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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: My Key stat from the first two weeks, you got one?
« Last post by B on September 17, 2019, 12:59:34 PM »
Great key stat Fargo, here is another.

Game 1:
2018 gave up 23 points
2019 gave up 03 points (20 Pt. Improvement)

Game 2:
2018 gave up 29 points
2019 gave up 16 points (13 pt. Improvement)

2 game average:
2018 -- 26 points per game
2019 -- 9.5 pts.per game (16.5 per impovement)
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Position look: OL
« Last post by dannobanano on September 17, 2019, 12:35:28 PM »
If he keeps this up, he's going to make it a tough decision on whether or not to keep him or move on.

https://packerswire.usatoday.com/2019/09/17/healthy-bryan-bulaga-excelling-for-packers-offensive-line/
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Dare we say?
« Last post by The GM on September 17, 2019, 11:58:12 AM »
To GM

Ray Guy may have been slightly overrated: however, for HIS time he was a game changer because he could consistently get a lot of yardage with the all important element of hang time to go with it. He was also the best directional punter in the league and was excellent at killing the ball inside the 5 yard line when required.

My impression with nothing to back it up because I am too lazy at the moment is, early in his career most teams routinely had two returners back to field punts because a lot of punters used to line drive their kicks to get distance and relied on the funny bounce principle to delay the fielding/return. NFL players on average now are also much faster, which has led to the punters having to set up even deeper behind center to avoid blocks. The Raiders were already doing this because they could afford to with Ray Guy punting.

I get what you are saying PP,  but in yards per kick Ray Guy ranks near #80 all time.    The Raiders emphasis on outside speed certainly could have handled Guy kicking it further.   Hang time is great but if its a short kick, hang time loses its emphasis.   

Ray Guy was also a All Conference Safety in college, he wanted to play some safety for the Raiders as well.  When he got to the Raiders during one of his first practices, he lined up at safety and John Madden said "what are you doing?", Guy says, "the General Manager told me when I signed, I could play some safety too".  Madden told him "Ron Wolf lied to you, get off the field"             


I thought he was their emergency QB?

He had a strong arm, and was a baseball pitcher in college.  He was a pretty good athlete, thats probably why he was named the Emergency QB
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: My Key stat from the first two weeks, you got one?
« Last post by Hincha on September 17, 2019, 04:12:46 AM »
That is a good improvement
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Archive - 2019 Official Game Day Talk / Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings v Packers Game Day Thread
« Last post by Hincha on September 17, 2019, 04:10:52 AM »
Seems we made it out of this game without any big injuries? Besides Greene, I'm not hearing much, sounds like Savage injury was simply precautionary and nothing to worry about.

Yes... missed this injury and Greene is now on the IR and already picked up Tremon Smith off waivers from the Chiefs (Another Smith on the defense).

Comment on T. Smith at ESPN:
A sixth-round pick in 2018, he played in 14 games as a rookie and in the season opener this year before he was released last week. He played just 74 snaps on defense last season and the Chiefs experimented with moving to running back this offseason before he returned to defense.
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NFL Talk / Re: Steelers trade for Fitzpatrick
« Last post by The GM on September 16, 2019, 09:59:35 PM »
Full Deal

Dolphins traded
CB Minkah Fitzpatrick
4th rounder in 2020
7th rounder in 2021

#Steelers traded
1st rounder in 2020
5th rounder in 2020
6th rounder in 2021
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NFL Talk / Re: Steelers trade for Fitzpatrick
« Last post by ricky on September 16, 2019, 09:23:54 PM »
I totally misunderstood the topic line for this thread. My first thought was "The Steelers traded for Ryan Fitzpatrick? Are they nuts?" But a first for Minkah? That's almost as nutty, IMO.
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NFL Talk / Re: Steelers trade for Fitzpatrick
« Last post by scoremore on September 16, 2019, 09:19:47 PM »
Was thinking 2nd and a player.  We wouldn't have been even close.  Our 1st wouldn't have been enough either.  With Ben R. out that is going to be a very high pick.  Pitt overpaid they must really believe in Fitz.  He's a nice player but man that is a  lot to give up.
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Archive - 2019 Official Game Day Talk / Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings v Packers Game Day Thread
« Last post by craig on September 16, 2019, 09:16:31 PM »
Obviously the offense really struggled again, after the quick 21-0 start.  Will be interesting to see if they get much better.  But if they can get up to average, an average offense with a well-above-average defense could be a playoff team. 

I was really impressed with their zone-blocking and the success on early downs.  I anticipated Vikings expected MLF to try to run on early downs, and snuffing it.  But they were racking up solid 1st-down runs from start to finish.  VERY nice to see.

The short yardage running was really bad.  I wonder if that's the way it will be, or if they'll be able to clean that up in some way?  Hope they can. 
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Archive - 2019 Official Game Day Talk / Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings v Packers Game Day Thread
« Last post by craig on September 16, 2019, 09:12:08 PM »
2-0 and both against division foes. Last year the Packers were 1-4-1 in the division....

Great point.  During the playoff years, Packers usually gobbled up the division, and could then pretty much play .500 outside the division and still hit 10 wins.  Great start. 
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