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Online buckeyepackfan  
#51 Posted : Tuesday, March 13, 2012 4:35:31 PM(UTC)
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Ted is going to be Ted.

Every year there is hope Ted will make a big splash in free agency, pretty much every year he sits on the sidelines and watches other teams spend all their money on over-priced guys.

Then just maybe he goes after a 2nd or 3rd tier guy to help fill a whole.

Ted almost always let's guys explore FA, and if he wants them back, he will offer them a fair contract.

Scott Wells this year, let's see what happens, see if there is a team out there willing to overspend for him, if not, I have a feeling The Packers will get their starting center back at around 5-6 mil a year for 3 yrs.

Jarret Bush.....Cmon Jarret you really don't want to go anywhere, someone has to be THE MOST HATED PACKER on the roster, and you have carried that title well.

Jarret...Ted believes in you, why else do you think he matched The titans offer acouple of years ago to keep you, go ahead and see wht other teams offer, but in the end, you know where you belong.

Matt Flynn....thanks for playing, either The Browns or Miami are going to offer you big money and hopefully you live up to all the hype and perform well.
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#52 Posted : Tuesday, March 13, 2012 4:51:26 PM(UTC)
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Pat Lee can take Bush's place. Bush was a little healthier, but Lee's clearly got superior skills. He's probably not as much of a dumbass either.
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#53 Posted : Tuesday, March 13, 2012 4:55:58 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: nerdmann Go to Quoted Post
Pat Lee can take Bush's place. Bush was a little healthier, but Lee's clearly got superior skills. He's probably not as much of a dumbass either.


Jarrett Bush is clearly more talented than Pat Lee.
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#54 Posted : Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:22:09 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: nerdmann Go to Quoted Post
Pat Lee can take Bush's place. Bush was a little healthier, but Lee's clearly got superior skills. He's probably not as much of a dumbass either.


Put them both together and you have half an NFL cornerback.

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#55 Posted : Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:31:11 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Wade Go to Quoted Post
Put them both together and you have half an NFL cornerback.



Jarrett Bush was better than any of the other players in our secondary last year. Your statement leads me to conclude our secondary is pretty messed up.
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#56 Posted : Wednesday, March 14, 2012 8:04:57 AM(UTC)
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Lets be honest.. We might sign one upper tier FA this season, and even that really depends on two things happening.

1) Clifton's salary is reworked or eliminated via a cut.

2) Well's finding a home on the free agent trail other than GB. While I highly doubt he finds his 8mil/year dream on the open market, realistically we are talking 4 to 6 mil a year depending on term of contract, etc. If the Packers sign him, with the current commitments, that leaves little room under the cap for Rookies and any other extensions.


The Packers will continue to do what they do.. build through the draft and sprinkle in a player or two with experience. Sometimes it hits.. sometimes it misses the mark of the Superbowl.

But looking at the current state of the franchise, it seems to be working successfully.

Patience.. the draft is around the corner and then we can fill in around that properly.

Ted's days of having a ton of cap room is probably a thing of the past as he can no longer cut someone else's players. And that is not a criticism.. the hard part is just starting for a long tenured GM, making decisions on players you drafted, built relationships with and more importantly have won with.

The balancing act has begun for force.. being able to cut ties with "your" players. I have little doubt that Ted has "it" to do what needs to be done.

I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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#57 Posted : Wednesday, March 14, 2012 1:10:37 PM(UTC)
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The problem with "do it through the draft" strategy is that there are multiple holes right now.

Aaron Rodgers and the passing game spoil us. And the team has enough pieces that under the right conditions they could become that dynasty of the decade that zombieslayer, I, and others believe possible with Aaron Rodgers in his prime.

Unfortunately, however, last year exposed the fact that we have more holes, especially on defense, than can be filled by one year's draft. And if we add Wells moving, that adds yet another hole. If Collins can't return, that's another one. By my count GB will likely need a minimum of four quality starters (DE, OLB, S, C). And there is also a substantial question at LT, plus it would be nice to upgrade ILB.

Being seriously in the running for a championship needs more than getting a quality draft. And this year it means more even than getting starters from the draft. (Daryn Colledge and Jason Spitz and Tony Moll started games in their first year; and, contrary to Mr. Mrs.Colledge (ie Kevin), Daryn was never a quality starter.

Best case scenario from a given draft (especially drafting at #28!) might be two quality starters. More realistic would be one immediate starter and 2-3 quality starters "down the line". But "down the line" has a way of eating up contending years as more and more players begin to decline/depart.

