Packers intercept Bulaga

Iowa offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga was regarded as a surefire top-ten pick just days ago, but he slipped all the way to 23rd overall in the draft.  Packers G.M. Ted Thompson hardly hesitated to scoop him up.

Bulaga slipped due to concerns about his arm length, lack of difference-making upside, and possibly a thyroid condition that cost him three games last season.  
However, the 2009 Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year is a great fit in Green Bay’s zone-blocking scheme.  He was a three-year starter in a similar system under Kirk Ferentz, and has the ability to play three positions on the line (left tackle, right tackle, left guard).
It remains to be seen how good Bulaga will be in real life, but we’ve got to think Thompson secured a lot of value here.  Bulaga may project as injury-prone 34-year-old Chad Clifton’s long-term successor on the Aaron Rodgers’ blind side.

68 responses to “Packers intercept Bulaga

  1. If you asked Dr. Frankenstein to create a prototypical Lombardi era looking Packer, this guy would be it.

  2. How lucky are the Packers to have a QB and a projected starting tackle go on huge slides and drop to them in the 20s?

  3. Would have liked Bryant or even Sergio Kindle as the pick, but to get a guy who is a top ten talent at 23 in a position of need is OK too.

  4. Yes! The one thing they needed was a LT to replace Clifton. The fact that they got him as late in the first round is great. Thanks to some other teams bonehead picks. God love the Raiders!!

  5. Do not like the pick. Got got owned by the better talent in the Big 10. And more importantly is going to be sitting on the bench his rookie year. 1st picks should be making an impact on your team, especially when you have needs and are trying to make the next step.
    This guy reminds me of John Michaels.

  6. FINALLY!!! I’ve been waiting a long time to get an O-lineman in round 1.
    I hope they find a way to play him at guard short-term, he’s gotta be a better option there than what they currently have.

  7. Bulaga destroyed Derek Morgan 1 on 1 in the Orange Bowl. He was the 2nd best tackle in this class. Good pick.

  8. Unfortunately injury prone shoulder 2007 5 games
    2008 missed all of spring practice
    2009 Thyroid condition (Tony Mandarich) missed 3 games
    He is an average pass blocker at best
    Brandon Graham drafted by Philly made him look terrible, spin moves and speed elude him.
    I think they could have gotten an equal talent in round 2 or 3
    I would have liked to have had Dez Bryant,Donald won’t be around much longer
    Or Jerry Hughes
    They needed immediate help but got an understudy
    Unfortunately I think the Pack has maintained the Status Quo once again no Free Agent help and no Impact help

  9. meh…woulda be fine trading outta the first round…apparently Cowboys woulda taken it. its ok, we’ll see if he pans out or those stubs are a problem against manbearpig in perrple.
    oh well…at least the vikings still suck

  10. karpsta says: April 22, 2010 10:21 PM
    Do not like the pick. Got got owned by the better talent in the Big 10. And more importantly is going to be sitting on the bench his rookie year. 1st picks should be making an impact on your team, especially when you have needs and are trying to make the next step.
    This guy reminds me of John Michaels.
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    Michels was soft. Bulaga is a beast. He can also play right tackle and guard. LT is the hardest position to get in the draft. To get a top 10 guy at their spot is a blessing. The guy had problems early in the season when he had fatigue due to a medical condition with a thyroid infection. You have to judge him on the previous years and the end of last season, not the beginning.

  11. John Micheals was a defensive lineman who switched to offense for one year in college. He was described as a “thinking man’s offensive lineman.” He’s still thinking about what could have been.

  12. Did they really intercept him or was he just there… its not like they traded up or anything like mcdick in denver… Great pickup though hopefully he gets some time early this year to get some reps… pray he isn’t playing Jared Allen however.

  13. Well I am happy to see they got someone who was projected to go high, I have seen him as high as 6 on some boards. The pick they made addressed an OBVIOUS need. Dez Bryant while an probably the most talented WR in the draft. Wouldn’t fit into GB, he seems like he would be the kind of person to get sidetrack (forget cleats)and probably not the right personallity for them hopefully Dallas treats him well. This was a no brainer pick for TT. Baluga looks like he seems to be the kinder of person that cares about football and will be a good fit for us and hopefully can have a strong and deep o-line for the playoff run next season.

