Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
5 Pages<1234>»
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline Zero2Cool  
#11 Posted : Tuesday, May 15, 2012 2:19:36 PM(UTC)
Rank: Premier Member

Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2015Yahoo! Fantasy Football - Gold: 2009FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2011ESPN NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2013

United States
Joined: 10/13/2006(UTC)
Location: Green Bay, WI
Applause Given: 2,350
Applause Received: 3,641
I think if Johnny Jolly is reinstated, and if those salary numbers are correct of $2.5 million, the Packers would release him outright rather than risk paying that amount. Unless they can give him a looksie during Training Camp without costing anything ... I think that would happen and if they decided he has value, restructure his contract if necessary.
Offline Since69  
#12 Posted : Tuesday, May 15, 2012 2:22:50 PM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 11/2/2006(UTC)
Applause Given: 83
Applause Received: 83
RaiderPride said: Go to Quoted Post
By the way.. If he is under contract should this not be in the Packer Forum?


Well, that's where I put it...
Offline DakotaT  
#13 Posted : Tuesday, May 15, 2012 2:39:58 PM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

United States
Joined: 8/18/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 992
Applause Received: 2,002
I still feel bad about how Jolly was jetisoned back to Houston by the NFL and not allowed to stay in Green Bay for the help he needed with his addiction and would have received. That said, it would take him a long time to get back into football shape, and would the Packers make the investment? Athletic 300lbers don't grown on trees, and Jolly would have really helped last year.

Maybe we could PUP him and work him back into shape?
Offline TexasPackerFan  
#14 Posted : Tuesday, May 15, 2012 2:57:11 PM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 9/14/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 1
Applause Received: 3
I don't see the Packers taking him back if he's allowed to play again. Too much risk involved and I think the stress from trying to get back into the NFL will lead him right back to using and eventually getting busted again. I hope I'm wrong cause he was a pretty damn good player but off the field he couldn't get it together.
Offline Zero2Cool  
#15 Posted : Tuesday, May 15, 2012 4:04:12 PM(UTC)
Rank: Premier Member

Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2015Yahoo! Fantasy Football - Gold: 2009FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2011ESPN NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2013

United States
Joined: 10/13/2006(UTC)
Location: Green Bay, WI
Applause Given: 2,350
Applause Received: 3,641
DakotaT said: Go to Quoted Post
I still feel bad about how Jolly was jetisoned back to Houston by the NFL and not allowed to stay in Green Bay for the help he needed with his addiction and would have received. That said, it would take him a long time to get back into football shape, and would the Packers make the investment? Athletic 300lbers don't grown on trees, and Jolly would have really helped last year.

Maybe we could PUP him and work him back into shape?


The NFL didn't force him to Houston, he made that choice. He could have stayed in Green Bay. He just wasn't allowed to participate with the organization.
Offline DakotaT  
#16 Posted : Tuesday, May 15, 2012 4:11:36 PM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

United States
Joined: 8/18/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 992
Applause Received: 2,002
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
The NFL didn't force him to Houston, he made that choice. He could have stayed in Green Bay. He just wasn't allowed to participate with the organization.


So how was the organization suppose to help him? I get what you're saying though, he chose to go back to the ghetto and hang with his boys.

Offline dfosterf  
#17 Posted : Tuesday, May 15, 2012 6:37:06 PM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

United States
Joined: 8/19/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 228
Applause Received: 478
How the friggin' hell did my name get dragged into this shit.

Jolly done in GB, probably NFL, also, we'll see. We retain his rights. Idiot pisses me off, they usually do. I liked his play, never want him back.
Offline Zero2Cool  
#18 Posted : Wednesday, May 16, 2012 5:24:14 AM(UTC)
Rank: Premier Member

Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2015Yahoo! Fantasy Football - Gold: 2009FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2011ESPN NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2013

United States
Joined: 10/13/2006(UTC)
Location: Green Bay, WI
Applause Given: 2,350
Applause Received: 3,641
DakotaT said: Go to Quoted Post
So how was the organization suppose to help him? I get what you're saying though, he chose to go back to the ghetto and hang with his boys.


I agree with you that the NFL should allow teams to help their player, after all every player is an investment of some sort. Perhaps if the Packers could have enrolled him in some structured classes or something, it would have been different. Aaron Rodgers said it was wrong of the NFL to take Jolly away from his support system, and he's right. When Edgar Bennett first came to the Packers as a non-player, his first assignment was to keep a certain player out of trouble. I forget whom it was. Teams should be allowed to do that. Assign a representative from the team to help guide a troubled player.

I heard Johnny Jolly say that he started codeine after his shoulder injury in 2009, but then I just read a quote of his saying he's had the addiction from high school.


Offline DakotaT  
#19 Posted : Wednesday, May 16, 2012 5:43:27 AM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

United States
Joined: 8/18/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 992
Applause Received: 2,002
Well Jolly certainly shirked all of his responsibility with addiction from the beginning, like most do. It wasn't until he was at the end of his rope that he finally came around and new he needed help. It would be a very good story if we stuck with him and he made it back to the field, but I think a lot of Packer fans have already written him off. I'd be pulling for him though. There isn't anything better in our country than when a person with 2.5 strikes against him makes it. Deep down, we all root for that kind of thing.
Offline Pack93z  
#20 Posted : Wednesday, May 16, 2012 6:16:34 AM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Bronze: 2012

United States
Joined: 3/16/2007(UTC)
Location: North Central Wisconsin
Applause Given: 435
Applause Received: 1,203
TexasPackerFan said: Go to Quoted Post
I don't see the Packers taking him back if he's allowed to play again. Too much risk involved and I think the stress from trying to get back into the NFL will lead him right back to using and eventually getting busted again. I hope I'm wrong cause he was a pretty damn good player but off the field he couldn't get it together.



