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Ben Taylor

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by mattresell, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. mattresell

    mattresell Cheesehead

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    Ben Maller is reporting this:

    "Free-agent linebacker Ben Taylor is weighing contract offers from the Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns, and probably will decide by Friday. Taylor’s agent, Bob Lattimore, held additional talks with both teams Wednesday, and said the Carolina Panthers have shown preliminary interest, as well."

    Thoughts?
     
  2. DePack

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    Cleveland seems to be in the mix for everybody.
     
  3. tromadz

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    I think we can get him. He wants to be a starter, and we only have Barnett!
     
  4. Popcynical

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    If we ended up grabbing Taylor, I wonder if he'd play MLB and give Barnett a shot at OLB. It'd be interesting.
     
  5. HatestheEagles084

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    most likely Taylor at ILB. This signing would eliminate LB as a dire need in the draft, to the point where we don't have to draft AJ Hawk at #5, and can probably pick up another LB in the 2nd or 3rd round. Barnett-Taylor-Thomas is not bad, Barnett-Taylor-Hawk would rule, but you know what I think about Mario...
     
  6. DakotaT

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    I would rather see Poppinga - Barnett - Hawk, with Hawk and Barnett playing nickel and Popp doing a little situational pass rush on 3rd down.

    My fear is that Poppinga might be prone to injury also. But you can't question what he brings in heart.
     
  7. porky88

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    I'll take Taylor as a starter for us. Taylor, Barnett, and Hawk looks solid to me... or at least an upgrade from last year..

    all are young to.. maybe they have that Simmons, Koonce, and Williams potential...
     
  8. uwbadger12000

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    He said he is going to have a decision today.
     
  9. tromadz

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    is today friday already?

    i need to get a hold of my life.
     
  10. uwbadger12000

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    yep. today is friday. end of the school week. yay!
     
  11. Popcynical

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    I think he was referring to the fact that Taylor said he'd announce his decision by today.
     
  12. tabojc03

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    The only reason why he's considering GB is the fact we run the 4-3 defense where he feels he is more effective.....I see him probably playing strong side lb....our offer is only for one year, so I don't think they are willing to move Barnett for a short term guy...I see him as an insurance policy for Poppigna.....I don't know if Thomas is signed yet.....we will draft another lb for weakside....
     
  13. tromadz

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    wasnt one of the other reasons he might want GB is cuz hed start here? i thought i read that.
     
  14. tabojc03

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    well according to JSonline.com Taylor has signed with the packers for one year and under $1 million dollars....he will compete for the strong side line backer position, according to MM.....like I said earlier, he's insurance for Poppinga, because I know the Packers are counting on him to be a starter in the near future.....
     
  15. tromadz

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    great news, tabojc03!
     
  16. tabojc03

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    what is nice about the article is they break down alittle bit about Taylor, it's a positive article for once about the Packers from JS
     

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