1. Welcome to Green Bay Packers NFL Football Forum & Community!

    Packer Forum is one of the largest online communities for the Green Bay Packers. You are currently viewing our community forums as a guest user.

    Sign Up or

    Having an account grants you additional privileges, such as creating and participating in discussions. Furthermore, we hide most of the ads once you register as a member!
    Dismiss Notice

Ted Thompson Era Should Be Over

Discussion in 'Green Bay Packers Fan Forum' started by PackerfaninCarolina, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. PackerfaninCarolina

    PackerfaninCarolina Cheesehead

    Messages:
    2,559
    Likes Received:
    150
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2013
    Packer Fan Since:
    1995
    Man I don't know. I gotta agree with a lot of people here that there is just something holding this team back from getting over the top and it just seems to be coming from the front office. I think Ted has been a highly successful GM for most of his time here, but I really think he needs to step down and pass the torch onto someone else that might bring just a few more methods to town for filling needs.

    Much has been made about MM going stale, and maybe he is, but I haven't given up on him still being able to coach and win a big one. But I think TT should retire and take the staleness out of the front office. Do that and I think the product on the field will change.

    Elliot Wolf, you're up man.
     
    • Winner Winner x 5
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Like Like x 2
  2. Forget Favre

    Forget Favre Cheesehead

    Messages:
    8,855
    Likes Received:
    1,677
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Agreed.
    Despite the hype during our mad win streak over the last few weeks, I didn't buy into the hype where I changed my tune.
    I still feel like TT needs to go.
     
    • Agree Agree x 6
  3. PackerfaninCarolina

    PackerfaninCarolina Cheesehead

    Messages:
    2,559
    Likes Received:
    150
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2013
    Packer Fan Since:
    1995
    I'm definitely for blowing up our scouting department. We can't be drafting any more DBs out of the Pac-12, they don't play defense in that conference.
     
    • Winner Winner x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. JoshuaRHuffman

    JoshuaRHuffman Cheesehead

    Messages:
    415
    Likes Received:
    45
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2010
    I'm not sure how much it's going to matter until they figure out why these injuries keep happening. This has gone on for nearly the entirety of Mike McCarthy's tenure.

    Now I'm not saying injuries were the reason for this performance; this defense would've been shredded at full health. But it's hard to watch these games anymore because I'm just hoping another one doesn't bite the dust.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    Messages:
    19,922
    Likes Received:
    1,825
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Location:
    Milwaukee
    Packer Fan Since:
    1975
    If full health Shields been out there with Morgan and others..
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  6. FaninColorado

    FaninColorado Cheesehead

    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    25
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2017
    Packer Fan Since:
    2000
    Free Agency must be used this year... the defense has so many holes to be filled. The draft can only assist that, but it is really necessary to actually be involved this year in OTHER TEAMS FA's. With Shields and Peppers most likely coming off the books AND hopefully CM taking a restructure on his contract, the amount of money to go get some players to grab. Get a new DC, a new defensive scheme, and a new GM. This team needs to be replenished on defense quickly before AR is completely wasted.
     
    • Agree Agree x 8
    • Like Like x 3
  7. Packer Brother

    Packer Brother Cheesehead

    Messages:
    690
    Likes Received:
    47
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2016
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Packer Fan Since:
    1995
    How will people remember TT? As a guy who won a title? Or someone who wasted Rodgers prime?
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
  8. Firethorn1001

    Firethorn1001 Cheesehead

    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    49
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2015
    Probably a 0% chance TT is gone. Does he need to go? If he is not going to dip into free agency to re-tool this defense, then yes, he needs to be gone. Unfortunately the offseason will be same same. Talks of 2nd and 3rd year jumps, hope of injuries playing a part of the defensive woes and TT just burying his head into the draft and ignoring the obvious. Not that they need to dip into free agency and spend big, but they need to dip into free agency and get competent parts. Not DBs with 4.7 speed.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  9. PackerFanInChicago

    PackerFanInChicago Cheesehead

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2017
    Packer Fan Since:
    1989
    I agree 100%. I blame Ted Thompson for the lose. He's so bent on doing it his way (UDFA) that he must now go down with the ship. You need to acquire depth via free agency. Injuries happen to every NFL team. The difference here is that we have a GM that won't spend money on free agents . Yes, Evans didn't catch that gimme interception. Of course he didn't catch it...he's barely in the league. He's an UDFA and he's playing like one. Ted Thompson has to go!!!!!!
    He's wasting A. Rodgers. It like watching Michael Jordan on those early bulls teams. = no support from the front office.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. realist4pack

    realist4pack Cheesehead

    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2015
    Packer Fan Since:
    1976
    Time for change at who picks the players. Coaching change for DB coach only. McCarthy and Capers stay.
     
