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Best Decisions of 2014

It’s always better late than never, so here are my top 5 decisions made by the Packers in 2014: 1) Switching Clay Matthews to ILB – The Packers don’t get within three minutes of the Super Bowl if Mike McCarthy and to a lesser extent Dom Capers don’t decide to move the Pro Bowl outside linebacker to a new position after the bye week. Not only was Matthews excellent inside...
Via Packers Notes
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: Let’s appreciate the talent grabber — Ted Thompson

It’s hard to believe that this will be Ted Thompson’s 11th NFL Draft in a couple weeks. The Packers general manager understands that the draft and develop philosophy is the best recipe for sustained success in the NFL. And if you don’t believe me, just take a peek at the money the Redskins and Cowboys have splurged in free agency, with nothing to show for it. It still amazes...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ted Thompson’s Draft & Develop Philosophy Challenged

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson is now synonymous with the term “draft & develop”.  After 10 seasons in his current role, he has clearly established his M.O. when it comes to acquiring talent:  the NFL draft.  Sure, he has signed some free agents and brought in undrafted free agents as well, but the primary talent pool for Thompson’s Packers has been the...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

PACKERS FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Don’t Expect Ted Thompson to be “Needy”

It’s mock draft season! I remember being a young football fan (before the internet era) and always being excited for mocks.  Sports Illustrated always had one, USA Today would publish one and you could find one in ESPN the Magazine.  NFL Draft magazines were (and continue to be) very popular and you could find mocks in each one of those. Draft coverage is much different now....
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
15 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...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Conservative Free Agency Helps Packers Now, In Future

Since Ted Thompson became general manager of the Green Bay Packers, the team has rarely made big splashes in the free agency period. Instead, the Packers utilize a draft-and-develop policy and then prioritize re-signing their own players.Critics of the Thompson regime often question why the Packers don’t look to sign experienced veterans to fill Green Bay’s needs. While Thompson...
Via Pro Football Spot
17 days ago  |  Discuss

General Manager Ted Thompson wants to keep the Packers forever young

The Green Bay Packers know all too well of what happens when a team is worn down and getting old. Anyone remember when the Packers when Ted Thompson was first hired? There was a reason why he was hired in the first place. At that time Mike Sherman was coach and GM. His team was getting old, players getting injured often as a result of that and not too much depth on the roster, the...
Via cover32
25 days ago  |  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...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

When Will it Ever End? Packers Free Agency the Ted Thompson Way

There is a saying regarding NFL Free Agency. I love the quote, although I don’t know its origin. “Teams that ‘win’ in March are rarely ‘winners’ in January”. The system rewards players based on past performance, but mostly perceived future production, by teams who throw serious money their way in an effort to improve and appease the base. Sometimes it works. Remember...
29 days ago  |  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

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