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Offline Timmons  
#1 Posted : Monday, August 25, 2008 4:27:39 PM(UTC)
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So, at this point, what do you think our biggest needs are?

I think our D-line is the biggest concern. I would not be unhappy if we addressed this with some of our fun money.
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Offline walleye  
#2 Posted : Monday, August 25, 2008 5:00:47 PM(UTC)
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I thing maybe D-fense needs to step up a bit more but outher than that im content!!!
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Offline twebdonny  
#3 Posted : Monday, August 25, 2008 5:45:36 PM(UTC)
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I thing maybe D-fense needs to step up a bit more but outher than that im content!!!


I agree, think the D needs some motivation.

I Live in a Van....

They seem tired and actually
a bit lazy of late. No intensity.
Offline mi_keys  
#4 Posted : Monday, August 25, 2008 7:07:52 PM(UTC)
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Depth at defensive tackle and to get healthy. Those two things would help us quite a bit.
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Offline bozz_2006  
#5 Posted : Monday, August 25, 2008 7:16:06 PM(UTC)
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interior offensive line. hands down.
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Offline zombieslayer  
#6 Posted : Monday, August 25, 2008 7:20:45 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
interior offensive line. hands down.


Agreed.
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Offline strobl2  
#7 Posted : Monday, August 25, 2008 9:41:03 PM(UTC)
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I think we need to improve our OL and DL play. Our OL has some injuries (Sitton, Wells). Colledge isnt consistent. Barbre doesnt have enough experience. So if spitz has to play center because Wells is out we will have a problem at guard with either barbre or sitton having to start.

DT doesn't have a lot of depth especially now that Harrel is on the PUP list.

I also agree that the defense needs one of the leaders to step up the intensity and spark the rest of the D.
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Offline chibiabo  
#8 Posted : Monday, August 25, 2008 9:53:25 PM(UTC)
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:neutral: If I were to worry now it would definitely be our "D" line. Lack of intensity and inability to stop runs and get to QB. Hope this is just pre-season vanilla shows but, certainly wouldn't hurt to have another DT with some get go.
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Offline mkapp  
#9 Posted : Monday, August 25, 2008 10:04:58 PM(UTC)
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DL Free Agents

OL Free Agents

still looks like some decent big boys out there.
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Offline TengoJuego  
#10 Posted : Monday, August 25, 2008 10:20:55 PM(UTC)
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I wouldn't mind Grady Jackson coming back. Plug up the middle.
Offline bozz_2006  
#11 Posted : Monday, August 25, 2008 10:33:18 PM(UTC)
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i would be very very surprised if we signed anyone now. 1. O-lineman takes sooooo long to gel, i don't think Ted Thompson would feel that signing a new guy would pay off. 2. DL would not take as long to gel, but i'd say it would take about 6 weeks. and in 6 weeks, hopefully harrell can contribute, so a new d lineman would only start contributing about the same time as harrell comes back.
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Offline agopackgo4  
#12 Posted : Monday, August 25, 2008 10:42:41 PM(UTC)
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Im not worried about our D line. Heres why: Ryan Pickett gets healthy..Those probablems become a lot smaller. Dropped passes is what concerns me. I know they are just a lack of concentration..But that is a drive killer, and more importantly a game killer..When you drop passes like they have been. Thats gotta get solved. But the nice thing is that there are no glaring weaknesses on this team. Good deal.
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#13 Posted : Monday, August 25, 2008 10:44:59 PM(UTC)
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there are no glaring weaknesses on this team.

Definitely. Its nice when you know coming into a season that you're team is capable.
Offline porky88  
#14 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 12:42:12 AM(UTC)
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Defensive Line and backup QB but I don't expect anything happening now. I'm sure we'll see something happen when teams including the Packers have to cut it down to 53 guys but the Packers aren't going to get any big name players or anything in my opinion.
Offline mkapp  
#15 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 1:05:28 AM(UTC)
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Defensive Line and backup QB but I don't expect anything happening now. I'm sure we'll see something happen when teams including the Packers have to cut it down to 53 guys but the Packers aren't going to get any big name players or anything in my opinion.


I dont expect big names. Its not TT's style and big names mean big money usually. I look for Ted Thompson to bring in some solid "no namer" vets who can contribute. 8)
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Offline twebdonny  
#16 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 9:14:00 AM(UTC)
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What Daunte's current state of availibility?

IMHO a veteran QB to back up Arod should be a priority.
Offline chibiabo  
#17 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 10:15:19 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
DL Free Agents

OL Free Agents

still looks like some decent big boys out there.


