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

Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Nonstopdrivel  
#41 Posted : Saturday, January 24, 2009 10:16:46 PM(UTC)
Quote:
General manager Ted Thompson has said publicly that the Green Bay Packers' switch to a 3-4 defense is "not a big deal."


I bet Ted Thompson plays a mean game of poker. He is dead set on not revealing too much of his strategy to the rest of the world. While to a certain extent I'm sure he's telling the truth, since the team plans to run a hybrid defense, I think we can be fairly certain it will be a bigger deal than he's letting on. Unless he's trying to signal that the Packers' primary focus in the draft will in fact be offense, not defense. This I find hard to believe, however.
toronto_cheesehead  
#42 Posted : Saturday, January 24, 2009 11:04:42 PM(UTC)
CNNSI story

It's comforting to hear that Capers has successfully transitioned a 4-3 DE into a 3-4 OLB when he was with Jacksonville.
Megatron  
#43 Posted : Monday, January 26, 2009 12:27:53 PM(UTC)
Read this, it's quite eye opening.

www.milehighreport.com said:
As best I can tell, there are 9 teams in the NFL that primarily ran a 3-4 defense this season: Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Dallas, San Diego, New England, New York (Jets), Miami, San Francisco, and Cleveland.

This means that there are 9 starting Nose Tackles right now: Haloti Ngata, Casey Hampton, Jay Ratliff, Jamal Williams, Vince Wilfork, Kris Jenkins, Jason Ferguson, Isaac Sopoaga, and Shaun Rogers.

Of the 9 NT's:

3 are 1st round picks (Ngata, Hampton, and Wilfork)

3 are second round picks (Wiliams, Jenkins, and Rogers)

3 are later round picks (Ferguson, Sopoaga, and Rogers).

3 have played for more than one NFL team (Rogers, Jenkins and, Ferguson) and only Jason Ferguson has played for more than one 3-4 team.


What's immediately evident in those numbers is just how hard it is to get a nose tackle. Once a 3-4 team gets a good NT, they pretty much don't give him up


We have the 9th pick. 49ers have the 10th pick and Denver who will almost certainly need a NT has the 12th pick. All are 3-4 teams so i just cannot see Ted Thompson trading down. Unless he identified someone who is as can be as good as Raji but at a better value which is unlikely.

I would be amazed if we dont go for a NT with our 1st pick. Guys of that size and quality are hard to come by and we dont want to miss our chance of getting a good one.

It would be good to have an insurance policy in case Pickett needs a breather during the game or he gets injured. You can never have enough good NT's considering the importance of that position.
bozz_2006  
#44 Posted : Monday, January 26, 2009 3:25:05 PM(UTC)
I wouldn't be surprised to see Denver or San Francisco trade up to "steal" Raji, regardless of whether we have actually targeted him.
beast  
#45 Posted : Monday, January 26, 2009 4:34:01 PM(UTC)
" said: Go to Quoted Post
I wouldn't be surprised to see Denver or San Francisco trade up to "steal" Raji, regardless of whether we have actually targeted him.


I could really see that.
warhawk  
#46 Posted : Monday, January 26, 2009 4:38:46 PM(UTC)
" said: Go to Quoted Post
I wouldn't be surprised to see Denver or San Francisco trade up to "steal" Raji, regardless of whether we have actually targeted him.


Both of those teams need a LOT of players. While it's always possible I kind of doubt it. I would be more worried about a team that runs the 3-4 that has all the components but a NT. Tha'ts the team that can afford sacrificing other picks for the guy.
bozz_2006  
#47 Posted : Monday, January 26, 2009 5:00:40 PM(UTC)
prudence is a slim commodity in the NFL. especially when it comes to a role like NT that is so hard to fill. see: planet theory. if you get an athletic big man, you can't assume that another one will come along next year.
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
TheKanataThrilla (1m) : I was thinking Dez gbguy20
gbguy20 (1h) : Bmarsh cut. preparing for obj extension?
Zero2Cool (3h) : Week 1: at Packers — Sept. 9 (SNF)
Cheesey (4h) : I don't know. I don't have HBO. I only have regular BO.
Smokey (9h) : Who is HBO's 2018 "Hard Knocks" team ?
Zero2Cool (17-Apr) : Jimmy Graham on choosing Packers -- Why Green Bay instead of New Orleans? "#12 is hungry
DarkaneRules (17-Apr) : When he talked about missing guys he didn't mentioned Greg Jennings :)
Zero2Cool (17-Apr) : it won't though. thus, off-season = hate season
gbguy20 (17-Apr) : these quotes from arod should shut people up
Zero2Cool (17-Apr) : Jimmy Graham on whether he's still the same Jimmy Graham: "I'm still 6-foot-7 and still run a 4.55 (40)."
Zero2Cool (17-Apr) : TE Jimmy Graham said he turned down a lot of money to sign with a team he said he feels can win it all. “12 is hungry,” he said.
Zero2Cool (17-Apr) : Aaron Rodgers on potential extension with Packers: "There's interest on both sides in getting something done"
Zero2Cool (17-Apr) : "You have to trust the process. And the process works." Aaron Rodgers
Zero2Cool (15-Apr) : I think Barkley would be crazy good with Aaron Rodgers.
porky88 (15-Apr) : If the Packers trade into the top 10, I think it's for Saquan Barkley.
buckeyepackfan (15-Apr) : Lololol
buckeyepackfan (15-Apr) : Need to use this statement "The Packers have wasted enough years of AR's career"
TheKanataThrilla (14-Apr) : New GM with a new qb. History repeats.
TheKanataThrilla (14-Apr) : I had that fuck that idea about Rodgers..turns out I was wrong.
gbguy20 (14-Apr) : fuck that idea.
TheKanataThrilla (14-Apr) : Rosen?
Nonstopdrivel (14-Apr) : An unnamed source told Daniel Jeremiah the Packers will trade into the top ten to snag a quarterback.
Zero2Cool (13-Apr) : The #Cowboys have released WR Dez Bryant, source said. It’s done.
Zero2Cool (13-Apr) : Sources: Cowboys expected to release Bryant The Cowboys, who are meeting with Dez Bryant on Friday, plan on "moving on" and release the star receiver, sources told ESPN
Zero2Cool (12-Apr) : Today's Birthdays: ThePrey (29)
Nonstopdrivel (11-Apr) : I'm easily offended.
Zero2Cool (11-Apr) : but, if you're easily offended, stay the hell out
Zero2Cool (11-Apr) : for some good laughs, read Let's Offend Everyone! in The Back Alley
gbguy20 (11-Apr) : give him a prove it deal here for that money. ridiculous
Zero2Cool (9-Apr) : I think he wanted a prove it year, to cash in next season.
Nonstopdrivel (9-Apr) : Detail in Patriots' deal with WR Jordan Matthews shows the bargain: one-year, $1 million, plus $700K in incentives. Only $170K is guaranteed.
Porforis (9-Apr) : You're my favorite customer.
Nonstopdrivel (9-Apr) : Oh, hi, Mark.
TheKanataThrilla (8-Apr) : I like our current RBs. If we have an injury or 2 maybe sign Lacy on a cheap 1 year deal.
Porforis (8-Apr) : In Round 2? Heck no. Later rounds? Sure why not.
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
7m / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / sschind

21h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

22h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

22h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

18-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / sschind

18-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

17-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

17-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

16-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / warhawk

15-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

15-Apr / Around The NFL / Cheesey

14-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

13-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / dhazer

13-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / gbguy20

Headlines