Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Speak Out Spew Off... 

Although its tough to imagine (OK, its not) that the Vikings will be late to the microphone for the 3rd straight year during the draft, you just never know, Coach Tice might be already be busy trying to scalp his and his players 2006 Superbowl Tickets, you just never know... And there is something to contracts that forbid you from riding motorcycles, from skydiving, but will allow you jump on the back of a horse and yell "giddy-up".  KGB, how 'bout spending the off-season improving your play?  Just asking... Pack 4 Life!
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Is anyone else sick and tired of reading the "Cowboy Kabeer" article on the Packer website.  Gimme a break.  You owe us millions of dollars in big time plays, and your risking injury galloping around on 'Trigger'.  Nice one.
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Howday, Love the web site!  Keeps me sane here in California.  While I'm thirsty for the draft, one of the highest rated TV programs of the year, It's really too tough to predict all the variables.  Look how bad Mel Kiper does at it and it's his full time job!!  My advice is to have a blitz for the draft and relax.  Impatient Sherman is not drafting and is not going to throw away 3 picks for Kenny Peterson or 3 picks for BJ Sander.  I will be happy if we just use all the picks we have and no "trading up" and throwing picks away.  It can't be as bad as the 2003 draft where we threw so many picks away.  Can Thompson really screw it up like the last 2 years?  What happens, happens.  There could be the Vikings not getting to the microphone again (2 years in a row is too funny).  Anyway predicting the draft is too hard and I only care about who the Packers pick anyway.  Only likely Offensive pick will be tight end.  Paying for somone's board is a waste of money.

Jeff in Citrus Heights Laughing at Mel Kipper(Snack)
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Thirsty For A Draft? 

  Ever since the days of Ron Wolf and Mike Holmgren, the Packers front office has never really provided us fans with hints of which college players the Pack is interested in drafting.  Expect new GM Ted Thompson to be of the same mold.  Subtle clues, however small, still can be found.  Like the gaping hole at Linebacker, Hannibal Navies now currently not on the team, was at least a starter, however average he may have played.  The gaping holes at Safety.  Darren Sharper, who spent last year limping around with his arms glued to his sides, has joined the Vikings, Mark Roman, our other safety, needs to improve his play dramatically, last year he played like a dime-back, not a starter in the NFL.  Need I lament the fact that since Reggie White the Packers have been without a true "Power" Defensive End.  So expect the draft to cover these positions and throw in some picks for a Tight End and an Offensive Lineman to round it all out. 

Now will a team with Super Bowl aspirations, be seriously considered, if they have 3 rookies starting for their defense.  No matter how much of a genius that Defensive Coach Jim Bates might be, this sounds unlikely to me, so expect some June 1st released veterans to show up in Green Bay.  The Packers are going to need them. 

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24.  Thomas Davis, OLB/S, Georgia  Green Bay, being saddled with cap issues, hasn't signed any free agents so far and probably won't for a while. With the loss of Marco Rivera, Mike Wahle, Darren Sharper, Bhawoh Jue, and others, the locker room has thinned out tremendously. This leaves the Pack with a lot of temptations.

Brodney Pool fits too desperate a need at safety. Thomas Davis could move up to play outside linebacker, but don't be surprised if his awful combine makes him a second round pick of the Packers. Heath Miller, who has somehow fallen to #24, could be brought in to supplant transition tagged Bubba Franks if the Pack can't wrap him up by the draft. Miller's pelvic injury causes concern, however. Likewise, Marlin Jackson has to scare the bejeezus out of the Packers personnel folks.

51.  David Baas, OG/C, Michigan  Green Bay needs to rebuild. Recovering from that disasterous 1-4 start probably cost them two or three players they'd covet in this draft. But this bonus pick from the Saints will help them tremendously. Baas will fit in nicely and should play for years. He has the ability to backup center if need be, but should play guard in the pros. With Mike Wahle, Marco Rivera, and Gary Ruegemer gone, the need is a little more desperate than Brett Favre would like, I bet.

