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 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.
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 […]
I guess this is fighting fire with fire. If your team is dangerously thin at safety, what do you do? Cut one of your remaining safeties and sign one who has never played in your system, that’s what. At least if you’re Green Bay Packers’ general manager Ted Thompson. Look, I have been a Ted […]
When the Green Bay Packers visit Nashville for their final preseason game against the Tennessee Titans tonight, it will be the last audition for 22 current members of the team. Of course, that number probably will increase after final cuts on Saturday, as Ted Thompson has a tendency to add at least a couple players […]
As you’ve likely heard by now, Michael Vick signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, yesterday. While Vick signing with the Eagles doesn’t really affect the Green Bay Packers, the fact that the Packers didn’t make a play for Vick is interesting. Read Andrew Brandt’s Q&A about how the Vick to Philly deal went down. As we’ve […]
The AP released a small piece today, indicating that GM Ted Thompson and the Green Bay Packers may be interested in looking at Michael Vick. This is interesting because, as far as I know, this is the first bit of national media speculation involving the Packers and Vick. Of course, some of us at Total […]
Now we survey the wreckage. Brett Favre’s decision to remain retired instead of joining the Minnesota Vikings, has some serious ramifications. The Vikings organization… hahahahahahahhahahaha!… sorry, lost my train of thought. Oh yeah, the Vikings. Let’s start at the top, with the chief bonehead. Vikings coach Brad Childress released a statement yesterday, saying the Favre […]