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Oh Murphy how you hurt us

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by JbShell, Nov 11, 2005.

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    Well this year has been a proving ground for Murphy's law. This is why I think this year has been so differant from years past. Injuries aside it has been a case of Things that will go wrong will. GB in the past has been able to pull out the games with a timely kick or two. this year has been futile.

    Favre has no weapons like he did. Longwell is not well

    While there are bright spots something needs to happen if the pack wish to finish with respectability
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    A good, solid draft in April will return us to, at least, respectability. I've given upon this year. Too many guys unable to return.
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    It isn't Murphy's Law.

    How many Offensive Guards have the Packers drafted since 1988?

    None until Ron Wolf drafted:
    1) Aaron Taylor in 1994 in 1st round 16th pick overall.
    2) Adam Timmerman in 1995 7th round 230th overall.
    3) Marco Rivera in 1996 6th round 208th overall.
    4) Bill Ferrario 2001 in the 4th round 105th overall.

    Then none until Ted Thompson drafted.
    5) William Witticker 2005 in the 7th round 246th overall.

    Wahle was a converted Tackle taken in the 1998 supplemental draft of 1998 counting as 2nd round pick of 1999 draft. Wolf seemed to give the position attention but Sherman did not.

    You make or break your own luck.
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    I thought this was gonna be a Terrence Murphy bash-thread.....lol
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    Goodun, Cheez - very nice!

    Maybe RW's approach to viewing the game and that which should be the basis, of the founding stone of the team... is what Sherman tends to gloss over...

    Look at this way - one part of the team always depends on the other part, possibly somewhere else.. So, on Offense, what's thee most important part(s) that everything else depends on, for the gears to mesh?

    It's protection! Without it, nothing else has time to unfold and run its course.

    Remember how well the left side held together with Ken Ruettgers (my fav, btw) protecting Favre's blind side? Go back and look at the mid-nineties team and who we had and you tell me which ones were the weak spots, the weak positions...... Same with Reggie White & Co. Disect it down and compare....

    It's almost as if you need to take a college course... almost.
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    That's because Sherman drafted based on the needs of the team at that time. We didn't really "need" offensive lineman at the time, so he drafted elsewhere. Wolf and Thompson's approach is to draft the best player available, which adds depth at positions you don't think you need depth at that year. Some people didn't understand why Thompson drafted Terrance Murphy this year. Even though he got hurt, it turned out to be a good pick because we needed that depth even though it didn't look like we would need it on draft day. Sherman's goal was to get the best team for that year. Wolf and Thompson want the best team possible down the stretch.

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