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The Dream Lives On: Ted Thompson Will Return!

Oh glorious day! The news we’ve been waiting — no, praying — to hear has finally arrived. Ted Thompson will remain the Green Bay Packers’ general manager, according to coach Mike McCarthy.

The man who has so adeptly surrounded Aaron Rodgers with tons and tons of talent will continue to do so for another year!

Who’s ready for a free agency bonanza and a Super Bowl win?!?!?!

Seriously, there has been plenty of speculation about Thompson’s future in the past month. There have been rumors that he would step aside and take on a consulting role. The outside interest in director of football operations Eliot Wolf has prompted some to suggest the Packers should force Thompson out in order to keep and promote Wolf. There’s also been plenty of smoke surrounding the potential return of Kansas City GM John Dorsey.

But alas, the Green Bay Packers will do what they do best — status quo, baby!

We should get shirts with that slogan printed up…

Al Davis: Just Win, Baby!

Mark Murphy: Staus Quo, Baby!

This isn’t to suggest Big Ted isn’t a “highly successful GM” like McCarthy is a “highly successful coach.” By league standards, Thompson is successful. However, the fact remains that he has a generational talent at quarterback that he hasn’t been able to surround with enough talent to win more than one Super Bowl.

And why hasn’t he been able to do that? Because he almost exclusively acquires players through the draft and doesn’t effectively utilize other avenues.

Right now, that is part of Thompson’s legacy. He builds teams good enough to be in the playoffs every year, but without the talent level to always be a Super Bowl contender. People compare the Packers and the Patriots because of their playoff streaks, but New England actually manages to field a legit Super Bowl contender every year.

The Packers manage to field a playoff contender and probable NFC North champion.

There’s a difference.

Murphy would never fire Thompson, but it certainly could have been suggested that — for the long-term health of the franchise — we’d like you to become a consultant and turn the wheel over to someone else.

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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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26 Comments

  1. MJ January 26, 2017

    Yeah! Can’t wait for … those draft picks and undrafted free agents that will lead us to SB LII.

  2. MMTTDCSUCK January 26, 2017

    Fuck this worthless piece of shit GM. He has wasted Aaron Rodgers. This ne’er do well will shit the bed again this coming season with the same old same old NOTHING. All the while allowing that Buffoon to KEEP Capers and continue to choke when the stakes are high. Great decision! Is anyone surprised? Look for another useless draft and a mostly zero free agency status. Fuck you Ted Thompson. And Fuck you Mark Murphy . . .

    1. billybob January 27, 2017

      Make that a skull fuckin

  3. Cyberstag January 26, 2017

    Un be fuckin lievable!!! These arrogant bastards really believe nothing is wrong. it was all injuries . Bull shit.

  4. PF4L January 26, 2017

    Ted couldn’t attend the press Conference today as he’s at the Senior Boil talking to players about their basketball background and trying to figure out which projected 3rd rounder he will pick in the 1st round. You know, outsmarting everyone.

    On game day he’ll be eyeing up defensives ends trying to figure out who he can convert to a linebacker and outsmart everyone.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK January 26, 2017

      While also checking out which D Linemen he can convert to O Linemen . . .

  5. Kato January 26, 2017

    This is fucking ridiculous. I wonder now if the plan is to bring in Dorsey next year? I swear to fucking hell if they have Russ Ball as the next GM I will scream.

  6. MMTTDCSUCK January 26, 2017

    Plus I believe that he is getting fitted for his new “anti hearing” hearing aid. So that he may never have to hear any more truths about his incompetence at GM, nor any good suggestions (if they ever come from his obviously poor scouts) about future draft choices or Free Agents we may want to look at . . . That way he can scour the bathrooms . . . er’ I mean the locker rooms of those heavily sought after Division 3 and NAIA “Blue Chippers” . . .

  7. fukthistt January 26, 2017

    This the worst news possibly get rid of drop dead ted

  8. TyKo Steamboat January 26, 2017

    Good. Fat Mike & Big Ted will lead this organization to another title. It will happen within the next 3 seasons. You’ll all see

    Fat Mike took an injured 4-6 team on an incredible run. Won the division, beat the Giants & Cowboys in the playoffs.

    Too bad Crosby was Crosby on the missed 41-yard field goal. Too bad hillbilly Ripkowski fumbles going into the endzone. Too bad about Sam Shields & Eddie Lacy. I’m sure those 3 things were Ted & Mike’s fault

    Truth is, the Falcons have a very good team & they were uninjured. That o-line is awesome & that offense is great.

