The Results are In: The Packers “Sweet Sixteen” Best Players

March Madness: Packers' Sweet Sixteen"

March Madness: Packers’ Sweet Sixteen”

As March Madness was zeroing in on the “Sweet Sixteen,” the ALLGBP readers voted for the Packers best sixteen players over the weekend.

With the top 12 already selected, our readers voted for the last four to make the list of “Sweet Sixteen.”

Here are the 12 that made it by default.

1) Aaron Rodgers

2) Clay Matthews

3) Josh Sitton

4) BJ Raji

5) Ryan Pickett

6) Tramon Williams

7) Randall Cobb

8) Desmond Bishop

9) Morgan Burnett

10) Jordy Nelson

11) James Jones

12) Sam Shields


And now here are the voting results for the last four spots. (The percentage numbers represent what percentage of the voters cast a vote for that player.)

93% Casey Hayward

86% Bryan Bulaga

67% Jermichael Finley

50% Tim Masthay

47% T.J. Lang

24% Brad Jones (write-in)

23% Dujuan Harris (write-in)

20% Davon House (write-in)

17% A.J. Hawk

9% C.J. Wilson

7% John Kuhn

5% Mason Crosby

5% Jarett Bush

Other random players received a vote here or there, not much worth mentioning, except that Aaron Rodgers got a write-in vote. Either someone didn’t read very well or they thought he was twice as good as anyone else on the roster. I guess we’ll never know.

Rather than comment on the results myself, I’ll open it up to you folks – the voters. Did this turn out the way you expected? Let’s hear it!

(Editor’s note: later in the week, we’ll do an ‘Elite Eight” vote where you’ll get to pare down these sixteen to the Packers best eight players.)





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20 Responses to “The Results are In: The Packers “Sweet Sixteen” Best Players”

  1. Stroh says:

    I, much like the other players, dont consider punters actual football players. So Masthey doesn’t belong on the list. lol

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 6 Thumb down 4

    • Ron LC says:

      Kickers can make a difference, although new rules are minimizing their impact. I agree kickers shouldn’t be ranked with guys who play a majority of the plays.

      Don’t get me wrong I like Masthay, but he’s a kicker.

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  2. Chad Toporski Chad Toporski says:

    I think paring it down to eight will be a bit tricky…

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  3. Brooklyn81 says:

    I disagree Stroh. Masthay does belong on this list for as bad as our defense has been the last 2 yrs( with a little improvement last season) he definitely belongs in the top 16 the way our roster stands now field platoon helps the defense. And lets not forget what life was like before masthay.

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    • Stroh says:

      I didn’t say he wasnt valuable or a good punter. He certainly is. I was making s joke about players not considering punter real football so I don’t either.

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  4. Mojo says:

    I went with Lang over the Ginger Wolverine. I gave Lang the benefit of the doubt since he played most of the year with a bum arm plus he had to fill in at little at tackle when BB went down, and wasn’t horrible.

    Nice to see House get some write-in votes. Just consider where he was a few years ago. It would be sweet to see what he can do once he gets past the shoulder problem(we’ve had too much of that with Tramon).

    Harris is the Florida Gulf Coast of this years tournament. Came out of no where to make a little noise for himself.

    I think I can get six of the elite eight pretty easily, but will struggle with the last two. Of course, we already know who’s gonna win the whole thing.

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  5. Ron LC says:


    Finley just tweets – “I’m extatic to be with the Packers again.” No details avbailable!

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    • Chad Toporski Chad Toporski says:

      The Packers owe him a $3M roster bonus tomorrow unless they had cut him or they worked out a contract restructure by 4:00 today.

      Financially speaking, they’re locked in.

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  6. Stroh says:

    Just got text from buddt at ESPN. Finley got bonus kn roster for ’13.

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  7. Big T says:

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

    Poorly-rated. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 7

    • Stroh says:

      Or he plays to his potential. 75-80 rec, near 1000, then your praising him.

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      • cow42 says:

        except if he does put up those kind of #’s (which he won’t. no chance in hell. he’s not good) then he’d price himself straight out of GB.

        this is a lose – lose for the Packers.

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        • Oppy says:

          Or, in the short term, if Finley plays up to his salary/potential in 2013, the Packers got their money out of him. That’s not a lose.

          He’d have to have one hell of a year, though. I really think his knee has ruined him and rendered him what he is. Clearly Dr. McKenzie does not agree with that assessment.

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        • Stroh says:

          He’s going to be the 2nd highest pd TE this year IIRC. Even if he plays to that, he isn’t going to get a raise from any team. The short term contract has a premium price on it and its also to determine his long term value. Thompson doesn’t release 26 yr old players who perform. He’ll resign him to a long term contract for a lower per yr pay and give Finley the security he and all players want.

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      • Ron LC says:

        He’s saying all the right stuff. He could have matured to the point where all that talent will come to the surface.

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      • Big T says:

        Stroh, I have the “potential” to catch 75-80 receptions. Doesn’t mean it is going to happen… Dah..

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        • Stroh says:

          Think you have potential to fall on your face 75 times before the ball is thrown. Finley had 60+ rec last year one more per game isn’t a stretch.

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  8. GBPDAN says:

    No running back in the top 18 players. This needs to change. Teams are daring us to run. Could you imagine how deadly Arod would be with a running game. Another Olineman would help too. Come on Ted, lets land a quality RB

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