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Packers: 3 First-Round Defensive Tackles to Watch

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson and his staff are beginning to tackle their offseason laundry list. One of their major tasks will be deciding the status of more than 15 of their own free agents – among them defensive tackles B.J. Raji and Letroy Guion.Raji, who was having an impressive offseason, was lost for the year due to a torn right bicep in Week 3 of the preseason...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Packers look to add linebacker in the draft

Now that the Packers’ season has come to an end, the front office will be switching gears from winning games to team building.  There will be the inevitable turnover on the roster, and general manager Ted Thompson will start looking to shore up areas of weakness and attempt to make the 2015 version of the Green Bay Packers a stronger contender. It’s no secret that one of the...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Packers need to bring back Cobb

Since being drafted in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft, Randall Cobb has been a huge contributor to the Green Bay Packers offense. After a pro bowl worthy season it would be foolish for Ted Thompson and the Packers organization not to resign Cobb. Cobb helps stabilize the young receiving core for Green Bay. Yes, Jordy Nelson is the leading receiver on the team, but stats are...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A Look at the Packers Free Agents

Here is the list of players that Ted Thompson will have to make decisions on, ranked in order of importance.1. Randall Cobb, wide receiver. If all Thompson does this offseason is re-sign Cobb it will be enough to satisfy Packer Nation and Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. Cobb had a career year as he played in all 16 games for the first time in his career. He posted career-highs...
Via Pro Football Spot
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Looking Ahead

The 2014 Green Bay Packers are finished.  In the books.  Done.  And it still doesn’t seem right.  By now, we’ve all seen a lot of write up’s, videos, meme’s and tweets about the game between the Packers and Seattle Seahawks.  Many of the narratives, common ideas and frustrations have already been aired.  At the end of it all, it was an atrocious loss for this storied...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Projected to Get Two Compensatory Selections in 2015 NFL Draft

The Green Bay Packers are always among the NFL leaders in compensatory draft picks awarded each season and it looks like that trend is going to continue in 2015. According to a projection from overthecap.com, a trusted source on the subject, the Packers are in line to get two compensatory picks, each coming in the sixth round. That is thanks to the Packers losing three unrestricted...
Via The Packers Guru
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: Julius Peppers justified his contract on Sunday

Many people were wondering why Ted Thompson opened up the checkbook and signed Julius Peppers last March. The 34-year-old justified the three-year $26-million contract with a special game in the NFC Divisional Playoffs. He hasn’t tasted playoff football since 2010, so he had every right to be excited and you could say he was pretty charged-up. This has been an up-and-down year...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Stock Report: Thinking bad thoughts Edition

The Green Bay Packers really needed that win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. If the Packers would have lost, I had some evil, nasty thoughts running through my head. Thoughts like, “If the Packers have another one-and-done in the playoffs, they’ve essentially been a more exciting version of the Cincinnati Bengals since winning the Super Bowl in 2010.” Whew. That’s a bad...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ted Thompson’s Offseason Pays Off In Playoff Win

Ted Thompson’s 2014 offseason might go down as one of his best ever, and the players he brought into Green Bay were a huge reason the Packers were able to beat the Dallas Cowboys 26-21 and advance to their first NFC Championship game since 2010. The headliner was Julius Peppers, and he was the best player on the defensive side of the for the Packers yesterday with Mike Daniels...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers: 100 Percent or Not, Aaron Rodgers Must Deliver vs Dallas Cowboys

Ted Thompson believes Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in football. So does Mike McCarthy and for that matter so do I. But, if Rodgers fails to come up big in yet another NFL playoff game Sunday, when the Green Bay Packers will face the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Divisional Playoff, then it might be time to seriously re-think where he falls in the QB pecking order. It’s not...
Via The Packers Guru
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Linsley: Why Green Bay Packers’ Top Rookie Should Get to Pro Bowl

Ted Thompson has made a lot of great draft picks. But when it comes to the offensive line, Corey Linsley may be the best pick he’s ever made. Linsley, a fifth-round selection out of Ohio State, was thrust into the starting lineup in Week One thanks to an injury to J.C. Tretter, who the Packers had groomed all off season to be their starter. It was thought that Linsley would have...
Via The Packers Guru
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: Packers were smart to pass on Steven Jackson

