Playing Defense Like It’s 2010

In 2006, Prince partied like it’s 1999. In 2015, the Packers are playing defense like it’s 2010. It’s still very early, and Dom Capers’ guys have hardly gone up against a murderer’s row of QBs, but it’s hard not to be encouraged about what’s happening on that side of the ball. Sunday’s 17-3 victory over San Francisco may have been the defense’s finest performance...
Via Packers Notes
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers' Adams doubtful for Sunday, Abbrederis promoted

The Packers have promoted Jared Abbrederis from the practice squad to the active roster to help bolster depth in the receiving corps. General manager Ted Thompson made the move Saturday after receiver Davante Adams was downgraded from questionable to doubtful for Green Bay's game Sunday at San Francisco. Adams has a sprained left ankle. Safety Morgan Burnett was also downgraded to...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ted Can’t Ignore Tackle Again

General manager Ted Thompson hasn’t selected an offensive tackle in the past two drafts. It’s safe to assume that streak is going to end next spring. With Bryan Bulaga rehabbing yet again, David Bakhtiari stagnating and Don Barclay proving he belongs inside, no position is in greater need of reinforcements. Because Aaron Rodgers is putting up his usual incredible numbers and...
Via Packers Notes
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers 2015 Season Roster Grades

Two weeks into this long awaited season and our Green Bay Packers sit at 2-0 after wins against the Chicago Bears and the Seattle Seahawks. Winning against an NFC North Rival in the Chicago Bears never gets old, but the revenge victory against the coveted Seattle Seahawks was something special and gives a great outlook on the rest of this season.   Ted Thompson doesn’t disappoint...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Green Bay signing James Jones was necessary

There’s nothing wrong with having a safety net. For the Green Bay Packers, the arrival of James Jones provides exactly that for their offense, and Aaron Rodgers in particular—who, after losing Jordy Nelson for the season, would have been throwing to Randall Cobb (already banged up), Davante Adams (second-year pro), Ty Montgomery (rookie), and Jeff Janis (three NFL games under...
Via The Sports Post
28 days ago  |  Discuss

James Jones A Necessary Addition

Ted Thompson does not usually sign veteran players to fill a void, but when he does it tends to be one he is familiar with.  In the past, Thompson has brought back Ahman Green, Ryan Grant, Mark Tauscher and Matt Flynn to help fill some unexpected holes after previously parting way with those players. James Jones will now be added to that list, and he has an opportunity to contribute...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Last Minute Roster Projection

With the final cutdown deadline just a few short hours away, the Packers have a lot of tough decisions to make. Do they keep six receivers? How about two fullbacks? And how many corners stay on the roster. Well, luckily I am not Ted Thompson, and neither are any of us, so we don’t have to make these decisions and speak to these players one-by-one and tell them that their dream...
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September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Thompson, Packers Well-Prepared for Year Without Jordy

The Green Bay Packers and their fan base were devastated to learn that number one receiver Jordy Nelson suffered a torn ACL. Not only was the team losing one of its best offensive weapons, Green Bay was out one of its most well-liked players.But despite losing Nelson, who was finally getting recognition as one of the best wide receivers in football, for the entire season, Ted Thompson...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Most Overpaid Player

It’s not a big deal since the Packers are still nearly $16 million under the salary cap, but it’s clear a month into training camp that fourth-year safety Sean Richardson is the most overpaid player on the team. The former Vanderbilt star will make more money in 2015 than all but a dozen players on the entire roster. This, despite the fact he’s been no better than the 9th or...
Via Packers Notes
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Randall Cobb: Davante Adams poised for ‘breakout’ year

The fallout of the Jordy Nelson injury is still occurring, and Green Bay is scrambling to figure out who will help step up and replace his production. Randall Cobb is the number one receiver now for superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but his second option is going to be second-year wide receiver Davante Adams. Cobb talked to the media and said that he believes Adams will have...
Via This Given Sunday
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Help Wanted Needed At Tackle

I understand that general manager Ted Thompson picks the best available player, but he needed to make sure the best available player at some point in either of the past two drafts was a tackle. By ignoring that position since 2013, the Packers now find themselves without a legitimate backup to starters David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga. That became painfully obvious the past two weeks...
Via Packers Notes
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

What Packers need to step up in wake of Jordy Nelson's ACL tear?

