Thursday, April 30, 2009

Post Draft Spew Off... 

Here's your Green Bay Packers 2009 Draft.

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Dang, TT plugs HUGE holes on the defensive side of the ball. Way to go Teddy! Anybody remember another fullback out of LSU drafted 51 years ago? He was a pretty good player too!

OldSchoolFan
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One area I think a lot of us are forgetting outside of the draft is how the Pack beefed up the defensive coaching staff. I think we have some great personnel in there that are really going to wrangle the team in and bring back the hard work ethic. Capers, Greene, those guys are going to do great things in Green Bay, and I think with them and the draft last weekend, the 2009 Pack is going to turn some heads.

Pack for life! ...and back to the holy land of Sconnie in 17 days...

Pack fan stuck in Illinois...
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WOW!! TT finally looked at a draft and moved to help out now. There very easily could be 4 or possibly 5 starters in this bunch (DT,OLB,OT,FB,maybe OG). A rotation of Raji and a healthy Pickett is pretty imposing. Clay Matthews will play opposite Kampman and bring some outside heat! Watch Quinn Johnson, he's another William Henderson in his prime when it comes to lead blocking. The OT's are both tough run blockers (especially Lang) but a bit stiff when it comes to moving their feet. Finally, Underwood has the talent and would have played at Ohio St. if he could have gotten his act together off the field. Maybe a bit of maturity will help. The Pack's early season schedule could help the "gelling" process and a 4-2 or 5-2 start would be sweet. GO PACK!

James P.
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I am having a hard time containing my excitement about the new Ted attitude about trading up and getting the players we need. I think Ted finally realized that he needs to win "NOW". I wonder why!! If we could combine this with veteran free agents to provide some leadership we could be on the road to recovery. I think Ted must have entered the 12 step program. It is amazing what having a coherent draft does to unite and excite Packer Nation. We all needed this draft. Thanks Ted or whoever locked him in the closet for a great draft.

CAMP


Hey CAMP, you may find this short article interesting, it's from Jersey Al - This just in - Packers GM Ted Thompson found alive... (HUMOR) - seeing that both of you are on the same wave-length. You can now find Jersey Al's Green Bay Packers Blog on our links pageBK
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All looks good today. In 3 yrs we will know for sure. Assuming picks are good ones and can help out this year then the key is Harrell!!! Will he play and how well???

dfarmer
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With the 400th pick in the 2009 draft.....BigErn......really? yeah he has a BevMo card and gets rowdy plus works for free and WILL assault other NFC North team fans (I mean central. sorry) But I will.

Big Ern Said So!!!
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They all look and sound good on draft day. The GM and coach will tell us that these are the guys they wanted in the first place and that they will make the team better.

On the surface, it seems that the Packers have done a pretty good job of filling some holes. Of course we really won't know for some time, but the 2009 draft seems like it was a good one for the Packers. The big unknown this year will be the new defensive scheme and how well they can redirect a number of Packer players into new roles. If the Packer linebacking crew "gets it", they will be very good. Let us hope that is the case.

I think the 2009 Packers are going to surprise a lot of people.

draftfan


Hey Draftfan, I'm always ready to be surprised. In some ways Bob Sanders and that defensive scheme were forced on McCarthy, and now with Dom Capers running and changing the show, I want to be happily surprised!  BK
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I'll be damned. Not trading down. Trading up into the 1st round again. Great value OL pick in Meredith, and a mean FB on day two. Packer Nation seems united in the opinion that Theo had one hell of a draft. Is that possible!? Go Packers!

Ruppert


Hey Ruppert, yes, Packer Nation seems to be pleased... I know I am. Now the coaches just have to get these new players fitted into the Roster. Training Camp is going to fun for us fans.  BK
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Quoth Lombardi...

   "A game that requires the constant conjuring of animosity."

Sunday, April 26, 2009

With The 218th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Brad Jones - OLB, Colorado

Here's a OLB from Colorado checking in at 6'4" 225 lbs and there's not much else to go on so far. Here's to hoping he is more than just a training camp body and at least be able to make the squad and contribute to special teams. Anyway, he's the final pick of the Packers 2009 NFL Draft.

