Sunday, April 27, 2008

With The 237th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Traded to the New Orleans Saints



for the 2009 Saints 6th round draft pick.

With The 217th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Brett Swain - WR, San Diego State

Not much in the bio for last year, 2007, but he sounds like a big WR who can run and well, we now have 7 of those, seeing that we drafted Jordy Nelson as our 1st pick to go along with the 5 WR's already on the roster. We'll see if Brett Swain can make it through, at least to practice squad for this year. Unless TT wants to trade 1 of the extra WR's on the roster, we just never know with the Packers GM.

BeerKid - Still Pack 4 Life!


Swain has decent speed and size, but he's not particularly outstanding in any particular area. But he does have a chance to make the roster as a depth wide receiver. The Packers have done well in the past taking receivers late in the draft with players such as Donald Driver and Ruvell Martin.

NFL.Com Draft Profile

One of the veterans of the Aztec receiving corps who has played in 32 career contests, starting on 14 occasions ... A big-play receiver with six of his 15 receptions in 2005 going for more than 20 yards (second-most on the team) ... Has caught at least one pass in each of his last 14 games.

2006: Played in all 12 games, starting eight times ... Team's leading receiver with 47 catches for 528 yards...

Packers.Com Draft Bio

With The 209th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Matt Flynn - QB, Louisiana State

The Packers take another QB to start off last round of the draft, reason why I'm not sure, I hesitated thinking a trade had happened but... no trade. Flynn another hi-quality college QB from a big-time program. Almost certain to make the team as is 2nd rounder Brian Brohm. So it going to be 2 rookies backing up Aaron Rodgers this year. Not unheard of, and seeing that a contract was offered to Daunte Culpepper and he declined, short of re-signing Craig Nall, the Packers were forced by circumstance to take a 2nd quality QB in the draft.

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Matt Flynn was a top quarterback prospect coming out of the state of Texas and hoped to be the featured quarterback at LSU. He was listed third on the depth chart behind Marcus Randall and JaMarcus Russell... With Russell bolting a year early for the professional ranks, the senior passer was primed to take over full-time signal-calling duties in 2007.

Flynn has appeared in a total of 50 games at Louisiana State, including 33 as a quarterback, starting 12 games at that position. He completed 245-of-437 passes (56.1%) for 3,096 yards, 30 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He carried 128 times for 340 yards (2.7-yard average) and five scores. On 565 plays, he amassed 3,436 yards in total offense...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

Flynn appeared in all 13 games as the team's holder... Also saw action in 10 contests as a quarterback, attempting a pass in five of those clashes...Finished with just 133 yards, two TDs and one INT on 12 of 20 throws (60.0 percent)... Rushed 13 times for 86 yards (6.6 avg) and one score...Gained 152 yards in total offense on 33 plays (15.2 ypg).

Packers.Com Draft Bio

With The 194th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Traded to the New York Giants



Last year for running back Ryan Grant.

With The 162nd Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Traded to the New York Jets



Along with Green Bay's 113th overall pick, for the 102nd overall pick.

With The 150th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Breno Giacomini - OT, Louisville

Here's a big long dude (6'7" 303lbs) who can play right or left tackle and who knows where the Packers project him to play, if athletic enough to play guard, well the Packers will play him at guard. Otherwise it interesting to note that Breno was a TE until he grew too big, so they moved to him to play tackle.

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Because of his rare quickness and natural hands, the staff bounced Giacomini back and forth between tight end an offensive tackle during his Cardinals playing days. The one constant was his consistent performance, no matter what task he was asked to perform.

A big, physical player, Giacomini began his career at tight end, starting four games at that position during his first two collegiate seasons. He shifted to left tackle as a junior, earning a pair of starts. He then found a home at right tackle, where he excelled as a 12-game starter in 2007.

NFL.Com Draft Profile

All-Big East Conference second-team choice by The NFL Draft Report...Ranked second on the team with an 80.75% blocking consistency grade, recording 78 knockdowns and ten touchdown-resulting blocks while starting all twelve games at right tackle...Allowed four sacks and two pressures on 491 pass plays, helping the offense average 488.0 yards per game, including 341.9 yards passing.

Packers.Com Draft Bio

With The 137th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Traded to the Minnesota Vikqueens



For 2 selections, the 150th and 209th picks overall.

With The 135th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Josh Sitton - G/T, Central Florida

Packers finally take an o-lineman and its someone off the charts, neither NFL.Com or Packers.Com have any ready to go bio-info for this prospect. He's listed as 6'3" and 324lbs. The word project comes to mind, but head coach Mike McCarthy probably has a year or two out of his current tackles, Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher. With current G Darryn Colledge as a backup LT.

Some bio info is up now - He's a right tackle. Which gives him some 3 years to develope behind Tauscher or targeted to play at OG. Now the NFL.Com bio is up and he was discovered on Pro-Day - so he's sleeper pick, like current RT Mark Tauscher.

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Sitton is a player that was discovered at Pro Day. There were a lot of scouts down there at Central Florida to watch Kevin Smith and he really impressed the teams. This is a good spot for him to go in the draft as his measurables had him soaring up draft boards.

NFL.Com Draft Profile

Made the start at right tackle in the first six games of the season ... Moved to left guard for the Tulsa game (Oct. 20) ... Got the start at right guard at Southern Miss (Oct. 28), vs. Marshall (Nov. 3) and at UAB (Nov. 10) ... Moved over to right tackle in a start at SMU (Nov. 17) and vs. UTEP (Nov. 24).

Packers.Com Draft Bio

With The 128th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Traded to the St Louis Rams



For 2 selections, the 137th and 217th picks overall.

With The 113th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Traded to the New York Jets



Along with Green Bay's 162nd overall pick, for the 102nd overall pick.

With The 102nd Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Jeremy Thompson - DE, Wake Forest

In a trade (the 113th and 162nd to move up 11 spots) from the NY Jets, yes GM Ted Thompson actually traded up to draft this kid, so the Packers take a defensive end. This looks like a good pick. The Packers needed some depth at DE, and he should get some playing time.

Again on the NFL Network, they think that GM Ted Thompson and the Green Bay Packers are quietly having a very good draft.

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Because of his impressive balance and lateral agility, some teams are looking at Thompson as a potential linebacker candidate at the next level. Not known for his pass rushing skills most of his career, he enjoyed success at attacking the pocket as a senior, producing 6.5 of his career 8.5 sacks during his final campaign... Described by Wake Forest defensive ends coach as a "Julius Peppers-type player" coming out...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

One of ten finalists for the National Sportsmanship Award, given to the college player who best personifies the spirit of sportsmanship...Started all thirteen games at right defensive end, ranking sixth on the team with 46 tackles (35 solos), as he led the squad with 6.5 sacks for minus 58 yards and finished second with eleven stops for losses of 65 yards... Had one quarterback pressure, deflected three passes and caused two fumbles.

Packers.Com Draft Bio

With The 91st Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Jermichael Finley - TE, Texas

Packers take a TE who, based on the film-clips that the NFL Network is showing, is one hell of an athletic receiver who runs the seam down the middle of the field, catches the ball and then elude tacklers like a RB. No one will mistake him for Bubba Franks, of course, he didn't block much at Texas, so no one will mistake him for Bubba here either. Excellent pick. QB's Aaron Rodgers and newly drafted Brian Brohm have to be excited with both a Donald Lee-Jermichael Finley combo to work with.

