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2016 Green Bay Packers Draft Prospects: Top End Tight Ends

One of the highest priorities for the Green Bay Packers this off-season, was improving the lack of production from the Tight End position. However, General Manager Ted Thompson has never drafted a Tight End higher than the 3rd round. In 2008 Thompson took Jermichael Finley in the 3rd and in 2014 grabbed Richard Rodgers in the same round. Rodgers, Justin Perillo, and Andrew Quarless...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: The Giant Question Mark

When Jordy Nelson went down with an ACL tear in the 2015 preseason, the common sentiment among Green Bay Packers fans was that Davante Adams would be the savior. Much to the dismay of these fans, he was not. Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy continually expressed disappointment in how the second year player was performing. After a big showing in the 2014-2015 playoffs, he had high...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Does Thompson Really have a Free Agency Phobia?

The  Green Bay Packers’ season ended a few weeks ago, but the 2015 NFL season will come to a close this weekend with Super Bowl 50. And with that will begin the 2016 season a month later.  With that will begin the guesswork of who stays and who is shown the door. Teams will start bidding and trying to woo free agents with the promises of championship rings, each touted the missing...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking at the Packers' deep wide receiver corps

Going into the 2016 NFL Draft and season, the Green Bay Packers are saddled with an issue most teams would consider a blessing. With the impeding return of Jordy Nelson, the Packers are beyond deep at the wide receiver position, meaning they will probably have to decrease the number of talented receivers they currently possess. This will task them with the exciting but crucial duty...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers’ 6 Biggest Positions of Need for 2016 Offseason

Below is a list of the top 6 positions of need for the Green Bay Packers coming into the 2016 offseason. This list is fluid and represents the team’s needs right now. This list will vary based upon resignings, retirements, or off-the-field issues. These needs can be filled in the draft or in free agency, but should be treated at some point this off-season in order for the team...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Offseason Wishlist

1. Sign a playmaking tight end Embed from Getty Images GM Ted Thompson rarely dips into free agency, but that could (and should) change this season. It was reported a few days after the Packers’ divisional round loss to Arizona that head coach Mike McCarthy is fed up with Thompson’s approach to free agency. When you look at the Packers’ offensive needs, only a few...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospecting Potential Pass-catchers: Josh Doctson

Big plays in the passing game were almost entirely absent from the Packers offensive unit in the 2015 season. In fact, Green Bay only had four passing plays of over 40 yards in the regular season, which is two less than the six that Jordy Nelson accounted for on his own a year prior. Obviously, losing Nelson to an ACL tear in August was a major part in that, but the fact that there...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cheesehead Radio: Shattered Dreams with ESPNWisconsin’s Bill Johnson

  It all could have been so beautiful…another Hail Mary, another amazing win, another charmed playoff season on the road….until Larry Fitzgerald single-handedly stole the Packers’ mojo and ended their season, leading Packer fans to turn on the nearest available targets to take out their frustration: Aaron Rodgers, Mike McCarthy, Ted Thompson, Eddie Lacy, fellow Packer fans…...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pulse of the Pack: Offseason Ponders with Jason Hirschhorn of Acme Packing Co

The Packers offseason is upon us and already, there is a lot to discuss.  Jacob and Jason chat with Jason Hirschhorn of Acme Packing Co about Bob McGinn’s (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) assessment of Packers GM Ted Thompson and the relationship between Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy.  Jacob and Jason also talk about the 2 conference championship games as well as what they’ll...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers GM Ted Thompson Denies Report That Mike McCarthy Is “Fed Up” With His Approach Towards FAs

Packers GM Ted Thompson denied the recent report that HC Mike McCarthy is “fed up” with the team’s approach towards spending on free agent players, according to Jason Cole of B/R. Thompson didn’t elaborate beyond dismissing the report, but added that there is no problem between him and McCarthy. Even so, Cole mentions that there’s “growing tension” from McCarthy as...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers: Mike McCarthy, Not Ted Thompson to Blame for Failures

During that last two days, the internet has been up in arms about a report that Mike McCarthy is reportedly “fed up” with Ted Thompson’s unwillingness to sign veteran players. And many have laid the blame for the Green Bay Packers’ flaws in 2015 at the feet of the Thompson, the long-time GM who lives and dies by his draft and develop approach. Yet, those who have done that...
Via The Packers Guru
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers' coach unhappy with front office philosophy

According to Bob McGinn of JSOnline, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy is 'fed up' with the frugal fiscal dealings of general manager Ted Thompson. Thompson, known for not being a big fan of free agency and avoids it at all cost, seems to have McCarthy feeling he's not getting the type of personnel to compete deep into the postseason. McGinn writes: 'McCarthy, however, got almost...
Via 60 Max Power O
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike McCarthy ‘fed up’ with Packers’ inactivity in free agency