BeerKid - Still Pack 4 Life!


He started all 12 games at outside linebacker, earning honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from both the Associated Press and the league coaches; he was second-team All-Colorado by the statešs chapter of the National Football Foundation. He was CUšs co-defensive player of the year, as selected by the coaches (Dave Jones Award). He played the third most snaps on defense (707), racking up 78 tackles, of which 48 were solo and 14 for losses, including seven sacks (the latter two both team highs). He also led the team in quarterback hurries with 14 and was second in third down stops (12)...

Colorado Buffalo Profile

With The 187th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Brandon Underwood - CB, Cincinnati

A Cornerback who seems to have decent size at 6'1" and 198 lbs and he's going to have to beat some current players out to make the 53 man roster this fall.

BeerKid - Still Pack 4 Life!


The 2008 first-team All-Big East free safety showed nice versatility playing cornerback...

Strengths: Tall, versatile defensive back with long arms who has played cornerback, nickel and free safety. ... Has good range in coverage. ... Drives on the ball and reads the quarterback's eyes to break up passes. ... Has the hands to intercept tipped balls or poor throws. ... Capable of a big return after an interception. ... Despite his wiry frame, Underwood gets a solid jam at the line of scrimmage and is willing to sell out to prevent big plays...

Weaknesses: Thin build. ... Some teams may consider him a safety-corner "tweener." ... Looks like a safety -- tall and slow -- in his backpedal. ... Is a grab-and-drag tackler, not overly physical. ... Must prove he has the strength to bring down NFL backs and win fights with stronger receivers on the outside. Has the length to wrap...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

With The 182nd Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Jarius Wynn - DE, Georgia

The first DE taken by the Packers comes from Georgia and we'll see if can contribute in any meaningful way this year, unless he's the sleeper pick of the draft, he's going to be a candidate for the Practice Squad. Wynn may be the 2nd coming of KGB after some seasoning.

BeerKid - Still Pack 4 Life!


Positives: Looks the part. ... Appears to have the frame to handle adding additional mass and make the transition inside to defensive tackle. ... More technically refined than most junior college prospects. ... Good hand usage to take on and slip blocks. ... Has the lateral agility to force the play out wide...

Negatives: Lacks burst off the snap. ... Bit of a "tweener." ... Lacks the speed off the edge to generate a consistent pass rush from the outside and the bulk to play inside at this time. ... Needs an open lane to close on the ballcarrier...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

2008: Appeared in 13 games making seven starts recording 24 tackles and six quarterback hurries... Provided Bulldogs with four tackles including two sacks in Capital One Bowl victory vs. No. 19 Michigan State... Career-high six tackles vs. No. 18 Georgia Tech...

Packers.Com Draft Bio

With The 162nd Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Jamon Meredith - OT, South Carolina

A solid OT who has been listed everywhere to have the ability to excel in Zone Blocking System, which as we all know is something the Packers have been trying to use for years now. Looks like this prospect dropped from a 3rd round draft pick and well, that means the GM Ted Thompson is continuing to conduct an excellent draft. Welcome to the Green Bay Packers, Jamon.

BeerKid - Still Pack 4 Life!


Positives: Good height with long arms and an athletic build, typical of top-tier left tackles. Adequate punch, and will extend his arms and get his hands on the numbers to keep defenders at bay. Gets to linebackers at the second level very well and hits the moving target. Able to adjust to oncoming defenders in space. Positions himself to seal the edge using quick feet and good hand placement. Can cut-block ends on his side to give the quarterback a lane on quick throws.

Negatives: A bit slow to move his feet at times, relying on his length too much. Other times he drops back too far, allowing the end to twist inside untouched. Plays a bit tall in pass protection. Struggles to reach down to block...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

Versatility is one of Meredith's best traits, along with his team-first work ethic. One of the smartest offensive linemen in the league, the fifth-year senior boasted a 3.74 grade point average, receiving the school's Harold White Award for his academic excellence last spring. As a sophomore, he was named the university's recipient of the Andrew Sorensen Scholar-Athlete Award for FootbalL.

