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  1. Sigh... The ACL is the knee. The tweet clearly says achilles which at the heel of your foot.
  2. Random Packer News & Notes

    The Packers OTA are now underway. The offence started out with the 2WR, 1 TE, 1 RB, 1FB set. (If there's a name for this please let me know as I don't have a clue). This is interesting as that mirrors how the 49ers run their offence which I thought might happen. We're used to seeing 3 or even 4 WRs but I theorised that we would be seeing more base 2 WR sets, the TE would essentially be the 3rd receiver, our slot guy. The 4th receiver would be our RB. The downside to this that by making the TE a receiver we would lose a blocker on the line but that is where the FB comes in. The 49ers have a competent TE and FB who can block and catch which helps make their offence a little more unpredictable. Unfortunately for us we have a one dimensional TE and we have a fullback with unproven blocking ability.
  3. 2019 Free Agent Discussion

    Wow another receiver! Just based on the highlight vids he looks so much more of a protypical Packers receiver in the Driver, Jennings, Jones mold. We moved away from those types in recent years so it's nice to bring in a guy like that on our roster. I think he ran a 4.43 (other source has him at 4.37) and has a vert of 39 and a broad of 10'4". He can be a deep threat guy for our offence however whilst he did not do any returns in college but he did dabble in a bit of punt and kickoff returns for the Giants.
  4. Random Packer News & Notes

    I'm slightly surprised at this mainly because I thought Coleman was a better fit than Carson for the ZBS. I felt Carson was too stiff and heavy footed to implement the one cut and go running style required for the scheme. Coleman is quicker and more agile.
  5. Packers UDFA Class

    Whilst I did guess correctly that one of the tryout guys making the 90 man roster would be a return specialist unfortunately I predicted the wrong player. It appears that Darrius Shepherd was a punt returner only in college, never scored any TDs though. His highlight video clearly shows he isn't particularly quick but he shows good change of direction ability. As a receiver I don't like the fact he catches passes like he's catching a punt, that's definitely something he needs to work on. If I'm brutally honest I don't see him making the roster due to the large number of WRs we have. Davis has far more speed and does both kick and punts. Alexander will probably do punts too.
  6. Packers UDFA Class

    I'm pretty certain it's 2. Removing Nate Brooks makes 87. Adding Nydair Rouse makes 88.
  7. Packers UDFA Class

    Tom Grossi just posted a video 3 hours ago and thought Brooks was one of his top 3 UDFA likely to make the roster.
  8. Packers UDFA Class

    Not bad but I thought someone would work in a "Moron Trump" quip somewhere. A missed opportunity methinks.
  9. 2019 Draft Thoughts

    Ive just edited my post.check it out.
  10. 2019 Draft Thoughts

    Just rewatched the moment Gary got selected. You have him on camera crying and his friends and family are behind him and they looked miserable. When the selection was confirmed on tv everyone fake cheered and his mother on his left looked absolutely gutted. Didn't even cheer. I can hear her thinking "Dang! now I have to visit my son in frozen Green Bay instead sunny Miami" I really hope his tears were of happiness rather than disappointment. Edit: I've done some sleuthing. Its even weirder than I've imagined. This is what I watched where you can see Gary crying and the weird reactions from the people behind him and the disinterest from his mother: https://www.packers.com/video/packers-daily-april-30 Well I found a new angle where the reaction is completely different: I can't seem to reconcile the two scenes together. If you look on the 2nd video you can see Gary crying on TV in the background yet his family in this video is celebrating genuinely and without any tears from Gary. That seems to be live yet the TV on the wall you see him crying. Impossible! I tell you what I think the crying scene was faked. Edit 2: On second thoughts I think it might not be faked. The crying from Gary and the reactions from the people around him may have been real the first time round. These people were actually disappointed imo. My evidence is that the crying scene has him without the cap. After the crying and brief walkabout he went back to his chair and that's when you can briefly see him getting hold of the packers cap. Cue 2nd video the cap is on his lap, he regained his composure and puts the hat on and now the reactions by the family is done again for the benefit of the tv cameras. This time his mother is cheering. It's basically a take 2. This time the happy reactions imo is fake. I will leave you all to draw your own conclusions from this. Edit 3: I've finally decided i'm reading too much into this. 1st video shows the moment he received the call hence the crying, you also see that when he picks the packers cap up the family behind him starts cheering except for his mother. In the 2nd video you see him regain composure and put the cap on, the family cheers the 2nd time because it was confirmed on tv and then his mother finally cheered. Much ado about nothing I think. Feel free to put me on ignore. (pls don't)
  11. Packers UDFA Class

