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Packerraymond last won the day on September 7 2018

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  1. Random Packer News & Notes

    How are those numbers fictional? They paid 113m in signing bonus and are paying 2 coaching staff. I have no doubt they set record expenses. There's also no reason to factor in actual fictional circumstance like the last sentence. We took in record revenue, and had record expenses, just an abnormal financial year.
  2. Random Packer News & Notes

    Packers have a rainy day fund of something like 400m.
  3. Not really, you'd either see 2 of the AFC-NFC matchups per team become preseason games every year as they really have no bearing on playoff tiebreaker. Otherwise you may see some good teams try to beat a bad same conference team without their stars in hopes of stealing a win. That'd probably cover 95% of the times a team would pull star players.
  4. 1[12]: Rashan Gary [EDGE; Michigan]

    That's not how football works. Z will never be a full time down lineman. He's a base EDGE, sub package 3 tech. If Gary plays 3 years behind the Smith's and only in the pressure package and plays it well, still a great pick. One of the two Smith's, if not both will be gone in 3-4 years. Pass rushers aren't QBs/OL/RBs, they don't need a clear path to the starting lineup to be valuable. If the Smith's play well, and Gary comes in and plays well behind them, we'll have a damn good defense.
  5. So your idea is to remove 2 meaningless games and play them meaningfully with bad players? Sweet. I'm plenty happy with the amount of football I have. Two more games of Deshone Kizer (ones as a ticket hold I'll have to pay full price for and won't be able to sell) moves the needle the opposite direction. It's probably the worst rule proposal ever concocted for any sports league.
  6. Does Roger Goodell provide any counsel at all to the owners? Or is he paid 32m just to nod yes? This has to be the worst idea the NFL has ever come up with and by a large margin. When this idea was floated around I laughed it off, makes you wonder how 31 owners successful enough to own an NFL franchise had any success in the world when they got together and legitimately decided this proposal was worth making to their players union. I'd never root for a lockout but if it meant saving us fans from this, have at it boys.
  7. Packers and Football Links

    I learn everything I need to know about the Packers from this site.
  8. Aaron Rodgers Appreciation Thread 4.20

    Actual fault I find in the gifs. Gif 1: 3 man route concept for what I imagine is either a 5 or 7 step drop, there's no outlet coming out of the backfield. This was meant to be a deep play. 5 rush for Miami, we have 7 in to block and still give up a pressure. Not going to win like that, we got exactly what we wanted with the safety biting on a shorter route and had a nice gain to MVS if Aaron isn't pressured. Gif 2: Aaron being Aaron Gif 3: That's just a crappy hitch by Adams who I feel is clearly the #1 read. If you want to see a nearly perfect hitch, just look to the bottom of the screen who I believe is ESB. Win outside, bust your *** like you're running the 9, shut it down in 3 steps or less and the ball should already be on the way. Adams is dancing too much, just release and go. You really shouldn't have to work to a 2nd read on a play with all hitches. If either Graham or EQ are the first read it's an easy 1st down completion.
  9. Aaron Rodgers Appreciation Thread 4.20

    It's also the Atlanta game, we led by a comfortable margin most of that game. I'm OK with my QB being safe and punting with good chance to pin their offense inside their 10 when we have a nice lead.
  10. Aaron Rodgers Appreciation Thread 4.20

    Gif 1: MVS is not open before pressure, the high safety bites down and vacates that area and leaves him open. Can fault him for not finding him after escaping, no proof there he's staring down an open man and not throwing it. Gif 2: Ball needs to go to Graham, no questions asked. Classic example of Rodgers holding for a home run rather than taking 5 yards. Gif 3: First read is clearly top of the field, scans to the bottom. When he gets there the receiver has 3 yards of separation, but the DB also has eyes on the QB by that point. You always want to throw hitches before the WR breaks. I'm OK with Aaron passing on 10 yards when there's a chance of a pick 6 there. Overall, more of the same. Aaron passes on checkdowns to try and make plays downfield. Any evidence here of him deliberately not throwing to open receivers in his progression? No.
  11. 1[12]: Rashan Gary [EDGE; Michigan]

    No but I think the over-arching theme is that he wasn't used as a playmaker in that system, Winovich and Bush were. Because of that he's raw, I'm sure most of his tech and indy work in practice revolved around what he's doing in the games, not what he needed to do to get drafted high. I think everything together creates why he wasn't productive. It wasn't the Michigan coaches job to get him sacks or ready for the pros, they determined that role was the best way for them to have a good defense, here we'll absolutely need him to create pressure and his indy and tech work will reflect that. This is one of those picks that reflect on the coaching staff more than Gute for me, he has all the tools and he gives effort, it's on you to make the pick hit. If I saw him utilize an array of pass rush moves and get stone-walled I'd be more concerned, but 3/4 of his snaps are him bullrushing and another 1/8 he's using that 1 arm stab, which is pretty much a changeup to the bull rush. 10% of the time he's mixing it up from there with speed or a counter. The guy is just a ball of clay, luckily rush moves are something that can be taught.
  12. 1[12]: Rashan Gary [EDGE; Michigan]

    Eh I disagree, those are the intricacies of the game that go under appreciated to me. If he's put there in the 7 tech and his only assignment is to go balls to the wall after the QB every snap, sure. Calvin Johnson isn't winning anything other than a 9 on physical ability alone if his alignment pre-snap gives and advantage to the DB. Physical gifts only take you so far in the game, Gary was a pawn in that defense used to free up many other players, if he wasn't used that way, I highly doubt the Packers have the ability to select him at their pick. Whether our staff can teach him to be a playmaker instead of a glorified decoy will make or break the pick.
  13. 2019 Draft Thoughts

    There's never a thing as enough secondary depth, if he's a good player the cost is irrelevant. He'll play regardless of if he's a starter or not, and if he by some miracle doesn't that means we didn't lose any secondary players and I feel real good about our chances then.
  14. 1[12]: Rashan Gary [EDGE; Michigan]

    To be fair, when you play 7 tech, like he does a lot, you're losing from an alignment standpoint before the play even starts. No idea why Michigan's D plays a 7 tech but they do. He also is chipped by a TE/RB on a more regular basis than any pass rusher I watched this year, Bosa and Allen included. He's raw as an EDGE and doesn't have a counter move, but Michigan did him absolutely no favors like they did for Winovich.
  15. 1[12]: Rashan Gary [EDGE; Michigan]

    You still need to be able to run the arc as an edge rusher or the tackles will sit and anchor. You aren't moving an OT with a bull or hump move without a speed move unless you're Reggie White levels of strong, which Gary is not. Gary has no counter moves to the bull, which is a factor in the equation of why he had limited college production.