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Preston Smith Involved in Trade Talks

Discussion in 'Green Bay Packers Fan Forum' started by KyraReppe5, Mar 8, 2021.

  1. KyraReppe5

    KyraReppe5 "We're going to relentlessly chase perfection."

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  2. tynimiller

    tynimiller Cheesehead

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    I didn't read anything with confirmation beyond just reason or writer's speculation about Preston being in trade rumors. Is it possible 100%, but I place it in the same boat as a tag and trade of Aaron Jones - both possible 100%, actually being discussed...well Tagging Jones has been discussed with confirmation but nothing more.
     
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    Poppa San Levelheaded Staff Member Super Moderator Moderator

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    Haven't figured out where the savings come from if you pay a guy $4m to go away.
     
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  4. KyraReppe5

    KyraReppe5 "We're going to relentlessly chase perfection."

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    @Poppa San That may be a Ken Inglas question on twitter. He is the Packers salary cap guru.

    I think they should obviously try and shop him, if they have intentions on cutting him post June 1st. Because of his $, it is unlikely the return is high, then again he is an adequate pass rusher in a league short on pass rushers.
     
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    906Fan Former Dancer

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    Be lucky to get a 7th rounder with all the teams selling this year.
     
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    GleefulGary Cheesehead

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    I’m a curmudgeon and argumentative, so I’m just gonna say this.

    Russ Ball is the Packers cap guru.

    Ken Ingalls speculates. I have seen him say these things and more:

    - GB can’t afford to pay Kenny Clark.
    - GB can’t afford to pay Bakhtiari.
    - Carson Wentz has too much dead money to be traded. It won’t happen.


    I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but take what he says with a grain of salt. If he was as good as what he and others think he is, he’d be employed by an actual NFL team.
     
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  7. Dantés

    Dantés Gute Loot

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    Virtually all self-appointed cap gurus specialize in saying that teams can't do things just before they go ahead and do them.
     
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    Dantés Gute Loot

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    It's definitely a buyer's market, that's for sure.

    The only angle I can see that might be helpful is that Smith is the only edge rusher on that list. So maybe there's a little bit more of a chance that he will bring a return?

    But if they get more than a 6th, I'll be surprised.
     
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    tynimiller Cheesehead

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    I think the market for Preston will be a fairly heated one, I could see an interested team throw a Day 3 pick our way if they don't want to compete in the market for him.
     
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    Dantés Gute Loot

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    The acquiring team will have him for 6.85M and 11.35M for the remaining years of his contract.

    That first figure is really affordable for a starting edge rusher.
     
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    I'd say Preston shopping is more likelier than Jones.
     
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  12. Favre>Rodgers259

    Favre>Rodgers259 Cheesehead

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    It's all coming together....

    Preston will go to a new team for a 6th and get 13 sacks.

    Joe Barry will tank.

    Gute drafts some no name LB/DL guys to "replace" Preston.

    Fan base pissed off.
     
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  13. GreenNGold_81

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    Classic Packer offseason. Just need to pepper in some surprising UDFA's that crush it in camp and then get only a few snaps all next season.
     
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    Favre>Rodgers259 Cheesehead

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    RIGHT!!!!

    Last time I played on a traveling team, if you looked good in practice you got playing time in the game, not look good in practice and ride the bench all season.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again. Gute has this "I'm too cool for school" pompous *** feel to him. When he's right he's the king of the world....but when he's wrong it's gonna get ugly, and he'll be the last guy to admit it.
     
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    Amateur noisemakers.

    I’m glad there are people out there that can explain cap specifics and intracacies but they are utterly useless when they interject with opinions on what teams will actually do.
     
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    PikeBadger Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Ah yes, the vain babbling emanating from the nattering nabobs of negativism once again.
    :)
     
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    Favre>Rodgers259 Cheesehead

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    Why because we don't "drink the kool-aid" must be considered negative?

    We're allowed to have our own independent analysis, and I strongly believe getting rid of Preston is detrimental to this team; especially given the lack of flexibility we have in the defense. Plus that same lack of flexibility trying to learn a new variant of a defensive scheme.
     
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    Projecting fans opinions about P. Smith getting cut onto Packer mgmt is just you creating a straw man so you can take cheap shots at the GM.
    Very weak stuff.
     
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    Dantés Gute Loot

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    I mean, case in point— Ingalls is on Twitter basically saying the Packers can’t do anything in free agency. Meanwhile, they made a ~12M APY offer to a free agent like a week ago.

    The arrogance of it is that he and others think that because they understand the basics, they know enough to be able to declare what is or is not possible.
     
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    Dantés Gute Loot

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    Calling your opinion of Gutekunst's personality based on watching interviews online "independent analysis" is quite the stretch. However, you're right-- you're allowed to have your opinion. And Pike is allowed to refer to that opinion as vain babble. And I'm allowed to agree with him.
     
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    If you're privy to agreeing with him fine. But we'll never know who's right and who's wrong. But I have other reasons than just the body language he conveys on camera.
     
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    Including this post 45% of this thread has NOTHING to do with Preston being traded!!! Can it either be brought back on-topic or closed?
     
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    Dantés Gute Loot

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    And now we're at 48%!
     
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    To be fair, I think it is not within reason to assume had Jones accepted - Preston was all but gone. I think Jones wanting more is Preston's saving grace...because it is very clear and apparent there three massive reasons his being cut makes sense:

    1. Tremendous cap savings
    2. Underperformed (various opinions as to how much of course)
    3. He is the one starter which has the most capable backup on the roster already.
     
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    Dantés Gute Loot

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    Ingalls has argued that the Packers could clear 30+M and would only have about 4M to spend on FA's.
     

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