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All Time Favorite Packer Players?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Zero2Cool, May 7, 2012.

  1. Croak

    Croak Terminally twisted.

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    I liked Brockington. But I was trying to keep it to the top five.

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  2. greenandgold

    greenandgold I'm Dirty Hairy Callahan

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    Bart Starr
    Brett Favre
    Aaron Rodgers
    Jim Taylor (time to get off the quarterback parade I guess)
    Max Magee
     
  3. greenandgold

    greenandgold I'm Dirty Hairy Callahan

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    Oops, double post.
     
  4. Stevie DK

    Stevie DK Cheesehead

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    Charles Woodson
    Nick Barnett
    DD
     
  5. Dan115

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    Only 3?
     
  6. Stevie DK

    Stevie DK Cheesehead

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    Nop, but the ones that stands out, don't wanna mention 20 players.

    I don't wanna pick to many players on the current roster, because it says "All time Favorite"
     
  7. Dan115

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    Did you read the first post? Who and why are your top five all time Packers players?
     
  8. El Guapo

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    Starr for his leadership and calmness
    Nitschke for his tenacity and ferocity
    Butler for his great personality
    Favre for his love of the game (pre-2008)
    Jurkovic for his lunch pale attitude (nobody said that the top 5 needed to be great players)
     
  9. Dan115

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    Anyone select Gilbert?
     
  10. CarolinaPackerFan

    CarolinaPackerFan Packers fan in Panthers country

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    Aaron Rodgers
    Antonio Freeman
    Reggie White
    Greg Jennings
    Nick Collins
     
  11. 13 Times Champs

    13 Times Champs Cheesehead

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    Brockington was never the same after he ran over some guy and nearly killed him.
     
  12. weeds

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    Even as a kid, I was never much of a fan of individual players, there are a few that I've met personally and had a chance to sit down and actually shoot the **** with...shoot some pool, buy drinks back and forth. The guys were willing to sit around and shake dice and stuff PROVIDED that there was limited talk about the Packers. You'd understand why if you attended games in the 70's and 80's. Anyway, my favorite "good guys" or "gentlemen":

    Lofton
    Mike McCoy (the Notre Dame DT, not the scrawny DB)
    Paul Coffman
    Ron Hallstrom
    Johnnie Gray
     
  13. packa7x

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    Since I am a relatively young fan, I'll leave out the GOATs who normally would make the list, but don't because I never saw them play personally.

    1. Aaron Rodgers-I have so many reasons to love this guy. I'm a stats guy and I LOVE how this guy puts up numbers like crazy. I went to the NFL Draft in 2005 for the first time and saw him get drafted. He started in 2008, the year I decided after getting laid off from my bartending job to get myself together and go to college, so he marked a new era for the Pack as I marked a new era in my life. He has done so much in such a short span of time and he won a SB while I was an adult which is so much more exciting than when you're a kid.

    2. Brett Favre-As much as he's hurt us Packer fans, I can't downgrade him too much. He provided me with the spark to enjoy football and helped me turn it from a hobby to a passion. 3 MVPs and a Lombardi Trophy ending an extremely long drought.

    3. Chad Clifton-No, this isn't me getting all sad because Cliffy is gone. I've loved Cliffy since he became a Packer. I worse 76 all 4 years in HS because of him. I'm a lineman and I have a soft spot in my heart for linemen.

    4. Antonio Freeman-Dude was MONEY. Loved seeing him and Favre hook up. One of my least favorite off seasons was when we lost Freeman, Schroeder, and Bradford between 2001 and 2002, but on the bright side, we got Driver for a decade and a couple good seasons out of Walker and Ferguson.

