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Anyone else feeling queesy about our depth chart?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by P-E-Z, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. adambr2

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    CB/S: McMillian is definitely not going anywhere. House more than likely is not either. I guess I could see an outside shot at it if Hayward wasn't hurt and one of Smith, Means, or Nixon had earned a spot, but they haven't.

    Backup QB: People have been just clamoring for a vet backup QB, and now we have one and we hear, "I don't know, I think we would have been better off with Harrell,." Really? When it comes down to it, it does not really matter whether Young or Harrell is the backup. If Rodgers goes down for an extended period of time, we are done. The gap between Rodgers and any viable backup at the most important position is just too much to overcome.

    Pretty much with you on D-line, linebackers, and special teams, although Neal isn't getting cut I don't think, and we can still get rid of Crosby, restructuring didn't change that.

    Running back: We don't need a second fullback. I'm okay whether Starks goes or stays, although I'd prefer to keep 5 RB's as well, I wouldn't want any more than 1 fullback.

    Tight end: Mulligan should be safe, they love his blocking. I'd like to keep Bostick as well.

    WR: Nelson and Jones are obvious locks in addition to Cobb as you had mentioned. I think Boykin is pretty safe as well. It should be between Ross and Walker, as I don't see a need to keep 6. I think it's going to be fairly cut and dry besides which one of those last two to keep.
     
  2. HyponGrey

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    McMillian is going nowhere. If he's not starting, he'll be the only experienced backup at S besides Bush. House is the only backup CB with the skill set to play on the outside. Not even a remote chance he gets cut. He also made a big comeback, he didn't get thrown at much later on. Bush may be gone in the near future though, Hyde is a great gunner. Hyde also hasn't been tried at S yet, not a single rep. He's the dime CB.

    Crosby's restructure makes him cuttable. ST blockers should be ashamed, and the Tacklers were even worse. Did we really have a return man battle? Because it certainly doesn't look like we've been practicing.

    Neal looked better at OLB. It was a pleasant surprise, even if it WAS against scrubs. Good chance we go light here.

    ILB is more about coverage, where Manning has a clear lean on Barrington, even if Barrington has a slight physicality lean. Barrington did however outplay Manning, so he would be my choice between the two.

    We don't need 2 FB, as all of our TE besides Bostick have experience as lead blockers. I hope we can trade Williams. He doesn't fit our system, and I really like Bostick.

    BTW WTH, that was before Tretter got hurt. You may not remember, but he was supposed to be the back up C. I was excited to see what he could do. I thought Pat Lewis was a very high upside prospect who played on one of the best OL in college football. EDS is a quality backup, who held his own last year at the end of the year as a starter. I admitted there were things he needed to get better at to be a starter, most notably I criticized his line calls, but the brass was going to give him his shot as a starter, like it or not. GVR looked like a good developmental guy. Currently seems EDS looked good against gassed starters as a fresh man, and GVR didn't develop much at all. I didn't "berate" you then, but I will now. You're an idiot with absurd opinions who needs to stop overreacting. I don't enjoy being called out, especially on false charges. Congrats on the ignore dip:poop:.
     
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  3. HyponGrey

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    Good news is VY is no longer our back up. Bad news, Coleman is.
     
  4. HardRightEdge

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    Nonsense might be the wrong word. Absurd is more apt, I think. Nobody can build a team like that. Even with respect to the draft, any false illusions about "best player available" went out the window with the 2012 draft.

    I see little evidence of that. Other than the schematic switch from FBs to H-backs two years ago, their head count by position is very consistent. On offense, the only head count difference now vs. last year at this time is that we're carrying 8 O-Line instead of 7 and 5 WR instead of 6. On defense, if one counts Neal as an OLB (which he is) and Woodson as a safety last season (which he was), I believe the only difference year-over-year is that we're carrying one more D-Line and one less LB.

    At the risk of repeating myself, the goal with the backup QB on this team should be to have a guy who can win a game against a poor-to-mediocre team.
     
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  5. HardRightEdge

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    I have more doubts about the quality of material he's been given the last few year. That's a function of scouting.
     
  6. P-E-Z

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    At the risk of repeating myself, the goal with the backup QB on this team should be to have a guy who can win a game against a poor-to-mediocre team.[/quote]

    Really the only undefeated team in NFL history played midway through the 5th game through win in the AFC Championship with a journeymen back up quarterback...... His name was Earl Morrell.
     
  7. 12theTruth

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    Really the only undefeated team in NFL history played midway through the 5th game through win in the AFC Championship with a journeymen back up quarterback...... His name was Earl Morrell.[/quote]

    Anything can happen in a one game scenario. No way Morrell leads the team to the title game.

    Edit to add: Last sentence should have said its my opinion that no way Morrell leads the team to the title game victory. Just my opinion. I was too young to have seen the game live.
     
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  8. P-E-Z

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    Anything can happen in a one game scenario. No way Morrell leads the team to the title game.[/quote]

    my bad it 72 season still a super bowl win
    How much of the 1972 NFL season did Bob Griese play?

    Griese was injured in the 5th game of the season, against the Chargers, and did not play again until the 14th and final game, against the Colts, in a mop up role. He did not play in the divisional playoff game against the Browns but was called on in the second half of the AFC championship game against the Steelers. He started and played the entire game in Super Bowl VII.
     
  9. Dan115

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    Morrell was named AFC player of the year in 1972. He wasn't all that shabby. He also played behind Johnny U before going to Mia. He played most of 1968 when Johnny went down. Colts would lose to Jets in Super Bowl that year.
     

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