“Drafting Brett Hundley was a waste” I do find it kind of funny that Packers fans bemoan every draft when Ted Thompson picks someone who no one has ever heard of (I mean who the hell is Jordy Nelson?) but they seemed even more incensed when Thompson traded up to select UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley, […]
Big Man, Small Effect: How Important is a Nose Tackle?
Traditional thought has always said that the lynchpin of a successful 3-4 defense like the Packers run is a giant nose tackle who can contain the pocket against a double team and a versatile outside linebacker who can rush the passer. Ted Thompson definitely followed that philosophy to a T the very first year that the […]
The Catch-22 of A Superstar Quarterback
The Holy Grail for any GM and front office is to find the “mythical” franchise quarterback. Whether it’s by draft or trade, finding a quarterback that can be the face of a franchise is the top priority of every team save the ones that already have one, and there aren’t many out there that can say they […]
How Much Is The 5th Year Option Worth?
One of the more interesting mechanics of the new CBA is the option for what is in essence a 1-year extension for all players that were drafted in the first round. The way it works is that all players drafted in the 1st round are split into 2 groups based on draft order (1-10, 11-32) […]
Ted Thompson Devalues Inside Linebackers
As Ron Wolf might say, Ted Thompson has never had an inside linebacker as “the girl with the curl”. Personally, I would have liked to see the Packers select Eric Kendricks with their first round pick a couple weeks ago. Outside of that, I wouldn’t have minded seeing them pick Denzel Perryman or Stephone Anthony. […]