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Do the Green Bay Packers need a TE to step up in 2015?

During the 2013 season, the Green Bay Packers lost one of the more promising young tight ends in the NFL when Jermichael Finley suffered a spinal cord injury after a violent head-to-head collision at Lambeau Field vs the Cleveland Browns. While he never quite caught fire like he did during his 2nd season in the league, when he looked like he was destined to become the best tight...
Via EndZoneScore
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers: Why Green Bay Should Give Mike Daniels an Extension

The Green Bay Packers have been consistently good over the past decade for two big reasons: they draft good players and then re-sign them to long-term contracts. It really sounds very simple. But, trust me, it’s hard to do. Yet, Packers general manager Ted Thompson has had great success with his team-building philosophy, he just needs to keep applying the same methods, which would...
Via The Packers Guru
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers’ Young Talent is Key to Super Bowl Run

A lot of things need to happen for an NFL team to win the Super Bowl. And that is indeed true for the Green By Packers. But if there was one thing that could put Green Bay over the top in 2015, it would be the continued development of young talent. Now I realize this isn’t aRodgersc proclamation. The NFL is a young man’s game and to win you need your young players to develop...
Via The Packers Guru
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: Green Bay Packers

Clay Matthews: Green Bay Packers LB quietly ignites team ► This is a continuing series being undertaken to detail the top 30 Ted Thompson draft picks. We continue today with a look at one of the top 10 choices made by ... Aaron Rodgers' contract remains friendly for him, Green Bay Packers ► GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers' contract extension has stood the test of time...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Who wins the Green Bay Packers #2 quarterback battle?

It wasn’t really a surprise that the Green Bay Packers took a quarterback in this year’s NFL Draft. However, it was surprising who they took and where they took him. Ted Thompson stayed patient but just couldn’t wait any longer once he saw UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley fall to the 5th round and he traded up to get the talented but flawed signal caller. Hundley creates a relatively...
Via EndZoneScore
22 days ago  |  Discuss

How Much Did The Packers Lose By Drafting Brett Hundley?

“Drafting Brett Hundley was a waste” I do find it kind of funny that Packers fans bemoan every draft when Ted Thompson picks someone who no one has ever heard of (I mean who the hell is Jordy Nelson?) but they seemed even more incensed when Thompson traded up to select UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley, who presumably everyone knew about.  A multitude of arguments were raised...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Surviving Sunday: Packers News, Notes and Links for the Football Deprived

It was 26 years ago on Friday that Bob Harlan was elected as president of the Green Bay Packers. Under Harlan, the Packers went from a laughingstock to one of the most successful franchises in all of sports. Thanks to people like Mike Holmgren, Reggie White and Brett Favre, the Packers became “cool” again. Harlan has even played a role in building today’s team. Before retiring...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Who Will Backup the MVP?

The Green Bay Packers have the best quarterback in football. As long as Aaron Rodgers stays healthy, the Packers will always have a punchers chance of making the Super Bowl.It is however good to have an emergency plan. Ted Thompson did not have a good emergency plan in place in 2013 and his team nearly paid the price.Matt Flynn and his 3-4 record as a starter and his experience are...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers defensive starting lineup for week one

Since winning Super Bowl XLV four years ago, the Green Bay Packers have struggled to field a defense that could equal what the Super Bowl winning squad did, which was keep pace with the lethal Aaron Rodgers-led offense. General Manager Ted Thompson began the defensive overhaul after the 2011 season that saw a 15-1 season foiled by a brutal defense. Thompson’s master plan is almost...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The Catch-22 of A Superstar Quarterback

The Holy Grail for any GM and front office is to find the “mythical” franchise quarterback.  Whether it’s by draft or trade, finding a quarterback that can be the face of a franchise is the top priority of every team save the ones that already have one, and there aren’t many out there that can say they have one.  A GM can essentially make a name for himself just by finding...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers 2015 Draft Analysis: Ted Thompson Hits Another Home Run

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson is pretty good at this whole drafting thing. In fact, he might be the best in the business when it comes to procuring talent from the annual NFL selection meeting (aka the NFL Draft). And despite some criticism about the Packers 2015 class, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about Green Bay’s incoming rookies and there are more...
Via The Packers Guru
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Notebook: The Price Is Usually Right

General manager Ted Thompson’s uncanny ability to place a proper monetary value on a player is why Green Bay’s salary cap is in such terrific shape. In fact, you can make a strong argument that corner Sam Shields is the only vastly overpaid player on the roster. At $9.7 million a year, Shields is behind only Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson when it...
Via Packers Notes
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Xs and Os: The Randall and Rollins “Mirror” Defense

When Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson selected defensive backs Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins with his first two picks in the 2015 draft, fans began to immediately wonder if they were safeties or cornerbacks. Discussions quickly popped up that they would play cornerback. Then slot cornerback. Then back to safety. Then as hybrid cover players. And so on. So, which...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Positional Spending

During a time when there is not much Green Bay Packers news to write about I thought it would be interesting to break down the team’s salary cap. Here’s what the Packers will be spending by position this season in comparison to the rest of the NFL. Quarterback: $20.38 million (5th) Running Back: $3.2 million (31st) Wide Receiver: $12.79 million (21st) Tight End: $3.37 million...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Study: Packers offer UDFAs the best chance to play in NFL

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson had some research done regarding undrafted free agents and the opportunities they have with his club, according to Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin. The in-house study found that no NFL team fields UDFAs quite like the Packers.According to Wilde's report on the findings, Green Bay's UDFAs have played 77,079 snaps since 2005. That figure...
Via Fox Sports
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ted Thompson Devalues Inside Linebackers

As Ron Wolf might say, Ted Thompson has never had an inside linebacker as “the girl with the curl”.  Personally, I would have liked to see the Packers select Eric Kendricks with their first round pick a couple weeks ago. Outside of that, I wouldn’t have minded seeing them pick Denzel Perryman or Stephone Anthony. Of course, my BPU must have been very different from general...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Does Ted Thompson Have May 12 Circled on His Calendar?

     What’s the Big Deal about May 12?    In the NFL business year, May 12, 2015 begins a new dynamic to consider for clubs that might sign unrestricted free agents from another team. Teams such as the Packers that are averse to signing free agents because they would affect their compensatory picks in the 2016 draft will now view those players in a much different light...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Surviving Sunday: Packers News, Notes and Links for the Football Deprived

  When we’re looking back at the Green Bay Packers 2015 draft class five years from now, will we be nodding our heads in approval or shaking our heads in disgust at the players Ted Thompson passed up? Versatility and special teams were the buzzwords surrounding this Packers’ draft. I’m not one of those people who gets all wound up about the draft. I say let’s see these kids...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Ink 22 Rookies, Including Five Draft Picks

The Green Bay Packers front office and general manager Ted Thompson announced Friday the signing five of their eight draft picks along with 17 rookie free agents, according to packers.com.Among those signed to contracts include linebacker Jake Ryan (Michigan), quarterback Brett Hundley (UCLA), fullback Aaron Ripkowski (Oklahoma), defensive lineman Christian Ringo (Louisiana-Lafayette...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Notebook: Will Clay Get His Way?

I realize everyone was consumed by the draft late last week, but I was still really surprised that not more was made of some information reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Bob McGinn on Wednesday night. Here’s what he wrote as part of a story on general manager Ted Thompson possibly trading out of the first round: “Several sources very close to Clay Matthews say...
Via Packers Notes
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

For the Green Bay Packers BPA is the New MVP

With a larger and larger frequency each year in the NFL Draft you hear teams talk about taking the “best player available.” Ted Thompson and the Green Bay Packers play a big role in the reason for that. Under Thompson the Packers have been known for the importance they put on the draft, their methodologies towards the draft, and building the team  from within. Thompson...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

What Was Packers Boldest Draft Move?

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson says that it’s not a democracy in the draft room when it comes time to make a pick.  He, like every other NFL team, has an army of scouts and personnel men who spend their entire year trying to dig up the next gem that is going to help the Packers win another Lombardi trophy.  Tireless hours on the road looking at players, watching...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Ted Thompson and the “Logan’s Run” Approach to Roster Management

Another NFL draft has come and gone, and Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson infused his roster with a youth movement by adding eight young players to the training camp squad. The key words above are “youth movement.” Thompson has consistently fielded one of the youngest NFL teams, if not the absolute youngest, since he rebuilt the nightmare roster he inherited from...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: Ted Thompson picks smart and clean guys

For all the hand-wringing over Ted Thompson’s draft picks this past weekend — and believe me there were plenty — there’s a lot to be thankful for. The thing that Packers fans can rely on with Thompson is that he’s consistent. He has a plan to pick intelligent players that keep their nose clean while understanding how important team ball is. This was one of the trickiest...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Grading Each Pick Of The 2015 NFL Draft

Going into this year’s Packers draft I had no real expectations on who the Packers should draft. There were guys I liked but unless the Packers traded up, the Packers had no realistic chance at drafting them. Plus we all know Packers GM Ted Thompson doesn’t operate like that.  There was one juicy little rumor that I think the Packers should have jumped on. The Eagles were dangling...
Via Football Nation
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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