by Zero2Cool on 4/28/2017 10:01:44 PM

Montravius Adams | Defensive Tackle | Auburn | 6'4" - 304 lbs.


OVERVIEW
The former national top-five defensive tackle high school recruit reached his potential in 2016, earning second-team all-conference honors (8.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks). Adams was a three-year starter after contributing as a true freshman (20 tackles, sack), lining up with the ones in 2014 (8.0 TFL, three sacks, INT) and earning third-team All-SEC honors as a junior (three TFL, 2.5 sacks).

ANALYSIS

STRENGTHS Low out of his stance and with good explosiveness. Springs into gaps to stress guards and split double teams. Usually first into neutral zone. Disruptive when working the gaps. Burly lower half with good thickness through his hips and thighs. Powerful leg drive pushes him through blocker's shoulder and into the backfield. Motor seemed to be revved more consistently in 2016 than in 2015. Pursues from backside with hustle. Has some bull rush potential if he keeps pads low.

WEAKNESSES Strikes head first with eyes down losing sight of the play. Doesn't utilize hands well enough to keep himself clean. Needs to improve punch and extension to add value as a two-gap tackle. Sticks on blocks and labors to disengage. Short stepper with limited lateral effectiveness as pass rusher. Active as rusher but fails to stress the edge often enough. Has carried label as underachiever at times. Has talent but needs to more consistently play to it.

DRAFT PROJECTION Rounds 2-3

NFL COMPARISON Jay Bromley

BOTTOM LINE Adams disappointed the scouting community with a pedestrian junior season that lacked passion and production. This season, he played with greater consistency of effort and found his way into the backfield far more often. Can be disruptive off the snap but is not the type of player to recover quickly if beaten early in the rep. He is a rotational defensive tackle for gap-attack defenses, but is unlikely to offer much as a pass rusher.


by Zero2Cool on 4/28/2017 8:24:09 PM

Josh Jones | Safety | North Carolina State | 6'1" - 220 lbs.


OVERVIEW
Jones was not a household name outside of the Research Triangle during his time at North Carolina State, and was snubbed for all-conference honors by ACC coaches. League media recognized that he was an impact defender for the Wolfpack, however, giving him honorable mention notice in 2016 after he led the team with 109 tackles (four for loss) and three interceptions, also breaking up eight passes. Jones had started eight games as a true freshman, finishing second in the ACC with four interceptions (he also had seven pass break-ups for the year). In 2015, he was a solid starter but lacked many big plays (63 tackles, 2.5 for loss, one INT, two PBU).

ANALYSIS

STRENGTHS Possesses prototypical combination of size and speed. Has acceleration and top-end speed to range all over the field. Plus athletic ability and reactive quickness. Has ability to disguise his coverage before sprinting back to centerfield. Has experience with both safety spots. Fluid in his movement and is an explosive leaper when challenging at the high-point. Has the ball skills to rake it or take it. Plays with eager eyes that stay glued to quarterback's intentions. Has the closing burst to challenge throws. Extremely aggressive. Bouncy feet can't wait to fire downhill and hit something. Accelerates through the collision. Does a good job of punching and playing off of blockers.
WEAKNESSES His aggression is a double-edged sword. Will come in too hot looking to lay the lumber and end up missing his mark as a tackler. Needs to do better job of coming to balance as a tackler. From zone coverage, can be a little slow to anticipate routes and squeeze the throwing windows. Gets hyper-focused on quarterback and will lose track of his assignments. Will bite on play-action bait and get drawn out of position.

DRAFT PROJECTION Round 2

SOURCES TELL US "This guy would just as soon hit you as look at you on the football field. Hey, it's fun to watch his tape because he's already got that NFL mentality to him, but he gets way out of control too. I saw that early on in the tape. You've got to rein him in a little bit." - AFC defensive backs coach

NFL COMPARISON Mike Mitchell

BOTTOM LINE Jones is a height-weight-speed prospect to be sure, but he's not just a traits-based safety. Jones has the appetite for hitting that teams will want around the box and he has the speed and ball skills to range and help against vertical threats from a deep safety spot. The big area of concern will be Jones' ability to play with better discipline in coverage and as a tackler. He has the ability to become a good, long-time starter in the league.
by Zero2Cool on 4/28/2017 7:00:42 PM

Kevin King | Cornerback | Washington | 6'3" - 200 lbs.


