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June 23, 2017

Off The Field

Who’ll Be GM A Year From Now?

General manager Ted Thompson’s contract expires after the 2018 NFL Draft, so the next 10 months should be filled with rumors as to who’ll be running the team a year from now. Here’s my list of possibilities, from most likely to least likely: TED THOMPSON – Assuming both his health and his team remain good, it’s

The Ultimate Diss

People under the age of 40 don’t know how tough it was to be a Packers fan in the 1970s and 1980s. Back then, a first-round pick actually chose to play in the Canadian Football League. Yes, exactly 37 years ago today, Bruce Clark signed with Toronto instead of Green Bay. It was the first

Roster Spots At A Premium

The Green Bay Packers are one of the deepest teams in the National Football League, so there won’t be a slew of legitimate openings on this season’s roster. Barring injuries, the following 23 players are all but guaranteed to be part of the final 53: Aaron Rodgers, Brett Hundley, Ty Montgomery, Aaron Ripkowski, Jordy Nelson,

Walden Would Be Solid Insurance

Depth at outside linebacker was an issue even before Monday’s surprising news that fourth-round draft pick Vince Biegel underwent surgery on his right foot last week. Now it would be downright negligent of general manager Ted Thompson not to sign a veteran before players report to St. Norbert’s College in late July. Even if Biegel is cleared to return in time for the start

Best Packers In Past 40 Years

As the NFL Network runs down its list of the top 100 players for 2017, here’s my updated list of the top 25 Green Bay Packers since 1977 (feel free to comment): 25] CB Al Harris (2003-2009) – One of Mike Sherman’s few good personnel decisions, the former backup with Tampa Bay and Philadelphia brought much-needed cover skills

Time To Lock Up Linsley

Now that the dust has settled on free agency and the draft, general manager Ted Thompson should think long and hard about extending the contract of center Corey Linsley. Prior to the start of the regular season would be the perfect time to lock up the present and hopefully future starting center of the Packers. As well as

If I Were The GM

I hate when a year or two after the fact people say they would’ve drafted this guy instead of this guy. It’s too easy. So I decided to pick along with GM Ted Thompson and make my selections right before he made his. These were my picks: Round 2 (#33): The only cornerbacks I would’ve taken

Big Talents, Bigger Questions

Reuben Foster, Sidney Jones and Joe Mixon are three of the most talented players in this year’s draft. They will also be three of the toughest decisions facing general managers starting on Thursday night. All three come with major risks, which will make their plights among the most interesting to watch later this week. Foster

Phillips Could Be A Steal

While studying one player prior to the draft, oftentimes you stumble across a player you like even better. That happened to me a year ago while watching Ohio State tight end Nick Vannett. In a game against Maryland, edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue jumped off the tape and instantly became one of my favorite day 2

Thompson Has A Type

While it’s difficult to predict exactly which player Ted Thompson will draft in the first round of next week’s draft, it’s not all that hard to figure out which players will be among the possibilities. Green Bay’s longtime general manager has a definite type. Of the past 9 players drafted by Thompson in the first

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