"Draft only" is better than the Dan Snyder/Jerry Jones approach. I don't think anyone here would dispute that. But it still is a risky approach for a team near the top to take. Draft means relying on potential. And a team near the top shouldn't be content with potential (see, e.g., Mike Neal v. Cullen Jenkins). A team near the top but with serious issues on one side of the ball should not rely on a draft to fill in several holes immediately. Any more than a baseball contender should rely on even a career .300 hitter to hit for the cycle with regularity.
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#58 Posted : Wednesday, March 14, 2012 1:33:38 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Wade Go to Quoted Post

Being seriously in the running for a championship needs more than getting a quality draft. And this year it means more even than getting starters from the draft. (Daryn Colledge and Jason Spitz and Tony Moll started games in their first year; and, contrary to Mr. Mrs.Colledge (ie Kevin), Daryn was never a quality starter.


I agree with the majority of your post, but here is the rub, developing, resigning and keeping quality depth costs money. Having a top 5 QB costs a ton, albeit currently we have him on a bargain type deal allowing us flexibility.

Currently, as it stands we have roughly 6 million in cap space, cutting Clifton more than doubles that. In a way, I wish the Collins issue was more definitive, that way we would know more about the holes we have to fill and the cash available.

But lets be honest.. all teams, even the Champs have holes to fill, every year.

But hitting the FA market early, more often than not, is overpaying the talent available. Even the blue chip of this class, Mario Williams, has some issues and risks to him.

So I am not saying we will not be a player in the FA market, but expecting us to make a big splash just isn't prudent either.

Let the market play out a bit, if Wells moves on, then we know we have 4 to 6 million to play with for a replacement or filling other holes. IMO, Wells is a nice player, solid as a rock, but not a dominate point of attack player. If he is after 8 million a year.. so be it and good luck.

The other element of this is whom can come in and fill one of the holes upon the team, and we agree on the open spots that need filling. Here are some of the top guys that may come off the market early..

Centers available

Chris Myers
Samson Satele
Jason Brown
Scott Wells


Defensive Line

defensive end Mario Williams
defensive tackle Jason Jones
defensive end John Abraham
defensive tackle Paul Soliai
defensive end Mark Anderson
defensive end Kendall Langford
defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley
defensive end Andre Carter
defensive end Matt Roth
defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin
defensive end Luis Castillo
defensive tackle Trevor Laws
defensive end Jarvis Moss
defensive tackle Pat Sims
defensive end Trevor Scott
defensive end Israel Idonije
defensive tackle Amobi Okoye

Safety

LaRon Landry
Reggie Nelson
Reggie Smith
Jim Leonhard
Brandon Meriweather


Linebacker

Curtis Lofton
Stephen Tulloch
Dan Connor
David Hawthorne
London Fletcher
Manny Lawson
Erin Henderson

I don't know about you.. but outside the expensive Mario Williams, there just isn't anyone really to go nuts over. Maybe Myers if Wells moves on.

Landry would be a good fit prior to his injuries, now IMO, he is going to be overpaid for a player that lacks range.

Manny Lawson would be an interesting fit at the right price.. long kid with some leverage.. but not worth overpaying early.

Within the next week or two, with the draft approaching around the corner, the market will come back to the teams so to speak. Not to mention that post draft there will be some other players that become available. Trade is always an option as well..

My point of this all.. patience. Let the market establish itself as the Receivers are dominating the first couple of days.. then start to look to add pieces as the costs start to level off and players start to get a bit anxious.

Sprinkle players in.. but we don't have a ton of room to just open the checkbook and sign away. Either that or create more holes by cutting some of the players currently upon the roster.

All part of the balancing act.

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#59 Posted : Wednesday, March 14, 2012 2:52:24 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Wade Go to Quoted Post
The problem with "do it through the draft" strategy is that there are multiple holes right now.

Aaron Rodgers and the passing game spoil us. And the team has enough pieces that under the right conditions they could become that dynasty of the decade that zombieslayer, I, and others believe possible with Aaron Rodgers in his prime.

Unfortunately, however, last year exposed the fact that we have more holes, especially on defense, than can be filled by one year's draft. And if we add Wells moving, that adds yet another hole. If Collins can't return, that's another one. By my count GB will likely need a minimum of four quality starters (DE, OLB, S, C). And there is also a substantial question at LT, plus it would be nice to upgrade ILB.

Being seriously in the running for a championship needs more than getting a quality draft. And this year it means more even than getting starters from the draft. (Daryn Colledge and Jason Spitz and Tony Moll started games in their first year; and, contrary to Mr. Mrs.Colledge (ie Kevin), Daryn was never a quality starter.

