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Old 03-05-2008, 07:05 PM   #16
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Badger, I was figuring 10-6 with Favre back.

With Rodgers, even if he DOESN'T get hurt, the passing game
will be less effective, the leadership will not be there, and there
will be less incentive for players to come to Green Bay, as well
as less incentive for good players to stay.

The running game will be less effective with a less effective
passing game. Ryan Grant will be keyed on more. Maybe 600
yards for him this year.

The defense will get worn more, being on the field more.

You KNOW the Packers are going to piss away their number 1
pick again, like they usually do.

There getting NO ONE in free agency, again, as usual (ever since
Ron Wolf left and that total idiot Ted Thompson took over).

McCarthy sucks as a head coach. Always has.

Not expecting much. 3-4 wins. Maybe 6 if they play REALLY well.

I'll eat mud, and enjoy every bite, if the Packers win 10 games in '08.
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Old 03-11-2008, 04:49 PM   #17
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Have the Packers picked up anyone in free agency yet?
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Old 03-14-2008, 04:07 AM   #18
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Nope not that Ive seen. I think TT is going to spend this year's cap room on keeping veterans around and signing draft picks rather than FA's. I think he's smartly saving money for a good year for free agents instead of overpaying for average talent. (Oakland?) I also think he will try to convert alot of this years cap room to next year.

Why the TT hate? I think he is a great GM. It was fun watching the "overrated" Greg Jennings and James Jones blow by guys that ran a couple of tenths faster in the 40. Also, Justin Harrell actually led the Packers DT's in tackles per play, although he wasn't on the field enough to justify a first round pick.

I think that there is no way that the league's youngest team goes 13-3, keeps the majority of their key players, and loses 10 more games. I just don't think it'll happen.

They definately should have been more competitive in free agency, but supply and demand dictated high prices that we were just unwilling to pay.

I'm afraid to guess who the Packers will draft, but honestly, chances are I'll have no idea who he is anyways, like every year. Don't be surprised to see another DT, actually. DT's have been getting valued higher and higher, proven by the HUGE Tommy Kelley and Corey Williams contracts, neither of which has ever even made the Pro Bowl.
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Old 03-21-2008, 06:34 AM   #19
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Not since Dolly Parton have I run across as big a bust as Aaron Rodgers - although Alex Smith gives him some serious competition.

With the deterioration of Green Bay's QB situation, coupled with no likely improvement in Chicago's, plus Jeff Garcia's age and injury issues, the last-place team in the NFC East in 2008 might finish with a better record than everybody in the other three divisions except for Seattle.
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Old 03-21-2008, 02:55 PM   #20
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Not since Dolly Parton have I run across as big a bust as Aaron Rodgers - although Alex Smith gives him some serious competition.
What? How can he be a bust when he hasn't played? Let's give him a chance first.
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:23 PM   #21
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I agree it seems to be a bit harsh and premature to label Rodgers a bust of any kind seeing as he was never going to get a legit shot at winning the starting job or seeing any significant playing time as long as Favre was healthy and able to play. It really would not have mattered how well he played in spot duty or pre season.
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:32 PM   #22
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Take it from someone who should know since he's lived in that locality for a long time:

Cal Skill-Position Player = Bust

Maybe not always, just almost always.
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:51 PM   #23
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Packers sign a Free Agent

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=730199

Wow! They've already spent more in Free Agency than last year:lol::thumbsup2:
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Old 03-24-2008, 04:49 PM   #24
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Deavo...out of curiosity, where in Wisconsin do you live?

I'm originally from Brookfield (where Joe Thomas is from...
he went to the same HS as I did, but I did much longer
ago...and I also played Left Tackle on the football team,
but JT was obviously much better than me).
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:43 PM   #25
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Waupun. Roughly halfway between Madison and Green Bay on 151. Not really a whole lot to note of around here. It's under an hour and a half drive to catch a Brewers, Packers, or Badger game though. That's pretty nice.
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Deavo,

I know where Waupun is. Known for the state prison. :lol:

In case you didn't know where Brookfield is...it is two cities
inland from Milwaukee itself. IE...Lake, Milwaukee, Waukesha,
Brookfield (with Elm Grove tucked in there).

Been to County stadium about 100 times (Brewers games
since 1973), been to Lambeau (the Holy Land) about a dozen
times, plus several games at County back in the '80's.
Also been to the MILWAUKEE ARENA at least 100 times
(several Bucks games, and season tix to see Marquette
back in the day....you know, when they were actually GOOD).
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Nobody in the NFC North has a quarterback now - and the Vikings clearly have the best running back.

Does this mean Minnesota wins the division in '08?
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Nobody in the NFC North has a quarterback now - and the Vikings clearly have the best running back.

Does this mean Minnesota wins the division in '08?
More complicated than that. We ALL know it.

Yet, Minnesota COULD. They did have the best set of off-season
signings, while the Lions and Bears didn't get any better, and the
Packers took a definite giant leap downward.
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Nobody in the NFC North has a quarterback now - and the Vikings clearly have the best running back.

Does this mean Minnesota wins the division in '08?
Actually I think it gets worse after the QB analysis cuz with the league keying on AP so much, I expect him to take some time off when they break his leg/s again.

I'm steeling myself to a probable year long smart ass remarking, talking heads campaign about the North. While some will be deserved, a lot will be band wagon BS to fill the air waves...
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Anyone betting on Green Bay picking another crappy DB that they
will cut two years from now?
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