Posts tagged Ted Thompson

Rejoice! Jarrett Bush Will Not Be Your Nickel Back!

The bane of my personal existence as a Green Bay Packers fan over the past three seasons may finally be getting what every sane person who’s ever seen a football game thinks he deserves: a pink slip. I mean, let’s face it. Jarrett Bush is the worst cornerback in the history of history and yet […]

Justin Harrell Will Only Be Ted Thompson’s Fault

Justin Harrell

We’re not totally ready to write off Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Justin Harell, but we’re pretty close. Since being drafted 16th overall in the 2007 draft, Harrell has done next to nothing, spending most of his time on injured reserve. Harrell has totaled 28 tackles and no sacks in three seasons. This year appears […]

More Details Emerge On The Brett Favre Divorce

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre is a megalomaniacal prima donna, this we know. We all knew he wanted to stick it to the Green Bay Packers when they decided to move on, even though he said he didn’t. Despite his previous denial that his move to Minnesota wasn’t about revenge, Favre now admits he wanted […]

Are The Packers Full Of Themselves?

Do the Green Bay Packers need an ego check? It’s an interesting question and one that bears some discussion after Nick Barnett made his Super Bowl or die proclamation last week. Certainly, both fans and coaches want their players to believe in themselves. Confidence is important, but overconfidence can be a major obstacle towards achieving […]

Crosby Gets A Free Pass, Again

One thing that irritates me about Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson is their blind faith in certain players who just aren’t very good. See Jarrett Bush as example one. Example two is kicker Mason Crosby. Despite coming off the worst season in his mediocre professional career, Crosby is getting […]

Packers Reportedly Discussing New Contract With Woodson

This comes as a bit of a surprise, but the Green Bay Packers and cornerback Charles Woodson are reportedly discussing a new contract. I say it’s a bit of a surprise because, although Woodson is coming off perhaps his finest season, he’ll be 34 this year and still has three years left on his current […]

Brady Poppinga Part Of Packers Pass Rush Solution

This news both brings me great joy and increases my staunch support of Green Bay Packers’ general manager Ted Thompson, who is completely brilliant. You see, the Packers didn’t bother to add a player of note at the left outside linebacker position because they’ve got Brady Poppinga. You know, the guy who has amassed four […]

Should The Packers Be Preparing For Shootouts?

Much has been made of the games the Green Bay Packers lost to the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers, as well as the playoff loss to the Arizona Cardinals, last season. The main culprit in those losses was the Packers’ pass coverage, or lack thereof. The Packers could have improved the area in the offseason […]

Looking At The Packers As Preseason Favorite

Brad Jones

You hear a lot more about the idea in the national media than you do in the local media, that of the Green Bay Packers as a preseason favorite. Peter King ranked the Packers atop his preseason power rankings. Pro Football Weekly and Yahoo! Sports will declare the Packers their Super Bowl favorite in their […]

Blackmon Moved To Safety, Clearing The Way For More Jarrett Bush

The Green Bay Packers love them some Jarrett Bush. And what’s not to love? It’s like inserting your favorite slapstick comedy right into an NFL game! Jarrett Bush is the Lt. Frank Drebin of the Green Bay Packers. Despite bungling just about everything imaginable, he still manages to live and catch the bad guy, or […]

Newhouse Could Spell The End For Colledge Or Spitz

Marshall Newhouse

I can’t say I was overly impressed with the selection of TCU’s Marshall Newhouse, who the Green Bay Packers selected with their second fifth-round pick in this year’s NFL Draft. Newhouse played left tackle in college, but projects as a guard in the NFL. With Josh Sitton entrenched at right guard, Jason Spitz and Daryn […]

The End Of The Cullen Jenkins Era Approaches

Cullen Jenkins has been a pretty solid performer for the Green Bay Packers over the years. He had perhaps his best all-around season for the Packers in 2009 after transitioning full time to defensive end, where he recorded 32 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and his first career interception. In his previous seasons, when […]

Who’s Out At Tight End?

We won’t know the answer to this question until training camp is complete, but the Green Bay Packers have a logjam at tight end after drafting Andrew Quarless in the fifth round of the NFL Draft. Joining Quarless is starter Jermichael Finley, Spencer Havner and Donald Lee, who opened 2009 as the starter. Unless the […]

Mike Neal: Project

It’s only one opinion, but the Green Bay Packers’ second-round draft choice, Purdue defensive tackle Mike Neal, could be a project. Personally, I was dumbfounded when Packers’ GM Ted Thompson selected Neal in the second round. Certainly, the Packers had more pressing needs than a college defensive tackle who would convert to defensive end in […]

Marshawn Lynch Could Be On Packers’ Radar

If you read my previous post today, you know what I think the chances are of the Green Bay Packers actually making a move of consequence this offseason. Still, it would be remiss of me not to mention the possibility of the Buffalo Bills’ Marshawn Lynch joining the Packers. Bob McGinn did just that over […]

Packers Could Get Outside Linebacker After All

Adalius Thomas

Hey, Green Bay Packers’ general manager Ted Thompson has done nothing to wow us thus far this offseason. The Packers have been silent in free agency. They haven’t made a peep on the trade market. The team’s draft made us scratch our head several times. So, with the Packers seemingly only a player or two […]

Green Bay Packers Draft Grade: A+

I’m joking, of course. Any idiot who’s grading 2010 draft classes today is, well, just that. An idiot. Every team in the NFL is better today than they were at this time last week. Every team in the NFL has added new players to their roster. Grading a team’s draft class before they’ve even played […]

Packers Add Tight End, Guard In The Fifth Round

The Green Bay Packers defied logic again in the fifth round of the NFL Draft. Packers’ GM Ted Thompson chose Penn State tight end Andrew Quarless with the team’s first fifth-round pick (No. 154), even though the team is solid, one-though-three, on the tight end depth chart with Jermichael Finley, Donald Lee and Spencer Havner. […]

Packers Select Someone You’ve Never Heard of In Second Round

With names like Golden Tate, Charles Brown and Ricky Sapp, as well as several solid cornerbacks on the board when the Green Bay Packers selected with the No. 56 overall pick, the team selected defensive tackle Mike Neal from Purdue. That’s right, Mike Neal from Purdue – a defensive tackle. So what you’re telling me […]

Exclusive Interview With Andrew Brandt

Andrew Brandt

You know, some of us used to be “real” journalists here at Total Packers, so we thought we’d drag those skills out of the closet and do an actual interview for once. We were lucky enough to track down National Football Post president – and former Green Bay Packers’ vice president – Andrew Brandt. Brandt […]