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Packers G.M. says his team will get better

In the preseason, some thought the Green Bay Packers were headed for the Super Bowl.  (Yes, I’m looking at you, Rosenthal.  I mean, didn’t you realize the Redskins were the superior franchise?)

Instead, the Pack back into their bye week at 2-2, with a home loss to the Bengals and a road loss to the Vikings.

And though he didn’t go quite as far as his counterpart in San Diego in calling out his team, Packers G.M. Ted Thompson has addressed the sluggish start in Green Bay.

“The preseason and the regular season are a whole different kettle of fish, but yeah, I would have thought we would have played a little bit better starting out,” Thompson said Friday, according to Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.  “But at the same time, we feel like we’re a work in progress, and we’re going to get better.”

One of the problems has been a near-complete failure of protection in the passing game.  But Thompson wouldn’t pin the blame entirely on an offensive line that has been limited by injuries and otherwise shredded by opposing defensive linemen.

“The whole protection issue is a combination of things,” Thompson said.  “It’s the blocking, it’s the reads [by quarterback Aaron Rodgers], it’s the route running, it’s the running game, it’s the whole thing.  All those things have to come together.  I think we have a very potent [offense], but obviously we’ve stubbed our toe a little bit in terms of getting off to a good start.”

Still, it would help if they find a way to improve the offensve line.  There have been reports that veteran tackle Mark Tauscher could be re-joining the team, but nothing has happened yet, and Thompson told Demovsky that there is “nothing to report.”

With the trading deadline coming up in ten days (more on that later), the Packers should be scouring the rosters of the teams that already have no hope for the playoffs in search of one or two guys who might be available for the right price.

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  1. Fan of Football says: Oct 10, 2009 3:41 PM

    Ted Thompson is a failure and an embarrassment for Green Bay. He has destroyed a perennial division winner and playoff team into a sub .500 franchise. The guy is way overrated in the press and if that wasn’t enough, the icing on the cake is that he split the fan base who USED to be the best fans in the NFL. Now you have three type of fans. Ted Thompson fans, Brett Favre fans, and the few that are left over that can still think objectively are Green Bay Packer fans and they can see that TT is a failure. .

  2. Gus says: Oct 10, 2009 3:43 PM

    “It’s the blocking, it’s the reads [by quarterback Aaron Rodgers], it’s the route running, it’s the running game, it’s the whole thing. All those things have to come together. I think we have a very potent [offense], but obviously we’ve stubbed our toe a little bit in terms of getting off to a good start.”
    Sounds more like a broken foot. Am I doing this right?

  3. Skol Vikes says: Oct 10, 2009 3:52 PM

    Where are all the people who picked the Pack to win the NFC north and go to the super bowl????
    Idiots.
    Cause going 4-0 in the preseason means a LOT, just ask the 2008 detroit lions. Packers will be lucky to win 7 games.

  4. Majik Man says: Oct 10, 2009 3:55 PM

    Yes, they should be scouring other rosters. They should have also done something in free agency. But that’s not Ted’s style. His style is to take a consistent playoff contender and turn them into a sub .500 punching bag by building through the draft, which he is horrible at. He better hope the UFL stays afloat next year, so maybe he can get a job.

  5. jamesz23 says: Oct 10, 2009 3:56 PM

    TT is a failure- I’m an objective fan. Unlike Fan of Football who is a Roger Clemens oops I mean Brett Favre fan.

  6. ncm42 says: Oct 10, 2009 4:01 PM

    Aren’t you supposed to be spending time with the B-day girl?

  7. SmackMyVickUp says: Oct 10, 2009 4:02 PM

    At this point it is hard to imagine they could get much worse.
    Jared Allen needs to buy the O-line dinner after what he did to them. At the very least he could have blown them a kiss.

  8. longrodvanhungendong says: Oct 10, 2009 4:06 PM

    This is day 5 after being slapped around by the Vikings and I haven’t heard any roster moves. I really like Kampman but I think he holds more value to be traded for a position of need. O line or secondary. Hell, we could trade Barnett and still be ok at LB.

  9. CutlerISaPussy says: Oct 10, 2009 4:09 PM

    That packers are nothing more than a .500 team AT BEST. But at least it will be an improvement from last year. Like TT said, all you have to do is simply improve you rush game, route running, qb decision making, offensive line blocking, and then just have your defense pick it up. That’s not much.
    The Pack lost to a team at home that had a very difficult time putting away the 0-4 browns (that would be the Bengals for the semi-retarded Fudge Packer Fans)!
    Nothing gives me more joy than seeing the Packers talk about how they are going to try to salvage their season. But don’t worry, they have the quarterback of the future- except it is in a league that is about winning NOW! Not 5 years from now.

