Posts Tagged ‘Ted Thompson’

Iowa State pro day: DB Johnson salvages stock

Defensive back prospect Johnson improves stock at Iowa State pro day.

Wilson dazzles, Konz sits at Wisconsin pro day

Quarterback Russell Wilson put on a show Wednesday at the University of Wisconsin’s pro day

McCarthy believes Flynn ‘ready to be an NFL starter’

While Packers general manager Ted Thompson spoke under a veil of secrecy about Matt Flynn on Friday, his coach, Mike McCarthy, sounded like the QB’s biggest advocate when discussing the soon-to-be free agent at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Packers’ Thompson channels George Costanza at combine

As Michael Lombardi wrote Friday, the NFL Scouting Combine is one part player convention, one part lying convention. The general managers with the best poker faces are the ones who usually emerge with the most chips in the upcoming draft.

Green, Keanemana make mark at Hawaii pro day

Hawaii hosted its pro day on March 31, not near the beautiful beaches of Honolulu but rather the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

Ayers bolsters draft stock at UCLA pro day

UCLA hosted its pro day on March 29, giving 11 Bruins a major chance to sell their abilities ahead of the NFL Draft.

A few more thoughts on Packers, Steelers

Here are a few of my initial observations on the Packers and Steelers after getting a second look at the game during some initial film work on Monday.

Large NFL contingent on hand at Oklahoma

Oklahoma has three prospects whom many consider the top player in the draft at his position, and a fourth who is quickly rising up draft boards after a superb combine. That’s why representatives from 31 of the 32 NFL teams showed up Tuesday morning in Norman for OU’s pro day.

Packers GM Thompson not talking about Favre

Packers general manager Ted Thompson spent eight minutes discussing his team Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine before the inevitable happened: A reporter offered a Brett Favre question.

Put Up My Dukes: What we’ve learned

Midway through the season, it’s time to see what we’ve learned. I took a look at Ted Thompson, Eric Mangini, Vince Young, Roy Williams (of the Cowboys), Tom Coughlin and, last but not least, Drew Brees, on Saturday’s NFL Total Access on NFL Network.

Thompson’s second big mistake

I was one of the loudest critics of Ted Thompson’s decision not to welcome Brett Favre back after the QB decided to unretire. Thompson is right in his assessment that Aaron Rodgers is a good quarterback. I just didn’t like the timing, considering they were a missed field goal away from the Super Bowl.

Favre is the real victim in this whole saga

Brett Favre would still be a member of the Green Bay Packers if the front office didn’t push him out the door. If Favre is guilty of anything, it’s having pride.

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