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Packers Preseason Opponents Announced

While it doesn’t have the same gusto or flair as the opening weekened Sunday night game against the Bears at Lambeau or Thanksgiving in Detroit, the Packers found out their four opponents for the 2009 preseason today.  The NFL released the preliminary schedule for the late summer cash derby today with the specific dates and times to be [...]

Grading Ted Thompson's Drafts: 2005 Edition

Since Wednesday marks the start of April, and April marks the month of the NFL Draft, we’ve decided to start a weekly series, in which we will review the previous four drafts of the Green Bay Packers.

Perhaps we’d better start at the beginning….

The Scene: Prior to the 2005 NFL Draft, fans of the Packers did not [...]

The Brian Brohm Conundrum

After trading defensive tackle Corey Williams and trading out of the end of the first round in the 2008 draft, Ted Thompson armed himself with three second-round picks, not a bad scenario for a team that was an overtime away from the Super Bowl.

While not a big area of need, the selection of Jordy Nelson [...]

Packers sign Preston, add depth to o-line

The signing of free safety Anthony Smith early in free agency helped the Green Bay Packers add some depth to their secondary.

Late last night, the Packers decided to add some depth to their offensive line by signing free agent guard/center Duke Preston, formerly of the Buffalo Bills, to a two-year contract, according to the Milwaukee [...]

The NFL still cares about the Green Bay Packers

On Monday, it was announced the Green Bay Packers would begin the 2009 season at home against the Chicago Bears on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. The Packers were also picked to play the Detroit Lions in Detroit on Thanksgiving.

On the surface, you could take this news for what it is: the announcement of dates and [...]

Packers. Bears. Season opener. Sunday Night Football. Wow.

With the sound of chirping crickets resonating louder and louder from the offices at 1265 Lombardi Avenue in the recent days and weeks, fans of the Green Bay Packers were hoping for some kind – any kind – of news regarding the green and gold.

Well, we got some Monday – and it’s definitely good.

Although the full 2009 NFL schedule [...]

The first annual Ol' Bag of Donuts mock draft

Now that the free agency signing period has, for the most part, wrapped up, we here at Ol’ Bag of Donuts decided it was time to turn our attention to the next big event on the NFL horizon: the 2009 draft, set for April 25-26 in New York City.

Granted, we’re still over a month away [...]

Packers re-sign two more on defense

News broke Monday night that the Packers have re-signed two reserve pass-rushers, Mike Montgomery and Jason Hunter, both of whom could have an impact on the new 3-4 defense.

The signings were not earth-shattering by any means, but at least it is something Green and Gold fans.  But in all seriousness these moves do add depth [...]

@#%&! @#%&! @#%&!!

It was Friday night and things were going well for yours truely.

I had a cold, wide-mouthed beverage in my hand (being responsible, of course) and the Tennessee Titans had signed cornerback/safety/bain of my existence Jarrett Bush to an offer sheet.

Certainly, the Packers would not match the offer, right?

After all, Bush had essentially been relegated to special teams’ [...]

for the LOVE of the game

Dear Lady Lambeau,

Have you noticed that many Packers players have really long hair? How long is too long? Any thoughts?

had it up to HAIR

Dear had it up to HAIR,

Yes, I’ve noticed. But it’s not uncommon around the league.

Nonetheless, every time the Packers take the field I cringe. It’s not the banana yellow pants, or the [...]