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Pot Roast, Anyone?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Curly Calhoun, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. Curly Calhoun

    Curly Calhoun Cheesehead

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    Terrance Knighton, aka "Pot Roast" was released by the Patriots recently. Is this a guy who could help the Pack's D-line? He reminds me of Grady Jackson a bit, another big guy cut loose years ago and ended up in Green Bay.

    It's hard to imagine Ted picking someone up when the Pack appears to be loaded at so many positions, but the D-line does look a little thin. Thoughts?
     
  2. Half Empty

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    Knee-jerk reaction is No, strictly because it's a Pats cut.
     
  3. Pkrjones

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    No thanks.
    From Rotoworld... "CSN New England's Mike Giardi reports it's "starting to look like" Patriots DT Terrance Knighton is "on the outside looking in" for a roster spot.
    According to Giardi, Knighton has had a "surprising lack of hold at the point of attack" and "very little movement." He's certainly behind Malcom Brown on the depth chart. Markus Kuhn, Anthony Johnson, and Joe Vellano are also in the mix for jobs. Knighton was pushed around in the second preseason game."
     
  4. thisisnate

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    Sounds like he's bad fat, not good fat. You can be massive and still agile with a good motor, but he just sounds like he's playing sluggish. I will agree that I'm not very confident about our front 7 though.
     
  5. El Guapo

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    At the very least, fall down and create a man-pile if you can't do anything else with that bulk!

    If I were Scrappin' Ted, I'd at least bring him in to sniff for rigamortis. It absolutely does not hurt. I don't see it happening though, even with our need on the DL.
     
  6. captainWIMM

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    If Knighton is capable of performing at the same level he did last season he might be a decent addition for the Packers base defense to stop the run. It might be worth to take a look at him with Pennel suspended for the start of the season.
     
  7. Mondio

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    Never hurts to look. We're thin to begin with there, and with all hands on deck it's not as if none of them are replaceable with someone better.
     
  8. Royal Pain

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    Saw that the Redskins are bringing Cullen Jenkins in for a look. I realize he's getting long in the tooth, but he might be worth a look if Washington passes. The Packers did pretty well the last time he was on roster. Jenkins is a pro, so we wouldn't have to worry about effort. The question is does he have anything left in the tank.
     
  9. Curly Calhoun

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    Yes, that's the concern. If he has gotten fat and lazy, GB doesn't need to have him around Eddie Lacy.

    I wonder about a vet who gets released this early. Perhaps Belichick was letting him go so that he would have a chance to catch on somewhere else.

    Or perhaps he just thought he could no longer play.
     
  10. sschind

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    Is that because you dislike anything associated with the Patriots or because you figure if BB can't get anything more out of this guy he must be done?
     
  11. Curly Calhoun

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    Yes, "due diligence".

    Of course, if Ted is doing that, and ultimately rejects the notion on Knighton, there's a good chance we'll never even know he "kicked the tires".
     
  12. Half Empty

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    The latter.
     
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  13. Pkrjones

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    C. Jenkins signed with the 'Skins today, 1 yr. deal.
     
  14. HardRightEdge

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    Knighton aside, with Pennel on suspension and Clark looking like a UDFA then sidelined with a back issue, the D-Line is shaping up to be the position group of greatest concern.

    It seems the Capers nickel/dime count has been creeping up every year. We may not see the base D except short yardage and inside the 5.

    Nonetheless, 4 reliable D-Linemen are needed to get through a game without gassing everybody. You would not want to be in that position in a close game in the 4th. quarter.

    Then there's Minnesota....
     
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  15. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

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    Agree with this. TT tends to get rid of a guy a year too early rather than get nailed with the year too late. Hawke, Driver, Jones notwithstanding. Belichek has a knack to get that last year out of players.
     
  16. longtimefan

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    Think Clarke is going to be fine
     
  17. HardRightEdge

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    No "e" in Clark. Maybe that's what he's missing. ;)

    Fine? I wouldn't bet on it. He has not gotten to serviceable yet. If he's been practicing and playing through that back issue from the first contact practice, I might be more charitable. Barring that, I'd guess he bruised his tailbone getting knocked on his kiester.
     
  18. PikeBadger

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    Maybe the staff really thinks Price/Anderson are ready to at least be a backup.
     
  19. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Auto Correct I guess.. I guess spelling errors are more important then the post
     
  20. HardRightEdge

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    I replied to the post as well. Consider the "e" a bonus.
     
  21. sschind

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    I agree and i figured that's what you meant but I wanted to be sure.
     
  22. Pokerbrat2000

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

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    No thanks on Pot Roast. I think there is a reason he has been with 4 teams in 8 years as well as a casualty of the first wave of cuts.
     
  23. TeamTundra

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    Yes, we would be much better off with your man crush Reggie Ragland. Oh wait,
    he blew out his knee on a non-contact play in practice chasing down an ancient
    Reggie Bush.

    Clark has showed some flash in practice, but I'm guessing you haven't attended
    any this year. I could post some positive training camp reports from the
    more knowledgeable Packer beat writers, but I'm sure you will just dismiss
    them. His back injury isn't considered serious and how about we actually
    let the 20-year old rookie play in a few regular season games before we
    write him off.
     
  24. captainWIMM

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    According to Belichick Knighton did all the Patriots ask him to, even lost some weight, but it just didn't work out.

    There's reason to be concerned about the defensive line, especially with question marks at inside linebacker as well. The Packers will start the season with only two experienced players on the DL in Daniels and Guion and a lot of guys not having taken a snap at the pro level who haven't shown anything in oreseason to feel confident about.

    I wouldn't mind bringing in a veteran to improve the talent level.

    Demetris Anderson was one of six players released yesterday.
     
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  25. PikeBadger

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    Really? Didn't hear that. Good news for Price & Kuder though.
     

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