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  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Superior party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Superior: Superior High School. To benefit the National Bank Commerce Spartan Sports Complex. Tickets on sale at Screen Graphics, 1327 Banks Ave., Superior.

  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 8:00AM - 6:00PM CDT Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale

    The sale is taking place earlier than in previous years, due to the construction at Lambeau Field and the work that the Pro Shop team must complete in preparation for the new store, which will open this summer. Visitors to Lambeau Field should enter the Atrium through the Oneida Nation Gate. Parking is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate, which can be accessed off Oneida Street and Lombardi Avenue.

    The sale will feature the traditional mix of Pro Shop items greatly reduced in price and other special purchases.

    The team’s football operations staff also has provided Packers team apparel no longer in use, including a large assortment of t-shirts, shorts, jackets, jerseys and pants. Some items are practice-worn gear not normally available in the Pro Shop.

    The tent sale began in 1994 in the parking lot outside the former Pro Shop on the north end of Lambeau Field and grew into a popular event. Now in its 11th year in the Atrium, the tent sale also was held in the west side stadium concourse in previous years.

     
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    The 17th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Don Hutson Center with sessions ranging from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic gives members ages 5-14 years old the opportunity to practice football skills and drills with other Packers backers and a few up-and-coming Packers players.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to come and watch their child/ren participate in the clinic. 

    Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:

    • Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 – 11 to 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 3 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.


    The event will be held inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers indoor practice facility. Parking for the event is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate.  

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic is a member’s only event and will have a registration fee of $5.

    Deadline to register:

    • New Members – May 11, 2014
    • Current Members – May 18, 2014


    To sign up to become a member of the Junior Power Pack and receive an invitation to the clinic fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp.

     

Packers pick Eddie Lacy in second round

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on April 26, 2013 – 7:34 pm

GREEN BAY–With the 61st overall pick of the draft, following a trade back with the 49ers, the Packers addressed their short-yardage problems of a year ago by selecting pounding Alabama running back Eddie Lacy.

Lacy had been a wish-list player of Packers fans since he ran wild against Notre Dame in the national championship game. Lacy, 6-0, 220, likely fell to the bottom of the second round as a result of not being able to work out at the combine or at his pro day due to a hamstring injury.

One draft publication says: “Strong, productive, downhill runner who got stronger as the season progressed and has the explosive power and strength to churn for yardage after contact.”

The Packers struggled to convert third-and-one type plays last season. The Packers had the league’s 20th-ranked running game.


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172 Responses to “Packers pick Eddie Lacy in second round”

  1. By Ziga on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Yessssssss!

    We are back in the hunt for another Supebowl!

    Go Pack Go!!!

  2. By Rick #1 on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I love this pick!

  3. By axespray on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Well… alright, I won’t complain, but I really wanted that 350 pound Jenkins guy.

  4. By Rick #2 on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I hate this pick!

  5. By Kurt on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Great pick!!!!! Cant wait to see him run!

  6. By Doug Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    thank you god

  7. By redandbon on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Hopefully we have the banger we need to get those tough short yardage first downs. Good pick.

  8. By Go A ROD 12 on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Finally! Please be healthy! Now lets go find some bug guys to keep our new extendee off of his back! Great pickup!

  9. By brokenbackjack on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Sure hope Mr. Lacy pans out for us. We definitely need some O line help or this guy won’t be any better than the ones we already have. At least Mr Lacy will be a good blocker for Aaron.
    Go Packers!!!!!!!!!!

  10. By Leonardo on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I point and laugh at those who were crying last night because Ted didn’t take Lacy in the first round.
    Beautiful draft so far. Both players are fantastic. I’m a happy Packers fan today.

  11. By Purpleheart2004 on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Way to go TT I knew you would pull your draft magic !! what a move get Lacy and a Extra Pick !! you are the Man wow what a relief

  12. By Doug Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Uncle Ted got lucky don’t fool yourselves.

  13. By Gmill71 on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Yes! I love this pick…LETS GO PACK

  14. By rich on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    good pick. would have been a stretch in 1st round but great value here. lacy will help this team, probably more than jones, who did not impress me.

  15. By Aymer Arboleda on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Gooooo Pack…. Finally a real RB

  16. By Dominick on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Hilarious the folks on the message board were looking for Thompson’s job after that trade with the 9′ers. They got what they wanted and an extra pick. Go Ted!

