Some Surprises in Green Bay Packers' ...

Some Surprises in Green Bay Packers' 53-Man Roster

There are 19 comments on the BleacherReport story from Sep 2, 2009, titled Some Surprises in Green Bay Packers' 53-Man Roster. In it, BleacherReport reports that:

This my prediction on who will make the Packers 53-man roster, including two trades: At QB, Aaron Rodgers has had a tremendous offseason after a successful 2008 campaign.

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wal0645

Yorktown, VA

#1 Sep 2, 2009
This article makes a lot of sense, especially bringing in another QB who has some experience. As was the case with Rodgers in his 2nd year, I don't think either Flynn or Brohm are ready to step in if something were to happen. We've covered many positions with quality depth, but we have no answer if something happened to Rodgers this season. I would make that trade for Thigpen in a hot minute. If we could get the rookie LB from the Bengles in another trade would be a bonus. Keep developing both Brohm and Flynn for future trade bait and keep the vet as backup.
jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#2 Sep 2, 2009
Tyler Thigpen would be a great addition, the Vikings were morons to let him go to the Chiefs. The guy has plenty of skills to play QB as we seen last year with the Chiefs, but why are the Chiefs even thinking about letting him go? Isn't Cassell hurt already?
answerman

Appleton, WI

#3 Sep 2, 2009
OK, this looks like fun. It's amazing how close the Packers roster is to being set. Having said that, here's my disagreements with the author's projection.

First of all, I don't see any way they carry 4 quarterbacks. I agree that the Packers should have a veteran backup at this point, but they are kind of stuck unless they can trade Flynn or Brohm (not likely) or someone (Brohm?) develops a mysterious ailment that lands him on injured reserve. They really seem to like Flynn as the backup, and they've got too much invested in Brohm to just give up on him at this point.

Then, I don't see keeping all three fullbacks, though it's a tough choice. The way I see it, it comes down to a choice between a third fullback or a fourth running back. If I had to guess (which is all I'm doing here) I'd see Kuhn as the short term starter until or until they think Quinn Johnson is ready to start. Kuhn is just so good on special teams, which makes Korey Hall the odd man out. Plus, the author's projection includes keeping Spencer Havner, which I completely agree with... he can play either tight end or fullback.

At wide receiver, as much as it pains me to say it, I think Ruvell Martin might bring enough in a trade to part with him. This puts Brett Swain on the roster. I'm not betting the farm on this happening, though.

The trade of Scott Wells is an interesting idea. Assuming it doesn't happen, though, he will be back. It adds so much depth to the line... in case of an injury, Wells comes in at center and Jason Spitz moves as needed. Plus, the author's projection leaves the Packers without a true backup center.

Since in my scenario the trade with Cincinnati doesn't happen, remove Rey Maualuga and replace him with Danny Lansannah.

At defensive back... there are a lot of teams in the league that would jump on Aaron Rouse if he gets cut. There's no way he makes it through waivers.

And finally, the Packers' punter for the 2009 season is not on the roster right now. I don't know who it will be, but I doubt it will be Jeremy Kapinos.

Just another opinion. Feel free to discuss/criticize etc. That's the fun of preseason!
jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#4 Sep 3, 2009
I like the mysterious ailment theory. Many teams do that. They need to get Thigpen in here one way or another.
eric

Denmark, WI

#5 Sep 3, 2009
im not sure Rouse would be cut,I think the Packers would trade him away for position of weakness or the infamous draft pick
3 FB,obviously to many,but,i think Hall practiced at LB as well,so they just might keep all of them as hall is a backup LB as well,but,if they cut 1,id cut Hall as Kuhn is a good blocker and although the rookie we have hasn't really impressed,he has the reputation of a big blocker
They have mentioned trading Wells,but,looking at the roster is there another Center if we lose a Guard and move Spitz over? or is there another guard good enough to fill in effectively? I can see the Packers pick up another o lineman on the waiver wire after cut down day.
Danger D

Ipswich, SD

#6 Sep 3, 2009
I can't imagine we'd need to add to our LB depth.
eric

Denmark, WI

#7 Sep 3, 2009
i was thinking aloud as he is a special teams player as well,and you never know who gets hurt and we can cut a lesser or younger LB to the practice squad to fit him in
Rick

College Park, MD

#8 Sep 3, 2009
I could see the Packers trying to trade A.J. Hawk.

