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Borland Update

Posted: 8/1/2014 12:26 PM

Borland Update 


This is from ESPN

  • Rookie inside linebacker Chris Borland (third-round pick) and Shayne Skov (undrafted) are both looking good and are getting a lot of repetitions. Borland will vie for big playing time and Skov is making big pitch to make the roster. They are both fun to watch.


The Packers will regret not picking Borland, especially when you consider how weak they are at ILB.
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Posted: 8/1/2014 12:33 PM

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Badgergogo wrote: This is from ESPN

  • Rookie inside linebacker Chris Borland (third-round pick) and Shayne Skov (undrafted) are both looking good and are getting a lot of repetitions. Borland will vie for big playing time and Skov is making big pitch to make the roster. They are both fun to watch.


The Packers will regret not picking Borland, especially when you consider how weak they are at ILB.
The Packers won't regret anything. And they aren't weak at ILB either. Staying healthy is the problem on D, not talent.
SRS80 wrote: Arizona outclassing Wisconsin. Better athletes. Bo is losing his cool and so is the team. Zona should be up 10 at least. They will win by a comfortable margin though.

Said during Elite Eight Game UW won 64-63.
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Posted: 8/1/2014 12:34 PM

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Brad Jones is mediocre at best.
kowitzc wrote:
Badgergogo wrote: This is from ESPN

  • Rookie inside linebacker Chris Borland (third-round pick) and Shayne Skov (undrafted) are both looking good and are getting a lot of repetitions. Borland will vie for big playing time and Skov is making big pitch to make the roster. They are both fun to watch.


The Packers will regret not picking Borland, especially when you consider how weak they are at ILB.
The Packers won't regret anything. And they aren't weak at ILB either. Staying healthy is the problem on D, not talent.
 
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Posted: 8/1/2014 12:35 PM

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Is Brad Jones still starting?


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Badgergogo wrote: This is from ESPN

  • Rookie inside linebacker Chris Borland (third-round pick) and Shayne Skov (undrafted) are both looking good and are getting a lot of repetitions. Borland will vie for big playing time and Skov is making big pitch to make the roster. They are both fun to watch.


The Packers will regret not picking Borland, especially when you consider how weak they are at ILB.
The Packers won't regret anything. And they aren't weak at ILB either. Staying healthy is the problem on D, not talent.

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Posted: 8/1/2014 12:35 PM

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That's being kind.


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Brad Jones is mediocre at best.
kowitzc wrote:
Badgergogo wrote: This is from ESPN

  • Rookie inside linebacker Chris Borland (third-round pick) and Shayne Skov (undrafted) are both looking good and are getting a lot of repetitions. Borland will vie for big playing time and Skov is making big pitch to make the roster. They are both fun to watch.


The Packers will regret not picking Borland, especially when you consider how weak they are at ILB.
The Packers won't regret anything. And they aren't weak at ILB either. Staying healthy is the problem on D, not talent.


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Posted: 8/1/2014 12:45 PM

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uwbadgers wrote: Brad Jones is mediocre at best.
kowitzc wrote:
Badgergogo wrote: This is from ESPN

  • Rookie inside linebacker Chris Borland (third-round pick) and Shayne Skov (undrafted) are both looking good and are getting a lot of repetitions. Borland will vie for big playing time and Skov is making big pitch to make the roster. They are both fun to watch.


The Packers will regret not picking Borland, especially when you consider how weak they are at ILB.
The Packers won't regret anything. And they aren't weak at ILB either. Staying healthy is the problem on D, not talent.
Well, they don't need great talent at the position. If Perry, Matthews, and the others at OLB can stay healthy along with Julius Peppers and produce as they should, they don't need great at ILB.  In fact, it is far from a guarantee that Jones will be starting based on the scheme changes Capers and Co. are making.

That said, the Packers will never regret not taking Borland. That's blatant Badger homerism talking.
SRS80 wrote: Arizona outclassing Wisconsin. Better athletes. Bo is losing his cool and so is the team. Zona should be up 10 at least. They will win by a comfortable margin though.

Said during Elite Eight Game UW won 64-63.

