Defensive end, outside linebacker rank high on Green Bay Packers draft wishlist
The Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl last season with 15 players on injured reserve, including six starters.
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#1 Apr 10, 2011
I talked about this on another blog, OLB to compliment Matthews is needed. Matthews looked pretty winded in the fourth quarter as the year moved along into the playoffs and would hate to wear him out quickly, although he is the "bloodline". I would love to see an OLB drafted. Dream list is trading future picks with Holmgren at #6 to acquire another instant star OLB like Matthews with selecting Von Miller, Greene would have a dream job coaching these two next year. But looking back on TT track record, he should find a few more starters in this draft if my wish list doesn't come true. Some depth at the o-line would be nice also, and I believe TT will focus on depth a little for a dangerously thin position that protects your most valuable asset, AR.
#2 Apr 10, 2011
Von Miller would be great,but, the kid out of Arizona Brooks Reed would be just fine,its just a matter if he would drop to 32.What position is more important at this point OLB or tackle?
Clifton had some good games and a few weaker games so he is clearly toward the end for sure and Bulaga would or seems to be the logical choice to take over at LT,so do you grab a RT with 32? Keeping Rodgers on his feet and not being hit is #1 priority at this point.I still wonder if Brad Jones can actually stay healthy,truly how good he can be at OLB.
#3 Apr 11, 2011
Tackle is more important, but OLB is not far behind. I would be surprised if those aren't the first two picks. I believe the Packers are preparing the players they already have at DE. But c'mon eric should we really worry about the team? They won the super with 15+ players on injured reserve. I think TT will find players to fill in. My most concern with the team is how they handle all the success from last year. McCarthy has stated that issue many times last year in interviews I watched. He believes handling success is the hardest thing to do in the NFL. It means EVERONE is playing the Pack next year wanting to beat the champs, that scenario is tough in itself. Green Bay will be very competetive, just simply a matter of AR staying healthy. If GB can achieve that, then there is no reason not to expect another Championship, the pressure is higher now for the first time in their respective careers.
#4 Apr 11, 2011
Oh Yea,we should worry about the team.AR took alot of hits,so LT is huge and Bulaga hasnt proved hes a LT fulltime and if AR takes a hit in the wrong spot the starting qb is done for a while..THAT and Detroit is getting better and just may be playoff quality in a few short years.If Chi lands a bigplay WR and Cutler plays to where the Bears fans thought he can and they add a few O lineman,Chi can be a better team.YES GB did win with 15 guys on the IR,but, next year is a different year and its never a bad thing to replace talent with better talent where you can. DD is hitting the wall,JJ will be more then likely gone,so GB needs 2 WR, Charles Woodson is getting older coming off an injury so a backup corner who can take his spot is a need so CW can be moved to SS, they will need to replace Cullen Jenkins,so GB has some work to do and cant stand still.Yes they should be amung the best 3 or 4 teams in the NFL and TT has done an outstanding job as a GM! Mike McCarthy has gotten better at being a HC every year ( i suppose having a better team every year helped him as well) but you can tell by some decisions he has made in spots that he has grown into the job and has become a better coach.
#5 Apr 12, 2011
If GB can keep adding talent to the D, and try to add some depth to the o-line, they'll be ok. Grant is back on offense, Finley will be back, with Quarless and Crabtree getting valuable playing time last year. The wide receivers will be just fine, AR is starting to develop into the type of QB that makes receivers look good. Yes Nelson dropped a few passes, but so did Jennings and Driver. These guys also make huge plays to make up for some mistakes. There are holes to fill no doubt, but EVERY team has that issue year in and year out. I just think TT has become an elite GM that can fill those voids. He has proved it, no reason to think they won't be loaded with talent for many years to come and fighting for multiple championships.
#6 Apr 12, 2011
I Agree,the Packers should win multiple Championships but you always worry about getting better as im sure Chi and Det will.TT has proven to be amoung the best GM(s) in the NFL and there is no reason to beleive he wont fill holes,but, we have had some depth prob. in the oline and hopefully if DC leaves,TT will have to find a legit replacment LG.The Packers ( i agree with you will be fine) and should and will compete for many years to come for the SB trophy.
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