Packers would have loved Khalil Mack on their side, now see him twice a year

AP

When the sports book Bovada began taking bets on where Khalil Mack would play this season, Chicago didn’t make the list of favorites. Green Bay topped the list at 11-4 if the Raiders decided to trade Mack.

Not only did the Packers fail to get Mack, but Oakland traded him to Green Bay’s rival.

Dang, man,” Packers receiver Randall Cobb said, via Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “Gotta see him twice a year now.”

The Packers inquired about Mack, but the Bears got him, a 2020 second-round choice and a conditional fifth-round selection for two first-round picks, a 2020 third-rounder and a 2019 sixth-rounder. Chicago then quickly struck a record-setting, six-year, $141 million deal with Mack.

Cobb said he was scrolling through Twitter on Saturday morning when he saw the news.

“I thought he was coming here,” Cobb said. “I thought I was going to wake up and find out we got him. Some things happen, and obviously he ended up in Chicago. That’s part of it. That’s part of the business.”

Aaron Rodgers is the first quarterback to see Mack in a Bears uniform, with the teams opening the season on Sunday Night Football.

“That’s a really good player in his prime,” Rodgers said. “They obviously gave up some picks, but it just adds to the rivalry now that we get to see him twice a year.”

94 responses to “Packers would have loved Khalil Mack on their side, now see him twice a year

  1. After being forced to give Rodgers all that money the Packers could no longer afford Mack and had to remove themselves from the bidding. It is their first cap causality from signing Rodgers. Expect more next year.

  2. It might have been nice, but I don’t mind them not pushing too hard for him. I also believe teams don’t let player like that go, so I wonder if the Raiders knew something that the other teams didn’t.

  3. The Bears have had HOF players in the past, and still lost to the Packers. We’ll see how this all turns out when the season starts.

  4. I suppose having the highest paid offensive player and the highest paid defensive players in history on the same team might be a bit much for any salary cap.

  5. shaggytoodle says:
    September 5, 2018 at 8:16 pm
    It might have been nice, but I don’t mind them not pushing too hard for him. I also believe teams don’t let player like that go, so I wonder if the Raiders knew something that the other teams didn’t

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    Making stuff up will lessen the pain I guess

  6. Well, he’s easily the best defensive player the Packers will face this year. It’s a shame we couldn’t land him, but I actually think him coming to the bears will help the packers. He will absolutely destroy the Vikings horrible offensive line and probably murder anyone at QB.

    Advantage: Packers.

  7. Liberalsruineverything says:
    September 5, 2018 at 8:16 pm
    Look at the bright side, you guys still have Fabio and his 6 sacks for 10 games played this year.
    ____________________

    Id be more likely to buy into it, but after hearing how the Vikings were DESTINED to be the first team to host and play in the SB, after the Miracle play… Miss Cleo is better as seeing into he future.

  8. cheeseisfattening says:
    September 5, 2018 at 8:12 pm
    After being forced to give Rodgers all that money the Packers could no longer afford Mack and had to remove themselves from the bidding. It is their first cap causality from signing Rodgers. Expect more next year.
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    Might want to take a look at the 2019 and 2020 salary cap expectations before making a statement like that.

  9. OAK probably wanted both of GB’s #1’s in ’19.

    GB sees OAK’s skittishness about combining big QB deal (Carr) with big DE deal (Mack) and sez ‘why should we gut our draft options to fall into the same entanglement?’. (ARoj&Mack)

    Simple economics, imho.

  10. cheeseisfattening says:

    September 5, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    After being forced to give Rodgers all that money the Packers could no longer afford Mack and had to remove themselves from the bidding. It is their first cap causality from signing Rodgers. Expect more next year.

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    All reports are that GB offered their 2 first round picks next year for Mack. The Bears draft higher so their 1sts were worth more.

    Try again.

  11. Of course the Packers would have liked him on the team. You know who else wouldv’e liked him on their team? Every other team in the NFL. Considering the #2 pick the Bears are getting back, I wouldn’t have minded seeing the Packers make this trade, but then I saw the contract. No single defensive player player is worth that amount of money. He could win defensive player of the year this year, but that’s still not worth his contract.

  12. As fans, we would have loved to have had him come here too.
    It just took a great deal of treasure in draft picks and dollars to get it done.
    Time will tell if the venture is worth it to the Bears.
    But obviously, it would have made week 1, at least, a great deal easier for the Packers if they could have swung that trade.

