Posts tagged Mark Murphy

All Is Quiet In Green Bay

Mark Murphy

A lot of people assumed players would start showing up at team facilities Tuesday morning after they were granted a temporary injunction against the NFL and their lockout on Monday. That didn’t play out in Green Bay. Exactly zero Green Bay Packers turned up at team headquarters. From the sound of it, the Packers wouldn’t […]

Work Stoppage Does Not Apply To These Packers

Desmond Bishop

The NFL and their rules are stupid. Here we are in the midst of a lockout, the players no longer have a functioning union, they’re suing the league and the rules dictate players cannot talk to coaches or team executives. Players cannot be at team facilities. No offseason programs can be conducted. Team executives cannot […]

Mark Murphy’s Words Do Not Inspire Confidence

No one really seems to be happy about the lockout/lawsuit festival the NFL and the players are going through at the moment, and Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy hasn’t done much to inspire confidence it’s going to end anytime soon. “Having been on both sides of this, this is really disappointing,” said Murphy, who […]

Packers Have Prepared Well For Work Stoppage

Ted Thompson

While most NFL teams are making moves to cut costs because of the lockout, the Green Bay Packers look just fine. The Packers have virtually no debt and have been building a franchise preservation fund, which was worth $127.5 million at the end of the last fiscal year, that will keep the organization operating fairly […]

Packers Control The World For A Minute

The Green Bay Packers got to control the world for a minute.

At least that was Charles Woodson’s assessment of what it meant to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange, which Woodson, teammates John Kuhn, Ryan Grant and Packers president Mark Murphy did, yesterday.

McCarthy Will Get Three-Year Extension

Mike McCarthy

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy will get a three-year contract extension paying him an average of $5 million per year, according to Bob McGinn.

The finishing touches haven’t been put on the deal yet, but that seems like a formality at this point. The Packers announced general manager Ted Thompson’s three-year contract extension last week — a deal he signed in December.

Thompson Already Signed Contract Extension

Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy said he planned to give both general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy contract extensions, after Super Bowl XLV.

Well, it turns out, he already gave Thompson an extension in December.

McCarthy, Thompson Will Get Extensions

Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson

Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy says both general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy will get contract extensions. Their current deals both run through 2012. “We want Ted and Mike to be with the Packers long term, and I’m confident that they will be,” Murphy said. Murphy will handle Thompson’s extension and Thompson […]

Packers Want Favre Back In The Family

Brett Favre

I’m not really sure how this sits with me, but we all knew it was inevitable. Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy said the organization is saving a spot for Brett Favre. Although it isn’t likely to happen tomorrow, the Packers are going to kiss and make up with Favre eventually. “Yeah, at the appropriate […]

Lambeau Field Will Not Host Big Ten Championship

Lucas Oil Stadium

Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy did a bit a grandstanding in the media about how Lambeau Field would be the perfect place to host the inaugural Big Ten title game in 2011, and formally threw the venerable stadium into the mix as a potential site, several weeks ago. Well, the Big Ten didn’t give […]

Lambeau Field May Be Enclosed To Create Wall Of Sound

Lambeau Field

I wanted to get to this before the week was out, since it was first mentioned on Monday, when most of us were either nursing hangovers or just not paying attention. One of the options the Green Bay Packers are considering as part of their plan to expand Lambeau Field is enclosing the south end […]

NFL, Union Discuss Expanded Season; Developmental League A Possibility

The idea of expanding the NFL’s regular season to 18 games, and reducing the preseason to two, is rapidly gaining steam among NFL owners. While the idea hasn’t caught on nearly as well with the players, the NFL and the player’s union met for the first time on Wednesday to discuss the possibility, which is […]

Murphy: No Changes Before End of the Season

Dammit! If I only knew how to coach! Photo: Evan Siegle

You can count Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy among those disappointed in the team’s craptacular 4-4 start to the season, but don’t expect any changes to happen during the season. That is, despite how much everyone outside of 1265 Lombardi Ave. seems to hate Packers coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson, they […]

Nick Collins’ Disappearing Act and Upcoming Distractions

Nick Collins

As the Green Bay Packers open their first mandatory minicamp of the offseason today, the biggest question is whether safety Nick Collins will practice. Collins, the Packers starting strong safety last season, made a brief appearance in Green Bay last week – only the second day he showed up at any of the Packers OTAs. […]

Packers Will Retire No. 4… Later

The Green Bay Packers are still committed to retiring Brett Favre’s No. 4 jersey. Just not quite yet. Packers president Mark Murphy spoke about retiring Favre’s number Saturday, during the team’s annual Fan Fest celebration. “Obviously we will do it,” Murphy said, according to the Green Bay Press Gazette. “We’ve made that commitment. He deserves […]

Favre Makes it Official, Flips Ted the Bird

Brett Favre

There’s a lot of speculation out there that Brett Favre’s retirement from the New York Jets this week might not take. After all, we’ve seen the “retire”/unretire scenario play out before, less than a year ago with the Green Bay Packers. This time, however, it’s official. Brett Favre has filed his retirement papers with the […]

Internal Packers Email: Mark Murphy on the Favre Trade

Well, I’ve been sitting on this for a little while, for various reasons, but in the lull leading up to week one of the NFL season, I’ve decided that now is the time. For what, you ask? Well, in case you didn’t have enough back in July and early August, we here at Total Packers […]

Trade Brett Favre and Pay Ryan Grant

Ryan Grant

Ted Thompson – I’ve had your back from day one. I watched with glee as you zanily traded back again and again in every draft, nodded my head in approval when you frugally passed over high-priced free agents, but now you, Mike McCarthy, and Mark Murphy have a big sloppy mess on your hands. Two, […]