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Noth­ing su­per

Pre­dic­tion: As long as Ted Thomp­son is Green Bay’s GM the team will never see an­other Su­per Bowl. John Biebesheimer Trego, Wis.

Need change at the top

The aw­ful and em­bar­rass­ing NFC loss of our Pack­ers to At­lanta shows a real shakeup is needed at the man­ag­ing level of our team. GM Thomp­son is pretty much a recluse and won’t com­mu­ni­cate with the fans about his per­son­nel de­ci­sion, as of dis­miss­ing Josh Sit­ton, a pro-bowler and top guard.

Our team needed at least one more nose tackle the size of Mike Pen­nel and power of Mike Daniels. In­stead he left the team un­pro­vided up front on our D, un­able to pen­e­trate, ha­rass, and sack op­pos­ing QBs, like At­lanta’s Ryan who stayed un­touched, ex­cept for once, to throw bombs down the field to his re­ceivers, or to door stop their run­ners.

Fur­ther­more, doesn’t our GM know that a top D makes it pos­si­ble for the O to win games? Can’t be be­lieved such el­e­men­tary knowl­edge of foot­ball our GM misses! Still more, on our D, its top chief coach co­or­di­na­tor must be re­placed for he fails to quickly rec­og­nize when changes are needed from zone to man-to-man and a mix­ture of both is needed and sticks with only one of them when the back­field de­fend­ers are be­ing soundly beaten and ren­dered in­ef­fec­tive and use­less.

As to our O, I was to­tally puz­zled and con­ster­nated see­ing two badly in­jured WRs Jordy and Da­vante be­ing played, with Jordy winc­ing in pain even with that pro­tec­tive vest.

As be­came ap­par­ent our O-line needed an­other su­per ready tackle or guard or both to be avail­able but weren’t to seal off the on­slaught of the Fal­cons de­fend­ers on Aaron.

But one of the most shock­ing and wrong items came at the half in­ter­mis­sion from our of­fense di­rec­tor, who, ac­cord­ing to the lady side­line re­porter, asked him what did he tell his team, it be­ing so in­ef­fec­tive and far be­hind. Quot­ing her, he sup­pos­edly had said: “You dug your­selves into this hole. Now go out there and get out of it.”

Given the preced- ing un­pro­vided team de­fi­cien­cies, misu­ti­liza­tion of the team re­sources avail­able, and lack of proper prepa­ra­tions — that was a low blow to the team and cer­tainly a dis­cour­ag­ing rally cry! An­to­nio N. Monaco Chicago

Ted drops the ball

As an­other Packer play­off run comes to a halt, I’d like to take a mo­ment to con­grat­u­late the team on a suc­cess­ful sea­son. They gave us a thrill dur­ing that win­ning streak, and A-Rod re­stored our con­fi­dence in him be­ing that great quar­ter­back we thought he was.

And I would re­ally like to thank Ted Thomp­son for the great job he did in drop­ping the ball big time. The per­for­mance of our de­fense in the cham­pi­onship game was an ex­am­ple of how “Ter­ri­ble Ted” has turned this de­fense into a laugh­ing­stock.

Those were his draft picks and rookie free agents run­ning around like clowns out there.

And if one got hurt, no prob­lem, we have other use­less free agents on the prac­tice squad. We even have one who is a con­verted wide re­ceiver to de­fen­sive back.

You know, we gave Ted a lot of credit back in 2010 for the way he helped the Pack­ers get through their in­juries by fill­ing their spots with vet­eran free agents, and mak­ing it through the Su­per Bowl.

Where were those ef­forts this year when guys like Sam Shields went down, or los­ing Ed­die Lacy and James Starks. No prob­lem, we just add more garbage from the prac­tice squad and con­vert a wide re­ceiver to a run­ning back. Un­be­liev­able.

But Pack­ers fans are used to it, and if there is a good thing to come out of this At­lanta loss it was that we won’t be prais­ing Ted for a great job. In­stead, we’ll be echo­ing the phrase “Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.”

Un­for­tu­nately, no one up­stairs in Green Bay will lis­ten.

One last note in clos­ing to any Packer play­ers who might be in­ter­ested in do­ing com­mer­cial ads. We have some good choices of de­fen­sive play­ers who would be a good spokesper­son for ads for fer­til­izer or ma­nure. Enough said.

Go Pack and we’ll be back next year. John Revoy Cedar­burg, Wis.

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