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It took the Longhorns coaching staff and even Jermichael Finley's teammates by surprise when the third-year sophomore announced after the 2007 season that he was leaving school for a chance to play in the National Football League in 2008... Known for his athletic skills coming out of high school, he considered enrolling at the University of Arizona. UA was the only school to offer him a dual scholarship, hoping to entice him to the university to play both football and basketball.

NFL.Com Draft Profile

All-Big Twelve Conference first-team choice by The NFL Draft Report, earning honorable mention from the league's coaches... Started all thirteen games at tight end, ranking third on the team with 45 receptions, the second-best season total by a Texas tight end... Gained 575 yards (12.8 avg), the third-highest season total by a UT tight end, as two of his grabs produced touchdowns... Also recovered a fumble in the end zone for a score and recorded two tackles...

Packers.Com Draft Bio

Draft Spew Off... Day 2 


Well Day 2 of the draft has started... "The sleep is still within my eyes, the (Packer) dream is still in my head, I sit around and sadly smile... Just think what my (Packer) life would be, in a (Packer) world like I have seen" (Rush2112)(thousand of Packers fans)

Last year I tried to be the voice of reason that TT's draft wasn't that bad, this year, I don't think I'm even going to get the chance to go down that road to defend him this week. I'm half worried that TT will trade out of the 3rd round for the 6th round pick he doesn't have at this moment.

And one last thing, watching TT draft is more stressful and depressing that watching the Packers play a home game against duh Bears.


BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

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Wow, the Packers actually traded up in the 4th round. After reading that they had gotten the short end of the trade with the Jets yesterday, there's a swap of positions today. Packers on the clock with 102nd pick of the 4th round...

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!
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This trading down to get more 7th round picks is just pathetic. I just hope it is not a highlight in years to come that we traded our pick so Minnesota could pick up Booty!!

CAMP
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I can't believe TT couldn't jerk one the 189th or 193rd picks along with the 150th from the Vikqueens, IT IS a bad pattern to be trading down for all these 7th rounders. TT did grab some players of worth though... but this late round stuff looks like he's just stroking for trades, with any team, for any reason.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!
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TT has one chance to redeem himself some... take 2 of the 7th rounders and get a pick at the top of the 6th round. My expectations are low... I am fully expecting TT to work a trade down in the 7th round with either the Bills or Seahawks, they have 2 picks late in the 7th and they might want that 209th pick that the Packers currently hold. I need to open a beer... as to be prepared.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!
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Saturday, April 26, 2008

With The 60th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Patrick Lee - CB, Auburn

Finally the Packers addressed a defensive need by grabbing a CB with their last pick of the 2nd round. Supposed to be a physical player who can press. We'll see, that's an excellent attribute for a nickel back to possess. He's also spent some time as a KR on special teams.

GM Ted Thompson said in his post 1st round draft news conference that they like Patrick, "he's energetic, he's a tough guy" and that the Packers were surprised he was still there when it came for their turn. If he's what they project he is, he will be a fine addition to the Packers defensive secondary.

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This late bloomer intercepted just one pass in his first 41 games at Auburn, but found being a pass thief to his liking as a senior. During a five-game midseason span, he pulled in four interceptions for the Tigers in 2007. Two of those thefts set up Auburn touchdowns and another led to a field goal.

Not known for his tackling ability, Lee managed to put together a string of making at least one tackle in his final 20 contests. He also added to his resume by taking on kickoff return duties as a senior, averaging 25.8 yards per return.

NFL.Com Draft Profile

Lee averaged 25.82 yards on kickoff returns in 2007, the sixth-best season average in school history, topped by David Langner (28.28 avg in 1972), Rick Neel (28.12 avg in 1975), James Brooks (27.48 avg in 1979), Tristan Davis (27.0 avg in 2006) and Mike Fuller (26.25 avg in 1973).

Packers.Com Draft Bio

With The 56th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Brian Brohm - QB, Louisville

We half saw this coming with the free agent non-interest that the Packers displayed this offseason, didn't re-sign Craig Nall, tried to get Gus Ferotte (thank you MN), and most recently Daunte Culpepper. So I'm satisfied with the pick. Brian should be a decent QB in the NFL and this year he'll be a backup to Aaron Rodgers, and probably get some decent playing time as we all know that Aaron hasn't shown much durability so far as a Packer QB.

GM Ted Thompson said in his post draft news conference that they liked what Brian did in Louisville, 5 WR offenses, executing a good variety of plays. I guess that means his college experience is close enough to the NFL level of complexity to make this kid a top level prospect. I guess now this means Craig Nall has no chance of being added to the roster.

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In his four years with the Cardinals, he tutored two-time first-team All-Conference USA and Co-Offensive Player of the Year Stefan LeFors and the Big East Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Brian Brohm, the youngest brother of the fourth-year coach.

Brian Brohm started 33 games at Louisville. He closed out his career as the Big East Conference's all-time leader in passing yardage, becoming the first player in league history to throw for over 10,000 yards (10,775) He finished second on the UL career list with 780 pass completions and 1,185 pass attempts, as his completion percentage (.658) is the fifth-best mark among NCAA quarterbacks active last season. He compiled a 24-9 record as a starter for the Cardinals.

NFL.Com Draft Profile

Led the Big East and ranked eighth in the nation in pass efficiency (152.43 rating), as he also paced the league and ranked sixth nationally with an average of 331.5 yards per game in total offense...Ranked fourth in the country with an average of 335.33 yards passing per game, as his 4,024 yards passing was the sixth-best season total in the NCAA ranks...Placed tenth in the nation with an average of 25.67 pass completions per game and was second in the league with an average of 16.5 points responsible for per game...Completed 308 of 473 attempts (65.1 percent) for 4,024 yards, setting a school season-record with 30 touchdowns while also coming up with twelve interceptions...

Packers.Com Draft Bio

With The 36th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Jordy Nelson - WR, Kansas State

Well this one's off the charts, a WR? Sure he's going to help out, but I'm guessing that the Packers have other needs and this looks like a Plan B choice, seeing that the Packers already have 5 good WR's, Donald Driver, Greg Jennings, James Jones, Koren Robinson and Ruvell Martin. Other team needs should have been addressed with the pick. But Hey! We have 6 good WR's on the team now.

GM Ted Thompson likes what he brings to the game, that he's been around football his whole life. He was almost hinting as if the Packers might have to trade back up a few spots to get this guy. He obvious likes this kid, and was targeting him for the 2nd round.

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In 36 games at Kansas State, Nelson started 32 contests. He ranks second in school history with 206 receptions for 2,822 yards (13.7 avg.) and is third in KSU annals with 20 touchdown grabs. He returned six punts for 267 yards (44.5 avg.) and three scores, as he also completed 3-of-6 passes for 73 yards and two touchdowns, adding seven tackles (6 solos) on special teams. He finished with 3,080 all-purpose yards, an average off 85.56 per game.

NFL.Com Draft Profile

From walk-on to strong safety to one of the premier receivers in the collegiate ranks, Nelson has come a long way since his days at Riley County High School. His banner senior campaign saw him shatter school and Big Twelve Conference reception records, catching at least ten passes six contests during the 2007 campaign.

Packers.Com Draft Bio

With The 30th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Traded to the New York Jets



For 2 selections, the 36th and 113th picks overall.

Draft Spew Off... Day 1 

Alright, the draft just started, I'm pretty much already through a big bottle of Chimay White, after all it's already Noon out here, well past drink starting time, and well, the Packers probably won't draft for almost 4 hours. At this pace, I'll be passed out on the couch by then, or drinking Margharita's, it's supposed to be a real hot day today.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!
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Packer Palace up for another award?