Meredith started 38 games during his career at South Carolina...

Packers.Com Draft Bio

With The 145th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Quinn Johnson - FB, LSU

A fullback's fullback. I love the pick. John Kuhn and Korey Hall have been serviceable at FB these past few years, but this rookie Quinn Johnson looks like he can deliver the TD blocks - he had 11 of them last year at LSU - that can give the Packers some rushing TD's this year. Another decent choice for the Packers who continue to amaze me with this years draft picks.

BeerKid - Still Pack 4 Life!


Positives: Compact, thick build with good arm length. Lines up in the I-formation and as an H-back. Lowers his shoulder, delivers a good pop and brings his hips against linebackers in the hole. Can be a missile when decisive on who he will hit. Willing special teamer with good straight-line speed for his size.

Negatives: Only adequate height for the position. Lacks flexibility needed to adjust to linebackers and safeties at the second level. Likes to hit his target, but fails to use his hands to ride him out of the play or sustain the block. Hesitates to find a target at times...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

Johnson, a former linebacker, finally got the opportunity to be the Tigers' full-time starter at fullback (in 2007). Prior to the 2006 season, the coaches approached the then sophomore and asked him to move to the offensive side of the ball. He was reluctant to make the move, but the staff promised that he would get much more playing time than he did during a trying freshman season on defense.

Johnson loves to hit, so lead blocking for the Tigers physical running game turned out to be a perfect fit. Despite playing on a team that featured standout offensive linemen like Herman Johnson and Ciron Black, he ranked second on the team with eleven touchdown-resulting blocks in 2008...

Packers.Com Draft Bio

With The 109th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
T.J. Lang - OT, E. Michigan

The Packers needed a Tackle to come in and start, or at least provide backup this year as the career paths of current Tackles Chad Clifton and unsigned Mark Tauscher have not yet been determined. Lang is a big dude - 6'4" 316lbs - and has been described as a "mauler". So far this draft, GM Ted Thompson has been almost perfect in his quest to improve the Packers for 2009.

BeerKid - Still Pack 4 Life!


Positives: Good height with a thick, strong body. Absolute mauler who works hard every play. Versatile enough to start at all three interior OL spots. Gets down quickly and is effective on cut blocks. Strong enough to stone and pancake his opponent. Fires out of his stance and uses his hands well on run plays, gets inside his man's jersey and doesn't let go. Punches and extends his arms to hold off defenders in pass protection. Good enough feet to get to linebackers, pull and trap...

Negatives: Must learn to play inside in the NFL because he lacks the athleticism, arm length and hand size to be more than a short-term solution outside. Leans into his man, enabling the tackle to rip him off or pull him forward on a second effort. Tries to grab opponent's jersey on most every play...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

Originally recruited as a defensive lineman, Lang has made a remarkable transformation over the last three years since being moved to the offensive front walL. Despite coming into his own as a tackle in 2008, many professional scouts feel that his drive blocking ability, reach and quick hand placement could see him shift inside to guard or center in the National Football League.

Since moving positions, Lang went on to start 36 consecutive games, including his last 26 at the demanding left tackle slot. While lined up at that position, he registered 169 knock-downs and 21 touchdown-resulting blocks during his junior and senior campaigns. Playing with a defensive lineman's experience has also been beneficial...

Packers.Com Draft Bio

Draft Spew Off... Day Two 

The stars were aligned in the cosmos just the way they needed to be for Packers GM Ted Thompson to get a big D-Lineman with that 9th pick overall, and through some coercive behind-the-scenes effort of Darth Vincent, our pre-eminent Presagin' Packer Prognosticator, TT's choice was Boston College DT B.J. Raji as the newest 1st round pick of the Packers.

