Ted Thompson: Packers Should Be Better
Well, here’s an assessment from Ted Thompson that I think we can all agree with, for once – the Green Bay Packers should be better.
“The preseason and the regular season are a whole different kettle of fish, but yeah, I would have thought we would have played a little bit better starting out,” Thompson said, according to the Green Bay Press Gazette. “But at the same time, we feel like we’re a work in progress, and we’re going to get better.”
“I think everybody to a man would say we have room to improve. We’re fighting, we’re scratching, we’re playing hard. But we think can do better. We think we can play better.”
The Packers have a myriad of problems – the offensive line, the transition to the 3-4 defense, injuries to key players, lack of output from key offensive skill position players, etc. Whether it makes a difference or not, Thompson still believes the Packers are a playoff team, though.
“We’ve played a quarter of the season, so we’ve got a long way to go,” Thompson said. “Our team is confident enough, but at the same time we understand that we have the work to do. I think we have the kind of team where if we play well, I do think we have (a playoff) team. I think we have that kind of people on our team.”
It’s hard to accurately judge a team after four games, but that remains to be seen at this point.
Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.