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S. Jax

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by BorderRivals.com, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. rodell330

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    SMH can't say i enjoy watching all these teams in the NFC get better and improve SB chances. Hey, as long as we make the playoffs who cares right??!!
     
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  2. 13 Times Champs

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    Don't forget Hillis. :sick: He's on the right side of thirty albeit he hasn't done "Jax".
     
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  3. 13 Times Champs

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    Well, I like both Cobb and Hayward. I would like to see more from those two drafts at this point.
     
  4. NorthWestCheeseHead

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    S. Jax is not an improvement. hahaha.
     
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  5. 13 Times Champs

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    Oh Well we can discuss how good our draft was two years from now. ;)
     
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  6. rodell330

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    Keep telling yourself that bro. Haha.
     
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  7. HardRightEdge

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    No sweat. TT will approach Canty and Jackson 3 years from now after their current deals are up, at which point he'll be outbid by an Arena team.

    Actually, I think it's good this one got away.
     
  8. NorthWestCheeseHead

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    I will keep on telling myself that the answer at Rb is not some over the hill dude who wants too much money for being on the declining end of his career.
     
  9. 13 Times Champs

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    We need a LT, DE and LB worse but we won't address that need either in Free Agency.
     
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  10. HardRightEdge

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    Jennings can play pass, but is weak against the run. McMillan can hit some, but is usually clueless in zone coverage.

    I'd add safety to the list of bound to be unrequited desires.
     
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  11. FrankRizzo

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    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/post/_/id/46038/falcons-just-became-a-better-team

    Falcons just became a better team

    By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com

    The Atlanta Falcons' strategy early in the free-agency process was to keep their own players. But when you have a team that came up 10 yards short of the Super Bowl, you have to step outside.

    That’s precisely what the Falcons did Thursday afternoon when they agreed to terms with running back Steven Jackson.

    Instantly, Atlanta’s running game looks a lot better than it did last season, when Michael Turner clearly was showing signs of wear and tear. Jackson comes with mileage of his own, but at 29 he’s younger than Turner (31) and he still was productive in St. Louis last season.

    Jackson averaged 4.1 yards per carry while rushing for 1,042 yards and four touchdowns behind an offensive line that was less than stellar. He has handled as many as 346 carries a season in his career, but I don’t think that’s what the Falcons are seeking.

    I think they’re looking for a running back who can handle between 200 and 250 carries and split time with Jacquizz Rodgers. The Falcons also want someone who can be efficient in short-yardage situations, and Jackson has a successful history with that.

    Unlike Turner, Jackson also has been a receiving threat out of the backfield. In 2006, he caught a career-high 90 passes. I don’t think the Falcons will ask him to catch that many, but if Jackson can give them 30 to 40 catches, he will make the offense a lot more complete.
     
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  12. El Guapo

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    ...says the man whose job is to sensationalize everything. These are the same guys that hype up every kid coming out of college.

    I still love the way that TT plays his cards. He makes smart, prudent moves when the winds are favorable. He doesn't try to buy himself out of a hole. I'll reserve final comment for when we see what Atlanta agreed to pay him, but I assume SJ wanted more than a smart, prudent GM was willing to risk on declining skills.

    While upgrading our RB position would be nice, it all starts with blocking up front. That's a lot of issues that wouldn't be addressed with just an aging RB. If he can, he will buy us a defensive player. Otherwise it's back to the draft board.
     
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  13. Shawnsta3

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    Andrew Brandt: I understand fans' frustration w/lack of signings and quick fixes. But again, winners in March rarely are winners in January.

    T.J Lang: So do the lions get t shirts and hats for winning the nfc north title?

    Here's my thoughts: how many 30 year old runningbacks signed for 12 million dollars to a pass happy offense would work out? My guess is not many. Is it too hard to believe the pack liked what they had at the position for young guys and wanted them to grow? Also if this deal is the difference between affording extensions for Rodgers, Matthews and Raji then I'm glad we didn't do it.
     
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    Me too, but I ain't sure myself believes it.
     
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    Do you even know if S-Jax ever had any intention of signing here? From many accounts, he always wanted Atlanta, he just used us to jack up the price in a bidding war. Even if we won the bidding, he could easily just default back to Atlanta's highest offer. He's played his whole career in a dome and most likely wanted to continue to do so.

    What do you want TT to do, just blow the Falcons out of the water and offer him $10M a year if that's what it takes?
     
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  16. HyponGrey

    HyponGrey Caseus Locutus Est

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    Very much the bold. He never intended on coming here and the more the media said he was, the less I believed it.
     
  17. HardRightEdge

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    We'll probably never know who called whom first.
     
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    You do know who our GM is, right?
     
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    You think calls go straight to voicemail on teds phone the first few days of free agency? Lol
     
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  20. longtimefan

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    No...They are blocked :)
     
  21. Bagadeez04

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    When's the last time he madeva smart prudent move when winds were favorabke in free agency/trade?
     
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    In 2007 when he traded next to nothing for randy moss on draft day and he set a single season TD record and he and our first round pick Joe Staley led us to the first ever 16-0 season in NFL history! Or was that Justin Harrell?
     
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    PFT.com says he signed for 3 years $12 mil....$4 mil guaranteed. Kuhn makes about as much sheesh.
     
  24. El Guapo

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    When the winds were favorable in free agency.

    Part of me wants to, for no good reason, believe that TT may also have been intentional courting Jackson in order to up the price that Atlanta (a playoff team) had to be, or overpay, for his services. My gut says that TT liked Jackson and for the right price, would have signed him. However, he probably sniffed out Jackson's real desire to play in Atlanta so TT just made it a little more painful for the Falcons. Inside baseball
     
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    I think TT has more things to do with his time than play games. Atlanta signed him for $4 million per year and before he signed I heard he would get a contract in that range.
     

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