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June 24, 2017

Blake Martinez

Ted Doesn’t Know Linebackers

Considering he played the position for a decade in the National Football League, you’d think Ted Thompson would know a good linebacker when he sees one. But that hasn’t been the case. Here’s a look at the longtime general manager’s hits and mostly misses at linebacker since returning to Green Bay in January 2005: HITS

Tale Of The Tape: GB vs. ATL

After “studying the tape” (that sounds a heck of a lot better than “turning on the computer”), here are 10 additional thoughts from Sunday’s game against the Falcons: —Aaron Rodgers looked great on Sunday; he looked even better on Tuesday. Watching the All-22 tape made me realize just how special the veteran quarterback was against Atlanta. Minus his

Tale Of The Tape: GB vs. CHI

After “studying the tape” (that sounds a heck of a lot better than “turning on the computer”), here are 10 additional thoughts from Thursday’s game against the Bears: —Last Thursday was the Ty Montgomery show. Forget for a minute the 10 catches for 66 yards. The second-year player also contributed 60 yards on nine carries. That would

Tale Of The Tape: GB vs. JAX

After “studying the tape” (that sounds a heck of a lot better than “turning on the computer”), here are 10 additional thoughts from Sunday’s game against the Jaguars: 1) Damarious Randall was the Packers’ best player on Sunday. The former No. 1 pick from Arizona State was terrific in coverage and more than adequate against

Breaking Down Blake’s Debut

Blake Martinez played surprisingly little in Friday’s preseason opener against the Cleveland Browns, but the rookie did a lot – both good and bad – in his 11 snaps. The fourth-round pick from Stanford was asked to cover six times. On two occasions, he picked up, and more importantly, stayed with talented Isaiah Crowell out

Slow Start For Fackrell

The “2-Week Rule” warns not to get too excited over a young player early in training camp. Well, it also goes the other way too. That’s why there’s no reason to panic over Kyler Fackrell’s extremely slow start. That said, you’d certainly like to see the rookie outside linebacker from Utah State pick it up

Martinez Gets Quick Promotion

It didn’t take long for rookie Blake Martinez to jump ahead of Joe Thomas in the battle to be the starting linebacker in the dime package. After splitting reps the first two practices, the fourth-round pick from Stanford took most of the snaps on Thursday. Martinez didn’t stand out, but he also didn’t make any

10 Questions Heading Into Camp

Training camp is only a few days away, and few teams are more stable than Green Bay heading into the 2016 season. General manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy have been together for over a decade, quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been running the offense for nine years and the defensive staff – aside

More Front Seven Help For D

The Green Bay Packers began the day with two picks in the fourth round, and used both on very productive college players (Blake Martinez and Dean Lowry) who may not possess the physical skills needed to be as successful at the next level. GM Ted Thompson selected Martinez at pick No. 131. I must have watched