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On the Streets / Re: Mark's Movie Reviews
« Last post by marklawrence on July 19, 2018, 08:22:13 PM »
Equalizer 2

The Equalizer was a pretty good movie. Denzel Washington is a "retired" CIA special ops guy who befriends a young hooker; when her russian pimp beats her into the ICU, he takes on the russian mob. To their severe detriment.

Equalizer 2 is a stranger film. Here we start out with Denzel being a local good samaritan, standing up for the hopeless. Then he gets involved in some strange plot that starts with a French couple being killed in their Paris home. I never quite figured out how the french people figured into everyone else's life. Of course it winds up with a bunch of guys wanting Denzel dead and he reciprocating. Denzel does a pretty good acting job, but the story was more than a little cut up.

Wait for the DVD at Redbox.
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On the Streets / Re: Mark's Movie Reviews
« Last post by Bignutz on July 19, 2018, 08:05:33 PM »
Skyscraper

Kinda sorta a remake of die hard. Die hard had the better villian - Hans Gruber aka Prof Snape. Both wife's were good. Dwayne Johnson is as good as Bruce. And skyscraper had better heart stopping effects.

Everyone in the theater loved it and so did I.

See it.

btw, at one point a cop gets shot and Dwayne picks up his motorcycle and rides off. The cop bike is the same thing I ride. Same color and everything. 'Cept I don't have the blue and red lights in front.


Does he run across broken glass barefoot? To quote Chris Farley, "That was AWESOME!"
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Did everyone know this?
« Last post by Bignutz on July 19, 2018, 07:59:51 PM »
Just some food for thought for everyone.  With the Packer being privately owned by the shareholders, wouldn't the shareholders have a say in some of the goings on like any other business?  A plug for the upcoming shareholders meeting and shareholders.  If my company loses money or has a losing season can we get rid of the coach? GM?

Publicly held, not privately.

Stock is considered non-participating stock.
In short, you frame it and forget it.

Well you do get to vote for the board of directors.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Did everyone know this?
« Last post by marklawrence on July 17, 2018, 12:18:02 PM »
That's not quite right. We can elect board members. But generally the board members are so thrilled to be actually sitting in a board meeting that actually doing anything controversial is unthinkable.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Did everyone know this?
« Last post by dannobanano on July 17, 2018, 08:58:18 AM »
Just some food for thought for everyone.  With the Packer being privately owned by the shareholders, wouldn't the shareholders have a say in some of the goings on like any other business?  A plug for the upcoming shareholders meeting and shareholders.  If my company loses money or has a losing season can we get rid of the coach? GM?

Publicly held, not privately.

Stock is considered non-participating stock.
In short, you frame it and forget it.
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Going back to the Favre age and Rodgers last Super Bowl, the Packers finally have solid weapons at TE for Rodgers passing and running game.  The team of Jackson and Chmura were awesome as was the uncoverable Finley.  No one has stepped forward at that position, nor has management and coaches failed to draft a replacement for Finley.  This is reason #1.

Getting rid of our lame Defensive Coordinator is reason #2.

Adding talent to the defense is reason #3.  Adams, King and Biegel were virtually useless last year when we really could have used some help.  Pakcers once again could have moved up to draft a stud LB and instead chose to draft multiple DB's again, because TT failed at addressing this position previously.  With twelve picks I thought for sure we would move up to draft Smith from Georgia, I would've settled for the Kid from Alabama!  The two rookies will help for the mistake made in the second rd of last year, IE CB/S from NC State.  The FA signing should help a whole lot teaming with Daniels, Clark and now Adams.  Surprised Perry is still with the team after signing huge contract and producing zilch over the last two years.  Maybe Mathews will be revitalized.  Maybe our young MLB from Stanford will learn to play pass defense, surprising he made a huge improvement improvement!  Perhaps we trade our 2nd rd pick in next years draft for Earl Thomas.

Reason 4  Aaron is back

Reason 5  Team is hungry with new blood!


   
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Did everyone know this?
« Last post by PackerJoe on July 17, 2018, 06:45:37 AM »
Just some food for thought for everyone.  With the Packer being privately owned by the shareholders, wouldn't the shareholders have a say in some of the goings on like any other business?  A plug for the upcoming shareholders meeting and shareholders.  If my company loses money or has a losing season can we get rid of the coach? GM? 
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Rodgers the least intercepted QB in NFL history
« Last post by Gregg on July 16, 2018, 10:39:00 PM »
We have talked about this many times here.  And I have studied it a lot.

The main problem with all those teams blowing it was the fact that the gap now between when the bowl season ends and the draft begins is simply too long.  It leads to over analysis.

AR had one of the best personal workouts of any QB in history.  But somehow the word got out that Smith was the guy who could extend plays better.

That was just pure hokum.  Because Smith played in a more college option offense then he had more chances to run.  AR played in a more pro type offense so he was in the pocket more.

Plus AR had a good all around workout at the combine also.  So I thought that would negate that, but it did not.

As a bottom line, I can only quote what Tedford said when he visited Butte and the coach the film up for Garrett Cross, who he was there to scout, not AR.  He watched two plays and said, "That is the best quarterback I've ever seen.  He will play in the NFL one day."

