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Now It Gets Real

  1 year ago     99 Views     1 Comment  

We talked this morning about timing being the most important thing for free agency and Ted Thompson. Show too much interest too soon and overpay, or wait to long in silence and the right guy passes you by. In my opinion, none of the free agents in this year's class were worth top tier money (not that they aren't good players), there wasn't a "right guy" to pursue and pay at all costs. Today a couple names came off the board but there is one guy whose name just keeps coming back around. And now, Adam Schefter is reporting that…

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“Timing is Everything” Peyton Manning’s Retirement Speech and Ted Thompson

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One of the throughlines of Peyton Manning's retirement speech was "timing", and GM's like Ted Thompson could benefit from that call. Free agency is here and Packers fans are looking for something...anything to happen this time around. But there is a sweet spot in free agency and while it is often not waiting until every good player is gone, it also is not usually found in jumping on the first tier of free agents either. There is one bargaining skill that Ted Thompson apparently has in spades...and it is an important one. But sometimes you can have too much of…

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Point/Counterpoint: 3 Reasons Matt Forte Will be A Packers’ Target as Free Agency Begins

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Starting today, teams can begin talks with UFA's that they wish to pursue, on Wednesday at 4:00 pm EST, NFL contracts expire and the free agent frenzy begins. Word on the street is that the Bears are going to go hard after Malik Jackson, word on the street is that former Bear Julius Peppers is recruiting one of Chicago's UFA's for the Packers. Here are 3 reasons that this recruitment might bear fruit. (more…)

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Point/Counterpoint: 3 Reasons Matt Forte Is NOT on the Packers’ Radar

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This week's point/counterpoint will center on free agency. There are a lot of people in PackerNation who would love to see the Packers add Matt Forte to the backfield that already includes Eddie Lacy. Lacy, who is coming into a contract year, disappointed last season. But he seems to already be getting in shape and I personally look for him to have his best season ever if he can stay healthy. Here, we will talk about the points for and against and remember, the final post will include a PackerNation poll so you can make your opinion known by casting your…

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