Ted Thompson is Unhinged!

3 responses

  1. caruso81
    08/31/2017

    And speaking for the tin-foil hat, aliens-at-Roswell crowd, I think the “new, crazy Ted” just may be sending a message to his all-galaxy QB that if said QB signs with the Packers, management is ready to do what’s needed to make sure the team wins now. Maybe that $4.5 million invested in Brooks buys you an equal amount of goodwill when Rodgers’ gets his new contract.

    • dobber
      08/31/2017

      …I hope you’re right. ARod’s going to want to top Stafford’s contract and I don’t see this making much of a difference in that.

  2. Old School
    08/31/2017

    The acquisition of Brooks isn’t going to make a difference, IMO. Even assuming that he stays healthy and plays well, I don’t think he’s the difference between missing the playoffs and making them, nor is he the difference in advancing in the playoffs.
    It shows that Fackrell, Beigel, Elliott, etc. aren’t guys we can count on for more than a very short stretch. IF either Matthews or Perry doesn’t stay healthy and play well, we’ve screwed the pooch.
    We let Peppers go. We let Jones go and then paid Brooks more than it would have cost to keep Jones. We’ve made decisions and now we’ve got a very shaky outside pressure situation.
    Nitro is a nice gimmick, but I am really concerned about whether this defense can stop a sneeze. They’re light against the run, they have no proven cover corners, and the pass rush is probabliy not going to be any better than average. This is not a recipe for a good defense.

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