  17. By Ryan on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    lol draft genius

  18. By dan wilson on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Great Pick ! Now we HAVE TO GO OLINE in the 3rd. Barret Jones or Quessenberry?

  19. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    sigh… best running backs drafted in the last 4 years are alfred morris and Arian Foster… Both were picked in the 6th round… the avg career span of a RB is 3 years due to injury not talent… Watch Stepfan Taylor be the best RB next year

  20. By tlvincent on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    he’ll be a FB in two years anyways, would have rather had a bruising pounding interior O lineman like Warford so at least we had one interior guy that didn’t get shoved back 3 yards on every running play…..

  21. By Corky on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Bad pick. A running back with hamstring problems. Won’t be banging long. Cedric Benson was and still is the answer.

  22. By Joe on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Just what this team needed a big bruiser back and one that can take the pressure off of Rodgers.. Now we are not a throw only team we can run as well.. Great pick !!

  23. By Brandon on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I really want Jenkins, he would provide security if we can’t resign Raji and will be a replacement for Pickett. Plus he compliments Datone Jones.

  24. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Since Adrian peterson, no running back drafted before the 5th round has been a dominant game changer…

  25. By megna816 on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Great pick this late in the 2nd round. Great 1st round pick too. Ted is working his magic.

  26. By Doug Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Can someone re-start firetedthompson.com

  27. By The Real Thing on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    This is why TT is a master of his craft. Picking up Lacy AND an extra pick? That’s how it’s done, folks!!

  28. By bobski on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I bow again to TT…..great pick…..

  29. By Chad Dare on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Now, I would love it if the Packers are able to get the guy that opened a lot of holes for Lacy — Barrett Jones.

  30. By Ben Gramentz on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Great pick, now can everyone stop complaining about trading down with the 49ers and missing on Monte Ball? GO Pack GO! @greengoldcrew

  31. By shawn on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    ted’s the best…! Ron Wolf taught him well.

  32. By Nick on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I completely agree with you purpleheart2004. Great good drafting by ted Thompson. This was a guy people were talking about us drafting in the first. And now we got him in the second AND we picked up an extra pick. I will never question TT again. I am very happy as a Packers fan today. Great Job!!!

  33. By Mike on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Ted’s no genius…..Lacy fell to him like Rodgers did…anyone one of us knew who to draft in those situations

  34. By patrick on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    hes a beast, i live down here in sec country and he tore up georgia and notre dame. hopefully we can get barret jones or demontre moore this rd

  35. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Can anyone list a few running backs drafted before the 5th round that are memorable over the last 5 years?

    Thought so… Totally should have gone with a big OL..

  36. By The Delivery Guy on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Lacy and maybe Benson as well should help get teams out of cover two, keep us out of 3rd and long so often, allow us to burn clock when we have a lead and just add a missing dimension to the offense…

  37. By Doug Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Mike I agree with you 100% The only guy that didn’t fall to Uncle Ted was Clay Matthews.

  38. By Alex G. from California on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    About time Ted, I was hoping for him in the first round.
    It’s a great pick though I’m glad he landed with the Pack. Another reason to go to Lambeau for another great game. I was there last year against the Lions game. Great game. Go Pack Go!!! Another SB. Now let’s get a couple of O-line players and Linebacker.

  39. By Doug Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Edmond DOUG MARTIN stand down

  40. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Sick of watching Rodgers throw on the run all the time. This should have been a draft for the trenches. We really needed an OL in the 2nd…

  41. By Uncle Tom on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    awesome pick!! Roll TIDE into GB!!

  42. By Andrew on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Would rather have had the closet thing to Adrian Peterson…..Marcus Lattimore

  43. By Doug Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Plenty of OL left settle down people. A running back is what kept us out of the Super Bowl last year. Well that and the replacement refs.

  44. By Michael on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    One whole extra 6th rounder? Hold the phones. Really, this kid has some impressive tape, when Alabama was crushing everyone else with that huge overpowering O-line. Against NFL defenses, with a below average run blocking O-line, he will not be that same player. We need lineman badly. Move up and grab that kid out of Arkansas Pine Bluff, and make sure to add Ricky Wagner in the later rounds. Running the ball is good, protecting the consensus #1 player and the highest paid player in league history is way more important.
    Come on TT, get it right, and help our boy keep his head this year.