    The Packers are a top-5 team, period.

    Crosby doesn’t choke & Oklahoma hillbilly doesn’t shit the bed, the score is 10-10 & the complexion of that game is much, much different.

    It is also my belief that all the fucken Brent Farve distractions & # retirement & name in the rafters was a huge mistake no one is talken about. It pissed the team off…mainly Rodgers.
    That asshole shouldn’t have been recognized until after the current QB & regime was out. (i.e. 10 years from now) He retired a ViQueen for the record…

    The Packers brought me fun & enjoyment this season especially in the 2nd half of the year. Just looking forward to another 2011 year with minimal injuries. In the NFL, the least injured teams are there in the end.
    Too bad everyone takes this shit too goddam seriously. I feel sorry for angry dudes that don’t enjoy watching football & watch it with anger & total dissatisfaction even after a win.

    Go Pack, Baby!

    1. PF4L January 26, 2017

      Aaron Rodgers took an injured 4-6 team on an incredible run. Won the division, beat the Giants & Cowboys in the playoffs. Taking Fat Mike and sleepy Ted along for the ride to keep that precious job security of getting in the playoffs alive.

      1. TyKo Steamboat January 26, 2017

        Fat Mike is a no nonsense coach that gets into the face of anyone not buying into the vision of being champs.

        Fat Mike is all about game prep & strategy. He takes risks, runs calculated trick plays, goes for it on 4th down & kicks the ass of the bears & viQueens. His winning % speaks for itself. A top-5 coach with the pedal to the medal that has been around the block

        1. PF4L January 26, 2017

          The only risk i see Fat Mike making is 4th and 10 inches on his own 42, and getting stuffed for 3 yards.

          That and walking around waiting to have a heart attack.

          1. PF4L January 26, 2017

            Yea, he’s been around the block alright…To Wendy’s, Pizza Hut, Golden Corral, Macs, Burger King, Denny’s, Papa Johns, Taco Bell, Culvers, etc.

          2. PF4L January 26, 2017

            BTW Ricky Steamboat…..Having a vision of being Champs, and actually being Champs are 2 very different things.

            It’s only the 6th year of failure, maybe were not giving Fat Mike a fair chance huh? Is 10 years long enough ? Then do we have your ok to question him?

            Maybe after 10 years of getting to the playoffs and losing. We can think of him then as a…. “Great, highly successful getting to the playoffs and losing type of coach”…How does that sound?

          3. Kato January 28, 2017

            Making fun of fat people. God you are so mature.

          4. PF4L January 29, 2017

            Well little man, considering about 10 people in here, including a couple writers, call Fat Mike, Fat Mike. Your little feelings must get hurt a lot.

            But listen, i have a solution to end all your sadness little man,

            Here’s what you do little man……E-mail Monty, and tell him all your problems. Tell him those people should be banned because it isn’t very mature, and it hurts your feelings. If he doesn’t seem to care. You have one more option……

            Dry your eyes, and tell all your problems to Jesus, he might give a fuck, we don’t.

    2. Empacador January 27, 2017

      I’ll take some of that action TYKO. McCarthy and Thompson as coach and GM will not lead the Packers to winning the Super Bowl in the next 3 years. There is an extensive body of work that will say otherwise. Packers have Jeff Fisher/Marty Schottenheimer/Rex Ryan morphed into a coach, and Vinny Cerrato/Mike Brown/Matt Millen morphed into a GM. Certainly hope I am wrong and you are right, but I won’t hold my breath.

  9. Howard January 26, 2017

    Positive waves, positive waves, only positive waves, deep slow breaths, ooooooom, O.K MM only said TT will be back. MM did not say what role he would play. He did say TT enjoys scouting and that is what he feels comfortable with. I still have hope TT is going to only be involved in scouting and turn other operations over to Wolf this offseason. MM would not be the person to announce that move that would only come from TT, well forget that, Murphy, well maybe no one. By the way who is in charge of this clusterfuck anyway.

  10. PF4L January 26, 2017

    Bingo!!!!….We have a winner!!!!