  13. After being forced to give Rodgers all that money the Packers could no longer afford Mack and had to remove themselves from the bidding. It is their first cap causality from signing Rodgers. Expect more next year.
    ——
    Says a guy whose team is paying KirK fricken Cousins only slightly less.

  14. Gute is making sound decisions this year. There is a realistic 3 year build he is focused on right now to bring a Lombardi back to Green Bay, maybe 4-5 years. But 4 or less drafts is all he should need and we all know the Pack is loaded next year for grabbing some talent. Not getting Mack was disappointing, but Gute took the necessary offer further than Thompson ever would have.

  15. This is just one game. Mack & Smith will see limited playing time more than likely. Just think how this defense will be when everyone is playing up to speed & healthy!

  16. slippery59 says:
    September 5, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Might want to take a look at the 2019 and 2020 salary cap expectations before making a statement like that.
    ………………………………………………………………………………

    You really think that Cheesefat is going to think before he types? Never does.

  17. Kids seem to forget that a “cap number” has to be PAID eventually. It translates into REAL MONEY boys.

    Toss in two first round picks and you’re talking about a potentially crippling crap shoot move that a team with a first contract QB can pull off.

    I’m guessing here but I think Gute wasn’t SERIOUSLY considering giving up 2 first round picks plus having to pay the guy. I wonder if he didn’t tell Reggie that he could say that he did to push up the price to a divisional rival? Pure speculation here.

    I really didn’t think he’d get his demands in Green Bay. I did relish the dream for a moment there. He’s a helluva player and the Bears got him to go with a superior Defensive Coordinator. Still, I’m not losing sleep over it – he can’t cover the whole field.

  18. flviking says:
    September 5, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Making stuff up will lessen the pain I guess
    __________________

    Teams don’t let generational go to FA or trade to another team for no reason. There is a reason why the Vikings traded Moss, there a reason they let Peterson leave town, just like Washington didn’t keep Cousins around, and a reason why the Cowboys didn’t mind trading Herschel Walker away.

    Mack for two 1st round picks and change…. AND you to make him the highest paid defender in the league cuz of the Donald contract. You have strong deeper Def. draft class next year with, Bosa,Jones (OSU), Ferrell, Lawrence (Clem) and Gary (Mich) to name a few.

    While it is Gutes first year, everyone RIPPED him for keeping 8 WRs. Then puts Kumerow on IR and picks up a LB. So don’t mind if I allow the GM to get at least ONE regular season under his belt before judging his job while you won’t allow him a regular season game. I am sure the team you GM on Madden is great though.

  19. I’d bet at least once while Mack is on the field that Rodgers gets him with a hard count. Perfect situation for it, Mack will be pressing to make a play, prove his contract is legit, prove the bears right, and get caught. I’m sure he’ll hear about watching out for it plenty this week, but it’s a lot different when you’re hearing it in person and on the road. He’s seen Rodgers before but it was in Oakland and he had two tackles that game.

  20. Shinnbone says:
    September 5, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Has anyone asked Mack about having to face The best QB in the league twice a year?

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    Mack is licking his chops thinking about Ol’, Slow & Breakable. The article is referring to the present season, not years gone by.

  21. Can’t deny it, packers blew it on mack because of aarongance. Could’ve had a high balanced team. 2 of the 53 would’ve carried iPad’s instead of 1. You suck, gb.

  22. Check the UFA on 2019 Packers. No more Clay, Cobb or Dix.

    Bears have Trubisky for 2-3 years on his rookie deal at around the time Mack comes off the books and the Cap gets raised.

    Packers didn’t have the cash to pay him (check this year’s Cap if you don’t believe me). Bears spent 400k more on salary cap this year (than the Pack) with Mack.

    Vikings are about 1MM from Cap Ceilng? Where’d they spend it? Cousins? Ha!

  23. The Packers know that all those draft picks are better than one guy on D that is a cap destroyer. But then again, the Packers arent bottom dwellers like the Bears continue to be. I see a 5 win season for these Bears.

  24. This trade is worse than the Cutler trade because the Bears were a bad team before the trade. At least then the Bears thought they were a QB away when they traded for Cutty…this team doesnt have a starting caliber QB on its roster. Dumpster fire.

