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Packers sign Craig Nall

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by CM_Awesome, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. CM_Awesome

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    The Packers have just signed QB Craig Nall to be the 3rd string QB behind Favre and Rodgers. To make room, they released Underwood. I think this was a great move, I really liked Nall when he was in Green Bay, and I wish he was given a better chance in Buffalo and Houston. He was a great backup when he was here, I'm glad to have him back.
     
  2. Bertram

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    Craig Nall rocks, he's a Packer guy and a reliable backup!

    Good to have you back Craig.
     
  3. Greg C.

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    He played pretty well for the Packers. I was surprised how badly his career fizzled in Buffalo. From what I heard, he never even made a serious run at the starting job. At any rate, I expect him to be gone within a week or two, as long as Favre's arm heals up quickly as expected.
     
  4. IronMan

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    Welcome back Craig!
     
  5. BryanAschenbrenner

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    Sucks to be Underwood
     
  6. billv

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    I was hoping they would keep Underwood around, but it's good to have 3 QBs for the playoffs.
     
  7. cheesey

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    I thought Nall would do well. Maybe his fizzle there will end up good for us.
    I wish Underdog......i mean wood would stay here too.
     
  8. Zombieslayer

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    I never understood why there was a lot of dogging Nall on this forum. I've always felt that he was good.

    Welcome back, Nall! :)
     
  9. rabidgopher04

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    He'll have to learn the new offense now. He hasn't been around since the Sherman days so he'll have some catching up to do. It's not exactly like he could step in and do a good job even though he was with the team a few years ago.
     
  10. cheesey

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    I liked Nall....in the short time we saw him.
     
  11. tromadz

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    lol, awesome pickup.
     
  12. KGB94SACKEM

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    Goodbye Marviel, again
     
  13. HomerJay

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    Welcome back Mr. Nall....CYA later Mr. Underwood

    Sucks for Marviel....Released for a second time this season.....
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    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7513564

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Craig Nall signed with the Packers on Saturday to provide depth at quarterback behind an ailing Brett Favre and backup Aaron Rodgers.
    Nall, originally a fifth-round pick out of Northwestern State by Green Bay in 2002, spent his first four pro seasons with the Packers before signing with Buffalo in 2006 and spending time with the Bills and Houston this season.
    Nall relieved Favre six times in his career between 2003 and 2005. He went 23-of-33 for 314 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in those appearances.

    Favre is expected to start his 250th consecutive game against the Oakland Raiders on Dec. 9, continuing his record streak that started in 1992.

    The 38-year-old Favre, a three-time MVP, was knocked out of the Packers' 37-27 loss at Dallas on Thursday with elbow and shoulder injuries.

    Rodgers came in and played well the rest of the way, finishing 18-of-26 for 201 yards and a touchdown.

    But the Packers decided to sign Nall, after joining a growing trend of teams that carried just two quarterbacks on their 53-man roster.

    To make room for Nall, the team released safety Marviel Underwood for the second time this season. He is trying to come back from a knee injury he suffered in the final preseason game last year.
     
  14. packedhouse01

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    I was hoping Underwood could come back and become a player. I think there was a time when the Packers thought Underwood was going to be a heck of a player. I'm saddened that he couldn't make it back this time.
     
  15. NDPackerFan

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    That's the NFL for you..can be a crude business. One day Underwood thinks he has another shot with GB, the next thing you know, he's gone.

    Oh, well.

    Welcome back Nall.
     
  16. trippster

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    Nall is also a good friend and hunting buddy of Brett's.
     
  17. Bobby Roberts

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    It makes a lot of sense. After Favre went out, Rogers put himself in a dangerous situation with a run up the middle where he dived for the first down.

    We could have easily been down to our emergency QB after that play, who happened to be Ruvell Martin. I feel much better about being able to bring in Nall in that situation. The 3rd QB doesn't even count on the 45-man game-day roster.

    Nall's a very good choice for the spot also considering his experience. We're lucky that he was available.

    GO PACK GO!!!
     
  18. Tiger

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    would have liked to have seen Paul Thompson being brought back in.

    I'm surprised MM didnt bring Aaron Brooks in considering his man crush on him and recent workouts.
     
  19. rabidgopher04

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    It makes you wonder if MM didn't say something to him because all the other runs he slid.
     
  20. Tiger

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    ARod's punishing Running style cant be coached out of him! :D
     
  21. Zombieslayer

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    I like ARod's punishing running style. It got us first downs.
     
  22. Danreb

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    Nall did have a shot at being the starter, but he got hurt during the pre-season. Tough break.
     

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