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Report: Packers coaches upset with GM Ted Thompson

The Green Bay Packers were more active in free agency this offseason than in the past. The team added two tight ends in Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks for Aaron Rodgers to toss the rock to.Though, Green Bay also lost a ton of veterans from last season’s NFC North championship roster. That includes the likes of Julius Peppers, Datone Jones and Micah Hyde on the defensive...
Via Sportsnaut
April 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Packers and Thompson Commit to Draft Picks

Everyone who follows the NFL closely knows how much Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson values his draft picks. It comes as little surprise, then, that Thompson gives his drafted rookies plenty of opportunity to stay with the team. While many teams’ fans wonder whether the names called in the most recent NFL draft (especially those in the later rounds) will have any relevance to...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Packers: Don Barclay is a Long Shot for the 53-Man Roster

Few things that Ted Thompson does surprises Green Bay Packers fans anymore, but the whole Packers world was startled somewhat by the re-signing of offensive lineman Don Barclay. Barclay, who played in 16 games for the Packers and started five in 2015, was awful last season. Just awful. The former rookie free agent from West Virginia missed missed the 2014 season due to injury and...
Via The Packers Guru
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Packers: Time for Fans to Appreciate Ted Thompson

Every year, around this time, there is a common refrain among certain Green Bay Packers fans and the narrative is normally about general manager Ted Thompson’s lack of activity in NFL free agency. Not all Packers fan do this of course, but it seems there are many that are continually disappointed by Thompson’s unwillingness to sign outside free agents.  These outraged fans,...
Via The Packers Guru
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Cook Signing Telling for Packers, Thompson

Meeting with the media at the NFL owner’s meetings on Mar. 24, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy made it clear that his offense needs to be able to attack the middle of the field in 2016. Perhaps he was tipping his hand a bit, having already met with and been impressed by Jared Cook 10 days prior. “Let’s be honest, the middle of the field is open now, League rules...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike McCarthy: Eddie Lacy’s weight loss ‘going well’

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is happy with the progress Eddie Lacy has made in getting in shape this offseason, even if he’s only seen his running back in a few photos. “I saw a picture or two,” McCarthy said, via ESPN. “He looked good. What’d you think?” McCarthy is probably talking about this photo, which showed a clearly slimmed-down Lacy with a few...
Via The Sports Daily
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Packers Make Wise, But Modest Investment in Nick Perry

Ted Thompson and the Green Bay Packers are not afraid to spend big money on players — they just don’t like spending significant money on players that are unproven. Well, Thursday, the Packers made their most significant signing since the start of the NFL free-agent frenzy and once again, their splash was re-signing one of their own as the team and outside linebacker Nick Perry...
Via The Packers Guru
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Finding the Successor to Ted Thompson … Eventually

Since his reign as Green Bay Packers General Manager that began in 2005, Ted Thompson has seen the Packers to a playoff berth in all but three seasons (and the last seven consecutively), a Super Bowl XLV victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, five NFC North titles … and oh yeah, selected Aaron Rodgers in his first draft as Packers GM. The Packers have experienced the most sustained...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Ted Thompson says Packers not adverse to free agency

Much has been made about the draft and develop mentality of the Green Bay Packers organization under general manager Ted Thompson. It’s led to the team developing a reputation of being adverse to playing in the free agent waters that open up every offseason. However, after a report in late January that there was a rift between Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy over the...
Via The Comeback
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Does Thompson Really have a Free Agency Phobia?

The  Green Bay Packers’ season ended a few weeks ago, but the 2015 NFL season will come to a close this weekend with Super Bowl 50. And with that will begin the 2016 season a month later.  With that will begin the guesswork of who stays and who is shown the door. Teams will start bidding and trying to woo free agents with the promises of championship rings, each touted the missing...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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