It's too early. When they took Rodgers, Favre was approaching the age of 36. Rodgers is 33. I don't see them making that kind of move when the strengths of this draft coincide with their needs.
I don't think he got fired. I think he left the business. If he had gotten fired, he would be working someplace else. He might have felt lost in the management system McCarthy had on offense with Bennett as the coordinator and Van Pelt as quarterbacks coach. If he did get fired, they probably gave him a lot of money not to work someplace else this year.
It would be a total guess. I have no idea what Ted Thompson is thinking and anyone who says they do is lying. The leading candidates would be T.J. Watt, Takarist McKinley (UCLA), Carl Lawson (Clemson) and Taco Charlton (Michigan).
He's a local favorite and has good bloodlines. But I think the comparison with Clay Matthews is misguided. He may have the same test numbers, but it doesn't mean he has the same foot speed, flexibility and explosiveness. He fits a need for the Packers and he played at Wisconsin. Enough said.
The pressure is always on TT. He feels it. But he's not going to change his ways. I doubt this is his last draft.
We won't know until the season plays out. Winning in Dallas, Philadelphia and Detroit didn't look possible at mid-season last year. But that's what happened. I wouldn't make too much of it.
I don't think it makes sense. You'd have to pay a bundle to keep him because he's unrestricted after this year. And it's possible you could get a better overall prospect in this year's draft.
I checked on that a month ago and there was very little. That would be something they would do after the draft if they did it at all. Teams are focused in on the draft and since it's full of running backs I don't think it makes sense to do anything now.
Unfortunately, I can only help you in Milwaukee. I highly recommend Spitfire's near the Miller Brewery. As for cornerback, I don't think you're wrong, but I don't know for sure that you're right. Could be a pass rusher.
I think TT will always take a wide receiver, or at the very least sign a bunch in post-draft free agency. That's his position. He's hit it there more than any other spot. So, yes, I do see him continuing to build on that position. I also don't rule out him taking a tight end. They're going to need someone for the future and there are a couple good ones in this draft.
It probably does, but you have to be a good football player, too, to gain interest from Thompson. Just being an athlete isn't enough. I think he's more likely to go after a traditional corner. But Peppers has to be intriguing to him and Capers.
I can't help you on Lambeau Field chow because I never sit in the stands or visit the concessions stands. I did once find a frozen bratwurst under my windshield wiper after a game. Does that count? I think Peterson and Charles are close to washed up. Only if the Packers strike out at running back in the draft would they consider one of those guys.
Well, if you think about it, there aren't that many good ILBs anymore. Most of them come off the field on passing downs, so finding a complete guy is tough. And everyone in the NFL shops for big men first. Without them, you don't win. The NFL draft is littered with defensive line busts. That position has not been Thompson's strength, but he has to try. Clark I think will be one of his hits. Jones, Worthy, Boyd, Harrell, those were not.
Probably a second and a third / fourth.
OK, folks, my time is up. Don't forget to join me for the live blog during the draft. I'll expect to see you there. Have a good weekend.