  14. No longer can Jared Mullet-Head Allen abuse Daryn Colledge when Clifton gets his inevitable injury. Nice pick, roundly praised around the websites by the experts.

  15. Excited by the acquisition of Bulaga for the Pack, until I started reading more about him. Unfortunately, I sought the opinions of the experts. Two examples:
    Sporting News Draft mag rated the OT class “A”, handed the top rating to Okung, followed by Williams, Campbell and Davis. Put Bulaga at #5.
    In that spot, they said his main faults were correctable “with time and physical maturation”; “…has a good frame and arm length …”, “could start as a rookie.” Gave him an 8.0 overall. Also says he “lacks a nasty disposition”, and puts his health problem in a box on the page, identifying it as a “thyroid condition that caused shortness of breath and resulted in a 7-lb. weight loss.”
    ProFootball Weekly declared the OT class to be a lowly “B-“, and placed Bulaga as #1, mentioning many good skills, but also stating that he “…does not have great arm length”, “… has an ornery playing temperament and seeks to bury defenders.” Does not mention any health problems at all, past or present.
    Well, that clears that up.

  16. the dude blocks guys like 20 yards down the field… he has a super nasty streak, more than sitton. really wants to put defenders on their rear end.
    i love the pick… not flashy, not graham who i wanted, but definitely no bust.

  17. “Doesn’t this look like a typical Green Bay Packer?”
    Caucasian, bald, and obese… looks like your average Sconnie to me.

  18. Simply awesome. Can you imagine this guy blowing open lanes for Grant? Not to mention taking on 1st, then 2nd tier rushers? The majority had him pegged around 5th overall. Another draft pick based on ‘best available’, but to be an OL is a major bennie. That’s what should happen.

  19. Bulaga was a top ten pick on most boards till a few days ago, when someone mentioned Robert Gallery. Then the over analysis began. Look at how he played before he got sick, at the end of the year, and the fact that we’re talking about one inch of arm lengnth. If Gallery had been a success, Bulaga would have gone top five. He went after guys with maturity concerns. He’s a great kid, a prototypical Packer.

  20. I think it’s funny how the so called experts say his arm length is a detriment when his arms aren’t any shorter than Joe Thomas’ arms. I think Thomas turned out to be alright, didn’t he?

  21. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says:
    April 22, 2010 10:15 PM
    Yes! The one thing they needed was a LT to replace Clifton. The fact that they got him as late in the first round is great. Thanks to some other teams bonehead picks. God love the Raiders!!
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    Yeah, the Raiders picked the best LB in the draft.
    They are soooo dumb!!!
    Whatthehellisisnyourass, once again, you prove you have no clue about anything football related.
    You may want to ponder not posting anymore…..
    just a thought.

  22. Hopefully this is a guy that in a year or two can step in and be a impact starter. Nicely done Thompson! As usual!

  23. This is a solid pick to play swing tackle for this year and maybe next. Great value. Bulaga is a great run blocker and decent pass blocker. He’s a technician who has great strength. It will benefit him to be eased into playing.
    Whoever said he reminds them of John Michaels is completely stupid. They aren’t even remotely similar in any aspect.
    If you’re worried about his arm length you should know his arms are longer than Clifton’s. That seemed to work ok.

  24. Michaels?
    Ha ha ha.
    Buluga is much more polished an offensive lineman than that. This guy is a technician at LT. Will be either a good LT, or a GREAT LG or RT. Has the flexibility and feet to play LT, and the strength and anchor balance to play LG or RT.
    Some of these comparisons are laughable. Careful, you may just love this guy when he starts week one and shuts down Brandon Graham. You see, the first time he ‘ate up’ Beluga, the kid had just lost 15 pounds in a 3 week period to the fluke Thyroid flare up.
    This kid will make the pro bowl where ever he ends up. Write it down. He has eye-popping strength and the type of violence in his hands that QBs love to see.