I heard that the unofficial Craig Nall fan club is nominating Packer Palace for web site of the year! It's presumably since this is the one site where all 3 of the Craig Nall fans in the country hang out...

I boldly predict that Aqib Talib will fall to the Pack, and they'll follow it up in round 2 with some 300 lb white guy OL I've never heard of and maybe even a 2nd d-back in their first 3 picks. Then they'll take that San Diego State QB that threw something like 45 TDs and 2 INTs tomorrow, and maybe Ikegwuonu from UW in round 7 to fulfill the Pack's new requirement of drafting somebody with a devastating injury every year.

Enjoy that Chimay Ale--I'll be drinking home brew.

Ruppert
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So we can self-anoint our-selves for this "Craig Nall Fan Club" award? And there's more than 1 county, so we could be considered a crowd, a small crowd.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!
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I cringe to yet see occasional, although happily rare, incredible disrespect shown to both Brett, arguably the greatest Packer ever, Don Hutson, Bart Starr and Ray Nitschke notwithstanding, and, arguably our greatest GM. Yes I have heard of and am eternally grateful for Ron Wolf. Are these actually Packer fans? I know Viking, Lion and Bear fans have been known to post on here. They must be young and likely need a long draught of Randy Wright under center and the Dominic Olejawicz led draft board, for instance ignoring ol Red's pleas to draft Joe Montana, still available in the third round right? I have been a Packer backer since 65 and rarely have we had it so good, although any year since 92 has been pretty choice for the simple fact of having had Favre, who would rival even Nitschke and Starr in the Packer to the bone category, we have been as blessed as could possibly be imagined, restoring the Packers to their rightful place as the Yankees, Canadiens or Celtics equivalent of the NFL after years of imposters like the Raiders, Steelers and Niners. I will always allow for a little respect for the Bear and Cowboy legacy, though I do hate them with the proper force. Onwards and freaking upwards, these are without question the good old days.

ray
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So much for Dustin Keller. I would have liked to see him in Green Bay. Well, again I am hoping for some offense in this draft. I don't think our offense is as good as most think.

CAMP
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I'm a little confused here. While Jordy "Star Trek" Nelson has a very good name--and even some impressive stats to go with them--is this the guy we wanted with the 1st pick in this draft???? -at least it will give a reason to boot koren (oh well-back to rehab) robinson out the door...........

Coach Carl (Nelson, by the way)
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I called in my last favor with my asshole boss to stay home and watch us draft joe whothehell are you wide receiver??.....Well at least I'm drunk, wake when it's over.

Big Ern said so!!!!
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We all know the TT takes players no normal fan has ever heard of... and he continued that today. He got he trade in... dropping down 6 spots for a extra 4th rounder. But WR, QB and CB made an odd trio for draft day 1. I'm drunk to... and a little shell-shocked at the pics so far.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!
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I'm starting the big white receiver fan club!! BeerScout can have a lock on the Craig Nall club. I just don't understand this pick. I was hoping for offensive picks but a white wide out?? If there is a plan to make him a tight end why didn't we pick Keller!!

CAMP
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Don't start the "Bill Schroeder" vibe thing for Jordy... he didn't seem like that was a position of need and yet, TT sounded like he was ready to trade back up a few spots to get him. We have 6 good WR's now.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!
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why the hell would we get a receiver, ted thompson is a dumbass and he signs no free agents

andy
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Thirsty For A Draft... 

It's that time time of the year again, yes, it's time for Packer Palace's 5th Annual Pre-Draft Prediction Extravaganza. Time to gaze deep within our cheese-encrusted magic crystal ball while under the influence of our favorite beverage - Chimay Triple Lager in this case - and try to predict what GM Ted Thompson and the Packers are going to do with their 1st round pick, currently number 30. The Packers are pretty much set at their starting positions. Oh there's room for Cornerback to come in and play Nickel, there's room for a Guard on the O-Line, there's room for a TE. So there's no glaring need for a starter, just lot's of talk about future backups for CB's Al Harris and Charles Woodson, and for OT's Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher.

So where does that leave the Packers? Hard to say. TT has always been "close-to-the-vest" on anything he does, so after coming off a 13-3 year that placed the Packers in the NFC Championship game at Lambeau Field, coming off Brett Favre's near-surprise retirement, the Packers are searching for quality backups. One trend of the mock drafts for the Packers, had their needs to be CB, OT, LB, and S. Yes, and QB, RB, and don't forget TE. So will the Packers draft the best player available, or will they draft to fill backup positions. Could this be the year that GM Ted actually trades up to get someone in the middle 1st round, or will he use his 1st rounder to gather more 2nd round picks and later round picks. It's almost certain he will be trading picks on the 2nd day of the draft. I'm content to grab the players you want, with the 30th, 56th, and 60th picks. Those should be guys that can start for your team.

What the Packers should do: The Packers should go for the best CB on the board. Is that going to be Virginia Tech's Brandon Flowers, Kansas' Aqib Talib, Arizona's Antoine Cason or South Florida's Mike Jenkins. Those are 4 CB's whose names have been thrown around the most. The NFL is pretty much requires teams to have 5 DB's on the field these days, and with Charles Woodson dropping into the slot on 3rd and long, the Packers need a starting-caliber CB to cover top-line WR's from the other teams. It's a key position, but will the Packers use their 1st rounder for this position, or will one of two 2nd rounders be used for the CB that may slide down the draft a bit and be available in the late 2nd round. Expect these 4 to be gone before the Packers 2nd round picks are on the clock.

What the Packers could do: The Packers have no one behind TE Donald Lee, and there's a TE from Purdue, Dunstin Keller who appeals to the Packers needs. Letting Bubba Franks go is going to effect the blocking some, but their was high hope that TE Tory Humphries was angling for the starting position last year. He gets hurt, and Donald Lee steps up (much more than anyone expected) and had a great year. But a 2 TE offense can create some problems for defenses, and new starting QB Aaron Rodgers is going to need every advantage he can get. As the top TE in college last year, Dunstin Keller would make a fine selection for the Packers this year.

What the Packers could also do: The Packers are looking for some Offensive Tackles that can be groomed to eventually replace either LT Chad Clifton or RT Mark Tauscher. But will a quality O-Lineman slide down to the Packers at the end of the 1st round. Hard to imagine that someone like Pitt's Jeff Otah would be available, and I'm not sold on some of the others potential draftee's. Quality lineman are needed, but my guess is that the 2nd round picks are going to be used for this position.

What the Packers won't do: There's several positions involved here, will the Packers grab a QB, there's several that are expected to be available when it's their time to pick. The potential for a trade becomes reasonable if another team is looking for a QB, and is willing to trade-up. There's LB's available, but with the signing of Brandon Chillar to go with current starters, Nick Barnett, AJ Hawk and Brady Poppinga, it's an unlikely drafting situation.

Now that we've been waving our hands to clear some of the smoke, taking the last swallow from our favorite beverage, the last bite from our cheese wedge, and now gazing deep into our crystall ball with our Green n Gold colored glasses on, we see the Packers taking TE Dustin Keller and giving Aaron Rodgers and the offense another incredible weapon to humilate our opponents with. Expect the rest of the picks to help out the Packers depth, expect at least 2 trade-downs from our esteemed GM Ted Thompson, expect some cheers this year in the Atrium as were pretty sure the Packers won't take some unknown, injured, non contributing DT to be taken with their 1st round pick. Go Pack!

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Speak Out Spew Off... 