  10. jorge says: Oct 10, 2009 4:19 PM

    TT likes to build through the draft.
    This is what he’s built, a sub 500. team.
    He has sooo many early round flops its not even funny!!!
    Maybe the Pack should relieve him of his duties and make him a scout or something, (after all) he’s actually proven that he’s a good late round drafter.
    Maybe we snatch up Baltimore’s G.M.?
    Anyone can be had if the price is right…

  11. thebastage says: Oct 10, 2009 4:22 PM

    GB had an o-line? I watched the whole game and missed it, aww damn wasted my time thinking the Vikings might be good

  12. just_a_cigar says: Oct 10, 2009 4:27 PM

    Fan of Football says:
    October 10, 2009 3:41 PM
    Ted Thompson is a failure and an embarrassment for Green Bay. He has destroyed a perennial division winner and playoff team into a sub .500 franchise. The guy is way overrated in the press and if that wasn’t enough, the icing on the cake is that he split the fan base who USED to be the best fans in the NFL. Now you have three type of fans. Ted Thompson fans, Brett Favre fans, and the few that are left over that can still think objectively are Green Bay Packer fans and they can see that TT is a failure. .
    Brilliant post. I live in Green Bay, and you nailed it for sure. The fans here truly are split now. It’s crazy. Ted Thompson is an awful GM.

  13. BigSnert says: Oct 10, 2009 4:28 PM

    In my view, this post raises that old question about the rat’s ass.

  14. FumbleNuts says: Oct 10, 2009 4:29 PM

    That O-line is in complete shambles and the organization deserves much more.
    Give Aaron Rogers some DECENT protection for cryin’ out loud!

  15. footballrulz says: Oct 10, 2009 4:34 PM

    The Pack also lost to a 4-0 team that had a difficult time beating the Browns. Imagine that!
    (That would be the Vikings for those semi-retarded……..)

  16. JuicyMelon says: Oct 10, 2009 4:37 PM

    From a Vikings Fan:
    Ted “Deer in Headlights” Thompson is a joke. Although I personally love to see this, this guy is not a quality GM. I like it when the Vikings, Packers, and Bears are all dueling at the end of the season. With Ted Thompson, it’s hard to say if that will ever happen again. I didn’t always like Favre, but I always respected his style of play and his ability to get every fan of the opposing team to hate him. But Ted Thompson comes in, drafts a QB, and kicks Favre to the curb. Some Packer fans might say something to the like of “We were never sure on Favre and TT wanted to be prepared.” Well that’s great, but that was 4 years ago when Rodgers was drafted…and Favre is still playing. So what if Favre decided to retire and the Pack would’ve been out of contention for one season, TT totally trashed a legend of the game and lost some fans in the process.
    TT builds through the draft…and has mainly focused on Defense. Which although improved, is still not even close to being considered elite. Plus switching Schemes didn’t help either. But building through the draft is 25% skill and 75% luck. It is better to take Best available through the draft and build through Free Agency.

  17. 1mge says: Oct 10, 2009 4:39 PM

    Gotta love these Viking & Bear trolls coming out everytime there is a Packer artical posted by PFT.
    Who won the Packer V Bears game???
    As for the Viking game… our O-line was a siv, Rodgers was running for his life, we played on enimy turf, yet we were in the game at the end.
    Don’t be too excited about that victory queen fans.

  18. hk94 says: Oct 10, 2009 4:41 PM

    “Now you have three type of fans. Ted Thompson fans, Brett Favre fans, and the few that are left over that can still think objectively are Green Bay Packer fans and they can see that TT is a failure. .”
    This is a true to a point – but I’m not sure why so many Packers fans think that disliking one man means being a fan of the other. I personally think that while unpleasant and not popular, moving away from Favre was the right choice for the long-term of the franchise, and am glad that TT had the balls to do it. Other than that, I don’t have a lot of faith in TT. But it sure in hell doesn’t make me one of those Packers fans who is running out to buy a #4 purple jersey. I live and die by the team we have on the field, even if it breaks my heart with it’s underachieving play.
    It’s ridiculous that Packers fans are in a state where they feel stating their allegience to the GM and being objective fans are mutually exclusive activities.

