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Ted Thompson was Sent to Offer Support

Just when we got done for calling out the Green Bay Packers organization for not supporting Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers, they trotted out general manager Ted Thompson. He’s apparently the guy who was chosen to deliver the message of support.

And what a fine choice…

“We’re going to support our players, we’ve always supported our players and we will continue to support our players,” Thompson said, before declining to discuss any specifics of the matter until the situation is resolved.

“I think everyone is going to have an opinion on things. I think there’s a lot of people who don’t understand what’s going on. It’s a little more complicated than we might want it to be. The more people pipe in, especially someone like me, into the whole serenade, the less likely it will work itself out.”

I guess what we had in mind in terms of support and what the Packers have in mind are two totally different things.

We feel someone should be expressing outrage that the NFL has threatened to suspend two of the Packers star defenders for not agreeing to submit to an interview. Because look, that’s fucking absurd. Did the Patriots sit by idly when the league wanted to suspend Tom Brady for deflating footballs?

Nope. They made their displeasure known.

The extent of the Packers’ support of their players appears to be making Thompson tell the media that they are indeed supporting them. Then saying they won’t talk about it.

Thompson isn’t the most eloquent speaker, nor is he ever going to get fired up about anything. And that’s the best the Packers have to offer?

Weak.

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Mordecai Jones

Mordecai is a writer living in Los Angeles. He primarily writes screenplays, but also does crap like this because GREEN BAY PACKERS, baby!

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14 Comments

  1. Phatgzus August 16, 2016

    When in doubt, shit yourself and throw a tantrum; you sound like Trump.

    “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.”

    -Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Maurice Switzer, Arthur Burns, John Maynard Keynes, Confucius, Proverbs….

  2. Packnutt August 16, 2016

    Fuck off Phatgut.

    Trump 2016

  3. PF4L August 16, 2016

    “Just when we got done for calling out the Green Bay Packers organization for not supporting Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers…”

    What’s with this “we” shit?

    It’s your article, it’s your name attached to it. Own your own shit dude.

    Why are you still writing here? Haven’t you gotten the hints? If writing screenplays for Hollywood isn’t more lucrative than this gig, you got big problems..

    You keep this shit up, and i’ll have E. Wolf come back here and start a petition.

    1. Phatgzus August 16, 2016

      Nice.

  4. Howard August 16, 2016

    Serenade is an odd word for TT to describe the situation. Sounds like TT may be saying the NFL is just courting there darling, the media, so stay out of the way and let Goodell make sweet music to the press, have his way with them, and put it to bed. Then again maybe TT is just being odd.

    1. Phatgzus August 16, 2016

      WHEN has Ted Thompson EVER been “odd”?

      1. Howard August 16, 2016

        Today. Have you seen the video? First he says the team supports the players. O.K great I agree. Then he says he and the team ARE NOT going to make ANY further comments on this matter! That is fine also. First question from press. TT no comment. So far TT and I agree. Next question TT answers and indicates in part ““I think everyone is going to have an opinion on things. I think there’s a lot of people who don’t understand what’s going on. Including those in this room and INCLUDING ME. It’s a little more complicated than we might want it to be. The more people pipe in, especially SOMEONE LIKE ME into the whole serenade, the less likely it will work itself out.” WHAT THE FUCK DID HE JUST SAY!

        First, if you are going to get up and say you will have no further comments and if you want further comments contact the league office or the players association, then DO NOT make any further comment.
        Second, if you do not understand what is going on DO NOT admit it to the whole damn football world.
        Third, if you do not understand what is going on keep your mouth shut like you indicated you were going to do.
        Fourth, Do not say the more people pipe in, especially someone like me, into this SERENADE the less likely it will work out. That is an odd statement. In 1 minute you just told everyone you would have no further comments, then you tell everyone they and you do not know shit, then you finish it up by telling everyone you know so little shit that you had better keep your fucking mouth shut so you do not spoil the SERENADE. Some in the NFL offices may take that word to mean DOG and PONY show, and most organization could take that term in a negative way. Hopefully TT does not make the serenade less likely to work out by doing exactly what he told everyone including himself not to do.

        Yes I feel TT was odd today. He did not even heed his own words. I would have been fine if he took his own direction and after the opening statement just said NO COMMENT.

        1. PF4L August 16, 2016

          Phat was being sarcastic. A lot of us have felt that Ted has been “odd” for a long, long time. This guy is the epitome of odd, and somewhat anti-social in the circles of the NFL. I thought that was fairly common knowledge.

          1. Howard August 17, 2016

            Are you sure? It is hard to know some of the time when words are in type. If Phat was being sarcastic or not I thought it was a damn odd press conference. Some may not agree that TT should just say No Comment and I would be fine with that. Some may say TT and the team should be more bold in their support. I understand that position also. What I do not understand is going out and making a statement, saying you are not going to comment further, then immediately make a comment. Then in that comment say it is stupid to make a comment because you do not know anything.

            If Phat was being sarcastic and he takes any offense to my comments I apologize. I was really more upset about the so called press conference than anything Phat wrote.

            That press conference appeared to be rushed and without a lot of thought. It appears people may have been getting loud about the Packer support for their players position. I doubt Mordecai’s article is what caused the concern. There was probably starting to be players and maybe staff grumbling about public team management support. So why would Murphy not hold the conference rather than TT.

          2. PF4L August 17, 2016

            I don’t know, i try not to get wound up anymore about anything Ted does, or doesn’t do. To me he seems like a walking and talking corpse.

            I eagerly await his last day in Green Bay.

          3. Phatgzus August 17, 2016

            This; however, unlike many, I actually enjoy’s TT oddness. I think interactions with him will have prepared us well to interact properly with our future martian overlords. Seriously though, his dryness and predisposition for tangency is fantastic-It’s like watching an episode of Seinfeld in a room in which all the air has been replaced with a mixture of carbon monoxide and nitrous oxide.

  5. PF4L August 16, 2016

    “We’re going to support our players, we’ve always supported our players, we’re supporting them by just not talking about it, just like how we handle everything else here in Green Bay, next subject please.” – The Packers Way

    I have a lot of thoughts on this whole trainwreck, and make no mistake, it is gonna be a trainwreck. but i’ll do so when others can offer intelligent discussion about it, including myself, because i’m really pissed off that’s it’s come to this, especially right before the regular season. I fault 3 groups here, the players, the league, and the NFLPA, in various degree’s of responsibility.

  6. Deepsky August 17, 2016

    This season is going to be a complete cluster.

    What was recorded was basically a sales pitch by a shyster. Charlie Sly said Mike Neal had half the Packer team on PEDs. He then name dropped players off the top of his head, but caveated it such that he only gave Matthews pain killer, which is not banned. I find this kind of hard to believe.

    Peyton Manning, also mentioned by Charlie Sly, has already been cleared of this after his interview with the NFL.

    However the NFLPA is going to prevent Matthews and Peppers from testifying I think because they believe the NFL has no case and wants it to go to court. At this point I don’t see anyway they are not suspended for at least 4 games and possibly the whole year. Would Julius Peppers simply retire if suspended for a whole year?

    This will greatly weaken the defense. Add that to an already weak offense and this has the makings of a losing season.

  7. Brad September 4, 2016

    Yeah, Ted is odd, but he’s pretty good at what he does. To me, TT was saying he supported his players, esp. in this case, and that it was better not to say too much. The Patriots made a big stink and where did it get them? It worked out pretty well for the Packers. (A bad precedent for the NFL players, however.)