Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
2 Pages12>
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline Zero2Cool  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, May 6, 2014 5:23:43 AM(UTC)
Rank: Premier Member

Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2015Yahoo! Fantasy Football - Gold: 2009FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2011ESPN NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2013

United States
Joined: 10/13/2006(UTC)
Location: Green Bay, WI
Applause Given: 2,292
Applause Received: 3,463
Packers said:
GREEN BAY—He was the last of the 11 players the Packers drafted a year ago, and he was lost for the season to a hamstring injury that occurred in the same game a more noteworthy teammate broke his collarbone.

With all the talk swirling that the Packers might target an inside linebacker high in this week’s draft, this linebacker is rarely mentioned in the discussion at the position because he didn’t play a snap on defense as a rookie. He was just starting to show up on the stat sheet on special teams when he landed on injured reserve.

Got any guesses? He’s Sam Barrington, practically a forgotten member of the 2013 Packers, but he could be more important to the 2014 Packers than many realize.

“I haven’t proven anything, yet, and if you’re the forgotten guy, it’s OK,” Barrington said recently after one of his offseason workouts at Lambeau Field. “When and if you do make that comeback, people won’t forget about you the second time.”
Offline nerdmann  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, May 6, 2014 5:27:24 AM(UTC)
Rank: Preferred Member

Joined: 9/14/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 5,207
Applause Received: 1,226
Needs to prove he can cover.

We've already got slow run thumpers.
Offline steveishere  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, May 6, 2014 5:47:16 AM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Gold: 2013

Joined: 7/28/2012(UTC)
Applause Given: 57
Applause Received: 1,455
nerdmann said: Go to Quoted Post
Needs to prove he can cover.

We've already got slow run thumpers.


Not really. We don't have anyone doing anything close to what Bishop was bringing. If Barrington can get close to that level he certainly has a place. Everyone talks about losing guys like Collins and Jenkins but Bishop was every bit as much of a loss as those guys.
thanks Post received 3 applause.
mi_keys on 5/6/2014(UTC), play2win on 5/6/2014(UTC), Yerko on 5/6/2014(UTC)
Offline uffda udfa  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, May 6, 2014 6:24:21 AM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

Joined: 4/25/2014(UTC)
Location: Texas
Applause Given: 339
Applause Received: 374
Yeah, and Bishop had terrible speed measurables similar to Chris Borland's but he was 3 inches taller and was incredible on the bench putting up 33 reps, (Borland did 27) and we got that guy in the 6th round, and Borland is going to go 2nd-4th.

Barrington may have run the worst combine 40 time of any LB I've ever seen at 4.91. Borland ran 4.83. Sam did run the 40 at his pro day and he netted a 4.69 but those pro days are notorious for padding players times with hand timing verses computer.

It was interesting reading that Barrington's college coach, Jim Leavitt, called him the best LB he'd ever seen when Sam was a freshman.

Here's hoping Barrington is another late round gem for the Packers but his numbers don't really compare favorably even with Bishop's.

Brad Jones has superior numbers speed wise to Barrington's and many think he's terrible.
Offline play2win  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, May 6, 2014 6:43:25 AM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

United States
Joined: 3/29/2012(UTC)
Location: Milwaukee
Applause Given: 1,076
Applause Received: 724
Man, I would love to see Sam Barrington do it, be such a splash that he wins the ILB slot next to Hawk. That will be a tall order though, as I believe Ted drafts the next starter there this week. If Barrington simply becomes a STs ace, that would be a huge help. Hopefully he will add quality depth at the ILB spot, if not start.

I don't think anyone begrudges Brad Jones' measureables. It is just that he seems to lack the instincts to consistently make plays, run or pass. He ought to be way better than he is...
Offline Zero2Cool  
#6 Posted : Tuesday, May 6, 2014 6:53:59 AM(UTC)
Rank: Premier Member

Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2015Yahoo! Fantasy Football - Gold: 2009FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2011ESPN NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2013

United States
Joined: 10/13/2006(UTC)
Location: Green Bay, WI
Applause Given: 2,292
Applause Received: 3,463
steveishere said: Go to Quoted Post
Not really. We don't have anyone doing anything close to what Bishop was bringing. If Barrington can get close to that level he certainly has a place. Everyone talks about losing guys like Collins and Jenkins but Bishop was every bit as much of a loss as those guys.


The hell are you talking about? We have a plethora of guys that started played a handful of games and couldn't play anymore due to injury!

The loss of Nick Collins is in a class of its own. He was a playmaking leader. He covered up others mistakes in the secondary. Cullen Jenkins was missed too, but second tier.

Desmond Bishop, when he was inserted, I mentioned way back that the defense just seemed tougher. I couldn't place it specifically. It just seemed like the hits were harder or more fierce.
Offline Mucky Tundra  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, May 6, 2014 6:57:34 AM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2015Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2015

United States
Joined: 1/11/2013(UTC)
Location: Murray, Kentucky
Applause Given: 554
Applause Received: 677
Have we even replaced Erik Walden?:-k [grin1]
thanks Post received 2 applause.
DakotaT on 5/6/2014(UTC), nerdmann on 5/6/2014(UTC)
Offline cheeseheads123  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, May 6, 2014 6:50:08 PM(UTC)
Rank: Member

Joined: 9/28/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 84
Applause Received: 175
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
The hell are you talking about? We have a plethora of guys that started played a handful of games and couldn't play anymore due to injury!

The loss of Nick Collins is in a class of its own. He was a playmaking leader. He covered up others mistakes in the secondary. Cullen Jenkins was missed too, but second tier.

Desmond Bishop, when he was inserted, I mentioned way back that the defense just seemed tougher. I couldn't place it specifically. It just seemed like the hits were harder or more fierce.