OVERVIEW
King played for former NFL linebacker Hardy Nickerson at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, so it's not a surprise that he has the skills to play defense at the highest level. He was an honorable mention All-Pac-12 pick at cornerback the past two seasons, using his length to make plays on the ball each season (39 tackles, three interceptions, five pass break-ups in 2015; 44 stops, 3.5 for loss, two interceptions team-high 13 PBUs in 2016). His one-handed interception in the end zone against Arizona State was one of the best plays in college football last fall. King began his career for the Huskies at safety, starting twice as a true freshman (17 tackles) and then 12 of 13 games in 2014 (65 tackles, one INT, three PBU). His senior year was the first time he did not miss games during the season, as he missed five games due to injury and one to illness during his first three years.

ANALYSIS

STRENGTHS Rare height for the position. Solid job of restricting catch window on routes outside the numbers. Shoves receivers toward boundary and drifts into their running lane to decrease catch opportunity. Length creates challenge for receivers used to winning at the high point. Instinctive with good feel for finding football. Allowed just one touchdown over last 101 targets. Six career interceptions with hands to make the circus pick. Patient from press coverage. Quick to turn and locate once his back is to the quarterback. Saw increase in pass breakups in senior season. Willing to get physical with blocking receivers when it comes time to disengage and make a tackle. Has played all four spots in secondary and slot corner as well.

WEAKNESSES Timed speed and play speed are both concerns. Sluggish feet in press allow quick-releasers to shoot past him. Unable to find necessary acceleration for functional makeup speed. Hands are flimsy in his jams. Could use more upper body strength. High center of gravity makes sudden change of direction a challenge. NFL ball production could be a concern. Takes path to his man over paths to the ball. Lacks desired twitch for NFL transitioning to the throws. Takes too long from bail technique and backpedal to plant and burst on the ball. Ankle biter willing to engage in too many arm tackles and blind shoulder rolls.

DRAFT PROJECTION Round 1-2

SOURCES TELL US "I'm not 100 percent sure what you do with him because he's not a physical tackler, but he's almost too tall to be trusted against shifty receivers. Maybe a team like Seattle, which love those long, press corners. Or you might see a team try and make him a free safety." -- West Coast regional scout for AFC team

NFL COMPARISON Damian Swann

BOTTOM LINE Unusually tall cornerback with experience playing in the slot and as a starting safety. Showed improved instincts and ball production in 2016, but there are still concerns about whether he has the athleticism and recovery speed to utilize his length to play the football. Might be best suited to more zone coverage or off-man based on his speed limitations, but in either scheme he'll need to improve his aggressiveness as a tackler.
by Zero2Cool on 1/23/2017 7:24:21 AM

Saturday night I had to force myself to sleep early because of how excited I was. Sunday, I was so excited (and nervous) I was pacing back and forth in the shower. The game started and Falcons drove down and scored. This was expected. Falcons script their first two drives better than anyone in the NFL. Mason Crosby missed a very make-able (my opinion) field goal. Falcons drive down and get 3 points on that short field. Packers drive down and Aaron Ripkowski fumbles (BTW, this was a great play by Falcons more than it was a bad play by Ripkowski) short of the goal line. I knew then this was not going to end our way and began the "acceptance" stage of defeat while still hoping for a miracle.

The game is over, the season is over and I say this sucks. This fucking sucks!

I read a lot of football and watch a lot of football (probably too much to be fair) and I've seen a few fans calling the Packers season a failure if it were to end without a Super Bowl ring. That's absurd and unreasonable, but I get it. It's just the Packers season was not a failure. It was exciting and did not end how we wanted. That happens for 31 teams every single year. This team played way above its talent and overachieved. Teams like (to name a few) the 49ers, Rams, Jaguars, Bears , Jets had failure seasons.

The Packers lost their best cover corner, Sam Shields. They lost their best running back, Eddie Lacy. They lost their 2nd and 3rd best corners. They had their 2nd best receiver dinged up most of the season. They had a quarterback who battled hamstring and calf injuries. The best running back on the team came into the season as a receiver. The big free agent signing tight end missed a good deal of the season. They finished the season with the best cover corner being someone who wasn't even drafted.

