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Murphy: Green Bay Packers are fully 'committed' to winning Super Bowl

The Green Bay Packers held their annual shareholders' meeting at Lambeau Field on Tuesday morning. A crowd of 11,000 Packers fans showed up for the event, which took on the feel of a pep rally, according to Michael Cohen of the Journal Sentinel.Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy addressed the crowd, as did general manager Ted Thompson."We are committed to do everything we can...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Murphy: Green Bay Packers are fully 'committed' to winning Super Bowl

The Green Bay Packers held their annual shareholders' meeting at Lambeau Field on Tuesday morning. A crowd of 11,000 Packers fans showed up for the event, which took on the feel of a pep rally, according to Michael Cohen of the Journal Sentinel.Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy addressed the crowd, as did general manager Ted Thompson."We are committed to do everything we can...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers 2015 Preview: Eddie Lacy Leads Dominant Ground Game

Three years ago the Green Bay Packers were a pass-happy offense in search of a running game. And after general manager Ted Thompson spent eight years looking for a legitimate starting running back — Eddie Lacy fell into his lap in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft and the rest as they say is history. Since that fateful draft day when the Packers collected Lacy things have...
Via The Packers Guru
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Masthay has competition for punting job in Green Bay Packers training camp

General manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy have played this game before. Two years ago after Mason Crosby was coming off one of the worst seasons a kicker has had in recent memory, the team brought in Georgio Tavecchio to compete with the veteran and to, if not to win the job, at least get some competitive juices flowing through Crosby. The plan seemed to work. Crosby...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

HaHa Clinton-Dix could become a Pro Bowl safety for the Green Bay Packers in 2015

There were few non-quarterback rookies in the NFL last season that had more fan pressure on them to perform than HaHa Clinton-Dix. After watching some of the more putrid safety play in recent years with MD Jennings, Jerron McMillan, and a regressing Morgan Burnett in 2013, Ted Thompson wasted no time in trying to shore up the position when he drafted the safety from Alabama in the...
Via EndZoneScore
5 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN analyst Bill Polian: Ted Thompson's draft record is 'stellar'

ESPN football analyst Bill Polian said that Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson is the best in the business when it comes to building a team through the NFL Draft. Polian praised Thompson for his deft management of acquiring talent from the college ranks and developing them into productive players that the team keeps in the fold by re-signing them when they become...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Study shows Green Bay Packers get most out of NFL draft

The Green Bay Packers have become a model of consistency. They've qualified for the playoffs the last six seasons, and they're usually one of the top teams to beat in the NFC. How have they pulled this off?One comprehensive study says superior drafting.Ryan Wood of Press-Gazette Media dug deep into the numbers and found that Green Bay's Ted Thompson gets more out of the draft than...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: five players on the bubble

The Green Bay Packers have always been a very good draft and develop team. It’s why they’re never too quick to give up on their young players and why there is always good competition at the bottom of the roster. In addition to their draft picks, general manager Ted Thompson has always been very willing to give chances to undrafted free agents and year after year they are among...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Would People in Italy be Staying Up all Night to Watch Packers Football?

Alongside Matteo, a friend of mine, about two months ago I started the first ever Packers podcast in Italian. I know what you’re thinking: “Wait, what?”. Well, let me start from the beginning. Italians do love football, just not the one played with pads and helmets. Soccer pretty much dominates newspapers headlines, tv coverage, sports talk on the radio. To the point that on...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Still Have a Formidable Force in Peppers

The Green Bay Packers have been widely regarded as a draft-and-develop team under the managing of Ted Thompson. Prior to last season, the Packers strayed from that mentality when they signed veteran free agent Julius Peppers to a three-contract. The move was a curious one to say the least. Green Bay has made a point to not spend large amounts of money on other teams’ free agents...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ted Thompson sent Brett Favre congratulatory texts after defeats in 2009

The summer of 2008 will forever live in infamy in the state of Wisconsin. During that summer there was a clear line drawn in the sand. On one side stood the Green Bay Packers organization who turned the keys to the franchise over to former first round pick Aaron Rodgers. On the other stood Brett Favre, possibly the most beloved figure in state history. Fans chose their sides and...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Carl Bradford and Khyri Thornton could be roster casualties for the Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers had to improve at every level going into the 2014 NFL Draft and by the end of the fourth round, they had drafted a player at each level of the defense. While first round pick HaHa Clinton-Dix looks like a future star at safety, the other two defensive players selected before the fifth round did not fair so well. Khyri Thornton, a pick many thought was a reach...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Put Another Ring On It

Winning Super Bowl 50 would obviously make Packers fans extremely happy. But another ring would mean even more to Ted Thompson, Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers. It would place the GM and the coach on a path to Canton and it would make the QB a legend. Here’s a closer look at why winning a second championship is so important to the 3 leaders of the Pack: THOMPSON – Ron Wolf made...
Via Packers Notes
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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
June 22, 2015  |  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
June 17, 2015  |  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...
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June 08, 2015  |  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
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Man, Small Effect: How Important is a Nose Tackle?

Traditional thought has always said that the lynchpin of a successful 3-4 defense like the Packers run is a giant nose tackle who can contain the pocket against a double team and a versatile outside linebacker who can rush the passer.  Ted Thompson definitely followed that philosophy to a T the very first year that the Packers implemented the 3-4 defense by drafting a nose tackle...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

How many receivers will the Packers keep in 2015?

If there is one thing Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson is known for, it is the ability to acquire incredible amounts of talent at the wide receiver position. Oddly enough, Thompson has never used a first round pick on a wide receiver. This year’s edition of the Packers will once again feature a very talented receiver corps. However, the Packers find themselves facing...
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May 28, 2015  |  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...
Via EndZoneScore
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Xs and Os: Sean Richardson as a Substitution Package Linebacker

When Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson matched the Oakland Raiders’ 1 year/$2.55 million offer to restricted free agent safety Sean Richardson, speculation as to why ran rampant. With Morgan Burnett, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, and Micah Hyde being the first three safeties on the roster, the contract seemed expensive for a backup. This was even before Thompson drafted Damarious...
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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 Add Another Undrafted Athletic Star

Earlier this week, the Green Bay Packers added another undrafted free agent to add to their roster just ahead of May organized team activities.  Cornerback Travis Manning of Northwest Missouri State, a Division II school, is the latest of a long line of undrafted rookies to join the Packers.  The narrative is old by now as far as the Packers are concerned.  Every season there...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
May 22, 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
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