Over the past year plus, we’ve heard rumors that quite a few people inside the Green Bay Packers organization have become as frustrated with general manager Ted Thompson’s do-nothing approach to his job as fans have been for years. That includes players, coaches and other front office personnel.
Of course, Mr. Status Quo Mark Murphy finds Thompson’s approach wholly acceptable and that’s really all that matters, since he’s the only one who could do anything about it.
Regardless, Aaron Rodgers seemed like he was putting some pressure on Thompson to get him some help with his reload/all-in remark following the season. Naturally, Thompson being the oblivious old geezer that he is says he didn’t see it that way.
“I think it’s a statement of leadership,” McCarthy said of Rodgers’ remarks. “He’s definitely at the point in his career where he knows how hard it is to get these opportunities, and I’m getting longer in the tooth, too. You only get so many attempts at the plate, and we all want to maximize it and we all have a responsibility to the organization to maximize these opportunities.”
The last sentence of that quote says it all.
You only get so many attempts.
We all want to maximize it.
Well, evidence suggests otherwise. Maybe you and Aaron do, but clearly not everyone sees it that way.
We have a responsibility to the organization to maximize these opportunities.
Also true, but again, one or two people don’t see it that way.
If McCarthy had ended the statement with “we all want to maximize it,” I probably wouldn’t have thought much of it.
The very last part signals frustration. Otherwise, why would you even mention it?
It’s as if someone doesn’t know this…