Friday, November 10, 2006

The extension paid to C Scott Wells seems reasonable. The "five-year contract, which will pay him up to $15 million after bonuses" is the same amount per season that Houston is paying C Mike Flanagan, and Wells is better than Flanagan at this point in their careers. Wells has been solid ever since he became a full-time starter during the middle of the 2005 season.

The special teams have gotten so bad that the AP even ran an article on it. K Dave Rayner blamed himself and his teammates. WR Shaun Bodiford was disappointed that he wasn't taking advantage of the opportunities his teammates were providing him. Special teams coordinator Mike Stock appeared to blame his players. Stock said "we didn't block anybody" and "we've got to improve the personnel." Stock hasn't been the coordinator of a good special teams unit since the mid-90s in Kansas City, so I'm thinking of putting the blame on Stock's shoulders. The Packers are so young that they really need good coaching to turn the special teams players into a unit, and that hasn't happened.

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