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Tretter Will Start Somewhere In ’17

JC Tretter will be a free agent next March, and between now and then GM Ted Thompson will have to decide whether to keep the talented and versatile young offensive lineman or let him walk away. The adjectives talented, versatile and young would normally guarantee an extension, but there’s nothing normal about this scenario. The former Cornell star proved last season he could get...
Via Packers Notes
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Packers Punting Problem

With the Green Bay Packers offense struggling for most of last season, they could ill afford to have a bad year at the Punting position. Tim Masthay’s sudden drop in distance and hang time often put the defense in difficult positions, and had a huge negative impact on last season. The easy solution is to listen to the mob of Packers fans who want Masthay gone. However, as we...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pulse of the Pack: Draft Recap with Dan Shonka of Ourlads

Dan Shonka of Ourlads is back to talk Packers 2016 draft.  How did Ted Thompson fare in Shonka’s estimation?  How much did the Packers improve themselves?  Can Kenny Clark replace BJ Raji?  Will Kyler Fackrell allow Clay Matthews to move back outside?  Is Blake Martinez really that good in coverage?  These are just a few of the questions that will get answers on the latest...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Have Difficult Decision to Make at Wide Receiver

The Green Bay Packers have one of the deepest 90-man rosters in the NFL, which is a good thing. But it means that when it comes time to whittle it down to the final 53, the team will face some difficult decisions. One of the most challenging decisions for general manager Ted Thompson will be deciding what to do at wide receiver. After drafting Trevor Davis of California in the...
Via The Packers Guru
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Future of the Green Bay Packers Offensive Line

When healthy, the Green Bay Packers offensive line has ranged from good to great over the last several years. Health has certainly been an issue, so depth needed to be addressed this offseason. The contracts of David Bakhtiari, Josh Sitton, TJ Lang, and JC Tretter are all set to expire at the end of next season, which shows why the Packers would invest two draft picks on the o-line...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers to lean on rookie linebackers to produce in 2016

In the 2016 NFL draft, Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson attacked his need for linebacker depth in the third and fourth rounds with former Utah outside linebacker Kyler Fackrell and former Stanford inside linebacker Blake Martinez. Fackrell, a three-year starter for the Aggies, accumulated 253 combined tackles, 36 tackles for loss, and 12 sacks throughout his career...
Via EndZoneScore
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Thompson Has A Sixth Sense

I read an interesting statistic the other day that made me appreciate just how special Ted Thompson has been when it comes to drafting on day 3. According to the Pro Football Reference database, only 30 percent of sixth-round picks since 2010 have gone on to play at least five games in the National Football League. Since 2010, Thompson has drafted running back James Starks, offensive...
Via Packers Notes
17 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers: Mike McCarthy, Not Ted Thompson to Blame for Failures

During that last two days, the internet has been up in arms about a report that Mike McCarthy is reportedly “fed up” with Ted Thompson’s unwillingness to sign veteran players. And many have laid the blame for the Green Bay Packers’ flaws in 2015 at the feet of the Thompson, the long-time GM who lives and dies by his draft and develop approach. Yet, those who have done that...
Via The Packers Guru
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Mike McCarthy is 'fed up' with Packers GM

Things may be getting a bit frosty in Green Bay these days, and we’re not talking about the weather. A report by Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel included a juicy rumor regarding head coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson. Specifically, McGinn reports: “According to several sources, McCarthy is fed up with his boss’ unwillingness to take a chance...
Via Sportsnaut
January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

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