  25. Gregjennings85 says:
    April 23, 2010 10:01 AM
    Michaels?
    Ha ha ha.
    Buluga is much more polished an offensive lineman than that. This guy is a technician at LT. Will be either a good LT, or a GREAT LG or RT. Has the flexibility and feet to play LT, and the strength and anchor balance to play LG or RT.
    Some of these comparisons are laughable. Careful, you may just love this guy when he starts week one and shuts down Brandon Graham. You see, the first time he ‘ate up’ Beluga, the kid had just lost 15 pounds in a 3 week period to the fluke Thyroid flare up.
    This kid will make the pro bowl where ever he ends up. Write it down. He has eye-popping strength and the type of violence in his hands that QBs love to see.
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    Craig:
    This is why i hate most packer fans.
    They are incessant homers like yourself.
    The guy hasn’t played 1 down in an NFL game, and you have him penciled in as a pro bowler….idiot.

  26. Vikings fans that post in here are prototypical douche bags. This topic is really none of their damn business… then again- they really have no other business to attend to at this time. Hey Florio… how about starting a thread about how lame the Vikings draft has been thusfar??
    As far as Iowa OL not having a good track record- Purpleguy: you’re on crack. There are currently 10 lineman in the NFL from Iowa- most of them starters. Green Bay just added the best one of them.

  27. chickenragnarpartdeux says:
    April 23, 2010 11:17 AM
    Craig:
    This is why i hate most packer fans.
    They are incessant homers like yourself.
    The guy hasn’t played 1 down in an NFL game, and you have him penciled in as a pro bowler….idiot.
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    As opposed to the Vikings homers…
    Like the “THIS IS OUR YEAR!!!! THIS IS OUR YEAR!!!!” guy. Whatever happened to him? Turns out it wasn’t their year.
    Or the ones who immediately started saying “Super Bowl” upon hearing RUMORS of interest in Albert Haynesworth. No, no homerism there.
    Face it, the fans of about 28 or 29 teams are huge homers right now. It’s Christmas morning in the NFL. I don’t subscribe to the whole this-guy-is-the-best-thing-since-sliced-bread excitement.. Most of us can’t predict what’s going to happen year to year with established veterans. What makes anyone think they can predict some rookie’s performance? Haven’t they watched the last 15 or 20 drafts?
    Anyway, when the Vikings make their first pick today you’ll see the same homerism coming out of the woodwork on the Vikings threads.

  28. Charles Wood says:
    April 23, 2010 11:26 AM
    Vikings fans that post in here are prototypical douche bags.
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    Please. They have as much right to post here as you and me.

  29. I wanted sergio but bulaga was the better pick, he can protect the best young QB in the NFL for years. I hope we get an OLB some DBs and playmaker for the offense. If all that pans out this will be a huge draft to set our team up for years.

  30. chickenragnarpartdeux says:
    April 23, 2010 12:58 PM
    how lame the draft is? lol….
    Moved down 4 spots, 2nd pick in the 2nd round.
    jumped from the bottom to the top in the 4th round, and an wxtra 7th.
    Yeah that sure is lame. Especially when they are going to get one of the guys they wanted anyway.
    Get the guy you want, move up 1 round and get an extra pick. You sir are an idiot.
    Speaking of douchebags………..
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    Agreed.. It’s Ted Thompson’s M.O. So you’re bashing the Vikings draft strategy while bashing the Packers’ normal draft strategy. Which is fine if you have a problem with the strategy. But don’t single out one team and say it’s stupid while remaining silent on the other.

  31. chickenragnar… i’ll laugh my ass off if the Queens select a QB with the 34 pick! Piss off your savior (our leftovers). BTW- the guy your team had in mind when they traded back- was the last pick of the first round. Looks like the Saints got what you assumed to be yours… again. OOOPS!
    jimicos- not sh!t d-bag. it’s america. we can pretty much say/post whatever the hell we want whenever we want. that doesn’t equate to it all being our business to comment about it.

  32. Whatever happened to that THIS IS OUR YEAR!! THIS IS OUR YEAR!!! SKOL!!!! 4!!! guy anyway? Maybe he had so much stock put into that thought that when it didn’t happen, his closet thoughts of the Washington Avenue bridge became too strong to resist. That’s my theory.

  33. Charles Wood says:
    April 23, 2010 1:16 PM
    jimicos- not sh!t d-bag. it’s america. we can pretty much say/post whatever the hell we want whenever we want. that doesn’t equate to it all being our business to comment about it.
    ————————–
    Not shit? If not shit, then what? If not you, then who? If not now, then when?
    You’re completely missing the point. It’s fun to raid the other guy’s threads. That’s why chicken’s here. That’s why I’m frequently on the Vikings threads. This is a free site. Chicken’s got every right to be here. Don’t like it? Then call him out on the facts, don’t fall back on some lame-ass “you shouldn’t be here” argument.

