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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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Randall Cobb: the Straw That Stirs the Packers Drink

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is an other-worldly talent, there is absolutely zero disputing that. But he certainly does not lack in the weapons department. Ted Thompson has set up the best quarterback on planet earth with a surplus of the best skill players money can buy. One being Jordy Nelson, whom every time you look up you see beating some inferior, unworthy cornerback...
Via Sportsnaut
10 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers 2011 draft class was rough

The defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers drafted 10 players in 2011. With the release of Derek Sherrod on Monday, general manager Ted Thompson’s seventh draft class is down to just two players. Second-round pick Randall Cobb is one of the best young receivers in the league and fourth-round cornerback Davon House has potential. […] The post Green Bay Packers 2011 draft...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bye-Bye Bye Week, Hello Bears Week!

The Green Bay Packers went into their mid-season bye week on a down note last week. After reeling off four consecutive wins, the road trip to New Orleans saw the Pack face a rather desperate Saints team on its home turf where they usually come away with a win. And they did.Still, at 5-3 at the mid-point of the 2014 NFL season, the Packers are right where we thought they’d be (see...
Via Packer Fans United
23 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach McCarthy signs extension with Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Coach Mike McCarthy has signed a contract extension with the Green Bay Packers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed Monday. McCarthy is in his ninth season with the team. He led the Packers to a Super Bowl title after the 2010 season. His contract was last extended following that championship. General manager Ted Thompson had his deal extended in July. Green...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers sign McCarthy to multi-year extension

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Mike McCarthy signed a multi-year contract extension to remain the Green Bay Packers head coach for several more seasons. Exact details of McCarthy's extension are not yet known. McCarthy will be discussing his new contract at a Monday late-afternoon press conference. "We are very happy to extend our relationship with Mike," general manager Ted Thompson...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
24 days ago  |  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
24 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
October 19, 2014  |  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
October 14, 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...
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...
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

Packers Extend Contract of GM Ted Thompson

Packers fans have to hope to see a similar image in the near future. This was Thompson celebrating the team’s last Super Bowl victory in 2010. (Photo: Corey Wilson/Press Gazette) The Green Bay Packers announced on Wednesday that they have signed general manager Ted Thompson to a multi-year contract extension.  Terms have not been released.  Earlier this month, team President...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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