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Jamal Rolle Signed Off Practice Squad

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by HardRightEdge, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. HardRightEdge

    HardRightEdge Cheesehead

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    HOU signed him to fill a roster spot vacated with the release of Ronnie Brown.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...bring-back-veteran-linebacker-desmond-bishop/

    Some of us thought he deserved to make the 53 over Goodson based on his preseason performances, but Thompson evidently preferred the potential of his own major college 6th round pick over the on field performance of the small school free agent.

    This is unfortunate.

    Along with Pickett, this is the second Packer/ex-Packer picked up by HOU in the last couple weeks.
     
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  2. 7thFloorRA

    7thFloorRA Cheesehead

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    I would argue that he deserved to be on the 53 man roster because there are only 52 men on it right now!!! I'm actually shocked a D-lineman isn't being added with Boyd being doubtful tomorrow and the position group already being thin.
     
  3. Sanguine camper

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    Another dreadful personnel move by TT. Rolle is much better than Goodsen. Houston knows it but TT? Not so much
     
  4. HardRightEdge

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    I would surmise Thompson is holding open the 53rd. spot for Tretter's return. He rolled the dice and lost.
     
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  5. Carl

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    Yeah, because a team coming off a 2-14 season is great at talent evaluation...

    Besides, there's no point in adding Rolle to the active roster where he would just be buried on the depth chart and never play.
     
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  6. HardRightEdge

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    By the way, Houston plugged Pickett in for 20 snaps this past Sunday.
     
  7. HardRightEdge

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    They're 3-1 now, 12-4 in 2012, 10-6 in 2011. Their QB just happened to self-destruct in 2013. It's not like they're Jacksonville.

    The Packers would be a 2-14, give or take, if Tolzien had to start 16 games.
     
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  8. Carl

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    You're right. I stretched it a little far, but there's no reason to believe the Texans are better at talent evaluations than the Packers.
     
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  9. PikeBadger

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    I hadn't thought of this before but you may be right HRE. I just assumed they'd release Gerhart and try to sign him back to the practice squad if they wanted to keep him as insurance.
     
  10. buggybill2003

    buggybill2003 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    In your opinion :rolleyes:
     
  11. Luca

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  12. buggybill2003

    buggybill2003 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Good luck to the guy for his future. IMO
     
  13. buggybill2003

    buggybill2003 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    If you make statements without it, you can expect people to challenge you to corroborate your information source. Just trying to help you here.
     
  14. buggybill2003

    buggybill2003 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Fine, you`ve made your point. I`ve nothing more to say on the subject. Good luck with it.
     
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  15. Luca

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    I agree! Keeping the spot open for Tretter makes no sense at all. Actually, they will probably cut Gerhart when Tretter returns.

    Bush on the roster makes sense. He is an important special teams player. Moreover he really improved as corner over the last couple of years.
     
  16. El Guapo

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    IN MY OPINION, you're just going out on your typical campaign to skewer Thompson. Tell me how this is a "terrible move" by the GM. He has very little options in these situations. You wanted Thompson to sign a guy to the 53. He tried. Unfortunately when PS guys get an opportunity to join another team's 53 they bolt. Often times they'll even accept less money from the new team because they are getting an opportunity to play. The only thing that Thompson could have done to keep Rolle at this point was to offer him an insane amount of money to continue sitting on the bench until next year.

    One can argue the Rolle vs Goodson issue as being a mistake, but not being able to keep Rolle on the team mid-season is more about what the player wants versus what the GM can do.
     
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    So there was some jumping to conclusions about Thompson - that's not a surprise. Players on the PS are in the driver's seat when another team comes calling and I don't blame Rolle at all for going to a team where he's much more likely to get on the field.
    IMO that poster has trouble backing up what he posts so he resorts to complaining about those challenging him being "technical" or disagreeing over syntax or grammar.
     
  18. brandon2348

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    I don't know how they went Goodson over Rolle. I don't even think it's close and I don't care if someone says we don't see these guys in practice. Goodson doesn't even look like an NFL player out there. These guys appear to be good at getting the right people in on the offense side but defensively you really have to start wondering if they know what there doing when it comes to evaluating talent and personnel.

    People will say this isn't a big deal because Goodson is inactive but next year he probably won't be and my money is we will add him to the list of disappointments on the defensive side of the ball while Rolle has a solid career in Houston. This loyalty to late round draft picks is retarded.

    It's like we made a mistake drafting a guy so let's compound the mistake by keeping him and in some cases extending the guys contract. I like "draft and develop" and I believe it to be an effective approach but were missing the boat somewhere in the process.
     
  19. NOMOFO

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    I really liked this guy. I saw him making plays on balls better than most we've seen in GB over the past few years.
     
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    I want to know how TT is rolling with 5 d lineman on the active roster and only 4 that will be available tonight.
     
  21. brandon2348

    brandon2348 GO PACK GO!

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    Cause there gonna roll the vaunted 2-4 again and only two are needed.
     
  22. PikeBadger

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    My inside contact says they are using the "amoeba" as their base defense tonight.;)
     
  23. HardRightEdge

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    The answer is...Luther Robinson. I liked what I saw in preseason.
     
  24. buggybill2003

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    He looked a natural last night.
     
  25. 7thFloorRA

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    He looked great last night. He got to the QB and affected those two throws that were intercepted. I hope he keeps playing.
     

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