For anyone who missed Favre on Letterman last night, here's the clip: I think that he's actually pretty clearly retired. The whole "something's bound to happen" statement doesn't mean that much I don't think. Don't get me wrong, I would love Favre to come back for one final season. If he were to come out and say, "listen, this is it, one final year and I'm done no matter what happens." I'd be more than alright with that, but I just don't think its going to happen. But anyway, here's the clip. I'll be sittin' on my couch watchin the draft this weekend, any final thoughts? I'm willing to bet on Keller in the first round if he's not taken. GO PACK GO!!!

haywardpackfan

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...anyone see Favre on Letterman last night? WTF?? We all need 4-closure... I mean come on, at this point, does anyone really want this guy back under center? Trade his yellow-blazer wrangler-wearing ass to the Raiders and give him a dose of his own BS. It's a shame that this guy is leaving on such a sour note. I am disappointed. As I said after the last game of the 07 season (interception): I will not go to another game as long as BF is QB for GB.

about time
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If you missed Brett on Letterman, you can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjLZCtlVu64

Lemondrop
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Watch it here, already. (lol...its 9 pm) I FOUND IT !!!! Left side... scroll down to BRETT and click on Video. http://www.cbs.com/latenight/lateshow/show_info/pants/#

Lemondrop
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Check it: Brett Favre Madden 2009 cover

Bobby O'Shea
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Report: Favre on cover of Madden NFL '09
    THURSDAY, April 24, 2008, 3:28 p.m. - By Don Walker

    SportsBusiness Daily is reporting that Brett Favre will be the cover athlete for the upcoming "Madden NFL 09," video game.

    The game, which is set for an early August release, will be the 20th installment for the video game.

    Favre is expected to appear on CBS' "Late Night" tonight to make the official announcement.

Greg T. - Minneapolis, MN
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Well i never post here but i come here on the daily and read stuff but i came across this today and thought i'd share since i havent seen anyone say anything about it.

He may be retired but Brett Favre is the cover athlete for Madden NFL 09. This is the first time a non-active player has been selected for the cover. The news comes out of an appearance on the David Letterman show tonight (which tapes earlier in the day) and has been confirmed by GameDaily. There is also a show on the NFL Network scheduled for Saturday at 10am ET that will showcase the history of Brett Favre and the Madden franchise. The official press release is expected Friday morning.

It is fitting that Favre will represent the 20th Anniversary of Madden. His long and storied career can be revisted in the same manner that EA Sports will be doing with the 20th anniversary of Madden.

Commentators and new Madden 09 features revealed

Brett Favre is the Madden 09 cover athlete

Wooooo Hoooooo!!!!!

Schmo

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BK & BeerScout, Got'em. New 'Sconi Plates.

Hey Packer Paul - give me a "toot" if you see me on the road...........

Letcha know how the Draft Party goes........ Anybody else goin? Go Pack, Go!!!

Boz



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Quoth Lombardi...

The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Spew Off Speak Out... 


 Loss Kings
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F**K dainty culpecker and jared allen.And F**K you too bears!!!You still suck!.....Sorry PACKER fans I haven't had my cup'o yet.I still ment it though.

Big Ern said so!!!!
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Dear PACKER PAUL..have "TT"in basement.stop...bring hammer and hot sauce.stop...will wait till after draft.stop....then I won't stop...

Big Ern said so!!!!
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So...the Vikings now have Jared Allen. He is a player for sure and makes the Vikings pretty tough on the front line. Giving up their first and a couple of 3s is a serious trade. Making him the highest paid defensive player in the league is also notable. I would rather he went somewhere that would not require the Packers to play him twice each year, but that being said, I think it is clear that the Vikings are taking a much different route than the Packers.

They now have Allen and Hutchinson with monster contracts. How will that square with other defensive and offensive linemen? What will their other skill players want when the contracts come due? Will they find a QB? Are they thinking long-term and consistent or hoping to hit the big time with a few stars? All in contrast to building slowly through the draft and creating a strong TEAM rather than a group of individual stars.

Jared Allen had a DWI problem in KC. Will he follow the lead of other Viking players who had problems in that area? Will he join the rest of the team on the 2008 Vikings Love Boat trip?

I don't know the answers to any of this, but it is interesting to note the contrast in team building styles.

There is one thing for certain. I would rather that Allen's "coming out" party was somewhere other than Lambeau on the same night that they retire #4 and bring in #12.

draftfan


Hey DraftFan, the vikqueens did OK in getting Jared Allen into town, he didn't do much against in the Kansas City game last year against the Pack, after all the best DE in the league spin crap talk the whole week before the game, he only had 2 tackles, 1 assist and 1/2 sack when it was over. He's better than what they had, hell, he's better than KGB. Better overall player than Aaron Kampman, I'm not sure about that. I think you and I fall into the same strategy camp, I like what TT is doing, but you still need to bring in above-average starters, and you definitely will have to over-pay them to come to little ol' Green Bay. BK
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Tiny hands over Craig Nall? Noooooooooooooooo!

beerscout
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Word is Culpepper is in Green Bay. I don't know about this guy. McCarthy could really help him, but you can never trust a guy with small hands in the cold.(Combine that with small feet, and you know what you get....)

I hate to say it, he would be a pretty big improvement over Nall. TT will make the right decision.

BigOly 74
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Hey BigOly 74, I heard the same thing about Daunte "Cullpecker".... if Ted "Still the Village Idiot" Thompson signs this over-rated MO-FO to the team (even for league minimum) it will be the biggest mistake Old Teddy has made in ohhhhhhhh say 6-12 months. "Cullpecker" has done what in his career? Nothing but that sad ass arm roll jive after a rare vi-queen score when he was here in Minnesota.

Aaron "Buck" Rodgers does not need someone like "Cullpecker" mentoring his sorry ass when he's a washed up has-been of damaged goods.

    TT: "Hello, Ted the Village Idiot speaking"
    Me: Um, yeah Ted?
    TT: "Yes, how may I screw up the 2008 season for you?"
    Me: "It's time to get off the pot Ted and sign Craig Nall...NOW!"
    TT: "The time? It's half past the hour and I'm very busy sharpening pencils for this weekends NFL Draft."
    Me: “May the spirit of Vince, Curly and Max McGee be with us all.”

* To be continued...

PACKER PAUL - Minneapolis, MN.
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time to get the torches and the noose out. culpepper has demonstrated over and over again that he was a one-hit wonder and since that one really good year-has NO talent..even tt with his enormous ego would really sign him, would he??

Coach Carl


Hey Coach, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the chance of Daunte Culpepper joining the Packers is near zero. But I've been wrong before (predicted 10 wins for the Pack last year and they had 13) so you just never know. He does have small hands for a guy his size, dangerous thing in the snowy confines of the frozen tundra at Lambeau Field. BK
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Hey BeerKid.......... I'm hoping TT trades up to get McFadden. We've all wondered what the Queen's would look like offensively if they only had a QB to go w/Peterson. Well, I think we have that QB in Rodgers. And w/McFadden, we could be the first to find out how that'd look (considering McFadden resembles Peterson, which I think he will). That could be mighty damn fun to watch every week!!!

Long Live the Pack!!!
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Quoth Lombardi...

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.

A Public Service Announcement... 


Beer, Now Cheaper Than Gas. Drink, Don't Drive!



Thanks to BeerScout's Dad for forwarding this in to us.

Be Pack 4 Life!

Thirsty For A Draft... 

We're inching closer... closer to an actual day of NFL activity. That would be the NFL Draft this weekend. What will the Packers do? Us fans almost never know, the Pack have 3 picks on the first day of the draft, the 30th, 56th and 60th. You got to believe the Packers will end up with Players that are going to help out this year. Drafting a Starter, it's unlikely. Oh maybe a CB drafted in the 1st round, can grab the Nickel Spot on defense, maybe a OL can be drafted to come in an play guard, but more than likely, GM Ted Thompson with Head Coach Mike McCarthy are drafting for depth, at TE, at OL, at LB, at DL.

