Packer's Screed

Plumbing Ted’s psyche

The Packerscreed, by David Benjamin Plumbing Ted’s psyche MADISON, Wis. — The best NFL Draft analyst ever was the late, great, supergeek Joel Buchsbaum, who assembled Pro Football Weekly’s exhaustive annual draft guidebook and who died at a tragically young age. Buchsbaum was so good, so thorough and such a fanatic student of film that…
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The free-agent, what’s-Ted-gonna-do blues

The Packerscreed, by David Benjamin The free-agent, what’s-Ted-gonna-do blues MADISON, Wis. — Two hundred sixty-seven. That’s the number Packer fans have to remember as they lament the departure of running back Eddie Lacy to the hated Seahawks. When he visited Seattle, Lacy weighed in at 267 pounds. And they signed him anyway. They think they’re…
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Three (or four) mistakes that haunt the Packers

The Packerscreed, by David Benjamin Three (or four) mistakes that haunt the Packers MADISON, Wis. — If you’re reading the experts’ reviews of the Green Bay Packers, you’ve noticed that they’re distinctly underwhelming. The consensus among the best NFL writers in Wisconsin, Bob McGinn at the Journal-Sentinel, Pete Dougherty of the Press-Gazette and the State…
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The Sitton situation

The Packerscreed, by David Benjamin The situation with Sitton MADISON, Wis. — The State Journal’s Tom Oates took a familiar position this week when he wrote ominously about the Packers’ big roster surprise, the release of starting guard Josh Sitton. Oates, who’s sort of the Eeyore of reporters on the Packer beat, said, “… the…
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Why I love those little-school guys

The Packerscreed, by David Benjamin Why I love those little-school guys MADISON, Wis. — The only National Football League player I ever knew personally was a kid named Wayne Wheeler, whom I met on the job at a steel fabrication plant in Orlando, Florida in the tumultuous summer of 1969. Wayne was tall, amiable and…
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