That was a first reaction. In this case, it was correct.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Back up OLB's
« Last post by Donzo on July 16, 2018, 06:50:54 PM »
Excellent post.

You can't ignore Fackrell's weigh gain though. You mentioned Biegel getting bigger, so has Fackrell. That listed weight of 245lbs was from two years ago. From what I understand, he actually dipped under 240lbs by the end of 2016. He came in around 255lbs last year and supposedly was at 260lbs this spring. We'll see...

From the Ravens game on lat year, Fackrell was much more physical. He had big games against the Ravens, Bucs and Vickings to end the season. That's the Fackrell I'm looking to see in camp... I'll say this, if he has another camp like last year, he'll be an easy cut.

For Barwin, his body of work is meaningless. The 28 yr old All Pro Barwin isn't walking through the door, it's gonna be the that guy who'll be 32 this year and was no more productive, per snap, than Fackrell in 2017... Give me the soon to be 27 yr old Fackrell.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Back up OLB's
« Last post by dannobanano on July 16, 2018, 02:23:36 PM »
By finesse, I meant he doesn't play strong/physical. IMO, he's more of a 4-3 weakside "Will" linebacker. He's a run/chase and coverage type LB. He is a fairly reliable tackler, but he has always lacked physicality/strength (and still does) to take on NFL linemen. His best assets are his length/speed and tackling ability which has served him well on special teams.

I've read that Pettine's defenses tend to play fast and physical.

http://www.espn.com/blog/green-bay-packers/post/_/id/43369/rex-ryan-on-packers-new-defensive-boss-mike-pettine-hell-be-best-coordinator-in-league
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Ryan said. “This guy is going to give you the gamut. We have a philosophy, and Mike has it, it’s a 'KILL' philosophy -- keep it likable and learnable -- and that’s what we do, and that team is going to play fast and play physical, and I can’t wait to watch them.”

As of right now, Fackrell is the smallest (245 #'s) and the tallest (6'5") of all the backup LB's. As they like to say about OL, "does he have sand in his pants?", and "No" he doesn't. Biegel heard the same about himself last year.........."he needed to get bigger/stronger"............and he went out and did that. He is reportedly around 255-256 #'s. Gilbert is 6'3"/261 #'s, and Chris Odom is 6'4"/262 #'s. They are all bigger and stronger at this point than Fackrell.

Donnerson is likely a PS candidate, but with his size (6'3"/250) and speed (4.48) he could end up as a special teams demon and replace Fackrells role on those units. Not saying he will, just something to watch.

Both Gilbert and Odom are converted DE's from 4-3 college programs, and since Pettine's defense will flip back and forth between 3-4 & 4-3, these two players may have an advantage over Biegel and Fackrell in that regard. Biegel is also a player who has a very high football IQ and plays with great intensity. I haven't always seen "intensity" coming from Fackrell.

In this piece, the writer thinks it's too soon to send Fackrell packing. But he also thinks that Fackrell and Biegel will be the primary backups behind Matthews and Perry. He never even mentions Gilbert and Odom (despite what MM had to say about Gilbert during OTA's)

https://dairylandexpress.com/2018/05/22/green-bay-packers-why-its-too-soon-to-give-up-on-kyler-fackrell/

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NFL.com vouched highly for Fackrell on his pre-draft profile:
“When it comes to the length and athleticism teams will look for off the edge, Fackrell will be one of the poster boys. His field versatility, coverage talent and potential as a pass rusher could make him one of the fastest rising prospects in this draft and a future contender for a Pro Bowl nod.”

Now a two-year veteran who has had an underwhelming impact on the team, some believe it’s time to move on from Fackrell. However, if this year’s draft is any indication, it’s not time to write him off just yet.
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Fackrell’s place on the roster is a back-up in the base defense. Whether it’s a 3-4 or 4-3 look in Mike Pettine’s system, he will remain a tweener on the edge.
Coming out of college, his concerning weaknesses were hand usage and play strength. Two traits he still hasn’t been able to combat.
As a rookie, Fackrell failed to play well enough to see much of the field. His limited arsenal of pass-rushing moves and lack of strength limited him to 161 snaps despite playing in every game. Reports even surfaced during training camp of him getting embarrassed during team drills.
The success he found in college using his speed and agility wasn’t translating.
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He and Vince Biegel are the main back-ups behind Clay Matthews and Nick Perry who are no strangers to the injury report.

IMO (and I am JAG), Fackrell will get his chances in TC/Pre-season to prove to Pettine he has a place in this new defense. I just think he is a better fit for teams that run a full time 4-3 defense as a "Will" LB. Maybe he will prove me wrong, and if he does....................."Good on ya Mate!"

Barwin is an outlier at this point. I only mentioned him because the media is fawning about the Packers needing to sign him. But to respond to that, Barwin has a body of work that Fackrell will never compare to, and even at 31 yrs old, and with his experience, he offers more than Fackrell could/would.

Throwing in one more that I just found............

https://cheeseheadtv.com/blog/5-guys-that-have-to-be-good-vince-biegel-101
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