Awkward silence, anyone? The 2011 NFL lockout may be in full swing, but that didn’t stop Green Bay Packers players and brass from spending five days on a bus together this week for the annual Packers Tailgate Tour across Upper Michigan and Wisconsin. According to The Associated Press, coach Mike McCarthy, general manager Ted Thompson and several other staff members saw the bus off Tuesday.
The only thing that’s certain when Ted Thompson is at the helm of the Green Bay Packers draft is uncertainty. Thompson is rarely predictable, but looking at the statistics, some patterns do emerge. For example, Thompson likes drafting wide receivers. In his six drafts as general manager, Thompson has chosen eight receivers, the most of [...]
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson thinks everyone trying to figure out who the team will choose in the NFL Draft is an idiot. Thompson told Peter King he doesn’t think analysts know what they’re talking about. “There’s a lot of interest in the draft. It’s great. But quite frankly, most of the people [...]
There’s speculation Johnny Jolly’s second arrest for codeine possession, which put his NFL career in serious jeopardy, will force the Green Bay Packers to reevaluate re-signing defensive end Cullen Jenkins. Jenkins, who had seven sacks in 11 games in 2010, will be one of the most sought-after defensive free agents whenever free agency begins.
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 [...]
Lost in the malaise surrounding the Green Bay Packers’ injury report last week was this nugget — pretty much everyone in the organization is pissed general manager Ted Thompson failed to acquire running back Marshawn Lynch from the Buffalo Bills. Lynch was traded to the Seattle Seahawks for a fourth-round pick in 2011 and a [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
After the Green Bay Packers handed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers their first win of the season, it’s no wonder people are jumping on Packers coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson. This team was supposed to be better, and it’s two chief architects are easy targets for the failings. The National Football Post’s Matt [...]
Although it isn’t a glamor position, one area Ted Thompson has had problems filling with a capable body during his tenure with the Green Bay Packers is that of punter. First there was Jon Ryan, who Ted liked enough to cut just before the 2008 season began. Then came Derrick Frost, who was much worse [...]
It was a seemingly simple comment made by Troy Aikman during the Green Bay Packers contest with Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, but it made me pause nonetheless. Aikman said Brett Favre didn’t want to play for the Packers, anymore. I didn’t really understand it at the time and Thom Brennaman just [...]
Probably not a surprise that Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson is being criticized for not adding more free agents during the offseason, since most of us criticize him for just such a thing on a regular basis. However, the source of the criticism may be somewhat surprising – scouts and NFL front office personnel [...]
Well, here’s an assessment from Ted Thompson that I think we can all agree with, for once – the Green Bay Packers should be better. “The preseason and the regular season are a whole different kettle of fish, but yeah, I would have thought we would have played a little bit better starting out,” Thompson [...]