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  • #16
    Originally posted by jackalope View Post
    This is disgraceful. A player wants to make the right choice and go to mini-camp, but the NFL won't let him?
    Jesus H. Christ

    PACKERS COULD HAVE MOVED THEIR MINICAMP

    A league source tells us that the Green Bay Packers could have moved the dates of this weekend's mandatory minicamp after it became clear that there was a conflict this weekend with the 2007 Rookie Premier Photo Shoot -- and that the L.A. event for 35 hand-picked incoming players is a rock and the minicamp is scissors.

    Instead, the camp stayed put as originally scheduled, and second-round draft pick Brandon Jackson (the possible season-opening starter at tailback) won't be able to participate.

    Per the source, other teams moved their camps once the issue became obvious several weeks ago. The Lions, for example, convened on Tuesday through Thursday, even though (as we understand it) they were initially slated to have a full-squad camp over the weekend.

    As a result, the Lions were able to have access to receiver Calvin Johnson.

    And maybe that's why the Packers have deferred all comment on the issue to Jackson and his agent; there's nothing that the Packers can really say about this one, because by all appearances it's a problem that could have been avoided with better planning.


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    • #17
      I wonder what the penalty is for going? Anyway maybe he should dawn a different players uniform and put on a fake mustache....

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      • #18
        Originally posted by bearsfan_51 View Post
        Exactly. If you're that worried about, don't schedule a mini-camp this week. It's not like they didn't know about this well in advance.

        Then again I guess next weekend would have conflicted with Brittany Favre's graduation.
        On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you hate Brett Favre? Just curious.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by bigbluedefense View Post
          On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you hate Brett Favre? Just curious.
          I can't speak for 51' but for me....Hate? 10, because he's a Packer that has made our lives hell for the best decade. Respect? 10. I hate Brett because he's an amazing QB.


          Another sig courtesy of BoneKrusher

          Originally posted by JBCX
          Despite looking better against an underachieving Eagles team, I still think the Bears are one of the worst teams in the NFL. I smell a blowout victory by the Lions this week and a division sweep.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by bigbluedefense View Post
            On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you hate Brett Favre? Just curious.
            I don't hate anyone. I'm an socialist hippie remember?

            I have no problem with Favre. I was just the one that in 2003-2004 when the media was still completely up his asshole saying that he was selfish and not a good fit for a team that was on the verge of rebuilding.

            It's just now 3 years later that the rest of the people are seeing what I've been saying. I would have traded him two years ago. I understand the sentimental value, and the fun that will come out of him breaking the records with a Packers uniform on, but from an organizational standpoint he's holding the team back.


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            • #21
              The ruling by the NFL Management Council is disappointing, I think, given guys like Jackson and Anthony Gonzalez who would rather go to their respective teams' first full-squad mini-camps. Although in Gonzo's case, he probably wouldn't have been able to attend the mini-camp anyways given the matter about waiting until graduation with rookies.

              I know Joseph Addai didn't attend the photo shoot last year, although I don't recall if it was scheduled the same weekend as a mini-camp.
              Pugnacity, testosterone, truculence, and belligerence.

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              • #22
                I'm hardly siding with the NFL on this, but the fact is, this event was probably planned months ago....teams could have very easily scheduled their mini-camps around this event.

                Of course, another alternative would be to push the event back another week or two....not many teams doing mini-camps in late May/early June. Or they could have done it earlier.....perhaps on a weekday during the week after the draft.

                Either way, this situation was completely avoidable. It's a pity that Jackson and the rest of the rookies are the ones getting screwed.....they're the only ones who had no control whatsoever over the situation.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by bearsfan_51 View Post
                  Jesus H. Christ
                  Right, they're going to reschedule their entire mini-camp for one player. The point is that the NFL is REQUIRING a player to do some press event instead of being in practice.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by princefielder28 View Post
                    Well, in the NFL's defense, the Lions, Bears, Packers, and Colts are the only teams with mini-camps this week
                    Well I didn't know that. I guess I can't hate on the NFL then.

                    stephenson86

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                    • #25
                      While it does suck for Jackson that he's missing out on some practice he'll be ok. GB spent last week going over all of the same stuff in a rookies only camp, the only thing that's different with this camp is that the vets are gonna be there.
                      Originally posted by njx9
                      i invite all of you to spam the board with moronic topics that aren't even vaguely entertaining. please.

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                      • #26
                        Greg Olsen and Garrett Wolfe are missing too. This is such a complete non-issue.


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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by bearsfan_51 View Post
                          I don't hate anyone. I'm an socialist hippie remember?

                          I have no problem with Favre. I was just the one that in 2003-2004 when the media was still completely up his asshole saying that he was selfish and not a good fit for a team that was on the verge of rebuilding.

                          It's just now 3 years later that the rest of the people are seeing what I've been saying. I would have traded him two years ago. I understand the sentimental value, and the fun that will come out of him breaking the records with a Packers uniform on, but from an organizational standpoint he's holding the team back.
                          I couldn't agree with you more than I do. I think he should have retired after that embarrassing game he had against the Vikings in the '04 playoffs. Right now, he is holding the organization hostage. He is in charge, and those who have the power to make changes are scared of the repercussions of trading away a legend.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Shiver View Post
                            I couldn't agree with you more than I do. I think he should have retired after that embarrassing game he had against the Vikings in the '04 playoffs. Right now, he is holding the organization hostage. He is in charge, and those who have the power to make changes are scared of the repercussions of trading away a legend.
                            Nobody would trade for Favre. He's either in Green Bay or retired. Favre gives the Packers a better chance to win than any other QB on their roster. Therefore, I can't fault the Packers for keeping him around.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by bearsfan_51 View Post
                              Exactly. .
                              YEAH, LET"S MOVE THE CAMP FOR A 2ND ROUD ROOKIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WTF were the Packers thinking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MOVE IT NOW!!!

                              What do the vikings and marijuana have in common? Every time you put them in a bowl
                              they get smoked.

                              2010-2011 Super Bowl Champions
                              Hint:Not the Bears.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by TitleTown088 View Post
                                YEAH, LET"S MOVE THE CAMP FOR A 2ND ROUD ROOKIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WTF were the Packers thinking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MOVE IT NOW!!!
                                Well then stop bitching about it. It's one or the other. But you guys are pooping your pants calling it a "travesty". I mean seriously.


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