We heard from Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy early in the week on why the team released Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton. He said there were a lot of reasons that went into the decision. He then gave us none of them.
On Wednesday, someone finally tracked down general manager Ted Thompson to ask him the same question. What did Big Ted give us?
Even less than Fat Mike.
“I’m not going to go there,” Thompson said. “Not right now, no.”
Unlike McCarty, who seems to of had some sort of vendetta for Sitton, Thompson at least went on to praise the player.
“I will say this,” Thompson added. “Josh Sitton is a heck of a football player and a good teammate. He’s one of the better picks I’ve ever made.”
Their reactions to the question seem to suggest it was more McCarthy who wanted Sitton gone. However, we will probably never know the full story behind the move.
Just that the Packers let one of their best players go and got no compensation for him, which is a total failure.