Wouldn't be a shock if neither is back next year. We don't know how it's going to turn out, a lot of football to play this year still. But I could see the Packers moving on from both, that's at least on the table at this point.
I doubt Murphy and Gutekunst have given up on this year yet, and I don't think I would either. I just don't know who you'd sell off that you get anything worthwhile for. Anybody that could get you something worthwhile for is probably worth holding onto for the next two years. Chandler Jones (Arizona) and Jerry Hughes (Buffalo) are two obvious rushers who might help, but it takes two to tango, and now idea what it would take to get either team to make a trade. If Oakland really is having a fire sale, Bruce Irvin would be worth looking into, but after already trading Mack, would Gruden really be willing to trade his best remaining rusher? Seems hard to believe, but I guess you never know.
Yeah, I don't see why not, might not have really bulk him up much, either. Going back to college, from what I understand, he's better the closer he plays to the line of scrimmage.
The CBs. They've played more, Alexander should be back healthy too.
There really aren't moral victories at this point for this team. So it would take a win for this weekend to be a success.
I believe it was announced as an ankle injury. Have to think it was a broken ankle but we don't know that for sure. I wouldn't think that would be career ending and haven't heard any reports suggesting as much.
I think that rookie RB the Patriots drafted in R1 is pretty good, but you're right about the receivers. They have Gronkowski, he's top shelf, but they're not exactly overwhelming anybody with talent. They do seem to have superior coaching to the rest of the league. But maybe Brady is a cut above, too.
Robinson signed with the Packers as a FA before the '96 season, so he was with them all year. But he did help them some, point taken. I assume you're saying move Tramon Williams to safety? The only thing I wonder with him is whether he's physical enough for the position. He's smart and knows the defense and all that, but I'm not sure he's physical enough to play that spot and tackle in the run game like safeties have to.
He had a hamstring injury and was inactive the last game. I'm assuming he should be ready this week, though I don't know if he'd play aside from special teams. We'll see.
OK, time's up, this will have to be the last question, locker room opens up soon and have to get over to Lambeau for that. A lot of questions today, my apologies if I didn't get to yours, but we'll do this again next week, so try again then. As for your question, I think the analytics show an advantage to deferring, and I know teams really like it if they can get a score late in Q2, then get the ball back to start Q3 and double up with another score. But I have to agree, why not put your O out there first, get a lead and put the pressure on the other team to keep up, especially with the way the D has played early? At this point that's what I think I'd do. They keep giving up points on the first possession and playing from behind. That's a tough way to live. OK, that will have to do it. Thanks again everyone for coming by and sharing your thoughts and questions, much appreciated. Until next week, take care.