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Free Agency: 3-4 DE

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Poppa San, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

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    Even though TT rarely dabbles as of today:
    http://nfltraderumors.co/2016-nfl-free-agents-list/
    Player Position Age 2015 Team Note
    Red Bryant 3-4 DE 32 ARI
    Jarvis Jenkins 3-4 DE 28 CHI
    Antonio D. Smith 3-4 DE 34 DEN
    Malik Jackson 3-4 DE 26 DEN
    Letroy Guion 3-4 DE 29 GB
    Jared Crick 3-4 DE 27 HOU
    Billy Winn 3-4 DE 27 IND
    Mike Devito 3-4 DE 32 KC
    Muhammad Wilkerson 3-4 DE 27 NYJ
    Stephen Bowen 3-4 DE 32 NYJ
    Cedric Thornton 3-4 DE 28 PHI
    Vinny Curry 3-4 DE 28 PHI
    Cam Thomas 3-4 DE 29 PIT
    Clifton Geathers 3-4 DE 28 PIT
    Damion Square 3-4 DE 27 SD RFA
    Kendall Reyes 3-4 DE 26 SD
    Tony Jerod-Eddie 3-4 DE 26 SF RFA
    Frank Kearse 3-4 DE 27 WAS
    Kedric Golston 3-4 DE 33 WAS
     
  2. Vrill

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    Jared Crick pops out at me. Hes a young up and comer at DE in 3-4 systems.
     
  3. ThePerfectBeard

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    Billy Winn, Cam Thomas, Thorton, Curry, and Crick are all interesting names. However, could you imagine Wilkerson on this team? Not that we'd spend the money, but DAMN!
     
  4. Carl

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    3-4 DE is the least of our concerns.
     
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  5. NelsonsLongCatch

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    Jarvis Jenkins had a great year with Chicago for almost no money
     
  6. Sunshinepacker

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    Not sure that's true since the Packers only have one above average dlineman on the team. NT is a bigger concern but the dline as a group isn't very good.
     
  7. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

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    IMO db's and QB are the least. DEs are up next to RB, WR and punter.
     
  8. Mondio

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    I would disagree. They might not be all stars on highlight reels every week, but they are much better than "isn't very good" They just held a top NFL offense averaging over 120 and over 4 yds per carry on the season to 40 yards. 40 and a 2 yard average on the road in the playoffs. groups that "isn't very good" don't do that and they held up well to a lot of good rushing teams this year. If you could guarantee me that production from a Dline every week in the NFL I'd sign that group up in a heart beat.
     
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  9. Sunshinepacker

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    If you base all personnel evaluations on the Cardinals game then the Packers have terrific players at pretty much every position on defense...How many of the Dlinemen do you think will get starter deals from another team?
     
  10. Mondio

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    I'm not basing it all on the cards game, we played KC, we played Seattle, we played MN and AP twice, faced Forte, etc and most times this year we did very well against some very good rushing attacks. I see Raji being a starter, Daniels and Giuon for a lot of teams. Pennel might very well be as he's shown steady improvement since he came here as a UDFA, but as of now he is a solid rotation guy. Whether we have 3 guys that are high light reels or 2-3 pretty good guys and a solid rotation behind them, I don't care. Both ways can get it done, and this year I think our Dline got it done for more often than not. Definitely above average and if we can move Matthews back outside and shore up the ILB I think they are plenty capable of maintaining a higher level of play as well.
     
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  11. mongoosev

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    am I wrong or did packs sign EIGHT free agents? LOL wtf
     
  12. Sunshinepacker

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    Mike Daniels is very good. Datone Jones is good rushing the QB but he's not much against the run. I'm not saying the ends are terrible, just that it's very possible to upgrade them.
     
  13. captainWIMM

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    I agree that Daniels is the only elite player at the position but most of the others are serviceable. While I wouldn´t mind an upgrade at the position there are several others in more dire need of an upgrade.
     
  14. Mondio

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    I think a lot of people could be upgraded, but that's different than saying they just weren't very good. They were good as a unit and better than people give them credit for a I think considering the positions our offense and special teams put us in this year time after time after time.
     

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