Packers release punter B.J. Sander

Packers release punter B.J. Sander

There are 5 comments on the Green Bay Railbird Central story from Aug 21, 2006, titled Packers release punter B.J. Sander. In it, Green Bay Railbird Central reports that:

"The Green Bay Packers released punter B.J. Sander on Monday, bringing to an end a career that came to symbolize the disappointment associated with former coach Mike Sherman's brief stint as the team's general ...

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Bill

Random Lake, WI

#1 Aug 22, 2006
Here's some good stats, Sherman had 4 drafts in which he drafted 27 players, nine of which are still with the team, three of those nine are starters. Wolf who hasn't conducted a draft in 6 years has 6 of his picks still starters yet. Kind of shows how bad of a drafter that Sherman was. Thank God that he was finally fired as GM and is now out of the organization all together. Sander should have been cut his rookie year. I'm not sure that Ryan is the answer but I think the organization went in a step in the right direction by getting rid of B.J.
Jerry

Eagle River, WI

#2 Aug 22, 2006
Here are some more interesting stats from this mornings Milwaukee Journal on Sherman's 3rd round picks over the years. Sander was one of three 3rd round picks in 2004. The other two, Joey Thomas & Donnell Washington are also gone. In total, Sherman made seven 3rd round picks while he was GM, and only one (Kenny Peterson)is still with the team. It is easy to understand why the team eventually went down hill.
Bill

Random Lake, WI

#3 Aug 22, 2006
It's amazing when you look at these stats and then some people still blame last season all on Thompson and if the Packers don't do well this season it will be Thompson's fault again. He actaully is doing pretty well for the posistion he was in due to the previous GM.
Henry

Stevens Point, WI

#4 Aug 22, 2006
I just hope that the Packers don't do the same thing that the Seahawks did with Thompson - get rid of him when they have a bad year or two. Thompson built a hell of a team in Seattle, and did so mostly through the draft. That's what he's doing with the Packers, and if he can keep drafting like he's been drafting I think, given a couple more years, the Packers will be serious Superbowl contenders.
Jerry

Eagle River, WI

#5 Aug 22, 2006
Thompson has done a good job, not perfect, but very good. He got the blame last year, because the team went 4-12, the O-line performed poorly, and he picked Aaron Rodgers #1. But I think he has fixed the line problem, Rodgers came around nicely in the off season, and he had one heckuva draft. Hopefully, their record will improve this year. I think the fans better understand what an aging, overpaid, underperforming, team he was left. Harlan came to understand that, bit the bullet, and replaced Sherman as the GM.
Bill wrote:
It's amazing when you look at these stats and then some people still blame last season all on Thompson and if the Packers don't do well this season it will be Thompson's fault again. He actaully is doing pretty well for the posistion he was in due to the previous GM.

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