  11. PackerfaninCarolina

    PackerfaninCarolina Cheesehead

    Messages:
    2,559
    Likes Received:
    150
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2013
    Packer Fan Since:
    1995
    Change that and the scouting, that department too is reaking bad of this garbage.
     
  12. Packer Brother

    Packer Brother Cheesehead

    Messages:
    690
    Likes Received:
    47
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2016
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Packer Fan Since:
    1995
    Gary Ellerson on radio defending TT. Says that Ted's job is tough with Rodgers salary. Ted must be paying him off for compliments.
     
  13. PackerfaninCarolina

    PackerfaninCarolina Cheesehead

    Messages:
    2,559
    Likes Received:
    150
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2013
    Packer Fan Since:
    1995
    I don't see how that's the case. Surely Brady's getting paid way more than he is yet Bellicheck has no problems in the front office. I just can't buy this reasoning right now.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  14. PackerfaninCarolina

    PackerfaninCarolina Cheesehead

    Messages:
    2,559
    Likes Received:
    150
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2013
    Packer Fan Since:
    1995
    All I can say is ... man someone like Elliot Wolf has to kick this table over in the front office.
     
  15. gonzozab

    gonzozab Cheesehead

    Messages:
    756
    Likes Received:
    112
    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Location:
    Parts unknown
    The Packers are consistently one of the top teams in cap space every year. That excuse doesn't fly, Gare.
     
  16. Quientus

    Quientus Oenophile

    Messages:
    767
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Location:
    Denmark, Scandinavia
    Packer Fan Since:
    1993
    Actually Brady is known to (relatively often) re-negotiate his contracts to be more team friendly ... Brady is still getting paid, but his contracts allow for better cap management ...

    https://www.google.dk/amp/nesn.com/...is-one-of-the-biggest-bargains-in-sports/amp/

    This is from the earlier re-negotiation ...

    http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2015/09/30/tom-brady-contract-nfl-patriots-salary-cap
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • Useful Useful x 1
  17. PackerfaninCarolina

    PackerfaninCarolina Cheesehead

    Messages:
    2,559
    Likes Received:
    150
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2013
    Packer Fan Since:
    1995
    It's still not like Rodgers is the highest paid QB in the league though. Sorry, but Mr Ellerson is copping out on this one.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  18. melvin dangerr

    melvin dangerr Cheesehead

    Messages:
    858
    Likes Received:
    48
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2012
    Packer Fan Since:
    1966
    Would have been the same result, no pass rush trouble on 3rd down missed TO opportunitys when you dig yourself that big a hole it does not matter who you have
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  19. gonzozab

    gonzozab Cheesehead

    Messages:
    756
    Likes Received:
    112
    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Location:
    Parts unknown
    "We just gotta make sure we're going all in every year to win, and I think we can take a big step this offseason"

    Aaron Rodgers concluding his post game presser just now. Can you say passive aggressive?

    Paging Teddy Thompson....
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Winner Winner x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  20. Quientus

    Quientus Oenophile

    Messages:
    767
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Location:
    Denmark, Scandinavia
    Packer Fan Since:
    1993
  21. PackerFanLV

    PackerFanLV Cheesehead

    Messages:
    884
    Likes Received:
    57
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Location:
    las vegas
    Packer Fan Since:
    1994
    TT has got to go, I also think if MM cant get rid of capers and this training staff I also think MM needs to go ASAP it time to stop being friendly and do what needs to be done before arod turn into dust. I am getting tired of seeing this team lose in the same fashion every year.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  22. Forget Favre

    Forget Favre Cheesehead

    Messages:
    8,855
    Likes Received:
    1,677
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    From seeing their losses in the last few playoffs, I honestly think the only way they can win it all is with a first round bye week and all playoffs at Lambeau.
    In order to get there, they have to have a winning season.
    And that starts at the top bringing in the right players to get them there.
    Yeah, we need a change.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  23. GreenBaySlacker

    GreenBaySlacker Cheesehead

    Messages:
    2,854
    Likes Received:
    162
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2014
    Packer Fan Since:
    1989
    I come to the conclusion that after the 2018 season when TT retires completely. The next GM will draft his QB in 2019, and get a fresh start. Rodgers will have 6 more years to play under that plan...
     
  24. txj

    txj Cheesehead

    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2012
    Packer Fan Since:
    1997
    The #1 job of TT is to put the pieces together that AR needs to win.

    We have a HOF QB on our hands and year after year we are nickeling and dimeing...
     
    • Winner Winner x 3
    • Agree Agree x 1
  25. Packer Brother

    Packer Brother Cheesehead

    Messages:
    690
    Likes Received:
    47
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2016
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Packer Fan Since:
    1995
    I think it's ludicrous to have TT here two more years. No way should that be the plan.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3

Share This Page

-->