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
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

MVPs At The Quarter-Pole

The Packers finished the first four weeks of the season with a 2-2 record, which places them one game behind the division-leading Detroit Lions (that never sound right). Here’s a look at the team’s most valuable players at the quarter pole: MVP: A few months ago, there were actually people who questioned general manager Ted Thompson’s decision to give Jordy Nelson a four-year...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Few Vets Added During Season

I used to think being a meteorologist in San Diego was the most unnecessary job in the world, but I’ve changed my mind. I now think the most unnecessary job in the world is being a member of Green Bay’s pro personnel department. That’s because since 2011, the Packers have added a total of six veterans to their 53-man roster during the regular season. Six veterans in 3-plus...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Burke Blotter: The NFL Needs the Green Bay Packers

If someone were to say the National Football league has had a bad past couple of weeks, they would be making the understatement of the century. Multiple domestic abuse indictments and/or accusations along with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson being charged with child abuse has stained the NFL. The league has gone into a tailspin from a public relations standpoint from...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
11 days ago  |  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...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s Some Classic Hawk

I know Dom Capers, Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson spend a lot of time watching film, but I’m beginning to think Green Bay’s defensive coordinator, head coach and GM close their eyes when it comes to any play involving A.J. Hawk. How else could you explain seeing plays like this game after game for year after year and still thinking the former No. 1 pick deserves to be a starter...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers GM Ted Thompson under contract for five years

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson signed an extension earlier in the offseason, but at the time neither he nor the team disclosed any terms or details. However, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport on Thursday reported that Thompson's extension is for three additional seasons, according to three sources briefed on the situation. Since the general manager still has two...
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26 days ago  |  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...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Thompson looks beyond camp with surprise keepers

So Carl Bradford, Demetri Goodson and a third quarterback are on the Green Bay Packers' roster after the reduction to 53 players. Chris Banjo, Jumal Rolle and Jake Stoneburner aren't. Not that this is it. If general manager Ted Thompson claims a player on waivers Sunday — offensive line would be the most likely position — then he'd have to clear a roster spot. ...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The 2014-15 Green Bay Packers Roster

With Training Camp coming to an end, Ted Thompson was faced with the task of constructing a team which will lead the Packers back to the Super Bowl. As the clock ticked down to 3pm CDT yesterday, Packer fans across the world were wondering what this year’s team would look like. Would it have the caliber of talent to get the Packers back on top of the football world this season...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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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August 30, 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...
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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...
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August 29, 2014  |  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
August 28, 2014  |  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...
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August 27, 2014  |  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
August 22, 2014  |  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
August 20, 2014  |  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
August 16, 2014  |  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
August 08, 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...
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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...
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August 06, 2014  |  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 […]
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August 01, 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
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