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.