Gosh, talk about depth at a position!!!!
eric

Denmark, WI

#9 Sep 3, 2009
damn i never thought of that one Rick!
I get nervous when they talk about depth as everyone starts getting hurt,but........ Maybe with a new defense thats not so predictable,we can get away with a few injuries here and there!
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#10 Sep 3, 2009
Maybe with a GM that knew how to build a team, we could get away with a few injuries here and there!
Danger D

Ipswich, SD

#11 Sep 3, 2009
GBPfan wrote:
Maybe with a GM that knew how to build a team, we could get away with a few injuries here and there!
Are you saying you don't like TT? Wait a minute, we should start a conversation about this. Hey everyone! Here's a topic that hasn't been touched in this forum! What do you think of TT?
eric

Denmark, WI

#12 Sep 3, 2009
GBPfan wrote:
Maybe with a GM that knew how to build a team, we could get away with a few injuries here and there!
how true from Cap hell to the NFC Title game in 3 years! pretty bad hah? Scraped a team run badly by Mike Sherman,started with 30+ rookies or guys with less then 3 years exp. hired a new coach and he and the new coach went 27-21 in 3 years,2 years together went to the NFC Title game,,yep bad job,of course some of us are so pissed that their hero was dumped to NY after trying to screw the Packers they cant see facts or how things are done i guess.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#13 Sep 3, 2009
Danger D wrote:
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Are you saying you don't like TT? Wait a minute, we should start a conversation about this. Hey everyone! Here's a topic that hasn't been touched in this forum! What do you think of TT?
I'm saying that when it comes to having a roster capable of overcoming injuries we should hold the GM responsible because that is part of his job.

Do I need to explain everything to you? It really isn't fair to the rest of the class. You are holding everybody up. You really need to make an effort to understand the English language. Purchase a dictionary and use it!

Since: Aug 09

Green Bay, WI

#14 Sep 3, 2009
This thread was moving along nicely until:
GBPfan wrote:
Maybe with a GM that knew how to build a team, we could get away with a few injuries here and there!
Now, it's just another thread down the tubes. Nice, GBPFan. Just go away. Everyone else, make sure you vote! http://www.topix.com/forum/nfl/green-bay-pack...
wal0645

Yorktown, VA

#15 Sep 3, 2009
Danger D wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you saying you don't like TT? Wait a minute, we should start a conversation about this. Hey everyone! Here's a topic that hasn't been touched in this forum! What do you think of TT?
HAHA!!! putting that aside, I definitely think we need a experienced backup QB and Thigpen would be an understanding move on our part. If Hawk got traded I wouldn't be that shocked. He's a steady player, but nothing special. The kind of money we are paying him is not validated if he can't be on the field for all situations.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#16 Sep 3, 2009
eric wrote:
<quoted text>how true from Cap hell to the NFC Title game in 3 years! pretty bad hah? Scraped a team run badly by Mike Sherman,started with 30+ rookies or guys with less then 3 years exp. hired a new coach and he and the new coach went 27-21 in 3 years,2 years together went to the NFC Title game,,yep bad job,of course some of us are so pissed that their hero was dumped to NY after trying to screw the Packers they cant see facts or how things are done i guess.
Your hero was dumped to NY? Sorry to hear that. Maybe your new boy-toy, Turd Thompson, will be sent packing soon too. Sounds like you've got it rough.

But enough about your personal losses. Hopefully, this year the Packers overcome the TT handicap and win for a change!
Danger D

Ipswich, SD

#17 Sep 3, 2009
wal0645 wrote:
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HAHA!!! putting that aside, I definitely think we need a experienced backup QB and Thigpen would be an understanding move on our part. If Hawk got traded I wouldn't be that shocked. He's a steady player, but nothing special. The kind of money we are paying him is not validated if he can't be on the field for all situations.
Yeah, I think we'd get a lot more for him than some of the up-and-comers who we're pretty confident in but who don't have the stats to support decent value.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#18 Sep 3, 2009
wal0645 wrote:
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HAHA!!! putting that aside, I definitely think we need a experienced backup QB and Thigpen would be an understanding move on our part. If Hawk got traded I wouldn't be that shocked. He's a steady player, but nothing special. The kind of money we are paying him is not validated if he can't be on the field for all situations.
Hawk's value may be as high as it's going to get. He is expected to play on running downs only. Bishop may end up taking some or all of those snaps away from him before long. If the Packers are ever going to trade him, now is the time. I'm still not comfortable with the Packers trading Defensive players for a backup QB though. If the Offense needs another backup QB that badly, the Offense should be making the sacrifice. Defensive depth is a major concern after last year.
jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#19 Sep 3, 2009
Let's give Hawk a chance in this new D before we unload him, I think the competition he faces now will elevate his level of play, hopefully!

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