58.  Corey Webster, CB, Louisiana State  Green Bay seems to have an aversion to signing free agents lately, but has cut a lot of veterans to make it under the cap. Granted, some of these vets were useless. At #58, the Pack are able replace Michael Hawthorne without a problem. Webster has injury issues (including turf toe at the combine) and could fall past even this spot into the middle of round three. If the Pack skip him here, look for Karl Paymah or Robert McCune to get snapped up next round by the Pack, who could trade out of this pick for those two. Pack will probably grab David Greene later as well.

Contract Bud
www.contractbud.com/index.html?article=all_2005MockDraftCurrent
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24.  Channing Crowder, LB, Florida  Pack need best defensive player available.

Dennis Dodd - CBS Sportsline
www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/8303830

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24.  David Baas, G-C, Michigan  After losing Mike Wahle and Marco Rivera in free-agency, the Packers need to reload up front.  Baas can play both center and guard.

Pete Prisco - CBS Sportsline
www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/8289755

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24.  Channing Crowder, LB, Florida  Arrival could allow the Packers to move Barnett outside.

Clark Judge - CBS Sportsline
www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/8289753

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24.  Marlin Jackson, CB, Michigan  Has the size to play safety and the speed and coverage skills to play cornerback.

Scout.com Mock Draft By Seahawks.NET
story.scout.com/a.z?s=61&p;=2&c;=363859

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24.  Earnest Shazor, SS, Michigan  A very solid safety and a good replacement for Darren Sharper.  They think about Elton Brown here, but decide elsewise.

*Saints trade DE Darren Howard to Packers for 2(51) and 4(119)

Ben - Hail Redskins
www.hailredskins.com/Draft/hrmockdraft1.htm

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24.  Carlos Rogers, CB, Auburn  Year after year there is one gaping hole in the Packers that keeps them from making a Super Bowl run. That hole exists in the defense – specifically in the secondary. The Pack hopes that by adding Rogers, they’ll be able to slow down the likes of Randy Moss. Though Rogers does not wear the traditional dreadlocks worn by Packer d-backs, there is plenty of time to start growing them in before mini-camp.

Wide Word of Sports - Scott, Keith, and Anthony Marino
www.widewordofsports.com/Articles/Misc/Articles-411.htm


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24.  Corey Webster, LSU, CB/FS 

51.  Luis Castillo, Northwestern, DT/NT 

58.  Andrew Walter, Arizona State, QB 

Patty - PackerChatters
packerchatters.com/2005GreenBayDraftSheet/2005MockDraft.html

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24.  Thomas Davis, OLB, Georgia 

110% Football
www.110football.com/mock05.php

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24.  Fabian Washington, CB, Nebraska 

51.  Kyle Orton QB Purdue 

58.  Marlin Jackson CB Michigan 

Akkhorus - Hail Redskins
www.hailredskins.com/Draft/AkhMock.htm

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24.  Elton Brown, OG, UVA  Things change when you lose both starters at guard in 3 days. The Pack have their priorities rerouted again as they look for Favre's replacement, but Elton may make it safer for him to return.

Nate - Hail Redskins
www.hailredskins.com/Draft/NateMock.htm

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24.  Corey Webster, CB - LSU  The Pack made a good move in letting Mike McKenzie go, but is still missing a defense. Brett Favre isn't getting any younger and is making more mistakes, but Sherman selects Corey Webster to provide some help in the secondary. It's possible they may try and move up to grap Alex Smith, but they'd have to jump above Dallas to do it. (Also considering - moving up for Alex Smith, Carlos Rogers, Thomas Davis)

Brandon - Hail Redskins
www.hailredskins.com/Draft/SkinsKYMock.htm

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24.  Channing Crowder ILB 6-2 252 Florida  Allows Barnett to go to OLB.

Joey's NFL Draft
www.freewebs.com/jebures

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24.  Josh Bullocks, Safety, Nebraska 

On The Clock
2005.otcdraft.com/content/mock

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24.  David Pollack, DE, UGA  I live in GA and saw this guy a bunch. He has a motor, and keeps it running all game. Undersized but able. He might be a Georgia boy but he is the type of player you can see succeeding in Lambeau. After his quick shuttle times, look for him to move up soon.

