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Josh Sitton Re-signed

TT has locked up one of our soon to be free agents, as Josh Sitton has signed a five year extension, keeping him in Green Bay for the next six seasons. Sitton is 25 now, so he will remain with the Pack throughout his prime. Details on the contract are not disclosed but I am sure it is a pretty penny. TT has had a track record for refusing to pay Guards (Mike Wahle, Marco Rivera, Daryn Colledge) but I had a very different feel about Sitton. Rivera was old when his time came, Wahle thought he was the best thing since sliced bread, and Colledge was a above average Guard who loved the lime-light.

Wahle flaked out in Carolina and Rivera flaked out in big D. We shall see about Colledge but I guarantee Sitton makes more Pro Bowls and has more rings at the end. He is a hard working, grinding RG that does his job, and that’s it!

Sitton was one of the few core guys we have left to resign now or at the end of the season. We have JerMichael Finley, Jordy Nelson, and Scott Wells are in their last year. On those three alone, I do not think the Packers can or will afford Finley’s contract unless we resign him now, because if he has the season I think he is going to have, he will command top WR money. Nelson may, but I hope not, leave because we have Cobb in, Jennings and Jones locked up.

Even Though Driver is on his way out, they may not pay another WR big money. Wells’s replacement will come via the next draft. I think we go O-line again early and draft a Center, because Dietrich-Smith and McDonald are not the answer.

Anyway, good for Sitton and good for the Packers, they fit together like peanut butter and ham.

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4 Responses to “Josh Sitton Re-signed”

  1. John Zoul says:

    Well, let’s see…Wahle and Rivera were Pro Bowl guards…Sitton has never even been an alternate. In my humble opinion, you’re overrating him. I hope you’re correct and he develops into a Pro Bowl quality guard. I must admit, since our running game was mediocre last year and has been so again this year, whether two of the issues are the guard or guards and our center. I’d like a running game at least averaging 100
    yards per game. I do not foresee that again this year. Was hoping Pouncey would fall to us in the first round…but, with his twin brother turning into an all-pro quality center in his rookie year…it wasn’t a surprise when he was gone in the middle of the first round. Have not been impressed with Scott Wells. He’s middle of the pack, at best. We need an upgrade by next year. I like your call for an early round pick on a center.

    Am looking forward to who makes the cuts today.Do we keep 2 or 3 QBs?

    Do we keep 4 or 5 TEs? Do we keep 1 or 2 FBs?

    Of the ufas, I really like So’oto, Lattimore, Dominguez, B. Ross, and Tori Gurley. Expect at least maybe 3 will stick with the others chosen for the practice squad.

  2. Joe Foster says:

    This is a good signing, he was the most consistent offensive lineman last year. Offensive guards don’t just grow on trees either. It’s good to get this deal done early. The Packers will have some big contracts coming up with Jermichael Finley, Jordy Nelson and Clay Matthews is out-performing his rookie deal.

  3. John Zoul says:

    Joe Foster: Solid comments. It’s always interesting to see how players perform in the last year of their contracts. Nelson has the same negatives as James Jones did this year. He drops quite a few passes. Finley, I believe will be signed to an extension next.

    Clay Matthews is a stud hoss…and, Chad Clifton was elected to the Pro Bowl last year, not Sitton, so, we’re in disagreement as to whom was the most consistent lineman last season. I would’ve chosen Sitton second with Bulaga third. Let’s hope Lang turns out to be an upgrade, as Colledge was dominated by Detroit’s d-line last year…and they are a rising team. The offensive line (again) has been giving up a lot of sacks…can’t we develop a running game? This is my number one question mark for the Packers this year…and, no, I am not sold on Scott Wells. We need to find a stud center in next years draft…

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