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DT Ryan "Big Grease" Pickett (Super Bowl Champion)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by Buckskin86, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    http://www.sptimes.com/2004/09/03/Sports/Choice_is_clear_for_b.shtml
     
  2. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    thanks to SG77 for the heads up on Pickett and the Pack.


     
  3. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

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    Ryan Pickett Could Anchor Young Defensive Line

    by Jeff Fedotin, Packers.com
    posted 04/11/2006


    Ryan Pickett [​IMG]
    With the Green Bay Packers finishing the 2005 season ranked 23rd against the run, common perception was that they signed St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Ryan Pickett to engulf opposing running backs.

    "I've been labeled as a run stuffer," Pickett said. "I'm going to surprise people with my ability to rush the passer."

    With Pickett helping against both the run and the pass, he represents one of the Packers' most significant offseason additions. He could fortify a defensive line, which features both depth and youth. Colin Cole, Cullen Jenkins, Corey Williams, Donnell Washington and Kenny Peterson will vie for playing time, and each player is 25-years-old except for Peterson (27).

    The 26-year-old, Pickett, signed on March 17, had 65 tackles and three sacks during the 2005 season. The former statistic was the second best total of his career while the latter tied for a career high. Pickett does not attribute his best season to any change in conditioning or technique. Instead the mental part of the game clicked for him in his fourth year in the NFL.

    "Last year was a great achievement for me. I had a great season," he said. "I just got older, and the game was slowing down for me."

    On the heels of that performance, the 6-2, 322-pounder and 2001 first-round pick said he is approaching the prime of his career. After prioritizing a team goal of winning the Super Bowl, Pickett has set a lofty personal objective for 2006.

    "I want to make the Pro Bowl," he said.

    Pickett chose his new Green Bay residence, which features a climate lacking a resemblance to Honolulu, for several reasons. He connected with the coaching staff and respected the franchise's tradition, but the devotion of Titletown's fans sealed his decision. With nearly every restaurant featuring Packers memorabilia and several of the city's streets named after Packers, the way Green Bay revolves around football reminds Pickett of his days playing in front of 102,339 zealous fans at Ohio State's Stadium.

    "It's like a big college town," Pickett said.

    With the Packers Pickett will play with and at times next to a former college teammate. Peterson, who entered the NFL in 2003, was part of the same 1998 recruiting class. Since joining the team, Pickett has queried his former teammate about his new surroundings.

    "It's good coming here, knowing I already played with Kenny," Pickett said. "He was just telling me about the fan support here."

    The Packers faithful demonstrated their enthusiasm when 62,492 fans attended last summer's scrimmage between the Packers and Buffalo Bills in July. And despite playing in the NFL's smallest market, Lambeau Field has been sold out to season ticket holders since 1960.

    "What's big to me is fan support," he said. "Last year (the Packers) had a bad year, and the last game was sold out and packed and (felt) like the playoffs."

    Another important reason led Pickett to sign with the Packers. His wife Jennifer fell in love with Green Bay during their initial visit.

    "My wife really enjoyed it when she came," he said. "We've got to keep the boss happy."
     
  4. coastalbuck

    coastalbuck And this one belongs to the Reds! Staff Member

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    A guote from new packer Pickett at the end of the article.
     
  5. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Man, its going to be hard to not support the Green Bay defense on the field, eh?
     
  6. ntd

    ntd Newbie

    Personally I don't have an NFC team that I root for, so I'm going to be supporting the Pack quite a bit :osu:
     
  7. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Just think of all the defensive Buckeyes on the field if Green Bay and Buffalo played...
     
  8. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    Pickett has been a solid pro so far.....I always thought he was an underrated player at tOSU, always doing the dirty work. :biggrin:
     
  9. coastalbuck

    coastalbuck And this one belongs to the Reds! Staff Member

    That kind of player can find a welcome home in GB. I'm real happy for him, what a great place to play.
     
  10. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    They play on November 5th, in Buffalo.
     
  11. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    LINK

     
  12. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    LINK

     
  13. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    [​IMG]

    Green Bay Packers' Ryan Pickett, right, (79) and Jerome Nichols (67) run defensive drills during organized team activities at Clarke Hinkle Field on Tuesday, June 20, 2006. Photo by Evan Siegle/PackersNews.com

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    Packers free agent defensive tackles Ryan Pickett and Jerome Nichols participate in drills during organized team activities at Clarke Hinkle Field Thursday. June 15, 2006. Photo by H. Marc Larson/PackersNews.com
     
  14. Buckin' A

    Buckin' A Veritas Aequitas

    If you asked me to chose my favorite defensive player on the Packers, I just couldn't "Pickett."









    OK, let me be the first (Booooooooooooooooooooooooooo)!
     
  15. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

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    Pickett misses practice after car accident
    July 29, 2006
    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) --

    Defensive tackle Ryan Pickett missed practice Saturday afternoon after sustaining what Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy described as "minor injuries" in a car accident near Lambeau Field.
    McCarthy said the crash happened around noon as Pickett was pulling out of a parking lot near the Lambeau Field Pro Shop.

    Pickett was not injured seriously enough to go to the hospital, McCarthy said, instead reporting to the team's doctors for treatment.
    "I think everything's going to be OK," McCarthy said.
    McCarthy said he was not sure when Pickett would be able to return to practice. Pickett was not present in the team's locker room after practice on Saturday.
    "I think he was just pulling out of the parking lot," McCarthy said. "So hopefully it's just minor injuries."
    The Packers signed Pickett, as a free agent from the St. Louis Rams in the offseason. He is projected to be the team's starting right defensive tackle.
     

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