    I've found these stats. Dates: 03/27/19 Hand: 09 1/2 Arm: 32 1/4 Wingspan: 78 5/8 Height: 6022 Weight: 215 40 Yrd Dash: 4.60 20 Yrd Dash: 2.66 10 Yrd Dash: 1.67 225 Lb. Bench Reps: 18 Vertical Jump: 30 Broad Jump: 09'11'' 20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.36 3-Cone Drill: 7.41 I'm getting differing 40 times from various places. Devilindetail: "unofficial 4.53 40-yard dash." 247sports: "ran a sub 4.5-second 40-yard dash" Draft Analyst: 4.72
  12. Depth Chartin'

    Just looking at some of these rosters, its clear some of you have not given any consideration as to who our kick/punt returners will be. I think Davis and Jamerson are the main guys with proven returning abilities. If its not these two then it falls to the only guy on the roster with returning experience, 36 years old Tramon Williams. Savage, Brown, Hollman, Redmond, Greene, Moore, Kumerow, Redding, Bibbs, Coleman, D.Williams, MVS, Anime, Ento, Brooks, Hamilton all literally had no returning experience in college. However its not all bad... we do have at least one tryout guy with returning experience, Devonte Williams. I bet he makes the training camp roster because of this skillset.
  13. Packers UDFA Class

    Koron Crump has some nice tape. At his weight I cannot see him play anywhere else except the moneybacker position, a role what Josh Jones should''ve been doing for us but for whatever some reason not been used that way. I imagine Oren Burks will have added more weight on since he was drafted and should be directly competing with Martinez. I think he may be too heavy to play in Jones position and that's where Crump could come in. A decent review here: https://www.ganggreennation.com/2019/1/15/18179332/2019-nfl-draft-prospect-koron-crump-olb-arizona-state-a-late-round-super-sleeper
  14. 2[44]: Elgton Jenkins [OC; Miss State]

    McGinn was basically deriding the Packers for selecting Jenkins instead of McCoy in his latest article but fails to understand why we did so. On paper McCoy may have appeared to be a little bit more athletic but one look at the combine tape there is a markedly clear difference between the two. McCoy is quick in a straight line but he has issues changing direction. McCoy physically looks much bigger and heavier but in fact it is Jenkins who is heavier! His body is much better proportioned. Not only he's heavier he also moves around with far more fluidity. For our ZBS its no surprise at all why we chose Jenkins over McCoy.
  15. 2019 Draft Thoughts

    no probs.
  16. 1[12]: Rashan Gary [EDGE; Michigan]

    We can't see their faces but at least we can recognise a number so I can understand from that perspective why people are a bit sentimental about numbers.
  17. 1[21]: Darnell Savage [S; Maryland]

    By coincidence I've just finished watching the Ohio State game before I came into this thread and I have a less positive take. He made a few really nice plays but I did not like how Maryland employed him in this game. He did alot of work close to the line of scrimmage instead of patrolling the back end of the defence. He was behaving more as a SS than a FS. Not only that he took bad angles a few times, most notably on McLaurin's long touchdown. If he was positioned like a FS he would've met McLaurin at his catch point and batted the ball away but instead he was standing in front of the line of scrimmage and even his speed could not save him. I think he would be much more effective with the play in front of him so that he can read and react and close down on any deep passes, that's the best way to utilise his speed and ball skills.
  18. Packers UDFA Class

    LSU placekicker Cole Tracy to tryout with Green Bay Packers https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/sports/lsu/article_165aeb7c-6851-11e9-8e33-3f185578603f.html
  19. 2[44]: Elgton Jenkins [OC; Miss State]

