I think they bid with themselves for that pick, but if the guy becomes a Pro Bowl QB, it will have been worth it.
I think they feel he plays faster than he tests and I suspect they feel playing with Aaron Rodgers will help his game. I'm going to defer to Thompson on this one because of his history with receivers. If it were a DL, I might think otherwise, but he deserves the benefit of the doubt.
Someone will get desperate and bring him in. Teams brought in Jeff George for god's sake, they have to consider Cutler, don't they?
But the Packers almost always give them a year to be on the 53. Ted hates cutting draft picks.
No one said you're not entitled to your opinion, but making assessments about players none of us know that much about is absurd. If you want to rip Thompson for his picks after they've failed, I'm fine with that. If you want to call guys a bust a year into their careers, go ahead. If you want to rip a player for his performance or question play calling or playing one guy over another, go ahead. But I'm trying to run a sophisticated blog that isn't a venue for people to just get angry. I'd like us to be sophisticated about our assessments. I think the people on this blog are not typical fans. They are thinkers. They study the game. That is my feeling on it. I appreciate your take. I'm not trying to put you down.
Correct. As soon as the final pick is made.
Seattle has Starbucks and they even have baristas! How about that *$&%!
I didn't have him on my list of visitors. Where did you see that? I'm curious.
Don't think so, but I could be wrong. Not a great year for specialists. They have two young long snappers and also can go back to Brett Goode. A punter is intriguing, but Thompson never drafts them.
Packers are on the clock.
Packers take OT Kofi Amichia.
He's another guy who visited the Packers. He was a left tackle at South Florida. First-time all-AAC. Probably will move to guard in NFL.
Amichia is a really good athlete. Massively strong. Ran the 40 in 4.99. Benched 225 pounds 32 times. Had a killer pro day.
He's 6-3 1/2, 302 pounds.