SNIVLEM 77 NFL Draft Blog
s77nfldraft2005.blogspot.com

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24.  Justin Tuck, DE, Notre Dame  The Packers no longer need to find the heir apparent to Brett Favre in this Draft and will try to fill some of the teams needs on their Defensive front...the Packers fill one of them with the selection of Underclassman Justin Tuck of Notre Dame.

51.  Josh Bullocks, FS, Nebraska 

58.  Charlie Frye, QB, Akron 

East Coast Sports News
www.eastcoastsportsnews.com/2005PreDraft.html

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24.  Brodney Pool, S, Oklahoma  With Sharper heading over to Minnesota, the state of saftey is not looking good at all for the Pack, so Pool would be a very smart choice. Pool is a solid playmaker who has good athletic ability and should be a good player.

Vikings Central
vikingscentral.blogspot.com

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Saturday, March 26, 2005

The Big Ticket... 

Here's a bit of new Superbowl Ticket Scalping humor from the gangs at Bangahaha1.com and Extremeskins.com, its:

The Big Ticket - Starring Mike Tice.



Currently its free to view but you might need to register to view any of their other flash movies in the archives and thanks to Vixtalkn for alerting us that it was "too good to miss", Ya' See...

Speak Out Spew Off... 

There is one important thing that the gleeful chorus is overlooking... because there so cheap, the Vikings have actually downgraded their coaching staff considerably.  The Pack were never really favored to win the NFC North any of the last 3 years, but yet they did.  We don't expect this year to be any different.  Pack 4 Life!
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So, is anyone else sick up and fed of hearing the gleeful chorus singing the Packers' demise this year?  I for one don't see the rest of the North looking all that much better next year.  Oh, much is being made of the Vikings' tardy-by-three-seasons moves on defense, but remember this: That's a lot of new pieces to add to a unit that has indeed been a puzzle.  The Bears did well to add (say "moo-SIN") Muhammed at receiver, but unless and until Grossman can put together a season of success they will be also-rans.  And the Loins are, well, the Lions.  Every year someone somewhere says it's their year to sneak up on everyone, to be the Dark Horse.  I'll believe that when I see it.
So, Packers Faithful, I for one still have a good feeling.  A very good feeling.

As always, Duane in Almost God's Country

P.S.  Northwestern Wisconsinites Unite!

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Very few if any Safeties are worth 1st round consideration. Linebackers are relatively cheap and good ones are available still in the third round. Look for one of the second round picks to go for a TE.

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Flogging A Dead Horse... 

Trashday in Minnesota.


Thanks to Kittylambeau for sending this in.


Looks like it's a Payday For Tice!


Can't remember which forum we snagged this one off.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Thirsty For A Draft? 

  So after quenching our thirst in a very green way for St. Patrick's Day, our vision now cleared, the obvious holes on the offensive line for the Packers now longer seem so glaring.  Sure we lost Mike Wahle and Marco Rivera to free agency, but now that Grey Ruegamer is back, after all he was a Offensive Guard just filling in for center last year, with new arrival Adrian Klemm now signed, Mike Flanagan should be recovered and ready to re-take command of the O-Line, the situation is much better than a few weeks ago.  No need to take an OL with any of our first 3 picks.  We should be thinking defense.

So no surprise that linebackers and safeties seem to be the new priority, with one of the mock drafts hinting that maybe New Orleans is willing to swap first round positions with us, to get their 2nd round draft pick back, allowing the Packers to move up and get Thomas Davis, the SS/LB from Georgia at the 16th position in the draft.  We here at Packer Palace could go along with a trade like that to secure a top tier player, but with so many holes to fill, not just starting positions, but backup positions too, we still the favor the idea of having 3 picks in the top 60 of the draft. So it should be interesting to see what the draft results from our new triangle-head of Ted Thompson, Mike Sherman and Jim Bates will be.  Until then we'll just continue to drink in heavy moderation, working on trying to quench our thirsts.  Pack 4 Life!

most of the below mock drafts were found through the link page at Lionbacker.Com
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24.  Brodney Pool, S, Oklahoma  With virtually all of the team's defensive backs getting shown the door, it's time for Ted Thompson to replenish.

