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Packers Offense, Younger More Explosive.

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by TheGiftedApe, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. TheGiftedApe

    TheGiftedApe TheGiftedApe

    Mar 17, 2010
    In past years, You've seen the offense with a disparity between it's top talent and the players lower on the depth chart.

    DeShawn Wynn
    Brandon Jackson
    Ahman Green(was great during his prime don't get me wrong)
    Kregg Lumpkin
    Vernand Morency
    Noah Herron
    Ruvell Martin
    Brett Swain
    Shaun Bodford
    Jake Allen
    (to name a few)

    Now compare that too the current roster minus the stars

    James Starks
    Alex Green
    Randall Cobb
    Jordy Nelson
    James Jones
    note* filled with young proven talent and high draft picks

    Assuming the pack goes with 5wrs, and 3rbs 3tes

    Greg Jennings
    Donald Driver
    Jordy Nelson
    James Jones
    Randall Cobb
    Shaky Smithson***possible special teamer

    Ryan Grant
    James Starks
    Alex Green

    Jermichael Finley
    Andrew Quarless
    Tom Crabtree

    I would argue that is the Best 11 offensive weapons the packers have ever had at one time. In Past years the bottom few players would have been udfa's or lower tier free agents. Ted thompson has somehow gotten the packers into a position where the players lower on the depth chart are 2nd-3rd round picks with very high potential left in their careers. It would seem that a lot of the competition at camp would be for practice squad roles. (swain/nance/chastin/gurley/taylor/smithson a possibility to make the roster for special teams)

    While the lower talent on the packers has always been good, filled with strong role players, I feel as if the younger players on the team are filled with potential and long lived starting NFL careers instead of a couple stars and a mix of perennial backups.

    It's possible I am getting ahead of myself, but I feel very strong about the direction Ted Thompson's choices on offense are going this year and for the future.
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  2. PackersRS

    PackersRS Cheesehead

    Dec 22, 2008
    Well said. You're also forgetting about DJ Williams, who IMHO will make some solid contributions this year (nothing big stat wise, but some key situations).

    Also, NICE sign.

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