  45. By Eggy on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Again, another masterful move by TT. It was a great gamble that a pounder would still be there and we get another pick to bring in some big men. Good job guys!!

  46. By Joe from Seattle on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Hate this pick!

    Should have taken Montee Ball instead when we had the chance instead of getting cute and trading it away.

  47. By gfergy2012 on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    we finally have a legitimate stud at RB – should be good news for Aaron Rodgers. GO PACK!

  48. By Mikey T. on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    First Datone Jones, then Eddie Lacy. 2 great picks!

  49. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Ok, Alfred Morris A LOT better than Doug Martin… drafted in the 6th, and so was Arian Foster

  50. By McDuff on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I can just see him teaming with Benson, Go Pack!!

  51. By Doug Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I disagree Foster > Martin > Morris > than any back we fielded in the last 10 years.

  52. By Kevin M on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Love it!!! Aaron just became the happiest person in America after tonight, good dose of Lacey, then throw it over the top to any one of our weapons!!!

  53. By Scott 1956 on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    A guy who was out of shape for HIS pro day. He has problems with his hammy’s. These are not good things!

  54. By rick on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Good picks so far < Just have to be the players we HAVE NEEDS FOR !! NOW GO pack & Congratts On new contact to Aaron ! & Mr Matthews !!

  55. By xApocalyptic32x on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    What did Green Bay get for the trade with the 49ers?

  56. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Exactly my point, 2 of 3 of those were drafted in the 6th round… Remember Cadilac Williams? Good for 1 year… Running backs last 3 years. The only good thing for Lacy is that he won’t have to run it 20+ times per game. It may actually prolong his career

  57. By Ryan on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    @mike it is genius when a projected first round running back could of been picked with the 26th pick and instead u get him at the bottom of the seond AND get an extra pick and don’t make me even start with Rodgers cuz that was pure genius. Most Packer fans wanted a new weapon for favre and now we have the best QB in the NFL

  58. By Doug Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    LOL edmond I do agree with you there.

  59. By Will on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Not only will this guy be a load on his own, once he establishes himself, it will help a change of pace back like D. Harris be even more effective. Probably the biggest potential bonus will be pulling defenses out of the Tampa 2! Can you say unstoppable? A-Rod has to be drooling…for more reasons (110M) than one…

  60. By Nick "Thee Greatest Packers Fan Ever!" on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    OMFG YES!!!!!!!!

  61. By Reda on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Yes! Great team, Great player!

  62. By Doug Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    yes once Rodgers can pick people apart its over.

  63. By Dwaune D on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Solid picks!! Now we need the O-line to perform like they should. Get some o-line help.

  64. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I’m going to pray to the cheese Gods tonight that Lacy is as much of a stolen talent as Cobb was two years ago when he dropped all the way to the bottom of the 2nd… Can I get a Go Pack Go for that one?

  65. By John on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Nice first two picks, I’ll give an A to TT so far in this draft!!

  66. By Double J on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Lacy sounds like the kind of back Cedric Benson was – able to get the yards needed. I like it.That’s all 12 needs!

  67. By Bigggfootz on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Excellent pick. Just hoping this intermittently does not become another hamstring guy but that recent injury did seem to make him available later then expected so in that respect it was a blessing. Lacy should fit right in with what the team does. Very nice to get 2 high priority needs early on. Now for a couple more good O liners to protect the Rodger’s investment!!!

  68. By Will on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    For all you guys screaming for an OL, calm down. If you watched the season unfold last year, you may have noticed the team didn’t commit to the run till late in the season when conditions were degrading. The run blocking got increasingly better. I’m sure the coaching staff will take a different approach this year and can significantly improve the run. Run blocking is a commitment and OL like doing it as indicated by Sitton and Bulaga last year. Don’t forget about Andrew Datko, he WILL be on the OL soon.

  69. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Most important aspects of the pick if he can stay healthy is winning the 3rd and shorts, getting into 3rd and shorts and stopping the Tampa 2. I also like the fact that he can block. McCarthy is ALWAYS talking about how important zone blocking is for our RBs

  70. By rani on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    sign brian urlacher

  71. By Will on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Agreed, short yardage percentage just went up big time!

  72. By Double J on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Is this a great night or what! I prefer it to Christmas.

