Should the Packers target a top 10 cornerback in May’s draft?

Ted Thompson’s first highlight move of free agency was to re-sign whom many said was the most important piece for the Packers to make a deal with: Sam Shields. The deal came just days after reports came out that said the Packers would allow Shields to test free agency. That didn’t happen, a deal got done, and now the Packers have their best cover corner locked down for the next...
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Ted Thompson: Evaluating the Draft, Part 8

It has been almost two years since the 2012 draft. At that time, Packers fans were collectively urging Ted Thompson to pick an outside linebacker and improve the defense. Thompson’s emphasis on improving the defense was evident, as the first six picks were defensive players.Here are the selections of the 2012 draft class:1st round- Nick Perry/LB/USC2nd round- Jerel Worthy/DT/Michigan...
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Ted Thompson Must Not Care Much About the Center Position

Packers Center J.C. Tretter It seemed to me to be a no-brainer. The Packers have no one on their roster with more than minimal NFL experience as  a center.  Before yesterday, there were 19 players on the NFL Free Agent Tracker listed at the center position. Surely Ted would be looking to bring in an inexpensive player with real experience at center in case the JC Tretter conversion...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Top 5 First Round Prospects

The Green Bay Packers are a team that builds their roster primarily through the draft. And when I say primarily, I mean entirely. In fact, no team in the NFL has more homegrown players on their roster than the Packers.Ted Thompson is known as one of the better drafting GMs in the league today. However, much or most of his success has come from the second round and on, while the first...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers prefer compensatory picks over unrestricted free agents

Packers General Manager Ted Thompson has a formula for building his team, and he’s sticking with it. Thompson believes in building through the draft, not free agency, and that includes acquiring more draft picks by declining to sign unrestricted free agents. In the NFL, teams that lose more in free agency than they acquire get compensatory picks, and the Packers’ moves in free...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Patience and Proactivity Pay Off for Packers GM Ted Thompson

Ted Thompson manages the Packers roster by balancing patience and proactivity. General manager Ted Thompson runs the Green Bay Packers football operations his way. The Thompson way is characterized by accumulating draft picks, developing drafted players, re-signing young Packers players on the rise, and largely avoiding bidding wars with players leaving other teams during the opening...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers are Winners in the Mysterious NFL Compensatory Draft Pick System

NFL Hands Out Compensatory Picks for Packers If Ted Thompson ever allows himself to let out a big grin, he is surely beaming today. The NFL handed out 32 compensatory draft picks to 13 NFL teams today, with the Packers taking in the third best haul behind the Ravens and Steelers. In addition, both picks received represented the best possible outcome for the Packers. The team was...
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22 days ago  |  3 Comments

Ron Wolf vs Ted Thompson: By the Numbers

Ted Thompson and Ron Wolf With the conclusion of the 2013 season, Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson hit a milestone of sorts with a team: he just completed his ninth season at the helm of the Packers’ football operations. Know who else made it that long as GM in Green Bay? Thompson’s predecessor and mentor Ron Wolf.  Both men have won a Super Bowl but yet Wolf is...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Any free agent WR to end up in the green and gold?

With $30 million in cap space Ted Thompson and the Green Bay Packers will be looking to make a bigger splash in free agency than in recent years. Granted, the past few seasons the Packers have made more of a ripple than a splash, so it won’t take much to beat that activity, but they will indeed be adding some pieces via free agency. Will they spend some of that money on an Eric...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ted Thompson to blame for disappointing 2013

The 2013 Green Bay Packers’ campaign wasn’t anything short of exciting, but to say it went the way we all hoped would be a severe overstatement. Sure, they won the division and earned a spot in the postseason, but it ended too early. Beyond that there were several occasions during the regular season that left Packer Nation shaking our heads. However, the biggest disappointment...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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