  34. Good pick, if the Viking fans hate it, that’s an endorsement that it is the right pick, after all, just look at what they think is a good football moves; which is basically signing up our has-beens.
    No wonder there is no trophy room in Mpls, and this year isn’t looking good either.

  35. Charles Wood says:
    April 23, 2010 1:16 PM
    chickenragnar… i’ll laugh my ass off if the Queens select a QB with the 34 pick! Piss off your savior (our leftovers). BTW- the guy your team had in mind when they traded back- was the last pick of the first round. Looks like the Saints got what you assumed to be yours… again. OOOPS!
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    Chauncey Wood:
    You are assuming everything you read is true.
    Figures. With your brain power, it isn’t suprising.
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    Jimi:
    My post was removed again.
    Looking at your copy and answer, I have no clue what I said that was so wrong in it. i get no answers from the “brain trust” that runs this site either.
    This is some BS that is for sure.

  36. chickenragnarpartdeux says: April 23, 2010 8:37 AM
    whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says:
    April 22, 2010 10:15 PM
    Yes! The one thing they needed was a LT to replace Clifton. The fact that they got him as late in the first round is great. Thanks to some other teams bonehead picks. God love the Raiders!!
    ============================
    Yeah, the Raiders picked the best LB in the draft.
    They are soooo dumb!!!
    Whatthehellisisnyourass, once again, you prove you have no clue about anything football related.
    You may want to ponder not posting anymore…..
    just a thought.
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    I forget more about football in a day than you’ve ever known. It’s not about whether the player is the best LB in the draft, it’s about where they drafted him you idiot. Find one mock draft by an expert or even a ranking that has him going before the 2nd round. He doesn’t even fill a need for the Raiders, so it’s a stretch no matter how you slice it. Fits with the Raiders terrible drafting record though.

  37. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says:
    April 23, 2010 3:00 PM
    It’s not about whether the player is the best LB in the draft, it’s about where they drafted him you idiot. Find one mock draft by an expert or even a ranking that has him going before the 2nd round. He doesn’t even fill a need for the Raiders, so it’s a stretch no matter how you slice it. Fits with the Raiders terrible drafting record though.
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    Rick Gosselin had him going 11th overall to Denver: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/stories/042210dnspogoosemock.3cacf47.html
    Mike Mayock ranked him 19th overall: http://www.nfl.com/draft/story?id=09000d5d817695a5&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true
    That’s two. And I only searched for two. So it’s two for two.

  38. # JimmySmith says: April 23, 2010 2:32 PM
    Good pick, if the Viking fans hate it, that’s an endorsement that it is the right pick, after all, just look at what they think is a good football moves; which is basically signing up our has-beens.
    No wonder there is no trophy room in Mpls, and this year isn’t looking good either.
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    Isn’t this a cut and paste from last year right before we did your ass twice?

  39. Obviously it takes a few years to truly evaluate a player, but for now it seems like a good pick to me.
    Nice to see Ted finally grasp the concept of “use the draft to fill a need” instead of the “take the best player available even if you have five solid guys at that position” mantra he was always so proud of. That shows that Ted does actually have the ability to learn new things, much as other mammals do.
    Now, maybe he can work on the crazy “sign proven talent” idea some other GMs in the league have been using recently (and by recently, I mean the past thirty years).
    Nah, that may be too much for Ted’s poor brain to handle all at once. Let’s stick with one step at a time here.

  40. LMAO…once again the Vikings kick the Packers teeth in at the draft. You poor bastards…..

  41. Yeah trading your first round pick to the division is always the best move. I hope Best torches the Vikes twice this year.
    The only reason the Vikings didn’t have the worst draft in the division is because Chicago didn’t have any picks.

  42. Beer Cheese Soup says:
    April 24, 2010 9:54 AM
    Obviously it takes a few years to truly evaluate a player, but for now it seems like a good pick to me.
    Nice to see Ted finally grasp the concept of “use the draft to fill a need” instead of the “take the best player available even if you have five solid guys at that position” mantra he was always so proud of. That shows that Ted does actually have the ability to learn new things, much as other mammals do.
    Now, maybe he can work on the crazy “sign proven talent” idea some other GMs in the league have been using recently (and by recently, I mean the past thirty years).
    Nah, that may be too much for Ted’s poor brain to handle all at once. Let’s stick with one step at a time here.
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    Beer please provide examples of “proven talent” that is available other then the Free Agents he did sign. Like Tausch and Cliffy etc.

