Can Johnny Jolly Help the Green Bay Packers in 2013?

There are 52 comments on the LombardiAve story from Apr 5, 2013, titled Can Johnny Jolly Help the Green Bay Packers in 2013?. In it, LombardiAve reports that:

When last we saw Johnny Jolly wearing Green and Gold, it was when he was a 16-game starter in 2009 - a feisty, bruising defensive tackle who helped the Green Bay Packers to an 11-5 record and an NFC Wildcard berth.

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John Jacobson

Hancock, MI

#1 Apr 5, 2013
I wrote you off a long time ago, and I thought you'd never play again. I can't believe that you are getting a third chance, and I sure hope this helps in your rehabilitation process. Here are my thoughts: GO FOR IT JOLLY, and don't look back. You can be the man you want to be, so do it and stay away from the drugs and people that are involved with it. I will be hoping to watch you play on Sundays this fall, and I will cheer you on the whole way. This is IT right here, how do you want to be remembered?
Albert Pennerodo

Chicago, IL

#2 May 6, 2013
I am pulling for you and the Pack Johnny. I drank some Nyquil this winter for a chest cold and some pneumonia symptoms and wound up spending 3 months in jail. for ap
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#3 May 7, 2013
Jolly is a win-win situation for the Packers. There is nothing to lose and much to gain.

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#4 May 7, 2013
Have The Packers had any trade offers for Starks or Bishop.I know Eric had high hopes of Bishop returning this year.You really have nothing to lose with Jolly at the minimum.you can just cut him.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#5 May 7, 2013
I haven't heard of any trade offers. The Packers did very well after Bishop went out last season, proving it's nice to have depth at the LB position, don't you agree? I bet the Vikings hoped they had some depth at LB. As for Jolly, if he only plays well enough to give another player a beather now and then, he would be a bargain. If he becomes the Packer's best D-lineman again, he's a steal.

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#6 May 7, 2013
GBPfan wrote:
I haven't heard of any trade offers. The Packers did very well after Bishop went out last season, proving it's nice to have depth at the LB position, don't you agree? I bet the Vikings hoped they had some depth at LB. As for Jolly, if he only plays well enough to give another player a beather now and then, he would be a bargain. If he becomes the Packer's best D-lineman again, he's a steal.
Not the kind of depth you have.Is that why AJ Hawk had to take a paycut.The Vikings have plenty of linebackers as well as every other position.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#7 May 7, 2013
Bleeds Purple wrote:
<quoted text>Not the kind of depth you have.Is that why AJ Hawk had to take a paycut.The Vikings have plenty of linebackers as well as every other position.
Yes, that is why Hawk had to take a paycut. The Packers have too many good linebackers for Hawk to make demands for a large salary. And I agree that the Vikings have plenty of linebackers. Unfortunately for them, too few are good. But keep hoping. I would hate for you to accept the truth. If you did, I wouldn't get to enjoy your envy.
eric

Monroe, WI

#8 May 8, 2013
That and Hawk gave back to help sign Mathews and Rodgers and they still have Raji to sign and of course the draft picks and because of Hawk redoing his deal,Rodgers deal is that much more front loaded.Basically ( from whats been written) Hawk redo is more for front loading Mathews(lesser extent) and Rodgers can get little bit more up front.Its not a true front load but both can get a few dollars more in the early portion because of the redo.
eric

Monroe, WI

#9 May 8, 2013
Bleeds Purple wrote:
Have The Packers had any trade offers for Starks or Bishop.I know Eric had high hopes of Bishop returning this year.You really have nothing to lose with Jolly at the minimum.you can just cut him.
I havent heard squat.It may be just a rumor that comes around.James Starks i can see it but Bishop? It was very obvious when Bishop was lost,the Packers lost that hitter,attitude and some good speed at LB
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#10 May 8, 2013
eric wrote:
<quoted text>I havent heard squat.It may be just a rumor that comes around.James Starks i can see it but Bishop? It was very obvious when Bishop was lost,the Packers lost that hitter,attitude and some good speed at LB
If the Packers are shopping Bishop I imagine his hamstring injury has something to do with it. I'm sure the Packers have more info about the injury than we do. Everybody can be traded or let go (just ask Peyton Manning) and every career in the NFL comes to an end. If the Packers could let Jennings go, they certainly can entertain trades for Bishop. There is a salary cap and 2 players alone eat up over 25% of it.
eric

Monroe, WI

#11 May 8, 2013
Thats very true,but, we also have Finley a FA after next year and unless he has either A...a career year.OR B....takes less then this year, hes gone and thats 8.5M saved....Tramon Williams,if his shoulder is still an issue wth the nerve,theres more then enough talent there to release him OR redo his deal,as we both know,he should have not played in 11 with the nerve injury ( of course some may have bagged on him about it) and 12,he wasnt a whole lot better.If the nerve is better,we have one of the better corners but its been 2 years,so who knows..
There is also Mason Crosby and his 2-3M in cap space,we can also ( or prob. will) cut/trade,,,Either Alex Green,James Starks as we have Eddie Lacy,Jonathon Franklin and DuJuan Harris at RB and Kuhn at FB,so, 1 of the 2 are prob. gone as well,so theres more cash. So theres room w/o getting hammered

