Reviewing Ted Thompson’s Last Big Free Agency Splash

Just as “Go Pack Go” chants echo through Green Bay during the NFL season, the offseason brings with it a three-word mantra under Ted Thompson, “Draft and Develop.” However, there have been rare occasions when Thompson will take a dip into the free agent pool. This offseason has been one such occasion, with the re-signing […]

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Packers Should Be Proactive With Changes

One thing that has been consistent during the Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson era has been an unwillingness to adjust during seasons, and it has burned them before. So, it’s very unlikely that they will do anything drastic that I’m suggesting, but that doesn’t mean staying the course is the correct decision. Yes, it is […]

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Packers Sign Julius Peppers: Is He the Missing Piece?

This is not a drill–the Packers have signed a big name free agent! In a move that made me spit out my coffee this morning, the Packers signed Julius Peppers to a three-year contract worth up to $30 million, as first reported by ESPN’s Josina Anderson. Peppers will only receive $7 million guaranteed, so this […]

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Focus Shifts to Defensive Line

Yesterday, the Green Bay Packers signed cornerback Sam Shields to a four-year, $39 million contract to help solidify their secondary. It may seem like an overpay based on what Shields has done so far, but it was necessary, and the contract was designed very nicely by general manager Ted Thompson. Shields, 26, is still an […]

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Packers Free Agents Are Replaceable

Ted Thompson’s philosophy as Packers general manager–draft all of your good players and re-sign them to second contracts–has been rather simple. Thompson has rarely signed any outside free agents to big money deals. He has only been interested in his own guys. It has worked with some players like Jordy Nelson, Josh Sitton and T.J […]

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PACKERS FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Offseason Needs: DL

I understood what was going on in late August when the Green Bay Packers released 22 players to get down to their final 53 and there were 8 DL on the roster and 1 on the PUP.  I’m not trying to be arrogant or pretend I know everything about football because I certainly do not, […]

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Time for Ted Thompson to Use Free Agency

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport created a buzz in Packer nation last week when he reported that Ted Thompson will be active in free agency and sign up to five free agents from other teams. Who knows whether that is true, as it is impossible to get inside Thompson’s head. Five seems like an extreme amount, […]

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