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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:57 pm    Post subject: GB "Let's Get Nasty" Mock (Super Soldier Edition) Reply with quote


Dom Capers fired as DC

We all knew this was coming, let's be honest. After laying a giant stinker 3 out of the last 4 years in crunch time, TT decides enough is enough and moves on.

Packers hire Romeo Crennel as new DC.

With the Chiefs letting him go and Capers no longer there, TT sees the opportunity to nab a perfect replacement and hires former DC/HC Romeo Crennel. This allows us to stick with the 3-4 defense while giving us a proven commodity at DC (which he's obviously best at), having previously ran the elite Pats defenses of the early 2000s during their "Dynasty" years. With some new pieces added to the defense (to be revaled later on) and familiarity with the scheme, here's hoping he can return the magic to GB.


Not Resigned/retired/released/traded:

WR Greg Jennings-Tagged and traded to Jets (details below)
**NOTE: this is assuming (keyword: assuming) a deal can be worked out with another team (say the Dolphins or Jets, both of whom need a WR) BEFORE Tagging Jennings, which is exactly what a mock is: a simulation, hence the T&T (in before "oh, but there's no way Jennings will be T&T'ed").
WR Donald Driver-retired
C Jeff Saturday-retired
SS Charles Woodson-retired
ILB A.J. Hawk-traded to Bills for 4th round pick [104]
CB Tramon Williams-traded to Bucs along w/TE D.J. Williams and 2014 4th round pick [122] for 2nd [44] and 3rd [75] round picks.
RB Cedric Benson-not re-signed
RB Ryan Grant-not re-signed
ILB Brad Jones-not re-signed
ILB Jamari Lattimore-cut
ILB Robert Francois-not re-signed
OLB Erik Walden-not re-signed
RB Brandon Saine-cut
DE/NT Ryan Pickett-cut
TE Ryan Taylor-cut


C Evan Dietrich-Smith
CB Sam Shields
TE Tom Crabtree

Free Agents:

DE Richard Seymour (OAK)/2 yrs.

Normally, TT doesn't sign free agents, however, with Worthy starting the year on the PUP list and possibly missing the entire season, TT has literally no choice but to go out and sign a replacement for him (kinda like with Benson last year after Saine went down with a season-ending injury). He nabs the perfect one, in former Patriots great Richard Seymour. He's the perfect fit in the 3-4, being an excellent 5-tech, and at age 33 and with still some gas left in the tank, TT signs him for relatively cheap.

QB Matt Moore (MIA)/2 yrs.

Needing a viable backup QB in case the unthinkable happens (I think you all know what I'm talking about), and able to get one at an affordable price, with plenty of cap $$$ to spare (they would probably be below the 2013 salary cap floor, or close to it after all these releases/retirings/trades, in which case they'd be required to sign a FA, anyway, just like with Woodson in 2006), the Packers nab former Dolphins backup QB Matt Moore, who's become expendable in Miami with the emergence of Ryan Tannehill. The Packers now have their needed security blanket at QB and can focus on filling the rest of their needs through the draft.


In a blockbuster move, after getting off the phone with several different clubs, TT has not only negotiated, but finalized a monumental pre-DD trade involving 4 different teams (NOTE: this is also done before the start of free agency in March, for reasons listed below)...


After trading Tramon Williams and D.J. Williams to Tampa (also done PRIOR to DD), the Packers acquire his replacement: shutdown corner Darrelle Revis, who's been long linked to the Packers, and an assortment of other teams, in the offseason. After months of speculation, new Jets GM John Idzik finally pulls the trigger on this deal, finding the perfect suitor for Revis Island: Packers WR Greg Jennings, who the Packers have also been trying to move and at least get something for him. In a deal that benefits both teams, the Jets get that true #1 receiver they've been looking for and it allows them to dump Sanchez' high salary, clearing up tons of cap space for them in the process (which they've been desperately trying to do all offseason) while they look to potentially draft his replacement. The Packers, meanwhile, get that true #1 lockdown corner they've been itching for (and arguably the best one in the game), and gives them the leverage needed to make the next deal...