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Posted: 8/1/2014 1:15 PM

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As much as I hate it, on this I agree with you, kowitzc. Borland is not the type of play that one regrets not taking. Somebody might be glad they took him, but others aren't going to regret not taking him. Measurables and injury history wise, he's easily passed by for someone else.

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Posted: 8/1/2014 1:29 PM

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Hmm.  Okay.  You said they aren't weak at ILB.  By all accounts, it is a glaring weakness of the defense. It is true that it can possibly be covered up by the OLBs (if Peppers can be a difference maker at a new role at age 34).  Jones is the starter, with (also mediocre) Lattimore filling in occasionally.  Most people who follow and cover the team noted that ILB was a draft need that wasn't met. 

FYI, OLB Perry has shown nothing and there is frustration throughout the Packers organization about him (per Packers reporter Rob Demovsky).
kowitzc wrote:
uwbadgers wrote: Brad Jones is mediocre at best.
kowitzc wrote:
Badgergogo wrote: This is from ESPN

  • Rookie inside linebacker Chris Borland (third-round pick) and Shayne Skov (undrafted) are both looking good and are getting a lot of repetitions. Borland will vie for big playing time and Skov is making big pitch to make the roster. They are both fun to watch.


The Packers will regret not picking Borland, especially when you consider how weak they are at ILB.
The Packers won't regret anything. And they aren't weak at ILB either. Staying healthy is the problem on D, not talent.
Well, they don't need great talent at the position. If Perry, Matthews, and the others at OLB can stay healthy along with Julius Peppers and produce as they should, they don't need great at ILB.  In fact, it is far from a guarantee that Jones will be starting based on the scheme changes Capers and Co. are making.

That said, the Packers will never regret not taking Borland. That's blatant Badger homerism talking.
 
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Posted: 8/1/2014 1:53 PM

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The Packer are a little weak at inside linebacker.  No doubt about that.
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Posted: 8/1/2014 1:55 PM

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Your opinion is not shared by the majority of scouts & writers who cover the team.  Today on the radio both Tyler Dunn & Jason Wilde specifically mentioned ILB as a position of concern.  No wow plays what so ever this entire camp according to Tyler.  Jones & Hawk were rated as border line starters by the scouts that Bob Mguinn interviewed for his review of the Packers by position a few months back. 

Borland could prove to be an elite LB in the NFL.
kowitzc wrote:
Badgergogo wrote: This is from ESPN

  • Rookie inside linebacker Chris Borland (third-round pick) and Shayne Skov (undrafted) are both looking good and are getting a lot of repetitions. Borland will vie for big playing time and Skov is making big pitch to make the roster. They are both fun to watch.


The Packers will regret not picking Borland, especially when you consider how weak they are at ILB.
The Packers won't regret anything. And they aren't weak at ILB either. Staying healthy is the problem on D, not talent.
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Posted: 8/1/2014 2:18 PM

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Badgergogo wrote: Your opinion is not shared by the majority of scouts & writers who cover the team.  Today on the radio both Tyler Dunn & Jason Wilde specifically mentioned ILB as a position of concern.  No wow plays what so ever this entire camp according to Tyler.  Jones & Hawk were rated as border line starters by the scouts that Bob Mguinn interviewed for his review of the Packers by position a few months back. 

Borland could prove to be an elite LB in the NFL.
Or he might prove to totally suck, maybe it's prudent to wait until Borland plays a single pro snap before saying what the Packers will or won't regret.  Those same scouts described Hawk as the safest pick in the draft and a can't miss star LB.
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Posted: 8/1/2014 2:48 PM

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It's impossible to say that right now. If he stays healthy and turns into a Pro Bowler...GB very well may regret taking him. Or not.


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As much as I hate it, on this I agree with you, kowitzc. Borland is not the type of play that one regrets not taking. Somebody might be glad they took him, but others aren't going to regret not taking him. Measurables and injury history wise, he's easily passed by for someone else.

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Posted: 8/1/2014 3:04 PM

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Ph3431 wrote: It's impossible to say that right now. If he stays healthy and turns into a Pro Bowler...GB very well may regret taking him. Or not.


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As much as I hate it, on this I agree with you, kowitzc. Borland is not the type of play that one regrets not taking. Somebody might be glad they took him, but others aren't going to regret not taking him. Measurables and injury history wise, he's easily passed by for someone else.

