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Tre Boston Is Still a Good Option for the Packers

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Tre Boston Is Still a Good Option for the Packers

Free agent safety Tre Boston is still an option for the Packers to play alongside Adrian Amos. They both have different skill sets but overall can do a little bit of everything. The Packers haven’t had that kind of flexibility on the back end for quite some time. Amos is probably a better safety in run support while Boston possesses better ball skills to be a more reliable centerfield type. Tramon Williams is projected to play opposite of Amos next season, but it would be nice to have the 36-year-old veteran move back to his natural position at corner. Green Bay has somewhat of a void to fill there after losing Bashaud Breeland to the Kansas City Chiefs. 

Depending on where you look, the Packers have somewhere around $13 to $15 million left in cap space which is more than enough to sign Boston and have still money left over. The 26-year-old has been a late signing to one-year contracts in each of the last two offseasons and judging by his current market, it’s likely to happen again. 

After the Chicago Bears signed Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to a one-year $3.5 million dollar deal, it’s hard to imagine Boston commanding a larger payday than that. There’s no question this would be more than a reasonable price for an upgrade in the Packers secondary. 

Boston wasn’t among the most highly regarded safeties entering 2019 free agency, but he don't be mistaken, he is still a starting-caliber player in this league. Over the last three seasons, he’s started 38 out of 45 games and recorded 10 interceptions. His three interceptions in 2018 would have tied Green Bay for the team-lead with Clinton-Dix who was traded in week eight. 

Even though the Packers did well to receive a fourth rounder in exchange for Clinton-Dix, they still lost an element of playmaking in the second half of the season. Boston adds that and then some with his effectiveness as an open-field tackler. 

The incoming draft class will cut off about four million of the cap mentioned earlier leaving more than enough room to add Boston and possibly a mid-season signing in case of an injury at a key position. Boston is easily one of the top remaining free agents and would be a nice addition to an already solid group of defensive backs. Boston, Amos, and a rookie taken in the first few rounds would have Green Bay’s safety position looking better than it has in years entering the 2019 season. 

 

 

 

Brandon Carwile is a Packers writer who also enjoys watching and breaking down film. Follow him on Twitter @PackerScribe.

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Pilprin's picture

If you can get him on a 2 year 8 mil deal with a cap hit under 4 I would do it.

jeremyjjbrown's picture

1 year deal ...

Coldworld's picture

We don’t need another one year player at safety. If he isn’t with 2 I wiuldnt bother. Big gamble that any draft pick will be starter ready at safety in two years let alone one.

Guam's picture

The conundrum with Boston is three teams in three years. His production seems fine, so is it a locker room issue or a behavioral issue or something else? IDK.

Losing Breeland creates some pressure to move Williams back to CB and that leaves Jones, Campbell and Greene vying for a starting position. Not an ideal group from which to select a starter. We need another safety, whether through the draft or Boston. The Packers need to do some homework on Boston's background/issues. If he checks out, I would prefer a veteran to a draftee. I agree with Coldworld that rookie safeties don't always flourish in the NFL.

The TKstinator's picture

So disappointed that Josh Jones couldn’t grab the SS position and make it his own. Ugh.

Coldworld's picture

To be fair I think we didn’t help him. Some players need a specific focus first, others can handle learning multiple positions. He looks to be of the former sort. Let him play ILB. He may grow from there (I have my doubts), but I think he needs stability in a single defined role. Under MM, everyone having to do everything often left some players unable to reach their potential at anything. Jones needs the game to slow and to become instinctive to unlock his athleticism.

Lare's picture

I wouldn't have a problem with a one or two year affordable deal. That would allow the Packers to keep him and Amos together and see how Greene, Campbell, Jackson & Jones develop. It also takes care of a draft need and allows Gutekunst to address other positions.

dobber's picture

Starting caliber players on the market at Boston's age seem to want 4-year deals. It seems like Boston has been willing to accept one-year deals with the aim of getting back onto the market and taking a shot at a multi-year (read: 3-5 year) deal the next year. The multi-year deal hasn't happened. He might have to be willing to accept that below-market 2-year deal for the security.

jannes bjornson's picture

That is the question. Why can't this guy stick with one team? Get fresh lregs
in the draft.

jeremyjjbrown's picture

Yep, so many team moved on from this guy. I wouldn't commit any long term money. I guess a 2 year could be fine if there was no year 2 guarantees, but his agent isn't a moron and probably wouldn't do it.

