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Pork Predictions

Pork Predictions


Hello Lounge, Mr. Bacon here with another quality Packer’s free agency and draft article.






Friday is the start of the pre-season in the NFL, when all the free agents find their newest homes or tender their contracts with their old teams. Either way teams will be looking to find the players that will get them to play in February.


Ted Thompson has some cap money, and he looks to use it wisely. So here are my fearless predictions.


  1. Nick Collins will get his money and stay a Packer.
  2. Ted Thompson will be a buyer in the Free Agent pool, but, it will not be big names.
  3. Ted Thompson makes a trade for a player in the mid-term of his contract.


Ted Thompson’s philosophy is to not pay big for players that do not merit the money they are paid. That does not mean Ted can’t trade for a player who fits the profile of price vs. value. With the bargaining agreement, and other fun stuff coming up, I expect Ted to pull the trigger on a decent trade for a player who is good, but isn’t great yet, and plays on a shitty team.


Thompson won’t however go after people with big contracts even though the Packers are cap sound, because we already know Thompson won’t blow that kind of money.


Tim Tebow


Like the scouts, I am not sold on the guy because he comes from a system that teaches the run-option offense. I am not a Tebow fna personally, and the pick would be a crapshoot. The thing I do know is that he doesn’t have the feet of Aaron Rodgers.


Tebow is faster, but Rodgers is evasive. Rogers is developing into an elite player, although he is still working on feeling the pressure. People said Rodgers was injury prone, best rest assured so is Tebow.


This is my theory.


If Player A plays at full speed, over 16 games while Player B plays half speed for 16 games, Player A will end up staying healthy because his body has become adapted to full contact where as the B player only gets to play at half-strength against a full speed player.


This may explain Rodgers injuries the first two seasons.


The NFL Draft


I might not be able to write an article for the Lounge prior to the draft, due to the wonderful world of healthcare on Medicaid / Medicare analysis. Therefore, here are my thoughts now.


  1. We will not draft a lineman in the first round.
  2. We will have two first round picks.
  3. We will draft a wide receiver.
  4. Thompson will make a reach pick in the 3rd or 4th round.
  5. We will draft a quarterback in the late rounds.


Time will tell about the Packers choices, but the Packers are going to be penciled into the NFC Playoffs as at least a wildcard by almost all media pundits this year.


I expect Rodgers, Woodson, Jennings, Barnett and maybe even Lumpkin will headline a very good squad this fall.


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Hofschneider's picture

- two first rounders?! Explanation, please.

Mr. Bacon's picture

Thompson will trade up, the same way he got Matthews.

PackersRS's picture

I believe Jersey Al jizzed his pants when he heard that Lumpkin will make an impact...

Anyway, good article, Mr. Bacon.

So, you don't think we'll get an Olinemen, but will pick 2 times in the first round. Care to guess which positions?

And about WR, Holliday is a wr, if I'm not mistaken. Or do you mean a Wr that's not a KR/PR???

Alex Tallitsch's picture

I was thinking the same thing about Al. Waiting patiently for a Al like comeback.

Graffin's picture

Hey thats mine! How do I cool little picture next to my name when commenting?

Graffin's picture

Hmmm, interesting, picture showed up when I replied but not on regular comment??

Alex Tallitsch's picture

Still trying to figure out that bug Graffin. Spent a week on it and gave up. Ill revisit it later. Its pissing me off.

Mr. Bacon's picture

We will get a lineman, but not in the first round.

As far as the first rounds, ill take a wild guess and say we get a halfback and a linebacker.

Jersey Al's picture

I wish I wasn't in my best suit when I read this...

PackersRS's picture

LMAO! But I believe now it's the time to write an article about how the Packers shouldn't even consider drafting or bringing in a RB, due to the imminence of Kregg Lumpkin!

Max's picture

I wish I wasn't eating my lunch when I read Al's comment.

Graffin's picture

Agree with you first 3 points (Keep Collins, no big names in FA) But your Draft predictions seem like total shots in th dark. Sure they COULD happen, but really, 2 first rounders? I can see a QB late and WR somewhere, but last years trade up was an exception. Thousands of pieces would have to fall in just the right places for Ted to consider moving up again IMO. I guess at this point any predictions and mocks are all shots in the dark, so thanks for giving me something Packers to read.

FITZCORE1252's picture

Alex,

Should that pic of Woodson be next to you, or is it a bug? I just switched to that pic yesterday. If it's an error that's cool, I'll keep it and hope you get yours fixed, if not I'll switch back to Vince. Quite the coincidence though, never saw you with that.

GBP 4 LIFE

Alex Tallitsch's picture

I have no picture of Woodson?

FITZCORE1252's picture

Weird,

The pic of Wood I have on Loungebook is next to your name Alex on my computer. WTF,? Sorry dude. Does anyone else see a pic of Woodson next to Alex's name? Or is my cumputer F'd?

GBP 4 LIFE

FITZCORE1252's picture

Like right now. The comment of mine directly above this has my pic of wood next to it. Alex's comment "I have no picture of Woodson" has the same pic of Wood next to it.

Wonder if it's just on my computer. What pic do you see next to your name here Alex?

Alex Tallitsch's picture

I see my pic. What browser are you using? Hit F5 and see if that helps.

FITZCORE1252's picture

I tried F5, didn't work. PackersRS and Graffin's pics are their usual, for some reason yours appears as mine on here. Oh well F' it, my apologies.

GBP 4 LIFE

Graffin's picture

when Alex replies I see MY pic as well..... weird.

FITZCORE1252's picture

Looks like we'll be shopping for a punter. GOOD! Don't let the door hit ya... SCRRRRRUB! http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/ic/blogs/insider/index.shtml

Alex Tallitsch's picture

Okay, you should be able to go to the video box, hit ADMIN PANEL -- VIEW PROFILE and upload a universal profile pic. Good luck.

Sorry about jacking your post Bacon.

FITZCORE1252's picture

Went there, the pic I want was the pic it showed. No biggy, I know you said there are still bugs being worked out. Thanks for your help.

Bacon, I too apologize.

GBP 4 LIFE

MrBacon's picture

I guess this means I got Jacked Up!

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