The Green Bay Packers made the announcement earlier this week that Josh Sitton and Jordy Nelson would both be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame next year. Sitton, a former All-Pro lineman with the Packers, joined Nine 2 Noon with John Kuhn earlier this week to discuss the honor. In addition, Kuhn asked him some hardball questions about the trade deadline and the Packers’ failure to make a move. While many fans are upset with general manager Brian Gutekunst, Sitton defended the non-moves on the show.
Josh Sitton Defended the Packers Front Office
The former Packers offensive lineman is well-acquainted with the harsh realities of the NFL’s business side. After eight solid seasons with the Packers, Green Bay decided to release him. Sitton ended up playing for the Chicago Bears for three seasons and spent his final year with the Miami Dolphins.
When Kuhn asked Sitton if he felt the Packers made a trade, Sitton had some pretty surprising comments.
“You can look at it from the outside in and be frustrated with it, and I get it. But at the end of the day, their formula has worked. You know, Ron Wolf, Ted Thompson, and now Brian Gutekunst have all had that same kind of philosophy, draft and develop. And for the most part it has worked. For the most part.
“You know, I will say that there should be a couple of more championships… And who know if you go out and get somebody if they put you over the hump. But usually the big free agent splash signings, they don’t, they don’t usually work out… I think what they’ve done has worked.”
Sitton joins a plethora of current and former Packers players, including Aaron Rodgers, who have voiced support of the front office staying pat at the trade deadline.
To hear the entire interview and to find out who Sitton will ask to be his induction speaker, listen to the whole podcast from iHeart Media.
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