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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...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tolzien’s A Keeper

Last week’s poll asked which backup quarterback would make the 53-man roster? Hundreds of you voted and Scott Tolzien was the choice. That doesn’t surprise me given the former Wisconsin star’s youth, strong arm and impressive preseason. But I am surprised at how little support was shown for Matt Flynn, who may not be as young or as talented, but who does possess one thing Tolzien...
Via Packer Update
16 hours ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Packers meet Chiefs in 2014 preseason finale

In the final game of the 2014 preseason, the Green Bay Packers take on the Kansas City Chiefs this evening at Lambeau Field. This is essentially the "make-it-or-break-it" game for those players looking to grab a coveted spot on the final 53-man roster come this Saturday. We won't see much if anything of the starters. Although rookie and newly-slotted starting center...
Via Packer Fans United
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers 53-Man Roster Projection

Following their fourth and final preseason game against Kansas City, the Green Bay Packers will turn their focus to Saturday’s impending final cut deadline. This is the time of year where general manager Ted Thompson and his staff earn their paychecks. We will soon know the winners of the increasingly important battles at the backup quarterback, wide receiver, linebacker and safety...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Players To Watch

The Packers play their final preseason game tonight. Here are 5 players I’ll be watching closely: AARON ADAMS – The Packers usually carry four tackles, and the second-year player from Eastern Kentucky has been No. 4 throughout the summer. But does he really deserve a spot on the 53-man roster? That’s a good question. I would have to say no based on the first three preseason...
Via Packer Update
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers GM Thompson has one last chance for evaluation before picking 2014 roster

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It's one of the most difficult times of year for Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson. In the span of a week, Thompson and his staff has to whittle the roster down from 90 players to 75 and eventually decide on a final 53 by Saturday afternoon. For a team with Super Bowl-caliber pieces in place like Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, Eddie Lacy at running...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
2 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: How the First Phil Emery Draft Stacks Up

Naturally more than few Chicago Bears fans are shaking their heads after seeing another 2012 draft pick get cut.  Is there reason to be concerned with Phil Emery?  Here is a comparative layout of other prominent GMs around the league in their first drafts to see if it is or isn’t as bad as everybody thinks. Ted Thompson – Green Bay Packers – 2005 draft Nowadays, Ted Thompson...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who's Rising, Who's Falling for the Green Bay Packers?

Throughout the first two weeks of preseason, fans have had a good look at the talent Ted Thompson has gathered and put on the field. There have been a number of players that have superseded expectations in the first two games as well as those who have underwhelmed in their auditions for a final roster spot. While there has certainly been exciting and disappointing play, there are...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Place Colt Lyerla on IR, Keep Him for Future

When it came to Colt Lyerla and his injury, the Green Bay Packers could have handled the situation in one of two ways; offer him an injury settlement and move on or place him on IR, which means he is still a Packer if he clears waivers as expected. Ted Thompson and the Packers chose IR, meaning that Lyerla will stay in Green Bay and given a shot to make the roster when he returns...
Via The Packers Guru
11 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Too Much Of A Good Thing?

I’m not going to criticize Mark Murphy’s decision to extend Ted Thompson, and I’m not going to criticize Thompson’s decision to extend coach Mike McCarthy when it inevitably happens in the coming weeks or months. No team president, and in turn, no general manager is going to mess with the kind of success the Packers […]
Via Packer Update
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Ted Don’t Know Linebackers

For a man who played the position in the National Football League for 10 seasons, it’s amazing how bad Ted Thompson has been at judging linebackers since being hired as GM of the Packers in 2005. Other than Clay Matthews (I’m beginning to think Ted got sick during the first round of the ’09 draft and […]
Via Packer Update
July 31, 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

Ted Thompson signs multi-year contract with Packers

The Green Bay Packers announced Wednesday that Ted Thompson will remain the team’s executive vice president and general manager for the long-term future. Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy announced that Thompson has signed a new, multi-year contract with the team. “I’m pleased that we were able to enter into this contract extension with Ted,” Murphy said. “His outstanding...
Via Sports-Glory
July 30, 2014  |  1 Comment
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