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I expect that many of you will be pleased...

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Bruce, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Cheesehead

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    The rumors are flying hot and heavy, but some insiders are saying that Bates was offered the job this morning. They are also citing scheduled interviews with other prospects being cancelled as evidence that the decision has been made.

    Like you, we will have to wait and see if these sources are correct -- if they are -- congratulations to Jim Bates.
     
  2. Bruce

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    Here is something that a former scout who is pretty connected wrote today -- I just saw it a few minutes ago:

    I think if Bates is the man, it increases the likelihood of Favre returning -- just a hunch -- but one I think is based on the fact that the two of them developed a very mutually respectful and friendly relationship over the past season.
     
  3. fvre4mvp

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    Do we still have Rossley? if not what are our choices for both coordinators.
    If Bates is hired who do they have in mind to replace him?
     
  4. DePack

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    I agree Bruce, but it may depend on whom Bates chooses as his OC. I predict that it won't take long for JimBates to contact Brett Favre and "feel him out" about next season and possibly the offensive coordinator. At least I am hoping it will go that way.
     
  5. Bruce

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    Those are questions that Bates would have been asked (not told) in his interview process -- just like all the prospects interviewed.

    Technically the Packers still have Rossley until Jan. 31, but it is simply a formality. Once the new HC is named he will probably be fired or retained (though I believe that to be a long shot)

    Coaches hire their assistants -- they may take suggestions from GM's but the responsibility in the end goes back to the HC.
     
  6. Ryan

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    DC - IDK..

    OC - Mooch so Favre has a better chance of staying :) (or maybe Mooch as an assistant HC)
     
  7. Ryan

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    1.8.06

    Sources: Mariucci likely to sit next season outESPN.com


    Brett Favre's agent said in a television interview that the quarterback is more likely to return for another season if Steve Mariucci were named the Packers' next coach.

    Mariucci was Favre's quarterbacks coach from 1992-1995.

    However, Mariucci coaching the Packers is a long shot, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported. The former Lions and 49ers coach isn't on the Packers' list of candidates and sources close to Mariucci say that while he loves Favre, he's not prepared to re-enter the NFL fray again at this stage.

    "I think that would have a huge determination on Brett's decision," Favre's agent, James "Bus" Cook told WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee. "They do enjoy a special relationship."

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2284708
     
  8. digsthepack

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    I would be pleased as all hell if Jim Bates landed to HC job. The guy flat-out knows how to coach and get the best from his players, does not seem to play favorites and puts only those who perform out on the field...regardless of stature, seems to put accountability very high on his list, and possesses an energy and outward enthusiasm that is hard to deny.

    If he should land the gig, it can certainly help in the overall decision making of one Brett Favre....I hear he has a lot of respect for Bates that some have argued he never held for Mike Sherman from a football standpoint.
     
  9. Bruce

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    I agree with you up to the point of your last sentence -- it runs exactly contrary to everything that Brett Favre has ever stated. But that is water under the bridge -- if the Packer nation is to unite it is time to move on beyond bashing a former member of the Packer family.

    Mike Sherman is a former coach who won three division titles and took his squads to the playoffs 4 of 6 seasons. He should be respected and honored for his contributions as a Former head coach who is now a part of Packer lore.
     
  10. digsthepack

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    I am not bashing Sherman....I am merely repeating what has been speculated by several outlets in recent weeks. Favre is as old schools as it gets, and is the son of a coach. He is not going to go public with any concerns he might have with a coach.....but will simply bite his lip and do what he is told to do. This is how he was raised by the old man, and this is (thankfully) who he remains today....the antithesis of the modern athlete!
     
  11. MSMOLLY

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    who is the source for Bates being hired already?
     
  12. Bruce

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    Speculated is the key word here. Like I said it runs contrary to every single Brett Favre utterance on record. I can speculate that everything someone says is the opposite, that they really said the opposite to be nice or respectful -- does that make it credible???
     
  13. Chamuko

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    Bruce what you SPECULATE about Bates, I really hope it is true not mere speculation I will be very, very, very happy to have Master Bates a sHC of the Pack !!!!! He has my vote !!!!
     
  14. DePack

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    c'mon digs.....it was one last departing shot. And while I don't agree with it, I like your style. Get that last stinger in.

    Hey those outlets wouldn't happen to be FireMikeSherman.com, MikeShermanHasaFatass.com and my personal favorite P@ck66.org (nonprofit)?

    Seriously, I don't think Brett Favre has ever met a coach he didn't like, for the same reasons you have stated digs.
     
  15. TOPackerFan

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    I'm listening to WTMJ over the internet at work right now and they've reported nothing thus far. Bill Michels should be on the Green House in about an hour or so so hopefully there'll be some info by then.
     
  16. MSMOLLY

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    I'm listening to the Peter Brown show on WSSP - an all sports station in Milwaukee and haven't heard anything either. If I hear any news I'll let you guys know !
     
  17. DePack

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    I want Bates too but if we have to put up with this "Master Bates" crap, I'd just as soon see them go in a different direction.
     
  18. MSMOLLY

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    What do you mean "master bates" ?
     
  19. Bobby Roberts

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    The hiring of Bates of HC would create stability for the defense, which has been sorely lacking the last few years. I'm sure Bates will promote one of his assistants that came with him from Miami as the next DC.

    So now I'm very curious about who he has in mind for our next OC. Will we stay with some version of the "west coast"/GB offense? Will we go a completely different direction on our offensive schemes?

    No matter what, if Favre returns he will need to learn a new offense -- whether it be just terminology or completely new scheme. Right now I don't think that would be a problem for Favre. When it comes to the west coast style, the OC should be constantly coming up with new plays that must be learned. No matter what, it will be a completely new playbook.

    At this point I believe that Favre wants to win again and he knows the organization must make some changes to do get back to winning. The key to Favre returning is making decisions toward the Packers making a playoff run this season, not just 2 years down the road. If it's rebuild and wait time, then we may have seen the last of Brett.
     
  20. MSMOLLY

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    [/quote:f956iq2o]

    I agree - I would think that he is hoping that we make a playoff run this season and not have to wait for 2 years for the other pieces to fall into place
     
  21. Ryan

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    Haha that is Chamuko for you lol...

    :Hands Molly a "perverted think like a man" hat:
    Put that on and read it again, tell me what you see :D
     
  22. MSMOLLY

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    :oops: :oops: - I see what you meant now :)
     
  23. DePack

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    That don't make you a bad girl :lol:
     
  24. MSMOLLY

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    No, just someone that needs to read between the lines :)
     
  25. dhpackr

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    i read bates was headcoach and mooch was going to be OC!!
     

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