What exactly was the trigger for people (cough, Alex, cough) to suddenly turn on general manager Ted Thompson?
Believe it or not I actually understand why some people don’t like Ted Thompson. They want to go route A but he’s going route B. Due to this difference and opinion that “he’s doing it wrong because he’s not doing it how I want him to” people dislike him. Okay. That’s fine.
It was easy to see early in Thompson’s tenure that he builds through the draft and isn’t very active in free agency like the Redskins or Cowboys, who haven’t been to an NFC Championship game since 1991 and 1995 respectively. Green Bay was in the conference championship just the season before.
I don’t remember much Ted Thompson hate during the 13-3 season where we were one interception away from being in the Super Bowl. Funny how that works.
If you hate Thompson you hate him. We all know there’s a lot that do. They made their feelings known early. Some decided that after the 6-10 season they had enough. I don’t agree with them but I understand their thought process. They have very short memories but after a losing season people have to blame someone. I can understand that.
But why are people like my podcast partner turning on Ted Thompson six days into free agency? Is he mad we didn’t get Albert Haynesworth? Is he mad we didn’t get Christ Canty? That was the straw that broke the camel’s back? Really?
I don’t understand it.
I could understand if Alex snapped AFTER free agency and made his decision there, but six days into free agency? Why not 5 days? Why not snap after 7? This whole thing confuses me and I worry about my good friend.
Despite the odd timing, Alex has made his decision. He is anti-Ted Thompson. The man is wrecking the team. The man is cheap. The man is indecisive. Okay. Don’t flip flop on it though. Don’t flip flop like the masses did when the team he built was one Favre interception away from being in the Super Bowl. Hate him when the team does well too, which it will in 2009.
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