  19. nerd says: Oct 10, 2009 4:51 PM

    Losing to Favre and the Queens is a huge turning point. All of us fans stuck by TT and defended him. We gave him good faith.
    How does he repay us? Letting Favre shove excrement in our faces.
    Letting Colledge go up against Jared Allen? Really, Ted? THAT was your plan?
    The Packers could have a hugely explosive offense. IF they could give Rodgers 3 seconds semi-regularly.
    Time for Thompson and McCarthy to put up or shut up.
    He doesn’t get the benefit of the doubt anymore.

  20. LBPACKFAN says: Oct 10, 2009 4:51 PM

    TT drafted Aaron Rodgers…brought in Charles Woodson…drafted Greg Jennings….had a run in 2007 almost making it to the Super Bowl.
    Vikes have accomplished what? 0-1 playoff run.
    Fantastic.
    Hope you guys move to L.A…..Vikes fans are truly annoying and without the Packers they would be nowhere. I swear they take more pride and excitement over Packer losses then their own wins.

  21. footballrulz says: Oct 10, 2009 4:56 PM

    @Juicy Melon
    “TT builds through the draft…and has mainly focused on Defense. Which although improved, is still not even close to being considered elite. Plus switching Schemes didn’t help either. But building through the draft is 25% skill and 75% luck. It is better to take Best available through the draft and build through Free Agency.”
    _____________________
    Could not have said that better myself. Too bad the guy with the ACTUAL JOB can’t figure that out.

  22. csaber2007 says: Oct 10, 2009 4:58 PM

    First of all, FoF is a troll from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel website.
    Second, Ted Thompson had to overhaul a team when he took over because that brilliant GM, Mike Sherman left cupboard bare. He had all of THREE draft picks by the time TT took over on the roster of any significance.
    Third, FoF, most people aren’t zombies like you so quit projecting. Most people see Brent for what he is, a prima dona diva, who suddenly is on Florio’s kiss list because he’s on the Queens (go figure) and who thought he ran the team and could tell McCarthy how to coach. Packer fans are Packer fans..Favre fans are Favre fans…just because people want a revolving door in the GM and Head Coach positions doesn’t make them right. You’re mantra of “Fire Him!” after two seasons is ridiculous and poisonous.

  23. mallet21 says: Oct 10, 2009 5:01 PM

    76 to 10 LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Fan of Football says: Oct 10, 2009 5:17 PM

    “The Pack also lost to a 4-0 team that had a difficult time beating the Browns. Imagine that!
    (That would be the Vikings for those semi-retarded……..)”
    Vikes won by two TDs and easily covered the spread against the Browns.

  25. Fan_Of_ Four says: Oct 10, 2009 5:21 PM

    Packers win 8 games at best and thats if they keep Rodgers healthy which is highly unlikely the way he’s been getting pounded. Thompson is the worst thing to happen to the Packers since Lindy Infante.

  26. Fan of Football says: Oct 10, 2009 5:23 PM

    csaber2007,
    I haven’t posted at the lead Ted Thompson publication for months. As far as sherman leaving the “cupboard” bare, you might want to take a look at that 2007 team where the majority of key contributes were Sherman/Wolf holdovers.
    So how is that OLine doing? You know, what TT places his lowest priority on.

  27. Wonderlic---myballs says: Oct 10, 2009 5:29 PM

    Ted Thompson must be plain ignorant when he has great examples of what it takes to build a team right in front of his nose,the Vikings.I think your team is stuck in limbo until you dethrone old stone face,which is too bad for you got the QB to build around. Everybody likes to make fun of the bumbling lil bearded bald guy they call “Chilly,” many Viking fans included. Besides some brain farts with clock management,he has been a master at drafting and free agent signing with approval from above since he has been with the Vikings.Hutchinson,Allen,Berrian,Shiancoe,Leber,Chester Taylor all F.A. great picks and Greenway,Peterson and Harvin with the draft. Even going all in on the chance with Favre. Can’t Thompson see what is happening around him??
    The Matt Millens and Ted Thompsons of the NFL are stuck on stupid and the only way to stop your bleeding is to push for their resignation.

  28. Fan_Of_ Four says: Oct 10, 2009 5:30 PM

    Btw , do not forget about the Fans who wouldn’t pi$$ on Ted Thompson if he were on fire. I won’t cheer for the Packers, I won’t attend any more games and I surely won’t spend another dime on merchandise until Teddy “Alternative Lifestyle ” Thompson and his fat little sidekick McCarthy are gone.

