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Offline Pack93z  
#81 Posted : Monday, January 14, 2013 12:25:42 PM(UTC)
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To illustrate the notion that our interior line defensive line / middle linebacker play wasn't the issue against the run this year.

Between the tackles as a whole.. we gave up 4.12 yards per carry.

On the edges, we have up 6.67 yards per carry over the course of the entire season and postseason.


League average per carry allowed = 4.26.

So between the tackles.. our rush defense wasn't that poor, actually above average.. off the edge.. yikes.

And just to be fair.. both edges were guilty.. one at 6.89 YPC.. the Other 6.5.


Now in terms of pass rush.. no they get little push as most 3-4 blocker consumers don't.
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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Offline Yerko  
#82 Posted : Monday, January 14, 2013 12:32:01 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gaycandybacon Go to Quoted Post
Finally we need a better backup for Perry, and another MLB to backup, Jones, Smith, and Bishop. Hopefully Jones will develop into a better MLB next year. Certainly Bishops presence on the field will be a huge boost next season, we've missed that guy.


Are you saying that AJ Hawk is not a Packer next season?

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Offline wpr  
#83 Posted : Monday, January 14, 2013 12:37:19 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: doddpower Go to Quoted Post
Can anyone update me on what type of injury Worthy actually sustained? I must have missed further information on exactly what his knee injury was. Was it just a sprain, ACL, etc?


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Packers DE Jerel Worthy's season-ending knee injury wasn't as serious as initially feared and is not expected to require surgery.
"From what I know, they said it was like a severe knee bruise," said Worthy. "Just something that would have really affected me if I would have went out there and played over the last few weeks." Worthy does not believe the injury will cause him to miss any significant portion of the team's offseason workouts. Jan 14 - 12:15 PM
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#84 Posted : Monday, January 14, 2013 12:38:34 PM(UTC)
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Is Capers contract up?


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Offline Zero2Cool  
#85 Posted : Monday, January 14, 2013 12:48:07 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: RajiRoar Go to Quoted Post
Is Capers contract up?


I just spent a couple minutes looking this and couldn't find the answer so I was gonna ask here ... what was he originally signed with? I only found that he and the Packers game to an agreement, but not details. I think a four year deal, which I believe would mean he's up for a contract extension.
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#86 Posted : Monday, January 14, 2013 1:16:35 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: RajiRoar Go to Quoted Post
Is Capers contract up?


Yes I believe so.

Latest I can find was he was extended for a year which would take him through the 2012 season.

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Offline doddpower  
#87 Posted : Monday, January 14, 2013 1:48:50 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: wpr Go to Quoted Post


That's fantastic news. I still think Worthy can be an effective player, especially on the inside on passing downs, and even more so in the traditional 4-3 DT. Perhaps he won't be an impact starter, but as long as he stays motivated, he should be able to be solid depth, at worse.

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#88 Posted : Monday, January 14, 2013 1:49:59 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Yerko Go to Quoted Post
Are you saying that AJ Hawk is not a Packer next season?



I think it depends on how much cap can be saved, because the guy is never going to be better than steady. The 3-4 features the linebackers, and if you have mediocrity at any of the positions than it carries on throughout the defense. I think Manning was drafted to replace Hawk, now whether he will be ready or not by next season remains to be seen. Manning was hurt all through training camp last year, but was a good contributor on special teams - hope he's given a chance next year.
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#89 Posted : Monday, January 14, 2013 2:21:53 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DakotaT Go to Quoted Post
I think it depends on how much cap can be saved, because the guy is never going to be better than steady. The 3-4 features the linebackers, and if you have mediocrity at any of the positions than it carries on throughout the defense. I think Manning was drafted to replace Hawk, now whether he will be ready or not by next season remains to be seen. Manning was hurt all through training camp last year, but was a good contributor on special teams - hope he's given a chance next year.


Salary aside, if they have CM3, Perry on the outside and Bishop inside they can afford to have Hawk run around out there.

I am not a big Hawk fan one way or the other. He does some things adequately and other things not so well.

rotoworld wrote:
A.J. Hawk Linebacker 3/3/2011: Signed a five-year, $33.75 million contract. The deal included an $8 million signing bonus and a $1.8 million roster bonus in the first season. Annual $250,000 workout bonuses are available in years two through five. 2012: $4.4 million (+ $300,000 roster bonus), 2013: $4.9 million (+ $300,000 roster bonus), 2014: $4.9 million (+ $800,000 roster bonus), 2015: $5.4 million (+ $800,000 roster bonus), 2016: Free Agent


he is worth 5.2 mil plus 1.6 for his signing bonus on the 2013 cap.
If they release him they will have 3 years of cap to eat.
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D.J. Smith Linebacker 7/29/2011: Signed a four-year, $2.143 million contract. The deal included a $103,152 signing bonus. 2012: $465,000, 2013: $555,000, 2014: $645,000, 2015: Free Agent


Desmond Bishop Linebacker 1/4/2011: Signed a four-year, $19.05 million contract. The deal contains $5 million guaranteed and $2 million in roster and workout bonuses. 2012: $3.001 million, 2013: $3.464 million, 2014: $3.522 million, 2015: Free Agent
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#90 Posted : Monday, January 14, 2013 2:39:12 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Yerko Go to Quoted Post
Are you saying that AJ Hawk is not a Packer next season?



I forgot his name. Oops! But... I would like to see him gone. He's degressed since the superbowl year tremendously. I could say he hasn't been good since the 09' season to be honest. He may never be injured but the guy isn't that fast and pretty much a liability in coverage.
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