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Potential Bargains At Linebacker

Free agency begins in 11 days, and while nobody is asking general manager Ted Thompson to spend crazy money on big names like Stephon Gilmore or Melvin Ingram, it would be nice to see him add a few solid second-tier players to a team that relied way too much on the brilliance of Aaron Rodgers last season. A year ago at this time I suggested Thompson sign ascending inside linebacker...
Via Packers Notes
6 hours ago

Packers and Thompson Commit to Draft Picks

Everyone who follows the NFL closely knows how much Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson values his draft picks. It comes as little surprise, then, that Thompson gives his drafted rookies plenty of opportunity to stay with the team. While many teams’ fans wonder whether the names called in the most recent NFL draft (especially those in the later rounds) will have any relevance to...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Packers: Time for Fans to Appreciate Ted Thompson

Every year, around this time, there is a common refrain among certain Green Bay Packers fans and the narrative is normally about general manager Ted Thompson’s lack of activity in NFL free agency. Not all Packers fan do this of course, but it seems there are many that are continually disappointed by Thompson’s unwillingness to sign outside free agents.  These outraged fans,...
Via The Packers Guru
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Cook Signing Telling for Packers, Thompson

Meeting with the media at the NFL owner’s meetings on Mar. 24, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy made it clear that his offense needs to be able to attack the middle of the field in 2016. Perhaps he was tipping his hand a bit, having already met with and been impressed by Jared Cook 10 days prior. “Let’s be honest, the middle of the field is open now, League rules...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike McCarthy: Eddie Lacy’s weight loss ‘going well’

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is happy with the progress Eddie Lacy has made in getting in shape this offseason, even if he’s only seen his running back in a few photos. “I saw a picture or two,” McCarthy said, via ESPN. “He looked good. What’d you think?” McCarthy is probably talking about this photo, which showed a clearly slimmed-down Lacy with a few...
Via The Sports Daily
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Finding the Successor to Ted Thompson … Eventually

Since his reign as Green Bay Packers General Manager that began in 2005, Ted Thompson has seen the Packers to a playoff berth in all but three seasons (and the last seven consecutively), a Super Bowl XLV victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, five NFC North titles … and oh yeah, selected Aaron Rodgers in his first draft as Packers GM. The Packers have experienced the most sustained...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Ted Thompson says Packers not adverse to free agency

Much has been made about the draft and develop mentality of the Green Bay Packers organization under general manager Ted Thompson. It’s led to the team developing a reputation of being adverse to playing in the free agent waters that open up every offseason. However, after a report in late January that there was a rift between Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy over the...
Via The Comeback
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Does Thompson Really have a Free Agency Phobia?

The  Green Bay Packers’ season ended a few weeks ago, but the 2015 NFL season will come to a close this weekend with Super Bowl 50. And with that will begin the 2016 season a month later.  With that will begin the guesswork of who stays and who is shown the door. Teams will start bidding and trying to woo free agents with the promises of championship rings, each touted the missing...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Packers: Mike McCarthy, Not Ted Thompson to Blame for Failures

During that last two days, the internet has been up in arms about a report that Mike McCarthy is reportedly “fed up” with Ted Thompson’s unwillingness to sign veteran players. And many have laid the blame for the Green Bay Packers’ flaws in 2015 at the feet of the Thompson, the long-time GM who lives and dies by his draft and develop approach. Yet, those who have done that...
Via The Packers Guru
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Mike McCarthy is 'fed up' with Packers GM

Things may be getting a bit frosty in Green Bay these days, and we’re not talking about the weather. A report by Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel included a juicy rumor regarding head coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson. Specifically, McGinn reports: “According to several sources, McCarthy is fed up with his boss’ unwillingness to take a chance...
Via Sportsnaut
January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

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