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Zero2Cool  
#1 Posted : Monday, March 18, 2013 6:28:54 AM(UTC)
It seems the Vikings do an awful lot of courting of the Packers players and personnel. Is this valid or just goofy thinking?

Off the top of my head, here's some names that were with the Packers, then joined Vikings.

Darrell Bevell
Darren Sharper
Robert Ferguson
Ryan Longwell
Brett Favre
Greg Jennings


Vikings also pursued Aaron Kampman and James Jones, who both later resigned with the Packers.


Gilbert Brown is the only one I can think of that the Packers plucked from Vikings.


Edit, I thought this was funny from ProFootballTalk "In a rarity, the Vikings will be showing Packers highlights on their website to help celebrate the arrival of Greg Jennings." lol ...
JustinAVA182  
#2 Posted : Monday, March 18, 2013 6:46:21 AM(UTC)
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
It seems the Vikings do an awful lot of courting of the Packers players and personnel. Is this valid or just goofy thinking?

Off the top of my head, here's some names that were with the Packers, then joined Vikings.

Darrell Bevell
Darren Sharper
Robert Ferguson
Ryan Longwell
Brett Favre
Greg Jennings


Vikings also pursued Aaron Kampman and James Jones, who both later resigned with the Packers.


Gilbert Brown is the only one I can think of that the Packers plucked from Vikings.

Yep... Viking fans and personnel are watching the Packers draft closely this year to see who they can snag away in a few years.

Glorydays  
#3 Posted : Monday, March 18, 2013 7:09:40 AM(UTC)
I hated it when we lost those players to the team I "loved to hate", but we survived em all, and im confident we will survive losing Jennings to them. Would I have rather kept him? Sure, if the price was right. Would I rather he went to the Dolphins? Sure. Ted Thompson made the hard decision, stuck to his guns and did what he believes is right for the team. Jennings did what he felt was right for him and his family. I hope he does well except against us. Im thankful for the years he helped us win. Farve came to Lambeau and embarrassed us, but in the end, we won out.
Zero2Cool  
#4 Posted : Monday, March 18, 2013 7:10:32 AM(UTC)
For me, Ryan Longwell stung the most ... knowing that the Packers leading scoring was playing for the enemy was just salty as heck.
Zero2Cool  
#5 Posted : Sunday, March 24, 2013 6:22:33 AM(UTC)
A few more names. I didn't know Bryce Paup lowered his expectations that low during the end of his career.

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Every week, commenter RandBallsStu (branding!) tracks down a former Minnesota sports figure about whom you might have otherwise forgotten. This week, he found a bunch! Also, note that this will function as the final post of the day, as a crazy night is certain to follow

Stu?

Greg Jennings is the latest in a very long line of Green Bay Packers who have left that organization for their archrivals in Minnesota. (NOTE: here’s where your boring friend from Tomah says, “The Bears are our real archrivals,” and you laugh at him because your friend is boring and stupid and wrong and why is he your friend anyway? Would he help you move? No. He probably wouldn’t. Get better friends who aren’t boring and say dumb stuff like that.) This move has stirred the waters of the Packers/Vikings feud, which had been stilled since the Vikings helped put an end to their increasingly lost season. Grantland’s Steven Hyden, a Wisconsin native, wrote an entertaining, snark-heavy piece in which the Packers are favorably likened to Mad Men’s Don Draper. I don’t necessarily disagree with the premise, but I then inevitably compare Packer fans to Jon Hamm in the looks department, and die from scream-laughing.

A TAXONOMY OF WHO MOST MALE PACKER FANS RESEMBLE BY AGE:

Ages 12 and under: Jerry O’Connell in Stand By Me
13-30: young Chris Farley
31-34: Chris Farley the rest of the time
35-55: one of the BoDeans.
56 and older: Ed Gein

But my point here is not to argue that the Vikings are content with the Packers’ table scraps, or that any Green Bay player with the wherewithal to get the [redacted] out of Ashwaubenon and into a real city with things to do and places to go does so gladly. Rather, I just want to track down some of the athletes who’ve made that switch and see what they’re doing now. The results are below.

Brett Favre: the most noteworthy name on the list, the Vikings great most recently helped sell Jennings on signing with Minnesota. He spent last fall as the offensive coordinator of for Oak Grove High School football team in Mississippi, and was a part of the NFL Network’s Super Bowl coverage.

Ryan Longwell: one of the most reliable kickers in Minnesota history, this Vikings great was let go last offseason to make way for future Pro Bowler Blair Walsh. After staying out of football the entire regular season, Longwell was signed by Seattle to replace an injured Steven Hauschka in their playoff game against Atlanta.

Darren Sharper: this Vikings great retired after a stint with the Saints, and in 2012 he joined New Orleans’ WWL-TV as a football analyst. He was also a frequent guest on 1500ESPN during the 2012-13 season.

Robert Ferguson: the wide receiver was last seen playing for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League. The Nighthawks are also home to former Bears running back Garrett Wolfe.