  11. Perupack January 28, 2017

    Super Bowl Winners
    2016 Denver Broncos
    2015 New England Patriots
    2014 Seattle Seahawks
    2013 Baltimore Ravens
    2012 New York Giants
    2011 Green Bay Packers
    2010 New Orleans Saints
    2009 Pittsburgh Steelers
    2008 New York Giants
    2007 Indianapolis Colts

    Past 10 years, no team repeated except the Giants. Belichick could be considered superior to MM but Bchick and New England have been proven to cheat. Anyone outside of Boston knows NE is disgusting in that regard. The Packers have none of that with MM and TT. It ain’t easy winning Super Bowls (plural). It’s very easy to get angry when you don’t win one in a while. Which could be said for just about every team.

    1. PF4L January 29, 2017

      Interesting…..

      Here’s what can’t be said for every other team, they don’t have Aaron Rodgers. And their Head Coach didn’t say this…..

      Here’s how McCarthy stated it.

      “Division titles are important,” McCarthy said, “but I don’t lose any sleep over it. Because we have a bigger goal. We don’t hang divisional title banners around here. So, frankly, once you cross the threshold into the playoffs, it’s about getting to the final game and winning.

      Now what?

      Did you say Belichick could be considered superior to Fat Mike? Could be?
      Please sober up before posting again.

      Thank you for understanding.

      1. Perupack January 30, 2017

        Just for fun I’ll go with it. Every championship team has “someone” or they wouldn’t be winning Super Bowls. We have Rodgers, but he was outplayed by rookie Dak P. and (MVP) M. Ice (check the stats). Still we got that Dallas game (barely) and then lost to the better QB/receiver combo. If Rodgers outplayed Ryan, we “might” be in LI. In fact, some “experts” thought that would happen. But this time, it didn’t.

        Regarding Belichick vs MM TT. You’ve gotta be consistent: if you prefer the prowess of Bchick over MM TT, then you have to also take the stain of “cheater” and brand that into the big G of the Packers. Bchick brought that on NE multiple times. We, the owners of the Packers do not want anyone to call our team cheaters. MM and TT have not brought that upon our team. Patriots fans sadly will have that brand burned into them as long as Belichick’s their coach. As for Belichick’s coaching / GM prowess, which every “expert” holds to be the best, remember that MM out coached him two years ago when we beat them at Lambeau and Tom Brady was cursing on the sideline cause he knew he’d been beaten by the better team. The following summer at the owners meeting in Phoenix, Belichick was asked about MM’s decision to hand over play calling duties; the XLIX SB winning coach said, “First of all, I’d say Mike’s one of the best coaches in the league, one of the best coaches I’ve ever gone up against. I’m sure whatever he’s doing is the right thing. I have a lot of respect for him… I personally wouldn’t question anything he does.”

        Belichick might get another Super Bowl ring in a week, but he might not. He was without words when the Giants beat him after his undefeated regular season back in ’08 (the year of illegal filming) and then had to bear another loss to the same team 4 years later. In 2015 Bchick was 22 seconds away from losing Super Bowl XLIX when the Seahawk’s unbelievable play calling / poor pass (but also stellar play by Belichick’s own well coached cornerback) handed him the win breaking the 10 year drought since his last SB victory. MM is with the Packers 10 years.

        The stories are sobering, but they are also a lot of fun. In fact, if we dig deep enough we just might find a story, a team, a coach or a player we can call our own. In that respect the only team in the league that can literally make of us it’s owner is the Green Bay Packers. And team owners have every right to be passionate about the integrity of their team and it’s ability to win championships.

  12. PF4L January 30, 2017

    I see, so if Dak, and Ryan tear apart a hit a shit defense, they should be crowned. Gee, i wonder what Rodgers would do against our defense…lol.

    Here’s the dumbest comment of 2017…..

    “If Rodgers outplayed Ryan, we “might” be in LI.”

    So….our defense had nothing to do with it?

    Didn’t i tell you to sober up?

  13. PF4L January 30, 2017

    You put a lot of weight into the “cheater” narrative”.

    So because they video taped a practice. You think no other team has done that? They let some air out of some footballs. Fuck…put them in prison!!!!….lol

    OMFG!!!!!…..That must be why they are going to 7 Super Bowls and probably winning 5 of them.

    Don’t be a child, team’s cheat…..You think a player on the Packers using PED’s isn’t cheating?

    PED’s = cheating!!

  14. Bobby D January 30, 2017

    This pile of shit Old Gay Ted has accumulated is reminiscient of the Peyton Manning-less Colts. A one man team that maybe, just maybe wins 3 games without Rodgers…maybe less! Worst news of the year that this socially awkward useless piece of shit has decided to come back and fuck up another year of AR’s prime.
    Go sign “your guys” u dick wad!!