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Offline HoustonMatt  
#1 Posted : Friday, September 5, 2008 6:13:48 PM(UTC)
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Excluding Aaron Rodgers, what one player could we least afford to lose to injury?

That's the question posed to me by a friend and I can't come up with a final answer.

Kampman?
Pickett?
Grant?
Woodson?
Clifton?

Those are the candidates I came up with, but I can make cases for or against each one of them. So I pose the question to you.
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Offline earthquake  
#2 Posted : Friday, September 5, 2008 6:30:34 PM(UTC)
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I'd say Woodson honestly. Loosing him leaves Harris and Tramon as the CB's, with Blackmon/Bush as the nickle and Bush/lee as the dime.
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Offline TengoJuego  
#3 Posted : Friday, September 5, 2008 6:30:56 PM(UTC)
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Cliffy...or Woodson.
Offline walleye  
#4 Posted : Friday, September 5, 2008 6:32:37 PM(UTC)
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Woodson
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Offline kiddikkarus  
#5 Posted : Friday, September 5, 2008 6:33:00 PM(UTC)
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I honestly do think it is Grant. Jackson is a nice complimentary back, but I haven't become convinced by him yet. Lumpkin is exciting to watch.

Even though our o-line seems to always be shuffling from week to week, my theory is that Grant has some intrinsic understanding of the guys in front of him, and vice versa. It's not something that was learned, but just something that happened. Morency, Wynn, Jackson, Herron, and Lumpkin have not seemed to be able to use our front guys like Grant has.
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Offline Bigbyfan  
#6 Posted : Friday, September 5, 2008 6:37:57 PM(UTC)
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Harris or Woodson..... if we lose either of them for an extended period of time, we might as well get ready for a top 10 pick
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Offline mkapp  
#7 Posted : Friday, September 5, 2008 7:20:58 PM(UTC)
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D. All of the above.

Anyone of those guys could be a huge loss for us.
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Offline longtimefan  
#8 Posted : Friday, September 5, 2008 7:32:07 PM(UTC)
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Pulling this out from left field..


Donald Lee..

He might be a safety valve for Aaron Rodgers along with the fact I have a feeling he will be used lot in the run blocking department
Offline tromadz  
#9 Posted : Friday, September 5, 2008 7:40:00 PM(UTC)
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Really, I'm the first to say

AARON RODGERS

While I like Flynn, this season is probably lost if we lose Rodgers.

No matter what backup we had, really. Had we got Culpepper or any of the other veteran backups, none of them were good enough to lead this team.
Offline Bigbyfan  
#10 Posted : Friday, September 5, 2008 7:43:44 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
Really, I'm the first to say

AARON RODGERS

While I like Flynn, this season is probably lost if we lose Rodgers.

No matter what backup we had, really. Had we got Culpepper or any of the other veteran backups, none of them were good enough to lead this team.


He said excluding Rodgers.

Duh! :thumbleft:
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Offline longtimefan  
#11 Posted : Friday, September 5, 2008 7:50:58 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
Really, I'm the first to say

AARON RODGERS

While I like Flynn, this season is probably lost if we lose Rodgers.

No matter what backup we had, really. Had we got Culpepper or any of the other veteran backups, none of them were good enough to lead this team.


He said excluding Rodgers.

Duh! :thumbleft:

:xcensoredx: :physassult:
Offline tromadz  
#12 Posted : Friday, September 5, 2008 7:52:12 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
Really, I'm the first to say

AARON RODGERS

While I like Flynn, this season is probably lost if we lose Rodgers.

No matter what backup we had, really. Had we got Culpepper or any of the other veteran backups, none of them were good enough to lead this team.


He said excluding Rodgers.

Duh! :thumbleft:


Oh I was expected to read the thread? My bad!

let me try again then.

I'll say Kampman. We're already a little thin at Dline and if we lost Kampman for any long period of time, it could really hurt us. I like our depth on Dline, but we dont have any extra Kampman's lying around. There isn't a Kampman tree out back or anything.

