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The OFFICIAL PAckers v Lions Game Day Thread
« on: December 28, 2017, 04:31:52 AM »
So, where do you stand? On Team Win, or Team Tank? It would be good for the Packers to pull out a win, end up with an 8-8 record, and go into the offseason with at least a bit of success to bolster them for next year. (This is the "rosy, green/gold goggles" view, I guess).  A loss means picking much higher in each round of the draft, which would mean the Packers could possibly maneuver in the draft, target players in areas of need, and bolster the team on both sides of the ball. So, practically, its better for the Packers to lose. But to root for a loss? Very, very difficult, if not impossible. And it will be very strange to not see our guys trotting out onto the field next week. Its been nearly a decade since they missed the playoffs, an amazing feat. This is a hiccup, though, not a trend. And this offseason is going to be very, very interesting. So, fasten your seatbelts, because we're in for a bumpy ride.
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Re: The OFFICIAL PAckers v Lions Game Day Thread
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 06:07:46 AM »
The two point plan.

1) Put in the backups and rookies, most especially those who have a decent chance of a larger role next year. Whitehead, J.Jones, Biegel, M.Adams, McCray, Patrick, John, M.Clark, Fackrell, Pipkins, M.Evans
2) Then coach to win, never hint to the players that they should 'not try  too hard'.

That is probably the best way to both give experience and lose without trying to lose. If they win, young guys feel good, well played, and move on.
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Re: The OFFICIAL PAckers v Lions Game Day Thread
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 07:17:59 AM »
The two point plan.

1) Put in the backups and rookies, most especially those who have a decent chance of a larger role next year. Whitehead, J.Jones, Biegel, M.Adams, McCray, Patrick, John, M.Clark, Fackrell, Pipkins, M.Evans
2) Then coach to win, never hint to the players that they should 'not try  too hard'.

That is probably the best way to both give experience and lose without trying to lose. If they win, young guys feel good, well played, and move on.

I agree with this thought process. I'm guessing Stafford plays for Detroit so they probably torch our defense early and often. Let the young kids play and play hard. The outcome will be a loss IMO and that is OK too.

Moving up a few more spots in the draft potentially is very crucial IMO. There are about 10 really good players and 3-4 QB's who will go in top 15 players. Moving down to 18-19 which is possible is a hard pill to swallow.
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Re: The OFFICIAL PAckers v Lions Game Day Thread
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 07:17:51 AM »
Thanks Ricky for announcing the Official Game Day threads over the years.


Here's to W on the last game of the 2017 season.
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Re: The OFFICIAL PAckers v Lions Game Day Thread
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2017, 07:22:51 AM »
I truly have mixed feelings about this game.  We always want our Packers to win but seeing this is a lost season anyway losing a meaningless game like this one could net us a higher draft pick.  If reports are true about Capers leaving Ted could draft a real difference maker on D - an EDGE guy perhaps? - and a new DC could turn this defense around.  Having a good defense with #12 running the show on the other side of the ball could be a real blast for us Packers fans!    :D

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Re: The OFFICIAL PAckers v Lions Game Day Thread
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2017, 08:57:18 AM »
The last official game day thread on this site. What a blast hope it is a heck of a way to go out =)
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Re: The OFFICIAL PAckers v Lions Game Day Thread
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2017, 09:12:20 AM »
Just find a way to win the game, close 2017 out on a high note. Drafting a couple of spots higher doesn't mean they will get a better player or even a different player. Always win!

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Re: The OFFICIAL PAckers v Lions Game Day Thread
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2017, 09:13:32 AM »
Game inactives.

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23 CB Damarious Randall
33 RB Aaron Jones
73 G Jahri Evans
82 TE Richard Rodgers
87 WR Jordy Nelson
98 LB Chris Odom


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24 CB Nevin Lawson
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Re: The OFFICIAL PAckers v Lions Game Day Thread
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2017, 10:01:32 AM »
Packers' captains are Cobb, Kenny Clark and Brett Goode.

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Re: The OFFICIAL PAckers v Lions Game Day Thread
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2017, 10:02:15 AM »
Packers call tails. It's tails. The Packers defer and the Lions will receive.

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Re: The OFFICIAL PAckers v Lions Game Day Thread
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2017, 10:03:15 AM »
Nagler: Thunderous indifference here at Ford Field.

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Re: The OFFICIAL PAckers v Lions Game Day Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2017, 10:04:14 AM »
Packers do a surprise onside kick and recover it.

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Re: The OFFICIAL PAckers v Lions Game Day Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2017, 10:04:16 AM »
Onsides kick from McCarthy and the Packers recover. McCarthy throwing out the book.

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Re: The OFFICIAL PAckers v Lions Game Day Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2017, 10:06:11 AM »
That one was just to  wake up those of us who are daydreaming (that includes me)...............................
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Re: The OFFICIAL PAckers v Lions Game Day Thread
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2017, 10:07:43 AM »
How many folks are actually seeing this?