  43. Pervy Harvin says:
    April 24, 2010 9:05 PM
    LMAO…once again the Vikings kick the Packers teeth in at the draft. You poor bastards…..
    ————
    Whig,
    Please explain how the Vikings “kicked the Packers teeth” in the draft when not one of these players has played a NFL down yet.

  44. Supersuckers says:
    April 26, 2010 10:13 AM
    Whig,
    Please explain how the Vikings “kicked the Packers teeth” in the draft when not one of these players has played a NFL down yet.
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    He’s clearly grabbing for straws. For the third consecutive year Ted Thompson has traded up to get a player he liked. And his Vikings traded out of the first round.
    Down is up, up is down, cats are getting along with dogs, sisters are no longer sexually desirable, the world is upside-down for Pervis.

  45. Supersuck says:
    Beer please provide examples of “proven talent” that is available other then the Free Agents he did sign. Like Tausch and Cliffy etc.
    __________________________________
    We have discussed what talent is available in multiple other threads. We have also said that Ted signing free agents that only WERE free agents because of Ted to begin with is not anything to brag about.
    No need to rehash the same ignorance. Let’s get back to the part where you were about to provide some facts that prove Ted actually knows what he’s doing. I’ve been waiting to hear that part for months now.
    jimicos says:
    For the third consecutive year Ted Thompson has traded up to get a player he liked. And his Vikings traded out of the first round.
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    That would be the SECOND consecutive year, and also the second time ever in Thompson’s ten-year career. You rip on the Vikings for trading down, yet you defend the king of it? Come on man, you are better than that.

  46. When has Thompson ever traded down and given his first round pick to a team in the same division?
    He may like to trade down, and may have brain farts like Justin Harrell, but at least he doesn’t do that.
    That is just unbelievably stupid.

  47. badfish69 says:
    When has Thompson ever traded down and given his first round pick to a team in the same division?
    He may like to trade down, and may have brain farts like Justin Harrell, but at least he doesn’t do that.
    That is just unbelievably stupid.
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    I think Harrell was more than just a brain fart. More like boneheaded arrogance and failure to do one’s homework resulting in epic failure.
    Other than that, you’re absolutely right. It was unbelievably stupid. Jahvid Best would have been a good pick for the Vikings, some Viking fans even said they wanted him. Now, they get to play against him twice a year.
    In fact, other than Gerhart, the Vikings draft was very Thompsonesque. Trade down, then reach for an unheralded player, then completely ignore positions of need.
    As a Packer fan, I’m very happy to see that. The more our division rivals try to emulate Ted, the easier it will be for us to beat them, and the Vikings draft this year fit that almost perfectly.
    Only thing missing was a linebacker with long, flowing blond hair and big eyes. Spielman is a straight man though, so he will never be able to fully emulate THAT Thompson attribute..

  48. Beer what talent is available? Thompson knows what he is doing simply by holding his position in life. What is your’s? Me? I make no where near the money Ted makes nor am I qualified to make NFL personnel decisions. Yet you can judge him? Please explain how you can judge others…..that have a social economic status light years ahead of you and I.

  49. Supersuckers says:
    I make no where near the money Ted makes nor am I qualified to make NFL personnel decisions. Yet you can judge him? Please explain how you can judge others…..that have a social economic status light years ahead of you and I.
    ____________________________________
    That’s what this is about? Money? I actually do very well financially, but I don’t feel a person’s income has anything to do with who they are as a human being.
    For instance, there are drug lords, terrorist leaders, and other criminals who make far more money than you and I.. Does that preclude us from calling them the scum they are? Of course not.
    Brett Favre makes a lot more money than you and I do too. In fact, I’m sure every NFL player does.
    Yet I’ve seen you openly criticize Favre and many others on this site. Using your own logic, you are a hypocrite.
    Since you openly say you make “nowhere near the money Ted does”, you probably don’t make what I do either. So, again, using your own logic, since my “social economic status” is at least slightly ahead of yours, you’ve lost all right to judge ME as well. That’s great.
    Therefore, if you do continue to dispute my opinions, you are in essence conceding the flaws in your own argument, and once again completely failing to provide any substantial defense of Ted whatsoever. You should be used to that by now though.
    FAIL.

