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All Entries in the "Free agency" Category

Thompson\'s \'To Do\' List...

Thompson\'s \'To Do\' List...

...after he gets back from the annual NFL meetings.

Silverstein Goes 0-2 This Week

Silverstein Goes 0-2 This Week

(Actually, 0-3 if you count the Jarrett Bush nonsense...)

(Sigh)

(Sigh)

So they went and did it. Fine. Bush is a 'great special teams player'. Fine. (Bullshit, but fine.) IF he 'continues to improve' he'll become a...

Silverstein\'s Missteps

Silverstein\'s Missteps

I'd like to respond to, if that's the right phrase, Tom Silverstein's assessment of Ted Thompson's approach, or lack thereof, to free agency this offseason. In this morning's Packers Daily Briefing, Silverstein states: The problem I see with this philosophy is what happens when one of your draft classes isn't any good? There is so much pressure on you to be right in the draft that if you have an off year, it absolutely destroys you. There's no room for error. To me, that's exactly what happened with the 2007 draft class. DT Justin Harrell, the guy who should have provided the most impact, has offered nothing for two years. RB Brandon Jackson came out of college too early and wasn't ready to be anything more than a spot player. WR James Jones was the bright spot of the draft, but an injury ruined his development last year. S Aaron Rouse and OT Allen Barbre have been disappointments. FB Korey Hall has been solid, LB Desmond Bishop flashed ability last year but clearly wasn't ready to start, K Mason Crosby has had his ups and downs and RB DeShawn Wynn is a developmental player. If you want to know part of the reason why the Packers were 6-10 last year, there it is.   I would point out that Silverstein has some very conveniently colored (for his argument) assessments of the players in question. With Harrell, of course, he is spot on. With Jackson, however, he is way off. Sure, Jackson was not ready in 2007 - but last year he was the best back on the team. He should have at LEAST made a push for more carries after the Carolina game, if not been handed the starting job outright. But for whatever reason, McCarthy, Philbin and Bennett feel the need to stick with Grant as the featured back. That's not Jackson's or Thompson's fault - that's mishandling the personnel on hand - that's one of the many coaching decisions that produced a 6-10 record. Next he points to James Jones and how his injury 'ruined his development'. Um - so what? It's not like Thompson didn't have a deep stable of receivers at the ready in case of such a development. In fact, I would counter that Thompson's drafting of Jordy Nelson, in the face of a lot of criticism, offset whatever loss was felt from Jones' injury. And on and on...

That Sound You Hear...

That Sound You Hear...

...is Ron La Canne's head exploding.

Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want

Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want

It's sooooooooo close. (Hattip: Packers Lounge Twitter)

Thompson\'s Way

Thompson\'s Way

Nice piece from new Packers Lounge writer Greg C looking at Thompson's major moves since being named General Manager of the Packers and how those...

A Bit of Perspective

A Bit of Perspective

Some fans have expressed reservations over the latest Packer Anthony Smith due to his infamous guarantee against the Patriots two years ago.

IQs Around the Packer Blogosphere...

IQs Around the Packer Blogosphere...

...did they just drop suddenly? Does the prospect of overpaying for marginal talent and the Packers annual removal from the process just cause...

Why Not?

Why Not?

Sure he's a locker room cancer. Sure he only cares about his numbers. Sure he's just about the epitome of anti-Packer People.

Burnett Makes Sense

Burnett Makes Sense

On the heels of Tom Silverstien's report this mo

Thompson\'s Arrogance

Thompson\'s Arrogance

Agree with Andy on this item is from Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback

The Prototypical Thompson Player

The Prototypical Thompson Player

You've never heard of him? Check. An ascending career back up? Check. Could help with special teams? Check. 

Jason Taylor To Be Cut

Jason Taylor To Be Cut

According to PFT's Twitter. (Hattip Greg Bedard's, um, Twitter...oh this is getting ridiculous) Go and get him Ted.

Thompson Should Look At Holliday

Thompson Should Look At Holliday

Greg Bedard stirs the pot here in regards to the Packers possibly looking at Vonnie Holliday, who is set to be released by the Dolphins.

Cole No Great Loss

Cole No Great Loss

Colin Cole signed with the Seattle Seahawks over the weekend, leaving the depth along the defensive line a serious issue.

Thompson\'s Rep Hurting The Packers?

Thompson\'s Rep Hurting The Packers?

I have no problem with the Packers not wanting to commit to a contract offer over the phone to a guy they've never met, but I also understand where...

Thompson Takes It Up A Notch

Thompson Takes It Up A Notch

According to Joe Fortenbaugh at the National Football Post, the Packers are putting the full court press on Canty's agent, reportedly by offering...

Canty Could Play Out Like Pickett

Canty Could Play Out Like Pickett

Of course, by the time you read this he could be signed with the Giants or the Seahawks, but if not...

Colin Cole Talking To the Bucs

Colin Cole Talking To the Bucs

I know a lot of Packer fans would say 'good riddance' but I think Colin Cole improved every year he was with the Packers, which is exactly what you...

Packers Express Interest In Canty

Packers Express Interest In Canty

Now it gets interesting...

Can You Feel It?

Can You Feel It?

(Listen to this while you read this post)

Cross Suggs Off Your Wish List

Cross Suggs Off Your Wish List

Packer fans who had visions of Terrell Suggs in Green and Gold next year can cross the linebacker off their free agent wish list, as PFT is...

The Plan Is In Place

The Plan Is In Place

Good stuff from Andrew Brandt yesterday. This passage in particular jumped out at me:

Peppers Wants Out

Peppers Wants Out

Here's something that will make Free-Agent-Mad Packer fans go into a frenzy: Julius Peppers wants out of Carolina.

Thompson Should Look At Peterson

Thompson Should Look At Peterson

Word out of Jacksonville today is that a bevy of Jaguar players, four of them starters, will be allowed to enter free agency next month.

The Cowboys: A Cautionary Tale

The Cowboys: A Cautionary Tale

Many fans, after a depressing 6-10 season, are clamouring for Ted Thompson to go on a free agent spending spree, to bring in a bunch of veterans...

Our Long Cheesehead Nation Nightmare Is Over

Our Long Cheesehead Nation Nightmare Is Over

Much to discuss and dissect over the coming months. When will Bob Sanders be fired? WILL he be fired? (It's not a sure thing) What about Mike Stock...

Case In Point

Case In Point

No doubt some of you watched the Raven/Cowboy game tonight. And there was our old friend and ex-Packer Frank Walker, playing all over the defensive...

Jason Taylor 2: Electric Boogaloo

Jason Taylor 2: Electric Boogaloo

Greg Bedard starts the drumbeat for the Packers and Ted Thompson to persue Jason Taylor this offseason.

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