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TED THOMPSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Randall Cobb: Davante Adams poised for ‘breakout’ year

The fallout of the Jordy Nelson injury is still occurring, and Green Bay is scrambling to figure out who will help step up and replace his production. Randall Cobb is the number one receiver now for superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but his second option is going to be second-year wide receiver Davante Adams. Cobb talked to the media and said that he believes Adams will have...
Via This Given Sunday
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Help Wanted Needed At Tackle

I understand that general manager Ted Thompson picks the best available player, but he needed to make sure the best available player at some point in either of the past two drafts was a tackle. By ignoring that position since 2013, the Packers now find themselves without a legitimate backup to starters David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga. That became painfully obvious the past two weeks...
Via Packers Notes
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers’ Mike McCarthy, Ted Thompson Against Joint Practices

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy watches a drill during the NFL football team’s Family Fun Night as part of training camp, Saturday, Aug. 8 , 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer) Fights breaking out in NFL training camps is nothing close to unusual – fights break out every year, often involving star players. The dog days of August, a month that produces the hottest...
Via The Sports Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ted Thompson once modeled Notre Dame-style Packers unis for Ron Wolf

In the early 1990s, when Class of 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Ron Wolf was trying to rebrand the Packers after two decades of losing, the former general manager considered a drastic uniform change. Wolf was inspired by Notre Dame's classic look and wanted to try out a uniform much like the Fighting Irish wore, according to Bob McGinn of the Journal Sentinel.Wolf needed...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Thompson’s Cornerback Plan Paying Off Early

The transformation of the Green Bay Packers secondary from the 2014 season to this season fully embodies what Ted Thompson is all about as a general manager and how he chooses to run the team. One of the strengths of Green Bay’s defense last season was its ability to run four cornerbacks out at a time who had the ability to plaster their man in coverage. In today’s NFL where...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Ted Thompson’s draft wish list

He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice (an hour), but it’s not Christmas season, no, for Green Bay Packer’s general manager Ted Thompson, it’s draft season. But Ted Thompson is still making a wish list. Every general manager for all 32 NFL teams has their own big board heading into the draft, their personal rankings of every prospect. For Thompson, the draft is the...
Via isportsweb.com
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: 3 first round prospects

With the 2015 NFL Draft just around the corner, it is never too early to start looking at projections.  The draft has been where the Green Bay Packers have found success, as most of the players on their roster have only played for the Packers.  While the first round has either been hit or miss since Ted Thompson became the general manager, here are three players that I think would...
Via isportsweb.com
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Coach Mike McCarthy: I’m Giving up Play Calling

In an afternoon press conference today, Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy admitted to a not-so-well kept secret; he will no longer call plays for the Packers. It was not an easy decision for McCarthy, and according to him, came as a surprise to his bosses, Ted Thompson and Mark Murphy. During the press conference there were several recurring themes: McCarthy feels he has...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Inside Linebacker Be Last Year’s Safety?

Ted Thompson did some very good things in the 2014 NFL Draft, but it is the one thing that he didn’t do that could prove detrimental to the Packers’ Super Bowl chances. Last year, Thompson didn’t address the safety position during the offseason, which was clearly a glaring need. The result was terrible, as the Packers were the only team in the NFL not to get an interception...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Grading all 9 draft picks

The 2014 NFL draft has come to a close and the Green Bay Packers did something they have never done in the Ted Thompson era.  Thompson did not trade any of the Packers’ nine draft picks.  The Packers filled their biggest need in round one, and helped made some nice offensive additions in the later rounds.  Here are my pick by pick grades for the Packers 2014 draft class. Round...
Via isportsweb.com
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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