Cory's Corner: Packers Have Time

Packers don't have to be Super Bowl ready until Thanksgiving. 

Everyone has been asking the same question since the NFL Draft timer hit triple zeroes. 

“As of today, are the Green Bay Packers a Super Bowl team?”

What difference does it make? Last I checked, Lombardi Trophies aren’t awarded in May. The Packers have a lot of seasoning to do with a lot of players that will be expected to play large roles. 

And that’s the fun thing about this team. 

Aaron Rodgers explained on “The Pat McAfee Show” during the first round on Thursday, that the Packers had six wideouts with first round grades. The problem is that those six were gone by No. 18 — and the Packers’ first pick was No. 22.

Now a lot of you want to blame general manager Brian Gutekunst for not climbing the ladder and dealing for a wideout. However, top wide receivers are worth their weight in gold. The unproven rookie Chris Olave — who I thought was going to make the quickest transition to the pro game — was worth five draft picks. 

Granted, adding Olave may give the Saints some more punch on offense, but that doesn’t necessarily equate to more wins. 

The Packers — like always — made the smart play. They saw that every one of their first round wideouts was already gone, so there was no need to reach for another one, so they beefed up an already good defense. And the best way to do that was by making it more athletic and more dynamic. 

De’Vondre Campbell was an All-Pro last year because it looked like there were two of him on the field at all times. Now, with Quay Walker, the Packers have a clone of the athletic Campbell. Granted, offense is still the lifeblood of this league, but that doesn’t mean you can ignore the rest of your team. 

To be honest, I was surprised the Packers opted to trade both of their second round picks to grab a player with a high amount of upside in Christian Watson. But they also knew that the 6-foot-4, 208-pound speedster wasn’t going to be sitting there when Green Bay picked late in the second round at 53rd overall. So Gutekunst took note of the risk and even though the Vikings wanted more than what the Jimmy Johnson value says, Gutekunst gave it a thumbs up.

I have no idea if this team is a Super Bowl team in May. But I do know that the Packers won the NFC North three straight years and I don’t see another team that will seriously challenge them this year. The Vikings have had a solid roster on paper, but in the end, the quarterback play just wasn’t good enough and I see the same thing from them again this year. 

And that’s why the Packers have one thing on their side: time. They have time to develop, they have time to mesh and most importantly, they have time to get better. The Packers will play the defending Super Bowl champs this year, but they will also play the Giants, Jets and Commanders, which combined for 15 wins last year. 

With Rodgers, the goal remains the same: Super Bowl or bust. But I don’t know if the Packers are ready to win it all tomorrow. 

Which is a good thing, because the Super Bowl isn’t being played tomorrow. 

 

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Cory Jennerjohn is a graduate from UW-Oshkosh and has been in sports media for over 15 years. He was a co-host on "Clubhouse Live" and has also done various radio and TV work as well. He has written for newspapers, magazines and websites. He currently is a columnist for CHTV and also does various podcasts. He recently earned his Masters degree from the University of Iowa. He can be found on Twitter: @Coryjennerjohn

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Rebecca's picture

May 03, 2022 at 06:50 am

I’ve been looking for a new, interesting angle on the Packers 2022 edition. Not finding it, I’ll wait until we win the NFC championship. Not really much to see here. Too many ifs. GOPACKGO!

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Savage57's picture

May 03, 2022 at 06:58 am

I genuinely hope QB1 views this season as an opportunity for him to capitalize on his experience and skills, and use them as tools to accelerate the acclimation of Watkins and the development of these new young WR's.

If he can apply some of the zen and kwan he seems to have embraced lately, sharing his encyclopedic knowledge of the pro passing game with these young bucks, and be patient enough to trust them as much as they'll have to trust him, it could be one of the more fun and rewarding seasons he's ever had.

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NickPerry's picture

May 03, 2022 at 07:09 am

"If he can apply some of the zen and kwan he seems to have embraced lately, sharing his encyclopedic knowledge of the pro passing game with these young bucks, and be patient enough to trust them as much as they'll have to trust him"

NICE Savage57!!

THIS is going to be one of the biggest keys to the whole season and the success or lack of the Packers have in 2022. I BELIEVE in this offense and the philosophy of it. The Packers have MORE than enough talent on the offensive side of the ball to make a serious run at the SB, AND they have IMO one of the best defenses in the entire NFL.

