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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Viking uncertainty
« Last post by scoremore on Today at 05:42:33 PM »
I don't think their offense is all that.  Average QB and skill players.  The defense on the other hand is one of the best in the league.  Think we split with them this season.  It's a toss up between us and them for the NFC North division title.


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NFL Talk / Tony sporano dead
« Last post by marklawrence on Today at 12:32:09 PM »
This morning if an apparent heart attack.

Vikings ol coach, formerly hc of dolphins
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NFL Talk / 2016 revenue by team
« Last post by marklawrence on Today at 12:25:50 PM »
Dallas Cowboys   840
New England Patriots   575
Washington Redskins   482
New York Giants   477
San Francisco 49ers   458
Houston Texans   433
New York Jets   431
Philadelphia Eagles   430
Green Bay Packers   421
Chicago Bears   416
Denver Broncos   411
Baltimore Ravens   403
Pittsburgh Steelers   401
Seattle Seahawks   399
New Orleans Saints   395
Minnesota Vikings   392
Carolina Panthers   385
Jacksonville Jaguars   377
Miami Dolphins   376
Arizona Cardinals   370
Los Angeles Rams   370
Tampa Bay Buccaneers   367
Atlanta Falcons   367
Tennessee Titans   366
Kansas City Chiefs   365
Cleveland Browns   365
Indianapolis Colts   360
Los Angeles Chargers   355
Cincinnati Bengals   355
Buffalo Bills   352
Detroit Lions   341
Oakland Raiders   321
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Viking uncertainty
« Last post by ricky on Today at 07:40:16 AM »
Then again, it might put more pressure on the secondary and linebackers, if this article is true.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/07/22/new-vikings-offense-could-mean-new-heights-for-kyle-rudolph/
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Viking uncertainty
« Last post by JerryA on Today at 07:11:13 AM »
One important factor that might play into our hands it their new OC. Defillipo doesn't have a great track record so it wouldn't be surprised if they took a step backwards on offence.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: This just in: the pack still sucks
« Last post by Twain on Today at 06:51:58 AM »
Yes to both articles. That's the point of building a team...you have to have all the components in place and have some luck. Does Green Bay have all the componenets? Yes they do...Does Green Bay have enough componenets to survive an injury to a major player? I would say yes except for two positions-Rodgers (obvious) and the next spot is Lewis/Graham. Yes I said Mercedes Lewis or Graham are critical guys who's injury will really hamper the chances of Green Bay going to the SB.
Rational thinking, they have good depth everywhere but in two critical areas-QB and TEs. If either Graham or Lewis get hurt, there are no replacements on the roster. Philbin will make sure the offense goes through that TE spot. Those guys are critical to the march to the SB.
So yes the Packers can pick up number 14, but they need luck.

I would add that if Adams and Cobb get injuries like they did in 2015, the Packers most likely have a huge problem.  Maybe not, but most likely.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: This just in: the pack still sucks
« Last post by Twain on Today at 06:49:02 AM »

When the Packers won it all in 2010, they had about 20 guys on IR. When they lost to the Seahawks in 2014, they were extremely healthy. Get hot at the right time and win it all. Cool off, lose.

You really have to look at which players- those 20 didn't include Rodgers, Jennings, Jones, Nelson, Collins, T Williams.  They didn't lose Woodson until they had a lead in the Superbowl.  They lost guys like Zombo, an aging Driver who had a replacement with experience, and aging Taucher that had a highly thought of first round pick to replace him.

That is why I referenced "Key" players in the comment- A team won't get hot if their key players are gone.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: This just in: the pack still sucks
« Last post by Hands on Today at 06:24:37 AM »
Yes to both articles. That's the point of building a team...you have to have all the components in place and have some luck. Does Green Bay have all the componenets? Yes they do...Does Green Bay have enough componenets to survive an injury to a major player? I would say yes except for two positions-Rodgers (obvious) and the next spot is Lewis/Graham. Yes I said Mercedes Lewis or Graham are critical guys who's injury will really hamper the chances of Green Bay going to the SB.
Rational thinking, they have good depth everywhere but in two critical areas-QB and TEs. If either Graham or Lewis get hurt, there are no replacements on the roster. Philbin will make sure the offense goes through that TE spot. Those guys are critical to the march to the SB.
So yes the Packers can pick up number 14, but they need luck.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: This just in: the pack still sucks
« Last post by craig on July 21, 2018, 02:01:58 PM »
I have no argument with the article.  Rodgers is special enough to give the Packers a chance to be good and get into the playoffs.  But there are other teams that have a lot more talent and, on paper, should be better.  And who have have QB's who are good, too, even if we don't think anybody is quite as good as Rodgers. 

I agree with the author: the Packers don't seem to me to be one of the top one or two teams in the NFC.  To me they'd seem to be more in the 4-6 area than 1-2 area. 

Fortunately, football is a crazy and unpredictable game. 
1.  The author has a right to his opinion, and so do I, and so do you.  So, maybe the author and I are way wrong.  Hopefully so. 
2.  Even if we're right (now), the best team doesn't always win.
3.  Even if we're right (now), it's the National Injury League.  Teams that really are and should be better (now) might be demolished by injuries come January.  A superior team can fall below a team that isn't as good now. 
4.  It's sports, so who knows.  Maybe against all the odds, ESB and Allison and Davis are going to emerge as stunningly good receivers.  Maybe Bulaga's miracle recovery will have him stout and starting on opening day and every game thereafter.  Maybe Jones and Jaire will be the greatest pair of rookie corners in the history of the NFL.  Often teams that end up in the SB have things unlikely-but-not-impossible work out well for them, maybe this could the Packers lucky year. 

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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: This just in: the pack still sucks
« Last post by ricky on July 21, 2018, 12:34:00 PM »
The author of the original piece is relying on the simple fact that for any team, a prediction of not winning the super bowl is much more likely to be right than wrong.

The big point of the article is that injuries have a large role in determining a team's outcome for the season.

Hopefully we are the ones who don't lose the key players this year, and the Vikings, Eagles, and Rams get their chance to struggle with key loses.

When the Packers won it all in 2010, they had about 20 guys on IR. When they lost to the Seahawks in 2014, they were extremely healthy. Get hot at the right time and win it all. Cool off, lose.
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