Desmond Bishop Spurns Kansas City Chiefs, Opts for Revenge With Vikings

Jun 24, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: JustBlogBaby

Raiders fans can breathe a little easier as well as being able to poke a little fun at their AFC West rivals as the Kansas City Chiefs will not be landing the services of former Super Bowl champion linebacker Desmond Bishop as the former Packer has decided to join the Minnesota Vikings.

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Cant blame Bishop for coming to the best team in the NFC North.
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Too bad he didnt,He said he wanted to stay in GB and was open to returning if he couldnt find decent money or a starting job elsewhere.GB is where he wants to be,he is settling for Minn because Minn is the only team in the NFC North who can use a player with a torn Hammy as a starter.
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The AARP viqueens snatching up all our leftovers....good luck with that! Winners of the north again, GO PACK GO

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Too bad he didnt,He said he wanted to stay in GB and was open to returning if he couldnt find decent money or a starting job elsewhere.GB is where he wants to be,he is settling for Minn because Minn is the only team in the NFC North who can use a player with a torn Hammy as a starter.
Well Eric if,and its a big if like I told you when you were talking about Bishop returning to the Packers,if Bishop is fully healthy he could really help the Vikings depth wise in the linebacker core.If Bishop didnt want to be with the Vikings he could have gone to the Chiefs,Giants or Jaguars.Hes gonna put it to the Packers now if hes able.
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Jun 25, 2013
 
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The AARP viqueens snatching up all our leftovers....good luck with that! Winners of the north again, GO PACK GO
You can say that again! The Vikings are either very old or very young or very ineffective. It doesn't help them that most of their old guys are injury prone. And those fools were worried about Harvin's migraines. NOW they really have someting to worry about!
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<quoted text>Well Eric if,and its a big if like I told you when you were talking about Bishop returning to the Packers,if Bishop is fully healthy he could really help the Vikings depth wise in the linebacker core.If Bishop didnt want to be with the Vikings he could have gone to the Chiefs,Giants or Jaguars.Hes gonna put it to the Packers now if hes able.
He very likely will help the Vikings,hes a hell of a LB IF HE IS HEALTHY and thats the key
Torn Hammies are a career ender and like i said before..TT ( IMO) didnt think it would work,Minnesota may be doubtful as well ( hense the 1 yr deal) but if he is healthy, he will help out.
I dont think the revenge factor is as big a deal,,He stated he wanted to stay in GB, he holds no hard feeling for being released,its a business decision and he gets it AND he wants or willing to resign in GB IF he cant find more money or a starting job anywhere else.Obviously Minn. offered a bit more money then KC or NY..He certainly has a much better chance of starting in Minn then he does in NY.Its a rather long shot,but, its worth taking if you Minnesota..
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Jun 25, 2013
 
Of course. And IF Christian Ponder threw a football much better, he would be a top ranked QB. Every Packer fan knows what Bishop and Jennings did when healthy, but that was years ago now. The truth is that both players are relatively old and pose a significant injury risk. There was a reason that the Packers let them go. The Vikings wouldn't be taking a chance on either player IF they weren't so desperate at those positions. As the old saying goes: If "ifs" and "buts" were nickels and dimes ...

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Of course. And IF Christian Ponder threw a football much better, he would be a top ranked QB. Every Packer fan knows what Bishop and Jennings did when healthy, but that was years ago now. The truth is that both players are relatively old and pose a significant injury risk. There was a reason that the Packers let them go. The Vikings wouldn't be taking a chance on either player IF they weren't so desperate at those positions. As the old saying goes: If "ifs" and "buts" were nickels and dimes ...
Well if their relatively old I guess youre in trouble cause Nelson is one year younger and Jones is the same age.AJ Hawk is older than Bishop.Johnny Jolly is 30.Ryan Pickett is 33,Rodgers is 30,Tramon Williams is 30.Maybe its the Packers that are injury prone.How many did you have injured the last two years?

