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Offline craig

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Re: Packers transactions
« Reply #150 on: September 26, 2018, 05:57:09 AM »
Packers just signe Braashad Breeland as they put D.House on IR!! Yesss!!!

I wonder how his foot is, that nixed his FA deal?  Hopefully relatively good and playable.  That he was still on the street unsigned at this point makes me a little cautious, though.  Packers doctors tend to be cautious, though, so maybe that's a good sign?  On the other hand, the Packers doctors seemed to totally whiff on Bennett's health situation, so who knows. 

Would be really cool if Breeland was just fine physically, and re-emerged as a good, smart player. 

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Re: Packers transactions
« Reply #151 on: September 26, 2018, 06:28:45 AM »
The Packers have an obvious need at safety, since its becoming increasingly apparent that the only thing Kentrell Brice can do is hit. Other than that, he is not ready for prime time. So, how about signing a very good free agent safety that would be an instant starter? Eric Reid. I know, it won't happen. But the guy could go a long way toward consolidating an area of need for the Packers.

This is probably unimaginable for some of the national athem conspiracy theorist, but just maybe Reid isn't very good. He is a limited box safety that is a liability in coverage who ranked in the bottom end of all safeties by PFF last year (personally not a fan of PFF, but it is one of the few sources fans have). Has a total of 3 INT's in the last 3 years even though he had a starting spot handed to him because of his draft statis.

He is a name people recognize so it gives some a rise, but he isn't the answer to anything. Maxed out marginal player, the Packers cut his clone when they let Marwin Evans go. 

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Re: Packers transactions
« Reply #152 on: September 26, 2018, 06:33:34 AM »
Packers just signe Braashad Breeland as they put D.House on IR!! Yesss!!!

I wonder how his foot is, that nixed his FA deal?  Hopefully relatively good and playable.  That he was still on the street unsigned at this point makes me a little cautious, though.  Packers doctors tend to be cautious, though, so maybe that's a good sign?  On the other hand, the Packers doctors seemed to totally whiff on Bennett's health situation, so who knows. 

Would be really cool if Breeland was just fine physically, and re-emerged as a good, smart player.

More than likely damaged goods bought at a discount, if he wasn't he would of had a large contract some time ago. Hopefully if he has to play he can save it from being a total meltdown. 
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Re: Packers transactions
« Reply #153 on: September 26, 2018, 10:52:42 AM »
AGree that damaged-goods seems likely.  Can always hope to catch a break, though! 

On Reid, I agree, apart from a finesse point.  I agree it's most likely that he's not that good and he's not scouted as being that good.  I think the "Evans-clone" concept might have a flaw, though?  Evans has the physical qualities to play NFL safety; it's his decision-making and recognition that is lacking.  It's possible that an Evans-clone physically, but with good instincts and a faster computer upstairs, might be a very useful player for the Packers? 

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Re: Packers transactions
« Reply #154 on: September 26, 2018, 12:08:53 PM »
There just aren't any Safeties walking the street right now that are any better than what's on the roster............sadly.

I haven't investigated other teams PS's, but I suspect that Gute & Co. know who's on other teams PS's.

The draft next year should bring in some more competition to this group. Weird that this was considered a strength position just a year ago.

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Re: Packers transactions
« Reply #155 on: September 27, 2018, 09:28:40 AM »
I was thinking that Brian Price could be an option to replace Wilkerson on the 53, but it sounds like he would rather stay on the Cleveland practice squad.

Recently, the Cowboys and Packers both tried to reunite with defensive tackle Brian Price, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets. To keep him from being poached from their practice squad, the Browns quadrupled his salary, boosting his pay from $7,600 a week to $37,058 a week.

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Re: Packers transactions
« Reply #156 on: September 27, 2018, 09:29:35 AM »
House leaving is an improvement in the secondary alone, he has just been brutal. Can't Breeland play safety, I want to say I read somewhere that this was his position in college.

