In Defense of Ted Thompson, Green Bay Packers GM

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In Defense of Ted Thompson, Green Bay Packers GM

As with all other Packers news, some people took the Brandon Underwood-Lake Delton controversy as an opportunity to call for general manager Ted Thompson’s head.

The logic went: Thompson failed to spend one of his seven picks on a cornerback—instead trusting in Jarrett Bush, Pat Lee, and Brandon Underwood to improve—and now Underwood’s misdeeds are making TT look like a fool.

For now, tragedy appears to have been averted as sexual assault charges are unlikely to be filed against Underwood in the seedy story of a strip joint named Chubby’s, two reputed prostitutes from the Milwaukee area, and theft.

Underwood may not be the most stand-up (or smartest) citizen, and he still could face felony charges for soliciting prostitution, but my money is that he will be in uniform for the Packers season opener unless Roger Goodell decides to step in and suspend him.

But nevertheless, Thompson simply cannot catch a break.

Whether it all stems from the acrimonious divorce with Brett Favre, or the perceived passive approach of Thompson in free agency, a large proportion of Packers nation have seen enough from Ron Wolf’s protégé.

However, I’ve got news for that broad swath of TT haters: Thompson has done, and continues to do, a more-than-respectable job as general manager.

Here’s why.

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