It goes on an on and quite frankly it's sickening how unfortunate the Packers were, but hey other teams had injuries too. It's not an excuse.

The season was pretty damn awesome. We humiliated the Seahawks. We beat the Cowboys in their place during the playoffs for the first time in 50 years. We finally beat the Giants at OUR place (whew) and I got to bring my girls there for an amazing experience. And when the team was 4 - 6 most, if not all fans lost hope, lost faith and somehow, someway the Packers got even the most negative assholes to believe they they could, they might just win the Super Bowl.

Yes, we measure success by Championships in Green Bay and by that standard the season was a failure, just like 31 teams every season.

As a Packers fan, I'm proud of what they accomplished when all things are considered. We now must hope for some changes because it's obvious from 2014 and this 2016 season that status quo is just not cutting it.

What's your one big change you'd like to see for 2017? Mine would be, can we get a defensive coordinator that forces form tackling and doesn't let his players have 7-10 yard cushions?



by MintBaconDrivel on 1/16/2017 9:25:26 AM

Conference Championship Round
Sunday January 22nd, 2017 @ 2:05PM CST

Enter the GameDay Chat to discuss the game via the instant chat feature.

UserPostedImage
Green Bay Packers ( 10 - 6 )
    Total Offense = 8th
    Passing Offense = 7th
    Rushing Offense = 20th

    Total Defense = 22nd
    Passing Defense = 31st
    Rushing Defense = 8th

    Points For = 27.0 (4th)
    Points Against = 24.2 (21st)



UserPostedImage
Atlanta Falcons ( 11 - 5 )
    Total Offense = 2nd
    Passing Offense = 3rd
    Rushing Offense = 5th

    Total Defense = 25th
    Passing Defense = 28th
    Rushing Defense = 17th

    Points For = 33.8 (1st)
    Points Against = 25.4 (27th)
by MintBaconDrivel on 1/9/2017 7:51:08 AM

Divisional Round
Sunday January 15th, 2017 @ 3:40PM CST

Enter the GameDay Chat to discuss the game via the instant chat feature.

UserPostedImage
Green Bay Packers ( 10 - 6 )
    Total Offense = 8th
    Passing Offense = 7th
    Rushing Offense = 20th

    Total Defense = 22nd
    Passing Defense = 31st
    Rushing Defense = 8th

    Points For = 27.0 (4th)
    Points Against = 24.2 (21st)



UserPostedImage
Dallas Cowboys ( 13 - 3 )
    Total Offense = 5th
    Passing Offense = 23rd
    Rushing Offense = 2nd

    Total Defense = 14th
    Passing Defense = 26th
    Rushing Defense = 1st

    Points For = 26.3 (5th)
    Points Against = 19.1 (5th)


Edit by Zero, Passing Defense ranking was wrong as pointed out by comment below.
by Zero2Cool on 1/8/2017 9:01:49 PM

We've been home for probably 90 minutes and I'm still geeking out over the game.

While we were entering the stadium some Giants fan was shouting "we are gonna kick your ass, we have a better record here than you!". Some Packers fan next to me sheepishly goes "damn, he's right". I told him "and their HC Ben McAdoo was on the coaching staff for their two losses we had". The guy just smiled.

The temperate was 13° at kickoff. I saw that and looked at the girls and smiled. 13 is my lucky number. ;-)

Words cannot describe how incredible of a game that was to watch. It was just awesome. Aaron Rodgers truly is one gifted quarterback. Granted, through the first quarter, I wanted to punch him for missing Geronimo Allison and Aaron Ripkowski on separate plays that resulted in a sack, none the less, great performance.

When I watched Rodgers turn his back to the OL I clenched my fist said DAMMIT. The guy next to me looked puzzled because the play wasn't even over, lol.

When Jared Cook dropped the pass with :06 left the guy next to me was on the ball. He said good thing that was dropped, clock would have ran out. I didn't even know we burned our time outs! And the Hail Mary!! I freaked! I could't see Randall Cobb behind the group of players and then suddenly the crowd just ERUPTED! I was jumping and yelling while my daughter just looked at me smiling thinking "yah, thats my dad" lol. She looked happy to see me happy, if that makes sense.

I was saying to everyone that would list, "WE GET THE BALL TO OPEN THE 3RD!!! WE GET THE BALL AGAIN!!!"