The Marathon Man's picture

I'd rather spend that money on a reliable veteran slot corner.

Packer Fan's picture

I agree like Pilprin if it is under $4 mil, I'm ok with it. And we should still draft a safety within the first three rounds future

Coldworld's picture

I agree, but I’d be concerned if we go in with only a rookie cover type in addition to Amos. We need some stability. Safety takes time to learn and having a rapport between the two (and we still need two cover guys on game day) is key to a successful safety position. Amos will start on one true safety formations.

I’d see Boston as a big step up as the second and as cover for Amos, allowing Greene as well as a draft pick to grow into their position, preferably this year and next.

Give him a a 4 year offer with an out after 2 if the price is good. Use incentives. Length of contract is often misleading in the NFL. I don’t want us to be looking at readiness to contribute now in the draft rather than upside. Settling that position will help stabilize the Hybrid ILB role, which I think will benefit Jones too.

D Ernie's picture

Ya lets get another safety in FA and go fro the draft gusto.

meatstyk's picture

How about 1 year at 2 mil?

The TKstinator's picture

I would take that, but I’m 52 and not big or fast enough. So there’s that little obstacle.

4thand1's picture

I'll take less, I'm pushing 61 and 200 lbs ( I won't give you my height) but can still run and jump a little.

The TKstinator's picture

At least you’re big enough.

Wilment's picture

I know this wont be a popular sentiment, but the Packers a bunch of picks in the upcoming draft that is deep in defensive talent. Before we go dipping our toes into free agency again, get through the draft and see what we get. There will be other guys cut loose after the draft if we have the need. Cap space is tight now, 13 million by all accounts with about five mill to sign the draftees. Getting younger is a priority. GO PACK!!

Coldworld's picture

Agree with you except at safety where we need experience and to draft for the future.

Coach JV's picture

That's a very wise call Wilment. It's better to see what shakes loose after the draft. There will be cap casualties from many teams... I'm sure Boston will still be around if it's the best move.

sam1's picture

How about bringing Suh in. He had as many hits on the QB as our whole Defensive line did combined last year! Just a thought and seems Pack would be really great as a d line with him, if we can afford him!

albert999's picture

I agree i think Suh would beef up the line immensely

Jeff4181's picture

We also have Raven Greene who was pretty impressive as udfa rookie.

Skip greenBayless's picture

Glad you mentioned Raven Greene. In the epic interview by Andrew Herman with Tim Boyle that 99.9% of you missed, Herman asked Boyle who he felt could make a huge 2nd year jump. He didn't hesitate and said Raven Greene. It's one thing for a fan to give his opinion but it's entirely different when a qb who sees the guy in practice every day says it. Something to keep in mind. I think we need to curtail the massive over spending at this point and rely on guys like Boyle and Greene to make that epic 2nd year jump that many do. After all isn't Boyle and Greene Gutey's guys? If you trust in Gutey why are we looking in Boston and elsewhere?

Dash

albert999's picture

I agree Riproar
Bring up Greene, dump Kizer, Coach up Boyle some more and maybe bring in veteran QB

jeepingmakooi's picture

As fun as Boyle is... He has a tendency to push the ball down the field.. like all the time... So.. turn overs. He is still very raw... I feel like kizee has potential yet

Skip greenBayless's picture

Now you Jeepingmakooi I can tell is a guy who knows and has watched Boyle play. You are exactly right. He's a pusher no doubt. I loved his aggressive in your face push push push that ball down the field style of play. Favre was also like that. I am also a pusher. Maybe it's why Boyle, Favre and I are all 9's. As for Kizer I do think he has tremendous potential but as a broadcaster not quarterback. He's very articulate like Marcedes Lewis.

Dash

jeepingmakooi's picture

Brette was great... No doubt. Boyle is not brette... No doubt. Honestly don't think he will ever be close to that. There is a reason he was completely passed on...or maybe multiple reasons

Skip greenBayless's picture

I do agree Boyle is not Brett. He's bigger, faster, more mobile, arm strength similar or better and has the smarts like Aaron Rodgers. He does possess the aggressive style of a Favre at times but he has the ability to think faster and not repeat same mistakes over and over like Favre did throwing left moving right in the NFC Championship game as a Viking. He will be a better NFL passer than Favre because he's simply not as careless with the ball as Favre was. Nobody could be that bad in this day and get away with it like Favre did. The reason he was passed on had more to do with the three straight years of coaching turnover he had to deal with than his talent. It hurt him big time but since the talent was there the scouts couldn't help but notice him. I would like to know he was and thank who the scout was that told Gute to sign him. Incredible work. He'll make Gute look like a rock star in two years if they don't screw this up.

