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OFF-SEASON TALK (Rumors, Draft, Trades, Free Agents ect.)

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by The Drew, Jan 22, 2012.

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  1. Croak

    Croak Terminally twisted.

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    The Bleacher report predicts that 5 veterans will leave the Packers this year; Driver, Clifton, Grant, Finley, and Walden. That didn't even take into account Flynn.
     
  2. Dan115

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    I think that report is correct.
     
  3. DON BARRETT

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    Pack could spend some $$$ and Mario Williams or should they just try to develope a first or 2nd rounder and hope for the best?
     
  4. bozz_2006

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    What do you mean available? Like he's scheduled to become a FA? Even if that's the case, I don't see any possibility of him leaving Houston.
     
  5. Dan115

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    What are the odds Ted goes after him?
     
  6. DON BARRETT

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    I dont think the texans have the $$ to keep him, we need a pass rusher bad not so bad that we need to blow the whole wad on someone. But i doubt TT does it as they dont like to spend $$ of FA. Everone almost had a cow when the signed Reggie White back in the day. Take a chance again on draft and hope for the best but it does not take a rocket scientist to figure it out we have no pass rush at all. You have to get to the QB!! or you will be sittin at home watching the Superbowl!
     
  7. bozz_2006

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    I'd love to see him in green and gold.
     
  8. Dan115

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    Dream on
     
  9. DON BARRETT

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    I agree!! They need a Bad *** opposite Matthews!
     
  10. TJV

    TJV Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    I've posted a link to an article in which Capers talks about the breakdowns in the secondary twice. In it he talks about Williams getting beat repeatedly by the same route. Why would Capers say that if it weren't true? (It makes him and his assistant coaches look bad.)

    As I posted above, pass rush is need number one; even so Williams didn't match his play from last year - and that's not just my opinion, the guy who knows more about it than either of us says so. IMO Shields didn't play as well as last season either. Peprah probably was about the same but lack of pass rush and loss of Collins exposed him.
     
  11. Rnoeblbsyon16

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    Packers just aren't known for offering crazy $ contracts. I just don't see it happening. Would be nice though!
     
  12. bozz_2006

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  13. Dan115

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    Ted just is not going to do this. I agree with you.
     
  14. Bogart

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    Houston isn't going to let him go very easy when their defense was a powerhouse this season.
     
  15. Mr. StyleZ

    Mr. StyleZ Banned Banned

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    Yea, but that was WITHOUT him. He was injured all year.. so you never know..
     
  16. greenbayscot

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    TT should splash some $$$ on Mario Williams or Cliff Avrill
     
  17. Dan115

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    Don't hold your breath.
     
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  18. greenbayscot

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    What would you guy`s think about Cliff Avrill ?
     
  19. realcaliforniacheese

    realcaliforniacheese A-Rods Boss

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    Something everyone forgets about Hawk is he wears the helmet with the headphones in it. He is the playcaller. A lot of plays he is just getting his head back around when the ball is snaped. That has got to slow you down a step.
     
  20. realcaliforniacheese

    realcaliforniacheese A-Rods Boss

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    Pass rush is definitaly number one issue. Secondary would be alot better with pressure on the QB. Going to be interesting in the draft. TT is a BPA drafter, we have a lot of picks this year. he could make some moves to be in position to pick up a couple of impact players in the first round if he thinks he will get value without selling away the future.
     
  21. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    Only if Mario is willing to sign a good contract to be on a championship team
     
  22. cupacker

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    As far as OLB, I like Andre Branch from Clemson. Probably b/c I'm biased, but I don't care. He's ranked #13 by Kiper but in his 1st draft he has New England picking him up 31st/32nd. So, there's a possibility we could still pick him up at 28, but he'll need to be at the top of the BAP list.
     
  23. FrankRizzo

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    I have heard that they are likely to lose him.
    I also would love to get him.... he would help our crappy defense become so much better.
    It's a pipe dream and if you hold your breath on this one, you will perish.

    Even if Ted wanted to, the awful contract that AJ Hawk just got last year would pretty much need to be unloaded, and cutting him doesn't help the books this year. Would have to find a sucker willing to trade for him/that contract.

    Ironic thing is that draft of 2006 where we had our first top-5 pick since 1992 of Terrell Buckley, many mocks in January-April had us taking Mario with that #5 pick, not Hawk. But Mario rose fast late and the Texans shocked everyone taking him #1 overall, over Reggie Bush.

    I'd love to sign Mario so badly, then we can add more pieces with the draft picks around him.

    Now, back to reality.
     
  24. FrankRizzo

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    I think that ^ sadly.
     
  25. FrankRizzo

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    That is a good point, and it makes me wonder who wears it in Baltimore and San Fran.
    San Fran's 2 inside linebackers Novorro Bowman and Patrick Willis don't seem to slow down for anything, and they don't miss tackles, and they force turnovers.

    Still amazed that in this whole season, realcalicheese, Justin Harrell, and Jamal Reynolds each forced the same amount of turnovers this season as Hawk did.
     
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