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2018 Green Bay Packers... Who needs defense?

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  1. Trotsky

    Trotsky Silver Belt

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    Relevant to the Packers' free agent CB targets, here are the PFF Cornerback rankings for notable remaining free agents:

    EJ Gaines - #13
    Rashann Melvin - #17
    Prince Amukamara - #41
    Aaron Colvin - #47
    Malcolm Butler - #51
    Bashaud Breeland - #54
    Trumaine Johnson - #68

    Trumaine also played with elite safety help (Joyner) and the NFL's fourth-best pass rush (as measured by sacks).
     
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    That's the cardinal sin of team building, though: spending inflated money on average players.

    FWIW, I think Trumaine offers the best schematic fit (from what I understand about Pettine's scheme, that is).

    Also, happy to see Trae Waynes get it together this year. Even if he is a Viking, I've always liked the kid.
     
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    *Corner bull rushes a tackle while Mike Daniels drops back into coverage^

    Commentator: "OMG, Dom Capers has such exotic blitzes"
     
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    Not to mention, Hundley, mediocre though he is, is really well-liked in the locker room, has a somewhat smaller cap-hit, and I mean, technically-speaking did seem to play some pretty decent fourth-quarter football. Obviously not a long-term answer, but as it stands he's not the worst backup in the league, and if all goes well could still improve.

    I don't really care that Kizer was alleged to have Manziel'd it up at least once before a game, but I kind of buy into the fact that he pissed away a lot of close games. Whatever the opposite of the clutch gene is, he seems to have it. Nothing I saw last year makes me think he could be significantly better than Humpley. An experiment is fine, but if one or both isn't markedly improved after camp we could be fucked all over again.
     
  6. Gregolian

    Gregolian .45 ACP Platinum Member

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    I'm wondering if Hundley and Kizer are going to be used in trades just before FA starts.

    We still have Callahan and even outside of 1st rounder types there's a fair amount of decent QBs in the draft this year isn't there?
     
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    Who would trade for Hundley or Kizer? Are there GMs that were in comas last season?
     
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    Gregolian .45 ACP Platinum Member

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    Reports I read last week (not from Schefter though so that's telling) were that the Raiders were interested in Hundley.
     
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    Do they have gum that needs to be chewed?
     
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    Gregolian .45 ACP Platinum Member

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    Saw something about the Packers officially reaching out to Graham cracker
     
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    How much does he really have left? one maybe two years max?
     
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    Probably, new report I saw said he either goes to the Saints or Packers.
     
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    Of the four mentioned FA targets:

    NO --> Graham, A-Rob, Trumaine Johnson

    YES --> Sammy Watkins


    Of the NO's, Graham makes the least sense in our offense.

    And apparently A-Rob is signing with the Bears, Watkins with the Chiefs (for way too much money), and Trumaine Johnson is vying for a big fatty of a contract.
     
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    No Watkins and no Robinson ,both signed , another slow WR Corp this year
     
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    Both are too expensive for how good they are IMO.
     
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    Gregolian .45 ACP Platinum Member

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    Dany Woodhead is a free agent now... hardest working running back in the league right there.
     
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    I say this every year but it is still true. The teams these players were on have to know more about them than anyone else. Teams have decided they aren't worth what they would have to pay them. Bennet was a prime example of that. The worst ever for the Packers was Mike Sherman's signing of Joe Johnson.
     
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    Gregolian .45 ACP Platinum Member

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    I get that but you still have to take a chance on people once in awhile.

    ESPECIALLY with defensive secondary groups given how long it can take for rookies to develop (or in the case of Rollins and Randall never truly develop).
     
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    I'm still positive a corner will be signed. Prince Amukamara seems like the clear front runner right now. He fits perfectly.

    Really holding out hope for Donte Moncrief.
     
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