Dash

sam1's picture

Don't hold your breath.

porupack's picture

<<He will be a better NFL passer than Favre because he's simply not as careless with the ball as Favre was.>>

How much would you like to put on the table regarding that one, and by what standard will you measure "better passer"?

Skip greenBayless's picture

I will put ten grand on the table. By better passer let's say Boyle when his career is all said and done will have thrown less interceptions than Favre. Do we have a deal porupack?

Dash

Ferrari Driver's picture

Favre has the NFL record for throwing the most interceptions. I would have to put a couple of bucks on you winning.

Skip greenBayless's picture

Thank you Ferrari. It's not my fault that Porupack asked me to set the terms and I did. Yeah, I like my odds Ferrari. Look at the rest of them now setting their terms to favor Favre. lol. . Doesn't work that way. You might as well pay up now porupack because you are going to lose lose lose.

Dash

Nick Perry's picture

I'll take that action... BUT I'll also put another $10 grand down for wins and another $10 grand for TD passes thrown.

I mean I only want to go put on the same limb you have Dash...

Do we have our bets? Three bets for $10 grand each....Most TD's... Most wins... Most Interceptions.

NitschkeFan's picture

Sure Dash, I’ll bet you 10 grand on career totals for Yards, Td’s, Wins, and Interceptions. So 4 bets of $10,000 each

Put your money where your mouth is!! Or are you just a Troll?

What do you say Troll, would you like to add MVP awards, playoffs appearances, Pro Bowl selections for another 10 grand each?

porupack's picture

Less interceptions? That's some indicator, and certainly doesn't define a better passer. It doesn't separate a good QB from the worst of them, who don't even play in meaningful games.

sam1's picture

Is this so called bet based on the length of a career and games numbers? My guess would be Boyle IF he ever even plays for Packers will not last long as a Packer! This whole bet thing has really too many variables to be even viable, but have fun with it fellas!

Dragon5's picture

Greene is a 1LP and a pig also in a pig year. Can be his time to shine, or should I say oink?

Skip greenBayless's picture

Thank you for that confirmation Dragon. I am sure Boyle and Greene himself appreciates it.

Dash

Skip greenBayless's picture

Good afternoon everyone. Have a great day!!

Dash

Skip greenBayless's picture

I don't know why today of all days but I just feel really good today. Like the best I felt in like two years. It just feels like total victory like winning the super bowl. Anybody else have this strange but great feeling today?

Dash

Johnblood27's picture

It must be the recent Super Moon.

Great effects on attitudes.

Skip greenBayless's picture

You could be right Johnblood. I think when it's all said and done that you and I will be good friends. I am hoping Lare comes around.

Dash

Dzehren's picture

Draft Juan Thornhill. Safety solidified with veteran Amos & young stud on a rookie contract.

Johnblood27's picture

wow, 4 down and zero up for Thornhill?

I would not mind Thornhill in the 3rd round or later.

Dzehren's picture

@JohnBlood- apparently folks don’t like Juan Thornhill’s perfect 10 RAS score from Ross Uglem.
Duplicate blueprint of 2017 NO Saints draft.

fthisJack's picture

i like Thornhill too. except he tackles like a missile and whiffs a lot!

CAG123's picture

Why doesn’t anyone want this safety? Someone mentioned he had the ability to play single which makes him more of a commodity than a thumper SS. It has always lead me to believe that he’s not that assignment discipline and is boom or bust even when Packers fans were clamoring for him before FA I was never that sold on the idea. The guy has played on 3 teams in 3 years on prove it deals.

Lare's picture

Good point, three teams in three years kind of raises some red flags. Boston seems to be fairly productive and stays relatively healthy, why don’t any of the teams he plays for re-sign him to a longer deal?