After acquiring Mark Sanchez from the Jets, in which Sanchez agrees to restructure his contract as part of the deal (but not until AFTER being dealt again by GB to KC as part of the big 4-way trade; Sanchez was told in advance he'd be involved in a 4-way trade to KC and would have to restructure there), Sanchez is then traded to Kansas City along with the 26th overall pick and RB James Starks for the #1 overall pick, contractual rights to WR Dwayne Bowe (set to become a free agent since KC apparently doesn't have enough cap space to re-sign him) and their 4th round pick. While seeming like a bit of a stretch (at least for KC), this deal actually benefits both teams in that KC gets their #1 QB (and a change of scenery for Sanchez, which they feel could benefit him in the long run, enough to give up the chance to select a once-in-a-lifetime defensive player to a team that needs it, which they don't necessarily need, anyway, since all of their problems are on offense) and a nice backup RB to compliment Jamaal Charles (Peyton Hillis is a FA) while still having a 1st round pick (albeit a late 1st rounder), while the Packers, who are desperate and eager to shore up their defense, get the #1 overall pick and thus, the chance to draft Star Lotulelei, the best defensive player in the whole draft, who also happens to fill a huge need at DL (though lessened a bit after signing Richard Seymour as a FA), and an additional 4th round pick. They also get the negotiating rights to impending FA WR Dwayne Bowe, and potentially replace Greg Jennings, who was T&Ted to the Jets for Revis.


DeAngelo Williams has been linked to GB for some time dating back to last year, and those rumors finally come to fruition as he is traded, along with Carolina's 2nd round pick (43rd overall), to the Packers for RB Alex Green and the contractual rights to WR Dwayne Bowe that they received from the Chiefs as part of the blockbuster 4-way deal. The Panthers finally get a solid #2 receiver to complement Steve Smith (once they finalize a deal with Bowe, anyway), which they've been lacking for years, without having to use a draft pick on one, and a nice 3rd string RB behind Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert, their new #1 and #2 backs, respectively, while dumping DeAngelo's $8 mil salary in the process. The Panthers are looking to dump salary, and DeAngelo has, among others, been rumored to be a cap casualty in the summer. This spares them the need to release him to Free Agency as a team that needs a true #1 back comes calling. The Packers, OTOH, having over $40 mil in cap space after cutting/trading Ryan Pickett, Greg Jennings, and A.J. Hawk, among others, and veterans Charles Woodson, Jeff Saturday and Donald Driver retiring, have the wiggle room to tack on his big salary and get a true #1 back in the process, who gets the added benefit of finally getting to play for a SB contender while still having some gas left at age 30. So, in addition to addressing the defense in a huge way, the Packers have also dramatically improved their running game with the plethora of trades between the 4 clubs, while getting an extra pick to address other needs. All 4 clubs benefit from the players/picks acquired in these trades in some way, now, onto DD...

1. Star Lotulelei, NT/DT/DE, Utah
6'4" 325 lbs.

In a deal of monumental proportions (and perhaps that's an understatement), the Packers somehow, someway, manage to come away with the #1 overall pick and draft Star Lotulelei, not only the best defensive player in this year's draft, but one of the best defensive players to enter the draft in years. This guy has Haloti Ngata written all over him. He is a run-stuffing machine (which is sorely needed in a division with AP, Matt Forte and Michael Bush) and an absolute terror along the defensive line, and in recent years, has developed pass-rushing ability to accomodate his other immense talents (5 sacks last year at UoU). With B.J. Raji and Richard Seymour playing across from him, the Packers DL has gone from one of the smallest to one of the meanest in the NFL (if not THE meanest) in a matter of weeks/months. B.J. Raji finally gets some much-needed help as well, on both sides, and could possibly revert back to his 2010 numbers playing between Star and Seymour, who's eager to prove he still has something left and wants one more crack at a SB. He can also be reverted to NT should Raji miss any more time with a bad ankle, another added benefit.

**DD TRADE W/MIAMI: Packers trade TE Jermichael Finley, their 2014 1st round pick and 2013 2nd round pick from the Bucs (#44) to the Dolphins for their 2013 1st rounder (#12), 3rd (#84) and 7th (#203) round picks.

