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Should Packers go after Hakeem Nicks?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Pat4DaPack, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. Bus Cook

    Bus Cook You're never alone with a schizophrenic

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    Everyone here saying that TT won't do anything. BS. This will be addressed very early



    in the draft
     
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  2. FrankRizzo

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    Britt sucks, and here's the key: He's an @sshole, probably is untouchable in Ted Thompson's opinion. Some of our fans fail to realize that the character of a player is VERY important to Ted Thompson, rightly so. We have mostly a lot of good guys, good teammates. We don't have any real primadonnas.... Britt is not a Packer character person, would never be brought in by Ted even for a 7th round pick.

    Pipedream here.
     
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  3. 7thFloorRA

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    I liked Gillette though he as always playing in pre-season garbage time.
     
  4. net

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    DONALD DRIVER!
     
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  5. easyk83

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    Teddy was involved with the Packers back during the Bad Moon Rison experience. Yes Ted is a conservative cards close to the chest type of card player, but he has been known to surprise from time to time. If the Packers are to be without a significant portion of their receivers for any length of time don't be surprised if Ted does grab a rent-a-player, even if he has a questionable character. Even with our Offensive struggles this feels like a Super Bowl team and I feel like we haven't seen the best of our Defense yet. Just wait till we can get Neal Perry and Matthews out on the field at the same time.
     
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  6. lambeaulambo

    lambeaulambo Cheesehead

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    They should kick the tires on Devery Henderson.
     
  7. rodell330

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    I say bring in a guy like Brandon Llyod. Great route runner with some nice hands, and is a good character guy. We are going to need a slot wr if cobb is out for a longer amount of time so why not him? i also flirted with the ideal of Laurent Robinson but he's injury prone...we don't need any more guy's on that list.
     
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  8. Trapped In Vikingville

    Trapped In Vikingville Trapped

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    Sorry, have to agree with P-E-Z. What does one year have to do with the next?
     
  9. tynimiller

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    Depending on price...I see Llyod as a viable option and one to weigh. However, I feel Walker will be promoted up and we'll carry Finley outside more and 2 TE sets.
     
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  10. Cheesehead625

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    I'm 100% on board with bringing in Lloyd. He's a quite guy with a lot of upside. Very good call.
     
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  11. AmishMafia

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    I question Lloyd's toughness. Saw him once retract his arms and let a ball sail by because he was getting ready to get hit. I know its a hell of a thing to come across the middle and take a hit, but hey, other guys do it.

    Britt - will never be a Packer. He is a bad character and we are a better team without him.
    Driver - would love it, and there is a small chance, but I think TT would look at a promising youngster.
    Nicks - very good WR, not sure we would give up something for him

    In the end, I think the issue is the chemistry between WR and Rodgers. Even Boykin was having difficulties getting on the same page with AR and he has been here 2 years. He doesn't get many of the 1st team reps, he will this week and I expect he will play much better next week. So, in my thinking, it is most likely we will get one of those young players we had in the preseason who are still floating around out there. I would have really liked Charles Johnson - too bad Cleveland GM was quick on the trigger to steal him off our PS.
     
  12. narmer2000

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    Driver was a great wideout but his playing days are long over and he is enjoying retirement. Hard to find a player with his class.
     
  13. El Guapo

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    As Rizzo pointed out, character is important to TT. We can talk stats and production all day but high character guys keep teams like the Packers in tough games and rough patches in the season...such as starting 1-2. Teams like the Vikings and Giants start tearing apart when the discontents and egos start jabbering. I'll sacrifice a bit of talent for a guy that won't start the tear in our team's fabric.

    As for Nicks, I wouldn't consider a trade unless it was for a 6th rounder or lower AND we are going to be without Cobb and Jones for significant portions of the season. A low round pick for salvaging a season could be a good use of that pick, but it's a short-sighted move which is not TT's style.

    There are plenty of decent receivers on the street that could be effective in our offense.
     
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  14. Ceodore

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    depending on cobb's status, yes.
     
  15. Southpaw

    Southpaw Endorphin Junkie

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    At this point, why the hell not. I don't care about issues or possible injury history, we have nobody to catch a football besides Jordy
     
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  16. 12theTruth

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    So why is Massaquoi or Robinson a better option than Britt talent wise? Speed comparison? Size?
     