Pro Football Talk
www.profootballtalk.com/mockdraft.htm

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24.  Matt Roth, DE, 6'4", 280#, 4.8, Iowa  The Packers' defense has concerns at nearly every position. Roth is one of the more under-rated defensive linemen and would be a reliable even down starter opposite Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila. Brodney Pool is another player to keep an eye on after Green Bay was forced to let go of Darren Sharper due to the salary cap.

Draft Notebook by Stevenson's Scouting Service
www.draftnotebook.com/draft_projection.htm

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24.  Shaun Cody, DT, USC  Cody is a versatile defender who can play anywhere on the line. He eventually will settle in as a tackle. Cody has the hustle and intensity to go along with good size (6-4, 293). He would fits Green Bay's attacking scheme with his ability to penetrate, get upfield and make plays on the ball.

Sporting News
warroom.sportingnews.com/nfl/draft/sample/2005/mockdraft/1.html

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24.  Brodney Pool, S, Oklahoma, Jr., 6-3, 208  After losing both starting guards in free agency, the Packers could use help there. But there's not a consensus first-round guard in this draft. Poole gives Green Bay an immediate replacement for departed free safety Darren Sharper.

Don Banks - Inside The NFL/CNNSI
sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/writers/don_banks/03/15/mock.draft2.part2/index.html

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16.  Thomas Davis, SS, Georgia  Some may think this is too high, but the Packers need to replace Darren Sharper. They also need linebacking help and could elect to use Davis on the weak side should they find safety help later in the draft.

Michael Morelli - LionBacker
www.lionbacker.com/?id=draft⊂=2005-mockdraft

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24.  Elton Brown, OG (UVA 6’4.7” 329)  [Note did not workout, but he measured at the combine and will work out 04/23 at his pro day.] There is only one pure OG prospect likely to go in round one. Brown’s last minute disappearing act at the combine will not help, but if there is a good reason and he works out very well, all will be forgiven. Brown is massive and strong, ran 5.29 in the spring of 2004, has good slide, and is athletic enough for the inside. Showed enough leadership to be named a captain, however he gets lax, does not always finish, and does not always bend his knees or bury his man when he has the chance. Anything that helps to keep Brett healthy in Green Bay they will have to try.

Consensus Draft Services
condraft.com/boards/index.php?showtopic=1145

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24.  Matt Roth, Defensive End, Iowa  With Ahmad Carroll and Joey Thomas getting another year under their belt defensive end seems like a good spot for the Packers to look for talent. They will be losing some people along the offensive line but I expect the Packers to look in that direction later in the draft. Roth’s work ethic and strong Senior Bowl performance gets him into the first round.

D.J. Boyer
www.sportznutz.com/nfl/draft/mock.htm

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24.  Matt Roth, DE, Iowa 
51.  Corey Webster, CB, LSU 
58.  Jason Campbell, QB, Auburn 
89.  Andre Maddox, SS, North Carolina State 

GREAT BLUE NORTH DRAFT REPORT
www.gbnreport.com/2005projection.htm

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24.  Matt Roth, DE, Iowa 
49.  Odell Thurman, LB, Georgia 
58.  Brodney Poole, S, Oklahoma 

The Sports Genius
www.geocities.com/uwbadger12000/2005MockNFLDraft.html

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24.  Brodney Pool, S, Oklahoma  How old is Darren Sharper again?

Saints Revolution
saintsrevolution.com/2005mockdraft.htm

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24.  Dan Cody Defensive End Oklahoma  The Packers need to get someone to play opposite KGB. Luckily this is one of the deepest classes for defensive end in recent years. Cody brought his stock up with another solid season at Oklahoma and is a very strong end. Other possibilities: *Heath Miller TE Virginia, Shaun Cody DE Southern California.

