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Corey Linsley: Why Green Bay Packers’ Top Rookie Should Get to Pro Bowl

Ted Thompson has made a lot of great draft picks. But when it comes to the offensive line, Corey Linsley may be the best pick he’s ever made. Linsley, a fifth-round selection out of Ohio State, was thrust into the starting lineup in Week One thanks to an injury to J.C. Tretter, who the Packers had groomed all off season to be their starter. It was thought that Linsley would have...
Via The Packers Guru
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers: We’d have problems if Packers’ OC ripped me

            Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers can’t believe that Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer admitted last Monday to his players that he’d been an anonymous source in a report by NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport in which he criticized Jay Cutler. “I would have...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers 2012, 2013 Draft Classes Making Up for Past Mistakes

Randall Cobb.  Davon House.  Nick Perry.  Casey Hayward.  Mike Daniels.  That’s it, folks.  That’s the full list of players left on the Green Bay Packers roster from the 2011 and 2012 drafts.  Of the 18 players that Ted Thompson selected (players you would hope are just sliding in to the prime of their careers) five remain.  A stud on offense (Cobb) a stud on defense...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: Packers were smart to pass on Steven Jackson

Remember when Packers fans were demanding that Ted Thompson go out and sign free agent running back Steven Jackson? Well, that was way back in the spring of 2013. At the time, it didn’t look like a terrible proposition. Jackson, who was 29 at the time, had just finished getting his eighth straight 1,000-yard season. And the Packers just got done handing it off to Cedric Benson...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers: Why A Super Bowl Title is Possible for Green Bay

It has been a wild season for the Green Bay Packers–but one thing we can be sure of at this point, the team formerly known as the Acme Packers has what it takes to win it all in 2014. It’s not a prediction or a guarantee. At this point the Packers aren’t even guaranteed of making the playoffs but there is no question that when a list of Super Bowl contenders is comprised...
Via The Packers Guru
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers’ Linsley Perfect Example of Thompson’s Practices

There was much consternation at the beginning of the season.  The Packers spent time and resources developing a plan to keep this team healthier.  If you ask Mike McCarthy that’s a huge part of this team’s success, especially in the regular season.  He claims to have only coached two teams of above average health in his career.  The 2007 Packers that went 12-4 and made it...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers’ free-agent signees playing well

The level at which Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson eschews signing free agents each offseason has gone from a local talker to a national meme in recent NFL offseasons. These days, it’s not just Packers fans who smirk/smile/shake their head/grumble whenever the topic of Thompson and free agents arises. Now, everyone talks about Thompson’s team building style. It’s...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: JC Tretter makes the most sense at left tackle

Ted Thompson admitted two things on Monday. One, he admitted that he made a mistake with first round pick Derek Sherrod. When Roger Goodell stepped to the podium in 2011, just about everyone was surprised when he told the world that the Packers had just selected Sherrod with the 32nd and final pick of the first round. Even before Sherrod went down with the tibia fracture, he wasn’t...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Reward Coach Mike McCarthy with Multiyear Contract Extension

Mike McCarthy is not going anywhere – at least as long as the Green Bay Packers will have him, which they showed today is for the foreseeable future. In his afternoon press conference, Coach McCarthy acknowledged the unusual move (especially for the Packers) of extending a head coaches’ contract in mid-season. No terms have been yet released. McCarthys’s current contract...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Ink Mike McCarthy to Contract Extension

The Green Bay Packers have announced a multi-year extension for head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy’s 93 victories rank third in team history behind Vince Lombardi (98) and Curly Lambeau (212). He has made the playoffs in six of his eight and a half seasons as head coach, including four division titles, two NFC Championship game appearances and one Super Bowl championship. “We...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Sign McCarthy To Extension

The Green Bay Packers have announced a multi-year extension for head coach Mike McCarthy.  Terms have not been announced yet.  Earlier this summer, the Packers extended the contract of general manager Ted Thompson and many saw an extension for McCarthy as forthcoming shortly thereafter. McCarthy is the third-most winning coach in Packers history, with 93 victories and behind only Vince...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

High Draft Picks Failing to Make Impact in Green Bay

The following is a special guest article...Historically speaking, few teams have had as much consistent success in the NFL draft as the Green Bay Packers. Dating back to before the tenure of current general manager Ted Thompson, the Packers have consistently selected players who have contributed immensely to the prolonged success of the organization. That is, up until 2011. In 2009...
Via Packer Fans United
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Sign Mike McCarthy to Well-Deserved Extension