  29. Wonderlic---myballs says: Oct 10, 2009 5:34 PM

    …..not that I give a rats ass about you guys. Just saying…

  30. nerd says: Oct 10, 2009 5:41 PM

    Fan_of_four, I’ll say one thing about TT. The emphasis on “smaller, quicker” offensive linemen is McCarthy’s, not Thompson’s.
    Still, not having a backup tackle on the roster AIN’T gonna cut it.

  31. DC in OC says: Oct 10, 2009 5:49 PM

    The “Curse of Favre” is Hovering Over Packer Nation
    Doomed to 20 Years of Mediocrity
    TT, McLardy & MurDoufus have past the “Rubicon”
    Judgement Day is Coming
    8-12 Since Brett left and its only going to get worse

  32. jamesz23 says: Oct 10, 2009 5:54 PM

    If the Packers are smart they should see where they are at the end of the season and if its outside the playoffs & a number of players on the roster are failures – they should make the move & can Thompson.
    Because there are definitely some nice pieces in place for the new GM – they have a nice QB, who if given some time in the pocket and a running game behind him could be solid for years to come. They have decent receivers and tight ends. I don’t think the interior of the o-line is that bad with TJ Lang, Spitz and Sitton. They should let Colledge walk away after the season.
    On defense you can probably get another year or 2 out of Woodson. Nick Collins is a good free safety when he’s healthy. Clay Matthews could be a good OLB. And the DLine – Jenkins is above average and the book is still out on Rajii who could be good.
    That’s the difference between the 70’s/80’s and now – you can turn it around very quickly in the NFL.

  33. Bob Nelson says: Oct 10, 2009 5:57 PM

    Driving on the vikings and then all those turnovers in the red zone cost them a win in Minnesota.
    They pushed that weak and wimpy viking defense all over the field and their own mistakes let the vikings off the hook.
    Ted Thompson has the luxury of throwing the entire coaching staff under the bus for lack of performance and no one in Titletown would question it.
    There is a whole lot of talent there that is not being used properly. The playcalling has to get better on both sides of the ball.
    The Packers have an excess of talent and some like Nick Barnett (who doesn’t fit the scheme) can be traded for something valuable like a 2nd round pick next year.
    The great amount of talent that the Packers possess should not have been mismanaged the way the coaching staff has bungled and made poor calls.
    There is a blowtorch under McCarthy and his poor performance as coach puts him in the forefront of underperforming coaches. Packer fans expect a winner and if he doesn’t get it done this season he will be fired.
    There is not excuse for blowing the win against such an inferior vikling team.

  34. footballrulz says: Oct 10, 2009 5:58 PM

    Fan-of Football–would you say that the 30-23 score MOnday night was indicative of the game that was played. I wouldn;t–game was nowhere near that close because of GB’s blunders. Just like the 2 TD win against Cleveland is also not indicative of the score at Vikes VS Browns. Hell, they actually outplayed the Vikes in the 1st half.
    Wonderlic-gotta give you that one on Chilly. He’s far superior to building a team than our laughable TT. Sherman left us in salary cap hell which is no longer a problem but TT’s gotta learn to use FA. Period
    Nite folks–time to go home

  35. JaredAllen69 says: Oct 10, 2009 6:10 PM

    # 1mge says: October 10, 2009 4:39 PM
    Gotta love these Viking & Bear trolls coming out everytime there is a Packer artical posted by PFT.
    Who won the Packer V Bears game???
    As for the Viking game… our O-line was a siv, Rodgers was running for his life, we played on enimy turf, yet we were in the game at the end.
    Don’t be too excited about that victory queen fans.
    *********************************************
    Talk about a troll. The Fudge Pack Queers were “in it” because it was garbage time at the end and the Vikings knew they had the game won.
    You make excuses that GB lost because the Vikings were at home. Umm…lets see, the Fudge Packers were at home against the Bears and barely won in spite of the fact that Cutler threw 4 picks. The Bears will kill GB in Chicago.
    You are a wishful thinker, but face facts, GB is nothing without Favre. He was your entire team. Now that he’s gone, you have nothing. Enjoy.

  36. 1mge says: Oct 10, 2009 6:11 PM

    Hola L.A. Vikings… El tacos es muey bueno…adios Viqueen muchachos.
    Press 1 for English… you’ll win as many superbowls eating tacos in the stands in L.A. as you have in the Met Dome.

  37. csaber2007 says: Oct 10, 2009 6:14 PM

    Fan_Of_ Four says: October 10, 2009 5:30 PM
    Btw , do not forget about the Fans who wouldn’t pi$$ on Ted Thompson if he were on fire. I won’t cheer for the Packers, I won’t attend any more games and I surely won’t spend another dime on merchandise until Teddy “Alternative Lifestyle ” Thompson and his fat little sidekick McCarthy are gone.

