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Packers sign rookie quarterback - Thompson

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Pack93z, May 17, 2007.

  1. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    For as raw as he is... this might be a really decent find... even if he spends a year on the practice squad... Here is a video of him leading a 99 yard drive... a little play action... rollout... interesting.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TLD2VmMI00

    By Pete Dougherty
    pdougher@greenbaypressgazette.com

    The Green Bay Packers signed another undrafted rookie quarterback, Oklahoma’s Paul Thompson, for this weekend’s minicamp and perhaps beyond.


    Thompson (6-3 5/8, 216) played receiver for a good part of his career at Oklahoma but last season was its quarterback after projected starter Rhett Bomar was kicked off the team in the summer.

    Thompson finished the season completing 60.7 percent of his passes (204-for-336), including throwing 22 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Some teams considered him an NFL prospect as a combination receiver, return man and specialty quarterback rather than as a true quarterback. But General Manager Ted Thompson said the Packers signed him as a pure quarterback prospect.

    “We did a lot of work on him there at the end (of the draft evaluation),” Thompson said. “He was at the (scouting) combine as a thrower. He is a good athlete but he also threw the ball pretty well, and you go back and watch the game tape, especially toward the end of the season there at Oklahoma, we thought he played pretty well and deserved another look.”

    Thompson’s presence will give the Packers three healthy quarterbacks at minicamp this weekend: third-stringer Ingle Martin, undrafted rookie Jerry Babb and Thompson.

    Backup Aaron Rodgers is coming back from a broken left foot and probably will have only limited participation in drills. Starter Brett Favre has not fully recovered from offseason ankle surgery and might not show up for the camp at all.
     
  2. MassPackersFan

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    Looks like a decent project QB. I like the snap he has on his throw, and the accuracy was pretty good. Good mobility, good height... huh.
     
  3. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Yeah... looking at some more clips right now.. and the one thing I haven't seen him do once however.. is check down his progression of reads or look off a defender... seems to lock onto the first reciever or takes off running.

    But has the measurables and SPEED :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcZdQOVyxmk
     
  4. jessefly

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    Well now we have 5 QBs......thats pretty good if you ask me. I think thompson is pretty good.....hes got height thats for sure....hes the tallest of our QBs, but i havent seen the video of him yet cuz im at school and they have some firewall. Anyone know any good proxies???
     
  5. Packnic

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    he doesnt look bad at all.

    i think on that drive, his recievers helped him out a ton!

    and that Cornhusker defense was pretty terrible.

    but i like his height, his delivery and he seems to keep poised. could be on to something.
     
  6. Tiger

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    I take it then that Stocco is no longer being looked at.
     
  7. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Nope... Stocco was trying out with the Giants... last I heard.
     
  8. Tiger

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    damn u TT and your nepotism! :D
     
  9. Green_Bay_Packers

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    why? we have Favre
     
  10. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    He's goin to be the next Mark Brunnell.
     
  11. Green_Bay_Packers

    Green_Bay_Packers Cheesehead

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    WHO?
     
  12. MassPackersFan

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    Giants dropped Stocco.
     
  13. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    For as much leadership Stucco brings... he doesn't have the arm strength the play in the NFL... maybe he will hook someplace on a practice squad.. but I doubt it.
     
  14. longtimefan

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    Favre

    LOL
     
  15. packerfan1245

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    Me is at school now. stupid padlocks
     
  16. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    Who? Are you serious? C'mon, pay attention, who is this thread about!!?!?!?! :)
     
  17. Green_Bay_Packers

    Green_Bay_Packers Cheesehead

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    no i mean who is Mark Brunnell?
     
  18. Tiger

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    redskins qb
     
  19. Zero2Cool

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    [​IMG]
    Click Mark Brunell

    Year G GS Att Comp Pct Yds YPA Lg TD Int Tkld 20+ 40+ Rate
    TOTAL 157 150 4594 2738 59.6 31826 6.93 79 182 106 389/2388 360 73 84.2


    He was a backup QB for the Packers for 2 years. Turned into a 'ok' QB. I think he only had a few solid years in him.
     
  20. Tiger

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    hes another one of the QB who served apprenticeships under BF ala Matt Hasselbeck and went on to start on other teams
     
  21. Packnic

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    is it just me or does his head look really tiny in that picture zero posted.
     
  22. Tiger

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    Just noticed this guy on the roster now:
    C PETE BIER #54

    6' 3" • 297 lbs. • Army


    Exp: Rookie NFL Season, Rookie Packers Season
    Age: 23
    Acquired: Free Agent 2007
    Current Status: Active Roster

    Never saw anything announcing this addition, competition for Wells i guess
     
  23. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    I think Wells job is secure, probably just a back up for depth.
     
  24. Tiger

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    theres actually a few more rookie FA linemen added:
    T ORRIN THOMPSON #69 - 6' 6" • 322 lbs. • Duke
    67 DeVon Hicks DE 6-1 265 22 R Northwest Mississippi FA-07
    58 Pat Murray G 6-3 310 22 R Truman State FA-07
    95 Daniel Muir DT 6-2 298 23 R Kent State FA-07
     
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