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  • I want our #5 WR to be a guy like a Jacoby Ford, a KR specialist.
    There are some guys like that we can find on day 3 of the draft. I like Swain, but I feel a great KR would be better than what he offers us.

    Bottom line is I want to be drafting #32 every round.

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    • Well now that the Saints are out of it, I'm rooting for the Packers to make it all the way.

      Hopefully they can beat the Falcons.

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      • Anybody ever stop and think how strange of a trip it's been for James Starks this year?

        -Drafted in the 6th round out of Buffalo. Strange right off the bat since a small school RB is a fringe draftable prospect unless he's a physical freak.

        -Add in the injury concern...the dude didn't play at all his senior year...and combine that with the low level of competetion, and this guy is lucky to be a UDFA.

        -But, for whatever reason, the Packers drafted him in the 6th round....and what does he do....gets hurt and misses TC and the pre-season.

        -Well, we tried. Now he's injured again, so the question is, do we cut ties right away, or stubbornly place the dude on IR thinking maybe he'll be healthy next year. Nope. We'll put him on the PUP list.

        -So, half the season comes and goes, and a decision needs to be made. NOW it seems like time to release him or send him to IR. NOPE. added to the roster.

        -So, after a couple weeks, he gets some game time...and plays pretty well. So, the assumption is; he'll be a fixture for the rest of the season. NOPE. health scratch for the next few weeks.

        -Now, in week 18, he has to be considered the MVP of the Wild Card game.

        -But, really, everything about this guy in 2010 has defied all logic.

        -But, just another reason to love Ted Thompson.

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        • Starks has had quite the ride over the past year or so but it's not like he's come completely out of nowhere...if he had stayed healthy his senior year there was a chance he'd go in the first two rounds of the draft


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          • So is Capers still safe from other teams trying to hire him as a HC. I hope so, I think he knows this situation is pretty damn good with a young defense, TT getting him what he needs, and a young superstar QB on the other side of the ball.

            I'm just crossing my fingers that he stays.
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            • Well, as long as the Pack are in the playoffs, teams can't talk to him. I think Denver has been the only team he's been linked to as a candidate, so far. I'd hope he'd want to stick here considering the situation in Denver is a mess. Here, he's got a defense that is in only their 2nd year in his scheme and is playing well, and has some great young talent to work with.

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              • BTW, here is a great read on James Starks. Did you know that he was almost going to be a Bear?

                Bears nearly drafted Starks 10 picks before Green Bay took him


                As we got closer to our pick, Angelo made the decision for the Bears to draft Starks. When we drafted a player there was a protocol we followed. After the decision on who to draft was made, Cliff Stein (the Bears contract negotiator) would call the players agent and tell him we were planning on drafting his player. He would tell the agent that the wanted to get a 4-year contract with the player and wanted the contract done by a certain date. If the agent agreed then I would call the player and give him the news that the Bears were going to take him. This is exactly what happened with Starks. I was on the phone for a minute or so with Starks when Angelo walked in my office and told me he had changed his mind and was drafting LeFevour. I put Starks on hold and then said to Angelo that Stein had already talked to the agent and I had the player on the phone…we couldn’t do business like that. He said he was sorry but he decided he wanted LeFevour and the card had been turned in.

                I then had to tell the player (a player that I had developed a good relationship with over the previous two years) that in fact we were not drafting him. Hearing a kid go from being extremely excited to silence was not easy. It was the most embarrassing moment I had experienced while scouting.
                Gotta love Jerry Angelo
                Last edited by BloodBrother; 01-11-2011, 03:10 PM.

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                • Who saw Casey Matthews forced fumble in the 4th quarter last night? That looked so much like his older brother Clay. I think the bloodlines this family has is enough reason to get his brother on our team :D.

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                  • Originally posted by PackerLegend View Post
                    Who saw Casey Matthews forced fumble in the 4th quarter last night? That looked so much like his older brother Clay. I think the bloodlines this family has is enough reason to get his brother on our team :D.
                    Too bad we have absolutely no need for another ILB.

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                    • Originally posted by BloodBrother View Post
                      BTW, here is a great read on James Starks. Did you know that he was almost going to be a Bear?

                      Bears nearly drafted Starks 10 picks before Green Bay took him
                      Gotta love Jerry Angelo
                      Hopefully he plays extra hard and well every time we face the Bears for about the next 8 years!

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                      • His most remarkable stat was during that two-year period he had 7 touchdowns of over 50 yards, including a 92-yard TD run.
                        This is the best part of the story. Once he gets going he can be a big weapon. I think he has just started to scratch the surface! Plus here is another reason why he reminds me so much of Grant (2007 version). They are true one cut slashers, with the same size, upright running style, and can explode out of cuts. I understand the AP comparison but realistically I don't think Starks could ever be as dangerous as AP or the man everyone compares AP to in Eric Dickerson. Those two guys are elite hall of fame guys. AP is just flithy when he is not fumbling. But i think with the chance Starks could be as productive as Grant, a 1,200 yard 10 TD guy.

                        The story also goes to prove once again why the Bears still suck!

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                        • Originally posted by GB12 View Post
                          Too bad we have absolutely no need for another ILB.
                          There's no chance at all of converting him to an OLB?

                          Not even considering the idea that if we ARE going to be getting rid of one of the present trio established at ILB, then getting a new 3rd ILB might be a good idea?

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                          • Originally posted by Zycho32 View Post
                            There's no chance at all of converting him to an OLB?

                            Not even considering the idea that if we ARE going to be getting rid of one of the present trio established at ILB, then getting a new 3rd ILB might be a good idea?
                            He really doesn't fit well as a 3-4 OLB. He's actually probably best suited for a 4-3 OLB, but he could probably make it as an ILB in a 3-4.

                            And even if we do get rid of Hawk or Barnett (I wouldn't completely rule out keeping all three, though unlikely), we still have two starters and Chillar. If he's there when we pick in the 5th, fine, but we have no reason to take an ILB earlier than that.

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                            • Originally posted by GB12 View Post
                              If he's there when we pick in the 5th, fine, but we have no reason to take an ILB earlier than that.
                              out of pure homerism i would take casey in the third . . but thats prolly cuz i have a huge boner for clay



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                              People are expecting him to be some sort of alien defense-destroying robot QB and it's just not realistic.

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                              • Originally posted by jsa230 View Post
                                out of pure homerism i would take casey in the third . . but thats prolly cuz i have a huge boner for clay
                                Exactly. That's the only reason any of us are interested in him. If he was the same player, but with a different name/family no one would be talking about us drafting him.

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