You all know I’m a Ted Thompson supporter, I like the the team he has built that has been to the playoffs two of the last three years and should make it again this year. But the Packers are not going to win a Super Bowl with John Kuhn at running back, so Thompson’s failure to land Marshawn Lynch for a measly 4th-round pick is inexcusable and the biggest mistake of Thompsons’ tenure in Green Bay.
Today the Vikings traded for Randy Moss and all of a sudden the Vikings are the division favorites again. Had the Packers’ gotten Lynch, that would not be the case. Thompson is afraid to make the big move that will get his team over the hump, instead it appears he is happy just being competitive year in and year out while staying well under the salary cap.
Thompson’s popularity has never been high and if he starts to lose supporters like myself, it might be the beginning of the end for him in Green Bay. I’m not ready to jump off the bandwagon, but I am extremely disappointed. Like I said, this team isn’t going anywhere with the running backs they currently have on the roster.
The Vikings have mortgaged the future for one year, which I don’t think is a good thing to do either, there has to be a happy medium there somewhere. Moss is 33 and judging by the first four games might have hit the wall that some receivers do about that age, but my guess is this trade will reinvigorate both he and Brett Favre and the Vikings’ offense will suddenly come alive. Bad news for Packers’ fans.
Favre has looked awful so far this year but we all know Brett and like Moss, he plays when he wants to play, my guess is he wants to play again now. Moss will become the sixth player to play in 17 regular season games if he stays healthy all year, as he will have missed both teams bye weeks. He will become the second player to play in back-to-back Monday night games.
Unless Thompson has something bigger up his sleeve, which is doubtful, the Packers may have lost the division title on Oct. 6 without playing a game. Until Thompson goes “all in” the Packers are likely to stay pretenders instead of contenders. I don’t understand it.