The Green Bay Packers were considered to be one of the favorites to win Super Bowl 50 this season, but after seeing star wide receiver Jordy Nelson go down with a torn ACL many are changing their minds. He has been their number one wide receiver over the past few seasons, and Aaron Rodgers is without question more comfortable with him than any other receiver on the roster. Seeing...
Via This Given Sunday
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Super Bowl 50 Fate in Hands of Green Bay Packers “D”

It has been widely reported that the Green Bay Packers are one of the favorite NFL teams to win Super Bowl 50, but have the odds makers considered all the facts?  Not a game has been played yet, injuries will occur and a surprise NFL playoff team will possibly emerge. Yes, the Green Bay Packers offense is a spectacular show to watch, but we also know that special teams has been...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers’ Mike McCarthy, Ted Thompson Against Joint Practices

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy watches a drill during the NFL football team’s Family Fun Night as part of training camp, Saturday, Aug. 8 , 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer) Fights breaking out in NFL training camps is nothing close to unusual – fights break out every year, often involving star players. The dog days of August, a month that produces the hottest...
Via The Sports Journal
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Green Bay Packers’ WR Ty Montgomery make an impact in 2015?

The Green Bay Packers selected Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery with the 94th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, and there is quite a bit of intrigue surrounding him. Ted Thompson and the Packers definitely didn’t need to bring another receiver on board, but they chose to anyway. Montgomery has been compared to a bigger Randall Cobb, and he has shown off some of those skills...
Via This Given Sunday
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Will Step Up on the Packer’s Defensive Line?

One of the best parts of being a Packer fan is that we usually don’t have major disciplinary issues from the league. Ted Thompson has been a great judge of character in his tenure but this year two separate incidents have decimated the defensive line for the start of the season, and now it’s time for some young guys to step up. The two guys who will miss the beginning of the...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Ted Thompson once modeled Notre Dame-style Packers unis for Ron Wolf

In the early 1990s, when Class of 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Ron Wolf was trying to rebrand the Packers after two decades of losing, the former general manager considered a drastic uniform change. Wolf was inspired by Notre Dame's classic look and wanted to try out a uniform much like the Fighting Irish wore, according to Bob McGinn of the Journal Sentinel.Wolf needed...
Via Fox Sports
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Thompson’s Cornerback Plan Paying Off Early

The transformation of the Green Bay Packers secondary from the 2014 season to this season fully embodies what Ted Thompson is all about as a general manager and how he chooses to run the team. One of the strengths of Green Bay’s defense last season was its ability to run four cornerbacks out at a time who had the ability to plaster their man in coverage. In today’s NFL where...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Andy Mulumba Competes In An Already Crowded Linebacker Core

Planning how the outside linebackers core will look this year has become quite the task for Ted Thompson. Imagine Thompson, at the wheel of a minivan, trying to cram Clay Matthews, Nick Perry, Julius Peppers, Mike Neal, Jayrone Elliott, and Adrian Hubbard into the vehicle for a roadtrip to the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, there might not be room for Andy Mulumba to ride along. But...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: Green Bay Packers

Ted Thompson cautiously optimistic on Packers' chances Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (left) talks to general manager Ted Thompson during training camp at Ray Nitschke Field in Green Bay, Wis., on ... Richard Rodgers listed as Packers No. 1 tight end The Green Bay Packers appear to be one of the NFL's top teams heading into the 2015 season, and preseason action...
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August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

A Closer Look at Some Packers UDFA Longshots

Well here we are just days into the start of another season. News reports have placed some Packer players in a bad light this offseason. Two with a suspension to start the season and one with a suspension to be named later.  Not a good off season for that nonsense at all. All I’ll say about that is “Stupid is as Stupid does”. Even with those distractions the Packers might...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers GM 'disappointed' with team's off-field issues

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson showed his disappointment with his players who have had run-ins with the law during the offseason, which have resulted in two and suspensions, while waiting on a third. Defensive lineman Letroy Guion’s felony arrest for possession of marijuana in February [who hasn't been suspended as of yet]; defensive lineman Datone Jones for...
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Jake Ryan: More Than Meets The Eye

This spring was an interesting draft in regards to the way Ted Thompson selected players. Many believed he was going to choose the obvious pick–something like an inside linebacker or a cornerback in the first round. This led to a shocking revelation for fans when safety Damarious Randall was selected instead. The same reaction occurred the following round when safety Quinten Rollins...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Hall-bound, Ron Wolf keeps tabs on Packers through proteges

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Former Packers general manager Ron Wolf still keeps a close eye on Green Bay in retirement. He has no qualms with bugging his proteges, either, about a roster decision. It might be difficult for current general manager Ted Thompson or Wolf's son, player personnel director Eliot Wolf, to argue with someone who is going to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers 2015 Preview: Why the Green Bay O-Line is Among NFL’s Best

Since the day that Mike McCarthy became the head coach of the Green Bay Packers back in 2006, he said he wanted to play a physical brand of football. Only, until recently, the Packers didn’t have the horses up front to make it happen. But, with some smart draft choices and solid development, McCarthy’s offensive line is now one of NFL’s elite. And one reason why McCarthy has...
Via The Packers Guru
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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