Examining Green Bay Packers’ Offseason and Key Preseason Positional Battles

June 4, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For the second straight season, the Green Bay Packers stormed through the regular-season NFL slate and into the divisional round of the playoffs for an encounter with an eventual Super Bowl contender.
In 2012, the Packers amassed an 11-win season in a difficult NFC North division, only to fall 45-31 to the San Francisco 49ers in the second round of the playoffs at the hands of a budding superstar signal-caller in Colin Kaepernick, and one of the league’s most dominant defenses.
San Francisco exploited some of Green Bay’s biggest weaknesses in that contest, and while the loss had to sting for Ted Thompson and the entire Packers organization, it also gave the general manager a blueprint for an offseason of retooling and reloading.   
Thompson’s offseason began with the decision to let Greg Jennings walk in free agency to sign with the rival Minnesota Vikings. Despite Jennings’ overwhelming production in his seven-year career in Green ...

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