Packers keep building up defense, take DT B.J. Raji

The Green Bay Packers filled a critical need on their rebuilding defense in the first round of the NFL draft, taking Boston College defensive tackle B.J. Raji with the No. Full Story
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40for60

Duluth, MN

#82 Apr 27, 2009
eric wrote:
If you want to quiet 40,then lets kick the **** out of the Vikings!( only half kidding 40,you will never be quiet,that's why i like ya!)
Hey Minn got their WR
Chi got their qb
we got our NT and LB to hopefully help slow down the run next year.You cant stop AP but if you slow him down and hold him to no long runs,then you make them throw the Football and who knows,with their new WR from Florida it can be interesting indeed.Minn is the team to beat next year until of course we take the div,next year :)
Smack aside, I saw that GB graded an A with the draft this year, the same site graded Minnesota a C+.
Radji is supposed to be a beast, isn't that Johnny Quest' dog's name? Anyway, Mathews was an interesting pick, didn't he only start one year though? TT has him as an impact pass rusher evidently.
We will have to see just how much these rookies contribute this year. If Percy is as good as advertised, he should help on offense. At the least, I hope he can be the unreal return man this year.
I'm glad you didn't take my tirade seriously Eric.
40for60

Duluth, MN

#83 Apr 27, 2009
Pack Fan MN wrote:
40 - I'll take your word for it on this showing on some MN Blog. Thank you for the intelligent response...too bad others dont take the hint!
As far as your comments:
HOF QB- yes...
Past his prime when dumped yes...
Do we have someone better then Brett in his prime. No!
Do we have someone better then the Vikings QB. Yes!
Do we have a top 5 QB in the League right now. Very possible....(I heard or read this somewhere over the weekend - although I think one year is too soon to make that comment)
I hope you are wrong on the 30 years of Bad Luck. Time will tell. Of course, it wont be the first time, if it is 30 years before they are great again. And assuming I'm still alive, I will happily cheer the Packers on to another Super Bowl whenever it happens!
You are correct in pointing out that best OL are old, however, I think that their line will be OK... Rodgers wasnt running for his life all the time and defenses do have to watch out for him slipping the pocket and picking up some yards. This was lacking the last 7-8 years Brett Farve was the Packers QB. In addition, Clifton was out of the lineup in quite a few games last year.
I dont think one draft will do it but they are young and will have some rising stars.(I hope) A pass rush this year would help the DB's and this position will certainly need to be addressed in future years.
Unlike many years, I really dont have a good feel on what will happen in the NFC North this year...On paper, the Packers, Bears, Vikings and even the Lions got better.
My prediction is really that between the Packers, Bears and Vikings the team with the least injuries will win the division.(and that is pretty hard to predict at this time of the year.)
Good Luck..
I'm still hoping the Packers take 2 from the Vikings this year!
Our shortcomings look eerily similar to last year as we head into another season with TJ competing for the starting position. Consensus seems to be that the experts expect Sage to emerge as the starter. And of course we still have coach Klink.
Minnesota changed little from last year, unless you consider the jettisoning of two former Pro Bowlers in Birk and Sharper. Personally, I'm not sad to see them go as players, but as leaders, maybe. GB, Chicago, and Detroit are all very hard to predict this year. The funk GB fell into last season was hard to explain, can they rebound this year?
Chicago has Cutler, but my feelings are that they are many pieces away, and a lot of those holes are now on defense.
Detroit would surprise me if they improved considerably from last year. Too many new coaches/players.
We don't have to travel to Lambeau late this season, another good sign.
eric

Monroe, WI

#84 Apr 27, 2009
40for60 wrote:
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Smack aside, I saw that GB graded an A with the draft this year, the same site graded Minnesota a C+.
Radji is supposed to be a beast, isn't that Johnny Quest' dog's name? Anyway, Mathews was an interesting pick, didn't he only start one year though? TT has him as an impact pass rusher evidently.
We will have to see just how much these rookies contribute this year. If Percy is as good as advertised, he should help on offense. At the least, I hope he can be the unreal return man this year.
I'm glad you didn't take my tirade seriously Eric.
Percy def.got speed to return kicks for sure.You pair him with barian and you have a pair of good WR out thier and with of course AP back there you should have a great offense this year!
now didnt Percy test positive for the hippy lettuce? i thought he did,but,im not sure.It should be interesting! Someone mentioned we gaveup 3 picks for Mathews and thats more then what Carl would get for Peppers,which is a great point,but,with his family pedigree in the NFL why not.USC is a big time program,so maybe he is NFL ready,but,he is a rookie and Kevin Greene will have to work with him.i personally think he will be fine!It will be fun as hell this year!

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