Great … word has it that Nick Barnett is negotiating with the Detroit Lions …
Not only will he be spilling information galore if he signs with the Lions, but that is the team the Packers will most likely battle for supremacy of the NFC North. Yeah, the Vikings and Bears will be competitive, but it’s the Lions that scares me the most.
Any type of advantage will be huge when the two teams meet this year.
Of course, the Packers will adjust to specific situations, but any information Barnett would be able to provide could hurt the Packers.
It was inevitable that there were teams out there interested in Barnett’s services. The longtime Packer certainly has a couple of years still left in the tank … if he can stay healthy. And given the situation with Brandon Chillar being cut because of the off-season injury he suffered, it places the Packers in a predicament, with a dearth of inside linebackers … and I don’t see the team jumping at any opportunity to shore up the position.
We’ll see what transpires in the next few weeks, but should the Packers suffer any injuries among linebackers, it will be a huge hit.
As for Barnett, as a person, we wish him best … as a Detroit Lion, we hope the Packers find a way to run him over.