ALL Rodgers has to do is trust MLF and his system, and play in the way it's MEANT to be played. 17 is GONE dude, replaced by some young dudes an Sammy Watkins and much of the supporting cast who was MORE than good enough last year had you just used them. TRUST is the key word here, and Rodgers these new kids, Watkins, and the rest of his crew. IF he does, the Packers CAN win the SB.

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greengold's picture

May 03, 2022 at 07:26 am

Credit where credit’s due: Rebecca.

She is right on there being too many “ifs” - and what Savage is alluding to involves just one player. What AR should do and what he does are generally two different things. There’s a lot of changing that needs to happen in there (pointing to Rodgers, drawing a circle). Would be great to see.

There’s no doubt this season, and the talent assembled could be great. The potential is certainly there.

We’ll see.

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Coldworld's picture

May 03, 2022 at 08:32 am

There are always ifs. The point of sport is that in any given day anything can happen and the nature of humans is to be unpredictable.

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Guam's picture

May 03, 2022 at 08:32 am

Agree GG, Rodgers is going to have to change his modus operandi if this team is going to be successful. If QB1 gets stuck in trust mode, the Packers will not have a successful passing attack. There are just too many new WRs for him to play overly safe football. He is going to have to sling it some this year. I know he can, the question is, will he?

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ReaganRulz's picture

May 03, 2022 at 07:36 am

Yup. Agree and think that our stable of 3 RBs who are all pass catchers will be a BIG part of the pass offense as well.

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Savage57's picture

May 03, 2022 at 07:48 am

Your comment reminds me of KG's talk with CMIII after half in SB XLV, but replace MLF as the speaker for Greene, Adams as the player for Woodson, and Rodgers as the listener for Matthews.

"Tae's gone. It. Is. Time."

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blondy45's picture

May 03, 2022 at 10:43 am

I agree Nick. TRUST is very important in team sports. Unless you are a wrestler, tennis player, golfer, you need the bond with your teammates. You need talent to separate from others in your league. The Packers have and have had talent along with good coaches to keep them atop of the NFL for years. MLF will have to scheme his battle plan for each opponent, & not just rely on Rodgers to Adams this year on offense. The Defense also will have the weapons for Barry to scheme nightmares for opposing teams. The Special teams has to be better with BOSH and his record to improve the Pack's Special team.

I still wonder about Cory's takes on the Packer's team or the building of it. He states he thought Olave was worth FIVE draft picks (Herschel Walker) this year? The very next sentence he believed the Saints would have more punch with Olave but less of a chance of more wins. Where is that logic? He wanted the Pack to trade Love for whatever the Packers could get for him this year. I have no respect for his "talent evaluations". I will TRUST in Gute for his super talent evaluations. Thank God we have Gute making the right calls as opposed to people like Cory making the decisions.

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murf7777's picture

May 03, 2022 at 03:52 pm

Savage, might Rodgers give the young WR's a break? Does a leopard change their spots? That's where we will find the answer.

I don't see it and quite frankly, they are grown men and are signed to a professional team It's time to step up and show your worth. This isn't college anymore.

I truly think Rodgers exposes his wisdom to everyone who cares to listen, the problem is some just don't get it or don't put the extra time into learning. Rodgers wants to win; he is extremely passionate about the game and he's a perfectionist. There's nothing wrong with any of those attributes.

I'm not into coddling and neither is Rodgers, and I don't blame him.

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greengold's picture

May 03, 2022 at 08:23 am

Good work, Cory.

Rodgers’ McAfee take on our board’s WR draft candidates is interesting. Guessing that Gutekunst & Co. felt the big “drop off” at WR was after Watson?

In studying other teams needs that lead to the QW/DW picks 22/28, I found it interesting both DAL and JAX had ILB as a TOP NEED along with our Packers. DAL wanted someone to pair with Parsons, but couldn’t pass on the Southern Texas product OG Tyler Smith (Jerr-uh - going off his board? - Imagine Micah Parsons & Devin Lloyd as a duo in the middle of that DAL Defense…). JAX took Lloyd, needing ILB as well.

DAL did wind up taking ILB Damone Clark from LSU R6. Could be a great pairing with Parsons if his spinal injury clears…

Just interesting stuff.

