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Packers GM Thompson on free agency, 'It's not fantasy football'

There are 86 comments on the PackerChatters story from Mar 14, 2006, titled Packers GM Thompson on free agency, 'It's not fantasy football'. In it, PackerChatters reports that:

Green Bay - Packers general manager Ted Thompson understands that a few among the green-and-gold faithful might look at the headline-grabbing moves other teams have made and be a little envious.

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ericishere

United States

#87 May 19, 2006
THE BEST QB SATARTS REGUARDLESS AND IT JUST MIGHT BE RODGERS.

PACRAT,,,, THATSTRICKY THOUGH, I HAVE TO ADMIT,I HAD THE SAME THOUGHT..........1 HAND LET BRETT START, HES A LEGEND, AND HAS BEEN STARTING FOR YEARS ON THE OTHER HAND,,, IF RODGERS BEATS HIM OUT ,YOU HAVE TO START RODGERS, WE HAVE A 1ST ROUND DRAFT PICK WITH HIM AND HE EARNED THE STARTING JOB.
North Carolina Packer Fan

Raleigh, NC

#89 May 19, 2006
I have to agree that the odds are a second year QB is not going to beat out a 15 year vet who can still play at a high level. Rodgers may be good and getting better, but I'll say it again...don't judge Favre's ability by the number of interceptions he threw last year. It was a fluke.
ericishere

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#90 May 19, 2006
im saying the 07 season, when Rodgers has 2 years under his belt.Favre is the starter this year unless injury occurs of course.im saying if the pack do well and favre decides not to retire after this year, he and Rodgers will have a qb. battle,and the best one should start.Im still not convinced t.t. wanted aFavre back this year, so it will be a open battle for 07.If Favre plays well enough this yuear and decides to play in 07 and plays at a high level in 07,it may suck for rodgers,but, 3 years on the bench might be beneficial for learning for Rodgers.He would be 25 and Rodgers would give us 10-12 yuears of solid football id think ( barring injuries of course)after Favre hangs it up.I wouldnt be suprised to see Rodgers starting for the pack in 07 regaurdless,,,but we ll see i guess!!!
North Carolina Packer Fan

Raleigh, NC

#91 May 19, 2006
Eric, I do expect to see Rodgers starting in 07. I believe Favre when he said he'd play just one more year.
frustrated Dave from Pa

Johnstown, PA

#92 May 20, 2006
Once again why are you guys bragging rodgers up so much he dont have the arm and accuracy for deep passes and really didnt prove much in the weak college conference he played in so he had one good game against usc but he lost,he got into a game last year and totally bombed against a backup defense he didnt show squat in preseason games so why all the hype and does e deserve the job cuz we paid him so much money. It sounds alot like how kyle boller got his job and lets see they both came from cal both had great hype and supposedly had good foot work and hes a dud and will be benched this year in baltimore and think of it this way like they said in the draft if smith and rodgers came out this year they would have been the 5th and 6th qb drafted so why bank on basically a 2nd string qb.Maybe he will prove me wrong and show some progress this preason but heaven forbid what happens if he sucks again will he be the 3rd stringer. Here you guys are talking about rodgers competing for the starting job when he should be worried about getting the 2nd string job
North Carolina Packer Fan

Raleigh, NC

#93 May 20, 2006
Dave, how many rookie Qbs who come into a game cold with little practice time with the first string wind up doing well. The coaches seemed to be very happy with the progress Rodgers has made in the off season. According to articles written during and after the first minicamp, Rodgers looked great, was very accurate and showed excellent arm strength. And based on where they are right now, I'd still rather have Rodgers than Vince Young.

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