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Draft Talk / Re: Hypothetical GM
« Last post by The GM on Today at 07:13:44 AM »
I've seen some mock drafts where they suggest GB could take Greedy Williams. I tend to think they still like Kevin King, but Greedy Williams wouldn't be the worst idea. They are still one injury away from having issues at CB, and that seems pretty likely imo. I'm not really certain Williams is the CB I would take, but CB is still a position of need for them despite the investment they've put into it. Definitely a position I think they could target early and surprise some people.

As you mentioned, I think it depends on what they think of King.  Byron Murphy is also a good corner who they could consider. I wouldnt take him at 12 but you MIGHT be able to trade down a few slots and get either Murphy or Williams.  IMO, I think they roll with King, grab a CB later in the draft, and see what happens.  The jury is still out on King, and this season will be telling for him. JMO.
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Draft Talk / Re: Tight Ends 2019
« Last post by mancl on Today at 07:03:27 AM »
https://www.nfl.com/prospects/kahale-warring?id=32195741-5275-2700-ebaf-ccabda046f86

I think this guy is  intriguing.  Scores very high athletically.  NFL.com has him as the 4th rated tight end.  Dane Brugler has him going in the 3rd round.  He won't offer as much in year 1 as some of the other guys but he could be quite good in a few years.
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Draft Talk / slot receiver
« Last post by mancl on Today at 06:59:00 AM »
https://www.packersnews.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2019/03/25/packers-notes-ted-thompson-targeted-clay-matthews-2009-draft/3264638002/

In this post Gute talks about how he likes bigger guys to play the slot because they are more durable.  Sounds like they may be satisfied with what they have and will not be looking for the traditional smaller quicker guy.
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On the Streets / Re: Mark's Movie Reviews
« Last post by marklawrence on March 25, 2019, 09:52:33 PM »
Krypton

This is a tv series.  I watched the first four episodes.

In the first five minutes of the series,  supermans great great grandfather is killed for, um, well I'm not sure what the crime was, but he said there are other intelligences in the universe so they made him walk the plank. Seriously, then he falls from the top of a huge building thousands of feet. This happens immediately in front of supermans grandfather, who's a bit pissed about it. Now we jump forwards about twenty years, supermans grandfather is living in a slum with no name cause the house of el was dissolved. He gets visited by a time and space traveler from earth who tells him they have to stop brainiac, who is wandering through the galaxies killing off civilized planets. If they don't stop him he will destroy krypton before superman is born and the universe will lose its greatest protector. .

Last week I mentioned that at one planet per second it takes ten thousand years to check out a galaxy. And that requires traveling at hundreds of millions times the speed of light. There's another problem I didn't mention last time. The sun's habitable zone, the area where water can be liquid, extends from about one hundred million kilometres out  to about two hundred fifty million kilometers. The earth is about twelve thousand kilometres across. If you  pop out of warp drive somewhere above the sun, finding the earth somewhere in the habitable zone is like finding an orange somewhere in an area 1.5 miles on a side. In Larry nivens books when they get to a new star it takes them a couple days to find the planets and decide which might harbor life. But all that has to happen in a fraction of a second if you want to work through a galaxy in ten thousand years. And brainiac is killing off planets in hundreds or thousands of galaxies. It just sucks liking sci fi tv and knowing a bit of science.

In thus show krypton is a seriously screwed up place where a few people are rich and live in huge towers, and most everyone is poor and hopeless and scrabble for an existence on the ground, unarmed, uneducated, and living In  a seriously obnoxious police state. Kinda like what France is quickly becoming. I thought krypton was supposed to be advanced and enlightened, but basically its a pretty sucko place.

The show has heavy Jewish overtones.  The good guys are the house of El. El, of course,  is the original name of the Hebrew God, and the Jews, his chosen people, are of the house of El. The bad guy is rao, the sun God, obviously a stand in for  Ra, the Egyptian Sun god. All we need is for Jor-El to hold a bris just before launching Kal-El. Is superman circumcised?

Since the show is on krypton no one has superpowers. Only the bad guys have guns. And, like any good drama, no one but the bartenders and the cops seem to work, everyone just wanders around and emotes about the latest crisis.

You could die missing this one and it would be less than tragic.
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Draft Talk / Re: Hypothetical GM
« Last post by RT on March 25, 2019, 08:37:07 PM »
We have a billion dollar public company change it managing structure with every decision to be run by the president first. I suggest that a 'profit first' business method of operations has replaced football people making football decisions with football being the number one focus and you claim it is tinfoil cap territory. OK. Has a billion dollar corporation ever implemented a profit first strategy? Well, only about everyone of them.   

