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Jordy who?

Posted on: April 28, 2008 9:22 am
 

Well folks, the show's over. At least until the heat of mid-July infiiltrates the hearts and minds of players young and younger in Green Bay, WI. The draft has come to a close, and the Packers step away from it in a very different position than they entered it. As of Friday, Aaron Rodgers and Craig Nall were IT. If Rodgers went down, Nall would go in. If Nall went down.... there was not end to that sentence. It's not so now. Not one, but TWO Quarterbacks share in the grave misfortune with Rodgers that is following Brett Favre. Brian Brohm, formerly of Louisville, and Matt Flynn, formerly of LSU, are the two quarterbacks whom Ted Thompson has given the responsibility of feuling young Rodgers to greantess. Here is a complete listing of the Packers 2008 Draft Class.. starting with.. Jordy who?

  • Round 2, Pick 36- WR Jordy Nelson, Kansas State
  • Round 2, Pick 56- QB Brian Brohm, Louisville
  • Round 2, Pick 60- CB Patrick Lee, Auburn
  • Round 3, Pick 91- TE Jermichael Finley, Texas
  • Round 4, Pick 102- DE Jeremy Thompson, Wake Forest
  • Round 4, Pick 135- OG Josh SItton, Central Florida
  • Round 5, Pick 150- OT Breno Giacomini, Louisville
  • Round 7, Pick 209- QB Matt Flynn, LSU
  • Round 7, Pick 217- WR Brett Swain, San Diego State

Well that about does it. Now it's up to the brilliant *cough cough* minds of Ted Thompson and his cohorts to put it together. I have my faith in Mike McCarthy, personally.

From Radio City Music Hall, in downtown New York City, I'm out!

Cheez

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: May 2, 2008 12:54 pm
 

Jordy who?

I wasnt referring to you, GoPack, I was simply making a statement about many Packers fans.



Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: May 1, 2008 12:29 pm
 

Jordy who?

I am not calling Rodgers a bust by any stretch of the imagination.  I was stating a reality in the NFL and basically all professional sports, in that, players tend to start out hot, but then after the league gets some film on the guy, he appears to regress, when in reality the league is just catching up with him.  This explains what I feel is the root cause of the "sophomore slump"



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: May 1, 2008 11:00 am
 

Jordy who?

Based on his comments, it doesn't appear that he plans on trying to be Brett Favre. Remember this kid grew up a 49ers fan. He saw how Steve Young handled himself following Joe Montana. He didn't try to be Joe, he just was Steve, and that was more than good enough. Rodgers grew up watching that and I think it's to his advantage....he'll follow the same style.

That said, I think too many Packers fans say Rodgers is a bust...I don't see how people can say that. Aaron Rodgers has had dittly poop experience actualling playing. You can't be a bust until you've had the chance to succeed or fail. As long as he follow's in Steve Young's footsteps and as long as he WINS, he'll be just fine as a Green Bay Packer.




Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: April 30, 2008 9:55 am
 

Jordy who?

Rodgers did look good against the Cowboys, but remember he did come in as a backup, as the Cowboys prepared their gameplan for Favre.  It is one thing to do well when a defense is doing things specifically to play against someone else.  It is something completely different when other teams are preparing for the Packers with Rodgers as a QB.  There really isn't a ton of footage on Rodgers yet, except some preseason action with the backups.  It might take a few weeks for the league to get a read on Rodgers and then we will be able to see what kind of QB he really is.  I have faith he will be just fine, I just hope he doesn't press, because if he tries to live up to his predecessor, he will fall woefully short as would just about anybody else.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 30, 2008 9:38 am
 

Jordy who?

The key to that is IF he can finish half a season. In the very few games Rodgers has played in, he's had two injuries with lengthy recovery times. Personally, I believe that no matter how much talent Brian Brohm has in a west coast offense, he cannot compete with Rodgers in one area--experience. Tutoring under Brett Favre for 3 years, Rodgers has had a bird's eye view of the system the Packers run, two of those being under Mike McCarthy. He's had, however little it may be, game time experience, and he knows from being around Brett and the city of Green Bay, that the Packers and their fans expect to win. If Rodgers gets hurt, Brohm will most likely go in. But for all our sake's, I hope that doesn't happen. Even if some of us aren't his biggest fans, give him a shot...at least right now, he's our best chance and success.



Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2008 8:33 pm
 

Jordy who?

Aaron Rodgers did awesome against the Cowboys for the time he was in...If he can play like that for even half of the season, The Packers will be fine.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 28, 2008 12:50 pm
 

Jordy who?

KSU fans kinda revolve in this little world where no one exists but them and Kansas and everything is pefect.



Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: April 28, 2008 11:38 am
 

Jordy who?

Someone over on the GB draft message board posted an amazing youtube link to a Jordy Nelson greatest hits sort of thing. He looked pretty damn good to me. He goes over the middle, he's got good hands, and he's pretty big. So, I think we're in for a good surprise with Nelson. The WR core is a so solid, as players and as people, and I think Nelson's another great chemistry sort of guy in addition to having some real potential. The Youtube video says something about the next Jerry Rice, which is insane, but it was posted by KSU fan.




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 28, 2008 11:10 am
 

Jordy who?

Ahhh I see. Yeah I was somewhat sad to see Corey Williams go so I'm hoping that these positions will help with that. I'm not entirely sure that taking a WR with our first pick was the smartest move because that is one of our deeper positions but he was a very talented player and hard to pass up and WR's usually are the first ones to start getting hurt at least on the offensive side of the ball. Im very excited to see how Brian Brohm turns out. I was exstatic to learn they'd drafted him.

Rodgers has improved greatly and I'm hoping that will continue. I like the kid.




Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: April 28, 2008 9:35 am
 

Jordy who?

I wasn't really talking about missing a beat from 2007 to 2008, but rather within the 2008 season, when the injury bug strikes.  I think this draft does a lot to shore up depth at many positions, and should mean that there isn't as large a dropoff should injuries occur.

I have seen great strides in Rodgers and his mechanics since his rookie season (althought most of the action was in preseason).  He has gotten rid of that hitch in his delivery where he has to bring the ball up to his ear to throw.   I have seen steady progress from 2005 to 2006, 2006 to 2007 and expect to see more from 2007 to 2008.



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