Found February 06, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:
The echo of “Bring back Brett!” might still linger in the corners of Titletown, but it’s hard to argue that General Manager Ted Thompson was wrong in his decision. He is a firm believer in drafting and developing players, using free agents to address specific problems and has no qualms about releasing a veteran in order to re-sign a younger up-and-coming player. Now, many speculate that four time Pro Bowler and Green Bay Packers’ veteran Donald Driver might suffer such a fate. Since he became GM in 2005, Thompson has worked on rebuilding and improving most of the roster. He may have released several veteran players, but he has acquired some pretty good talent to take their place. The first of which was Aaron Rodgers. Of the 53 players on the Super Bowl XLV Championship roster, Thompson acquired 49 of them. 19 of those 49 players were starters. In 2010, the Green Bay Packers had 8 players selected for the Pro Bowl, which is the most they have had since 1967. Thompson either drafted or signed 6 of those players. In 2008, he was recognized as the best in his field when he was named the George Young NFL Executive [...]

Packers won't let assistants interview

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It appears that Joe Philbin will be the only coordinator or coach from last year's Packers staff to not return to Green Bay next season. That is because, according to a report on the NFL Network, the Packers have blocked both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Miami Dolphins from interviewing tight ends coach Ben McAdoo for their vacant offensive coordinator...

NFL Awards announced; Aaron Rodgers wins MVP

Saturday night the Associated Press announced their awards winners for the 2011 NFL season with little surprises. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named MVP in a landslide, receiving 48 of a possible 50 votes after his record-setting season and leading the Packers to a 15-1 record. “It means a lot to be recognized [...]

Late season failings give Rodgers something to prove

From the midpoint of the 2011 NFL season, Aaron Rodgers was going to be the league's MVP. It was almost as if it were preordained. No one else was going to be close.
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