  25. Let’s be honest, although it was rumored, I can’t imagine the Pack were in the running. It just isn’t their nature to give up high draft picks, and pay a player (other than QB) above market value, therefore I find it hard to believe they were willing to do both for Mack.

  26. Whole lots of talk out of these packer fans. The best thing to do is wait til Sunday night and hope your precious Aaron doesn’t get hurt again. Shay McClellan? Do you Packer fans remember him, well the Bears have a little more than that this year.

  27. thegreenandcold says:
    September 5, 2018 at 8:40 pm
    cheeseisfattening says:

    All reports are that GB offered their 2 first round picks next year for Mack. The Bears draft higher so their 1sts were worth more.

    Try again.

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    Wow, you already know where teams are going to draft next year? Impressive since most of us have to wait for the games to be played. If the NFL has taught us anything it’s that none of us know what is going to happen this year.

  28. I can’t figure out why GB didn’t go get him. I’m glad they didn’t but if they can trot out Rogers and Mack to lead o and d then that is not bad combo. Don’t they remember how reggie white changed the culture and blew up.

  29. Shinnbone says:
    September 5, 2018 at 8:44 pm
    Has anyone asked Mack about having to face The best QB in the league twice a year.

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    When did Tom Brady Join the NFC North?

  30. Shinnbone says:
    September 5, 2018 at 8:44 pm
    Has anyone asked Mack about having to face The best QB in the league twice a year?
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    Hurrrr, durrr….I’m a Vikings fan, and I agree. How will he deal with Kirk Cousins twice a year.

  31. The Bears are already fitting their fingers for a ring.

    Because Mack was instrumental in those four straight championships for Oakland from 2014-2017.

  32. kabasaman says:
    September 5, 2018 at 10:13 pm
    Whole lots of talk out of these packer fans. The best thing to do is wait til Sunday night and hope your precious Aaron doesn’t get hurt again. Shay McClellan? Do you Packer fans remember him, well the Bears have a little more than that this year.
    ________________

    Yeah, I remember that.
    Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone for the first time that night.
    It was a difficult injury to deal with, but I remember him coming back at the end of the season making a couple of big throws to win the NFC North division on one of the last plays of the season.
    Do you remember that?

    Anyway, it’s not like he just quit on his team in the middle of an NFC Championship game like someone I know.

  33. cheesey…………talking out of his butt. The first fight-picker to show up. No surprises there. The guy’s a punk.

  34. 2016 patriots trade chandler jones with 12,5 sacks to Arizona for 2nd rounder and a player. i don’t recall Jones leading Arizona to Super Bowl. Packers will be fine. I would have liked to have seen Mack fill packers biggest weakness even for 2 first rounders, but 140M, no thanks.

  35. No doubt Mack is a monster. Still, a key to counter Mack for the Packers will be to keep TE Mercedes Lewis in line as an extra blocker. The Packers have lacked a good blocking TE for awhile now. I think not just TE Graham, but also TE Lewis, was a great pickup for them, given the formidable DLines of the Bears and Vikings they face twice a season.
    Will it be enough to beat the Bears? As in past years, it all falls on Rodger’s shoulders to be patient and thread the needle if/when he can.

    I think with the ascending Bears, the ascended Vikings, and Rodgers back under center for the Packers, the NFC North will be a very competitive division. I see the Vikings winning the division, with the Bears and Packers vying for a wildcard. Sorry for not including the Lions. Who knows? Maybe they’ll surprise and be in the mix. Btw, I say this as a diehard but hopefully realistic Packers fan.

  36. Ah, Packer fans. Hitting the QB lottery twice in a row. The “money” is eventually going to be gone and all that will be left will be memories. In the offseason, the Packers have already lost 3 times to the Bears. Fangio? Nice try. Fuller? Nope. Mack? LOL. Remember newbie Favre and signing Reggie White? Bears are taking a page right out of that book. I have no idea if the Bears can pull it off, but their arrow is pointed up while Captain Collarbone is getting older and his no-names minions absolutely are pedestrian without him. Looking forward to the crickets after Monday night from Packerland.

  37. My guess, Pack was prepared to ship the picks but once they saw Donald’s deal they couldn’t compete with AR12’s cash on the books in order to land Mack on a long term deal.

    Dude could get injured walking into the locker room for all we know. Took some cahones for Pace to make it happen though. Poor Virginia almost fainted on the elevator!