12. FS Kenny Vaccaro, Texas
6'1" 218 lbs.

After the mega-deal in getting the #1 overall pick and Star, and after acquiring star CB Darrelle Revis from the Jets, TT manages to pull the plug on another blockbuster trade (DD trade this time) and gets yet another huge toy on defense. With Finley being too much of a headcase in the media, and too expensive, with only 1 more year of service in GB, at best, and with a gaping hole at safety left behind following Woodson's retirement, TT makes a blockbuster DD trade with Miami, giving up their 2014 1st round pick, the 2nd round pick acquired from the Jets in the Jennings T&T, and TE Jermichael Finley for their 12th overall pick and a slew of other draft picks. In doing so, TT drafts the best safety in this class (who is extremely unlikely to fall to their late 1st round pick at #26), while also freeing up $8 mil in cap space in the process. Kenny Vaccaro is excellent in both man and zone coverage, and has still managed to hold his own despite being the only bright spot on an otherwise suspect Longhorns secondary. He also has the size and strength that TT likes in his Safeties, and can really lay the wood whenever the opportunity presents itself. Morgan Burnett can now also move to his natural SS position. In acquiring Vaccaro, Revis and a new DC, the Packers secondary just got much, much better for years to come, and nastier. Revis-Burnett-Vaccaro-Shields/Hayward forms one of, if not the best secondary in the NFL, which is now also playing behind quite possibly the best DL in the NFL with Star, Raji and Seymour in the trenches.

45. WR Terrance Williams, Baylor
6'2" 205 lbs.

The Packers waste very little time getting a replacement for Greg Jennings, getting Baylor's Terrance Williams with the 2nd round pick acquired from the Panthers. Terrance Williams leads the NCAA in receiving yards in 2012 with 1,833, and at 6'2" adds some much-needed size to the Packers already deep receiving core. In addition to having great hands and rarely missing catches (which is sometimes the bane of our offense), he is a deep threat and seemingly has that ability to blow the top off of defenses much like Torrey Smith, Anquan Boldin and Jacoby Jones in Baltimore (we all saw how well that worked out for them in the SB, if only WE had that when we played San Fran). The Packers also get a true #1/2 receiver to accomodate Jordy, and gives them some needed depth should Jordy's hamstring continue to be an issue for them next year (fact is they would be without a true starting wideout if Jordy were to get hurt again next season with Jennings now gone). With Jordy, Williams, Cobb and Jones, the Packers continue to maintain one of, if not the deepest receiving core in the NFL.

**TRADE W/ST LOUIS (late 2nd [57], early 3rd from Bucs [75], 4th [121], and 7th [218] for mid 2nd [48] and mid 3rd [80])

48. TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
6'6" 255 lbs.

TT sees Tyler Eifert sliding into the middle of the 2nd round and, needing to draft a replacement for the (dearly?) departed Finley (for cap and, more or less, PR reasons), seizes the opportunity by trading up into the middle of the 2nd round and taking arguably the best TE in the draft. Eifert has the ability to extend play and high point the ball like no other in his class, and has finished 2nd in the NCAA in receiving yards amongst TEs despite not having a star QB to lob him the ball. His size and pass catching ability (guy catches everything thrown his way) makes him an immediate mismatch amongst DBs. Guy was literally uncoverable with Everett Golson throwing him the ball at ND, imagine him getting passes from arguably the best QB in the game.