Brice should be on a tight leash, he has seemed to have been burned or been the reason for a couple deep plays already this year that have hurt us. Really wish Josh Jones could be given the opportunity when healthy, hes an athlete and I'd like to see him be given a shot.

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Re: Packers transactions
« Reply #157 on: September 27, 2018, 10:18:27 AM »
House leaving is an improvement in the secondary alone, he has just been brutal. Can't Breeland play safety, I want to say I read somewhere that this was his position in college.

Brice should be on a tight leash, he has seemed to have been burned or been the reason for a couple deep plays already this year that have hurt us. Really wish Josh Jones could be given the opportunity when healthy, hes an athlete and I'd like to see him be given a shot.

Josh Jones is no answer as a centerfielder in the Packers defense. Fans may not know it yet, but the Packers coaching staff does and they will not put him in that position to fail. Brice is a young player with the upside to be successful there, if a change is made Whitehead or Greene will probably be the ones given the first call. Jones as a deep safety option probably soon falls behind Williams and Breeland as emergency options. 

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Re: Packers transactions
« Reply #158 on: September 27, 2018, 12:04:53 PM »
And Ted wasted a 2nd round pick on him.

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Re: Packers transactions
« Reply #159 on: September 27, 2018, 12:16:04 PM »
And Ted wasted a 2nd round pick on him.

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There is a place for him, but the farther he gets from the ball the more useless he becomes. In the box, on the line of scrimmage he can be useful in some sub-packages.

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Re: Packers transactions
« Reply #160 on: September 27, 2018, 06:32:31 PM »
House leaving is an improvement in the secondary alone, he has just been brutal. Can't Breeland play safety, I want to say I read somewhere that this was his position in college.

Brice should be on a tight leash, he has seemed to have been burned or been the reason for a couple deep plays already this year that have hurt us. Really wish Josh Jones could be given the opportunity when healthy, hes an athlete and I'd like to see him be given a shot.

Josh Jones is no answer as a centerfielder in the Packers defense. Fans may not know it yet, but the Packers coaching staff does and they will not put him in that position to fail. Brice is a young player with the upside to be successful there, if a change is made Whitehead or Greene will probably be the ones given the first call. Jones as a deep safety option probably soon falls behind Williams and Breeland as emergency options.

Jones wouldnt be the center fielder,  that's Dix job as the FS. Jones would be the SS. He just has to know that when he has deep halves, to make the right read. Something Brice is struggling with.
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Re: Packers transactions
« Reply #161 on: September 29, 2018, 11:03:33 AM »
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The Packers promoted CB Tony  Brown from the practice squad, signed DL Deon Simon to the practice squad and placed DL Muhammad Wilkerson on injured reserve. Brown was in camp with the Chargers.

Tony Brown has the makeup to be a ST's demon in the NFL.
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Re: Packers transactions
« Reply #162 on: September 29, 2018, 11:18:35 AM »
Curious thought they would go with another D-lineman.

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Re: Packers transactions
« Reply #163 on: September 29, 2018, 11:28:57 AM »
I think at some point a DL will be needed so Brown's tenure with the team may only last a week or two.  The Wilkerson injury worries me a lot.  He was able to take some pressure off of Daniels and Clark and now, Adams and Lowery are pretty much bodies.  Going to be a lot of 2 DL packages now.  Something I am not a real fan of quite honestly. 

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Re: Packers transactions
« Reply #164 on: September 29, 2018, 11:44:09 AM »
I think at some point a DL will be needed so Brown's tenure with the team may only last a week or two.  The Wilkerson injury worries me a lot.  He was able to take some pressure off of Daniels and Clark and now, Adams and Lowery are pretty much bodies.  Going to be a lot of 2 DL packages now.  Something I am not a real fan of quite honestly.

Read this week from one of the Packers beat writers (Pete Dougherty?) that one of his NFL scout sources said their is little dropoff from Wilkerson to Lowry, but where it could endup hurting the Packers is if they should have another injury on the DL. What they really need is for Adams to finally wakeup, his upside is very high if he ever decides to stop coasting through life.