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Why do the Packers seem to be blind to Badger football players when they are so close to Green Bay.

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Robert Geib, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. Robert Geib

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  3. Robert Geib

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    Not to borrow trouble but if Rodgers goes down for any length of time, with Harrell in there you can start planning for next year.
     
  4. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

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    I think that without Rodgers any backup from any roster not named Matt Flynn would have a hard time carrying this team a long time. And Flynn would fair best only because he was here for years.
     
  5. Bensalama21

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    Yep pretty much. Wouldn't that apply for any team? If Rodgers went down and we put in Russell Wilson, do you think that we will expect to win a playoff game anyways? What's the point of having a backup QB that's decent unless you have an amazing running game?
     
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    Rodgers goes down and I hope we suck it up. Bc we aren't going to win it all with graham. Might as well lose the rest and grab a nice draft pick
     
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    What case? What are you even talking about? You want me to check a Seahawks preseason score, as if that proves or means anything? Should I check the Packers/Browns score from a couple weeks ago while I'm at it? Because I'm sure that's a direct reflection of what would happen in a real game..I rest my case.
     
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    Take preseason with a grain of salt. Wilson deserves the starting job but his performance in the preseason doesn't count. Thank god it doesn't bc our MVP QB looked avg most of the preseason.
     
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    The last ones I remember are Mark Tauscher, a great Packer, Gary Ellerson and Bill Ferrario. Dale Hackbart was drafted by us, but played mostly for the Vikings. Arnie Herber and Curley Lambeau both played for us after leaving UW, and are in the HOF. And, of course, Johnny Blood was from New Richmond, which is almost as close to Green Bay as Madison is. I think there are only 30 total from UW that played for the Packers.
     
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    Pretty sure I read in a media guide for the bucks a few years back that they drafted more kids from UW-Eau Claire than Duke.

    I'll leave the determination of how that affects the play on court to you guys.
     
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    If Rodgers hoes down the season is over.. Same story with Brady, Brees and both Mannings. Backups only matter if the starter is out for a game or two.
     
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    And please, nobody bring up Kurt Warner. A backup has come in to save a season and win a Super Bowl once in 46+ years. It's not the norm and i wouldn't expect it to happen again any time soon.
     
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    Why would that start trouble? That's a reasonable supposition if Rodgers went IR. The best you can expect from a backup is to stay competitive for a few games.
     
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    In 1918, Curly Lambeau played football ( freshman year) at Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Curly left Notre Dame in December 1918 and never returned to College . Curly and George Calhoun co -founded the Green Bay Packers on August 11, 1919.

    Former Green B ay West High School Star high school star Football player Arnie Herber never went to U of Wisconsin. Herber went to Regis College, which was not located in the State of Wisconsin

    Johnny "Blood"McNally went to St John's College which is located in State of Minnsota.
     
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    what about Randy Wright? LOL
     
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    Randy Wright, and I thought he was going to be the next Bart Starr. :eek:
     
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    Yeah recent history show that the dookies dont fare well as pros.

    What if Rodgers goes on IR (hope not) and Harrell pulls a Steve Young for the rest of the season (not the whole shebang of departure of Montana)
     
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    Lambeau enrolled at the U of Wisconsin in 1917 and dropped out 1 month later because they dropped the freshman football program. He enrolled at ND the next fall as you point out. Arnie Herber attended UW for one year before transferring to Regis College, according to the Packer web site. Johnny Blood grew up in New Richmond, Wis and I never claimed he attended UW, but he's a Wisconsin man. Thanks for making me check.
     
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    Russel-Wilson-Seattle-Seahawks bump
     
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    You are wondering why we didn't trade up and take a position we don't need?
     
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    Not I. I was happy with Harrell until after the second pre-season game, then I started calling for Coleman. Just a bump so the guys who think we should have drafted Wilson don't wind up making a new thread.
     
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    Well, the bears taking Carimi before we could take him (which some where saying we should have) is looking pretty good right now. The guy is getting beat pretty bad at RT on a team that would kill for a LT.

    J.J. Watt is looking like an all-pro future defensive player of the year though, at exactly the position we could most use. Of course, where he was there was no way we were going to get him, but as Badgers in the pros go, he's looking like he's going to be as highly rated as Joe Thomas.
     

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