So your argument, BPF, is that if Thompson does not -- by your own admission -- overpay for talent, then he is a bad general manager. You have strange criteria for evaluating management.
Don't think that is the exact context of the stance.
Moreso.. there seems to be a resistance to Free Agents coming to Green Bay when an equal opportunity is available elsewhere.
Granted some of the players that turned us down, it probably worked out in our favor. Here are a few and it is a small pool since we don't target many FA.
Justin Griffin - FB, choose Oakland over us.
Lavar Arrington - OLB - Choose NYG over us. (Huge blessing ;) )
Terrelle Smith - FB - Choose the Cards over us.
Two of the three above I know we offered more coin to (according to press releases and comments) come here..
Then couple that with Woodson and his admitted reluctance to come here and you have an foot to argue against.
Sprinkle Gregg Williams on top this offseason and you now have an arguable trend.
I can see the position, if one has an open mind, you certainly can understand why some would be skeptical at this point.
One winning season in four, 500 at best in attracting FA, and a stigma around the league.
Personally I see the situations in which these events occurred and in my opinion can justify why each happened, but that is my decision and opinion.
I disagree with calling out people as "haters", they have an opinion, and there are some events that can support their views.
Just like some of the folks that see no wrong in Ted, both sides step over the line into the irrational.
We know there are some that just come to flame and bait, but there are those that hold an opinion of distrust in the performance of Ted and MM.. as long as they are basing it off facts and events.. why can't they have that opinion.
Want my honest opinion.. there is little chance that we run out as sign a "headliner" free agent this season.. unless they come at a bargain number.. it is just the way we operate.
So what is wrong with Buckeye stating the same opinion?
It is time for the sparing within the Packer fan hood to cease, start to repair the wounds of the last five years, and in the very least start to accept that others hold varied opinions and debate them on a civil level. Don't ya think!!!