I am pretty excited to see Walker/Campbell working together, and possibly vaulting into fame as a formidable duo with some special play making at ILB. Adding DT Devonte Wyatt and maybe NT Jonathan Ford (as Slaton’s backup) could be a big beautiful cherry on top in keeping both players clean to make plays.

Probably best for us to save any Super Bowl talk until after we get there…

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LLCHESTY's picture

May 03, 2022 at 08:50 am

The Cowboys have wasted a lot of high round draft capital on LBs the last few years. They hit a grand slam on Parsons but they might not be eager to spend much more right away. I think they would've been better off putting the Boise ST kid at DE and leaving him there.

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Rarescope's picture

May 03, 2022 at 10:30 am

Rodgers' McAfee take IS interesting, especially coupled with Gute's comment that they don't grade players by draft round but by their own self-defined brackets. That makes Rodgers' comments some combination of:

1) A demonstration of Rodgers' lack of knowledge about the actual draft board building process that Gute uses
2) Rodgers (with or without his own knowledge) spreading false information to keep other teams on their toes
3) Rodgers just making assumptions about how/why things fell the way they did

I like to think it's #2 which is actually plausible when you look at what Gute said on Thursday night: "We don't feel like we need to grab a WR on day 2" then immediately goes on and trades everything he can to move up to the top of the round and grab a WR. Once they got Wyatt I think this was something they had planned for all along.

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Minniman's picture

May 03, 2022 at 03:12 pm

With Pat McAfee being such a willing and unchallenged medium for Rodgers (that almost all the media tunes in to for their dose of Rodgers), why not use it to spread misinformation……. And some would argue MORE misinformation. Chapeau! A great draft move (if it was schemed up by GB).

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

May 03, 2022 at 07:28 am

Just for interest's sake, I thought I'd post how the Packers (likely) starting offense and defense have been built. See any trend? (number is round they were drafted)
DEFENSE OFFENSE
Devonte Wyatt 1 Aaron Rodgers 1
Kenny Clark 1 Elgton Jenkins 2
Quay Walker 1 Josh Myers 2
Rashan Gary 1 Christian Watson 2
Jaire Alexander 1 Randall Cobb 2
Eric Stokes 1 Sean Rhyan 3
Darnell Savage 1 David Bakhtiari 4
Dean Lowry 3 Royce Newman 4
Jarran Reed FA/2 Aaron Jones 5
Preston Smith FA/2 Sammy Watkins FA/1
Rasul Douglas FA/3 Yosh Nijman UD
DeVondre Campbell FA/4 Robert Tonyan UD
Adrian Amos FA/5 Allen Lazard UD

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

May 03, 2022 at 07:35 am

Since Free Agents are kind of like first-round picks, where you often need to pay above their drafted-level, it means the Packers "cheapest" potential starter on defense was Lowery as a third round pick.
The offense has six players "cheaper" than that.

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Minniman's picture

May 03, 2022 at 03:27 pm

An interesting but not totally unknown trend PEO. Thanks. Maybe put an asterisk next to the players who are in the highest quartile for salary (or were at the time of their signing) to help add some context to this exercise, then add in a pay distribution ratio between defense and offense.

The Packers seem to have a working theory that skill position players are equally developed as drafted - meaning that they don’t believe that a 1st round WR, RB, QB or TE is pro ready….. or scheme ready (packers scheme fit). Case in point Aaron Jones and MVS, who was selected after Williams and Moore (respectively). Jones and MVS are still thriving in the league, and the other 2 are either gone or clinging on to a lesser team.

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ReaganRulz's picture

May 03, 2022 at 07:32 am

Just getting caught up on Packers news this morning and saw this article on Watson. Pretty interesting as to why he may be more NFL ready than people think. Hope it’s accurate In support of Cory’s article. And as a bonus, The article also talks about his dad’s NFL story which is pretty crazy too. GPG!!

https://www.espn.com/blog/green-bay-packers/post/_/id/52140/christian-wa...

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greengold's picture

May 03, 2022 at 07:52 am

WOW!!! What an AWESOME article, RR! Thank you for the share.

