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  1. 2018 Free Agency - Prospects for GB

    I just want to throw a wild idea out there. First Fackrell, I'd like to point out, that Fackrell played the 8th most snaps on 2017 Packers. Probably because he was one of 6 guys to play at least 45% of the ST snaps... what about the other 5 guys? They're no long on the Packers 53 man... and Fackrell played the most with 83.5% of ST snaps. And there were only three people above 50%. So outside of Crosby, Fackrell seems like a strong possibility for ST caption. Now back to the wild idea... Could the Packers be planning on playing more 4 man front looks with 3 DL? It's been rumored through out training camp than Pettine has been doing it, but we haven't really seen it much in preseason games Look at the roster numbers, SO FEW EDGE OLBers and SO MANY tradition LB at ILBers... the rosters numbers has closer to that of a normal 4-3 than 3-4 The OLB depth chart doesn't make sense, there is only 4 (two injury prone and one doesn't hold the edge well) (skipped #4 for space for reading the longer #5) Gute, when talking about edge, told the media (paraphrasing) as you can see we added two OLBers to the PS to add depth there to only the 4 on the 53... except the on the PS is only OLB Donnerson. The two other closest options are ILB Martini and DE Looney. I thought he meant two LBers (simple mistake) but as someone pointed out, Looney fits that that context better because he can play DL Edge, which we haven't seen of thought of from Martini. There just seems to be too many roster oddities, for this to be a traditional 3-4... the roster seems to make more sense from a 4-3 perceptive (and more as a hybrid) DE: Perry, Gilbert DT: Daniels, Adams NT: Clark DE: Wilkerson, Lowry . OLB: Burks, Toomer, Crawford (coverage OLB role) MLB: Martinez, Morrison OLB: Matthews, Fackell (blitzing OLB role) But basically instead of Fackrell picking up the edge responsibilities when Matthews needs a rest, having the DE of Wilkerson/Lowry doing it... and using Fackrell's coverage ability some... and from this they can go back and forth from a 3-4 and 4-3.
  2. 2018 Free Agency - Prospects for GB

    In fairness, the Patriots only moved down 8 spots to get him... they traded pick #64 to the Panthers and got Ealy and pick #72 in return. As one article read, he went from Super Bowl MVP candidate to no one wants to keep him around long. The guy gets some pressure... I wonder if he has an attitude or unwilling/able to play the run or something? I don't know what it is.
  3. 2018 Free Agency - Prospects for GB

    I think most reasonable folks would agree that those guys AT THEIR BEST, are better than are 4th OLB, but they're not that consistent that they're at their best that often. John Simon might be more injury prone than Nick Perry and Clay Matthews Means has played a total of 15 games in the last 5 years. Ealy had all the physical talent in the world and can't stick on a roster, and edge needy teams are telling him no thanks for some reason. So at their best, they're better than our 4th OLB, but at their worst, they're worse than our 4th OLB... on average, I'm not sure. As for Anthony Zettle... I love the guys freaking effort! LOVE IT! ... I'm not quite sure why he's a FA right now, other than I know he's physically a bit limited and sorta a tweener. I'd love for them to bring him in and take a look... with the Lions, he gave the Vikings some troubles. But I freaking LOVED his motor in college and if he still has that, I'll always be willing to give him a look... but in college he's best spot was penetrating DT that struggled to hold the run, in the pros, it was sorta run stuffing edge guy. He's a tweener, and might be harder to find the right spot to use him, but if you can, out of college I would say, he'll give you all he's got with good leverage and relentless effort.
  4. Packers Roster Cuts

    If you want to do it in order, then yes. But generally I consider the two moves together... and think the defensive guy took out the defensive guy, same with offense. IN ILB Toomer RB Jackson Out WR Kumerow (to IR) CB Waters Though it's kinda of strange that we now have 5 ILBers... numbers wise it honestly seems like we're more set-up like a 4-3. Normal for a 4-3 is 4 Interior DL (we have 5 DTs) 4 Edge Rushers (we have 4 OLB which are the edge guys) 6 traditional LBers (we have 5 ILBers now) Where 3-4 defenses normally have less ILBers (say 3/4) and more edge defenders (say 6 (or 5 with DL having an extra)).
  5. Very true, though I think the Bears defense might clearly have more talent too... as the Bears had a top 10 defense last year without ILB Roquan Smith and OLB Mack. Bears and Vikings could potentially have great defenses.
  6. Packers Roster Cuts