CAG123's picture

Right! A relatively limited safety like Collins got a massive deal Tyrann Mathieu got a massive deal (based more off pass accomplishments to me) you’re telling me a guy that can play single high, makes plays on the ball, and his prime somebody can’t lock this guy up?

dobber's picture

You can never have enough DBs. The Packers have lost a tremendous number of player games in the secondary over the last...well, pretty much every year in recent memory. If they can bring in a starting caliber FS at a number that's below the league average at the position and doesn't cause nasty ripples through the cap...why not? Some teams don't mind stockpiling talent. In this case, the Packers would only be at the stage of piling talent.

Bearmeat's picture

I would love Boston playing centerfield. Actually, I wanted to target Boston before free agency started. All the more so now, when it's cheap.

Buschmen's picture

Go get him at a reasonable price. A cover safety has been our Achilles heel for a while now. Boston and Amos would be a good pairing.

jww061356's picture

I say why not kick the tires on this guy, maybe 2 years, 6 million? Then get Thornhill in the 3rd Round, then a top notch, EDGE, OL, and TE in the first two rounds. That would position us to grab a dynamic slot in the middle rounds. Or, we could have Devin White fall to us and then we are a FS away from a vastly improved defense in terms of speed, smarts and athleticism, at least on paper.

jeepingmakooi's picture

I like bush better then white.. so I'd like him to fall lol

Dragon5's picture

Tre Boston
born 06-25-1992 6+2+5+1+9+9+2 =34 3+4=7
7 life path = injury prone

Amani Hooker, S, Iowa is our guy 3rd rd #75
born 06-14-1998 6+1+4+1+9+9+8 = 38 3+8=11

Skip greenBayless's picture

So Tre's injury prone? Had no clue but my initial gut said no today on him as I was tired of the over spending. Amazing how we are working pretty well together on this using different methods. Thank you for providing us with this info Dragon5. It certainly helps.

One other thing I would be interested in your help. Can you tell me why Jaire Alexander worked out so well last year and Josh Jackson didn't? What separated them numbers wise? They had almost opposite seasons though Jackson did seem to come on strong in the end.

Dash

stockholder's picture

Zedrick woods. Played SS and FS. Had some big games. Improved his stock after the combine. Tremendous speed. The draft Network should really do more "in depth". Climbing! First choice: I believe T. Brown should be your next Free safety. But since Brice got burned so easy. This position should go unsettled, and Undrafted. ( The safeties just are not liked.) I see Pettine staying with Williams.

Dzehren's picture

No chance GB does not draft a safety.

Dragon5's picture

Jaire is a 1, Jackson is 5. It was no secret coming into 2018 season that Jackson excelled via instinct whereas Jaire was much more polished as a technician. If Jackson is to make the jump to starter material, 2020 will be favorable as it's the year of the rat for which Jackson is. Should GB make the Super Bowl this year, he has the spotlight as the year of the rat begins just prior on Jan 25, 2020. As Forrest Gump said, "that's all I have to say about that."

Skip greenBayless's picture

So Jackson like Lare are both rats. Wow!! good stuff Dragon. Well as I say, "class dismissed". I have no further questions.

Dash

AgrippaLII's picture

He had a sports hernia injury/surgery 2014 during Carolina's rookie camp...he missed about half a season but recovered. He had a knee injury 2016 and missed some time....there is nothing else listed. I don't see injury prone as much as I see injuries typical for any other defensive back! I think your numbers are crap! He's got an impressive resume...there must be some other reason why he's only getting one tear deals.

Coldworld's picture

I’m not going to guess at who we should draft, only state that we need to draft a cover safety type. We also need to not fool ourselves into thinking a draft pick is likely to thrive immediately. If we can get a cover competent FA such as Boston, it allows us to develop talent and stabilize roles and to draft for upside.

As to Boston himself, that comes down to management. Look at the oddballs Belicheck has brought in. Make the rules plain and if the benefits are outweighed by the negatives, cut bait having structures the contract accordingly. Let the vets around the player guide him. Great role for Williams? Boston hasn’t been kicked off teams.

jannes bjornson's picture

Smith for the viqueens started right away at dafety. If you get real talent, they can play.

jannes bjornson's picture

Safety sp check.

mrtundra's picture

We might have our choice of the top 7 Safeties in the draft at #44 as I do not see many going in the 1st Round. Adderley, Rapp, Thornhill, Gardner-Johnson, Hooker, Abram and Deionte Thompson may all be available at our 2nd Round pick at #44. I'd rather draft one, or two, of these guys than invest in Tre Boston. Of the seven, Thornhill was given a perfect 10 on the Packers' RAS scoring, if that has any bearing, at all.

sam1's picture

All these number mumbo jumbo people I think these 9 and 11 etc add up to their collective IQs!

