Thomp­son still not do­ing enough

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My beloved fel­low fans. Com­plain­ing about Thomp­son does no good. It’s just a mat­ter of time be­fore he’s gone. I’d like a chance to point out why and sug­gest what we can do.

Let’s face it, Thomp­son sits there in his autis­tic stu­por, to­tally con­vinced no­body has the an­swers but him. A man far more in­tel­li­gent than I once said, “Do­ing the same thing over and over and ex­pect­ing dif­fer­ent re­sults” is in­sane.

Th­ese are the facts. The Pack­ers no longer in­still fear in any team, home or away. Why? Be­cause Thomp­son’s draft can’t keep up with the needs. Sev­eral have got­ten hurt, re­tired or left, or just aren’t very good.

Since we won our last Su­per Bowl, our team has very slowly de­clined. Our qual­ity depth is all but gone, and we had to shift play­ers like Matthews to cover glar­ing deficits. Now we’re weak­ened in two po­si­tions.

On de­fense, we do not have the per­son­nel or speed to put pres­sure on any good team’s quar­ter­back. We need some de­fen­sive line­men that can move, col­lapse the pocket and get af­ter them.

This year will be worse be­cause we don’t have any speed at mid­dle line­backer ei­ther. Bar­ring­ton is too slow and Ryan needs more ex­pe­ri­ence.

The Bears, through free agency, have picked up two good in­side lineback­ers that would have helped us ALOT. Thomp­son didn’t even try.

By the time we draft, the few good col­lege ILBs will prob­a­bly be gone. Our front seven just aren’t good enough to com­pete for a Su­per Bowl. If our D’backs had some help and pres­sure, we’d prob­a­bly have a boat­load more turnovers and in­ter­cep­tions.

I’ve saved the of­fense for last, but they are not the best. Our of­fense is a dis­grace, pe­riod.

Who be­sides Aaron

Rodgers has any­body in the whole league wor­ried? Ja­nis might. He’s big, fast and catches any­thing thrown any­where near him. No, we can’t play him. We’ve got Adams with fair speed who proved to me he can’t catch a pass with two catcher’s mitts su­per­glued to his hands and sprayed with a lot of stickum.

Cobb is quick, but not fast. He was not a great re­ceiver in col­lege. I know this be­cause I live in Ten­nessee and watched him play at Ken­tucky. He can’t catch ei­ther. He’s a lit­tle dude that’s go­ing to get hurt and drops way too many passes to be a starter any­where.

Jones has good hands, but no speed. He’d be a good third or fourth re­ceiver.

Our tight ends are BLEEP! There is very lit­tle qual­ity at tight end com­ing out this year. There is a tight end from Moon­cleats U. that’s a hun­dredth of a sec­ond slower than Richard Rodgers. Thomp­son is prob­a­bly drool­ing over that.

How about our line? They could be good when healthy. They ALL got hurt last sea­son. Of­ten when th­ese big boys start get­ting banged up they have trou­ble stay­ing healthy. Where’s the depth? Only Tret­ter. Oh well, I’m sure Thomp­son will re­stock with some ta­lent and speed-chal­lenged draftees — like Lacy!

With­out an owner, I don’t know who to con­tact to beg for some very needed changes. If you do, please, PLEASE con­tact them. I’m too damn old to sit through a re­run of the 70s, 80s and early 90s again.

A dis­placed Mil­wau­kee na­tive and life­long PACK­ERS fan, Ric Hen­nig Cleve­land, Tenn.

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