Ted Thompson

Ted Thompson is in Love with Mike McCarthy

Ted Thompson

The Green Bay Packers shareholders meeting is always filled with guys patting each other on the back. This year was no different and Ted Thompson led the way.

Packers Don’t Care About Arrests Anymore

Sam Barrington

The Green Bay Packers appear to be paying less attention to guy’s off the field issues these days. That’s probably a necessity for a team trying to close the talent gap.

Packers Need to Reverse Recent Trends in Draft

Ted Thompson

Ted Thompson is a master drafter. Yeah, right. His results in the past two drafts have been pathetic. The Green Bay Packers need to reverse that trend to remain competitive.

Mark Murphy Says There’s No Talent Gap Between Packers and 49ers

Mark Murphy

Green Bay Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy loves him some Ted Thompson. He also doesn’t think there’s any talent gap than his club and the 49ers.

Packers Are Plenty Young Again

Ted Thompson

The Green Bay Packers are one of the youngest teams in the league again. You shouldn’t be surprised because it’s par for the course, although something doesn’t quite add up.

Thompson Is Executive Of The Year

Ted Thompson

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson was named the NFL executive of the year by the Sporting News. He was chosen for the award by 32 NFL coaches and executives.

Lockout, Shmockout: Tailgate Tour Goes On

Awkward silence, anyone? The 2011 NFL lockout may be in full swing, but that didn’t stop Green Bay Packers players and brass from spending five days on a bus together this week for the annual Packers Tailgate Tour across Upper Michigan and Wisconsin. According to The Associated Press, coach Mike McCarthy, general manager Ted Thompson and several other staff members saw the bus off Tuesday.

Statistical Analysis Of Ted Thompson’s Drafts

Ted Thompson

The only thing that’s certain when Ted Thompson is at the helm of the Green Bay Packers draft is uncertainty. Thompson is rarely predictable, but looking at the statistics, some patterns do emerge. For example, Thompson likes drafting wide receivers. In his six drafts as general manager, Thompson has chosen eight receivers, the most of […]

Thompson: Analysts Are Idiots

Ted Thompson

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson thinks everyone trying to figure out who the team will choose in the NFL Draft is an idiot. Thompson told Peter King he doesn’t think analysts know what they’re talking about. “There’s a lot of interest in the draft. It’s great. But quite frankly, most of the people […]

Jolly’s Arrest Shouldn’t Change Packers’ Plans

Cullen Jenkins

There’s speculation Johnny Jolly’s second arrest for codeine possession, which put his NFL career in serious jeopardy, will force the Green Bay Packers to reevaluate re-signing defensive end Cullen Jenkins. Jenkins, who had seven sacks in 11 games in 2010, will be one of the most sought-after defensive free agents whenever free agency begins.

Thompson Already Signed Contract Extension

Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy said he planned to give both general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy contract extensions, after Super Bowl XLV.

Well, it turns out, he already gave Thompson an extension in December.

McCarthy, Thompson Will Get Extensions

Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson

Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy says both general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy will get contract extensions. Their current deals both run through 2012. “We want Ted and Mike to be with the Packers long term, and I’m confident that they will be,” Murphy said. Murphy will handle Thompson’s extension and Thompson […]

Everyone Upset Packers Didn’t Acquire Lynch, But Would It Matter?

Lost in the malaise surrounding the Green Bay Packers’ injury report last week was this nugget — pretty much everyone in the organization is pissed general manager Ted Thompson failed to acquire running back Marshawn Lynch from the Buffalo Bills. Lynch was traded to the Seattle Seahawks for a fourth-round pick in 2011 and a […]

Dream Of Acquiring Ted Ginn Shattered, But Fifth-Rounders Are Priceless

Quinn Johnson

Just a quick note, since I did way too much research on the subject the other day in suggesting the Green Bay Packers and do-nothing general manager Ted Thompson could and should realistically look at acquiring Miami Dolphins’ return man/receiver Ted Ginn Jr. — Ginn was traded to the San Francisco 49ers today for a […]

Packers’ Improve From Within Rhetoric Getting Old

Ted Thompson

It’s been pretty well documented how badly the Green Bay Packers fared against top-flight quarterbacks last season. I’ll give it to you in four words: they fucking sucked ass. This offseason the team has done little to address the deficiencies in that area. As usual, there was no outside free agent signings to speak of, […]

Piling It On Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson

After the Green Bay Packers handed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers their first win of the season, it’s no wonder people are jumping on Packers coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson. This team was supposed to be better, and it’s two chief architects are easy targets for the failings. The National Football Post’s Matt […]

Packers Could Be Back in the Punter Market

Jeremy Kapinos

Although it isn’t a glamor position, one area Ted Thompson has had problems filling with a capable body during his tenure with the Green Bay Packers is that of punter. First there was Jon Ryan, who Ted liked enough to cut just before the 2008 season began. Then came Derrick Frost, who was much worse […]

Favre Didn’t Want to Play for Packers

It was a seemingly simple comment made by Troy Aikman during the Green Bay Packers contest with Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, but it made me pause nonetheless. Aikman said Brett Favre didn’t want to play for the Packers, anymore. I didn’t really understand it at the time and Thom Brennaman just […]

The Invisible Man: A.J. Hawk

In recent weeks, Hawk has seen his playing time severely reduced as it has grown obvious that he no longer fits into the Packers defensive scheme.
Here’s what I don’t understand…

Thompson Criticized For Not Adding Free Agents

Probably not a surprise that Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson is being criticized for not adding more free agents during the offseason, since most of us criticize him for just such a thing on a regular basis. However, the source of the criticism may be somewhat surprising – scouts and NFL front office personnel […]