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Green Bay ready for Bears D-Line

Discussion in 'Green Bay Packers Fan Forum' started by tromadz, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. tromadz

    tromadz Cheesehead

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    "They're kicking this thing off on Sunday, and (Spitz and Moll) are going to be playing. That's the way we're going."

    One advantage of the zone-blocking scheme is temporary double-teams are a staple, so rarely will Spitz and Moll be left to block one-on-one at the point of attack. They also have a center who's had a good training camp in Scott Wells.

    "You can get a guy off on an aiming point," said Joe Philbin, the Packers' offensive line coach, "and 80 percent of the time, 90 percent of the time, somebody else is coming to protect your behind enough so you have that chance to come off the ball. (But) you still have to block. Even though you have that initial help, you've got to get your pads down and play with good fundamentals."

    "Making the decision (to start Moll) early is important," McCarthy said. "You'd really like to make it earlier, you think, 'Gosh, I could have had two more weeks (of the starters practicing together). That's the situation we're in, and they're responding and they're continuing to get better. You have the cards you're dealt, and (if) you're able to go play them, then it's our job to get it done."

    It's hard to envision the Packers scoring many points against this defense this early in the season, especially because McCarthy will have to accommodate the experience limitations of Spitz and Moll in his game plan and play calling. Chicago isn't a dynamic offense, so avoiding major mistakes probably will be more important than scoring.

    McCarthy and Jagodzinski have preached all offseason that they'll run the ball even when the run isn't working, so the entire offense doesn't fall on Favre. The Packers averaged only 3.3 yards per carry in the preseason, but the regular season is an entirely different animal, with the extensive game planning and regular work of the starters together in practice.

    Spitz came as the most NFL-ready of the three offensive linemen the Packers drafted — second-round pick Colledge was the other — because of his unusually advanced technical skills using his hands. He opened training camp as the starter at right guard but moved to the left side when Colledge was demoted.

    Moll got his shot at a starting job by holding his own at right tackle against San Diego linebacker Shawne Merriman in the preseason opener.

    "I know Spitz kind of has a veteran mind-set already," Wells said. "He doesn't get rattled, so I'm not worried about him. Tony Moll, he's coming along well, also. As long as we're all on the same page and communicating, we'll be all right."
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    I can't wait~!
     
  2. TOPackerFan

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    You can't wait? God, I hope Brett is standing after week 1.
     
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    Yeah, I'm nervous. I hate when the Packers stink because I watch football with about 7 other guys who aren't Packers fan and they just don't shut up.
     
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    you watch football with 8 guys who arent packer fans





    just kiddin
     
  5. tromadz

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    Lmao07f8y7843hf973gf93f3f3f......................................

    Alex Brown isnt playing this week, thats a plus for our young line.
     
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    You're right. Unfortunately, Harris, Ogunleye, Urlacher and Briggs are playing.
     
  7. tromadz

    tromadz Cheesehead

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    yep, but briggs is a LB...dont know where you're going with that one(why not name urlacher if ur gonna name an LB?)

    Alex Brown, imo, is their best linemen. A lot of the bears fans who lurk here would probably say the same. the dude is intense, and I am happy we don't have to worry about him.
     
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    Yeah, we couldn't catch a break the first game, could we
     
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    Uhhh he did name Urlacher. The O-Line has to block them too Trom.


    Alex Brown is NOT the best lineman on the Bears.
     
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    amen to that, TOP!! i'm so nervous i'm not even sure i can watch the game without having a few drinks ahead of time. in fact, i'll officially begin drinking fruit punch & vodka by 11am sunday. by 11:30am i should be one happy chickypoo. (i am SUCH a lightweight anymore)

    screw nervousness...drink instead!! :wink: :p
     
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    oops, i totally missed urlachers name.

    Alex Brown is their best, in my opinion. You can go ahead and state your opinion as fact, which is ignorant, but I see the bears play weekly (i live in chicago) and he's great.
     
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    Thats fine man, Alex Brown is definitely a good player but I would take Ogunuleye over him. Just my opinion, not trying to stateit as fact
     
  13. all about da packers

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    Trom and pyle... geting along?!

    My God, it's so beautiful..... *wipe tear*


    I have a feeling the line will do better than expected. Not great, but solid none-the-less. I'll be satisfied with the Bears only getting 3 sacks.
     
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    its going to suck if the packers are going to lose.

    my cousin and brother are bears fans and im going to watch the game with them.

    i remmber the last time we watched the game they where crying and i was laughing.:)
     
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    I think that OGun is the best, most consistant Bears def end. Brown gets a lot of pressure, but sometimes seems to be just a half step late. I think that there is a big dropoff after those two, so that is a break if he can't play.

    I actually think that Harris is the best def lineman that the bears have. Tank Johnson is not far behind.
     
  16. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    Don't instigate things. IF all is well, leave it alone!! Rookie!! ;)






    Ogunyaliioa wtf ever is a stud.
     
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    Ogunyaliioa :lol:

    We just call him O'Gun, and yes he is a stud. I hope the Bears give Tank Johnson more then just a few chances on sunday.
     
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    I guess you skipped watching last seasons games with them huh? :D
     

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