Much has been made of Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy’s frustration with general manager Ted Thompson.
McCarthy and Thompson’s own personnel department reportedly had their frustrations reach a boiling point last season due to Thompson’s relative inactivity on the player acquisition front.
We don’t really know what did or did not go on behind the scenes, but we do have a pretty good idea that someone higher up in the Packers organization suggested McCarthy get out there and publicly tell everyone it’s all good.
So that’s what McCarthy did when he sat down with Packers’ in-house reporter Larry McCarren last week.
McCarren tossed McCarthy a softball about the consistent success he and Thompson have had together and Big Mike hit it right out of the park.
“I think the program Ted and I have built speaks for itself,” McCarthy said. “I think the consistency is probably our biggest strength because of our approach and the belief of how we go about it. Our relationship is as good as it’s ever been. To a man, Ted, myself, all the way through our personnel department, our coaching staff, support staff, the organization obviously, but the football operations, it’s all about getting back to the big game and bringing that trophy back home. Ted and I need to keep looking forward and build this team to be the best team it possibly can be and he’s got his head down now, he’s into the draft, getting ready for the combine, but we’re forging ahead like we always do.”
There are two parts of that statement that stick out.
The first is the that the relationship is as good as it’s ever been.
Was that the case for the entirety of the past 12 months? We have our doubts, but we’re sure McCarthy and Thompson have had discussions to quash any sort of frustration since the season has ended.
The second part that stands out is this right here.
Ted and I need to keep looking forward and build this team to be the best team it possibly can be…
All we’re going to say there is, maybe with some free agent signings?
So he sucked his dick to stay on the job and now he’s to suck some more to get the players he wants.
Ted being relatively inactive is like Ted being relativity gay….both major understatements! Ted blows in more ways than one. What’s big boy supposed to say?
What about the statement it’s all about getting back to the big game and bringing the trophy home . I honestly don’t see every effort being made to accomplish that.
“I think the consistency is probably our biggest strength…. because we consistently fall flat on our faces in the playoffs year after year, especially to teams with inferior talent.”
This franchise has had two hall of fame quarterbacks over the past 16 years, and 1 super bowl to show for it, a big disgrace and a waste of talent, period.
You mean two.
“Past 16 years”
No Shawn, he means one. Unless 20 years equals 16 years . . . 1996 would make 2 super Bowls . . . Yep! just ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Paul Soliai has just been released by the Falcons. Being a 3-4 NT, he did not go too well in their 4-3 front.
Now that Pennel has been suspended, Soliai could be signed relatively on the cheap. He is 32 and coming off a down year. And wouldn’t count against Ted’s preciousss compensatory picks (one pick to rule them all).
To quote from our last SB win: “It’s Time”! Time to take some risks and pay a few free agents, while Rodgers is still in his prime. If we added a FA MLB and TE, TT would have more freedom to go BPA in the draft.
That is too easy . . .
Ron Wolfe won one Super Bowl and he’s a demigod, TT has won one Super Bowl and he’s a putz wasting the talent of the team he built-mob logic.