  50. Beer Cheese Soup says:
    April 27, 2010 1:20 AM
    Supersuckers says:
    I make no where near the money Ted makes nor am I qualified to make NFL personnel decisions. Yet you can judge him? Please explain how you can judge others…..that have a social economic status light years ahead of you and I.
    ____________________________________
    That’s what this is about? Money? I actually do very well financially, but I don’t feel a person’s income has anything to do with who they are as a human being.
    For instance, there are drug lords, terrorist leaders, and other criminals who make far more money than you and I.. Does that preclude us from calling them the scum they are? Of course not.
    Brett Favre makes a lot more money than you and I do too. In fact, I’m sure every NFL player does.
    Yet I’ve seen you openly criticize Favre and many others on this site. Using your own logic, you are a hypocrite.
    Since you openly say you make “nowhere near the money Ted does”, you probably don’t make what I do either. So, again, using your own logic, since my “social economic status” is at least slightly ahead of yours, you’ve lost all right to judge ME as well. That’s great.
    Therefore, if you do continue to dispute my opinions, you are in essence conceding the flaws in your own argument, and once again completely failing to provide any substantial defense of Ted whatsoever. You should be used to that by now though.
    FAIL.
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    things must be really bad if you are proclaiming how good your life is to internet peoples uch as myself. Defending Ted? His peers do. 2007 exec of the year. Almost won it again. Rebuilt the packers into a playoff caliber team after inheriting a mess from Sherman. I’m not talking about the 10-6 season on the field. I’m talking about the financial mess. The mess that left Thompson with no choice but to endure a 4-12 and take a step back before taking the steps forward. Rebuilding. His first draft choice as a packer started in the ProBowl in his second year playing. Clay Matthews, Finley, Nick Collins, all great draft picks. Free agent signing such as Woodson and Chillar. Trading for Grant. retaining free agents such as Cliffy, and Tauscher. Will Blackmon, Tramon Williams, Greg jennings, Threee good picks there. James Jones a very good pick. jordy Nelson another. Thompson haters thing he has this huge ego and only wants to use “his guys’ Al Harris, Clifton, Tauscher, Barnett, Driver. All were around prior to the steady one. He is a incredible GM and once they win a world championship what are you going to say? he still stinks? you say it is a sinking ship. Are you high? Do you really believe that nonsense when every expert thinks otherwise!! But according to Beer Cheese Soup, some internet armchair idiot, it’s a sinking ship? C’mon man…….

  51. Suck says:
    He is a incredible GM and once they win a world championship what are you going to say? he still stinks? you say it is a sinking ship. Are you high? Do you really believe that nonsense when every expert thinks otherwise!!
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    There are just as many “experts” that dislike Ted as there are ones that like him. Has he made some good picks? Absolutely. Has he made some horrible ones as well? Yes.
    IF any Ted team ever wins a championship, and that is a huge if, then I will eat my crow, send a letter apologizing to Ted, and publicly admit I was wrong before I join in the celebration of the latest Packers title. However, based on previous history, that will absolutely never happen.
    You were right about Ted fixing a financial mess. He did that very well. That’s what Ted is, a financial wizard. An accountant, and a very good one, but not a football guy. He doesn’t know how to build a title-caliber team, and he doesn’t seem to even want to.
    You can keep singing his praises though. Eventually you will be smart enough to see what is blindingly obvious to the rest of us. Just as you did with Sherman.

  52. “An accountant, and a very good one, but not a football guy”
    ——
    Yeah you are right. you don’t spend 10 plus years in THE league as a player and a dozen or more years in pro personnel departments (including one championship) and 5 years as GM and become a football guy. Can’t happen. That’s like telling Jerry Sloan he isn’t a basketball guy. What the hell is the matter with you? Are you a rutard?

  53. Apparently you are not a football guy unless you throw unbelievable amounts of cash towards free agents who come in an do nothing for your team. Two names from last year that come to mind are Chris Canty and Albert Haynesworth. Damn that Ted Thompson for not breaking the bank for those guys.