Then not to be outdone - we get the completely un-precedented big trade up to get back into the bottom of the 1st round with New England's 26th overall pick. It cost TT and the Packers, their 2nd pick and both of their thirds, to get USC OLB Clay Matthews. A player that TT had zeroed in on for a few weeks, as how to get in position to draft this player when the Packers had no picks in the general area of his expected draft. The Patriots have adopted the TT philosophy on trade-downs for more picks and probably have TT's awe in the manner that they accomplished this yesterday. Can you really argue with 2 1st round picks??? I can't.

The Packers still have 6 picks left and they are as follows:
  • Round 4 - Pick 109
  • Round 5 - Pick 145
  • Round 5 - Pick 162  (from New England)
  • Round 6 - Pick 182
  • Round 6 - Pick 187  (from New Orleans)
  • Round 7 - Pick 218
All pending anymore draft trades, of course.

Head over to Packers.Com and their multimedia page - http://packers.com/draft/2009/av/ - Especially if you're looking for the followup video and audio news conferernces with GM Ted Thompson, coaches Dom Capers, Kevine Greene, and the 2 first day draft picks, DT B.J. Raji and OLB Clay Matthews.

Let the 2nd day of the Draft begin!!! Go Pack Go!

BeerKid - Still Pack 4 Life!
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Alright, I scrambled out to go grab some Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Whole Foods and got back in time for the 109th pick of TJ Lang, then shit went haywire for 30 minutes, popped open the 2nd bottle (drinking small bottles today vs. the large bottles of Ruination IPA consumed yesterday) and now everything's back on track and we're about to get into the heaviest part of the Packers draft today, 4 picks in the next 2 rounds. Skoal!!!

BeerKid - Drunken Packer Fan 4 Life!
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Beerkid - way to join the Twitter movement. (http://www.twitter.com/packerpalace)

Giving you lots of LINK love at our Day 2 LIVE Draft Blog. http://cheeseheadtv.com/blog/live

Corey @ Cheesehead TV
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The 2nd draft day has already started right at the point when I wasn't paying attention - too busy showing off my other awesome "bootlegged" tee-shirt from Das. Wolf (again, thanks to my brother from another mother, BeerScout sends his thanks too!) and was just too busy making coffee to notice. Alright I'm awake, my trusty Cheesehead TV coffee mug securely in hand and I'm guessing the Packers will probably sit tight and take their 4th round pick at 109, but who knows, TT just may be in trading-up mood again. Why Not! Go Pack!

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!
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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."

Saturday, April 25, 2009

With The 41st, 73rd, and 83rd Picks In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Traded to the New England Patriots



For 2 selections, the 26th and 162nd picks overall.

With The 26th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Clay Matthews - OLB, USC

The most interesting pick by the Packers in a very long time, trading back up into the 1st round again to take the OLB from USC, Clay Matthews. He comes with an extended NFL football family pedigree and as an outside line-backer, a great addition to the Packers roster that will come with big expectations. Seems a bit of reach as his future potential is highlighted much more than any of his past accomplishments, but at the end of the 1st day of the Draft, the Packers needed an OLB and they now have one.

BeerKid - Still Pack 4 Life!


Positives: Ascending player who may be just scratching the surface of his potential. Well-built athlete whose dedication in the weight-room is obvious in his physique. Reliable open-field tackler. Versatile defender who flashes as a natural pass rusher off the edge. Good speed upfield and has the balance and burst to redirect his rush. Good initial hand punch to pop the blocker and disengage. Good effort and speed in pursuit. Instinctive defender who played well in space as a traditional linebacker. Excellent special teams player. Twice named co-special teams player of the year...

Negatives: Has less than a full season as a starter and only 10 career starts -- all in 2008. Surrounded by so much talent at USC that holes in his game could have been disguised. Lacks the bulk to remain at defensive end. Prefers to run around blocks rather than take them on. While he improved as the year went on, remains a work in progress in disengaging from blocks...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

Matthews earned All-American honorable mention from Pro Football Weekly, in addition to receiving All-Pac 10 Conference second-team accolades... Academic All-Pac 10 first-team and named the sq uads Co-Lifter of the Year and Co-Special Teams Player of the Year, the third consecutive season he captured that latter award... Played behind Everson Griffen at right defensive tackle for the season's first three games before taking over and starting the final ten contests...

