The Packers’ early pursuit of free agent defensive end Chris Canty ultimately fizzled into an offseason footnote.
Best part of offseason closing in for patient Packers’ fans that trust Thompson’s style GREEN BAY – Christians have Easter, Wisconsinites have spring (allegedly) and Green Bay Packers fans have the NFL draft. In a world where winter never ends and NFL free agency never begins, Packers’ fans cling to hope wherever they find it. … Hope – as in the NFL draft – springs eternal in Green Bay
Ted Thompson isn’t a tight wad. He’s a trapeze artist. Or better yet, a magician.
The Packers’ general manager is roundly criticized each offseason for being inactive during the NFL’s free agent frenzy.
The criticism is misguided and misses the point.
Green Bay’s 55-7 rout of Tennessee is payoff for slow, steady progress Green Bay Packers News – Last week, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy assessed Green Bay’s win at Chicago by saying, “We’re just getting started … we feel there’s a lot better football in front of us.” Coach was right. On Sunday, the Packers … Packers trample Titans, grab NFC’s No. 2 seed – Packers News
Green Bay earns season sweep, 21-13, sets sight on NFC playoff positioning Green Bay Packers News – Aside from a fake punt return that was at once awful and inexplicable, the Green Bay Packers seldom strayed from the plan. On offense, they pounded the football. On defense, they pounded the quarterback. In between, they played … Packers proud bearers of 2012 NFC North crown – Packers News @ PFT
Packers defeat Detroit, 27-20, to set up NFC North showdown at Soldier Field Green Bay Packers News – To take command in the NFC North Division, the Green Bay Packers first needed to take control of the Detroit Lions. Blessed with good field position in the fourth quarter of a tie game, the Packers’ offense … No ‘w’ in Wisconsin for Lions – Packers News @ PFT
Packers climb atop NFC North thanks to yet another Lambeau Field victory Green Bay Packers News – It was the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, and Arizona and Jacksonville before that. In fact, the Green Bay Packers have beaten 18 of the past 19 teams that have teed it up at Lambeau Field. That’s right: Eighteen … Home Dominance Endures – Packers News @ PFT
Reality, Giants’ pass rush catch up to Packers in 38-10 Big Apple ambush Green Bay Packers News – The Green Bay Packers wrapped up their Thanksgiving weekend by choking on a giant-sized helping of humble pie. In a game that wasn’t decided until the end – the end of the first half, anyway – the … Not Ready for Prime Time – Packers News @ PFT
Defense, coaching carry Green Bay to within a half-game of NFC North lead Green Bay Packers News – Some fans and media described it as an ugly win. On the contrary, Green Bay’s 24-20 victory against the Lions Sunday at Detroit’s Ford Field wasn’t ugly. It was football. The Packers (7-3) secured a fifth-straight win … Packers pick off Lions – Packers News @ PFT
Bye came at good time for Packers Green Bay Packers News – It was a good weekend to have the bye, especially if you entered Week 10 ranked among the NFC’s top teams. While Green Bay (6-3) enjoyed some rest, relaxation and rehabilitation, the rest of the NFC’s finest took its lumps. The carnage was … NFC’s best fall flat – Packers News @ PFT