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They'll just draft another next year, PH, OR sign a free agent. Unless Borland is a significant part in beating GB in the playoffs, Green Bay isn't even going to think about it.
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Posted: 8/1/2014 3:09 PM

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uwbadgers wrote: Hmm.  Okay.  You said they aren't weak at ILB.  By all accounts, it is a glaring weakness of the defense. It is true that it can possibly be covered up by the OLBs (if Peppers can be a difference maker at a new role at age 34).  Jones is the starter, with (also mediocre) Lattimore filling in occasionally.  Most people who follow and cover the team noted that ILB was a draft need that wasn't met. 

FYI, OLB Perry has shown nothing and there is frustration throughout the Packers organization about him (per Packers reporter Rob Demovsky).
kowitzc wrote:
uwbadgers wrote: Brad Jones is mediocre at best.
kowitzc wrote:
Badgergogo wrote: This is from ESPN

  • Rookie inside linebacker Chris Borland (third-round pick) and Shayne Skov (undrafted) are both looking good and are getting a lot of repetitions. Borland will vie for big playing time and Skov is making big pitch to make the roster. They are both fun to watch.


The Packers will regret not picking Borland, especially when you consider how weak they are at ILB.
The Packers won't regret anything. And they aren't weak at ILB either. Staying healthy is the problem on D, not talent.
Well, they don't need great talent at the position. If Perry, Matthews, and the others at OLB can stay healthy along with Julius Peppers and produce as they should, they don't need great at ILB.  In fact, it is far from a guarantee that Jones will be starting based on the scheme changes Capers and Co. are making.

That said, the Packers will never regret not taking Borland. That's blatant Badger homerism talking.
Those that cover the team have a right to their opinion. They can think ILB was a need if they want. The Packers braintrust, who get paid to evaluate and put a team together, don't believe it is and I will believe them over hack reporters. Brad Jones was more than enough during the Super Bowl year. He is more than serviceable ILB when the DL and OLB's are playing to potential as shown during said Super Bowl. It is also incorrect to say that Perry has shown nothing. When healthy, and that is the key word, healthy, he has certainly shown he can be a good pass rusher.  his coverage skills needs work, but he needs to get healthy and as of yesterday he is practicing fully. Hopefully that continues.

That said, with the scheme change to a hybrid 3-4/4-3 and all the wrinkles they are putting in, the ILB's do not have to be great as I said before. They need to be serviceable. Therefore, in no way will the Packers EVER regret not taking Borland. Period.
SRS80 wrote: Arizona outclassing Wisconsin. Better athletes. Bo is losing his cool and so is the team. Zona should be up 10 at least. They will win by a comfortable margin though.

Said during Elite Eight Game UW won 64-63.
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Posted: 8/1/2014 3:17 PM

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Badgergogo wrote: Your opinion is not shared by the majority of scouts & writers who cover the team.  Today on the radio both Tyler Dunn & Jason Wilde specifically mentioned ILB as a position of concern.  No wow plays what so ever this entire camp according to Tyler.  Jones & Hawk were rated as border line starters by the scouts that Bob Mguinn interviewed for his review of the Packers by position a few months back. 

Borland could prove to be an elite LB in the NFL.
kowitzc wrote:
Badgergogo wrote: This is from ESPN

  • Rookie inside linebacker Chris Borland (third-round pick) and Shayne Skov (undrafted) are both looking good and are getting a lot of repetitions. Borland will vie for big playing time and Skov is making big pitch to make the roster. They are both fun to watch.


The Packers will regret not picking Borland, especially when you consider how weak they are at ILB.
The Packers won't regret anything. And they aren't weak at ILB either. Staying healthy is the problem on D, not talent.
Last I checked, those are the writers opinions. Last I also checked, the coaches, the guys I trust and who actually are paid to coach the team, don't seem to share that concern. Secondly, those so called writers get to hung up on what you call "Wow plays" The ILB's dont need to make "WoW plays" to be good in the scheme.  They simply need to be solid. The Packers have one of the best offenses in the league. They don't need a great defense, just a good one. A team D ranking 15th would be enough for a Super Bowl.

