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New Packers D-lineman Jerel Worthy should help the team's feeble pass rush.
So all those holes on the Packers defense are patched now, right?
Someone to get after the quarterback opposite Clay Matthews? We got Nick Perry for that.
A defensive lineman to fill the void left by Cullen Jenkins? Say hello to Jerel Worthy.
Defensive backs that can cover and won’t shy away from making a tackle every now and then? Welcome to Green Bay, Casey Hayward and Jerron McMillian.
If only it was that simple. Unfortunately, none of the Packers shiny new toys acquired in the draft have played a snap in the NFL. As excited as Packers fans are to have so many new faces — especially on defense — there’s no guarantee that they’ll make the team any better.
Right now the only tangible asset these draft choices provide is hope. What else does a football team have to sell in April?
But let’s be extra positive and assume that the Packers aced this draft and everyone they selected in rounds 1-4 does what the...
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The Green Bay Packers needed to address their defense, and did so in a big way this weekend. The Packers used each of their first five picks on defensive prospects, and added at least three players who will play significant roles in 2012.
Perry will start from day one in Green Bay.
Nick Perry will immediately step into a starting role opposite Clay Matthews at outside linebackers...
Everybody knew that the Packers were going to go heavy on defensive picks in this upcoming draft, and they did not disappoint. The Packers drafted only two offensive player in this years draft and have made it clear they want to fix the issues they had on defense last year. What follows is a short bio on each player drafted in the two days.
Pick #51 – Jerel Worthy – Defensive...
As far as regular season records are concerned, nobody did it better than the Packers last season.
Unfortunately, that ended up translating into the title of "most prestigious loser." The Packers' secondary got torched early and often throughout the season and the Giants made them pay the ultimate seasonal price for not addressing it. They also had a running game...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Trading up in the NFL draft is something Packers general manager Ted Thompson rarely does. It goes against everything in his nature, his upbringing and his beliefs in how to run an organization.
So when Thompson moved up not once, not twice but three times in this year's draft, he wasn't quite feeling like himself afterward.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- If the newest quarterback of the Green Bay Packers happens to play a bit like Brett Favre, there's a perfectly good explanation as to why.In the seventh round of the NFL draft, the Packers selected B.J. Coleman out of Tennessee-Chattanooga. It was prior to the draft that Coleman was trained by Favre, who is remembered in Wisconsin as much for the drama that...
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Tennessee-Chattanooga quarterback B.J. Coleman, who was drafted by the Packers, got some assistance from Brett Favre in preparing for the draft.
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy both enjoy watching veteran wide receiver Donald Driver compete on ''Dancing With the Stars.''
There is no guarantee he'll be on the roster by the time training camp rolls around.
Driver is the leading receiver in franchise history with 735 catches for 10,060 yards. But he turned 37 in February...
Here's a quick-hitting review of the Green Bay Packers' eight-man draft class, starting with outside linebacker Nick Perry and concluding with quarterback B.J. Coleman.
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Saying that Ted Thompson and the Packers focused on defense in the 2012 NFL Draft wouldn’t be strong enough. Thompson used the Packers’ first six draft picks exclusively on defense before drafting Andrew Datko in the seventh round.
The heavy emphasis on defense wasn’t the only difference in this years’ draft for the Packers. After trading up just three...
1. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers He might struggle with a new Offensive Coordinator, but you’re still looking at forty touchdowns. 2. Tom Brady, QB, Patriots A new Offensive Coordinator, but a familiar one. McDaniels has more weapons to work with this time around, too. 3. Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions The Lions will once [...]
There is very little reason to doubt Packers general manager Ted Thompson when it comes to the NFL draft.
After all, during Thompson's seven years running the draft in Green Bay, he was the one responsible for drafting Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, B.J. Raji and Nick Collins, to name a few.
So, after Thompson's newest class of draftees included...