Month: February 2017

Tough Decisions Await Thompson

It’s probably a good thing Ted Thompson decided to stick around for at least one more year because the Green Bay Packers will be facing some incredibly tough decisions in the coming days and weeks. The team’s most talented free…

Potential Bargains At Linebacker

Free agency begins in 11 days, and while nobody is asking general manager Ted Thompson to spend crazy money on big names like Stephon Gilmore or Calais Campbell, it would be nice to see him add a few solid second-tier…

Positional Analysis: Wide Receiver

This is the fifth of a 14-part series examining each position going into the offseason. Starters (B): Jordy Nelson was a good, not great No. 1, Davante Adams was a good, not great No. 2 and Randall Cobb was a…

Murphy Should Be Tried Inside

Assuming either T.J. Lang or JC Tretter leaves in free agency, the Packers will be very thin at guard heading into the draft. One option to reinforce the position would be to move tackle Kyle Murphy inside. The former Stanford…

Positional Analysis: Tight End

This is the fourth of a 14-part series examining each position going into the offseason. Starter (B-): Jared Cook finished the season strongly, but let’s keep things in perspective. The soon-to-be 30-year-old dropped four passes in the playoffs, did very…

Tramon Can Still Play

After ex-Packer Tramon Williams was released by the Cleveland Browns earlier this month, I spent a few days analyzing the 33-year-old’s play in 2016. I was fully expecting to see a dottering old man barely able to keep up with…

Linebacker Is Reddick-ulous

I never give an opinion on a college player unless I’ve seen him play at least 4 games. Even then, it’s hard to be overly confident without the benefit of either having access to the All-22 or seeing the prospect live. Since…

Packers’ Offseason To-Do List

ESPN’s Bill Barnwell is a really smart guy, but his “Five moves the Packers should make this offseason” story wasn’t all that impressive and proved just how hard it is to closely follow all 32 teams. So here’s a “Five…

Positional Analysis: Fullback

This is the third of a 15-part series examining each position going into the offseason. Starter (B): General manager Ted Thompson’s decision not to re-sign popular veteran John Kuhn was validated by the play of Aaron Ripkowski. The 24-year-old from Oklahoma proved…

$izing Up Free Agents

Free agency begins in 22 days, and the Packers currently have 11 players ready to hit the open market. After taking into consideration age, performance and contracts around the league, here’s what I think a fair deal for each player…