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Top 5 Packers

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Packer Brother, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. Packer Brother

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    NFL Network had a top 10 Patriots list. I wanted to narrow down Packers greatest players. Top 5. Who do you have? My list:

    1. Vince Lombardi. Not a player. However was an innovator and simply top coaches ever.

    2. Bart Starr. Management/coaching circus aside, one of the most underrated QB's ever. Won NFL titles and Ice Bowl sticks in my mind.

    3. Reggie White. Here only six seasons. Yet the guy was dominant. He is up there with L.T as greatest at his position. He was a driving force behind changing Packers identity. guy was just too darn good not to have him here.

    4. Brett Favre. Obviously the iron man, brought Packers back to the glory land. Was tough deciding between him and Reggie. He's here for winning a SB and everything he did. Yet, ot interception vs Eagles, Giants, six pick game vs Rams, really stick with me. I don't think the guy was truly great when it mattered most.

    5. Ray Nischke. Defensive force. Didn't put Curly Lambeau as it is way way before my time.
     
  2. King of Jeans

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    paul hornung
     
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  3. Sky King

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  4. Packer Brother

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    Yes suppose he could replace Ray N
     
  5. Twiddlemylobes

    Twiddlemylobes Fat Tuesday Orleans

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    Bart Starr, Brett Favre, Reggie White, James Lofton, Ahman Greene
     
  6. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

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    Dang kids, don't appreciate the history.
    Isbel, Hutson, McNally, Robinson, White.
     
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  7. Packer Brother

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    Would Aaron Rodgers be in anyone's top five...yet?
     
  8. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

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    QBs yes. Packers? not mine. Top 15? sure.
     
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  9. Sky King

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    Not yet. Personally, I would prefer to hold off rating active players.
     
  10. VegasPacker

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    1.) Starr (Goes without saying)
    2.) Favre (Could have been #1....but)
    3.) Nitschke (True Packer defensive legend)
    4.) Hutson (Before Rice....there was Hutson)
    5.) White (Would have been way higher had he played more years in GB)
     
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  11. yooperpackfan

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  12. yooperpackfan

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    Reggie White (rental player), James Lofton and Ahman Green aren't even close in my book.
    Don Hutson, Bart Starr, Ray Nitschke, Jerry Kramer and Dave Robinson are tops on my list.
     
  13. Mondio

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    I wouldn't call 6 very productive years a "rental player". Reggie is in my list of top 5 Packers. Favre to MN was a rental player.
     
  14. gopkrs

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    I'm not sure about Reggie. He played a long time in philly. For a defensive end...Willie Davis. And no way you can leave off Hutson. Been a lot of great ones. Maybe there should be a whole lot of ties.
     
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    Hutson,
    Nitschke
    Starr
    Rodgers
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  16. Jerellh528

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    Favre

    Rodgers

    Reggie White

    Charles Woodson

    Donald Driver


    Just listing players I've actually seen play. As a youngin approaching 30, I don't feel qualified to comment on packers I've never experienced.
     
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  17. Sky King

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    A tip of the hat towards Robinson and Kramer.
     
  18. HardRightEdge

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    There are really too many to name. A top 25 or 30 without ranking might be possible.

    Taylor, Gregg, Davis, Adderley and Wood have not yet been mentioned.

    Hornung would be on the bubble for my top 30. He had one great year in 1960 (which was not a championship team), two other good years, and that's about it.

    And I don't think it is appreciated how little he touched the ball over his career. 893 carries + 130 receptions = 1,023.

    For perspective, Lacy has 859 run/catch touches to date, and he's not exactly a workhorse.

    Hornung gets points for bringing style and panache to Green Bay.

    Of course, Lombardi called him perhaps the "best all around back ever to play football". The only way to give that claim credibility is to narrow the focus to 3 seasons. Among players of the era, Hornung does not come close to measuring up to Bobby Mitchell as an all-around offensive player to name one example that immediately comes to mind.
     
  19. AmishMafia

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    1. Hutson - the most dominant Packer ever
    2. Lombardi - the gold standard of coaching
    3. White - my favorite player and human being
    4. Nitchke - personified the Lombardi era
    5. Curly. Without him, there would be no Packers.

    Honorable mention: adderly, Starr, Robinson, taylor, favre, and gregg.

    Also a special shout out to Ezra Johnson. If he had any talent around him he would be in the HOF.
     
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  20. G0P4ckG0

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    Nitschke
    Kramer
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  21. Twiddlemylobes

    Twiddlemylobes Fat Tuesday Orleans

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    I thought McNally made maps?
    Isbell was basically a Model T and Hutson was already retired while Pearl Harbor was still cleaning up! Poppa were you born during the Civil War!? :p
     
  22. Twiddlemylobes

    Twiddlemylobes Fat Tuesday Orleans

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    You are so correct about Curly. Ezra yes! That's a blast from the past. Thank you
     
  23. PackerFanLV

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    FARVE,STARR,WHITE,SHARPE AND GREEN
     
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  24. Jmurray

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    Can't disagree. But Lombardi does not qualify because he was not a player. I would sub Don Hutson. Thanks for the post
     
  25. RicFlairoftheNFL

    RicFlairoftheNFL Cheesehead

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    Starr
    Favre
    Hudson
    Lambeau

    #5 could be any one out of: Taylor, Hornung, Nitschke, Kramer, Adderly, Rodgers (In the future), Matthews (In the future), Jordy (In the future)

    I only mentioned players as I suspect the Patriots Top 10 list did. Otherwise I would've easily placed Lombardi on the list.
     

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