Skip greenBayless's picture

Please Sam, no need for snarky comments. Think of Dragon as a new offensive coordinator with new fresh ideas never thought of on looking at the draft. People here claimed they were sick and tired of MM's same old plays. So why dismiss a new guy here with new plays or ideas? If you Sam1 or anyone else for that matter happen to see Dragon and I having a conversation about these numbers as they relate to the draft or football in general and you don't like it, please just don't comment. There's plenty of articles for people to comment on. No need to make fun of something you know nothing about. Try to have an open mind and offer encouragement instead of negativity. I actually want to hear what he says about Alexander and Jackson. He clearly is good at this.

Thank you,

Dash

sam1's picture

Go on the phone and yak your idiocy at one of those fortune tellers who may want to listen to that garbage and leave that garbage off football pages. That is why people are here not listen to a couple of head cases spewing numbers out based on complete and utter nonsense! What a waste of space and time you take up! And no I won't respect utter and sheer nutty reasoning for football based on birthdays, animals, and non existent things!

Coldworld's picture

Lol, if he makes Dash see sunlight, he has earned the right to some numerology space as far as I’m concerned.

Coach JV's picture

I think we will also resign I.Campbell once he's healthy again (projected to be ready for training camp). He played decently for us in his short stint last year.

Pettine is high on him and drafted him back when he coached the Browns. He will be a vet. min. signing and will be good Safety depth.

Coldworld's picture

As a backup/alternate to Jones, not as a cover guy. We will need that too. Campbell is a box safety. Hopefully his injury will be cleared up in time for a signing before and participation in camp.

Dragon5's picture

Gronk just announced his retirement. He is a snake in a pig (enemy) year...no surprise here. Below is my post from Mock Draft 9.0, where I suggest we draft Gronk 2.0 (Foster Moreau...late 3rd / early 4th ideal area to snap him up)

Dragon5 says:
March 18, 2019 at 11:26 pm(edit)
Gronk's stats are on the left...my TE pick's stats next to Gronk's, a 1 Life Path and Taurus just like Gronk as well. Stud blocker already, coach up the receiving intangibles (hands / footwork / release / routes etc) and you've got your Pro Bowl TE for the next decade for only a 4th round pick and we currently have two of those. Walter Football has him ranked as the #16 TE...fine by me...who doesn't love a deep discount!?!?

Measurable
Height 6' 6" 6'6"
Weight 258 lbs 253lbs
Arm Length 34¼" 33½"
Hand Size 10¾" 9⅝"
40 Yard Dash 4.68s 4.66s
Vertical Jump 33½" 36½"
Broad Jump 119" 121"
3-Cone Drill 7.18s 7.16s
20 Yard Shuttle 4.47s 4.11s
Bench Press 23 reps 22reps

Skip greenBayless's picture

Wow, you are impressing me more by the hour Dragon. Very and I mean VERY interesting information. You are very first person to mention this guy. All I have been hearing is Hock and Fant. I would like Doug's comments on your comments on Foster Moreau since he thinks the world of Hock. Hell, forget Doug I hope Gutey is reading this.

Dash

Mojo's picture

... and even an even more amazing aspect related to Moreau, he was born in 1997 the year of the Ox. And the lucky colors in 2019 for those born in the year of the OX - green and gold.

Spooky.

Johnblood27's picture

Hey Dragon, do the numbers say Gronk was a year too early, a year too late or did he nail it?

I am a Rat, 2020 will be all about my fandom!

Johnblood27's picture

Looks like your boy has more athleticism while Gronk has slightly better physical measurables, such as hand size.

Looks like a wash.

How about the Brady factor? Can AR rise to the cohort role for a potentially great TE?

That remains to be seen.

Dragon5's picture

Brady is also a snake in its enemy year--the pig...I HIGHLY doubt the Pats return to the Bowl this year.

