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Ha Ha's importance to the Packers D

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by ivo610, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. tynimiller

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    If Hawk got a C, then Jones should have gotten a D or D+ honestly. Hawk is what he is, and does what he does VERY well, but has aspects of the game he simply can't or barely can do.

    Lattimore is the only other option though I feel in the immediate time to push for serious playing time....I do like some of the "potential in the young guys coming in" but only Lattimore is the guy I think could unseat Jones substantially as Hawk is cemented in (and hate/love him, for good reason).

    *I still wish we'd hung on to Bishop but in all honesty we need a ILB capable of ball hawking wide angle runs or covering. (exactly what Hawk can't excel at)
     
  2. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    Ok, so you are gunna give Jones a pass on an injury, I can somewhat see that.....BUT....what about the SF game in 2012 where he just stood there as guys ran around him/missed tackles/watched passes go past him....??? He belongs on a team like the Jags, not here with us.
     
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  3. tynimiller

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    Um....There was a lot more guys than just Jones doing exactly as you described in the game I suspect you are talking about....
     
  4. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    Well...... the other guys looked a lot better than jones did, I can recall 4 seperate accasions of him just watching flat footed.... he was like a kid in shock and awe amazment watching something cool for the first time. IMO, Hawk is leaps ahead of Jones, and that aint saying a lot about Hawk lol
     
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  5. tynimiller

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    I can agree with that, and yeah I agree with Hawk. I really don't understand the hate, the dude is a work horse and the things he does well he does extremely well. We just need that next up and comer with some more range and motor with him in the inside....Lattimore couldn't be in a better position if he wants it to plant himself.
     
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  6. captainWIMM

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    I agree that´s a fair evaluation of Jones. If one of the top ILBs would have been available at #21 I think Thompson would have drafted either Mosley or Shazier as the draft was way deeper at safety.

    It´s possible Lattimore could improve, but I don´t expect him to be a starter at any point.
     
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  7. ThxJackVainisi

    ThxJackVainisi Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    While I don't think ILB is as dire as safety last season IMO it's the weakest position group on the D. As to whether or not Lattimore will be a starter, IMO that’s not really the question. Just like the snaps a nickel back gets in Capers D, he may not be a “starter” but he may get more snaps than one of the two “starting” ILBs. Lattimore is going into his fourth year so ordinarily I’d say we’ve pretty much seen what he as to offer. But he was a DE in college and then played OLB in his rookie season. He was switched inside in 2012 and finally got on the field (other than STs) last season, starting 4 games. Like McGinn, I thought he showed more in October and fell off some in December, but he did show some instincts earlier. IMO this is the season we’ll find out about Jamari at ILB and apparently the staff likes him enough to give him a shot as the lone ILB in some alignment.

    Because the bar is set so low by the starters, because they are saying they will simplify the schemes ("less scheme, more personnel") and finally because trying Lattimore out as the lone ILB may indicate they feel the same way about the ILB position as many of us do, I think there’s a decent chance Lattimore will get more snaps than Brad Jones.
     
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  8. Oshkoshpackfan

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    Agree that Lattimore should/could improve.... but then again there were times when he made ya say WOW, he made a heck of a play and then a couple plays later he got turned and burned on a simple play. It is good that he has shown more than just a couple flashes of good play. I hope he takes more than one step forward and gets more time on the grass.
     
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  9. captainWIMM

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    I haven´t read anything about that this offseason, do you have a link to a story mentioning that???
     
  10. ThxJackVainisi

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    An OTA or minicamp report said Lattimore lined up as the sole ILB in some alignments. Here's a jsonline blog about Lattimore vs. Jones: http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/263542751.html This is an interesting quote from LB coach Winston Moss: "Brad’s our starter, until I’m told otherwise..." He does go on to praise Jones when he's 'healthy and dialed in' but that's hardly a ringing endorsement.
     
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  11. captainWIMM

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    We'll see. Jason Wilde mentioned on the state of the Packers show that Lattimore got more snaps in OTAs and minicamp than in previous years, so it seems like they're at least giving him a chance to earn more playing time.
     
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  12. Oshkoshpackfan

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    anything or anyone to outseat Brad Jones ........ :tup:
     
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    Off topic: Can someone tell me how to change my screen name?
     
  14. I_am_smoked_cheddar

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    I believe Hyde and Clinton-Dix will do their best. My great concern lies with the Linebackers. TT will not address it until the next Draft. We will just have to live with what we have, like it or not . :(
     
  15. captainWIMM

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    Maybe one of the undrafted ILBs (Doughty and Thomas) can make an impact.
     
  16. I_am_smoked_cheddar

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    I learned a long time ago not to count on money until it is in the bank account. Therefor I don't count on Football Players until the prove themselves against league competition. Dreams are nice , but they are not reality. ILB has become more than it used to be. They have to stop the run, drop back into coverage, and be able to blitz when called upon. Next to the QB, the LB may be the most challenging position in the game today. The position has evolved over the decades, the player must be lightning quick, massively strong, and possess a very quick mind. He may only have a few hundredths of a second to correctly analyze a play and correctly react to counter it. IMO the great Linebackers may be harder to discover than QB's.
    They try to hire good players to play Linebacker, and train them, and coach them. With all that, if he lacks the heart, the drive, the mental ability, then he is just ordinary. Examples would include: Dick Butkus, Mike Singletary, Ray Nitschke, J.J.Watt, Jack Ham, etc... to name just a few. They lacked nothing, they had the total package. It is like walking on a beach and discovering a diamond.

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  17. captainWIMM

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    I don´t expect any of them to make an impact, but usually some undrafted guys make the 53. But aside of Colt Lyerla at TE I think the guys at the ILB position have the best chance to make it out of camp this season.
     
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  18. wist43

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    I was hoping they would move Bradford inside, but it seems they are going to keep him on the outside.

    Both Hawk and Jones need to be replaced, but TT, MM, and Capers don't agree. Everyone, including the national media, had us addressing ILB early in the draft - TT didn't draft a single one.

    Still, even without doing anything to fix the mess at ILB, I think that if Clinton-Dix, Hyde, or Richardson can shore up the Safety position, and we play less 2-4, that would be enough to make us legitimate contenders.

    Not holding my breath on any of those counts, but I think there is the potential there to turn it around.
     
  19. captainWIMM

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    There wasn´t a lot of talent left at ILB in this year´s draft after Mosley was gone. Still would have liked Thompson to draft Smallwood in the later rounds.

    The position should have been improved via free agency though.
     
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  21. Packerlover

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    Thank you for changing my name Longtimefan. :) You're the best!!
     
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    You haven't been here long enough so I'll forgive you that observation. THIS TIME!!
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    Lol!
     
  24. Eli Haugen

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    Haha is a great talent. Watching how he played in Alabama. I seen greatness. He hits and wraps up. He intercepts a lot of balls on top of it...
     

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