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Offline Greg C.  
#13 Posted : Friday, September 5, 2008 9:27:17 PM(UTC)
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1. Ryan Pickett
2. Al Harris
3. Charles Woodson
4. Aaron Kampman

They're all defensive players. So I guess I like our depth on offense, with the major exception of the QB position. TE is a little thin, but I see it as a less vital position than most others.
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Offline wpr  
#14 Posted : Friday, September 5, 2008 10:33:57 PM(UTC)
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I gotta say Kampman as well. He is the key to the DL and thus the whole defense.
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Offline NormaL  
#15 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 12:58:43 AM(UTC)
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Without a doubt Grant. Not sold at all on Jackson. Hope he proves me wrong this year.
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Offline porky88  
#16 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 2:34:23 AM(UTC)
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Depends on who we play.

Dallas I think Woodson or Harris being out hurts. We saw that last year. They just motioned TO and he had to be passed off in coverage to someone like Frank Walker.

A team like Minnesota, Ryan Pickett being out hurts.

Indianapolis and I think losing Aaron Kampman as that pass rush on Manning would hurt us.

A team like Houston then Clifton to match up against Mario Williams hurts.

So a lot of this who can't we lose stuff depends on who we play the next week in my opinion.
Offline Cheesey  
#17 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 7:39:31 AM(UTC)
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Pickett, then Woodson.
We all saw what it was like run defense wise without him there in the preseason. We were gashed BIG time with the run.
Woodson......he's our best DB. Without him, they can throw all day.
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Offline Bigbyfan  
#18 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 10:22:55 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
Pickett, then Woodson.
We all saw what it was like run defense wise without him there in the preseason. We were gashed BIG time with the run.
Woodson......he's our best DB. Without him, they can throw all day.


I may be in the minority but I still think Harris is our number one. He matches up against the other's top WR and does a great job shutting them down. After the Giants-Packers game everyone keeps saying Harris is done. One game where all the conditions were in Plax's favor, doesn't erase evrything Harris had done that season. He played most of the season with a bad back and still shut down the likes of Roy Williams, Brandon Marshall, Steve Smith, and the Queens supposed savior Bernard Berrian
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Offline Cheesey  
#19 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 10:48:01 AM(UTC)
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Harris is important, i agree 100%.
I just see Pickett as the guy that can get the push up the middle, hopefully engauging 2 guys, thus allowing our linemen to rush their QB. That would take some pressure off our DB's. If theres no pressure, that will kill us. QB's had WAY too much time in the pocket, and when they were flushed from it, they picked up big yards running.
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Offline Bigbyfan  
#20 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 11:09:36 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
Harris is important, i agree 100%.
I just see Pickett as the guy that can get the push up the middle, hopefully engauging 2 guys, thus allowing our linemen to rush their QB. That would take some pressure off our DB's. If theres no pressure, that will kill us. QB's had WAY too much time in the pocket, and when they were flushed from it, they picked up big yards running.


I was addressing when it was said that Woodson was our best DB. I do agree about Pickett however :)
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Offline dhpackr  
#21 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 1:44:40 PM(UTC)
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I am going to say Greg Jennings. I think it is real important for arod to have a receiver he feels real comfortable with early in the season. Greg seems to be on the verge of a breakout season, if he can stay healthy. I think GJ will see much more dbl teams early in the season, rather than DD getting dbl'd all the time.
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Offline DEPackfan  
#22 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 1:59:10 PM(UTC)
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I'm going with Barnett. He's the leader of our defense. Without him, our linebacking core goes from very good to pretty average.
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Offline Zero2Cool  
#23 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 2:00:12 PM(UTC)
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I'm going with Barnett. He's the leader of our defense. Without him, our linebacking core goes from very good to pretty average.


Per coaches and players, Charles Woodson is the leader of the defense.
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Offline gbpfan  
#24 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 3:39:19 PM(UTC)
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i think you all covered most of the guys with very good points,i also feel jolly will be missed with him and pickett i can see them letting the rest get after the q.b and stopping the run
Offline obi1  
#25 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 10:22:37 AM(UTC)
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Tauscher/Clifton.

With our interior line, these two have to be the anchors.
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