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Pack took swing and missed on Lynch

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08:47 AM ET 10.06 | Though the Seahawks landed Marshawn Lynch, Green Bay reportedly took a shot. [According] to a report on the NFL Network it cost [Seattle] a fourth-round pick in the 2011 draft and a conditional pick in 2012, a sixth-rounder that can escalate to a fifth-rounder based on Lynch's performance. An NFL source who knew of the trade talks said [Ted] Thompson was in on the bidding for Lynch. The source didn't know what Thompson offered, but it's safe to say it wasn't as much as Seattle, because there were no factors to think 0-4 Buffalo did anything but take the best offer. That means Thompson didn't offer a third-round pick. He should have.

Green Bay Press Gazette

John Kuhn, AP John Kuhn, AP
October 6, 2010  09:05 AM ET

oh well

October 6, 2010  09:17 AM ET

IDIOT

October 6, 2010  09:19 AM ET

Packers are just going down without a running game

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October 6, 2010  09:24 AM ET

Anything is better than what they are doing in the ground game now. Rogers will not survive the season putting it up 40 times every Sunday.

October 6, 2010  09:25 AM ET

<swings arm and snaps fingers...>

Darn!

October 6, 2010  09:29 AM ET

Despite the character issues, it seems like the sentiment so far is the Packers blew it, and I agree. The Pack are legit SB contenders this year, but they need a better running game with Grant out. It would have been worth the risk to get Lynch, and a third-round pick doesn't seem like too high a price. And I agree: Rogers is good but he can't carry it all himself, especially if defenses don't have to stop the run.

October 6, 2010  09:43 AM ET

Lions should have bid for him. Their 4th rounder will be higher than Seattle's and while Best is an explosive change of pace back they need an every down back.... Kevin Smith looks done as done.

October 6, 2010  09:57 AM ET

Good.

October 6, 2010  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Smart move, this kid is gonna be a bust no matter where he plays...

What are you talking about, or do you know what you are talking about? Lynch, is a pro bowl (2008) running back, who has two 1000 yards seasons. He is only 24 years old and Seattle took a chance on him. Hell a fourth round draft pick is well worth it.

October 6, 2010  10:54 AM ET

Unbelieveable TT. You never cease to amaze me. I cant stand you. You have been around this league a long time...What were you thinking? Please tell me you werent thinking Jackson can be the running back that carries Green Bay deep into the playoffs?? I am just sick.

October 6, 2010  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Lions should have bid for him. Their 4th rounder will be higher than Seattle's and while Best is an explosive change of pace back they need an every down back.... Kevin Smith looks done as done.

This might not have been a bad idea. As a Lions fan I want to keep our draft picks but frankly, history tells us we might as well gamble on Lynch...It'll be interesting to see what happens with those picks for both the Lions and GB...

October 6, 2010  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Anything is better than what they are doing in the ground game now. Rogers will not survive the season putting it up 40 times every Sunday.

no doubt. By not acquiring Lynch are the Packers essentially doing to Rodgers what Martz did to Cutler Monday night....7 step drop backs all game long....go ahead T off on our QB!!

October 6, 2010  10:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

IDIOT

I love it. He is an IDIOT!!!

October 6, 2010  11:04 AM ET

lynch will thrive in that weak division

October 6, 2010  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Anything is better than what they are doing in the ground game now. Rogers will not survive the season putting it up 40 times every Sunday.

I disagree, Rodgers has been sacked 4 times this year. That's one quarter for Cutler! But seriously, Green Bay still has time to make a move and they can win with a limited running game. They have four receivers and a pair of TE's that teams have trouble matching up against. Throw in a top 5 QB and the Packers still win the division with a very talented offense. They reason why they have "struggled" this year is because Rodgers has yet to hit his stride, not because of the 22nd ranked running game. It's a QB league and the Packers have one of the best, they're still a 12 win team.

October 6, 2010  11:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

no doubt. By not acquiring Lynch are the Packers essentially doing to Rodgers what Martz did to Cutler Monday night....7 step drop backs all game long....go ahead T off on our QB!!

You have absolutely no idea how the Packers run their offense do you? I can't recall the last time I saw a 7 step drop from Rodgers. Green Bay runs a variation of the west coast while Chicago basically runs the spread. Also Green Bay has a much better o-line than Chicago.

October 6, 2010  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

This might not have been a bad idea. As a Lions fan I want to keep our draft picks but frankly, history tells us we might as well gamble on Lynch...It'll be interesting to see what happens with those picks for both the Lions and GB...

Why? Where are the Lions going this year? Save the picks, the Lions can compete for the division in a year or two.

October 6, 2010  11:14 AM ET

Thompson will likely pick up Jones for free now that the Seahawks released him.

 
October 6, 2010  11:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

lynch will thrive in that weak division

Weak division, I agree, as of now, as it could change in a wink of the eye!!

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