The Green Bay Packers Must Find a Way to Bring Back Keisean Nixon

The Green Bay Packers have many critical decisions to make this offseason about which players should be back with the team in 2023 and who will not return. While the Aaron Rodgers and Jordan Love situations are grabbing most of the headlines, one player the Packers need to re-sign this offseason is Keisean Nixon.

Nixon signed as a free agent with the Packers prior to the 2022 campaign. He reportedly took less money to sign with Green Bay in part because he wanted to be reunited with Packers special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, who served as his special teams coach and interim head coach while Nixon was with the Raiders.

GM Brian Gutekunst brought in Nixon for his abilities on special teams. He was going to be a key part of the team’s attempt to improve their coverage units. In his three seasons with the Raiders, Nixon spent most of his time on the field on special teams and never played more than 15 percent of his team’s defensive snaps. He filled a similar role early in the 2022 campaign.

The Packers started the season with Amari Rodgers as their primary return specialist but the former third-round pick was tentative, indecisive and had trouble holding on to the football. He never seemed like a threat to pull off a long return or to significantly improve the Packers field position.

When Amari Rodgers continued to struggle, the Packers finally gave Nixon a chance to return kicks and punts even though he had minimal experience. In his first three NFL seasons, the former South Carolina star had a total of six kick returns and zero punt returns.

Even though he didn’t take over as the team’s primary kick returner until Week 8, Nixon went over 1,000 yards on kick returns for the season and earned All Pro recognition for his efforts.

He averaged 28.8-yards per runback on kickoffs and 12.7-yards per punt return. In Week 17 against the Vikings, Nixon ran a kickoff back 105 yards for a touchdown. It was the first time a Packers return specialist had scored a touchdown since Randall Cobb accomplished that feat in Week 1 of the 2011 season against the New Orleans Saints.

It was no coincidence that the Packers offense played their best football this season after Nixon took over as the team’s return specialist. The Packers offense was inconsistent for many reasons including dropped passes, injuries at wide receiver and along the offensive line and the drop off in Aaron Rodgers’ play due in part to his broken thumb. Getting better field position was critical to the offense and helped the team go on their four-game winning streak.

Nixon also gave the team confidence. Even Aaron Rodgers admitted as much. “He’s been so important for us changing the kicking game,” Rodgers said. “For a long time here, and I don’t mean this as disrespect, but it’s just the facts, for a long time when that ball is up in the air on kickoff, I’m thinking, ‘stay in, stay in, don’t bring it out,’ because just not a lot of good stuff happens. But I always tell Kei now when he’s about to go out there, ‘bring it out,’ just because he brings an extra type of juice to our football team. And you can win with guys like that. Guys that care about it, guys that are tough, and guys that make big-time plays. Kei had a nice interception to close that thing off.”

Nixon was a major reason the Packers special teams improved from last in the league in 2021 to 22nd in 2022. It’s not where the team wants to be, but it was a definite improvement for a unit that had struggled for far too long.

The Packers haven’t had a return specialist who is as big of a threat to score any time he touches the ball since Roell Preston went to the Pro Bowl in 1998.

Nixon is fast, decisive and confident. He is quick to go north/south and doesn’t waste time once he gets the ball.

Nixon earned $965,000 with the Packers last season. He will turn 26 this offseason and is right in the prime of his career. His performance last season should earn him a raise over that this year.

Yes, the Packers are over the cap as of right now and the Aaron Rodgers situation could complicate that, but the team needs to find a way to keep Nixon and build on what he started last season. Nixon was a great addition to the Packers in 2022 and he shouldn’t be a one-year wonder in Green Bay.  

 

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PatrickGB's picture

January 28, 2023 at 12:51 pm

And he does more than just run back kicks. My hope is that he doesn’t want too much $.

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Coldworld's picture

January 28, 2023 at 02:18 pm

He was a decent DB to be fair, but you are right, how much does he want? I want his returns but we are in a huge cap crush.

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PackyCheese500's picture

January 28, 2023 at 03:17 pm

I think we can squish out enough space to sign him. We'd need to cut Jones, though

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crayzpackfan's picture

January 28, 2023 at 03:43 pm

PC500-- Why do we need to cut Jones when we can trade him? I bet the Bills will take him for a 2nd or 3rd round pick and a later round pick in the 6th or 7th.

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PackyCheese500's picture

January 28, 2023 at 04:02 pm

As long as we can find a suitor that is willing to take on a 10.4m salary for a 28 year old RB, I am all for that

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crayzpackfan's picture

January 28, 2023 at 04:12 pm

PC500-- A 28 year old RB who has less carries than any starter his age. He has a lot of tread on his tires, he's versatile, a high character guy, great in the locker room and definitely a missing piece kind of guy to a team who is knocking on the Super Bowl door. There are at least 3 teams who would take on his contract (with a bit of a restructure) and pay a fair value in a draft pick/s...

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PackyCheese500's picture

January 28, 2023 at 04:14 pm

Well, then a suitor shouldn't be hard to find. In my opinion, RBs are a dime a dozen these days, and there is no reason to overpay one when you can get another that does just about as well for cheaper. I truly believe it doesn't matter who your RB is - if you OL can block for them, anyone decent can succeed.

I hope you are right though.

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13TimeChamps's picture

January 29, 2023 at 11:04 am

Remind me how many of those "dime a dozen" RB's have scored 60 TD's over the past 6 years and have a career 5.1 yds/att.

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crayzpackfan's picture

January 30, 2023 at 03:21 pm

PC500 - When a team is as close as what the Bills are to going all the way, the value of an AJ type running back goes up. All things considered, for a team like the Bills, AJ is definitely one of those pieces that could help that team get over the hump.

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CheesedDeadHead's picture

January 28, 2023 at 04:14 pm

I know the general rule of age/RB, but some of that assumes a relatively heavy load. Jones has been utilized less than your average back. Jones may have 6 YO tires, but the tread is still pretty good.

Edit: CrazyPF beat me to it and we both used the tire tread analogy!

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PhantomII's picture

January 28, 2023 at 02:02 pm

They need to find a position on (OFFENSE) where this young man can take full advantage of his abilities from the slot or screen plays, etc. He can be a weapon better deployed on offense in need of playmakers. I have wondered about him at the FS position on defense, as we don't have one, but the Offense is in worse shape overall.

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PackyCheese500's picture

January 28, 2023 at 03:15 pm

This is a very fun idea! He could be kind of like CB Marcus Jones of the Patriots (someone I thought the Packers could target). Jones is a slot corner that's also a wicked returner, and Belichick has used him on offense - he took a screen pass 45 yards to the house in their first game against the Bills.

I don't want Keisean to stop playing in the slot, as he did well there, but I think it would be fun to explore additional roles for him on offense. With MLF as our HC, though, I doubt we do so. If Ben Johnson (lions OC) was our HC, we'd already be doing that.

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splitpea1's picture

January 28, 2023 at 02:29 pm

What does it say about the Packers' talent evaluation and respective placement (or maybe just plain stubbornness) that it took that long for find a competent kick returner? And even that a player like Nixon can only move the needle from the bottom of the rankings to the top of the lower third? The problem with special teams is more than just coaching because every coordinator can't be terrible.

The previous article emphasized how Gute should be judged by the Love pick, but the rest of the team is just as important. I don't think he's done a bad job, but on the other hand, it hasn't been great, either. He seems to excel at the waiver wire and finding UDFAs more than anything else.

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PackyCheese500's picture

January 28, 2023 at 03:20 pm

Gutey has definitely been above-average. Hiring a good GM is much harder than a good coach. Schneider of the Seahawks and Veach of the Chiefs (and perhaps Lynch of the 49ers and of course Patriot Bill B) are the best GMs, in my opinion. Other than that, everyone else is up for debate.

I would keep him because of his ability to find UDFAs and also he has generally been good in talent evaluation. Gary, Jenkins, Dillon, Deguara, Love, Alexander, Stokes, Watson, Walker, Wyatt, Doubs, Tom, Enagbare, Toure - all his picks

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splitpea1's picture

January 28, 2023 at 03:41 pm

The jury is still out on some of the players listed. And then there are some of the players taken in Rounds 1-4 who are not listed....You get the same when looking at the more notable FA signings: a very mixed bag. Nobody expects the GM to be perfect, but it's certainly possible to do better. I think you have to give the top grade to SF for their ability to field highly competitive teams despite injuries to their QBs.

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PackyCheese500's picture

January 28, 2023 at 04:04 pm

Agreed. Stokes. Myers and Wyatt (I'll include Savage because his struggles have come under Barry) are still questionable, but some of the picks, like Josh Jackson, Kamal Martin, or Jace Sternberger, have been unquestioned busts. Myers over Humphry was also puzzling too.

SF's ability to function without a good QB stems not from Lynch but from Shanahan's offensive scheme.

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croatpackfan's picture

January 28, 2023 at 04:32 pm

Well, can you find any GM in the NFL who nailed through every draft Brian Gutekunst was running. And give us the result of that supreme GM Packers would like to have? I'm very interesting who are they.

Or this is just your impression based on nothing. And to remind you BG had 6 players that contributed a lot last (2022) season from last year draft (Watson, Doubs, Walker, Enagbare, Wyatt, Tom). Some of them were exceptional, samo was average or above average.

Thanks for providing us names of superb GMs in the NFL.

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splitpea1's picture

January 28, 2023 at 05:11 pm

Do your own research.

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croatpackfan's picture

January 28, 2023 at 06:43 pm

Thank you for your argument!

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stockholder's picture

January 28, 2023 at 02:33 pm

If I was his agent. I'd want 5 mil. a year.
And if he does become a starter.
He won't be returning kicks for long.
Doubt they sign him.

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MooPack's picture

January 28, 2023 at 02:52 pm

Do you truly believe in your many posts, or is this simply antithetical trolling to create some self-satisfactory controversy at every turn?

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jurp's picture

January 28, 2023 at 04:15 pm

Maybe's he an imperfectly taught AI?

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MooPack's picture

January 28, 2023 at 06:04 pm

Maybe I should check out ChatGPT and enter in Aaron Rodgers and look for any similarities.

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Bitternotsour's picture

January 29, 2023 at 09:05 am

a chatGPT troll? "create a GB Packer post on this article on CheeseheadTV, in the voice of an eastern european, new to football, to create a response loop on their comments board".

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packer132's picture

January 29, 2023 at 07:26 pm

I question if Stockholder is a Packer fan. I think he is just a fan of Rodgers and a hater of Gute. I agree with a post this week that 1 out of 10 of his posts make sense. I actually gave a thumbs up to a comment he made but I think that was in October. Maybe he should follow tennis or soccer,

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crayzpackfan's picture

January 28, 2023 at 03:58 pm

SH -- I truly believe you were not dropped on your head at birth. I really do. However, I do wonder if later in life if you should have pulled the cord on your parachute 12-15 seconds sooner. Your takes are so tethered to be against anything/anyone that wants to move on from Rodgers. Do you ever read what you type before clicking on Submit Comment? Maybe I'm wrong. Perhaps you are the proof that insanity is the norm, while all of us (normal folks) are just judgmental outliers.

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stockholder's picture

January 28, 2023 at 04:16 pm

Just being honest.
And that was my honest opinion.
Rodgers has nothing to do with it.

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 29, 2023 at 10:49 am

Most are clueless. Why bother with them?

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dobber's picture

January 28, 2023 at 05:03 pm

Even at $5M AAV, they'd likely be able to push a lot of that value out and keep his 2023 cost down. Suspect they won't want to be on the hook for significant guarantees.

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Coldworld's picture

January 28, 2023 at 06:23 pm

Since he only returned for half a season, most reasonable incentive targets based upon the number of returns would be deemed unlikely to be achieved. That should make it easy to craft attainable incentives that don’t count against the cap in 2023.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

January 29, 2023 at 03:31 am

Nixon led the NFL with 35 kickoff returns.
Nixon led the NFL in kickoff return yards.
Nixon was 2nd in the NFL in average (20 or more returns).

I was rather surprised. I guess not many kickoffs are returned until it gets cold, and that's when Nixon started to handle the returns?

He had 289 snaps on defense. That's more than I thought. Maybe some defensive stats? He had 2 PDs, 1 INT, 23 tackles, 1 TFL.

The incentive thing sounded good, but I am having trouble finding one that he is likely to break that are still not-likely-to-be-earned.

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Coldworld's picture

January 29, 2023 at 09:16 am

Start with snaps/games played and similar. That’s why I used the term ‘crafted’. However, If Nixon is worth bringing back, what he did last year should be at least exceeded over a full season and he should be willing to back a percentage of that. That’s the sweet spot I’d look for.

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ThunderFromDownunder's picture

January 28, 2023 at 03:13 pm

It would be great to have him back but if the Packers don`t have the money how about drafting a return specialist ?

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Cheesey51's picture

January 28, 2023 at 03:19 pm

If the Packers want to sign him, they'll find the money(paraphrase of Andrew Brandt)

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dobber's picture

January 28, 2023 at 05:05 pm

Yup.

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gopack15's picture

January 28, 2023 at 07:25 pm

They did draft a return specialist in the third round Amari Rodgers who is no longer there

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gopack15's picture

January 28, 2023 at 07:25 pm

They did draft a return specialist in the third round Amari Rodgers who is no longer there

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PackyCheese500's picture

January 28, 2023 at 03:19 pm

I hope he comes back not just because he is an ALL PRO returner (that didn't even play for 1/3rd of the season) but because he has been good when asked to play Defense as well.

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Leatherhead's picture

January 28, 2023 at 04:32 pm

So, if we hadn't had Nixon returning kicks, and we'd just downed them all in the endzone or had a short runback.... what would our record have been? 8-9, maybe?

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PatrickGB's picture

January 28, 2023 at 05:13 pm

Perhaps, but I can’t remember many that went into the end zone. I think that teams would kick short on purpose until Nixon began to return them.

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PhantomII's picture

January 28, 2023 at 08:52 pm

He had 1000 return yards in half a season....That's 10 football field length TD's. He's special at the thing you hate the worst and I don't blame you when we had inferior players doing it.

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LLCHESTY's picture

January 29, 2023 at 11:17 am

Almost 1150 yards, but Leatherhead thinks the juggernaut offense the Packers showed this year could've made that up in a heartbeat.

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Leatherhead's picture

January 29, 2023 at 06:24 pm

You shouldn't assume you understand what Leatherhead thinks.

According to pro-football-reference, the Packers returned 47 kickoffs for 1205 yards, ranking #1 in both categories. The Average team returned 30 kickoffs for about 665 yards, so it's about a 340 yard difference......over 17 games.....about 20 yards/ game. If volume stats are important, that's a significant chunk.

But how much of that is just because we return more of them? If you norm down it, it's about 800 yards for the season in returns then if we return about 30 kicks....which still is respectable, but only about 170 yards/game above an average team. 10 yards a game. Spread out over two kick returns.

Actually, if you adjust for the two long returns Nixon has had, it's probably less than that on the other 45 returns. And neither of the two figured decisively in the score of the game.

One final piece of Math. If you allow 47 kicks to roll into the endzone, and take the ball out on the 25 yards, how many yards is that in all?

47 x 25 =1175. We got 1205 by returning 47 kicksoffs. That's 30 yards spread over 17 games. Less than two yards/game beyond what a touchback would have given us.

Catch the ball. Get the ball to the multimillion $$ offense. Get off the field. Don't turn it over, don't commit a penalty. Those things hurt the team more than the occasional long return helps them.

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Coldworld's picture

January 29, 2023 at 09:21 am

I’d say quite plausibly he played a role in getting us over the line in at least 2 games from field position (ignoring the turnover reduction from his predecessor). Since he returned after game 8, that’s about a 20% impact. Not insignificant: even halved I’d say a good argument for one to two games a season. I think that’s worth taking serously.

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Leatherhead's picture

January 29, 2023 at 05:53 pm

Which two games would those be? I don't see a single win where we say "That return by Nixon made the difference in the game?" I don't really buy the field position argument either, because the difference between starting at the 25 and starting at the 35 is one successful play.

Here's the Math. He returned 35 kicks in 17 games. He had TD, which you get about every decade or so, and another long one which we turned into a FG in a win, and a couple of better than average returns. None of his kick returns were game changers.

So by returning two kickoffs/game, and having a couple of nice returns, that offsets the penalties, injuries, and turnovers that will inevitably occur? My opinion is it doesn't. I think that'll be born out, the next time we turn it over on a kick return and it costs us the game.

Stop the Madness. The Juice is Not Worth The Squeeze. Don't return a kick that you don't have to, and if you have to, just don't turn it over or commit a penalty. Anything beyond that is total gravy.

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Tundraboy's picture

January 29, 2023 at 11:33 pm

I see your point, but in the larger picture, this team has been so starved for anything positive coming out of STs, this was an enormous jolt, that could not have been more desperately needed. Having a real threat, omg. So there should absolutely be no way they should even consider not bringing him back. If they let him leave all hope in this brain trust is lost.