    Once again, quit projecting. Just because you like the men, doesn’t mean your spiteful attitude is appreciated and don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Go jump on some other bandwagon you front runnin’ troll.

  38. JimmySmith says: Oct 10, 2009 6:23 PM

    TT likes to build thru the draft but he doesn’t draft very well. Bustin Harrell was a complete waste of a 1st round pick, AJ Hawk at #5 overall wasn’t much better, then his second rounders like Brian Brohm and Jordy Nelson are only slightly worse and then we just cut a third round safety and put another 3rd rounder on IR.
    But here is the truth of the matter, when TT gets fired at the end of this season, Favre wouldn’t even be in the top 10 list of mistakes TT has made. #1 will be the O line.

  39. jamesz23 says: Oct 10, 2009 6:41 PM

    Would you rather have Favre this year & last year and A-Rodg on the Vikings? I sure wouldn’t. Rodgers with that OLine, AP, that defense it would have been a 4 td blowout on Monday. You thought Rodgers was bad taking sacks? That would have been a classic Brett Favre 4 or 5 INT meltdown under that much pressure.
    How quickly people forget Favre ‘in his best season ever’ 2007 playing like pure crap in a heavily hyped game against the Cowboys and he was under 1/20th the amount of pass rush Rodgers was under. Or the last time Favre had a truly terrible Oline he threw 29 ints. I’ll take Rodgers for the next decade & take my chances 1 day will have a good GM who puts a good team around him any day of the week over this team with Favre. Because with or without Favre we were going nowhere these last 2 years.

  40. Majik Man says: Oct 10, 2009 6:45 PM

    Bob Nelson
    You can blame the coaching staff, but you can’t forget that Thompson hand picked this band of idiots. He pushed out Jim Bates and his consistent Top 10 defense to make way for Bob Sanders. Then he brought in Capers, who through 4 games has shown no improvement (17 of the 24 points the Rams have scored in all 4 games were against GB).
    Thompson also brought in McCarthy, whose credentials before Green Bay were offensive coordinator of the 49ers (dead last in points scored in MM’s year), and OC of the Saints, who floundered in the bottom 1/3 offensively under MM.
    You blame the coaches, I’ll blame the idiot who brought them in.

  41. CutlerISaPussy says: Oct 10, 2009 7:00 PM

    Bob Nelson is the captain of the woulda, shoulda, coulda….but DIDN’T team. We were within a TD of the vikes, vikes barely beat the Browns, Vikes were down by Detroit, Vikes are inferior, blah blah blah.
    In case the Packer fans forgot, it all comes down to is the W or L at the end of the day. Nothing else. Put all the stats and excuses up you want- Bears are better, Vikes are better, and the Lions will probably be better than the Packers next year.
    Maybe you guys should have called it quits after the preseason, crowned yourselves Champs. Green Bay Packers- 2009 NFL Preseason Champs!!!
    The Pack are a sinking ship with TT and MM at the helm. Might has well jump ship.

  42. SlipperyPete says: Oct 10, 2009 7:17 PM

    Keep drinking the Favre kool-aid, Vike fans. Drink deep. That’s right, don’t leave a drop. Let visions of your first Super Bowl dance in your pasty white, lutefisk-stuffing, Scandanavian, heads.
    Then come December–WAMOW! Favre starts throwing the bone-headed picks; you have your hearts broken; and he throws your organization under the bus.

  43. GobiasINC_1 says: Oct 10, 2009 7:18 PM

    Fan of Football, there are two type of Packer fans. Those that are Packer fans and those that are Brett Favre fans.
    Thompson made the right choice in going with Aaron Rodgers. He has been an utter and complete failure in building the offensive line and pass rush.
    And this, America, is the opinion of a level-headed Packer fan. We’re about as rare as a Dallas Cowboy playoff win. Yeah, I went there.

  44. Beer Cheese Soup says: Oct 10, 2009 7:24 PM

    TT says the team will be better? Does that mean he’s resigning? That’s really the only way it could happen…

  45. mnmaverick says: Oct 10, 2009 7:42 PM

    I think the Packers are fine.
    The problem is they don’t run enough.
    Grant out-rushed Peterson on 11 carries.
    11 carries for the starting runningback?
    37 pass attempts by Rogers.
    Way too many deep passes called.
    It takes tuime for receivers to run deep routes. Shorten the pass routes abit, run the ball more, anmd you won’t have any sack issue.
    Rogers threw for 384 yards against a top ten defense on the road.
    No way he throws for damn near 400 yards without pass protection.

  46. packerblitz says: Oct 10, 2009 7:48 PM

    Big talk coming from Bi-Queen and Teddy-Bear fans, stay tuned in week 10 these a$ $ clowns wont have much to boast about.
    Packers 3
    Vikings 0

  47. 1mge says: Oct 10, 2009 7:55 PM

    Jarodallen69 says… blah blah.
    Fudge Pack Queers??? You should be more concerned with your id or in your case your wish list. What position is that you want Mr. Allen in? Could you be more specific?? Are you on top or on??? Sounds like Minn MN is the right town for you!!
    Do you even know what a troll is??? Or are you too bust thinking about Jarodallen69!!!! You and Fanoffour should stick with the Viking articals and quit “trolling.”
    Did you watch the game??? Without the safety we could have tied the game at he end instead of taking the FG. We lost, but not by much in that God awefull dome which will be empty 1n 2011 when the L.A. Vikings play.
    Your ignorant, I admit (no excuses)our O-line sucked but we still were in the game. Thats a fact. You want to gloat over that victory, Vikings should be very concerned.
    Question: why do Vikings players get busted violating league substance policy and still get too play?? ie Williams & Williams
    Question: who won the GB Bears game??
    When was your last playoff win??
    When was your last sell out not counting tickets bought up by owners or TV stations??
    When was your last superbowl win??
    When was your last NFC championship game??
    Stop while your behind, & not behind Jarod Allen like your dreamy PFT id!

  48. Philtration says: Oct 10, 2009 8:26 PM

    # 1mge says: October 10, 2009 4:39 PM
    Gotta love these Viking & Bear trolls coming out everytime there is a Packer artical posted by PFT.
    Who won the Packer V Bears game???
    —————————————————-
    Congratulations.
    You can take comfort in that little moment when the Bears are in the post season and the Packers finish below .500 again.

  49. 1mge says: Oct 10, 2009 8:32 PM

    Jarodallen69 says… blah blah.
    Fudge Pack Queers??? You should be more concerned with your id or in your case your wish list. What position is that you want Mr. Allen in? Could you be more specific?? Are you on top or on??? Sounds like Minn MN is the right town for you!!
    Do you even know what a troll is??? Or are you too bust thinking about Jarodallen69!!!! You and Fanoffour should stick with the Viking articals and quit “trolling.”
    Did you watch the game??? Without the safety we could have tied the game at he end instead of taking the FG. We lost, but not by much in that God awefull dome which will be empty 1n 2011 when the L.A. Vikings play.
    Your ignorant, I admit (no excuses)our O-line sucked but we still were in the game. Thats a fact. You want to gloat over that victory, Vikings should be very concerned.
    Question: why do Vikings players get busted violating league substance policy and still get too play?? ie Williams & Williams
    Question: who won the GB Bears game??
    When was your last playoff win??
    When was your last sell out not counting tickets bought up by owners or TV stations??
    When was your last superbowl win??
    When was your last NFC championship game??
    Stop while your behind, & not behind Jarod Allen like your dreamy PFT id!

  50. Majik Man says: Oct 10, 2009 10:17 PM

    1mge
    I know you think you’re clever, but please stop, you’re embarrassing yourself and the entire state of Wisconsin. The “JaredAllen69″ is a reference to his number, even my 14 year old nephew said your sex position joke was lame.
    It’s time to stop hanging onto the past and reside in the present. That NFC championship, Super Bowl, and all those playoff games you’re clinging to, Brett Favre led the Packers to all of those. He’s gone now, and the Pack is 8-12 without him and sinking fast. So when was your last Super Bowl, NFC championship, or playoff win without Brett Favre?
    And you’re complaining about the strength of the Vikes win over GB, saying they barely won, even though (insert multiple lame excuses) happened. Then in the same breath, you boast of the Packer victory over the Bears, a game in which Cutler gift wrapped 4 INT’s for that sieve (this is the correct spelling of “siv”) of a defense, that GB still barely won only thanks to Nathan Vasher falling down.
    A win is a win, no matter the score and no matter how many excuses you can come up with as to how the Packers were robbed. Just take comfort in the fact that the Packers have a bye tomorrow, so they probably won’t lose, and Rodgers will only be sacked 3 times. And the Favre led Vikes will more than likely be 5-0, with a 2 and a half game lead over Green Bay.

  51. c.carterhof says: Oct 11, 2009 3:21 AM

    Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha…..
    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
    All you Packer’s, SHUT THE HELL UP!
    Ok…I’m sorry. There are a couple of you guys that are cool.
    But you know who you are- Bob is at the top of the list. Bob says Vikings are an inferior team to the Packers! Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Stop it! Are you serius? Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha… oh dude.
    And 1mge, whatever the hell that is…c’mon man Vikes kicked the Pack, in front of the whole world! A couple of garbage points at the end is all you got? Everyone saw it, shut up!

  52. Beer Cheese Soup says: Oct 11, 2009 10:35 AM

    Bottom line: TT is a complete and utter failure. He stunk it up in Seattle so bad that Holmgren had to threaten to quit if he wasn’t fired, yet Harlan somehow saw fit to hire him. What a joke.
    If we somehow, by some MIRACLE, turn it around and make a run this year, TT should still be fired, but we can keep McCarthy. If things continue the way they have, it’s time we get out the pitchforks.
    Fan of football is right, they who once were the best fans in the NFL are now split and fighting amongst themselves, which makes us a very easy target for these Bear and Viking assholes. As even those few who still support TT have to admit, that would never have happened if he wasn’t here.
    Enough is enough, and although I won’t turn on my team like Majik and several other disloyal bandwagon jumpers have, I will demand accountability from the GB front office. Fire TT now.

  53. Majik Man says: Oct 11, 2009 11:20 AM

    BeerCheeseSoup
    I’m not a bandwagon jumper, I’m a Brett Favre fan, always have been. You call it loyalty to stand by and support a team run by a buffoon that puts his own ego above fielding a winning team. I call it ignorance. You can sit around and post on PFT blogs saying you will “demand accountability” all you want, it will do absolutely no good, as no one in Green Bay really cares what you, the fan, demands. I choose to show my disapproval by boycotting, which if done by enough fans, will have far better results than your occasional complaining, because the bottom line is you still watch every game and pledge your allegiance to Ted Thompson. Your blind faith is the problem, the Packers don’t need to make a change as long as fans like you keep their heads in the sand and keep adoring that 6-10 squad and their fearless (and brainless) leaders.

  54. packers4life says: Oct 11, 2009 8:33 PM

    “You call it loyalty to stand by and support a team run by a buffoon that puts his own ego above fielding a winning team. I call it ignorance”
    Riiiighhhttt. You don’t think it’s loyalty when someone cheers on their favorite team despite that ‘buffoon’ of a GM but yet you think what you are doing is loyalty. B.S.
    “because the bottom line is you still watch every game and pledge your allegiance to Ted Thompson.”
    You are a moron, you know that right? BeerCheeseSoup watches every game because he is cheering on and supporting his favorite team, unlike you who decides to become an unloyal piece of trash just because Thompson kicked your little Bretty to the curb. and yes you are a bandwagon jumper. Nothing you say will ever change that.
    Quit pouting and get over it.

  55. Majik Man says: Oct 11, 2009 9:53 PM

    I see the typical maturity level of a Thompson supporter, can’t make valid points so you resort to name calling. Classy. And not once did I say what I choose to do was team loyalty, but I am loyal to the guy who put Green Bay back on the NFL map, which you seem to have forgotten.
    It’s kind of ironic, you, a Thompson/ Packer fan, telling me to get over it. I am over it, I’m rooting for Brett Favre, who plays for the Vikings, so I also root for them. It’s clear that you are not even close to being over it, as evidenced by your name calling and anger, probably caused by that 8-12 post-Favre record.

  56. packers4life says: Oct 11, 2009 11:02 PM

    “but I am loyal to the guy who put Green Bay back on the NFL map, which you seem to have forgotten.”
    I admit Favre did get Green Bay back on the map but I honestly think Ron Wolf had just as big of role as Favre did when it came to rising Green Bay back to success. Wolf was the one who hired Mike Holmgren, traded for Favre, signed Reggie White and provided Favre with weapons such as Antonio Freeman, Desmond Howard, Dorsey Levens, Edgar Bennett, Mark Chmura etc.
    “probably caused by that 8-12 post-Favre record.”
    For your information, Favre not being there isn’t the reason why we are 8-12. Plus, I would take Rodgers over Favre any time on any day on any week.

  57. Majik Man says: Oct 11, 2009 11:47 PM

    You would take Rodgers, and go 8-12. I would take Favre and go 14-7. Rodgers has great stats, but Favre wins games.
    And I know, it’s not Rodgers, it’s the defense, right? The same exact defense that was there when the Favre led Packers went 13-3. The big difference between 2007 and 2008 was they won the close ones in ’07, and lost the close ones in ’08. Rodgers went 0-8 with a chance to win or tie in the final 5 minutes of a game, 4 times throwing a game icing INT. Rodgers isn’t a closer, Favre is.
    And if you truly believe it’s not Favre, then what is it? This team has been hand picked by your hero, Ted Thompson. If it’s a personnel problem, that would be on Ted. So please, enlighten me.

  58. packers4life says: Oct 12, 2009 1:34 AM

    “Rodgers went 0-8 with a chance to win or tie in the final 5 minutes of a game, 4 times throwing a game icing INT. Rodgers isn’t a closer, Favre is.”
    The Packers were 0-7 in close games not 0-8. Plus, about half of those interceptions came when the Packers had the lead only to have the defense let it get away. That left Rodgers to lead the Packers back from behind. I think there was only two games where they were behind all day but it was a close game and Rodgers threw an INT trying to get them back. One was against Atlanta and the other I think against Houston.
    I know against Carolina, Rodgers led them back from 18 point deficit and snatched the lead from the Panthers as time was winding down. On the next drive though, the Panthers came right back and the Packers defense gave up two big catches to Steve Smith which cost them the lead. I admit Rodgers should of done a better job trying to lead us downfield but it was the Packers defense that shouldn’t of let the Panthers scored. There was also about two more games that were like that where Rodgers led the Packers to a score to take the lead only to have the defense give it up on the very next drive.
    Against Chicago and Minnesota, Rodgers led them to field goal range only to have the one in Minnesota missed and the one in Chicago blocked.
    “And I know, it’s not Rodgers, it’s the defense, right? The same exact defense that was there when the Favre led Packers went 13-3.”
    I know people are getting tired of Packer fans making injury excuses on defense but we were left without Barnett, Jenkins, Bigby, and Harris for a bit. Jenkins was probably the biggest loss of the three.

  59. Supersuckers says: Oct 12, 2009 9:24 AM

    Juicy melon,
    Building with free agency doesnt work in the NFL. Never has. Never will. There are only a handful of high priced free agents that have worked out. You list Vikings but I think at least a few of those were trades. Minnesota is 5-0. Theyve been 5-0 before. Hey! theve been 15-1 before! But in the end we all see what eventually happens. They are a good team.
    Also, to those that think just because a team is 20 million under the cap they should spend spend spend. Cap “money” isnt real dollars. The Green Bay Packers as a organization had a net operating income of 4 million dollars in 2008. Thats after all players and employees and expenses are paid and all revenue from the gate, merchandise, concessions, NFL revenue sharing (TV Deal) is added up. Bottom line number….4 million dollars profit. Now lets say TT spends the 20 million he was under the cap last year on some overpriced vets. What is the bottom line number now math wizzes??
    Ding Ding Ding!! Now the franchise has a loss of 16 million dollars for the year!! Do that four or five years in a row and the team loses its cash reserves and is dissolved. Its a business people. It isnt fantasy football. Jimmy Johnson said himself that Dan Snyder builds his team like its fantasy football and its a mess every year. Thompson isnt against free agency (Woodson) but he isnt going to spend what they do not have. THAT would get him fired. Building through the draft is the best way because it gives you depth and forces competition which brings out the best in people.. I was a big believer in Thompson but the 1st round busts (Harrell, Hawk,) and the scouting department which he hires have missed on many of these guys. I think this team will get better as the year progresses and will be in it at the end…hopefully. Its very hard to see TT surviving with another losing season which unfortunately would probably mean McCarthy would be gone as well.

  60. jssk3 says: Oct 13, 2009 8:06 AM

    TT has missed on a lot of draft picks,as many General managers have. But it is in a large part how you are judged along with FREE AGENCY AND WE NO WHERE HE STANDS ON THAT! I think Aaron Rodgers is good and maybe great some day. Why does TT get so much credit for taking a projected 1st or 2nd overall selection at the 22nd spot. It was almost a no brainer. I give him credit for Jennings and a couple others. As for free agents Woodson said GB was the last place he wanted end up. We let him play corner so he came here. No one else was even interested. By the way he loves it here now. I think TT has made a mess of the Favre issuse and his bad decisions will make it even harder to get good free agents to come here even if he wanted to get them. There is a black cloud over GB and I don’t see it leaving until TT and MC are out of town.

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