Thompson Is Executive Of The Year

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Ted Thompson

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson has been named Sporting News’ executive of the year.

It’s the second time he’s won the award. The first came in 2007. Thompson finished with 14 votes, outpacing San Francisco’s Trent Baalke (seven votes), Houston’s Rick Smith (five) and Cincinnati’s Mike Brown (three).

Though the Packers didn’t repeat as Super Bowl champs, they are in position to remain contenders for years to come, thanks largely to Thompson’s front office acumen.

Of the 22 players who started for the Packers in Super Bowl XLV, 15 were drafted by Thompson. The Packers are one of the league’s most talented teams but also one of the youngest. That’s a great combination—one Thompson is responsible for.

Thompson was selected for the award by 32 NFL coaches and executives. He might earn it again next season if he can restock the Packers defense with some guys who can tackle and rush the passer.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

10 Comments on "Thompson Is Executive Of The Year"

  1. TT will do what is takes to bring this team back to a Superbowl next year. Our offense is top notch and with the exception of probably losing Driver there won’t be much turnover. Maybe he’ll even make a move in FA this year..

  2. DD

    This asspacking faggot produced a defense that gave up the most yards in the 90 year history of the NFL. Profound.

    • TH3

      DD, that’s at least 2 posts that you’ve made referencing ass-packing. I’m flattered that you came out to us.

    • iltarion

      Not even factually correct. The defense did NOT give up the most yards in the history of the NFL. Look it up.

    • Kristofer from Oshkosh

      This person you insult also brought the Lambardi trophy back to Green Bay. How many teams can you name who have never even been to a Super Bowl?

  3. Vijay

    Good god…WHY? This is not gonna help our cause. Did you see our defense and its lack of playmakers? I’d hardly call that an ‘awesome’ job. Last year we got lucky, this year we got exposed. Fix this shit! And pay Aaron a better contract…

  4. iltarion

    VJ, this award isn’t given out based on a team’s defense.

    Yes, we were “exposed” at 15-1. HAHAHAHAHA….

    This is a 2011 award. The Packers won the Super Bowl and lost ONE game in the entire year. Let me say that again. The Packers lost ONE game the ENTIRE YEAR of 2011.

    So. Yeah, no brainer.

    This won’t affect TT at all. He knows damn well what expectations are in this town, as already shown in the past 2 weeks.

    I agree though, pay A-Rodge a better contract.

  5. Mike R

    Vijay is a complete idiot. Pay attention to this guys posts. Every time he types something is gets dumber and dumber.

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