Packers.Com Draft Bio

With The 9th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
B.J. Raji - DT, Boston College

You have to like this pick for the Packers, it gives them some additional presence in the middle that the new 3-4 defense was going to require. There may be some issues with his work ethic that I don't completely agree with, but from my 1st impression the Packers got the player they needed the most. Kudos to TT.

In his post-draft news conference in referring to BJ Raji, TT said that "he does possess the ability to collapse the pocket" and that all that matters to me.

BeerKid - Still Pack 4 Life!


Positives: Flashes rare burst off the snap for a man his size and can penetrate into the backfield and disrupt the play without necessarily making the tackle. Good strength and mass at the point of attack to create a pile. Good short-area lateral quickness. Experienced. Missed the 2007 season due to academics...

Negatives: Marginal height for the position. Only adequate to shed blocks due to his short arms and lack of sustained quickness. Rare quickness in confined space, but lacks the speed to sustain and struggles to make an impact outside of the guard box. Flashes the burst off the snap for the three-technique (under tackle in the 4-3 alignment), but is only a marginal pass rusher.

NFL.Com Draft Profile

As a senior, Raji recorded 75 tackles, 7.5 sacks and four forced fumbles... Raji started 37-of-49 games at Boston College, recording 105 tackles (59 solos) with 12.5 sacks for minus 78 yards, 32.5 stops for losses of 136 yards and four quarterback pressures... Deflected nine passes and caused one fumble... In 2008, he became the first Boston College defensive tackle to lead the team in sacks (eight)...

Packers.Com Draft Bio

Draft Spew Off... Day One 

Time for the NFL Draft to start... well it's under 24 hours before the start of the draft, so that makes it a part of Day One draft coverage here at Packer Palace. I seem to be on record that the Packers will end up selecting LB Brian Orakpo from Texas with their 9th overall pick. I'd be happy with T Andre Smith, DT Tyson Jackson, DT BJ Raji or the afore mentioned Orakpo.

One thing that could be interesting is if GM Ted Thompson will make a play for NT Ron Brace of Boston College in the late 1st round. A player that could be of immense help to the Packers defensive line, but is expected to be gone before the Packers get the chance to draft him as the 41st pick overall in the 2nd round.

Tonight's beverage of choice is San Diego based Firehouse Brewing Co's Hefeweizen, a gift pack, much appreciated, not a real big fan of the lighter-tasting Hefeweizen beers now where-as tomorrow, during the actual draft day celebrations. I expect to be well stocked with several big bottles from my new favorite and another North San Diego County based operation, Stone Brewing Company and their Ruination IPA, correctly named as it makes it difficult to drink other brand IPA's. Salute! Go Pack!

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

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The fact that Raji was there for the Packers was a sign that the stars were aligned. Thompson got so excited that he actually traded up his next pick. The world must have slipped off it's axis. For the first time in a long time, I felt like the Packers improved their football team in an area that needed improvement. Everything else is going to be gravy. If he pulls a late round rabbit out of his hat and gets someone that we don't yet know much about, this will be a draft to remember.

draftfan
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A trade UP!!! WOW! spotlite is now on Matthews. Maybe if he proves a good pick the TT bashers will shut their pie-hole for a while. Hope we didn't give up too much..

dfarmer
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What an incredible end to the day as TT trades up by giving away the farm (certainly by his standards) to do a Beatlesque Get Back into the 1st round to grab OLB Clay Matthews. I like the pick, the Packers probably gave away too much for the move-up, their 41st, 73rd and 83rd picks to get the 26th and 162nd, but the Packers really needed an OLB or ILB by the end of the day, and it's obvious that TT wanted a very specific one - Clay Matthews from USC - wow.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!
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Wow, didn't think that BJ Raji would actually slip down to the Packers at the 9th pick, and the wow #2, TT actually drafted him instead of trading down, or taking Crabtree instead. I'm happy with the pick and I don't mind missing the mark in suggesting that TT would take Orakpo, who just went to the Redskins.

