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Where does Thompson rank as far as GMs go?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by ivo610, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. SpartaChris

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  2. ThxJackVainisi

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    Huge flaw in your argument IMO. That's a prescription for salary cap hell, particularly in a series of years in which the cap is relatively flat.
    Isn't this an admission your argument is somewhat flawed? ;)
     
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  3. mradtke66

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    Certainly possible. It's also possible they were pissed that Jenkins hurt himself in pre-game warmups kicking field goals. Pure speculation.

    I'm not so certain about the choice there, but I'm not a fan of Hawk's deal, never was.

    I don't flatly agree with that statement. Jenkins had more obvious impact (sacks) but didn't Raji play more snaps? Miss fewer games? And you cannot ignore youth, it's probably the biggest asset players have. Plus nose tackle is funny due to the shortage of bodies that can pull it off. It's not such a simple apples-to-apples.
     
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    Given the choice between Boldin at $6 mil and Jennings at $12 mil, I'd take the former. Not that Jennings will get what he's asking.
     
  5. HardRightEdge

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    Jenkins was key during the run in 2010, and the run is really all that mattered...up to week 16 we were not a playoff team.

    My comment about Raji was not to compare the performance of the two players per se. The point is if we're not going to pay Jenkins $5 mil per year with light guarantees, why would we pay Raji $10 mil per year, as is glibly tossed out in the press, following 2 years of mediocre performance? A lot of mediocre snaps played with youthful indifference should not earn the big second contract. I predict he will not be extended before year end; he'll have to play for his 2014 contract.

    The so-called scarcity of nose tackles is an interesting topic. There are quite a few who could play the position among the top 60 players in this draft. However, the closest you get to a prototype 3-4 DE among the top 60 are Datone Jones (who will be off the board at #26 given the scarcity) and Margus Hunt who is too old and raw to spend the #26 on, but won't be around for our 2nd. round pick. (DTs/NTs posing as 3-4 DEs on the strong side don't count in this discussion.) In fact, there has not been a strong 3-4 DE class since 2011, and there was a drop off after the top 5 who were taken in front of us that year.

    TT is not talking to Canty just because of some old man-crush. Sign Canty to fill a spot where we have neither a particularly worthy incumbent nor solid draft possibilities, just as we signed Saturday last season under similar circumstances. Then draft a NT/strong side DE-type in the 1st. or 2nd. round. Best case, the draftee will be Pickett's replacement; worst case he'll be Raji's.

    Surveying the landscape, I think TT will make a competitive offer to Canty assuming his health is believed to be clean. Trgovac has admitted our DEs have lacked "reach". There's a lot packed in that little word. And there are not many other options other than sticking with Neal.
     
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    It does make me a little upset that every free agency there a ball players out there and the Packers seem to be in neutral... I know TT knows his stuff and he is probably going to stick to his guns since we won a SB with 16 on IR and "others" filling roles that brought us a title...but right now I see us needing help and I dont think the draft is going to provide that assistance... DONT WASTE THE RODGERS YEARS!!!! LETS GET IT DONE NOW!!!
     
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  8. HardRightEdge

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    I can think of one. Charles Woodson. Whatever you might think of his last couple of years in Oakland, we paid him top dollar in FA.

    This is a particularly odd line of thought for Packer fans when you consider Woodson and Reggie White.
     
  9. HyponGrey

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    AHEM. If you are unhappy with our free agency policy, feel free to jump ship for the Redskins. They'll sign anybody and everybody, you won't see the playoffs, but you can get excited about your new big names. Here's your hall of shame:
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1102237-the-50-worst-free-agent-signings-in-nfl-history/

    Does TT have areas he can improve? Who doesn't? Can you honestly say that He isn't a Top 3 - Top 10 GM? Can you name anybody we could hire right now who would be better? If you can you're: A. In denial, B. Lying, C. Bitter, or D. Sadly mistaken.
     
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    Agree with your post. I'd just add regarding Saturday that Thompson can't afford to wait long to sign Canty. If he does he will end up with a Saturday type at DE. He can't be as reticent to pull the trigger has he has in past situations.
     
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