Here's a few more breakdown's from a variety of Mock Drafts from around the internet, take them with a grain of salt, but it will help show you certain trends, and the Packers are expected to draft a DB, a TE, an OL, and a backup QB. Saturday's draft is on its way, show some patience, not a chance, I can hardly wait.

BeerKid - Still Pack 4 Life!

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30.  Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida - Jenkins is very good value at this point, and gives the Pack a tremendous trio of corners.

56.  Tony Hills, OT, Texas

60.  Joe Flacco, QB, Delaware

Robert Davis - Football's Future
www.footballsfuture.com/2008/nflmockdraft.html
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30.  Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona - Al Harris and Charles Woodson are one of the better starting cornerback combos in the league but to say the Packers have little or no depth behind them would be an understatement. Depending on who you speak to Antoine Cason would either be a good value or a major reach here but there are plenty of teams that have stamped a first round grade on him. Cason won the Jim Thorpe award winner as the nation's premier defensive back in '07 and while his speed is just average he is a playmaker with top-notch intangibles. Other cornerbacks who could be possibilities here include Brandon Flowers and Justin King. Don't rule out Kenny Phillips at safety either. With both Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher getting older and battling some injuries the Cheeseheads might be in the market for an offensive tackle like Sam Baker or Duane Brown too. Green Bay may also look to trade down and accumulate more picks since that's been Ted Thompson's M.O. in the draft the past few years. Is this the area teams target to move up for Brian Brohm or Joe Flacco?

56.  John Carlson, TE, Notre Dame

60.  Oniel Cousins, OT, U.T.E.P.

91.  Erin Henderson, OLB, Maryland

Scott Wright's NFL Draft Countdown
www.nfldraftcountdown.com/sub/mockdraft.html
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30.  Jerod Mayo, LB, Tennessee - Has the speed and size to become an imposing OLB in the NFL. Just a junior. Had a very good combine and is moving up fast. Needs: CB, OT, LB, S

Jules Pilla - ITE Mock Draft
www.insidetheeagles.com/2008mockdraft.htm
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30.  Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas - The Packers need depth behind Al Harris and Charles Woodson, both getting up there in years. Talib is top 15 value, only to fall this low because amazing depth at the CB position and his admittance of smoking marijuana in college. Aqib Talib may lack explosive speed, but makes up with his size and playmaking ability. Always a threat to make an interception and go the other way. Previous Pick: Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona

56.  Martellus Bennett, TE, Texas A&M; - The Packers like using two tight ends and with Bubba Franks' departure, Bennett would team up with solid starter Donald Lee.

60.  Oniel Cousins, G/T, Miami - Both OTs are going to be 30 next year. Cousins add depth at both tackle and guard.

91.  Ahtyba Rubin, DT, Iowa St. - The Packers traded Corey Williams and even with last year's #1 pick Justin Harrell, depth is still needed.

128.  Thomas DeCoud, FS, California - The Packers add depth at the safety position where Atari Bigby and Nick Collins are the current starters.

135.  Erik Ainge, QB, Tennessee - Aaron Rodgers looks to be the future quarterback, but he still needs a backup. Ainge at 6-5, 225 has the potential to be a solid quarterback if he puts all his fundamentals together.

Michael Abromowitz - The Football Expert
thefootballexpert.com/abromowitzmockdraft.html
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30.  Dustin Keller, TE, Purdue - With the release of Bubba Franks, the tight end position becomes a real need, yes they have Donald Lee, but no depth thereafter. Keller is the best pass catching tight end in the nation with blazing speed (4.53).

NFL Draft Dog
www.nfldraftdog.com/Mock_Drafts/2008_nfl_mock_draft.htm
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30.  Brandon Flowers, CB, Virginia Tech - While Al Harris and Charles Woodson are bigger names than most teams have in their secondary, they are past their prime and quickly going down hill. Basically, if this pick isn't a cornerback it will shock everyone. Despite lacking size, Flowers is a tough, physical cornerback. The type of player fans will appreciate in Green Bay.

56.  Dustin Keller, TE, Purdue - The depth at the tight end position actually appears to be hurting the guys at the top of the class. Teams are showing little interest in tight ends early in the draft, thinking that they'll still get good value later on. And they're probably right. If a guy like Keller or Fred Davis is on the board here the Packers should jump at the chance to give Aaron Rodgers another target.

60.  Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers - Ryan Grant came out of nowhere to be one of the league's top running backs in 2007. With no Brett Favre this season, the Packers will have to lean on Grant even more, and he doesn't have a reliable running back to share the load. Rice isn't the change of pace back that the Packers still need, but he's tough and has the ability to carry the load if asked.

Ryan McCrystal - Draft Ace
www.draftace.com/mockdraft.htm
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30.  Brandon Flowers, CB, Virginia Tech - Aaron Rodgers says, “Finally!” And so it begins- the post-Favre era in Green Bay. It will surely be different seeing the Packers without #4 out there, but all good things must come to end (or a Corey Webster pick). Speaking of CB’s, it’s kind of ironic how the Packers have arguably one of the top CB duo’s in the league, and yet their #1 need is unquestionable at CB. It really speaks to how the NFL has evolved into a passing league. We all knew Brandon Flowers wasn’t going to run a very fast 40-yard dash, so I don’t understand what all this fuss is about. Again, if you look at the film, Flowers is a first round pick. He doesn’t have ideal height, he might not have the incredible recovery speed you’d get from the other CB’s (4.38’s have us spoiled this year, let’s be honest), but the kid can flat out play. Physical and feisty in the running game, Flowers isn’t a guy you want going one-up with Randy Moss. However, in a zone, there isn’t a more dangerous DB in the country. A playmaker, Flowers had 5 picks as a junior, after posting 3 in his breakout season as a sophomore (he also recorded 18 passes defended that year).

56.  Fred Davis, TE, USC

60.  Letroy Guion, DT, Florida State

91.  Kirk Barton, OT, Ohio State

Consensus Draft Services
condraft.com/mocks/round-1.html
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30.  Brandon Flowers, CB, Virginia Tech - The age of the corners in Charles Woodson and Al Harris will be a concern for the Packers entering this draft. Brandon Flowers is an interesting prospect who can come up an play the run better than any other corner in this draft. He recorded 86 tackles this season, 8.5 of which were for loss.

56.  Fred Davis, TE, USC

60.  Jeremy Zuttah, OT, Rutgers

Saturdays 2 Sundays
saturdays2sundays.com/?page_id=3
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30.  Fred Davis, TE, USC - They like to run some two TE stuff on offense and losing Franks only hurts if they don’t replace him. I don’t think they go corner here anymore because Cason’s stock has dropped a little bit in my eyes. Davis is versatile and would give Aaron Rogers a nice little dump off target as well as a flex threat on third downs and in the redzone.

56.  Trevor Laws, DT, Notre Dame - Even with drafting Harrell last year, they need some depth on the line with the loss of Williams. Laws will do that and could play a little end as well in spots

60.  Tracy Porter, CB, Indiana - Helps right away in the secondary where they need some youth and some depth.

Jared Donnelly - The Football Expert
thefootballexpert.com/donnellymockdraft.html
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30.  Charles Godfrey, CB, Iowa - This may seem high for Godfrey but he has great size and speed. With Woodson and Harris both getting up there in age getting a corner is a priority.

