Green Bay Packers Rookie Progress Rep...

Green Bay Packers Rookie Progress Report Through First 4 Games

There are 28 comments on the BleacherReport story from Oct 4, 2012, titled Green Bay Packers Rookie Progress Report Through First 4 Games. In it, BleacherReport reports that:

The Green Bay Packers have had one of the best rookie classes throughout the first four weeks of the season.

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GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#1 Oct 5, 2012
I rarely even read Bleacher Report articles. However, this accurately describes the considerable contributions of the rookies this season. If you add the substantial contributons of the 2nd year guys such as J.D. Smith and M.D. Jennings and it's no surprise that there has been improvement on the defnsive side of the ball. As their playing time andexperience increase their performances should imrove further. The return of Devon House will also help. Of all the young guys I'm most impressed with J.D Smith who has stepped in for Desmond Bishop and done very well for a young guy under the circumstances. I was afraid the loss of Bishop would be much more costly.

Naturally, all of the rookie help this season is on the defense. However, the offense does have a couple second year players stepping it up. Randall Cobb is becoming a bigger part of the offense by the week which looks like a trend that will continue and D.J Jennings may continue to contribute more and more also.
eric

Marshfield, WI

#2 Oct 5, 2012
Now if Nick Perry can convert and adjust from playing down in USC to playing up in GB,,DE at USC to LB in GB,we may hit a Homerun,opposite clay and helping Clay,while watching Clay day in and day out to learn the ropes can really help this kid develop.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#3 Oct 5, 2012
Nick hasn't played poorly. I'm sure everybody, including him, has high expectations. However, not every good player necessarily lives up to the expectations created by their draft position or physical abilities. As you pointed out eric, Nick does need to adjust to playing up which adds to the difficulty that a rookie faces. It's difficult enough for a rookie to make a huge impact, especially right out of the gate. When you consider all of the changes on the defense the improvement has been surprisingly quick. Prior to the seaon I merely hoped for improvement on defense. It wasn't a certainty with all of the young guys coming in. Now the only question is how much improvement will we see.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#4 Oct 6, 2012
Not only have the rookies provided much needed improvement, but hopefully the return of injured/suspended players like Neal, Zombo, Starks, Sherrod and Quarless will also. If nothing else their return will provide added depth which is always needed through the course of an NFL season. And I haven't even mentioned the continued improvement of the many 3rd and 4th year guys. The point here is that the Packers right now are a different team from last year and certainly will be a different team by the end of this season than they are right now.
Reggie 2-3

Bronx, NY

#5 Oct 8, 2012
Yeah ok zombo lol you mean the guy that has played a handfull of times in the last several years??!!
Zombo = the gingerbread man!
Trade him ASAP and make room for someone that doesnt get injured if you just tap him.
eric

Marshfield, WI

#6 Oct 8, 2012
Thats a shame too! The playing time Zombo had so far,he was pretty good!He just cant stay healthy.
Good to see Mike Neal back and with 31 snaps,he had 1 sack,2 tackles and a hurry,not great,but, pretty good for his first action and hopefully he gets better and in better football shape as the year moves forward.
Reggie2-3

Bronx, NY

#7 Oct 8, 2012
Definitely Eric.
eric

Marshfield, WI

#8 Oct 8, 2012
Reggie,I wish would could trade Zombo for a draft pick or a player of need,but, who would trade for him at this point.The talent is definately there for sure and when he plays is a very good LB but he just cant stay healthy and his trade value sucks.
I love Draft picks for sure!..If Greg Jennings stayed healthy,i wonder if Ted would have tried to trade him for a 1st or 2nd rounder.How great for a team in the playoff race to land a guy like Greg Jennings? GB can p.u. a high pick and everyone is happy,but, the groin injury prob. put the halt on that! Maybe just maybe the injury would lower his salary demands enough Gb can sign him if they wanted,but,Im not sure if i would pay him huge at this point.Remember GB is in the middle of the Pack in cap space and the cap number is going to be fairly steady and in the same general area for the next few years, so salaries wont be going up to quick over the next 3 seasons unless teams can get their mid line players to play for a bit less so stars can be signed,who knows,but careers are short,so not to many guys will put their lives on the line making a million or so less so a star can fit in for Mega Millions ( unless your a guy like Donald Driver who made his money and just wants to be on a team and try for another ring)
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#9 Oct 8, 2012
Of course we will also get Jennings back. Apparently that can't happen too soon. We certainly aren't getting a ton of production from any other receivers. When James Jones is being the big star, it can't be a good thing. BTW eric, what do you mean "How great for a team in the playoff race to land a guy like Greg Jennings?" Don't you think the Packers are in the playoff race?
eric