  38. “All reports are that GB offered their 2 first round picks next year for Mack”

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    NFL Networks Ian Rapoport:

    “Bears were the only team willing to meet the Raiders demands for Khalil Mack”

    That awkward moment when people keep making things up and posting them on here.

    #100Seasons

    #TitleTown

    #GoPackGo!

  39. slippery59 says:

    Might want to take a look at the 2019 and 2020 salary cap expectations before making a statement like that.
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    You might want to review the Packers long list of FA’s in 2019 before boasting about how much cap space the Packers have.

    Mathews, Cobb, Wilkerson, Lewis, Dix, Kendricks, Bell, House, Montgomery, Ryan, Allison, Patrick, Whitehead, McCray, Brice, Gilbert, Tonyan and Kumerov are FA’s next year. That’s about $45,000,000 of cap space falling off and the Packers only have $39,000,000 available…

  40. thegreenandcold says:
    September 5, 2018 at 8:40 pm
    cheeseisfattening says:

    September 5, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    After being forced to give Rodgers all that money the Packers could no longer afford Mack and had to remove themselves from the bidding. It is their first cap causality from signing Rodgers. Expect more next year.

    ————————

    All reports are that GB offered their 2 first round picks next year for Mack. The Bears draft higher so their 1sts were worth more.

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    Once again, I have to explain this to a Packer fan…

    The Bears gave a 2019 and a 2020 1st round pick – Regardless of where the Bears are picking – two 2019 first round picks are worth more.

    Plus the Bears gave the Raiders a 3rd and a 6th, but the Raiders gave the Bears a 2nd and a 5th – further lowering the value of the 2019 and 2020 first round picks.

  41. stellarperformance says:
    September 5, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    The first fight-picker to show up.
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    At 11:34 pm – the first fight picker did show up.

  42. beardownfromthefrontrange says:
    September 5, 2018 at 10:04 pm
    Check the UFA on 2019 Packers. No more Clay, Cobb or Dix.

    Bears have Trubisky for 2-3 years on his rookie deal at around the time Mack comes off the books and the Cap gets raised.

    Packers didn’t have the cash to pay him (check this year’s Cap if you don’t believe me). Bears spent 400k more on salary cap this year (than the Pack) with Mack.

    Vikings are about 1MM from Cap Ceilng? Where’d they spend it? Cousins? Ha!
    ——————

    Pretty sure Clay will be gone next year based on his injury history. Cobb has essentially under-performed throughout his contract, so he’s likely gone (probably one on the main reasons they drafted three WRs this year). Dix will have to have a stellar year after under-performing last year, or he won’t command that much money. The Packers could have signed Mack if they postponed most of the cap hits starting next year. They could have signed him if they really wanted him, but once again, that much money for a defensive player just doesn’t make sense.

  43. Ryan says:
    September 5, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    The Packers know that all those draft picks are better than one guy on D that is a cap destroyer. But then again, the Packers arent bottom dwellers like the Bears continue to be. I see a 5 win season for these Bears.

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    Ryan, you’re a Lions fan, the Bears are not bottom dwellers. You’re just bitter and pissed that you won’t be able to beat the Bears anymore. The Lions are far and away the worst team in the division historically, this is common knowledge.

  44. beerbratscheese says:
    September 5, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Hurrrr, durrr….I’m a Vikings fan, and I agree. How will he deal with Kirk Cousins twice a year.

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    With facing possibly the worst offensive line in the NFL, I bet Mack is salivating at the chance to “deal with” Kirk Cousins and end his season.

  45. Brad B says:

    “Looking forward to the crickets after Monday night from Packerland”

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    I assume you mean Sunday night* And I am just curious…Are you guaranteeing a Bears win Sunday night?

    Because I would absolutely love it if you are.

    I don’t guarantee games, but I highly doubt you will hear “crickets” from Packerland after the game👌

    #100Seasons

    #OneTeamOneNation

    #PackersNation

  46. “Even if Gutekunst could have met McKenzie’s price, the financial commitment that came with it would have handcuffed the team for years to come. The Packers would have had the highest-paid player on offense and the highest-paid player on defense and the two of them would have accounted for at least a quarter of the team’s salary-cap space this year and probably more in the coming years.”

