Davante Adams suffering from a crisis of confidence

Confidence is everything for a professional athlete, and it certainly sounds like Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams is suffering in that department after a string of forgettable games. Despite receiving 35 targets over the last three games, Adams has produced just 129 yards and zero touchdowns for the struggling Packers passing offense. He hit rock bottom against the Chicago...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UDFAs Help Keep Cap Healthy

People often wonder how the Packers can win every season and still remain so far under the salary cap ($10.4 million). One reason is smart management. GM Ted Thompson rarely pays big money to undeserving players and chief negotiator Russ Ball does a terrific job of structuring contracts. The other reason is the unusually high number of undrafted free agents on the 53-man roster....
Via Packers Notes
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers to honor former GM Wolf at Lambeau Field

Former Packers general manager Ron Wolf was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame earler this year. Tom Puskar/Associated PressGREEN BAY, Wis. -- Ron Wolf is about to receive one more honor in an already memorable year for the former Green Bay Packers general manager.Wolf's name will be unveiled on the east facade inside Lambeau Field at halftime of the Packers' game Sunday...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Practice Squadders Face Long Odds

Practice squads were established in 1994 as a way for players not quite good enough to play in the National Football League to continue pursuing their dream. Nearly 150 such young men have been signed by Ted Thompson since he took over as general manager of the Packers in 2005. And while few teams have gotten more contributions from former practice squadders over the past decade...
Via Packers Notes
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers miss opportunity to enhance offense by not acquiring Vernon Davis: 'Once in a while discipline can cross into rigidity'

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson is very good at his job and does well sticking to his growth from within philosophy; however, some feel he may have missed a key opprotunity to acquire a talent that could help the team's struggling offense. When the Broncos traded for tight end Vernon Davis from the 49ers, many saw it a a big move for Denver, and some saw it as a missed...
Via 60 Max Power O
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos, Packers take different paths to success

Packers general manager Ted Thompson is a measure twice cut once type of guy, he has his system and plays the percentages rather than hunches. Denver Broncos GM John Elway thinks the opposite track, using a do what it takes approach, while both have different ways of doing things, they seem to get similar results. “You have those two guys approaching it from different perspectives...
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November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers, Broncos take different paths to success

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson is a measure twice cut once type of guy, he has his system and plays the percentages rather than hunches. Broncos GM John Elway thinks the opposite track, using a do what it takes approach, while both have different ways of doing things, they seem to get similar results. “You have those two guys approaching it from different perspectives...
Via 60 Max Power O
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

GM Reggie McKenzie feeling vindication after 'taking the punches' since taking job

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie knew he would have to take live fire for some time in order to get the team heading in the right direction; however, now he's taking compliments instead. McKenzie, who comes from the Ted Thompson’s school of personnel via Green Bay, took a slow and steady hand towards building his team. “You knew you had to take the punches,”...
Via 60 Max Power O
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking Ahead To Free Agency

With running back Eddie Lacy and 60% of the offensive line due to become unrestricted free agents in 2017, general manager Ted Thompson will face his most challenging offseason since the Summer of Favre. And while 2016 won’t be quite as imposing, it won’t be a walk in the park either. Six starters and kicker Mason Crosby highlight a list of 13 players who will be looking for...
Via Packers Notes
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers vs. the Bye Week in 3…2…1…

It’s been a quiet week in Packerland as our team is resting and relaxing on their bye week. They return Monday to prepare for what should be an epic showdown against undefeated Denver in the Mile High City. But before that happens, we need to look at the bye and see what is going on in Green Bay and among wherever the players are dispersed to. We had a retirement from Jermichael...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN Ranks Patriots Second Among Unbeaten Teams; Packers Get Top Spot

The New England Patriots aren’t the best team in the NFL right now, if you believe ESPN. ESPN’s Mike Sando ranked the 4-0 Patriots second among the league’s six unbeaten teams, falling only to the 5-0 Green Bay Packers. And if anything, the article only shows just how close these two teams are. Sando essentially gave the Packers the edge for their defense, which is fair. However...
Via NESN.com
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Defensive First Round Draft Picks Paying Dividends for Thompson’s Packers

 When David Zillmer was child, Bart Starr was leading Lombardi’s Packers to championships. When Daniel Zillmer was a child, Brett Favre was restoring that glory to Titletown. Together, they illustrate how Packers’ fandom is passed down like a family heirloom. Now, as adults, they’re chronicling the Aaron Rodgers Era. No one questions Ted Thompson’s draft and develop strategy...
Via Pro Football Spot
October 10, 2015  |  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
October 02, 2015  |  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
September 11, 2015  |  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

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...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
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

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...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
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
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