Packers mulling options for Clifton

Packers mulling options for Clifton

There are 7 comments on the ESPN.com - NFC North - Blog story from Oct 9, 2008, titled Packers mulling options for Clifton. In it, ESPN.com - NFC North - Blog reports that:

As they try to stabilize their offensive line, the Green Bay Packers gave thought this week to giving longtime left tackle Chad Clifton a week off to help him deal with a number of injuries that might be ...

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eric

Vesper, WI

#1 Oct 9, 2008
as long as Daryn Colledge can do a nice job at LT,why not give Clifton the week off agaisnt Seattle and if DC plays real well,give Clifton time off vs INDY,so Clifton gets 3 weeks to rest his beatup body.He has a hammy,knees ect and a few weeks can really help him out,although its scary,we are only 5 games into the season and Clifton is already being considered for rest,so it might be a long season for him if this is the case.

Since: Nov 07

Brooklyn

#2 Oct 9, 2008
CAll me dumb but I say trade him or something. Hes old and clearly not as good as he use to be. Plus we have a young line so we need t obuild chemmistry not sit out and change the line every week
dewy

Bringhurst, IN

#3 Oct 10, 2008
First you need a willing party to trade with. And he is hurting and play poorly. Don't think there would be many traders out there. But I agree this changing every week since camp is not working. It appears maybe these guys are not as good as they thought.

Since: Nov 07

Brooklyn

#4 Oct 10, 2008
Someone is willing to take him I would bet.Even if nobody is then we should just bench him...I believe his contract ends in 2009 also. If the PAck were smart they would keep the same o-line no matter what unless someone got injured..then just repalce that position. Not change the whole entire line around weekly.

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Since: Jun 07

Stevens Point, Wisconsin

#5 Oct 10, 2008
Steve don't forget, the changing of the line started with Scott Wells back injury, then Cliffy pulls a hamstring and continued to play, albeit poorly. Our back up center happens to be a guard, so shifing of the line was necessary. Same thing goes for Cliffy's spot.
eric

Vesper, WI

#6 Oct 10, 2008
LT tackles are in HUGE DEMAND and are very costly in FA,so that said,if D.C. plays well at LT, I wonder if they would let Clifton walk at the end of 08? of seek a trade?
Clifton has been very very good , only a probowler once and that was an alternate,but, he has done very well,look at how many times Favre was sacked through the last10 years with Clifton protecting his back side.

Again that said,if clifton is on a down turn of his career,and Colledge is playing well,i wonder if TT would try to get a rather high pick for him? Dont forget,he has cronic knees and that pelvic injury a few years back prob. doesnt help.
Jimmysmith

Chester, NJ

#7 Oct 12, 2008
Clifton is a classic example of Jerry Glanville's catch phrase, NFL, stands for Not for Long.

In other words, what have you done for me lately?

In Clifton's case, not much. I have to believe in grading the game film, the coaches have to be asking themselves, Who is this guy and what have they done with the real Chad Clifton?

He was once a great player, a rock of stablity at a very important position, LT. His games last year vs KC (Jared Allen) and the playoff games of Seattle and NY Giants were among his better games. But he has disappered and the Packers cannot afford to wait to see if he can possibly reappear. Its now or never, if he cannot produce at a high level in the Seattle game, its time to explore other options.

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