- Jul 23, 2012
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As far as your comment about not drafting a RB in the 2nd round to make him a #2, in this case, that’s a ridiculous statement. They drafted him for his athleticism, and to eventually replace Jones.
The Packers were one win away from making it to the Super Bowl last season. Gutekunst should have used this year's draft to improve their chances of making another step instead of using the team's first four picks on backups.
I know you continually refer to him not being good enough to start simply because Raven Greene started week 1.
No, the reason why I don't consider Burks good enough is that while he was healthy enough to play the majority of snaps on special teams after returning from injured the coaches trusted him to only play 57 snaps on defense with the Packers in dire need of an upgrade at inside linebacker.
As far as Ty Summers goes. He’s a late 7th round selection (Might as well be a Priority Undrafted). While I’m not saying he’s also similarly penciled as a starter.. It’s also not unusual at all for us to groom a LB (or any player) who needs additional coaching in a Redshirt Freshman type capacity. You get him all the reps in practice and make him earn his keep on ST in the meantime. By his Sophomore season he’s absolutely expected to produce and better be 100% prepared if we call his number.
So saying he’s “nowhere close to making an impact” isn’t any better than me saying he could.
While it's true that none of us knows if Summers will have an impact on defense the odds are stacked against a late round pick who wasn't able to receive a single snap on a position in need of improvement during his rookie campaign.
Well said. I don’t recall where I heard this (so it might be wrong), but the average yardage for WRs taken in the first and second round is about 500 yards. That’s not gonna get GB past the niners, the saints, the ravens, or any other SB-capable team.
I think it's a stupid argument for not selecting a wide receiver. No player available in this year's or any other one for that matter would have elevated the Packers past the Niners in the NFCCG last season.
Jones proved last year he can catch the ball. This year, I wouldn’t be shocked if he lined up wide or is the slot.
True, but I wasn't talking about Jones in the post you replied to.
Points scored in a season don’t count as much as winning. GB won 14 under MLF in 2019 and 6 under MM for (most) of the 2018 season. I think very few people here miss MM.
The Packers won 14 games last season because their defense was improved mostly based on free agent signings. That doesn't change the fact that the offense wasn't any better though.
No doubt, when you consider his career and accomplishments. But in the years before he was fired, he grew stale, and seemed to know only one way of coaching that was far too reliant on the pass. Even with #12 under center, ya gotta have a run game.
The Packers threw the ball on nearly 60% of the offensive plays last season as well. They only topped that mark four times with McCarthy having Rodgers as his starting quarterback.
It will be interesting to see how he coaches the Cowboys, especially with Elliott. I don’t know how many snaps he got under Garrett, but after paying him $15 mil per year, Good Ol’ Jerry is probably expecting him to get his carries.
Elliott received between 83.6% and 89.1% of the snaps over the past three seasons.