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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Packers - Steelers
« Last post by The GM on Today at 06:08:17 AM »
I liked WR James Washington....a lot, in the last draft. His rep was that he didn't have serious speed (mid 4.5 40), but he kept winning the battle against his cover guy and catching balls deep. Very prolific too and a 2017 Biletnikoff winner. He looked very talented when we played the Steelers. I'm not saying I'd trade in CB Jackson for him (he went at #60), but da*n he looked talented, for a rookie.

He's going to fit in nicely in Pittsburgh with Antonio Brown and JSS.  He'll be one of those guys that teams forget about and ends up with 5 catches, 100 yards and 2 td's in the game.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Packers transactions
« Last post by OneTwoSixFive on August 19, 2018, 07:54:01 PM »
With Montgomery still appearing to be a pretty vulnerable blocker, and with all three of the sophomore running backs injured or suspended, I'd really be asking my scouts to be pouring over the tape for potential waiver-cuts from other teams.     

Of all the positions, I think RB is the most permissive for guys unfamiliar-with-playbook.  Avoid getting tackled and run to the holes; pick up anybody who's blitzing.  I know that's oversimplifying, but I think RB may be a spot where talent trumps system-experience.

......As shown by how often rookie RBs can do well, compared to, for example, rookie WRs or TEs or QBs or DTs, in fact most other positions.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Packers transactions
« Last post by craig on August 19, 2018, 05:18:59 PM »
With Montgomery still appearing to be a pretty vulnerable blocker, and with all three of the sophomore running backs injured or suspended, I'd really be asking my scouts to be pouring over the tape for potential waiver-cuts from other teams.     

Of all the positions, I think RB is the most permissive for guys unfamiliar-with-playbook.  Avoid getting tackled and run to the holes; pick up anybody who's blitzing.  I know that's oversimplifying, but I think RB may be a spot where talent trumps system-experience. 
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On the Streets / Re: Mark's Movie Reviews
« Last post by marklawrence on August 19, 2018, 03:17:49 PM »
Alpha

A somewhat touching movie, but hugely historically and scientifically inaccurate. (I know, I make that complaint constantly. . .)

Kedo is a perhaps 16 y/o out on his first hunt with his tribe, and gets severely hurt and left for dead. Later he nearly kills a wolf protecting himself; he then nurses himself and the wolf back to life, then they have to find their way home to his village, perhaps 100 miles or more.

We're told the film is Europe 20,000 years ago. The film is shot in a desert, which I suppose pretty much makes it spain, but winter is coming and it's pretty cold. One wonders why you would make a semi-permanent residence in a desert where there's a bit of grass and not much else, no chance of agriculture. In fact, since 20,000 years ago they must have been hunter-gatherers, one wonders why they have a village at all.

btw, 1) 20,000 years ago everyone had dark skin, white skin hadn't been invented yet. Not by 15,000 years. 2) Wolves are huge creatures, 180 pound males that stand 3 feet tall at the shoulder. Perhaps you think your German Shepherd or Siberian Husky is nearly a wolf, but they're half as big. 3) If you get submerged in an ice-covered river, your life expectancy, absent a whole bunch of help and a big fire, is well under half an hour.

Well, I kinda liked the film but I was constantly annoyed by the humongous inaccuracies. I've spent a bunch of time in the mojave desert, and it's a great place to ride a motorcycle but a terrible and deadly place to live. The parts of the film that were shot "on location" were shot in a part of Alberta that's a lot like Utah but a lot colder. It's not much at all like any place in Europe.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Packers transactions
« Last post by RT on August 19, 2018, 11:10:56 AM »
The Packers have signed RB Bronson Hill. The transaction was announced Sunday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.

Hill, a 5-foot-11, 221-pound first-year player, originally signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent from Eastern Michigan on Aug. 7, 2015. After being waived by the Bills following training camp, he spent time on the practice squads of the Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints in 2015. Hill was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals during the 2016 offseason, but was released after training camp. He spent most of the 2016 regular season on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ practice squad before being elevated to the Jaguars’ active roster, where he played in three games. Hill was released by Jacksonville during the 2017 offseason and signed with the Minnesota Vikings during training camp. He was released by the Vikings after camp, but spent a couple months on Minnesota’s practice squad. Hill was signed to the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad in late November 2017 and spent time on the Cardinals’ active roster, appearing in two games. He was released by Arizona on May 10. Hill will wear No. 36 for the Packers.

I don't know if I have ever seen a more perfect example of a campbody. This makes two camp RB's added in the last two days, I think it is safe to say that Williams with his ankle injury is probably shutdown for the remainder of the preseason.

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NFL Talk / Re: What a joke-the AR rule
« Last post by ricky on August 19, 2018, 09:15:29 AM »
After Tom Brady was knocked out for the year in the first game of the 2008 season, the league passed a rule the next year saying the QB couldn't be tackled around the knees. That was the "Tom Brady rule". Now there is an "Aaron Rodgers rule"? Kind of reminds me of the scene in "Aliens", where the Marines are told they can't use ammo to protect themselves while in a very dangerous situation. One remarked, "What are we supposed to use, harsh language?" Same with QB's. Will there eventually be a rule that a sack isut a  recorded if a QB is "securely in the grasp of a defender"? How far do we go in the pursuit of safety for the QB? Pit ut a red jersey on them like in practices, so everyone knows they are off limits for being touched?

We'll have to see how this plays out. But this puts a lot more arbitrary power in the hands of the refs. And with sports gambling becoming legal nationwide, well, who knows where this might lead?
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NFL Talk / Re: Vikings lose 6 in pre-season game. Some for season.
« Last post by RT on August 19, 2018, 09:04:09 AM »
All of the players that had a serious injury had close to zero chance of making their roster. The headline sounds like a tough blow to the Vikings, but the reality is that it has no affect on their coming season.
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NFL Talk / Re: Vikings lose 6 in pre-season game. Some for season.
« Last post by ricky on August 19, 2018, 08:53:06 AM »
This has been an injury plagued exhibition season, and even training camps have proven to be hazardous. This is going to continue into the season. And lets never forget, its the team that gets hot in the playoffs that usually secures the prize. Though Atlanta might want to debate that point.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Gute interested in Khalil Mack
« Last post by Gregg on August 18, 2018, 08:51:02 PM »
Ricky:

Ever hear of the Jimmy Johnson draft order by value points?

IMO, the Bears and Colts will be in the top third of that list.

I doubt we will.
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