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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The first seven years of Ted Thompson's career as general manager of the Green Bay Packers were relatively predictable. After getting hired in 2005, Thompson consistently added as many draft picks as he could, selecting 34 players in his first three years. With the exception of signing cornerback Charles Woodson and defensive lineman Ryan Pickett, Thompson rarely acquired veteran players and opted instead to adhere to his "draft and develop" philosophy.
But since his 15-1 Packers team from the 2011 season was soundly defeated in the divisional round of the playoffs at home, Thompson has almost completely changed his approach.
"I don't know if there's really any cosmic change in the way we like to do business," Thompson said Tuesday morning.
The collection of moves Thompson has made over the past four months, however, suggest otherwise.
It started during the 2012 draft when Thompson, who had traded up only three times in his firs...
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I don’t normally criticize things the Packers do, but this really seems like the Packers are buying high. Lang only has one year of starting experience and it’s not like he was an elite guard or anything last year. Making 15 starts, including playoffs, he graded out as ProFootballFocus’ 19th ranked guard. He’s better in pass protection, where he ranked 6th at his position...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- When the Packers' defensive linemen are playing cards inside the locker room, Aaron Rodgers sits down to deal a hand. When undrafted rookies are added to the team, Rodgers makes it a point to greet them, welcome them to Green Bay and get to know more about them. When offseason acquisition Anthony Hargrove wants to joke around on the field during practice, Rodgers...
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Chanting Green Bay Packer fans could be heard throughout Qualcomm Stadium on Thursday, even over the booing of the home crowd. All the support of their fans however, was not enough for them to secure a win. The Packers may have lost their season opener to the Chargers, but preseason games are the closest you [...]
New running back Cedric Benson arrives with questions about his hefty career workload, ball security and off-the-field issues. Nonetheless, the Packers went with Benson over Ryan Grant.
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Starting center Jeff Saturday is one of the oldest players in the NFL
There’s a reason former Packer and current Ram Scott Wells will be paid nearly twice as much as Jeff Saturday this season – he’s a better player. But after carefully watching all of Saturday’s snaps from last Thursday’s game against the Chargers, I came away feeling pretty good about Green Bay’s new...
Mike McCarthy and his assistants have plenty of young players to watch in the Green Bay Packers' preseason game against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday.
They'll also be monitoring another relative unknown: The changing wind patterns at Lambeau Field.
In the middle of a major expansion project, Lambeau has sprouted a massive superstructure with a giant video board in the...
Now I don’t want to be one of those people that jump the gun but you just have to check out how Colt McCoy shredded the Green Bay defense in the first week of the pre-season. Did you see that pass to Benjamin Watson? What a beauty. And what about that fade to Joshua Cribbs? Finishing 9/10 versus the Packers vaunted attack is something we’ll talk about when we draft him...
Antonio Freeman was one of Brett Favre’s greatest weapons. Sure, throughout his Green Bay career there was Donald Driver, Bill Schroeder, Corey Bradford, Bubba Franks, Javon Walker, and Robert Ferguson. But it’s Freeman who is the most underrated out of all of them.
Freeman played football at Virginia Tech, he caught 93 balls for 1,534 yards and 16 touchdowns through his junior...