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  1. Random Packer News & Notes

    Old Timey News Reel Voice: Here we see Coach McCarthy unveiling his new offensive weapon, the forward pass.
  2. draft pick

    For a third, definitely. For a second, maybe. If GB comes out hot and is winning, I don't think Brown will be a Distraction/Cancer. If they're losing, then there will be issues. "I've always said winning's the great deodorant, and conversely, when you have a bad record, everything stinks, and everything starts to unravel, and everything falls apart." - John Madden
  3. NFL News & Notes

    I feel confident speculating that Kraft didn't start the encounter with, "By they way, you're not a sex slave are you?" Based on the three reports I've read, he's only charged with soliciting prostitution. From NBC: "He is being charged with the same offense as the others, and that is soliciting another to commit prostitution," the official said.
  4. NFL News & Notes

    The story says he was a John, not running the human trafficking. Still illegal, but not what the story title would have you believe.
  5. 2019 Free Agent Discussion

    Moving the chains is also easier when you have a rock-solid offensive line and QB playing at all-pro level. Probably easier with an all-pro running back too. Winning is easier with a decent pass rush and competent safety play too. As for this year being an anomaly: https://steelersdepot.com/2018/03/correlation-study-super-bowl-winners-and-1st-team-all-pro-wrs/ I don't disagree that it would be nice to have the 2011 GB receiving corps, but you can't build a dream team. Some areas are going to have to be good enough. I think this group is good enough. Other areas on the team are not and should be addressed first.
  6. 2019 Free Agent Discussion

    I'm not expecting all pros at wide receiver. I'm expecting him to move the chains, score points, and win games. I think the current crop in the right scheme can do this. Also, this year has no all-pro WR appearing the Super Bowl. I forget who said this, but it still holds true: A flashy, all pro wide receiver is like a high end audio system on a car. It gains attention and makes the vehicle seem cooler, but it's not necessary at all to make the car run.
  7. I admit that I don't have the all 22, but I did attend two games in person and watched where #80 was lined up for most of the game. Graham was open a lot. He just didn't get the ball thrown to him for whatever reason. I think he has value. Is it $10 million a year? No, but his contract is what it is and the value is to keep him on. Per Zach Kruse, last year he led the NFL in red-zone touchdown receptions. I don't think in one year his skills diminished so much that he's no longer as efficient. It has to do more with how he's used. In 2017 he had 26 red-zone targets. In 2018 he's been targeted 9 times.
  8. In a moment of masochism I clicked on a clip of Cowherd's opinion of who should replace McCarthy and it boiled down to not Joe Philbin. Really Colin? McDaniels or Harbaugh may be a better possibility? Gee, I wonder if the Packers ever thought of that? The 4 minute take could have been condensed down to 2 if he didn't take time to badmouth Green Bay. Dude is the master of taking the obvious take and making it seem like no one agrees with him. Cowherd as a weatherman: "It's going to rain tomorrow. I know most of you don't like rain. It ruin's your picnic plans, and you just washed your car, but rain is essential. Plants need it to grow. Farmers need it for crops. It's going to be uncomfortable for you, but you're going to have to get over it. You need rain."
  9. I think your definition of packer people is a bit dramatic. Basically, they didn't want adults that needed to babysitters. Minnesota was a laughingstock after the love boat and other issues due to poor player behavior. I can see why they would want to avoid that. You throw out Jordy Nelson as an example of who they wanted, but they also kept Johnny Jolly around after his first offense and took on Ahmad Brooks after he was accused of sexual assault so it wasn't a hard and fast rule. I do agree that the Packers got complacent, but I don't think it was because they had a set standard of a human being that they wanted to hire. It was probably more nostalgia and good will from winning a Superbowl that allowed people to hang around longer than they should have. It's starting to look like Holmgren leaving was probably a blessing in disguise because the same thing probably would have happened if he stuck around. The new order needs to be accountability. The NE mantra of "do your job" is probably what we need.
  10. And NBC Sports and USA Today. I didn't realize I needed to have multiple sources.
  11. Not sure if this was posted, but odds are JMCD is the next coach of the Green Bay Packers. https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2809076-packers-head-coach-odds-josh-mcdaniels-lincoln-riley-favored-in-early-lines
  12. Week 13 Arizona @ Green Bay GDT "I"

    They did make drastic changes this year, but how many years late were the changes? I suppose it's moot now since McCarthy was let go. My point is there's no single owner of the team that demands results and has the say so to fire at will. Green Bay is the steady Eddie of the NFL. Sometimes it works out, sometimes not.
  13. Week 13 Arizona @ Green Bay GDT "I"

    Well, after that world class display of self-penile stepping it's become apparent that the coach as lost the team. No one is playing hard for the guy. It was an uninspired effort by all except for a select few who probably need to make their mark to find a spot on the team next year. Not much to re-hash other than we looked like a very bad team who lost to arguably the worst team in the NFL at home, in weather that should have been a huge advantage. Every time I see a breaking news alert in the scrolling scores I expect to see McCarthy gone. So, looking beyond 2018 what do we have to look forward to: The defensive backfield has some young talent to get excited over. The RB group is actually pretty good. That Davante Adams guy looks pretty good and they may have something promising in this year's rookie class. A lot of the team under performing current contracts will probably not be back next year. Ergo, a lot of money to spend in FA. We probably will have a new coaching staff who's offensive identity isn't wait for Aaron to make something happen. Kenny Clark is the real deal. Blake Martinez isn't half bad either. Green Bay is probably the most desirable coaching destination this off season. Two first round picks. Causes for concern: The $30 million man doesn't look right. The management in GB is slow to react and may not make the drastic changes most seem to see as necessary. The interior O-line and defensive edge positions need major overhauls that won't come cheap. There's teams with much more available money to spend in FA which will take some of the top tier players out of our price range.