Join Our Green Bay Packers Interactive Community!

We have been providing fans with the best source of Packers information since 2006!
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
2 Pages12>
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline MintBaconDrivel  
#1 Posted : Monday, June 3, 2013 7:12:28 PM(UTC)
MintBaconDrivel

Rank: 3rd Round Draft Pick

United States
Joined: 12/11/2012(UTC)

Applause Received: 97

ProFootballTalk wrote:
The Green Bay Packers desperately need to improve their defense.  One strategy may be to reshuffle it. As mentioned in the Monday morning one-liners, the Packers have slid defensive lineman Mike Neal to linebacker. Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel explains the challenges Neal has faced.  Though Neal has lost weight to assist his
Delivering the latest and most important updates on the Green Bay Packers for your convenience.
UserPostedImage
Offline texaspackerbacker  
#2 Posted : Monday, June 3, 2013 7:38:55 PM(UTC)
texaspackerbacker

Rank: 1st Round Draft Pick

Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2014

United States
Joined: 3/4/2013(UTC)
Location: Texas

Applause Given: 450
Applause Received: 271

This reminds me of Kampman when Capers first came to town. That didn't work out so hot, and Kampman was a much better pass rusher than Neal has been. I hope this either works or they pull the plug before it gets too far along.
Expressing the Good Normal Views of Good Normal Americans.
If Anything I Say Smacks of Extremism, Please Tell Me EXACTLY What.
Online nerdmann  
#3 Posted : Monday, June 3, 2013 7:45:34 PM(UTC)
nerdmann

Rank: Super Bowl MVP

Joined: 9/14/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 2,627
Applause Received: 651

Originally Posted by: texaspackerbacker Go to Quoted Post
This reminds me of Kampman when Capers first came to town. That didn't work out so hot, and Kampman was a much better pass rusher than Neal has been. I hope this either works or they pull the plug before it gets too far along.


Move him inside!
“Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all the time thing. You don't do things right once in a while…you do them right all the time.”
Offline steveishere  
#4 Posted : Monday, June 3, 2013 7:48:02 PM(UTC)
steveishere

Rank: 2nd Round Draft Pick

FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Gold: 2013

Joined: 7/28/2012(UTC)

Applause Given: 47
Applause Received: 963

Originally Posted by: texaspackerbacker Go to Quoted Post
This reminds me of Kampman when Capers first came to town. That didn't work out so hot, and Kampman was a much better pass rusher than Neal has been. I hope this either works or they pull the plug before it gets too far along.


Kampman was still better in that 1/2 season than anybody we've had out there since then. Not bad for his first year in transition. He could have done it but I don't blame him for going to the Jags to play his natural position and got paid a lot of money for it.

I do think Perry will be far better than Kampman every would have but he had his rookie struggles last year and played a few games with a wrist that needed surgery. I can't wait to see this year with 2 actual legit OLB
Offline texaspackerbacker  
#5 Posted : Monday, June 3, 2013 7:55:06 PM(UTC)
texaspackerbacker

Rank: 1st Round Draft Pick

Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2014

United States
Joined: 3/4/2013(UTC)
Location: Texas

Applause Given: 450
Applause Received: 271

Originally Posted by: nerdmann Go to Quoted Post
Move him inside!


I'm tempted to say I agree, given the weakness at ILB, but supposedly better pass coverage ability is needed at ILB than OLB, so Neal would be even more a fish out of water there.

Expressing the Good Normal Views of Good Normal Americans.
If Anything I Say Smacks of Extremism, Please Tell Me EXACTLY What.
thanks Post received 1 applause.
OlHoss1884 on 7/4/2013(UTC)
Offline DoddPower  
#6 Posted : Monday, June 3, 2013 9:29:20 PM(UTC)
DoddPower

Rank: 1st Round Draft Pick

FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Gold: 2011

United States
Joined: 9/24/2007(UTC)
Location: Visalia, CA

Applause Given: 2,040
Applause Received: 514

Originally Posted by: texaspackerbacker Go to Quoted Post
I'm tempted to say I agree, given the weakness at ILB, but supposedly better pass coverage ability is needed at ILB than OLB, so Neal would be even more a fish out of water there.



Yeah, Neal at MLB is a silly and horrible idea.
Online Zero2Cool  
#7 Posted : Wednesday, July 3, 2013 5:52:48 AM(UTC)
Zero2Cool

Rank: Legend

Yahoo! 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: 1,953
Applause Received: 2,181

Packers.com Vic Ketchman wrote:
I’m hoping the Mike Neal experiment at linebacker works. I think it’s a cutting-edge attempt by Coach Capers to keep pace with a changing game. This is an attempt at creating a new kind of slash, a defensive lineman/linebacker. I’m interested to see where this leads. If the game was to one day eliminate three and four-point stances, this could become the wave of the future.
UserPostedImage
Online buckeyepackfan  
#8 Posted : Wednesday, July 3, 2013 3:03:17 PM(UTC)
buckeyepackfan

Rank: 1st Round Draft Pick

FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2012Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2014

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: Lima, Ohio

Applause Given: 330
Applause Received: 443

Originally Posted by: nerdmann Go to Quoted Post
Move him inside!