Watson certainly has the potential to be a true gem. Many of those WRs who are sons of former players bring a far superior skill set and understanding to the game than those who don’t share that unique upbringing. First I’ve heard of this with regards to Watson… and his Dad drafted by the Packers no less. High praise from LeRoy Butler too.

Michael Pittman Jr. and Van Jefferson instantly come to mind.

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jannes bjornson's picture

May 03, 2022 at 12:56 pm

See the Bjornson File from Mock One to Mock 30. Tim Watson's biography was fully covered, coaching his son and building the Player I mocked to the #22 spot. We would have Wyatt and a TE and probably Walker in the deal.

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greengold's picture

May 03, 2022 at 02:34 pm

Lol. You crazy kids…

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ReaganRulz's picture

May 03, 2022 at 06:42 pm

Ha. Better luck next year!!

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LambeauPlain's picture

May 03, 2022 at 12:19 pm

Thanks for the link!

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stockholder's picture

May 03, 2022 at 07:41 am

That picture is worth a 1000 words. Are you reading more into this than what you wrote? It looks like he just gets it from everybody. No wonder he keeps on breaking up with his girl friends. Let's put it right out there. IS Aaron Rodgers a Super-Bow QB? Thats the question everyone has on their minds.
If he misses a open WR. It's him. If he gets sacked. It's him. If the chains don't move. It's him. If he breaks up. It's him. Etc. Etc. Etc.
What difference does it make? It makes all the difference in the world, if you don't have to start from scratch. And thats just where the packers FO has put this team. Since 2010! They have relied on Rodgers to keep them on top. Not TT.- He had problems. And it won't be Gute. - It's Rodgers we depend on. How many Wrs have we had since 2010? How many DCs. Etc.Etc.Etc.
Wasn't he told to shut up about the defense. And maybe a few things we don't know about.
Yes we will be a super-bowl Team if Rodgers has anything to say about it. Because he's been the only thing the packers FO have gotten right.( Since 2010.) Year after year. After year.

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jannes bjornson's picture

May 03, 2022 at 08:18 am

You're hurting everybody's feelings when you get into the nitty gritty. All the talent expenditure has gone to the defense following some mantra to hug along with, but when you choose and retain scrubs like King, Lancaster etc it tends not to matter about the efforts from the rest of the crew when the final score is etched
on the none and done season. This Offense still needs a TE to be brought on board. I would look for another RB to fill the depth chart. Looking over the WR corps, Watson should be rookie of the year if Rodgers gets him
the damn ball.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

May 03, 2022 at 05:37 pm

And yet hes still played with studs on offense his entire career. That list is long so I wont write it here. Yes the defense cost them a few playoff runs, but so has Rodgers. 2014 NFCCG 178 yds 1 td and 2 ints. Defense picked off Russell Wilson 5 times that game. Shouldve been a blowout. Rodgers did next to nothing. 2016 NFCCG gets shut out in the 1st half. 2019 NFCCG gets shut out in the 1st half again. 2020 NFCCG falls apart in the 4th qtr. 2021 Divisional round only manages 53 yds the entire 2nd half. We can talk about the defense, but if you look at rodgers play he did very little to help his team in any of those games.

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

May 03, 2022 at 12:15 pm

IS Aaron Rodgers a Super-Bow QB? That question was answered in 2010.

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PeteK's picture

May 03, 2022 at 07:50 am

FO also got the right coaches, FAs signings, and solid drafting.

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Handsback's picture

May 03, 2022 at 08:05 am

I want to say it was the season before Green Bay lost to the Giants at home in the NFC title game that Cliff was writing a story about the Packer's prospects. He essentially said they had Favre and that was it for blue chip players.

Green Bay bounced back making a couple of runs to the SB with Favre and winning one with Rodgers.
My point is its easier to win the SB with a HOF QB then w/o one. It is a whole team effort and you have to have some luck along the way. The last few years I wonder if our Olines injury issue played a bigger role than we think it did.
Regardless it's up to the coach to take the team he has and win the SB. Its up to the GM to give him a team that can do it.....I'm not sure where the weakest link is, but maybe its Lady Luck.

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jannes bjornson's picture

May 03, 2022 at 08:20 am

It does look like Gutedkunst is making an effort to draft Smarter Players.