Bryce Paup: the DE/linebacker, who immediately became the NFL Defensive Player of the Year after leaving the Pack, moved back to the Green Bay area after his Vikings career ended in 2000. In February, Paup left his job as the head football coach of Green Bay Southwest high school to take an assistant coaching position with his alma mater, Northern Iowa.

Jeff Brady: was the subject of a recent Hunt Down. As it happens, he actually read this piece and called my editor to discuss it. He apparently does not care for Dan Barreiro’s “Ol’ Swivelhead” nickname.

Bucky Scribner: as previously documented, Scribner was a trailblazer in this transfer of assets from Green Bay to Minnesota before retiring to Kansas. DID YOU KNOW: I have used this name to reserve tables at restaurants.

Mossy Cade: the most controversial member of this club, and with good reason. After the linked Hunt Down ran, I received a couple emails claiming that Cade was still incarcerated, but was unable to confirm that information. His low profile remains low.



Gilbert Brown: unlike the others above, Brown actually started with the Vikings before settling for Green Bay. Minnesota cut Brown in training camp despite using a 3rd-round pick on him, and he was scooped up by the Packers, where he would become a folk hero with his “Grave Digger” dance and “corpulent even by Wisconsin’s anti-standards” physique. Since retirement, he’s been a part of multiple minor-league football ventures in Wisconsin, the most recent of which was as head coach of your Green Bay Chill of the Lingerie Football League.
play2win  
#6 Posted : Sunday, March 24, 2013 8:52:51 AM(UTC)
You forgot Jan Stenerud. That one stung too. I really liked Stenerud.

Gilbert Brown never played a down for MIN. They drafted him round 3, then cut him before the final 53. Wolf snapped him up that fast.

So, oddly enough, we don't sign former Queens.
Zero2Cool  
#7 Posted : Sunday, March 24, 2013 9:01:42 AM(UTC)
I didn't know Jan Stenerud played with the Vikings, but then again, he made his claim to fame with the Chiefs, I believe.
play2win  
#8 Posted : Sunday, March 24, 2013 9:42:33 AM(UTC)
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
I didn't know Jan Stenerud played with the Vikings, but then again, he made his claim to fame with the Chiefs, I believe.


Yeah, he went there for his last season of NFL play. He had to be thinking "WTF am I doing???"

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#9 Posted : Sunday, March 24, 2013 10:21:53 AM(UTC)
Doesn't Aaron Rodgers hoisting the Lombardi Trophy a year after Favre's epic fail in Nawlins kind of trump the whole situation. The Vikings are nothing but garbage pickers - and time will show that they overpaid Jennings. BTW - I have a green and a white authentic Jennings jersey for sale. Of course since he had such a good Super Bowl, I might have to keep them.
Pack93z  
#10 Posted : Monday, March 25, 2013 12:17:41 PM(UTC)
I would rather be a year ahead of schedule than behind in letting a player go..

Greg Jennings gambled on a strong market for his services in turning down what he felt was a low offer from Packers during the last league year.. then the market dictated less for him now. The Packers adjusted and Jennings apparently felt the difference in money now was enough to move on. That is a personal choice.

Longwell, that was a money deal and a time for the Packers, they chose to spend less and go in a different direction, especially with Longwell's range always being borderline. Might have been a mistake by the Packers at the time.. but somewhat understandable. I think the Packers through this decision and the Jon Ryan one learned the value of specialists.. that is reflective in the money spent today. Guards too. [grin1]

Favre.. that was a beast of its own..

All other players were either in decline or lost their spots in GB.. Mossy Cade.. he was run out of GB due to conduct.
play2win  
#11 Posted : Monday, March 25, 2013 1:05:11 PM(UTC)
Yeah, Pack93z,

I think Longwell just wanted to be able to finish his career in a dome. I really do think that was his primary motivation in leaving GB.
Zero2Cool  
#12 Posted : Monday, March 25, 2013 1:11:44 PM(UTC)
play2win said: Go to Quoted Post
Yeah, Pack93z,

I think Longwell just wanted to be able to finish his career in a dome. I really do think that was his primary motivation in leaving GB.


Ryan Longwell said several times that he wanted to finish his career in a controlled climate, or warm climate. He specifically mentioned the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Zero2Cool  
#13 Posted : Tuesday, June 25, 2013 5:06:50 PM(UTC)
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
It seems the Vikings do an awful lot of courting of the Packers players and personnel. Is this valid or just goofy thinking?

Off the top of my head, here's some names that were with the Packers, then joined Vikings.

Darrell Bevell
Darren Sharper
Robert Ferguson
Ryan Longwell
Brett Favre
Greg Jennings


Vikings also pursued Aaron Kampman and James Jones, who both later resigned with the Packers.


Gilbert Brown is the only one I can think of that the Packers plucked from Vikings.


Edit, I thought this was funny from ProFootballTalk "In a rarity, the Vikings will be showing Packers highlights on their website to help celebrate the arrival of Greg Jennings." lol ...


We can add Desmond Bishop to this list now ...
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