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Offline Gregg

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Re: Cutting Nelson the right move?
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2018, 08:42:54 AM »
I kind of like what I have seen of the young guys they drafted.  Plus, they got them cheap.

Look, its a business, as everyone knows.

Sometimes you have to free up dollars at one spot to add at another position.

Which I think is the determination they made.

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Re: Cutting Nelson the right move?
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2018, 08:48:52 AM »
Perhaps Jordy was let go a year too soon. I don't think so, but perhaps.

Perhaps signing Graham as a mistake. I happen to think it was, but perhaps.

Drafting a bunch of speedy cheap young guys, this is the real answer in the long run, and we did that.
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Re: Cutting Nelson the right move?
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2018, 12:11:38 PM »
A number of people suggest that it was an either/or situation with Cobb and Nelson, but I think it was a case of Nelson or Graham. Both players are in physical decline. The part that was baffling to me was Nelson was in the last year of his contract and willing to take less to stay one more year. Instead the Packers give a 3 year 33 million dollar deal to a washed up over-sized WR with a bad knee. After 5 games I am guessing they already regret giving out that contract. Only 2 years and 11 more games  to choke on that bad decision.

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Re: Cutting Nelson the right move?
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2018, 01:08:39 PM »
A number of people suggest that it was an either/or situation with Cobb and Nelson, but I think it was a case of Nelson or Graham. Both players are in physical decline. The part that was baffling to me was Nelson was in the last year of his contract and willing to take less to stay one more year. Instead the Packers give a 3 year 33 million dollar deal to a washed up over-sized WR with a bad knee. After 5 games I am guessing they already regret giving out that contract. Only 2 years and 11 more games  to choke on that bad decision.

There is no cheap "out" for the Packers either- a lot of dead cap if he's cut next year, or even in 2020. If he can become a regular contributor, and can be used in a  quick pass, no huddle "move the chains" offense remains to be seen. Here are the numbers for Graham's contract:

https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/green-bay-packers/jimmy-graham-6603/

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Re: Cutting Nelson the right move?
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2018, 06:12:23 PM »
https://overthecap.com/player/jimmy-graham/1503/

According to OTC, Packers could part with Graham in 2019 with a net cap loss of $2M.

$7,333,334 dead money
$5,333,332 cap savings

I'll leave it to others to decide if that's acceptable or not.

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Re: Cutting Nelson the right move?
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2018, 07:50:15 PM »
How about trading Graham for Nelson? That way, everyone would be happy!  >:D
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Re: Cutting Nelson the right move?
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2018, 07:11:06 AM »
How about trading Graham for Nelson? That way, everyone would be happy!  >:D

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Re: Cutting Nelson the right move?
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2018, 08:02:00 PM »
Graham is on track to set a packers TE receiving yards record isnt he? If MM calls plays to get him involved, he produces. But it's been more calls on isolated out routes between the hashes and sideline.
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Re: Cutting Nelson the right move?
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2018, 05:12:29 AM »
Graham is on track to set a packers TE receiving yards record isnt he? If MM calls plays to get him involved, he produces. But it's been more calls on isolated out routes between the hashes and sideline.

He may set a record as a TE, but in reality he is a WR. The vast majority of his snaps are split out wide. If Rodgers was listed as a RB would are eyes believe he was a RB?

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Re: Cutting Nelson the right move?
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2018, 08:09:52 PM »
Graham is on track to set a packers TE receiving yards record isnt he? If MM calls plays to get him involved, he produces. But it's been more calls on isolated out routes between the hashes and sideline.

He may set a record as a TE, but in reality he is a WR. The vast majority of his snaps are split out wide. If Rodgers was listed as a RB would are eyes believe he was a RB?

How many true in-line receiving TEs have we had since Rodgers was our QB? Richard Rodgers? All other guys who were featured were known for being able to line up and run as receivers. That's what the position is these days. Your "reality" is really just a way to discount the production.
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