Really what is the overall risk?

He signed a one year contract with no guarantees, so if he screws up or can't play to the level they need him to, then you can simply cut him and walk away.

But if the kid can still play and he can play even close to the level he once did, 2.5 for a year is a bargain of a contract. Remember this kid may have been the best Dlineman we had.

That said.. his biggest hurdle next is two fold.. one the NFL letting him back in (the viewpoint used elsewhere (Vick, Stallworth) is that they served their time and paid there debt to society).

The second hurdle may be tougher... the courts allowing him flexibility in his probation.

I think the odds a slim he plays ball again.
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
5 Pages<1234>»
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error


Fan Shout
uffda udfa (2h): Blackman officially waived. Perillo our 3rd TE and Randall starter opposite Shields.
uffda udfa (2h): Crockett, Blackman and Henry expected to be waived per Demovsky
uffda udfa (12h): Chargers cut our old friend, James Jones.
Zero2Cool (29-Aug): Packers release Peter Mortell.
Zero2Cool (29-Aug): Laser Gunns, why two accounts?
Zero2Cool (29-Aug): Patriots released DT Terrance Knighton
Zero2Cool (29-Aug): I'm glad you're back uffda. Keep it strong!
Zero2Cool (29-Aug): Cullen acknowledged he was wrong already. I guess I just dismiss bad blood on that fact.
Zero2Cool (29-Aug): Type F blood = bad blood bahahaha
uffda udfa (29-Aug): Definite bad blood. Cullen felt disrespect with no comm from TT at any point.
uffda udfa (29-Aug): Paul Kruger released by Browns. Cagy vet 3-4 DL we could use.
Zero2Cool (29-Aug): Bad blood? Hahhaha no!
Zero2Cool (29-Aug): Shallow to understand the Vikings aren't football? Lighten up buttercup!
uffda udfa (29-Aug): Cullen Jenkins working out for Skins. Should be for us. Bad blood there.
DoddPower (29-Aug): Fellow PackersHome members need you!
DoddPower (29-Aug): Opening in Pack Attack keeper league. Message me if you're interested.
Smokey (28-Aug): 3:30 PM Pizza Delivery !
Smokey (28-Aug): I'm not that shallow, I like all football games .
Zero2Cool (28-Aug): Shit I need to fix this shout so we can hit ENTER.
Zero2Cool (28-Aug): It was losing your arms or watch the game wasn't it?
Zero2Cool (28-Aug): And a PRESEASON game to boot? Seriously, how bad of a bet you lose?
Zero2Cool (28-Aug): You, obviously. Who the hell watches the Vikings?
Smokey (28-Aug): Who ?
Zero2Cool (28-Aug): Someone lost a bet.
Smokey (28-Aug): Watching Chargers vs Vikings
Smokey (28-Aug): Titan's look sharp vs Raiders .
porky88 (27-Aug): I am getting old. Thanks for the Happy B-Day.
Zero2Cool (27-Aug): Romo China doll
Smokey (27-Aug): Dallas vs GB , Oct. 16 . I want some pounded Romo with my Baked Potato ! LOL
uffda udfa (27-Aug): Romo out 6-10 weeks. Dak time.
wpr (27-Aug): I am heading over to Mom's. 9 years ago today Dad passed away.
Zero2Cool (27-Aug): Any pregame chat??
Smokey (26-Aug): click, your it !
wpr (26-Aug): Happy birthday Matt
Zero2Cool (26-Aug): click me
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

Road To Super Bowl LI
Sunday, Sep 11 @ 12:00 PM
at Jaguars
Sunday, Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Oct 2 @ 12:00 AM
BYE
Sunday, Oct 9 @ 7:30 PM
GIANTS
Sunday, Oct 16 @ 3:25 PM
COWBOYS
Thursday, Oct 20 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 30 @ 12:00 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Nov 6 @ 3:25 PM
COLTS
Sunday, Nov 13 @ 12:00 PM
at Titans
Sunday, Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM
at Redskins
Monday, Nov 28 @ 7:30 PM
at Eagles
Sunday, Dec 4 @ 12:00 PM
TEXANS
Sunday, Dec 11 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Dec 18 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Saturday, Dec 24 @ 12:00 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Jan 1 @ 12:00 PM
at Lions

Think About It
Think About It

Recent Topics
22m / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

57m / Green Bay Packers Talk / sschind

57m / Green Bay Packers Talk / OlHoss1884

1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / steveishere

10h / Fantasy Sports Talk / Smokey

11h / Around The NFL / wpr

12h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Barfarn

12h / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

14h / Fantasy Sports Talk / Zero2Cool

15h / Green Bay Packers Talk / yooperfan

15h / Green Bay Packers Talk / yooperfan

22h / Green Bay Packers Talk / luigis

29-Aug / Green Bay Packers Talk / Barfarn

29-Aug / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

29-Aug / Green Bay Packers Talk / gbguy20


Packers Headlines