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Re: Your 2010 Green Bay Packers!

Postby supaunknown » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:09 pm


Finley's body is like a finely tuned racecar - fragile and finnicky. Not quite the ideal smart/fast/tough/durable guy for the TE position (see Jason Witten). And he's a bit unlucky to get injured all the time. I doubt he'll ever play a complete season. Too bad.
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Re: Your 2010 Green Bay Packers!

Postby TheBookPolice » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:20 am

Is it time to ask if there's something wrong with the Packers' off-season conditioning program? Haven't they been hit by this kind of injury wave two of the last three years or so?
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Re: Your 2010 Green Bay Packers!

Postby c02 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:47 am

Yes, it has been an issue for the Packers. However, I wouldn't place the bulk of the blame on the program as I would on the discipline of the athletes (not just the Pack). At that level, the athletes have been on programs targeting this area and that area since their freshmen year in college. They know what they are supposed to be eating and how much. They know what they are supposed to be doing in the weight room. For the most part they have been dialed in for years. It's up to them to turn the dial and without discipline that won't happen.

I once listened to an anecdote from another NFL player that Jerrry Rice began his off-season training the day after his last game of the season. I don't remember who it was and I wish I could find the quote/interview online. He (Rice) was driven to remain in good health. I don't believe the majority of athletes in the NFL today share this approach.
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Re: Your 2010 Green Bay Packers!

Postby gargantua » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:09 am

c02 wrote: I don't believe the majority of athletes in the NFL today share this approach.


This seems like an awfully broad statement. Sure, there is only one Jerry Rice, but for these guys, their bodies are their livelihood. They have to take it seriously and work very hard or someone else will have their job before they know it.

I don't doubt that there are some players who don't really get it, but I doubt that applies to the majority.
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Re: Your 2010 Green Bay Packers!

Postby supaunknown » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:13 pm

Jerry Rice was famously obsessive-compulsive about practicing and working out. It carried over to his personal life where he'd clean the house and make sure all the vaccuum lines on the carpets lined up. On game days he'd have the equipment manager supply him with 3 different uniforms just to see which one fit exactly right.
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Re: Your 2010 Green Bay Packers!

Postby c02 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:22 pm

You are right. It is a broad statement and it probably doesn't apply to the majority. I'll back off of that one....a little. Would you agree to a 30/50 split? How often do we hear about athletes not coming into training camp in shape? Yes, their bodies are their livelihood and from what little I know of the NFL payscale, they don't start making 'big' money (relative) until the 5th year. That doesn't seem to stop, what seems to me like, a lot of players not staying on top of things 12 months out of the year.

It would be interesting to look around the league for teams that have more depth and more competition within the team and compare injury reports to those with less. I would suspect teams with more depth/competition for spots, have fewer injuries that could be attributed to lack of strength and conditioning year around.
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Re: Your 2010 Green Bay Packers!

Postby Marvell » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:56 am

After last night, I humbly suggest the coining of a new word:

Schaudenfavre.
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Re: Your 2010 Green Bay Packers!

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:14 am

Man every Viking game I've seen Favre looks like he's regretted coming back. He'll keep the streak going of course no matter how bad his elbow, ankle, and penis are but expect the Patriots to more hurt on the old man next weekend. These guys are cooked. All that talent on that team and it's the old man holding them back.
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Re: Your 2010 Green Bay Packers!

Postby pjbogart » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:11 am

Green Bay 28 - Minnesota 24.

Minnesota loses by 4. Fitting.
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Re: Your 2010 Green Bay Packers!

Postby O.J. » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:29 am

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Re: Your 2010 Green Bay Packers!

Postby TheBookPolice » Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:08 pm

Marvell wrote:After last night, I humbly suggest the coining of a new word:

Schaudenfavre.

It's been coined (spelled both ways, in fact), but it's a strong submission.

I'm a fan of this one:

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Re: Your 2010 Green Bay Packers!

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:08 pm

Clay ManBearPig III: Defensive MVP or just plain old MVP? Discuss.
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Re: Your 2010 Green Bay Packers!

Postby Sgrmac » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:48 pm

Packers released Al Harris.
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Re: Your 2010 Green Bay Packers!

Postby O.J. » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:49 pm

Barring the unforeseen, I think the Claymaker has defensive MVP wrapped up, but that side of the ball is usually ignored when voting for league MVP. This may be a year where that changes, though, as no offensive player is putting up gaudy numbers, save for Philip Rivers. If the Chargers come back from a dreadful start to win their division, and Rivers breaks Marino's yardage record, he'd be a pretty safe bet.
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Re: Your 2010 Green Bay Packers!

Postby O.J. » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:23 am

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