The Packers released defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila over the weekend and, for some reason, there were immediately rumors that the Vikings were interested in bringing him in. To be honest, I'm not completely sure why. Allow me to summarize my thoughts on the Vikings potentially bringing him in:
Good God, No.
Any of those would apply, really.
Yes, Gbaja-Biamila is the Packers' all-time sack leader. Good for him. That's sort of like being the best ice skater in Kenya. He's also one of the single most one-dimensional and overrated players that the NFL has seen in the last 10 years. In the time I've been watching the NFL, there are few players that I've seen that are as completely and utterly useless against the run as the man they call KGB. I can't even hear the guy's name without flashing back to this game. Mewelde Moore racked up 122 yards, almost 6 yards a carry, and almost every single one of those yards was gained by running left behind Bryant McKinnie, and right at KGB. If you want to see what it looks like when an offensive tackle completely destroys a defensive end for four quarters, see if you can track down video of that game.
And KGB's one real asset. . .his ability to get to the passer. . .isn't there any more either. He had a whopping 1/2 sack through the first half of the season for the Packers. The Packers, on the season, have 14 sacks as a team. In contrast, Kevin Williams and Jared Allen have 14 sacks combined. And, yet, KGB and his "pass rush skills" were deemed to be expendable by a team with, basically, no pass rush to speak of.
So, if he's not good enough for Green Bay. . .why on earth would we want to waste a roster spot on him?
What does everyone else think? Anyone want to bring this guy in? Talk about it here! We'll be back with more later on today!