Comments on: Jerel Worthy was a Panic Pick http://www.totalpackers.com/2014/08/13/jerel-worthy-panic-pick/ Your Green Bay Packers: Telling It Like It Is Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:04:01 +0000 hourly 1 By: Abe Frohman http://www.totalpackers.com/2014/08/13/jerel-worthy-panic-pick/#comment-551586 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:17:41 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=23447#comment-551586 each year the draft is full of woulda coulda shoulda. That’s part of what makes this whole thing interesting. No question about it that if you’re going to live by the draft, you better do it well. I think the misses we’ve had over the last few years are the reason we don’t go further in the playoffs.

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By: The Money Mike http://www.totalpackers.com/2014/08/13/jerel-worthy-panic-pick/#comment-551498 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:23:12 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=23447#comment-551498 Lavonte’s stats make me angry this morning…

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By: The Money Mike http://www.totalpackers.com/2014/08/13/jerel-worthy-panic-pick/#comment-551497 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:21:46 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=23447#comment-551497 Don’t look at Lavonte’s stats…it will just make you mad

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By: C.C. http://www.totalpackers.com/2014/08/13/jerel-worthy-panic-pick/#comment-551355 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:26:53 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=23447#comment-551355 Of the 18 players Thompson selected in the 2011 and 2012 drafts only seven still remain on the roster. The 38.9 percent retention rate is the lowest in the NFL from the those two drafts. So everyone wants to give Thompson a high five for wasting a second and fourth round pick to possibly, just maybe, get a 7th round pick, incredible..
http://espn.go.com/blog/green-bay-packers/post/_/id/11928/packers-2011-and-2012-drafts-fall-short

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By: Cheese http://www.totalpackers.com/2014/08/13/jerel-worthy-panic-pick/#comment-551209 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:02:33 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=23447#comment-551209 So this means there’s room to bring back Jolly!

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By: iltarion http://www.totalpackers.com/2014/08/13/jerel-worthy-panic-pick/#comment-551108 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 03:04:40 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=23447#comment-551108 Ah, Lavonte David plays outside linebacker, so I’m not sure how he “would have given the Packers the fast, tough playmaker they sorely lack at inside linebacker.”
He doesn’t play the position. So, we don’t know if he’d be a “playmaker” at it or not. For all we know, he’d be no better than Jamari Lattimore.
Injuries happen. Props for pulling the plug this early and getting something for nothing.
We play the Patriots this season… so Worthy should have some motivation if he can make the roster.

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By: Bobby S http://www.totalpackers.com/2014/08/13/jerel-worthy-panic-pick/#comment-550974 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:29:05 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=23447#comment-550974 Ted blows…literally and figuratively

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By: GBslacker http://www.totalpackers.com/2014/08/13/jerel-worthy-panic-pick/#comment-550959 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:08:23 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=23447#comment-550959 Tom Silverstein ‏@TomSilverstein 14m

DL Jerel Worthy must have passed his physical because his trade to the #Patriots was on the trans wire. “Unannounced” draft pick. #Packers

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By: LD http://www.totalpackers.com/2014/08/13/jerel-worthy-panic-pick/#comment-550935 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:31:31 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=23447#comment-550935 Great players aren’t necessarily great solutions for teams in need. In hindsight, Worthy was an odd pick, but at the time it didn’t seem totally illogical that he might develop in the 3-4 scheme. It didn’t work out. Lavonte David has done well for himself, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he would’ve flourished in GB. On a related note, big name FA signings illustrate this even more clearly–they often soar to new heights or they crash and burn. What happened to the amazing Desmond Howard after winning that Super Bowl MVP? On the flip side, look at what happened when GB picked up Sir Charles Woodson.

The draft as well as FA signings are like your colon–it’s a crap shoot. That’s how it goes.

Thinking about these what-if and woulda-coulda-shoulda scenarios is entertaining, but it’s pure speculation, and not worth worrying/complaining about. The question is what are we going to do with what we’ve got right now?

GB was probably going to release Worthy anyway, so why not roll the dice and try to get a draft pick out of the trade? As for our defense in general, I’d say the arrow is pointing north. If I’m going to speculate at all, I’d rather focus on what is and what might be than on what happened years ago in the draft.

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By: GBslacker http://www.totalpackers.com/2014/08/13/jerel-worthy-panic-pick/#comment-550906 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:21:46 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=23447#comment-550906 Yep, in hindsight a pretty unusual pick.

Who cares about a quick first step in Capers’ defense? his guys are two-gappers. You can’t charge one way and give up your responsibility on the other side.

Wonder if he’ll pass his physical?
He likely had a discectomy in the off-season. I think in Harrell’s situation it was pretty close to bone-on-bone. If they took less material from Worthy, maybe he’ll have a longer shelf life — at least enough for a coveted 7th round pick !!!

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