56.  Fred Davis, TE, USC - After Donald Lee the Packers have nothing at TE. Bubba Franks was released and signed by the Jets

60.  Chris Ellis, DE, Virginia Tech - Ellis could take over the role of KGB in a couple of years.

91.  Erik Ainge, QB, Tennessee - - The team needs a backup QB now that Favre is gone.

128.  Geno Hayes, OLB, Florida State - Will be a special teams player to begin with.

135.  Kellen Davis, TE, Michigan state - Another TE to help fill out the roster. Davis has all the athletic ability in the world, but has yet to put it together.

Joey Bures, The Football Expert
thefootballexpert.com/bures2008nflmockdraft.html
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Quoth Lombardi...

I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

From The Das.Wolf That Brought You... 

The Pack is Back Wallpaper in 2006...


Comes another strong contender for 2008.



Hey Beerkid, I rocked out a new desktop for the new season! Rock on and drink strong!

Das. Wolf in NorCal

Friday, April 18, 2008

Speak Out Spew Off... 

Brett Favre's New Job Opportunities

Hey Beer Kid, I figured if you haven't seen these yet I'd forward them on.

Lee
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If Brett was Pope, I might convert. Just sayin'...

lostinutah
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Hey Lee in GA., ...love the ice-skater pic! Too funny! And the pope thing, very clever! The hick on the porch was funny, but don't pick on Brett like that! I feel bad for laughing at that one! Go Pack!

Lady K

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Anyone wanna bet the queenies end up being a main prospect for the new L.A. statium? Los Angeles Queens. Kinda fitting, really. Check out the article: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3351752

What do you guys think?? Henne (Michigan) vs. Brohm (Louisville). Think the Pack will go for QB first round? TT may keep it interesting as always and surprise us... GO PACK GO!!!

haywardpackfan



Hey HaywardPackFan, It seems that the Vikqueens might be on a fast track for L.A., maybe the Jaguars too. I like the idea of a 17 game season, with a neutral site game for every team, it gets you over-seas, gets the NFL back into the Los Angeles market. Does anyone see the NFL expanding beyond 32 teams, I don't. GM TT always surprises us, he likes to take players who won't contribute for several years - I.E. QB Rodgers, DT Harrell - So unless TT takes a TE or CB in that first round, it's probably going to be a player who doesn't contribute much this year. BK
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The whole beer tax thing here (Sacramento Ca.)is just like gas they know we have to have it just to get to work (both sometimes)It's a sad attempt to distract regular people from how crappy the football teams who call california home really are But I guess the same can be said for illinoise or minisucka. Beer can be 5 bucks a can and on sunday morning with my tree-hugger neighbor crying about massive webber grill torchin' my bratts I'll still have a case a beer Cheering for the PACK!!!! So bring on your tax shwartzen-govenator you can't stop fun!!! GO PACK GO!!!!

Big Ern said so!!!!



Hey Big Ern, I think Jack Black and Tenacious D said it best in one of their songs... "The government totally sucks, you motherfucker, the government totally sucks". Hard to improve on that sentiment, especially when it comes to our favorite pastime - Drinking Beer while watching Packers football. BK
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GO PACK GO!!! Schedule is posted. Darn right we're still gonna tear it up on prime time!

haywardpackfan
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TICKETS.. GET YOUR TICKETS... GET 'EM WHILE THEY'RE HOT!!! from: packersnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080415/GPG0101/80415136/1989

    Brokers, hotels busy after Packers release schedule - Press-Gazette

    Bill Wenzel, president of Fuzzy's Tickets and Tours in Green Bay (http://www.titletowntickets.com/), sees the Packers' home game schedule in three tiers.

    "The hottest game, by far, has to be Dallas," Wenzel said this afternoon, after the 2008 regular-season schedule was announced. "Then you have Indy, Chicago and Minnesota. It falls off significantly with four have-nots. But they could turn into "haves" if the team starts out well."

JUST TO GET THIS OUT OF OUR SYSTEMS and to move on, I hope it happens against the Vikings, MNF season opener....BUT, I have a gut feeling it could take place during the game vs Colts....and if you think about it, the Atlanta game has it's merit as well, since that's where the (professional) journey of #4 began. I doubt like hell he'd ever agree to do it when the opponent is Dallas, since they gave him the biggest ass whopping....

about time
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Oh for God's sake.... VanderMouse just needs to find a different job. What EXACTLY was wrong with the answers Brett gave in that interview?? What would VdM have replied if someone had asked HIM the question--"Gee Mike, if Rogers and whatever monkey the Pack finds for a backup get hurt, and Brett can't be found...would YOU be willing to come play for the Packers if they asked??"

Favre has always managed (to the chagrin of VdM and others) to be honest when answering questions. It's not a question of Brett needed to "shut his mouth" it's a question of "let's just give the guy a break". Take it with a grain of salt Mike...Brett's not out there parroting "I'd love a chance to come back..." read the rest of the interview before you fly off the handle.

My guess is that if you asked ANY NFL player the same question, in the same terms, the answer would be the same....while Mike Vdm and Co would really LOVE for BVrett to seek a comeback with another team so they could excoriate the legend and show that "he's not so hot after all..." it's not going to happen. Just relax and leave him alone--I'd far rather see VanderMouth shut HIS trap than see Brett try to close his.

Coach Carl
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We should be ever so grateful that, of course in my opinion, Brett put off retirement until he saw the transition could be seamless, which it now appears to be, to the extent you can seamlessly connect with solid Green Bay Packer gold, in the form and heart of #4. That we have Brett as a potential relief pitcher is something we should be boundlessly grateful for. Many is the time in leaner years like the seventies when I foresaw good things for the Pack, but, I nevertheless hold that the current squad has a chance to be the greatest in Packer history, and I remember the sixties from 65 on, making Brett's decision to let go of the reigns a very noble one indeed. Go Pack and thank you God for sending Brett our way, and leaving us in the hands of as good a talent evaluator in the wrongly skewed TT, as I believe currently exists in the league, particularly where what makes a good Packer, happy in the very unusual NFL town of Green Bay is concerned.

Ray


Hey Ray, It would be comforting to have Brett riding the bench as a Packers backup QB, but there is almost no chance that his personality would allow it, and I really wanted to see Brett and Aaron Rodgers duke it out this year in training camp and the pre-season games. I was thinking this might have been the year Aaron could have beat him it out, Brett was slipping a little... down to an average NFL QB, which is why he should have returned and played for the Green Bay Packers another year. BK
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BeerKid, What does this proposed tax mean to Packer Fans in California? We're thinking of bootlegging beer and curds in from the motherland (Wisconsin)!!

The San Jose Democrat on Thursday proposed raising the beer tax by $1.80 per six-pack, or 30 cents per can or bottle. The current tax is 2 cents per can. That’s an increase of about 1,500 percent.

Beall said the tax would generate $2 billion a year to fund health care services, crime prevention and programs to prevent underage drinking and addiction.

“The people who use alcohol should pay for part of the cost to society, just like we’ve accepted that concept with tobacco,” Beall said.

CAMP


Hey Camp, what does it mean, it means I can't believe for a second that they are only collecting 2 cents per can for a tax rate. That has to be a blatant lie, I mean there is a 9% sales tax collected on the purchase of alcohol they forgot to mention, but 2 cents a can... Who in the hell is getting the $7.00 that's charged now? Then again, I like large bottles of Chimay, and 30¢ doesn't add much to a $10 bottle... there still bastards for even considering this tax though. BK
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It looks like we have just set out on that 500 mile race called the NFL Draft with "expert" opinions on who will cross the finish line in what order. Of course we have a pretty good idea of what order the teams will pick (trades will likely happen) but anyone pretending to know which players the teams will pick is full of crap. We might have a pretty good idea on the first couple by draft day, but beyond that, there has never been one that went "in order".

