I'm incredibly happy for the guy, and the team. I've always been high on him. He's got that great linebacker name. It always seemed to me Barnett was solid, but he never blew sh*t up. Bishop blows shit up, making it easier for Hawk and others to come in and clean up.
Speaking of Barnett, this clearly speaks to the teams intentions with him. He's been solid, one of the few remnants of the Sherman regime. Clearly he's proud to wear the Green and Gold, and maybe he'll play special teams and take the vet's minimum to stay on the team. You can never have too many linebackers--remember New England in the early 2000's? It seemed like eight different linebackers made plays in every game.
I say keep Hawk, no matter the cost. He's good, DURABLE. But I think it's Bishop that has star potential, 170 tackle per year ablility.
I'm glad they'd paid the man for his services. And I'm glad I root for a team that obviously recognizes quality talent, and is willing to pay to secure that talent for the future. Go GB! While I'm at it, Go Brewers too!