Dean Lowry talks about the Green Bay Packers’ front office
Former Green Bay Packers defensive end Dean Lowry signed with the Minnesota Vikings in free agency. The long-time Packers pass rusher had been in Green Bay since 2016, when he was drafted in the fourth round. Lowry was extended by the Packers in 2019. One would think Lowry didn’t sign with the Packers this offseason as a cap casualty, but recent comments by Lowry indicate there were also issues with management.
According to Packers’ radio journalist Mike Clemens, Lowry spoke about meeting with the Vikings’ front office. Lowry said head coach Kevin O’Connell and general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah were more approachable than the Packers front office: “[O’Connell and Adofo-Mensah are] very down to earth guys. That’s different from a front office standpoint from where I’ve been,” Lowry said.
He also praised defensive coordinator Brian Flores.
Former #Packers DL Dean Lowry on meeting with #Vikings HC Kevin O'Connell & GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah: "Very down to earth guys. That's different from a front office stand point from where I've been." On new DC Brian Flores: "I've been a huge fan for a long time of his defenses." pic.twitter.com/g7KuFrWL7w
— Mike Clemens (@MikeClemensNFL) March 27, 2023
Players have questioned the Packers’ front office
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard negative sentiments about the Packers’ front office this offseason. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is not a former Packers quarterback yet, criticized the Packers’ front office and how they treat aging veterans in a recent appearance on The Pat McAfee Show:
“Just look at their track record,” Rodgers said. “The guy sitting over there (former linebacker A.J. Hawk), to what happened with Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, Julius Peppers, Clay Matthews, Brett Goode, on and on and on. There’s just a way of doing things; you didn’t want to bring them back, that’s fine, that’s business.
“But there’s a way to do it that allows the man to keep the dignity. That’s some of the stuff I was fighting for a couple of years ago. How could we do this a little bit better? If we want to be about family and we want to be about love and taking care of our people, let’s put our actions where are words are at. It’s really important to me.”
These are comments from a former employee and another employee trying to get out the door. Of course, Lowry will throw his support behind his new team in Minnesota. But it would be better to Lowry’s case if he’d give an example of the Packers’ front office being snooty.
Wow, thought he’d say thanks for overpaying me for my whole time there.
Have some class Lowry for how long you were with GB and most likely received royal treatment from the fans and big money from the organization.
This time last year Zadarius was saying the same things about how great minnesota is. Fast forward to this year, he’s put his house up for sale with no intentions of playing for them again. Zadarius at least had talent. Lowry, not so much.