So Jolly is suspended indefinitely. I don't care. I know that he was a crucial part of the defensive line last year, but any fan who's been following his case and issues over the off season should not have realistically thought we'd have him for this season, and therefore I feel confident that Ted Thompson did not think that we would have him for this season and that the Packers organization has prepared for this.
Jolly is suspended this year for failing the substance policy, he is not suspended for anything having to do with the impending charges and trial, therefore by my assumption, Jolly will probably not be reinstated after the 2010 season for violating the personal conduct policy. I don't know much about Jolly's personal work ethic, but after seeing how he spent his free time lately, I'm guessing that two years without playing and team conditioning will be a death sentence to his career in the nfl.
I hope that Jolly can get his head on straight. I don't know him from Adam, but I'm over it. He clearly made choices that are now threatening his career, and our team, and I think its best that the Packers move on from this. I'm glad that the suspension was announced pre-training camp so that the team, and the players and the fans can move on.
So I'm not going to run around in the streets worrying about what's going to happen to the defense, I'm going to trust that some guy who continues to show poor judgement wasn't going to be the most stable team member and that we have drafted in preparation for him not being around.