Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
2 Pages<12
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline earthquake  
#11 Posted : Sunday, October 6, 2013 10:12:40 AM(UTC)
Rank: Member

Joined: 8/11/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 513
Applause Received: 170
Talib was traded for a 7th round pick, very low risk for the pats, after repeated legal issues. Not really a comparable situation.
Offline Zero2Cool  
#12 Posted : Sunday, October 6, 2013 10:51:06 AM(UTC)
Rank: Premier Member

Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2015Yahoo! Fantasy Football - Gold: 2009FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2011ESPN NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2013

United States
Joined: 10/13/2006(UTC)
Location: Green Bay, WI
Applause Given: 2,325
Applause Received: 3,588
Aqib Talib is a free agent after this season.
Offline Laser Gunns  
#13 Posted : Sunday, October 6, 2013 1:13:24 PM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

United States
Joined: 9/30/2009(UTC)
Applause Given: 49
Applause Received: 351
Sign Freeman,

Trade him for Byrd...


WIN!
Offline steveishere  
#14 Posted : Sunday, October 6, 2013 1:14:28 PM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Gold: 2013

Joined: 7/28/2012(UTC)
Applause Given: 57
Applause Received: 1,491
earthquake said: Go to Quoted Post
Talib was traded for a 7th round pick, very low risk for the pats, after repeated legal issues. Not really a comparable situation.


That and he wasn't looking to be the highest paid player at his position
Offline beast  
#15 Posted : Sunday, October 6, 2013 6:05:29 PM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

Joined: 10/5/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 477
Applause Received: 568


IR ILB Francois (if he has a Torn achilles)

Sign TE Stoneburner to the 53 man roster.

And trade TE Finley to the Bills for S Byrd.



Not saying they should do that, just saying it's possible.
Offline Bigbyfan  
#16 Posted : Sunday, October 6, 2013 6:25:21 PM(UTC)
Rank: Member

Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 80
Applause Received: 218
beast said: Go to Quoted Post
IR ILB Francois (if he has a Torn achilles)

Sign TE Stoneburner to the 53 man roster.

And trade TE Finley to the Bills for S Byrd.



Not saying they should do that, just saying it's possible.


I still can't understand why people seem to underrate Finley's importance to this team.

Offline DakotaT  
#17 Posted : Sunday, October 6, 2013 6:34:12 PM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

United States
Joined: 8/18/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 962
Applause Received: 1,960
Bigbyfan said: Go to Quoted Post
I still can't understand why people seem to underrate Finley's importance to this team.



Finley doesn't fit the image of "Packer People" to some of these guys.
User is suspended until 4/29/2043 11:56:55 PM(UTC) texaspackerbacker  
#18 Posted : Sunday, October 6, 2013 6:44:34 PM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2014Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2015

United States
Joined: 3/4/2013(UTC)
Location: Texas
Applause Given: 670
Applause Received: 489
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
Jarius Byrd will not be traded to the Packers.

1) Davon House.
2) The fact that no team can extend Byrd until after the season comes to an end.


What does Davon House have to do with it? He's a Corner and Byrd a Safety.

If we got the guy, he would be basically a hired gun for the remainder of the season, then a free agent. Therefore, he isn't worth more than a mid-round pick at most. I'd do that, but I'm fairly sure Ted Thompson won't.
Offline beast  
#19 Posted : Sunday, October 6, 2013 7:05:50 PM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

Joined: 10/5/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 477
Applause Received: 568
Bigbyfan said: Go to Quoted Post
I still can't understand why people seem to underrate Finley's importance to this team.



Finley is important. But so would an amazing FS letting Burnett be amazing at SS again.

I just threw Finley out there because he's in his contract year just like Byrd is, and I didn't think Packers linemen in their final year would get the Bills interest enough. Though maybe WR Jones would. But he's also important as well. And with Matthews getting banged up / injuryed, Neal might be playing even more at OLB and other DL might be filling his shoes more on the DL.

Just throwing out an idea where it could be player for player.

Offline DoddPower  
#20 Posted : Monday, October 7, 2013 1:40:54 PM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Gold: 2011FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2015

United States
Joined: 9/24/2007(UTC)
Location: Visalia, CA
Applause Given: 3,200
Applause Received: 876
earthquake said: Go to Quoted Post
Talib was traded for a 7th round pick, very low risk for the pats, after repeated legal issues. Not really a comparable situation.


I'm just saying that trading or obtaining a player whose contract expires after the present season doesn't mean they player will walk away. If an organization wants to keep the player they obtained, they are very likely able to do so. That shouldn't be a huge factor in obtaining a player, imo.

Talib may be a free agent after this season, but he was resigned to another year contract after playing out the season he was traded. The Patriots could have signed him longer if they wanted, I'm sure. That was their choice. He's playing well lately, so he's probably going to get another contract from the Patriots, or get a nice deal in free agency. Moreover, he has some legal/character issues that brought down his value some. I think the Pats took a calculated risk with him and faced very little consequence in doing so. I sometimes wish the Packers could find similar risks to take.

