Tony Mandarich

The incredible…

So, the geniuses at Deadspin are compiling a list of the 100 worst NFL players and, as you might expect, there are number of Green Bay Packers on the list.

Tony Mandarich?

Yup. He’s there.

Ahmad Carroll?

You bet!

The rest — and we’re only through the first 50 up to this point — are a couple ho-hum guys who made a brief passover in Green Bay on their way to… well, who knows where. And who cares…

Here are the Packers’ furious four up to this point.

96. Rick Norton; quarterback; Dolphins, Packers; 1966-70: Started only 11 career games, which was about 11 too many. Seven touchdown passes, 30 interceptions, and 56.7 yards per game.

95. Ahmad Carroll; cornerback; Packers, Jaguars, Jets; 2004-06, 08-09: If Joe Montana stands as the perfect quarterback, Carroll stands as the imperfect cornerback. Slow to respond, not especially aggressive, gets beat deep, overwhelmed by tall receivers. Three career interceptions.

94. Steve Pisarkiewicz; quarterback; Cardinals, Packers; 1978-80: The Cards expected Pisarkiewicz to quickly supplant Jim Hart as the team’s leader. Instead, they found themselves cursed with a scatter-armed underachiever who was out of the league after thee years.

58. Tony Mandarich; offensive lineman; Packers, Colts; 1989-91, 96-98: Judged solely by his three years in Green Bay, during which he was ruthlessly mocked by opposing pass rushers, Mandarich is Top 5. But in a Vanilla Ice-like return from the dead, Mandarich actually played reasonably OK for the Colts.

14. Michael Haddix; running back; Eagles, Packers; 1983-90: Averaged three yards per carry for his career, the worst in NFL history for anyone with more than 500 runs.

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