It’s Still OK to Trust Ted Thompson

8 responses

  1. Vijay
    03/18/2013

    It’s still OK…but is it great!? Hell no! You have to realize that these years for Rodgers are probably his best years as a pro. The time to strike is now, while the iron is hot, not wait and wait until he’s a year or two from retirement. That’s what makes fans most upset, the fact that Rodgers is at the top of HIS game and the rest of the team is not. It’s all well and good to be fiscally conservative or “cheap” at times when it comes to planning your own life goals, etc. But when you run a franchise like this one, you had better be ready to position yourself at or above your competition at all times. Anything less is a failure in my not so humble opinion. Disagree? Then are you saying Rodgers is no better or no more deserving than Joe Schmoe Flacco? Tom Terrific? My brother Eli? Peyton Stem Cell Manning?

    At least teams like the Falcons, Seahawks, 49ers, Ravens, Patriots, Cowboys are interested in maximizing their competitive culture in the locker room TODAY! If I wanted a GM known for his balance the books approach…blah, forget this!

    • John Rehor
      03/18/2013

      Ok, you’re the GM-what moves would you make right now to improve the Packers that would also not hurt them financially for years?

  2. Kathy Kramer
    03/18/2013

    I trust Ted Thompson. I know that there is a method to his madness. I think some people need to learn patience and not forget that we only acquire players through free agency.

    • ptadmin2012
      03/18/2013

      The NFL scrap heap is littered with teams that spent big in free agency and had to start over from scratch in a few years. the Packers are in the playoff hunt every year in this system – all we can ask for.

      • John Rehor
        03/18/2013

        Think too many fans forget the 25 years of non-competitive teams the Packers fielded during the 70’s and 80’s and are quick to jump on the fire the GM train when they haven’t won a title in 2 years now.

        Are Packer fans spoiled? Interesting topic to approach some day

    • jrehor
      03/18/2013

      I used to get so irritated with Thompson in the offseason, because he wouldn’t do anything during free agency. But after 2008, when it looked like all hope was lost coming off the 2007 season and the team stunk, and he did nothing that offseason as well only to make the playoffs, that’s when I realized he’s definitely got a plan. We may not have a clue what the plan is, but it seems to work. And it has ever since.

      Until they absolutely begin to suck, I’ll trust Ted-even if it does make me want to pull my hair out at times.

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