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.
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline gbguy20  
#1 Posted : Friday, December 21, 2012 11:50:53 AM(UTC)
gbguy20

Rank: 1st Round Draft Pick

Joined: 8/28/2009(UTC)

Applause Given: 208
Applause Received: 285

This should make some posters here pretty happy:

Quote:
Aaron Nagler ‏@Aaron_Nagler
McCarthy says Evan Dietrich-Smith will most likely start at center against the Titans. Most likely an audition for next year.


ps:

Quote:
Jason Wilde ‏@jasonjwilde

McCarthy says C Jeff Saturday (neck/shoulder) will be ready to play but Evan Dietrich-Smith "probably" will start the game for #Packers.

Message modified by moderator Saturday, December 22, 2012 4:03:05 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

call me Dan
Offline TheKanataThrilla  
#2 Posted : Friday, December 21, 2012 12:12:40 PM(UTC)
TheKanataThrilla

Rank: 4th Round Draft Pick

Canada
Joined: 9/8/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 157
Applause Received: 120

Interesting move which I am very interested in seeing how he does. I still say we should draft a C who can play Guard as well, but it certainly would be nice if we don't have to reach for somebody if EDS proves serviceable for next season. I though Saturday had more in the tank than what he does when we signed him. I am also thinking Peyton Manning made him look better in my eyes than he really was.
"Stumbling from one disaster to another" Lost Together (Blue Rodeo)
Offline wpr  
#3 Posted : Friday, December 21, 2012 12:21:29 PM(UTC)
wpr

Rank: Hall of Famer

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

United States
Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 3,152
Applause Received: 1,522

I am glad they are giving EDS a look see. That way they know how urgent the need is to draft a C next year. If EDS is solid they can go with a lower round pick and develop him. give EDS the job for a few years in the process. That was their intent when they took Saturday. Too bad it didn't work out so well.

I hope they don't have to take a C until the 5-7 rounds.
UserPostedImage

"Will you follow me, one last time?" Thorin Oakenshield
Offline DakotaT  
#4 Posted : Friday, December 21, 2012 1:24:03 PM(UTC)
DakotaT

Rank: Super Bowl MVP

Joined: 8/18/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 669
Applause Received: 1,376

Injuries kept this move from happening earlier in the season.
UserPostedImage
Offline PackFanWithTwins  
#5 Posted : Friday, December 21, 2012 6:19:20 PM(UTC)
PackFanWithTwins

Rank: 1st Round Draft Pick

Joined: 9/26/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 13
Applause Received: 398

I like the move. The line with EDS as center should be able to get a better push in the run game. We have been running more up the middle lately which is fits our line better than all the stretch blocking. I don't expect a drop off at all with EDS. Sitton has been calling the adjustments for the line so there is no loss in that area.
The world needs ditch diggers to Danny!!!
UserPostedImage
Offline doddpower  
#6 Posted : Friday, December 21, 2012 11:03:33 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: 2,097
Applause Received: 530

Dare I say the Packers running game is going to be a serious threat heading into the playoffs?? I love the sound of that!
Offline DarkaneRules  
#7 Posted : Saturday, December 22, 2012 1:25:39 PM(UTC)
DarkaneRules

Rank: 1st Round Draft Pick

Joined: 8/15/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 211
Applause Received: 358

Good move. Saturday just wasn't physical enough at the point of attack. Let's see how it goes. :)
Circular Arguments: They are a heck of an annoyance
Offline PackerTraxx  
#8 Posted : Saturday, December 22, 2012 1:50:27 PM(UTC)
PackerTraxx

Rank: 2nd Round Draft Pick

Joined: 8/13/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 18
Applause Received: 127

If this helps, especially the running game, good move. I would like to see Ted Thompson pick up one of the top centers with the second or third pick even if he has to trade up. A top center would really help this team IMO and should be ready to take over in a year. If Ted Thompson drafted one in the first round I would really be excited because that would mean Ted Thompson thinks he is special.
Why is Jerry Kramer not in the Hall of Fame?
Offline Tezzy  
#9 Posted : Sunday, December 23, 2012 10:37:05 AM(UTC)
Tezzy

