I thought ILB was the weakest position on the team depth wise (along with backup QB) before Burks got hurt. I’m guessing this means a lot more playing time for Josh Jones and Raven Greene at the hybrid position. I did think maybe they would keep Morrison or Ryan around for depth but those two had the same issue as Martinez and Summers with being poor in coverage.

Josh Jones is apparently falling fast on the depth chart for safety.  I can't think of single reason why this guy would remain on the roster.  He only wants to play a position he sucks at and I wouldn't be surprised if he's trying to play his way off the team.

Regarding Josh Jones I'd just cut bait and move on. Admit the mistake and try to find someone to fill the roster spot who can help the team in some way. Wait for cuts to begin and look for a player who has actually been a productive contributor in the NFL. IMO he's a lost cause at this point.  

I don't disagree but they don't have to play him.  I'd at least waiting until cutdowns to 53.  If they have a guy on the practice squad they want to bring up at least the guy is already in the system.  If they find a guy on waivers they really want then absolutely cut him.

packerboi posted:

Re-watched the early quarters with Gary. He got good push on a few plays and moved the pile flushing the QB. Then kinda got gassed. But always have to keep in mind, he was surrounded by a bunch of back ups with Pettine running an extremely vanilla scheme. And we're talking pre-season game 1. 

Agree on Z Smith. Having a player of that caliber next to Gary will only help him. And Gary won't be thrown into the fires forcing him to play 75 snaps a game. They can ease him in there. 

I like this take.  It'll be nice to have two veterans OLBs in the Smith Bros being able to take the brunt of the snaps while Gary comes in and plays in situations that fits his current skill set.  Then you hope that Gary can develop those other skills and instincts as he gets on in the year and his career.  I think a major problem with Dom Capers and Mike McCarthy was that they expected every player to be able to do everything asked of them before they saw significant playing time.  Yes it makes sense in a bubble but in the current NFL with limits on practice and the widening gap between NFL schemes and college schemes, I think it's a problem.  Figure out what your players can do well, and put them in a position to do just that.  

Henry posted:

I don't disagree but they don't have to play him.  I'd at least waiting until cutdowns to 53.  If they have a guy on the practice squad they want to bring up at least the guy is already in the system.  If they find a guy on waivers they really want then absolutely cut him.

Personally I'd trade him for a Pro Bowl LT for depth. 

Tony Brown's has been having a great TC and offseason. Kevin King needs to take notice. Brown's shortcoming last season was a couple of complete bone headed personal fouls (including a taunting IIRC that resulted in what would have been a 4th down that then resulted in a TD drive). 

Sounds like he's grown up and is much more focused. Like we've said a 1000 times here, can never ever have enough good CB's. 

Packdog posted:
michiganjoe posted:

Tony Brown is a lock for this roster. 

Not only is Tony Brown a roster lock, but he may be Wally Pipping Kevin King.

The physical attributes were always there, but for Rodgers to be that complimentary regarding the work ethic really bodes well for Tony's future.

Edit: sorry Packerboi, see you made the same point re Tony pushing King for his job.

Love the way Brown plays.  He brings the nasty attitude and I like cheering for a Defense with that.  

I thought he played well last year, better than anyone not named Alexander at least.   I'm hoping Jackson steps up in year 2 but Brown flashed more potential.  

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