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The Green Bay Packers have made qualifying offers to eight restricted free agents, including starting safeties Nick Collins and Atari Bigby. Full Story
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daryl

Milwaukee, WI

#1 Mar 3, 2010
this is why you dont sign alot of big name free agents you will need the money to be able to take care of your own
Jeremy

Barney, ND

#2 Mar 3, 2010
Atari can move on, this offer doesn't make sense. The Packers need a different SS.
Sunflower

Newton, KS

#3 Mar 3, 2010
The packers will likely draft a safety but you still need depth at the safety position. Plus sometimes draft picks don't turn out.
Love Kampmann

Sussex, WI

#4 Mar 3, 2010
I certainly dont see Kampman coming back.. We chit on him like we do all of our good guys...Why would he stay with the Packers when his playing time was basically cut in 1/2 and he was one of the best guys we got..Great job Green Bay, but hey, lets overpay our useless safeties who couldnt guard his shadow
wal0645

Yorktown, VA

#5 Mar 4, 2010
Tendering all eight was the right thing; I believe the total expenditure was around 14M. We do need to do something before the season with Collins, who I believe has earned an attractive extension. What I would like to see in TT/MM now is looking at other teams unrestricted guys and exploring key pickups via draft/dough. If I were TT I would not invest money in bringing back Kampman who probably wouldn't agree to a sign and trade anyway. Outside of that Kampman is coming off that injury and doesn't fit our scheme. Rather than sending money on a guy that can't help us, why not explore a FA that can??
eric

Monroe, WI

#6 Mar 4, 2010
The most important deal has been done.Ryan Pickett is here for at least 1 year.Collins is restricted,im sure they will get something done,but,they dont have to,Pickett was unrestricted so something had to get done and it was.
J Kapanos wasn't tendered,so need to sign a punter some where down the line.I dont like it but signing Atari Bigby was right,as you dont know what SS will fall your way,but im sure the new SS if the Packers land one they covet,will get every opportunity to start and land Bigby on the trading block or the bench
Cindy

Kenosha, WI

#7 Mar 16, 2010
We need to keep as many of our quality players as possible. I would LOVE to have a winning year!!!!
JOB

Milwaukee, WI

#8 Mar 31, 2010
I love th packers, but they truly are pathetic!!!!! How can this team ever improve if that piece of garbage THOMPSON keeps bringing the same scrub players back year after year. They have no Offensive or Defensive line.....THOMPSON's solution. Re-sign members on those awful units!!!! I don't understand why he can't find quality free agents from other organizations. Stubborn moron refuses to admit when he's way over his head.
GBPfan

Fountain, CO

#9 Mar 31, 2010
JOB wrote:
I love th packers, but they truly are pathetic!!!!! How can this team ever improve if that piece of garbage THOMPSON keeps bringing the same scrub players back year after year. They have no Offensive or Defensive line.....THOMPSON's solution. Re-sign members on those awful units!!!! I don't understand why he can't find quality free agents from other organizations. Stubborn moron refuses to admit when he's way over his head.
Be careful. If you don't pretend that Thompson couldn't sign anymore free agents during the last 6 years, there are many that will accuse you of being a traitor to the Packers. In all fairness, most of the Packer current starters on the O-line and D-line are at least adequate. The talent level could certainly be better. However, the Packers could easily be in big trouble with one injury to either unit. The Thompson lovers seem to believe that a GM is only responsible for 22 players and the rest of the team is simply a matter of luck. Even assuming the TT lovers are right (which they aren't) you raise a very legitimate point. Free agents could help the Packers. It is doubtful that the same Packer team as last season will leapfrog the 25% of the NFL that made it deeper into the playoffs.
Jeremy

Barney, ND

#10 Mar 31, 2010
GBPfan wrote:
<quoted text>
Be careful. If you don't pretend that Thompson couldn't sign anymore free agents during the last 6 years, there are many that will accuse you of being a traitor to the Packers. In all fairness, most of the Packer current starters on the O-line and D-line are at least adequate. The talent level could certainly be better. However, the Packers could easily be in big trouble with one injury to either unit. The Thompson lovers seem to believe that a GM is only responsible for 22 players and the rest of the team is simply a matter of luck. Even assuming the TT lovers are right (which they aren't) you raise a very legitimate point. Free agents could help the Packers. It is doubtful that the same Packer team as last season will leapfrog the 25% of the NFL that made it deeper into the playoffs.
The D line was ranked 1st in the NFL vs. the run, 08-09 they were at the bottom. The O-line was terrible the first 7 games(4-3 record), but improved immensely the last 9 games(7-2 record) and as a result the sacks were FAR less in those last 9 games and that should carry into this season. I think they fixed the problem on the o-line, but I will agree that GB needs a pass rush and that will have to come from an OLB to compliment Matthews in the 3-4.
GBPfan

