Thompson needs to upgrade Packers' of fensive personnel

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Watch two days of minicamp practices and one thing jumps out about the Green Bay Packers offense.
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May 25, 2006
 
I liked Rugemer, too, and was surprised that the Packers didn't keep him. He had the same nasty, agressive style that the Packers like so much with Colledge and Spitz. And obviously, he'd be a lot cheaper than Verba. Did Rugemer get picked up by Buffalo?
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May 25, 2006
 
North Carolina Packer Fan wrote:
I agree with most of what you wrote. Favre had most of his success with the likes of Sterling Sharpe who could run dbs over. The one point we diverge on (and only slightly) is that the lanes will be open for Favre.(Although I do expect that Rodgers will get to see some action during games this season.)
You guys are awfully, awfully optimistic--especially with the number of rookies and projects they've got. Sometimes it's almost pie in the sky kind of thinking. Get Verba back? Why?
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#24
May 26, 2006
 
Heidi, this is the time to be optomistic, when anything is possible and before reality sets in. ;) As for Verba, even if both Colledge and Coston earn starting positions and play well, the Packers are going to be pretty thin at the guard position. Having a veteran player like Verba provides depth and experience. But I don't think Thompson is likely to pay a lot to get him.
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May 26, 2006
 
That's REAL optimistic .... for the Colts. ;}
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May 26, 2006
 
North Carolina Packer Fan wrote:
Heidi, this is the time to be optomistic, when anything is possible and before reality sets in. ;) As for Verba, even if both Colledge and Coston earn starting positions and play well, the Packers are going to be pretty thin at the guard position. Having a veteran player like Verba provides depth and experience. But I don't think Thompson is likely to pay a lot to get him.
Didn't the Browns have some locker room problems with him? And isn't he a player reaching the end of his career as well? The Packers brought him in a couple of weeks ago, right? If there was a "bidding war" with Tampa Bay, don't you think it would be more public by now? I admit I have been kind of busy these last few weeks and may not have been keeping up like I usually do, but I havn't read anything much since the Packers brought Verba in and worked him out. Don't you think TT will wait to look over the pickings to see if there is someone better out there?
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May 26, 2006
 
Thompson will probably wait to see which veterans will be cut next week on June 1st. I believe that date is significant for cap reasons, which I don't really understand. There is no big rush, but I think they would want to have a decent veteran to back up Colledge & Coston if in fact they are the starters. It does not have to be Verba; I only asked about him because he had a tryout. He bought out of his contract a year ago I believe, and he has been out of football ever since.
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Didn't the Browns have some locker room problems with him? And isn't he a player reaching the end of his career as well? The Packers brought him in a couple of weeks ago, right? If there was a "bidding war" with Tampa Bay, don't you think it would be more public by now? I admit I have been kind of busy these last few weeks and may not have been keeping up like I usually do, but I havn't read anything much since the Packers brought Verba in and worked him out. Don't you think TT will wait to look over the pickings to see if there is someone better out there?
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May 26, 2006
 
North Carolina Packer Fan wrote:
I liked Rugemer, too, and was surprised that the Packers didn't keep him. He had the same nasty, agressive style that the Packers like so much with Colledge and Spitz. And obviously, he'd be a lot cheaper than Verba. Did Rugemer get picked up by Buffalo?
I was curious, and I couldn't remember. I just checked--the Giants picked him up. I liked him, too--probably more for his work off the field. He was a very community-oriented player, and he was heavily involved in charity work. I loved the fact that he sponsored reading programs for kids. On the field, he was a tough, versatile, and reliable player. I wish him well with the Giants. Actually, I would have liked to see him continue with the Packers, but I really think TT was looking to upgrade, which is why I believe that Grady won't be back and Verba is unlikely to be signed by the Packers.
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#30
May 27, 2006
 
Heidi, I expect you're right on both Verba and Jackson not being with the Packers this season. I think Verba still has a year or two left in him and I expect he'd be used mostly as insurance against injury to Colledge or Coston. But I'm also sure that Thompson won't get into a bidding war on him since the situation is not desperate. Jerry is most likely on the money when he says the Packers will see who is available after the cuts start.

As for Jackson, no other team seems to be persuing him so it is possible that the Packers could resign him as a backup to Pickett. Thompson won't pay much to keep him (in guaranteed money) and Jackson's pride may force him to reject a contract if the money is not enough. If the Packers want to keep him, a good compromise might be to offer a more incentive based contract.
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May 27, 2006
 
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Heidi, I expect you're right on both Verba and Jackson not being with the Packers this season. I think Verba still has a year or two left in him and I expect he'd be used mostly as insurance against injury to Colledge or Coston. But I'm also sure that Thompson won't get into a bidding war on him since the situation is not desperate. Jerry is most likely on the money when he says the Packers will see who is available after the cuts start.
As for Jackson, no other team seems to be persuing him so it is possible that the Packers could resign him as a backup to Pickett. Thompson won't pay much to keep him (in guaranteed money) and Jackson's pride may force him to reject a contract if the money is not enough. If the Packers want to keep him, a good compromise might be to offer a more incentive based contract.
I don't know whether you are a subscriber, but I do know you read JSOnline. There are some telling comments and comparisons in Christl's Weblog regarding Jackson's camp peformances over the past two years that you might find interesting.
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May 27, 2006
 
I'll check it out. Thanks.

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