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Re: Packers 2009

Postby O.J. » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:42 am

jjoyce wrote: This is why the left tackle has become the highest paid position in football.


Are you sure about that? Unless it changed in the offseason, starting QB's still make more than starting left tackles.

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Re: Packers 2009

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:18 pm

Looks like Mark Tauscher might be back. Hopefully that will help out the weak front line.

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Re: Packers 2009

Postby Marvell » Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:49 pm

Okay, with the bye week upon us perhaps it's time to revisit my Packer prognosticatin.' Turns out 12-4 was a tad on the optimistic side (don't think they're going 10-2 down the stretch with that offensive line, even if Clifton and Tauscher come back like Jesus).

Looking at the remaining 12 games on the schedule, I see five should-win games: Lions times two, Cleveland, Grampa Bay and Seattle. Given that three of these games are on the road, I'm guessing they lose at least one, so let's just say they finish 4-1.

I also see two obvious losses: Baltimore at home and Pittsburgh on the road. 0-2 there.

That leaves five games that could go either way: Vikings, Dallas and San Fran at home, Bears and Cardinals on the road. I'm saying they finish 2-1 at home in these games, 1-1 on the road - total of 3-2.

Adding it all up:

7-5 record the rest of the way; 9-7 finish. Should be enough to get a wild card in today's NFL.

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Re: Packers 2009

Postby Peacetrain » Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:48 pm

Marvell wrote:Okay, with the bye week upon us perhaps it's time to revisit my Packer prognosticatin.' Turns out 12-4 was a tad on the optimistic side (don't think they're going 10-2 down the stretch with that offensive line, even if Clifton and Tauscher come back like Jesus).

Looking at the remaining 12 games on the schedule, I see five should-win games: Lions times two, Cleveland, Grampa Bay and Seattle. Given that three of these games are on the road, I'm guessing they lose at least one, so let's just say they finish 4-1.

I also see two obvious losses: Baltimore at home and Pittsburgh on the road. 0-2 there.

That leaves five games that could go either way: Vikings, Dallas and San Fran at home, Bears and Cardinals on the road. I'm saying they finish 2-1 at home in these games, 1-1 on the road - total of 3-2.

Adding it all up:

7-5 record the rest of the way; 9-7 finish. Should be enough to get a wild card in today's NFL.


Possibly 10-6 by beating Baltimore at home. 9-7 or 10-6, either way id think it be a good year.

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Re: Packers 2009

Postby Marvell » Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:55 pm

Peacetrain wrote:Possibly 10-6 by beating Baltimore at home.


Not a chance. Joe Flacco is god.

I think we should all start referring to him as "The Flacco."

Or, perhaps, "His Flaccocity."

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Re: Packers 2009

Postby O.J. » Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:59 pm

Better hope he turns up Flaccid against the Pack.

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Re: Packers 2009

Postby MeLurkyLongTime » Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:17 am

Henry Vilas wrote:Looks like Mark Tauscher might be back. Hopefully that will help out the weak front line.


Saw that Tauscher worked out with them on Tuesday, they must have called him on the plane on the way home. Hopefully Mark will be back with the team that leads the NFL in sacks so far this season, we've missed him this year.

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Re: Packers 2009

Postby scratch » Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:57 am

MeLurkyLongTime wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:Looks like Mark Tauscher might be back. Hopefully that will help out the weak front line.


Saw that Tauscher worked out with them on Tuesday, they must have called him on the plane on the way home. Hopefully Mark will be back with the team that leads the NFL in sacks so far this season, we've missed him this year.


Hey, maybe they could bring back Mark Chmura, too, unless he's headed for the ViQueens to rejoin St. Brett.

Just trying to help.

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Re: Packers 2009

Postby fisticuffs » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:52 am

Bring back Tony Mandarich. He owes us one.

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Re: Packers 2009

Postby supaunknown » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:38 pm

Terrell Buckley too. Being a Packer fan growing up during the 1970s and 80s was painful.
We need Zombie Reggie White too. You thought he scared o linemen when he was alive? Just wait.

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Re: Packers 2009

Postby fisticuffs » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:47 pm

I started watching the Pack when Randy Wright was the QB. Then the fumble machine Anthony Dilweg. From Majkowski on things have been at least respectable.

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Re: Packers 2009

Postby O.J. » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:53 pm

The Majik Man was the king of the garbage time statistic. It seemed like every game he'd get the Packers in a big hole, only to put up huge numbers in the second half against prevent defenses.

T-Buck over Vincent was almost as bad as Mandarich over Barry.

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Re: Packers 2009

Postby fisticuffs » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:28 am

Well this is funny:
http://host.madison.com/sports/football ... 03286.html
Mandarich can't be too far behind.

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Re: Packers 2009

Postby O.J. » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:38 am

The thread title might need to be changed to Packers 1999.

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Re: Packers 2009

Postby Marvell » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:56 pm

So - who's ready for a re-match?

This next four games is going to be key to the 2009 Packer season - Vikings, Dallas and San Fran at home, with a trip to Tampa as a throw-in. If they get swept in those home games they can pretty much kiss the play-offs goodbye, and they need to win at least two - including the Vikings game - if they hope to have any chance of catching Brent and Co. in the NFC North.

On the plus side the offensive line looked almost competent against the (admittedly pathetic) Browns, and Clay Matthews has really come on in the intervening time period. Meanwhile, the loss to the Steelers shows that St. Favre does not make the Vikings invincible.

On the negative side, two straight thrashings of limp beating sticks does not a season turn-around make. The jury's still out on GBv.2009; this game should serve as a pretty good unit test.

Oh god - I'm devolving into an IT drone.


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