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greengold's picture

May 03, 2022 at 08:57 am

Bingo. The “OL injury issue,” was a clear message I think Gutekunst realized when he ran out of legit backups at key OL positions. Especially OT. I don’t see him making that same mistake again.

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jannes bjornson's picture

May 03, 2022 at 12:52 pm

Ted Time is over....

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Johnblood27's picture

May 03, 2022 at 02:29 pm

If OL injury issues were seen by Gutey I sure wish he would have talked the coaching staff out of moving "Turnstile" Turner to LT and inserting "Statue" Kelly in at RT for the playoff game.

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greengold's picture

May 03, 2022 at 02:39 pm

I’m still seeing vapor trails from that one. I’ll never understand it, and I’ll never recover. The stupidity with that OL jostle, immense. Bright people can do stupid things, and you can’t fix stupid.

It’s done, and I hope everyone learned from that lesson. Ffs.

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Ya_tittle's picture

May 03, 2022 at 05:19 pm

TRUTH!!!!!!!

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Packers1985's picture

May 03, 2022 at 11:33 am

I feel the same about the "OLine issues" being one of the key contributors for our demise in the Playoffs. No12 already seems to have this mental barrier in the NFCCG and coupled with oline issues it made it even worse. We can see this in the both the games last yr against Bucs and this year against the 49ers he doesn't look confident.
Hopefully we dont have to shuffle our oline too much this year and also Arod has to trust the new kids little more and I am sure when he does watch out ppl.

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greengold's picture

May 03, 2022 at 02:45 pm

Lol, 1985. Now do the year before TB in the SF loss… wow. Epic run of playoff football futility.

Let’s hope we change that complete this year.

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RCPackerFan's picture

May 03, 2022 at 08:05 am

No team wins a super bowl in the offseason.

That being said this is when the foundation of the upcoming season is built. While most of our focus is on the brand new players were just acquired, lets not lose focus on the 2nd and 3rd year players that will be taking big jumps as well. Guys like Stokes, Myers, Rodgers, Newman, Slaton should be looking to take big steps in year 2. Dillon, Deguara, Runyan, Nijman, Scott, Tyler Davis, Barnes are all guys who could take steps in year 3.
The improvements these guys make this offseason will be as important, if not more then the guys they just drafted and brought in this weekend.

The one thing that remains constant. When we have Rodgers, we have a chance. But we can't win with Rodgers alone. We need others around him. We need players on offense and defense around him. The WR's they brought in will not be as good as Adams right now. However perhaps the whole group of WR's can be better then where they were at last year. Watson does not need to come in and be the number 1 WR. But they need him to be a part of the offense. Same with Doubs. He doesn't need to be a starter. But he needs to play a role. By having a more spread out attack, our offense maybe better. Rodgers won't be locked into Adams all the time. Perhaps that alone will make the whole offense better. Spreading the ball around and using our running backs more.

I can't wait until training camp to start seeing how this team looks.

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Rebecca's picture

May 03, 2022 at 02:44 pm

Paywall. Dont bother.

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dobber's picture

May 04, 2022 at 05:05 am

Sorry. It didn't register when I posted.

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LLCHESTY's picture

May 03, 2022 at 08:38 am

I think people might want to temper their expectations for Walker a little bit. Off ball LBs rarely come in and play at a high level their 1st year. Parsons last year was a pretty big anomaly. All the Walker love made me wonder if Ravens fans said many of the same things about Queen and how they feel now. He has been mostly a hot mess the last two years. It won't take much to be better than Barnes but I'm not sure we'll see a ton more two LB sets right off the bat.

I read this weekend that his high school coach thinks he'll end up playing more at Edge than off the ball. I thought that was interesting.

*Sorry if this sounds like stockholder!

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

May 03, 2022 at 08:55 am

Sounds good to me and it helps Justify 22.

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greengold's picture

May 03, 2022 at 09:32 am

LLCHESTY, I kind of disagree. You’re right about the off ball backers real success as rookies in a general sense. However, I think our situation is different, and could point to an enormous return from Quay in his rookie year.

1. He’s being - paired - with Campbell, one of the best ILBs in the NFL last season. He won’t have to do it all, like many others drafted R1 to be saviors of a defense.