Yea because ANY linebacker has got to be better than Jones or Hawk!!!!!

When are some of you gonna figure out that the real problem is a bookend olb opposite CM3?

Hell let's move Raji to ILB, he HAS to be better!!!!!

Maybe bring back Justin Harrel and move him to ILB, even hurt HE HAS TO BE BETTER THAN WHAT The Packers currently have!!!!

Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
Enjoy the ride – It kicks and just keeps on kickin’. "Stats are for Losers"
Offline DakotaT  
#9 Posted : Thursday, July 4, 2013 1:54:48 PM(UTC)
DakotaT

Rank: Super Bowl MVP

Joined: 8/18/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 661
Applause Received: 1,360

Originally Posted by: buckeyepackfan Go to Quoted Post
Yea because ANY linebacker has got to be better than Jones or Hawk!!!!!

When are some of you gonna figure out that the real problem is a bookend olb opposite CM3?

Hell let's move Raji to ILB, he HAS to be better!!!!!

Maybe bring back Justin Harrel and move him to ILB, even hurt HE HAS TO BE BETTER THAN WHAT The Packers currently have!!!!

Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes


Boo hoo! Boo hoo! Boo hoo! Boo hoo! Boo hoo! Boo hoo!
UserPostedImage
thanks Post received 1 applause.
DoddPower on 7/4/2013(UTC)
Online buckeyepackfan  
#10 Posted : Sunday, July 7, 2013 12:16:27 PM(UTC)
buckeyepackfan

Rank: 1st Round Draft Pick

FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2012Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2014

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: Lima, Ohio

Applause Given: 330
Applause Received: 443

Originally Posted by: DakotaT Go to Quoted Post
Boo hoo! Boo hoo! Boo hoo! Boo hoo! Boo hoo! Boo hoo!


Middle Finger Middle Finger Middle Finger Middle Finger Middle Finger Middle Finger Middle Finger Middle Finger Middle Finger Middle Finger
Enjoy the ride – It kicks and just keeps on kickin’. "Stats are for Losers"
Offline DarkaneRules  
#11 Posted : Sunday, July 7, 2013 4:41:22 PM(UTC)
DarkaneRules

Rank: 2nd Round Draft Pick

Joined: 8/15/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 211
Applause Received: 354

I like Vic's take on this one. Call me intrigued.
Circular Arguments: They are a heck of an annoyance
Offline yooperfan  
#12 Posted : Sunday, July 7, 2013 5:32:28 PM(UTC)
yooperfan

Rank: 2nd Round Draft Pick

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: Ishpeming Michigan

Applause Given: 604
Applause Received: 274

I just find it hard to believe this plan is going to work effectively.
It will probably be "back to the drawing board" after the 3rd preseason game.
Offline OlHoss1884  
#13 Posted : Sunday, July 7, 2013 5:53:08 PM(UTC)
OlHoss1884

Rank: 5th Round Draft Pick

United States
Joined: 5/8/2013(UTC)
Location: Waukegan, IL

Applause Given: 58
Applause Received: 164

My gut feeling on this is that they want to use him situationally or against teams where they need a rush and a run stuffer, not necessarily a prsuer. Two games against the Vikings, games against SF, NY, WAS, PIT and ATL (more so for Jackson than Green) and that fits almost half the schedule. If Perry is healthy and continues to develop this may not be necessary, but Neal can also go to end in sub packages so his versatility will help, too.
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits" --Albert Einstein
Offline DakotaT  
#14 Posted : Sunday, July 7, 2013 6:17:13 PM(UTC)
DakotaT

Rank: Super Bowl MVP

Joined: 8/18/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 661
Applause Received: 1,360

Originally Posted by: buckeyepackfan Go to Quoted Post
Middle Finger Middle Finger Middle Finger Middle Finger Middle Finger Middle Finger Middle Finger Middle Finger Middle Finger Middle Finger


You're pretty sexy when you're mad!! Love
UserPostedImage
thanks Post received 1 applause.
DoddPower on 7/7/2013(UTC)
Online buckeyepackfan  
#15 Posted : Sunday, July 7, 2013 8:23:42 PM(UTC)
buckeyepackfan

Rank: 1st Round Draft Pick

FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2012Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2014

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: Lima, Ohio

Applause Given: 330
Applause Received: 443

Originally Posted by: DakotaT Go to Quoted Post
You're pretty sexy when you're mad!! Love


I'm never mad, just preparing for another year of your Football ignorance to start spewing forth!!!!!

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
Enjoy the ride – It kicks and just keeps on kickin’. "Stats are for Losers"
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
2 Pages12>
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

Tweeter

Recent Topics
56m / Green Bay Packers Talk / steveishere

2h / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

2h / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

3h / Green Bay Packers Talk / texaspackerbacker

4h / Green Bay Packers Talk / buckeyepackfan

9h / Announcements / Zero2Cool

19h / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

21h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

23h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Tezzy

23h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Tezzy

21-Oct / Green Bay Packers Talk / Tezzy

21-Oct / Green Bay Packers Talk / Yerko

21-Oct / Green Bay Packers Talk / yooperfan

21-Oct / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

21-Oct / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann