No News is…No News

Ok packer nation… the draft is just a few weeks away and what have we heard ttfrom Ted Thompson? Practically nothing. It’s frustrating, I know. We hear nothing about who the Packers are interested in, who has been interviewed or worked out by the Packers and it’s frustrating because we want to know. Especially as the actual draft day steadily approaches. And what makes it worse is that, while we all know who we think the Packers could and should draft…we all know the draft comes down to the final board of TT and his minions.

Ted Thompson has a strategy here, no matter how frustrating his particular strategy may be. However close to the vest TT is with the fans…it translates to keeping other teams in the dark as well. And when it comes to the draft, that can be important. The last thing we want is for other teams to have any solid information on who Green Bay covets, especially as the NFC North champs (Go Pack!) and picking at number 21.

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

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Abnormally Shallow Wide Receiver Position Poses Both Risk and Opportunity

imagesCA88HG5FIt was inevitable that James Jones would find his way out of Green Bay before the end of his career; the question was more about when it would happen. Jones had drawn little interest in the off-cycle free agency period of 2011 and was ultimately brought back to Green Bay at a bargain.

History did not repeat itself this March as a desperate Raiders club with a soft spot for Packer players gobbled Jones up for much more than he’s worth. The No.3 wide receiver spot is now Jarrett Boykin’s to lose – something that should excite Packers fans, rather than make them nervous.

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Legacy of Champions: 1966 Championship, A New Era of Championships

Packers 1966 ChampionshipA continuation of the Legacy of Champions series. Articles that chronicle the 13 Packer championships. If you’re just joining us, read about all the great Packer championships by clicking here.

In 1966, the NFL came to an agreement to merge with the fledgling American Football League and become a single professional football league. The merger wouldn’t happen until 1970. In the meantime, the two leagues began to pit their two league champions against each other in what would be called the Super Bowl.

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You Make the Call!

OK Packernation…for an instant, you are the GM…Ted Thompson just came down with bird flu. The pick HAS to go in! What position, based on the depth of the draft, need, and of course, best player available do you draft in Round 1?

What should the selection be?

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Off the Board at 21???

cjPackers 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.

CJ Mosley: Mosley was an anchor to a two-time championship Alabama Crimson Tide and is NFL ready. His ability to cover receivers and his sure tackling in the open field make him a natural need-fill for the Packers. But will he be there? This kid, early on, was not expected to make it past the middle of the first. But there are some question marks…especially his health as he will be coming into the NFL a little dinged up. That could be a major red flag for a Packers team that could not “empty its guns” last season due to injuries on the defense. But if Mosley’s 40 time (4.63) is any indication, and the Packers are willing to stand pat, the upside is that Mosley may be a real value at pick number 21. While he doesn’t have elite size for an inside linebacker, it’s his ability to get after mobile quarterbacks and cover TE’s that makes him a very intriguing prospect. So here is a breakdown of Mosley’s measurables: Continue reading