  73. By amr on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    TT is so clever to trade 55ths pick to get extra pick and be able to get lacey Hes in Beast Mode 1.Jones 2.Lacey ON FIRE!

  74. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    We better take Terron Armstead (4.7 for an OL) or Keenan freaking Allen!! Keenan Allen runs routes like Jennings did in college.

  75. By Will on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Anybody wish there was a game Sunday?

  76. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I’m going to go nuts if we don’t get either of those two… Terron Armstead is POWERFUL.

  77. By bajacheese on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    That was a masterful job by TT. I really cannot believe the naysayers on here. We needed a legit running back and we got him, a long and quick d-lineman and an extra pick. I really don’t think it could’ve started any better at this point, unless some of you are secretly hoping for TT to fail. Oh by the way, ARod is locked in for 7 more years. They are doing it right, through the draft, and we will be contenders for as long as Rogers is in there.

  78. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Keenan Allen is comapred to Jordy Nelson… Um TT, keep Rodgers tool box fully loaded please!!!

  79. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Damn! Saints took Terron Armstead :(

  80. By Doug Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Firetedthompson.com

  81. By tylerh73 on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    so edmond ap is only good for 3 years? sanders was only good for 3 years? lynch was only good for 3 year? and you guys do understand that adding a rb at his level will force def to hold back on the rush and pay some attention to his threat instead of just attacking rodgers so it does pay off

  82. By Mike from Chicago on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    TT is amazing. He likely new Lacy would be available, he is the best at placing players according to their value. GREAT JOB TT! Now get some O-line with that extra pick!!

  83. By Eric T. on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    packers are taking jj wilcox

  84. By JT on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Jesse Wiliams, forget need.

  85. By Brandon on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Was thinking Monte Ball woulda been better? thoughts

  86. By rick on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Rick # 2 WHo Should they Hae Picked ? why do you hate this pick sooo bad ???

  87. By rick on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    well Ball would have been Nice BUT was GONE ! so NEXT !!!

  88. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I agree… You listed 3 RB’s over a 20 year span… Neither of those RB’s went deep into the playoffs (except AP with Favre). The point I’m making is that some of the best and most effective RB’s of super bowl winning teams were guys like Terrell Davis or Priest Holmes etc drafted really late. One nasty ACL on a RB its pretty much game over – AP is a freak of nature and the only exception I know of. An OL hurting his ACL is not like an OL hurting his ACL. Unless you’re scoring 35+ points a game, you’re not winning a super bowl these days. Is getting a RB over a dominating interior OL the way to go?

  89. By Doug Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Lacy is going to be the steal of the draft and we will be in New Jersey in FEB

  90. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Keenan Allen is a Jordy Nelson type player – how do we not grab him if available?

  91. By Doug Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Edmond you make some good points, but the fact is we need a running back who can get these teams out of a Tampa 2. So yes that is more important than an OL. No running game is what kept us out of the Super Bowl last year.

  92. By Doug Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    We don’t need anymore WR. We now need OL

  93. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    The only thing I REALLY like about drafting Lacy is not that we will be top 10 in a running game, its that Rodgers can now be protected and so can Lacy. Lacy facing 6 or 7 in the box should protect his hamstrings…

  94. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    You’re starting to convert me. We shall see… I still see the strengths of Lacy being what you said – get out of Tampa 2, BLOCK FOR RODGERS (which is one of Lacy’s strengths) and push the pile on 1st and 2nd when needed to get into manageable 3rd downs. We saw how often McCarthy went on 4th down last year.

  95. By Glenn on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Don’t forget that Bulaga, Sherrod, and Newsome will be back to the O-Line to make it strong.

  96. By Mark on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    TT got who he wanted and a pic, give him his due. I’m smiling!

  97. By Michael on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Well Edmond, you got your wish. Go nuts. Now lets look for DL J. Williams from Bama, Q. Patton from LA Tech, or some kind of playmaker.

  98. By Doug Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    yes very true he can block for sure.

  99. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    btw, we ABSOLUTELY need a value WR pick. Last year Jennings was injured and we still had 3 good receivers to cover. This year if one goes down, is Cobb and Nelson enough? Is Nelson and Jones enough? Keenan Allen is an exceptional player. Think of the future. Jones contract is due up soon also I believe. The only non OL pick I’d be happy with is a Allen or a safety like wilcox.