:scratch: See Williams on the list and wonder if GB would have any interest in getting him back? After his rather desparing remarks after leaving; probably not. There certainly is a goodly number of big boys GB could bring in for some try-outs.
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#18 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 10:37:11 AM(UTC)
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no to daunte cuz he only wants a starting gig..which is a good thing an what all players want but lets not have aaron checking over his shoulder too much.


a vet qb
a offensive guard
a defensive tackle
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Offline TheEngineer  
#19 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 10:55:54 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
no to daunte cuz he only wants a starting gig..which is a good thing an what all players want but lets not have aaron checking over his shoulder too much.


a vet qb
a offensive guard
a defensive tackle


There was a report somewhere saying that Culpepper was now open to any role where he can contribute and not just look for a starting role.
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Offline walleye  
#20 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 11:40:42 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
no to daunte cuz he only wants a starting gig..which is a good thing an what all players want but lets not have aaron checking over his shoulder too much.


a vet qb
a offensive guard
a defensive tackle


There was a report somewhere saying that Culpepper was now open to any role where he can contribute and not just look for a starting role.


If that's the case, he would be worth a shot. I am having doubts about Flynn and Brohm im not sure either guy is ready yet.
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Offline walleye  
#21 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 12:36:02 PM(UTC)
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Since the end of the 2007 season, Culpepper has been unwanted.

He hasn't helped himself. In April, he turned down a $1 million offer from Green Bay, which would have put him in position to lead the Packers if (when) Aaron Rodgers gets hurt.

More recently, he refused a one-year, $730,000 offer from the Steelers, in part because he wanted to compete for the starting job. Against, you know, Ben Roethlisberger. Since then, Culpepper has recognized that it's too late to try to be a starter in 2008, especially in a city with a guy who just signed a $100 million contract.

"I initially hoped to have an opportunity to start," Culpepper recently told USA Today. "I am now looking for any team that will give me an opportunity to contribute wherever I am needed."

Apparently, he's realized that waiting for a starter to break a leg carried with it no guarantees that his phone would ring. Who'd take a chance on a stranger to the offense with a suspect leg of his own and a growing reputation for drama when a backup already is on the roster?

The deeper problem here is that, by representing himself, Culpepper is the guy who has to contact teams and sing his own praises. Agents (the good ones, that is) have the relationships and/or persuasive skills to talk a guy up much better than he could on his own.

Then, once a team is interested, Culpepper is in the awkward position of trying to drive a hard bargain with the very people with whom he'll be working. He also has no one to tell him when he's making a mistake by walking away.

Like when he turned down $1 million from the Packers. Or when he passed on $730,000 with the Steelers.

The other problem is that, by going it alone, Culpepper has given every other agent motivation to privately bad-mouth him. Typically, agents spend their time saying nasty stuff about each other. But when a player thinks he doesn't need an agent, he's a threat to all of them. And you can bet every agent who represents a quarterback looking for a job has been telling scouts and other front-office execs that anyone who takes a chance on a loose cannon like Culpepper risks getting himself fired.

Still, in a league with not enough capable arms to staff the depth charts of 32 teams, a guy like Culpepper should have a job. He's nearly three years from his knee injury, but only four years from a single-season passer rating of 110.9, the fifth-best showing in league history. At age 31, he can still play, and he at least deserves a shot.

But, until he gets an agent, he'll continue to spend his time waiting for the next chance to come.

I found this article! I say they try to get him just in case Rodgers gets hurt GOD FORBID it happens but you never know.
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Offline TheEngineer  
#22 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 12:51:19 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for finding the article.

+1 for effort
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Offline chibiabo  
#23 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 12:52:20 PM(UTC)
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:magnifyglass: Bozz 2006 seems to think that Harrell will come back hale and hearty. I wish I had that kind of confidence in this guy. In my opinion Harrell is definitely a worrisome player. Doubt he'll ever make it through a whole season and when he does play rarely plays up to his hype. I would be much more comfortable if Ted Thompson picks up an additional wide body with a bit of push to harass opposing QBs.
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Offline zombieslayer  
#24 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 1:14:16 PM(UTC)
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Question - Do we have a 6'4" WR that can run a 4.29 40 and outjump half of the NBA?

Answer - No.

Thus, just say no to Daunte Culpepper. Hate to break it to you all, but he's not that good. Culpepper will not get us very far in the Playoffs, so if Aaron gets hurt, we're better off letting Brohm get some hands on experience. The season is lost anyways.
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Offline twebdonny  
#25 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 1:40:09 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
Question - Do we have a 6'4" WR that can run a 4.29 40 and outjump half of the NBA?

Answer - No.

Thus, just say no to Daunte Culpepper. Hate to break it to you all, but he's not that good. Culpepper will not get us very far in the Playoffs, so if Aaron gets hurt, we're better off letting Brohm get some hands on experience. The season is lost anyways.



I disagree on that one. I truly think Daunte can excel on a good team,
neither of which was the case in Miami or Oakland. He finally has had sufficient time to heal. As for Arod looking over his shoulder, too bad, unless of course it is not "all about the team" as he so vehemently states.

Pick up Daunte now, before someone else does.

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