? Go figure.
There luck has run out and for the next several years. The Lions got healthy in three days, the Vikes are on the verge of solidifying a strong team, the Bears are filling holes and the Pack, have 7 draft picks mostly late rounders.
My point, a Jackson would help the run game for sure. They still need O line help, plus plug a lot of holes everywhere. I say if they plan to do it through the draft, it will take three years rebuilding at best. Lot's of luck with that approach.

 
March 14, 2013  06:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The Packers are an anomoly: no running game, no pass rush, average defensive backs, poor run defense and they win 11 games? Go figure. There luck has run out and for the next several years. The Lions got healthy in three days, the Vikes are on the verge of solidifying a strong team, the Bears are filling holes and the Pack, have 7 draft picks mostly late rounders. My point, a Jackson would help the run game for sure. They still need O line help, plus plug a lot of holes everywhere. I say if they plan to do it through the draft, it will take three years rebuilding at best. Lot's of luck with that approach.

"Their" luck (as you call it) fellow division team hater is fine. It's called constantly BUILDING a contending team EVERY year. Not buying players to make a mediocre or bad team year after year because Vikes, Bear, and Lions brass blow and have no idea how to build a team. Keep picking the scraps through free agency. That always works. See your team's history and if that isn't good enough...ask any Eagle fan.

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Irving: Fans don't deserve the Cavs
    Views
    15247
    Comments
    682
  2. 2
    Red Sox dodged two injury scares
    Views
    3186
    Comments
    503
  3. 3
    Trump taking a legit run at the Bills
    Views
    2513
    Comments
    108
  4. 4
    D'Antoni's newest 'blunder'
    Views
    679
    Comments
    88
  5. 5
    Why the Raiders have lost 111 of 160 games
    Views
    10907
    Comments
    74

SI.com

SI Photos