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What do you guys think the odds are that we let Shields go in FA AND don't sign a big name FA?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by 98Redbird, Mar 2, 2014.

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  1. rodell330

    rodell330 Cheesehead

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    I love how some say TT doesn't overspend. Lol ok , Brad Jones, Morgan Burnett, aj hawk, and Tramon Williams . Seriously now .
     
  2. ivo610

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    Don't forget Crosby
     
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  3. Eli Haugen

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    I think if Thompson is sure of the players' tallent... He is still capable of pulling the trigger. Look at Woodson for instance. He was considered overpaid when Thompson brought him in. Woodson had not done anything in Oakland for years, and GB gave him premiere $$$. By the time Woodsons deal was 4 years in he wasnt even top 10 paid CB in the league anymore, and was ready to be def player of the year...you get the point.

    Consider Byrd is in his prime. Has years to get better even. Even if he gets 5 yr/ 50million!!! In 5 years he could be our reigning def player of the year. And have a small salary considering...

    Its up to Teddy making the call... He's the best... Is it time to mention that we could REALLY use a good safety?:)
     
  4. rodell330

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    How could I forget! You know you overspent when you ask guys to take pay cut for underachieving . But Teddy never over spends right ? Yea ok. Add Kuhn to the list .
     
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  5. Pack....man!!!

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    I would have to agree...


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  6. Eli Haugen

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    Thompson just paid retail price for a few of his guys. One thing about Hawk is he is consistant as in never injured. He is playing better the last couple season too IMO. Williams was a pro-bowl fill around the time he got his contract. Crosby has the leg to kick a 70+ yarder. Despite some bad streaks, and missed clutch kicks a few years back. He has potential to be the best some day IMO. Brad Jones was here since he was barely 21 years old. Managed to out last all those quality LBs that came through GB since Barnett left. He can play inside or outside LB... How bad is he? How much does he make? It not terrible... None of it is terrible...
     
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    Sounds good but it's more realistic he drafts a safety and hopes he will develop into a stud liked md Jennings or morgan Burnett.
     
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  8. Vrill

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    I still say Shields signs back with us.
     
  9. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    NFL network reported last night that buffalo offered Byrd enough $$$ to become the highest paid DB, and he turned down the offer...SO.....forget about the packers ever getting close enough to him.
     
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    Actually he was offered to be the highest paid safety for a portion of the deal, that´s a different story.
     
  11. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    either way, we wont entertain such outlandish deals.
     
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  12. captainWIMM

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    Probably not, I´m not sure though that spending $9 million a year on Byrd would be a bad idea.
     
  13. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    No, it's not a bad idea at all.... considering what tramon is making and byrd is better than him..... but right now, with all the other people we need to retain and those that we need to resign next year.... I think byrd is out of the question at his sky high price. TT wants K-mart priced players with Macey's results....which dont happen
     
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  14. Pack....man!!!

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    An earlier post indicated the Bills offered Byrd to be the highest paid DB at 10mil per but he turn it down...(if is an accurate report) So either he just doesn't want to play for Buffalo or he is thinking on breaking the Bank on free agency...Now back to the Pack I wouldn't mind seen the Packers making a run for Whitner who is still young at 28 and has the attitude and leadership...why isn't anyone talking about him as an option?


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  15. Ace

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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...eg-hardy-eric-decker-knowshon-moreno/5390341/

    This article feels his best fit is here.
     
  16. Pack....man!!!

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    I agree but not too many people in this Forum are talking about him...


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  17. captainWIMM

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    I think that's because Whitner will ask for a lot of money as well and people would rather get Byrd if the Packers would sign a high priced safety.
     
  18. Pack....man!!!

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    Fair enough .....but one comes from a top rated defense where he was a leader and the other one comes from a bottom rated defense and held out. Plus one them could help us solve the riddle of the last couple of years...


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  19. captainWIMM

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    I don't think there's any doubt Byrd is one of the best safeties in the league even if the Bills overall defense wasn't good (BTW he didn't hold out last season, he didn't sign the franchise tender).
     
  20. Pack....man!!!

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    He did not hold out... My mistake.. And I do agree he is one of the best.


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  22. Eli Haugen

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    woweee. 4 years/ 39million!. almost 10 mil a year..... cant say i wouldve done the same...
     
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    Could be he just wants out of Buffalo.
     
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    And that's a wrap since he re-upped.
     
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