3 Key Concerns in Light of Off-Season Moves

ttGeneral manager Ted Thompson has stuck to his guns in free agency again this year by staying away from signing high price players from other teams. He was able to retain two key players in Randall Cobb and Brian Bulaga to shore up the offense again this year but while keeping the offensive side of the ball in tact he has lost a couple key players on defense. Davon House signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tramon Williams left for the Cleveland Browns so what was once solid position in the secondary is a injury away from being a disaster. Both House and Williams were way over paid by football standards so Thompson did the right thing by letting them walk but where he is sleeping in free agency is by letting a few of the bargain corners (as I like to call them) get away.

Patrick Robinson (1-year, $3 mil), Alan Ball (1-year, $2 mil) and Sterling Moore (1-year, $1.525 mil) while these guys are not a Williams or even a House they could have been good plug and play corners for depth, along with the draft Thompson could have made a scary situation a little more comfortable in case of injury to the guys I imagine will be starters this year in Casey Hayward, Demetri Goodson and Micah Hyde along with core corner Sam Shields. Continue reading

John Ridley Film Tribute To Vince Lombardi Coming With Super Bowl 50

1961 Packers ChampionshipEarlier this month, John Ridley was on the Rich Eisen Show to announce a new film he is producing about Vince Lombardi. It turns out Ridley is a Packers fan which (to me anyway) means that he will treat the film with the respect it deserves. Slated to roll out sometime around Super Bowl 50 (and yes, they are moving to Arabic rather than Roman numerals). The film will focus on a particular slice of Vince Lombardi’s life.  Continue reading

Rumor Mill: Packers Looking to Add a Wide Receiver

Jared AbbrederisThere have been rumors that the Packers have been serious about adding a veteran wide receiver this offseason. Am I the only one scratchin’ my head over that? Names being dropped include Wes Welker and Greg Jennings saw fit to mention that he was open to a reconciliation with the Packers. The Jennings story sounds more like Greg desperately seeking another contract, willing to retract everything he ever said about the Packers and Aaron Rodgers in hopes of making some more money and having a chance to get another ring.  Continue reading

VOTE: The NFL’s Greatest Game

VOTE here and SHARE! The NFL’s greatest game! NFL.com has created a bracket by which fans votecan vote for the greatest game and I think Packernation needs to make a statement here. The interface for voting is pretty cool…it’s a bracket with a preview for each game. Yeah, it’s arbitrary but here is the important part. The “Ice Bowl” of 1967 is on the list and we need to make sure it gets recognized. Continue reading