1. Welcome to Green Bay Packers NFL Football Forum & Community!

    Packer Forum is one of the largest online communities for the Green Bay Packers. You are currently viewing our community forums as a guest user.

    Sign Up or

    Having an account grants you additional privileges, such as creating and participating in discussions. Furthermore, we hide most of the ads once you register as a member!
    Dismiss Notice

We got Two of the Best Rookies :

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by WinnipegPackFan, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. WinnipegPackFan

    WinnipegPackFan Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2005
    Messages:
    1,943
    Ratings:
    +0
    According to Sports Illustrated :

    Greg Jennings
    WR, Packers

    He led the NFL with 328 receiving yards this preseason and was named the Packers' starter against the Bears this week. Green Bay's coaching staff can't believe how quickly the second-round pick out of Western Michigan is developing.

    [​IMG]

    A.J. Hawk
    LB, Packers

    Hawk should rack up a lot of tackles for the Packers this year; if he doesn't, they're in big trouble. Hawk's only shortcoming is his lack of flashiness, which could make it difficult for him to move up this list.

    [​IMG]



    Well Gents, it's time to see if SI was as right about these picks as the confidence many of us here have in them. GO PACK GO !!!
     
  2. DakotaT

    DakotaT Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Messages:
    810
    Ratings:
    +0
    Winnipeg

    Hopefully we can add Moll and Spitz to that list by mid season.
     
  3. Philtration

    Philtration Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2005
    Messages:
    2,247
    Ratings:
    +9
    I thought that Sports Illustrated and all of the other sports magazines and newspaper writers were just a bunch of idiots?

    Or is that just for when they say something negative about the Packers?
     
  4. DakotaT

    DakotaT Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Messages:
    810
    Ratings:
    +0
    Phil

    I only pick on the ESPN guys. When you hire guys like Sniffy Irvin as a commentator (the man cannot speak clearly), and make Joe Theisenman your top guy on Monday night football, your credibility is in question.

    I understand your comment though. Some of us have probably defended TT too much. When you have a season like last year, it is only natural that the press rips you! I feel we had a good draft, and the free agents on defense should contribute. I guess we will start finding out Sunday what we have.
     
  5. WinnipegPackFan

    WinnipegPackFan Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2005
    Messages:
    1,943
    Ratings:
    +0
    "Winnipeg

    Hopefully we can add Moll and Spitz to that list by mid season".

    Sounds good to me DakotaT !!!
     
  6. Philtration

    Philtration Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2005
    Messages:
    2,247
    Ratings:
    +9
    I agree.
     
  7. 4packgirl

    4packgirl Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2005
    Messages:
    2,415
    Ratings:
    +0
    an excellent response, dakota. no name calling involved, valid reasons behind your point...i'm so proud! :)
     
  8. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2004
    Messages:
    11,903
    Ratings:
    +8
    Thought Phil left?


    Welcome back? :)


    I wouldn't be surprised to see one of the two rookies get ROY.


    This means squat, but Hawk was ROY on D, Jennings was ROY on O in my Madden season :) Then Brett freakin retired! Now I'm 'stuck' using Rodgers.
     
  9. DakotaT

    DakotaT Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Messages:
    810
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yeah, I was pretty tired last night!
     
  10. cyoung

    cyoung Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Messages:
    1,276
    Ratings:
    +2
    Nice to see that Jennings and hawk are live up to hype (so far) I'm hoping to see Hawk get atleast 60+ tackles and Jennings (if he stays #2) atleasts 700+ (driver geting 1000+)
     
  11. Cdnfavrefan

    Cdnfavrefan Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,624
    Ratings:
    +0
    While I think AJ would of been picked by many outsiders it's good to see Jennings getting recognition. I was wondering if we were the only ones knowing about his potential
     
  12. packerfan4ever

    packerfan4ever Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2005
    Messages:
    1,067
    Ratings:
    +53
    i think spitz and moll will be fine they seemed to improve already,they did give it up at first but at the end it seemed they stepped up hawk is going to be on fire jennings too i think it is a win on sunday :D
     
  13. tarkenton10

    tarkenton10 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2004
    Messages:
    111
    Ratings:
    +0
    I tell you one that no one is talkling about is Abdul Hodge. I think he is a steal for you guys. I was praying the Vikes would take him. you guys need to find a place for him he is a player!!!!
     
  14. digsthepack

    digsthepack Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2005
    Messages:
    2,486
    Ratings:
    +0
    I waas just going to make that point, tark. But I think the list is only for rookies who will be starters this year.

    Getting Hodge in the 3rd was, for me, as or more exciting than Hawk at #5, because it was so unexpected...thought he would be gone in Rd. 2. My guess is that he starts next year, because Ol' Samurai is going to want to break the bank. I do think Barnett is a quality player, but terribly overrated by some fans and pundits. He never hits paydirt on the blitz, and there is little to no impact when he hits....he more or less grabs a guy and drapes himself on the guy until he goes down...usually after gaining a few yards. Plus, he overpersues with regularity and has been the primary cause of some big runs. That said, his tackle numbers are up there.\

    But bottom line, I was very turned off by his response to possibly moving to SAM. It was all about Nick, with no consideration as to what might be best for the team.
     
  15. Cdnfavrefan

    Cdnfavrefan Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,624
    Ratings:
    +0
    The only problem for guys like Moll and Spitz it's hard for O-lineman to get attention especially as rookies. They only get niticed if they do something wrong. Seems the only way O-lineman get their due is when they put in at least 5 good years of service. Not to worry at least Packer fans will appreciate them if they come through
     
  16. porky88

    porky88 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Messages:
    3,991
    Ratings:
    +0
    Frankly I hate SI and I do think there a bunch of idiots. Peter King is the only writer I like from there. This could be a bad omen. :-?
     
  17. retiredgrampa

    retiredgrampa Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2005
    Messages:
    804
    Ratings:
    +0
    I fully expect Hawk and Jennings to have a big impact this year. But, IMO, of just as much importance is the success of Spitz and Moll. They are the key to our attack, both in pass protection and run blocking. If they don't get the job done we'll be stuck in low gear all year. We really have no one to replace them unless Palmer can step in, and that's asking a lot at this point. And DAMN!! I wish Hodge could be in the starting unit. But we're blessed with Barnett, Poppinga, and Taylor too. The competition should be fierce back there. Hodge WILL be heard from, IMO, but it can't be soon enough for me. I'm glad he's under contract for 4 years, not the 3 he wanted.
     

Share This Page