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Packers Resign Tyler Ervin.

Discussion in 'Green Bay Packers Fan Forum' started by Fredrik87, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. Fredrik87

    Fredrik87 Cheesehead

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    According to Field Yates the Packers are resigning Tyler Ervin to a 1 year deal valued at $1.047 million, with a $137,500 signing bonus.

    Ervin will carry a $887,500 cap hit.

    He returned six kicks for 160 yards (26.7-yard average) and 11 punts for 106 yards (9.4) in 2019.
     
  2. Sanguine camper

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    I like the move! Ervin is a very versatile player. Looks like RB depth isn't a huge draft issue. Look for Gute to add a RB well down in the draft around the sixth round.
     
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  3. PackAttack12

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    This is a no brainer move. Well done.
     
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    This move won't get big headlines but, I'm thrilled. I believe the Packers were on Ararat, Noah was the coach, and Japheth was special teams coordinator the last time we had a consistent return game.
     
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    Dantés Gute Loot

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    So that part when Noah gets drunk and Ham mocks him... was that like after a loss to the Bears?
     
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    last returner worth mention was roelle preston...this ervin kid has just got a knack for it..well done
     
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    Micah Hyde? Cobb? Will Blackmon?
     
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    All were good but none should have been primary returners...Preston was more of a return specialist much like Ervin is. Preston, Ervin, and Howard are the only 3 names I can safely say have been true return specialists in the past 30+ years
     
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    I'd say Trevor Davis was as well but had only one good year and never really panned out in that role.
     
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    I immediately went to Hyde in my mind. Folks saying he didn't have a nack for it need to go back and watch games.
     
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    Hyde was a natural return man, had the ability to catch and make a guy miss and get up field. I think he had obvious ability to work through traffic.
     
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    Hyde was good, Blackmon had 3 TD returns in a season, Trevor Davis was really good when healthy.
     
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    Definitely, I've been watching a lot of the old games on NFL game pass and he had a return TD in at least 2 of the games I've watched.

    The 2 plays I remember Hyde for the most though are his ridicules backhanded interception of Teddy Bridgwater and his interception of Prescott in the divisional round.
    I still can't understand why we let him walk without at least making a offer.
     
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    Because we had just invested another contract in Burnett and our 1st round selection safety was coming off a probowl selection and looked like he was headed in the right directions. They weren't going to give a starter contract that Hyde was worth and going to get when he was our back up.

    Had we known Burnett was going to break down quickly and Dix was going to suck i'm sure they'd have done it differently.
     
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    They gave enough money to Nick Perry to have paid for both Hyde and Peppers. And I at the time already was projecting Perry as a bust (injury history and mediocre production outside of contract year) we also gave a boatload of dough to Bennett.

    Hyde got peanuts from the bills and made all-pro at CB, I get you can't resign everybody but we should of at least made a offer he didn't end up getting a big contract and we could have easily afforded him.
    Worst case we could of moved him to CB as we were weak there and had him as depth for safety if needed.
    When the best player on your secondary can be had for around 5 million you just don't let him walk without making a offer period.
     
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    I was not a huge fan of investing big money into Perry, I think they did about as best they could given the circumstances. He did perform when healthy, he was probably the 2nd best pass rusher in the FA market the year he got his deal, we had a very definite need to have one and they tried to mitigate his injury risk with lower guaranteed money that would only hurt for 2 years or so and could be gotten out from underneath ok. Unfortunately that is exactly what we needed to do because he never played another healthy down for us I don't think after that contract. That one hurt.

    But, Hyde was the back up, they had made their investment in Burnett and Dix was on a cheap rookie deal and heading the right way. obviously knowing what we know now different choices would have been made. wasn't a slam dunk no brainer decision, but I think that was their thought process and at the time it didn't seem as bad as it ended up. But when you have a guy that was rated a 1st round pick by almost everyone for a reason, and he just came off a pro bowl season, named all pro, and had 5 int's with an arrow pointing up yet and still on a 5th year option rookie contract knowing that in a season you're going to have to up that, the 4th or 5th rounder who is a good football player, but up now probably wasn't the priority.
     
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    Thompson made the decision to let Hayward and Hyde walk away in free agency based on the impression that the Packers had a deep secondary at that point.

    While in hindsight TT was wrong about it there's no way he could have known the team would have been better off by re-signing both of them. With limited cap space available it seemed to be the correct move to not match the offer for either of them.

    Just for the record, Hyde made second team All-Pro at safety in 2017.
     

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