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  17. BorderRivals.com

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    Not a chance TT trades for Nicks. Not only would it cost too much (remember, we wouldn't part ways with a draft pick for Moss), but it also would have some secondary consequences that I'm not willing to take on - cap ramifications and impact on signing JJ and/or Jordy. Trading for - and potentially signing - Nicks could have an negative ripple effect on Jordy and JJ when their deals come up in the next year+.

    I think the answer will be signing White or another street free agent and then moving JMike outside on a more permanent basis. He's more than capable filling in outside for several weeks while our guys get healthy.
     
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  18. HardRightEdge

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    Doing a rent-a-player for a young accomplished player is bad practice, it never happens, and TT won't go there. This isn't baseball. Nicks was likely already unhappy at not being deemed a core player (no contract extension), and he'll be less happy going to a new team with not intention of offering one.

    If this trade takes place, it will be to a team who will extend him.
    We'll find out soon enough, but the good news will be something like Jones with a bad bone bruise and Cobb with a sprained knee, both out 2 - 4 weeks.

    Even if Finley plays split, there is nobody behind the 3 WR...what if somebody else gets hurt. I don't think you can go into a game with zero backups. They'll find room for a guy. The fact it isn't White already would indicate they're looking hard outside.

    We could dispense with Nixon...he's only filling out the roster because Heyward is down. Back to PS for Nixon when Heyward comes back anyway.

    If and when Worthy and Sherrod come back we'll lose guys at their respective positions.

    Wilson would be the lead candidate on the D-Line as he increasingly becomes redundant and will be a FA after the season anyway.

    We're already carrying 8 OL, we won't carry 9, and Bulaga and Tretter next season would make 11 if we don't cut somebody now, so the developmental interior guys (Van Roten, Taylor) are likely on short time for next season as it is.

    So who goes? Newhouse would be one option (tackle in, tackle out). Taylor another. I suspect Van Roten sticks since he's the backup center.
     
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  19. AmishMafia

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    TT was going to trade a draft pick for Moss. A 4th if I recall. NE came back with the offer of the 3rd and Oakland pulled the trigger. Packer brass thought it was a done deal. They awoke in the morning surprised to hear the news that RM was headed to NE.
     
  20. HyponGrey

    HyponGrey Caseus Locutus Est

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    Please let Denver let us sign Tavarres King. And Rizzo, if you're going to bring up Smithson, Gurley is still available.
     
  21. GoPGo

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    Size/speed? Robinson is 6'2" and runs around a 4.38. Britt is 6'3" and runs a 4.5. Robinson has proven himself to be every bit as good as Britt if no more so with the Cowboys a couple years ago. He's probably the top FA prospect and I'm surprised he's not already on someone's roster. We would be wise to bring him in for a workout at least before someone else grabs him, because as WR injuries mount across the league (Amendola, again, for instance) he'll be on a roster before long.

    And talent isn't the only thing that matters anyway. Britt is constantly having run-ins with police. Resisting arrest, fleeing police, DUI, being evasive during questioning about a friend's stabbing. He's a distraction we don't need and the Titans are asking for a 3rd round pick for the guy. You really want this problem waiting to happen? No thank you.
     
  22. P-E-Z

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    Cobb got a broken leg 6 to 8 weeks out :(
    Giants have said they no intention of trading Nicks they plan to resign him.
     
  23. FrankRizzo

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    I will get everyone the mailing address to the guy who decided to lower his helmet and dive it into Cobb's leg down there.
    Do with it what you want....

    Matt Elam
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    I understand the rules make hitters shy away from the head shots now.
    But there are many many tackles in these situations where guys hit in the midsection, or higher at the chest.
    There's not a receiver, tight end, RB alive who'd rather be hit in the knee on these blind shots, as opposed to the head even.
    These DBs who do this, you all know how I feel about this and THIS IS WHY I have been preaching about this for 3 years, especially referring to Louis Delmas of the Lions, who loves to hit like this.


     
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    Oh my garsh John Kuhn can be cut easily...even with the injuries at RB. He's like the team mascot.
     
  25. Bagadeez04

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    Smithson and Gurley out there? If there are guys who have been in green bay before I would think Ted will go with them.
     
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