I also chuckle at the "experts" who seem to have a crystal ball and know who is a good pick or who is not. How many of us even heard of the following before they got drafted: Korey Hall, Mason Crosby, Jason Spitz, Tony Moll, Johnny Jolly, Junius Coston. All were picked by Ted Thompson since 2005 and played a considerable role in the improvement of the Packers.

The point being that many of the household names that got chosen did nothing and the Packers were made better by people no one ever heard of.

Try to remember that on Draft day when Mel Kiper Jr is hyperventilating over the latest pick by the Jets, Dolphins, Falcons, etc. My grandfather had an old saying: "I never shovel my snow until it falls."

draftfan


Hey Draftfan, it's fun to speculate at least with what the Packers might do with their first 3 picks in the upcoming draft, I waste enough time here at Packer Palace, I could never imagine trying to mock draft for the all the NFL teams, but when I do go through all the mock drafts checking out what's being predicted, it does show trends, it just does all look like crap because no one on Earth thinks like the Packers GM does, TT and his philosophy is one of kind, and so far it's been mildly successful. BK
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A little more clarity to my comments about Favre...I'm, first and foremost, a huge Packer fan and then Brett Favre fan, I just do not want to see his legacy tarnished by all the speculation about retiring that the media will portray as a selfish soap opera, its not fair to Favre, the fans, the packers or Aaron Rogers.

SCHRADES - GO PACKERS


Hey Schrades, I would say most of us here fall into the same category, if you're going to play, play hard, if you're going to retire, grab a beer and take a seat. There's no in-between position for a NFL player. BK
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Quoth Lombardi...

The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Packers 2008 Schedule... 


Packers 2008 Pre-Season Schedule
Date Time CST TV
Aug 11 Cincinnati Bengals 7:00 pm ESPN
Aug 16 @ San Francisco 49ers 8:00 pm State
Aug 22 @ Denver Broncos 8:00 pm State
Aug 28 Tennessee Titans 7:00 pm State

Packers 2008 Regular Season Schedule
Date Time CST TV
Sep 08 Minnesota Vikings 6:00 pm ESPN
Sep 14 @ Detroit Lions 12 Noon FOX
Sep 21 Dallas Cowboys 7:15 pm NBC
Sep 28 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12 Noon FOX
Oct 05 Atlanta Falcons 12 Noon FOX
Oct 12 @ Seattle Seahawks 3:15 pm FOX
Oct 19 Indianapolis Colts 3:15 pm CBS
Oct 26
Nov 02 @ Tennessee Titans 12 Noon FOX
Nov 09 @ Minnesota Vikings 12 Noon FOX
Nov 16 Chicago Bears 12 Noon FOX
Nov 24 @ New Orleans Saints 7:30 pm ESPN
Nov 30 Carolina Panthers 12 Noon FOX
Dec 07 Houston Texans 12 Noon CBS
Dec 14 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 12 Noon FOX
Dec 22 @ Chicago Bears 7:30 pm ESPN
Dec 28 Detroit Lions 12 Noon FOX


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Be Pack 4 Life!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Spew Off Speak Out... 

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I wholeheartedly agree with the thoughts and comments of "Ruppert," in regards to Brett, no game-playing, no bullshit it will be too much of a distraction going forward, Favre and the fans must move one. April 13, 2008 Mike Vandermause's column, Memo to Favre: Zip your Lips, says it all.

SCHRADES - GO PACKERS!
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Yeah I'm really glad that ferrot or ferrit or whatever-his-face will be a queen,we don't need that sort of publicity it's going to be hard enough hearing Grampa Madden prattle and stammer on about #4 not being around we don't need to see that clip of ferrit-dude breaking his neck after every incomplete pass I'll put up with some one who needs work or improvement but there are some guys you just can't reach, grossmans,romos etc. who just keep smilin' that dead-behind-eyes smile and will always suck....Just like the bears!

Big Ern said so!!!!
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think the world of our recently retired QB. But I wish he would quit giving rambling dumb answers in interviews. All this "I don't know how I'll feel on Sundays come September" and "I don't know" stuff is starting to drive me nuts. Brett, please quit giving interviews now, and make a concrete decision about playing football some time before training camp. Do you want the world to beg you to come back? Christ, I hope not. In other words, Shit or get off the pot!!

The rest of us, including BK, can go ahead and stay on the pot...

Ruppert
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oh geez, here we go... from: http://www.profootballtalk.com/category/rumor-mill/
    WOULD FAVRE UNRETIRE? “RIGHT NOW NO” Posted by Michael David Smith on April 8, 2008, 6:04 p.m.

    Al Jones, the sports writer for the Biloxi, Mississippi Sun-Herald who has long had a close relationship with Brett Favre, has some quotes today from Favre in which the retired Packers quarterback doesn’t completely rule out playing again.

    “I guess the best response would be, right now no,” Favre said about whether he would consider coming back.

    But Favre also said that, if Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered an injury and the team asked him to return, “It would be hard to pass up, I guess. … It’s only speculating. I think the world of that team. I had a lot of fun, not only this year, but over my career. Those guys I played with this past year, a lot of young guys, a lot of fun. … And if that opportunity presented itself and they did call, it would be tempting. And I very well could be enticed to do it.”

    Favre has said that it’s the preparation to play — not showing up and playing on Sundays — that wears him down, and that even if he were tempted to come back, he might decline to do it because, “You just can’t show up and play.”

    Some of the speculation that Favre could return to the NFL has centered on the fact that he has not yet filed his retirement paperwork. But Favre told Jones that he didn’t even know it was necessary to file any paperwork to make his retirement official. And he also said that he learned from his agent, Bus Cook, that even if he were to send in his paperwork, “You can change your mind the next day.”
Jerome F. Hammes commented: "WTF?".

about time
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Hey Beerkid, did you hear the news??!!
    Brett Favre moving to MN

    It was announced today that Brett Favre is moving to Minnesota. When asked why, he said after retiring he wanted to get as far away from professional football as he could!


PACKER PAUL - Minneapolis, MN.
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...does anyone know why the Packers didn't take advantage of NFL Europa regarding Aaron Rodgers? Wouldn't the Packers be much better off if they had sent him over to get valuable playing time and on-the-job leadership experience? Geez, it would have meant that this coming season would not be aRods first true test, he'd have some time in hearing his own voice and working out some kinks. Very few quarterbacks start their career without struggle, and i'm sure we are in for a rollercoaster year of ups and downs. NFL Europa -- it worked for Brad Johnson, and many other raw players that just needed a chance to walk the walk. It even helped "No-Neck" Nall get his foot in the door. Imagine what it could have meant to a guy with talent, like AR...?

about time
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Quoth Lombardi...

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Speak Out Spew Off... 

Monday August 11th, Lambeau Field at 7pm, the Green Bay Packers will open their preseason play against the Cincinnati Bengals on ESPN, travel to the bay area to play the San Francisco 49ers the following week, then off to mile high to play the Denver Broncos, and back to Green Bay to close out the preseason with the Tennessee Titans. Times and dates have not officially been announced for those last 3 Packers pre-season games yet, and even though we know the Packers are opening the regular season with a matchup against the Minnesota Vikqueens at Lambeau Field, the regular season NFL schedules are expected (after being delayed) to be released in the next week or so.

