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From The Benches: Talking Offseason with Brian Carriveau

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The boys are back to talk Packers offseason with Railbird Central host Brian Carriveau. They begin with a brief rundown of the week’s news before revealing which remaining bargain free agent they’d like to see Ted Thompson sign.

Any concern over the lack of an acquisition at inside linebacker is the next point before discussing what is to be done with the large amount of remaining cap room. The guys get Brian’s take on whether Casey Hayward can play corner on the outside, and then move “Behind the Bench”.Brian-Carriveau_186-profile

Defensive line is up this week in the draft preview. The strength of the draft class is discussed along with the current state of the Packers’ defensive linemen. Each of the guys states how badly the Packers need to draft a defensive lineman and gives their pick for the best fit.

Before closing the show they briefly discuss the current gap between the Packers and their NFC North rivals.

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NFL Draft: Addressing the Packers’ Needs

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As the NFL Draft draws closer each year, I like to scan the interwebs and see what other sites have to say about the Packers’ needs going into the draft. Since I’m not the world’s greatest scout of college talent, this helps me get a better-rounded idea of which players may fit well into the offensive or defensive schemes that the Packers utilize.

Here’s what some of those sites had to say:

NFL.com
– Inside Linebacker

Inside linebacker was a position of need even going into the 2014 season, but was not taken care of by the front office in last year’s draft. Releasing both A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones, while necessary moves, leaves only Carl Bradford, Sam Barrington and Jamari Lattimore (UFA). Since Ted Thompson didn’t make an effort to land a proven ILB during free agency, hopefully this will be addressed in the draft.

Possible ILB Prospects: Benardrick McKinney (Mississippi St), Denzel Perryman (Miami), Eric Kendricks (UCLA)

WalterFootball.com
– Inside Linebacker
– Cornerback
– Nose Tackle
– Rush Linebacker

This site uses the same reason for needing help at ILB, but they also realize that while Julius Peppers played well this past season, he won’t be around for too much longer. Another speedy, outside rusher like Clay Matthews would be a welcome addition.

Also, the loss of both Tramon Williams and Davon House left major holes in the secondary. Obvious need there.

BleacherReport.com
– Inside Linebacker
– Offensive Tackle
– Cornerback

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Ol’ Bag of Donuts: Packers Free Agency Thoughts

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As the first wave of NFL free agency comes to an end, Ol’ Bag of Donuts react to what the Green Bay Packers have done so far and speculate what it all means. Chris and Adam give their thoughts on whether fans should be worried about the cornerback depth and what player may benefit the most from the offseason moves. Finally the guys pose two questions: Where will this “extra” money go? And did Ted set a championship window for the Packers?

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From The Benches: More Free Agency and the Offensive Line Draft Class

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The boys are back to talk more offseason. Though the Packers haven’t yet been active on the free agent market there’s still plenty to discuss. They start out with news about Packer free agents, the retirement of Chris Borland, and the release of former Packer Greg Jennings by the Minnesota Vikings.

The first big discussion is whether there should be panic over the Packers losing both Davon House and Tramon Williams to free agency. Each of them then list what they think is the most outrageous free agent contract dished out thus far. Greg Jennings returning to the Packers(?) is up next before the guys tell us which free agent contract should’ve been given by the Packers instead of a different team.

Before moving to the draft they briefly give their thoughts on the blockbuster trade between the Seahawks and Saints. Then it’s on to the class of offensive linemen in the 2015 NFL Draft class. They discuss the current state of the Packers’ line before revealing who they think would be the best fit for the Packers. The guys then share their level of concern over the defense as it stands today.

The show is capped off with a phone call between QB1 and one of his favorite former targets.

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From The Benches: Where in the World is Randall Cobb?

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The boys are back with a brand new show just before the beginning of unrestricted free agency. The guys have a guest in place of Ryan with TitleTown Soundoff’s Cody Bauer. The show begins with the news involving BJ Raji, Letroy Guion, Randall Cobb, Tramon Williams, and Jarrett Bush.

The boys go on and discuss Bryan Bulaga and Randall Cobb, and their overall importance to sustaining their dominance within the division and the NFL. Following that discussion the guys discuss what they would do in the hypothetical scenario that Cobb and Bulaga are both allowed to walk, which leads to a debate about Ndamukong Suh.

After that the guys go behind the bench and discuss the tight ends in this class, before ending the show with an under the radar type free agent they would like for the Packers to look into signing.

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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.

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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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From The Benches 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 or BlogTalkRadio.

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