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Offline QCHuskerFan  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, March 5, 2013 2:10:21 PM(UTC)
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Many threads have been discussing Free agency and what Ted Thompson should do. So what is the #1 need? Is it LB? DT or S?

You can argue all you like. If you answer anything other than QB, you're wrong. It is the only position where if we suffer an injury, the year is over. In my opinion.
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Many threads have been discussing Free agency and what Ted Thompson should do. So what is the #1 need? Is it LB? DT or S?

You can argue all you like. If you answer anything other than QB, you're wrong. It is the only position where if we suffer an injury, the year is over. In my opinion.


Harrell can get us through. We got a ton of weapons on offense. Plus Coleman is gonna get an offseason in the QB school, it's unknown how big his year 2 leap is gonna be.

Far as I'm concerned our biggest need is still OLB, then DL.
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I don't think there is just one need that outweighs the others. To me, I see DE, DT, NT and OLB as top needs, followed by S, C, ILB, LT and RB.

Our sack totals were decent last season, but our takeaways dropped, and our run D was abysmal. We really need to shut down the run, and more size and speed up front would help. I thought we lacked athleticism on the outside opposite Matthews, and I'm a bit concerned about trusting Perry to come back all the way and make that a non-issue.

I think our O, as it stands is sound. I don't see any giant, gaping holes there in the starters. Newhouse is not the best LT, but he's not the worst either. I think EDS will be great at C. And I like DuJuan Harris. Good back.

If I had to pick one as a supreme need for the Packers it would be a top DE talent. The entire line needs solid additions at all 3 positions. I would love to get an athletic LB that we could employ as a spy against those running QBs.

If Perry and Bish can come back from injury and make significant contributions throughout the season, that would be huge! But, we need DL help in the worst way.
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You can argue all you like. If you answer anything other than QB, you're wrong. It is the only position where if we suffer an injury, the year is over. In my opinion.


We have Harrell that has been in the system for a couple of years now and Coleman which many people are raving about. There isn't a guy available that is going to replace Rodgers in free agency... and why draft another rookie when we have a young'in on the roster.

Now.. if we get late in the draft and a guy is sitting there and looking pretty.. take him.. otherwise I have more confidence in our current options than relying on a solution this offseason for the upcoming season.
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QCHuskerFan said: Go to Quoted Post
Many threads have been discussing Free agency and what Ted Thompson should do. So what is the #1 need? Is it LB? DT or S?

You can argue all you like. If you answer anything other than QB, you're wrong. It is the only position where if we suffer an injury, the year is over. In my opinion.


Lets trade for Brady, Peyton and Brees. Can't have to much good depth at QB.

but then Ted will be calling me to be the LT because I'm am all they will be able to afford.

Oline,Dline,LB are our three main areas of need. Improve teh Oline, will keep Rodgers upright and improve the run game. Dline will help both the LBer and Dbs. Lbers will help the secondary and Dline.
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Biggest need?.....FIRE TED THOMPSON!!!!!!
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no rookie will take the place of Aaron Rodgers . If he goes down the season is lost no matter what.

The greatest need is depth.

We have starters at every position but help is nice luxury to have every where. Some will even push for a starting position.
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QCHuskerFan said: Go to Quoted Post
Many threads have been discussing Free agency and what Ted Thompson should do. So what is the #1 need? Is it LB? DT or S?

You can argue all you like. If you answer anything other than QB, you're wrong. It is the only position where if we suffer an injury, the year is over. In my opinion.


I understand the gist of what you are saying but if you think the the backup QB is the most important need on the roster right now I would highly recommend that Ted Thompson ignore the most important need. What I mean is there are some things that you can't do much about. Shoring up the BU QB position this season is going to be very difficult. Who are you going to get in FA? Matt Moore, Jason Campbell, Drew Stanton, David Garrard, Brady Quinn? They are the best of the bunch and I wouldn't give a plugged nickle for any of them and feel any more confident than I would with Harrell or Coleman for a few games. Draft a rookie? Anytime after the third round if the right guy is there then get him but that won't solve the BU QB position this season. There are a lot of teams in the same boat right now. Heck after looking at the QB depth charts on all the teams I can't think of maybe more than half a dozen I would rather have and they are either not available or wouldn't come cheap.

Depth is important but I dare say depth at the QB position may be less important than you think. For an elite QB like Rodgers you won't have anyone that could replace him and give you more than half of what he gives you and I dare say pretty much anybody could give you half. I'd rather have a team built so that if your backup QB has to come in he doesn't have to win games for you. Hopefully the rest of your team is solid enough to absorb a few weeks without the #1 guy and if you have to go longer than that you are probably screwed anyway.

As far as injuries, like I said pretty much every team would suffer if their starter went out. The only ones who might not are the Patriots (if Mallet has developed enough) the Texans (Yates looked pretty good and they are a running team anyway) The Titans (Hasselbeck may be better than Locker anyway) The Redskins (If Cousins' brief performance is any indicator of what he can do) and the Seahawks (if they keep Flynn around) Of course with the Patriots, Texans and Seahawks you have great teams to help the backup as well.

There are a few teams that may not suffer if they lose their starters not because their backups are so good but because their starters suck or at least are not much better than the backups. Those teams are going to be at the bottom anyway and a lot of them will be drafting QBs this year..

All in all while you do have to plan for injuries I don't think you make the backup QB position a priority if there are other more pressing needs. Which brings me to your question, I don't think the BU QB position is the most important need. I think D Line, another pass rushing LB or a safety are bigger concerns.

That's not to say I think Ted Thompson should ignore it, just that I don't think there is anyone available to make it a priority.
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#9 Posted : Tuesday, March 5, 2013 8:09:56 PM(UTC)
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I asked my question as to what is the biggest need on the roster. Not who to sign or draft. I still think the biggest hole in the roster is the backup to Arod. Packers proved they can live without Matthews, Raji, Woodson, Perry, etal last year. Still made the playoffs. Still swept the Bears. Still a good year. Think Harrell is getting us there?

Remember the game last year when Aaron Rodgers got dinged? Harrell came in. Ball was on the 0.5 yard line. Simple play. Just hand it off to the RB, right? Nope. Fumbled snap. It's not fair to use that as sole proof we have a weakness at QB, but what if we lost that game? Aaron Rodgers is out for one play and it goes bad. I have no faith in either backup.

Guess that's why I go to church Sunday mornings. Pray for AR's health!
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I asked my question as to what is the biggest need on the roster. Not who to sign or draft. I still think the biggest hole in the roster is the backup to Arod. Packers proved they can live without Matthews, Raji, Woodson, Perry, etal last year. Still made the playoffs. Still swept the Bears. Still a good year. Think Harrell is getting us there?

Remember the game last year when Aaron Rodgers got dinged? Harrell came in. Ball was on the 0.5 yard line. Simple play. Just hand it off to the RB, right? Nope. Fumbled snap. It's not fair to use that as sole proof we have a weakness at QB, but what if we lost that game? Aaron Rodgers is out for one play and it goes bad. I have no faith in either backup.

Guess that's why I go to church Sunday mornings. Pray for AR's health!


Remember when Bishop first came in? He overpursued and Apete got past him.

Once he was able to play enough to get in the swing of things, he was fine.
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