The "Thank-the-Creator" wing of Packer Cheesehead Nation can almost start celebrating... It's not quite technically official just quite yet, but it does look like QB Gus Ferotte is going to sign the dotted line and join the Minnesota Vikings this week. Then we can all celebrate. SIGN CRAIG NALL!!! We can make our drinks all doubles during our celebration then.

And probably not the last thing ever said on the will Brett Favre stay retired 3-ring circus circuit, his agent is going to be ask questions about Brett's "availability" just for what if scenario's... his agent is losing out a very nice commission that #4's $12 million dollar salary was going to bring this year. Well, when you are under a current contract, a player like Brett for example, you can't just retire, count to 5, un-retire and join the team of your choice. You can however, un-retire, join your former team, and trigger a 24 hour roster countdown that will put your 12 million salary back on the active salary cap. A player can wield some leverage in this situation. That's why you hear talk of trades or being released from the team, allowing a player, like Brett for example, being able to choose a team of his choice and play again this year.

I can't imagine that Brett would get $12 million from another team this year, I can't imagine that Brett Favre after all these years in Green Bay (I mean look, we have an animated gif of Brett breaking Keyshawn out of a big Ol' Jet Airliner, that's alot of good will built up over the years) would want to finish somewhere else on another team. Good luck with your charity events in Wisconsin after that kind of parting shot farewell. Stay retired Brett... I'm too over the top emotional to have my chains yanked. Go Pack!

BeerKid - Still Pack 4 Life!
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Sorry, but August 11th is on Monday not Thursday. You read the press release wrong. Of course I don't blame you, there does not seem to be much writing talent in the newspaper business these days.

draftfan


Thanks Draftfan, the above day has been adjusted to reflect correctly that the Packers opening preseason game against the Bengals is on ESPN's Monday Night Football on Monday night, August 11th. I'm not sure why I was thinking that was MNF on Thursday... Probably something to do with my Lifestyle - Drinking in Heavy Moderation from a sweet-smelling smoked filled room! BK
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Yeah I'm really glad that ferrot or ferrit or whatever-his-face will be a queen,we don't need that sort of publicity it's going to be hard enough hearing Grampa Madden prattle and stammer on about #4 not being around we don't need to see that clip of ferrit-dude breaking his neck after every incomplete pass I'll put up with some one who needs work or improvement but there are some guys you just can't reach, grossmans,romos etc. who just keep smilin' that dead-behind-eyes smile and will always suck.... Just like the bears!

Big Ern said so!!!!
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The off-season is TOO LONG !!

Grouser
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Oh Lord please that be a huge tasteless sick joke about Rodgers wanting Super Douchebag pacman jones to join the ranks??! I mean seriously thats all we need we lost #4 and now were interviewing a bunch of #2's!!! feely, lostman?..... whats next grossman?Must.. go... lunch.. coming up! YYYAAARRRFFF!

Big Ern said so!!!!


Hey Big Ern... I will point out the story was on/around April 1st... although their was no April Fools Day disclaimer associated with said story. BK
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BK, First off, I was still ailing about loosing the NFC Championship game!! That explains my abscense But Kudos is in order to your website, Thanks for the great ride last year your website remains the authority for the Packer Nation!!!. Congratulations on your awards(top Website). I knew Favre was leaning towards retirement , i am just glad I saw him (4) times last year. Rogers will be fine, This is his time. We do need to draft a QB. TT will get the job done again!Another solid draft. Here is what I think we need:

1. BPA whatever player is at the top of the board -Juann Morgan S, My favorite player who reminds me of Reggie White - Calais Campbell DE A DE rightside to compliment Kampman. Montgomery and Hunter do not cut it.
2. QB Chad Henne or Flacco
2. Trade down for draft picks
3. OT Oniel Cousins
3. Jermichael Finley TE
4. CB Terrell Thomas
4. CB Charles Godfrey
5. DT Frank Okam
5. WR Mark Bradford
5. Craig Stevens TE
6. Matt Stelz S
6. Mike Spieker C/G
7. Mike Hart RB

Looking foward to another Great Year! It all Starts against the Vikings !!! on Monday night! Go Pack Go!!

Packman

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Well, BeerScout, Feeley is from my husband's hometown, so I kind of like him... but yeah, my money's on Nall now.

lostinutah
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The problem here is replacing the UN-replaceable not only was the man the BEST quarterback ever, he was a genuine no-shit John Wayne tough guy who walked the walk ya know?Now we have a young dude who's possibly a little soft and green BUT he did study under The Man! that has to count for some thing?!But I agree 100% with BEERSCOUT We do NEED Nall!

Big Ern said so!!!!

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well we keep martin.....or is it martini and rossi?

Big Ern said so!!!!
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Quoth Lombardi...

Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Time For A Vacation... 

BeerKid finally decides to take a vacation. He books himself on a Caribbean cruise and proceeds to have the time of his life - until the boat sank. He found himself swept up on the shore of an island with no other people, no supplies... Nothing. Only bananas and coconuts.

After about four months, he is lying on the beach one day when the most gorgeous woman he has ever seen rows up to him. In disbelief, he asks her, "Where did you come from? How did you get here?"

"I rowed over from the other side of the island," she says. "I landed here when my cruise ship sank." "Amazing," he says. "You were really lucky to have a rowboat wash up with you."

"Oh, this?" replies the woman. "I made the rowboat out of raw material found on the island. I whittled the oars from gum tree branches; I wove the bottom from palm branches; and the sides and stern came from a Eucalyptus tree."

"But... but... that's impossible," stutters BeerKid. "You had no tools or hardware. How did you manage?" "Oh, no problem," replies the woman. "On the South side of the island, there is a very unusual strata of alluvial rock exposed. I found if I fired it to a certain temperature in my kiln, it melted into forgeable ductile iron. I used that for tools and used the tools to make the hardware." BeerKid is stunned.

"Let's row over to my place," she says. After a few minutes of rowing, she docks the boat at a small wharf. As BeerKid looks onto shore, he nearly falls out of the boat. Before him is a stone walk leading to an exquisite bungalow painted in blue and white. While the woman ties up the rowboat with an expertly woven hemp rope, he can only stare ahead, dumbstruck. As they walk into the house, she says casually, "It's not much, but I call it home. Sit down, please. Would you like to have a drink?"

"No, no thank you," he says, still dazed. "Can't take any more coconut juice." "It's not coconut juice," the woman replies. "I built a still. How about a Pina Colada?"

Trying to hide his continued amazement, he accepts, and they sit down on her hand-woven couch to talk. After they have exchanged their stories, the woman announces, "I'm going to slip into something more comfortable. Would you like to take a shower and shave? There is a razor upstairs in the cabinet in the bathroom."

No longer questioning anything, BeerKid goes into the bathroom. There, in the cabinet, is a razor made from a bone handle. Two shells honed to a hollow- ground edge are fastened on to its end inside of a swivel mechanism. "WOW! This woman is amazing," he muses, "what next?"

When he returns, she greets him wearing 'nothing but vines' strategically positioned, and smelling faintly of gardenias. She beckons for him to sit down next to her. "Tell me," she begins suggestively, slithering closer to him, "We've been out here for a really long time. I know you've been lonely. There's something I'm sure you really feel like doing right now, something you've been longing for all these months. You know..."

She stares into his eyes. He can't believe what he's hearing! "You mean...", he swallows excitedly, "We can watch the Packers game from here?


Most of the thanks goes to Lee for forwarding this joke in to us. Some of the names have been changed to protect the innocent, although that's no longer me. Be Pack 4 Life!
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