Ted Thompson has earned a reputation as one of the NFL’s most brilliant, calculating general managers. He fired head coach Mike Sherman one year after taking his role as the general manager, and three Brett Favre retirements later, the Packers won a Super Bowl and Aaron Rodgers was cemented as the league’s premier passer. In spite some unpopular decisions, Green Bay’s fans have fallen for Thompson and his myriad of blank expressions.
But no one is perfect, right?
After days of research, I can report five notable instances in which Thompson dropped the ball in decisions where hindsight wasn't a significant factor. I can also say from this experience, finding fault with Thompson is a frustrating journey.
And five in eight years isn't bad. Ask a Raiders fan.