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Green Bay Packers offensive roster breakdown

Posted on: February 2, 2011 1:59 am
Edited on: February 3, 2011 8:45 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson & Andy Benoit

Perhaps the most fascinating thing if you look (at a glance anyway) at Pittsburgh and Green Bay is that they've built their teams "properly." (AKA "the opposite of Dan Snyder.) They draft smart, and they sign smarter. At least that's what we're lead to believe, right?

Andy and I set out to check the roster breakdown for both teams. En route, we* managed to figure out not only where they're coming from, but what they'll do for their respective teams in the Super Bowl.

Name POS Acquired Scouting Report
Aaron Rodgers
QB
Drafted 24th overall, 1st Round 2005
He lacks is a weakness. One of the smartest, savviest and most athletic quarterbacks in the NFL. A Super Bowl ring might even legitimize the inevitable Is he better than Favre? discussion.
James Starks
RB
Drafted 193rd overall, 6th Round 2010
ixth-round rookie arrived on the scene just in time for Green Bay’s playoff push. Not a star, but the upright runner gives the backfield some of the burst it’s been missing.
Brandon Jackson
RB2
Drafted 63r overall, 2nd Round 2007
Doesn’t have the initial quickness or agility to be a quality NFL runner, though has at least found a niche as a pass-blocker and screen pass receiver on third downs.
John Kuhn
FB
UDFA 2005, PIT; FA 2007
Now synonymous with the term “folk hero” around Wisconsin. Has a knack for moving the chains.
Chad Clifton
LT
Drafted 44th overall, 2nd Round 2000
Superb technique and consistent pass protection earned him Pro Bowl honors for the second time in his 11-year career.
Daryn Colledge
LG
Drafted 47th overall, 2nd Round
Was finally kept at one position for 16 games, and responded with a career year. Not the strongest ox in the field, but dexterous at the second level. Packers would be wise to give him the long-term contract he wants.
Scott Wells
C
Drafted 251st overall, 7th Round
Reliable as they come. Will get jolted by bull-rushing nose tackles, but very rarely let’s that disrupt the entire play. Good mobility out in front.
Josh Sitton
RG
Drafted 135th overall, 4th Round
Arguably the best right guard in football this season. Outstanding brute force on contact, has little to no trouble reaching linebackers in the run game. What’s more, he’s at his best in pass protection.
Bryan Bulaga
RT
Drafted 23rd overall, 1st Round 2010
First-round rookie was drafted to eventually become the left tackle, but he might not have the quickness for that. Sound mechanics have made for a fairly smooth debut season.
T.J. Lang
OL
Drafted 109th overall, 4th Round 2009
Versatile player but limited athlete.
Greg Jennings
WR
Drafted 52rd overall, 2nd Round 2006
Known for his catch-and-run prowess, though his best asset is his innate feel for working back to the ball late in a play.
Donald Driver
WR
Drafted 213th overall, 7th Round 1999
The elder statesman saw his production dip in 2010 (thanks in part to a quad injury). But there’s still plenty of speed and quickness left in him.
James Jones
WR
Drafted 78th overall, 3rd Round 2007
When he’s not dropping balls he’s burning teams for long plays. Was actually Green Bay’s second most productive receiver this season.
Jordy Nelson
WR
Drafted 36th overall, 2nd Round 2007
The fact that he’s white and not constantly compared to Wes Welker or Brandon Stokley tells you what a viable field-stretching target he can be.
Andrew Quarless
TE
Drafted 154th overall, 5th Round 2010
Not Jermichael Finley, but then again, Antonio Gates isn’t even Jermichael Finley. The fifth-round rookie improved as the season wore on. Can catch what you throw him within 15 yards of the line of scrimmage.
Donald Lee
TE
Drafted 156th overall, 5th Round 2003
Scaled-back role because he’s not the blocker that Tom Crabtree is. Still athletic, though. Packers try to get him one or two touches a game, usually on a screen.

*Scouting smarts credited to Benoit. HTML and research credited to Brinson.
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Green Bay Packers offensive roster breakdown

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Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2011 9:38 pm
 

Green Bay Packers offensive roster breakdown

After looking at these scouting reports you would think GB is going to win the game by 3 scores. If GB's offensive line is that good why did they give up just 5 less sacks than Pittsburgh? Pittsburgh's line is horrible at pass blocking! Not to mention GB's line is terrible in the run game. How can GB's O line have these great scouting reports and perform so bad.

GB's O line ranks:

sacks allowed: 21st  (38)

Rushing yards: 24th  (3.8 ypg)


By the sound of it, 4 of the 5 are pro bowl players.



Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 8:33 pm
 

Green Bay Packers offensive roster breakdown

I would just like to point out that everyone on the Packers offense was drafted by the Packers with the exception of John Kuhn who went undrafted.



Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: February 2, 2011 10:36 pm
 

Green Bay Packers Offensive Roster Breakdown

I ditto that PackAtHeart.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: February 2, 2011 9:08 pm
 

Green Bay Packers Offensive Roster Breakdown


WR
Drafted 36th overall, 2nd Round 2007
The fact that he’s white and not constantly compared to or tells you what a viable field-stretching target he can be.
Wait, what the hell does that mean, lol?

Is that like "White man can't run" type stuff here on CBS?

Whoa......


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