    Good job to avoid going all-in on a deal that does not come with a guarantee. Only one team I know of wishes, hopes, and prays for a “guarantee.”

  47. Stella

    It might be tough for you to comprehend the fact that the Packers will already have paid Rodgers around $90,000,000.00 by next March.

    Yes $90,000,000.00 in 7 months…

    Talking about a team wishing and hoping for a guarantee…

  48. Nice to have some Bears’ fans joining in. They’ve been pretty quiet since 2011. Saw 2 guys wearing Bears’ stuff over the last couple of days here in East Central Wisconsin – again, not since the early part of the 2011 season. My attorney (a Chicago native) has been talking crap. I got him a couple of tix for him and his son – who is a Packers fan.

    Wife’s uncle has been pretty quiet and he’s a 50-year Bears fan.

    I tell them all the same thing. The Bears always play the Pack tough in Lambeau. This year is no exception- not because of Mack, they’re going to be a tough team this year. I love Bears/Packers week. It is going to be the usual knock-down, drag-out bloodletting. NFL football at its best. As a rule of thumb, you don’t have to worry about dirty plays…just hard nosed football. What a rivalry is all about.

    Bears are in their 100th year of existance and the Pack in the 99th. They’ve played nearly 200 games…and have scored exactly the same number of points against each other. AMAZING!

    Go Pack!

  49. vikingf0rlife says:
    September 6, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Ryan, you’re a Lions fan, the Bears are not bottom dwellers. You’re just bitter and pissed that you won’t be able to beat the Bears anymore. The Lions are far and away the worst team in the division historically, this is common knowledge.

    ————————–

    The last 5 seasons, The Lions have only one less win than your precious Vikings.

    ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #ONEPRIDE

  50. I want to remind everyone what fangio did with Aldon smith and justin smith with the niners! Mack and hicks could be a better tandem! The one missing link on defense was the spot mack fills! And boy does he fill it!!! This D has the potential to be the best in the league! As long as trubisky is at least average the bears will be playoff contenders!!

  51. Check your Cap Space, Rodgers contract is escalated as time progresses. Mack’s dies down over time (front loaded).

    You guys better hope Father Time is good to your QB. And the opposing teams that tackle him as well. (shoulder)

  52. gtodriver says:
    September 6, 2018 at 10:05 am
    Stella

    It might be tough for you to comprehend the fact that the Packers will already have paid Rodgers around $90,000,000.00 by next March.

    Yes $90,000,000.00 in 7 months…

    Talking about a team wishing and hoping for a guarantee…
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    How much is a SuperBowl-winning MVP worth? Are there a lot of them available?

  53. filthymcnasty3 says:
    September 6, 2018 at 12:40 pm
    Winner of this game wins the division

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    I thought it was a 16 game schedule

  54. theyearofthecat1 says:
    September 6, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    The last 5 seasons, The Lions have only one less win than your precious Vikings.
    _________

    The last 6 seasons, The Lions have only six fewer wins than your precious Vikings.

    The last 4 seasons, The Lions have only three fewer wins than your precious Vikings.

    The last 3 seasons, The Lions have only seven fewer wins than your precious Vikings.

    The last 2 seasons, The Lions have only three fewer wins than your precious Vikings.

    The last 1 seasons, The Lions have only four fewer wins than your precious Vikings.

    Way to cherry pick a time frame in which the Lions are almost as successful as the Vikings. When are they going to catch up?

  55. gtodriver says:
    September 6, 2018 at 1:30 pm
    Fixed that for you…
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    Nope, as usual, you fixed it for you.

  56. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 6, 2018 at 9:09 am
    Brad B says:

    “Looking forward to the crickets after Monday night from Packerland”

    =============

    I assume you mean Sunday night* And I am just curious…Are you guaranteeing a Bears win Sunday night?

    Because I would absolutely love it if you are.

    I don’t guarantee games, but I highly doubt you will hear “crickets” from Packerland after the game

    ///////////////////

    Free will tell you the packers will win but it’s not a guarantee. Don’t argue with him it’s like trying to make sense with a 12 year old. Which he probably is.

  57. The Raiders have dealt with a fair share of scrutiny for parting ways with pass rusher Khalil Mack in a trade with the Bears over the weekend. But not everyone thinks the Raiders are the real losers of the deal.

    FOX Sports’ Colin Cowherd pointed to the Packers and specifically quarterback Aaron Rodgers as the real losers of the trade.

