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Another Rodgers

 

In 2005, our first round pick wasn’t a popular one but would pay off in the long run. I think we might have a repeat of that in 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

CHTV touched on this and it’s worth mentioning. Michael Crabtree very well could be available at the 9th spot and he would likely be “the best player available.” Oh crap.

Imagine it, with the 9th pick of the draft, the commissioner steps up and announces Green Bay has selected wide receiver Michael Crabtree. Greg is Greg and Donald Driver has a few good years left somehow. After that we have Jordy who I feel is the Driver replacement and Ruvell Martin. I still think we could end up with Crabtree.

And boy will people be pissed. They will freak out, saying that we don’t need a wide receiver right now or say Ted is trying to force Donald Driver into retirement. On the surface it could look ugly, but after a couple years we could have Greg Jennings and Michael Crabtree as the best wide receiving duo in the NFL. Also, we’d have Aaron Rodgers throwing to them. It sounds pretty good if you ask me.

I know we have some holes on the team that need to be addressed, primarily on the defensive side of the ball, but could we afford to pass up this player?

This has happened before. In 1998, we needed to address some defensive needs and decided, “Ya know, let’s not pick Randy Moss. Let’s get Vonnie Holliday instead.” I think our offense would have been able to overcome our defensive weaknesses if we had had a Randy Moss. Now I’m not playing armchair GM here and am not criticizing the Holliday pick. I’m just saying let’s think it through and consider not passing up the opportunity again. As fans, let’s also consider Ted Thompson would definitely make an unpopular move like this for the better of the future of the Packers.

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Greg C.'s picture

I agree that this is a real possibility. It would be disappointing to get yet another wide receiver. The more likely scenario if Crabtree is still available is that Ted trades down. I just read an article saying that this is the worst draft for the top ten in a long time, and that players 11-20 are just as good as the top ten. So the situation might be ripe for a trade.

By the way, why do you mention Ruvell Martin but not James Jones? Jones is better than Martin and has way more upside.

Andy S's picture

Isn't there another team in the division that ran their GM out of town for drafting WRs when they had glaring needs elsewhere? I think (hope?) Teddy T has enough savvy to recognize that Crabtree would be the best player available, that there are other teams drafting after 9 that would really love to get a crack at Crabtree, and to take the best offer on a package of picks that he could use to build out the defense. It's not too much to ask for, is it?

elmo's picture

Another Mr. 6-10..???

No thank you.

And....by thte way...Ted Thompson is an idiot!

Tony Hartzheim's picture

Don't forget about the man, JJ, James Jones

Aaron's picture

Maybe I missed it - but I think you completely discounted James Jones. Not saying it wouldn't happen, but Jones' presence makes it that much more difficult a decision...

Asshalo's picture

"And boy will people be pissed. They will freak out, saying that we don’t need a wide receiver right now or say Ted is trying to force Donald Driver into retirement. On the surface it could look ugly, but after a couple years we could have Greg Jennings and Michael Crabtree as the best wide receiving duo in the NFL"

You're right people will be VERY pissed, especially if our d-line is undermanned for the second year in a row.

haha, and incase you didn't read it the four times earlier, you forgot about James Jones. shame shame, know his name

Asshalo's picture

P.S. Dale why don't you guys have a twitter page. You know you want to after that post yesterday. RBC has one.

packerslounge's picture

What the hell are you talking about man? We have had a Twitter page since March of 08. We also have more Packer fans that follow us than anyone else.

Not to mention the HUGE thing on the homepage that says "Follow us on Twitter"

Whoa.

Asshalo's picture

I hope you're being sarcastic, otherwise, you have really hurt my feelings and I demand an apology.I was suggesting you guys have twitter in sort of a mocking way-- like the reason people go on bar crawls wearing snuggy's or like what you were doing with the previous post. Looks to me like you're treating it like an actual blog.

packerslounge's picture

You totally lost me man. Sorry your feelings are hurt. Don't unretire and go to another blog.

I don't understand what RBC has that we don't. That is where I am confused.

jeremiah's picture

sweet musc clips....

Franklin Hillside's picture

Did anyone tell him he forgot James Jones? Sheesh.

http://www.packerranter.com/2009/02/more-sauerkraut-always.html

packerslounge's picture

I love it when Dale catches hell. That article does look oddly familiar.

Erik's picture

I will just say this in response to anyone thinking Crabtree is a great move:

The Detroit Lions.

Thank you.

Greg C.'s picture

Matt Millen did not get fired for drafting too many wide receivers. He drafted too many bad players, period, in rounds one through seven.

Oh, by the way, Dale, you forgot to mention James Jones in your article.

chipper's picture

Unless Crabtree doubles as a D tackle...leave him sit. It doesn't matter if he is the best player on the board.