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is reportedly quite unhappy with his general manager. According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, McCarthy is “fed up” with general manager Ted Thompson’s unwillingness to dive into free agency and pick up veteran players to make the roster deeper. There are a few exceptions – see Julius Peppers and Desmond Howard – but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mike McCarthy is 'fed up' with Packers GM

Things may be getting a bit frosty in Green Bay these days, and we’re not talking about the weather. A report by Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel included a juicy rumor regarding head coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson. Specifically, McGinn reports: “According to several sources, McCarthy is fed up with his boss’ unwillingness to take a chance...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers HC Mike McCarthy Reportedly “Fed Up” Ted Thompson’s Unwillingness To Sign FAs

Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Packers HC Mike McCarthy is fed up with GM Ted Thompson’s unwillingness to take a chance and reinforce their roster with some veteran players. McGinn refers to Thompson’s approach towards his job as though he’s operating like a “glorified director of college scouting.” Overall, McGinn’s article highlights a...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospecting Potential Pass-catchers: Tyler Boyd

If Ted Thompson does truly draft the best player available this coming April, guessing the position, let alone the player that they would take with their first few selections in the NFL Draft, is almost a useless exercise. However, the lack of weapons surrounding Aaron Rodgers is an overwhelmingly obvious weakness and in turn, the focus of this series which will simply highlight...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dispelling Five Packers Offseason Myths

I understand that the @JSComments section of Packers fans are the vocal minority.  I get that Packers fans, as a whole, are a pretty smart group.  In fact, I’ve found that they are about as passionate and as well-informed a group of football fans as you’ll find in the NFL. That doesn’t mean, however, that there aren’t some prevailing lines of thought about this team going...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Best Moves Of 2015

Now that another Packers’ season has come to an end, it’s once again time to look back at the best moves made by GM Ted Thompson in the past calendar year. 1) SIGNING JAMES JONES – Bringing back the veteran wide receiver may have seemed like a no-brainer, but hey, you’d be surprised by how many GMs have no brains. The 31-year-old couldn’t run a lick, but he used his strength...
Via Packers Notes
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers’ 2016 Offseason Outlook

In terms of the Green Bay Packers offseason, it has always been a joy for me to predict the unpredictable. The reason I say unpredictable is because when Ted Thompson is at the helm, Packers’ fans have come to expect the unexpected. The two most significant stages of the offseason are obviously the NFL Draft and free agency. These stages are some of my favorite in the professional...
Via TopSportsReport
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers LB Julius Peppers ‘unsure’ about his NFL future

Following the Green Bay Packers’ emotional and heartbreaking 26-20 overtime loss against the Arizona Cardinals last night, Julius Peppers has been left with many questions. He has to make a decision about whether he will play another season, which is not an easy decision to make with that kind of emotion. Peppers was asked about his future in an interview and it was obvious that...
Via This Given Sunday
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Early Bird Breakdown Divisional Round – Packers @ Cardinals

Early Bird Breakdown Divisional Round – Packers @ Cardinals Hello and welcome back the Early Bird Breakdown. Before we get into this week’s rematch, let’s look back at last week’s win. The Recap: Last week the Packers got some of their grove back beating down Washington 35-18. The offense was heavily driven by the ground game, which gained as a team 141 yards. The offensive...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nobody’s Underdog: McCarthy’s Message Remains

“Nobody’s underdog”.  The more things change, the more they stay the same.  During a season in which many Packers writers surmised that McCarthy’s message might be getting stale, the 10th year head coach has stood firm in his message.  Not only are the Packers sticking to the schemes that have allowed them seven consecutive playoff appearances, but Coach Mac isn’t changing...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking Ahead: Packers 2016 Draft

Embed from Getty Images Speculating who Ted Thompson will draft in this year’s draft might be the most impossible task in sports. It certainly has been the  past couple of years. During last year’s draft, many thought with standout University of California, Los Angeles inside linebacker Eric Kendricks still on the board Thompson would snatch him up soon as possible, because...
Via TopSportsReport
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Need To Draft Better

The Packers have made the playoffs every season since winning the Super Bowl in 2011, but they’ve had very little success in January recently. And while poor coaching and bad luck certainly played a part in losing 4 of their last 6 win-or-go-home games, it would be a mistake to overlook just how little star talent has been added to the roster since that glorious day in Arlington...
Via Packers Notes
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Change Could Be Coming

The Green Bay Packers haven’t made any really big news in the offseason since coach Mike McCarthy dismissed a half-dozen assistants in January 2009. Other than signing Julius Peppers, firing Shawn Slocum and giving play-calling duties to Tom Clements, things have been pretty quiet for the past six offseasons. But barring an unexpected run in the playoffs, don’t be surprised if...
Via Packers Notes
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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