Quickslant: Former Badger Chris Borland Walks away From The Game After One Season

Chris BorlandIt’s St. Patrick’s Day but the 49’ers have been dealt another stroke of bad luck. Chris Borland, the team’s leading tackler and former Wisconsin Badger standout is retiring.Borland cited health concerns as the reason he is walking away from the game after just one season.

Borland had experienced two concussions and reportedly thought he had a third during training camp, but did not report it as it may have hurt his chances for making the team.  Continue reading

You Be The GM: VOTE for Who You Would Sign!

Tramon WilliamsThis morning I mentioned a post that Chris Wesseling had put up about the remaining free agents that are considered “second tier”, a term that may mean nothing more than that they have not been signed to huge contracts in the first week or two of free agency. We polled Packernation to see what position group the Packers and Ted Thompson should pursue in free agency. Here are the results: Continue reading

Thompson’s Forte: Value Versus Splash

ron 1Ted Thompson has built a perennial contender and one-time (so far) champion by focusing on the draft, signing players who prove themselves, and once in awhile making a careful off-season acquisition. Most recently, Thompson acquired Julius Peppers after he had been released by the Bears because his contract got too bloated. Ted also brought in Charles Woodson and Ryan Pickett. So it is not fair to say that Ted Thompson does not sign free agents. But it is also true that Ted rarely if ever signs players during the free agent “frenzy”. Continue reading

Not Sure What To Think Of This Incident Involving Marshawn Lynch…

imagesVideo has surfaced apparently showing Marshawn Lynch involved in a fight outside a San Francisco bar after a 49’ers fan called him a “Seattle Sea Chicken”. Even though it is not technically “Packer” news, it reminds me of all the anger that I have toward the Seahawks. And makes me really not sure of what I think of this video. Marshawn (if it is even him) seems to be trying to break up the fight… Continue reading

Receivers of Packer History: Sterling Sharpe

Sterling SharpeA continuation of the Packer Receivers of History series. To read the articles you missed, go to the Packer Receivers of History category page.

Sterling Sharpe’s career with the Packers is a classic example of a super star career that ended too early.

The Packers made Sharpe the seventh pick of the 1988 draft and he made an impact almost immediately. Continue reading