First, the Packers are indeed "publically owned", but only because people are willing to pay hard earned money for a piece of paper to hang on their wall. Yes, there are shareholders meetings, but does anyone really think the "owners" have any real influence on the team? There are over 100,000 people on the season ticket waiting list. So, is the team trying to increase revenue? Of course. At the cost of putting a substandard team on the field? Prove it. They have expanded the stadium, and are expanding the "Lambeau experience" in an attempt to get as many people as possible to part with as many dollars as possible. However, this individual business is linked to a larger entity, has restrictions on the amount of money they can spend or save in any particular year, and have other limits on how much control they have over the team.

In brief, I am deeply skeptical that Murphy is more interested in making money than putting a competitive team on the field. If you have some evidence that proves this allegation, please present it for our consideration.

I'm not on trial here, if you choose to believe that they are only in it to win, well go ahead and believe it. The Packers are counting on it.

Your comments suggest that you do not understand what 'profit first ' really means. It's about maximizing profits 365 days out of the year. The stadium and ticket sales matured and topped out long ago. The Packers are now simply using the old business adage of 'sell them what they want'. Fan base wants hope, the Packers sell them some hope. Do the Packers want to win? Of course they want to win, it will just need to overcome some of the decisions made to maximize the daily profits along the way is all. The things that won't happen are the tough decisions that would be unpopular with the majority of the fan base, like when Rodgers was drafted. Unpopular decisions make for unhappy fans and unhappy fans don't open their wallets. Larger decisions are now made bases on popular opinion, not from the opinions of the football people.

Can the Packers still win? Sure, but it will be in spite of the profit first structure, not because of it.     
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Packers vs. Bears
« Last post by RT on March 25, 2019, 07:43:54 PM »

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Here are the last 7 #Packers HCs and the scores in their debuts vs the #Bears.

Mike McCarthy: CHI 26 - GB 0
Mike Sherman: CHI 27 - GB 24
Ray Rhodes: CHI 14 - GB 13
Mike Holmgren: CHI 30 - GB 10
Lindy Infante: CHI 24 - GB 6
Forrest Gregg: CHI 9 - GB 7
Bart Starr: CHI 27 - GB 14
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Packers vs. Bears
« Last post by OneTwoSixFive on March 25, 2019, 06:04:47 PM »
Packers Bears is fine as the opener. The only thing I want is to see teams from much further south play the Packers as late in the year as possible. That also applies to teams that play in domes. Vikings, Raiders, Panthers  at Lambeau in December, yes please.
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Draft Talk / Re: Hypothetical GM
« Last post by ricky on March 25, 2019, 04:38:56 PM »
We have a billion dollar public company change it managing structure with every decision to be run by the president first. I suggest that a 'profit first' business method of operations has replaced football people making football decisions with football being the number one focus and you claim it is tinfoil cap territory. OK. Has a billion dollar corporation ever implemented a profit first strategy? Well, only about everyone of them.   

First, the Packers are indeed "publically owned", but only because people are willing to pay hard earned money for a piece of paper to hang on their wall. Yes, there are shareholders meetings, but does anyone really think the "owners" have any real influence on the team? There are over 100,000 people on the season ticket waiting list. So, is the team trying to increase revenue? Of course. At the cost of putting a substandard team on the field? Prove it. They have expanded the stadium, and are expanding the "Lambeau experience" in an attempt to get as many people as possible to part with as many dollars as possible. However, this individual business is linked to a larger entity, has restrictions on the amount of money they can spend or save in any particular year, and have other limits on how much control they have over the team.

In brief, I am deeply skeptical that Murphy is more interested in making money than putting a competitive team on the field. If you have some evidence that proves this allegation, please present it for our consideration.
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Draft Talk / Re: Hypothetical GM
« Last post by RT on March 25, 2019, 03:06:20 PM »
I've seen some mock drafts where they suggest GB could take Greedy Williams. I tend to think they still like Kevin King, but Greedy Williams wouldn't be the worst idea. They are still one injury away from having issues at CB, and that seems pretty likely imo. I'm not really certain Williams is the CB I would take, but CB is still a position of need for them despite the investment they've put into it. Definitely a position I think they could target early and surprise some people.

I am very much in agreement that CB is a position that will be addressed. Not sure Williams at 12 is the right person and place, but certainly don't think it is out of the question.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Packers vs. Bears
« Last post by RT on March 25, 2019, 03:01:23 PM »
Heard the league wanted to celebrate the 100 year thing, and had concerns about the Robert Kraft situation and may have wanted to sidestep that for the opener.  NE very well could be in the Sunday Night game.

I believe it has already been reported that the Patriots will play the sunday night game.

One extra note, McCarthy's first ever HC game was against the Bears. Final score was Bears 26, Packers 0. Lets hope the new coach has a better outcome. 
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