    5. Clay Matthews-His intensity and motor are amazing and it's an honor to have him play for the Pack. I love his game.
     
  14. HyponGrey

    HyponGrey Caseus Locutus Est

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  15. Stevie DK

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    Overlooked the "top 5", but if adding 2 more players makes you happy, i'm fine with that.
    4. Al Harris
    5. Ahman Green
     
  16. El Guapo

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    Green doesn't get a lot of love for some reason, but is the all-time leader in yards (I believe), had a great attitude, and WAS the Green Bay offense during the Sherman era when teams dared Favre to beat them...which was typically a good bet for the opposing teams. Bat Man
     
  17. Rocky11

    Rocky11 Superbowl bound Pack

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    Honorable mention; Herb Adderly, Ted Hendricks, Henry Jordan, James Lofton, Ray Nitschke
     
  18. Dan115

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    Thank You I am now happy
     
  19. AmishMafia

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    I don't think seeing them play is a qualifier for favorites. I never saw Hutson play, but I appreciate the stats he put up and his contributions to the NFL. He is still a source of Packer Pride in my eyes because of this.

    I don't even remember the Lombardi years. One of my early memories was when he died, and Bart Starr retiring, though. But during the 70s we lived through the nostalgia years. Before any Packer game was televised - through the 80's even - the lead-in to the game was always:

    "The Packers established tiny Green Bay Wisconsin as 'Title Town' during the 60's. (view bunch of lombardi era clips) Now, (Bart Starr, Dan Devine, Forrest Gregg, etc) has them back on track to regain the crown of the NFL - named after their legendary coach . . " Or something extremely similar.


    I'm sure there is a good chance that Clay and Rodgers end up on this list when all is said and done. They are both great on and off the field. A few years back I would have had Brett on this list. He accomplished a lot and I don't recall anyone in all of football that was more fun to watch - at times. Other times he was excruciatingly stupid. Regardless, he joined our rivals with the expressed desire to 'stick it' to the Packers. Therefore, how can I put someone on the favorites list when he had no respect or appreciation for the franchise or us, the fans? He went from G.O.A.T. to another barn yard animal - really quickly

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    - But I digress, maybe that should be the subject of another thread as I doubt it has ever been discussed here before. ;)
     
  20. LAG

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    Bart Starr, Jerry Kramer, Reggie White, Donald Driver, Aaron Rodgers
     
  21. cupacker

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    Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers, Bubba Franks (weird I know), Antonio Freeman, Clay Matthews
     
  22. PalmettoPacker

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    I'm 33, so I didn't really become a fan until around 86. I missed all the greats prior to my birth unfortunately. Sterling Sharpe, Reggie White, Robert Brooks, Rodgers, Driver,Ahman Green, and yes even Favre.
     
  23. PalmettoPacker

    PalmettoPacker Cheesehead

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    Oh, and how can I forget Samkon Gado? Worked out with the guy for a couple years in the Columbia, SC area.
     
  24. tynimiller

    tynimiller Cheesehead

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    Here you go:

    Ray Nitchke
    Reggie White
    Brett Favre
    Leroy Butler

    and then....Sterling Sharpe, Donald Driver, Edgar Bennett, Paul Hornung, Bart Starr, Gilbert Brown, Don "Magic".....all get a tie-nod for the last spot.
     
  25. Hype

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    I've been a Packer fan off my life.....so i can go either way this question....

    1. Brett Favre: i was there through the tough times when he was the INT king in his early years and even have a Brett Brick to prove it. But at the same time, i was the only kid in my HS wearing his jersey and took tons of abuse for doing so. I admit I own a Favre Jets jersey but i will never bring myself to own a Favre Vikings jersey

    2. Charles Woodson: Not only is he is one of my favorite Packers of all time but he is one of my favorite football players of all time. I followed his career at Michigan and when he was with the Raiders so i was very happy when he came to GB. I made a bet with a friend that he would win the Heisman over Payton.

    3. Reggie White: another one of my all time favorite players and an even greater human being

    4. Paul Hourning: When people talk about best all-around athletes. this guy should be up.

    5. Clay Matthews: a star was born when he stripd the ball away from AP on that monday nighter and ran it back for TD
     

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