The changing point from what I saw was the offense ran a lot more SLANT routes and the Giants DB's were always trailing.

That Clay Matthews sack fumble we in the stands were saying get the ball go get the ball!! lol

Why the hell did Damarious Randall keep running? I was so worried that someone was going to get a cheap shot on us. Did you notice Odell Beckham Jr helping up Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix after the interception? I wasn't expecting that.

Why did Mike McCarthy go for it on 4th down instead of punting? My God we were all shouting and screaming PUNT!!! lol

Christine Michael looks like a fast ass jitterbug in person.

Beckham was getting good separation, but when thrown to, dropped it a lot.

Randall Cobb, Davante Adams, Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix and of course Rodgers all had pretty damn good games. Can't forget Clay Matthews and Jake Ryan and the old man Julius Peppers! Freaking great game, just great!

I have it recorded too so I'll be watching it again.

I tried chiming in the Chat as much as I could, but I was kind of excited and it was hard to pull out the phone, lol.


I had my Camera fully charged and made sure it was all set up this morning and ready to go. We get to the game and I start taking pictures and get ready to record and keeps shutting off on me. I thought it was broke. Turns out, when I configured the settings this morning I didn't turn the damn thing off!! Agh.


I was bundled up!

Keiana's favorite part of every event.


The coin toss. The girl you hear, that's my oldest.
by Zero2Cool on 1/2/2017 12:06:19 PM

The 2016 has concluded and here are your final Zero rankings.

Check out my top four and the conference seeding. That is pretty neat, isn't it?

1: Patriots 1st seed AFC
2: Falcons 2nd seed NFC
3: Chiefs 2nd seed AFC
4: Cowboys 1st seed NFC

Sometimes numbers workout in the end, lol.

Big Jumper

    +5 Chiefs


Big Dropper

    -6 Dolphins



  1. New England Patriots
  2. Atlanta Falcons
  3. Kansas City Chiefs
  4. Dallas Cowboys
  5. Denver Broncos
  6. New York Giants
  7. Minnesota Vikings
  8. Oakland Raiders
  9. Seattle Seahawks
  10. Pittsburgh Steelers
  11. Miami Dolphins
  12. Green Bay Packers
  13. Tennessee Titans
  14. Washington Redskins
  15. Cincinnati Bengals
  16. New Orleans Saints
  17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  18. Buffalo Bills
  19. San Diego Chargers
  20. Arizona Cardinals
  21. Indianapolis Colts
  22. Baltimore Ravens
  23. Philadelphia Eagles
  24. Houston Texans
  25. Detroit Lions
  26. Jacksonville Jaguars
  27. Carolina Panthers
  28. Chicago Bears
  29. San Francisco 49ers
  30. Los Angeles Rams
  31. New York Jets
  32. Cleveland Browns




Same algorithm applied over last four weeks to show the hottest teams.

  1. Atlanta Falcons
  2. Green Bay Packers
  3. New England Patriots
  4. Kansas City Chiefs
  5. Miami Dolphins
  6. Cincinnati Bengals
  7. New York Giants
  8. Dallas Cowboys
  9. Buffalo Bills
  10. San Francisco 49ers
  11. Washington Redskins
  12. Jacksonville Jaguars
  13. Pittsburgh Steelers
  14. Philadelphia Eagles
  15. Houston Texans
  16. Denver Broncos
  17. Indianapolis Colts
  18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  19. Minnesota Vikings
  20. Oakland Raiders
  21. San Diego Chargers
  22. Baltimore Ravens
  23. New Orleans Saints
  24. Seattle Seahawks
  25. Carolina Panthers
  26. Arizona Cardinals
  27. Tennessee Titans
  28. Cleveland Browns
  29. Chicago Bears
  30. New York Jets
  31. Detroit Lions
  32. Los Angeles Rams
by MintBaconDrivel on 1/2/2017 9:28:24 AM

Wow, points for and against really tell the stories of where these two teams have been going this season. I'm figuring timely turnovers will likely determine the winner.
by Zero2Cool on 12/27/2016 7:33:08 AM

