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Thompson rebounds from questionable day two with strong final day of selections

Day two of the 2014 NFL Draft left a lot of Green Bay Packers fans feeling underwhelmed.

It wasn’t an awful day, by any stretch – just one that left a lot of people shaking their heads and hoping the team would close the draft on a much better note.

Well, Packers fans can rest easy now [...]

Packers address skill positions and defensive front on day two

Coming into day two of the 2014 draft, the Green Bay Packers still had a few clearly-defined needs, namely inside linebacker, wide receiver and tight end.

General manager Ted Thompson used two of his team’s three second-day selections to address those needs. The remaining pick was spent adding some muscle in the defensive trenches.

The highlight of [...]

Ha Ha! Packers fill biggest need with selection of Clinton-Dix

There were three players I really liked for the Green Bay Packers in round one of the 2014 NFL Draft.

And through the first half of the round Thursday night, things were looking good. Great, actually. All three were still on the board. The Packers might get to choose between two, or even all three, of [...]

The one...the ONLY...2014 OBOD Mock Draft!

We’re almost there, everyone. Less than 24 hours sits between us and the start of the 2014 NFL Draft.

The league tested our patience by making us wait two extra weeks. But we passed the test.

And since we’re oh-so-close to the start of the draft, we’ve decided to get into the mock draft game and do [...]

Your 2014 Green Bay Packers draft primer

To my fellow fans, I bring you good tidings of great joy.

We made it, everyone.

It’s here. The 2014 NFL Draft is finally here. Okay, not quite – but almost.

(If that makes you feel like singing this, well, you aren’t alone.)

For the Green Bay Packers, however, this is an incredibly important three-day stretch. In fact, it’s [...]

Wrapping up the first week of free agency for the Packers: Non-Peppers edition

The point of this post is to catch up on all the free agency news involving the Green Bay Packers that doesn’t include Julius Peppers.

I kept thinking it’d be easy enough to do, but as soon as I thought that, MORE news involving the Packers popped up (dang, this team has been busy). So this [...]

He did WHAT?!?! Thompson stuns Packer Nation, signs Peppers

True story: I started writing a post late Friday night. In it, I focused on which side was right in the debate over how Ted Thompson handles free agency.

I just needed to add a few more thoughts to it and it would be ready to go sometime Saturday afternoon.

You’ll never read it now, of course, [...]

Think the Packers can't keep up with Seattle and San Francisco? Think again

Lately there has been a lot of hand-wringing amongst Green Bay Packers fans. Another early playoff exit can do that to a fanbase.

Fans are mad about the injuries that seem to plague the team every year, the continued employment of defensive coordinator Dom Capers and some are even beginning to wonder just how good a [...]

Dear Mike...I'm sorry

To: Michael John McCarthy

From the desk (or couch) of: Chris Lempesis

Dear Mike,

Hey man – how’s it going? Silly question, I know. You must be on top of the world right now (or, at least, 60 minutes away from it).

Anyways, I’m writing you today to tell you I’m sorry. That’s right – your old buddy Chris is choking down [...]

Comparing Brady's streak to that of Favre's

In guiding his team to a 45-3 blowout win over the New York Jets on Dec. 6, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady set an NFL record for most consecutive regular season home wins at 26.

In case you weren’t sure, the record had previously been held by a man we know (all too) well: Brett [...]