Dragon5's picture

If Gronk follows astrology / numerology, he no doubt considered this enemy year as a factor. It's nice to go out on top. What will be really compelling is if he only takes his enemy year off assuming Brady is still around in 2020.

sam1's picture

Just go away and shush up with your gibberish!

Dragon5's picture

“First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you and want to burn you. And then they build monuments to you.”
--Nicholas Klein

sam1's picture

Doubt anyone even thinks of doing any of that for you!

Skip greenBayless's picture

Sam, did you not just read what I said? I said if a few people are talking about this stuff and you or others don't like it, please just move on down the road and don't comment. There was no need for your response. It only incites negativity. If you are going to comment at least give me your life path number ok? I am guessing you are also a rat like Johnblood and Lare.

Dash

sam1's picture

Nah my number makes me a God!

Skip greenBayless's picture

"I am a Rat"

So you are a rat Johnblood? Wow, just wow! I'm a horse and my enemy according to Dragon and the Zodiac is The Rat!! Lare, who has made up two fake I.D's and mocked and harrassed me for months here is also a rat. Just these two guys alone knowing they are both rats makes me almost a believer in this stuff. I would like to know the animal signs of the following: Fastmoving, Archie, and Coldworld if you could please.

Thanks,

Dash

Lare's picture

Rash, for the 20th time would you please leave me out of your imbecilic ramblings? I don’t have any fake ID’s, and I’m tired of your immature attacks. Really dude, grow up!

sam1's picture

Isn't that poor soul a mess? He lost where there is no woods.

Lare's picture

But you have to give him credit, he is consistent.

Skip greenBayless's picture

All I did was call you a rat which you never denied. Why is that an attack? I'm a horse and you are a rat. A rat is not a bad thing if you would have taken the time to read what Dragon is saying. Everyone has a number and animal issued to them based on their birthdate It simply means that we are natural enemies and explains a lot. That's all I was trying to establish and why the only people so far that appear to have issues with me or my opinions happen to be rats. If I could figure out who the rats are I could better know how to understand them and deal with them. I'm trying to solve a problem not create one Lare. I simply ask you kindly not to pay attention to what Dragon and I have to say ok? I don't want to fight with you.

Dash

Lare's picture

Okay, for the 21st time would you please leave me out of your imbecilic ramblings. And please quit calling me names like "rat".

I'm just a Packers fan who has been a fan since the 50's. I like the content & articles on CHTV, but apparently I can't post here without being attacked and called names by you. Fine, I'll simply move on to forums that are moderated to keep out such crap.

Congratulations Dash, you're apparently the type of poster that Al wants here. I wish you both the best.

Skip greenBayless's picture

Lare, you do three things and there's no issues anymore. You started this not me. I don't like fighting anymore than you do.

1. Don't call me Rash. It's insulting and it's a personal attack against the rules here and you break it every chance you get. It's inciting and you do it on purpose.

2. Do not refer to me anymore as a "Viking Troll". Nobody loves the Packers and wants them to win more than I do. It's also inciting and you do it on purpose.

3. Get rid of your other I.D. Larry Pennell and quit following me around. It's inciting and you do it on purpose.

Dash

LarryPennell's picture

I have nothing to do with Lare, you might as well get that out of your head.

Jonathan Spader's picture

Can't wait for the slow season to be over. Is it April 25th yet?

Coldworld's picture

Snake. Forget which kind though.

Dragon5's picture

Given that we're on the Patriots, their owner Robert Kraft is also a snake in his enemy year, and I'd guess most of you are well aware of the prostitution sting he was just involved in.

Lare's picture

Yes, but Robert Kraft is worth $6.2 billion. I doubt if he cares what you and silly numerology says about him.

Dragon5's picture

Kraft is an 8 life path, the number of MONEY, POWER, and karma.
born June 5 1941 6+5+1+9+4+1 = 26 2+6 = 8

"Millionaires don't need astrologers, but billionaires do."
--J.P. Morgan

realitybytez's picture

hate to tell ya, but i was born july 6, 1957, also an 8 life path. i have only a moderate amount of money, no power, and karma has never favored me. people have taken advantage of me all my life.

7+6+1+9+5+7 = 35 = 8

Coldworld's picture

Given the cycle, every year about a 12th of the world is in its enemy year ...,

4thand1's picture

Hey this massage parlor practices the oldest kraft in the world.

porupack's picture

The one lifepath I'm concerned about is the quality of this site; which is on a downward life path.
Can the irrelevant stuff get edited out by CHTV, as its starting to detract from otherwise good football debate.
If we readers have to keep skipping over this nonsense, then CHTV may as well allow politics and other stuff be posted (which I'm not advocating).

