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TED THOMPSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

ESPN analyst Bill Polian: Ted Thompson's draft record is 'stellar'

ESPN football analyst Bill Polian said that Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson is the best in the business when it comes to building a team through the NFL Draft. Polian praised Thompson for his deft management of acquiring talent from the college ranks and developing them into productive players that the team keeps in the fold by re-signing them when they become...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ted Thompson Devalues Inside Linebackers

As Ron Wolf might say, Ted Thompson has never had an inside linebacker as “the girl with the curl”.  Personally, I would have liked to see the Packers select Eric Kendricks with their first round pick a couple weeks ago. Outside of that, I wouldn’t have minded seeing them pick Denzel Perryman or Stephone Anthony. Of course, my BPU must have been very different from general...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Does Ted Thompson Have May 12 Circled on His Calendar?

     What’s the Big Deal about May 12?    In the NFL business year, May 12, 2015 begins a new dynamic to consider for clubs that might sign unrestricted free agents from another team. Teams such as the Packers that are averse to signing free agents because they would affect their compensatory picks in the 2016 draft will now view those players in a much different light...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Eric Kendricks draft profile

A popular name surfacing in mock draft predictions for the Green Bay Packers is inside linebacker Eric Kendricks out of UCLA. Let’s take a closer look at the former Bruin and why could be a Packer come draft day. The Basics Eric Kendricks vs. USC The Fresno, California native spent all four years of his college eligibility at UCLA, redshirting his first year in 2010. The 6’0...
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April 21, 2015  |  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...
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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...
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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

Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson ranked top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Via cover32 - Packers
July 09, 2014  |  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...
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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...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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