Surviving Sunday: Packers News, Notes and Links for the Football Deprived

Note: Relax, no need to go check your calendar – it’s not Sunday. Just a little scheduling snafu. Look for a bonus edition tomorrow, though… ¬† I’m going straight to the Packers news and commentary this week. No time for a long intro rant or rave. There is snow to shovel. More and more snow […]

Dissecting Thompson, McCarthy’s Words at NFL Combine

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy both spoke to the media on Friday at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.¬† As usual, both were short and did not offer a lot of substance to what they had to say. With three straight disappointing appearances in the postseason now behind them, […]

10 Players Packers Fans Should Watch at the NFL Combine

The NFL Scouting Combine starts on Saturday and Packers general manager Ted Thompson will be there to observe all of the young NFL hopefuls who could potentially fill holes on the Packers roster. Yes, it’s that time of year where words like “athletic” and “upside” become part of our everyday vocabulary and we pay extra […]

High Praise for Packers 7th Round Pick Sam Barrington from NFL Analyst Greg Cosell

NFL analyst and NFL Films senior producer Greg Cosell had high praise for Packers seventh-round draft pick Sam Barrington on Tuesday. Speaking with with Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports on the Shutdown Corner podcast, Cosell called the 6-foot-1, 235-pound linebacker from South Florida an “athletic kid,” whose “athletic ability was a second- or third-round pick.” […]

NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Markus Wheaton, WR Oregon State

Green Bay Packers NFL Draft prospect profile: WR Markus Wheaton Player Information: Markus Wheaton, WR Oregon State 5-11, 189 pounds Hometown:¬†Chandler, AZ STATS NFL Combine: 40 time: 4.45 Vertical: 37″ 225-pound bench: 20 reps 20-yard shuttle: 4.02 60-yard shuttle: 11.16 News and Notes: Three-year starter … Holds the Oregon State school record for career receptions […]