Rank: 3rd Round Draft Pick

United States
Joined: 8/21/2008(UTC)
Location: Wayne's Basement

Applause Given: 29
Applause Received: 81

I said it in the gameday thread, want to expand it over here. I like the prospects of running behind Lang-EDS-Sitton-Barclay. The middle run game is where I think Grant can excel, and we have seen the cannon ball that is DuJuan.
On top of every beard grows a man.
Offline wpr  
#10 Posted : Monday, December 24, 2012 1:01:35 PM(UTC)
wpr

Rank: Hall of Famer

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

United States
Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 3,152
Applause Received: 1,522

Quote:
Mike McCarthy openly admits it wasn’t an easy move to make, but one that needed to be made with two games left in the regular season.

After standing by 37-year-old center Jeff Saturday for the first 14 weeks of the season, McCarthy decided to move forward with 26-year-old Evan Dietrich-Smith at the spot during Sunday’s 55-7 win over the Tennessee Titans.

With Dietrich Smith playing the position he and the coaching staff feel he’s best suited for, the Packers’ offensive line went off without a hitch, especially considering the team was playing without starting running back Alex Green, who was out with a concussion.

In his first career start at center, Dietrich-Smith said he felt comfortable in his chemistry with quarterback Aaron Rodgers and it showed. He didn’t commit a penalty or muff any snaps in the rout.

Coupled with the fact the five-time Pro Bowler Saturday had been dealing with back and neck ailments that kept him out of practice two days last week, the Packers officially deferred to the younger, larger and quicker Dietrich-Smith on Friday.

Now, they don’t appear to be looking back.

“The center change definitely was (difficult), but any change is never easy,” McCarthy said. “Really in talking with Jeff and the number of things he’s been fighting through physically, it’s a bit of a stretch on my part. I just felt like if we were going to make this change that this was the time to do it to make sure Evan was ready for the playoffs.”


the rest
UserPostedImage

"Will you follow me, one last time?" Thorin Oakenshield
Offline rabidgopher04  
#11 Posted : Tuesday, December 25, 2012 5:34:04 AM(UTC)
rabidgopher04

Rank: 4th Round Draft Pick

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 115
Applause Received: 127

Saturday was a decent fill in this season and added a little name recognition to our line.

With Barclay playing so well, where does Bulaga go when he returns? LT?
Do you like bacon?
Offline yooperfan  
#12 Posted : Tuesday, December 25, 2012 5:45:05 AM(UTC)
yooperfan

Rank: 2nd Round Draft Pick

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

Applause Given: 637
Applause Received: 295

Originally Posted by: rabidgopher04 Go to Quoted Post
Saturday was a decent fill in this season and added a little name recognition to our line.

With Barclay playing so well, where does Bulaga go when he returns? LT?


I was under the impression that when Bulaga was drafted, he was considered to be the Left tackle of the future.
It will be interesting to see how the OL shapes up when next season starts.
Hopefully a new OL coach will be in place in 2013.

Offline nerdmann  
#13 Posted : Tuesday, December 25, 2012 10:37:55 AM(UTC)
nerdmann

Rank: Most Valuable Player

Joined: 9/14/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 2,715
Applause Received: 667

Originally Posted by: yooperfan Go to Quoted Post
I was under the impression that when Bulaga was drafted, he was considered to be the Left tackle of the future.
It will be interesting to see how the OL shapes up when next season starts.
Hopefully a new OL coach will be in place in 2013.



Good problem to have.

DEPTH CHART:
LT: Sherrod, Newhouse
LG: Lang, Barclay, Van Roten, EDS
C: EDS, draft pick/Saturday
RG: Sitton, Barclay, Van Roten, EDS
LT: Bulaga, Barclay,Lang

And don't forget about Datko. Dude could be very good if the shoulder holds up, which imo is likely, since he's had a whole year to focus on strength training.

