1. Welcome to Green Bay Packers NFL Football Forum & Community!

    Packer Forum is one of the largest online communities for the Green Bay Packers. You are currently viewing our community forums as a guest user.

    Sign Up or

    Having an account grants you additional privileges, such as creating and participating in discussions. Furthermore, we hide most of the ads once you register as a member!
    Dismiss Notice

Derrick Martin signed for two more years

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by NYPacker, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. NYPacker

    NYPacker Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Messages:
    1,582
    Ratings:
    +38
  2. DILLIGAFF

    DILLIGAFF Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Messages:
    603
    Ratings:
    +4
    I don't like the idea of signing a player just to play special teams, unless he is a skilled position that actually touches the ball.

    Special teams should be made up of quality depth of your other positions. Depth is key to all positions on the football team. By giving up a roster spot to a special teamer specialist, you are giving up depth some place else. Kind of like keeping 3 full backs this past year. We were in trouble at receiver, running back and secondary (early and late) because of lack of depth.

    Martin is good on special teams, but if he has no potential in our secondary, this is a bad move that will come back to hurt Packers like Bush did.

    If we can find better talent for our secondary, adding depth, > Martin's special teams skills.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. PackersRS

    PackersRS Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2008
    Messages:
    8,471
    Ratings:
    +980
    I disagree completely.

    ST is a key essence of football. You need to have players that know how to play it, you need:

    a Kicker
    a Punter
    a Kick Returner/Punt returner
    a Gunner
    a Blocker

    You need guys that can perform well at those. They think Martin is their gunner, which means they don't think Bush is their gunner.

    That, to me, is a good thing. Martin played well on ST.
     
  4. AllouezPackerFan

    AllouezPackerFan Section 121 Row 47

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,609
    Ratings:
    +339

    Desmond Howard was a special teams specialist and won the Super Bowl MVP for us. If its the right guy it could be worth signing a "special teams player."
     
  5. Hauschild

    Hauschild Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,104
    Ratings:
    +11
    WHEW!!! I was on the edge of my seat hoping for that signing.:happy0005:
     
  6. claybillings

    claybillings Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    Messages:
    183
    Ratings:
    +4

    I'm not sure what you are smoking but if you watched the games last year you could easily tell the difference between our special teams with Martin and without. ST is 1/3rd of your football team and can easily win or lose a game for you. Martin will be an integral part to our special teams being better this year, thereby giving us much better field position on offense and defense.
     

Share This Page