Marshfield, WI

#10 Oct 9, 2012
Yea they are but You have to make a choice.Play Jennings this year and lose him for nothing,Trade Jennings and get something for him.
James Jones,is playing ok,Jordy Nelson is terrific, Randall Cobb will be a star and is getting better every game.DD is DD,they are certainly deep and its a matter of timing,its just not there and when it gets there,GB will have that big offense they had.ALSO with Crabtree getting more snaps and his shoulder healing ( hopefully) he can be more effective,DL Williams TE ARKANSAS is proven more deserving of playing time making Finley a bit more expendable and his drop passes.Its an option.IF they kept last years rules aobut compensation,we can lose Jennings in FA nad get a compensation pick but those are gone,so it can be considered AND if Raji re injures the ankle or Finley's shoulder isnt quite as good as originally thought, theres another option to free up a roster spot or acquire a D linemen ect.
Medal of Dishonor

United States

#11 Oct 9, 2012
GBPfan wrote:
I rarely even read Bleacher Report articles.
What????? After all those arguments with EZG who used Bleacher Report for every LAME argument he made...lmao...
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#12 Oct 9, 2012
eric wrote:
Yea they are but You have to make a choice.Play Jennings this year and lose him for nothing,Trade Jennings and get something for him.
James Jones,is playing ok,Jordy Nelson is terrific, Randall Cobb will be a star and is getting better every game.DD is DD,they are certainly deep and its a matter of timing,its just not there and when it gets there,GB will have that big offense they had.ALSO with Crabtree getting more snaps and his shoulder healing ( hopefully) he can be more effective,DL Williams TE ARKANSAS is proven more deserving of playing time making Finley a bit more expendable and his drop passes.Its an option.IF they kept last years rules aobut compensation,we can lose Jennings in FA nad get a compensation pick but those are gone,so it can be considered AND if Raji re injures the ankle or Finley's shoulder isnt quite as good as originally thought, theres another option to free up a roster spot or acquire a D linemen ect.
First, you only gave two choices. You never mentioned the choice of re-signing Jennings.

Second, I understand the Packers have some depth, but it also seems that without Jennings there is a big difference. Where was our Reggie Wayne on Sunday? We were playing against one of the weekest secondaries in the NFL and Aaron couldn't find any open receivers? Face it, Jennings is the best receiver on the team and he helps open things up for the other receivers. We really don't have a replacement for him. Jones has played as well as I've ever seen him play. Yet it isn't like having Jennings out there. I would love it if we had so much talent that Jennings could be traded. I just don't see that we do.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#13 Oct 9, 2012
Medal of Dishonor wrote:
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What????? After all those arguments with EZG who used Bleacher Report for every LAME argument he made...lmao...
ezg seemed to think that anything he could find had equal validity. Bleacher report is a great source for finding any whacko opinion that a person wants to find. When you add ezg's poor reading comprehension skills to the mix, he certainly found a way to make those Bleacher Report articles work for him.

Bleacher Report does occassionally have articles that have some facts and leave the opinions to the reader. A person just needs to understand that there will seldom be useful (or accurate) info in the articles.
eric

Marshfield, WI

#14 Oct 9, 2012
GBPfan wrote:
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First, you only gave two choices. You never mentioned the choice of re-signing Jennings.
Second, I understand th Packers have some depth, but it also seems that without Jennings there is a big difference. Where was our Reggie Wayne on Sunday? We were playing against one of the weekest secondaries in the NFL and Aaron couldn't find any open receivers? Face it, Jennings is the best receiver on the team and he helps open things up for the other receivers. We really don't have a replacement for him. Jones has played as well as I've ever seen him play. Yet it isn't like having Jennings out there. I would love it if we had so much talent that Jennings could be traded. I just don't see that we do.
Please Also consider.Jordy was WIDE OPEN twice and AR just missed him ( which doesnt happen much,but, this year,the timing for whatever reason just want there).IF this were last years offense it would have been a 42 pt game instead of a 27 pt game IMO.I dont think Jennings is effecting the team as much as some may think.J.F. dropped 2 or 3 more passes ( surprise there hah?) which didnt help either.Mason Crosby missed 2 FG ( granted both were 50 yard but he is more then good enough to hit 1 of them on a consistent basis,esp in a dome with a controlled atmosphere).In other words the loss of Jennings didnt effect the out come of this particular game.There are just to many factors involved and GB should have won it.They didnt adjust at all and were out coached in that 3rd quarter,didnt play quite good enough in the 4th quarter and with the emotion INDY was playing at, to come out flat and never really get into it like they did was a recipe for disaster
Belcher Report