  20. Packers UDFA Class

    Matthew Eaton, WR, Iowa State: 6-4, 209, 4.66. Davis Koppenhaver, TE, Duke: 6-3 ½, 245, 4.96. Curtis Bolton, ILB, Oklahoma: 6-0, 228, 4.58. Kabion “KB” Ento, WR, Colorado: 6-1 ½, 187, 4.53. Manny Wilkins, QB, Arizona State: 6-2, 193, 4.84. Larry Williams, G, Oklahoma State: 6-4, 322, 5.34. Nate Brooks, CB, North Texas: 6-0, 187, 4.61. Greg Roberts, OLB, Baylor: 6-5, 258, 4.73. Randy Ramsey, OLB, Arkansas: 6-3, 238, 4.73. Yosh Nijman, OT, Virginia Tech: 6-7, 324, Javien Hamilton, CB, Mississippi: 5-10, 184, 4.50.
  21. 2019 Draft Thoughts

    These kind of guys NEVER lines with our value which is why we never draft those types. It's our own draft philosophy which is directly hampering us getting those type of players. The best playmakers often goes in the first couple of rounds but we heavily prioritise the DL, CB and OT. By the time we actively look at RB, TE, WR the best players are mostly gone. Its the same for inside linebackers. We always end up picking the player with a higher positional value instead of the much better player at ILB. We would never draft a guy like Darius Leonard under our current system in a million years. It seems this is continuing under Gute's tenure. We wouldn't draft Hopkins over Jones. We even had to trade down before we even considered taking Nelson. It's just simply our philosophy. The twitchy guys who can run rings around players tend to be below our height/size threshold so we are already marginalising them when it comes to our early picks. Sometimes from time to time you just have to go F*** it and break our habits and actively seek out skill position players early in the draft. We need to start showing flexibility instead of rigidly sticking to our philosophy. If the value pick busts then the whole team is weak as we are not drafting better players in other lesser value positions. We saw it with our team over the past few years.
  22. Packers UDFA Class

  23. Depth Chartin'

    I think bottom of the roster and fringe players who were drafted or signed for the Packers under TT will be under threat. Gute is going to want to give his own guys the opportunity to grow and establish themselves. Geronimo, Taylor, McCray, Patrick, Pankey, Adams, Gilbert, J'Jones are some of the names i'm looking at. This is my tentative 53 man roster: QB: Rodgers, Kizer (2) WR: Adams, MVS, Geronimo, Anime, Moore, Davis (6) TE: Graham, Lewis, Sternberger, Tonyan (4) OL: Bakhtiari, Bulaga, Linsley, Turner, Jenkins, Madison, Spriggs, Siragusa, De Beer (9) RB: A'Jones, J'Williams, D'Williams (3) FB: Vitale (1) S: Amos, Savage, Greene, J'Jones (4) CB: King, Alexander, Jackson, T'Williams, Brown, Holman, Jamerson (7) ILB: Martinez, Burks, Crawford, Summers (4) EDGE: P'Smith, Z'Smith, Gray, Fackrell, Donnerson (5) DL: Daniels, Clark, Lowry, Lancaster, Keke (5) ST: Crosby, Scott, Bradley (3) We have alot of depth on the OL and it makes no sense to get rid of that depth for the sake of it hence why I'm going with 9. I think Taylor and McCray are gone as they don't have the required athleticism to play in LaFleur's ZBS. Patrick and Pankey have been around a while and they still weren't good enough to land a starting spot last season. Since they are TT guys I think they're gone too. Under McCarthy we always kept a total 5 players between our TE and FB groups. For now i'm sticking with that. Davis and Jamerson sticks for their return abilities. Sorry Touchdown Jesus. I think we got one too many ILB but Gute likes Crawford for ST and Summers is a draft pick. As for EDGE i'm keeping Donnerson (Gute guy) over Gilbert (TT guy). Donnerson speed and athleticism will be valuable on special teams and his speed rush will add a nice variant to our mainly power EDGE group. The DB and DL group pretty much picks themselves. Adams hasn't kicked on and he's TT guy and is in danger of being cut. Maybe we could carry 4 RBs in order to have a receiving / 3rd down back specialist. Could cut an OL or T'Williams or an ILB in order to do this but for now i'm sticking with three RBs.