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JC Tretter named starting center

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by captainWIMM, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. captainWIMM

    captainWIMM Cheesehead

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    Mike McCarthy announced today that Tretter has earned the job and Corey Linsley will be his backup.
     
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  2. Mondio

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    One loses the starting job due to injury, one takes advantage of an opportunity because of injury and gets job back. Good for him. I feel bad for linsley, but having two good young guys is a good problem to have at the position.
     
  3. Eli Haugen

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    This sort of translates to the bahktiari/spriggs situation. Except lindsley has proven to be a good starter already...
    Point is, we have a guy who we will have to pay well to keep, with a good replacment on the roster... Why? Because he is a bit better and the backup is still on a rookie deal...
     
  4. captainWIMM

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    Tretter is still on his rookie deal as well.
     
  5. Mondio

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    Unless BahkT takes a nice step forward, I think 4-6 million a year is plenty for him. No way I'd give him 9. If Spriggs isn't it, I'd keep looking till I found his replacement.

    Tretter and Linsley are both on rookie deals, both have shown they can play. Personally I've thought higher of Tretter and think he's the better of the 2 anyway.

    I'm not going to get too caught up in this yet, the season will give us answers or at least make things more clear.
     
  6. Pkrjones

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    There are currently 46 LT's in the league making more/yr. than Bakhtiari's $653,850/yr avg. Using extremely round numbers the average LT salary of those 46 top-paid LT's is $5.3Mil/yr. Bakh is at the very least better than 1/2 of them, and probably at least a top-20 LT.

    He's significantly out-played his current contract and should (rightfully) be making at least 10x his current pay, and with salaries escalating probably closer to 15x ($10Mil/yr., which would only rank him #10 on highest-paid LT's right now). I don't think our '17 cap will allow for that type of salary bump, so I'm really, really hoping Spriggs (currently making $1.2Mil/yr.!) steps-up in preseason as well as whatever in-season snaps he gets. AR IS the franchise and needs a stable, capable LT protecting him however that needs to happen.
     
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  7. Sky King

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    Personally, I prefer not to rush to judgment. There is still a half preseason, an entire season and (hopefully) a playoff run yet to go. Then the gap between season's end and free-agency itself. There's a multitude of things that will happen before then.

    But please don't put away your crystal balls. This all makes for interesting reading.
     
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  8. RRyder

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    And if Tretter somehow manages to get an offer for 9+ million next offseason then they should let him walk also and add depth through the draft
     
  9. Eli Haugen

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    You think for a minute that they would bench lindsley if they planned on letting tretter go?

    No way.
     
  10. Mondio

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    Linsley is on the PUP.
     
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  11. Pkrjones

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    As far as Centers salaries a #10 on top-paid would be $6.375Mil/yr. and #20 would be $2Mil/yr. using current Overthecap figures. Tretter is completely in control of his future contract with his starting-center play in '16. Linsley is under contract thru '17 so TT has more options.
     
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  12. Eli Haugen

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    I thought he played this season already... ?
     
  13. RRyder

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    I know. I was replying to the viewed similarities to the Bakhtiari/Spiggs situation being in the other thread
     
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  14. Poppa San

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    Nope, not yet.
     
  15. RRyder

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    Nope. Prime canidate for the PUP/IR Designated to Return lists.... The CoJ should be worried.... ( Sorry. Couldn't help myself)
     
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    If Tretter truly is the better center then he should be the starter but this also impacts the bench and shuffling around on the line in case of injury. Tretter is a backup at multiple positions while Linsley has only played center if I recall correctly. If an injury at guard means Tretter will switch to that position and Linsley comes in at center its another case of 1 injury affecting 2 positions. in this case its not so bad because Linsley has shown he can do the job and he does have experience with Rodgers so its not like a complete stranger coming in but it does has an effect.

    Its a moot point for now since Linsley is unable to play but if the two are healthy and their play is equal I'd just as soon see the more versatile player being first off the bench.
     
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    That would be crazily shocking to see Tretter get a 9+ million per year offer. There is absolutely no way we have 4 offensive linemen that would all get offers like that.
     
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    Linsley still on PUP & not practicing pretty much assures Barclay a spot, as Tretter & Barclay are the 2 "swing" guys.
    As of right now I see the 53-man OL as:
    LT - Bakhtiari, Spriggs
    LG - Sitton
    OC - Tretter
    RG - Lang
    RT - Bulaga, Murphy

    Swing Guys: Barclay, Rotheram

    Don't know if Rotheram is better than Lane Taylor at Guard (haven't seen any of the preseason games :( ), but he can be plugged in at any of the 3 interior spots.
     
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    You really have a hard time wrapping your head around the league having a hard salary cap, eh???

    There's absolutely no way the Packers will be able to re-sign all four starters on the offensive line headed for free agency next offseason.
     
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    Any chance we're over-estimating the demand for a guy who was out his entire first year, half the second, and has started three games (as a backup) in his entire career? Love Tretter, but will other teams give him starter money? Will let you know early next year, but I think it's a fair question at this point.
     
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    I expected a team to offer Tretter starter caliber money even before the Packers made this move. Now it depends on his performance in 2016.
     
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    This makes me wonder if Linsley's injury is worse than I thought.
     
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    He played well last year, and has looked good in preseason. Tretter might be the better run blocker. Not missing a beat at this position, for one season anyway.
     
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    So is Tretter starting because Linsley is still bothered by the hammy? Thats no different than the last 2 games. Or are they saying Tretter will start week 1?
     
  25. JK64

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    Tretter will be starting regardless of Linsely's availability. Linsley hasn't even had the chance to compete this summer and there is no evidence that he will be returning anytime soon.
     

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