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Ted Thompson Wasn’t Even in the Office on Wednesday

None of us have ever worked in an NFL front office, so we don’t exactly know the protocol for major league events. However, we’d guess that there were 31 NFL general managers who actually showed up in the office when free agency began on Wednesday.

Not 32 because Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson — the glorified college scout that he is — posted his out of office message and went to the Wisconsin Badgers’ pro day instead.

If there was ever a sign that Thompson still doesn’t give a crap about free agency, there it is.

None of us expected the Packers to throw huge-dollar contracts at free agents on day one of free agency. While the Packers have plenty of cap space, they’re not in the top half of the league in that category.

Thus, it doesn’t make sense for them to throw $90 million at a Malik Jackson, as Jacksonville did.

However, the Packers do have areas in which they can improve and they’re not going to be able to do that via the draft for 2016. The tight end position is a clear example.

At the very least, you would think an NFL team’s general manager might want to stay abreast of what’s going on around the league on what most would consider an important day.

Furthermore, this is why you have a college scouting director on staff. For the Packers, that guy is Brian Gutekunst.

It isn’t as if they have chosen not to fill that role.

There’s the guy you send to the Badgers pro day.

Not in Green Bay, though.

The Packers’ general manager doesn’t actually have to fulfill the job description for a general manager. At least as long as Ginger Gap Tooth is running the show.

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19 Comments

  1. Terry Bertucci March 10, 2016

    sad fact

  2. Howard March 10, 2016

    Isn’t that the director of player personnel (Eliot Wolf) standing along side TT?

  3. Ryan March 10, 2016

    You know he has a cell phone, right? He easily could throw top $$$ at a 30-year-old running back from the UW parking lot. Or, he could have Russ Ball do it.

    1. Luke March 10, 2016

      Agreed, this post has no point.

  4. Big Gay Clay March 10, 2016

    Like I said in a previous post. He probably forgot free agency even started…

  5. chaka March 10, 2016

    They should re-sign TE Colt Lyerla if they want a true pro bowl TE.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK March 10, 2016

      Amen!

    2. Fart_Tosser March 10, 2016

      Ain’t gonna happen. I had high hopes for Colt once. He’s a total meathead.

  6. Big Gay Clay March 10, 2016

    Hopefully this stupid fuck will sign Jared Cook. The guy is one of the fastest TE in the league. Not great at blocking but better than R. Rodgers.

  7. MMTTDCSUCK March 10, 2016

    He just likes looking at the “young guys” . . .

  8. PF4L March 10, 2016

    Didn’t BGC post this same information yesterday?

    1. Big Gay Clay March 10, 2016

      Yep haha. I saw the live feed of the Badger pro day and saw that grey haired weirdo standing in the background and was thinking “how in the fuck are we going to sign anyone if our GM is playing scout”

  9. Killer March 10, 2016

    I’m laughing. I am LAUGHING!

  10. Sanguine camper March 10, 2016

    If TT doesn’t fix the TE position he should be fired. Good luck with Murphy actually doing his job.

  11. Kato March 10, 2016

    Yeah, because the tight end position is the most important position on a football team. The Broncos won the super bowl because of Owen Daniels and Vernon Davis afterall… A malcontent like Jared Cook will be great locker room presence.

  12. Skinny March 10, 2016

    Im fine with not throwing big jack around, im just saying, if its about Super Bowls, and McCarthy says that’s all this is about, its Super Bowl or bust, his words, not mine, then maybe you might want to look at ILB and TE and think about an upgrade from what we have. I mean its not like they aren’t are two weakest spots or anything. No worries though, Ted thinks UW OLB stud Joe Schobert can possibly play ILB in GB, he wants a closer look.

  13. Packer Bob March 10, 2016

    “None of us have worked in an NFL office…”

    That’s like saying, “I’m not a doctor but you have cancer”.

    Might be time to shut the fuck up about stuff you don’t understand? Just sayin…

  14. Packer Bob March 10, 2016

    Bwhahahshahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!

    OK! Sure!

  15. Packer Bob March 10, 2016

    Whatever you say Big Gay guy.