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Crown Green Bay Champion of the 2006 Draft

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by dxbfan, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. dxbfan

    dxbfan Cheesehead

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  2. smlutz

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    I like it, lol.
     
  3. millertime

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    lets hope they continue to develop
     
  4. tano1998

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    great article....that's a trend for years to come...let's do it again in april
     
  5. Zombieslayer

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    Good article. The guy's not a bad sports writer. I read some of his other stuff as well.

    I think years from now we'll look back at this draft and pat ourselves on the back for it. He gave it an A+ and best in show.
     
  6. all about da packers

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    I am not so sure what is the point of such a grading so early after the 06 draft other than to provide an entertaining read.

    The key thing for all rookies is to take it up to another notch next season.

    Basically the rookies are being graded on what they showed in their first year, and that is important to a certain degree. I'd rather he have done a review in at least 3 years time, where the grades will be more realistic.

    For example, Jennings definitely was a great find for all the things he has shown. However, if he (God forbid!) doesn't improve much more than what he already is (and that was the knock on Jennings, he'll be good right away but may struggle to be great overtime, doesn't have the best long term potential) than that second round pick was a bit of a waste.

    Ditto for Hawk, he showed potential but he still got blown up on plays and was probably out of position on other plays. IF he doesn't improve, then the pick was also a bit of a waste. The point of drafting at the top spots is to pick up stud players that can be difference makers every Sunday. Otherwise we could have gotten Greenway, Sims, etc. much lower and saved money too without much of a worry about drop off.

    This draft will be made or broken in the next couple of years based on the amount of players that are still here (and contributing in a good - if not great- way) when the Packers become a playoff bound team.
     
  7. Zero2Cool

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    ding ding ding ding we have a winnah!





    good article
     
  8. net

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    Here's another point: "playing" and "playing well" are two different things.

    They all gained tremendous experience, but they must take it to another level next season. And as the San Diego Chargers found out Sunday, you have to take it to another level to make noise in the playoffs.

    I noticed the writer didn't talk too much about ROTTT's(Reign of Ted Thompson Terror) 2005 draft. We'll give ROTTT a mulligan for that one. Ron Wolf had a couple el stinko drafts, too. One of the good ones, however, propeled the Packers to the Super Bowl(with Mike Holmgren--a superior coach and teacher) at the helm. We'll see if McCarthy can bring these players to the next level, especially is Favre stays home this fall to cut wood.
     
  9. Zero2Cool

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    Why refer back to Ron Wolf?
    Why is Ted only compared to Ron?
    Are we gonna compare Mike McCarthy to Mike Holmgren as well?


    Back to 2005 Draft.
    QB Aaron Rodgers - Don't know how he's gonna pan out yet.
    S/CB Nick Collins - Pretty good player, especially if he can continue from his Bears performance.
    WR/KR Terrence Murphy - I believe he was considered a rising star before his unfornate injury.
    S Marviel Underwood - Wasn't he being primed to take over the position opposte of Collins?
    LB Brady Poppinga - started out slow, but finished strong this year
    C/G Junius Coston - no idea
    CB Mike Hawkins - no idea
    DE Mike Montgomery - average player
    WR Craig Bragg - bombed out
    LB Kurt Campbell - no idea
    G Will Whitticker - bombed out

    Rodgers, Collins, Poppinga and Underwood could all be starters from that 2005 draft. I don't call that a washed draft. That's not bad. Not to mention Murphy would probably be are PR/KR specialist right now if he was capable of playing.
     
  10. Timmons

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    All good info except for this:

    " With the NFL's 20th oldest starting lineup in 2005, the Packers crashed at 4-12. It cost Mike Sherman his job. Change arrived in the form of McCarthy."

    20th oldest? How many teams are there, isn't it 32? Doesn't that equate to the 12th youngest? It's not like there are 100 teams in the NFL and we were in the top five for oldest. Unless it's a 'top ten' stat in this league, it doesn't matter.

    As for the article, obviously were younger, and our future is brighter for it. 2006 was as good a draft as I remember in Green Bay.
     
  11. Zero2Cool

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    Gotta love journalists an their logical fallacies huh?
     

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