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Woah. What is it with the Packers front office and their obsession with surrounding Rodgers with big receivers when history tells us that Rodgers thrives with receivers that are the complete opposite. Driver, Jennings, Adams, Cobb etc.. Nelson was an anomaly,

He's not going to throw up 50/50 balls, he will scramble often so his receivers need to be able to change direction and adjust quickly to get that initial separation for Rodgers to make that throw. Larger receivers isn't going to be able to do it as well so what will happen is that Rodgers will either hold on to the ball or throw it away.

It's a signing that doesn't make too much sense imo.

Edit: Don't get me wrong its nice to find an experienced WR2 with a good level of NFL production opposite Adams. He will offer something different and probably be really useful in run blocking but he's not a player that's going to bring the best out of Rodgers.

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I'm okay with it .. hopefully he can come in and win a spot.  I'm not sure he's the #2 we're looking for .. probably isn't that.  I hope we go for two slick and sleek wideouts in the draft .. I wants some guys that can take a short pass to the house .. feel we definitely lack that.

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Unrelated note, I was shocked to find out he doesn't even turn 26 until May.  Young guy to be on his 6th year in the league, and another vet for the WR room at the same time.  So that's nifty.

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29 minutes ago, Green19 said:

As much as the world changes... things stay the same. People want Gute to sign someone, when he does... why did you sign HIM? 

haha

Perfect! Thank You!  

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1 minute ago, Chili said:

Woah. What is it with the Packers front office and their obsession with surrounding Rodgers with big receivers when history tells us that Rodgers thrives with receivers that are the complete opposite. Driver, Jennings, Adams, Cobb etc..

He's not going to throw up 50/50 balls, he will scramble often so his receivers need to be able to change direction and adjust quickly to get that initial separation for Rodgers to make that throw. Larger receivers isn't going to be able to do it as well so what will happen is that Rodgers will either hold on to the ball or throw it away.

It's a signing that doesn't make too much sense imo.

To be fair, many of Funchess’s best catches came as a result of Newton scrambling and finding Funchess.  Agree with you that Rodgers will need to find some chemistry and trust him (and others) to make some contested catches though.

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1 minute ago, Brit Pack said:

I'm guessing $5m - $6m on a one year deal

Hopefully much cheaper.

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2 minutes ago, MrBobGray said:

Unrelated note, I was shocked to find out he doesn't even turn 26 until May.  Young guy to be on his 6th year in the league, and another vet for the WR room at the same time.  So that's nifty.

How is this “unrelated” Bob?  Pertinent piece of info IMO, and I like it!

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1 minute ago, VonKarman said:

Hopefully much cheaper.

Silverstein saying it’s near veteran min. Similar to Nelson agholor.

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2 minutes ago, VonKarman said:

Hopefully much cheaper.

I'm thinking is Perriman went for $8m, and he himself was on $10m last season, I doubt the market and his value would drop more than 50%. Hoping though it is less, not expecting it to be

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2 minutes ago, VonKarman said:

Hopefully much cheaper.

I don't know. He signed for 1 year, $10M last offseason and then broke his collarbone in his only game. Would be surprising if his value fell that much.

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1 minute ago, Green19 said:

Silverstein saying it’s near veteran min. Similar to Nelson agholor.

Can't be upset with that.  He's still young and has had some success in the league.

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