Discussion Board
Welcome Guest! You can login or register. Login or Register.
3 Pages<123

Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
User is suspended until 4/29/2043 11:56:55 PM(UTC) texaspackerbacker  
#41 Posted : Sunday, January 25, 2015 4:49:32 AM(UTC)
I really don't think James Jones would have improved chances. I wouldn't even see him as better than Adams at the same price, much less the inflated amount it would have taken to re-sign him. The problem instead is not making good use of players like Janis at wideout, as well as Eliot and maybe others elsewhere - going with what amounts to a damn seniority system and letting good talent sit inactive or relegated to special teams. Other teams don't do it that way, and are better for using their young talent.

As for the topic of the thread, no way. Aaron Rodgers makes it all possible. I REJECT the notion that Ted Thompson has kept the team good or competitive. He has done his damnedest to keep the team mediocre with basically average talent all around except for our all world QB. That said, we really don't have any great deficiencies either. The window will not close until Rodgers begins to fade, and as was said, that likely won't be for quite a few years.

Much has been said about the cost of keeping Cobb, Bulaga, etc. As someone said, I think, the salary cap keeps increasing. More importantly, though, we could and IMO should come a LOT closer to pushing the limit of the cap. Therein lies my biggest gripe about Ted Thompson. His perceived cheapness comes from an unwarranted (IMO) fear of "cap hell" - getting in a difficult position in future years by pushing things back. It is entirely possible to structure contracts in a backloaded way, large bonuses to satisfy market demands to sign players, but backloaded enough to keep the cap number low. I don't believe Ted comes close to maximizing that. The cap increase alone, much less having aging players move on, makes this doable and safe. We need only to look at Seattle, and before that, the 49ers to see what I'm talking about and how it is NOT a bad thing to push the limit.

So no, the window is not closing, but I also see no end to the not maximizing of the cap and therefore mediocrity of talent other than Rodgers. We are locked in that way as long as Ted is the GM, and he ain't going anywhere as long as his gravy train - Aaron Rodgers is on his game - giving the ilusion that Ted is doing a good job.
nerdmann  
#42 Posted : Sunday, January 25, 2015 2:38:21 PM(UTC)
If Mike and Aaron want championships, then they should step up and win one when one is fucking handed to them on a silver platter.

Otherwise, they can just STFU and go home.
Rss Feed
Users browsing this topic
Guest
3 Pages<123
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

Fan Shout
Smokey (16h) : Don't look back, I'm gaining beast ! LOL
beast (18h) : Thanks Smokey!
Zero2Cool (20h) : I'm not confident vs Steelers. But they are up/down a lot.
dhazer (21h) : I actually had a Steeler fan ask me why the stadium was still packed at the end of the game on Sunday. I said we back our team no matter wha
dhazer (21h) : Kevin we will beat that this week lol
Zero2Cool (23h) : Cowboys have one touchdown in 2 games. One TD in 22 possessions. One
Smokey (21-Nov) : Nice Week 11 Pick'em beast , salute !
hardrocker950 (21-Nov) : No late game heroics for Seattle tonight
yinzer (21-Nov) : You can do much worse than having the Steelers as your favorite team... that being said, Go Steelers!
uffda udfa (21-Nov) : Gilbert is/was their starting RT.
Zero2Cool (20-Nov) : Steelers OT Marcus Gilbert suspended four games for violating performance-enhancing substance policy.
Zero2Cool (20-Nov) : and my 1st favorite team.
Zero2Cool (20-Nov) : Packers are my 2nd favorite team.
uffda udfa (20-Nov) : Are Steelers your 2nd favorite team? I know you live the Pens and are from there.
Zero2Cool (20-Nov) : Steelers are league-best 4-1 vs. teams who currently have a winning record.
uffda udfa (20-Nov) : Kenny Clark x-rays were negative. Says he's fine.
Zero2Cool (20-Nov) : "I believe in Brett Hundley," McCarthy conclude. Quick, check coach for concussion!
Zero2Cool (20-Nov) : RB Aaron Jones was arrested in October for marijuana, driving without a license, and speeding.
Zero2Cool (20-Nov) : NFL Receiver Terry Glenn Has Died in a Car Accident
Zero2Cool (20-Nov) : @BenFennell_NFL Not to be overlooked...
Zero2Cool (20-Nov) : Packers run defense lately has been outstanding Since Nov 1 (3 games)... 59.0 YPG (3rd in NFL) and 2.33 YPC (2nd in NFL)
beast (20-Nov) : See you are troll, your true colors are showing
uffda udfa (20-Nov) : Charles Manson dead at 83.
uffda udfa (20-Nov) : At least Cleveland was the road team when Baltimore shut them out.
uffda udfa (20-Nov) : We shouldn't feel bad about being shutout by BAL. CLE was shutout by them, too.
uffda udfa (20-Nov) : Davante was a huge surprise. Ravens are tough to throw it on.
beast (20-Nov) : I don't know... Mays and Spriggs did a good job of looking offensive too!
Zero2Cool (20-Nov) : Only offensive player to come out looking good is Davante Adams.
uffda udfa (20-Nov) : He ain't changing from Hundley. Trying way too hard to prove it was right to go with him all along.
greengold (19-Nov) : A HC would say that today even if he planned to start Callahan next week.
Nonstopdrivel (19-Nov) : Yeah, well, there are plenty of people who believe in fairies and leprechauns too.
uffda udfa (19-Nov) : MM sticking with Hundley. Said he believes in him.
TheKanataThrilla (19-Nov) : Hayward with another INT 2nd of the day
Zero2Cool (19-Nov) : Martellus quit on Packers and this week they followed his lead. Offense anyway.
Nonstopdrivel (19-Nov) : Clark left with an ankle injury apparently.
Please sign in to use Fan Shout
2017 Packers Schedule
Sunday, Sep 10 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Sep 17 @ 7:30 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Sep 24 @ 3:25 PM
BENGALS
Thursday, Sep 28 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 8 @ 3:25 PM
at Cowboys
Sunday, Oct 15 @ 12:00 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Oct 22 @ 12:00 PM
SAINTS
Sunday, Oct 29 @ 12:00 AM
- BYE -
Monday, Nov 6 @ 7:30 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Nov 12 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Sunday, Nov 19 @ 12:00 PM
RAVENS
Sunday, Nov 26 @ 7:30 PM
at Steelers
Sunday, Dec 3 @ 12:00 PM
BUCCANEERS
Sunday, Dec 10 @ 12:00 PM
at Browns
Sunday, Dec 17 @ 12:00 PM
at Panthers
Saturday, Dec 23 @ 7:30 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Dec 31 @ 12:00 PM
at Lions
Think About It
Think About It
Recent Topics
14m / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

16m / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

31m / Green Bay Packers Talk / buckeyepackfan

10h / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

12h / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

12h / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

13h / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

13h / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

14h / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

20h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

22h / Green Bay Packers Talk / bboystyle

22h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

21-Nov / Green Bay Packers Talk / MintBaconDrivel

20-Nov / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

20-Nov / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

Headlines