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Pack and BJ close to1 year deal

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by longtimefan, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    http://www.jsonline.com/sports/pack...him-long-term-deal-b99143128z1-232226061.html

    BJ, dont pull a Jennings...
     
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  2. Vltrophy

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  3. Dan115

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    how old is he? 8 million?
     
  4. ExpatPacker

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    Age 27, still young enough.

    If Raji and his agent don't accept 8 mil, say bye bye and resign Pickett to the 1-year deal and draft a NT.

    Louis Dix and Daniel McCullers are the two NTs most draftniks are talking about.
     
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  5. Vltrophy

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    I admit I would want more money as well but at the same time when your on a team that has a chance to make the playoffs yearly that should be taken into consideration. Take GJ & Bishop for example. Yes Bishop has remained quiet other than saying he wanted to play against the best but he still went there.
     
  6. 13 Times Champs

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    I don't think he has made a case this year for more than the 8 mil offered.
     
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  7. Vltrophy

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    I agree. He's played good but not great.
     
  8. Shawnsta3

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    If you give Raji 8 million per year I believe you have to let Pickett go and line Raji up as NT again after this year. Why pay a guy 8 million per year to grab guards on first and second down?
     
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  9. AmishMafia

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    You pay him that much because taking up two OL on every play is an important key to this defense. Doesn't rack up the sexy stats like sacks, but he is playing better than most fans give him credit.
     
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  10. HardRightEdge

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    If the report is accurate, he already did. $8 mil per year is a gift given the level of performance these past 3 years.

    As Trgovac is fond of saying, what we do on the defensive line is not complicated. An FA can plug-and-play at base 3-4 DE or NT easier than any other position on the field.

    This is fear money...fear that Picket can't go another year, fear we don't have anybody coming up, fear that good-fit FA's won't want to come to Green Bay...the latter point an under-discussed element of TT's "reluctance" in that area.
     
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  11. BorderRivals.com

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    I am surprised Raji hasn't accepted this deal. That's at the top of the pay schedule for DT's and his play really doesn't warrant top of the line cash. I think he's an under-appreciated player for the Packers. But, even though he plays his role well, the bottom line is the stats don't bear out a truly dominant player. So, this seems like a fair deal, if not a too rich deal. But, of course, if you're the agent, why accept the first offer? Push and see if you squeeze out a little more.

    Also, this is the same agent as Claymaker and Rodgers. I wonder if his history of working out those deals factors into his decision to advise Raji to push for more. Maybe he knows more from those negotiations or has learned some tactics for negotiating on Raji's behalf.
     
  12. HardRightEdge

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    I would say he's played decent much of the time, "good" on occasion, "great" rarely (like the first half of the Bear's game), and lackluster at least as frequently as great. Pro Bowl money for merely reliable starter performance? I hope he sticks by his guns for more $ through FA and into the draft.
     
  13. ThxJackVainisi

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    At $8M/year BJ should not only be playing a lot in the 2 DL sub packages but consistently making some noise on those snaps, too. Or at least getting consistent pressure in base. But he hasn't been. The Packers have other DL like Daniels, Datone Jones, even Neal occasionally, and hopefully Worthy upon his return who serve as pass rushers in sub packages.
     
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  14. FrankRizzo

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    I wonder who leaked these details.
    Packers side, or Raji's side.
    And I wonder, if true, why Raji's side would leak it.
    It makes them look greedy, so......

    Go Ravens.
    Go Steelers.
     
  15. adambr2

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    Lions loose & we get a chance to move to 2nd since the bears won & we're blowing it
     
  17. adambr2

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    Raji will be the next Greg Jennings. Turn down $8M a year and have to settle for $7M from an inferior team on the open market.
     
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    I wonder if having agent David Dunn factored into the decision to offer Raji too much.
     
  19. adambr2

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    I can see why they offered B.J 8 million a year. Who else could they have in the middle to be completely ineffective and look silly while AP and Toby Gerhart shove it right down our throats?
     
  20. Cheesehead625

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    I honestly think we are overpaying for him... he's alright, but it's not like he's Wilfork good.
     
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  21. Zartan

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    Raji isnt playing like a 8 million dollar man. If he doesnt accept cut him loose and draft a good NT in the draft.
     
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    8 mil is a generous offer. I'm almost hoping Raji doesn't take it. He's been inconsistent at best and some games he's simply taken off.
     
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  23. adambr2

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    I'm actually shocked that TT ever even made this offer. Overpaying for a lazy big man just isn't his M.O.
     
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  24. Zartan

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    TT tries to keep his guys best he can.
     
  25. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    Take the money BJ, that be a whole lot-o-cheese burgers.....Mmmm ....Mmmm
     
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