The main point is, sometimes risks pay off and really help a football team. If no risks are ever taken, then the payoff from them will never come. It's debatable if the rewards actually out-gain the risks, but it's certainly worth considering. I'm sure Ted Thompson does consider all the risks, but I do think he can be a bit too conservative at times.

Again, I'm not using the Talib situation as a foundation to pursue any other player, but I just don't think a contract expiring after the present season is that big of a deal. If there was significant concerns about such, then it should come up during the investigation by trained eyes and the deal would never happen.

EDIT: Besides, how many players out there wouldn't want fair market value to play for the Green Bay Packers? I think many players out there would be happy to be in that situation, and the ones that wouldn't be shouldn't be heavily pursued in the first place.
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
2 Pages<12
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error


Fan Shout
Zero2Cool (3h): I have a habit of hitting tab then space bar lol
Pack93z (3h): .... and yes, that was a retyped message cause the user hit the enter key.. lol
Pack93z (3h): It really isn't that big of a deal, more of a user problem that can't remember to stop and click in place of hitting a key... and yes, this
Zero2Cool (3h): And it also won't do a full page refresh either.
Zero2Cool (3h): I have to toss in an UpdatePanel and dedicate Enter to it for submission, then it will work.
Zero2Cool (3h): nerdmann went bonkers with creating topics so we had to slow him down a tad lol
Pack93z (3h): If I gotta field questions all week from this user base at work... going to share the "love".
Pack93z (3h): There... that should miff Zero for a couple of seconds... ;)
Pack93z (3h): Also.. when posting in the fan shout... why can't I hit the enter key to post a message?
Pack93z (3h): What is this 5 minute wait cycle to create articles from the headlines... can't I spam them like hotcakes?
Mucky Tundra (23h): haha
Zero2Cool (27-Jul): Crap, another meeting! Ugh!
Zero2Cool (27-Jul): Check in already! We waiting on YOU!!!
Pack93z (27-Jul): YES :)
Pack93z (27-Jul): --- KEVIN ----
Mucky Tundra (27-Jul): of the Dead?
Zero2Cool (27-Jul): --- SHAWN ---
Cheesey (25-Jul): Me neither. He did virtually nothing after he left the Packers.
Zero2Cool (25-Jul): WR Greg Jennings retires. I think I should be surprised, but I'm not.
Cheesey (23-Jul): It's sad, he was young.
wpr (22-Jul): Sorry to hear about Dennis passing away.
Zero2Cool (22-Jul): Hopefully people respect his passing without trying to make jokes.
Zero2Cool (22-Jul): Damn, Dennis Green passed away.
Zero2Cool (22-Jul): Bahahahah
Smokey (16-Jul): Playing 2016 Fantasy Football ? NO ? Contact me to join the Tailgaters Fantasy Football League !
wpr (15-Jul): Happy birthday since69
Zero2Cool (15-Jul): Whoa!Today's Birthdays: Since69 (51)
Zero2Cool (15-Jul): No sir. But at work we had our A/C go out, not fun lol
Smokey (14-Jul): Did recent bad weather affect you Zero ? ie: loss of electricity ?
Zero2Cool (14-Jul): stay cool bud ... thats some hot crap there
Smokey (14-Jul): Heat Index 104* : Richmond , VA.
Zero2Cool (14-Jul): Richard Rodgers and Aaron Rodgers win ESPY for play of year!! Wohooo
Smokey (14-Jul): A.Rodgers wins ESPY for Hail Mary Play .
Smokey (14-Jul): The ESPY's are ON !
Cheesey (13-Jul): Yeah...stinky cheese, for sure!
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

Road To Super Bowl LI
Sunday, Sep 11 @ 12:00 PM
at Jaguars
Sunday, Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Oct 2 @ 12:00 AM
BYE
Sunday, Oct 9 @ 7:30 PM
GIANTS
Sunday, Oct 16 @ 3:25 PM
COWBOYS
Thursday, Oct 20 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 30 @ 12:00 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Nov 6 @ 3:25 PM
COLTS
Sunday, Nov 13 @ 12:00 PM
at Titans
Sunday, Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM
at Redskins
Monday, Nov 28 @ 7:30 PM
at Eagles
Sunday, Dec 4 @ 12:00 PM
TEXANS
Sunday, Dec 11 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Dec 18 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Saturday, Dec 24 @ 12:00 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Jan 1 @ 12:00 PM
at Lions

Think About It
Think About It

Recent Topics
30m / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

32m / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

2h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

3h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Pack93z

3h / Fantasy Sports Talk / Zero2Cool

3h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

4h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

14h / Green Bay Packers Talk / steveishere

18h / Around The NFL / beast

19h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

19h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

22h / Green Bay Packers Talk / musccy

26-Jul / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann


Packers Headlines