Coaches Experimenting On Offensive Line

There are 21 comments on the Green Bay Packers story from Aug 14, 2006, titled Coaches Experimenting On Offensive Line. In it, Green Bay Packers reports that:

In the ongoing effort to find the right combination of players up front, the Packers shuffled their rookies on the offensive line at practice on Monday.

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Norton

Gleason, WI

#1 Aug 14, 2006
This is good.. The coaches should determine and be responsible.. This will get the monkey off the players backs, just because they were drafted higher(then another vying for the same job) doesn't mean they need the added pressure....
Who the coach picks and if this person fails the next guy better be ready...
If not there will be someone to take there place....
TOMMYBOY

Des Plaines, IL

#2 Aug 15, 2006
The issue in my mind is that moving this group around probably won't solve the problem. It probably won't hurt... but it's not a long term fix. The Packers simply need more experience on the interior line--and guys who can push and motivate the corner linemen.
eric

United States

#3 Aug 15, 2006
im thinking if they can keep the same 5 guys in at once , the more expieiernce they ll get and the better they will mesh.
Bill

Ripon, WI

#4 Aug 15, 2006
This reminds me of the o-line from last year and I'm not too thrilled anymore. Tommyboy is right, they need at least one more experienced guard. Starting 2 rookie guards is not going to be the answer. If only one rookie would be starting it probably wouldn't be as bad. The bad thing is that there really isn't anyone out there for the Packers to pick up. The only way they will be able to get anyone in is if they make a trade and Thompson isn't a big player trader.
mrt

Edgerton, WI

#5 Aug 15, 2006
I think the Packers figure if they wait and they don't get any better results then they'll be in the same situation as last year. I think they're evaluating every option and in the end want to make sure they have the best five guys out there but I do think there is a very real possibility of a trade or addition of a line man before the Bears game.
Henry

Stevens Point, WI

#6 Aug 15, 2006
Exactly. Waiting doesn't always work. Mike Sherman waited last year to pull Adrian Klemm and Will Whitticker, and that didn't get us anywhere. Granted, we didn't have as many options that year, but still, he could have shaken things up earlier if he wanted to.
eric

United States

#7 Aug 15, 2006
I wonder if the packers have anough depth on the d-line that we can trade a d-linemen for an o-lineman.Or maybe we can hit the waiver wire or after the 1st round of cutdowns in mid august (coming up soon) ANY THOUGHTS
Norton

Gleason, WI

#8 Aug 15, 2006
When both guards were left go [Rivera/Wahle] at the same time it put a whole lot of hurt on the o-line. When there is continuity everyone is on the same page... neither replacement player last year did diddly at the guard postion. What they should have did was to sign Wahle as he still had age working for him. By lossing both of them was terrible trying to replace both at the same time..
It won't be long and the tackles will be next, which means now we have experienced personal at guard and-----you know what I'm trying to say.....
eric

United States

#9 Aug 16, 2006
bUT WOULD WAHLE COME BACK KNOWING FAVREIS AT THE END OF THE TRAIL AND ITS GIING TO BE REBUILDING TIME
Norton

Gleason, WI

#10 Aug 16, 2006
If the carrot at the end of the stick would have been large enough he might have stayed...[Wahle]
Why would he want to move if offered enough...
He was entering his 8th season which is peak years.
Ted was new so was this another blunder by the former coach???? In my book you should not loose 2 key players in the o-line without knowing you have replacements.. This year will be sad if the rookies and new center only play good, if they loose another starter to injury.OUCH!!...It takes time to get the front five on the same page playing together.
kidflash

United States

#11 Aug 16, 2006
Norton wrote:
If the carrot at the end of the stick would have been large enough he might have stayed...[Wahle]
Why would he want to move if offered enough...
He was entering his 8th season which is peak years.
Ted was new so was this another blunder by the former coach???? In my book you should not loose 2 key players in the o-line without knowing you have replacements.. This year will be sad if the rookies and new center only play good, if they loose another starter to injury.OUCH!!...It takes time to get the front five on the same page playing together.
The problem was they didn't have the amount of money needed to keep Wahle. The Packers were up against the cap last year, because of poor management by Sherman when he was GM.
Norton

Gleason, WI

#12 Aug 16, 2006
Thanks! kidflash,
I just got done speaking with my renter next door and she said that is what the problem was.[she is a lifelong fan and ticket holder]. I forgot they were in that bind but it answered who put us there...
TT will be a better GM~~~~~~~
PS: haven't heard from Viking Informer lately not even on there [viking] forum.... maybe changed his identity... OH! WELL.....
eric

United States

#13 Aug 16, 2006
NORTON Lets not jinx it ok lol lol . ps i was thinking the same thing! and im sure with all that went down good ol VI will be keeping it low for awhile
eric

United States

#14 Aug 16, 2006
Norton wrote:
If the carrot at the end of the stick would have been large enough he might have stayed...[Wahle]
Why would he want to move if offered enough...
He was entering his 8th season which is peak years.
Ted was new so was this another blunder by the former coach???? In my book you should not loose 2 key players in the o-line without knowing you have replacements.. This year will be sad if the rookies and new center only play good, if they loose another starter to injury.OUCH!!...It takes time to get the front five on the same page playing together.
Shermn almost killed us with cap problums,and Sherman was the cause of the cap problums.We ast this moment 8-16- we are around 7.4 mil under the cap and we have the 15th most room (that schocked the hell out of me , that there are 14 teams in better cap space than us ( i read that last week and we havent spent anything since ,so im sure our number is pretty accurate
Bill

Ripon, WI

#15 Aug 18, 2006
I may be wrong but I think Wahle actually was a cap casualty because he had such a high cap number and didn't want to take less money. So really there is no way that Thompson would have been able to resign him. And I'm glad Thompson didn't go out and give Rivera the money he wanted considering that he's up there in age and has had injury problems. It's amazing that Thompson has cleaned up the cap problems already, no he just had to add some talent back to certain positions, receiver and offensive line being 2 of the big ones and RB to a lesser extent.
eric

United States

#16 Aug 18, 2006
I think Wahles cap number was 10-12 mil range and he wouldnt take a paycut
Proball5

Fort Pierce, FL

#17 Aug 18, 2006
You guys might want to visit this page. Seems someone was evaluating the O-line last week on the left bank and they did not do too bad. Claims that Favres sacks or hits were due to the vets being rusty. Interesting.

http://packers.scout.com/2/558592.html
TOMMYBOY

United States

#18 Aug 18, 2006
eric wrote:
im thinking if they can keep the same 5 guys in at once , the more expieiernce they ll get and the better they will mesh.
Or the more sacks they'll give up over a longer extended period.
TOMMYBOY

United States

#19 Aug 18, 2006
Proball5 wrote:
You guys might want to visit this page. Seems someone was evaluating the O-line last week on the left bank and they did not do too bad. Claims that Favres sacks or hits were due to the vets being rusty. Interesting.
http://packers.scout.com/2/558592.html
Interesting perspective Proball5. Here's what I saw when the starters were in... Favre on the ground and a stalled running game. With stats like packer.scout.com , you'd think they scored 60 points.
eric

United States

#20 Aug 18, 2006
TOMMYBOY wrote:
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Or the more sacks they'll give up over a longer extended period.
ouch

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