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Gopher Trace

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  1. Week 14 Atlanta @ Green Bay "I Believe"

    Ahem! It's called satire...
  2. Week 14 Atlanta @ Green Bay "I Believe"

    Mike McCarthy be all like...
  3. Week 14 Atlanta @ Green Bay "I Believe"

    Ah, pity. I would have liked to see more of Raven Greene at S.
  4. Aaron Rodgers SUCKED Against the Cardinals (Gif Edition)

    I've addressed this point previously. Even if Rodgers is 100% to blame for the bad passing game this season (he's not, Brett Kollman's video shows the other side of this problem is MM has often made things unnecessarily difficult, which I would argue is why Rodgers is in the funk he's in, but let that aside) ... ... there are still many, many areas where McCarthy has been poor as a coach that do not involve Rodgers at all, and the idea that "well if Rodgers played better it'd be fine!" just goes back to the lazy attitude of just relying on Rodgers's good play to cover up all the other holes on this team. Rodgers having a bad year this year does not take away from the idea that the coach also blows and that we need to help him by fielding a better overall unit.
  5. Aaron Rodgers SUCKED Against the Cardinals (Gif Edition)

    It's okay, bro; McCarthy isn't here anymore. Some better coaching, and maybe we will not be reliant on Rodgers to be God Mode every week and actually have a cohesive unit!
  6. 2019 Draft Discussion

    What?? Why would you do that? Sometimes people use hypothetical (non-literal) ideas to make a broader, overarching point. The point is the important thing to take away, not the ancillary material used to build up to said point. Every position is important, of course, but some are (way, wayyy) more important than others. What does the market say about their respective values? See for yourself... Average salaries: https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/positional/ How much teams pay, RT: https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/positional/right-tackle/ G: https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/positional/guard/ LT: https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/positional/left-tackle/
  7. 2019 Draft Discussion

    Yes, yes, but because I fully expected the strawman "Oh, so we should only have tweeners at RT then? LOL is that what you think?!" ... I made sure to say "if you are pressed for resources" that "you can get away with" that. I obviously want quality players and good fits at every spot, of course. The reality of the matter is, though, you cannot have all-pros at every spot. And as far as triaging positions by their value, RT ranks near the bottom, such that I can actually have a Mack/Hunter on my team. The difference, in theory, is the QB senses pressure from his right better than from the other side. That, in tandem with a coach who respects a guy like Mack/Hunter enough to give a guy some help (i.e. not McCarthy), and the fact that QBs whose coaches are running up-to-date offenses are getting rid of the ball within 2-3 seconds expressly to minimize the effects of elite EDGE guys ... should altogether usually be adequate if your RT situation is not the best.
  8. 2019 Draft Discussion

    I get that, and am pretty sure everyone does get that, although I would argue that at RT you can get away with having someone who is a "tweener" T/G type if you are pressed for resources, especially if your coach is not a stubborn mule enough to give that guy help from time to time (the first half of Week 1 this year was the first sign that McCarthy's poor performance last year was not a one-off). Thankfully, we ****canned the guy in question. So, yes, one OL spot does have to be valued a bit more highly than all the others: LT. The rest are more-or-less plug-and-play. And we already have our guy at LT.
  9. 2019 Draft Discussion

    If you have a point to make, then make it, none of this "beat around the bush"-nonsense.
  10. 2019 Draft Discussion

    Get off your high horse. There is no right or wrong; it's opinion. I mean, just off the top of my head, Linsley was plug and play as a 5th. Sitton had to wait, what, half a season? He was pretty damn good from the very beginning, though, not a lot of reason to believe he would not have handled it as a rookie. Same with Lang. Bakhtiari took the LT spot pretty much from Day 1 mostly due to injury, yet we never looked back. The list goes on if you can be bothered to check. But by all means, keep talking out of your ***. Thanks for letting me know who not to talk to...
  11. 2019 Draft Discussion

    Except this isn't theoretical; we have a good track record of finding plug-and-play OL in that area. There is a reason for that. OL prospects who are not otherwise special or dominant are a dime-a-dozen. And no, we have really not had too many misses against our hits or needed to wait awfully long for a lot of the guys we hit with. Which other need positions are you okay with sacrificing value over for a just decent OL body? Safety, where the situation is abysmal? DL? EDGE? If it's a question of helping the offense, I rather add another skills guy than a OL who is solid but not spectacular. In rounds 1-3, spectacular should be a requirement, regardless position.
  12. 2019 Draft Discussion

    I'm not opposed to going OL in Round 1, not even if they "only" play an interior (G or C) spot, but the key to me is they kinda have to be special/dominant in some way for me to be cool with it. If not, I much rather leave it to the mids, where we have found most of our good OL talent.
  13. I was also thinking what packfanfb said, which is not to say it was some meaningless gesture, but that this does not disprove what critics were saying. But I let it go because proving that something does not prove anything is pretty pointless. Yet nobody -- not that user, not even me, and I'm his biggest detractor -- is trying to take that positive exit away from him, though. It's legitimately nice that his players gave him kudos. I enjoy laughing at his failings, but I do not wish actual misery on him.
  14. I would give you one back, but I can't have you going soft on me.
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