Personally, I think it's a little early. But they have that late, first-round pick if they want to use it on a QB. I would not expect it though.
Yeah, but Ted Thompson was also the GM then, and Packers fans have been hard on him. Bottom line: QB play matters so much more than anything else, and the QB play these past two years (since Rodgers broke his collarbone last season in Minnesota) has been much worse than it was previously.
Same as the draft needs: edge rush, safety, offensive line. The Packers should at least explore those areas on the open market, and if they find good value and the right fit, they should strike.
I believe the reporting was that he's hard to work with.
Yep. I definitely agree. His scheme made a significant difference when he had the players to run it.
I think he's done well. I honestly haven't paid much attention.
Well, let me say this: I appreciate them reading!!
Way too early for me to know if he will or not. But he has the assets to make an aggressive move, if he wants to.
Well, they couldn't interview coaching candidates currently employed in the league until today, so not much of a head start there. The month presumably gave them a chance to get all their ducks in a row so they can hit the ground running hard this week.
Yeah, you're mostly right. If they can find a dynamic talent at No. 12 overall, they need to take it. But I think edge rusher just has a little more added importance.
If I had to order: edge rusher, safety, tight end, offensive line. But the real answer is simply, yes.
I think there was a lot of dysfunction, which is why wiping the slate clean is needed. But then the Packers have to replace those holes with quality. That's the key.
Solid starter. Not a Pro Bowler. Might have a ceiling of borderline Pro Bowler if he continues to improve.
Depends on whether their quarterback plays like Aaron Rodgers or not.
So, this is who I would want to speak with? I'd want to speak with Adam Gase. I'd want to speak with Lincoln Riley. And I'd want to speak with Eric Bieniemy. But I'd want to speak with several others too. That's why it's hard to narrow down to three right now.
It's a fine line to balance. What makes Aaron Rodgers elite is his ability to extend plays, but too much of anything -- even the best of things -- can be bad. It seems pretty clear the play extensions were too frequent this season, and the result was an offense that didn't look much like an offense. Next head coach is going to need to find the balance. It would be limiting an all-time great talent to remove all play extensions, and I certainly don't expect Aaron Rodgers to go for that either. But there needs to be more structure, with the play extensions merely supporting the offense instead of being the basis for it. Good luck to the next guy, I say.
This is Mark Murphy's hire. He's made that clear. If it doesn't go well. things won't go well for him. That's the way this league works.
It's both. Rodgers needs to play better, and by that I mean adapt some of the things he does. But to radically overhaul his game would seem not just silly, but wasteful. There needs to be collaboration, and a solid mix of structure and improvisation.
He didn't have much of a team to lose. Did a lot with a little. Considered a really smart, offensive guy, and great for quarterbacks.
He's worked close with Pat Mahomes this year. Andy Reid's coaching tree has had success. Person who had his job last was Matt Nagy. That's worked out pretty well.
The Ravens have already said they're keeping John Harbaugh. I think Packers would have had interest if not.
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