  100. By Bigggfootz on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    The draft ain’t over and The Ted has even managed to find gems among undrafted free agents B4. Don’t understand why people want to get down on the development policy all the time. The best teams use it and have the best managers. We’re getting there and after all too, there are only so many picks to work with while competing against 31 other teams for talent with funding limitations and caps to juggle. Funny how the board experts believe their more qualified and would make all the right picks and deals all the time. While there are always needs, you work with the resources you have and there will always be tough choices. I for one have no complaints about the job they’ve been doing in the war room. We’re going to get there, sooner then later! GO PACK GO Forever!

  101. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    lol… been looking at this blog instead of the picks lol. Didn’t see that wilconx, jenkins, allen and Armstead are gone :(.

  102. By Doug Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I just hope Lacy can stay healthy. We should have an above average backfield now.

  103. By Doug Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    lol so have i damn.

  104. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    At this point, I have no idea what TT is thinking… We’ve ALWAYS had luck drafting pro-bowl OL in the 3rd and beyond. Scott Wells, Mark Wahl, Aaron Tauscher, Josh Sitton… The packers must have scouted someone they love that other teams don’t see the potential.

  105. By Strat on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Why do you think he was still available? Good lord, do we have to blow the draft with the second pick? What is the return policy on this sack? How long do we have to take him back? The last thing this team needed was another player to put on the “Look how many injured players we have” list. He was a product of the line in Bama. If you enjoy seeing RB getting stuffed at the line, you got what you wanted.

  106. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Remember we got a 6th rounder with Lacy… Notable 6th rounders in recent decades… Terrell Davis, Tom Brady, Scott Wells, Alfred Morris last year, etc… Would love to see what the 49ers gave us lol.

  107. By Doug Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    He is good and drafting OL for sure he must know somwthing.

  108. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Doug, last 3rd round OL we went for is Sitton, I believe he was a projected 5th rounder that year… There has got to be some kind of trick up TT’s sleeve…

  109. By Doug Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    That is true I forgot we took him in the 3rd

  110. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    BTW, football is very much about stats too you know.. For some reason, we KEEP getting hit by unusual injuries that deplete our depth even… Perhaps we can finally get a few years of lower than usual injuries. Imagine that! Imagine Bishop, Sherrod, House, Bulaga and Company actually stay healthy this year…

  111. By Roman on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I know we don’t need him, but what better value than to get Matt Barkely at 88!?

  112. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I’d be VERY happy for a guard that puts T.J. Lang back on the bench and in a support role.

  113. By Doug Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    oh Barkely is still around…I wouldn’t hate the world with that pick.

  114. By Mitch on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    We don’t need anyone on offense PERIOD!!!! Keep picking D linemen, the MEN that really win you games. We have offensive linemen. They just need to get off the IR.

  115. By Doug Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Pick coming soon lets see what he has for us!

  116. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    haha, we traded out again!! lol

  117. By Roman on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    oh, never mind we traded AGAIN to SF…

  118. By Doug Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    did we just trade pick 88?

  119. By Doug Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    well he better have a couple people in mind this is getting stupid

  120. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    wow… I think what’s going on, is the talent is low this year and somehow we are going to take the shotgun approach for raw talent. I also think we just got a pick for next year’s draft…

  121. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I agree, we can go for 3 or 4 OL in the mid rounds and maybe find a GEM in one of them… If the talent is not there, invest in the future and develop raw talent – I LOVE this move.

  122. By Doug Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    well it has worked in the past somewhat, kinda.

  123. By Michael on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Newsome is a turnstile, Sherrod is the OL version of Justin Harrell, he’ll never be healthy enough to develop into anything, and Bulaga is a RT that can’t stay healthy either. This best player available works for a while, but eventually that huge hole on the roster has to be addressed.

  124. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    There has GOT to be a Scott Wells or Tauscher type player in the late rounds. We must think there are good prospects in the mid to late rounds worth developing. Develop players to start a few years from now Rodgers is really in his prime.

  125. By tylerh73 on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    no we traded back again and got a extra 7th round pick

  126. By Mitch on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    No way..San Fran again! They have to be laughing at us by now. Jesse Williams from Australia would be a nice pick! Is he available?

  127. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Chad Clifton had 10 surgeries during his career with us… I’m not worried about Sherrod, it was a broken bone, not torn cartilage… Sherod will get his shot.

