Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Packers and Favre...All we need is a little Patience

Now I've been thinking about doing this comparing some nasty splits in both music and the Favre divorce. I finally got one...the feud between Slash (formerly of Guns N' Roses now solo and with Velvet Revolver) and his former bandmate singer Axl Rose. Slash seems to be doing well and moved on from Axl...perhaps Axl to an extent...somewhat like the Packers and Favre. thing is Guns N' Roses was great with Slash, Axl, Duff, Izzy, Matt and before Matt, Steven Adler. Much like Favre with the Packers neither Rose or Favre had the same success with their old mates (Favre's 09 season being an exception). Much like the Packers, Slash has moved on from their old guy and had success Slash reunited with Duff and Matt to form Velvet Revolver and found a guy that can sing really good for his solo act in Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge...heck even Slash played with all the original members of Guns in his solo album (except for Rose) in 3 different songs. Sort of like the Packers in 3 season with Rodgers. Now don't get me wrong it will take time to heal all the wounds from Favre's thing (not his dong you pervs!) but more his Axl like ego. As with both I hope the Appetite For Destruction Guns N' Roses reunited (hopefully for AFD's 25th anniversary in 2012) and that the Packers and Favre mend everything else. I guess as GN'R's song goes "all we need is a little Patience.

Packers on Twitter

So WFRV asked me (well more or less I volunteered to) to make a list of Packers on twitter... (twitter handle in parentheses) players in no particular order

Adrian Battles (@AdrianBattles64)
Atari Bigby (@20ataribigby)
Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12)
Anthony Smith (@antkingsmith)
Clay Matthews (@claymatthews52)
Nick Barnett (@nickbarnett)
Ryan Grant (@ryangrant25)
Nick Collins (@nickthepick36)
Tramon Williams (@highrizer38)
Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88)
Sam Shields (@stickyshields9)
Greg Jennings (@GregJennings)
Anthony Levine (@levine_6)
Bryan Bulaga (@BBulaga)
Mike Neal (@mneal96)
Diyral Briggs (@bigbaby_50)
Desmond Bishop (@desbishop55)
Quinn Johnson (@QuinnJohnson_45)
CJ Wilson (@cjwilson95)
Tom Crabtree (TCrabtree83)
Tim Masthay (@TimMasthay)
[EDIT] Josh Gordy on too (@4_flat)

This is a total of 23 Packers most of this list is available at http://www.tweeting-athletes.com/
UPDATE 4/17 A more complete list can be found here

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mock Draft Rounds 4-7

Round 4 (a) Edmund Gates WR Abilene Christian this may be a good pick in round 3 at 96 but if Gates lasts this long Green Bay will snatch him up. Other options are WR Lester Jean from Florida Atlantic WR Jermey Kerley from TCU. I wouldn't be surprised if Ted trades this pick to get higher and maybe nab Gates before the NFC North Rivals do. Ted may trad Chillar to someone.
Round 4 (b) (compensatory pick for DE Aaron Kampman) The only pick the Packers cannot trade away I wouldn't be shocked if the Packers draft a TE here or a LB like much of this draft BPA here. maybe Joe Lefeged, FS/SS/KR from Rutgers which will provide a returner and some depth at safety.
Round 5: Greg McElroy QB Alabama, drafting McElroy may be a smart choice because he could be a good QB to develop if/when/once Matt Flynn leaves town.
Round 6: I don't know who Ted drafts here but i wouldn't be shocked if he takes a DB here like SDSU's (South Dakota not San Diego) Cole Brodie, killing two birds with 1 stone DB depth and a KR. I wouldnt be shocked if Ted goes Guard or DE either.
Round 7 (a) (from Carolina for LS J.J. Jansen) Zach Pianalto TE, UNC Green Bay has 3 TEs (4 with Havner but he'll be cut) a little depth won't hurt especially if #88 goes down again. was hurt in october but has experience in a pro-style offense and is a good blocker.
Round 7 (b): Isaac Odim RB Minnesota Duluth, The Packers don't need a RB (well kinda) but a running back like Odim may be a steal here he can return kicks and may be a nice spell for Starks if Ryan Grant chooses to leave Green Bay after next season. More than likely Odim will go undrafted but I like him here. BPA will be the choice here.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Packers Mock Draft Rounds 1-3

