1) Introduction: It was another underachieving season for the big and athletic Wilson. After a good rookie season in 2010, Wilson hasn’t been able to take the next step. 2) Profile: C.J. Wilson Age: 24 Born: 3/30/1987 in Bellhaven, NC Height: 6’3″ Weight: 305 College: East Carolina Rookie Year: 2010 NFL Experience: 4 years Career Stats and more 3) Expectations coming into […]
Packers Defensive Line Entering Big Contract Year
In the wake of the Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews contract extensions, many of us have been wondering how the Green Bay Packers will utilize their remaining cap space. How they use it will depend a lot on the current players who will be free agency following this season. Not counting the recent restricted free agent tenders and offseason signings, there are a total of fourteen Packers players entering their final year of a multi-year contract.
Green Bay Packers Taking Shotgun Approach to Improving the Defensive Line
Call it the “shotgun approach.” Ted Thompson added his twelfth defensive lineman to the roster on Wednesday with his signing of DE Phillip Merling, who spent the last four years with the Miami Dolphins. Of the four (non-Packer) veteran free agent signings by Thompson this offseason, three have been defensive lineman: Daniel Muir, Tony Hargrove, and now Merling.
Brass Balls and the Packers Defense
If using almost all of his draft picks on defensive players wasn’t enough of a warning, Ted Thompson could re-enact Alec Baldwin’s brass balls speech from Glengarry Glen Ross on the first day of training camp if he feels the Packers defense hasn’t gotten the message. Replace Cadillac with a spot on the roster. Replace steak knives […]
Could Packers Trade Up in 2012 NFL Draft to Pick a Pass Rusher?
The day was April 25, the Saturday of the 2009 NFL draft, and Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson had a franchise-altering decision staring him in the face. As he sat in the Packers’ war room, having already acquired nose tackle B.J. Raji from Boston College with the ninth overall pick, there was a […]