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4th most important GB Defensive player for 2018 season

Which GB Packer defensive player will be the 4th most important for the 2018 season  

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  1. 1. Which GB Packer defensive player will be the 4th most important for the 2018 season

    • Mike Daniels
      11
    • Kenny Clark
      4
    • Mo Wilkerson
      4
    • Blake Martinez
      5
    • HaHa Clinton-Dix
      3
    • Tramon Williams
      1
    • Jaire Alexander
      1
    • Other (please note name of player on post)
      0


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1 hour ago, Packerraymond said:

I have no clue what expectations should be. You obviously have a different definition of what an important player entails than I do.

I just don't get how "Important" equals "Guy that if he plays well could be a big difference maker". 

When I think of an important player, I think of the integral building blocks of the team, guys we can't lose.

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3 hours ago, SSG said:

Wilkerson has not only been one of the 2 or 3 worst locker room cancers in the NFL in the last 2 years but he's been awful at football.  If someone is expecting pro bowl or all pro play  IMO their expectations are out of wack.  He's looked done since that leg injury.

I've got very little expectations for Wilkerson this year as I don't believe in the player or his work ethic.  Matter of fact the Wilkerson signing reminds me a lot of the Albert Haynesorth addition in New England back in 2011.  The difference between the players and the character of the man is minimal at best.  I don't think a zebra can change it stripes in an off-season.  

This team would be much worse off losing Daniels IMO.  He's a better football player who's a leader in the locker room.  

I get the connection between them with the perception of lack of effort after signing the big contract, but do you think Haynesworth had issues while on his first contract with Tennessee that maybe made hime a worse character risk?  I don't think Wilkerson has shown the instability that Haynesworth showed such as when Haynesworth stomped on a players head, has he?

Wilkerson may bust, but he may have just been a bad fit with Todd Bowles, while Pettine and Ryan knew how to get the effort from him.  I am hoping for the later.

 

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We're not going to get All Pro for any of our DL. I don't find it hard to imagine where the top 3 all have pretty similar stat lines though and I think that puts us in a better situation than anyone in the division, inside. If Adam's foot is 100 this DL should be very deep and exciting to watch. Daniels isn't going to get better, he's a pro bowl caliber player who will benefit from taking a few less snaps. Replacing Dial with Wilkerson is a bonus for everyone. 

Rambling and didn't read? Pick any DL here, I feel they're all close to equal in value.

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3 hours ago, Ragnar Danneskjold said:

I get the connection between them with the perception of lack of effort after signing the big contract, but do you think Haynesworth had issues while on his first contract with Tennessee that maybe made hime a worse character risk?  I don't think Wilkerson has shown the instability that Haynesworth showed such as when Haynesworth stomped on a players head, has he?

Wilkerson may bust, but he may have just been a bad fit with Todd Bowles, while Pettine and Ryan knew how to get the effort from him.  I am hoping for the later.

 

While he hasn't stomped on anyone's head he's been as bad of a locker room cancer as there is in the NFL the last 2 years.  Like Haynesworth, he's blamed his coaching staff for his lack pff production.  He's blamed his teammates for the defense's play.  He's blamed his training staff for his laziness.  I  read one NFL guy that he doesn't believe that he's seen a lower effort defensive lineman since Albert Haynesworth in Washington.  On top of all that he's shown that he feels he's too good to come to meetings. IF He shows up he does so when he sees fit basically showing that he thinks he's more important than the team.

Hard to blame Bowles. Wilkerson wants to be on a pedestal and treated different than his teammates.  Hard to fault Bowels for not coddling a guy who's shown the lack of overall effort that Wilkerson has shown since stealing that contract from the Jets.  The Jets couldn't get rid of the trash quick enough.  Cancers like that can destroy the locker room and Wilkerson's done a lot of damage dividing the young room.

While Wilkerson hasn't kicked anyone in the head, he's a far worse teammate and every bit the headache that Haynesworth was.  Hopefully I'm wrong a zebra can change his stripes in a year.  Hopefully Pettine is the answer for a guy who's been one of the NFL's laziest players over the last 2 seasons.  

Edited by SSG

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Wilkerson shouldnt be near top 5 important.

I would put Clark, Williams, HaHa, maybe even Alexander over him right now. 

Williams because he's prolly gonna start and he's key to helping these young bucks, Clark is about to become one of the best if he isn't already at his position, and HaHa because we really don't have much behind him and I think he's gonna come back strong after a average season last year. Wilkerson is like the Peppers signing, except we don't really know which way this guy is gonna go, he could be another Bennett or turn around his careeer here. We need him to return to form and contribute to an already good line. It's just ashame we didn't get similar guy at EDGE.

Edited by Gopackgonerd

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