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Packers sign OG Tupe Peko

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by dannychau22, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. dannychau22

    dannychau22 Cheesehead

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    Packers | Team signs Peko
    Fri, 28 Jul 2006 14:58:41 -0700

    The Green Bay Packers announced the signing of free agent OG Tupe Peko (Texans). Terms of the deal were not disclosed


    Anyone know of this guy?
     
  2. thetombradyhater

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    He hasn't started since 2004, I believe. But even if he was a fairly decent guard, would we know his name anyways?
     
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    my sentiments exactly - cept i was thinking who the f is that & wtf kind of name is it??? LMAO!!! :)
     
  5. TomAllen

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    Typical bargain basement, off the rack, signing by TT who probably won't produce.

    TT is collecting quite a few of these types of "signings". Anyone remember Taco Wallace?

    For the life of me, I can't understand why he doesn't go after legitimate talent like Jerry Porter.
     
  6. Zero2Cool

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    He doesnt want to give up two 1st rd picks for a talent who is over priced for his production. Porter in six years has never caught more than 80 passes, racked up 1000 yards receiving or even scored double digit TD's in one season.

    I'm not ripping on Porter, he has good stats, but not for someone who would cost you two 1st rd picks.

    A solid backup and 3rd for him I could see happening.
     
  7. TomAllen

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    Well, i'm just concerned about our depth (or lack of depth) at the WR position.

    Besides Driver, I just don't see another impact player, and that will lead to problems this year!

    (Plus, the Texans had the worst line in the NFL the last few years, so how good could Tupe (Taco Wallace) Peko be if he couldn't crack into the line-up and the Houston Texans let him go?)
     
  8. Zero2Cool

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    I'm in the same boat with ya on that WR depth concern. I'm really pulling for our rookie Jennings and Gardner though with hopes of trading Ferguson for a pack of travel kleenex.

    I'm not saying Peko will be a stud, but the point of taking players others drop for cheap is because you never know. I mean we did get Gado that way so its really not much of a loss it only brings competition.
     
  9. tromadz

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    true. gotta like adding another man to the oline fight. dont wanna get STUCK with a guy like Klemm, wanna have options!
     
  10. Anubis

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    Give me a break...

    The Texan's O-Line was (and possibly still is) the worst in the league. This guy didn't even start for them last year. Now can you please explain the logic as to why he should be considered better than Klemm? I am not going to say Klemm is quality or even close, but there is absolutely no reason I can see why you would automatically assume he is better than what we have... unless of course it is simply because TT signed him. :roll: We may not want to be "stuck" with a guy like Klemm, but I don't think being stuck with a benchwarmer of the Texan's O-line is any kind of improvement. Christ, at least Klemm started last year. :-?

    Bottom line: If the Texans cut him, we don't need him.

    GO PACK!!!

    Robert C. Hedley
     
  11. porky88

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    So TT should spend the $$$ at WR instead of CB? Would you rather have Donald Driver and Eric Moulds or Al Harris and Charles Woodson. Frankly I'll take a good set of Corners any day. They're wasn't much out there at WR in the Draft or in Free Agency. Worse in years.. Lloyd was traded to Washington. Randel El was overpaid by Washington. Moulds is good but would only be a rent me like player and isn't the WR he once was. Only WR that I think worth a big contract this year was Terrell Owens. I would of went for him but his deal would have to be incentive base and do you want a player like TO on your team with a rookie Head Coach? Tough call.

    You can't buy a championship, you have too build one. You can't build a championship in one year either. Last year Thompson's signings were low market free agents but he was able to set us up cap wise that we could sign a Ryan Pickett and Charles Woodson. Resign Aaron Kampman. Thompson did a good enough job that Green Bay should have enough $$$ to make a run at a big name WR for next year off season. It's not a matter of going after all these guys, it's a matter of signing the right ones. Whether Thompson did that or not is still a year or two away from being unveiled.

    As for Tupe Peko, bringing him in to compete for a roster spot doesn’t hurt one bit. You see this type of thing every year with every team.
     
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    HMMMMMM...who brought Klemm in?
     
  13. Zero2Cool

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  14. kmac

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    Why did this thread turn into a TT flamefest debating whether or not to get a CB or WR? TT brought a relatively athletic, underachieving guard in to compete for a roster spot. If he does well, we found a diamond in the rough. If he blows, we didn't spend much at all on his training camp checks.
     
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    Um, did they run the same type of offensive scheme as we are going to?
     
  16. Anubis

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    No. Then again, we didn't run the same offensive scheme last season either. So, by the same logic, why not give Klemm another chance??? :roll:

    GO PACK!!!

    Robert C. Hedley
     
  17. Zero2Cool

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    Klemm could be out for the year. But staying with your theory, who's to say Clifton and Tauscher are gonna be stout?
     
  18. kmac

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    Klemm is a big fatass of a guard good for plowing people. Peko is a smaller, more athletic guard, IIRC. Klemm is not the type of player that might work in our system, Peko is.
     
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    wow, you guys are idiots today (not you,kmac, you seem to be using common sense)
     
  20. Anubis

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    I wasn't actually serious about giving Klemm another chance (injured or not). Peko may work out, however I don't see a second-string benchwarmer cut from the worst offensive line in the NFL being the kind of talent we need to build our o-line up to a championship level.

    BTW, that is not an "idiotic" statement, Trom. It is a realistic one. For once I would love to see you actually criticize something TT does, rather than acting like he is the greatest GM of the modern NFL. :roll:

    GO PACK!!!

    Robert C. Hedley
     
  21. porky88

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    6-4, 314, isn't really that big. In fact it's right around the same size as Junius Coston who fits the system great and Peko is only roughly 10 pounds lighter. Klemm is pretty good on his feet so he'd be a good fit. Is he a good starter? No way but for people to hate him because he didn't come in and replace one of two All Pro Guards is ridiculous. He would've been a decent backup and a veteren and right now that's what Green Bay needs. They'll need to bring in someone else or they're in trouble. This line is young and losing backups fast.
     
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    good post porky.

    man TT sure does suck for bringing in more offensive linemen, I mean i think thats the last place we need help at. why bring in guys, then try them out for low contracts, and see if we get a diamond in the rough. THAT IS JUST PLAIN STUPID. we should only bring 5 guys to camp. and by god thats all we need
     
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    packerlegend

    I believe packnic was using sarcasm in his bottom paragraph.
     
  25. slackerbacker

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    You TT lovers are just unreal. We knew we were losing a lot when Whale and Rivera left. TT's effort to replace at least one of those guys last year in FA and the draft was abysmal, and we had one of our worst seasons in a long time because of it. Fast forward to this off season and TT comes up w/ another lack luster, wait and see performance for the OL and a number of you see no problem w/ his approach. How many poor performances does it take before you aggressively try to upgrade your team w/ a competent player? No one is saying he had to go spend for Hutchinson, but at least making a play for someone in Manual's class......a young up and coming OL, would have been a step in the right direction. Likewise, trying to find a diamond in the rough now and then is fine, but you’re not going to make a living w/ it. Tight Teddy may have won many of you over, but I don't care for his complacent approach @ all. Sometimes you just need to go make a move to get your team a legitimate player and this was definitely the year they needed to do that for the OL.
     

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