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Bill Polian on Ted Thompson: "Fans should applaud him"

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Shawnsta3, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. SpartaChris

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    If yards allowed is your only barometer, then yes. If you go by points allowed, we were middle of the pack.
     
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  2. ivo610

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    Or by play making ability (forced turn overs) we were near the top if I recall correctly.

    From now on I should just respond to that blanket statement based on yrds by saying we had a great defense based on turnovers.
     
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  3. HyponGrey

    HyponGrey Caseus Locutus Est

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    Not from the Metro are we?
     
  4. SpartaChris

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    13 Times Champs- Go ahead and flag my posts as old if you like but I'm right on both counts. A GM's job is to make sure teams have the necessary talent to be in contention year after year, and you'd be hard pressed to argue Polian wasn't successful in accomplishing that goal.

    As for our defense, facts are facts. At the time, we gave up the most yards in NFL history, but were middle of the league in terms of points allowed, and as Ivo correctly pointed out, we also led the league in turnovers. That's not the marker of either a horrible or a great defense to me. That's the marker of a mediocre defense, which is more or less what we had.
     
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  5. SpartaChris

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    Nope. Also, they play in New Jersey, so calling them the "New York" whatever is inaccurate.
     
  6. 13 Times Champs

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    Actually mediocre is ok with me. I won't split hairs between horrible and mediocre. :)

    No, the goal is to win the Super Bowl. Polian won one Championship in 11 years I believe. In my opinion, he should not be the lightning rod for success (as I have previously pointed out). I hope Thompson's legacy is better than his.
     
  7. realcaliforniacheese

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    Every time I hear that I think of Jonestown.
     
  8. HyponGrey

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    So do the Jets, and IIRC the Jets played there first. North Jersey is all Jets and Giants fans, South Jersey is dominated by the Eagles.
     
  9. SpartaChris

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    Of course the GOAL is to win the Super Bowl. That's the GOAL of every team in the league. However, that's not what we're talking about. We're talking about the GM's JOB, (Read: Not their goal,) which is to assemble a team that puts them in contention to compete to win a Super Bowl every year. There's no logical argument that can be made, none whatsoever, that Polian wasn't successful in keeping the Colts in contention every year.
     
  10. 13 Times Champs

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    Maybe that's what you're talking about but it isn't what started this seemingly endless dialogue. See my posts # 8, 10 and 13 in this thread. Pretty clear I was speaking in the context of winning the entire enchilada. That's how I measure success.
     

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