Best case scenario from a given draft (especially drafting at #28!) might be two quality starters. More realistic would be one immediate starter and 2-3 quality starters "down the line". But "down the line" has a way of eating up contending years as more and more players begin to decline/depart.

"Draft only" is better than the Dan Snyder/Jerry Jones approach. I don't think anyone here would dispute that. But it still is a risky approach for a team near the top to take. Draft means relying on potential. And a team near the top shouldn't be content with potential (see, e.g., Mike Neal v. Cullen Jenkins). A team near the top but with serious issues on one side of the ball should not rely on a draft to fill in several holes immediately. Any more than a baseball contender should rely on even a career .300 hitter to hit for the cycle with regularity.


The problem with all of your "holes" on the team is that you are assuming none of the young players are going to improve and possibly fill those holes. The whole point of the way this team drafts is so they can get guys that eventually can become quality players even if they don't look so hot starting out. Teams like the Packers, Steelers and Giants don't typically make big moves in FA because they expect their homegrown talent to step up and fill in the holes. It doesn't always work no but nothing always works. I wouldn't say you could really argue with the track record of success those 3 teams have had though.

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#60 Posted : Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:13:16 PM(UTC)
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James Harrison took several years to catch on. Almost not making the team. Tramon Willimas took a while to catch on.

The next guy to step up could already be on the team. Vic So'oto could be the next break through player.

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#61 Posted : Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:44:49 PM(UTC)
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I figured we wouldn't get into the mix during the first few days of FA, but I was hopeful for a decent 2nd tier S, OLB, or CB pickup.

Now I'm concerned about C. If we let Wells go, we're in serious trouble there. Shoring up the defensive positions is important, but we'll take a major step back on offense if we let Wells go and don't find a suitable replacement.
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#62 Posted : Wednesday, March 14, 2012 8:19:13 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Stevetarded Go to Quoted Post
The problem with all of your "holes" on the team is that you are assuming none of the young players are going to improve and possibly fill those holes. The whole point of the way this team drafts is so they can get guys that eventually can become quality players even if they don't look so hot starting out. Teams like the Packers, Steelers and Giants don't typically make big moves in FA because they expect their homegrown talent to step up and fill in the holes. It doesn't always work no but nothing always works. I wouldn't say you could really argue with the track record of success those 3 teams have had though.

The Packers took a big hit last season because of the lack of progression with their younger guys. This probably was a result of the lack of off-season. Clay Matthews and B.J. Raji both significantly improved in 2010. Raji regressed last year. Morgan Burnett also took a major hit because of the lack of off-season.

There are some quality free agents on the market. I would’ve loved Jarret Johnson and the Mile Tolbert stuff intrigues me, but I generally enjoy the Packers' cautious approach. Some of these contracts are ludicrous, especially at receiver.
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#63 Posted : Wednesday, March 14, 2012 11:29:36 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: porky88 Go to Quoted Post
The Packers took a big hit last season because of the lack of progression with their younger guys. This probably was a result of the lack of off-season. Clay Matthews and B.J. Raji both significantly improved in 2010. Raji regressed last year. Morgan Burnett also took a major hit because of the lack of off-season.

There are some quality free agents on the market. I would’ve loved Jarret Johnson and the Mile Tolbert stuff intrigues me, but I generally enjoy the Packers' cautious approach. Some of these contracts are ludicrous, especially at receiver.


I disagree with your statement if you think Raji regressed then you must also think that Matthews regressed as well. All tho, I don't think they regressed ... everyone keeps forgetting that this defense lost 2 crucial players last year. Jenkins was the first one we lost in the off-season, which he was a great against the pass and the rush. With Jenkins leaving not only did this hurt Raji's year but Matthews as well.

Last year we had the number 1 rush that's because Jenkins + Raji + Matthews we're unstoppable. You double team Matthews & Raji ... they still had Jenkins to deal with. You double team Jenkins & Raji you still had Matthews left to deal with.

Not only we lost our number 1 defensive line pass rush but lost our number 1 pro bowl safety! So imagine losing your number 1 pass rush on the defensive line and your pro bowl safety that reads plays and stops the pass ... what did you expect. We all knew Neal wouldn't provide half the effort Jenkins would of put in.

Now for the people that are blaming Ted Thompson for the loss of Jenkins ... The reason Jenkins was let go was not a question of if his old / health / play ... it was more of saving cap room for the future stars like Finley ... upcoming free agents like Raji Matthews ... GJ will be asking more $$$ so will AR.

