The World in 2006: Ted Thompson’s Last Substantial Free Agent Move
Big Ted started the offseason by flexing his big muscles and canning coach Mike Sherman and the rest of his staff. At the time, we were like, “What the hell?”
Sherman pretty much got a raw deal because of all the injuries to key players he had to deal with. A guy named Samkon Gado led the Packers in rushing in 2005 for Christ sake, while Ahman Green missed the majority of the season. Then No. 1 receiver Javon Walker also missed the majority of the season. And one Brett Favre went out and tossed an NFC-leading 29 interceptions (versus just 20 touchdowns).
But Ted wanted to put in his guy as coach and this was the perfect opportunity. Enter Mike McCarthy.