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Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by PikeBadger, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. PikeBadger

    PikeBadger Cheesehead

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    Didn't see the game yesterday. Mulumba and Hubbard with sacks yesterday and Elliot had 3 in the same series. Just curious how the young guys looked and what in the world was going on late in the game. Where the Rams blockers really bad?
     
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    I watched the first quarter, did some things and happened to see 2 of Elliot's sacks. Very impressive, but hard to know whether he's a superstar-in-waiting or better than a bad offensive line at the end of a preseason game. I suspect the latter since the entire defense was all over the Rams QB at the end of the game.
     
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    On the other hand. . .

    From what I see and hear, Nick Perry failed to impress yet again. Granted, neither CMIII nor Peppers did much of anything, but then they don't really have to at this stage. Perry has got to prove himself, and so far he isn't.
     
  4. captainWIMM

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    Mulumba didn't have a sack, Barrington had one. I think it's tough to evaluate Elliott's performance as it came vs. third stringers but it was impressive nevertheless. Would like to see him get some snaps against better competition over the next two preseason games.
     
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    Waste...the only reason he's still here is because he's one of Teddy's 1st round projects that has failed. If Perry was chosen any later he'd be released or traded just like Worthy.
     
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    Yeah, Elliott was going against a dreadful LT...or maybe the buy was concussed. Who knows, but he barely laid a hand on anybody for at least 1/2 dozen consecutive plays. It would be interesting to see Elliott against a decent player to get a better gauge on that burst.
     
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    Vic So'oto made a game winning strip stack yesterday.
     
  8. Einstein McFly

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    Perry had one of those series yesterday that just sums up his career. On one play he gave up contain and the back ran outside for nine yards. A play or two later he totally owned the left tackle, set the edge perfectly and caused a one yard loss. People just love to complain about him because they love to, no NEED to complain about something, but he'll make the team and if he's healthy he'll make enough plays to be well worth it. He's not going to cash in and probably won't stick around once his contract is up (he'll move on to a 4-3 team I'm sure) but he's not nearly as bad as whiners like to pretend.
     
  9. Luca

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    Nick Perry had two pressures on just 10 rushes. He also made two tackles tackles in the run game. Keep in mind that Perry played 10 of his 19 snaps versus an actual left tackle (Greg Robinson). Only the last 9 were versus Hooey. One of the pressures was versus Robinson.

    BTW, Hooey gave up only sack and no other pressures versus New Orleans on 59 snaps. So Elliott was doing something very impresive. This guy also impressed in practice. He is 5-5 in the one-on-one drill and has beaten some of our starting lineman in that drill. Therefore I think that he will make the roster.

    I think that Palmer will win the 6th spot, although Mulumba and Hubbard are still in the race for this spot. I don't think Bradford will make the team.
     
  10. captainWIMM

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    I took at closer look at the depth chart at OLB and came up with the same thought as well. Although Bradford was a 4th-round pick only three months ago I agree it´s highly possible that he won´t make the team.
     
  11. PikeBadger

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    Big fan of Thompson, aren't ya? :)
     
  12. rodell330

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    I'm not working myself up again over Teddy.... Not happening this year. Ijs Perry was a wasted draft pick just like Worthy.
     
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    I just want to preserve this post. :D
     
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    4th round picks are hard to give up on so soon but that last spot is gonna be a tough cut, I'm with you on keeping either Palmer or Mulumba. And if Bradford or Hubbard make it through waiver put them on PS.
     
  15. Einstein McFly

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    Both Lattimore and Jones started as OLBs who are now ILBs, so it's not crazy to think that that's where Bradford will end up. I highly, highly doubt he'll get cut. He's no Ricky Elmore. He'd better start working on his special teams play though if he wants to dress.
     
  16. captainWIMM

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    He hasn't done anything in camp so far warranting him making the 53. We've got a lot of depth at OLB so he will have a hard time making it there. Bradford hasn't taken a single snap inside so why should the Packers hold on to him over Lattimore, Barrington or even Thomas???
     
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  17. captainWIMM

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    Yeah, both Jones and Lattimore started outside but they changed positions during the offseason not camp.
     
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    There's absolutely no chance that Bradford will make the team at ILB over Lattimore, Barrington or even Thomas. He hasn't played a single snap at the position.

    I think the Packers will keep six OLBs on the roster with Matthews, Peppers, Perry and Neal locks to make the team. Elliott, Hubbard, Mulumba and Palmer all have made way more plays than Bradford so right now I don't see a reason to hold on to him just because he was a fourth round pick.

    Put him on the practice squad (no team will pick him up after watching preseason film) and move him inside for next season.
     
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  19. captainWIMM

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    Right now Bradford is ninth on the depth chart at OLB and hasn´t played a single down at ILB. Bottom line if he doesn´t show major improvement over the next two weeks he doesn´t deserve to be on the 53.
     
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    The depth chart you´re talking about was published before the second preseason game and I´m quite sure both Elliott and Hubbard (listed at 4th LOLB at the time) passed Bradford after their performance vs. the Rams.
     
  21. Luca

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    He is not making stuff up. Both Elliot and Hubbard played before Bradford, so it's safe to assume that they are above him on the depth chart. Moreover Elliot and Hubbard have made plays, something Bradford hasn't done yet. So I think Bradford's roster spot is in serious danger.
     
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  22. captainWIMM

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    Geez, it´s really not that tough if you need the official depth chart to figure it out. Before the preseason game vs. the Rams Bradford, Elliott and Hubbard were rated as the fourth string OLBs, meaning they were ranked 7th-9th on the depth chart. After the game vs. the Rams you should be able to figure out that Elliott and Hubbard have passed Bradford on the depth chart (not sure they were behind him before the game) leaving Bradford ranked 9th on it.
     
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  23. wist43

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    Bradford just looked small out there... he certainly doesn't have a roster spot locked up. When they drafted him, first thing I thought of was, 'inside linebacker', but not sure they've tried him there. Short arms, lack of length... can get away with that in college, not so much the pros.

    Missed the Elliot sacks... after we signed him I went and looked him up on utube - couple things stood out, 1) he looks the part. He has size, length, speed, fluid athlete; 2) he looks very passive on the field, uses his hand poorly, doesn't play to what looks like should be his ability.

    The guy looks like he should have the athletic ability to be a stud, but he just didn't play well in the tape I saw of him.

    Saw Hubbard's sack... he's definitely long, and can get the edge. Don't know what he can do on special teams, but he looks like he has the tools to develop. If the Packers cut him and try to sneak him on to the PS - he won't make it there, he would be claimed by another team.

    If we keep Hubbard, who goes?? Perry?? All the positions in the front seven are crowded, and outside of CM, Peppers, Daniels, and a couple others, everyone's roster spot should be at risk.
     
  24. PikeBadger

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    How do you know Hubbard would be claimed? The guy wasn't even drafted.
     
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  25. HyponGrey

    HyponGrey Caseus Locutus Est

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    PS DC is BS. There is no "official" DC. You look at the snaps played in the actual games and the "string" those snaps were played, and you have the "Depth Chart". Fact is Bradford is the last OLB to get snaps, and is therefore at the bottom of the DC.
     
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