Point here is that while Borland may well turn out to be an elite LB, the Packers will not regret not taking him because if they don't win another Super Bowl during Aaron Rodgers career, it won't be because of the ILB's. They have already won a Super Bowl with this talent before.
SRS80 wrote: Arizona outclassing Wisconsin. Better athletes. Bo is losing his cool and so is the team. Zona should be up 10 at least. They will win by a comfortable margin though.

Said during Elite Eight Game UW won 64-63.
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Posted: 8/1/2014 3:17 PM

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Kowitzc thinking GB isn't weak at ILB...wow...just wow.  By the way OLB's won't help if GB is getting gashed up the middle by guys like Frank Gore similar to last year.
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Posted: 8/1/2014 3:19 PM

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Or a big part in the Packers failure to make the Super Bowl.

No way to credibly make a statement either way today.


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Ph3431 wrote: It's impossible to say that right now. If he stays healthy and turns into a Pro Bowler...GB very well may regret taking him. Or not.


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As much as I hate it, on this I agree with you, kowitzc. Borland is not the type of play that one regrets not taking. Somebody might be glad they took him, but others aren't going to regret not taking him. Measurables and injury history wise, he's easily passed by for someone else.

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They'll just draft another next year, PH, OR sign a free agent. Unless Borland is a significant part in beating GB in the playoffs, Green Bay isn't even going to think about it.

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Posted: 8/1/2014 3:19 PM

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jbooshey wrote: Kowitzc thinking GB isn't weak at ILB...wow...just wow.  By the way OLB's won't help if GB is getting gashed up the middle by guys like Frank Gore similar to last year.
They were getting gashed up the middle because Capers continually went with only 2 DL. That is ending.
SRS80 wrote: Arizona outclassing Wisconsin. Better athletes. Bo is losing his cool and so is the team. Zona should be up 10 at least. They will win by a comfortable margin though.

Said during Elite Eight Game UW won 64-63.
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Posted: 8/1/2014 3:19 PM

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This can't surprise you given the source...


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Kowitzc thinking GB isn't weak at ILB...wow...just wow.  By the way OLB's won't help if GB is getting gashed up the middle by guys like Frank Gore similar to last year.

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Posted: 8/1/2014 3:21 PM

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Yes you can. I GUARANTEE you Ted Thompson will not regret not taking Chris Borland. EVER. Ted has NEVER regretted not taking a player.
Ph3431 wrote: Or a big part in the Packers failure to make the Super Bowl.

No way to credibly make a statement either way today.


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Ph3431 wrote: It's impossible to say that right now. If he stays healthy and turns into a Pro Bowler...GB very well may regret taking him. Or not.


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As much as I hate it, on this I agree with you, kowitzc. Borland is not the type of play that one regrets not taking. Somebody might be glad they took him, but others aren't going to regret not taking him. Measurables and injury history wise, he's easily passed by for someone else.

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They'll just draft another next year, PH, OR sign a free agent. Unless Borland is a significant part in beating GB in the playoffs, Green Bay isn't even going to think about it.

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SRS80 wrote: Arizona outclassing Wisconsin. Better athletes. Bo is losing his cool and so is the team. Zona should be up 10 at least. They will win by a comfortable margin though.

Said during Elite Eight Game UW won 64-63.
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Posted: 8/1/2014 3:22 PM

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jpompo wrote:
Badgergogo wrote: Your opinion is not shared by the majority of scouts & writers who cover the team.  Today on the radio both Tyler Dunn & Jason Wilde specifically mentioned ILB as a position of concern.  No wow plays what so ever this entire camp according to Tyler.  Jones & Hawk were rated as border line starters by the scouts that Bob Mguinn interviewed for his review of the Packers by position a few months back. 

Borland could prove to be an elite LB in the NFL.
Or he might prove to totally suck, maybe it's prudent to wait until Borland plays a single pro snap before saying what the Packers will or won't regret.  Those same scouts described Hawk as the safest pick in the draft and a can't miss star LB.
They actually got the safe part right. The guy has been durable, solid and dependable.
SRS80 wrote: Arizona outclassing Wisconsin. Better athletes. Bo is losing his cool and so is the team. Zona should be up 10 at least. They will win by a comfortable margin though.