  128. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    lol hmm… thinking of good 7th rounders we’ve gotten in the TT era… Only one I can think of is Matt Flynn…

    Sounds like TT has a shotgun not a beret 50 cal… Draft more players with raw talent and perhaps find a gem?

  129. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    poll right now – do we take an OL or a Safety?

  130. By Earl on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    TT is doing what he does. Trading back and making his board meet value. This is what Vic means when he says Value. TT traded back and gained another pick. He still gets the player atop his board AND he gets additional picks. In Ted Thompson we should trust.

  131. By Rmani on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Great pick, but I could run behind Bama’s O-Line people… Hopefully he shows up in shape. GO PACK!

  132. By Doug Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    i am thinking OL

  133. By Linz on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Just an FYI.. Arian Foster was an undrafted free agent Edmond.

  134. By Eric T. on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    i wouldnt mind a o-lineman or a defensive tackle here

  135. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I think we need to draft a cheerleading squad… I think its about time we join the rest of the league…

  136. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    See lol even better! Foster was an UFA! Driver was a 7th rounder, Terrell Davis was a 6th rounder etc… you never know with these drafts. Packers have the third highest draft retention. I’m not worried about finding some gems this draft – the guys other than the “stars” that allow us to win another Superbowl.

  137. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Mayock just said that Lacy is by far the BEST value pick in the draft so far.

  138. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Trade our 3rd round pick to dallas for their cheerleaders!! PUHLEEEZE!!!

  139. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    we must be targeting someone to trade back again… sounds like our scouts found some unhyped talent. Lets find Nick Collins #2

  140. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    darn, stedman bailey just got picked before us. I would have been ok with him

  141. By Matt on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Another trade, UGH!

  142. By Bart 47 on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Ahman Green was a dominate RB for the Pack in the last 10 years. 1883 yards in 03. Grant also had a few good years

  143. By Mitch on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Please…Jesse Williams here! We need men up front on D!!

  144. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    lmao!! traded out again!

  145. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    wow… we just traded again! love to hear the Press Conference tonight…

  146. By Mitch on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Wow…we should get plenty of practice squad players trading down like this!

  147. By Edmond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Well… gnight y’all. Sounds like all the talent we like are mid to late rounders. There has got to be a scott wells or Tauscher caliber type of player hiding in there somewhere. Sounds like MD Jennings and McMillan are better than anyone availible in the 3rd or we would have gone for someone.

  148. By Strat on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Whoever keeps bringing up Sherrod, knock it off. He’s a non-factor until he proves he can stay on the field. Haven’t been able to count on him yet so he might as well not exist.

  149. By Mitch on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    If Jesse Williams is still there with the next pick, I’ll say Ted worked his magic again. If not, I think he rolled the dice one to many times today. So far, I am thrilled with the picks. TT, please keep hammering out D! Defense wins championships!

  150. By Ben on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Edomond – I vote safety

    I am hoping now that our O-line is healthy, they can protect Rodgers.

  151. By Uncle Ted on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    how do you think ive done so far? A+?

  152. By brokenbackjack on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Good picks so far.
    We need more O line help and depth.
    Another linebacker would be good also.
    Maybe a TE too.

  153. By Scott 1956 on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    When you have a horrible Offensive line, it doesn’t matter who the RB is. TT still doesn’t understand that you need line play. I’ll give you an easy example. When we lost to the Giants last year, the Packers were far superior in DB’s, WR’s QB and maybe ST’s. The only things the Giants were better at was both lines! And they won going away!

  154. By DarwinsMyth on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I wanted Lacy in the 1st round… was very happy to still see him for the Packers in the 2nd round… and ecstatic when the Packers actually picked him.

    Packers have 10 picks left… please, please, please… pick up a field goal kicker!! Please… Please… Please!

  155. By DarwinsMyth on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Scott… a lot of offensive linemen were already picked by the time the Packers 2nd round pick came. What’s really better… to pick a mediocre OL/OG with the pick because the prime OL/OGs were gone, or pick maybe the best RB in the draft?

    The Packers have 10 picks left for tomorrow. We will do just fine after picking 3 OL/OGs tomorrow. Also… PLEASE! Pick a place kicker!!

  156. By trent richardson on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Edmond, Trent Richardson was a 1st rounder out of Alabama and he is no slouch. If I’m not mistaken, people are calling the new helmet contact rule the Richardson rule because he is such a punishing finisher on his runs.