Big Jumper

    +5 Raiders


Big Dropper

    -4 Titans, Broncos


  1. New England Patriots
  2. Atlanta Falcons
  3. Dallas Cowboys
  4. Kansas City Chiefs
  5. Oakland Raiders
  6. New York Giants
  7. Denver Broncos
  8. Miami Dolphins
  9. Seattle Seahawks
  10. Minnesota Vikings
  11. Pittsburgh Steelers
  12. Washington Redskins
  13. Green Bay Packers
  14. New Orleans Saints
  15. Tennessee Titans
  16. Buffalo Bills
  17. Cincinnati Bengals
  18. San Diego Chargers
  19. Baltimore Ravens
  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  21. Indianapolis Colts
  22. Arizona Cardinals
  23. Detroit Lions
  24. Houston Texans
  25. Philadelphia Eagles
  26. Chicago Bears
  27. Jacksonville Jaguars
  28. Carolina Panthers
  29. San Francisco 49ers
  30. Los Angeles Rams
  31. Cleveland Browns
  32. New York Jets



Same algorithm applied over last four weeks to show the hottest teams.

  1. Atlanta Falcons
  2. New England Patriots
  3. Green Bay Packers
  4. Kansas City Chiefs
  5. Cincinnati Bengals
  6. Dallas Cowboys
  7. Indianapolis Colts
  8. Buffalo Bills
  9. Miami Dolphins
  10. Baltimore Ravens
  11. Pittsburgh Steelers
  12. Oakland Raiders
  13. Denver Broncos
  14. New York Giants
  15. Washington Redskins
  16. Houston Texans
  17. Seattle Seahawks
  18. San Francisco 49ers
  19. Chicago Bears
  20. Jacksonville Jaguars
  21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  22. San Diego Chargers
  23. Tennessee Titans
  24. New Orleans Saints
  25. Arizona Cardinals
  26. Minnesota Vikings
  27. Carolina Panthers
  28. Detroit Lions
  29. Philadelphia Eagles
  30. Cleveland Browns
  31. Los Angeles Rams
  32. New York Jets
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Zero2Cool (6h) : Through 99 picks, 17 corners and 11 safeties were picked. Crazy DB class.
Zero2Cool (18h) : I've read there limited high end talent but a lot of good talent. I dunno. I'm not bummed though. Unless we take QB or K or P next lol
DarkaneRules (18h) : well it's not deep at QB, hence why so many people are trading up for one
Zero2Cool (18h) : We're gonna be trading back again. This is exciting! Great strategy if draft is as deep as we're being told.
DarkaneRules (18h) : that moment will always be justin harrell for me
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Tezzy (26-Apr) : I feel we are on the cusp of a special time of Packers football. My optimism for the rest of the 2000-teens is strong.
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Smokey (25-Apr) : CHAT and Draft Thursday night in the PACKERSHOME CHAT ROOM ! Don't forget the cold beer .
TheKanataThrilla (21-Apr) : Seattle at Pack week 1. Hopefully Aaron gets some reps this preseason.
TheKanataThrilla (20-Apr) : Ruben Foster tests positive for weed. Any chance he falls to us? Probably not.
Smokey (20-Apr) : Thanks wpr, I'll order a L.Pizza !
wpr (20-Apr) : Smokey the chat room has been available for prior drafts
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Zero2Cool (20-Apr) : Packers schedule coming out today, 7pm CST
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Zero2Cool (19-Apr) : Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison cell
Tezzy (18-Apr) : That stat line of 142 of 144 regular season games
Zero2Cool (18-Apr) : A.J. Hawk will retire with the @packers after recording the most tackles in franchise history (1,118)
Smokey (14-Apr) : Hernandez already convicted of previous two murders .
Smokey (14-Apr) : Aaron Hermandez found Not Guilty of Murder Charges .
Smokey (11-Apr) : Packers will play the Eagles , Redskins , Broncos , and Rams in Preseason 2017 .
Zero2Cool (11-Apr) : Odd to see GM John Lynch .. I won't get used to that for a while haha
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Porforis (7-Apr) : 100% conjecture but maybe they've been on the rocks and that contributed to his long slump?
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Sunday, Sep 24 @ 3:25 PM
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Thursday, Sep 28 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 8 @ 3:25 PM
at Cowboys
Sunday, Oct 15 @ 12:00 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Oct 22 @ 12:00 PM
SAINTS
Sunday, Oct 29 @ 12:00 AM
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Sunday, Nov 12 @ 12:00 PM
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Sunday, Dec 10 @ 12:00 PM
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