Adam Schein over at FOX Sports reports (hat tip: Railbird) that Green Bay Packer Head Coach Mike McCarthy (I love S.E.O.) has indicated that the Packers are in no way in the market for a veteran quarterback to add to the roster. The Packers are more than comfortable heading into the season with an amazingly young stable of quarterbacks, no doubt the youngest in the league. I'll just say that while it makes me nervous, at this point I see little to argue about. Thompson has his way, and having the Iron Man of the NFL retire from his team has allowed him to extend his philosophy to the quarterback position. Simply get as much young, quality talent as possible at the position in question and watch it develop. Of course, some might argue that with a team that was one bad throw away from the Super Bowl, the time to win is now. But Thompson has always and will continue to take the long view, allowing his players to mature and improve, without a 'selling-out for a championship' as it were.
Thompson's way has proven itself at some positions (defensive line, wide receiver) and has provided less than stellar results at others (offensive guard, nickel back). The one thing that makes me nervous is the importance of the quarterback position in relation to all others. If Rodgers gets hurt, and Brohm is playing, you can kiss the season goodbye. I mean GOOD BYE. Unless, of course, Thompson makes that call to Favre.... can you imagine the Sports Center soap opera that would be?
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