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No Divas Allowed

The most impressive thing about wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb isn’t their statistics, which by the way, are very impressive. The most impressive thing about the dynamic duo is their unselfishness. Plenty of wide receivers can put up gaudy numbers, but how many are willing to give their all as blockers on every play? And how many are able to keep their mouth shut...
Via Packer Update
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is This House Worth Buying?

It’s likely that Sam Shields won’t return from his knee injury until sometime after the bye. That means the defense will probably have to play at least one more game without its best corner. Wanna bet New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees is smiling from ear to ear? That’s because after a couple of so-so games early in the season, the speedy Shields had put together a string of...
Via Packer Update
3 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Raji Worth Now?

B.J. Raji hit free agency last March and free agency hit back hard. The former No. 1 pick wound up re-signing with Green Bay for one year and $4M. It’s hard to imagine things going any better for Raji 5 months from now. Not only will he be coming off a torn biceps that ended this season before it began, but he’ll be a year older. The guess here is that GM Ted Thompson will make...
Via Packer Update
7 days ago  |  Discuss

How is Davante Adams Coming Along?

Whether it’s fair or not (and it’s probably not) Davante Adams is going to be constantly compared to other Packers wide receivers selected in the top 100 picks.  Ted Thompson has made a pretty solid career out of cultivating wide receivers in the 2nd and 3rd rounds.  Because of this ability, he has never had to spend a 1st round selection on a weapon for Aaron Rodgers.  Greg...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Defense Shouldn’t Be This Bad

Blame general manager Ted Thompson for squandering high draft picks on defensive players who have been either terrible (Jerel Worthy) or mediocre (B.J. Raji, Nick Perry and Mike Neal). Blame him for signing average players to big contracts (A.J. Hawk, Brad Jones and Morgan Burnett). And blame him for not using unrestricted free agency to plug gaping holes. But don’t blame him for...
Via Packer Update
23 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Few Vets Added During Season

I used to think being a meteorologist in San Diego was the most unnecessary job in the world, but I’ve changed my mind. I now think the most unnecessary job in the world is being a member of Green Bay’s pro personnel department. That’s because since 2011, the Packers have added a total of six veterans to their 53-man roster during the regular season. Six veterans in 3-plus...
Via Packer Update
27 days ago  |  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

Here’s Some Classic Hawk

I know Dom Capers, Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson spend a lot of time watching film, but I’m beginning to think Green Bay’s defensive coordinator, head coach and GM close their eyes when it comes to any play involving A.J. Hawk. How else could you explain seeing plays like this game after game for year after year and still thinking the former No. 1 pick deserves to be a starter...
Via Packer Update
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: Ted Thompson must reinvest in Aaron Rodgers

Coming into the preseason, the Packers were pegged to have the best offensive line of the Aaron Rodgers era. However, since then guard/tackle Don Barclay blew out his right ACL and is done for the season. Center JC Tretter suffered a “significant knee injury” during the third preseason game on Aug. 22 and will be out at least eight weeks. And in the season opener at Seattle,...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers GM Ted Thompson under contract for five years

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson signed an extension earlier in the offseason, but at the time neither he nor the team disclosed any terms or details. However, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport on Thursday reported that Thompson's extension is for three additional seasons, according to three sources briefed on the situation. Since the general manager still has two...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 04, 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

Thompson looks beyond camp with surprise keepers

So Carl Bradford, Demetri Goodson and a third quarterback are on the Green Bay Packers' roster after the reduction to 53 players. Chris Banjo, Jumal Rolle and Jake Stoneburner aren't. Not that this is it. If general manager Ted Thompson claims a player on waivers Sunday — offensive line would be the most likely position — then he'd have to clear a roster spot. ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The 2014-15 Green Bay Packers Roster

With Training Camp coming to an end, Ted Thompson was faced with the task of constructing a team which will lead the Packers back to the Super Bowl. As the clock ticked down to 3pm CDT yesterday, Packer fans across the world were wondering what this year’s team would look like. Would it have the caliber of talent to get the Packers back on top of the football world this season...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Counting Down To 53

The following is a position-by-position analysis of how the final 53-man roster might look by tonight. QUARTERBACK (3) – Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien Analysis: Probably don’t need 3 QBs, but if GM Ted Thompson is truly going to keep the best 53 players, then both Flynn and Tolzien are deserving. The dump Flynn crowd simply doesn’t understand the importance of...
Via Packer Update
August 30, 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

What’s Left Behind B.J.

As Packers fans well know, GM Ted Thompson isn’t one to buttress his roster from the outside. So let’s assume Ryan Pickett or some other experienced nose tackle won’t be...
Via Packer Update
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Players To Watch

The Packers play their third preseason game tonight. Here are 5 players I’ll be watching closely: CARL BRADFORD – Ted Thompson has released one fourth-round pick since taking over as...
Via Packer Update
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers now using analytics

The Green Bay Packers have joined the player analytics bandwagon, per Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report. The Packers are a little late to the analytics train but better late than never. One thing I’ve always liked about Ted Thompson, the team’s general manager, is he isn’t just extremely intelligent—he’s also adaptive. It can’t be stressed enough that a significant number...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers exploring benefits of analytics in player personnel, scouting

The proliferation of advanced statistical data has led many National Football League teams to create positions for one or more full-time analysts to break it all down. It appears as if the Green Bay Packers soon will be next. "We are beginning the process of dabbling in analytics," general manager Ted Thompson said in a recent interview. "First of all, I've got...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Poll: Ted’s A Keeper

Last week’s poll asked if you had to choose, would you keep coach Mike McCarthy or general manager Ted Thompson. Hundreds of you voted and the overwhelming choice was Thompson. That’s what I expected, but I’m not so sure I agree. As much as I respect Thompson, I think he’d be easier to replace than […]
Via Packer Update
August 08, 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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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