“We've been Norv'ed”

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Erie

#12 May 8, 2013
eric wrote:
Thats very true,but, we also have Finley a FA after next year and unless he has either A...a career year.OR B....takes less then this year, hes gone and thats 8.5M saved....Tramon Williams,if his shoulder is still an issue wth the nerve,theres more then enough talent there to release him OR redo his deal,as we both know,he should have not played in 11 with the nerve injury ( of course some may have bagged on him about it) and 12,he wasnt a whole lot better.If the nerve is better,we have one of the better corners but its been 2 years,so who knows..
There is also Mason Crosby and his 2-3M in cap space,we can also ( or prob. will) cut/trade,,,Either Alex Green,James Starks as we have Eddie Lacy,Jonathon Franklin and DuJuan Harris at RB and Kuhn at FB,so, 1 of the 2 are prob. gone as well,so theres more cash. So theres room w/o getting hammered
Hi eric.........how are you?? Q

Jennings gonna be that guy for the Vikes?

“We've been Norv'ed”

Since: Nov 09

Erie

#13 May 8, 2013
Can He play slot? Can He get seperation on the double team? In short do you think he is a quick fix for The Vikes WOESSSSSSSS at WR?

eric, Vikes are really relying on Him.......
eric

Monroe, WI

#14 May 8, 2013
Hi erie,,Im going well thanks! how are you doing!

I think Jennings can play slot..Getting separation,I think he could.He didnt get doubled to much in GB with all the other WRs, so who really knows but.....I think he will still be a deep threat for you guys,although, i do think Harvin is a better talent,i think Jennings will help out.IM not sure hes a 1 anymore but he can still play.Hes been nicked up well over the past few years but most important,he should be a hell of a teacher for the kid you drafted from Tennessee which is important.Jennings ( IMHO) will hold his own out there for a few years until you develop the kid from Tenn and maybe land another upper quality WR then Jennings becomes a 3rd ( although,an expensive one but still).As i said,he didnt get doubled to much in GB,also didnt get as many targets as he may in Minn. as GB has several other WR and Minnesota is leaning on Jennings to help out Wright ( i believe) and having GJ around should help Rudolph as well ( same to be said with Harvin) the other factor is,He had Brett Favre,then Aaron Rodgers and weapons,Now he has Christian Ponder and Kyle Rudolph and Peterson.

“We've been Norv'ed”

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Erie

#15 May 8, 2013
eric wrote:
Hi erie,,Im going well thanks! how are you doing!
I think Jennings can play slot..Getting separation,I think he could.He didnt get doubled to much in GB with all the other WRs, so who really knows but.....I think he will still be a deep threat for you guys,although, i do think Harvin is a better talent,i think Jennings will help out.IM not sure hes a 1 anymore but he can still play.Hes been nicked up well over the past few years but most important,he should be a hell of a teacher for the kid you drafted from Tennessee which is important.Jennings ( IMHO) will hold his own out there for a few years until you develop the kid from Tenn and maybe land another upper quality WR then Jennings becomes a 3rd ( although,an expensive one but still).As i said,he didnt get doubled to much in GB,also didnt get as many targets as he may in Minn. as GB has several other WR and Minnesota is leaning on Jennings to help out Wright ( i believe) and having GJ around should help Rudolph as well ( same to be said with Harvin) the other factor is,He had Brett Favre,then Aaron Rodgers and weapons,Now he has Christian Ponder and Kyle Rudolph and Peterson.
Politically correct answer eric.........so You sayin' no quick fix..........
eric

Monroe, WI

#16 May 8, 2013
No, im saying i dont think he was as good as Harvin Talent wise but he should help you out as a vet teaching the young kid and the WR corp in general.IF he stays healthy, i think you will like him,he will produce for you and certainly can play a few more years while you develop your young WR and draft or sign ( as a FA or trade) another WR or 2

“We've been Norv'ed”

Since: Nov 09

Erie

#17 May 8, 2013
eric wrote:
No, im saying i dont think he was as good as Harvin Talent wise but he should help you out as a vet teaching the young kid and the WR corp in general.IF he stays healthy, i think you will like him,he will produce for you and certainly can play a few more years while you develop your young WR and draft or sign ( as a FA or trade) another WR or 2
So you are saying Randall Cobb would be a good fit in Purple? I agree.

“We've been Norv'ed”

Since: Nov 09

Erie

#18 May 8, 2013
I knew there was a reason I like you eric.........You are a closet Viking Fan...........just admit it..........
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#19 May 9, 2013
Jennings is no quick fix for the Vikings. And Randall Cobb would be a much better fit for the Vikings if they were trying to replace Harvin. Jennings is a good receiver when he is on the field, but he will certainly be double teamed much more often playing on the Vikings AND he will have Christian Ponder throwing to him instead of Aaron Rodgers. Anybody with some common sense knows what the result will be.
eric

Monroe, WI

#20 May 9, 2013
erie-vike fan wrote:
<quoted text>So you are saying Randall Cobb would be a good fit in Purple? I agree.
Actually, I think he would be a great fit in Minnesota.It wont happen for several years,after all, it seems to be a trend going on here doesnt it?

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