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What’s Up With Ted??
Normal 0MILWAUKEE (BASN) — Does everybody think that Green Bay general manager Ted Thompson is an idiot, or is it just me?
He’s definitely not thinking about improving the Packers by going after players who can help the team.
About three months ago, some of the football experts picked Green bay to make the Super Bowl. Here’s the problem with that: They’re not playing Super Bowl caliber football.
Of course, the predictions were made with a roster full of healthy players before training camp started. No one expected the parts to fall off their explosive green and gold machine.
The Pack lost running back Ryan Grant in the first game of the season with a season-ending ankle injury. And with that, the run game went out the window.
Thompson could’ve gone after running back Marshawn Lynch, and his quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, wanted him in Titletown. They played together at California.
The Buffalo Bills, Lynch’s former team before he was traded to Seattle recently, played him the entire game when they played at Green Bay in Week 2 on September 19.
He led the team in rushing, even though he was listed as the third-string back on the roster. The Bills wanted to put Lynch on display for other teams to notice.
Last week, the Packers lost two more key players in rookie safety Morgan Burnett and linebacker Nick Barnett to season-ending injuries, bringing their total of players lost to three.
This is why Thompson is an idiot to me. He ignored quarterback Brett Favre’s request to go after receiver Randy Moss when the future Hall Of Famer was in Green Bay. Both of them are finally together — in Minnesota.
Thompson wants to draft players and develop them. If they’re talking playoffs and Super Bowl, they better go with the short term plan and trade for veterans to help out now.
I bet that Favre is smiling from ear to ear, and he can’t wait until they play the Packers. He’ll destroy them and sick his new weapon on their defense.
I’m sure the Packer fans will boo Favre again and Moss for the “mooning” incident in the playoffs when he was with Minnesota the first time around.
Now ponder this and tell me if the Packers are Super Bowl bound: They barely escaped with a win in Philadelphia in Week 1 and blew out the Bills in Week 2.
Their Monday night matchup at Chicago was a disaster when they committed 18 penalties. The Detroit Lions was one big drive away from taking a game from Green Bay at Lambeau Field.
In the locker room after the Detroit game, the players didn’t look too happy, even though they are 3-1. They know that the schedule gets tougher.
I think Thompson needs to see the writing on the wall before the Packers’ ship goes down like the Titanic. If their season crumbles in front of them, just point to the recent cover of Sports Illustrated.
Usually, the jinx is on whenever a team or an athlete makes the SI cover and would be subject to Murphy’s Law.