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Offline PackerYakker

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Kiss the Cook
« on: March 13, 2019, 08:05:48 PM »
Nearly three years ago, Jared Cook walked through the door, worked his way onto the field and immediately blared the elite receiving tools GB fans hadn't glimpsed since Finley. By seasons end he was arguably the teams most potent receiving weapon. Then they let him get away. GB should have kissed the Cook then. Instead, they let him walk over a trivial amount. Now they have another chance.

Cook remains on the market, likely looking for something in the neighborhood of $10M. At the moment, GB lacks sufficient cap space to take on that type of contract, but there are several players on the roster whose release could fully finance it. None of CB Tramon Williams, OG Lane Taylor and K Mason Crosby should be in the teams long-term plans. None of them were anything but average last year. None would be really missed. No combination of those players will be as impactful as Cook. No way. Releasing any pair of them would provide nearly enough to pay Cook.   

Gute has been aggressive so far and needs to grab this opportunity to land a true difference maker where GB has lacked one forever. Cook is the receiving talent GB hoped they were getting last year with Graham. They paid the wrong player, but can still get the right one. Gute should offer the same 3-yr deal he gave Graham last year. Pay both Cook and Graham in '19 and move on from Graham in '20. Rodgers loved Cook, who's proven to be one of the top receiving TE's, regardless of who's throwing him the ball.   

It looks like Cook will be visiting New Orleans tonight. He'd look much better in GB.

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Re: Kiss the Cook
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 09:23:33 PM »
Lose three players to get one? OK. Then again, why not draft either Hockenson or Fant and let them learn from Graham and Lewis. This would mean having a developing player on a rookie contract. And perhaps, they would be as good as Cook. Only younger and a lot cheaper. Just a thought.
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Re: Kiss the Cook
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 08:31:54 AM »
Nearly three years ago, Jared Cook walked through the door, worked his way onto the field and immediately blared the elite receiving tools GB fans hadn't glimpsed since Finley. By seasons end he was arguably the teams most potent receiving weapon. Then they let him get away. GB should have kissed the Cook then. Instead, they let him walk over a trivial amount. Now they have another chance.

Cook remains on the market, likely looking for something in the neighborhood of $10M. At the moment, GB lacks sufficient cap space to take on that type of contract, but there are several players on the roster whose release could fully finance it. None of CB Tramon Williams, OG Lane Taylor and K Mason Crosby should be in the teams long-term plans. None of them were anything but average last year. None would be really missed. No combination of those players will be as impactful as Cook. No way. Releasing any pair of them would provide nearly enough to pay Cook.   

Gute has been aggressive so far and needs to grab this opportunity to land a true difference maker where GB has lacked one forever. Cook is the receiving talent GB hoped they were getting last year with Graham. They paid the wrong player, but can still get the right one. Gute should offer the same 3-yr deal he gave Graham last year. Pay both Cook and Graham in '19 and move on from Graham in '20. Rodgers loved Cook, who's proven to be one of the top receiving TE's, regardless of who's throwing him the ball.   

It looks like Cook will be visiting New Orleans tonight. He'd look much better in GB.
Wow.  So many holes in this logic.

#1 - Tramon was playing all over the field due to injury and was actually a stabilizing force in that secondary last year.
#2 - Taylor is actually not that bad of a playerand comes in at a decent salary.
#3 - Yes, Crosby had a rough year but he was dealing with a new holder and there were issues.  Notice hoiw the team rallied around him.  He bounced back last time and he should be given the chance again.

There is no logic in eliminating a minimum of 2 starters and a major role player for 1 starter.  Where would the money come from to then sign a kicker, new LG, and secondary replacement?  If one wants to argue about letting Tramon go then I can see the argument as there is an argument both for keeping and releasing him.  There is not much of an argument for sending all 3 of those players packing to get Cook AND their replacements - especially when the team would probably have to shed salary elsewhere to get the replacements.
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Re: Kiss the Cook
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 07:02:15 PM »
 If we would have gotten in the playoffs last year and if Graham would have made a few big plays, he would have been the toast of the town just like Cook was.