From what I remember - the Coaches Salaries are not a part of the Salary Cap w/ Players
Even Sherman admits that Coaches take it - one year in, and one year out.
So, if he were to tank it this year, finally put the team in the crapper, then even the Board of Directors would be having Bob Harlan's replacement putting Mikey on the chopping block.... just think about the fan mail... seriously...
At the very least, I think this time around... certain underling Assistant Coaches won't be getting any blind protection and another Ed Donatell event isn't likely to be allowed.... Having Ted Thompson back, is the golden lining (hopefully) which will save the Packers from becoming another 49ers... or worse yet, another Arizona
I would think that TT is watching the FA wire just about every day..... even now!