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Old 10-31-2008, 07:06 PM    (permalink
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The Packers were to much under the cap. Each team had too spend atleast 100 million to comply with the increase in the cap. The Pack were 4 million away from that. If they hadn't done this they would have violated the CBA. Hence extending Aaron Rodgers contract while it still would count against the '08 cap.

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Rodgers would have probably crashed in SF... Just like Couch crashed in CLE, just like all young qb's that are thrown in there early BEHIND BAD LINES AND A BAD SUPPORTING CAST usually do.

I have always thought Rodgers was better, but I think he would have bombed in SF.
Isn't that funny, I think he also could of very easily been a bust in SF, now granted he still throws a better ball then Smith but it did Rogers alot of good sitting for so long and learning the system before playing...For all we know Alex Smith could of panned out if he was in the same situation as Rogers.


Jennings will be locked up before seasons end too, I bet the Pack couldn't of wished to do this any better, you lose a HOF QB and in steps the 1st rd pick waiting in the wings ready to lead the team to the playoffs, no dropoff in QB play for a year or two.
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:24 PM    (permalink
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The Packers were to much under the cap. Each team had too spend atleast 100 million to comply with the increase in the cap. The Pack were 4 million away from that. If they hadn't done this they would have violated the CBA. Hence extending Aaron Rodgers contract while it still would count against the '08 cap.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slu...yhoo&type=lgns

All the money Dallas has been spending and they still have roughly the same amount of money left as Detroit under the cap, 4 million.


Arizona is strapped, looks like no way Boldin can be brought back if those figures are accurate and current.
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The Packers were to much under the cap. Each team had too spend atleast 100 million to comply with the increase in the cap. The Pack were 4 million away from that. If they hadn't done this they would have violated the CBA. Hence extending Aaron Rodgers contract while it still would count against the '08 cap.

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All the money Dallas has been spending and they still have roughly the same amount of money left as Detroit under the cap, 4 million.


Arizona is strapped, looks like no way Boldin can be brought back if those figures are accurate and current.
Those numbers are from March 10th.
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Its a smart move, but 5 years 63.5 Millions is alot of money for a guy to only start 7 games. I would say Overpaid but thats me.
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Its a smart move, but 5 years 63.5 Millions is alot of money for a guy to only start 7 games. I would say Overpaid but thats me.
Only 20 Million of it is guaranteed, so if he ends up earning near that 63.5 Million than he will have earned it. Also factor in how big these contracts have been getting recently along with the fact that the longer he plays at this level the more money we would have to shell out. Overall, I think its a little risky, but I like it and it could have been a lot worse.
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Its a smart move, but 5 years 63.5 Millions is alot of money for a guy to only start 7 games. I would say Overpaid but thats me.
If a rookie is making more then Aaron Rodgers then I consider that underpaid.
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Old 11-01-2008, 11:18 AM    (permalink
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If a rookie is making more then Aaron Rodgers then I consider that underpaid.
That's just a special circumstance, although it does show the ridiculousness of rookie contracts.
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I think they could have waited until the end of the season or so. Of course, this could look to be a brilliant move.
Since the Packers signed him this season they can count some of it towards this year's cap which they have 20 mil available. Bit of a gamble, but i like doing it now.

Also, whoever said Rodgers deep ball isn't looking good is flat out wrong. His deep ball has been fantastic so far. Granted, he's used to sparsely, which can be attributed to the system.
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For most situations, 7 games isn't enough time to evaluate a QB and sign them. However, Rodger's have been in GB for 4 years now ( I believe). And they've been evaluating him every season in anticipation of Favre retiring.

Packer's did the right move, imo. Even if Rodgers were to somehow fall off the face of the earth sometime in the next couple of years, this is still the right move imo.
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Spoken like someone who doesnt follow the team. Alex had to learn in a couple months what JTO had known for over a year. He also hurt his shoulder before the season. The consensus among the organization is that, early on, JTO would be better and then, once Alex learned the playbook, Alex would take over the starting job before season's end.
A team is going to start the better player (barring attitude type suspension problems for some teams... aka, 9'ers now). The better player gives you the best chance to win. Smith has always played in a weak division, and still has never really had a string of games where he has looked consistently good. Every QB in the NFL can have a good game now and then, hell, Tyler Thigpen has done it, does that mean you want him starting your team? He doesn't even have Frank Gore to help him out.

Through over 30 games played, Smith has never strung together 3 games without a pick. He's only once put 3 games in a row with 60+ completion percentage. In fact, in the year he was "showing progress", he had multiple interceptions 5 games, and passed for over 60% only 6 times. In fact, that year, the only times he had a Passer Rating over 100 was against St Louis, Seattle, and Oakland.

He had a ****** team. So do most QB's that come into the league with a high pick. Is that unfair? Perhaps. But that's why he got paid the money he did. He simply didn't deserve it, and isn't that great a quarterback. Is he the worst quarterback ever? No. Is he better than Rodgers? I really don't think so.
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Also, whoever said Rodgers deep ball isn't looking good is flat out wrong. His deep ball has been fantastic so far. Granted, he's used to sparsely, which can be attributed to the system.
ESPN just ran about a 10 min segment just about how great Rodger's deep ball is. He's got a 135 passer rating on balls over 20 yards good for first in the NFL and completing 50% with 5 TDs and no ints. Those stats blow away Favre's last year. Also Driver and Jennings agreed that his deep ball is better than Favre's was last year.
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ESPN just ran about a 10 min segment just about how great Rodger's deep ball is. He's got a 135 passer rating on balls over 20 yards good for first in the NFL and completing 50% with 5 TDs and no ints. Those stats blow away Favre's last year. Also Driver and Jennings agreed that his deep ball is better than Favre's was last year.
Ya, I saw that. It's actually over 21-yards. His deep ball is very impressive.

With all due respect to Rodgers, what are they supposed to say? I agree that rightnow Rodgers deep ball is pretty, but still I'd take Favre's gun in his prime.
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