I couldn't agree more about Bishop. It wouldnt surprise me if his departure played a role in Raji taking a step back.
Offline nerdmann  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, May 6, 2014 8:15:40 PM(UTC)
Rank: Preferred Member

Joined: 9/14/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 5,207
Applause Received: 1,226
cheeseheads123 said: Go to Quoted Post
I couldn't agree more about Bishop. It wouldnt surprise me if his departure played a role in Raji taking a step back.


Bishop was good, but not great.
thanks Post received 1 applause.
DoddPower on 5/6/2014(UTC)
Offline DarkaneRules  
#10 Posted : Saturday, May 10, 2014 3:50:53 PM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

Joined: 8/15/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 296
Applause Received: 581
This article had more relevance than we may have initially given it. Barrington battling will be something I will be watching a lot in training camp as well as Lattimore showing his worth to the team since we let Manning go. Like safety last year; someone needs to step up. Unlike safety last year, I think someone does. Might it be Barrington?
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
2 Pages12>
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
Zero2Cool (5h): First round is over. Reset your passwords.
Zero2Cool (5h): Thompson on Clark: We thought he was the best player available.
IronMan (10h): Brady won his appeal. no suspension.
Yerko (11h): Happy Draft Day everyone!
Pack93z (12h): Buckeye players that is... speaking of that, anyone see Buckeye around?
Pack93z (16h): You certainly can have enough Buckeyes.... and 1 is probably too many. lol.
Zero2Cool (27-Apr): draft chat party tomorrow boys/girls welcome come all
wpr (27-Apr): Hawk is a FA
IronMan (27-Apr): AJ Hawk is still in the NFL?
FLORIDA PACKER88 (27-Apr): You can Never have Enough Buckeyes! Lets sign Lil animal Laurinitis and Hawk and put em both in the middle! ;)
wpr (26-Apr): 48 hrs until Christmas!
Zero2Cool (26-Apr): We have one too many Buckeye on the team already!!
Porforis (26-Apr): AJ Hawk released. Lol if the packers picked him up, would make for some spirited debate
Zero2Cool (25-Apr): Tom Brady re-suspended for four games. Boring.
Zero2Cool (25-Apr): and next year it'll take 24 seconds to do 2017 ;-)
Zero2Cool (25-Apr): 2016 NFL Pick'em schedule ... done!
IronMan (25-Apr): ball for 14 seconds and doesn't even get a shot off. lol
IronMan (25-Apr): So the Hawks call a TO with 15 seconds left, the coach scribbles some play down on the board. They inbound it to Teague and he holds the bal
Zero2Cool (25-Apr): Scores for every season matchup dating back to 2012 ... done!
wpr (23-Apr): Smokey I posted something a day or so ago that it is 10 + mil
Smokey (23-Apr): How much CAP money is left in the Packers acct. ?
Zero2Cool (23-Apr): ;-) until tomorrow folks
Zero2Cool (21-Apr): Always surprised how deep his non-singing voice was and also how high pitched he sang.
Pack93z (21-Apr): Purple Rain is one of my favorite album's all time... played the crap out of it as a youth.
Pack93z (21-Apr): Wow... The Prince new... just wow... different cat, great artist
Zero2Cool (21-Apr): Yes, if signed before May 12, Panthers would get comp
TheKanataThrilla (21-Apr): Never heard of him either. Had a good year, but the Panthers get a lot of pressure on the QB to his benefit.
Zero2Cool (21-Apr): Josh Norman is kind of a one year hit, right? I can't remember hearing about him ever before 2015
TheKanataThrilla (20-Apr): Do the Panthers get a comp pick if Norman signs a big contract?
IronMan (20-Apr): Favorite Band? It's a generational thing. Nobody's ever gonna be cooler than GNR for my generation. You? I love music
IronMan (20-Apr): GNR
Zero2Cool (20-Apr): Browns trade 2 overall to Eagles. Browns with a wise move.
Pack93z (20-Apr): http://oneidaeye.com/2015/08/20/ron-van-den-heuvel-ive-made-74-people-in-this-town-millionaires-godfrey-kahn-letter-to-judge-walsh-court-doc
Pack93z (20-Apr): A must read... a guy that has worked the system for years, finally having to face the music. A interview. Long live America. http://oneidaey
IronMan (20-Apr): they thought I was dead and sent the police to my house to check on me lol
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

Current Headlines

2016 Opponents
Sunday, Sep 11 @ 12:00 PM
at Jaguars
Sunday, Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Oct 2 @ 12:00 AM
BYE
Sunday, Oct 9 @ 7:30 PM
GIANTS
Sunday, Oct 16 @ 3:25 PM
COWBOYS
Thursday, Oct 20 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 30 @ 12:00 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Nov 6 @ 3:25 PM
COLTS
Sunday, Nov 13 @ 12:00 PM
at Titans
Sunday, Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM
at Redskins
Monday, Nov 28 @ 7:30 PM
at Eagles
Sunday, Dec 4 @ 12:00 PM
TEXANS
Sunday, Dec 11 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Dec 18 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Saturday, Dec 24 @ 12:00 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Jan 1 @ 12:00 PM
at Lions

Think About It
Think About It

Recent Topics
1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / RaiderPride

3h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Laser Gunns

9h / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

10h / Green Bay Packers Talk / steveishere

12h / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackerTraxx

12h / Green Bay Packers Talk / steveishere

14h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

28-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / Barfarn

28-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / TheKanataThrilla

27-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

27-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

27-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / RaiderPride

26-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / Wade

26-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

25-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / warhawk


Tweeter