Fountain, CO

#11 Apr 1, 2010
Jeremy wrote:
<quoted text> The D line was ranked 1st in the NFL vs. the run, 08-09 they were at the bottom. The O-line was terrible the first 7 games(4-3 record), but improved immensely the last 9 games(7-2 record) and as a result the sacks were FAR less in those last 9 games and that should carry into this season. I think they fixed the problem on the o-line, but I will agree that GB needs a pass rush and that will have to come from an OLB to compliment Matthews in the 3-4.
I see that you believe that the Packers will magically be immune from the effects of aging and injuries. You also are relying solely on luck and the performance of a (yet to be determined) rookie linebacker to create a Championship season for the Packers. You should to be the Packer GM. There is no difference between the delusion you suffer from and that of Ted "43-40" Thompson. Actually, I admire your naive optimism. If only I could go back in time to when I didn't understand football and what it takes to build a Championship team, then I could believe as you do. I better stop before I ruin your belief in the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus as well.

Imagine the possibilities when the Packers hire a better GM!
Jeremy

Barney, ND

#12 Apr 1, 2010
Magic, luck, the tooth fairy, Easter Bunny and Santa Clause, you got that from my post? I'll give you effort on how you spin things, you would be an excellent FOX News contributor. I guess being the #1 ranked D against the run and the O-line significantly improving as the season went along is magic, luck, the tooth fairy, Easter Bunny and Santa Clause, interesting.
GBPfan

Fountain, CO

#13 Apr 1, 2010
Your dream is of the ghost of the season that was. Wait until you are visited by the ghost of the season that will be. I know the dream. It's a nightmare actually. I've seen it before. 4-12 and 6-10. Same guy in charge using the same failed tactics. You did notice what happened at the end of last season, right? The O-line and D-line you are counting on allowed the Cardinals to score over 50 points. Then they watched (from the comfort of their couches) 25% of the NFL play in the remaining portion of the playoffs.

Before you lose your head with the talk of a rookie LB bringing the Packers a Super Bowl win, perhaps you should start with a more realistic goal. I'll be surprised if the Thompson backslide this year is fewer than the usual 6-7 games. See, I have dreams too. The difference is that I know what is real and what is not. That also disqualifies me from a job with the Fox Noise network.

Imagine the possibilities when the Packers hire a better GM!
Jeremy

Barney, ND

#14 Apr 1, 2010
GBPfan wrote:
Your dream is of the ghost of the season that was. Wait until you are visited by the ghost of the season that will be. I know the dream. It's a nightmare actually. I've seen it before. 4-12 and 6-10. Same guy in charge using the same failed tactics. You did notice what happened at the end of last season, right? The O-line and D-line you are counting on allowed the Cardinals to score over 50 points. Then they watched (from the comfort of their couches) 25% of the NFL play in the remaining portion of the playoffs.
Before you lose your head with the talk of a rookie LB bringing the Packers a Super Bowl win, perhaps you should start with a more realistic goal. I'll be surprised if the Thompson backslide this year is fewer than the usual 6-7 games. See, I have dreams too. The difference is that I know what is real and what is not. That also disqualifies me from a job with the Fox Noise network.
Imagine the possibilities when the Packers hire a better GM!
BTW, I never said a rookie OLB will propel GB to a Superbowl, see you would make a great FOX news contributor, your such a great spinner. Good luck on your anti TT campaign, that means if GB fails like you hope they do, then maybe TT will be replaced.
Jeremy

Barney, ND

#15 Apr 1, 2010
GBPfan wrote:
Your dream is of the ghost of the season that was. Wait until you are visited by the ghost of the season that will be. I know the dream. It's a nightmare actually. I've seen it before. 4-12 and 6-10. Same guy in charge using the same failed tactics. You did notice what happened at the end of last season, right? The O-line and D-line you are counting on allowed the Cardinals to score over 50 points. Then they watched (from the comfort of their couches) 25% of the NFL play in the remaining portion of the playoffs.
Before you lose your head with the talk of a rookie LB bringing the Packers a Super Bowl win, perhaps you should start with a more realistic goal. I'll be surprised if the Thompson backslide this year is fewer than the usual 6-7 games. See, I have dreams too. The difference is that I know what is real and what is not. That also disqualifies me from a job with the Fox Noise network.
Imagine the possibilities when the Packers hire a better GM!
I also noticed you didn't mention the 13-3 season or the 11-5 season, were those nightmares also?
eric