Said during Elite Eight Game UW won 64-63.
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Posted: 8/1/2014 3:57 PM

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Ted Thompson doesn't regret not taking Richard Sherman in the 2011 draft?
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Posted: 8/1/2014 4:09 PM

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Ph3431 wrote: Ted Thompson doesn't regret not taking Richard Sherman in the 2011 draft?
Nope. Ted does not have any regrets about players he does not take. This is the guy who traded away a HOF QB coming off an NFC title game and going with an unproven QB.  Ted is always looking to the future and does not look back. It's a waste of time to look back in his mind.  If you weren't an idiot and actually listened to the man, you would know this.
SRS80 wrote: Arizona outclassing Wisconsin. Better athletes. Bo is losing his cool and so is the team. Zona should be up 10 at least. They will win by a comfortable margin though.

Said during Elite Eight Game UW won 64-63.

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Posted: 8/1/2014 4:12 PM

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kowitzc wrote:
Ph3431 wrote: Ted Thompson doesn't regret not taking Richard Sherman in the 2011 draft?
Nope. Ted does not have any regrets about players he does not take. This is the guy who traded away a HOF QB coming off an NFC title game and going with an unproven QB.  Ted is always looking to the future and does not look back. It's a waste of time to look back in his mind.  If you weren't an idiot and actually listened to the man, you would know this.
So he just replaces regret with ignorance.  That's nothing to brag about.
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Posted: 8/1/2014 4:17 PM

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Kilgore309 wrote:
kowitzc wrote:
Ph3431 wrote: Ted Thompson doesn't regret not taking Richard Sherman in the 2011 draft?
Nope. Ted does not have any regrets about players he does not take. This is the guy who traded away a HOF QB coming off an NFC title game and going with an unproven QB.  Ted is always looking to the future and does not look back. It's a waste of time to look back in his mind.  If you weren't an idiot and actually listened to the man, you would know this.
So he just replaces regret with ignorance.  That's nothing to brag about.
It's not ignorance. A GM's job is always on the line. They shouldn't be wasting time looking back when they should be looking at the present to set up what they need to do in the future.  And even if he did look back, he wouldn't regret it anyway. They were coming off a Super Bowl win with two of the best corners in the league and Sam Shields coming out of nowhere at CB. Absolutely no reason to regret not picking Richard Sherman, especially when you can't prove Sherman would have been just as good with the Packers as he has been with the Seahawks.
SRS80 wrote: Arizona outclassing Wisconsin. Better athletes. Bo is losing his cool and so is the team. Zona should be up 10 at least. They will win by a comfortable margin though.

Said during Elite Eight Game UW won 64-63.
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Posted: 8/1/2014 4:34 PM

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kowitzc wrote:
Kilgore309 wrote:
kowitzc wrote:
Ph3431 wrote: Ted Thompson doesn't regret not taking Richard Sherman in the 2011 draft?
Nope. Ted does not have any regrets about players he does not take. This is the guy who traded away a HOF QB coming off an NFC title game and going with an unproven QB.  Ted is always looking to the future and does not look back. It's a waste of time to look back in his mind.  If you weren't an idiot and actually listened to the man, you would know this.
So he just replaces regret with ignorance.  That's nothing to brag about.
It's not ignorance. A GM's job is always on the line. They shouldn't be wasting time looking back when they should be looking at the present to set up what they need to do in the future.  And even if he did look back, he wouldn't regret it anyway. They were coming off a Super Bowl win with two of the best corners in the league and Sam Shields coming out of nowhere at CB. Absolutely no reason to regret not picking Richard Sherman, especially when you can't prove Sherman would have been just as good with the Packers as he has been with the Seahawks.
There's nothing a GM could possibly gain by looking players or circumstances from the past, is that what you're saying?

I'm of the opinion that a good GM should use the past as a tool and a learning experience for improvement in the future, but maybe that's just me.  Like, say, missing on a player or undervaluing a player in an area of need and watching that player do well for another team could come in handy when a player with similar characteristics and measurables comes available.  