Barton Jones - Pro Football Central
www.profootballcentral.com/draft/draft_order.htm

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24.  Channing Crowder, LB, Florida 

Q.I. Sports
www.qisports.com/nfldraft2005.html

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24.  Alex Smith, QB, Utah  Even now that Favre has said he's coming back, the Pack stil need a young QB. Smith falls right into their lap as less QB hungry teams pass him up.

51.  Brandon Browner, CB/S, Oregon State  After losing Mike McKenzie, the Packers gave up some big plays through the air. Browner could play CB or step in for Darren Sharper at FS.

58.  DeMarcus Ware, DE, Troy  The Pack get their edge rusher here with Ware. Ware may be moving towards the late 1st Round area, but the depth at DE in this draft will likely keep him in the mid-late 2nd.

89.  Lance Mitchell, ILB, Oklahoma  The Packers might move Nick Barnett to the outside if they can get a good inside guy in the draft. Mitchell just might be that guy.

NFL Draft Showcase
www.draftshowcase.com/swmock05.htm

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Friday, March 18, 2005

Yeah...One More Time! 

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Beannachtai na feile Padraig... 

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Thirsty For A Draft? 

  Still Thirsty?  Well we can see some movement in the drafts to suggest that the Packers should be taking a Offensive Guard with their 1st round pick after the free-agent losses of Rivera and Wahle, maybe, next week I'm sure we'll see the movement to get the Packers to draft a Safety to replace the loss of Sharper, not a bad idea. 

All we're going to say is that the Packers have 3 picks in the first 60 players of the draft, and if those are LB, DB, DL, we'll be happy campers.  Future starters for future years.  But what's going to help the Pack this coming year?  Quench your thirst!  Drink Up!
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24.  David Pollack DE, Georgia  Just when you thought, Brett Favre was going to retire.

Christopher Charles Higdon - Bengals Zone
www.bengalszone.com/article.php?sid=251

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24.  Carlos Rogers, CB, Auburn 
24.  Erasmus James, DE, Wisconsin  In a division with Randy Moss, it's never a bad thing to have good corners. The Packers give up way too many big pass plays to stand pat with their secondary. No, Erasmus James won't be around this long.

Pete Fiutak - CollegeFootballNews.com
msn.foxsports.com/cfb/story/3359286

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24.  Carlos Rogers, CB, Auburn, 6-1, 194  Can the Packers take another corner if they spent a No. 1 (Ahmad Carroll) and a No. 3(Joey Thomas) pick on the position last season? Did you see Carroll play last year? The position remains a need, and Rogers will be tempting.

Don Banks - Inside The NFL
sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/writers/don_banks/02/10/mock.draft.2/index.html

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24.  Matt Roth, DE, Iowa 

Neil Stratton - Inside the League
www.kffl.com/article.php/23698/165

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24.  David Pollack, DE, Georgia 

Russ Lande, GMJr.com
www.kffl.com/article.php/23902/165

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24.  Brodney Pool, S, Oklahoma  There is a lot of speculation, once again, that the Packers will take a quarterback here to be Brett Favre’s successor, but that’s not likely, in my view. Green Bay will most likely want to take extended looks at Craig Nall and J.T. O’Sullivan before they decide neither is the answer. Of bigger concern for the Packers is speed at linebacker and the safety position.