2. GB drafted what I believe are 3 key components to ILB/team defense success in these last two drafts: NT (Slaton), 3-Tech (Wyatt) and NT (Ford - who happens to be a near clone of TJ Slaton, with good numbers backing up his limited use coming in). The game truly is won in the TRENCHES, plural.

Let’s not forget EDGE Kingsley Enagbare added to this group. I’m thinking he’ll get one helluva lotta 5-Tech reps. What a phenomenal add he was at the end of R5.

Finally, GB has some real players up front to keep their ILBs clean to make plays.

3. VERSATILITY. DC Joe Barry is an innovator, especially in LB coaching, and appears to stay current. Quay’s ability to essentially do it all at the position can readily flourish under these conditions listed. RUSH THE PASSER? HELLS TO THE YES!!! He’s remarkable at that from the inside. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him earn DROY accolades this season.

4. The Personnel Dept knew they weren’t in a position to miss with such an important pick at 22. They’ve likely been studying Quay for years. Picking him there over Wyatt kind of confirms how important they believe Quay Walker to be to this defense.

This should be really fun. SO FREAKING MUCH to be excited about here.

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BirdDogUni's picture

May 03, 2022 at 08:44 am

"Packers don't have to be Super Bowl ready until Thanksgiving."

FALSE.

Packers don't have to be Super Bowl ready until the Super Bowl.

Peaking in November is not how you win Super Bowls.

Peaking the week of the Super Bowl is how you win Super Bowls.

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Ya_tittle's picture

May 03, 2022 at 05:20 pm

Rams sure did peak late this year.

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BirdDogUni's picture

May 04, 2022 at 11:41 am

In the 2010 season, we didn't "peak" until the 3rd Quarter of the Super Bowl... ; )

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PewAuKeeFan's picture

May 03, 2022 at 08:51 am

For the past several years all I have heard is that "Defense wins championships".

Now that the Packers have beefed up their defense, and most agree that this looks like a top ten defense, with one (Packer-basher) even claiming that it could become a top-two defense, those same "experts" who championed defense say: "But the Packers offense will let them down since they did not draft a WR in the first round".

Ridiculous!

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

May 03, 2022 at 07:00 pm

And look at the teams winning super bowls lately. Rams' best receiver was a 3rd round pick. Mike Evans was a 1st rounder for the Bucs but Godwin was a 3rd rounder, Gronk was a 2nd rounder for the Patriots, and Antonio Brown was a 5th or 6th rounder for the Steelers. Chiefs had ty hill (5th rounder), kelce (3rd rounder), and mecole hardman (2nd rounder). Patriots never have 1st round receivers. And so on and so forth. Most star receivers and tight ends on super bowl winning teams were drafted after the 1st round.

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HarryHodag's picture

May 03, 2022 at 08:56 am

Always lost in the debate is injuries. The Packers were able to cover last year and to me this was the key to their success. They found new players who (mostly) lived up the challenge.

Getting to November largely injury free would be a major boost. Imagine if Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones, David Bakhtiari and Allan Lazard were hurt. On defense, Kenny Clark, Campbell and Stokes were hurt all at once.

Injuries could be a major player. Fingers crossed.

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croatpackfan's picture

May 03, 2022 at 09:18 am

Reading that article on JSO I must say I agree completely.

The possibility to win SB is on Aaron Rodgers. He must understand that many times Heroes are not the one who will beat the opponent alone, but the one who will enable his colleagues (teammates) to do that with his unheroic help. If that happen he will become true hero. True Hero has to win himself first to be able to lead all others in their efforts.

That and Aaron Rodgers personality makes me doubt about winning another SB. It looks like he believe he has to do everything by himself year after year after year (or season). That is why I have big doubt he will be able to let somebody else to catch the light on the stage. It is very hard to teach old dog new tricks...

But, if he use his undisputed high intelligence, he should be able to understand that.

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greengold's picture

May 03, 2022 at 11:11 am

It took Michael Jordan 7 years to win a ring. He did so by realizing he had other players around him, and stopped trying to do it all himself. He passed the ball, picking up assists, rather than taking all the shots, yet, still making incredible contributions to the Bulls winning it all.

If Aaron Rodgers could buy-in on that, instead of focusing on MVP trophies, he could easily win 3 more rings with the Packers… I do believe this to be true.

Giannis didn’t win a Championship until he stopped trying to do it all himself.

