Official Packers sign Jonathan Owens

GreenNGold_81

Cheesehead
Joined
Nov 15, 2015
Messages
1,741
Reaction score
280
D

Deleted member 6794

Guest
PFF had Owens ranked 96th out of the 100 safeties with the most snaps last season. One spot ahead of Savage.
 

Pkrjones

Cheesehead
Joined
Jul 3, 2014
Messages
3,860
Reaction score
1,767
Location
Northern IL
So, you're saying we got an upgrade! Boom!

I'm sure he was trying hard. Trying hard to keep his starting spot and prove himself.
I'm wondering if both Savage & Amos' decline at the same time is more related to Barry & his system rather than their skills? We probably won't find out soon, since Barry is still in charge. :(
 
Joined
Aug 16, 2014
Messages
14,473
Reaction score
5,814
I'm wondering if both Savage & Amos' decline at the same time is more related to Barry & his system rather than their skills? We probably won't find out soon, since Barry is still in charge. :(
Actually he referenced that in an interview a couple days ago. He said they need to put him in position to succeed and thought maybe closer to LOS or in that robber role. I’ve been harping in that for years he does play better when he’s actively playing more press
 

Pkrjones

Cheesehead
Joined
Jul 3, 2014
Messages
3,860
Reaction score
1,767
Location
Northern IL
Actually he referenced that in an interview a couple days ago. He said they need to put him in position to succeed and thought maybe closer to LOS or in that robber role. I’ve been harping in that for years he does play better when he’s actively playing more press
I may be confused but isn't that the role pencilled-in for Tariq Carpenter? I thought he's a S/LB hybrid that was to play in the box?
 

Poppa San

* Team Owner *
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Aug 29, 2010
Messages
12,979
Reaction score
2,848
Location
20 miles from Lambeau
Actually he referenced that in an interview a couple days ago. He said they need to put him in position to succeed and thought maybe closer to LOS or in that robber role. I’ve been harping in that for years he does play better when he’s actively playing more press
Wouldn't that require him to make more "I told you not to come in my area mudda fuqqa" style tackles than "would you sit down so I can tap you?" type? Savage's tackling doesn't consistently live up to his name.
 
Joined
Aug 16, 2014
Messages
14,473
Reaction score
5,814
I may be confused but isn't that the role pencilled-in for Tariq Carpenter? I thought he's a S/LB hybrid that was to play in the box?
Idk. Although I’ve wondered about him he’s been kinda quietly in the backdrop.

We are financially stuck with Savage. I suppose they are considering if Savage is put in positions to succeed we can get the most out of that. I’m not a huge Savage fan, but I do remember his film from college when drafted and his profile. He was disruptive using his speed to play downhill more in College. He would even miss some tackles, but he’d disrupt enough to get his teammates to arrive and help. When Darnell is left to complacency, complacency leaves him hanging. Just something I’ve noticed.
 
Last edited:

tynimiller

Cheesehead
Joined
May 2, 2012
Messages
14,195
Reaction score
5,048
Tariq is being moved to ILB, he stated as much in an interview this off season a few weeks back. I kinda look forward to him in that role....I feel he could be better suited in such a role...limited passing down reps I think he can excel there.
 
D

Deleted member 6794

Guest
We are financially stuck with Savage.

That's true, in my opinion the Packers made another mistake by restructuring Savage's contract this offseason which will result in dead money of close to $5.5 million counting against their cap next season if they don't agree on an extension with him after this year. Especially as it seems the team didn't need the cap space created by the move this year.
 
Joined
Aug 16, 2014
Messages
14,473
Reaction score
5,814
That's true, in my opinion the Packers made another mistake by restructuring Savage's contract this offseason which will result in dead money of close to $5.5 million counting against their cap next season if they don't agree on an extension with him after this year. Especially as it seems the team didn't need the cap space created by the move this year.
Yeah its perform or pack your bags for Savage. The honeymoon is over

Unless someone rises from the group of relative Safety nobodies, Something tells me GB will be going after a Safety in Day 1-2 next draft (or signing a significant FA beforehand)
 

Members online

No members online now.

Latest posts

Top