Might force us to keep a whopping 10 players on the OL.
“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 rabidgopher04  
#14 Posted : Tuesday, December 25, 2012 10:54:21 AM(UTC)
rabidgopher04

Rank: 4th Round Draft Pick

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 115
Applause Received: 127

Does this mean we can bring back the U-71 formation? Big Grin
Do you like bacon?
Offline Pack93z  
#15 Posted : Tuesday, December 25, 2012 12:01:38 PM(UTC)
Pack93z

Rank: Hall of Famer

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Bronze: 2012

United States
Joined: 3/16/2007(UTC)
Location: North Central Wisconsin

Applause Given: 400
Applause Received: 1,078

Originally Posted by: nerdmann Go to Quoted Post
Good problem to have.

DEPTH CHART:
LT: Newhouse, Sherrod
LG: Lang, Barclay, Van Roten, EDS
C: EDS, draft pick/Saturday
RG: Sitton, Barclay, Van Roten, EDS
LT: Bulaga, Barclay,Lang


Fixed it.... I seriously can't understand why people will not give Newhouse his proper due.
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

UserPostedImage
Offline DakotaT  
#16 Posted : Tuesday, December 25, 2012 12:27:47 PM(UTC)
DakotaT

Rank: Super Bowl MVP

Joined: 8/18/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 669
Applause Received: 1,376

Originally Posted by: Pack93z Go to Quoted Post
Fixed it.... I seriously can't understand why people will not give Newhouse his proper due.


Cause he has his ass handed him against speed rushers in space. Maybe this is an offensive coordinator problem though. Can't always go empty to get 5 receivers in the route.
UserPostedImage
thanks Post received 1 applause.
nerdmann on 12/25/2012(UTC)
Offline nerdmann  
#17 Posted : Tuesday, December 25, 2012 1:42:12 PM(UTC)
nerdmann

Rank: Most Valuable Player

Joined: 9/14/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 2,715
Applause Received: 667

Originally Posted by: DakotaT Go to Quoted Post
Cause he has his ass handed him against speed rushers in space. Maybe this is an offensive coordinator problem though. Can't always go empty to get 5 receivers in the route.


LT: Sherrod, Datko
LG: Lang, Barclay
C: EDS, ?
RG: Sitton, Barclay
RT: Bulaga, Newhouse
“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 dfosterf  
#18 Posted : Tuesday, December 25, 2012 3:25:50 PM(UTC)
dfosterf

Rank: Super Bowl MVP

United States
Joined: 8/19/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 208
Applause Received: 430

Look at where Lang is.

Just sayin'

Flapper

Dear Green Bay Packers:


(Wade and I are holding our letter in abeyance, as Ryan Grant seems to be doing good things, of late)

Quote:
Wade and I SO HAVE this. For a small fee and some seriously good seats, we will finally really fix this line, and if the seats are good enough, we will establish a real running game for you.


Yours kindly,

Dfoster and Wade, from the PackersHome website a/k/a the center of brilliant strategic thinking for the Green Bay Packers organization.


.Laugh

Message modified by user Tuesday, December 25, 2012 4:28:24 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

UserPostedImage
damn skippy I'm an owner. I currently own a full .00001924537805515393 % of the Green Bay Packers.



Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
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
6h / Green Bay Packers Talk / stevegb

6h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

8h / Green Bay Packers Talk / sschind

9h / Green Bay Packers Talk / civic

9h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

15h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Mucky Tundra

17h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Mucky Tundra

21h / Green Bay Packers Talk / dhazer

27-Nov / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

27-Nov / Green Bay Packers Talk / nyrpack

26-Nov / Green Bay Packers Talk / dhazer

26-Nov / Green Bay Packers Talk / dhazer

26-Nov / Green Bay Packers Talk / rabidgopher04

26-Nov / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

26-Nov / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann