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What doe Ted Thompson have up his sleeve?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Croak, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Croak

    Croak Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Ted Thompson was presented with an interesting question in his press conference. One of the reporters asked something to the effect of; The receivers and tight ends have a lot of talent. Will they be the hardest positions to make cuts this year or are we missing something?

    Thompson got a big grin on his face and said; "Your missing something." But he didn't elaborate on why he said that.

    What does he see that I don't? And what does he have up his sleeve that would make him smile so and answer so quickly?
     
  2. Forget Favre

    Forget Favre Cheesehead

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    What doe Ted Thompson have up his sleeve?

    I'm going out on a limb here and going to guess, his arm?
     
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  3. ivo610

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    i think the most surprising thing is that he smiled

    My guess would be the secondary
     
  4. Croak

    Croak Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    He does seem uncomfortable in front of the cameras. Why would the secondary be hard to make cuts?
     
  5. TheGiftedApe

    TheGiftedApe TheGiftedApe

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    I think it's because the roster will look a lot different this year, less fb's, less lb's more skill position players.
     
  6. FrankRizzo

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    Jordy Nelson, Ryan Grant, & Bryan Bulaga to Cleveland for Joe Thomas and Peyton Hillis?
     
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  7. Croak

    Croak Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    LOL! That'll be the day.
     
  8. ivo610

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    I dont see how that would make the browns better. Plus Thomas has a HUGE contract.

    But I do really wish that the NFL did trades like the NBA
     
  9. GreenBayGal

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    I was going to suggest that maybe he was playing pocket pool during the interview but then decided that would be inappropriate for this thread.
     
  10. okcpackerfan

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    There are only 2 people that know what Ted Thompson is up to - Ted Thompson and Devildon
     
  11. Helmets

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    Thompson is in a great place. He built this team and has just won a Superbowl. He has the best problem in the NFL - more talent than roster spots available. I am sure he doesn't lose any sleep at night - he is out when his head hits the pillow. Remember a few years ago when he traded down in the 6th round just because he was bored? That is what I see coming - everything is running like clockwork, and Teddy is getting bored. Watch for something coming that will all have us double guessing him again. The only difference is that we all now believe in him and he has won all of our support and confidence.
     
  12. JoshuaRHuffman

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    Not sure why the reporter would ask "Are you missing something." He gave Thompson an easy way out of that question (which was probably why he was laughing).

    Or maybe he has a plan to get CJ-28 from his buddy in TN :-p
     
  13. DevilDon

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    This isn't that complicated.
    okcpackerfan knows I think like TT so here's the short answer:
    Reporter: Will they be the hardest POSITIONS to make cuts or are we missing something?
    TT: You're missing something. (suggesting another position like DBs will be harder)
    Or the cuts aren't difficult they know which TEs and WRs they like already.
    Or the RBs will be part of the passing attack this year.
    Obviously TT isn't tipping his hand on personnel moves. A crafty reply with alot left unanswered.
    The pure unadulterated meaning of his quote is: (big grin):
    You're always missing something, thanks for the effortless lead out of a difficult question.
     
  14. Croak

    Croak Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Well, they just cut Havner and Swain. I guess that answers part of it.
     
  15. OldSchoolFan

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    Duh, do a little background on that conversation...

    The reporter who asked that question was from the Minneapolis Star..

    When TT said "You are missing something", he obviously was talking of their lack of Lombardi trophies.

    TT as usual was just stating the obvious.
     
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  16. Bensalama21

    Bensalama21 Ben

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    I knew deep in my heart that TT would drop Havner and Swain.. That makes room for Taylor, Williams, Quarless, Crabtree, and Finley to be one big family at the Tight End position
     

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