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  1. 2020 NFL Draft Discussion

    After reading OneTwoFive Six's latest comment, I couldn't agree more! Offensive tackles are rare individuals who face the fastest, strongest defensive athletes on the other team, and they face them pretty much out on islands by themselves. Sure, an offense can chip away occasionally at defensive ends and outside linebackers with easily over-matched halfbacks or tight ends who are on their way downfield on a pass route. But for much of a game, right and left offensive tackles have to handle their jobs by themselves, and given Rodger's frustrating tendency to hold onto the ball forever, so much of the Packer's future success depends on what you do with Bulaga. A Raekwon Davis or a Marvin Wilson tackle would make a major improvement in overall defensive success. Hey, even a speedy, instinctive inside linebacker like Murray or Moses in the first round would be okay by me. Resign Bulaga for three years @ $10 mill per, then pick a second round tackle like Terrence Steele this year or a first rounder next. Just my one cent.
  2. While I'm very much the new kid on this block, I am relieved to see so many well-deserved and on-point criticisms of Rogers, Gutekunst and the coaching. LaFleur looked clueless on the sidelines at times!--and he had two weeks to prepare for this big game. Maybe it's just me, but I thought our defense's tackling was just plain cruddy tonight too. A middle linebacker who has some speed and violence is another sorely-needed addition in my book.
  3. 2020 NFL Draft Discussion

    So please take my thoughts with lots of salt--or maybe with lots of Stella--because I am utterly new to this forum and mock drafts. But I do have a developing passion for it. First, I believe Rodjahs12 has put the spotlight on a critical need that has emerged in recent games with our d-line. We need somebody big besides Kenny Clark in the middle of pits to stop the run. I would like to believe we could find a big guy later than Round One, but who knows? Any thoughts on Quinton Bohanna, a d-tackle from Kentucky? He's listed at 6-4 and 340. Even if he is only a two down player, a run plugging tackle to play alongside or to spell Clark might be a good move. Maybe something the same for the o-line?--take an emerging talent in Round One (Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn, 6-7, 301) and look at a second o-lineman Rounds Four, Five and/or Six? Scott Franz, OT, Kansas State, 6-5, 293 on face value looks like a Sam Cosmi--a little light in the weight category but shows some promise. Am I way off base on with these thoughts?
  4. 2020 NFL Draft Discussion

    Well, Joe has asked for some feedback...but I have to point out I am really a novice at the mock draft business. For my one-and-a-half cents, I think he has lots of good selections in terms of positions needed, the right rounds for the picks, and definitely many of the specific player names for the positions. I couldn't agree more with the choice of three o-linemen--and the guys he picked have some important position versatility. Hard to disagree with two tight ends as well--Graham and Lewis are long in the tooth. If I were to suggest some alternative thoughts--and this is just my bias coming out--I would have a tough time not picking a wide receiver like Tee Higgins of Clemson in Round One. Raekwon Davis is a beast, but my concerns about the many late round guys we have right now at wideout are a serious issue for me, and the development of Tyler Lancaster holds some promise. Maybe switch your first round DL with your fourth round WR?--just sayin'. I know St. Brown is coming back next season, so I could be wrong about picking a WR early. The only other thought I have is that Gutekunst really seems to have a strong lean toward tall pass catchers. Possibly consider Colby Parkinson, a TE from Stanford who measures 6'7" in the third or fourth round. He might be pretty appealing to replacing the height that Jimmy Graham has. Really thoughtful mock. Nice work!
  5. 1 Round Mock

    Well, I really like many of your picks...good fits for lots of teams. As a Packer fan, I have to admit I love the idea of an explosive wide receiver in Round One. The thing is our GM Gutekunst clearly prefers taller wideouts such as Tee Higgins, if he is still there, or Tamorrion Terry, Stephen Guidry, maybe Justin Jefferson. He likes tall guys even playing the slot--which is where Equanimeous St. Brown (6'-5") was positioned until his injury. Looking down your draft picks, I see you have Tristan Wirfs at #31. I'm not real sure Wirfs will last that long, but if he is there, Gutekunst is very likely to grab him up before picking a receiver. Bulaga is having a great season so far, but with his age and injury history, someone who can play guard or tackle like Wirfs would be truly tempting. Again, nice work on your mock!
  6. Aarrrggghhh!...Welcome aboard, Matey!
  7. 2020 NFL Draft Discussion

