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  1. packers selcet mAtt leFleUr as head coah

    In that way he reminds me of a somewhat less secretive Ted Thompson. Ted didn't deliberately mislead much, he was more the type that would just say "I won't answer that", which I respect. MLF is more forthcoming than TT was, but there are similarities, including that basic politeness. Mike McCarthy was from a somewhat different, more combative school of head coaches and you could see how impatient he usually was with the media, to get away from something he never seemed comfortable doing.
  2. That's better. Never happens, of course, but it would be nice.
  3. Random Packer News & Notes

    These moves sometimes seem to be the GM rotating the bottom of the PS to have many guys in and under scrutiny for a while so that they can choose from a bigger pool when they bring guys up to the 53 (at least, it is a bigger pool if the guys they release are not picked up elsewhere).
  4. Packers Trade Trevor Davis to Raiders

    Lizzard is in Green Bay though, and everyone knows lizzards like warm weather He's a 4.55 guy that seems to run faster in-game, as Donzo says. Maybe he is fairly quick, but at almost 6'5", just takes time to get those long legs up to speed.
  5. Aaron Rodgers Appreciation Thread 4.20

    No, the improvement isn't just the snaps, I never thought it was the only thing, just a part of it (and in my view, though not yours, quite an important part).
  6. Random Packer News & Notes

    I'm expecting Jackson to make a permanent move to safety, which fits his skillset much better than corner. Does he stick at safety ? Time will tell.
  7. 2020 NFL Draft Discussion

    He (Sternberger) is silky smooth for his size, but from what we know at this time, neither he or Tonyan are going to provide much as blockers.
  8. 2020 NFL Draft Discussion

    I agree that getting a good veteran WR is difficult, with what the Packers spent to get P.Smith, Z.Smith, Amos and Turner. Maybe not impossible, but difficult with the contracts coming up. Taken in isolation, I like the idea of a vet WR since they can be up and running in year one, but in the circumstances the Packers find themselves it's difficult. It might be easier (and cheaper) to get a vet TE. The draft is bad for TE this year, especially if you want one who can block. Of the veteran TE FAs after the 2019 season, it seems we have Vance MacDonald (Steelers, age 30 now), Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle (both Indy) ages 27 and 30. There is Tyler Eifert (Cincy), age 29, and Garrett Celek (SanFran) age 32. I'd ignore guys like Vernon Davis and Jason witten (who are past it at 36 and 38). A vet TE could bridge the gap of the youth already with the Packers (Sternberger and Tonyan) and tide them over until the 2021 or 2022 draft. Hunter Henry is another possibility, he is only 25 and I have no idea how he has been playing for the Chargers. If the Packers DO go for a WR it should be in the first three rounds, with round two probably being the sweet spot. They may need either to trade to higher spot in round 2 for the best value, or trade back from the first like they did with Jordy so long ago. The Pack do not need a 4th/5th/6th receiver, they need a no.2 or a starter in the slot, which is why the pick needs to be high. If the Packers could get value by going OT, WR, ILB (which appears possible, on a too-early look at the draft) they would be filling up the teams depth nicely. It is perfectly possible that MVS or ESB or Lazard or Shepherd could rise up to be a credible no.2 or slot guy, but it is a roll of the dice while you wait (and hope for) the jump.
  9. Here is a very silly story. I am unable to get the game live as I don't have GamePass and streams are spotty. As I live in the UK, the game starts after 1am local time. What I did was fire up Nagler on Youtube to listen to his commentary on the game, jump into bed and semi-doze while listening in. I heard the Lions go up 7-0, then they got another touchdown, and then another. after that Rodgers gets injured and Kizer comes in. In my very dozy state I'm thinking "I thought we got rid of Kizer ?" but still the penny never dropped. It was only this morning when I got up and fired up NFL.com for the final humiliating score, I realised the Packers had won. I knew that couldn't be right, and after a few moments I realised I had not been listening to a this-years broadcast by Nagler, but a previous year. DOH ! Silver lining was definitely there, after being sure from the previous night we had not only lost, but Rodgers was out with concussion.
  10. Aaron Rodgers Appreciation Thread 4.20

    There were quite a lot of posters that thought Rodgers shouldn't play any preseason snaps. I felt I was in a small minority that thought he needed some work then. Looking at how much he has improved, I'm confident enough to push for him getting some snaps in the NEXT preseason. I'm quite aware that he may not get many snaps, but taking a few in a real (though preseason) game helps him, and the receivers, and the o line, to come together. I did ponder the fact that next year would the crucial 3rd year for MVS and ESB when they should be more polished, and I also considered it being the teams second year with LaFleur rather than the first. Even with that, I think some preseason practice helps.
  11. 2019 WR Corps

    Lazard 6'4 5/8, 38" vertical, 4.55 speed, 227 lbs. Ok that isn't MVS speed or even ESB speed, but it is plenty fast for a very tall guy who isn't a total stringbean, and more important, he LOOKS fast on the field. Nice concentration on the catches as well. When Rodgers has your back AND you deliver on the promise, it's all good.
  12. 2020 NFL Draft Discussion

    You won't get Bulaga on a one year deal, it just isn't going to happen. He'll either get a multi year deal in Green Bay or elsewhere, and given the chronic shortage of NFL calibre OTs, he'll find a spot for good money. So, since option 1 is off the table, you have to look at alternatives. Unless you get an expensive veteran replacement (and they will be VERY expensive, given the need for OTs I've already mentioned), you are going to have a huge dropoff at that spot......and if you ARE willing to pay big bucks, you might as well keep Bulaga. Spending a high draft pick is no guarantee of quality at that spot, but will probably be the best option this year whether or not Bulaga's contract is renewed. Personally, I'd rather spend a pick a round or maybe even two rounds later for a raw talent, and let him learn behind Bulaga ( maybe even fill in at guard for a year or two). There are no guarantees there either, but a high (or high-ish) draft pick does buy time, allowing a second bite in the 2021 draft, if the 2020 pick totally bombs. While I agree injury history is a decent predictor of future health, I also believe that when a player is playing as well as Bulaga is now, it changes things, you go the extra mile to find a way to continue that. If Bulaga DOES get injured early next year, then the Packers rolled the dice, they came up snake eyes, and they have to bite the bullet - in that circumstance you have to hope Light or Turner or the rookie can stand in - sub-optimal, but most injury replacements are exactly that.
  13. 2020 NFL Draft Discussion

    Yeah, tell that to David Carr who got crushed in five years with the Houston Texans, playing behind appalling O lines. With a better team he might have been something, but by the time he left Houston he was ruined.
  14. 2020 NFL Draft Discussion

    I'm not sure anyone really knows how good (or not) Rosen could be. Given the teams he has played for and especially the O lines he has been behind, how do you assess his capability ?
  15. 2020 NFL Draft Discussion

    Bulaga is indeed the same age (30) as Lang and Sitton were when they were released, so i can see your point and as I mentioned, until recently I would have agreed with you, so banging the drum for him to be retained is very debatable. For me, it's about how well Bulaga is playing now and how difficult he would be to replace somewhat seamlessly. Keeping him for longer at least allows a new RT to be drafted and bedded in. It would also free up that crucial 2020 first round pick, which could be used as pure BPA, rather than having to be a RT.