Posts tagged Ted Thompson

Packers Could Trade Up And Who They Might Land

Eric Berry

One thing we haven’t discussed in relation to this week’s NFL Draft is the possibility of the Green Bay Packers trading up. The reason we haven’t discussed it is because Packers’ general manager Ted Thompson has only traded up twice in his five years on the job. He did, of course, move up last year […]

Packers Will Add Several Sixth Rounders, And Other Fun Stats

One thing you can bet on when you’re watching the Green Bay Packers’ draft unfold under the mastermind that is Ted Thompson, is that Thompson will come out with more picks than he went in with. In Thompson’s five drafts with the Packers, he’s traded back to pick up additional picks in each year except […]

Packers May Not Choose Tackle At All

Ted Thompson

Green Bay Packers’ general manager is an enlightening individual, especially in press conferences. I’m joking of course. It wasn’t really a surprise when Thompson said next to nothing, that is, unless you love cliches and bullshit, in Friday’s press conference with local reporters. However, the one interesting thing he did say probably won’t please anyone […]

Dream Of Acquiring Ted Ginn Shattered, But Fifth-Rounders Are Priceless

Quinn Johnson

Just a quick note, since I did way too much research on the subject the other day in suggesting the Green Bay Packers and do-nothing general manager Ted Thompson could and should realistically look at acquiring Miami Dolphins’ return man/receiver Ted Ginn Jr. — Ginn was traded to the San Francisco 49ers today for a […]

Ted Ginn Could Power The Packers’ Return Game

Ted Ginn Jr.

The Miami Dolphins’ acquisition of receiver Brandon Marshall from the Denver Broncos has several ramifications, but the one most interesting to the Green Bay Packers is Dolphins’ receiver/return man Ted Ginn Jr. has now been labeled the odd man out in Miami. Let’s get this out of the way first. Ted Thompson is about as […]

Packers Made A Mistake Not Trading Kampman

Aaron Kampman

Back in October 2009 we suggested the Green Bay Packers could be listening to offers for Aaron Kampman. Ultimately, Packers’ general manager Ted Thompson didn’t make a move and he’s given no indication there were any offers for Kampman or, if there were, what those offers might have been. This offseason, Kampman signed with the […]

3-4 Pass Rushers Aplenty, May Mean Packers Trade Down

Jerry Hughes

We’ve previously discussed the possibility of the Green Bay Packers opting for a pass rusher in the first round of the NFL Draft simply because the top-flight offensive tackles may be off the board by the time the Packers pick at No. 23. Although there are likely only four or five tackles with first-round talent, […]

Keep An Eye On Outside Linebackers

Sean Weatherspoon

The Green Bay Packers have several needs – probably more than a legitimate Super Bowl contender should have – entering this year’s NFL Draft. We’ve been harping on tackle and cornerback as the two biggest areas the Packers need to improve. At tackle, the Packers are relying on veterans Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher. Both […]

What Can the Packers Expect at No. 23?

Michael Oher

The Green Bay Packers hold the 23rd selection in the 2010 NFL Draft and while there are hundreds if not thousands of mock drafts predicting the Packers will select this player or that player, we’re going to completely ignore those and look at the 23rd selection from a different angle. We’re much more interested in […]

Packers’ Improve From Within Rhetoric Getting Old

Ted Thompson

It’s been pretty well documented how badly the Green Bay Packers fared against top-flight quarterbacks last season. I’ll give it to you in four words: they fucking sucked ass. This offseason the team has done little to address the deficiencies in that area. As usual, there was no outside free agent signings to speak of, […]

Packers Reward Mediocrity With Crosby

Mason Crosby

Earlier this month, Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby was given a 100 percent raise, something we learned from our friend Jersey Al. Somehow Crosby triggered incentives in his contract that doubled his salary from $500,000 to $1 million, despite being one of the worst regular kickers in the NFL in 2009. Crosby made a […]

Sources: 49ers GM Could Wind Up In Green Bay

The San Fransisco 49ers are at odds with general manager Scot McCloughan, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that could play out in favor of the Green Bay Packers. ESPN reports San Fransisco has placed McCloughan on an extended leave of absence with just over a month before the draft. Sources said McCloughan has been dealing […]

What’s Next For the Packers?

After signing four of their own free agents and doling out somewhere in the neighborhood of $80 million to do so, the Green Bay Packers have done quite a bit to solidify their team for 2010 and beyond. Besides getting Nick Collins, Ryan Pickett, Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher back into the fold, the Packers […]

Packers Could Be Players in Phase Two of Free Agency

The first weekend of free agency is always fast paced and sees a lot of players changing teams. It also sees the biggest names signed. This year, those players were Julius Peppers, Antrel Rolle, Karlos Dansby, Dunta Robinson, etc. Now that the big names and their huge contracts are taken care of, the second tier […]

Some Interesting Free Agent Possibilities For Packers

Ted Thompson

Although there are players available – like Antrel Rolle, Dunta Robinson and Darren Sproles – who would make great additions to the Green Bay Packers in free agency, we all know who we’re dealing with here. We’re dealing with Ted Thompson and during his tenure with the Packers, Thompson has signed exactly one outside free […]

Green Bay Packers Combine Roundup 2

Bruce Campbell

There are all kinds of totally awesome stories coming out of the NFL scouting combine, so let’s get right to it. Maryland offensive tackle Bruce Campbell, who we suggested might be available when the Green Bay Packers pick at No. 23, is tearing it up. Campbell ran a 4.85 40-yard dash, which is pretty damn […]

Top-Flight Cornerbacks Available, Packers Unlikely To Act

Dunta Robinson

Make no mistake about it, the Green Bay Packers are in the cornerback market. Al Harris is rehabilitating a major knee injury and behind Charles Woodson and Tramon Williams, who ended the season as the starters, the Packers are thin. There has been speculation the Packers might be interested in acquiring San Diego’s Antonio Cromartie, […]

Packers Should Follow Steelers’ Lead

Mike Wallace

The Green Bay Packers have been following the Pittsburgh Steelers lead for a few years. They build almost exclusively through the draft, they converted to the 3-4 defense, and the Packers even hired the architect of Pittsburgh’s original 3-4 defense to run theirs – Dom Capers. Last week, the Steelers made the announcement that even […]

Ahman Green Expects To Be Back, But He May Be the Only One

Ahman Green

Ahman Green broke the Green Bay Packers’ career rushing mark in his half-season stint with the team in 2009, and served as a decent short yardage back and special teams player. Green, who at 32 is ancient for an NFL running back, will be an unrestricted free agent when the league year opens on March […]

Packers Off Julius Peppers’ List

Juliius Peppers

We’ve connected Carolina Panthers defensive end and free-agent-to-be Julius Peppers with the Green Bay Packers on a few occasions. So have several other outlets, but it looks like Peppers has already crossed the Packers off his list of potential teams. The National Football Post’s Andrew Brandt says there’s no chance Peppers will sign with Carolina […]