United States

#15 Oct 9, 2012
GBPfan wrote:
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ezg seemed to think that anything he could find had equal validity. Bleacher report is a great source for finding any whacko opinion that a person wants to find. When you add ezg's poor reading comprehension skills to the mix, he certainly found a way to make those Bleacher Report articles work for him.
Bleacher Report does occassionally have articles that have some facts and leave the opinions to the reader. A person just needs to understand that there will seldom be useful (or accurate) info in the articles.
Agree...I will never for get the time he went to his local sports card shop to have his SOS theory certified...what a clown...
eric

Marshfield, WI

#16 Oct 9, 2012
GBPfan wrote:
<quoted text>
First, you only gave two choices. You never mentioned the choice of re-signing Jennings.
Second, I understand the Packers have some depth, but it also seems that without Jennings there is a big difference. Where was our Reggie Wayne on Sunday? We were playing against one of the weekest secondaries in the NFL and Aaron couldn't find any open receivers? Face it, Jennings is the best receiver on the team and he helps open things up for the other receivers. We really don't have a replacement for him. Jones has played as well as I've ever seen him play. Yet it isn't like having Jennings out there. I would love it if we had so much talent that Jennings could be traded. I just don't see that we do.
TRUE,but givin what hes asking,if he doesnt drop down his demands,he wont be in GB.Packers cant afford him with Clay,Aaron and Raji coming up quick.THey may also want to resign Cedric if the price is right.Pickett is playing decent football and hes up soon as well.Thats why i didnt mention re signing him.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#17 Oct 9, 2012
eric wrote:
<quoted text>Please Also consider.Jordy was WIDE OPEN twice and AR just missed him ( which doesnt happen much,but, this year,the timing for whatever reason just want there).IF this were last years offense it would have been a 42 pt game instead of a 27 pt game IMO.I dont think Jennings is effecting the team as much as some may think.J.F. dropped 2 or 3 more passes ( surprise there hah?) which didnt help either.Mason Crosby missed 2 FG ( granted both were 50 yard but he is more then good enough to hit 1 of them on a consistent basis,esp in a dome with a controlled atmosphere).In other words the loss of Jennings didnt effect the out come of this particular game.There are just to many factors involved and GB should have won it.They didnt adjust at all and were out coached in that 3rd quarter,didnt play quite good enough in the 4th quarter and with the emotion INDY was playing at, to come out flat and never really get into it like they did was a recipe for disaster
Don't get me wrong. I don't think it's all on the receivers. Aaron Rodgers is in a slump compared to his performance last season. And I agree that the Packers could have and should have won without Jennings. I just see the difference with and without Jennings in the lineup over the years and it certainly seems more than coincidental that secondaries usually look much better when he isn't on the field. Jordy in particular seems to benefit when Jennings is on the field. However, all of the receivers seem to be able to get more open when Jennings plays. Jennings IS the Packers best receiver and like most players of his caliber he tends to raise the level of play when he is on the field. In other words, he makes those around him better.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#18 Oct 9, 2012
eric wrote:
<quoted text>TRUE,but givin what hes asking,if he doesnt drop down his demands,he wont be in GB.Packers cant afford him with Clay,Aaron and Raji coming up quick.THey may also want to resign Cedric if the price is right.Pickett is playing decent football and hes up soon as well.Thats why i didnt mention re signing him.
He may or may not be back. The cap is going up every year, and teams can always find ways to keep their best players if they need to do it. Who do you think the Packers have to fill Jennings role? James Jones?
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#19 Oct 9, 2012
eric wrote:
<quoted text>Please Also consider.Jordy was WIDE OPEN twice and AR just missed him ( which doesnt happen much,but, this year,the timing for whatever reason just want there).IF this were last years offense it would have been a 42 pt game instead of a 27 pt game IMO.I dont think Jennings is effecting the team as much as some may think.J.F. dropped 2 or 3 more passes ( surprise there hah?) which didnt help either.Mason Crosby missed 2 FG ( granted both were 50 yard but he is more then good enough to hit 1 of them on a consistent basis,esp in a dome with a controlled atmosphere).In other words the loss of Jennings didnt effect the out come of this particular game.There are just to many factors involved and GB should have won it.They didnt adjust at all and were out coached in that 3rd quarter,didnt play quite good enough in the 4th quarter and with the emotion INDY was playing at, to come out flat and never really get into it like they did was a recipe for disaster
I agree that there are all kinds of problems right now. No one thing is the answer or the fix. However, I do think one of the many ways in which the Packers can improve is to get Jennings back on the field.
Runnin on Empty

United States

#20 Oct 9, 2012
eric wrote:
<quoted text>THey may also want to resign Cedric if the price is right.
Find a better option for next year....

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