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Defense Wins Championships.

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Cheesehead625, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Ace

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    You're absolutely right and I'm not suggesting at all that they will have to restructure in the sense that Dallas does. They may have to do some minor shuffling of the big deals though to be able to sign a guy or 2. There's nothing wrong with that and maybe they won't have to.
     
  2. Carl

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    Okay. Gotcha. Maybe some minor shuffling. We can be glad Jerry Jones isn't in charge in Green Bay.
     
  3. Ace

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    You "have" to re-sign them because you don't let players of their ability walk and join other teams thats why. Yes Tom Brady didn't have great weapons during their SB runs, and yes very good QB's don't need amazing WR's, but given the option I'll bet any QB would love to retain their top 2 WR options when they are playmakers like Jordy and Cobb. Ron Wolf always said his biggest regret was not getting Brett more weapons on offense.
     
  4. NOMOFO

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    I get the point and I don't totally disagree... but Jordy is special. He makes plays most guys in this league don't.
     
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  5. Sunshinepacker

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    That's why I used Cobb in my example. I think I'd let Cobb walk rather than have two highly paid WRs on the roster and I just think Nelson is the more useful WR. Cobb can do more varied, 'neat' things than Nelson but I think Nelson is the better traditional WR.
     
  6. Sunshinepacker

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    I think most QBs, if given the choice between two great WRs and a porous defense or one great WR and a solid defense would probably chose the second option since the first formula is great for fantasy but terrible for titles. Keep in mind that keeping one of the two isn't exactly depriving Rodgers of weapons PLUS this team seems like it will focus quite a bit more on the run and that means less emphasis on the passing game.
     
  7. Ace

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    No, you're right and this is absolutely true. But this team is in a position to keep both and still fix the D with some maneuvering.
     
  8. captainWIMM

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    Hmmm, let´s take a look at Aaron´s and Clay´s cap numbers: Rodgers cap number increases from $12 million in 2013 to $21.1 million in 2019, increasing by $5.9 million this season. Matthews had a cap hit of $6.71 million last season, that will increase steadily to $15.2 million in 2017.

    That´s just the way contracts are structured in the NFL.
     
  9. Carl

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    Yes, Rodgers contract increases a lot this season, but then only goes up by 3.2 million over the next five years. The Packers can handle that increase no problem.

    With Clay, his contract goes back down 3.8 million for the last year of his deal so it ends up a 4.69 million increase over the contract, which is also manageable.

    Besides, both players could be worth every penny, especially Rodgers, and the Packers could have little leverage in a restructure.

    The cap itself will also increase by then. Just because they increase, doesn't mean a restructure is going to happen.





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  10. captainWIMM

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    If both players stay healthy over the course of the contract it won´t be a problem. Matthews hasn´t shown that though so far.

    I think it depends on the success the Packers will have over the next few seasons if Rodgers would agree to restructure his contract. If they don´t win another Super Bowl I could see him accepting a pay cut to bring in more talent.
     
  11. Carl

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    The bonuses steadily go down too, which could help the Packers if they decide to release one of them near the end of the contracts. There would be no dead money by releasing Rodgers in the final two years or Matthews in the final year.
     
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