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Mark Murphy Supports Ted Thompson, Wonders About Injuries

Mark Murphy

Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy is off making the media rounds. It’s the offseason and GM Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy don’t say shit, so that leaves Murphy to spread the gospel.

What does old Murph have to say? Mostly, he’s out there doing things like defending the fact that the Packers raised ticket prices for the fourth year in a row.

But he also told Mike Vandermause that he’s fully behind the sometimes-beleaguered Ted Thompson.

“I have tremendous respect for Ted and he has my full support,” Murphy said on Thursday.

While that might not get you too excited, what is Murphy going to say? Ted better get his shit together and put a decent product of the field or else?

I think that’s understood.

Murphy then blathered on about how proud he was of last season’s team for overcoming adversity and blah, blah, blah.

Perhaps the one interesting nugget came when he was asked about the Packers’ constant parade of injuries. Murphy actually acknowledged something the coaching or medical staff hasn’t — the team might need to do something different.

“The injuries have a huge impact on every team but I think for us over the last few years, they’ve been pretty significant,” he said. “Whether it’s been luck of the draw or if there’s some things we can do differently to minimize injuries, I think that would beneifit everybody.”

He then promptly pulled his hamstring. He’ll miss interviews for the next two-to-four weeks.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. dean sanders February 8, 2014

    4-6 weeks*

  2. dean sanders February 8, 2014

    Wait– 6-8 weeks*

  3. dean sanders February 8, 2014

    Aw fuck… its torn. Pack it up for the rest of the season.

  4. Ryan February 8, 2014

    no wait…..not a hamstring but an abdominal tear, surgery it is.

  5. Cheese February 8, 2014

    We have no conclusive timetable. Gonna have to take it week to week. That way the media can shove this story down your throat non stop until he comes back.

  6. Phatgzus February 8, 2014

    Turns out he was pregnant with Alien offspring. The arrangements for his funeral have yet to be determined.

  7. Richard February 8, 2014

    Once he’s fully recovered, per the Packer training staff, he will then proceed to take a job with the Cleveland Browns where they will discover a knee that has been completely destroyed and needs 3 new ligaments that the Packer staff somehow missed in the process

  8. Tom R. February 8, 2014

    Time to wake up packer fans. Time to get rid of the whole coaching staff or get use to listening to bs for the next season. Firing stops from the top not the bottom.

    1. TyKo Steamboat February 8, 2014

      Fire a bunch of proven winners with a Superbowl ring??? Coaches that have had to over-come injury. A staff with a system that has routinely won NFC North Titles…start over which will cost us at least 2 years rite there???…

      Who would you rather have as coach & GM?

  9. E. Wolf February 8, 2014

    Wow–Murphy is only now beginning to wonder if there is something peculiar causing the inordinately high number of injuries. Well, I guess even the slow horse finishes the race, eventually.

  10. TyKo Steamboat February 8, 2014

    I want to run a 4-3 defense.

  11. Gort February 9, 2014

    I think that the hamstring is a little too low on the body to impact his ability to speak. Maybe a strained Masseter a bruised Temporalis or a torn Medial Pterygoid. Ain’t Google great? You can find all sorts of neat words.