Packers' Underwood To Stay In Green Bay
But the Distractions Mount
Clay Matthews confirmed what was suspected...that the Packers will keep Brandon Underwood as a part of the team.
But Head Coach Mike McCarthy might have hit the 80 yard bomb of the day.
In talking about the offseason, McCarthy says the team is "in the paper way too much with things other than football."
McCarthy and GM Ted Thompson have always called it "Packer People." In Green Bay, the antics of the 80's didn't fly. And they still don't.
That's why Underwood's poor judgement, defensive lineman Johnny Jolly's drug charges in Houston and tight end Spencer Havner's injury and arrest for suspicion of drunken driving and crashing his motorcycle, too much for a squeaky clean, character team.
McCarthy says Underwood is an "ascending player." That means if he was a practice squad player, he might be gone. He's also in a position of need, with injured Al Harris, oft-injured Pat Lee, absent Tramon Williams at cornerback. But now he better mature and use this second chance.
McCarthy also says he thinks they are isolated incidents. But three means they're adding up. It's not a trend, but as I was told by my parents...it better end.
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