The World in 2006: Ted Thompson’s Last Substantial Free Agent Move

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Mike Sherman Gets Canned

Mike Sherman

Big Ted started the offseason by flexing his big muscles and canning coach Mike Sherman and the rest of his staff. At the time, we were like, “What the hell?”

Sherman pretty much got a raw deal because of all the injuries to key players he had to deal with. A guy named Samkon Gado led the Packers in rushing in 2005 for Christ sake, while Ahman Green missed the majority of the season. Then No. 1 receiver Javon Walker also missed the majority of the season. And one Brett Favre went out and tossed an NFC-leading 29 interceptions (versus just 20 touchdowns).

But Ted wanted to put in his guy as coach and this was the perfect opportunity. Enter Mike McCarthy.

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11 Comments on "The World in 2006: Ted Thompson’s Last Substantial Free Agent Move"

  1. TyKo Steamboat

    (He really only had one bad 1st round draft pick…Justin Harrell 2007)

    Who among us would have traded Favre to the Jets? I know I couldn’t have done that. Tip od the cap to ole Teddy T… A man with brass balls & a ring.

  2. Old Man At The Gym

    Technically, signing your own free agents counts as signing free agents. And I’m still pissed about the Brittney/K-Fed split.

    • Phatgzus

      Point 1) Bingo!
      Point 2) ILol, same here, I thought to myself “If any two could make it in this wacky and wild world, it’s these level-headed, go-getting kids.” *Sigh* Celebrity marriages…

  3. DJ

    I live in Vegas. I often tell people that the worst thing that can happen to you gambling here is…you win. Then you think you can do it again and when you dont you start chasing it & chasing it. After looking at that list of sludge we’ve signed since 06’……I think TT was addicted to the penny slots & chasing another 06′ million to one jackpot. I’m encouraged by Pepper’s signing as it symbolizes TT’s much needed and long awaited move up to the quarter machines. At least now we’ll be able to get some decent cocktail service.

  4. vj

    Ryan Grant, Charlie Peprah and Brandon Chillar…the only other guys to sign as free agents from other squads and have some impact? Yikes!
    I guess good free agents from other teams really don’t want to freeze their arse of at historic Lalalala Lambeau field.

  5. Iltarion

    Pluto will always be a planet. Sorry.

    If you are named after a Roman god or titan, then you are a planet. Period. It is too late to change that fact.

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