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Ol’ Bag of Donuts: Donuts Back in Action!

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Ol’ Bag of Donuts are back from a month-long hiatus refreshed and energized to break down the Green Bay Packers list of pending free agents. Chris and Adam go over what will be a new looking front seven for Dom Capers and also provide their belated thoughts on the coaching staff shake up.

Ol’ Bag of Donuts is a part of the Packers Talk Radio Network, serving up enough weekly podcasts to satisfy the most fervent of Packer fans. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe over at iTunes.

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Chris Lempesis and Adam Somers bring their offbeat brand of podcasting to Packers Talk Radio Network, with the latest rumors, news, and prognostications about your Green Bay Packers.

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From The Benches: Combine Results

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The boys are back with an all new show after the NFL Combine takes place. The show begins with a discussion on recently released veterans Brad Jones and AJ Hawk. Speculation begins on whether Hawk is a Packers Hall of Famer, and a few parting shots at Jones.

Following that the guys discuss whether they are interested and if it is realistic for the team to sign a couple of veterans that were cap casualties. The guys go Behind the Bench discussing the running back class for this year’s draft, and how badly they think the team needs to draft one. From the class, the guys pick their favorite running back.

The show finishes up with a discussion of who helped and hurt themselves the most at the combine before an announcement takes place about how the show will end from the foreseeable future in the Packers Fake Phone Call of the Week.

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Looking Back at the 2007 Green Bay Packers Draft

Green Bay Packers 2007 Draft

In the inaugural year of Mike McCarthy’s tenure, the Green Bay Packers doubled their previous win total, improving from 4-12 to 8-8. With a couple of positions that needed addressing, including defensive line and running back, Ted Thompson and the Packers went into the draft looking for upside as well as some depth for special teams, which were struggling early on. He hit on a few picks, but this draft more than any other that he orchestrated is known for some big misses. So let’s look at the 2007 NFL Draft.

ROUND 1 (16) – Justin Harrell, DL. Tennessee

BAP: Jon Beason, LB. Miami (FL)

In a draft filled with misses (see Russell, JaMarcus and Anderson, Jamaal), this was a pick in the same mold. Harrell was known as a player with considerable talent, but he was a raw player who had numerous injury concerns, including a torn bicep that wiped out his final year at Tennessee. That didn’t stop Thompson from pulling the trigger, but he might wish he had looking back. Between this pick and their next pick, The Packers missed on 15 Pro Bowlers, including Beason, Joe Staley, Eric Weddle, Greg Olson, and LaMarr Woodley. As for Harrell, he never could shake the injury bug, appearing in 14 games over four season, suffering knee and back problems. He never caught on to another team after the Packers released him after the 2010 season.

ROUND 2 (63) – Brandon Jackson, RB. Nebraska

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Titletown Sound Off: Second Draft

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This week Cody and Nick discuss the offensive side of the NFL draft, namely Tackle and Tight End. Jeremy and Bobbo do their best to derail them. Who will come out on top? Find out on this week’s Titletown Sound!

Titletown Sound Off is brought to you by hosts, Jeremy, Chris, and Bobbo.

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Titletown Sound Off is just one great podcast in a great lineup of Packers’s podcasts from the Packers Talk Radio Network, serving up enough weekly podcasts to satisfy the most fervent of Packer fans. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe over at iTunes.

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Looking back at the 2006 Green Bay Packers Draft

Green Bay Packers 2006 Draft

One year after Ted Thompson set the foundation for the future of the Green Bay Packers, the team hit rock bottom. A 4-12 season marked the worst record since 1991 and the end of the Mike Sherman era. This season truly marked the beginning of Thompson’s Packers.

His first move was to hire an unknown offensive coordinator from San Francisco named Mike McCarthy. From that date until today, their relationship is linked with the success of the franchise over the past nine seasons. Following McCarthy’s hiring, Thompson went back to his draft and develop ways and focused on the 2006 NFL Draft.

Holding the fifth pick, Thompson looked for immediate help and drafted a class of players with the skill set to get the team back on the right track. From this class, 3 of the players started in Super Bowl XLV and a couple more were key rotational pieces on the offensive and defensive lines. Let’s take a look at them.

ROUND 1 (5) – AJ Hawk, LB. Ohio State

Best Available Player (BAP): Haloti Ngata, DL. Oregon

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Looking Back at the Packers 2005 Draft

Green Bay Packers 2005 Draft

On January 13, 2005 the Green Bay Packers were in trouble on the field due to serious salary cap issues. Then on January 14, Ted Thompson was hired. His first job was to clear the cap, but his main role was to oversee a draft and develop team that had struggled mightily in the draft the prior seasons. His first pick was in the 2005 NFL Draft on April 23 2005.

He made his first selection 24th overall and took a quarterback from California. While that pick was questioned, ten years later we can look back and see why Ted is such a respected man. This series will look back on each of his drafts, pick by pick, and look at his successes, his failures, and all in between. We will analyze each pick while also looking at the best available players behind him. First up is that opening year of the Thompson era.

Before we get into the picks, we do need context. His first job was to clear up the salary cap, as the team was over budget heading into the offseason. He made three major moves that ruffled feathers. He let both starting offensive guards go in Marco Rivera and Mike Wahle. He also let leave a Pro Bowl safety and proven ball-hawk in Darren Sharper. The team was coming off three consecutive division titles, but needed some re-tooling. So, with that, let’s dive in.

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Titletown Sound Off: First Draft

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Titletown Sound goes into draft mode! Jeremy and Bobbo are joined by draft writers Cody Bauer and Nick Schwalbach to talk about the Nose Tackle and Inside Linebacker positions and how the Packers might addresses those positions in the offseason.

Titletown Sound Off is brought to you by hosts, Jeremy, Chris, and Bobbo.

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Titletown Sound Off is just one great podcast in a great lineup of Packers’s podcasts from the Packers Talk Radio Network, serving up enough weekly podcasts to satisfy the most fervent of Packer fans. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe over at iTunes.

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