1. Welcome to Green Bay Packers NFL Football Forum & Community!

    Packer Forum is one of the largest online communities for the Green Bay Packers. You are currently viewing our community forums as a guest user.

    Sign Up or

    Having an account grants you additional privileges, such as creating and participating in discussions. Furthermore, we hide most of the ads once you register as a member!
    Dismiss Notice

Packers release Nate Palmer

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by captainWIMM, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. captainWIMM

    captainWIMM Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2012
    Messages:
    12,702
    Ratings:
    +6,655
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2016
  2. yooperpackfan

    yooperpackfan Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2005
    Messages:
    1,148
    Ratings:
    +568
    Yet another case of the Packers trying to drive square pegs into round holes.
     
  3. HardRightEdge

    HardRightEdge Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2012
    Messages:
    7,809
    Ratings:
    +3,747
    Well, they first tried to pound this square peg into a square hole, and he didn't fit there either.

    This move surprises me not in the least, but the timing is curious. I guess they're deep enough into the draft analysis to find they can easily replace a very poor inside linebacker.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. Sanguine camper

    Sanguine camper Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    387
    Ratings:
    +200
    Palmer didn't do much but he was only a 6th round pick. He played at the level that you would expect from a 6th rounder. The chance that he would make a big impact is about the same as an UFA.
     
  5. HardRightEdge

    HardRightEdge Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2012
    Messages:
    7,809
    Ratings:
    +3,747
    Palmer was dreadful. He should not have been on the field. If a 6th. rounder is resigned to ST core, fine. But he was put on the field, as a 3-down player no less. I don't blame the player.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  6. PackerDNA

    PackerDNA Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2014
    Messages:
    2,189
    Ratings:
    +942
    This. And it took how many years to figure it out?
     
  7. HardRightEdge

    HardRightEdge Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2012
    Messages:
    7,809
    Ratings:
    +3,747
    Or maybe this means they'll take a second shot at putting Bradford at ILB. Just kidding.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  8. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Messages:
    5,839
    Ratings:
    +1,631
    All of one. He did a position switch his rookie year, lost his entire second year due to injury after another position switch. Got beat out as an injury replacement by midseason last year.
     
  9. PackerDNA

    PackerDNA Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2014
    Messages:
    2,189
    Ratings:
    +942
    Maybe
    Maybe not so funny. Why is a guy that has been unable to make the game day roster at a position of need headed into his 3rd year here?
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. PackerDNA

    PackerDNA Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2014
    Messages:
    2,189
    Ratings:
    +942
    Try three. Drafted, a LB his entire time here.
     
  11. HardRightEdge

    HardRightEdge Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2012
    Messages:
    7,809
    Ratings:
    +3,747
    This is another mystery. They cut Bradford once resulting in $215,000 dead cap, then brought him back.

    As it stands the current ILB roster is:

    Ryan
    Barrington coming off injury
    Joe "Dime" Thomas who wasn't very good in that limited role
    Bradford perhaps

    The Packers don't need an ILB. They need 2 of them, and they can't just be 6th. round picks and UDFAs.
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
  12. PackerDNA

    PackerDNA Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2014
    Messages:
    2,189
    Ratings:
    +942
    Correction on my part; Palmer was thisclose to his 4th season here.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  13. 4zone

    4zone Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2015
    Messages:
    148
    Ratings:
    +42
    It must make you think TT and staff have come close to finalizing their draft board and this is perhaps a sign of what they see and have made a decision on strategy. I now don't see them going 2 rounds without their first LB. I see at a minimum 2 and quite possibly 3.

    Converting a 3-4 DE for OLB...Moving an OLB like Schobert inside? I know they showed interest in Beniquez Brown earlier in the process. Maybe they see something and think they can get him later.

    This is going to be one interesting Draft. Heavy on D and potential OL's. TE is looking more and more of a later round pick or even a longshot.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  14. jrock645

    jrock645 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2016
    Messages:
    266
    Ratings:
    +64
    Really weird timing on this for me. Granted, not much of a loss but I'm surprised they wouldn't want him as a camp body. This either means they literally see nothing in him, or something happened to provoke them cutting him.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  15. Pokerbrat2000

    Pokerbrat2000 Opinions are like A-holes, we all have one.

