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Thompson Optimistic About 2007

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Zero2Cool, May 13, 2007.

  1. trippster

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    I believe Favre said somthing to the effect of "put Driver, Jennings, AND Moss out on the filed at the same time in a 3 reciever set and I think most teams would view that as intimidating". That in NO way is dissing his current recievers. It is simply adding to the quality.

    lets's not get our undies in a bunch over piddly stuff. Moss wanted to go to a bonifide SB contender for one year so he can get the last big contract of his career next year. We can live with out him and will do fine. I think that Jackson out of the backfield and the TE's applying stick'em to their gloves will make us a much better ball club. If the defense has to respect the backfield that opens up the whole field for Brett AND the recievers...


    And who gives a Rat's a** who predicted what????
     
  2. Arles

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again. if all it takes is a third WR for this team to be dangerous in Favre's eyes, we must be pretty close to dangerous already.
     
  3. Packnic

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    i agree. a better defense, special teams, and dangerously close offense sounds like a good plan to me.
     
  4. Zero2Cool

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    Three WR of the caliber of Driver, Moss and Jennings is dangerous, not the entire team. It would open up the running game if you use a one back set (SIDE NOTE: one back set is what Barry Sanders preferred) and those three WR.

    It wouldn't help the defense or special teams much at all. So when he says they are dangerous, he's talking about the passing game, not the entire Packers team. At least that's my guess.
     
  5. Cory

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    Actually it very well could help the defense. Moss could have helped with scoring and keeping drives alive to keep the defense off the field longer. The amount of rest a good offense can give a defense means fresher legs in january.
     
  6. Zero2Cool

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    I said it wouldn't help them much, meaning it would help, but not as much as it would the offense. It would make the team better, but when Brett is saying it would be intimidating, he's talking about the offense, not the entire team.
     
  7. Cory

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    Well you phrased it 'much at all' as I took it to mean it wouldn't help the defense....much at all. I think it would help the defense quite a bit.
     
  8. Zero2Cool

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    It could also hurt the defense. If the offense is not staying on the field for long stretches the defense will get worn out.

    It goes both ways, which is why I say not 'much at all'.
     
  9. warhawk

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    Lare Wrote:

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    Geez, I remember very well seeing Favre look very "grumpy" over there on the sidelines in '03 and '04 when he would look up after a hard fought TD drive only to see that the other team had already scored.

    Lare, did you really ever have the feeling over those years that we were getting "closer" to that ring for Favre because I got to tell you starting about '03 it just seemed farther and farther away to me.

    I mean were we heading right between say '02 and '04 cause I got to tell I saw a SLIDE in those three years.

    When the solution was bringing in Slowick vs. any new player personnel on the "D" side of the ball I really didn't see us having a chance and didn't think it would until that changed.
     
  10. Zero2Cool

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    After the Philly game, I felt we were years away from getting that close again :( I think that was our best chance and we failed.
     
  11. cheesey

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    Uhhhh......yes,......it IS in black and white.
    Yes.......everyone KNOWS you are wrong.
    But that doesn't stop you from making your dumb arguments.
    You were i'd say.........100% wrong. You said 5-11 AT BEST. That would be taking all things into account......schedule and all.
    You were not even CLOSE.
    So i will use your obvious inability to admit defeat, and your constant patting of yourself on your back, even when your own words prove you wrong, as a measuring stick against anything you say in the future.
    I was actually starting to doubt TT's abililty.......but now, after seeing your reactions once again on here, i feel renewed. If you are THAT sure he's bad, he MUST be great.
    Just had to look at your track record, an bet accordingly.
     
  12. Lare

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    That's a valid point warhawk, and I certainly wasn't always a keen supporter of the Sherman/Rossley play calling, but their continually high offensive rankings during those years and the overall win/loss records speak for themselves.

    Where we improving or declining during those years? I don't know, but I just think that we at least had a shot at the ring almost every year, and I think that is what Brett is getting at with his media antics lately.

    Some teams have made it to the Super Bowl by imroving their defense (the Thompson way), some by improving their offense (the Sherman way). Neither one's guaranteed, it's what works for a given team in a given year.

    We can all argue why Sherman's way didn't get any of his teams to the Super Bowl. It remains to be seen if Thompsons way ever does.
     
  13. Cory

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    Well without him we may not stay on the field much. I think more often then not a TD or scoring drive in general comes from a longer drive rather than a big play.
     
  14. Zero2Cool

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    Moss isn't really a possession receiver who's going to help you stay on the field. Although, the flip side is he does get first down catches. Bummer we won't know until next season when he cashes in on his payday and dons the green uniform. :)
     
  15. Cory

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    You are correct he isn't a possession reciever, but he can still help you stay on the field longer than normal.
     
  16. Zero2Cool

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    Yep, that's the point I was alluding to with that he does make first down catches. A first down means you get a new set of downs and each down when played takes time.
     
  17. cheesey

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    Green uniform???
     

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