Mike Vandermause column: Green Bay Packers General Manager Thompson clears roster of draft duds

Sep 6, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WisInfo

Brian Brohm will go down as the Green Bay Packers' worst second-round draft choice in the past four decades.

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GBPfan

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Sep 7, 2009
 
No comments?
jeremy

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Sep 7, 2009
 
Every teams has draft duds, nothing new.
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Sep 7, 2009
 
That's what I've been saying all along. Others deny it. 31-33 is the proof. This article doesn't reveal anything that hasn't been obvious.
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Sep 7, 2009
 
Good article eric. I especially agree with the following statements from the article's author:

1. "Thompson learned from former Packers general manager Ron Wolf that the only thing worse than making a mistake is living with it"

Unfortunately, for the Packers it took him 4+ years to apply that lesson.

2. "Indeed, there are reasons to question Thompson's performance as general manager .... My personal favorites are his resistance to spending in unrestricted free agency even after he struck it rich on Charles Woodson and Ryan Pickett in 2006 and his reluctance to pull the trigger on trades for playmakers such as Randy Moss, Michael Turner and Tony Gonzalez."

Of course, there is also the 31-33 record, the main reason to question TT's performance as GM. As you know, that is my personal favorite.
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Sep 8, 2009
 
I just had deja-vu. I swear we've had this discussion before.
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Sep 8, 2009
 
"Getting rid of draft duds" appears to involve putting them on IR or the practice squad. The free agents aren't so fortunate.
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Sep 8, 2009
 
I assume that Ted feels that he shouldn't be the only one getting paid for so little production.
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Oct 19, 2009
 
If we are going to get rid of draft duds..........then Justin Harrell needs to go like..........a long time ago!

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