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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...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who Will the Packers Select in Round One?

Before the hectic draft month of April begins, the crew at TopSportsReport decided it would be a smart time to write a 1st round mock draft.  John Miceli decided to write the article.  He carefully made selections for each team and explained each selection in this article. Check out who John Miceli selected for the Green Bay Packers on behalf of Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson...
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3 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...
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8 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...
10 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...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: Vanilla Ted Thompson wins frenetic free agency

This NFL free agency period has been about as active as a coy pond at feeding time. Many teams have been willing to throw life-saving manna at players in the hope that they can spark change. But Packers’ general manager Ted Thompson hasn’t taken any risks. More importantly, he hasn’t reached for anyone. Don’t tell that to the Dolphins. Miami gave NFL badboy Ndamukong Suh...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Unlikely, but realistic, Packers free agent targets

There is no way to predict what, if anything, Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson will do in NFL free agency. But it sure is fun to talk about it. Here are five free agents that Thompson probably won’t sign, but it wouldn’t be shocking if he did. All of these players would probably fall into the Packers’ price range and would address some type of need. WR Andre JohnsonLast...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Free Agent Targets for the Packers

Green Bay Packers general manger, Ted Thompson, isn't known for making many moves in free agency. Thompson's inactivity during free agency causes a lot of moans and groans from Packers fans. The "Sly Silver Fox" knows what he's doing and uses free agency wisely.Last season Thompson shocked the NFL world when he went out and signed veteran pass rusher, Julius Peppers. Peppers proved...
Via Pro Football Spot
26 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

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

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