I just think Rodgers’ priorities got mixed up along the way, preventing us from winning more Lombardi Trophies.

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Packers1985's picture

May 03, 2022 at 11:42 am

Exactly it's up to Arod now to continue his Legacy. If he wants to win another ring or a two then he has to believe in the team around him and start enjoying with the young and fast blood we have in our Team. Once he starts enjoying then the results can easily be seen.

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Packer_Fan's picture

May 03, 2022 at 09:13 am

Good thoughts. So I like the draft picks. And yes, the team needs to be peaking or gelling or healthy or the rookies need to be contributing by around Thanksgiving.

That's what I think this draft class can do. Contribute with depth, perhaps a few starts to make a run. And along with the rookies, we need our best two tackles, Bak and Jenkins to make the run.

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Jaqu’eau's picture

May 03, 2022 at 09:32 am

Not convinced that the six receivers taken in the first round were the ones the Packers had a top tier grade on. (Hate the first round grade label. It makes zero sense in terms of analytics.) You don’t trade 53 &59 for someone who does not fit as a top tier grade.

On Watson, read a piece featuring Watson’s father, who stated that Watson has a mastery of the route tree (because his father drilled it into him) but just wasn’t asked to run it. Ignoring the obvious bias, if this is true, Watson, who has a great work ethic, could become this years Justin Jefferson. I wasn’t the biggest fan before the draft, but I missed a lot about his game.

Great draft and as expected, top tier talent was available late. So much hope for this team!

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

May 03, 2022 at 12:37 pm

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jannes bjornson's picture

May 03, 2022 at 01:11 pm

I am not the type of person who goes around hugging everybody or propping praise on people who don't earn it, but Watson is my guy for many reasons and number one was his tutelage in the Game by his grounded father.
The skill set he brings is in the Moss mold if they get him involved early. He kept getting better during his college career and took it to the house on a return freshman year. Never read the draftniks, just get the list from Pauline and see if it matches guys we viewed on College Game Day.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

May 03, 2022 at 10:05 am

I personally dont have a ton of faith 12 will lead this team to another super bowl, but turning a good defense into a dominant one is a good way to prove me wrong.

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Packerpasty's picture

May 03, 2022 at 10:17 am

so how did the Packers lose both second round picks when they took a WR at the top of the second round...I know I'm horrible at math but.....

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TarynsEyes's picture

May 03, 2022 at 10:41 am

Yeah, this is quite the mathematical problem.

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Johnblood27's picture

May 03, 2022 at 02:38 pm

ever hear of 3 card monty?

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Pantz_Burp's picture

May 03, 2022 at 01:34 pm

Charles Woodson said it best before their last SB victory...the team needs to play with one mind, one goal, one purpose, and one heart.

I hope we have buy-in from all as well as the commitment. After all, this ain't marbles!

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Johnblood27's picture

May 03, 2022 at 02:16 pm

"Granted, offense is still the lifeblood of this league, but that doesn’t mean you can ignore the rest of your team."

Oh Corey, you had to open this can of worms, didn't you?

Ignore the rest of your team? Like there are 3 phases? Like Offense, Defense and Special Teams?

Ignore? Like MLF did at the bye week last year when the ST screamed "please replace my inept coach, or you will regret it"? The bye week was late enough to have seen the glaring incompetence and it also provided 2 weeks for the new coach to become integrated to the staff and team?

There is an opportunity for this team to improve greatly this season. The results in important games have underlined and highlighted the need. The need is for better coaching decisions from MLF. THAT'S where I would like to see some tangible improvement this season.

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SpikeHyzer's picture

May 03, 2022 at 04:16 pm

I needed a dose of sanity and optimism after hearing Peter King's idiotic comments about not liking the Packer process in the FO.
The Packer process is fine.
This draft will yield huge rewards and this team will gel in time to get on a roll and be ready for the playoffs.
The only issue will be injuries. I expect 2nd and 3rd year leaps and some rookies to fill that gaps.

It's going to be fun....

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greengold's picture

May 03, 2022 at 06:39 pm

Spike, this is going to be SUPERFUN!

BUCKLE UP, BUBS!!!

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

May 03, 2022 at 07:04 pm

Lol in the same interview Peter King trashed the Packers and praised the Lions. He must have been drunk.

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