BeerKid - Still Pack 4 Life!
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It's just about on... less than an hour, and yours truly is ready. The 1st bottle of Stone Ruination IPA is just about gone... Got my "Bootlegged" Brat N Roll High School tee-shirt on from Das.Wolf (muchas gracias, amigo) and been spending most of my time so far today over at Cheeshead TV's Live Draft Day Blog:

http://cheeseheadtv.com/blog/live

Unbelievable the line-up and locations that Cory and Aaron have tied into for every Packers fan on the web today. Then head over here to this wild and wooly Packer Nation chatroom, the Tromadz Lounge:

http://client11.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=338256

The Draft Day is just getting started and the only one's who know what the Packers are going to do are just guessing... and I'm all over the place today.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!
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BeerKid - here's a postcard image for the archives.

Cheesehead TV's LIVE Draft Blog... What about some Guest writing on our LIVE Draft Blog?

Corey Behnke


Hey Corey, I just read your new post on having the Live Draft Blog combined with several Packers websites. That's awesome. This is why I love you guys (with Aaron) as they push the boundaries of Web 2.0 interaction... and their behind the scenes pushing to get Packer Palace more involved, when we were content to drift off into the dust-bin of Web Beta 0.98 history... So head on over to http://cheeseheadtv.com/blog/live-draft-blog-day-one and let's see if we can all bring their Servers down with a Packers Fan Mob. It's already beginning... I'll still be here... and I'll be over there.  BK


Here's hoping that Ted sticks to his usual routine and attempts to trade down and accumulate draft picks. Time to stock up the D-line.

Carolyn
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Here's the new Lions logo.

Sc8 - Sufferin' Lions Fan Forever


Hey Sc8, I love the logo, thanks for sending it down - I'm sure it's being widely circulated amongst Lions fans around the world - ha haha haha. Good News!!! ESPN is confirming that QB Stafford is your pick and has agreed to terms for a contract. Ha haha ha.  BK
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I'm going with Tyson Jackson from LSU. I feel like he's the type of hybrid player that the Pack needs for the transition into the 3-4. We have to do something to get that scheme going, and with no activity in the offseason, we've got to do something!

I say Jackson, and I'd be pretty happy with that selection. Honorable mentions (and content picks) Raji, Jenkins, Andre Smith

Pack fan stuck in Illinois...
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Quoth Lombardi...

   "The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual."

Friday, April 24, 2009

Thirsty For A Draft... 

It's that time of the year again, yes, it's late April and that makes it time for Packer Palace's 6th Annual Pre-Draft Prediction Extravaganza. Time to time to gaze deep-down within our beer-stained and recently cheese-smudged magic crystal ball while under the influences of several of our favorite pastimes... Who will general manager Ted Thompson, in concert with head coach Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers take with their 9th overall draft pick? There are so many possibilities that without TT's help with direction, and TT never helps with the direction of his NFL Draft that the only thing to do is pull your guards and do an end-run around his blockade. Open the veil. Bend time and get a glimpse of what awaits the Packers and their Draft this weekend. Here's our beer-swilling, cheese-smudging and fresh-air smoking speculation on what's to come.

What the Packers should do: Take the top rated Tackle available. At this point considered to be T Andre Smith of Alabama. It's easy to see that the Pack are about to have trouble at the position as LT Chad Clifton has bad knees, RT Mark Tauscher is unsigned and recovering from serious injury. Backup's Allen Barbre and Tony Moll haven't shown enough so far to warrant serious consideration to be starters. Sliding current starting LG Daryn Colledge outside to T has worked on short-term basis in the past but I wouldn't think that's a serious option after 3 years of him playing inside at Guard.

What the Packers could do: Draft the Best Player Available on their board. It could end up being Texas Tech WR Michael Crabtree, it could be OLB/DE Brian Orakpo from Texas, it more than possibly will be DT Tyson Jackson of LSU. An easy choice to be a DE in a 3-4 defensive scheme, something which the Packers defense has just switched to implementing. Which is why the latest rumor is that Kansas City, another team switching to the 3-4 is interested in him before the Packers might get the chance to grab him.

