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Offline DoddPower  
#61 Posted : Wednesday, May 2, 2012 8:24:49 AM(UTC)

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Actually, the decision on DD should be quite simple. If he is clearly better you keep him. If not, you keep the younger player who has more upside and costs less.


I agree that above all else it's important to just let it play out. An ACL injury here or a Achilles there and Donald Driver is our #2-3 again (gasp). In my ideal world, however, I want him beat out because that tells me that a younger guy outplayed a player that was already pretty good, thereby improving the team (and special teams), theoretically. I only think this is an option for Driver because I don't think Jones or Nelson can be beat out by any exterior player currently on the roster (although perhaps we have another Donald Driver in training somewhere with one of these guys?). I had the same opinion near the end of Farve's career, especially after the preseason and Dallas game. True, Rodger's was almost totally unproven, but I thought ultimately he was better than Favre at that point in their respective careers and only had room to get better, while the exact opposite was true for Favre. This is despite all of Favre's "leadership" or "experience" he may have brought to the table. As a I said earlier, an old leader leaving only makes room for another to step up in his place. Also, I must admit, I'm giving Ted the benefit of the doubt in some ways, too, because he is as good as they come in evaluating wide receivers. If Ted really likes Gurley and any other of those guys, I trust that they have potential to be significant contributors, even if it's not much outside of special teams.
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#62 Posted : Wednesday, May 2, 2012 9:58:30 AM(UTC)

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Will Tori Gurley be our 2012 Brett Swain?

More likely yes than no. I'd LOVE to be wrong.
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#63 Posted : Wednesday, May 2, 2012 10:08:24 AM(UTC)

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I want him to come back pretty badly. We will see how the business end plays out.
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#64 Posted : Thursday, May 3, 2012 12:29:25 PM(UTC)

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I do not want to see Driver back nor do I want to see him gone. I want the best guy in and contributing.

If that is Driver, great. If it isn't, thanks Donald, you have been one of my favorite players and one of my favorite people to cheer for.

If Gurley is an improvement, that is good for the team's overall talent.

But whoever is in there, catch. the. damn. ball.
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#65 Posted : Thursday, May 3, 2012 1:59:02 PM(UTC)

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Will Tori Gurley be our 2012 Brett Swain?

More likely yes than no. I'd LOVE to be wrong.


Don't knock Swain, he is in Seattle and Randy Moss has to beat him out for playing time [-x

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#66 Posted : Thursday, May 3, 2012 2:03:04 PM(UTC)

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Don't knock Swain, he is in Seattle and Randy Moss has to beat him out for playing time [-x



If Brett Swain is in Seattle, how does Randy Moss (49ers) have to beat him out for playing time?
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#67 Posted : Sunday, May 6, 2012 3:39:07 PM(UTC)

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If i didn't think DD still had "it", i'd say let him go. But i really think he's still a darn good player. He's not afraid to go across the middle, and is dependable when thrown to.
Better to have too many good WR's then not enough. And it seems he's willing to take a pay cut.
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#68 Posted : Monday, May 7, 2012 11:10:35 AM(UTC)

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That is the business end then. I really think we keep him. The draft put defense on notice more than the offense.
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#69 Posted : Monday, May 7, 2012 11:28:30 AM(UTC)

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That is the business end then. I really think we keep him. The draft put defense on notice more than the offense.


That's what I think. If I had to slap money down, I'd bet Driver stays in 2012.
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#70 Posted : Monday, May 7, 2012 12:43:24 PM(UTC)

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That is the business end then. I really think we keep him. The draft put defense on notice more than the offense.


What message does the UDFA pick ups say. We got a couple TEs, a couple RBs and a couple WRs.
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#71 Posted : Monday, May 7, 2012 12:52:56 PM(UTC)

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What message does the UDFA pick ups say. We got a couple TEs, a couple RBs and a couple WRs.


UDFAs rarely make the team. Drafted people are more likely to make the team.
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#72 Posted : Thursday, May 10, 2012 6:39:26 AM(UTC)

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UDFAs rarely make the team. Drafted people are more likely to make the team.


Wait a minute here! Are you going to try and tell us that players skipped over by 32 teams SEVEN times are less likely to make a roster than those of someone who was picked? HOGWASH!!!

In related news to the topic, it sounds like one Green Bay writer feels Donald Driver's days are ...
Offline DoddPower  
#73 Posted : Thursday, May 10, 2012 7:05:19 AM(UTC)

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In related news to the topic, it sounds like one Green Bay writer feels Donald Driver's days are ...


Yeah, I still have a hard time imagining a situation where Driver makes this team in 2012 beyond some early injuries at the position.
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#74 Posted : Friday, May 11, 2012 8:46:40 PM(UTC)

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UDFAs rarely make the team. Drafted people are more likely to make the team.


An average of 27 players drafted in the 6th, 7th or UDFA were on the Packers 45 man roster last year.

Being passed on by other teams doesn't mean much.
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#75 Posted : Saturday, May 12, 2012 8:38:13 AM(UTC)

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An average of 27 players drafted in the 6th, 7th or UDFA were on the Packers 45 man roster last year.

Being passed on by other teams doesn't mean much.


That may be part of the reason our defense was so bad last year. Much of the draft since Raji and CM3 was on offense. Not complaining since we needed those players also, just saying that's the way it worked out.
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