By signing FA's you take the risk of losing your own young players. I rather build threw the draft, keep the chemistry in the team and keep our stars in town as long as possible.
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#64 Posted : Thursday, March 15, 2012 3:36:55 AM(UTC)
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I think the suspension of Neal should make us take a look at a guy like Kendall Langford and what his contract demands are.
I dont know much about him, but he looks the type and the age is right.
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#65 Posted : Thursday, March 15, 2012 3:56:34 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: shield4life Go to Quoted Post
I disagree with your statement if you think Raji regressed then you must also think that Matthews regressed as well. All tho, I don't think they regressed ... everyone keeps forgetting that this defense lost 2 crucial players last year. Jenkins was the first one we lost in the off-season, which he was a great against the pass and the rush. With Jenkins leaving not only did this hurt Raji's year but Matthews as well.

Last year we had the number 1 rush that's because Jenkins + Raji + Matthews we're unstoppable. You double team Matthews & Raji ... they still had Jenkins to deal with. You double team Jenkins & Raji you still had Matthews left to deal with.

Not only we lost our number 1 defensive line pass rush but lost our number 1 pro bowl safety! So imagine losing your number 1 pass rush on the defensive line and your pro bowl safety that reads plays and stops the pass ... what did you expect. We all knew Neal wouldn't provide half the effort Jenkins would of put in.

Now for the people that are blaming Ted Thompson for the loss of Jenkins ... The reason Jenkins was let go was not a question of if his old / health / play ... it was more of saving cap room for the future stars like Finley ... upcoming free agents like Raji Matthews ... GJ will be asking more $$$ so will AR.

By signing FA's you take the risk of losing your own young players. I rather build threw the draft, keep the chemistry in the team and keep our stars in town as long as possible.

I'm not judging just the sack numbers. I'm judging Raji's overall play. I saw little to no impact in his game. He didn't play the run well, either. Raji was an impact player in 2010. He made an impact against the run and rushing the passer. He didn’t do either last season. Clay Matthews still made an impact. It didn’t show on the stat card, but he was all over the field again this season. He didn’t finish as much, which is one of the reasons why his sack numbers were down, but he still pressured QBs. Raji didn’t and defensive lineman should improve in year No. 3. Frankly, I would blame the lack of an off-season more for Raji’s regression than the departure of any particular player.

Also, you can blame Cullen Jenkins’ departure for only so much. At the end of the day, if Raji needs Jenkins on the field to play at an all-pro level, then it might be time to re-evaluate his overall ability. I did not see an impact player in 2011. I saw an impact player in 2010 with or without Jenkins in the lineup.
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#66 Posted : Thursday, March 15, 2012 6:59:54 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: porky88 Go to Quoted Post
I'm not judging just the sack numbers. I'm judging Raji's overall play. I saw little to no impact in his game. He didn't play the run well, either. Raji was an impact player in 2010. He made an impact against the run and rushing the passer. He didn’t do either last season. Clay Matthews still made an impact. It didn’t show on the stat card, but he was all over the field again this season. He didn’t finish as much, which is one of the reasons why his sack numbers were down, but he still pressured QBs. Raji didn’t and defensive lineman should improve in year No. 3. Frankly, I would blame the lack of an off-season more for Raji’s regression than the departure of any particular player.

Also, you can blame Cullen Jenkins’ departure for only so much. At the end of the day, if Raji needs Jenkins on the field to play at an all-pro level, then it might be time to re-evaluate his overall ability. I did not see an impact player in 2011. I saw an impact player in 2010 with or without Jenkins in the lineup.


You should also judge Raji by the fact that Capers called a contain type of front more often than a pin your ears back. So Raji was doing what was called. It wasn't as much of a performance drop off as a playing a different style of game.

Matthews also had his best year last year. His pressure, coverage and run support were fantastic. Pressure causes picks. Much more impact than a mere sack.

Where I though we missed Jenkins the most was in defending the screens.
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#67 Posted : Thursday, March 15, 2012 7:08:36 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Dexter_Sinister Go to Quoted Post
You should also judge Raji by the fact that Capers called a contain type of front more often than a pin your ears back. So Raji was doing what was called. It wasn't as much of a performance drop off as a playing a different style of game.

Matthews also had his best year last year. His pressure, coverage and run support were fantastic. Pressure causes picks. Much more impact than a mere sack.

Where I though we missed Jenkins the most was in defending the screens.


Raji was spending alot of time out of position at DE last year, plus he never got a play off and as a result may have been wearing down a bit.
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#68 Posted : Thursday, March 15, 2012 8:00:28 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Dexter_Sinister Go to Quoted Post
You should also judge Raji by the fact that Capers called a contain type of front more often than a pin your ears back. So Raji was doing what was called. It wasn't as much of a performance drop off as a playing a different style of game.