Call it regret, call it "a learning experience", but the statement that a good GM "shouldn't be wasting time looking back when they should be looking at the present to set up what they need to do in the future," is ridiculous.
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Posted: 8/1/2014 4:35 PM

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In any case, I'm glad Borland is playing well in camp. Can't wait to watch some 49ers preseason games this year (that was weird to type) to see him out there for the first time.
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kowitzc wrote:
Kilgore309 wrote:
kowitzc wrote:
Ph3431 wrote: Ted Thompson doesn't regret not taking Richard Sherman in the 2011 draft?
Nope. Ted does not have any regrets about players he does not take. This is the guy who traded away a HOF QB coming off an NFC title game and going with an unproven QB.  Ted is always looking to the future and does not look back. It's a waste of time to look back in his mind.  If you weren't an idiot and actually listened to the man, you would know this.
So he just replaces regret with ignorance.  That's nothing to brag about.
It's not ignorance. A GM's job is always on the line. They shouldn't be wasting time looking back when they should be looking at the present to set up what they need to do in the future.  And even if he did look back, he wouldn't regret it anyway. They were coming off a Super Bowl win with two of the best corners in the league and Sam Shields coming out of nowhere at CB. Absolutely no reason to regret not picking Richard Sherman, especially when you can't prove Sherman would have been just as good with the Packers as he has been with the Seahawks.
I don't think anyone who's watched him closely over the years would have any doubt that he's not a guy who dwells on the past & lets it get in his way. But I've also never met a really successful person who didn't recognize his mistakes - most can rattle off a long list of misses for every good/great call. Call it motivation or using it to learn & not repeat the same mistakes or whatever, but I'm absolutely certain that there's a long list of guys Thompson wishes he would've gone the other way on.

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They drafted Davon House 23 picks before Sherman...so I guess TT did still see CB as a need.

You can't honestly think that if he could do it over again he would take House over Sherman....can you?

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Kilgore309 wrote:
kowitzc wrote:
Ph3431 wrote: Ted Thompson doesn't regret not taking Richard Sherman in the 2011 draft?
Nope. Ted does not have any regrets about players he does not take. This is the guy who traded away a HOF QB coming off an NFC title game and going with an unproven QB.  Ted is always looking to the future and does not look back. It's a waste of time to look back in his mind.  If you weren't an idiot and actually listened to the man, you would know this.
So he just replaces regret with ignorance.  That's nothing to brag about.
It's not ignorance. A GM's job is always on the line. They shouldn't be wasting time looking back when they should be looking at the present to set up what they need to do in the future.  And even if he did look back, he wouldn't regret it anyway. They were coming off a Super Bowl win with two of the best corners in the league and Sam Shields coming out of nowhere at CB. Absolutely no reason to regret not picking Richard Sherman, especially when you can't prove Sherman would have been just as good with the Packers as he has been with the Seahawks.

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This.


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kowitzc wrote:
Kilgore309 wrote:
kowitzc wrote:
Ph3431 wrote: Ted Thompson doesn't regret not taking Richard Sherman in the 2011 draft?
Nope. Ted does not have any regrets about players he does not take. This is the guy who traded away a HOF QB coming off an NFC title game and going with an unproven QB.  Ted is always looking to the future and does not look back. It's a waste of time to look back in his mind.  If you weren't an idiot and actually listened to the man, you would know this.
So he just replaces regret with ignorance.  That's nothing to brag about.
It's not ignorance. A GM's job is always on the line. They shouldn't be wasting time looking back when they should be looking at the present to set up what they need to do in the future.  And even if he did look back, he wouldn't regret it anyway. They were coming off a Super Bowl win with two of the best corners in the league and Sam Shields coming out of nowhere at CB. Absolutely no reason to regret not picking Richard Sherman, especially when you can't prove Sherman would have been just as good with the Packers as he has been with the Seahawks.
I don't think anyone who's watched him closely over the years would have any doubt that he's not a guy who dwells on the past & lets it get in his way. But I've also never met a really successful person who didn't recognize his mistakes - most can rattle off a long list of misses for every good/great call. Call it motivation or using it to learn & not repeat the same mistakes or whatever, but I'm absolutely certain that there's a long list of guys Thompson wishes he would've gone the other way on.

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