80. DE/OLB Tank Carradine, FSU
6'5" 265 lbs.

Needing depth at the OLB position, TT sees an amazing pass rusher sliding into the 3rd round and pounces on the opportunity. Tank Carradine, while Raw, has great measurables and a dominating force at FSU, playing alongside Bjorn Werner. He was long projected to be a 1st-2nd round talent before his injury problems, and has slid as a result. The Packers pick him up here, getting an absolute steal at this point in the draft, and get a monster pass rush to accompany their monster DL and secondary. He's very fast coming off the edge and an absolute monster when paired with a fierce pass rusher opposite him, getting 11 sacks last year at FSU. This also gives the Packers plenty of scheme versatility, allowing them to occasionally use a 4-3 front on certain downs (and to help stop the likes of AP and Kaep on rushing downs) with Perry and Carradine rushing along the edge, allowing Matthews to drop back and cover TEs, which he is also useful for. This also keeps Clay fresh, by either relieving him on 3rd down on occassion (much like Seattle's 1-2 punch of Chris Clemons and Bruce Irvin with Irvin coming in off the bench 3rd downs) or as a temporary fill-in when he is fatigued towards the middle of games, allowing him to come back in well-rested (hey, this worked out great for "Da Bears" in their 1st game against us this year, subbing in Shea McClellin for an entire drive or so, which allowed Julius Peppers to come back into the game fresh, and he sacked Rodgers the very next play and forced us to try that fake FG, imagine Carradine in Shea's place with Matthews getting re-energized on the sideline *drool*). It also provides great depth should either Matthews or Perry go down with an injury. Plus, Nick Perry can finally start playing some snaps with his hand in the dirt like he's always wanted to coming into last year's draft, another added benefit. We could also run 5 linebacker sets, with Perry on one side and Matthews standing beside Tank on the other, with 3 deep safeties, ahh the possibilities are endless with this pick.

84. C/OG Travis Frederick, Wisconsin
6'4" 338 lbs.

With Frederick still on the board, TT fills the void at C left behind following the retirement of Jeff Saturday, taking the bulking C/OG from Wisconsin. He is great at pass protection, and even better in run blocking, and provides our OL with that much-needed muscle. Our OL gets a big boost with both Sherrod and Bulaga coming back next year) as a guy with 1st round talent (and simultaneously fills a need) falls all the way to the bottom of the 3rd.

90. TE Travis Kelce, Cincinnati
6'6" 260 lbs.

TT nabs another explosive TE to pair with Tyler Eifert. The guy is an immediate mismatch with virtually any DB due to his size and, much like Eifert, is super fast, making a ton of YAC, and catches everything thrown his way. He also has great blocking ability, opening up the pass and running game even more. With Kelce and Eifert, MM gets a dangerous 2 TE set to work with (seriously, I think that combo could be the next Gronk/Hernandez), and helps neutralize a lot of the 2 deep safety sets he was faced with last year in the process. With not one, but 2 TEs that are already upgrades over Finley, MM has got to be creaming himself at this point in the draft, and we've still got 4 more rounds to go.

98. ILB Kevin Reddick, UNC
6'3" 240 lbs.

TT finally drafts A.J. Hawk's replacement. Reddick gives the Pack that big-bodied, physical ILB that the 49ers like to punish offenses with, thus giving them another bit of that "nastiness" that is sorely lacking in GB's defense. He's also good in coverage and an effective blitzer to boot. This completes their linebacking core and GB's defense is pretty much set for the future.

121. DT/NT Kwame Geathers, Georgia
6'6" 355 lbs.

TT finally nabs a backup NT as Kwame Geathers slides into the bottom of the 3rd round. The guy is a space-eating, run-stuffing specimen (sorely needed in the NFC North), and gives Raji some much-needed relief. He also fills Ryan Pickett's spot at backup NT, and with his age, would probably be an instant upgrade as well.

154. WR Marcus Davis, Virginia Tech
6'4" 218 lbs.

DD's replacement. Marcus Davis' size and frame makes him a great red zone target for Aaron Rodgers. And like Eifert, he's better than his college stats indicate, racking up 985 yards in his senior year despite no star QB.

**TRADE W/WASHINGTON (6th [185] and MIA 7th [203] for 5th [157])

157. RB Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina
6'0" 232 lbs.

With extra picks to spare and seeing a monster of an opportunity in front of him, TT trades back into the bottom of the 5th round with Washington (who have their star RB) and takes a gamble on Marcus Lattimore. Packers now get a monster 1-2 RB punch with DeAngelo and Lattimore (good luck trying to stop that rushing attack if Lattimore's healthy and back to anything remotely resembling his pre-injury form, DCs.) Match made in heaven for the highly-talented youngin, not only *FINALLY* being drafted after that heart-breaking (and outright disgusting) injury that ended his junior season at SC, but being drafted by a team with a chance to compete for a SB (he can also limit DeAngelo's carries somewhat; he will be 30 coming into next year, after all). You're welcome.