What the Packers could also do: Trade down to save money and get an extra 1st day pick. You have to have a partner to orchestrate a trade, but there are scenario's involving teams like the Jets, Broncos, Redskins and Buccaneers that might interest the always prepared to trade down Ted Thompson.

What the Packers won't do: The Packers will neither draft QB Mark Sanchez out of USC nor will they draft S/CB Malcolm Jenkins from Ohio State. Oh they could be involved in a trade involving Sanchez, but it's highly unlikely as Sanchez with all the sudden interest from several teams should be long gone by the Packers turn at 9. Jenkins isn't a need player nor need position for the Packers to consider in the top 10. DE/OLB Everette Brown from FSU is off the Packers board in this spot too.

Now that the overhead fan has been whooshing round and round for several minutes, and the smoke is finally starting to clear out from Packer Palace HQ. Time to take another healthful swig from our favorite beverage, the last bites from our cheddar wedge, wiping the crumbs and drool from our lips and now at last gazing deep within our crystal ball we see that GM Ted Thompson is taking OLB/DE Brian Orakpo from Texas. A player that new defensive coordinator Dom Capers should be able to turn into defensive weapon on the field. Soon, time will tell. Go Pack Go!

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

Interview With The Magic Golden G-Ball... 

Not to be out-done by the return of the Presagin' Packer Prognosticators, we the non-Editorial Staff at Packer Palace were able to pull out of the dusty old closet and track down the box that held the Golden Magic G-Ball to get some answers for the Green Bay Packers and the NFL Draft this upcoming Saturday. So here's to more precious lost minutes and seconds of your time that you may never get back.

    nESaPP:  Thanks for stopping by Packer Palace. Anything you want to open with?
    GG-Ball:  Are you kidding?

    nESaPP:  OK. Many think that DT BJ Raji will be the Packers first pick, is he the D-Lineman that the Packers need?
    GG-Ball:  Yes.

    nESaPP:  Will Raji be there for the Packers to draft at number 9.
    GG-Ball:  Definitely not.

    nESaPP:  Does that mean the Packers are going with DE/OLB Everette Brown from FSU?
    GG-Ball:  My sources say no.

    nESaPP:  If not Brown, how about Texas OLB Brian Orakpo?
    GG-Ball:  I have my doubts.

    nESaPP:  Packers have questions marks at both Tackles, will they choose T Andre Smith from Alabama?
    GG-Ball:  Probably.

    nESaPP:  Some are expecting DT/DE Tyson Jackson of LSU, although a reach at number 9, is on the Packers radar?
    GG-Ball:  Who knows.

    nESaPP:  GM TT is known for trading down, are the Packers going to trade down from the number 9 pick?
    GG-Ball:  Don't bet on it.

    nESaPP:  Will Packer fans be happy with TT's drafting come Sunday night?
    GG-Ball:  I have my doubts.

    nESaPP:  Anything you want to add in closing?
    GG-Ball:  Forget about it.

Always revealing without contributing any useful knowledge to our understanding of Packers football, none the less, we thank the Golden Magic G-Ball for it's time and effort at discerning the immediate future of the Green Bay Packers draft fortune.

non-Editorial Staff at Packer Palace


Quoth Lombardi...

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

Presaging Packer Prognosticators... 

Well they're back from out beyond the back-forty there, eh, and after last season's suspension of total dis-belief, you know, from deep inside the psyche of BeerKid's innermost tromping ground, the "play-group in his mind" known as the Presagin' Packer Pronosticators and their crazy wacky-tobacky predictions that totally come-off as over-the-top, dumb-as-a-brick, barely-amusing and never-to-be-trusted. Guaranteed rants and ravings that are sure to forever waste precious minutes and seconds of your time... Perhaps that's a bit over-descriptive, but they're back!!!

non-Editorial Staff at Packer Palace

Quoth Lombardi...

   "There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game and that is first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay and I never want to finish second again."
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