Mike McCarthy has led the Green Bay Packers to a Super Bowl championship and six playoff apperances in his eight-plus seasons as the team’s head coach. So it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that the coach with the third-most wins in franchise history was extended on a multi-year contract on Monday. While the terms of the deal are not yet disclosed, it’s safe to assume...
Via Sportsnaut
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Sign HC Mike McCarthy To A Multi-Year Extension

The Green Bay Packers announced Monday that they have signed HC Mike McCarthy to a new multi-year contract. “We are very happy to extend our relationship with Mike,” GM Ted Thompson said. “Over the past nine years, he’s provided great stability and consistency to the Packers organization and our community as an excellent coach and leader. He’s a good man and we look forward...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Brett Favre: I got calls about playing last season

Brett Favre’s first NFL pass came with the Atlanta Falcons in 1991, and it resulted in a interception return for a touchdown. He was just a wide-eyed 21-year-old rookie who had started his college career during the Ronald Reagan Administration. After a Hall of Fame caliber 20-year NFL career, Favre called it quits as the league’s all-time leader in touchdown passes back in 2010...
Via Sportsnaut
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: Anyone want to play nose tackle for the Packers?

As soon as B.J. Raji was lost for the season this past August, my mind started to race. I wondered if general manager Ted Thompson would pick up the phone and call Ryan Pickett. After all, the 6-foot-2, 310-pound defensive tackle played eight seasons for the Packers. He started all 16 games in 2012 and 2013. I also wondered if Thompson would kick the tires on Johnny Jolly. He received...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Should Be Proactive With Changes

One thing that has been consistent during the Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson era has been an unwillingness to adjust during seasons, and it has burned them before. So, it’s very unlikely that they will do anything drastic that I’m suggesting, but that doesn’t mean staying the course is the correct decision. Yes, it is only one game against the defending Super Bowl champions...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers GM Ted Thompson’s New Extension Keeps Him In Place Through 2018

  Ian Rapoport reports that the recent contract extension agreed to by the Packers and GM Ted Thompson will keep him in place for another three years. This means Thompson will be running the Packers through the 2018 season. There was some talk that Thompson could be nearing the end of his time as the Packers general manager, but he cleared that up after the two sides announced...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers 2014 53-man Roster Prediction from ALLGBP.COM

Here it is, our annual exercise here at ALLGBP.com where we all put on our Ted Thompson  hats and try to match wits with the Packers GM and each other. Who will win this year’s bragging rights as top ALLGBP.com GM?  Who would you put your money on? Enjoy mocking us when the actual roster is named! Packers 53-Man Roster Predictions: GREEN BAY PACKERS 53-Man Roster Predictions...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

20 Most Important Packers for '14: Julius Peppers

On March 15, 2014, Ted Thompson and the Packers stunned the NFL universe when news broke that they had agreed to a three year deal with pass rush specialist, Julius Peppers. Thompson rarely dips his ink in the free agent pool. For him to sign a 34 year old free agent made the news even more shocking. During the Dom Capers era the Packers have never had a pass rusher to pair with...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers GM Thompson: ‘Great to have Favre back’

The Green Bay Packers have been waiting for the right time to bring Brett Favre back as a part of the franchise, and that team has finally come. Favre and the Packers announced that he would come back to the team next year and have his jersey retired and be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame, which is a great piece of news for any Packer fan that watched Favre’s career in...
Via Sports-Glory
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rodgers, Thompson excited about Favre-Packers reunion

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers knows he played an important role in bringing Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers back together. Without the two appearing on stage during the NFL Honors show in February 2013, perhaps the announcement of the franchise retiring Favre's number and inducting him into the Packers Hall of Fame wouldn't have happened. But with the hatchet long since...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

From The Benches: Camp Heats Up

The boys are back and better than ever in a brand new show. The show begins with breaking news of a new contract extension for General Manager Ted Thompson, with speculation that an extension for Mike McCarthy is not tor far behind. Following that are a couple news tidbits about players coming off the injury lists, and an organization role for recently retired running back Johnathan...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers architect Thompson signs extension, would be 'nuts' not to stay

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- When Ted Thompson reflected on the 17 total years he's spent with the Green Bay Packers and observed the roster that he'd built, there was no way he was going to allow himself to retire yet. In signing an extension to continue his run as general manager, executive vice president and director of football operations for the Packers, Thompson committed himself to...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers sign GM Ted Thompson to multi-year extension

One of the most consistent and tranquil front offices in the NFL is going to remain that way for the foreseeable future. On Wednesday afternoon, the Green Bay Packers announced via their website that the team has extended general manager Ted Thompson to a new “multi-year” contract. “I’m pleased that we were able to enter into this contract extension with Ted,” Packers President...
Via Sports-Glory
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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