Let's Talk Football with Andy Herman: Bear Down

Aaron chats with Pack-A-Day creator Andy Herman about the Packers and Aaron Rodgers continuing to own the Bears.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

October 20, 2021 at 07:54 am

Washington's front 7 has 5 first rounds picks. The front four went 2nd (75.1 PFF grade), 13th (63 grade), 17th (90.5 grade - Jonathan Allen is a stud) and 26th (Sweat is the lowest drafted one but has a nice 74.7 grade), and adds Jamin Davis, this year's 19th pick, at MLB (50 PFF grade).

As a note, Rashan Gary has an 80.4 PFF grade this year, up from a 54.1 as a rookie, an above average 67.1 in 2020). Gary is improving each year, at least according to PFF. If GB can get one meh year, one decent year, and one or two years of well above average year (hoping for elite yet) plus a 5th year option, that's a good pick.

WFT also adds Landon Collins (33rd - 48.7 PFF) and William Jackson III (24th pick - 46.8 pff). Lots of draft capital even if the results are a trifle uneven. Despite having the 25th ranked offense by points (30th by yards), the defense is 2nd ranked by points and 4th by yards. Kendall Fuller, a third round pick, has an above average pff grade of 66.

Another good test awaits the OL.

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greengold's picture

October 20, 2021 at 09:56 am

Yeah, TGR, the tests will only become more difficult as we progress through the schedule.

Agree with Aaron about putting Elgton at the C, and starting Yosh at LT until Bak returns with Myers going down. That, to me, seems the stronger OL overall. Especially with the edge rushers we're about to face, and Yosh Nijman having held Watt and Bosa without a sack. Nijman has a great pedigree, and he's proven himself well to date. Moving Elgton to the C will only help our rushing attack and pass pro.

People need to relax on Jaylon Smith. He is a very, very talented ILB. He needs time to get accustomed to the Packers D system, his teammates, and what his responsibilities entail. He's a great all-around player, and I guarantee DAL dropped him more to give themselves credence for taking Micah Parsons, than for Smith's play. DAL saw Micah Parsons as being too good to pass up. Jaylon Smith is a very good ILB, with the numbers to back it up.

296 Tackles the last two seasons, starting all 32 of their games. 11 TFL. 4 sacks. 14 PD. 2 Hurries. 7 QB Hits. 4 FF. 3 FR.

Those numbers are equal to or better than De'Vondre Campbell's, and blow away anything Krys Barnes has done in the same 2 year span.

I give Packer fans more credit than those of other teams, as most seem to understand the game better. Let's give Jaylon Smith a good handful of games with his new team before criticizing him. Give him a fair shake.

The guy's first practice was about 1 week ago. I think he will be a phenomenal pairing with Campbell once he gets into a comfort zone learning the scheme and his teammates.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

October 21, 2021 at 03:53 am

You wrote that you've been busy, so perhaps you didn't see me falling all over myself writing how Jaylon Smith was a great signing. Dobber was very upbeat about it, as well (I will let him describe his own comments).

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