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Nick Barnett Released From Bills

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Rodgers_Forever, Feb 11, 2013.

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Should the packers take a look at Nick Barnett in 2013?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Rodgers_Forever
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    Nick's always been a strong tackler, something we seemed to miss dearly this past year, especially in the middle. Any thoughts on re-signing our old buddy?
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    I think my new battle cry is going to be "For the Minimum!" I shall yell it every time I charge into the fray.
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    I'd sign him for a fair price. With all our issues at ILB he'd be a good investment. If nothing else for his tackling ability.
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    He's not a good investment for us at all. He's not going to play for the minimum, and he's someone on the downside of his career. I think a lot of people have forgotton we play nearly the whole season without both Desmond Bishop and DJ Smith...we need at least one roster spot for a new LB via the draft as well.
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    Assuming they bring back Hawk, I don't think there will be room. It will already be crowded with Hawk, Bishop, and DJ Smith. Good chance they draft another, and I doubt they will give up on Terrell Manning already. Even if you assume neither of Francois or Jones is back there just may not be a spot open.
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    Nick Barnett was never a smart football player. I cannot tell you how many times his first step was the wrong step. He couldn't read offensive formations; another one of those great athletes who turned out to be a not so great football player. He patched over his deficiencies with speed, but it was just a patch. You could consistently sucker him with misdirection.

    Put him one-on-one with Bryon Westbrook all over the field, where he didn't have to know what was going on in the offense or defense, and looked like an All Pro. Ask him to play read-and-react linebacker...not even close. He might have made a fine strong safety in a predominantly man defense. He should have been in Oakland.

    The word is he sucked all the air out of the room in position meetings. A real pain in the a** preparation-wise.

    With injuries and age, he's lost a step or two, which might explain why he's dropped to 228 lbs. His chief virtue is mostly exhausted.

    The Bills were 30th in the league at 5.0 yards per carry surrendered.

    I was happy to see him go. I'd be very disappointed to see him back.
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    would he WANT to come back though ??
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    i predict a new viking...:rolleyes:
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    Has everyone forgotten how much our defense IMPROVED in 2010 when we lost him?
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    He had a strong year last year but is TERRIBLE in coverage. No thanks, I hope he succeeds somewhere though. I like him, not sure why but I always cheer for him and hope he finds a good place that works for him.
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    Won Sb with out him..Our def got better with him gone

    Bills dont want him, that alone should be enough information for anyone to know

    When I heard he was gone from there, I thought to myself...how long before a thread is made on getting him..Took about 5 minutes
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    Agree x1000000000 ...If TT took advice from this board, we would never get back to the super bowl again.
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    I'm still waiting on a Chris Canty thread.
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    Some of us are advising against. On any issue there are opposing views on these forums, so depending on how you look at, we're always right! :eek:
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    People dont know him
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    I do, but I opted to post in the FA thread instead of adding a new thread. He did a workout for us years ago.
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    Thought he wanted to be signed WITHOUT working out
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    Really? People want another 4th & 26 opportunity? He never got smarter after that play, just older and slower
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    One version of the story I've read didn't even mention a workout; it said he wouldn't even come in for a meeting without a deal on the table.

    Canty is a Bronx boy; coming to Green Bay might have seemed like moving to a foreign land. With an offer from NYG and chance to return home possibly in the works already, he may have been trying to communicate his lack of interest, unless the offer was outrageous.

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