217. K Dustin Hopkins, FSU
6'2", 190 lbs.

With an abundance in picks, TT uses one of his many extra picks to draft a K to compete with Mason for the starting gig in training camp.

53 man Roster
QB: Aaron Rodgers | Matt Moore | Graham Harrell
RB: DeAngelo Williams | Marcus Lattimore | DuJuan Harris
FB: John Kuhn
WR: Jordy Nelson | Terrance Williams | Randall Cobb | James Jones | Marcus Davis | Jarrett Boykin
TE: Tyler Eifert | Travis Kelce | Andrew Quarless | Tom Crabtree
LT: Derek Sherrod | Marshall Newhouse
LG: T.J. Lang
C: Travis Frederick | Evan Dietrich-Smith
RG: Josh Sitton
RT: Bryan Bulaga | Don Barclay

LDE: Star Lotulelei | Mike Neal | Mike Daniels
NT: B.J. Raji | Kwame Geathers
RDE: Richard Seymour | Jerel Worthy* (PUP) | C.J. Wilson
LOLB: Nick Perry | Dezman Moses
LILB: Kevin Reddick | D.J. Smith
RILB: Desmond Bishop | Terrell Manning
ROLB: Clay Matthews | Tank Carradine (will play RDE opposite Nick Perry when using a 4-3 formation)
CB: Darrelle Revis | Davon House | Jarrett Bush
SS: Morgan Burnett | M.J. Jennings | Sean Richardson
FS: Kenny Vaccaro | Jerron McMillian
CB: Sam Shields | Casey Hayward

Special Teams
K: Mason Crosby (or Dustin Hopkins, depending on who wins the starting gig in TC; if Crosby wins, Hopkins goes to PS)
P: Tim Masthay
LS: Brett Goode

**NOTE: IF Worthy returns next year (and it seems like a big "if" at this point), either C.J. Wilson or Mike Daniels is cut.

QB B.J. Coleman, WR Jeremy Ross, RT Andrew Datko, LG Greg Van Rotten, C Garth Gerhart, CB James Mixon, S Chaz Powell and NT Jordan Miller delegated to PS.

**OCC: Yeah, I know, guys, highly unlikely KC would give up the top pick for Sanchez even if they would also be getting our 1st rounder (a late 1st rounder) and James Starks in the process, but then again, the Broncos were able to get 2 1st rounders (one of which was an early 1st), a 3rd rounder and Kyle Orton for Jay Cutler and a 5th, so you never know. Very Happy Plus, maybe they'd feel that, with a change of scenery, he could be a productive QB for them, rather than take a chance on a rookie QB, who knows? But that's quite a "Super Soldier" of a mock draft/roster I put together, isn't it?

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I like the creativity, but this is too much Madden for me.

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I don't mind A TE getting drafted, but lets not go nutz on it.
Frederick.....did NOBODY watch him get manhandled in the Rose Bowl???
I will vote "NO" to any draft including him in it, and I LOVE the Badgers.
(For previous Wis lineman issues, see also: Carimi, Gabe)
I'd rather be goose hunting
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TytybearsFan21 wrote:
Justo knows nothing about sportz

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I would be a terrible coach/anything.
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oh lawd
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This has to be a joke right?

You couldn't even do this in Madden!
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Ummmmm wow. All I have for this one.
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Somebody take the off season shovel out of Ted's hands & bury him in his own hole.

How can he dig a hole if he's too busy sitting on his hands?
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Takes a lot of moxy, and perhaps a few other things as well, to post something like that on this board....but boy do I respect you for it!
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My head just exploded.
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As part owner of he team I'm going to make sure this gets to the right people.
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Because not being taken seriously never took so much effort.
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I don't mind A TE getting drafted, but lets not go nutz on it.
Frederick.....did NOBODY watch him get manhandled in the Rose Bowl???
I will vote "NO" to any draft including him in it, and I LOVE the Badgers.
(For previous Wis lineman issues, see also: Carimi, Gabe)

Frederick didn't get manhandled in the Rose Bowl.
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