The biggest shocker of the 2016 ‘final 53 man roster cut down day’ was the Green Bay Packers’ letting three time Pro Bowler Josh Sitton go. The Packer players were befuddled, head coach Mike McCarthy didn’t give much of a reason and general manager Ted Thompson had no comment on the topic. Both the media and the fans were left to construct their own theories as to why a team would cut such a good player.
Money could have been an issue...
Health could have been an issue...
His age could have been an issue...
Attitude could have been an issue...
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I’ll wait, go check it out for some great insight on what the Chicago Bears are getting in the 30 year old Sitton.
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Last night Robert was retweeting some Xs&Os stuff featuring Sitton that I wanted to share with you guys here. Check out the clips and let us know if you feel the Packers made a mistake in releasing Josh Sitton.
And here are a few other clips I found on Twitter showcasing Sittons’ eroding skills.
Josh Sitton is an all-pro guard...this is what it looks like v the 49ers 1st round selection pic.twitter.com/tBatp8xwUa— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) August 27, 2016
Sitton's mobility and base in his stance stands out. Consistently plays from a position of power pic.twitter.com/4XDgdpk5Sm— Brandon Thorn (@VeteranScout) March 8, 2016
Sitton and Bak with prime blocks here. Give Lacy an automatic 10+ yards. https://t.co/TlLcs2maAo— WISCONSIN SPORTS (@13championships) July 23, 2016
Watch #71 Sitton on the double team, then as he moves to the second level to seal off Shea McClellin.
Linsley and sitton fold Goldman like a lawn chair https://t.co/IFzHqG3Xfy— DJ #12GodHive (@PackersFanatic5) February 13, 2016
Linsley and sitton open up a massive gap https://t.co/Aycy4F6MYz— DJ #12GodHive (@PackersFanatic5) February 22, 2016
Sitton is also just plain strong. https://t.co/kG6vsedtut— OL Watchdog (@OLineScout) January 20, 2016
No matter the player, Sitton is sticking with the script. He owns his set. https://t.co/FJhZsnfo8G— OL Watchdog (@OLineScout) January 20, 2016
Game-changing play. Fourth down, fourth quarter. Great block by Sitton, cut from Starks. https://t.co/MdKmEth3U7— Zach Kruse (@zachkruse2) September 13, 2015
Sitton forcing games, don't think that was the defensive call https://t.co/vKMCVcycX7— OL Watchdog (@OLineScout) October 15, 2015
This is a really neat graphic illustrating how Sitton fared in 2015. Yes, I know it’s Bleacher Report, but it’s neat nonetheless!
Bears’ punter Pat O’Donnell has nothing to worry about.
Also in case you missed it, here’s that breakdown done by our sister site FieldGulls.
I wonder if a Josh Sitton / Kyle Long guard duo is the best in the NFL now?
Not something you see often in the NFL. A 1 on 1 drive block going 10yds backwards https://t.co/GATysmKHe2— OL Watchdog (@OLineScout) March 27, 2016
What do you guys think? Is Josh Sitton washed up?