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Of course. And IF Christian Ponder threw a football much better, he would be a top ranked QB. Every Packer fan knows what Bishop and Jennings did when healthy, but that was years ago now. The truth is that both players are relatively old and pose a significant injury risk. There was a reason that the Packers let them go. The Vikings wouldn't be taking a chance on either player IF they weren't so desperate at those positions. As the old saying goes: If "ifs" and "buts" were nickels and dimes ...
If Lacy and Franklin ran like Peterson theyd be the MVP too.
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Thing is Jennings turned down a nice deal offer from GB ( somewhere around 10-12M per) depending on who you believe or read,thinking he can get more as a FA,,obviously didnt work out for him there.
GJ has been injured the past few years and GB is stacked at WR,so he was much more wanted or needed by the Vikes.Age i dont think was a major factor.IMO GB needed cap space to sign AR,CM and there are a considerable amount of FA after the 13 season and GJ was expendable and to a lesser extent Bishop's 3-4M in cap space as GB resigned Brad Jones ( for better or worse) and drafted a LB ( which put the nail in D.B. GB coffin IMO)
Interesting comment up above....Maybe Lacy or Franklin runs like AP,no one knows as they havent played yet.Chances are they wont as AP is a HOFer but you never know until we watch right? Green Bay prob. wont have a 1K runner either as they use multiple backs but they need to concentrate ( as a team) on a good yard per carry.
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If the Packers retained Jennings and Bishop viking fans would bash the crap out of both of them for being injury prone and on the decline, now that they are vikings they are Pro Bowlers. It is like talking to 3rd graders really, love the energy and imagination but most of the time they just donít get it.
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The trend is 'move west young man'
The whole genius of TT has been wrapped up in WR's and Aaron. If not for Aaron, TT would be labeled a bust and probably all ready relieved of duty. He has not built a defense, or an offensive line, or a running game.
With the steady stream of players moving to God's Country, Pro Bowlers and others having their most productive seasons in their careers, TT is at the teetering point. A 15-1 season, followed by high expectations and another division title has been truncated by dismal showings in the playoffs. GB has been outmaneuvered by more balanced teams, and shown to be pretenders when it counts. Desmond Bishop may never be the same player, but he also may be. Woodson wanted to stay, Driver wanted to stay, Longwell wanted to stay, Sharper wanted to stay, Jennings wanted to stay, Bishop wanted to stay.......and of course Favre wanted to stay.
Yet, TT found it wise to jettison all those players and now it's coming back to bite him where it hurts. GB loses a lot of leadership this year, whether or not it will be replaced is the big question. Living off of Aaron has been entertaining, but heaping more responsibility upon him with personnel moves could backfire big time. I think the last couple years have proven that Rodgers can't do it all, whether or not the packer O'Line and defense can do their part is the real question. Rodgers isn't going to get any better, AD isn't going to get any better, it's the rest of the team that will bring a 'team' to the promise land.
Three first round draft choices just may be that ace in the hole.
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The trend is 'move west young man'
The whole genius of TT has been wrapped up in WR's and Aaron. If not for Aaron, TT would be labeled a bust and probably all ready relieved of duty. He has not built a defense, or an offensive line, or a running game.
With the steady stream of players moving to God's Country, Pro Bowlers and others having their most productive seasons in their careers, TT is at the teetering point. A 15-1 season, followed by high expectations and another division title has been truncated by dismal showings in the playoffs. GB has been outmaneuvered by more balanced teams, and shown to be pretenders when it counts. Desmond Bishop may never be the same player, but he also may be. Woodson wanted to stay, Driver wanted to stay, Longwell wanted to stay, Sharper wanted to stay, Jennings wanted to stay, Bishop wanted to stay.......and of course Favre wanted to stay.
Yet, TT found it wise to jettison all those players and now it's coming back to bite him where it hurts. GB loses a lot of leadership this year, whether or not it will be replaced is the big question. Living off of Aaron has been entertaining, but heaping more responsibility upon him with personnel moves could backfire big time. I think the last couple years have proven that Rodgers can't do it all, whether or not the packer O'Line and defense can do their part is the real question. Rodgers isn't going to get any better, AD isn't going to get any better, it's the rest of the team that will bring a 'team' to the promise land.