Defense and O-line are the problems we have to address....period.

Taking Crabtree would be like getting a flat tire and changing the oil to fix it.

Aren's picture

I just have a feeling Crabtree will not fall past Oakland. If he does, every other player up there would help out the Packers (besides Stafford and Sanchez). The top of the draft is filled with defensive players of the front seven and offensive lineman. Two things we do need.

Besides, we already have James Jones as well. Didn't see his name up there.

Packnic's picture

James Jones.

Graham's picture

Quote: Greg C.

<blockquote cite="comment-2859">

<strong><a href="#comment-2859" rel="nofollow">Greg C.</a></strong>: I agree that this is a real possibility. It would be disappointing to get yet another wide receiver. The more likely scenario if Crabtree is still available is that Ted trades down. I just read an article saying that this is the worst draft for the top ten in a long time, and that players 11-20 are just as good as the top ten. So the situation might be ripe for a trade. By the way, why do you mention Ruvell Martin but not James Jones? Jones is better than Martin and has way more upside.
</blockquote>

I agree with the trade down at this point. The lions give us their 20 for him or something like that. Then we could get my personal fav. Jackson from LSU at 20. Plus we'd get a 2nd or 3rd and any other amout of draft picks to draft some 'Tweeners' for our new defense. Somebody would be willing to trade up for him, perhaps the bears can give us their 2011 1st rounder and 2012 1st rounder, and all of their pics this year for a stud WR.

Graham's picture

what if the lions take him 1 and want to trade up to get shanchez at 9, i'd do that.

PackersRS's picture

My opinion: I WOULD be a great pick, IF WE WERE REBUILDING!
As it is, we are 2, 3 players from a championship. Take the best player available? YES, BUT IN A POSITION OF NEED.

jeremiah's picture

if TT drafts him and he busts, then it WILL cost TT his job. and i bet TT knows that.

elmo's picture

Someone tell James Jones that he's on the Packer's team...

He's either hurt...or not performing. Totally over-rated....

Can you say B-U-S-T, Mr. Jones?

Plus, he's got a big, fat, friggin' mouth that he should learn to keep quiet!

James Jones......meh..

Shootz's picture

To think that BJ Raji could be sitting on the board with Crabtree, if we took another wideout we'd deserve everything we got this year. It's not true to say you can never have too much depth at a position and our receiving corps is solid, even to the point where one can get injured (and apparently forgotten by Packers Lounge) and we don't miss a step.

packerslounge's picture

Quote blasting Dale again"

<blockquote cite="comment-2881">

<strong><a href="#comment-2881" rel="nofollow">Shootz</a></strong>: <P>(and apparently forgotten by Packers Lounge) </P>
</blockquote>

This is the best day ever.

retiredgrampa's picture

I admit that I'm afraid that TT would take Crabtree if he was BPA. and that bothers me. Our fine WR corps only got us 6 wins last year while our so-called defense got us 10 losses or at least 7. If this situation presented itself, though, I would hope for a tradedown and another 2nd. I say a 2nd and not a 3rd because he is a big enough talent to warrant it and more than one team would be interested in him. Eliminate the 3 teams in our division, of course, and there are still several possibilities. We need 2 #2s, not 3 #3s.

jeremiah's picture

grandpa that is what i am hoping for. if raji and crabtree are on the board, and you get the sense that A) you can get a trade partner for crabtree at #9, and that B) raji will still be there at the spot you trade down to, then you trade out. if you don'tgetnoth those senses, in this particular scenario(both on the board) you take raji and hope to hell that either MN or DET doesn't get him.

Greg Jennings's picture

Quote elmo:

<blockquote cite="comment-2880">

<strong><a href="#comment-2880" rel="nofollow">elmo</a></strong>: ….Can you say B-U-S-T, Mr. Jones?
Plus, he’s got a big, fat, friggin’ mouth that he should learn to keep quiet!James Jones……meh..
</blockquote>
What did he say that deserves him to be labeled a big mouth?

Asshalo's picture

Quote Alex:

<blockquote cite="comment-2879">

<strong><a href="#comment-2879" rel="nofollow">Alex</a></strong>: You totally lost me man. Sorry your feelings are hurt. Don’t unretire and go to another blog.I don’t understand what RBC has that we don’t. That is where I am confused.

</blockquote>

Now, I am confused too. I was being sarcastic. Its hard to convey/read tone on message boards.

packerslounge's picture

Ahh... you lost me on the whole snuggy bar crawl thing.

nameless's picture

Raji and crabtree will not both be available. The top ten does not seem to be superior to the 11-20 picks, however crabtree and curry are in their own catagory. There is a lot of depth for 3-4 LBs but nose tacke is limited. If Raji is there I think we have to take him. If not I would love to trade down or pick up Crabtree. Just my opinion.

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