2014 Offseason

Did Somebody Say…Football?

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Yeah...I know, it's pre-season. But it is still football. The NFL announced the Packers' pre-season opponents this week. For those who live outside the state of Wisconsin, the good news is that the game against the Raiders will be nationally televised. Here is the rundown: (more…)

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Off the Board at 21: Calvin Pryor

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Packers fans are already anticipating the Packers' pick at number 21 in the 2014 draft. Who will it be? Here are some possibilities with stats, strengths, and weaknesses. With Green Bay planning to get Micah Hyde more involved in the defense and with Sam Shields signed and coming back, a LOT of Packers fans would love to see the Packers take Calvin Pryor with the number 21 pick this year. 'Course, that assumes he will still be on the board which at this point could be a long shot. Strengths: Pryor is a big-time hitter with good range and in the…

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Compensatory Picks Handed Out

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Packers general manager Ted Thompson has been known as a "draft and develop" GM since the beginning. Not known for spending on top-tier free agents nor often a trade up kind of guy, Thompson has built a young, deep team that has even won a Super Bowl with six starters on IR. This mentality, along with the stellar pickup of one Aaron Rodgers to solidify the quarterback position for the long term (as long as we keep him healthy...knock on wood) has made the Green Bay Packers a perennial playoff team and yearly contender. But the Packers are also a…

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Julius Peppers and the Reggie White Effect

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By now you've heard the big news in the NFL that Ted Thompson has made the decision to sign Julius Peppers as the newest Green Bay Packers free-agent. We always wonder if free-agent moves will impact our team for the good in the coming season, but this particular move reminded me of Ron Wolfe's courting of Reggie White. Back in 1993, when the Packers brought on Reggie White, their defense had been struggling. Ranked 23rd in the league, the Packer defense was the Achilles' heel that always seem to have the Packers falling short in the playoffs. The signing of…

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The Straight Skinny from Coach McCarthy

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Packers head coach Mike McCarthy met with the media today at the NFL Combine and made it clear that next season's Packers defense will change. "We're gonna be a little different on defense", McCarthy said and further elaborated that the change will involve using a more broad range of weapons and packages. The statement came in response to a question about reports that the Packers were planning to get smaller on the defensive line and McCarthy made it clear: "We're definitely not gonna be smaller." Of course, as with any press conference and particularly at the Combine, coach McCarthy did…

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