Round 1: OLB Akeem Ayers, ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay have the Packers taking Arizona OLB Brooks Reed but that may be a bit of a reach Ayers may be a better pick here. Other possible picks here are Miami (FL) WR Leonard Hankerson or Villanova OT Ben Ijalana Ted hasn't drafted a guard higher than the second round.
Round 2: WR/RB/QB/KR Randall Cobb, Cobb may be the threat the packers need and may be a Randle El or possibly Desean Jackson or Percy Harvin guy who can be a wildcat QB. Look for Guard here too. Iowa DE Christian Ballard is a possibility here too
Round 3: OLB Dontay Moch: Ted decides to go to G in the first Moch could be the athlete green bay wants at OLB opposite Clay Matthews. Moch is a bit raw but very athletic and it could help being coach by Kevin Greene. Other possibilities are Randall Cobb (who seems more of a round 2-3 guy) and WR Edmund Gates from Abilene Christian, RB Jaquizz Rodgers from Oregon State,
WR Dwayne Harris from East Carolina, and WR Jerrel Jernigan from Troy.

Round 4-7 tomorrow

Packers Draft Order

Round 1, Pick 32
Round 2, Pick 64
Round 3, Pick 96
Round 4, Pick 129
Round 4, Pick 131 (compensatory pick for DE Aaron Kampman)
Round 5, Pick 163
Round 6, Pick 197
Round 7, Pick 204 (from Carolina in trade for LS J.J. Jansen)
Round 7, Pick 233

I would not be surprised if Ted Thompson goes takes a WR within the first 3 rounds along with DE, OLB, and OL.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A few thoughts on Jolly

WARNING: contains language not suitable for all readers reader discretion is advised

Johnny Jolly: You sir are a fucking moron. You see yesterday you reportedly were arrested again for possession of codeine. This arrest carries an automatic up to 20 years in prison. You just fucked up your chance to play in the NFL, a dream many people want. You fucked up and are probably losing 20 fucking years of your live. I was hoping you would learn. You just took a huge shit on my hope. You pissed away millions of dollars and will never will see yourself play in Green Bay ever again. Oh well...enjoy prison not like the Packers needed you to win a championship. As Ron White once said You can't fix stupid. You sir are the prime example of how you can't fucking fix stupid.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Packers to Attend University of Minnesota-Duluth Pro Day to Scout RB Isaac Odim

The Packers will be one of at least two teams at the April 7 pro day at Minnesota-Duluth to primary to get a look at RB Isaac Odim, according to Odim in a tweet sent to me:
"Not quite sure yet. Packers and Vikings for sure tho. Maybies on chiefs, patriots, jets, falcons. Trying to spread the word."

I have stated that Odim is a late round pick but could possibly be the biggest steal of the draft.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

1st Round Draft Targets: Wide Reciever

It is almost given the Top 2 guys at this position (Georgia's AJ Green and Alabama's Julio Jones) will be off the board and it is a need with Jones potentially leaving and Driver's age here are some other guys to keep an eye on.
Torrey Smith, Maryland: Smith is the all-time leader in return yardage in ACC history the only issue i have with him is he catches with his body not his hands but perhaps Bennett and the Vets can help him with that he ran a 4.43 at the combine however he his similar to a Heyward-Bey.
Leonard Hankerson, Miami (FL): Hankerson like smith ran a 4.43 at the combine but I believe he is a better reciever and if availible he should be a good pick.
Titus Young, Boise State: A very good WR and KR at BSU young may be a good pick for green bay to help their special teams. Young is 5'11 174
Randall Cobb WR/RB/QB/KR, Kentucky: Cobb has been projected as anywhere from a fourth to a first he may be the sparkplug the Packers need, similar to Desean Jackson or Percy Harvin. Cobb is 5'10, 191 so he is around the size of Greg Jennings. Cobb is one of the steals of the draft in my opinion.