Monroe, WI

#16 Apr 1, 2010
I will say the oline in the 2nd half played well.the Sack numbers were a bit deceiving as a HUGE portion of them came in the first half and doesnt measure how much better it played in the 2nd half,,
BUT>>>>
we will be depending on Chad Clifton to play 16 games and for a guy with alot of injury prob. the last few years,and the fact hes an aging vet now thats asking a ton! and yes he is one of my favorite Packers! To ask the Packers o line to play like they did the final few months last year and without signing a good FA o lineman or hitting on one in the draft is asking abit much,but, you never know there is still FA time and plenty of it left and O lineman can be found in the draft.
Tauscher played and proved his knee is healed but clearly he is getting up there as well.
Now
If we got 16 games with
Clifton at LT
Spitz at LG
Wells at C
Sitton at RG
Tauscher at RT and or maybe TJ Lang playing abit the Packers will be doing well,but, to ask an oline to play there is possible but isnt realistic,TT must hit on a Draft for the oline or sign a FA in the oline.
GBPfan

Fountain, CO

#17 Apr 1, 2010
Jeremy wrote:
<quoted text>BTW, I never said a rookie OLB will propel GB to a Superbowl, see you would make a great FOX news contributor, your such a great spinner. Good luck on your anti TT campaign, that means if GB fails like you hope they do, then maybe TT will be replaced.
You clearly are the one that wants the Packers to fail. Why else would any PACKER fan be against hiring a better GM than Ted "43-40" Thompson? You obviously want nothing more than to usually miss the playoffs and to see the Packers fail when they rarely make the playoffs. I want PACKER success and excellence. I know the Packers won't see it as long as the master of the backslide holds the GM position. I don't have to wish for TT to be fired. He's already guaranteed that fate for himself by being what he is. It's simply a matter of time. I don't want to see the Packers waste anymore time than they already have on a GM that will never lead the Packers to a Championship.
Jeremy

Barney, ND

#18 Apr 2, 2010
eric wrote:
I will say the oline in the 2nd half played well.the Sack numbers were a bit deceiving as a HUGE portion of them came in the first half and doesnt measure how much better it played in the 2nd half,,
BUT>>>>
we will be depending on Chad Clifton to play 16 games and for a guy with alot of injury prob. the last few years,and the fact hes an aging vet now thats asking a ton! and yes he is one of my favorite Packers! To ask the Packers o line to play like they did the final few months last year and without signing a good FA o lineman or hitting on one in the draft is asking abit much,but, you never know there is still FA time and plenty of it left and O lineman can be found in the draft.
Tauscher played and proved his knee is healed but clearly he is getting up there as well.
Now
If we got 16 games with
Clifton at LT
Spitz at LG
Wells at C
Sitton at RG
Tauscher at RT and or maybe TJ Lang playing abit the Packers will be doing well,but, to ask an oline to play there is possible but isnt realistic,TT must hit on a Draft for the o line or sign a FA in the oline.
Well you are right about a full 16 game schedule, but if GB has them at the beginning of the season where they left off last year, maybe GB will not have such a rough start this year and that could translate into a 12-4 instead of 11-5 and a better seed in the playoffs, its just a matter of a few more games this o-line has to play this year for GB to improve.
eric

Monroe, WI

#19 Apr 2, 2010
I agree with you on the fast start,but, if the line breaks down during the season and has no depth like last years start,we could end up with a better record because of the fast start,but,the season could end up like the beginning of last season with AR getting bounced around and in the Playoffs there are no slouches.
Ted had to sign Chad Clifton as he was the best option available and if he plays 16 games relatively healthy the Packers will be ok,but, thats a tough call,so Ted will have to find a tackle who can play the left side so when CC goes down injured AR is protected.
Jeremy

Wahpeton, ND

#20 Apr 2, 2010
eric wrote:
I agree with you on the fast start,but, if the line breaks down during the season and has no depth like last years start,we could end up with a better record because of the fast start,but,the season could end up like the beginning of last season with AR getting bounced around and in the Playoffs there are no slouches.
Ted had to sign Chad Clifton as he was the best option available and if he plays 16 games relatively healthy the Packers will be ok,but, thats a tough call,so Ted will have to find a tackle who can play the left side so when CC goes down injured AR is protected.
Yeah, it was nice to finish the season as one of the hottest teams because of the o-line getting their act together. MM will make the o-line a major priority instead of the 3-4 transition this year. I think the o-line took a backseat to all the changes made on the D side of the ball, and MM took advantage of the fact the o-line would be fine, well that blew up in their face. I just can't see the o-line performing as poorly as last season, JMHO. TT signed Clifton to an extension, there must be some sense of security Clifton is healthier than ever for TT to drop that kind of money on a player. TT must be drafting an OT to sit behind Clifton, and GB is prolly just hoping Clifton can last long enough for a young guy to eventually fill his spot. LT's are gold in the NFL, and there isn't anyone who could fill the GB Packer LT better than Clifton, unless they want drop a multi million dollar contract, and that is a risk in of itself.

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