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  1. I'm just glad its finally done. See ya, AD...you won't be missed in this town after the way you and your aagent engineered this mess. We got players and enough picks to make this team relevant for a good while. Most agree that this is only "phase one" of the wheeling and dealing. The 1st Time AD plays in New Orleans, I hope no fans boo. Instead, I'd love to see the entire arena stand up when his name is announced and turn their backs to the court in silence. The sports world would not know how to handle a kind sized F-U from New Orleans fans. (If everyone could force out a fart at that moment, it would be even more glorious.)
  2. Yep. Although, they might be a better team now that Magic Johnson resigned from their front office?
  3. Every great athlete becomes great by being their own man and having their own game. The "experts" only role is to sell ads to keep their paycheck going and they do so by providing consumers with sound bites to digest and regurgitate. Who was the "Drew Brees" before Drew Brees? There was none, but I bet there were pundits saying that when Brees' career was just starting that "he could be the next...". Lol. There is no such thing as a "can't miss" player...just ask Len Bias. There are only great talents who have a chance to meet and exceed their potential. Whether they actually do that or not is proven or disproven over time.
  4. He's more of a Magic Johnson type of player than a LeBron or Jordan type. But the fact that he is in the same conversation as many NBA greats should make every Pels fans beam and should make those that have strayed away from the NBA take interest and pride in New Orleans' franchise.
  5. I'd love to see the two sides work to revise certain aspects of the currenty agreement now, like making positive tests for marijuana and some other substancess permissable. Surely they can start hammering out sticking points like that now as an addendum to the current CBA? It seems that doing things like that now would mean that when this CBA expires, there would be less sticking points in the future CBA so they could just focus on the main points like money, insurance, pensions, etc.,. That would also get the 2 sides in a pattern of agreement heading into negotiations rather than a pattern of disagreement and build trust and goodwill between the two sides.
  6. As longsuffrin pointed out, Weese retired in 1979...if you go back one year and count Weese, you lose Woodley as a starter so its kind of a wash. Back to your point about Starr, Namath, and Stabler...hell of an impressive run of HoF QBs right there.
  7. in 1980, there were 5 starting QBs in the NFL from Louisiana: Bert Jones Terry Bradshaw Joe Ferguson Doug Williams David Woodley Throw in Archie Manning from Mississippi and you have almost 25% of the starting QBs from the NFL from 2 states (there were only 28 NFL teams then, so 7 starting QBs would have been exactly 25%). I'm not sure if there were any backup QBs from Louisiana or Mississippi in 1980 that started in place of an injured QB from elsewhere that might have pushed that stat over the top. Pretty impressive when you think about it.
  8. https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/packers-legend-bart-starr-passes-away-at-age-85/ Packers legend Bart Starr passes away at age 85 The Pro Football Hall of Famer passed away Sunday by John Breech @johnbreech 1 hr ago • 4 min read The NFL has lost a legend. The family of Bart Starr announced on Sunday that the former Packers quarterback passed away in Alabama on Sunday. Starr was 85. "We are saddened to note the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Bart Starr," the family said in a statement. "He battled with courage and determination to transcend the serious stroke he suffered in September 2014, but his most recent illness was too much to overcome. While he may always be best known for his success as the Packers quarterback for 16 years, his true legacy will always be the respectful manner in which he treated every person he met, his humble demeanor, and his generous spirit." After being selected by Green Bay during the 17th round of the 1956 NFL Draft, Starr spent 16 seasons with the Packers and helped turn them into one of the NFL's most iconic franchises. During his time in Green Bay, the Packers won a total of five NFL titles. As the starting quarterback for most of his career, not only did Starr lead the Packers to three NFL championships (1961-62, 65), but he was also named MVP of the first two Super Bowls after leading the Packers to blowout wins over the Chiefs(Super Bowl I) and the Raiders (Super Bowl II). In Super Bowl I, Starr threw two touchdown passes as the Packers rolled to a 35-10 win over Kansas City. The win in Super Bowl II was big because it ended up being Vince Lombardi's final game as coach of the Packers. Starr was nearly unstoppable in the postseason. In 10 career playoff games, Starr led the Packers to a 9-1 record while tallying a 104.8 passer rating, which is an NFL postseason record that still stands to this day. Over the course of his career, Starr led the NFL in passing five times and was named first team All-Pro in 1966 when he also took home his one and only NFL MVP award. Starr also earned a trip to four Pro Bowls. Although Starr won five titles during his career, the moment he's most known for might be the role he played in the Ice Bowl. In frigid temperatures at Lambeau Field, Starr led the Packers to a wild 21-17 win over the Cowboys in the NFL Championship. The victory wasn't clinched for the Packers until Starr scored on a quarterback sneak from one yard out with under 15 seconds left to play. You can hear Starr tell the story of that fateful play below. Starr was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977, six years after he played his final down with the Packers. Although he retired in 1971, Starr never really left Green Bay. Four years after he decided to call it quits, the Packers decided to hire him as head coach, a role he held from 1975 to 1984. Starr's career with the Packers almost got derailed before he even took a single snap. As he was heading into his junior year at the University of Alabama, Starr was the victim a brutal hazing that left him hospitalized. The injury kept Starr off the field for most of his junior and senior seasons at Alabama, which is how he fell to the 17th round in the NFL Draft. In more recent times, Starr has become a popular guy in the current Packers' locker room. During an interview in September 2018, Aaron Rodgers admitted that Starr played a big part in his development in Green Bay. "We love having the older generation around because that is what the Packers are all about," Rodgers said. "It's about the family and the organization and everybody respecting guys who played before. And Bart is that guy for me. He's a perfect example of what it means to be an incredible player but a better person. I think he's a great role model for all of us, but even more when you're a Green Bay Packer and you realize how much he's meant to this community and back home as well to the folks in Alabama." Despite suffering two strokes, a heart attack and multiple seizures in September 2014, Starr was hoping that he would be healthy enough to attend a Packers' game in person this year. Starr's family had hoped that the legend would be able to attend the team's home opener in September. "His love for all of humanity is well known, and his affection toward the residents of Alabama and of Wisconsin filled him with gratitude. He had hoped to make one last trip to Green Bay to watch the Packers this fall, but he shall forever be there in spirit." Starr will never be forgotten at Lambeau Field. Starr's name will also live on in the annals of NFL history and that's because the league gives out an award with his name on it every year that goes to the player who "best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field, and in the community." The Packers compiled a highlight video of Starr's career, which you can see below. John Breech CBS Sports Writer FOLLOW John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will... FULL BIO
  9. Like minds, brother. Like minds.
  10. Color me disappointed.
  11. Eff AD. He burned his bridges He's brittle We can get far more by trading him Time to move on...AD made his bed, time for him to sleep in it. I hope we trade him to Nicks for a king's ransom that will ensure mediocrity for the Nicks for the rest of AD's career there. (Bitter? Who...me?) lol.
  12. It usually takes me 1/2 a season to get used to numbers of former players being re-assigned. For the 1st few games I'll be thinking that "Being There" is Ingram.
  13. So, by that logic shouldn't all spedding camera tickets be thrown out? After all, speeding cameras film lawful drivers the entire time too.
  14. I'm so glad that the days of draft picks holding out until the last day of training camp are behind us.