James Alder - About Football
football.about.com/cs/nfldraft/a/bl_mockdraft_3.htm

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24.  Carlos Rogers, CB, Auburn 

Draft King
www.draftking.com/nfl/2005/mockdraft.shtml

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24.  Elton Brown, G, Virginia 


Michael Abromowitz - The Football Expert
www.thefootballexpert.com

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24.  DAN CODY, DT, OKLAHOMA 

Heard's Football Report
heardsfootballreport.com/mockdraft.html

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24.  David Baas, OG, Michigan 

NFL Draft Blitz
www.nfldraftblitz.com/mock_draft.htm

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24.  Elton Brown, OG, 6'6, 338, Virginia 

Fantasy Tailgate
www.fantasytailgate.com/NFL_DRAFT.html

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24.  Dan Cody, DE, Oklahoma 

GJ&H; & Bitonti - Draft Daddy
draftdaddy.com/MD/MDstat.cfm

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24.  Anttaj Hawthorne, DT, Wisconsin  (DT considered over QB)

Draft Exchange - NFL Fans.Com
www.nflfans.com/draft/staticpages/index.php?page=20050105121737828

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24.  Travis Johnson, DT, Florida State 
51.  David Baas, OG, Michigan 
58.  Jason Campbell, QB, Auburn 

PackReaderWeekly - NFL Fans.Com
www.nflfans.com/draft/staticpages/index.php?page=20050117183347585

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24.  Dan Cody, DE, Oklahoma 
51.  Barrett Ruud, MLB, Nebraska 
58.  James Butler, FS, Georgia Tech 

NFL Fans.Com
www.nflfans.com/draft/staticpages/index.php?page=20050209133851146
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Speak Out Spew Off... 

Brett comes back, maybe for more than 1 year, however unlikely that sounds and Sharper is latest veteran player to be released.  I sure hope old GM Ted knows what he's up to. 

So our green and gold roots can revealed to be from Eau Claire, Bloomer, Cadott, Fremont Nebraska, there's some Cornhusker blood running through our veins.

"Who Gives A Rat's Ass" that Duluth citizens hate the Packers, growing up in western wisconsin, I myself developed a healthy hatred for the Vikings.  Hell, half my friends were 'Queens fans.  Some great game days to remember though, so losing that playoff game to them in Lambeau last year has allowed the black clouds to gather above, and well, it hasn't stopped raining on me in southern California since.

Now what's wrong with our a picture of Vince as "The AudioGod" on our Speak Out Spew Off comment form?  After all, he was one of the great communicators of all time, his quotes are everywhere, although he never did wear a headset on the sideline, ever. 
and Packer Fan in AZ, Stay Strong, it only looks like everyone else in the NFC North is getting better while the Packer defense looks like it's getting worse.  Pack 4 Life!

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This pic of Vince you have is not cool. Come on, every Queens fan loves this. I lived in Duluth, MN for 2 years. Do you have ANY idea how much these people HATE the Packers? I am from Bayfield, and only have MN TV. Vince is the pride of Green Bay, don't show him this this!
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Hello Everybody!  I am not thirsty for a Draft, lol - unless its a cold tapper.
Gee what a long,long winter (sigh) Looks like we are losing Packer players right and left with salary caps, free agencies, etc. Yeeks -- what are we going to have next Season?  Glad Moss went to Raiders - he should fit in quite well in that environment, dontcha think?  Take care friends --- I'll beeeeeee baaaaaaaaaack!
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VINCE----------HOW WE MISS THEE!!!! THE GOOD OLD DAYS! GOD BLESS,VINCE WE LOVE YOU!!! SINCERELY, TDTOM9655
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I am extremely upset about all this news of Darren Sharper released, Marco Rivera, Mike Wahle, and I didn't know about Ruegamer too. What's up with the upper management??? Think they want too much $$ in their pockets too. I am happy Brett is back, but all this other stuff, ARGH!!! It will be a long road of rebuilding but I will stay strong. Packer fan from AZ!!
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Hi I went to this web-site cause another Packer friend told me of it. I was reading the letter from a person from Eau Claire. Small world.... I am from E.C. myself. Actually went high school in Bloomer and lived in E.C. for nearly 9 years. I will check out this site from time to time cause I love the jokes! Thanks alot..... Packerette
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Hi Beer Kid, Great work on The Packer Palace... I’ve been doing some travelin’. You'll love this:  La Vale, Maryland, I went to a liquor store to buy a six pack of disposable bottles (no Leinie's available). They had twelve packs cut in half, taped up with an extra piece of cardboard, for sale as two six packs. NO JOKE. It's called a West Virginia Six Pack. They do it because it's cheaper for them to buy a 12, cut it in half, and sell as two six packs. It's a common practice... GO PACK, GO! Boz
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Thursday, March 10, 2005

He's Back... 


