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For those who have known me for any extended period of time, you know how long I’ve always wanted to become a sports writer. I’ve always been a Green Bay Packers fan but I knew that if I wanted to make that career jump I would have to exercise some kind of objectivity and hopefully I have been somewhat successful.
Right now, however, I’d like to at least somewhat circumvent that objectivity.
As you’re probably aware by now, now former Packers tight end Tom Crabtree signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On the surface, this move should not be that painful for the Packers. Crabtree was mainly a blocking tight end and highlights from 2012 aside, he wasn’t much of a threat in the passing game. This should not be that big of a deal.
That’s at the surface. Deep down, this is painful and in ways I never imagined.
I remember the first time I heard Crabtree’s name—when he scored his first career touchdown against the Eagles in the Wild Card round in the 2011 playoffs. ...
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Unfortunately for Packers fans, we won’t be seeing Tom Crabtree making any Lambeau Leaps this season.
The next time Tom Crabtree catches a touchdown, executes a fake field goal, or makes you laugh out loud with one of his Tweets, it won’t be as a member of the Green Bay Packers.
The tight end reportedly has signed a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Packers declined...
It’s that time of year when every “football analyst” comes out of the wood work to give their two cents on where they expect players to fall in the draft.
As I was going through the latest mock drafts, I saw one prediction that made my jaw absolutely drop. Vanderbilt’s Jordan Rodgers, little brother to Aaron Rodgers, would be picked up by Green Bay in the 7th round.
Tight end Tom Crabtree has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a tweet from his marketing agent.
Crabtree was a restricted free agent entering the offseason, but the Packers decided not to tender him an offer and that gave him unrestricted status.
The terms of Crabtree's contract with the Buccaneers are not yet known.
Crabtree, 27, was part of a deep tight end...
it’s true, I really dislike the Green Bay Packers. But at the same
time, I respect the Pack. Sort of like “buddy cops” “respect”
each other in a “buddy cop” film. Like Riggs and Murtaugh from
Lethal Weapon, or Turner and Hooch from…well…Turner and Hooch.
Separately, Riggs is just some crazy suicidal maniac and Murtaugh...
Packers TE Jermichael Finley
Jermichael Finley carries himself with a swagger; he’s been the “big man on campus” ever since high school.
Before committing to the University of Texas to play tight end, Finley was offered a dual scholarship by the University of Arizona, which would have allowed him to play both basketball and football at the D1 level. But as a freshman at Texas...
Late Friday evening, the Buccaneers signed Green Bay Packers tight end Tom Crabtree. Confirmed via text with @tcrabtree83 that it’s a done deal. He’s a Buccaneer. Hair, mustache make him look a bit like Bucco Bruce. — Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) March 16, 2013 While Crabtree won’t light up the statsheet (eight catches, 203 yards, and three touchdowns in 2012), he is...
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Defensive tackle Johnny Jolly has been out of football for three seasons as he battled legal problems and drug abuse. The Green Bay Packers aren't ready to give up on him.
Coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson both spoke about Jolly on Sunday from the NFL Annual Meeting in Phoenix. The team recently restructured Jolly's deal, reducing his base salary. That...
Following on from the departure of Greg Jennings from Wisconsin to Minnesota, there is some good news for the Packers fans on the offensive front. With news of his future uncertain, Jermichael Finley added clarity to his destination this off-season with the Packers confirming he will remain a Packer, writes the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
Through Jennings, the Packers have been...
The Packers went from an offense with Greg Jennings and Steven Jackson to an offense with neither in the span of about 24 hours. Green Bay entered the offseason needing to upgrade its defense. Now, it will have to upgrade the offense, too, if it wants to remain relevant in the NFC.
Something happened on Friday that was unexpected, undeserved, and downright strange. Elvis Dumervil was cut by the Denver Broncos after a fax fiasco left both sides scratching their heads as to what really happened. The bottom line is this: one of the best defensive players in the league is now a free agent. Oh and one more thing: he still gets a nice chunk of change from the Broncos...
Packers president Mark Murphy called it a priority as an organization to sign Aaron Rodgers to a contract extension.
Speaking from the NFL owners meeting in Arizona, Murphy said the Packers are trying to work out a new contract for the teams most valuable player, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Murphy indicated cash and cap space would...
The Green Bay Packers have re-signed linebacker Robert Francois, the team announced on Saturday.
The free agent appeared in all 16 games for the Packers last season and had 13 tackles, all on special teams.
A three-year veteran, all with Green Bay, has totaled 34 tackles and two interceptions along with three passes defended in 35 games.
Source: Sports Network
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- LeRoy Butler has no idea why he still hasn't been offered a coaching job in the NFL. It's not for a lack of desire or interest. It's not for a lack of knowledge about the league that he spent more than a decade in while winning a Super Bowl and being named to four Pro Bowls.So, then what exactly is keeping the former Green Bay Packers star safety from...