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    Messages:
    4,741
    Ratings:
    +2,948
    *waits to read that the Vikings picked up Palmer*. I guess TT just showed his hand as to what he will be doing in the draft. I didn't see Palmer or Thomas on the team in 2016, but have to think that the timing of this cut was something more then just Palmer not being that good.
     
  16. captainWIMM

    captainWIMM Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2012
    Messages:
    12,702
    Ratings:
    +6,655
    The problem is that Palmer isn't an isolated case. The inside linebacker position has been in dire need of an upgrade for four years running.

    Any Packers fan taking a look at the depth chart at the position and is feeling comfortable about is being completely delusional. Even if you're fine with Barrington and Ryan starting the team currently is one injury to any of them away from having to play Thomas or Bradford on nearly every down. Thompson has to add a prospect ready to contribute from week 1 on and another one being an upgrade over the current backups.

    I'm stromgly advocating for finally adding an inside linebacker who has played the position for several years in college. Schobert is an intriguing outside linebacker prospect who has been extremely productive at UW but there are concerns about his lack of size and because of it his ability to beat NFL tackles. I would be fine with drafting him in the middle rounds though.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  17. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Messages:
    5,839
    Ratings:
    +1,631
    Maybe now is the time to ditch the 3-4 and roll with a permanent nickel package 3-3-5. Tweener safety at the other ILB. :tdown:
    Darn it Eli, what was in those brownies you sent me!
    Ducks out of the room until the dust clears
     
  18. Vrill

    Vrill Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2011
    Messages:
    1,782
    Ratings:
    +828
    Vikings new ILB
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  19. NelsonsLongCatch

    NelsonsLongCatch Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2008
    Messages:
    2,697
    Ratings:
    +850
    I'm super relieved that there is absolutely no chance Nate Palmer will be running around lost in a Packers jersey next year (unless he's wearing a Packers jersey in a flag football league or something, but that's out of the Packers control)
     
  20. HardRightEdge

    HardRightEdge Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2012
    Messages:
    7,809
    Ratings:
    +3,747
    As noted previously, I'd be OK with Ryan and Barrington, assuming the latter is 100%. That's a big if...season ending foot injuries are often quite troublesome. I haven't seen specifics on that injury, but if it's a Lisfranc or even a turf toe, that could spell real trouble. And this also assumes Ryan will continue his progression, about which I am optimistic.

    But with no guarantees with respect to those two starters, and the current guys behind them needing upgrades, 2 ILBs are needed as you say. If Barrington can't play, make it 3 ILBs.
     
  21. HardRightEdge

    HardRightEdge Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2012
    Messages:
    7,809
    Ratings:
    +3,747
    ...or falling down in the hole or overrunning it or not managing a deep enough drop....
     
  22. Twiddlemylobes

    Twiddlemylobes Fat Tuesday Orleans

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2014
    Messages:
    1,112
    Ratings:
    +522
    I think our 1st or 2nd pick will be a LB or someone who we see as gifted enough to play week 1. The other ILB will initially be whoever wins the battle between Barrington and Ryan by the season opener. The other pick will very possibly be a solid DT will fill BJs role
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2016
  23. SoonerPack

    SoonerPack Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2014
    Messages:
    494
    Ratings:
    +376
    I'm confident a true ILB will be drafted in the first 2 rounds. This move only strengthens that belief. I see DL/ILB in the first 2 rounds either position going in either round. Preferably ILB since the DL is do deep this year. I'll be surprised if this isn't their line of thinking.
     
  24. thisisnate

    thisisnate Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2012
    Messages:
    832
    Ratings:
    +507
    I'm a bit less confident than you are. There are barely even 2 true ILB worth selecting in the 1st two rounds this year.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  25. jrock645

    jrock645 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2016
    Messages:
    266
    Ratings:
    +64
    Especially considering we don't need a thumper... We need the rang-ey athletic, play in space type that can cover.
     

Share This Page