Jonathan Spader's picture

Some of us do drag on

albert999's picture

What do y’all think of Miles Boykin maybe in the 3rd round
Pretty strong candidate for the Pack i think?

Uncle Albert

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

I wanted to sign Boston a year ago. 89 PFF coverage grade in 2017 as a single high FS. Not a good tackler. His coverage grade in 2018 was a still-good 78.2. The longest pass he allowed all season was 22 yards. His tackling grade improved. His overall 2018 grade was 74.1.

Green Bay has Amos and Tramon as proven NFL caliber safeties. Since two is the minimum, and one of them is ancient, having a third proven NFL-caliber safety sounds like a great idea. I like Greene and Campbell, but there is no reason why they can't be #4 and #5. Josh Jones is a hybrid LB: what evidence there is suggests he can't play more than 8 yards off the LOS.

As for the 3 teams, IDC. Mercenaries are welcome in GB. $4M AAV or less is a no-brainer.

albert999's picture

Sleeper TCU Edge
Ben Banogu did not score worse than the 80th percentile in any of the drills at the combine. In fact, his 4.62-second 40-yard dash (90th percentile) and 134-inch broad jump (99th) were among the best in this class for edge defenders. His 7.02-second three-cone drill (80th) wasn't too shabby, either.

Coach JV's picture

I'm remembering a time when football was great... A time when the chill in the air was soon shattered by the sound of pads crunching and men groaning as the slam to the frozen tundra... with nothing but snot bubbles in their nose.

I'm remembering a time when school boys learned to count by 2's, 3's, 6's, and 7's in front of the TV on Monday night.

I remember when important numbers used to be measured in Sacks, TD's, rushing yards, INT's, and were marked in white from 10 to 50.

Now I come to what was once a very respected, fun, and informative blog on the Green Bay By-God Packers of the NFC, and I see that the important numbers have changed into New Age mumbo jumbo... numeric life paths determining talent rather than skill, athleticism, and hard work.

St. Vincent is rolling over in his grave.

And just like the Packers front office, complacency has set in on this website and locker room cancers are apparently tolerated.

Who runs this place? Mike McCarthy?

sam1's picture

I agree this site has become overly polluted with a couple of guys who need to be on hotlines with voodoo type folks!

Coldworld's picture

To be fair it’s a graveyard time of year atm and the draft is a long way off ...

JHobbie's picture

Earl Thomas. 1 year prove it deal.

Jonathan Spader's picture

Earl Thomas and the Ravens agreed to terms on a four-year, $55 million deal. According to ESPN.com, the safety's deal includes $32 million in guaranteed money at signing with $22 million of that being paid out over the first nine months of the contract. 

Johnblood27's picture

so you're saying there's a chance?

Jonathan Spader's picture

After the OBJ trade there is always a chance

Coldworld's picture

Earl’s agent already proved it in my book.

JakeDickerson's picture

Boston is still an upgrade over Tramon at Safety. Why would you not want to better your team? You can essentially swap the salaries maybe even get a little money in the bank. Who cares if it’s just a one year deal? Tramon can’t have more than one year left anyway.

Coldworld's picture

Tramon is cover throughout the secondary and in his last year. Remove him and you need additional cover at both safety and cornerback over and above the current need. Boston would be a good complement to what we have and enable us to groom for the future in my view rather than an “instead of” proposition.

Dzehren's picture

@JakeDickerson- GB just paid Tramon a $1M roster bonus on 3-15-19. Tramon stays & off the books next year.

Jerry Hansen's picture

It won't happen. Shopping done. To scared to put more $$ out there...I wish there was no more projections on who they should pick up. THEY ARE DONE!!

Doug Niemczynski's picture

No...Then we should have kept R. Cobb...he was hurt alll the time.

4thand1's picture

Heard Boston's name a ton for a while now. My question is, why hasn't anyone signed him?

Coldworld's picture

It’s a fair question too. That said, the amount of upside determines the scales of any downside worth accepting. I think the Packers are in a position where that evaluation leans heavily in the direction of worth it at this point, based purely on prior play and the current roster.

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