Sam Shields 2013 Green Bay Packers Evaluation and Report Card

1) Introduction:¬†Coming into the season, Shields was a restricted free agent and signed a one-year tender worth just north of $2 million. Shields opened the season as an every-down player and ended the season the same way — until he suffered a knee injury two snaps into the Packers’ playoff game against the San Francisco […]

Packers 38, Redskins 20: Game Balls and Lame Calls

After suffering a close loss to the San Francisco 49ers on opening day, the Green Bay Packers bounced back with a dominant performance against the Washington Redskins in Week 2. Aaron Rodgers tied a franchise record with 480 passing yards, and James Starks went over 100 rushing yards filling in for a concussed Eddie Lacy. […]

Packers 2013 NFL Draft: Day 3 Grade and Analysis

Entering the final day of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers were slated to make ten selections. But when it was all said and done, the Packers added only nine players to the team. Their first two selections of the day were offensive linemen David Bakhtiari and J.C. Tretter. Bakhtiari was a three-year […]

Packers 2013 NFL Draft: Day 2 Grade and Analysis

On the deepest second day of the NFL Draft in recent memory, the Packers only made one selection, but it landed a player that many expected to be the team’s first-round pick. Alabama’s Eddie Lacy¬†was the Packers’ lone second-round pick at No. 61 overall. He was regarded as the No. 1 running back in the […]

2013 NFL Draft: Trade-Down Scenarios for Packers GM Ted Thompson

Packers general manager Ted Thompson covets his draft picks like nothing else. He often trades down, gets the player he’s targeting and adds late-round picks in the process. And at first glance, this draft appears tailor-made for Thompson. The Packers hold the 26th overall pick in this year’s draft, and the team will certainly have […]