  157. By Ky Packer Fan on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    TT really did great so far, excellent Values per pick. Keep up the good work. For those who want to fire TT, either become Bears Fans or shut up already. My son & Cobb belong to the same church so when we got him i already knew he was going to be a huge factor for us. Have some faith in those who lead us in GB and not working for the Gov’t.

  158. By Ky Packer Fan on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    We get 2 picks in the 4th round #12(109th) & #25(122nd).

  159. By DarwinsMyth on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    I want PK Caleb Sturgis to become a Packer tomorrow…
    I can remember when I cringed when Crosby was signed to a long-term contract. We can’t afford another year last year. It’s nothing personal… I just want a really good dependable placekicker.

    We can use a good back-up QB, too. The guy we have now just doesn’t cut it. The coach needs to put aside how he personally feels about a certain player and get rid of him if he stinks. We can probably get a good back-up in this years draft, since only 3 QBs have been picked through the first 3 rounds.

  160. By DarwinsMyth on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    When the Seahawks picked a RB right after the Packers picked Lacy in the 2nd round, I’m convinced that the Seahawks would have picked Lacy if the Packers didn’t. The Seahawks were probably yelling at their draft prospects board… lol. I wished I could have been a fly on the wall.

  161. By Ky Packer Fan on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Vic, Where did you get the info Lacy is 6″0″ @ 220? He’s 5’11″ @ 231 according to NFL.com
    See Here: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000164357/article/eddie-lacy-drafted-at-no-61-by-green-bay-packers

    No matter we got a really good deal, as long as he is/stays healthy in the hammy’s.

  162. By Ky Packer Fan on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    @ DarwinsMyth: I think you’re right on the mark there, we yanked the rug from right under their sea chicken feet.

  163. By John Denver's Gavel on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    whoa bro, you went to a packer game at lambeau?? I doubt anyone posting on here has done that. We salute you, super fan

  164. By John Denver's Gavel on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    position wise, OT; especially LT, are some of the easiest players to grade. that is why they go super early in the 1st rd. Any prospect playing LT at #26 or lower is probably not better than what we have. They would be projects that would not help out in yr 1. All you “fans” that are calling for OT picks are not seeing what I am. there are exceptions but be realistic. TT is kicking serious butt! lighten up and enjoy the draft hype ya drunks.

  165. By rich-conn on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Two solid and needed picks so far. T.T. knows his stuff,and I believe he will address the o-line issues in next two rounds. the short yardage game just drastically improved with the addition of Lacy.

  166. By DarwinsMyth on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Our chances of converting on 3rd down just improved with Lacy, didn’t it?

  167. By DarwinsMyth on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Here are some names I’m hoping the Packers will pick in the 4th-7th rounds… FS Phillip Thomas… QB Matt Scott (back up Rodgers)… OT David Quessenberry… OG Jeff Baca… WR Aaron Millette (my sleeper)… PK Caleb Sturgis.

    Hoping the Pack will pick up these 6 players out of the 10 picks they have.

  168. By DarwinsMyth on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    I misspelled WR Aaron Mellette’s name… anyway, he’s my sleeper, at 6″2-6’3″ and 4.45 speed… good hands. Could be a super steal in the 5th-6th round.

    I’m just blabbing tonight, since I have nothing else to do. But now, I’m hitting the sack…

  169. By Russ on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Nice picks, hmmm Kuhns and Lacy 2 back set, nice possibilities

  170. By Montanapackfan on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    So no relative backs can ever come in earlier rounds……

  171. By DarwinsMyth on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    I’m hoping it’ll be Eddie Lacy and DuJuan Harris in the backfield, if the Packers used 2 backs. I think, Harris would’ve been a great weapon this year, even if they didn’t pick Lacy. Kuhn only averaged 2.6 and 2.7 yards per carry the last 2 years. Harris is a bigger threat. Kuhn’s career average is only 3 yards. Harris averaged 4.3 yards for the Pack, and Lacy is a great power back. Kuhn’s 3 yard career average isn’t going to scare the opposition. Frankly, the Pack needs more than just “Kuhn” chants from the fans to win football games.

  172. By kal thuemler on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    wow tt knew he was going to drop he was patient as far as a 5th round back or less how about martin from tampa bay seriously edmond I only went back 1 year how about chris johnson? how many more do you want I can go on

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