Monday, April 24, 2017

Packers Pre Draft Update | Ticket King Green Bay

Packers Ted Thompson
Released Players:
The Packers have released three players this off-season. Back in February they released former ace cover man Sam Shields. This was the obvious move if Shields did not retire because after his fourth concussion, and second in nine months, there is no doctor on this planet who will ever clear Sam Shields to play football again. If they do, they should have their medical license taken away. Shields should retire now, before he loses any of his retirement benefits. Also, they released former Super Bowl hero running back James Starks. It was obvious in 2016 Starks has lost his skills and can't play anymore. This was an easy decision.  Also, earlier this month the Packers released cornerback Makinton Dorleant after an off-season arrest.

Un-signed Players:
This off-season, Ted Thompson chose to let five players of note walk. Safety Micah Hyde, outside linebacker Julius Peppers, tight end Jared Cook, interior lineman J.C. Tretter, and running back Eddie Lacy. The most surprising of this group is Micah Hyde, who signed with the Bills. I believe Thompson made a mistake here. Hyde has been a standout punt returner, covers tight ends and running backs, and does all the dirty work that nobody else wants to do. They should have been willing to open up the checkbook a little for him. The other three were expected. Tretter signed with the Browns, Peppers signed with the Panthers, Cooked signed with the Raiders, and Lacy signed a weight-incentive deal with the Seahawks where he has to weigh in seven times between now and the start of the season.

Re-signed Players:
Ted Thompson did re-sign quite a few players. The most notable was outside linebacker Nick Perry. His contract may seem large, but if you look at the market for pass rushers, they got Perry on the cheap. Good deal for the team. They also re-signed punter Jacob Schum, who got better as the season dragged along. They also re-signed veteran backup Don Barclay, a good choice due to his versatility and experience. They also re-signed running back Christine Michael. Give him a full off-season with the Packers and he should be much better in 2017.

Signed Free Agents:
This off-season, Ted Thompson did something very "un-Ted Thompson-like." He went outside of the organization and opened up the checkbook. The most notable of these was tight end Martellus Bennett. After Cook was asking for too much money all morning, Thompson hung up the phone, and signed Martellus Bennett away from the Patriots to replace Cook. Bennett may actually fit better in the offense. After that he signed another tight end to fill out the depth chart, Lance Kendricks. He went back to free agency again five days later, bringing Devon House back to Green Bay. The Packers needed a veteran corner in free agency, and brought a familiar face back home. Before leaving for Jacksonville, House excelled in Dom Capers system. House is still only 27, and hopefully he learned his lesson this time. Eight days later, Thompson went back to the free agent well one more time, adding some depth up-front in defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois. If he can find some motivation, he is a great fit in this defense.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Resch Center Tickets for 2017 Concerts | Ticket King Green Bay

Resch Center Tickets
The Resch Center in Green Bay plays host to some great concerts in 2017. It all starts in just two weeks. The final show of the season will be in late October. Ticket King Green Bay has great seats to all shows. 

First up on April 19th is a three act show and if you like classic rock this is the show for you- Def Leppard, Poison, and Tesla. Def Leppard, the legendary rock band formed in Sheffield, England in 1977 is still going solid to this day. They are on tour, promoting their most recent album from 2015 which carries their name as its title.
Also on the card is Poison. This event is called a “co-headline” bill, so each performance will feature plenty of music for each fan base. Poison was formed in the 1980's, and features Bret Michaels, Rikki Rockett, Bobby Dall and C.C. Deville. The third act on the card is another band that formed in the 1980's. Tesla will open the night with their own brand of rock and roll. The show begins at 7 p.m.

The next show will take place on April 29th, and will also be a three act country show- Jason Aldean, Chris Young, and Kane Brown. The other two acts on the card are Chris Young and Kane Brown. Kane Brown is very new to the scene and looking for opportunities to get his name out there.

There are two more events scheduled for later in the year. On August 9th there will be an “I Love The 90's” show, featuring TLC, Biz Markie, All-4-One, and Mark McGrath. On October 27th, two country music legends, Alan Jackson and Lee Ann Womack will appear together. Tickets for all the events listed are on sale today.  

Friday, April 7, 2017

Lions 2017 Mock Draft | Ticket King Green Bay

Dertroit Lions Mock Draft
As we continue our tour through our first edition mock drafts of the NFC North, our final stop is the Detroit Lions. This team is looking for corner backs, wide receivers, and offensive lineman.

Round 1: Ryan Ramczyk/OT/Wisconsin- The Lions need to fix this offensive line. Bad. The departure of Riley Rieff makes the situation even more dire. Ryan Ramczyk, this year's feature offensive lineman from Wisconsin, will go a long way to fixing that.

Round 2: Dion Dawkins/OG/Temple- Yes, the Lions offensive line is that bad that they need to spend their first two draft choices on it. Dawkins, the big interior lineman from Temple, will start day one.

Round 3: Cameron Sutton/CB/Tennessee- Next up for the Lions is the fix this terrible secondary. Sutton is yet another potential ace cover man in a draft that is loaded with them. He is a little undersized, but a tough customer.

Round 4: Isaiah Ford/WR/Virginia Tech- The Lions could also use another target for Matthew Stafford out of this draft. Ford isn't the most physically gifted wide receiver, but he works hard underneath coverage and could be outstanding in this big play offensive at moving the chains.

Round 5: Corn Elder/CB/Miami(FL)- The Lions really do need cornerbacks, bad. They have been getting torched by Aaron Rodgers for far too long. Elder could be outstanding on special teams and as a dime corner in the slot, as long has he has help over the top.

Round 6A: Matthew Dayes/RB/North Carolina State- At 5'9”, 205 pounds, Dayes is a tough bowling ball between the tackles, very much like Maurice Jones-Drew used to be for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Dayes could get alot of carries early, and who know from there.

Round 6B: Eric Saubert/TE/Drake- This small school project from Drake University, Eric Saubert, has prototypical size for an NFL tight end, and could be a great compliment to Eric Ebron in this offense.

Round 7: Jeremiah Ledbetter/DT/DE/Arkansas- Late in this draft like this, you are looking for bench players and guys who can be good rotational players. Ledbetter can play inside on passing downs our outside on rushing downs. He’s a good guy off the bench to have.