Remember when Packers fans were demanding that Ted Thompson go out and sign free agent running back Steven Jackson? Well, that was way back in the spring of 2013. At the time, it didn’t look like a terrible proposition. Jackson, who was 29 at the time, had just finished getting his eighth straight 1,000-yard season. And the Packers just got done handing it off to Cedric Benson...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers’ Linsley Perfect Example of Thompson’s Practices

There was much consternation at the beginning of the season.  The Packers spent time and resources developing a plan to keep this team healthier.  If you ask Mike McCarthy that’s a huge part of this team’s success, especially in the regular season.  He claims to have only coached two teams of above average health in his career.  The 2007 Packers that went 12-4 and made it...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers’ free-agent signees playing well

The level at which Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson eschews signing free agents each offseason has gone from a local talker to a national meme in recent NFL offseasons. These days, it’s not just Packers fans who smirk/smile/shake their head/grumble whenever the topic of Thompson and free agents arises. Now, everyone talks about Thompson’s team building style. It’s...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Beer Mug Perspective: Four More Years

On Tuesday it was announced that the Green Bay Packers had extended Mike McCarthy’s contract as head coach through the 2018 season. This effectively keeps the trifecta of him, Ted Thompson and Aaron Rodgers together for another four years and sets McCarthy up to be the second-longest tenured head coach in Packers history. For some fans, this is excellent news for the storied franchise...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: JC Tretter makes the most sense at left tackle

Ted Thompson admitted two things on Monday. One, he admitted that he made a mistake with first round pick Derek Sherrod. When Roger Goodell stepped to the podium in 2011, just about everyone was surprised when he told the world that the Packers had just selected Sherrod with the 32nd and final pick of the first round. Even before Sherrod went down with the tibia fracture, he wasn’t...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Reward Coach Mike McCarthy with Multiyear Contract Extension

Mike McCarthy is not going anywhere – at least as long as the Green Bay Packers will have him, which they showed today is for the foreseeable future. In his afternoon press conference, Coach McCarthy acknowledged the unusual move (especially for the Packers) of extending a head coaches’ contract in mid-season. No terms have been yet released. McCarthys’s current contract...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Sign McCarthy To Extension

The Green Bay Packers have announced a multi-year extension for head coach Mike McCarthy.  Terms have not been announced yet.  Earlier this summer, the Packers extended the contract of general manager Ted Thompson and many saw an extension for McCarthy as forthcoming shortly thereafter. McCarthy is the third-most winning coach in Packers history, with 93 victories and behind only Vince...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

High Draft Picks Failing to Make Impact in Green Bay

The following is a special guest article...Historically speaking, few teams have had as much consistent success in the NFL draft as the Green Bay Packers. Dating back to before the tenure of current general manager Ted Thompson, the Packers have consistently selected players who have contributed immensely to the prolonged success of the organization. That is, up until 2011. In 2009...
Via Packer Fans United
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Sign Mike McCarthy to Well-Deserved Extension

Mike McCarthy has led the Green Bay Packers to a Super Bowl championship and six playoff apperances in his eight-plus seasons as the team’s head coach. So it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that the coach with the third-most wins in franchise history was extended on a multi-year contract on Monday. While the terms of the deal are not yet disclosed, it’s safe to assume...
Via Sportsnaut
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Sign HC Mike McCarthy To A Multi-Year Extension

The Green Bay Packers announced Monday that they have signed HC Mike McCarthy to a new multi-year contract. “We are very happy to extend our relationship with Mike,” GM Ted Thompson said. “Over the past nine years, he’s provided great stability and consistency to the Packers organization and our community as an excellent coach and leader. He’s a good man and we look forward...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Brett Favre: I got calls about playing last season

Brett Favre’s first NFL pass came with the Atlanta Falcons in 1991, and it resulted in a interception return for a touchdown. He was just a wide-eyed 21-year-old rookie who had started his college career during the Ronald Reagan Administration. After a Hall of Fame caliber 20-year NFL career, Favre called it quits as the league’s all-time leader in touchdown passes back in 2010...
Via Sportsnaut
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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
September 30, 2014  |  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...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
September 08, 2014  |  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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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