  54. badfish69 says:
    April 28, 2010 12:55 PM
    Apparently you are not a football guy unless you throw unbelievable amounts of cash towards free agents who come in an do nothing for your team. Two names from last year that come to mind are Chris Canty and Albert Haynesworth. Damn that Ted Thompson for not breaking the bank for those guys.
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    and those are perfect examples of the bullshit big money stupid ass signings Thompson seems to never make. Yeah that Thompson sure is a dummy. What a joke. These are exact examples of why Beer Cheese Idiot thinks Thompson sucks. or other’s say he doens’t use all avenues. What a bunch of bullshit. He uses all avenues and avoids most mistakes.

  55. Supersuckers says:
    April 28, 2010 2:08 PM
    badfish69 says:
    April 28, 2010 12:55 PM
    Apparently you are not a football guy unless you throw unbelievable amounts of cash towards free agents who come in an do nothing for your team. Two names from last year that come to mind are Chris Canty and Albert Haynesworth. Damn that Ted Thompson for not breaking the bank for those guys.
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    and those are perfect examples of the bullshit big money stupid ass signings Thompson seems to never make. Yeah that Thompson sure is a dummy. What a joke. These are exact examples of why Beer Cheese Idiot thinks Thompson sucks. or other’s say he doens’t use all avenues. What a bunch of bullshit. He uses all avenues and avoids most mistakes.
    ====================
    And Jared Allen and Steve Hutchinson are PERFECT examples of what a SMART Gm will do .
    Throw big Money at the the best players at thier position!
    TT uses all avenues for role players.
    By the way, I told you the moron would draft another “rotational” lineman.
    He stumped me by not drafting a FB though.
    I seem to remember getting the “Teddy Teabag” nickname from you about 4 years ago., when they weren’t so good, now, you do nothing but sing his praises….hmmmmmmmmmm……….
    Here comes the denial.

  56. Supersuckers says:
    Yeah you are right. you don’t spend 10 plus years in THE league as a player and a dozen or more years in pro personnel departments (including one championship) and 5 years as GM and become a football guy. Can’t happen. That’s like telling Jerry Sloan he isn’t a basketball guy. What the hell is the matter with you? Are you a rutard?
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    No, I’m not a “rutard”. Not sure what that is either.
    Ted’s one championship? Let me get this straight.
    You don’t want to give Wolf (the Packers GM at the time) his due for the ’96 championship team, and you have denounced Wolf numerous times, yet you want to laud Ted (a front office peon who didn’t even merit a mention in the team’s media guide–at the time) for it as though HE was the one that put together that roster?
    I know you were too young to know anything about football at the time, son, and you really don’t know much now either. So read this. Ted Thompson’s role in winning that title was only slightly more than that of another TT: Tina Turner.
    Other than advising Wolf to “do what [he] felt was best”, with regard to the Favre trade, he did absolutely nothing. Just as he does nothing now.
    I can make no better argument for why Ted should go than the fact that a complete fool, disgrace to loyal Packers fans everywhere, and “self-admitted know nothing” like Supersuck has respect for the man. I rest my case.

  57. chickenragnarpartdeux says:
    And Jared Allen and Steve Hutchinson are PERFECT examples of what a SMART Gm will do .
    Throw big Money at the the best players at thier position!
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    Exactly. Haynesworth, Pacman, DeAngelo, and others have been disastrous moves, but there have been far more good ones.
    No team in the modern era can completely eschew FA and expect to be successful. You just have to be smart about it.

  58. Beer Cheese Soup says:
    April 26, 2010 4:48 PM
    jimicos says:
    For the third consecutive year Ted Thompson has traded up to get a player he liked. And his Vikings traded out of the first round.
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    That would be the SECOND consecutive year, and also the second time ever in Thompson’s ten-year career. You rip on the Vikings for trading down, yet you defend the king of it? Come on man, you are better than that.
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    Wrong on two counts. First off, Thompson DID trade up in the 2008 draft. He traded the Packers’ 4th round pick (#113 overall) and their 5th round pick (#162 overall) to the Jets for the Jets’ 4th round pick (#102 overall). He selected Jeremy Thompson with that pick. Look it up.
    Secondly, I’m not “ripping” on the Vikings for it. I was mocking Pervy for ripping on the Packers when the two teams effectively swapped draft strategies. I was calling him a hypocrite. Not that he’d know what that means..

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