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Rodgers' Leadership Called Into Question Again

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by El Guapo, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Yup he sure did, but you think being offered the MOST $$ didnt play a part?


    You really think that if there was no Holmgren Brett would have flourished?
     
  2. buggybill2003

    buggybill2003 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I always thought it was Holmgrens call to Reggie Whites answer machine that got him to come.
     
  3. Quientus

    Quientus Oenophile

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    I didn't say anything about that LTF and you know it ... Ofcourse " 'dem Greens" had a say, however, you very Well knew what I meant ;-)
     
  4. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    to say ONLY Reggie came here for Brett isnt' true..

    That is what I meant
     
  5. HardRightEdge

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    nfldraftscout.com has Geno Smith at an average 4.87 in the 40. Maybe he can improve on that a bit at the Combine. Nonetheless, in the NFL, that speed will not beat linebackers (or even a lot of DE's) to the corner, and you're not going to blow by anybody turning an option run up the field or scrambling with that lack of explosiveness. As a point of comparison, Rodgers ran 4.71 coming out of Cal.

    Smith with rise or fall on his arm.

    On an unrelated note, of the top 9 QBs on the nfldraftscout.com board, only one (E.J. Manual) runs under 4.8. Any expansion of option schemes in the NFL will be on hold at least one year, effective ones anyway. And it is quite possible that this moment in time (RGIII/Kaepernick/Wilson) is just an aberrant emergence of a few unique individuals who excel in both run option and chucking the ball.

    Further, you should not be surprised if WAS, SF and SEA go away from run options as an offensive staple. It's a nice approach for inexperienced QBs with the necessary skills who have not yet mastered a full-function NFL offense. But as time wears on, and $ investments increase, managements will become leery of the risks. They might want to see these guys survive to the end of their second contracts and beyond, and not end up with the TBs in this league, worn out and on the street age 30, with games, months, years inactive or on IR in the interim.

    We saw a prelude to this eventuality with RGIII's knee injury.
     
  6. PWT

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    It always about the money- A 4 year Packer contract worth $17 M deal. That was block buster deal in 1993.
     

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