Saturday, March 11, 2006

Wa-Wa-Wa-Walker Whining Continues. Kampman Returns.

Javon Walker, apparently taking his cue from that sterling role model, Terrell Owens, continued his whining ways this week by telling ESPN that he is done in Green Bay. He wants out. Won't play for the Packers again. He doesn't like and hasn't been treated well by Packers management. The trust with Brett Favre was broken last year when Favre -- rightly -- ripped Walker for trying to hold out then. Wa-wa-wa. All this despite the fact that he still has one year left on his contract. His new agent -- at least give him credit for dumping Drew Rosenwhositz -- asked the Packers if they could pursue a trade. Rightly, GM Ted Thompson said no. So Walker says he'd retire rather than play for the Pack again. If ever there is a poster child for how not to deal with one's contract, the Green Bay Packers, and Packer fans, it's Wa-Wa-Wa-Walker. A ton of talent, at least until the leg injury last year. Who knows whether he will regain the speed, etc.? You would think, given last year's antics, that he'd want to make a comeback -- especially in a contract year -- to prove himself. If not for the Packers at least for other teams that might be interested in T-O Jr. But no...would rather sit out. Paraphrasing the Guinness Brothers, "Not so brilliant!"

On a more positive note, the Pack did reach agreement with defensive end Aaron Kampman on a new multi-year contract. The Packers had made resigning Kampman their top priority in the offseason. Agreement was reached just before the beginning of free agency, possibly saving the Packers arguably their best defensive lineman.

Let's contrast Mr. Kampman with Wa-Wa-Wa-Walker. 'Nuff said.

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