Saturday, March 05, 2005

Thirsty For A Draft? 

  We certainly still are, so now that we're checking over these 10 updated mock NFL Packer Drafts provided by Footballs Future, you can see that everyone's still concentrating mostly on the defense.  No one's jumping on the "We need to draft a OG in the 1st round now" bandwagon, yet.  We'll be satisfied with either a Defensive End or Linebacker or a Safety, but will Brett really want to return to an Offensive Line that has lost 3 Guards (Wahle, Rivera, Ruegamer), especially if they don't take a OL in the early rounds of the draft.  I would think the last thing a QB would want to do in his last year(s) is to play behind a weak offensive line that could force his retirement by an injury.  However, the Packers do need #4 to stick around for another year so they can draft for the defense.  After all, I heard some whiney Viking fan on some radio show assure us all that Vikes will favored to win the division this year... you know, like they were favored last year, and the year before that, and I do believe, even the year before that.  As 3-Straight NFC North Division Champions, we'll see where this Packer Draft takes us. 

So now if your thirst hasn't been quenched enough, have another cold draft on us.
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24.  Shaun Cody, DE, USC  Cody is a very good pass rusher, but his size and ability to hold at the point is a great compliment to Gbaja

Biamila on the other side.

Robert Davis - Footballs Future
www.footballsfuture.com/2005/mock2005.html
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24.  Shawn Cody, DT/DE, 6'4", 295, USC  Being versatile and able to play both DT and DE, he will get a lot of attention on day one. He has excellent speed for a guy his size. A defensive gem and will help whoever selects him.  GB Needs: DE, LB, OG, TE, CB, QB.

Inside The Eagles
www.insidetheeagles.com/2005mockdraft.htm
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24.  Brodney Pool, S, Oklahoma 

Andy Egyud - Fantasy Football Toolbox
www.fftoolbox.com/nfl_draft/index.cfm
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24.  Brodney Pool, S, Oklahoma 

Draft Gurus
www.draftgurus.com
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24.  Matt Roth, DE, Iowa 

Draft King
www.draftking.com/nfl/2005/mockdraft.shtml
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24.  Channing Crowder, ILB, Florida, 6'2", 252 

Draft Studio
www.draftstudio.com/mock.htm
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24.  Kevin Burnett, LB, Tennessee  Packers are looking for more speed on defense.

24.  Eric Henderson, DE, Georgia Tech  Packers want to add a pass rushing playmaker.

Draft Insiders
www.draftinsiders.com/6.html
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24.  Thomas Davis, S, Georgia  The Packers could finally try to draft Favre's replacement, but with their cap situation regarding Darren Sharper we expect that he'll be looking for employment elsewhere unless he re-structures his contract significantly.  Thomas Davis is essentially a LB trapped in a safeties body and he can provide a big-time presence in the deep secondary.  DE Matt Roth could also warrant a look.  GB Needs: TE, LB, DL, DB, QB.

Paul Baitinger - Ask The Commish
www.askthecommish.com/2005nfldraft
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24.  Aaron Rodgers, QB, California 

Michael Abromowitz - The Football Expert
www.thefootballexpert.com
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24.  Charlie Frye, QB, Akron  Favre's silence is worrying and even if he comes back this would probably be a smart pick. Frye is a great team leader and has all the physical tools necessary to take over for a legend like Favre.

51.  Demarcus Ware, DE, Troy  The Packers need a high energy lineman to play with KGB.

58.  Kevin Everett, TE, Miami  Bubba Franks is likely gone and they'll need a replacement.

Draft Ace
www.draftace.com/mockdraft.htm
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24.  MATT ROTH, DE, 6'4", 265#, 4.8, Iowa 

Draft Notebook
www.draftnotebook.com/draft_projection.htm
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