Frankly, I have a strong distaste for Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson.
Here’s a guy who basically has made his entire career with one move: drafting Aaron Rodgers. His excellence has buoyed the franchise. It’s taken them to the playoffs just about every year and as we know, as long as Mark Murphy is in charge, that’s all that needs to be done.
So thank you, Aaron Rodgers, for keeping Ted Thompson at the wheel.
Now let’s go out and find the next failure of a draft class that will not be complemented at all with veteran free agents!
I could go on, but I am noting this today because good old Big Ted held his scouting combine press conference this morning. It’s the first time he’s met with the media since last August because… well, no one has the right to ever question Big Ted!
The league mandates certain press conferences for GMs. Those are the only press conferences Ted ever gives.
Today’s once again demonstrated Big Ted’s tact, foresight and wisdom.
Here are my two favorite examples (primarily because although more verbal diarrhea spewed from his hole, the rest of it said absolutely nothing).
Did you take Aaron Rodgers’ post NFC Championship loss comment about the Packers reloading and going all in as a plea for you to actually do your fucking job and get him some support?
“I didn’t,” Thompson said.
#Packers GM Ted Thompson was asked why he cut Josh Sitton in September: "I’m not talking about people that don’t play for us anymore."
— Michael Cohen (@Michael_Cohen13) March 1, 2017
Thompson then grabbed his walker and shuffled off back to the nursing home.
I mean, because why would he have to answer or explain anything?
Here’s a question I’ve always wanted to ask.
When you base your entire approach on draft and develop and then you draft for shit for an extended period, how do you effectively counteract your ineptness?
He is the single biggest reason the packers don’t have another trophy or two. This guy kind of creeps me out. Like Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs kind of vibe
TT when asked about the division strength (? Hard to hear) said in part, some years it is Chicago, some years it is Minnesota, some years it is Detroit. The recent year Detroit was tough “I think we went 1-1 against them”. That is clueless. The person in charge of football operations should know the team beat Detroit both games, as the last game win, against Detroit, was a must to win the division. TT either is not watching the team or his mind is shot either way it is reason to step down. TT would be #1 on my list to ride off into the sunset.
WTF. No wonder he is slow to correct problems on the team. Does he not watch games? That is completely inexcusable. Or maybe it would be if he has had at least a couple solid drafts in the past 6 seasons.
His contract is up after next year Howard and he doesn’t deserve a new one after this. So he should ride off in the sunset.
Howard…the very best of all of big Teds gaffes, is when he had to think for 5 seconds, what year the Packers won the Super Bowl, find it, it’s fucking priceless…lol
1st..question regarding Sitton @ 2:45 (he looks like he just saw a ghost, then sorta acts like, he doesn’t know who he is) lol.
2nd…Ted trying to remember the Super Bowl season @ 6:55.
This guy is like a walking mummy….I can just imagine the jokes about Thompson made behind his back at the Packer offices.
It was funny reading this article, Mordi joked about Ted using a walker. I swear to God, a few hours ago i watched his other presser, and i was thinking that exact same thing.
I swear if I didn’t know that was Teddy bipolar bear I would have thought this was some Jikes executive recovering from brain hemorrhage.
Wolf had a bunch of long time Packer scouts that they relied on to make decisions about personnel. The Packers don’t have a lot of long time scouts anymore. I think that’s what’s killing them. Sam Seale is Thompson’s top scout and he hasn’t done all that well lately after recommending Rodgers and Matthews.
Bottom line is that Ted Thompson’s contract expires before 2018 and he has done nothing to earn a new one after this one. I don’t think he returns after next season and I hope I am right. He may be great at finding offensive gems but on the defensive side of the ball, he sucks. He only signs FAs if they are cut from other teams (that’s how we got Cook and Peppers) and if anything, I expect someone like Barwin, House or DRC to be linked to us, if they are cut from their teams. I am not saying Ted is a bad GM, but I just think he’s pretty overrated and I feel he has overstayed his welcome. He has done some good things but also, he has done some not so good things, like letting Hayward go and sitting on his lazy butt. Thanks Ted for a good run but your time is up.