    You're right! I hadn't thought of Harris, but he is a perfect example of a ground and pounder--someone who can take punishment as well as dish it out. As far as ILB goes, any thoughts on what round a backer like Paddy Fisher from Northwestern might go? Some sites see him in gone in round two because of his aggressiveness. That is a great quality most of the time, but like Martinez did in last weekend's game--it can lead you to charge into the wrong hole and take yourself out of the play. Maybe it is just me, but in the game against the Badgers, I thought Fisher didn't appear to have the speed to be real good at covering backs out of the backfield. Maybe he drops to a later round? Then again, I am pretty new to this stuff. As it's possible we lose Martinez to free agency, maybe double-dipping in later rounds is the best idea.
  8. 2020 NFL Draft Discussion

    I am the first one to admit my novice thoughts in this forum are not at the level of so many veteran posters. That said, I really like the line of thinking that OneTwoSixFive posted regarding the first three picks for Green Bay's 2020 draft--Leatherwood at OT, Taylor at RB, and Murray at ILB. Many of the mock drafts I read (DraftWire, CBS) have Green Bay looking first to replace the aged Bulaga and save some bucks. Leatherwood could be there for us at the end of Round One. Johnathan Taylor would be a terrific pick in the second, but I have a hard time believing he will fall that far. Maybe someone like Jared Pinkney, TE, Vanderbilt, would make some sense in round two? He's 6'4" and about 260, blocks as well as catches, and looks to be available in the late second. In the third round, Murray as an ILB makes so much sense, although there has been some talk of looking at RB in the first three rounds too. Maybe a back like Kylin Hill of Mississippi State would be a consideration? He's reported to be 5'11" and 216, so he should have decent size to take some pounding--and another quality back may be necessary anyway considering the injuries Jones and Williams have sustained. ...Just sayin'.
  9. Macc, you are a good man! When Sterling Sharpe retired, I cried too!
  10. 53 Man Roster Predictions 2019 Edition

    Yup, I am sure you're right! Should'a thought of that. Thanks!
  11. 53 Man Roster Predictions 2019 Edition

    Palmy is a great dude! Hope he posts now and then anonymously. Now regarding roster predictions, I am wondering if anyone has noticed the continuing number of free agent running backs the Packers continue to sign, as well as the fact the new guys are definitely heavier? Contrast incumbents Aaron Jones at 5-9, 208, and Dexter Williams at 5-11, 212, to new guys like Tra Carson at 5-11, 228; Darrin Hall at 6-0, 217 and absolute new guy Keith Ford at 5-10, 219. Is management/coaching looking for more durability or power to get a yard on third down? Or is it that they are still looking for a proper running back fit for LaFleur's outside zone system? I am wondering if Dexter Williams should be considered a shoe-in for the third halfback job.
  12. Josh Jones wants to be traded

    So I am a new guy on this forum and do not pretend to have the knowledge and experience so many of the great posters do who regularly contribute. But maybe a perspective from the peanut gallery has a little value. Jones has made it clear he wants to start or be traded. His approach to date has been to avoid voluntary camp, complain in the media, dismiss a viable player position he could fill, and to arrive with a questionable injury. Maybe I am missing something, but isn't the best answer for him for both alternatives summarized in four words?...Get healthy. Play better.
  13. Hey OscarTG, Welcome! Any fan of Ray Nitschke is a fan of mine. And I totally love The Searchers, a movie that I thought broke the stereotypes of main character roles for westerns at the time. Gypsy 1027
  14. 2020 Needs and Free Agent List

    I am real new to this forum, but I love the depth of the discussions. A theme I hear that keeps repeating itself in the talk about Bulaga is his back and knee injuries, so I looked ahead at some of the very early thoughts about o-line tackles available in the first and second rounds in next year's draft. At least for my inexperienced self, I came away with two or possible three players. WalterFootball. com mentions five possible tackles in 2020--Trey Smith (blood clots in lungs early Round 2), Tristan Wiffs, (big but really needs work at pass blocking), Liam Eichenberg, (mid round two and plays left tackle), Marcus Norman, (who reportedly had a great season), and Trey Adams, (he played great until an ACL injury). Of course, all this is very preliminary, but there could be a couple lineman who we could draft or trade/draft for in the second round. If I made a mistake mentioning another website, please let me know.
  15. My life- Username: Gypsy1027. Age 70. Born in Sparta, WI. Unique quality? In 5th grade Sister Joseph Marie said I was the slowest thinking person who had ever been born. My love of the Packers- First followed the Packers: First game I ever saw was the Pack defeating the NY Giants and Y.A. Tittle. Have been an incurable fan through good and bad since. Current Favorite: Davante Adams - best release of any WR in the league and money on third down. All time Favorite: Max McGee - only player who had the nerve to lighten up Lombardi with a humorous quip. Favorite Moment: Frozen Tundra QB sneak to win. My interests- Hobbies: I enjoy teaching people how to write and how to catch fish. Music: I love listening to gypsy music--ballads and Dvorjak.