Ted Thompson Back to Collecting Wide Receivers

Shhhhhh… be vewy, vewy qwiet… It’s wabbit wide receiver season… Trapper Ted is up to his old tricks., i.e.,  his normal off-season compulsive collecting of no-name wide receivers. On Wednesday, the Packers signed Alex Gillett, a 6’1″, 214lb former QB turned receiver from Eastern Michigan. That brings the number of wide receivers currently on the […]

Packers Spread Formations can Keep 49ers’ Willis off the Field

The Packers best bet to to overcome the physicality and viciousness of the 49ers’ defense in Saturday’s NFC divisional playoff game might be to go with four and five wide receivers and spread things out. Yes, the Packers’ running game has shown signs of life in the last month. But do you really think the […]

Why do the Packers Throw Deep on 3rd and Short?

Because the Packers have the personnel and talent to do it. That’s the simple answer. But it still seems to drive people nuts whenever Aaron Rodgers launches a pass downfield on 3rd and short. It doesn’t drive me nuts, and never will as long as Rodgers is the quarterback and the Packers receivers remain one of […]

Diondre Borel and the Battle to be the Packers 6th Wide Receiver

Diondre Borel had an opportunity to separate himself from the competition in the race for the sixth wide receiver spot on the Packers’ roster Thursday night. Did he do it? Well, not really. But he also didn’t take a major step backwards. Like the whole battle-for-the-sixth-receiver-spot storyline has been thus far, Borel was just kind […]

Diondre Borel Catches the Eye of Aaron Rodgers on Day 1 of Packers’ Minicamp

NFL teams rarely keep six receivers on their 53-man rosters. Seven is almost unheard of. But if the young players comprising the Green Bay Packers depth chart at receiver continue to impress as they have to start this offseason, GM Ted Thompson may have no other choice than to select more than five for his final roster. […]