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Should the Pack re-sign Colledge?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by neilfii, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. neilfii

    neilfii Hall of Fame Fan

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    Brandon, at Acme Packing posed and then answered this question. I'm not sure ever comes to a clear conclusion, but I think, based on this year's performance, I'd like to see them bring him back if he becomes a FA, but I wouldn't pay him any kind of premium.

    Should The Packers Re-Sign Daryn Colledge? - Acme Packing Company
     
  2. greenandgold

    greenandgold I'm Dirty Hairy Callahan

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    He did show much improvement this year. I remember him urging on the defense during the Superbowl on the fouth down play, so he appears to be a team player. If he isn't cost prohibitive, keep him.
     
  3. ivo610

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    we can find someone in the draft just as good and cheaper
     
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  4. GBPack2010

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    No guarantee that rookie will be better next year. Maybe in due time, why not resign him to a relatively cheap 2-3 year deal if possible.
     
  5. SpartaChris

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    I'm ok letting him walk. We have plenty of depth with TJ Lang, Evan Dietrich-Smith and Nick McDonald, plus whomever we draft.
     
  6. Future

    Future He did WHAT?

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    I doubt that we will be able to get a player as good as Colledge is right now in the draft. I do get sick of his penalties but he had a solid year and could probably be brought back at a fair price. Offensive line continuity/familiarity is a big factor in how well the o-line performs. Keep Colledge.
     
  7. PackersRS

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    Colledge has proven to me he will never be a great player, let alone an elite player.
    But he has also proven we can depend on him, and we can win a SB with him.

    If I'm the GM, I don't let him walk, based on the uncertainty. But I don't know how far Newhouse has progressed, and I don't know who we're going to draft. Lucky for us this year the draft preceeds Free Agency. We wouldn't pursue any holes through FA anyway, we would only re-sign our players. This way, we can be certain that we have replacements for them.
     
  8. bozz_2006

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    I've never liked Colledge. I don't like his play and I don't like his attitude. Still, he's a decent player and I wouldn't be surprised to see him re-signed. If he is re-signed, I also wouldn't be surprised to see him lose his starting job. At the very least it will he insurance and a safety net in case a better replacement does not pop up.
     
  9. OldSchoolFan

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    ( coin flipping in the air.....)

    Abe Lincoln says "nay"
     
  10. Ausnadian

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    I hear Colledge, I think yellow flag. Let him walk.
     
  11. weeds

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    Tough call... he is decent and it's hard to coach a guard up to the level that he's at now. Give him one year....
     
  12. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

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    I'd say keep him but don't get into a bidding war for him. I see Lang at tackle in two years, EDS was a mid season pickup after Spitz flamed out and McDonald is unknown. He could be a bad experiment along the lines of Giacowiwi a few seasons back.

    Was McDonald an all-American choice? If so we'd be the only NFL team I know of with a McDonald All-American player on it.:crazy:
     
  13. neilfii

    neilfii Hall of Fame Fan

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    As long as you can keep him for a reasonable salary it seems hard to not want to keep a guy around who played well enough this season to help you win a SB. Maybe we could put a kicker in any new contract that deducts from his salary for every penalty. That would also make for a great game day thread here on the boards: "How many flags on Colledge today?"
     
  14. TJV

    TJV Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    Colledge will probably get a decent offer or two so I don’t understand thinking he can be kept as a backup or that he’ll agree to a one year contract. Colledge is obviously a good enough LG to win a Super Bowl with but what kills me about him is his inconsistency, even in his fifth season starting. Not only penalties but keeping his pad level low – on QB sneaks for example. If he would agree to a team-friendly deal I’d like to see them keep him for continuity’s sake but I think that’s unlikely. The coaching staff is apparently high on McDonald and McCarthy has said he thinks Lang’s best spot is LG so I will be surprised if Colledge is a Packer after the next free agency period ends (whenever that is).
     

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