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K Barnes status

Discussion in 'Green Bay Packers Fan Forum' started by Djepacker, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Djepacker

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    Has anyone heard any updates
    on his injury. Hopefully not serious..
     
  2. Mondio

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    nothing, hope he's back quickly. We may have something in the middle with him and Kamal back. 2 guys that can actually hit someone.
     
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    Kirksey is elgible for return this week also no?
     
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    I believe that we were talking about guys that could actually hit someone... :-D
     
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    I sure hope you are wrong about that. I really don't know much about him so I am willing to start clean with him.
     
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    From what I've seen of Barnes, and although a very small sample size Martin, I'd rather have them on the field than Kirksey from what I've seen of him.
     
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    Well the good news, for once we have some options at a position that has been terrible for way too many years. That isn't me saying that it is fixed, but at least we have healthy competition between 3 guys that are all showing some talent and if one gets hurt, a capable backup. Summers so far hasn't done much to impress me. I haven't watched any of the Giants games, anyone know how Martinez is playing for them?
     
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    Pff is grading Martinez out as one of the best ilb in the nfl especially against the run
     
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    Kirksey is better in zone than the young guys. The game is still running just a bit fast for them in that aspect.
     
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    That may be, but I can't say i've missed him one bit. Forgot we were even trying to replace him, seemed so easy.
     
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    Like I said, I haven't seen him at all this year as a Giant. Didn't PFF give him decent grades as a run stopper when he was a Packer? Shows you how "accurate" grades sometimes aren't'. But like I said, I haven't seen him, so maybe he is playing better in the Giants scheme? That was mainly what I was trying to find out. Obviously, at $10M/year, the Giants liked what they saw of him, I'm just glad the Packers didn't try to match it.
     
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    seems like we are playing better w/o him
     
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    Martinez was a very good ILB. He made plays all over the place but was average in coverage. He wasn't a great fit for Pettine's defense but he is showing that he will play hard for whomever he plays for.

    Kamal Martin was great as a Golden Gopher when he was healthy. If he stays healthy, we have a thumper that can also cover. Barnes seems to be solid as well so hopefully we do have options. I wouldn't mind a rotation with Kirksey if all three can stay healthy.
     
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    Which against the run he is one of the best.
     
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    The idea of a Kirksey/Barnes/Martin rotation is an amazing one to me. Throw in Summers in a reserve role (great depth guy) and I've not had this much comfort in the ILB as a whole in a long time.
     
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    He’s especially good at stopping players 5+ yards down the field.
     
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    It’s better than it has been in a while.

    I’m nitpicking bc he’s pretty far down the depth chart, but Summers sucks. I can’t wait to see him gone.
     
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    Every team needs a Summers though, rookie contract can fill in when needed, is a roller coaster when in there and not steady. He does do admirably on ST.
     
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    I think we could do better, but you’re probably right.
     
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    Oh for sure one could, but likelihood not much given what he is.
     

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