Three first round draft choices just may be that ace in the hole.
Nice to see a football junkie join in. Well said
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I hear Bishop said Heís looking forward to a matchup with one member of the Packers offense in particular.It was part of the reason,Ē Bishop said. ďAnd if I can get a chance to play against Aaron Rodgers, I think that right there, in itself, is a motivation
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What I am not is a Valor stealing scum bag
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What I am not is a Valor stealing scum bag
No your just a guy that acts like a little kid. your a mean drunk, this is why some shouldn't drink. That should jerk your chain jimmy lol
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<quoted text>Well if their relatively old I guess youre in trouble cause Nelson is one year younger and Jones is the same age.AJ Hawk is older than Bishop.Johnny Jolly is 30.Ryan Pickett is 33,Rodgers is 30,Tramon Williams is 30.Maybe its the Packers that are injury prone.How many did you have injured the last two years?
We're in trouble? Do the Vikings have any players on the defensive line under 30? And your projected starter at QB is 31! So I guess Rodgers is relatively young. And obviously the Packers have had injury problems. Funny thing is that we still win Super Bowls and dominate the division despite the injuries. Just imagine if the Packers stay reasonably healthy for a change!
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<quoted text>If Lacy and Franklin ran like Peterson theyd be the MVP too.
I like that one! "If" is the greatest word ever, don't you agree? Because I notice you use it a lot!
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If the Packers retained Jennings and Bishop viking fans would bash the crap out of both of them for being injury prone and on the decline, now that they are vikings they are Pro Bowlers. It is like talking to 3rd graders really, love the energy and imagination but most of the time they just donít get it.
On one hand they are bashing the Packers as old, and then complaining about how Ted Thompson has gotten rid of so many old players. As you say, like children, they simply don't get it. Woodson, Driver, Jennings and Bishop are not tough losses when you consider the cost versus production. Especially when you factor in the injury risk. But we shouldn't expect children to understand.
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The trend is 'move west young man'
The whole genius of TT has been wrapped up in WR's and Aaron. If not for Aaron, TT would be labeled a bust and probably all ready relieved of duty. He has not built a defense, or an offensive line, or a running game.
With the steady stream of players moving to God's Country, Pro Bowlers and others having their most productive seasons in their careers, TT is at the teetering point. A 15-1 season, followed by high expectations and another division title has been truncated by dismal showings in the playoffs. GB has been outmaneuvered by more balanced teams, and shown to be pretenders when it counts. Desmond Bishop may never be the same player, but he also may be. Woodson wanted to stay, Driver wanted to stay, Longwell wanted to stay, Sharper wanted to stay, Jennings wanted to stay, Bishop wanted to stay.......and of course Favre wanted to stay.
Yet, TT found it wise to jettison all those players and now it's coming back to bite him where it hurts. GB loses a lot of leadership this year, whether or not it will be replaced is the big question. Living off of Aaron has been entertaining, but heaping more responsibility upon him with personnel moves could backfire big time. I think the last couple years have proven that Rodgers can't do it all, whether or not the packer O'Line and defense can do their part is the real question. Rodgers isn't going to get any better, AD isn't going to get any better, it's the rest of the team that will bring a 'team' to the promise land.
Three first round draft choices just may be that ace in the hole.
Ted Thompson has definitely been the most successful GM in the division, but he hasn't had great success with first round picks. In fact, all GMs have first round busts. It happens. If you are counting on the Vikings 3 first round picks, good luck! You will need it. Statistically, the Vikings will actually be doing well if one becomes a real good player. And the odds are against ANY of them having much impact this season.

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