    “[The Raiders] were not the real loser in the Khalil Mack deal. The real loser was Aaron Rodgers,” Cowherd said. “I want you to think about this, if you’re the Green Bay Packers, why didn’t you get Khalil Mack?”

    Cowherd outlines a six-point list of reasons why.

    “You’re the only team in the NFL with two first-round picks next year. Have him. You’re it, nobody else has him,” Cowhed said. “You get two firsts and we get the next Lawrence Taylor.”

    Later in the segment Cowherd added: “You got good interior defensive linemen, you drafted corners, next year the one thing in the first round you were going to draft, you were going to draft a defensive end, a pass rusher.”

    Cowherd also points out the injury risk with an aging Rodgers under center, who the Packers just signed to a four-year extension worth $134 million.

    “You knew rival Bears in your division – you play them twice a year – were going after Khalil Mack, it had been reported before the deal,” Cowherd said. “Aaron Rodgers has had two collarbone surgeries, want to face him a minimum of 10 times the next five years?
    “That Viking pass rush and Khalil Mack, the next Lawrence Taylor? Really, want Aaron to see that?”

    Cowherd also points to the Green Bay’s cheap defense providing room to sign Mack, free agents avoiding Green Bay historically, the Reggie McKenzie connection and Rodgers’ record in the playoffs with defensive help (he’s undefeated when opponents are held to under 23 points).

  58. It’s cute on a Packers/Bears thread to see the poor Vikings and Lions fans jumping up and down like a forgotten child, saying “What about me, what about me?”

  59. Cheesey, shouldn’t you be more concerned with Cowherds opinion of the Vikings? Please, after reading, share with us how much you respect his opinion. Thanks buddy!

    “The Vikings are hoping to return to the postseason and many teams and experts believe they are among the favorites to competing in Super Bowl LII, but analyst and host of The Herd, Colin Cowherd, doesn’t believe this team will have the same kind of success.

    During a segment on his show, Cowherd states that Minnesota will not repeat their 13-3 success due to playing a tougher schedule this year, a new offensive coordinator and quarterback, Aaron Rodgers returning to Green Bay, and Minnesota’s Minneapolis Miracle, which Colin used the incorrect terminology for during his broadcast.

    Cowherd says that Green Bay will win the NFC North and Minnesota will be closer to an 8-8 team than a 13-3 squad.”

  60. tylawspick6 says:
    September 5, 2018 at 9:42 pm
    The Bears just destroyed their cap position for years, so I am sure the Packers are thrilled.
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    Actually, it doesn’t. Much of their talented, youthful core is under contract for the next several years. Like anything else, there is some risk involved. If Trubisky is the real deal, they don’t have to worry about a new contract for him until 2022.

  61. Shinnbone says:
    September 5, 2018 at 8:44 pm
    Has anyone asked Mack about having to face The best QB in the league twice a year?
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    The Bears traded him to the AFC East?

  62. Some here are big talkers hiding behind a screen. Always find it amusing how quiet and friendly Vikings fans are when I meet them in person at Lambeau.

    Perhaps me being 6’5 220 has something to do with that, but most that chirp in their safe place are not really fans, but just trolls.

    Bears fans do less of the talking while hiding behind a screen and I respect that. Not a troll fanbase.

    2 days to kickoff!

    #BearsPackers2018

    #SundayNightFootball

    #GoPackGo!

  63. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 7, 2018 at 9:04 am
    Some here are big talkers hiding behind a screen. Always find it amusing how quiet and friendly Vikings fans are when I meet them in person at Lambeau.

    Perhaps me being 6’5 220 has something to do with that, but most that chirp in their safe place are not really fans, but just trolls

    /////////////////

    I know what you mean, I’m 7’6” 350

  64. flviking says:
    September 7, 2018 at 10:29 am
    I know what you mean, I’m 7’6” 350
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    Typos are so annoying, aren’t they? Didn’t you mean 5’6″? The weight is OK.

  65. The Bears just destroyed their cap position for years, so I am sure the Packers are thrilled.
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    Stick to the Pats. You know nothing else.

    2018 – 8mil under
    2019 – 30mil
    2020 – 46.9mil

    That doesn’t account for any rollover or increase.

    Bet you wish Mack wrecked YOUR cap, just like the rest of us.

