Interesting group of non-stars that could fit in GB.  The OLB from WAS looks good for Pettine's D.

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Smith, who just turned 26 years old a few weeks ago, has 24.5 career sacks in just four seasons. But maybe the most attractive aspect of Smith’s game is his reliability. He’s never missed a game in his pro career, playing in all 16 games in each of his four seasons.

But it’s not just rushing the passer for which Smith offers value. The 6-6, 255-pounder is excellent in the run game. He finished as PFF’s No. 23 run stopper among qualified edge defenders and was the No. 19 overall edge defender.

I expected HHCD to be done with football after this past season.
Judging by his play, his head is anywhere but on football, and I don't know how he could expect to play like that for another 2-3 years.
I think we all know teams who have to put a warm body out there just to have enough players on the field, but given a choice, I'd opt for the warm body over HH.

When I think of Spriggs, I can't help of thinking of dudes like Allen Babre and Marshall Newhouse. Hardly what you would call stellar tackles and at best were average at playing the position, yet they hung around the league year after year. 

I could easily see the same thing happening with Spriggs. If the Packers cut him, it would certainly be understandable. But my guess is he won't be unemployed for long. Teams just won't give up on a player who even remotely resembles a OT. 

Also, this is nuts:

NT Kenny Clark: There’s no question about Clark’s return. The debate is whether the Packers should sign him to a long-term deal later in the season. They have him under contract for two more seasons, so it’s not necessary. But if he continues on this path, he’s going to be a star. He was on pace to play 80 percent of the snaps until injuring his elbow late in the year. He had six sacks, 10 pressures, three QB hits and three tackles for loss. Amazingly, he missed just four tackles.       

packerboi posted:

When I think of Spriggs, I can't help of thinking of dudes like Allen Babre and Marshall Newhouse. Hardly what you would call stellar tackles and at best were average at playing the position, yet they hung around the league year after year. 

I could easily see the same thing happening with Spriggs. If the Packers cut him, it would certainly be understandable. But my guess is he won't be unemployed for long. Teams just won't give up on a player who even remotely resembles a OT. 

Also, this is nuts:

NT Kenny Clark: There’s no question about Clark’s return. The debate is whether the Packers should sign him to a long-term deal later in the season. They have him under contract for two more seasons, so it’s not necessary. But if he continues on this path, he’s going to be a star. He was on pace to play 80 percent of the snaps until injuring his elbow late in the year. He had six sacks, 10 pressures, three QB hits and three tackles for loss. Amazingly, he missed just four tackles.       

Yeah they need to get ahead of this like they did Davante Adams. We can criticize late-term TT for a lot of things, but signing Adams to that deal was great considering his production in 2018. Clark's production is especially compelling considering the injuries we had to Mo Wilk and Daniels as well as the lack of production from the OLBs. He was THE guy teams had to gameplan for and he still produced. Lock him up. 

I'm willing to give Spriggs one more shot through Training Camp for the reason you pointed out as well as the fact that we're moving to a ZBS. He's a good fit for a ZBS from a physical standpoint, but again it's all mental. 

I'd like to see Spriggs without Cogbot - New O-Line coach & scheme might help - I at least want to see him in training camp.

Next to Aaron Donald, I believe Clark is the best DT in the league - he should be locked up contractually until he's 30.

Depending on how free agency and the draft work out I would be just fine with Spriggs coming in to camp on a prove it basis.  And I do believe that the ZBS is a little more finesse in nature and that might (emphaisis on the word might) be what may work for Spriggs.  I guess the bottom line for me is that if it was up to me I would bring as many OL to camp as you possibly can.

 

Goldie posted:

Dang it....looks like Randall Cobb is next to go......   

http://www.theredzone.org/Blog...sign-WR-Randall-Cobb.    Loved Randall Cobb....gonna miss him.

He really was awesome.......  1/2 a decade ago.  At least he did have 1 really good game last year that brought back old memories.   I think he has some football left in him, but I don't know that he's ever going to be an elite slot guy like he once was. 

The Heckler posted:

I actually think getting Clark extended sooner rather than later might be necessary.  Maybe not this offseason but I think for sure next year since you don't want him to hit free agency in his prime at 24-25 years old.  

He won't get away one way or the other. He's a franchise tag guy if it comes down to it but get it done later in the 2019 season.  Short of an injury his price will only continue to climb through 2020. 

YATittle posted:
Goldie posted:

Dang it....looks like Randall Cobb is next to go......   

http://www.theredzone.org/Blog...sign-WR-Randall-Cobb.    Loved Randall Cobb....gonna miss him.

link didn't work.

The Green Bay Packers are unlikely to re-sign impending free agent wide receiver Randall Cobb according to Michael Silver of NFL Network.

A stalwart of the Packers offense since being selected in the second round out of the University of Kentucky in 2011, Cobb has had some great years as Aaron Rodgers' favorite slot receiver including a 1200-yard campaign in 2014 but he has grown less and less effective as the injuries have piled up.  Cobb has not played a full 16-game season since 2015 and is no longer an upgrade over the younger, cheaper receivers in Green Bay.  The 28-year-old will try to rebound with another NFL team  after averaging 43.7 yards over his last 37 games.

Sorry....here’s the article as it was on  RedZone.  

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