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Offline davekenya

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Re: Did the packers squander Aaron?
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2018, 06:14:48 PM »
Didn't Wolf say he regretted not surrounding Favre with better WR talent?
When AR was clicking, he was surrounded by high draft pick WRs - Jones (3rd), Jordy (2nd), Cobb (2nd), Jennings (2), Finley (3rd)
More recently, they tried with Montgomery (3rd) and knocked a 4-bagger with Adams(2nd) but - not to take anything away from the rookies - choosing WRs from lower in the draft gets you what you pay for.

If the board merits it, I'd be fine investing either NO's #1 or GB's #2 on a WR in the upcoming draft to give AR more weapons.  It seems that would completely change the complexion of the offense -- Adams and another great WR would open it all up.

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Re: Did the packers squander Aaron?
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2018, 09:35:33 PM »
Didn't Wolf say he regretted not surrounding Favre with better WR talent?
When AR was clicking, he was surrounded by high draft pick WRs - Jones (3rd), Jordy (2nd), Cobb (2nd), Jennings (2), Finley (3rd)
More recently, they tried with Montgomery (3rd) and knocked a 4-bagger with Adams(2nd) but - not to take anything away from the rookies - choosing WRs from lower in the draft gets you what you pay for.

If the board merits it, I'd be fine investing either NO's #1 or GB's #2 on a WR in the upcoming draft to give AR more weapons.  It seems that would completely change the complexion of the offense -- Adams and another great WR would open it all up.

Gotta be honest, if they take Montez Sweat with the first, some drafts have DK Metcalf being a late first, they may need to move up and grab him, but worth it for a playmaker.
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Re: Did the packers squander Aaron?
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2018, 04:53:52 AM »
How anyone in their right mind would say they haven't is beyond me. One Super Bowl appearance with the player that has possessed the most complete package of skills to play the most important position in sports is a joke. Just looking at the defense during ARs time here is enough. This organization has failed miserably to build a defense that has been worthy of championships, because of Ted Thompson almost refusal to use all the tools in his tool belt to acquire talent during ARs tenure. This guys philosophy of being competitive every year to get to the playoffs and with AR at the helm you have a shot mentality gave this team playoff appearances but very little chance to win multiple games in a row against good competition once they got there. Just a few key trades or free agent signings along the way to acquire another pass rusher, inside linebacker or for quality in the secondary and I really believe we are talking about no less than 3 Super Bowl appearances up to this point in ARs career. I place the majority of the blame on Ted Thompson and his roster building philosophy for the lack of Super Bowl appearances during ARs time here. A very overrated GM in my opinion when you look at his failures in the player acquisition department in critical areas during ARs prime when those areas were so painfully obvious.

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Re: Did the packers squander Aaron?
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2018, 06:26:31 AM »
I'll bring this up, two years ago we had a chance to get Watt's little brother, Pittsburgh drafted him.  Pittsburgh has a history of drafting and getting tough talented, aggressive, speedy linebackers.  We draft slow, non-athletic linebackers that tackle runners after they have gained 10 yards.  We have no one who can play pass defense on this current LB roster. Our DL got banged up pretty good this year, some improvement there, but still no pass rush.  TT elected to go with building this team with DB's  Wasted a ton of draft picks there and let two good ones go (Hyde, Hayward)!  Ironically, they both made all pro.  What does that say about TT's judge of talent and the former defensive coach?  We need a pass rushing specialist, maybe two.  We need a Wayne Simmons  type linebacker who has speed and viciously destroys running backs!!!!  I do like the Alexander pick.  He reminds me a lot of Willie Buchanon!  Sorry about the nostalgia, been around for awhile!   

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Re: Did the packers squander Aaron?
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2018, 11:20:15 AM »
I'm with Packer Joe here. Squander is the wrong word. It implies a careless, reckless attitude and I don't see that in McCarthy as head coach or Ted Thompson as GM. I think they both cared deeply about the Packers.

Maybe they weren't talented enough, but they gave it all they had, so we really want to find a word that fits better than 'squandered'. A little talent-deficient, and quite a bit of stubborn, might be closer.
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