  66. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 7, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Perhaps me being 6’5 220 has something to do with that, but most that chirp in their safe place are not really fans, but just trolls.
    —————————————

    Well….well I know Kung fu. Karate, Jujitsu and the figure four leg lock. I’ve also seen Karate Kid like 15 times and a bunch of Bruce Lee movies so I fear nothing.

  67. but most that chirp in their safe place are not really fans, but just trolls.
    ——–
    do you mean chirping like telling everyone how big and intimidating you are in person from behind your keyboard?

  68. I was making a point that most actual Vikings fans are NOT like these online trolls.

    I stated my size only to say that perhaps that has only a small part to do with why real Vikings fans are friendly to me in person. The main reason is that most real Vikings fans like the ones I meet at Lambeau are not represented here on PFT. This group of Vikings “fans” on PFT is mainly just a group of Packers obsessed trolls who can not stop obsessively nipping at our ankles in every Packers related thread.

    #100Seasons

    #TitleTown

    #GoPackGo!

  69. aarons444 says:
    September 7, 2018 at 11:33 am
    The Bears just destroyed their cap position for years, so I am sure the Packers are thrilled.
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    Stick to the Pats. You know nothing else.
    2018 – 8mil under
    2019 – 30mil
    2020 – 46.9mil
    That doesn’t account for any rollover or increase.
    Bet you wish Mack wrecked YOUR cap, just like the rest of us.
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    But you do need to remember that the 8 mil figure is for 53 players signed, and the 30 million the following is for 35 players under contract. However, there are plenty of other teams in comparable situations. It’s not as much about available cap as much if you are evaluating talent correctly (sometimes shaky with the Bears) and have the right guys under contract, which involves both executive talent and some luck. I like that the Bears’ are taking chances- they must have a lot of faith in Trubisky to be doing this, but we won’t know how smart these moves are for a couple of years. However, it’s better than standing pat and it’s about time the Bears started pushing some chips into the middle. It appears that the McCaskeys may be letting the football people operate with less meddling, which is a good thing. I just want to be entertained, and the Bears are certainly making it interesting.

  70. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 7, 2018 at 2:24 pm
    I was making a point that most actual Vikings fans are NOT like these online trolls.
    I stated my size only to say that perhaps that has only a small part to do with why real Vikings fans are friendly to me in person. The main reason is that most real Vikings fans like the ones I meet at Lambeau are not represented here on PFT. This group of Vikings “fans” on PFT is mainly just a group of Packers obsessed trolls who can not stop obsessively nipping at our ankles in every Packers related thread.
    #100Seasons
    #TitleTown
    #GoPackGo!
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    Yeah, but it goes both ways on the Packer/Vikings threads on PFT, which also is what makes them the most entertaining threads on the site.

    I like both Minnesota and Wisconsin people, think they’re great. I spend about half of my time in St. Paul and love the people there. It’s a breath of fresh air from the rat race in Chicago.

  71. cheeseisfattening says:
    September 7, 2018 at 2:03 pm
    do you mean chirping like telling everyone how big and intimidating you are in person from behind your keyboard?
    //////////////////////////////////////

    Cheesey! Welcome back buddy!

    Hey…….we’re still waiting on your endorsement for the accuracy of Cowherds opinions. I think he nailed the Vikings season, don’t you? I’m sure you agree with him. You seem to like the guy. What do you say? Without your endorsement, his diatribe about the Packers you posted earlier would be a joke and not to be taken seriously, wouldn’t it?

  72. Packers injury report for Sunday Night:

    ILB Oren Burks- Questionable

    OLB James Crawford- Questionable

    S Josh Jones- Out

    Nice short list for the Pack which is obviously good. Oren Burks practiced all week, but was limited. My guess would be they hold him out this week and he plays next week.

    The Bears are also healthy for the game. Bears listed only backup safety DeAndre Houston-Carson as out.

    #100Seasons

    #GoPackGo!

    #2DaysToKickoff🏈

  73. stella, you’re all worked up like the Packers just traded for Mack. 😛
    I did not pay any attention to your prior post because I do not pay any attention to anybody’s preseason predictions. As history has proven they are nothing but guess work. IOW I don’t care.
    (I do however pay attention to opinions of current day occurrences. You know things that have happened.)
    Maybe you should stick to your repetitive yelling at people that they are fight pickers LOL

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