Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson Needs To Be Fired

Steven FinchCorrespondent IApril 17, 2009

GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 05: General Manager Ted Thompson of the Green Bay Packers leaves the home of Brett Favre on August 5, 2008 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

If you are anything like me, then you should be calling for Ted Thompson's head this offseason.

With the switch to the new defensive scheme this year, there are a lot of questions out there on the Packers' defense.

So what does Thompson do this free agency period? Nothing!

So far, he has let Colin Cole go to the Seahawks, and signed a lot of questionable players to help with the transition.

I will be highlighting these signings in the article.

S Anthony Smith

With only 14 starts out of three years on his resume, Smith is definitely a questionable signing.

Everyone knows him for his bold proclamation that the Steelers would end the Patriots' perfect season in '08.

It seems like he thought the defense wouldn't need him to contribute for the win, as he was picked on the whole game by quarterback Tom Brady.

The Packers already have Nick Collins and Atari Bigby, assuming he can stay healthy.

Did Ted Thompson think that just because Smith has limited experience in the 3-4, that he would be able to contribute? Not happening.

So basically we got a two-year backup at best, who is not going to see any playing time, barring an injury.

There are durability questions at the offensive line positions this year as well; none of these players have stayed in one spot consistently.

Ted Thompson thought it would be a great idea to bring who?

C Duke Preston

Preston has 20 starts in four years of experience with the Buffalo Bills.

Most of those starts (11), came last year when the Bills had an injury at that position, not really what the Packers were looking for as far as durability.

So basically he has only nine starts if there wasn't an injury last year, dismal.

We all know Thompson's love of draft picks. So he goes and trades our second-string long snapper for a conditional draft pick.

Which, by the way, is rumored to be a seventh rounder in 2011.

I understand that he is just a backup, but what was he thinking?

Maybe he was setting up the next GM to call the shots for the Packers after this season.

As if it couldn't get any worse, the Packers had QB Paulus workout for the team this week.

Don't we already have two second-year backups as well as Aaron Rodgers?

I know that the kid has set records in high school playing football, but he has spent the last three years playing basketball at Duke.

We do not need another QB.

Wake up Ted Thompson, and smell the coffee. You let players sign with other teams this offseason, leaving the team with only the draft to help our lacking defense.

I for one am ticked off, and I want his head on a plate.

At least with Mike Sherman we were signing good players, even if it was costing us cap space.

That's what good GM's do, sign good players that are obviously a need for the team.

If he trades down in the draft this year, the team should cut ties before the start of the season.

Do Packer fans want another Matt Millen in their front office? I think not.


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