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lou's picture

January 28, 2023 at 05:39 pm

Don't overlook his contributions on defense, Savage would not have gotten back on the field had Nixon not had the injuries that limited him to just returns at the last minute and they were cautious with it again in the final game. His play in the slot and nickel were solid. Giving Savage his 5th year option prior to the season was a huge mistake, of 87 safeties to play at least 300 snaps in 2022, Savage ranked 82nd in missed-tackle percentage, according to PFF. He’s had double-digits misses in each of his four seasons. In addition he can't track the ball in the air defending the long pass. The GM was trying to save face doing the option. Who would have thought, one free agent discard turned out to solve the two "busts" drafted by the GM, Rodgers and Savage.

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gopack15's picture

January 28, 2023 at 08:33 pm

U

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gopack15's picture

January 28, 2023 at 08:37 pm

Unless he wants to go elsewhere Gute will find a way to get the money for him. The Packers have not had a great returned man since Travis Roadrunner Williams.
They drafted one in the third round who was a bust.Nixon will be back

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Bitternotsour's picture

January 29, 2023 at 09:08 am

perhaps you missed out on Desmond Howard.

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Ritzy's picture

January 29, 2023 at 01:32 pm

you're forgetting about Desmond Howard. Anyway we'd be lucky to keep Nixon, who'll be coveted by teams with more cash than the Packers

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SinceLombardi's picture

January 29, 2023 at 05:58 am

He might not want to come back.

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Im Fubared's picture

January 29, 2023 at 10:31 am

I like Nixon too but honestly, he had some good run backs but I see no reason why we cant find a guy in the draft who ran back kicks and has speed to play receiver and kick returner. Its not like this guy is and absolute must IMO when you need to save some bucks due to diva boy cripling this team.
Matter of fact this year is going to be a bitch as we lose a lot of talent, let guys go, try and replace guys with late round picks and end up with a worse team then last year not improved because the cookie jar is empty.

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PackyCheese500's picture

January 30, 2023 at 12:00 am

It's totally not like this guy was named a first team all pro this season, right? Since he wouldn't be that expensive, who's to say we don't resign him?

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

January 29, 2023 at 01:19 pm

The importance of Nixon cannot be overstated. A must resign! Going to be interesting, particularly if Special Teams coach leaves this offseason.

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NJ-RICK's picture

January 29, 2023 at 05:13 pm

Eagles 49ers draft physical aggressive football players. And there GM's makes sure they obtain the same type of player when the go free agent shopping. Are you listening Packer MGT...? Lose and learn...

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coolhand's picture

January 29, 2023 at 05:17 pm

Have you seen how the Eagle's O line pushes the 9ers d line back? How often do we see that from the Packer's O line?

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Leatherhead's picture

January 29, 2023 at 06:28 pm

We have a good Oline, all things considered, but Philadelphia has an excellent line, and a QB that makes them look even better. And they're in the Super Bowl now after they beat the "Defense Wins Championships" 49ers, who had the most muscular defense in the NFC, but couldn't get anything going offensively.

Meanwhile, Hurts and a good offensive line moved the ball and scored points. I'm wondering if any other NFL teams are taking note, especially the ones that passed on especially the ones that took another QB before him.

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13TimeChamps's picture

January 29, 2023 at 06:48 pm

"And they're in the Super Bowl now after they beat the "Defense Wins Championships" 49ers, who had the most muscular defense in the NFC, but couldn't get anything going offensively."

Going out on a limb here, but maybe "not getting anything going offensively" might have had something to do with them being down to their 4th string QB.

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Leatherhead's picture

January 29, 2023 at 07:15 pm

OK, I'm going to concede that. That's legitimate. The QB is the most important part of the offense.

My overall point is that offense is what wins these days. You have to move the ball and score points. And my point specific to the Packers is that they drafted the guy AFTER Hurts. Put a top offensive line in front of him and see what he can do.

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PackyCheese500's picture

January 29, 2023 at 11:50 pm

Yeah, totally! The fact that the Eagles' defense this year has the 2nd-most sacks in a single season in NFL history has nothing to do with the fact that they are in the Super Bowl! It is also worth noting that the two Super Bowl teams this year ranked #1 and #2 in sacks this season. Having a strong pass rush with lots of rotation (3 or 4 starting-caliber guys) is critical to succeed as well.

The Eagles are in the SB because they know how to play complimentary football and fortify both sides. They have an amazing offense (which wouldn't function nearly as well without their best-in-the-league O-line) with stars like Hurts, AJ Brown, Devonta Smith, and Dallas Goedert, but the Eagles have also tied an NFL record with 4 players that have recorded double-digit sacks, lead the NFL by far with a 22.2 turnover rate, and had the 4th-most picks in the league with 17 (tied with the Bills and Packers, actually). They have pro-bowl caliber players at literally every position, offense or defense. Complimentary football wins championships.