    Well your take seems like it's putting wrong words in my mouth by taking what I said out of context, as I never talked about him sacks numbers, superior (football) talent, or him being effective... so I don't know why you're pushing those words to me... I simply said he was a great athlete and not a football player and had no technique, but he was more of an athlete than football player... so your take is actually closer to what I said than it is different.
  7. Packers Roster Cuts

    I think it's been reported all three are getting injury settlement and gonna be released. Yeah those were the two really odd moments... like what's he talking about? / he's clearly has something up his sleeve that he's not saying. He basically said, he thinks the media has gotten hold of the PS and them having two OLBers to make six OLBers total. I thought Donnerson and Martini (as the two LB) but if specficially talking about OLB, Looney might (sorta, not really) make more sense... but only if Pettine uses Wilkerson/Lowry/Looney as an edge guy some of the time... and he thinks of the edge as OLB... but that seems like a stretch. Edit: Maybe they added another OLB that we don't know about. The easiest answer is that he simply meant we added two LB instead of OLB... but he said they now how six, which doesn't fit that. The IR to return was a great question because it gave us the best answer... which he avoided and clearly had something on his mind. Seem like he had someone in mind to go to the IR. I guess it could be Kumerow, but it was said (after his injury) that he'd be be healthy for week 1. So it'd be interesting if it's Kumerow or someone else.
  8. Packers Roster Cuts

    Yes, it's WAY too early to tell about Donnerson... he's a GREAT athlete, but when you turn on his college film, that's what you see, a big, mean, ATHLETE... as there was almost no technique, just line up and beat the guy with athletic ability. That doesn't work in the NFL, which is why he was basically (almost) undrafted, despite being an athletic freak for his size. But I thought it was a good sign that he plays mean. The question is how serious does he take learning the technique and getting them down consistently, and how well does he develop... which there is no way for us on the outside to tell right now. But in the first preseason game, on ONE play... he showed GREAT technique and effort in that forced fumble play, getting the RB was very good work... but that was really the only play that popped out to me from him in the whole preseason. He's just raw and under developed.
  9. Yeah and I've got an extremely good feeling that both the Bears offense and the Packers defense are going to have some big surprises for each other!
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  11. Packers Roster Cuts

    Nope, no changes other than added 8 Packers guys to PS. Two spots left open. And rumors that the Packers might add FB Rip back to the 53 man roster, but no clue how/why... though I've personal speculated that they're trying to trade one of the WRs for a draft pick and plan on adding someone after (though I was thinking OLB or RB more than FB).
  12. Packers Roster Cuts

    I think you mean Houston guy, NT Joey Mbu ... who (like C Day I believe) has been on other teams practice squads for the last 3 years and may no long be eligible to go on practice squads now that their 3 years is up... which would make Lancaster the only PS eligible NT that the Packers had.
  13. Packers Roster Cuts

    Does anyone know where Rip might be coming back rumor started? Beat writer? If they're planning for Rip to come back, then that means they're planning on getting someone off the 53, maybe via IR, trade or cut... and there were rumors we have been trying to trade a WR for a while (namely Cobb and/or Davis). I don't think any of know for sure what they're doing at FB, this is uncharted waters for a MM team not to have a FB. But if they end up making a trade, then that's exactly what they did.... said no one is going to claim our FB, so lets cut him and make someone trade for some player.
  14. Packers Roster Cuts

    I believe it's more complex than this, but keeping it simple, I think the general rules are They can't play 9 or more than 9 games in a single season (there might be a limited exception to this) You only get 3 years on the PS (so I think this would be Kerridge's 3rd and last)
  15. Packers Roster Cuts

    Out of every RB who touched the ball this preseason for us, he was the ONLY ONE to stay healthy! That might of been the most impressive part!
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