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Offline scoremore

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Re: Five Packers who impressed at otas
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2018, 06:59:29 AM »
Nice article.  Think Jones will be our #1 lead back this year.  Hoping Jackson sees some time out there as well.  Loved this pick.  The Punter was a headscratcher at the time.  thought we had one in Vogel.  However looks like this kid is even better.    Bryd will have to beat out Kendricks.  Should be an interesting battle.  Don't think they will keep 4 TE's this year.  It would be really nice if Gilbert come on.  We could find ourselves with decent depth at OLB with Biegel and Gilbert.  That is encouraging.

No mention of the rookie WR's.  All 3 of these guys really intrigue me.  EQ is my early fav.  Intelligent big and strong.  Can't believe we scored this kid so late in the draft.  Has the look of a 1st rounder.  Can't expect too much in year 1 but I love all 3 of them.

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Re: Five Packers who impressed at otas
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2018, 03:27:14 PM »
JK Scott is the most likely to make a big, new impression in the regular season. Jones has already shown he has the ability, while the others are going to be fighting for playing time and trying their best to master new concepts on either defense or offense. Scott, meanwhile, has to simply kick the ball. No special patterns or "tells" to learn, no need to beat someone physically. Just kick the ball. That is, of course, very simplified, but really, compared to mastering a complex, multi-faced playbook, he has only one job. Kick the ball effectively.
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Re: Five Packers who impressed at otas
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2018, 06:11:24 PM »
JK Scott is the most likely to make a big, new impression in the regular season.

I hope you're right. Wolf used to say, "I can get ten guys in here tomorrow with a stronger leg than my guy, but my guy can do it when the bullets are flying."
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Re: Five Packers who impressed at otas
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2018, 09:01:45 PM »
Good update and interesting article, but for me its about what they do in the fall assuming they get there.  I like what Im hearing about Jackson though, hope it translates to the season.

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Re: Five Packers who impressed at otas
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2018, 10:23:14 PM »
I love articles like that.  It's summer and the time to get excited and hopeful.  Not normally a big special-teams junky, but I admit I'm really enthused about Scott, and having a guy with a simple mechanisms that can just hang it up there.  I'm hopeful. 

I'd also delighted to hear the positive Byrd stuff.  We've been waiting to develop a young pass-catching TE for a long time, but other than high-draft Finley it really hasn't happened.  Would be so fun if Byrd turned into a solid NFL pass-catcher. 

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Re: Five Packers who impressed at otas
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2018, 10:30:03 PM »
...Bryd will have to beat out Kendricks.  Should be an interesting battle.  Don't think they will keep 4 TE's this year. ...

I think that *IF* Byrd looks like he belongs, I think it's entirely possible that they could keep both Byrd and Kendricks.  All three of the other guys are old, so *IF* he looks like a legit NFL player, I think they'll keep him.  Whether that means cutting Kendricks or not is an independent question, but keeping Byrd would not necessarily mean cutting Kendrick. 

I'm not saying they'll keep 4, or that they'll keep Byrd.  Just that I think Byrd has a very fair chance to win a job, whether as a 4th TE (if they like Kendrick and want to keep him, too), or as a 3rd TE in place of Kendrick.

Obviously as a fan I'd be much more delighted if the young guy who might be an up-and-comer looked good enough to win a job. 

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Re: Five Packers who impressed at otas
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2018, 05:49:32 AM »
...Bryd will have to beat out Kendricks.  Should be an interesting battle.  Don't think they will keep 4 TE's this year. ...

I think that *IF* Byrd looks like he belongs, I think it's entirely possible that they could keep both Byrd and Kendricks.  All three of the other guys are old, so *IF* he looks like a legit NFL player, I think they'll keep him.  Whether that means cutting Kendricks or not is an independent question, but keeping Byrd would not necessarily mean cutting Kendrick. 

I'm not saying they'll keep 4, or that they'll keep Byrd.  Just that I think Byrd has a very fair chance to win a job, whether as a 4th TE (if they like Kendrick and want to keep him, too), or as a 3rd TE in place of Kendrick.

Obviously as a fan I'd be much more delighted if the young guy who might be an up-and-comer looked good enough to win a job.

You are correct craig, Byrd is probably in that group of players that are battling for one of the last 6-8 postitionless spots on the roster. Don't believe that it is an either/or situation with him and Kendricks. Could endup 3 TE's or 4 TE's. Could endup 2 TE's and 2 FB's, just all depends on who wins those spots in training camp. All is yet to be determined.

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Re: Five Packers who impressed at otas
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2018, 11:01:56 AM »
Other thing that's funny about the article is that four of the guys were doing things on the field the author likes:  big punts, making red-zone catches, showing tight coverage and getting hands on passes, getting after the QB repeatedly. 

But Jones, he's standing out because his legs look thicker! 

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Re: Five Packers who impressed at otas
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2018, 02:40:59 PM »
Kendricks has more than just Byrd breathing down his neck.

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LANCE KENDRICKS (8th Season)

Kendricks was signed last season to be form a dynamic duo with a malcontent who will not be named. And while that player flamed out in Green Bay, Kendricks wasn’t much better. He didn’t make too much of an impact after Aaron Rodgers got hurt and now is in a battle for the third tight end spot with Emmanuel Byrd and Robert Tonyan. His experience and production in the past will greatly help, but unless he becomes the blocker that he showed flashes of in St. Louis and plays an H-Back role with gusto, his days may be numbered to save some money.

Chances of being released: 35%

I won't be surprised if the Packers go with 4 TE's and just 1 FB. Byrd may be able to handle some FB blocking duties (at 6-2/240) if Ripkowski ends up injured, and Byrd and Tonyan may both offer more value as ST's contributors and longer term players at TE.

Effort will play a large role for Kendricks this training camp. Going through the motions, which is what he seemed to do in 2017, won't cut it this year.

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