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Leatherhead's picture

January 30, 2023 at 04:58 pm

They get lots of sacks because they score a lot of points and the other teams have to throw to catch up. All the top scoring teams have good sack numbers.

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PackyCheese500's picture

January 29, 2023 at 11:58 pm

Do you think maybe that the 49ers couldn't do anything because the Eagles' D-line was in the 49ers' face all day (they logged three sacks as well

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coolhand's picture

January 29, 2023 at 05:16 pm

Well, unless the FO trades or reworks 12's contract there is no way they can keep Nixon. Such a shame.

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BirdDogUni's picture

January 29, 2023 at 09:28 pm

Not really a place to post this draft, but it fell so nice I couldn't help it.

15 Quentin Johnston WR | TCU A+ (Even though I don't think Gutey would take a WR in the 1st round.)
45 Darnell Washington TE | Georgia A+
78 Jordan Battle S | Alabama A+
115 Jaquelin Roy DL | LSU A+
149 Zion Nelson OT | Miami (FL) A+
170 DeWayne McBride RB | UAB A
233 Elijah Higgins WR | Stanford B+ (This dude reminds me of Anquan Boldin.)
236 Darius Rush CB | South Carolina A+
243 Nick Saldiveri OT | Old Dominion B+
255 Robert Beal Jr. EDGE | Georgia A+
258 Tyler Scott WR | Cincinnati B+ (Projected 4.29 40.)

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BirdDogUni's picture

January 29, 2023 at 09:40 pm

https://www.nfldraftbuzz.com/Player/Tyler-Scott-WR-Cincinnati

Wonder if Tyler Scott can return KOs/Punts? 4.29 - At least he could get North and South quick enough.

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PackyCheese500's picture

January 29, 2023 at 11:59 pm

It is one thing to have some average player returning kicks and punts. It is another thing to have a FIRST TEAM ALL PRO doing so.

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BirdDogUni's picture

January 30, 2023 at 11:00 am

Hey, I'm all in on Nixon. Can we afford not to bring him back? Can we afford to bring him back? IDK what he wants for a salary, but my guess is we can't afford much right now since we're way over the cap.

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Rak43's picture

January 29, 2023 at 10:14 pm

Hopefully they can resign him at a reasonable price. But in the overall scheme of things, I don't think it will make much difference on the season. I know most fans have high hopes at this point in the offseason. But I'm a bit more cynical about their situation. People I see who are highly optimistic about the season keep bringing up 13-3 for 3 years straight but fail to realize this is not the same staff or team. When Lafleur first got to GB he assembled a very good staff with Hackett, Getsy, Outten, Stenavich, Mike Smith, Olivadotti and so on, which helped him tremendously as a mid-level to lower tier coach. This current staff is not that and may end up losing Jerry Gray and Rich Bisaccia, while Lafleur goes out of his way to keep Joe Barry around. Getsy, Hackett, Outen, Pettine, Smith, and Gray are already gone, and this staff is a shell of the staff that went 13-3, 3 years straight. Now take what is one of the weaker coaching staffs in the NFL and throw in a new QB making it his first year as a starter, and I just don't see GB having a big year. Yeah, we all know the players play the game but it's the coaches who put them in position to be successful. And Barry playing Jaire, Stokes, and Rasul 7-8 yards off the line of scrimmage is not that. I don't think this team will compete for a SB until a new staff is brought in to guide them. Lafleur simply is not good enough to be the best coach on his staff and win any kind of Championships. Divisional or Conference wise.

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PackyCheese500's picture

January 30, 2023 at 12:00 am

True True True

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BirdDogUni's picture

January 30, 2023 at 11:38 am

I used PFN - Tried to just go BPA/most impactful... (No safety was an oversight, but if the pass rush is so wicked, who needs a stinking safety?) ;P

15. Isaiah Foskey EDGE Notre Dame

45. Andre Carter II EDGE Army

78. Darnell Washington TE Georgia

116. Kendre Miller RB TCU

151. Parker Washington WR Penn State

171. Jaxson Kirkland OT Washington

225. Elijah Higgins WR Stanford

234. Max Duggan QB TCU

244. Moro Ojomo DT Texas

256. Justin Eboigbe DT Alabama

259. Nathaniel Dell WR Houston

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