In the midst of a whole 'lotta nada' this Friday, I ran across a debate question from one of my favrorite blog stops All Kinds of Time. How many wins saves Ted and Mike's jobs next season?
I think it's now safe to assume that this year will be a defining season for both coach and general manager. But exactly, just how many wins will it take?
Since I am banned from nearly every Packer forum on the face of the planet, at least most of the crappy ones, I really wasn't able to gauge the thoughts of Packer nation. So, I thought I would pose the same question to those here at the lounge.
That being said, what is the magic number?
- Is there any scenario in which a losing season still finds Ted an Mike behind the helm?
- Is it playoffs or unemployment checks for both gentleman?
- Is one man's fate directly related to the others?
The author, Donalds Designated Driver, sees it the following way:
- 100% chance that the two of them will be back if the team is 9-7 or better.
- 70% chance that the two of them will be back in the team is 8-8.
- 30% chance that the two will be back if the team is 7-9.
- 0% chance (or close to it) that the two will be back if the team is 6-10 or worse.
Personally, I agree with his first two scenarios, although I think there would have to be some extenuating circumstances to ensure employment after an 8-8 campaign; especially if it didn't involve a trip to the post-season.
My take, it's the playoffs or bust. Nothing less than a post-season berth (or every starter getting injured) saves Ted Thompson. I think Mike McCarthy perhaps gets a little more benefit of the doubt, but may find his job tied hand-in-hand with double T.
What's your take?