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Defensive First Round Draft Picks Paying Dividends for Thompson’s Packers

 When David Zillmer was child, Bart Starr was leading Lombardi’s Packers to championships. When Daniel Zillmer was a child, Brett Favre was restoring that glory to Titletown. Together, they illustrate how Packers’ fandom is passed down like a family heirloom. Now, as adults, they’re chronicling the Aaron Rodgers Era. No one questions Ted Thompson’s draft and develop strategy...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ted Can’t Ignore Tackle Again

General manager Ted Thompson hasn’t selected an offensive tackle in the past two drafts. It’s safe to assume that streak is going to end next spring. With Bryan Bulaga rehabbing yet again, David Bakhtiari stagnating and Don Barclay proving he belongs inside, no position is in greater need of reinforcements. Because Aaron Rodgers is putting up his usual incredible numbers and...
Via Packers Notes
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Ted Thompson’s draft wish list

He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice (an hour), but it’s not Christmas season, no, for Green Bay Packer’s general manager Ted Thompson, it’s draft season. But Ted Thompson is still making a wish list. Every general manager for all 32 NFL teams has their own big board heading into the draft, their personal rankings of every prospect. For Thompson, the draft is the...
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: 3 first round prospects

With the 2015 NFL Draft just around the corner, it is never too early to start looking at projections.  The draft has been where the Green Bay Packers have found success, as most of the players on their roster have only played for the Packers.  While the first round has either been hit or miss since Ted Thompson became the general manager, here are three players that I think would...
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Coach Mike McCarthy: I’m Giving up Play Calling

In an afternoon press conference today, Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy admitted to a not-so-well kept secret; he will no longer call plays for the Packers. It was not an easy decision for McCarthy, and according to him, came as a surprise to his bosses, Ted Thompson and Mark Murphy. During the press conference there were several recurring themes: McCarthy feels he has...
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson ranked top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Via cover32 - Packers
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Ted Thompson on future with Packers: 'I'm just getting started'

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Ted Thompson admits he's never really had a personal plan for himself throughout his nine years as general manager of the Green Bay Packers. But it sure sounds like Thompson isn't going anywhere for at least two years. "I'm just getting started," Thompson said with a smile Saturday during his press conference. "I feel pretty good." There were some concerns about...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Inside Linebacker Be Last Year’s Safety?

Ted Thompson did some very good things in the 2014 NFL Draft, but it is the one thing that he didn’t do that could prove detrimental to the Packers’ Super Bowl chances. Last year, Thompson didn’t address the safety position during the offseason, which was clearly a glaring need. The result was terrible, as the Packers were the only team in the NFL not to get an interception...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Grading all 9 draft picks

The 2014 NFL draft has come to a close and the Green Bay Packers did something they have never done in the Ted Thompson era.  Thompson did not trade any of the Packers’ nine draft picks.  The Packers filled their biggest need in round one, and helped made some nice offensive additions in the later rounds.  Here are my pick by pick grades for the Packers 2014 draft class. Round...
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Green Bay Packers select Jared Abbrederis ,WR, Wisconsin 176

Analysis: A great value at the end of the 5th round, Ted Thompson drafts his first Badger with the selection of wide receiver Jared Abbredaris. The 6’1”, 195 pound Abbredraris was considered to be one of the best route runners in the draft. He won’t blow anyone away with his speed, and he has below average strength, putting up the lowest bench press total at the combine, but...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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