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Moss A Band-Aid Solution

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by JbShell, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. JbShell

    JbShell Cheesehead

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    Yep that is right a Band Aid solution to a Sucking Chest wound. While we can all agree it would be great to have a jump ball specialist and a guy that could make some impossible catches seem easy I just dont see WR as the most pressing need for this team at this time.

    I dont ever recall in the past except for Javon Walker that Green bay ever had a jump ball guy. I am a believer however in quality TE's that can catch.

    I personally would rather have two TE's that can be consistent down in and out than one Randy Moss who may or may not play his best.

    Would I welcome in Randy if he came to the Pack sure I would but like anything I would be sceptical of anything he did until he proved that he could play withing the system.

    Besides I dont think TT would pull the trigger on him anyway with the amount of salary he would command unless Randy would restructure his contract after the trade to ensure we dont get hammered with the nearly 10 mil dollar hit

    just my two cents
     
  2. nathaniel

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    If Moss comes to GB, he'll come here because of Favre. So what happens if this is Favre's last year? Will he want to play for Rodgers? I don't see Moss as a long-term solution either. With Favre he atleast has a chance at a playoff run. I completely agree that the TE situation is the one that really needs attention. Moss could work, but for how long?
     
  3. Lare

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    I guess my point is, "Why should we care if Moss is a long term, or short term solution?" If he makes us a better team, allows us to win more games and doesn't mortgage the future I don't see why we shouldn't be in favor of it. With injuries and the salary cap, there's no guarantee anybody will be here again next year.

    You play the game to win. And although it seems out of character for TT to sign someone like Moss, he did spend a ton of money on Woodson last year and took a chance on another problem child in Koren Robinson. We also have to remember that TT is going into the 3rd year of a 5-year contract. His teams have to start producing soon or he may not see a 6th year.

    Apparently Favre already is in favor of bringing in Moss. I guess I'll take his word for it.
     
  4. tromadz

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    So how is it out of character then? lol.
     
  5. Lare

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    Good point! :thumbsup:

    Say, you don't suppose TT is going to get so into this free agency thing that someday he'll decide to trade his entire draft for one player like Ditka did years ago?


    Naaaaaah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. tromadz

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    well TT, this past year when the cap was more reasonable then when he first took over, did some not-so-cheap things like get Pickett,Woodson, and re-sign Kampy,Driver. So I am interested in seeing TTs strategy when things are more to his liking(aka, not in cap hell, some draft picks to work with). Its a good time to be a packers fan i think.
     
  7. HatestheEagles084

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    Band Aid is so correct to describe this.

    Bubba Franks, David Martin and Donald lee had 25, 21 and 10 catches respectively...I'm not even gonna bother looking at other teams because I know there are tight ends out there who have individually out-caught our trio, and certainly have a higher average than Franks' paltry 8.3

    If we acquire a better tight end and can go to our tight end more often than we do now, that's another weapon we can throw to, and it opens up our recievers on the outside whether they're named Randy Moss or if they're named Greg Jennings

    Fullback, Henderson 12 catches, Miree 9, certainly there are fullbacks out there with a lot more catches, you know how Brett loves to use as many targets as he can,

    Not to mention Ruvell Martin and Carlyle Holiday look promising and deserve to be looked at some more...
     
  8. nathaniel

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    I was pretty scared that TT was going to let Minnesota outbid us for Kampman. I have to have at least two former Hawkeyes on the team at all times! Haha! Anyways, TT did spend some money last year, and I hope it's a sign of things to come. Whoever said that it shouldn't matter if Moss comes for the long term or short term made some good points. If he can help the team, even if it's just for one year, so be it. We're going to need as much help as we can get with the schedule we have next season.
     
  9. JbShell

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    My point folks was not whether Moss was a short or long term solution. I was pointing out that there are glaring defiecicies in the area of tight end play. That I feel is more imprtant to address than another WR. Besides does Moss even fit into MM's vision of a ball control (west coast) offense. I dont know even if he does. While MM likes big tall physical recievers he is more about thier ability to run and stick to timing routes. Moss was not a timing route reciever.
     
  10. warhawk

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    I would wear the biggest band aid ever produced just so that all those that have cried for two years because they don't feel TT has done enough for Brett would finally have to SHUT UP!
     
  11. retiredgrampa

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    What I don't like about Moss (besides his attitude) is the effect he would have on our cap space. We have way too many areas of weakness to fill so having full use of our cap space and draft picks is mandatory. One WR is NOT going to provide enough playmaking to make a huge difference. He may be a albatross to us also. Don't bet againest it.
     
  12. PackerTraxx

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    Is Brett a long term solution?
     
  13. WinnipegPackFan

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    Back to the original post. I may be missing the point here but I see both the TE and WR positions in need of some quality depth and don't understand why we would not be looking at both during free agency ?
     
  14. PackerTraxx

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    We should be and probably are, at least I would hope so.
     
  15. Desis

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    I don't care if he only take one season and helps us come to the next SuperBowl
     
  16. Cliff

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    Randy Moss would be too expensive right now without enough base talent in place.
     
  17. subin

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    You say TE is probably a lot bigger need, which I agree with, but what TE on the market is going make anywhere near as big of an impact as Randy Moss would? Jerramy Stevens? Come on. With so much cap room this year, I really don't see going after Randy as such a big risk. If he becomes a douche again, just cut him.
     

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