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Colin Cole Signs with Seattle

Colin Cole has signed with Seattle. I will miss his tough run stopping ability, his solid role-playing, and maybe even those long dreads hanging out of his giant helmet. I won’t miss the egotistical, money hungry attitude that defensive lineman seem to develop as part of a relatively successful unit in Green Bay. Cole joins Corey Williams as a member of the growing group of greedy ex-Packers who are not worth nearly the salary that their new teams pay them.

We should all appreciate the contributions that they did make. Don’t forget Williams’ contributions throughout the Packers run to the NFC Championship game and that Cole was a solid part of the defensive tackle rotation for the better part of four years. However, we should definitely not stress ourselves out over either loss. Let them go.

Ted Thompson should be applauded for not getting caught up in the ridiculous spending spree that is the first week of free agency. Cole will be easily replaced, especially in Dom Capers’ new 3-4 defensive scheme. If there is anything Packers fans are getting used to, it is a solid, dependable, and deep defensive line. The depth Thompson has created on the defensive front has produced competition and improvement.

This will not stop with Cole’s departure. Michael Montgomery among others will easily fill the void in the rotation. Also, I would not be surprised if Thompson manages to produce extra draft picks again this year and spends one or two of them on a defensive lineman. New faces will succeed under Capers and Colin Cole will be little more than a footnote in the Lambeau Field archives.

Thank you, Colin Cole, but good riddance!

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2 Responses to “Colin Cole Signs with Seattle”

  1. Packers355 says:

    I agree that the Ted Thompson deals that he has made so far have been fairly good not being overaggressive in going after Chris Canty as well. I would’ve appreciated a big defensive lineman on the end, but I think the draft is all for that, meantime I do believe that money that TT is sparing should be used to hold onto players like Greg Jennings, Atari Bigby, and Charles Woodson

  2. Justin Brasser says:

    I absolutely agree. Understanding Thompson’s conservative philosophy, the key to success is locking up good young players for the future at reasonable prices.

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