Open Letter to Ted Thompson

On November 4, 2015, in NFL, by Stephen

Dear Ted:

While Packer fans such as myself can never forgive you for the Justin Harrell first-round pick of 2007, you have done a good job drafting.

But what separates a good general manager from a great one such as your mentor, Hall of Famer Ron Wolf, is putting your team in position to win the Super Bowl.

Wolf constantly did that with the Packers picking up veterans such as Keith Jackson, Desmond Howard, Andre Rison and Bruce Wilkerson.

The cost was and remains very low – a late draft pick.

Ted you have never done this. And despite having the best quarterback the Packers have won only one Super Bowl – only because Aaron Rodgers had a game for the ages.

The Packers passed on Randy Moss and Marshawn Lynch on your watch. That could have been two more Super Bowls.

Now it’s happened again with the trade deadline passing this season. A sixth-round draft choice would have brought Vernon Davis to Green Bay. Davis remains talented and the rare tight end who can go deep, something the Packers sadly lack.

Do you really believe Ted the Packers didn’t need to get fortified? Do you think Ted Green Bay has a championship caliber defense? I sure don’t.

Do you think Ted that Rodgers can match Tom Brady and the Patriots in the Super Bowl when Brady has Rob Gronkowski? Perhaps the Packers could with Jordy Nelson. Oh, wait, he’s out for the season.

Hope you enjoy holding on to that all important sixth round pick Ted. It just might have cost you the Super Bowl. You’ll never be great because you don’t have the guts to get out of your comfort zone and take a needed risk.


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