Matthews also had his best year last year. His pressure, coverage and run support were fantastic. Pressure causes picks. Much more impact than a mere sack.

Where I though we missed Jenkins the most was in defending the screens.

I am with you on Matthews, though teams ran away from him because the Packers were so bad opposite of him. I still worry about his run defense. He certainly has the ability, but he’s a very aggressive player.

Like all players, Raji receives a grade on every single play. You get either a positive grade or a negative grade. This is hardly anything new to football. Coaches and scouts have been doing this for years to evaluate talent. Raji received far more positives than negatives in '10. Frankly, I thought he had an all-pro year. Last year, he received more negatives than positives. That is simply unacceptable. I know it sounds like I'm picking on Raji. I'm not. He's not the only player in that boat, but he stands out simply because year three is normally a very important year for defensive lineman. That's why I think (hope) it was the off-season.
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#69 Posted : Thursday, March 15, 2012 8:33:59 PM(UTC)
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Where we missed Jenkins most was QB pressure. With him gone, Raji regressed because OLs focused on Raji and pretty much did away with him last year. When he got the Pro Bowl nod, I was thinking it was a bad call.

Because of the lack of pressure, opposing QBs took apart our secondary. They looked considerably worse because the opposing QB had more time. You can bring up missed tackles but let's be very clear - when a runner is in his stride, he's way more difficult to tackle than when he's not. Opposing QBs were able to hit receivers in their stride and make our secondary look like a joke.

It all starts from up front.

You gotta put the opposing QB on his back. It really is that simple.

Yes, I get it. Jenkins had a history of health problems. Mike McCarthy talked about accountability and availability. Jenkins had the former but not the latter. I get that. But the problem is, nobody stepped up to replace him.

And thus, one and done in the Playoffs.

Jenkins needs to be replaced. That needs to be Ted Thompson's biggest priority. I'm very sure Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy agree with me. The problem of course is finding Jenkins' replacement. Easier said than done.
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#70 Posted : Thursday, March 15, 2012 10:34:34 PM(UTC)
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To me, the biggest problem is that asshole Johnny Jolly. Remember when Ted was going to have to decide whether to keep Jenkins or Jolly? Jolly was younger and much more durable. Wouldn't he be still under contract too? C'est la vie.
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#71 Posted : Friday, March 16, 2012 7:37:16 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: lolleren Go to Quoted Post
I think the suspension of Neal should make us take a look at a guy like Kendall Langford and what his contract demands are.
I dont know much about him, but he looks the type and the age is right.


The Packers were supposedly interested in him, but I don't think there's any plans on bringing him in...

Anybody got any dirt on Mark Anderson (DE, Pats)? He a bit of a tweener, but he sounds like he might be a fit opposite Matthews.
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#72 Posted : Friday, March 16, 2012 10:12:46 AM(UTC)
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To me, the biggest problem is that asshole Johnny Jolly. Remember when Ted was going to have to decide whether to keep Jenkins or Jolly? Jolly was younger and much more durable. Wouldn't he be still under contract too? C'est la vie.



Jolly is an adict that needed help from the Packers - not sent home to the ghettos of Houston to deal with his problems. I'm disappoint in him but I won't ever beat him up again. Hope he rehabilitates in prison, but I doubt it.
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#73 Posted : Friday, March 16, 2012 10:13:52 AM(UTC)
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Teds going to have to get off his horse and do something. If you aren't getting better you are getting worse. We have a hole and I think you gotta be aggressive get some DL in for meetings and make a solid attempt. We should be looking at every DL prospect and be looking to upgrade. You can't fix all your holes in the draft. At this stage of our franchise we should be signing some veterans to fill a few holes and then bank on the draft to bring your "stars"
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#74 Posted : Friday, March 16, 2012 10:19:15 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DakotaT Go to Quoted Post
Jolly is an adict that needed help from the Packers - not sent home to the ghettos of Houston to deal with his problems. I'm disappoint in him but I won't ever beat him up again. Hope he rehabilitates in prison, but I doubt it.


Agreed.. that is the flaw of the NFL system today. Suspend them from games fine.. but do not cut them out of the functions and stability of the team and teammates.
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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#75 Posted : Friday, March 16, 2012 10:24:24 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Pack93z Go to Quoted Post
Agreed.. that is the flaw of the NFL system today. Suspend them from games fine.. but do not cut them out of the functions and stability of the team and teammates.


But when a QB named Aaron Rodgers says something similar, he's ... wrong. Wanna Box?
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